Friday, August 1, 2014

Teacher's Pet Release From SSS!

Hi everyone!

Have ya seen the Teacher's Pet release over at Simon Says Stamp? It is the cutest set of six new products PERFECT for back to school! All you moms out there with school aged kiddos will LOVE this release! Makes me wish my kids were still little!

The stamp sets are fab! This one can be used to create small notes for your child's lunch box. And this one is perfect for thanking a wonderful teacher all year long. There are also two sets of dies, (love this set!) a Scrambled Letters Stencil and an Alphabet Background Cling stamp.

I've been playing with the stencil and it is so fun - I got really inky last night with Peacock Feathers and Vintage Photo Distress Inks - yay!

I used the technique where you ink up the stencil, spritz it with water and press it onto your watercolor paper. I don't usually use the more textured side of this paper but thought it would be a fun effect. The sentiment is from one of my favorite Simon Says Stamp sets called, Stripe Greetings.

You can see all six products from this fun release here.

Thanks for the visit! I'll be back soon with a card using the new Alphabet Background Cling - hope to see you then! ♥

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

CASE Study Challenge

Hi there!

I've wanted to join in the CASE Study Challenge all month, with Shari Carroll being the muse but just haven't had the time.

I was determined to get a card made and I've had this idea in my head for a few days, ever since I saw her awesome card for this week's challenge.

I finally finished mine and whew - just in the nick of time, with about an hour to spare! Take a look:

This was so fun to create but not easy to explain, so if anyone has any questions, just leave them in the comment section, or shoot me an email and I'll try to get back to you.

I used a bunch of different sentiments from Simon Says Stamp and Hero Arts. I also used the Friend Definition from Hero Arts, the Thanks Die from SSS and a couple of heart dies from Sizzix.

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your week! ♥

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Cutting Edge Challenge #5


Have you heard of The Cutting Edge Challenge? It's fairly new and such a fun challenge! We all love to use die-cutting in our card making so I think I'm gonna be playing a lot with this one.

It's their 5th challenge this week and they've given us a beautiful project by Melania Deasy to inspire.

Isn't that gorgeous?! I love her design using the bottom, right corner and those colors are so pretty!

Here's my take, turning the design to create a top-folding card.

I used all Simon Says Stamp products. The flowers are from the Floral Bookmarking clear set and they have matching dies. I also used their Triangle Border Die, and the sentiment is from the Hi, Lovey set. 

I'm not sure the sentiment works with the "you" die-cut. It actually comes with a period in between the words Hi and Lovely, which I didn't really understand. So, I dipped my craft pick in the same ink and changed it to a comma. Hopefully you're reading it the way I meant it to be understood. It would be as if someone said, "Hi, you." Or, "Hello there, lovely you." Anyway, I like the way it turned out - it was a fun card to create! 

I sure am enjoying playing in more challenges and I'm hoping I can continue finding enough time to craft more often.

Thanks for stopping by! I'm off to work - have a great day! ♥