SSS-April Card Kit Blog Hop

Hi there! Today I’m joining Simon Says Stamp for a blog hop showcasing the April Card Kit.April Card Kit Blog HopHere’s a little bit about the card kit:
The colorful April Card Kit of the Month, CELEBRATE!, has begun shipping!

The bright and cheerful kit is delightful for celebrating any occasion. You can subscribe to this (no obligation) fabulous card kit of the month program for just $24.95 plus shipping and handling. Kits can also be purchased individually at Simon Says Stamp store for $29.95 plus Shipping and Handling.

Simon’s card kits are awesome!  Subscribers can skip any month or unsubscribe at any time.

Card Kits are revealed on the 14th of every month.  May’s card kit will be revealed April 14th.
Card Kits ship from the 17th through 27th of each month.  May’s card kit will begin shipping April 17th.
SSS-April Card KitI used an image from the Up In The Clouds gold rub-ons and Peach & Mint ombre airmail washi tape both by Pinkfresh Studio.
SSS-April Card KitI did some ink smooshing behind the rub ons and added a white embossed sentiment from the Big Birthday Wishes stamp set that is also included in the stamp set.
SSS-April Card KitHere’s a video showing you how I created my card:

Leave a comment for you chance to win a Simon Says Stamp goody bag filled with fresh and exciting new products.  The winners will be chosen on Wednesday, April 15.
Here is the blog hop order:
Simon Says Stamp Blog
Shari Carroll
Kristina Werner
Jennifer McGuire
Debby Hughes
-me-
Nichol Magouirk
Vicky Papaioannou
Yana Smakula
Heather Ruwe
Laurie Willison
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Dreamweavers Embossing Paste

Hello there! The other day I had the chance to play with several different kinds of Dreamweavers Embossing Paste, and I wanted to share with you my comparisons and samples. Up until now I’ve only tried white and clear embossing paste. I’ve always wanted to branch out but never took the time. Well, some of these “new to me” colors are really gorgeous, and I knew you’d love to see them, too.Dreamweavers Embossing PasteAs you can see, I couldn’t stop. I used several different Simon Says Stamp stencils and went to town. The metallics are divine. The Matte Black & Crackle pastes are so unique and unexpected, but the Pearlescent stole my heart.
SSS-Road TripI really love how the Glossy Black paste looks on black cardstock. I created this card using the Road Trip stamp set & coordinating dies.
SSS-Road TripThis next card shows how gorgeous the Pearlescent paste looks on the Simon Says Stamp Ivory cardstock using the Extra Large Dots stencil.
Pearlescent Embossing PasteThis Ivory cardstock is my new favorite. It’s the perfect subtle neutral. I added some loosey goosey silver thread, a vellum die cut using the Clustered Leaves, the Small Hello word die cut as well as some Pretty Pink Posh sequins.
Pearlescent Embossing PasteHere’s a little video showing you the Dreamweavers Embossing Pastes in action.
That’s all for today. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Easter

Hi there! Just popping in to wish you a wonderful Easter!SSS-Happy EasterI made a very quick, clean & simple card before we head out to church and then off to Grandma’s house for dinner. If only my morning could have been this quick, clean & simple, eh? Ha!
SSS-Happy EasterIt was a miracle, and we’ll most likely be late for church, but here’s a quick pic of my sweet, well sometimes sweet, Easter peeps!
easter 2015Hope you have a wonderful day!

Paper Smooches projects

Hello there! Today I’m just sharing a few of my Paper Smooches projects using several of the new products that were released in March.Paper Smooches-Fancy Frames Icons dieThis first card uses the Fancy Frames stamp set and coordinating Fancy Frames Icons dies. I stamped the monsters from Little Fella and colored them with Copics.
Paper Smooches-Fancy Frames Icons dieThis next card features the Ahoy Me Hearty stamp set and Ahoy Icons coordinating dies.
Paper Smooches-Ahoy Icons diesI did some partial die cutting to keep the parrot intact using the Ovals 1 dies and blending some some Sea Glass ink in the background.
Paper Smooches-Ahoy Icons diesMy last project showcases the Butterfly Duets dies, which are attached to the straws using the Adornments dies.
Paper Smooches-Adornments & Butterfly Duets diesI die cut the Butterflies onto Watercolor cardstock and then painted them with my Zig Kuretake paints. The sentiment is from the Birthday Sampler set.
Paper Smooches-Adornments & Butterfly Duets diesThat’s all for today! Thank so much for stopping by!

SSS-April Card Kit

aprilkitfull15Hi there! Today I’m sharing a couple of project created using the Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit.SSS-April Card KitI’m loving this month’s kit with the neon rub-ons, gold & kraft pattern papers and awesomely graphic & bold stamp set. For this card I simply stamped a row of neon candles and cropped it in the middle for the sentiment.
SSS-April Card KitThis next card uses the balloon image in the stamp set along with more neon inks. As far as I’m concerned, neon will never ever go out of style.
SSS-April Card KitI added a thin strip of the gold striped pattern paper to the bottom. I never knew how much I’d love gold, kraft & neon together.
SSS-April Card KitCheck out the Simon Says Stamp blog to see more about the April Card Kit and how you can subscribe to get a discount. Thanks so much for looking!

Paper Smooches-March Blog Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches April release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on March 31st 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 29th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Tuesday, March 31st 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-Frame 2My project features the new Frame 2 die.
Paper Smooches-Frame 2I stamped the background using Botanicals 2. Then I die cut the sentiment onto double sided adhesive foam and covered it with Antique Silver glitter. The leave die cuts and splatters were painted using my Zig Kuretake watercolors.
Paper Smooches-Frame 2This next little mini card uses the Frame 2 die as well as the We Adore You stamp set. After stamping the owls, I masked them with a post-it and blended in Maliblue ink for the subtle background.
Paper Smooches-Frame 2Thanks so much for hopping by!