Friday, April 24, 2015

SSS Falling For You Hop...


Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp, Falling For You Blog hop!  There are so many fun things to see today and I am so glad you stopped by!  If you haven't seen the whole release, you can click HERE to see everything in the store.

To start at the beginning of the hop, stop over to the Simon blog.  If you are following along on the hop, you are coming here from my sweet friend, Kathy Racoosin's blog.

  So my first card uses the background stamp called Tiny Alphabet.  I used 3 different Hero Arts Ombre ink pads in the background to make a rainbow look....
(all supplies linked at the end of this post)


I used the first ombre pad on the top and then overlapped as I went down.  The colors blended so nicely!  I stamped the Hand Lettered sentiment and then did a little fussy cutting.  I wanted the sentiment to pop a little after attaching it to the banner die.  I used a flower from the Floral Bookmarking stamp set and turned it into an apple.


This next card uses the new Diagonal background stamp.  I used my Misti and did a couple of stamps to get a nice dark striped image.  I layered this on a Sea Glass card base....


I used a sentiment from Baby Party Animals, stamping the large Birthday sentiment first and then I straightened out the curved "happy" and stamped it above.  I added in a copic colored ballon with a layer of Glossy Accents to give it a little dimension.


So that is it for today!  Did you know you have a chance to win at every blog on the hop today?  Just leave a comment here for your chance to win a Simon Says Stamp prize package.  Your next stop is over to the talented, Kelly Booth!

I'm so glad you stopped in today!  Enjoy the rest of the hop.  I know there will be LOTS of fun stuff to see today!

Now I am off to watch Grey's!  Have a great day!

Combined supply list for both cards shown above...(affiliate links)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Falling For You...


Today is release day over at Simon Says Stamp.  The new Falling For You release has so many adorable stamps, dies and stencils.  I thought I would stop in and share a few of my favorites.  You can stop back by tomorrow for a HUGE blog hop with lots of my crafty friends.  :)

First off, the new Circle Sayings set?  Adorable!  And I love the circle dies that will work so perfectly with them.  All of those giant background stamps are AMAZING!  My favorite?  The diagonal stripes!  So very versatile.  I adore that that friends die too....must have!  I think the bokeh stencils looks like so much fun as well.  There is so much more to see and you can check it all out
by clicking HERE or on the individual products below!

Hope to see you back here tomorrow for the SSS Blog Hop! There will be prizes...just sayin'! ;)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

CC: Bouquet


It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

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We have a new sponsor, Penny Black, for the Curtain Call Inspiration: Bouquet!  A randomly selected participant in the Bouquet challenge will have their choice of a Penny Black gift certificate, while the LEAD will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!

I used a fun little set from Penny Black called So Lucky.  I knew this flower image would work perfect with the colors in the inspiration photo.  I stamped 4 of each color, fussy cut like crazy and them used a large size stylus to create a deep center in each flower.  This gave me the fun 3D look.  I attached each flower with a small glue dot and then finished if off with a yellow enamel dot.  


Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!

Bouquet Designers

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