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Today, Simon Says Stamps released their September Card Kit called Sea Treasure. And for someone like me that LOVES the sea, it is certainly a treasure! I was so excited when I got this box to create samples to make you want it too (hehehe). Mermaids are just so awesome and so fun to color. So today I have five cards to share with you focusing on the stamp set (as that is the whole point of my "one stamp, five ways" series), but also ONLY using the products in the kit. The stamp set is sold alone and is called Beautiful Mermaids. There is also a set of Beautiful Mermaid Dies to go with it (which I wish I... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Living My Dream
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Today is the much anticipated Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set Release Blog Hop plus a give-a-way (whew long title!). The hop starts on the Altenew Card Blog and there are a total of 33 blogs in this hop (another whew! haha). This is a pretty exciting product and you will be very inspired after following along with all these awesome designers! Here are some details about the new Watercolor Pan set as well as a graphic that shows the top of the product packaging: Product Description: This beautiful set of 36 vibrant watercolor half-pans coordinates perfectly with our line of ink. They are intensely pigmented, fade minimally when drying, and some colors have lovely granulating effects. They are stored in... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Living My Dream
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Today is the first day of the 2-day Friendly Frolic new product release blog hop for Simon Says Stamp. I have a new stamp set as part of this release called More Good Vibes. The images in this stamp set were taken from my Good Vibes watercolor cards from the Good Vibe release last month. They were so popular (already sold out, but will be restocked), that they wanted me to turn them into stamps. This is a 6x8 stamp set - so it is BIG. Here is an image: Today I have a "one stamp, five ways" post to share with you using this stamp set. But because it is one I designed, I went a little cray cray... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2018 at Living My Dream
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Today is the Simon Says Stamp Friendly Frolic release. I love new releases, but especially when I have new products as part of the release. I have a new stamp set called More Good Vibes. If you liked my watercolor cards from the last release, you will love this set as it is images from those cards. Here is an image: I'll be doing a "one stamp, five ways" post tomorrow using this set for the blog hop. But today I have two cards to share with you using some of the other new products from this release. First, I have a card using the Sketch Lotus Flower stamp set. This card is a one layer card that is just... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2018 at Living My Dream
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Today is the last day of a Pretty Pink Posh sale on one of their cute stamp and dies sets called Camping Friends. Here is an image of the set and details about the 25% off sale (ends tonight Sunday): I was lucky enough to receive this set in the mail last week, so I made a card to share with you. Their is LOTS of inspiration on Instagram using it as well - so many cute cards - just tap on the hashtag #prettypinkposh to see them all. I wanted to create a soft sunset for this scene. I started with the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Notes die from white cardstock to create the frame around the background. I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2018 at Living My Dream
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Today I have a "one stamp, five ways" post for you using the new Simon Says Stamp August card kit called Mandy's Flowers. Whenever I do a card kit post, I like to focus on the stamp set since that is the point of my "one stamp, five ways" posts. I only used card kit products on each card though (except for some die-cuts which will be listed in the supplies below). Here is an image of the card kit in full and the stamp set: The stamp set is available for separate purchase as is the floral background stamp included in the kit! If you don't want to spend money on the entire kit, buying just the stamp is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2018 at Living My Dream
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Hello friends! It's been a while since I have blogged. I have a good excuse though - I have been on vacation. We went to Hawaii for two weeks and spent half the time in Kauai and half the time in Maui. To say it was a good experience is an understatement. I am now looking for real estate on Kauai so I can move there permanently! Pretty Pink Posh announced their new design team yesterday. I am staying on for another term. I enjoy their products so much and working with them is a pleasure! So I will stay as long as they will have me. Here is the new team: Today I have four cards to share with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2018 at Living My Dream
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Hello blog hopping peeps! Today is the Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes Blog Hop and I have a new set of watercolor cards to share with you. They are called . . . Good Vibes! haha I had fun drawing this set, but I had even more fun coloring them - can you say NEON? I went bright - like you might want to put on your sunglasses before you read this post bright. Here is an image of the watercolor cards before I went crazy on them! The entire Good Vibes release is HERE. I also worked with the Surf's Up stamp and die set this week for a guest "one stamp, five ways" post on the Simon Says... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2018 at Living My Dream
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Today is the second day of the PPP New Product Release Blog Hop - you can see all of the new PPP products being released HERE. I have four cards to share with you using a couple of the stamp sets and some of the new dies. I always love little people by PPP, so I jumped all over the new School Friends stamp set. I also love Koala's (which are NOT bears - excuse my last post that mis-stated that!) so I finished off with one more card using the Koala Friends set. There are two other cards using that set on THIS POST from a few days ago. Ok, lets get started. I have a few tips for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2018 at Living My Dream
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Today the new Simon Says Stamp card kit named Cool Summer has hit the market! I love kit release day as I usually have quite a few cards to share with you. Today I am doing a "one stamp, five ways" with the stamp set in the kit, but as usual I break my own rules and I have six cards. The cards focus on the stamp set, but I only used the products in the kit on these cards. Here is an image of the kit: Here is an image of the cute stamp set (so versatile with so many salutations and I think I used ALL of them!) which can be purchased separately HERE: Card 1: Tips: Use... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2018 at Living My Dream
Pretty Pink Posh has a new release that is available as of right this very minute! You can see the entire new release HERE. It can be purchased as a bundle HERE to get a 10% discount. And if you place a $60 order, you get a free die-cut that is a script word saying CONGRATS which is not even up for sale yet! Ok, with all that, let's get to my cards! I have two to share with you today using two of the new stamp sets and a couple of the new stand alone dies. My favorite new stamp set this release is the Koala Friends set. Public Service Announcement: They are not bears. I got corrected on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at Living My Dream
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Today is the SSS Blog hop for their new release called Sending Sunshine. Woot woot - this is a good one friends! I love summer products (maybe because I live by the beach and I can never get enough of it) - so bring on the summer goods! Today I have a new set of watercolor cards to share with you - all colored and dressed up to send out. When I was trying to come up with a theme for this month's cards, I was on a diet. I actually have been for about 5 months and I've lost 30 plus lbs - pretty excited about that. So I decided to do SWEET TREATS. Doing my research on ideas... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2018 at Living My Dream
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Hi friends! Today SSS released a new product line called Sending Sunshine! It is full of stamps, dies, stencils, and sequins. I have a new set of watercolor cards in it called Sweet Treats. I was dieting while I drew and painted these - I don't recommend that! I will be showing you the painted versions during the blog hop on the 17th. Here is an image: Today I have two cards to share with you using two of my favorite new stamp sets. The first is called Wreath Greetings and it comes with a set of dies as well. Or you can buy them as a bundle here. Here is an image: I made a card with this set... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at Living My Dream
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Today is the release of the Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit called "Fly Me Away". Here is an image of the kit: Today I have a "one stamp, five ways" post using the kit and primarily focusing on the gorgeous stamp set called Beautiful Flowers (which is 6x8"). It is sold alone and here is an image and link: I have 7 cards to share with you focusing on the stamp set, but they also use all the other products in the kit. I also have a card using my watercolor card that is in the kit. So let's get started! Card 1: The paper pad that is in the kit is gorgeous - I love the colors and... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at Living My Dream
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Hello crafty friends! Today is day two of a star filled Pretty Pink Posh new release blog hop! I think it's pretty clear that ALL designers LOVE PPP as she has so many great talents participating in this two day hop. You should be about half way through the second day, but if you missed the first, you can start hopping here on the PPP blog. Every couple of months PPP comes out with a new product release that is always a stunner. Here is an image of the entire release which can be purchased in a bundle for 10% off. I've created several cards for you today for a "one stamp, five ways" post using the new Playful Puppies... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at Living My Dream
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Pretty Pink Posh has just released a new set of products including stamps, dies, stand a-lone dies, and jewels. They sell all of the products together in a bundle HERE with a 10% discount: You can buy all of the jewels together as a set HERE. They have gold, silver, white, clear (my favorite), cream and black! They always create the cutest designs and these are no exceptions. I love working with all of the cute images and especially the flowers they have been coming out with. Today I have two cards to share with you using two of the new stamp and die sets. The first one uses the Flourishing Fuchsias stamp and die set and the Lovely Script... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at Living My Dream
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The Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit called Kind Heart was released a few days ago. I just finished 7 cards using it! So this is kind of a "one stamp, five ways" post, but I actually used both stamps in the kit and made 7, so I'm breaking my rules once again! Here is an image of the kit: Like I mentioned, there are two stamp sets in the kit - they are both sold separately if you prefer not buying the entire kit. One is a 6x8 called Everything Together by Kristina Werner. Her brush lettering is just my favorite! The second set is 3x4 and it is called Take Heart. There is also a die in the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at Living My Dream
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Hello friends! I'm blogging two days in a row because I'm so excited about the new Simon Says Stamp Fluttering By release! Today is day one of a two day blog hop. I'll be showing you my newest set of watercolor cards called Mothers Day all colored and made into cards. Here is an image of them as they come printed on Ranger Watercolor Paper (which works with any coloring medium you choose). I was shopping for a card recently and realized what a good deal these sets are compared to the prices of cards out there! This set is full of flowers and animals perfect to tell your mom how much you love her. There are so many products... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2018 at Living My Dream
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Today is the Simon Says Stamp Fluttering By release featuring lots of Mother's Day and Spring products. I have a set of watercolor cards in this release called Mother's Day with lots of flowers and animals that I will be showing you all colored tomorrow for the SSS blog hop. But today, I am sharing a "one stamp, five ways" post using the new Under the Sea Friends stamp set and matching die set. I'll also be showing a few more of the new products including the Happy Birthday die, Whoa You're Amazing die, and three new sets of sequin mixes. Here is an image of my new watercolor cards: And here is an image of the Under the Sea... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at Living My Dream
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Tomorrow is Easter and I'm just posting this Easter Card post - ahhhh! Well, at least it will get you in the holiday mood if you aren't there already! Today's "one stamp, five ways" post uses the Simon Says Stamp adorable Easter Blessings stamp set. Here is an image: This stamp set has a little of everything in it - cutsy and religious. I love all the options it presents, so making 5 cards with it was very easy! There isn't a die set for this one, so I did have to fussy cut around the images, but you can see they are pretty straight forward. Card 1: This is my "random stamping" card. I try to change it up... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2018 at Living My Dream
During the last Simon Says Stamp release called Better Together, I had a set of dog watercolor cards. During the blog hop, I promised to show all of them colored. So today is that promised blog post! I have all 12 of these cards painted and colored, but I didn't make them into cards. I am out of town taking care of my mom who had surgery, so I wasn't able to get them die-cut and attached to card bases (except for 2 of them that I already shared). I hope you can identify all the breeds. This has been my most popular watercolor card set so far, so I'm thinking of doing a kitty set as well. I'm not... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2018 at Living My Dream
Today my "one stamp, five ways" post uses the Simon Says Stamp April card kit. But unfortunately it was sold out before I finished this post. The beautiful stamp set included in the kit IS STILL IN STOCK though - it is called Beautiful Day. There is also a butterfly stencil that is still available for individual purchase. And the two inks in the kit are also available - Squeezed Lemonade and Mermaid Lagoon. So really all you are missing is the papers if you didn't get the full kit. When I do kit posts, I use the stamp set on all of my cards since it's a "one stamp, five ways" post, so this post should still be helpful... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2018 at Living My Dream
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Today is day two of the Simon Says Stamp blog hop for their new Best Days release. I have two sets of watercolor cards as part of this release! The first one is called "It's a Dogs Life". I drew this set because I absolutely LOVE dogs and I have two myself (neither of which got represented here so don't tell them). I tried to include the most popular breeds so I hope I've included yours! Here is an image: Here are 2 of the 12 cards I had a chance to color and make into cards. I'll be coloring the rest and doing a blog post with them in the coming week. I colored both of these with Prismacolored... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2018 at Living My Dream
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Today is the second day of the inspirational Pretty Pink Posh new release blog hop and I'm so excited to share some cards with you using the Bunny Friends set and lots of of the other new dies. I made six cards and shared four of them on my last blog post. I have two more to share with you today all using the same stamp and die set. Here are the first four cards I showed on the other post and you can view that post to see directions for each of them HERE: And here are the two cards I haven't shared yet with directions for each: This card uses a few of the new dies from the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2018 at Living My Dream
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Today I have a "one stamp, five ways" post to share using the new ADORBS BUNNY FRIENDS stamp and die set by Pretty Pink Posh. Everything they create is just so darn cute! I love Easter products as flowers and bunnies and all things spring are my favorites! This stamp is just perfect for Easter and Spring cards. Here is an image: I made six cards with the set, but I am only sharing four of them today. I have two that are going to be on the Pretty Pink Posh blog, so I'm just showing you sneaks of the last two. Yes, I broke all my rules again!! The good news is that PPP released their products on March... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2018 at Living My Dream