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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 yesterday at Living My Dream
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
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
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
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
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
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
Today I have two cards to share with you using the Pretty Pink Posh Hummingbird Thanks and Pretty Petunias stamp and die sets. I started by stamping all of the images from these two sets on white cardstock with MFT Natural Ink so I could color them with no lines. Then I colored them all in with Copic Markers. Then I went back and shaded them all with Prismacolored Pencils. I ended up with some very BRIGHT colored images as you will see. I had enough to make two cards, so both cards match in their bright colored shades! So here we go! (put on the sunglasses!!!). Card 1: I think I even over lightened this photo so it wouldn't... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2018 at Living My Dream
Today is the release of the Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit. It is a VERY full kit and full of spring promise! This one actually includes TWO stamp sets, so I actually should have titled this post "one kit, five ways" as it technically uses both of the stamps in the kit. But we all know I often break my rules, so hopefully we can all just go with it! Here is an image of the kit: I made five cards to share with you today primarily focusing on the two stamp sets, but using all of the kit contents as well (including those little puff balls which are so cute!). Card 1: This is the only one of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2018 at Living My Dream
Hey girls (and boys?!?!?!) - I'm finally back with a "one stamp, five ways" post! But I have (again) broken (my) rules and made it a "one stamp, SIX ways" post! Any objections? hahaha Today's post is using the Simon Says Stamp stamp set called Encouraging Animals with a matching Encouraging Animals die set. It is full of cute little animals and cute little salutations to go with each. This set was part of their Encouraging Words release a few months ago. Here is an image: There were so many options with this stamp set with six different animals/insects/birds and lots of salutations so you can use it for many different occasions. I didn't even use it for school even... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2018 at Living My Dream
Hello again friends! I'm loving all these LOVE filled releases by SSS. I think love and valentine cards are the most fun to make so I get very excited over anything with hearts! There are lots of stamp sets, dies, and my newest set of watercolor cards in this release. You can see the entire release HERE. Here is an image of my watercolor cards called Love and Friendship: As usual, I have all of the watercolor cards painted to show you so you can get an idea of how they will look all dressed up and ready to give-a-way! This time though, I only had the cards for 24 hours, so I wanted to tell you that I painted... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2018 at Living My Dream
Thank you so much Tracey! You can leave a comment on my blog now to win a GC to the EH store! suzy
Thank you so much Greta! You can leave a comment on my blog now to win a GC to the EH store. suzy
thank you so much Michelle!
awe thank you so much! you can leave a comment on my blog now - finally got the post up. i will be giving away a $50 GC to the EH store! suzy
sorry - I just finally got the post up - you can leave a comment now! suzy
I didn't either and I was trying to figure out a way to keep it flat, but have it removable, so I tried it. No problems at all! And it didn't leave any residue which was nice. thank you so much for the nice comments! if you leave a comment on my blog you can be eligible to win a $50 GC to the EH store! (I finally got the post up!) suzy
thank you so much! if you leave a comment on my blog you can be eligible to win a $50 GC to the EH store! suzy
thank you so much! i just added the post to my blog where you can win a $50 GC to the EH store if you leave a comment. Sorry it wasn't up yesterday! Suzy
Yesterday I was the guest blogger on the Ellen Hutson blog (and I forgot to add this post yesterday so I'm so sorry it is late if you have been looking for it! One comment on this blog will win a $50 GC to the Ellen Hudson store - wooohoooooooo!!! I have three cards on the EH blog with different techniques on each and step out shots that are worth checking out, so hop on over to this post to see the details. Here are some sneaks of my cards: I used two of their newly released stamp sets - S'Whale and Arctic Pals as well as a new stencil called Strands. I used a recently released stamp set called... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2018 at Living My Dream
Hello card making friends! Today is the second day of the Simon Says Stamp FRIENDS new product release blog hop. This release went live a little before the holidays, but the blog hop waited until things were a bit calmer! I have two products in this release including a stamp set called Love and Friendship and a watercolor card set called Winter Warmth. The entire release can be found HERE. Here is my stamp set: The little girls are suppose to be friends and they can either hold hands or they can hold one of the items in the stamp set. Some of the small sentiments fit inside the balloon. I added the sentiment "you are my person" because that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2018 at Living My Dream
Hello to day three of the blog hop - I hope many of you are still hopping along to see creations using the brand new Pretty Pink Posh release. I've been on their design team for three terms now as they truly make the cutest products out there. I especially love their little people sets, so today I'm going to use the new Birthday Friends Stamp Set and Die Set to do a "one stamp, five ways". But before we get to my creations, lets talk a little more business! PPP has several specials going on for all orders placed during this 3 day blog hop celebration as shown here: Here is an image of the free stamp set mentioned... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2018 at Living My Dream
Hello friends! I realize I am kind of late posting this as most of you have probably already completed your Christmas shopping. But I for one have not! And I always like to buy myself a few things, so maybe you are still looking for ideas for YOU! I wanted to share with you my can't live without card making supplies I discovered (or continued to love) in 2017. These are my top 10 in order: 1. Kaiser Craft Glitter Pens - set of 12 I became obsessed with these after I received an orange one in one of the SSS card kits. I've ordered 3 of this set so far because I use them every single time I color... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at Living My Dream