Thursday, February 29, 2024

Bunny Kisses

I have made an Easter card filled with adorable bunnies!  I used a new stamp/die set, and a new stencil, both from Simon Says Stamp's newest Splendor release!...
I stamped and colored the bunnies, then, despite having dies, I hand cut them out.  I had stenciled the rainbow of words on the panel and cut it down, and I wanted the bunnies to fit on the panel, so I cut them out.  Having them all together, die cut, they wouldn't have fit.  I think it worked out cutely with them all randomly in a row on the panel.  I stamped and die cut the sentiment, then popped up the panel on the card.  Here's a cloe up...
Hippity Hoppity Easter IS on it's way...what fun!!  I think warmer weather is on the way, cannot wait for Spring!! Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Daisy Butterfly Birthday

I have made a birthday card with the beautiful new Simon Says Stamp Mix and Match Butterflies stamp/die set, in the Splendor release as well as Simon's March Card Kit!
I stamped and die cut the butterfly and colored the butterfly with markers.  I was kind of liking the thought of a daisy for my flower(I LOVE daisies!),  and surrounded by blue skies...I actually like how the colors played out.  I layered the butterfly pieces, and popped it up over a gray embossed square.  I chose to adhere the butterfly to a square card...just like how it looked on this layout.  I know alot of people don't do square cards, but....did you know...that the stamp you use for a card with thickness or embellishments, one that won't go through the postal machines, is the same stamp you can use on a square card??  Just FYI.  I used one of the new embossing folders to make the background a little interesting and give it a little interest, and a birthday greeting from a new CZ Design sentiment stamp set! 
Here's a close up....
Butterflies always make me so happy...this one is no different!  Hope your week has been off to a great start!! 
Thanks so much, for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Monday, February 26, 2024

I've made a card with a new stamp/die set from Simon Says Stamp's newest release, Splendor...
This set has some really cute stamps, and I chose the single carrot and it's die, to make my card!  I stamped the carrot a bunch of times, and die cut each one.  I then colored them with markers and randomly popped them up on a card with foam tape.  I used the fun sentimtiment from the set, stamped below the carrots.  Here's a close up...
With Easter coming, this set is filled with Easter fun!  I hope you had a great weekend...and are having a great start to this new week...please take care!
Thanks so much, for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Sunday, February 18, 2024

Whirl Flowers

I have made a couple cards with the new fun and pretty Simon Says Stamp Whirl Flower die, from their new Splendor release!...
I have made both cards the same way, just different colors, layouts, and sentiment themes.  To used this die in a slightly different way then was perhaps intended, I hand cut part of each petal out with my scissors, and used the cut outs as a stencil to color the flower for the card...
After the colors were brushed on, I took and folded that stenciled, and colored part of each petal up a bit...to give them some dimension.    I added a couple of the sentiment stamps from the very cool new CZ Design Birthday Basics stamp set.   I layered the flower a couple times, then adhered one of the very pretty new gems in the center. I love about this gem is it's RAINBOW!!  Yes, a gem that is rainbow colored...how cool is that!!  Here's a close up...

The second one is actually the first one that I had made...in an aqua blue with another one of the pretty gems from the new release...
I used a sentiment from the Flower Love stamp set.  I also used one of the new gems from the release, too, for the center of the flower.  Here's a close up...
These were a lot of fun...this flower is so cool!  Hope you are having a super Sunday!  Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look at my cards...I appreciate your time!
Hugs!! Lisa

Friday, February 16, 2024

Splendor Blog Hop Day 1!

I am joining a number of amazing artists to celebrate the newest release over at Simon Says Stamp, Splendor, over at the Simon Blog!  There are so many wonderful stamps dies, stencils and stamping accessories(inks, brushes, sparkles...) in this release!  There are products for St. Patrick's Day, Easter, birthdays, and lots more!  
I have used the cool new Gift Bag die, and the sweet and adorable Easter Peeps stamp set(has coordinating dies, too!), to make a couple Easter bags filled with candy!...
The first one, I die cut the bag, then stamped one of the line stamps with black ink, and colored the flowers and chick with markers.  I dotted the "daisies" with some of the new dazzling yellow gems.  I did use very old red metallic heart brads to attach the handles to the bag(I have linked to some red metallic heart brads below...not sure if they are the same size, but they"look" like it).  I then used thin double sided tape to adhere the corners and bottoms of the bag.  I filled it with Easter straw and Easter Kit Kats, as the colors were just right.  Here's a close up...
 
The second one, I used some aqua blue cardstock to cut out the bag...
This time I made it super simple(you could quickly make alot of them for work or neighbors), by stamping the bunnies and sentiment with versamark and white embossing.  Like the first one, I used some very old heart brads, I had, these smaller and white.  I, again, filled the bag with straw, and then with candy.  Here's a close up...
Okay...I had SO much fun making my bags, they are so stinkin' cute and perfect for so many occasions, or no occasions at all!!  My fun was above, your fun is below!!

Simon is generously giving a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from our comment sections, so the more hop blogs you comment on, the more chances you will have to win!  Winners will be chosen and posted on the Simon Blog on Wednesday, February 21st, so make sure you check the Simon Blog on the 21st, to see if you are a winner!!  If you are a winner, you can email Simon to claim your prize!
The list of participants in today's hop are listed below...

Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Nina-Marie Trapani

Caly Person

Jennifer McGuire

Suzy Plantamura

Amy Rysavy

Bibi Cameron

Debby Hughes

                               Lisa Addesa<-----You are Here!

Emily Midgett

Cheiron Brandon

Miriam Prantner

Dilay Nacar

Allison Frazier

Natasha Vacca

Two things before I end my post...There is a second hop, tomorrow,  so I hope you will check it out at the Simon Blog!  There is a whole bunch more inspiration and more chances for you to comment and possibly win one of the $25 coupons!  

The second thing, please don't forget about the offer in the banner at the top of my post!  The offer is for a free Simon exclusive Margot Tile Embossing Folder!  There are directions on how to do that in the banner above...follow the three easy steps and the pretty embossing folder is yours for FREE, until the end of the day on February 18th, or until supplies last!!
Thank you so much for stopping by, and please keep on hopping! 
Hugs!  Lisa

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Splendor Release!

There is a new release out, over at Simon Says Stamp...Splendor!  I have used one of the beautiful new die sets, along with a sentiment from one of the new sets, to make a birthday card!...
I die cut the stem/flowers from white cardstock, and colored the stem with a marker, and the flowers with an ink pad and blending brush.  I adhered the stem/flowers to the card, in an oval cut panel that had texture...it was a scrap.  I used a sentiment from one of the new stamp sets from this release, and popped the panel up over the card.  Here's a closeup...
There will be two blog hops, tomorrow(I'll be a part of this one), and Saturday, celebrating this new release...I really hope you'll "hop" along!!  Hope you're having a terrific Thursday!!
Thanks so very much for stopping by my blog, today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Mix and Match Butterflies March Card Kit

The new Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit is out today, the Mix and Match Butterflies Card Kit!  The butterflies are beautiful, but I chose to work with the also beautifulTim Holtz Transparent 
Things 2 acetate flower filled sheets in the kit,  creating, simply, with these four beautiful pictures...
So simply done, I chose to use these four sheets to make four note cards, no sentiments, just the flowers, framed in the ivory, navy, and gold cardstock from the kit, blending the other 3 colors with Simon inks, to match the flowers.  Here are close ups of the four cards...



The sheets are shiny, and just so you can see...
You can see all the other inspirational cards made with this wonderful kit HERE!  Hope you will check out all the wonderful ways you can this use this beautiful set, to make some amazing cards for the month of March and beyond!  Simon has a Subscription service...just so you know...and you will receive even MORE savings when you subscribe, PLUS an easy to manage kit with lots of perks, all when you purchase this kit under the subscription service!  Hope you are having a great week...create something that makes you happy!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Sunday, February 11, 2024

Love Notes

I have used the new Simon Says Stamp/Tim Holtz Love Notes Bundle, the stamps from Tim Holtz and the dies from Simon Says Stamp...a wonderful collaboration, to make a card that simply says it all...
I stamped the one heart three times, die cut, and hand cut out the middles of all three hearts.  I die cut the heart shapes another three times, these times with red and pink cardstocks...no stamping.  I popped the stamped and die cut/cut out hearts over the colored die cuts, then adhered them to a card, popping up the middle one,  with one of the sentiments from the stamp set stamped below the hearts.  I added some Rainbow Splash Drops for added bling.  Here's a close up...
These hearts are so cool, and making this card was so much fun!!  How cool for these two companies to come together and create such a cool bundle of fun!! 
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Friday, February 9, 2024

I Think the World of You

I made a card with a Simon Says Stamp sentiment die from the Sweetheart release, that speaks volumes of the recipient...
I used an older stencil with some embossing paste, stenciling the hearts and letting them dry.  I then blended some red ink all over the panel.  This turned the stenciled hearts pink, with a red background.  I layered the sentiment, and adhered it to the hearted panel.  Here's a close up...
I have been having a slow start to creating, this month.  With Valentine's day just a handful of days away, though, you can never have too many cards with hearts on them...although... love is for everyday!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Love Bulb

I used one of the cool new Simon Says Stamp dies from their Sweetheart release, along with my own sentiment made with my printer, to make a card that expresses love!...
I used the fun new Love Bulb die along with the older Burst die to make the lightbulb light up.  I used some red and silver metallic cardstock for the heart and bottom of the lightbulb.  I liked the sentiment I used, I thought it went really well with the lit bulb, so I put cardstock in my copying machine, and printed the sentiment.  I popped up the panel on the card.  Here's a close up of the card....
When I just couldn't find the right words, I went to my fall back of making one myself...a rarity, but fun.  Hope February will be starting great for you, tomorrow...please take care!!  
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Monday, January 29, 2024

Daisy Love

I have made a CAS card with a Simon Says Stamp die and sentiment stamp, from their Sweetheart release!  This made me happy...daisies do that to me!....
I die cut the stem/leaves, die cutting in white and using a dark green marker to color the leaves.  I colored the center of the daisy with a yellow marker, and then adhered the pieces together.  I added a sentiment stamped on a very light gray piece of cardstock.  Done!!  Here's a close up...
I know it's simple...just makes me so so happy this way!!  Hope you are having a great beginning to your week...please take care!!  
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Sunday, January 21, 2024

Hugs and Kisses

I have used one of the pretty new dies from Simon Says Stamp's new Sweetheart release, to make a card with lots of hugs and kisses...
Simply done, I die cut the sentiment die with glitter cardstock, then layered.  Being that the sentiment said "hugs and kisses", I opted to surround it with a line of hugs and kisses.  I also die cut them with glitter cardstock, then cut one of the o's off of one strip, and one of the x's off of the other.  I layered them, then adhered both the sentiment and x's and o's to the card.  Here's a close up...
Super simple design, but I felt it was effective in showing off, and enhancing the sentiment from this new release, to simply have a line of more hugs and kisses. 
Hope you are having a great weekend...it is freezing here in VA...today it was 19º with a wind chill that made it feel like 8º!  I know, others have it worse and colder, but very cold for here.  Take care, stay warm if you are somewhere like me!  Thank you so much for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Friday, January 19, 2024

Fancy Love You

I have made a card with a new Simon Says Stamp die and stencil set, from their Smitten release...
I used five different colors of ink to stencil the heart.  I then used the largest Round Heart die to cut it out.  I die cut and layered the sentiment.  I adhered them both to a red cardstock embossed with the Wooden Planks folder.  Here's a close up... 
I changed the colors of the heart a couple times before I was happy with the look, so that took a little time, but love how it turned out...simple look, but enough.  It has been really cold here in VA, although I know not as cold as some places, but the cold, and today rain, has put a real dent in my walking...this old Buffalo girl has become a bit of a wimp!  Hope you are staying warm and dry, wherever you are!!  
Thanks so much for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Love Story Card Kit

I have made two cards with the new Simon Says Stamp February 2024 Card Kit of the Month,
Both cards were done very simply with the pretty papers, patterned and plain, the sentiment stamps from the stamp set, and the die cut pieced images, all from the card kit!  The first one, I used a piece of patterned paper, and a die cut butterfly.  I stamped and silver embossed the sentiment and layered the panels, popping up the top one.  Here's a close up... 

The second one, I used more of the same...
I put the sentiment stamp on one of my acrylic blocks, and bent it each time I stamped it, to make a curved pattern, so my hearts would "flow" along the card.  I popped each heart up off the card.  Here's a close up...
I had so much fun...so easy to make cards with this pretty set!!  Hope you are having a great start to your week!  Hugs to you, wherever you are!  Lisa