Sunday, January 19, 2020

Rainbow Bright

  I used the My Favorite Things Magical Rainbow die and stamps along with the Cute Cloud Outline dies, to make an encouragement/thank you card...
You know me and rainbows...well this one is so stinkin' cute!!  The sentiments in the stamp set are wonderful, and fit perfectly below the rainbow!  I layered the rainbow, and the cloud borders, added a few tonic drops and adhered to a framed, layered frame.  Here's a close up...
Hope you have a colorful day...it's fun!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Verdant Leaf Loving Heart

I used the very pretty new Memory Box Verdant Leaf Loving Heart to make a card today...
I love this die, these leaves in a heart is sooooo pretty!!  I decided to layer the heart/leaves, and put one layer of green leaves into the die cuts,  in a variety of shades of green.  I adhered the heart/leaves to a very old piece of patterned paper.  Truth be told, I had one scrap piece of this paper...a whole card sized piece of this paper, and the piece above, which was the leftover of that whole piece.  I stamped the sentiment (Poppy Stamps) terribly not just once, but twice on that whole piece of paper, as it then became smaller.  I then turned to the piece you see above, as it had now become the bigger of the two pieces.  Funny thing is, I stamped the sentiment perfectly on this smaller version, and actually LOVE the smaller width, rather than a full sized card piece!  Here's a close up...
Making cards with things I love makes me SO happy...hoping you are doing something fun that makes you happy with your day, today!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Love Ampersand Thanks

I made a card with the fun new CZ Design's Ampersand Words set from Simon Says Stamp's new release, Love You More!...
I stamped the ampersand stamp on a piece of patterned paper.  I then used scissors and hand cut it out.  I then adhered it to a layered die cut ampersand, which gave it a border.  I stamped and die cut the sentiments and hearts, layered, and adhered to card with another of the sentiments from the set stamped on the panel. I used strips of striped cardstock on either side of the card.  Here's a close up...
Such great fun!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Heart Wreath

I made a card with the beautiful new Memory Box Blooming Heart Wreath die...for Valentine's Day, or any day!...
This die is pretty, so pretty, that I felt simplicity was how I wanted to showcase it's loveliness best!!  I die cut the wreath three times in white, colored one of the die cuts with markers, and then adhered all of them together.  I added some pink tonic drops to the centers of the flowers, then adhered the wreath to a card with a stamped sentiment from Memory Box's Big and Little Valentines, and then embossed  the panel with a lined embossing plate.  Here's a close up...
I LOVE simplicity!!  Having so so much fun in my craft room!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Sunday, January 12, 2020

I Really Like You

I made a card with the beautiful new Simon Says Stamp Shimmer Heart die,  and cool new CZ Design Like You die and sentiment, all from Simon's newest release, Hey Bestie...
 I LOVE the Shimmer dies...the flowers are so pretty and they are easy to color, any shape or design the Shimmer dies have been made in are just beautiful, and now a heart...I REALLY LOVE!!  I die cut one layer, and didn't remove any of the pieces.  I colored that layer with markers.  When I finished coloring, I then die cut another heart, removed all the pieces, then adhered it to the colored heart.  I added one more layer to the bottom of the heart for some added dimension.  I used one of the panels from the die cut for the card, and stamped a sentiment that went with the "Like You" die.  I colored the "Like You" die cut the same color as the flowers, the "like" a little bit lighter than the "you".  I layered the die cut sentiment and adhered to the card. Here's a close up...
Valentines or every day...hearts are timeless!!  Such great fun!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Friday, January 10, 2020

Love You

I made a card with the beautiful new Memory Box die set, Neighborhood Heart Frame, to make a card filled with love, for Valentine's or any day...
I die cut and layered the heart with the fence, frame, and bicycle three times, the frame having the bottom layer a black layer with all the pieces still intact...the other two of the frame, the pieces removed.  I colored the top layer of the bicycle with red, black and silver markers, as I colored the balloons with the same red as the bike.  I used glossy accents to coat the balloons and bicycle to give them some "shine", and added floss strings to the balloons, tying them to the seat of the bicycle. I used a sentiment from the Memory Box Big and Little Valentines stamp set.   Here's a close up...
I love love...every day of the year!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Hey Bestie and Love You More Releases Blog Hop

I am so thrilled and excited to be a part of today's Simon Says Stamp Hey Bestie and Love You More Blog Hop!!  Simon is combining two fabulous releases, Love You More which was released last month, and Hey Bestie, released yesterday, to showcase all the new products in these releases in one blog hop!!  There are sooo many amazing dies, stamps, stencils and accessories in these two releases...follow the hop, and I KNOW you find lots of inspiration!!
I have used one of the beautiful new dies from the Hey Bestie release, Snowflake Mandala, and made a couple cards celebrating this release and die!!...
From the moment I saw this die, I was in love!!  Although I am somewhat of a snowflake snob(having to have 6 points), this is a Mandala snowflake, and mandalas have 8 points, and I think this is really beautiful, so those two alone, made it ok.  The first thing I thought, though, is that all the sides MIGHT not be exactly alike, so I marked the tip of one of the points with a sharpie marker, and used that as my base for making a rainbow of colors mandala.  Good thing I did, as all the sides four and four...are NOT alike....they are a tiny bit different than each other!   I wanted to put all the colored pieces in a white die cut that was adhered to a die cut that had all it's pieces still in it(a whole die cut serves as a base for all the many pieces), so making sure the pieces exactly fit was crucial.  Here's what it looked like when I die cut it...the pink is where the die is marked...then I have laid a pin next to the marked tip to show you how I contnued to die cut the colors based on the first two, die cutting two colors at a time.  
Once I had all the colored pieces in the white die cut on the solid die cut, I adhered one more die cut snowflake over all the colored pieces.  I embossed the mandala die on the cardstock on the top and bottom, and added a sentiment that I made into a strip.  Here's a close up...

The second one, I left all the pieces out of the die cuts, and used some striped papers behind the layered die cuts...
I embossed the stripes with a snowflake embossing folder which I believe is no longer available.  I used a Simon winter flavored sentiment strip.  Here's a close up...
OK...my fun is above, your fun 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, January 15th, 
so make sure you check the blog on the 15th, to see if you're a winner!

   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!! 


AND...TWO THINGS before you go:
1.  Don't forget the offer in the heading!!  With a $50 purchase and the code: BFF489,  you will recieve the Simon Says Stamp Friend Outline die!!  Good until
1/12 at 11:59 or while supplies last!
2.  Don't forget that there's a second blog hop tomorrow at the Simon Blog...hope you will check back for MORE inspiration!!
Ok...now I'm done...have a wonderful day...hop on!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Hey Bestie Release...THANKS!

Simon Says Stamp has come out with a wonderful new release today, Hey Bestie!  I have used one of the really cool and fun new set of dies, Thanks on a Line dies, to make a couple cards to share with you today!...
 These dies are SO COOL!  I opted for the first one, to sift through my papers, and find SIX different shades of blue that would gradiate the letters from light to dark.  I die cut each letter, layered, then adhered them  together.  I used raised 3D glue squares/circles underneath the "T", as by that point with positioning, the "T" is a bit raised from the card panel.  Here's a close up...

 The second one, I decided to use a rainbow of colored patterned papers...
 I did these the same as the first card, but opted to add a stamped sentiment strip below the die cuts.  I stamped with versamark on black card stock and white embossed.  Here's a close up...
There will be an amazing Blog Hop tomorrow over at the Simon Blog...hope you will join me and some amazing artists for inspiration using products from this wonderful new release!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Birthday Wishes

I have used the fun Simon Says Stamp Birthday Wishes Circle die from their DieCember® release, to make a fun, simple, rainbow flavored birthday card...
I die cut the Birthday frame three times, and layered.  I used one of the die cut panels, embossed with an embossing plate (no longer available, but you could try embossing folders with stripes or of different designs).  The rainbow paper is also an old piece of patterned paper, but could easily be achieved with strips of colored paper.  Here's a close up...
My product list is my smallest ever!!  Simply done fun!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Blessings x 5

I used the cool new Simon Says Stamp's Blessing die, from the DieCember® release, to make five very different but very similiar cards for friends/family...
I was not the best at getting Christmas cards in the mail this year.  I decided, with the encouragement from one of my sisters, that a New Years card would be a great second to a Christmas card.  I chose the "Blessings" die, along with an older piece of Reverse Confetti rainbow patterned paper, to make my favorite rainbow flavored cards.  SUPER fun and pretty easy, I used the pieces of rainbow, black, and whtie die cuts with one another, mixing the pieces to make some colorful combos!!  The background was made with a discontinued embossing plate, but you could substitute that with other stripes/striped paper.  Blessing means God's favor and protection...how perfect, with the new year, to tell others that you want for them God's favor and protection!  Here's the first one...  
and a close up...
The below pic shows the sentiment that is inside of each of the cards...made with sentiment stamps from two different Simon sentiment stamp sets:)!...I thought the words...PERFECT!!
The second card...
This one, I used glossy accents on the frame...loved the "shiny"!!...
This next one, the only color underneath the letters...
   ...a close up...
The fourth one...
...and a close up...
and last but not least, the fifth card...
...and a close up...
This was SOOOOO MUCCCCHHHH FUUUUNNN!!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Friday, December 27, 2019

Life is Ruff

I made a card of encouragement from Simon Say Stamp's newest release, Love You More...
I used one of the cute puppies from the adorable Pawsome Love stamp/die set!  I stamped, die cut, colored, and layered the little guy.  Then, I put him in a window, with the encouragement being on the inside, when you open the card....
I used an oval die from a discontinued set of dies, and another sentiment stamp from the Pawsome Love set to let the recipient know that no matter how "ruff" life can be, to remember they are loved!!  I glossed up the heart with Glossy Accents.  Here's a close up...
This set is filled with adorable little cats and dogs....LOVE!!  
Thanks for visiting me today...Huge Hugs!!  Lisa