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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Sending You Love and Kindness

Hey folks!

I'm back today to share another quick and easy card with you! I'm talking 20 minutes until the load of laundry is done in the dryer quick.

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One of my favorite Stamps Sets is the I See You Stamp Set by Simon Says Stamp. I got mine in the Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit. The Kit is sold out, but you can still get all of the products separately. 


I am so over the moon for the Heart Stamp in the Set. I just love this pattern! I stamped my Image twice on Ranger Distress Watercolor Cardstock with Versafine Black Onyx Ink and heat embossed them with Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder.


To color in the hearts I used, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and blended them out with a Zig Medium Watercolor Brush. It's hard to see in the picture, but I pick random shapes in the Heart and added some Clear Wink of Stella. I die cut the Panel with the Stitched Rectangle Die from the Bundle of Stitched Shapes by Simon Says Stamp.


The Sentiment is from the Hero Arts Acts of Kindness Stamp Set, I masked off the top portion of the Stamp with Post-It Tape and heat embossed it on Black Cardstock with White Embossing Powder, both from Simon Says Stamp. I masked off the Stamp again and stamped the inside of the card with the rest of the Sentiment.

I finished off the card with Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow Sequins.

That's it peeps! Easy Peasy.

Oh and Simon Says Stamp also has a Background Stamp in this same Lattice Grid Pattern. I have plans for this bad boy on some Christmas Cards! Woot!!

I'm not sure what will be up next folks. My plan is to just wing it the rest of the month. Lots to do and so little time and all. In the meantime, I hope you enjoyed my card today. You can follow me on social media, by clicking on the icons at the top of my page. I would love to see you there!

Until next time!

Simon Says Stamp October 2015 Card Kit - Here's Looking At You
Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit - Hello, I love You
A Bit of Kindness To Brighten Your Day - Tone on Tone Stamping


Monday, November 23, 2015

Simon Says Stamp November Card Kit - No Line Watercoloring

Hey folks!

I'm back today to share a couple more cards using Simon Says Stamp November Card Kit.

I'm kind of on the fence with these. I wanted to try No Line Watercoloring for the first time. I'm super duper happy with the results, but once I had that done, my brain went on vacay and I struggled to get them together. It's cool though, I'm gonna power through and share them anyway!!

If you're interested in any of the products I've used, I have links (some affiliate links) throughout and at the end of the post. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.


I created masks for my Images using the Apple of My Pie Stamp Set on Inkadinkado Stamp Masking Paper and Ranger-Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen. I simply chose this ink because I had it out to stamp my Images, but any ink would do.

I also used my MISTI Stamping Tool to stamp all of the Images on Ranger Distress Watercolor Cardstock. I wanted to make sure the Images would stamp solid and the MISTI works great for that!

To color them in I chose Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils. These are some of my faves for watercoloring! 


I die cut the Circle Card Panel with a Stitched Circle Die and the second with Stitched Rectangle Die both from Simon Says Stamp.

On both cards, I stamped the sentiments with Versamark Ink and heat embossed them with Gold Simon Says Stamp Embossing Powder. I also used the Leaf Stamps from the Apple of My Pie Stamp Set and stamped them on Simon Says Stamp Green Leaf Cardstock with the Matching Ink.


To finish them off I added Clear Wink of Stella to the highlights, a strip of DCWV Gold Foil Cardstock to the Circle Card and some Hero Arts Pearl Accents to both. The Twine on the Circle Card is actually from the My Monthly Her Kit by Hero Arts. It came wrapped around the package and I thought I'd use it. The more I think about it though, I could have left this off and been better for it. Just don't know when to quit I suppose....kinda like my kids...and my husband...and the cat, sometimes.

That's it peeps! Easy Peasy!


Today starts week 4 of Jennifer McGuire Share Handmade Kindness Challenge. This week is all about Sharing Handmade Kindness with strangers. It could be anyone! 

Up next, I will have a card to share using the Hero Arts Acts of Kindness Stamp Set. Don't forget if you purchase this set and the Hero Arts Bit of Kindness Stamp, 25% of the purchase goes to the Kind Campaign!

I hope you enjoyed my cards today, You can also join me on social media by clicking the Social Media Icons at the top of my page! I would love to see you there!!

Until next time!