I Can't WAIT!

This week for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge we are getting KRAFTY! Yes, that's right, we want to see you use KRAFT in your projects in some way. The Design Team is using Hero Arts goodies generously provided by Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp. If you have Hero Arts in your stash, we'd LOVE to see you rock their products, but if not, that's totally cool, it isn't required to play along.

Can't Wait!

I used this adorable Lil' Hoot Set from Hero Arts along with a new background stamp coming out soon! Eeek! Love sneak peeks! I embossed my background using both gold and white powders to create a unique pattern and colored that pair of cuties with Spectrum Noir pens. A couple of googly eyes were a perfect finish!

Can't Wait (detail)

Now it's your turn! One lucky participant is going to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store to do some shopping!!!! WHAT?! Yup. Totes, you guys. You can enter up to five times, but your projects must be NEW... no backlinking is allowed. Have fun creating! Simply link your project up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Have a Happy!


Soy Happy For You!

Nope. Not a typo. Not even a little bit. Just a post title STUFFED to the BRIM with punny goodness! You know I'm a fan of a hilarious pun, right? If not, you have now officially been warned. Err.... I mean, informed, yeah.... that's it.

Soy Happy For You

ACK! So fun! I actually won this stamp set quite awhile ago and being that I'm pretty much the only person in the entire world that doesn't love sushi (I have tried, folks, I really have...I WANT to be a cool kid and like sushi, but it's just not my thing. I have failed at being a proper hipster, I am aware), SO...that made this set trickier for me to use for some reason. I know... that doesn't make much sense, but just go with it, K? K. Thanks. Glad you've got my back on this. AND THEN... we got invited to an engagement celebration. I don't often have opportunity to create engagement cards so I had to be a bit creative and I KNEW this couple would totally appreciate a good solid (and obviously hilarious) pun. I did it. And I love it. And it makes me happy.

Soy Happy (detail)

I colored the images with Spectrum Noir pens and die cut them. There is a cute piece of sushi INSIDE the card, along with a simple 'congratulations' from another Lawn Fawn stamp set, but, alas, I forgot to photograph it and I actually gave this card to someone, sooo.. ooopsies! For reals, though. It's cute on the inside. I promise.

Have a Happy!

(These links are all affiliate links. Thanks for your support! :) )

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Let's Roll
Dies: Lawn Fawn Let's Roll
Markers: Spectrum Noir
Ink: My Favorite Things Hybrid Black Licorice, VersaMark
Cardstock: Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth White, Neenah Kraft
Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Stamp Press, Double-Sided Foam Tape


CAS-ual Fridays and Add a Little Dazzle Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Hello, friends! Today I am excited to be a part of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and Add a Little Dazzle Blog Hop! If you read my blog regularly, you already know about the super awesome stamps offered by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. We are coming together with Add a Little Dazzle, a shop that sells these neat metallic sheets for paper crafting. They can be stamped on, die cut, trimmed, etc. Also, be sure to leave a comment on each blog each day of the hop for your chance to win some AWESOME prizes!

If you came from the Add a Little Dazzle Blog you are already on the right track! If you'd like to start from the beginning of today's hop, head on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog. I've included the full hop order at the bottom of this post for you, as well.

Believe in Christmas Magic

I created this fun Christmas card using the Christmas Carols stamp set and the 4 Petal Set Fri-Dies along with the Perfect Peacock metal sheet. I added just a bit of Liquid pearls as centers on the die cut pieces. This card was fairly simple and packs a lot of punch! The metal sheet really SHINES and I love that!

Believe in Christmas Magic (detail)

You can see that die cutting the metal also gave it a really gorgeous shape. I just love the way these flowers look! Your next stop on the hop is Martha! Be sure to check out what she has created!

Here is the full list for today's hop. Be sure to visit the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog all week, as there will be a new hop each day! LOTS of inspiration! Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog for your chance to win!!!

Enjoy the hop!

Have a Happy!


Winnie and Walter Leading Lady Take THREE!

Hello, friends, and welcome to TAKE 3 of my Winnie & Walter Leading Lady posts! I am actually super excited about today's feature! This week we are getting ACTIVE! Before you all run away, I promise not to make you go to the gym. Afterall, the word 'run' only comes into my vocabulary when I am 'running out for ice cream' or something along those lines. So, no. We aren't going to doing squats, planks, or the like, but we ARE going to make our CARDS active! Yup! Today's cards all have some interactive feature on them. The go from simple to more complicated, so there is a little something for everyone today!

Welcome Home

I started with the gorgeous This Awesome House stamp set. That dog. You guys. I. Love. That. Dog. I love the rest of the set, too, but the dog will always be my favorite. I colored the house, stamped the background...all pretty normal card-ish things, but then I used my knife to cut the doors so that they would open. I mounted the house on foam tape and....

Welcome Home (detail)

Eeeek! How much fun is THAT?! I used the chimney stamp to create the end of a table and sat the cat beside it right inside the door. It just makes me happy. This is such an easy way to add just a small interactive feature to your card! So fun!

Winter Wonderland Shaker

You HAD to know this was coming! I simply couldn't do a post about interactive cards without a fabulous shaker! I love them so much! For this one I used the Scenery: It's a Wonderful Pennant stamp set in conjunction with the The Big, The Bold, and Seasons set. I created a simple little scene with LOTS of glitter and sequins inside!

Winter Wonderland Shaker (detail)

And last, but CERTAINLY not least, I have this super extra fun interactive card for you...


Okay, I can here you now... "Ummm, Jingle, I know this Leading Lady stuff is a lot of pressure and all, but I'm pretty sure that is NOT an interactive card. Nope. I mean, it's cute and all, but it's just an ordinary CAS card."

WAIT for IT......

Smile (detail)

BOOM! That just happened. Yes, my friends, when you press gently on the shutter button on the camera, it lights up! I used a tiny (and I mean TINY) LED, some copper tape, and a watch battery to do some paper circuitry behind the popped up panel. It's all very thin and light weight, so it works great on a card!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Don't forget to comment on each of my Leading Lady posts throughout this month for your chance to win a $30 Gift Certificate to Winnie and Walter!

Have a Happy!


Shanghai Day and Night

I may or may not have fallen instantly in love with the inspiration photo for the Cure for the Monday Blues Challenge this week.

Seriously, though, you guys!!! Isn't that just a happy place? Clean, beautiful whites, shiny things, and food! What more could you possible need? HA! I was very much drawn to the white on white with just a touch of gold and pale pinks, so, despite knowing the difficulty of photographing white on white cards.... I did it. What can I say? Life is all about the challenges, right? Right. K. Good. Now... my card...

Day and Night

I did mention the difficulty of photographing white on white, right? I promise it is gorgeous in real life. LOL! I stamped the Shanghai skyline from Altenew's Sketchy Cities Abroad stamp set and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I really love the detail in this image! I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in gold and then added a strip of pale pink paper from the Shimelle Collection and a small bit of gold washi tape from Little B Designs.

Day and Night (detail)

Before you go, just a reminder that tomorrow will be my TAKE THREE post for my Winnie & Walter Leading Lady position this month! Be sure to stop by because there is some VERY cool stuff coming around here!

Have a Happy!


Peppermint Planner

I forget things. A lot, actually. SO, when The Hubbums mentions something that I want to tuck away in the back of my mind as a potential Christmas gift, I like to write it down. Or...when I get one of those, OH! I KNOW WHAT I CAN BUY MY SISTER! moments, again, I need to write that stuff DOWN, folks! I decided to create a fun little holiday planner for just this purpose.

Peppermint Planner

This is my Peppermint Planner! Cute name, huh? Yup. Totally. I love it! Tee-hee!!!! I pulled together some fun stamps and dies from Paper Smooches for this one and I just love it! The planner, itself, is a simple Moleskine notebook. Nothing fancy, and super easy to alter. I used the Paper Smooches Rainbow Die to cut the red and white curves to form the fun circle around my critter. The adorable penguin is from the Chilly Chums set and he is fussy cut and then mounted on an Action Wobble so when you touch him he WOBBLES!!! So. Much. Cuteness.

Peppermint Planner Wobble Element

The alphabet letters are Kelly Purkey stickers and no longer available, but I am sure you can find some similar ones out there to create your own planner. I used a great holiday flair piece from Bossy Joscie (who also sells AMAZEBALLS custom stamps, so you should really click through and check it out, dude. For reals.) at the top of the planner for just a bit of extra and then finally finished it off with a pen stitch around the edge. I am READY to plan, folks!

Have a Happy!


Color Coordinates with Simon Says Stamp

Hello, friends! It's time for another fun challenge from the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog! I indulged in a Peanut Butter and Jelly iced coffee this morning (yes, you read that correctly) AND I am in a crazy good mood as it is a beautiful autumn day and the trees are shining with glorious color, SOOO...that being said... I might be a little chatty this morning. K? K. Glad we covered that little tidbit.

So... back to the challenge. This week we are working with COLOR COORDINATES! Every so often Shari puts together a wonderful bunch of colors for the Simon Says Stamp blog and offers great suggestions for pulling together products using those colors for awesome cards! The challenge this week is to use this fun Color Coordinates collection!

I am LOVING these fun Simon Says Stamp colors! Loving them! Obviously they work great for Halloween, but I do think they really would work well for so many kinds of card designs. LOVE!

Trick or Treat

I absolutely LOVE this adorable Costumed Pets stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I combined it with some great Simon Says Stamp cardstock and Inks for this fun Halloween card. It makes me smile. It really does! I colored the image with Spectrum Noir pens...I really love those things. So easy to use and very affordable, too! The patterned paper is from the Fancy Pants Me-Ology 6x6 pad. It's fabulous, too. EVERYTHING is fabulous! Or Awesome. Or cool if you're part of the team... whoa....sidetracked there... K... moving on...

Trick or Treat Puppy (detail)

I added a bit of metallic string from May Arts along with sequins and some Glossy Accents on the puppy nose for accents. Just a few little things, but a HUGE impact! Love that! Seriously, though...I impulsively add glossy accents to puppy noses. It just seems WRONG to not have a shiny little nose on those adorable little critters!

AND...as per usual, Simon is generously offering a $50 Gift Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store to one lucky participant in this week's challenge! All you need to do is create a NEW card based on the Color Coordinates shown above and link it up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog for your chance to win! You can link up to five projects, but they must be NEW. I hope you play along!

Have a Happy!!!