Saturday, April 18, 2015

SSS Challenge #17

I've been wanting to play along with the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenges for weeks now, but just haven't had time. I finally got a change to play and made this card. If you haven't played along yet, check it out here. They're fun challenges and you have a chance to win a SSS gift certificate!

Hope you're having a great weekend. Spring has sprung here and I couldn't be happier about it! Spring and summer are my favorite times of the year.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

SSS Work It Wednesday

Have you seen the Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday challenge this month? They want to see what we are stamping right now -- new stamps or old stamps, it doesn't matter. The other day I stamped this girl image from the SSS New Beginning set and colored it with Copic markers. I finally got around to making a card with it this week.  

I sent this card to my mother-in-law because she loves to do yoga. Hope you get a chance to play along in the challenge. 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Mixed Media Birds of a Feather Challenge

I've been interested in trying a mixed media project for quite awhile now. When I saw the Mixed Media Monthly challenge - Birds of a Feather, I thought I'd play along. I'm obsessed with owls lately, and I always love stamps of birds, so I knew this was the challenge for me.  :)  I used a lot of Tim Holtz distress inks, paints and the tissue wrap on this canvas. Love these products. 

Hope you have a great week! It's supposed to be in the 70s here today, amazing weather for March!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Mix it Up Challenge

Hello!  Long time, no post. haha!

So I haven't played along with many challenges lately (too busy!) but when I read about the Mix it Up challenge on the Ellen Hutson - the Classroom blog, I knew I wanted to play along. Who doesn't love Hero Arts and the new Essentials by Ellen stamps? A combination of both on one card? Yes, please. 

I wanted to make a clean and simple card and this is what I ended up creating.

What do you think? Is it clean and simple, or not so much? :)  I used the Baby Animals stamp and cut set from Hero Arts and the Merry and Bright set from Essentials by Ellen. I love Julie Ebersole's stamp designs. 

If you haven't played along yet, now is your chance! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop

Welcome to the Hero Arts Hostess Hop, featuring fabulous stamps from the new 2015 release!

If you have been hopping along, you’ve just arrived from Sarah's blog! Isn't she talented?

Hero Arts will be awarding prizes from randomly drawn comments. For a chance to win, simply comment on ANY of the stops along the hop on ANY day, including each day’s starting post at the Hero Club Blog. The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning! How cool is that?!

I created a couple of cards with the new Baby Animals Stamp and Cut set. I love, love, love the bunny in this set so I decided to make an early Easter card. 

I also needed a celebration type card, so I created this card. How cute are those baby animals combined with patterned balloons? 

My last card is a shaker card with a new background stamp called Triangle background. I embossed the stamp with Hero Arts white embossing powder and then added distress inks.

Here is a more detailed look of the shaker part of the card. :)

I hope you're enjoying the hop! If you find a broken link, you'll find a master list of the hop links at the Hero Arts Club Blog. Also, please report broken links to:

Your next stop on the Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop is my super sweet friend Nancy

Supplies Used:
Baby Animals Stamp and Cut DC148
Perfect Day Stamp set
Finding Joy Stamp set
Triangle Background Cling Stamp
It's Your Day Stamp Set

Monday, February 9, 2015

Birthdays are Awesome

I created this card for a special friend of mine. Her birthday is coming up soon and I want her to know just how awesome she is! :)

I love these succulent stamps from Simon Says Stamp. I colored them with Copic markers and added the patterned paper heart to the cup. Once the images were colored, it didn't take long to put the card together. I hope she likes it.

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you have a wonderful week. Now I must go water my real succulents!

Friday, January 30, 2015

For the love of Hearts....

Hey there! I have a question for you. Who doesn't love hearts? haha! I was given this new Simon Says Stamp Sweetheart Tag die for Christmas and have been playing with it. I thought it went well with the XOXO patterned paper and the greeting from a Hero Arts set. By the way, have you checked out the SSS Flickr group yet? They post challenges every other week and you have a chance to win gift certificates to the SSS online store! Woohoo! What can be better than that? :)

Hope you're having a great weekend! See you next time.