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Today Tim Holtz teamed up with Simon Says Stamp as part of the STAMPtember with an exclusive stamp set and four stencils bundled together. I was lucky enough to get to work with all of these products before the release and was requested to mail my cards to the TIM himself. I think he might have even fondled MY CARDS on his Facebook live today announcing the new set. I need to go watch it to see if he liked them. I think in all the years I've been creating (scrapbooking first, then card making) and working in the industry with Tim and even taken classes from him, I've never created anything for him or his company. So I was... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Living My Dream
Hello my crafty friends! Today is and Day 3 of Mama Elephant's #celebrating6years Anniversary Release Stampede! I was so excited to be invited to participate as I absolutely adore their cute stamps! Their new release is now live and available for purchase in the Mama Elephant Shop as well as at Simon Says Stamp (links to the products I used in this post to the SSS shop at the end of this post). To celebrate their 6 year anniversary, Mama Elephant has lots of sales and promotions and even give-a-ways which are all shown below: From 9/15 - 9/17 10% off entire store! No code required! From 9/15 - 9/30 Spend $100* - receive 1 free 'Color Me Letters' 4x6... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Living My Dream
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Welcome to the LAST stop of the two day Pretty Pink Posh blog hop (((if you have made it this far haha))). On the day of the new product release, I posted THIS BLOG POST with lots of photos of colored images using each stamp set in the new release. Today I have two cards to share with you using the gorgeous Anemone Floral stamps and dies. Here is an image of all of my flowers after I had colored them and die cut them out. Coloring is definitely my favorite part, so I tend to spend way to long on that part of the process! Half of the above flowers were painted with watercolors and the other half were... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Living My Dream
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Today my "one stamp, five ways" post is using the brand new Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit called Sketched Flowers. I love floral stamps, so this one was right up my alley. I made six cards with the stamp set as the focus, but I also used the other items in the kit for these cards (as I'll discuss below). Here is an image of the kit with the stamp set: You can purchase the stamp set alone if you only want it and not the full kit - all of my card ideas would work with just the stamp set and it's a beauty! Here are my six cards: Card 1: Let me be really honest. I am... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Living My Dream
I'm finally back with my Simon Says Stamp It's Your Birthday watercolor cards all painted and made into cards to show you. They were part of the latest STAMPtember product release a week or so ago. I had two new sets of watercolor cards in this release including the Flower Sentiment set I showed all painted on this blog post HERE. Here is an image of the It's Your Birthday Set: Whenever I draw a set of watercolor cards, I try to include some drawings for all tastes. I know I have a whimsical/playful/cutesy style that may not fit some people's taste, but I do try to include lots of options. Drawing these sets each month does not come easily... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at Living My Dream
Pretty Pink Posh released a new set of products last week and they are SO very cute! I haven't had a chance to blog about them as I was taking my daughter to college in Utah. But I did have lots of time to color, so I wanted to share my colored images with you. I will be showing you some cards made with these images during the PPP blog hop that is on September 13th and 14th. All of the products I used in this post are linked at the end of the post to both the Pretty Pink Posh store as well as the Simon Says Stamp store. If you are like me and you want the ENTIRE... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at Living My Dream
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STAMPtember is finally here - wootwoot - the entire release is HERE! I'm super excited about all these awesome new products and my two sets of watercolor card sets that have been released. One is a birthday watercolor card set and the other is a floral watercolor card set called Foral Sentiments with all different sentiments. Here are images of both: Today I'll be sharing the floral set all painted and made into cards. I'll share the birthday set in a few days as they are all ready to go as well! Here are all 12 with two versions of one of them so 13 in total. I have some tips and techniques I used to color these at the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2018 at Living My Dream
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Today's "one stamp, five ways" post is using one of my all time favorite SSS stamp sets called Sketch Lotus Flowers. I prepared this post a week ago and now the stamp, die, and bundle are all out of stock! So this is a really bad time to try and promote the set, but if you already have it (and apparently quite a few have sold), this might be a helpful post for you! I have six cards to share with you! Here is an image of the stamp set - it looks simple, but I found lots of ways to use that one image! Card 1: I always like to start with my favorite card. This is my random... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2018 at Living My Dream
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Hello stamping friends! Today's "one stamp, five ways" post uses an older floral set by Simon Says Stamp called Summer Flowers. You can purchase it alone, with the matching dies, or as a bundle. I've always wanted to use it and since they didn't have an August release, it was the perfect time to pull it out. (Note: but watch out for Stamptember coming to a theater near you soon!). If you visit regularly, I've talked a lot about my colored pencil obsession/preferences recently. I have always used Prismacolor, but I just bought a set of Faber Castelle. I'll do a review of both on an upcoming blog post for those interested - but the short message is I love... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2018 at Living My Dream
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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 Aug 14, 2018 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 Aug 9, 2018 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