You Matter Very Much | Stamping Flowers

Hello! Today I have a card to share that features the new Friendly Flowers stamp set from Simon Says Stamp's latest This Is The Life release.

I love these flower stamps because they stamp a solid image rather than an outline. I really love outline stamps, but solid stamps are awesome for a completely different look and fun techniques. ;)

To create the flower image on my card, I first stamped the leaf image in the background twice. I wanted the leaves to show completely around the flower, so I stamped it once and then stamped it again on the opposite side so they form a circle type shape. They overlapped a bit in the center, but I didn't worry about that since I knew the flower would cover that.

I stamped the actual flower onto white cardstock with Doll Pink ink, cut it out and adhered it directly on top of the leaves with foam adhesive. I also stamped on a stem and a small leaf.

I used a sponge dauber to add some green colour to the center of the flower and then added some detail with a white gel pen. I love the depth and dimension that it gives the flower. To complete the card, I added some sequins (I can't seem to create a card without them lol!!) and a few gems. ;)

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Love Is The Bridge | Creating A Scene

Hello! It's a new week with new projects to share!

I spent a lot of my weekend doing some cleaning and organizing in my craft/work space. I find that it's a never ending process, but one that I really enjoy! Who knew organzing could be so fun lol!! ;)

I ordered some new storage pieces to better utilize my space (a few more Studio 3 Solutions Color Cubbies and an ink pad storage system from Organize More) and moved some things around. I also purged a bunch of stuff, which I love to do every few months to get rid of the things that I'm just not using. So I'm starting off the week feeling refreshed and inspired in a cleaned up space! ;)

I did find time to make a card in the midst of all my organizing - I pulled a bunch of products from some different companies that I thought would work together and played around with them until I came up with something I liked. ;)

I combined the Simon Says Stamp On The Road die with the Paper Smooches Backdrop Builders dies to create a city scene. To complete the look, I added a Mama Elephant sentiment and bridge image (stamped on vellum and cut out) to the card.


I love combining different things to come up with scenes like this. Sometimes they come together really quickly and sometimes it takes a little longer to get the look I'm going for. When that happens, I usually just leave it on my desk and move the elements around until I like it. ;)

Winners

I also have to announce a couple of winners:
The August Simon Says Stamp card kit is Eileen D (please email me you mailing info!)
The cardstock and ink prize pack from the SSS This Is The Life release blog hop is Chris Weber (you've been emailed!)

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SSS Paper Doll Feature Sneak Peek!


Today I have a fun post up on the Simon Says Stamp blog featuring two of my favourite things: Prima Mixed Media Dolls and my awesomely talented crafty friend Nichol Magouirk!

Here is a peek of the 6x8 page I created:

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/blog/paper-doll-love/For details on how I created the 6x8 page, close-up photos and a complete supply list, you can visit the Simon Says Stamp blog here for the full post!

The page Nichol created is amazing, amazing, amazing!! As soon as I saw it, I was in LOVE with it and I'm so excited that her and I created these pages, based on the same quote. Such a fun feature to do with someone so awesome!! ;)

Nichol's page, close-up photos, supplies and a video are also on the Simon blog today here.

Before I go, I also wanted to mention that there are new Prima Mixed Media doll products available now at Simon Says Stamp! I used the new BOY paper doll in my page above as well as one of the new girls! I am so excited that there is a boy doll stamp now! ;)

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I Love You More Than Ice Cream - SSS August Card Kit Reveal!

Hello! Today is the 14th which means it's time for a new card kit to be revealed from Simon Says Stamp! The August 2014 card kit is called 'Summer Dreams' and includes bright fun colours and an awesome stamp set that screams summer with it's frozen treats and fun sentiments! ;)

http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=629488&b=199868&m=24698&afftrack=&urllink=www%2Esimonsaysstamp%2Ecom%2Fproduct%2Easpx%3Fid%3D304572%26c%3D1150Each card kit comes with a random assortment of 6 summertime embellishments from the Good Day Sunshine collection from Simple Stories. My kit had a great Ice Cream truck in it and I knew I definitely wanted to use it on a card! So fun!

The patterned papers that come in the kit are from the Bo Bunny Lemonade Stand collection. They are bright and fun and I knew they would work perfect for a fun scene using the ice cream truck. 

I cut out the grass area and the sky from the patterned paper and then used a piece of Simon Says Stamp Slate cardstock to create the road area. To give them the fun curve and stitched detail, I used the Mama Elephant Landscape Trio dies to cut them out.

Since the ice cream truck and sky were so similar in colour, I layered a piece of vellum over the sky area to mute the colour a bit and make the truck stand out more. But then I didn't like how hard it was to see the clouds, so I cut clouds out of the remaining patterned paper and adhered them on top of the vellum piece.

I finished the card with some glossy accents on the center of the wheels and some glitter on the ice cream cone and other areas on the truck.

I also created another card that is over on the Simon Says Stamp blog. It uses another fun embellishment for the sentiment and a watercolour background using the Distress Markers that come in the kit. 

You can pick up the August 2014 card kit here for just $24.95 + shipping. Or if you’d like to receive this kit and future kits for only $19.95 + shipping per month, you can subscribe here. When you subscribe you will receive kits delivered to your door automatically!

Giveaway

I have an extra August card kit to give away to one lucky winner! Just leave a comment on this post by July 20, 2014 and I'll draw a random winner!!

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