Saturday, December 15, 2018

You Light Up My Life

I made a fun card with a new Simon Says Stamp stamp set from their latest release, You are Loved!!
You light up my life...hmmm...not much going on here...
 Then the light goes on!!...
Okay...the story.   I was trying to find a card I had made using a little girl sitting on a flower pot.  I FINALLY found her, having made the card back in 2012.  As I scrolled down, I found THIS post, and KNEW I had to try this again!!  In Simon's latest release was this light bulb, with the PERFECT sentiment for this fun interactive card!!  It DID take a little perfecting...but it's basically a stamp stamped on a piece of acetate(with stazon ink) and another of the same, stamped on cardstock, embossed, and colored.  They are separated by a piece of white cardstock when you pull the two of them, the colored one is revealed behind the acetate one.  Here's a 7 second video of me pulling it out...

Okay...SO...MUCH...FUN!!!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Thursday, December 13, 2018

One of a Kind

I used the pretty new Simon Says Stamp Sweet Tulip die from the Diecember® release, with some paint chips, to make a card...
This is such a pretty die!!  I used two shades of red and green paint chips, and after die cutting and layering the die cuts, added the colored paint chips.  I used one of the sentiments from the Tiny Words stamp set to complete the card.  Here's a close up...
I am having the most fun with the latest Simon releases!!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

You Are Loved!

Simon Says Stamp has come out with a new release today, You Are Loved!!  It is a beautiful release, filled with "love"ly stamps, dies, stencils and sequins that celebrate LOVE!!  I have used a number of the new products to make three cards that celebrate the new release, and LOVE:)!!...
 I made the first card a shaker card as when I read the name of the die, it was my first thought!!  The die is Windows to My Heart. I also used the Quilted Hearts background stamp (I really "LOVE" this background stamp....the tiny hearts and the soft look it gives to a background....LOVE...just sayin!!), the Love Messages stamp set, and the Girl's Best Friend Sequins to make my shaker card!  I stamped the background, die cut the hearts, and stamped the sentiment onto the card panel.  I used double sided foam, and die cut the hearts from it.  I added a piece of acetate to one side of the foam, and then adhered the acetate/foam to the card panel.  I added the pretty sequins, then put a square of the hearted patterned paper on top of the other side of sticky foam.  Here's a close up of the windows...
I used the white die cuts from the first card, to make another rainbow card, this time with layered hearts...
 I used the same background stamp, sentiment stamp set, and patterned papers to make this, as well as the third card.  I dotted a few of the hearts with Tonic Crystal drops.  Here's a close up...
The third one, I did more of the same, but, as with the first two, the hearts are in another pattern...
I dotted ALL the hearts with Tonic Crystal drops and used the same sentiment as the first card.  Here's a close up...
This release is full of love and full of fun, I am having so much fun!!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Monday, December 10, 2018

Happy Birthday with Love

I used the pretty new Simon Says Stamp Bixby Wreath die from their latest release, Diecember® to make a birthday card!  I was asked to make a birthday card for someone who liked purple and glitter:)!!...
I embossed the die onto cardstock and used markers to color both the flowers and leaves.  I die cut again on a full panel, and stamped the two small sentiments on the panel.   I then die cut the wreath another time and adhered the two of them together, and then to the bottom colored panel.  Here's a cloe up of the colored embossed wreath...notice the coloring doesn't need to be perfect...
I die cut the Simon Birthday sentiment die from a piece of cardstock that I had swiped the same two colors of markers on...a kind of ombre look.  I die cut the sentiment a couple more times, and adhered the layers together.  I then brushed on glitter with my Wink of Stella brush.  Here's a close up...
I am loving the Bixby dies...have another on my desk...soon:)!!  
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Sending Happy to a Friend

I used the cool new Simon Says Stamp Friend Outline die from the Diecember® release, to make a card that I hope will make a friend happy!!  Who couldn't use some happy, after all?!!...
 I used the Simon Mod Stripes stencil with some transluscent embossing paste to make a background for the fun sentiment!  After spreading the paste, you need to let it dry for a number of hours.  I took a picture with another view, so you could see the shiny lines...
I  then die cut a circle from the embossed panel.  Meanwhile, I die cut the FRIEND sentiment from white cardstock , and then from stripped patterned paper from Sunny Studio for the  top layer of each layered letter. I made sure the inside of the letters was raised above the outlines...thought it looked kind of cool.  I popped up and adhered the letters across the diameter of the circle after adding a sentiment stamped with versa mark and white embossed. 
I then added three drops of Tonic Crystals for some interest ...
Oh, what fun...and yes, rainbows always make me happy...having so much fun with all the new Simon dies...make sure you check out DIECEMBER®, there is so much fun to be had over at Simon!!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Friday, December 7, 2018

Bixby Border Cards

Simon Says Stamp has just come out with a fantastic new release, Diecember®!!  There are a number of very pretty flower dies, I'll call them the Bixby Collection, that are sweet, charming and very lovely!!  I have made two cards with the first of the dies that I have had the chance to work with...the Bixby Border die...
I embossed the die on a card panel, and then colored with my Prismacolor markers.  I then die cut two more of the dies, and adhered them together and then to the colored, embossed panel.  I added a die cut and layered Thanks, and added a gingham border on the bottom.  Here's a close up...
The second one is much like the first except using the die at a diagonal and adding a different Thanks....
 I DID hand cut the embossed die cut and colored border, so I could add a polka dotted bottom panel. I colored the border of the "thanks" with the same marker I used for the leaves, so the colors would be coordinated.  Here's a close up...
Oh my...what fun...I LOVE flowers...and with such sweet, pretty flowers, I think the Bixby dies may be my favorites of this new release!!  Have some more on my desk at this writing...hope to have more to share with you tomorrow!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Wrought Iron Rainbow

The Wrought Iron Wide Border die from Simon Says Stamp's newest release, Diecember® is SO PRETTY!!  I LOVE it's design!!  I chose to use it on a card as it's name would suggest, to look like wrought iron...
I die cut and layered the wrought iron die 3 times for depth, and combined the die cut with some of the Lawn Fawn rainbow patterned paper.  I used a sentiment from the Simon Sentiments stamp set, that I thought went PERFECTLY with  a wrought iron die cut!!  Here's a close up...
I am having so much fun with this latest release...more tomorrow:):)!!!  
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Sweet!

The new Diecember® Release over at Simon Says Stamp has some beautiful and fun dies...the one I chose to use today is just SWEET...well, that's what I made this die into:)...
 When I first looked at the new Spinning Circle die, I saw peppermint candies!!  I die cut in white and red, layered them and then wrapped the whole die with cellophane to make it a BIG piece of candy!!  I used a sentiment from the Hello Beautiful stamp set which had a big Sweet sentiment.  I also glossy accented the heart for added interest!  I DID adhere one extra layer of white and not the red, to give the candy a little dimension.  Here's a close up...
I am having so much fun with this new release...hope you will check it out over at SIMON:)!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Simply Celebrate Winter!

I used the Lawn Fawn Simply Celebrate Winter stamps/dies along with a Simply Winter Sentiments stamp set and a Simon Says Stamp sentiment to make three cards!  I LOVE these stamps...they are adorable and make for some some Simply Sweet Winter andChristmas cards...
I stamped, die cut, and layered each of the cute images.  I colored them with markers, and adhered them to the card, which had a stamped sentiment.  Here's a close up...

I made gingerbread cookies...
I used some enamel accents to adorn their buttons, and adhered them to an embossed piece of cardstock.  Here's a close up...

The last one, I opted for my much loved rainbow!  It wasn't hard, as I had gotten some of the pretty new Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Christmas paper...
I tried stamping the sentiment on a strip of paper, but opted to stamp it right on the patterned paper, despite the wonderful busyiness of the pattern...I just liked it better.  Here's a close up...
Hope your Christmas preparations are coming along...peace and love!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Diecember® Blog Hop!

I am so excited to be a part of today's Simon Says Stamp's Blog Hop, celebrating their latest wonderful release, Diecember®...a release in the month of December that celebrates DIES!!  
If you are following the Hop, you should have reached my blog from the talented Heather Ruwe's blog!

 I LOVE dies!!  When I began stamping MANY years ago (trying hard not to date myself), dies were new on the scene of crafting, and not at all what they are today!  When I came back to stamping back in 2009, one of my first purchases was a Big Shot.  Three Big Shots later(yes, I use them a lot)...I am more in love with them than ever!! I have used one of the wonderful new dies from this release, Tree Frame, to make three different cards!  I have only scratched the surface with all the possibilities of this die, but hope this gives you a flavor of the cards you can make with this beautiful die!!...  
This first one I kept the outline of the tree white, and used paint chips to get a variation of brown to fill the tree in with...three shades of brown.  I die cut and layered the tree, and added a red layered heart on a string, along with a new sentiment from the Diecember® release, which I also layered!  I thought it would be cool to have a very white card with the red heart being the "pop" of color on the card.  Here's a close up...

The second one, I decided to make a tree with a snowy background, and make this card a Christmas card!  
I sponged the Simon Sparrow ink onto the tree, and then sponged the Simon Cloudy Sky ink on a separate die cut, so I wouldn't have to worry about getting ink from either die cut onto the other.  I added some white gel ink for the snowflakes, and the snow along the tree.  I then combined the pieces of brown tree and snowy sky.  I added an older Simon sentiment, stamped in the same Sparrow ink. I layered the tree a couple times for some depth.  Here's a close up...

The third one, I chose to make the tree die cut into a silhouetted tree, and sponged some distress inks onto some watercolor paper to make a "sunrise"....
I colored the tree with a black Mark It marker and layered it a couple times and adhered together.  I added the sentiment from the Simon sentiment stamp set, Messages for Everyday.  Here's a close up...
My fun is above, yours is below!!
Simon Says Stamp will be generously giving a $25 coupon to one commenter from each and every blog on the hop, simply leave a comment for a chance to win!!  The winners will be chosen and be posted on the Simon Says Stamp Blog on Wednesday, December 12th, so make sure you check the blog on the 12th, to see if you're a winner!
The next stop on the hop is creative Heather Hoffman
   The list of participants of the hop are below.  If you get lost, you can head to the  Simon Says Stamp Blog...hope you will check out all the amazing artists' inspiration today!! 
                                        Lisa Addesa<--------YOU ARE HERE
      Bibi Cameron

PLUS!!!
There is also a special offer from Simon for any orders, any purchases...but only good until December 9th, so don't delay:)!!...
There will be another Blog Hop celebrating the Diecember® release on December 7th, so make sure you not only check out the new release over at the Simon website, but the Blog hop on the 7th over at the Simon Blog!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Celebrate!

Simon Says Stamp has come out with a wonderful new release today...DIECEMBER®!!  It is a release filled with, by it's very name, DIES!!  I have used a few of the beautiful new dies to make a couple cards that not only celebrate this new release, but the coming holidays:)!!... 
This cover-the-card die, Holiday Knit,  is simply beautiful in it's design...and I coupled it with the also beautiful Celebrate die.  I used a glitter red paper for behind the poinsettias and shiny gold for the sentiment...totally festive!!  Here's a close up...
The second card, much like the first, except uses the Holiday Knit Border die...simplicity and elegance at it's finest!!  You know me and simplicity...I am in love with these dies!!  I LOVE the font of the Celebrate...it "feels" like celebrate!!...
For both cards, the sentiments  and cards were layered to give them depth.  Here's a close up of the second card...
I hope you will check out the new collection of dies over at Simon...and join me for a blog hop tomorrow where you will see more of the new products showcased by some amazing artists!!  
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa