SSS-Plan On It!

Hello there! Have ya’ll seen the new Plan On It release with Simon Says Stamp? If you love planners, then you will love these new products. I myself, am the furthest thing from a planner addict. I am a “fly by the seat of my pants, planner rebel” type of gal….but I’m trying. I really am trying to change, because, well, all of this planner stuff is just so darn fun, and goodness knows, I could use a little organization of the mind lately.SSS-Plan On It!One thing I have done for a long time is print out a month at at a time to keep track of my blogging deadlines and stuff, so I tried out some of these new products with my “red-neck” system:) Those little water glasses are so fun to fill up. It’s embarrassing how giddy one can get by filling in eight glasses, lol.
SSS-Plan On It!These stamps and cutie-patootie little ink cubes are so fun! I love that I can really highlight certain things using color and little banners. I’ve been trying really hard to remember birthdays, so this is great way for me to remember this. It’s kind of fun to sit down and take time to look over the month and just wrap your brain around what needs to be accomplished.
SSS-Plan On It!I couldn’t resist making a card with these new products, too.
SSS-Today dieI took one of the tiny line stamps and created a sort of grid background with Sea Glass ink, and then added the Today die with some soft Cotton Candy ombre blending on it.
SSS-Today dieCheck out the Simon Says Stamp blog to see more about the new release. I also just happened to see my dear friend, Debby Doodle’s blog this morning. That girl is a planner extraordinaire! Make sure and check out her blog to see how she uses these fabulous new products! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Virginia’s View Challenge-All Things Embossed

all things embossedHello there! Today I have the great pleasure of joining my dear friend, Virginia, for her 13th challenge. Her challenge is celebrating it’s first birthday this month! Congratulations, Virginia!!Winnie & Walter-Rectangled & TriangledThe theme this month is embossing, so I did some emboss resist using watercolors. First I embossed the background using a Winnie & Walter stamp set and then added a custom sentiment that I made with my Silhouette. I just typed in the sentiment that I wanted, squeezed the letters closer, welded them together and cut it out. Nothing fancy, I swear.
Winnie & Walter-Rectangled & TriangledThis next card uses the Grid Background stamp set by Simon Says Stamp.
SSS-Grid BackgroundI can’t get over how gorgeous these Gansai watercolors paint.
SSS-Grid BackgroundHere’s a little video to show you how I created these cards.
Head over to Virginia’s challenge blog to see all the amazing entries so far and play along for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Mama Elephant-Three Amigos

Hello there! Today I have a card to share featuring the adorable new Three Amigos stamp set with coordinating dies.Mama Elephant-Three Amigos
I created a frame for my “amigos” using the Index Card dies. Then I made a hill for them to stand on using one of the Borderlines Trio dies. I used Mojito to blend in the green for the hill & Rainwater for the sky.Mama Elephant-Three AmigosAfter coloring these cute little critters with Copics & adding the sentiments, I popped them up with foam tape and added a few little hearts from using the Confetti dies. I have one more project that I made using this same set. You can see it over on the Mama Elephant blog.
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SSS-February Card kit

1_318578_FSHi there! Today I’m just sharing a few of my projects using the Simon Says Stamp February card kit.SSS-February Card kitThis first card uses some of the gorgeous pattern papers in the kit by Authentique. I stamped the flowers from the Flowers On My Mind set and added a little shading using Copics. To finish it off, I added the Onyx liquid pearls to the centers of the flowers.
SSS-February Card kitThese next two cards really feature the Medium Dot die that comes in the kit, which just make my heart go pitter patter.
SSS-February Card kitI die cut several colors of cardstock and layered them. Don’t even try this without a Quickstik. You will seriously pull your hair out. The Quickstik is the best thing since sliced bread, I tell ya.
SSS-February Card kitFor this last card, I die cut the row of dots over and over to create a dotted panel.
SSS-February Card kitThen I masked off a rectangle and used my mini ink blender to blend in an ombre background. To finish it off I white embossed the sentiment on black cardstock.
SSS-February Card kitThat’s all for today! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Winnie & Walter-Lulu Fringe Cutaway

16616355332_0952a3e1af_oHi there! Today I’m joining Winnie & Walter as they showcase their new Cutaway dies. I have a project featuring the Lulu Fringe Cutaway. You know with a name like “Lulu” it’s gonna be darling.Winnie & Walter-Lulu Fringe CutawayI created a little gift box using my envelope punch board and stamped it with a sentiment from The Big, the Bold and Party stamp set.
Winnie & Walter-Lulu Fringe CutawayI used the Lulu Fringe Cutaway to create my cute little pom poms. Here’s a quick little video to show you how easy it was.

Make sure and check out the Winnie & Walter blog to see more fantastic projects with these new dies. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Paper Smooches-February Blog Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches March release with you!  TWO new stamps and TEN new dies will be available to purchase on February 28th at 8:00pm pacific time. Once our release goes live, you will find our new products HERE.  

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! 

The prize – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your changes)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, March 1st to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, March 2nd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

Paper Smooches-Butterfly Duet diesMy card features the new Butterfly Duet dies. I used my Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors to paint the butterflies and stamped a sentiment from the Scripty Sayings stamp set. Do you see how the “m” on the sentiment nestles right into that yellow butterfly wing like a match made in heaven? Dang, that was a happy little accident. Couldn’t have planned it if I tried.
Paper Smooches-Butterfly Duet diesThanks so much for hopping by!

SSS-Abby’s Spring Showers

Hi there! Just popping in to show a little sneak of a project that I’m sharing over on the Simon Says Stamp blog featuring the new Abby’s Spring Showers stamp set.SSS-Abby's Spring ShowersI adore this new stamp set!! You can see the full post & video over on the Simon Says Stamp blog!
Also wanted to announce the winner selected from my blog from the Simon Says Stamp Hop To It blog hop. Congratulations, Cornelia!
You can see the full list of winners on the Simon Says Stamp blog HERE