Stamptember Blog Hop!

Hi all!

Today I am taking part in the Stamptember 2014 Blog Hop! Simon Says Stamp has released a bunch of new products and we’re playing with them. :) You can see everything in the release HERE.

Yesterday, I shared the products that I designed. One of of my favorite new stamp sets is Trick or Treat, which features my kitty Mannie. Well, okay, it’s not specifically Mannie. ;) Depending on how you color the cat, it could be anyone’s cat. And there’s a puppy in the stamp set, too.

For the card below, I created a scene with the stamps and watercolored with Distress Markers and Distress Inks. The “Happy Halloween” greeting was white heat embossed before I started painting and it resisted the watercoloring, leaving behind a white greeting. I hope you enjoy the video!

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Simon Says Stamp is giving away a prize pack of a selection of items from our STAMPtember® giveaway stash at each stop on the hop! That’s 19 chances to win!!

So be sure to leave a comment on each stop of the hop. The giveaways for the prize pack will close at 6:00pm EST on Thursday September 11, 2014 and a complete winners list will be posted on the Simon blog on Friday September 12, 2014. Good luck!

Get Hopping!

Your next stop on the blog hop is the fantastic Nichol Magouirk. If you encounter a broken link while hopping, you can go back to the start at the Simon blog. Thanks for joining me today! :)

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Happy Stamptember!

Hi all! Just wanted to pop in here really quick to let you know that all of the new Stamptember release is now available at Simon! Yay! I’ve been so excited to share this release with you guys. :)

You can see all of the release HERE, but below are the items that I designed for the release. I also updated the page with everything I’ve designed as well.

I’ll be using some of these in upcoming projects, so stay tuned! Let me know in the comments which one is your favorite! :)

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Friday Focus – 1 Card, 1 Stamp Set #1

Happy Friday!

Today I’m starting a new Friday Focus miniseries I’m calling “1 Card, 1 Stamp set.” I thought it would be fun to challenge myself to use only one stamp set on a card, and really focus on that stamp set. :)

I used the Butterflies stamp set from Simon for today’s card, and added a few colors by using the Rock and Roll technique with some Avery Elle pigment inks. Be sure to watch the video below to see how that works.

The gold areas on the card are from Ranger Gold Embossing Powder. I’m noticed over the last little bit that my gold embossing powder is getting really gritty. It’s really weird. After I did this card, I tried out a different gold embossing powder and it was super smooth. So, I think this might my last card with that particular embossing powder. Maybe it was getting old? I have no idea. I don’t remember it being so gritty and bumpy before, but I have had it for a few years. Oh, well!

Hope you enjoy the video!

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September 2014 Card Kit Giveaway Winner

The winner of the 2014 Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp is Denisse Diaz. Congrats! Denisse, I’ve already emailed you about claiming your prize.

As for the poll included in the giveaway, here are the results!

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All opinions are my own. If I receive a product to review, it is my policy to make note of how it was acquired. That being said, I only recommend products I genuinely use. I do not accept offers of direct payment for dedicated blog posts to promote products. NOTE: In my capacity as an employee, I regularly receive product from Simon Says Stamp.

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