Thursday, July 18, 2024

Bold Botanical Daisy

I have made a card with a beautiful new stamp/die set from Simon Says Stamp's  Sunny Vibes release...
The stamp/die set is a Simon Says Stamp collaboration with Tim Holtz!  I LOVED the daisy stamp, so I stamped with black ink, then colored the middle with a yellow marker, and highlighted the petals with light gray.  I used the rectangular die, and cut a window out of my card panel.  I used an older sentiment stamp from the Floral Garden stamp set, amd popped up the panel on the card.  Here's a close up...
Ohhhh....a simple daisy is just lovely to me!!  Hope you are having a great week...keep on keeping on!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Gracious Flowers August Card Kit

I used the beautiful die set from the kit, aptly called Beautiful Buttercup die, along with one of the sentiments from the stamp set that named the card kit, Graceful Flowers!  I brushed on ink to the flowers and stems.  When putting the flowers together, I added some glue dots rolled, to make them a little thicker, to give the flowers some dimension.  I adhered them to the panel, with the stamped sentiment, then added some colored dots for some bling.  Super simple, but these flowers and sentiment are perfectly enough...to me!  Here's a close up...
Hope you will check out this card kit, over at Simon, and maybe consider a subscription to these wonderful card kits...it's such fun to have a kit delivered to you each month with all the supplies you need to make a beautiful card(s) inside a wonderful box! The cost is also reduced, if you subscribe!  The link to sign up for subscription is below, the second link!
My daughter and granddaughter were in town visiting us, for the last couple weeks...we had a great time...I love having my house filled with family!  It is so quiet and a bit lonely, now, but I will have lots of time to get back in my craftroom and have fun of a different kind!  Hope you have a great day!!
Thanks so much, for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Sunday, June 30, 2024

Floral Wreath

I have used another of the beautiful new Simon Says Stamp dies, from their newest Sunny Vibes release, to make a card, today!...
I was kind of smitten with the packaging that this die came in...the colors that were chosen to show the die, on the packaging.  They were soft colors, and for a wreath, not your typical colors...I LOVED it!  So, I attempted to copy the color scheme as best I could.  I die cut, and assembled the wreath, and added a sentiment in the middle, along with some tonic drops, on a light kraft colored piece of paper, and popped up on card.  Here's a closeup...
I had so much fun putting this one together, and although my colors may not be exactly what the package's  are, they are pretty close, and I love them!!  Hope you have had a great weekend...see you in July!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Lily of the Valley


I have used one of the beautiful new Simon Says Stamp dies, today. from their new Sunny Vibes release, along with one of the new sentiment stamp sets from this release, to make a card 
to share with you today...
When growing up, my parents had Lily of the Valley all over the back of our house...and it spread SO much by the time I got older.  It has the most beautiful scent...have always loved how they smell!  Sadly, I have tried to grow them at my house, knowing how easily they grew when I was little, but have failed to be able to keep them alive.  I'm thinking they like a more moderate climate like Buffalo, as opposed to Southern Virginia?! In any event, I now have a beautiful die to be able to enjoy them in paper form, and this die is so beautifullu realistic!  I die cut both the flowers and the leaves from white cardstock.  I colored the leaves with a marker and then adhered the white flowers to the colored stems.  I adhered the flowersn and stems to the panel of patterned paper (I LOVE this paper, and thought it went so perfectly with the green of the paper).  I added a sentiment stamped with versamark and white embossed. I layered it with a piece of textured gold cardstock to frame the patterned paper, and then onto a card.    Here's a close up...
This card was easy and simple, but just goes to show, with the right die and some pretty paper, simply done is it!!  Hope you are having a great weekend!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Monday, June 24, 2024

Repeating Rainbows

I have used the fun new Simon Says Stamp Repeating Rainbows die from their new Sunny Vibes release, to make a rainbow filled card...
This die cuts with the frame and the largest ring of the rainbow all one piece.  That means that the frame would have been pink.  I, however, opted to make the frame white.  So, I cut out the die with a white piece of cardstock and cut off all the rings.  I then adhered the white frame to the pink frame/rings.  I then die cut the die in the four other colors, and adhered the multi colored rings to the panel that had adhesive all over it.  I added the panel to a card,  I added a die cut and layered sentiment, and added some enamel accents. Here's a close up... 
This release has so much fun in it!!  I hope that tomorrow will have some fun and bright moments for you!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Friday, June 21, 2024

Sunny Vibes Blog Hop Day 1!


The Simon Says Stamp Sunny Vibes Release is being celebrated today at the Simon Says Stamp Blog, and at the blogs of a bunch of wonderful artists, I am so thankful to be a part of it!  This release is FILLED with so much wonderful sunshine and happiness, and I couldn't think of a more perfect way to celebrate, than to make a card with a rainbow!  Rainbows, are of course, a result of rain, but also sunshine, and I love rainbows, so this was perfect for me!  The sweet new stencil set that I used is BIG, so I was able to make TWO cards, using one side of the rainbow for each one of the two cards!  I also used two of the wonderful new sentiment dies, each of which was PERFECT with the rainbow!   
I used a bunch of inks (and they are listed below), but this was SO MUCH FUN!!  I used a full sheet of cardstock, to make sure it was big enough.  I stenciled all the colors, then cut it down, and added a die cut and layered sentiment.  Here's a close up...

The second one, I used the other half...
For this half, I cut the white top and bottom off the rainbow, and lined it up on a piece of light gray cardstock.  I thought that the rainbow would go even better with the gray background than with the white, given the sentiment...that on a gray day, the rainbow would make the day bright!  
Here's a close up...
Okay...I had SO much fun making my colorful rainbow cards!!  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, June 26th, so make sure you check the Simon Blog on the 26th, 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...

Two things before I end my post!  There will be a Day2 hop, tomorrow, so I hope you will check it out at the Simon Blog!  There will be 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 the Simon Exclusive Hello Stamp AND die set!!  How cool is that?!  It's free with any purchase of $50 or more!   Follow the directions in the banner up top, and use the code HELLO at checkout!  The offer is good until the end of the day on June 23rd, or while supplies last, so don't wait!!
So happy and thankful you stopped by, and please keep on hopping! 
Hugs!  Lisa

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Rainbows and Butterflies

There is a wonderful brand new release over at Simon Says Stamp, this morning, Sunny Vibes!  I have made a card with an adorably sweet stamp/die set from this new release!...
I stamped, die cut, colored, layered, and popped up the rainbow of butterflies on the card.  I love that this set has dies for the sentiments, as well as the images!  So...I stamped and die cut, layered, then popped up the sentiments on the card, as well.  I added some glitter to the bodies of the butterflies for some bling, and added a sole purple butterfly to give the color of the rainbow the full scope of colors.  
Here's a close up... 
I hope you will check out this new release over at Simon, and check back here tomorrow, and tomorrow as well as Saturday over at the Simon blog for two blog hops!!  Such great fun!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Monday, June 17, 2024

Thanks Framed

 I have made a couple cards with the Simon Says Stamp A7 Nesting Frames Dies, from the 
I used three different colors of greens for one card, and three blues for the other.  I die cut the whole set of dies, still connected to one another for each piece of colored cardstock. I adhered the frames to a partially cut, die cut, which I had put runner adhesive all over.   I layered the finished frames, and popped it up on a 5 x 7 card.  I added the die cut and layered sentiment from the set.  Below, are pictures of both cards...
I also made some envelopes for each card, as I don't typically have such envelopes for the typical cards I make...
Okay, not the typical cards you could make with these dies, a frame over some flowers, or such, but so much fun!!  Hope you have had a great start to this new week...new release this week, on Thursday, over at Simon, hope you will check it out!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Simon Says Stamp July 2024 Card Kit


I have made a couple cards with the fun new Simon Says Stamp July 2024 Card Kit, Sunny Smiles!
The cards are both the same, except for color, but I wanted to give you the couple ideas I had to do with three of the image stamps and a sentiment stamp, from this cool and very fun stamp set in this card kit!  For this first one, I opted to make a rainbow of the top tier of the sunshine.  I taped off the piece(s) next to each piece of the tier I was stamping.  I then used a couple different shades of yellow for the bottom two tiers.  I stamped the sentiment in black and then added some glitter dots for some bling! 
 Here's a close up... 
The second one...total sun!...
I used two different shades of yellow for the top tier, alternating the light and dark.  I used a third shade of yellow for the middle tier and two shades of orange for the half circle...stamping one orange over the other.  I stamped the sentiment( I LOVE the font of this sentiment!), and added some glossy accents dots.  I used my markers to color the dots, before adhering to the card, to match the sun.  Here's a close up...
I hope you will check out this July kit...it's one that truly brings on the sunshine, smiles... and happy!!  
Just to let you know, too, the Simon Card Kits offer a monthly subscription for their card kits!  This is a cool idea, especially for those who like to have all their necessary supplies for cards right in front of you.  Stamps, paper, dies, other accessories...it's really nice to have it all there in a box, sent to you every month!  Maybe that's for you?  The links are below if you're interested.  In any event...sunshine and smiles to you, today!!
                                           Thanks so much for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Friday, June 14, 2024

Organic Happy Birthday

I have made a birthday card....super simple, and I think, way cool, with a Simon Says Stamp stamp from their Celebrate release, and a Happy Birthday die, also  from Simon!...
I used a printed piece of paper, with an ombre look, and stamped, several times, the Organic Leaves stamp in black, on the paper.  I then added a layered die cut sentiment...that's it!!  Oh, I adhered it to a black piece of card sized paper, then adhered the whole thing to a card.  Here's a close up...
I was just sooooo thrilled that, while stamping this stamp multiple time, to get a really nice, full black image, that the paper went back to the exact place....so many times the paper will be just a hair off when I restamp, or it moves..so this stamped perfectly...happiness!!  Love how this turned out...and love how simple it was to make!!  
There is a new Simon release coming out next week...it's a fun one!!!  I have been creating for it, so haven't had a lot of time to put a lot on my blog, but stay tuned!!...
Take care, have a great weekend!!
Thanks so much, for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Friday, May 31, 2024

Lush Leaves

I used a beautiful Simon Says Stamp Lush Leaves die, from their Be Bold release, to make a card to let someone know I'm thinking about them...
I am especially loving simplicity, these days!  This card was simply done by die cutting the leaves from some much loved patterned paper, and some thinner vellum.  I used a thicker vellum behind the sentiment, but a thinner one for the leaves behind the colored die cut leaves.  I bent the leaves a bit to give them dimension, and adhered them to the card, with the vellum cut leaves behind them.  I die cut and layered the sentiment, adhered it to it's background, and then to the card.  I thought of putting some bling on the card to finish it, but loved it just the way it was!  Here's a close up...
Such wonderful fun!!  I so love when a card comes together in such an inspirational way, and with such ease...really love this card!  Hope your May has been magnificent...and that the start of June, tomorrow, will be joy filled!!
Thank you so much, for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Meadow Swag

I used the pretty Simon Says Stamp Meadow Swag die set, from their Be Bold release, to make a card for a friend...
I die cut the die from white cardstock and colored with markers.  I used 3 shades of green to color all the stems/leaves.  I layered the die cut with a second layer, then adhered to card panel.  I used Glossy Accents, to give the berries some shine.  I stamped a sentiment from an older Simon stamp set with versamark and black embossed.  Here's a close up...
This card was simply made, and it made me happy.  Hope you have some happy wherever you may be or whatever you do!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Birthday Cupcake

I have used the wonderful new Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit, to make a rainbow filled birthday card...
This new kit had everything you need , and I used, to make birthday cards!  I used the stamp set and coordinating dies, embossing folder, sentiment die, and holographic and white cardstocks!  I die cut and layered the sentiment, stamped, die cut, colored the cupcake and candle, embossed the cardstock.  I adhered them all together, and added some glossy accent dots that I had swiped my markers across, for color....and added touch of bling!  Here's a close up...
The cool thing about the Simon Card Kits, is that you can subscribe, and get them monthly...super cool and super fun to have all you need to make cards, right in kits, and then to get all that fun in a kit, monthly!!  Hope you will check it out...links below!!  
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Monday, May 27, 2024

Mini Slimline Birthday

I wanted to show you how easy it is to make a fun, and clean and simple birthday card, with a pretty piece of patterned paper, and a Simon Says Stamp sentiment die!
I LOVE this piece of patterned paper!  I decided to make a mini slimline  card, so that I could put money in it...as that is often my form of birthday presents for my family!  The patterned paper is American Craft Dreamer collection.  I die cut and layered the sentiment, and adhered it the bottom corner of the hearted panel.  I popped up the panel on the card, and paired it with a Simon Soft Navy mini slimline envelope.  Here's a pic with the money peeking out...it fits perfectly in a mini slimline card!...
Here's a close up...
Hope you are having a great Memorial Day! There have been pretty constant thunderstorms here, today, so I opted to make some hotdogs in my broiler, instead of on the grill...delicious despite the storms!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Daisy Oval Frame Get Well

I have made a get well card with a pretty new die set from Simon Says Stamp's Celebrate release!...
This is just die cutting at it's "funnest"!  I die cut the two pieces of frame and layered. I then die cut the daisies and layered, coloring the middles of each of the flowers, then adhering to the frame.  I also colored the leaves of the flowers.  I added a die cut and layered sentiment.  I adhered all the pieces onto a light gray cardstock panel, then onto a silver one, then yet again, onto a card. I added some enamel accents.   Here's a close up...
I had so much fun making this die cut filled card!  Hope you are having a great start to your weekend, and for those of you in the states, the Memorial Day weekend and holiday!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa