2.10.2016

One Layer Madness!


Okay, you guys ready for this one? This week our challenge for you is ONE LAYER! I don't know about you, but this is a true challenge for me. Fortunately, the Design Team is featuring Paper Smooches this week, so that made my job a bit easier! I love my Paper Smooches stamps and was excited to break open this new set and get stamping!


I decided to take the challenge VERY literally and go with a SINGLE layer and nothing three dimensional at all. Yikes. That was tricky! HA! I used the awesome Curls and Swirls stamp set to create a strong, graphic background. The sentiment, from the Many Thanks stamp set (an absolute MUST HAVE, in my opinion), is embossed in red over the background to maintain that single layer look. The best part? This thing is SO easy to mail! YAYNESS!

And now it's YOUR turn! Create a one layer card and link it up over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog for your chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store! WOOT! WOOT!


Have a Happy!



2.03.2016

Have a Heart

Hello, friends! It's Wednesday and that means we have a brand new awesome challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! Our challenge this week is Have a Heart; we want to see you incorporating hearts into your designs in one way or another. The Design Team is featuring Reverse Confetti products this week. You don't have to use them to join in, but if you've got some, we'd love to see what you do with them! If you are new to Reverse Confetti, you are in for a treat! They have some seriously adorable stamp designs available in the Simon Says Stamp Store!

Puppy Love


I used the super cute Puppy Love stamp set for my card. These pups are ADORABLE!!! I combined it with a couple of Simon Says Stamp favorites, the Wide Stripe Background and a wonderful heart die. I pulled out my Spectrum Noir colored pencils to color the images. It's been a long time since I last used them and I felt it was due time! I actually quite enjoyed playing with colored pencils again!

Puppy Love (detail)


I love this teal and red color combination. I've been a bit obsessed with it lately, actually. It just makes me happy.


Now it's YOUR turn! Create something fabulous based on the Have a Heart theme and link it up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog for your chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store! WOOT! 



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Have a happy!

1.27.2016

Hey, There!

Let's just cut to the chase, shall we? It's ANYTHING GOES week! Yes, that's right, it's everyone's favorite theme, Anything Goes, on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog this week! The design team is featuring Simon Says Stamp exclusives this week! You don't have to use them to join in, but if you have some, we'd love to see how yo make them shine!

Hey There


Yup. I had a little extra fun with this one. I seriously LOVE these old school sunglasses dies from Simon and I was excited to use them! I paired them, perhaps a bit unexpectedly, with the heart from the I See You stamp set. I love this heart! I colored it with Spectrum Noir markers, using colors that were not too strong, but bold enough to peek through the vellum I used in the glasses just a bit. Because... FUN!!!

Hey There (detail)


Naturally, I added some giant googley eyes. Because: Naturally.


Now it's YOUR turn! Create something AWESOME. Use some Simon exclusives if you would like to, and link it up over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store. Yup. We like giving those away! 

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Have a Happy!








1.25.2016

Some Kisses and Stuff

Hello, friends! I have a super fun lovey dovey card today featuring some favorites from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps! BUT... before we get there, did you know they are having a sale? 'Cause they are. And you should totally go check it out. For REALS. It's the Ten Things We Love Sale. And, well, we love these things, so you should, too. You will. You DO! Good talk.


And I just so happened to use one of those great sale sets on my card today. HEY! Isn't that fancy and convenient and stuff?! Yup. Totes.

Mwah by Jennifer Ingle


I stamped the grey tic tac toe board first. I then stamped and embossed the sentiment in red embossing powder. I blended some mint ink onto it for a pop of color and then added a few white dots to give the font even more pizzazz. Because: pizzazz.

Have a Happy!

1.20.2016

Thank You Beary Much!


It's Wednesday and that means it's time for another AWESOME Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! This week, our theme is Create with Critters! We want to see critters front and center on your project this week! The Design Team is featuring Lawn Fawn this week. You know how AWESOME Lawn Fawn is when it comes to critter images! You don't have to use them to play along, but if you have some, we'd love to see how you rock them!

Bear Thanks

I pulled out the adorable Party Animals Stamp Set again. It is just TOO cute! I love it! I colored him and then die cut with the Scripty Thanks die to create a layered inset look. 

Bear Thanks (detail)

A touch of patterned paper and a few sequins finish off the design. Now it's your turn! Create something adorable inspired by the Create with Critters theme for your chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store

And if you happen to have your OWN critter at home, don't forget to post a photo! We love seeing your critters!

Here is a recent photo of my little critter, Morgan, cooking with her Daddy. She likes to help. And, obviously, needed to wear a Star Wars apron. Obviously.



Have a Happy!





1.19.2016

Smooches!

So, this Avery Elle Hogs and Kisses stamp set exists, therefore, I had to have it. That makes sense, right? Right. Let's go with that. Glad we had this talk.

Smooches by Jennifer Ingle #AveryElle #SimonSaysStamp #JustJingle #ValentinesDay


RIGHT, though?! For REALS, you guys! Cutest images EVER! I colored this ridiculously-make-you-giggle cow with Spectrum Noir pens. I love how you can mix up the sentiments in the heart. The set was designed really well in that regard. LOVE IT! I used a couple of sheets from the Jen Hadfield Cottage Living 6x6 paper pad. SEE! I DO know how to use patterned paper.

Once in awhile.

Smooches (detail)


Those tiny hearts are cut with the Simon Says Stamp Mini Hearts Set die. If, for some reason, you do know own this die, go ye to Simon henceforth and drop $7 on them immediately because it is one of the most handy and useful dies in my entire collection. And that's a large collection, trust me on this.

And with that, I wish a wonderful day for you!

Have a Happy!

1.18.2016

Seriously? Thanks.

Four colors. Seems easy enough, right? Create a card using four colors. Well, oddly enough, it was a little tricky. Four goes beyond my CAS two or three, yet falls slightly short of a more layered style of design for me. That, my friends, is why I was excited to try this Paper Smooches Challenge!



I decided to go the clean and simple route, as it is my favorite, for this fun, colorful card.

Seriously?


I die cut these super cute glasses and then adhered thin strips of cardstock behind the negative image to create a fun, playful look. I simply stamped the sentiment from Slang Gang in one of the four cardstock colors (Wisteria from Simon Says Stamp) to tie it in with the image and complete the card.

Seriously? (inside)


The inside has a simple 'thanks' to complete the sentiment.

I had a blast creating this little design. It is fun and playful and sticks to my simple style quite well. I love when a challenge leads me to, not only have fun, but to create a project I love! YAY!

Have a Happy! 

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