Saturday, April 25, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch 120...A Teacher Thank You

What a fun sketch this week at CAS(E) this Sketch!  HAD to give it a try!!  Here's my card and the sketch...

I substitute teach, and thought this would be something much nicer to leave for the teacher than my normal piece of lined paper with my class notes on it:)!  Tore a hole from a piece of copy paper, stamped the sentiment through to the card with a brand new stamp from Simon Says Stamp that I thought PERFECT for this!!  Stamped and layered the die cut apple...simple....and so much fun!!!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa


Friday, April 24, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Falling For You Release MEGA Blog Hop

Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp  Falling For You Blog Hop!

Today's blog hop is jam packed with a bunch of amazing artists to showcase Simon's newest, amazing stamps, dies and stencils!!  There are background stamps galore in this release, with a whole stamp set made up of circular sentiments...a couple of which I will be showcasing today...what a super fun set with SO MANY POSSIBILITIES...LOVE when that happens in a stamp set, and Simon is so great at doing it!!  I made four cards, combining the sentiments with some dies to show you different ways to use the round stamps...
Round stamp made oval:)! 
Used a Simon balloon die three times (layered 3 times each) for the center of the oval to make my birthday card:)!!


I made a second one with an oval FRAME:)!  
The frame says it all...
The flowers are an EK Success flower punch.  Used a couple oval dies to position the sentiment perfectly into an oval shape for stamping, as with the first one, then used the two dies to make the frame...


I used the "Love You" sentiment from the same set, on the side of my card panel, together with a Simon die cut heart and stitched circle die, for my third card...

Here's a close up...


For my last card, I once again, shaped the sentiment stamp around a die, this time a MFT                                                                                                                heart die, adding some patterned paper behind the cut out...
The fun thing about photopolymer  stamps is that you can, depending on the design, "bend" them and reshape them...I thought it would be fun to try with these stamps, and yes, it was lots of fun:)!!  Hope you will check out the full release at the Simon Says Stamp Store!!

Ok...now, the FUN for YOU!!... Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a Simon Says Prize Pack at each stop on the hop!!!  Simply leave a comment at each stop on the hop for 36...yes, you read right, 36 chances to win!!  Winners will be randomly selected on April 28th!   

Thanks so much for stopping at my blog on this hop!!  The next stop on the hop is the amazing Sarah Moerman!!
The hop begins at the SIMON SAYS STAMP BLOG , so if you encounter any broken links while 'hopping' you can head back there for a full list of participants.

Thanks, again for being a part of the hop today...hope you've had as much fun as I have...Happy Hopping:)!!

Things I used on my cards:

Monday, April 20, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch! 119...Birthday Balloon

I used some embossing paste, a Simon Says Stamp stencil, balloon die, and birthday sentiment to make a card for CAS(E) this Sketch's challenge this week!  Here's my card and the sketch...

I DID take some liberties with the placement of the sentiment...but it just really "fit" to the side:)!  I pasted the paper with the stencil, die cut, then layered with chipboard.  After I adhered it to the card, I dotted the centers of the flowers with black Enamel Accents.  I used some white paper twine for the balloon string...versamarked and white embossed the sentiment.
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Friday, April 17, 2015

Square Shakers

Ok...in shaker mode:)!!  I am so in love with the new Reverse Confetti April release!!  I decided to make some square shaker cards with the fun, new Shakers n' Frames, Hello, and Fancy Words Confetti Cuts dies and Coordinates stamp set...
I layered the "hello" and used some papers from Doodlebug's Hello Sunshine paper pad (thought it perfect with the "hello").

This second one I used the wonderful Fancy Words Confetti Cuts die with a Fancy Words Coordinates stamp and a Pina Colada Quick card panel.  I stamped the sentiment on the shaker frame.

This third one I used the Fancy Words die and the Coordinating stamps, too, this time stamping the sentiment inside the shaker.  All the cards are 4 1/4" square with rounded corners. SO MUCH FUN!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Other things I used on  my cards: