Simon October 2014 Card Kit – Make a Card Monday #263

Hi all! Today I am taking part in the Simon Says Stamp October 2014 Card Kit Blog Hop. :)

You can pick up the kit HERE. There’s a ton of fun products in the kit, including the What’s Brewing stamp set that I designed for the kit. :)

I made two cards using the kit. Both are in the video below!

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For the first one, I used a stamp from The Greeting Farm that I colored back in April. It’s been waiting for just the perfect card since then. You can see the entire coloring of the original image in the Color Wednesday video from last spring.


For the second card, I stamped a bunch of mugs from the stamp set and colored them with Copics. Because I would be coloring with Copics over the top of the colorful stamping, I used Memento inks. I used a set of dew drop ink pads.

Sadly, I didn’t get the first half of the card on video, but hopefully I explained it enough in the video for you to get an idea of how I created the beginning stages of the card. :)


Blog Hop Giveaway!

Be sure to leave one comment at each stop of the blog hop for a chance to win a prize pack from Simon. The prize pack includes a selection of products from their Stamptember giveaway stash…

The giveaway for the prize pack will close at 6:00pm EST on Tuesday September 23, 2014. A complete winners list will be posted on the Simon blog on Wednesday September 24, 2014.

Get Hopping!

So get hopping! Your next stop is the wonderful Nichol Magouirk! If by chance you encounter a broken link while hopping, you can go back to the beginning of the hop at the Simon blog.

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Friday Focus – 1 Card, 1 Stamp Set #2

Happy Friday! Since it’s the end of the day, I hope your Friday was wonderful!

Today I’m continuing my 1 Card, 1 Stamp Set miniseries by using Lawn Fawn’s Monster Mash stamp set. Such cute little monsters! :)

I used a few Distress Inks to watercolor the monsters: Seedless Preserves, Worn Lipstick, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, and Pumice Stone. I did try watercoloring with other types of inks (Simon Says Stamp inks and Hero Arts Shadow Inks), but the colors felt very flat and didn’t blend well. If you want to watercolor with inks, I truly suggest Distress Inks.

Anyhow, I hope you enjoy!

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Copic Markers for Card Makers Class Winners!

The winners of the free spots in Copic Markers for Card Makers are:

  • Marcia Censuous Meekins
  • Shirlene Celona
  • Jenny Kozar

I have emailed the winners about claiming their prize.

If you’d like to sign up for class, more info can be found HERE.

And the results of the survey included in the giveaway…

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I’m a guest on Iron Craft this weekend!

Hi all! Just a heads up that I will be a guest on Iron Craft this weekend! It’s the season 2 finale and I’ll be joined by three other guests. We’ll be answering your questions LIVE, sharing some cards, and also giving away some prizes!

It will take place this Sunday, September 14th, at 10:30 am PT (that’s 11:30 MT for me). You just need to head over to Chaitali’s blog at that time and tune in! :)

Since we’ll be answering questions, we need to know what you’re wondering about. Please leave your questions on the Facebook event page found here. If your question is answered you might win a prize!

While we’re waiting for Sunday to come around, head over to Chaitali’s blog to win a giveaway prize, too….

Here’s all the info, just in case…

Hope to see you guys there! :)

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