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Today (as of this minute on Friday, July 26th at 7:00 pst), Hello Bluebird released 6 new background stamps and also restocked the others that have been out of stock for some time. So they had a Background Bash this week with the design team showing off all of the new background stamps on Instagram. I wanted to show you the two cards I posted with directions as well as show you all of the background stamps stamped and colored. So let's get this party started! First, here are the six background stamps in action with directions on how I made each: This one is called Old Oak. It's perfect for all those critter stamps and fall backgrounds. I embossed... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2019 at Living My Dream
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Today is the first day of a 2 day blog hop showcasing the new SSS release called Believe In You. I have a new set of watercolor cards in this release called Suzy's Succulents. Here is an image: Today I'll be showing you all 12 of these cards all colored and made into cards (like I do on every new product blog post!). I also had two stamp sets that are part of this release - the new Seahorse Background stamp and the Never Quit Swimming stamp set. I have made 10 cards with this stamp as I did a "one stamp, five ways" post for the SSS blog that will be posted on the 31st and I also did... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2019 at Living My Dream
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Helllllllllo! I haven't blogged in a while, but I have definitely been a busy bee over here making lots of things to share with you. Today I have a "one stamp, five ways" post and Friday is the SSS blog hop. I'll be sharing three products I designed for the brand new Believe In You release from SSS that just came out tonight! (Wednesday night at 9:00 pm pst!). First off, I have a new set of watercolor cards called Suzy's Succulents you can see here: I'll be showing all of these painted/colored and made into cards on the first day of the two day blog hop (Friday am). I also have a stamp set and a background stamp that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2019 at Living My Dream
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Hi friends! Today I have a "one stamp, five ways" post to share with you using the brand new SSS card kit called Party Like A Panda. Here is an image of the kit: This kit has some darling patterned papers that I will be showing on all of my cards. It also has a 6x8" stamp set that I'll be focusing on that has matching dies and they can be purchased together. There is a small panda die called the Picture Book Panda in the kit that you can buy alone as well. There is black and white flocking sheets that you can use for the die-cutting on the panda or add them to your stamped images. Here is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2019 at Living My Dream
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Today's "one stamp, five ways" post is using the brand new MFT Stacey Yacula stamp set called Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes. As usual, I love her darling illustrations and this is another perfect one for making lots of sweet cards! You can see the entire MFT New Release HERE. Here is an image of the stamp set: And here are my five cards! CARD 1: This set is just so cute that it was hard to not use all the images on each card! But for this one, I wanted to just let that darling penguin with the banner stand alone. So I used him with just the banner. And doesn't he look so cute as the star of the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2019 at Living My Dream
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Today (((right now at 7:00 pm pst))) the Hello Bluebird new release is LIVE! This means you can now go to the HB website and purchase all of the cute products I'll be using in this post! I love their stamps (dare I say they are my favorite designs in the industry - just so so me!). So rather than purchase every product they made, I joined the DT so I get them for free! That also gives me the excuse to spend way too much of my time coloring their cute images. Here is an example of my obsession: There are six new stamp sets in this release and I have cards made with each one (except Strawberry Jam),... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2019 at Living My Dream
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Hi friends! Today I have a "one stamp, five ways" post to share with you using the SSS July Card Kit called Bee Yourself. Here is an image of the kit: As usual, I focus on the stamp set in the kit (thus the title of the post) so most of my cards are using that over some of the other options in the kit. The stamp set is sold alone and is also called Bee Yourself (I would want this stamp set even if I didn't want the entire kit). It contains a glue sponge and foil as well as 3 laser printed cards you can use on your cards. I will confess that I did (((attempt))) to use... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2019 at Living My Dream
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Today is the first day of a two day blog hop for the new Pretty Pink Posh summer product release. You can buy the entire bundle HERE at a discount. I think I've used the entire release on this post, so all of the new products are listed in the supply list at the end of this post linked to both the PPP store and the SSS store. Before I show you my new cards, here are two that I made for the product sneak with Tropical Toucans: (you can see the details of how I made them and additional photos on the PPP blog here) And here are my three new cards using other products from the new release:... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2019 at Living My Dream
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Helllllllllo all you blog hoppers out there! Today is the first day of a two day celebration! SSS has released their newest set of products called Rest and Refresh. Sounds like what I need after making 12 cards to show you today haha. If you visited THIS POST from yesterday, I did a "one stamp, five ways" using the new stamp set called Your Light. Here are my five cards (see blog post for directions and more images). I also showed a photo of 8 cards I made using the new set called Summa Time (blog post showing these 8 cards will be on the SSS blog on July 30th): In this release I have a new set of watercolor... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2019 at Living My Dream
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Hi everyone! Tonight is the Simon Says Stamp new Rest and Refresh release, so I am sharing with you a "one stamp, five ways" post with one of the all new stamp sets (see my five cards above)! I have a new set of watercolor cards in this release also I can't wait to show you as I think they are one of my better sets. This one is called "Suzy's Adventurous Watercolor Prints" and here is an image: I will have them all painted on my blog tomorrow for the first day of the two day blog hop so come back to see them! You can see the entire Rest and Refresh release here. My post today is using... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2019 at Living My Dream
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I often do additional cards in my "one stamp, five ways" posts, but I've never done less than 5! So today, I had to call this post a "one stamp, four ways" as I just didn't have time to crank out one more card! BUT, hopefully I will make it up to you by impressing you with the four cards I did make haha! Here is an image of one of the newest stamp sets by MFT called Picnic Pals by Stacey Yacula: And here are my four cards! Card 1: My first card is a slimline card with measurements that are 3.5" x 8.5" on the front of the card. You can make one with an 8.5" x 11"... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2019 at Living My Dream
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I've done three other posts about making card backgrounds ahead of time. You can find those HERE, HERE, and HERE. Today is my fourth installment in this series. It's become a "series" because I love doing it this way! Whenever I have a few backgrounds made, I find putting together a card is so much easier and quicker. Plus focusing on creating backgrounds while the Distress Inks are all out is a fun way to spend an afternoon! Today's focus is going to be on creating scenes for critters with Distress Inks and Distress Oxide Inks and stencils. I'll be using 3 Simon Says Stamp stencils today. Here is a lookie at them with short descriptions - these things are... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2019 at Living My Dream
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Today is the first day of the Simon Says Stamp blog hop for their new release called Celebrate You. As you have probably seen thus far on the hop, it is full of products that celebrate father's, birthdays, etc... I have a new set of watercolor cards in this release called Celebrate Dad. Here is an image: I have colored all of these watercolor cards to show you how they will look all perdied up! I don't always use watercolor on them even though they are printed on Ranger Watercolor Paper. Sometimes I use colored pencils or Copic markers, or a combo off all three! Let's get started and I'll give you some of my tips to dress them up... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2019 at Living My Dream
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Today is the Simon Says Stamp new release called Celebrate You. It is full of birthday, Father's Day, and floral products. I have a new set of watercolor cards in this release called Celebrate Dad. Here is an image: This is the first time I have drawn a boy/man set of cards. It was a bit of a challenge for me as I gravitate towards girly flowery images! I will have them all painted on my blog during the blog hop tomorrow if you want to see them all done. I tried some new creative things with the cards this time to inspire you to use the designs in different ways. Today's "one stamp, five ways" post uses one of... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2019 at Living My Dream
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Hello friends! Today's "one stamp, five ways" post is using the Simon Says Stamp June 2019 Card Kit called Leafy Frames. Here is an image of the kit: As usual, I try to focus on the stamp set which is also called Leafy Frames and can be purchased by itself HERE. Let me just tell you that the papers in this kit are phenomenal! I don't usually like using patterned papers on my cards, but these I could not resist. The only problem was I didn't want to cover any of them up! The papers are by Carta Bella and called Botanical Gardens and can be purchased alone HERE in a 6x6 pad. I have five cards and some envelopes... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2019 at Living My Dream
Today is the MFT new release and one of the stamp sets in it is called Foxy Friends by Stacey Yacula. I did a "one stamp, five ways" post today using this cute stamp set. I have five cards to share with you. I've also used the MFT Scene Builder stamp set for a few of these cards. It works so well for backgrounds. CARD 1: I started with a die cut Inside and Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle Die-namics (which doesn't seem to be sold anymore so no link!). Next, I used the Scene Builder stamp set to stamp the grass, trees, and clouds with MFT Natural Ink. I then colored them in with colored pencils. I was so happy... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2019 at Living My Dream
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Hi friends! Today is the first day of a 2 day blog hop showing off the brand new Pretty Pink Posh product release for April. The products all went on sale at PPP on the 29th - you can see the entire release HERE. And they sell all of the new products as a bundle with 10% off HERE. The products are also in stock at Simon Says Stamp, so I have linked them to both stores at the end of this post. In the body of the post, they are linked to the PPP store. Ok, let's get started as I have 4 cards to share with you using some of my favorite new products! CARD 1: If you... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2019 at Living My Dream
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Pretty Pink Posh has a brand new product line that just came out today. You can see the entire release HERE on the PPP website/store. They always sell their releases as a bundle with 10% off which you can purchase HERE. Here is an image of the new release in it's entirety: I made two cards for the PPP Blog last week during sneak peeks using the Mother's Day and Father's Day stamp sets. Here are images of the two cards and the entire post with directions and supplies is HERE. Here are my two new cards with directions for each. They are also Mother's Day and Father's Day cards using the new stamp sets for each holiday as well... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2019 at Living My Dream
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Hi friends! Today I have a "one stamp, five ways" post to share with you using the brand new Simon Says Stamp Special Edition Card Kit called For all Moms. It is full of Mother's Day card making goodies for all types of mothers (including pet moms!). Here is an image of the kit: You can see there are LOTS of fun products in this kit, but as usual I will be focusing on the stamp set. I didn't even use half of the images in it as there are quite a few possibilities in this 6x8 set which can be purchased by itself HERE! Here are my five cards. CARD 1: One of the products in this kit is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2019 at Living My Dream
Today is the Hello Bluebird new release and I couldn't be more excited to share it with you - it is so so so cute! I have four cards made with the new products that I posted on Facebook and IG this week, so you may have already seen them. But today I am going to give you directions for each one and tell you the products I used to make them. Let's get started! PREVIEW DAY 1: Fairy Garden and Garden Friends These are my favorite two new stamp sets and thus my favorite card of the four I have to share. It might be the colors (these are my favs), but I think it is the stamps. Who... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2019 at Living My Dream
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Today is the release of the Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit called Delicate Flowers. I am using it for a "one stamp, five ways" post although I have six cards to share today! Here is an image of the kit: You can also purchase the 6"x8" stamp set alone which is also called Delicate Flowers. It is so pretty, but we all know flowers are my favorite thing to stamp and color! As usual, I use the kit contents for my card, but I focus on the stamp set for each. Let's get started! CARD 1: First off, let me just say that I have very little experience with Alcohol Inks. I was excited to get three of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2019 at Living My Dream
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Hello Simon Says Stamp friends! Hopefully you have come to visit today for the first day of the 2 day blog hop celebrating the new Blossoms and Butterflies SSS release! The entire release can be found HERE. I have a new set of watercolor cards in this release called Picked Just For You. These are targeted for your Mother's Day cards, but I purposely left greetings off a few of them for you to add your own (and thus you can use them for other purpose as well). There are 12 different images in these sets and they are all printed on Ranger Watercolor Paper. I have illustrated a total of 32 sets for SSS now, so that is a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2019 at Living My Dream
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Hi friends! I blogged two days ago, I'm blogging today (Wednesday) and I'll be blogging tomorrow for the SSS Blog Hop. This might be an all time record for me! Today is the Simon Says Stamp new product release called Blossoms and Butterflies. It is full with lots of Spring images of ... wait for it ... blossoms and butterflies! I have a set of watercolor cards in the release called Picked Just For You with a Mother's Day theme. I left greetings off quite a few of them so you can add your own. I'll have all 12 painted on my blog post for the hop on Friday. Here is an image of the cards: Since I'll be showing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at Living My Dream
Today I have three cards to share with you using the BRAND SPANKIN' NEW MFT Stacey Yacula Piggy Pebbles stamp set. It is the cutest thing ever! These are some babes for sure! There is a stamp set as well as a die set to go with them. There is also a darling little Scene Builder stamp set to use with these piggies. I will be showing all three of these as well as the new Fishtail Flag Dies. So let's get started! CARD 1: I started this card with a pre-made background from THIS BLOG POST (making backgrounds ahead of time installment 3). I used Texture Paste and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink for the spots with a SSS Small... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2019 at Living My Dream