Wednesday, April 18, 2018

SSS April Card Kit: Monocromatic Cards & GIVEAWAY

Hi everyone!

It was quite the weekend here with a 34 hr power outage. 
Our whole town was basically shut down: grocery store, post office, everything! Fortunately we have a generator so we didn't lose any food and our house stayed warm. Unfortunately our sump pump wasn't working and more than half our basement was flooded. I spent most of Monday sucking water out of the carpeting downstairs.

With that said, I'm glad to finally be here to share some cards featuring the beautiful Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit: Kind Heart!


Here are three monochromatic cards I created with Simon's May Card Kit:




For these first cards I used the green and yellow ombre patterned papers from the Pinkfresh Let Your Heart Decide 6x6 papers. I diecut them with the rectangle from Simon's Bundle of Stitches Die Set, white heat embossed the floral image and sentiment from Simon's new Take Heart Stamp Set, and added an image each from the Pinkfresh Let Your Heart Decide Puffy Stickers. I adhered the yellow panel to one of Simon's Smoke Scored Cards and the green panel to a notecard made from Simon's Ivory Cardstock.



For this next card I white heart embossed a sentiment from Simon's new Everything Together Stamp Set on a piece of Simon's Audrey Blue Cardstock that was diecut with one of Simon's Stitched Rectangles. I used an ink blending tool to add some of Simon's Spring Rain Hybrid Ink to the bottom of the panel, added some Pinkfresh Let You Heart Decide Puffy Stickers and Epoxy Heart Stickers, and adhered the panel to Simon's Smoke Scored Card.



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The Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit sells for $34.99 USD + shipping. If you'd like to receive this kit and future kits for $29.99 USD + shipping per month, you can SUBSCRIBE HERE.

Heidi, owner of Simon Says Stamp, has given me an extra Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit to pass on to one of you! Just leave a comment on any or all of my May 2018 Card Kit posts and I'll announce a winner Monday April 30th.

See you soon,
Sarah


Saturday, April 14, 2018

Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit Reveal!

Hi everyone!

Today is reveal day for the Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit: Kind Heart!


Here's a look at everything included in this month's kit. (Note: The two inks cubes included are Spring Rain and Melon. Simon has taken their Smoke cardstock and created notecards with it for this kit).



The Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit sells for $34.99 USD + shipping. If you'd like to receive this kit and future kits for $29.99 USD + shipping per month, you can SUBSCRIBE HERE.

I'm looking forward to playing with those encouraging sentiment stamps, beautiful 'heart' die, Pinkfresh Studio stickers, papers, Simon's inks, cardstock, envelopes, and masking paper. Hopefully it will be waiting for me at the post office Monday. :)

Have a great weekend,
Sarah


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Fluttering By Release

Hi everyone!

Today is release day for the new Simon Says Stamp Fluttering By Collection!


Here's the full release (including items from the SSS Limited Edition Mother's Day Card Kit released yesterday - the sentiments in the stamp set are beautiful and heartfelt!):



Simon sent me a few goodies to play with and here's what I came up with to share with you today:

This first card is pretty self-explanitory with die cutting Simon's new Stitching Butterflies Dies along with their Picture Book Sky Background Die and Drifting Stitches Borders Dies. I coloured the butterflies with Copic Markers and a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Marker, adding Glossy Accents to the bodies. The butterflies were added with foam adhesive to give them dimension. The sentiment from Simon's new Messages For Everyday Stamp Set (I LOVE this set!) was white heat embossed on a strip of Simon's Black Cardstock.



For this second card, I used Simon's new Abstract Triangle Stencil, masking off portions and adding Distress Inks with ink blending tools. I only used 3 ink colours: Abandoned Coral, Squeezed Lemonade, and Mermaid Lagoon. I used Prismacolor Pencils to add some depth and die cut the panel with the rectangle from Simon's Bundle of Stitches. I matted the panel with Simon's Island Blue Cardstock and adhered it to a notecard made from Desert Storm Cardstock. I die cut Simon's new Happy Birthday Script Die from Simon's Black Cardstock and added it to the card along with some enamel dots.



That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Alcohol Ink Shapes

Hi everyone!

I'm back today sharing some more cards featuring Simon Says Stamp Dies and Alcohol Inks. In THIS POST I shared Alcohol Ink backgrounds with vellum shapes on top. Today I'm sharing cards with Alcohol Ink pieces that have been diecut with Simon's BalloonsTalk Bubbles, and Hearts dies.



To create these cards I took a sheet of Yupo Paper and used three different colours of Alcohol Inks along with Snow Cap Mixative and Alcohol Blending Solution to create my backgrounds. I moved the Alcohol Inks around with the Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer Tool. Once dry, I diecut the pieces using Simon's BalloonsTalk Bubbles, and Hearts dies. I adhered the shapes to Neenah White Cardstock that was die cut using Simon's Stitched Rectangle Dies, matted the panels with coloured cardstock and adhered the fronts to notecards made from Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock. I white heat embossed sentiments from Simon's Jumbo Stripes Stamp Set on Simon's Black Cardstock and finished the cards off with Lucy's Cards Clear Iridescent Sequins.




Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah

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Monday, March 26, 2018

SSS Alcohol Ink Backgrounds and April Card Kit Winner

Hi everyone!

I'm stopping by today to share a few cards made with a number of Simon Says Stamp Dies and Ranger's Alcohol Inks. I've officially jumped on the Alcohol Ink band wagon...and thought I'd pull out my old Alcohol Inks to see if they were still good. I'm happy to report that they still worked just fine! :) Read through to the end of the post to find out who the Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit winner is!

Here are today's cards:


For each card I took Yupo Paper and used two different colours of Alcohol Inks along with Snow Cap Mixative and Alcohol Blending Solution to create my backgrounds. I moved the Alcohol Inks around with the Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer Tool. Once dry, I diecut the pieces with the rectangle from Simon's Bundle of Stitches Dies and added them to matching pieces of cardstock. I diecut Simon's Balloons, Talk Bubbles, and Hearts from vellum, anding black diecut sentiments and shapes to them. (All supplies listed at the end of the post). I adhered these pieces to the card fronts, placing my adhesive behind the black diecuts so it would be hidden. Finally, I trimmed off the vellum that hung over the edges of the cards.








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Before I go, the winner of the Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit is...

Shona Chambers who said...

I love how you stamp and colour over patterned paper. I would never think to do that and it looks so amazing. Thank goodness for your inspiration!!!!
March 18, 2018 at 4:25 AM
Congrats Shona! Please message me via my side bar with your mialing info so I can pass it on to Simon!

If you were unable to purchase the April Card Kit before it sold out the good news is that individual components are still available for purchase!



Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

SSS April Card Kit: Layered Butterfly Card and GIVEAWAY

Hi everyone!


I'm popping by to share a final card featuring the fabulous SOLD OUT Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit: Beautiful Day.


Here it is:


For today's card I die cut a piece of Lawn Fawn's Really Rainbow green patterned paper using Simon's Bundle of Stitches Dies and Stitched Oval Dies. I stamped the leaf images from the Beautiful Day Stamp Set using Simon's White Pigment Ink and shaded them in with Prismacolour Pencils. I used the Distress Blending Brush with the Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Ink on some of the Simon Says Stamp 120 lb White Cardstock to create the background for the butterfly. I stamped the butterfly on this background and again 3 times on one of the pieces of Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Patterned Paper. I paper-pieced the patterned butterfly, adhered the pieces together with foam squares. The sentiment was stamped on a piece of Simon's Island Blue Cardstock and added with foam squares as well. The whole panel was added to a piece of Island Blue Cardstock for I adhered it to my notecard.


If you don't want to miss out on future kits for $29.99 + shipping per month, you can  SUBSCRIBE HERE.

Heidi, owner of Simon Says Stamp, has given me an extra Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit to pass on to one of you! Just leave a comment on any or all of my April 2018 Card Kit posts and I'll announce a winner Monday March 26th.

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Friday, March 16, 2018

SSS April Card Kit: Simply the Best, GIVEAWAY, and Copic Sale

Hi everyone! 

I'm popping by to share another card featuring the fabulous Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit: Beautiful Day!


Here it is:


For this card I decided to focus on Simon's new Butterflies Stencil. I used it with the Mermaid Lagoon and Squeezed Lemon Distress Oxide Inks, adding it to a piece of Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow 6x6 Patterned Paper with the new Distress Blending Brush. I added some depth with Prismacolor Coloured Pencils, added a strip of another piece of the patterned paper, and adhered it to some of Simon's Doll Pink Cardstock. Finally I stamped the sentiment from Simon's new Beautiful Day Stamps with Versafine Onyx Black Ink onto a green piece of the Lawn Fawn papers.


If you're interested, you can pick up the Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit for $34.99 + shipping. If you'd like to receive this kit and future kits for $29.99 + shipping per month, you can SUBSCRIBE HERE.

Heidi, owner of Simon Says Stamp, has given me an extra Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit to pass on to one of you! Just leave a comment on any or all of my April 2018 Card Kit posts and I'll announce a winner Monday March 26th.

If you missed my first April Card Kit post I shared this card coloured with Copic Markers (and I list all the ones I used for it over there)...



...and they just happen to be 25% off at Simon Says Stamp right now and throughout the rest of March! Use code: MARKERSALE



Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah

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