Monday, December 10, 2018

SSS You Are Loved Release!

Hey guys!

Can ya believe it? I'm blogging again already. I know it's weird but I'm excited to be back with another release from Simon Says Stamp. Yes, even though we're still celebrating DieCember, Simon has come out with another fabulous release called, You Are Loved!

https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/search?currency=USD&q=you+are+loved&sscid=c1k2_auoe3&utm_source=ShareASale&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=1454699

I received some products but only had a few days to create with this surprise release, so needless to say, my cards are clean and simple but I still love them. I hope you do too!

First up is this card using the, "Always and Forever" stamp and die set. I did some shading with Antique Linen Distress Ink inside the circle and did some very simple coloring on the champagne classes with Copic Markers. The sentiment is included in the set too.

I think this next one has to be the simplest card I've ever created. Lol! I used the inlaid die cutting technique for a one layer card. I added dimension by adding a bit of shading on the letters. This is a die set called, "Ornate Love." There's also a coordinating stamp set but I didn't have it so just used the dies.  
 This set also comes with a "love you" die and three nested heart dies.

My third card is a fun one. The die is called, "Windows to My Heart." There are so many fun ways you could use this die! I decided to back it with some glitter cardstock then I added some snowflakes and sequins for a wintery love card.




I was also able to play with one of the three gorgeous cling background stamps from the release. It's called, "Damask Background." I inked it up with two different Distress Inks, spritzed it with some water and stamped it onto my panel. I always love how this technique turns out! And adding glitter never hurts either! And I used the "LOVE" from the Ornate Love set again.

I received one more stamp set that I haven't had a chance to play with yet, so I'll be back soon to show you that card. It's a gorgeous set and I'm really looking forward to inking it up!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I always appreciate your visits and comments.

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Hope you all have a wonderful week! ♥




Sunday, December 2, 2018

It's a DieCember Blog Hop With Simon Says Stamp!

Hey Guys!

Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp, DieCember Blog Hop!


If you're following along, you should've arrived here from the amazing, Heather Hoffman and her blog, Houses Built of Cards. If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, click here to go to Simon's blog.

I'm so glad DieCember is here! It's an awesome month, filled with inspiration, fabulous fun and lots of brand new dies from Simon Says Stamp!

I was sent some new dies to play with and I'm excited to share my cards with you but first, we need to take care of some important stuff! 

Right now, through December 29th, 11:59pm EST, and while supplies last, Simon is giving away this adorable stamp set FREE with ANY purchase! Whoop! Just use code: DCMBR27 at checkout.



Also, did you know Simon has card galleries on their blog where you can link up your cards for everyone to see? There is so much inspiration in each gallery and there's a new one just for DieCember products! You can find that one here. If you've used any Simon brand product on your creations, head over to the galleries and choose the one that coincides with the products you've used, then link it up! You can link to your blog, Instagram, Flickr or even Facebook, as long as your post is set to "public."

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And one more thing. Simon is giving away a $25 gift card from the comment sections of every stop along the hop! Just leave a comment to enter! They'll announce the winners on their blog December 12th!

Whew! Now that all the business is taken care of, let's get to some inspiration! By the way, I recently realized, I've totally become a clean and simple cardmaker. Or maybe I always was? Lol! You'll see what I mean when ya start scrolling down.

All products used are listed below in the affiliate links at no cost to you.

For my first card, I used the adorable new, Big Picture Book Otter. He is just the cutest! I first tried coloring him with Copics but didn't love it, so I made another one, using the same design but with sparkly cardstock instead.


My next card uses the beautiful die called, Ice Skating Girl. I love her! I die cut her three different times, in neutral cardstocks and offset them just a bit to give her some motion. And do you see that pretty edge on the right? That's another new die called, Bixby Border. I thought it was perfect for the skater.

 
Here's another Big Picture Book die - the Cinnamon Bun. Gah! Isn't it fun?! I left this one really simple too, just adding some embossed lines on the bottom and a large sentiment at the top. I did a bit of coloring with Zig Markers and used Glossy Accents for some shine on the frosting.

 
I love how this next one turned out! Very CAS again. The Bixby Background die is so pretty! And blue and purple always look beautiful together, don't ya think?

 
Okay, last one. This die is called, Mod Leaf Oval and it's a beauty! I used two Distress Oxide Inks for the background - Tumbled Glass and Bundled Sage - love how pretty they look together! Once again, I offset two dies, one cut in white and one cut in a light blue cardstock.

That's it for me - I hope I've given you some inspiration for DieCember! Next up on the hop is the very talented, Laurie Willison and her blog, Soapbox Creations.

Thanks so much for stopping by! ♥






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