• Challenges,  Handmade Cards,  Kits

    Snow Much SSS January Card Kit Part 1

    Well the horrible flu right at the holiday season kept me from finishing my Christmas series but I am back with a 4 cards from the Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit! One of my new years resolutions is to just get into my craft room and “Do it!” ha ha! So that’s what I’ve been doing. My son is starting to get more curious about it so that helps a lot. Follow me on Instagram to get card updates faster… @stampingmommy

    These first two cards were made using the always fun wobblers. I haven’t used them before and have been wanting to for awhile. So here are my first two of many more because they are so much fun! Both images were stamped with Gina K Amalgam Ink and colored in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Then I fussy cut them out. I used Bristol Smooth cardstock for the background and used the Zig Markers again to create of fun watercolor design. On the penquin I just used water but on the snowman I decided to mix it up with the Wink of Stella glitter pen. It works really well with the Zigs! I also added it to some of the snowman to tie him in to it.

    The sentiment is from the stamp set in the kit and was stamped on both in Versafine onyx ink (LOVE for sentiments). Then the penguin was added to an Island Blue card base and embellished with Studio Katia clear drops. The snowman was added to a Soft Navy card base with Wink of Stella around the edges for embellishment as well as some hearts from the kit. Both characters were placed on a wobbler and added last. It fit perfect on the penquin but I did have to trim it for the snowman. I love playing with these cards and watching them jump around. Visit my Instagram @stampingmommy to see it in action!

    This next card was made with the precious little ice skater die from the kit. I die cut her from Soft Navy cardstock and covered her with Wink of Stella. I also die cut some snowflakes the same. The card was made with an SU! frame card (purchased a LONG time ago). I put acetate over the window and put lots of foam tape on the back. Before placing the patterned paper (from the kit) I put white and blue sequin in the hole I’d created. A few snowflakes stamped around the edge with Archival Cobalt Blue, a sentiment stamped on a Soft Navy strip embossed in white and all of it added to a 110 lb card base with the edges inked in the Cobalt Blue finished this card off.

    I think monochromatic cards can be a lot of fun to make and allow you to focus on the details.

    Fourth card today is a slider card! These can be tricky and fun to make. I decided to go a little more Valentines Day inspired with it.

    The background was ink blended with Distress Oxide Ink in Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Festive Berries. I sprinkled some water on top to give dimension. After stamping the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Ink I stamped a few snowflakes with the Festive Berries. The hillside was created with Lawn Fawn Hillside border dies. I chose a slider die to match the hillside slope and die cut it saving the back piece to glue to the card base.

    The penquin was stamped with Gina K Amalgam Ink and colored in with Copic markers. After cutting it out I added Glossy accents to his nose and skates. Finally I put him on a penny with foam tape through the hole and foam taped the entire panel on a 110 lb card base. Feeling like it needed a smidge more I added Nuvo drops to the sky too. Love me some Nuvo drops!

    I also created a fun envelope to go with this card!

    I’ve already started on the cards for Part 2 and since I’m having so much fun with this set there may even be a Part 3 in the future! Leave me a comment and let me know your favorite.

    Hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!

  • Challenges

    Challenge Cards

    Welcome!

    The first card is for two challenges: Lawn Fawnatics and Freshly Made Sketches.

    I used the Aloha stamp set and die set Lift the Flap from Lawn Fawn to make a cute pineapple card.  The paper on the side is from the Spring Lawn Fawn plaid and the background is Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  I used Memento ink for all the stamping and colored in the pineapples with Copic markers.  Here is the two challenges if you wish to check them out.

    The second card was made by my mom, Deborah.  She created this beautiful scenery card with stamps from Stampscapes.  It really makes me feel like I’m sitting on the shore looking out at the dawn of a new day at the lake.  So peaceful feeling!  I know I’d love to be sitting by this Lake right now.  It’s for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challege with the theme Summer Fun!

     

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  • Challenges

    Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

    Another quick Challenge entry to the Simon Says Stamp blog.  The theme is Red, White and Blue this week.  I love the Birch Press Design Grace Layer die!  My mother decided to use it to make a beautiful card for America’s birthday and it fits great with this theme of course!

    She used blue, white and red paper with the die and placed on a black background.  The stamps are from Stampington and Co and Art Impressions.  A few America themed blings finished off the card.

    I celebrated the 4th hanging out at the Lake with family and BBQ burgers and hot dogs.  It was great!  I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Fourth of July!

     

    Have a Blessed and Wonderful Day!

     

  • Challenges,  Handmade Cards

    Framed Friendship

    Another Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge by my very talented Mother, Deborah.  Theme is Frame It!  She made an adorable card with Unity stamps and copic markers.  She made the frame look like an old polaroid which goes perfect with the image.  I love the colors too!

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  • Challenges

    I won the Simon Says Stamp Challenge! Now on to CAS(E) this sketch

    I actually won the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge the second time I entered!  I was quite surprised and excited this morning!!

    I decided to add to  another challenge over on CAS(E) this sketch.  Again my mom made a wonderful card using Stampin’ Up! stamps and Designer Series Paper.  I think it is so fun and festive for a birthday!  Here is the sketch to CAS(E) and her card in two views.

    Hope you enjoy this fun card!

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  • Challenges,  Handmade Cards

    Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

    Hi Everyone!I again created a couple cards for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the theme was Wedding/Anniversary cards.  Perfect for the month of June!  My parents’ 48th anniversary is tomorrow the 13th and mine is this weekend.  First I created a wedding card.  I was given the inspiration from one of my favorite stampers Jennifer McGuire.  I used silver gilding flakes over a strong double stick tape in stripes.  Then I stamped “congratulations” from a retired SU! stamp set and heat embossed using Ranger’s black embossing powder.  Then I stamped the sketch heart from Tim Holtz’s Heartfelt stamp set, embossed it in silver embossing power and added it to the card with foam adhesive.  Finally I added all of it to a black cardstock base.

    For the second card I made an anniversary card for my husband of 6 wonderful years!  I put Versamark on an embossing folder and ran it through my Big Shot with red cardstock.  Then I white heat embossed the negative area with the ink.  After die cutting a heart from the middle I placed a heart with a flag in the space and added small “diamond” gems.  I like playing around with dies in this way to create something more unexpected.

     

    Click on the Simon Says Stamp logo above to view the other cards created for this challenge.

    Does anyone else have a bunch of anniversaries and weddings this month?  What is your favorite technique or stamp to use for Wedding or Anniversary cards?

    Have a wonderful and blessed day!

  • Challenges

    Sketch Challenge from Freshly Made Sketches

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    My beautiful Mother, Deborah, is where I get my creativity from and she made a card for the sketch challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches.  Click on their image to go check it out for yourself.  Here is the recent sketch…

    and here is her gorgeous card!

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    She used a Unity Stamp Company stamp for the three friends (I LOVE this stamp!) and colored them in with Copic markers.  The background paper is a Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up!

    I really enjoy sketch challenges because they challenge you just enough to get your creative juices flowing but aren’t so specific that you can let your own creativity be your guide!

    Have a wonderful and blessed day!