Friday, November 13, 2020

Guest Designing With Concord & 9th!

 Hey guys!

I am so excited, honored and grateful to be guest designing this month for Concord & 9th

For our first Feature Friday post, guest designers are sharing projects they created using the Postmarked Turnabout stamp set and the Snail Mail Bundle stamp and die set.

Winter has arrived here in Minnesota, bringing cold temps and snow, and I'm already missing seeing color around me, so I thought I'd use some fun, bright colors to stamp the Postmarked Turnabout stamp. 

 I also used the adorable snail image, some dies and a sentiment from the Snail Mail Bundle stamp and die set. These colors make me happy! 
I love that Concord & 9th has beautiful ink colors that match their fabulous cardstock! And if you haven't tried their Turnabout stamp sets yet, you really should! It's a brilliant product idea, there are so many different ones to choose from and they're very easy to use! 

For my second card, I kept it neutral, using only gray and white, along with the Snail Mail stamp and die set.

I haven't used the shadow stamping (or off-set stamping) technique in a long time but I always love the results! All you need is a white pigment ink and another dark colored ink. I used C&9's Mushroom ink and cardstock. Give this technique a try! It gives a dimensional look without any dimension. So fun!

I hope you've enjoyed these cards today! A big thank you to Lindsie and Concord & 9th for inviting me to guest design this month and thanks for stopping by!



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Friday, October 9, 2020

SSS Make Merry Release Blog Hop Day 1!

Hey guys!

Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp, Make Merry release blog hop! 

If you'd like to start at the beginning of today's hop, click here to be taken to Simon's blog.

I'm excited to share my cards with you today! This release is amazing with so many fun products to choose from! First, let's get some business out of the way.

As you can see from the banner above, Simon is giving away a free bottle of Stickles Festive Glitter Glue, with any purchase, while supplies last. Use code FSTV25 at checkout. Offer expires on 10/11, at 11:59pm ED
Simon is also giving away a $25 gift certificate at every stop along the hop, from the comment sections! Be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win. Simon will announce the winners on their blog, on Wednesday, October 14th.
Did you know Simon has card galleries for each of their releases and their card kits, and even a video gallery? It's true and you can add your very own cards and projects to these galleries! Here's a link to all the Simon Brand Galleries and here's the link to the new Make Merry Gallery. There is so much inspiration to see! I encourage you to check them out and add your own cards/projects.
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Gosh, I had fun playing with some of the new goodies from this release! On my first two cards I used the Falling Snow Acetate Sheets. They are so cool! I own a cheap laminator and I was worried that it would ruin the acetate sheets but it worked beautifully! I love how the first card turned out, so I used the negative portion to make another one. So fun!

My next card is simple but it makes an impact with the gorgeous Bold Merry Christmas stencil! I just used some Distress Oxide Inks and splatters.
Next up is is the adorable Feline Like Christmas Spinners stamp set. I didn't make a spinner card but I did enjoy creating a cute outdoor scene with a skating rink and falling snow. Eeeeep!
Now for some beautiful leaves. This cling stamp is called, All Leaves. I scribbled some different colored Zig markers directly onto the stamp, spritzed it with some water and then stamped. I love the organic results!
Last but not least is the adorable Deco Hat Gnome. This die set is delightful! I decided to create a gift tag with it. Isn't he the cutest?! So many possibilities with this set of dies!

I hope I've given you a few fun ideas on how to use some of the new products from this awesome release! Don't forget to check out Simon's blog tomorrow for day 2 of the hop.
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