Monday, July 28, 2014

Two Clean and Really Simple Cards

Well hello Friends! It's a been awhile since I've posted, I am enjoying a little break. But, I wanted to pop in today and share a few more cards I created with the July Simon Says Stamp Card Kit. The request was for "two cards with not a lot of dimension, something easy to mail, one for him and one for her." Here is what I came up with.

For Her...

Really CAS, yes? I told you! I used white embossing powder on the sentiment to add a little interest. The hearts and dots were stamped with Versamark ink. Sometimes, I forget that Versamark is a watermark ink that creates lovely stamped images on colored card stock. I added the little flag up top and adorned it with a heart that I die cut several times and layered for a smidge of dimension. Sparkling Clear 4mm sequins from Pretty Pink Posh finished off the card.

For Him...

For this one, I used Liquid Platinum embossing powder. Jennifer McGuire raved about it so much, I had to get some. It's very nice. Not the typical shiny silver, but more of a muted, almost antiqued silver...very lovely. And then, everything else is pretty much the same as the first card. I used the Wink of Stella glitter brush on the hearts on both cards to add my signature sparkle. :)

And that is it for me today! Thank you for stopping by!


stamp set, card stock and patterned papers are from the July 2014 SSS card kit. Others are noted.
cardstock: Strawberry Slush, Night of Navy, Real Red(Stampin' Up!)
ink: Versamark(Tsukineko)
dies: Hearts(Lawn Fawn)
bling: Sparkling Clear 4mm sequins(Pretty Pink Posh) Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush(Zig)
other: White embossing powder(Hero Arts)  Liquid Platinum embossing powder(Ranger)

Saturday, July 12, 2014


Hello Friends! I tried something new again. Earlier this year, I picked up a copy of  Papercrafts Card Creations for Him magazine. I was in need of a birthday card for a male friend, who is into robots and technology. While thumbing through the magazine something caught my eye. Now, I don't usually go for this type of thing, but, this guy is pretty  special, so I thought I would give it a go.

Don't is the card I created...

I used the pattern that I downloaded from the Papercrafts website. I printed all the various pieces onto card stock and fussy cut them out. Then I simply adhered them according to the picture. I pulled out some old alpha stickers from my scrapbook supplies to create the greeting. Then I added some ginormus brads to balance things out a bit. It doesn't show well in the picture, but Mr. Robot there, has a few sparkles...I used silver card stock on some of this parts and I also added Glossy Accents to a few of his buttons.  I have to admit it was a lot of fun making this card. Would I do it again? No. But, it was fun that one time!

For the inside of the card, I printed the binary code for Happy Birthday onto white card stock and then cut it down to fit inside the card. Impressed that I know binary code? Ha! Don't be...I Googled it!

That's it for me today! I hope you are enjoying your weekend. Is it Autumn yet?


card stock: Basic Gray, Lucky Limeade, Not Quite Navy, Smoky Slate, Real Red, Brushed Silver(Stampin' Up!)  Neenah White
stamp set: Happy Birthday(Close to My Heart)  Cogs and Gears(Club Scrap)
ink: Metallic Blue(Encore!)
other: brads(Hot Off the Press)  alphas from my stash

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Sending Happy Thoughts...

Hello Friends! Surprise! I've got another card to share using the goodies from the July Simon Says Stamp kit. LoL! I figured since it was already out on my work space, I might as well keep going with it. The patterned papers in this kit are fantastic. Even though the kit is sold out, the pieces can be purchased individually. The Sending Happy Thoughts stamp set works beautifully with the Pink Paislee Pen Pals collection.

Here's the card I created for today's share...

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Aren't those little envelopes the cutest?! I decided to showcase some of the patterned papers and just stamped on a bunch of them. I cut the envelopes out and mounted them with foam tape. As I did with my previous card, I paired the scripty greeting with the smaller type-set cute! I am really liking the look of stamping on patterned paper,too. It adds interest without the bulk of extra layers.

I was feeling extra creative and decided to use another one of the sentiments to decorate the backside of an envelope.

And that is it for today...Thanks for the visit!


stamps, card stock, patterned papers, ink from the July 2014 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit
ink: Outdoor Denim(Close to My Heart)
bling: Clear Wink of Stella(Zig)
other: kraft envelope(Stampin' Up!)

Monday, July 7, 2014

Sending Prayers and Love...

Hello Friends! I've had a chance to play with the new goodies I received in the July 2014 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit. I know I've said this every month, but I LOVE THIS KIT!! The stamp set is sooo cute, it has bitty envelopes and hearts and sweet sentiments. I really like the large scripty greeting that can be paired, or not, with the smaller type-set greetings. Well here, take a look at the kit...

Do you SEE all the crafty goodness?! And that is a FULL SIZE Simon Says Stamp exclusive Lipstick Red ink pad! Everything is so beautifully coordinated and in the perfect color palette for this time of year. So, let's get to my card now...I chose to go clean and simple with this first one.

I did very minimal stamping here. The whole typewriter scene was already printed onto the patterned paper. I just die cut the paper and stamped my sentiment and a few hearts. I mounted that onto a die cut piece of card stock, then adhered that to my card base. Easy Peasy. I added some clear Wink of Stella to the hearts, cuz ya know I love my sparkles!

Here is a look at how I finished off the inside of the card...

Simple, simple. I die cut another piece of card stock and stamped it up. I'm in love with this stamp set. Brace yourselves...LoL!

That's all I have to share today. Thanks so much for visiting me. I appreciate it!


supplies ~
stamps, card stock, patterned paper and ink from the July 2014 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit
ink: Outdoor Denim(Close to My Heart)
die: Postage Stamp Edge die(Simon Says Stamp)
bling: Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush(Zig)

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July!

Hello Friends! Happy 4th of July to my American friends! I'm popping in with a quick card today. Last year, I purchased this Happy 4th stamp set from Lawn Fawn and I didn't use it. So, I decided to ink it up! It's a really fun set, with fireworks bursts and a cute rocket and a few sentiments. It's also versatile in that, I've used the fireworks bursts on birthday cards, anniversary cards, they would work on any celebratory card, really. Ok...onto the card.

I wanted this to be a one layer card, but...I just couldn't do it. I came close, though! I am really a layers kinda gal and I think the Moonstruck dark blue paper from Close to My Heart is the perfect frame for this card. So...I did lots of stamping and layering of stamps. I have been on the lookout for a nice red ink pad. And this month, included in the July Simon Says Stamp card kit, was a Lipstick Red SSS exclusive ink pad...and I just LOVE it and it looks great paired with the CTMH Moonstruck ink. I added some gold star sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and those silver stars are die cuts using glitter paper from Stampin' Up! along with the star die from the Lawn Fawn Stitched Journaling die set. I stamped the little rockets a few times and adhered them with foam tape. The fireworks and the rockets have a bit of sparkle from a clear Wink of Stella brush.

I finished the inside of the card, too...

And that's it for my card today. For all of you who celebrate the 4th of July...have a wonderful, safe and happy holiday. Thank you for visiting me! I appreciate it.



Monday, June 30, 2014

You Are My Favorite Friend...

Hello Friends! Happy Monday!  I managed to squeeze in one more card using the June Simon Says Stamp Card kit. I also used some of the new goodies I shared in my previous post. Let's get right to it...

I random stamped the little flower onto watercolor paper, using Versamark ink. Then I embossed them using a really pretty pearl powder. Sooo gorgeous in real life! Next, I watercolored each flower, using my new Peerless watercolors....which I LOVE! I only used one color here, it's called Geranium Pink. Once the flowers were dry, I added some sparkle with a clear Wink of Stella brush. And, I random stamped the little starburst in Delicata gold ink. I die cut the background piece and the focal, using my new postage stamp edge die. I also die cut a strip of the mint striped paper and added that to the bottom of the focal. I put on a bit of twine to cover the seam where the two papers met. I adhered the focal with foam tape and added enamel dots. Then I went nuts with sequins!

Here is a close-up for you...

Just look at all that sparkle! It really makes me happy. LoL! Anyway...that's all I have to share today. Can you believe that June is over?! It just flew by!

***I am entering this card into the ANYTHING GOES challenge at Simon Says Stamp.***

Thank you for visiting me today. Enjoy your Monday.


stamps, patterned paper, enamel dots from the June Simon Says Stamp kit
card stock: Neenah Solar White 80lb and 110lb(Simon Says Stamp)
specialty paper: Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor card stock(Ranger)
ink: Versamark, Delicata Gold(Tsukineko)
dies: Postage Stamp Edge(Simon Says Stamp)
bling: Sparkling Clear, Pink Peonies 4mm, Pink Blush 6mm sequins(Pretty Pink Posh)
other: Peerless Transparent Watercolors~Geranium Pink  Pearl Ultra Fine embossing powder(Wow) Blossom Baker's Twine(The Twinery)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Happy Mail...

Hello Friends! I've been seeing many bloggers share their 'hauls' from various retailers. Sooo...I thought I would share what I purchased recently. Let's start with Simon Says Stamp. I love that SSS is a one stop shop. They really do have everything for all my crafting needs.

I was so excited when SSS announced that they were coming out with their own line of inks and coordinating card stock. For my first ink purchase, I selected Sea Glass; a nice cool blue. I bought the card stock, too. I also picked up some 110lb Neenah white card stock, because I can use it as a card base and also to create a focal panel. It also takes Copic coloring very well. I bought a Simon exclusive stamp set, designed by the fantastic Kristina Werner. And, I added the Postage Stamp Edge Frames die set to my collection, as well. If you've been following my blog, you'll know that I have fallen madly in love with watercoloring. Soooo, I had to buy some new brushes and I thought, since they were in stock, I might as well add the Peerless Water Colors to my order. Let me just say here, that I played with those very briefly and I AM IN LOOOOVE! And I FINALLY bought some Gamsol. I have been on the fence about this for YEARS. But, I've been seeing so many cute cards featuring colored pencils and Gamsol lately, so I caved and bought some. SSS has a sweet little kit, with stumps, Gamsol with a dauber type top and a book of sandpaper. This is going to be perfect to take to the beach! I am excited to try it...maybe even this weekend.

I also caught a sale at Ellen Hutson! I added a few more Pretty Pink Posh sequins to my collection. This time, I purchased the smaller 4mm size. They are soooo cute and tiny!

That's all I have to share today. Thank you so much for stopping by. I truly appreciate the visit. Have a wonderful and hopefully crafty weekend.