SSS-August Card Kit

August-2016-Card-Kit-600x487 (1)Hello there! Today I have a project featuring the awesome new August Card Kit by Simon Says Stamp. I love how this kit includes so many fun things to work with: a die, a mini stencil, motif resist papers, mini ink cubes….so many options for one kit!SSS-August Card KitFor my background I used one of the coolest little Motif resist papers by Tim Holtz that come in the kit. I blended in Chipped Sapphire, which also comes in the kit, Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio to create this fun hexagon pattern. I also flicked some water using my Mini Mister.
SSS-August Card KitFor the star, I blended Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade & Picked Raspberry onto some Neenah Solar White cardstock. Then I die cut the fun Vented Star die and fussy cut the outer star shape. The embossed sentiment is from the Seeing Stars stamp set, included in the kit as well. You can see more about this month’s kit over on the Simon Says Stamp blog.
GIVEAWAY!
There’s always a couple of little goodies that come in the kit that I already have, and I just can’t bare to let them go to waste. I have a Vented Star die & the Festive Berries ink cube that’s waiting for a loving home:) Leave me a comment for your chance to win…please answer me this one question for your comment: What word die would you love to see out there in the card making world? Example: hello, love, just because….it can be anything under the sun that you would love to use…What do you think would make a great word die? I would LOVE to make a pie chart with your results, ha!

Stamp of Approval-Lovely Notes blog hop

Hi there! Today I’m excited to be a part of a fun blog hop for Stamp of Approval as they showcase their latest Lovely Notes Collection.SOA Blog hopStamp of Approval is an exclusive collection of products (stamps and dies) that work fabulously together, but they’ll also work incredibly well with the supplies you already own. They are released quarterly and sell out quickly.
Stamp of Approval-Lovely Notes collectionMy first project features the Concentric Circles Dies & Handpainted Thanks. Both were designed by Neat & Tangled for Stamp of Approval. I created a mask using the Concentric Circles die and blended in several distress inks. I also embossed a coordinating sentiment from the Butterfly Notes stamp set that is also in the collection.
Stamp of Approval-Lovely Notes collectionThis next project features the Lovely Lattice Background, which I embossed in clear and blended distress inks over top. This gorgeous birthday sentiment is from Fill in the Blanks.
Stamp of Approval-Lovely Notes collectionI created a shaker window using the Lovely Flowers & Banners Dies. I partially die cut the top and bottom of my shaker window to get that pretty scalloped border on both the top and bottom.
Stamp of Approval-Lovely Notes collectionMy final project features the Wonderful Wreath stamp set as well as Fill in the Blanks. All of the stamps & dies that I have used on all three of my projects today are included in the Lovely Notes Collection.
Stamp of Approval-Lovely Notes collectionI embossed the music staffs in the background and blended Antique Linen over top as well as splattering a little black & white watercolor paint. The wreath was fussy cut with a silk ribbon tied to the top.Stamp of Approval-Lovely Notes collectionGIVEAWAY!!
One box is being given away for each day of the blog hop. Entries close on THURSDAY at 9AM EST. Winners will be announced that morning on Catherine Pooler’s blog. If the winner already bought a box, they will be refunded.
Leave me a comment for your chance to win!!
Here is the blog hop order:
Catherine Pooler
-me-
Maureen Merritt
Miriam Prantner
Lisa Harrolle
Deepti Stephens
Laurel Beard
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Neat & Tangled-Pentagon Stencil

Hi there! I’m back with Neat & Tangled showcasing the fun new Pentagon Stencil as well as the adorable new Kitty’s Favorite Thing stamp set. All new products will be available on Friday, July 8th at 8am EST.Neat & Tangled-Kitty's Favorite Things & Pentagon StencilI used the Pentagon stencil to create a colorful background with Distress inks. I colored several images from Kitty’s Favorite Thing with Copics and popped them up with foam tape.
Neat & Tangled-Kitty's Favorite Things & Pentagon StencilCheck out the Neat & Tangled blog to see more of the July release. Thanks so much for stopping by

Neat & Tangled-Square Thoughts

Hi there! I’m back with Neat & Tangled showcasing the fun new Square Thoughts stamp set along with the coordinating die set. All new products will be available on Friday, July 8th at 8am EST.Neat & Tangled-Square ThoughtsI created a colorful design using the square speech bubble stamp coordinating die. I added one of the sentiments to the center speech bubble. Lovin’ these ultra clean & bold sentiment fonts.
Neat & Tangled-Square ThoughtsCheck out the Neat & Tangled blog to see more of the July release. Thanks so much for stopping by!

July My Monthly Hero kit

Hi there! Today I’m excited to be joining Hero Arts as they launch their July My Monthly Hero kit.MMH_Logo_TBThis month’s kit features a gorgeous ocean theme, with jellyfish, octopus and sea turtles, and lots of coral. Octopus are very trendy right now – who knew? Hero Arts is going to donate 10% of profits for our July 2016 MMH Kit to ocean preservation through the World Wildlife Foundation.
The Ombré Dolphin ink pad is brand new and inspired by the Pantone Color(s) of the Year, a pink to blue spectrum. It is exclusive to the kit through 2016.Hero Arts-July Card KitI embossed a few images from the stamp set included in the kit onto Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock and then blended in several different distress inks followed by lots of water flicks with my Mini Mister.
Hero Arts-July Card KitI also embossed the sentiment and added a few sequins including some from Lucy’s Sequins Mermaid mix, made exclusively for Hero Arts
Hero Arts-July Card KitHero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize. Leave me a comment for your chance to win!
The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone.

Here is the blog hop order:
The Hero Arts Blog
Yana Smakula
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
May Park
-me-
Lydia Fiedler
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Justin Krieger
Jennifer McGuire
Jenn Shurkus
Veronica Zalis
Libby Hickson
Joan Bardee

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Neat & Tangled-Mermazing

Hello there! I’m back with Neat & Tangled showcasing the fun new Mermazing stamp & die set. All new products will be available on Friday, July 8th at 8am EST.

How cute is this adorable mermaid? I used the coordinating die to partially cut her hair and popped up the panel over some striped pattern paper.Neat & Tangled-MermazingI colored all the images with Copics adding some dotted details to the water using the colorless blender along with BG10, BG11 & BG23 markers. I also added few sequins from the new Ocean Waves Sequin Mix.
Neat & Tangled-MermazingCheck out the Neat & Tangled blog to see more of the July release. Thanks so much for stopping by!