Saturday, September 1, 2018

STAMPtember is Here!!!

Hey guys!

Happy STAMPtember!!! 

This is always such a fun month! I don't know about you but I look forward to it all year! 

To kick things off, Simon just posted a HUGE new release with amazing products! I've linked them all below for easy access, so you can check them out and shop if you'd like. I used affiliate links at no extra cost to you.

I have one card to share tonight but I'll be back Sunday morning with a post for the STAMPtember blog party. 

I love Simon's Picture Book series and this, Big Picture Book Fox is the cutest! I just cut him out from white cardstock, colored him with Copic Markers and popped him on the panel. So easy! The sentiment is an older die, also from Simon. Wouldn't that be fun to give to a little boy for his birthday?

Make sure to stop back here on Sunday because I've got more cards to share and a surprise gift for you guys! The blog party is sort of like a scavenger hunt, where all the participants will have different codes for you to use for specials, free products and more! How fun is that?!

Thanks for stopping by! ♥


Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Rubeena's Craftiversary Blog Hop DAY TWO + Giveaways

Hey guys, 

Welcome to Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary 2-Day Blog Hop! 

I'm so honored and excited that Ruby asked me to be a part of this celebration! The hop is huge with more than 70 guests and over $1,000 in sponsored prizes! Wow! Here is the prize list. Amazing, right?!

Studio Katia – $50 gift card
Hello Bluebird – $50 gift card
Altenew – $50 Gift card
Pinkfresh Studio – $30 gift card
Gina K. Designs – $50 gift card
Clearly Besotted – £25 gift card
Simon Says Stamp – $25 gift card
Spellbinders Card Kit ($55 value)
Jennifer McGuire – $50 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Winnie & Walter, LLC – $40 gift card
Mama Elephant – $25 gift card
Hero Arts – $25 gift card
Nichol Spohr LLC – Custom-sewn rainbow pencil case + 6 Spellbinders die collections (estimated $115 value)
Danielle Flynn – $25 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Picket Fence Studios – four $25 gift cards
Ellen Hutson – two $25 gift cards
Pretty Pink Posh – two $30 gift cards
The Stamp Market – July 2018 Release (estimated $100 value)
Indigojade Art Shop – $50 gift card to Art Prints & Gifts Shop
Flora & Fauna – a 4×6 stamp set
Waffle Flower – $25 gift card
Power Poppy – $50 gift card

Winners will be randomly selected from the comments left on all the blogs and will be announced here on Wednesday, September 5th. Winners will have 2 weeks to contact Ruby at: to claim their prize, before another winner is selected.

If you're following along the hop, you should have arrived here from my talented friend, Laurie Willison's blog. You can find the full hop list on Ruby's blog.

We're not only celebrating Ruby's fourth year since she first discovered cardmaking, we're also celebrating this amazing hobby of ours. It's an industry made up of wonderful people who are not only creative and talented, they are kind, giving and incredibly supportive of each other! I'm so happy you're hopping along so you can learn about why we create and how much joy it brings us!

Without going into too much detail, I started cardmaking in 2010 after scrapbooking for a few years first. I was immediately hooked and never looked back. 

I love this hobby for so many reasons. Yes, like many of you, it is a great stress reliever. To sit down and stamp, or color, or just play with inks, is such a joy and always makes me feel better. But even more important than that are the friendships I've made. I've met so many amazing people, online and in person because of this hobby and gosh, I am so grateful to be able to call them my friends! And even though I don't get to see them very often, we all remain friends and know that we are here for each other, always. Love that!

Okay, enough about me, let's celebrate Ruby and her amazing talent! Seriously, that girl can color and create like no other! And she also has the sweetest personality, always thinking of others, so kind and caring. Love ya, Ruby! Congrats on 4 years!

I've created two cards for today's celebration. All the products used will be listed in the affiliate links at the bottom of this post.

My first card uses the, "Beautiful Heart" stamp set from Altenew.

I colored the flower and leaves with Copic Markers, fussy cut them out and adhered them to a softly blended card base, then added some splatters, along with a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.

For my second card, I used the, "Even More Spring Flowers" stamp and die set from Simon Says Stamp.

After coloring the images with Copics, I cut them out using the matching dies and adhered them onto the embossed glitter panel. Love that glitter cardstock from Simon!

Thanks so much for visiting me today! The next stop on the hop is the amazingly talented, Janette Kausen's blog!

Happy hopping! ♥