Thursday, May 21, 2015

All in One Place: June Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp

I revealed the Be Happy card kit on May 14th on the Simon Says Stamp blog with the following card and video. 

Here's the kit walkthrough video and instructions for my card. 

I love the bright colors of the papers in this one and found it really easy to make a few more cards to inspire you. 

This card uses the papers, stamps and stickers. I've white embossed the messages and cut out a label from the 6x6 papers. 

Here's a close up... I've used the Doodlebug stickers to highlight the paper label.

For my next card, I used the Nested Circles dies and cut out various papers to use with the Smile Circle die. Super fun and easy, reminds me of beachballs in a way. 

In this close up, you can see how I suspended the Smile Circle onto the green circle which gave me dimension lifted up from the background.

 Remember you can get the subscription for $24.95 a month which means you're assured of getting a kit, or purchase them each month with limited availability for $29.95. 

I hope you've found some inspiration in my samples, I had fun making them and have many more ideas... if only there were more hours in a day! 

Have a fantastic Memorial Day weekend and be safe!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Taking Steps to Organize!

One of the things that I don't like... is this tornado of a mess my space gets. No matter how much I try to keep up with picking up after myself, it always turns out like this. 
I'm not proud... it is what it is!

If you look to the left, you'll see my Simon Says Stamp card kit boxes stacked up. They are so high, I have to move the top two to get to the light switch. I love these boxes... but with a small office, I really need to get in the habit of putting the goodies away each month to save space.

So... I tackled 15 boxes. 

And got the contents down to this!

But mostly, I figured out a way to store the 6x6 papers that are always included 
in the month card kits. 
Clear bags!!!

Now, I can store my 6x6's with my other pads! Yay me! 

These are baby steps I'm taking to a clean and organized creative space. I'll update as I go along and share tips when I find them. For now, check out the bags I have below,  they are so simple and yet so effective. 


Monday, May 11, 2015

Winner for OCC Mask-erade!

I've chosen my winners of the next Online Card Classes mask-erade!

Tanja said... I would love to win - I love OCCs - thanks for the chance

Susie Moore said... I love these classes! Thank you for a chance to win a spot

Mom Cheryl said... I would love to learn some new techniques! Super fun!

I've emailed you all, Congratulations!!!

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Masking is one of the most magical techniques in crafting—there’s nothing like peeling away a mask to reveal a cool design! And now Online Card Classes has created an entire class dedicated to this amazing technique: it’s time to unmask our creativity with Mask-erade! Oh, and guess what? I’m one of the instructors!

I’m so excited to be a part of this wonderful class, and I want to share it with one of you! So it’s time for a giveaway! Just leave a comment on this post by Sunday, May 10th at 11:59pm CST to be eligible for free registration to Mask-erade. Class begins Tuesday, May 26, 2015, and I’ll announce the winner on May 11th. Can’t wait to see you in class!

If you'd rather not wait to see if you win, you can register for class now! If you win a free spot, your registration fees will be refunded or you can gift them to a friend.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Falling For You Blog Hop!!!

Hi everyone, welcome to my stop on the hop. "Falling for You" is a fun release that has many things falling... like Falling Hearts, Falling Stars. But what I'm really excited about is the Bokeh Lights stencils!!!

These stencils come in a three pack with different size Bokeh clusters. I've created an effect by covering my paper with ink, then using the stencils and a baby wipe to remove some of the color. In a matter of minutes I was done. 

I created a shaker card using the new Nested Circles dies. Before I adhered my acetate in place, I stamped it using the Circle Sayings stamps with White StazOn. I also used the stencil with some embossing paste on the front of my card for a little texture. Once everything was dry, I assembled everything together with sequins to complete the shaker. 

Your next stop on the hop is to my amazing little friend... Jennifer McGuire!!! If you get lost along the way, you can head over to the Simon Says Stamp blog for a list of all the stops.

Be sure to comment on each blog post for a chance to win a Simon Says Stamp Prize pack randomly selected by Simon on April 28.  

Thanks everyone for stopping by, happy hopping!!!