STAMPtember® Exclusive: Reverse Confetti!

PrintHi there! Can you believe it’s already Day 9 of our STAMPtember® festivities? Time is flying by and today we are celebrating an adorable collaboration set designed by Reverse Confetti for Simon Says Stamp called Forest Friends.
STAMPtember®-Reverse Confetti-Forest FriendsI’m in love with these sweet images! I simply stamped them with Intense Black ink, colored them with Copics and fussy cut them out. I masked off the ground with post-it tape and blended in Scattered Straw & Cracked Pistachio for the background.
STAMPtember®-Reverse Confetti-Forest FriendsCheck out the Simon Says Stamp blog for more information on this cutie patootie Forest Friends set as well as more exciting STAMPtember® giveaways! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Neat & Tangled-Cosmo Cricket Week

Hi there! Today I’m sharing this project over on the Neat & Tangled blog for their collaboration week with Cosmo Cricket.Neat & Tangled-Little StinkerFor my background I used the Cosmo Cricket resist pen with the Pentagon stencil, tracing the inside of each shape onto watercolor cardstock.
Neat & Tangled/Cosmo Cricket collaborationThen I painted over the resist using several of the Swatch Sticks. I dabbed the color onto an acrylic block and then painted with my waterbrush.
Neat & Tangled/Cosmo Cricket collaborationI added the adorable skunk from Little Stinker along with several little dots of Glacier White enamel accentsGlacier White enamel accents.
Neat & Tangled-Little StinkerCheck out the Neat & Tangled blog for more information on the fun giveaway for this week’s collaboration. Cosmo Cricket also has a prize to share, so be sure to stop by and check them out on Facebook and Instagram. Thank so much for stopping by!

My Monthly Hero September 2016

Hi there! Today I’m excited to be joining Hero Arts for a blog hop to launch their My Monthly September kit.My Monthly Hero September 2016My first project uses a sentiment from the Halloween Trimmings Stamp & Cut set. I embossed the sentiment in white and then embossed it again in black but a little bit offset. Love how this looks on the dark purple cardstock.
My Monthly Hero September 2016I blended Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin & Squeezed Lemonade on some cardstock and then die cut it using one the the branch dies from the Main Kit.My Monthly Hero September 2016My next card uses a sentiment from the stamp set included in the Main kit.
My Monthly Hero September 2016For the background I blended in Mustard, Rust and Deep Burgundy using the ink cubes included in the kit and then adhered a white wreath die cut. I popped up the wreath panel on a piece of Sunset Orange cardstock that is also included in the kit.
My Monthly Hero September 2016GIVEAWAY!
Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. 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 full blog hop order:
The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Yana Smakula
Mariana Grigsby
Clare Prezzia
May Park
Amy Tsuruta
Laura Bassen←you are here!
Lydia Fiedler
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Libby Hickson
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Laura’s 10K YouTube Subscribers Video Hop

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Hi there! Today I’m excited to be joining Laura Sterckx’s 10,000 YouTube Subscribers Video Hop!SSS-Secret GardenMy project features the adorable new Secret Garden stamps & dies from the STAMPtember® release by Simon Says Stamp.
SSS-Secret GardenI used one of the Nested Circle dies to create a shaker card.
SSS-Secret GardenHere’s a video to show how I made my card.

There are some amazing sponsors & giveaways. You must subscribe to Laura’s YouTube channel & leave comments along videos of the hop for your chance to win. Check out Laura’s blog for more information.
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You’re next stop on the hop is the lovely Laurel Beard!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

STAMPtember® Blog Hop

STAMPtember 600x264 Blog HopHi there! So excited to be a part of the STAMPtember® Blog Hop!
SSS-You MatterI have a couple of projects featuring the You Matter products. For this first one I used my favorite “smoothing” technique on the background.
SSS-You MatterFor this second card I die cut the “You“right into the front of the card.
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This is a fantastic way to show off both sides of double-sided pattern paper.
SSS-You MatterHere’s a video showing how I made both cards.Simon Says Stamp is having a HUGE dream craft room giveaway!!! You can register to win HERE!dreamcraftroom
Here is the full blog hop order:
Simon Says Stamp Blog
Kristina Werner
Jennifer McGuire
Shari Carroll
Nina-Marie Trapani
Laura Bassen←you are here!
Debby Hughes
Yoonsun Hur
Wanda Guess
Suzy Plantamura
Yana Smakula
Amy Rysavy
Lorraine Aquilina
Kathy Racoosin
Kelly Latevola
Sarah Moerman
Heather Ruwe
Heather Hoffman
Nichol Spohrs
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Concord & 9th-Give Thanks

Hi there! Today I’m sharing this project over on the Concord & 9th blog featuring the Give Thanks stamp set as well as the Thanks Card die.Concord & 9th-Give ThanksI used partial die cutting on the Thanks Card die to make it into a “one-piece”. It’s easy to do and gives the die so much more mileage. I popped it up over a colorful border of stamped wheat.
Concord & 9th-Give ThanksThanks so much to Concord & 9th for having me! Check out their blog to see more amazing inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by!

STAMPtember® Exclusive: Lawn Fawn!

exclusive_lawn fawn-01(1)Hi there! STAMPtember® is now in full swing and there’s no slowin’ down! Today is the most adorable collab set designed by Lawn Fawn for Simon Says Stamp called Happy Howlidays.
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I always adore the Lawn Fawn images and this one just put me right over the edge! I mean, “Dachshund Through the Snow?” Absolutely genius idea with these cutie patootie pups and their reindeer get-up.
SSS/Lawn Fawn-Happy HowlidaysCheck out Rudolf’s nose, though. Seriously, have you tried the Ranger Enamel Accents? I had a weak moment a while ago and bought every color. I know! I’m not one to splurge like that, but I will tell you what, I’m in love! LOVE! The colors are spectacular and the consistency is spot on! They make the perfect little noses and ornaments for Christmas trees, too!  Check out the Simon Says Stamp blog for more info on the adorable collaboration. Thanks so much for stopping by!