Saturday, September 21, 2013

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember

Hey there! I'm so excited to share in the STAMPtember fun over at Simon Says Stamp today!

Here's a little bit about the event:

Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an interest in exclusively selling rubber stamps. It didn’t take long until we realized we couldn’t stop there. During the past 11 years we celebrate rubber stamping in its full glory by giving access to people around the world to a one stop shop. Rubber stamps still remain the heart of our business and we are celebrating by hosting a STAMPtember® event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the greatness of rubber stamping. Part of the enticement of rubber stamping is that stamps can be used in creating or complementing ANYTHING! From stamping dates on bank documents and postage parcels in the early 18th century, rubber stamping has dramatically expanded to include card making, scrapbooking, mixed media, life documenting, art journaling, and many forms of altering and expressing art.

Here's a peek at the card I made that is featured on the Simon Says Stamp blog HERE to check out the whole card!

There are so many new amazing STAMPtember products -- here are some of my favorites that I picked up:

 A big thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me as a guest today -- it was so much fun!

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Operation Write Home: Birthday Bash 2013

Welcome to my stop on the Operation Write Home Birthday Bash Blog Hop! Today I'm sharing two cards made with my all time favorite OWH stamp set, Year Round Sentiments.

I love the simple messages in this set. The "I love you" sentiment I used on the card below is probably one of the most used sentiments that I have.

The heart was stamped with Hero Arts Splash Chalk Ink and the sentiment with Pale Tomato Mid-Tone Shadow Ink.  I clear embossed the Tiny Stars Background on kraft cardstock, which is a perfect complement to the stars in the heart image.

For my next card I used the small star image to create a diagonal pattern with some yummy Hero Arts Shadow Inks.

I added a glossy shine to a few of the stars using the Sakura Clear Glaze Gel Pen, which is perfect for small detailed images! 

You can see all the Hero Arts/Operation Write Home stamps that are available HERE.

Now it's time to head on over to Paula's blog!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Giveaway Winners!

Hi! I have a few winners to announce from the giveaways last week.

The winner of a spot in the Online Card Classes Insider class is...

Small T.

And the three winners of a Hero Arts/BasicGrey Hipster stamp set are...

Larissa Heskett
Kathy (KT Krafts)

Please email me at to claim your prize!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Online Card Classes Giveaway!

I'm so excited there is another class coming up soon at Online Card Classes!

Here's a little info about the class:

You know what they say: It’s what’s on the inside that counts. Especially when it comes to handmade cards! In Insider, you’ll learn the ins and outs of continuing card designs on the inside of your cards…in very clever ways.

Join Online Card Classes instructors Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, Laura Bassen, and friends for four creativity-packed days filled with tips and tricks designed to make your cards as delightful on the inside as they are on the outside. With 16+ follow-along videos, PDFs, giveaways, an inspirational gallery, helpful forum, and more, you’ll have loads of ideas to add a special touch to all your handmade greetings. 
Class runs September 25-28 and only costs $12! Head over to Online Card Classes for more information.

Sounds like fun...their classes are always packed full of so many amazing and inspiring ideas!

And good news for all of you -- I have a spot in class to giveaway!!! Just leave a comment on this post by Sunday, September 15th and I'll announce the winner on Monday.

Good luck and hope to see you in class!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

BasicGrey Hipster + Giveaway!

Hi there! Today I'm sharing a few cards I made with the BasicGrey Hipster collection. I've had these cards made for months and just realized that I never got around to sharing them here. (oops!)

This first one is a super simple card that features stamps from all three clear sets in the collection.

And here's the second card -- I love the wood veneer arrows!

And about a GIVEAWAY!!! I have an extra set of each of the three clear stamp sets in the Hipster Collection.

Just leave me a comment on this post by Friday, September 13th and I will randomly draw three winners to win a stamp set!

And be sure to check back tomorrow for an another awesome giveaway you won't want to miss!

Have a great day!