SSS-September Card Kit

1_356761_ZMHi there! Just popping in to share a project I made using the fun new September Card Kit by Simon Says Stamp.SSS-September Card KitI used several pieces of the Doodlebug pattern papers included in the kit along with the Basic Banner dies to create this border along the left side of the card.
SSS-September Card KitThe sentiment is from the It’s No Secret set,also included in the kit.
SSS-September Card KitWhat’s so fun about this kit is the scratch off stickers. I stamped the “you’re amazing” sentiment on the inside of the card that peeks through the die cut circle window opening on the front of the card. Then I put one of the scratch off circles over top of the sentiment so that the recipient has to scratch it off to reveal the “secret” message:) So fun!
SSS-September Card KitCheck out the Simon Says Stamp blog for more information on the September Card Kit. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Mama Elephant-Page Huggers

Hi there! I’m back with Mama Elephant as we begin highlighting the August release.Mama Elephant-Page HuggersMy project features the adorable Page Huggers set as well as a sentiment from the new Words Defined set. These cute critters are so much fun to accessorize! I blended a soft background with distress inks and colored all the images with Copics.
Mama Elephant-Page HuggersCheck out the Mama Elephant blog to see more inspiration using the Page Huggers set. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Mama Elephant-August Stampede

Welcome to the Mama Elephant Design Team blog hop!
Our newest release is now live and available for purchase in the store!

My project features the adorable new Page Huggers stamp set with coordinating dies.

Mama Elephant-Page HuggersI used the Classic Stripe Cover die for the background and combined the Hello script die with a sentiment from Photo Bomb.
Mama Elephant-Page HuggersI left the critters loose so that you could remove that and use them for bookmarks.
Mama Elephant-Page HuggersEmma fell in love with the little mouse and couldn’t wait to try it out it in her Dr.Suess book.
Mama Elephant-Page Huggers

To celebrate the new release, Mama Elephant is picking 3 winners to win their choice of stamp set! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede. You have up to 4 chances to qualify to win!

» 1. Leave a comment on this blog post «
» 2. Like/share us on Facebook: «
» 3. Follow/tweet us on Twitter: «
» 4. Follow/tweet us on Instagram: «
Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per stampeder please!
Now let’s get on with the Stampede with our amazing designers!
Anna Kossakovskaya
Melania Deasy

shop at mama elephant:

shop at simon says stamp:

Pretty Pink Posh-August Release blog hop

augustbloghopHi there! Today I’m excited to be joining Pretty Pink Posh for their August release blog hop.
PPP-Camping FriendsMy first card features the adorable Camping Friends stamp set with coordinating dies. How adorable are these images? I did some subtle ink blending in the background and colored all the images with Copics.
PPP-Camping FriendsMy second card features the cute Fox & Friends stamp set with coordinating dies.
PPP-Fox Friends & Rainy DayI used one of the Scallop Border dies for the grass. The Rainy Days & Rainy Day Additions sets were also used for the umbrellas, clouds & sentiment. I inked up the umbrellas & clouds with two colors each to give them a gradient look using Mama Elephant inks.
PPP-Fox Friends & Rainy Day
Pretty Pink Posh is giving away four $25 gift certificates. Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PDT on 8/17/2016. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

Here’s the blog hop order:
Yana Smakula
Laura Bassen←you are here!

shop at pretty pink posh:

shop at simon says stamp:

Sunny Studio Birthday Blog Hop

Birthday Blog Hop-WEB
Hi there! Today I’m very excited to join Sunny Studio for a blog hop celebrating their 1st birthday…yay! Happy Birthday Sunny Studio!Sunny Studio-Autumn SplendorI’ve created two projects featuring the gorgeous Autumn Splendor stamp set.
Sunny Studio-Autumn SplendorThis first card shows how fun this set is for multi-step layering. I stamped each solid leaf image and then stamped the half-leaf image in a darker color. This really looks awesome and using a MISTI makes it effortless.
Sunny Studio-Autumn SplendorI die cut an oval window to add a sentiment also included in the Autumn Splendor set.
Sunny Studio-Autumn Splendor
For this project I used the “highlight stamping technique” where you stamp the solid image in white first and then a second time in a darker color, a bit off set. This technique works perfectly with these solid images.
Sunny Studio-Autumn SplendorGIVEAWAY!
Leave me a comment for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Sunny Studio!

Sunny Studio will also be offering 15% off all purchases using the code “SUNNYBIRTHDAY” through Monday, August 15th at midnight PST.

Blog Hop Order:
Sunny Studio

SSS-Pineapple Party

Hi there! It’s a pineapple party up in here today! Pineapples are so trendy right now and I was so inspired by this gorgeous pineapple clutch HERESSS-Summertime AnimalsI used the pineapple image from the Summertime Animals stamp set and colored them in using my Gansai Tambi watercolors. The sentiment features the Large Party Circle die and a coordinating sentiment from the Big U set.
SSS-Summertime AnimalsHere’s a video to show how I created my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!