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Too Much Love For Just One Day

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Hi all,

I hope everyone has been enjoying the start of summer and getting in lots and lots of sunshine! It’s been insanely hot here on the east coast and it seems that no amount of air conditioning helps!  One major problem is that the craft room doesn’t have an air condition unit and makes card making some what of a difficult task. But I am pushing through the heat wave and posting up some new blog posts just for you! =)

Today’s card was created using supplies from the May 2012 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit. I am in love with the kits this company puts out, and am excited to work through them to get some new cards posted. The kit comes with coordinating papers, stamps, and embellishments so helps crank out cards. I think this kit has been my favorite so far. The colors are really nice, and there are so many nice tones and textures to work with. I made a few cards throughout the day and had a few strips of pattern paper as scraps…I just couldn’t throw them away, so I decided to make a banner card out of them. Let me know what you think!

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Featured Products:

Papers and dies: Basic Grey “What’s Up” collection

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp exclusive “You Can do Anything”

Card Base: American Crafts Textured Cardstock in Crimson Red

Gnome For The Holidays

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Hi All,

Today I have 2 holiday cards to share. I wanted to crank out some Christmas cards for friends and a few for the craft show this weekend. For this card I used stamps from Simon Says Stamp and color blended with Derwent Inktense Pencils. Inktense pencils are similar to color pencils in looks, but work like watercolors in that they blend well with water. The final look gives a bit of a gradient without any pencil stroke marks.

Here’s the watercolored gnome trimmed out and given a christmas themed background.


I added in a coordinating interior design on this card (not pictured). I think it turned out pretty cute.

Glad Tidings of Great Joy!

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Hi All,

Who’s ready for winter?! Oh man, I am so pumped for winter and all the holiday festivities it brings. In anticipation for the upcoming holiday season I have started to create Christmas cards. I will likely have a new one to share each day leading up to the week before Christmas. If you are interested in any of the cards please leave a comment and let me know! I’d love to hear feedback on which styles, colors, and themes you like!

On to today’s card.

For this card, I wanted to try out some inking techniques and create a snowbank. I achieved this look with some masking and 2 tone color blending of inks. I loved the results of the technique. It looks like it is watercolor with several layers of color, but truly it is a white base with 2 blues.



And here’s a shot of the inside



Card Base: Neenah Desert Storm Environmental Cardstock

1st Layer: Midnight Muse Cardstock – Stampin’ Up

Inked Layer: Neenah Solar White

Inks: Pool Shadow Ink – Hero Arts & Midnight Muse – Stampin’ Up

Stamps: Summer Camp – TPC Studio

Sentiment: Gnome for the Holidays – Simon Says Stamp

Ink Blending: Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool

Stamp Markers: American Crafts

Pen: Uniball Signo Broad white gel pen

Embossing: VersaMark Watermark Ink with Inkadinkado Linen White Embossing Powder

You Lift Me Up

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Hi all,

I have another project to share with you from the Simon Says Stamp kit. This card features some papers and dies from the Basic Grey “What’s Up” collection that I am totally diggin’ right now. I was trying to find a use for some of the hot air balloon images in the collection and thought I would do a play on words with “you lift me up”. I think it turned out pretty cute a dare a say a bit whimsical.


Products featured:

Papers and Dies: Basic Grey “What’s up” collection

Card Base: Simon Says Stamp ultra thick card stock