Happy Birthday To You — Make a Card Monday #258

NOTE: Sorry for this being a day late. I had technical difficulties last night and couldn’t get the video to work at YouTube. Thankfully, it’s working now. :)

Hi all! Today I have another easy to create birthday card. :) I can’t seem to keep my stash of birthday cards stocked! They are my most mailed cards. What about you guys? What cards do you use most?

I used two stamp sets to make this card: Make a Wish from Mama Elephant and Bokeh Builder from My Favorite Things. I adore the large birthday sentiments in the Make a Wish stamp set!


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May All Your Fishes Come True! (New Simon Release Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!)

Hi all! Today I have my usual Friday video for you guys, but I’m also taking part in the Simon Says Stamp This is the Life Release Blog Hop!

I got to play with a bunch of new products. But before we get to my card and video, I wanted to show you all the stamps, dies, and stencils that I designed for this release. :)

Tell me in the comments which is your favorite! :)

You can see every stamp set, die, and stencil I’ve designed for Simon HERE. And you can see the entire This is the Life Release HERE.

And now on to my card! I created a card using the Best Fishes stamp set, the Fish & Bowl dies that coordinate, and the Waves stencil

Super fun! Check out the video and supplies below.

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As part of the blog hop, Simon is giving away prize packs at every stop on the hop! So be sure to leave a comment on each stop on the hop in order for more chances to win.

The giveaway will close at 6:00pm EST on Thursday July 17, 2014. A complete winners list will be posted on the Simon blog on Friday July 18, 2014.

Get Hopping!

So get hopping! There’s a TON of inspiration showing all the new products from the release. Your next stop is the wonderful Jennifer McGuire. :) If you encounter a broken link you can go back to the beginning at the Simon Blog. Happy hopping! :)

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Inktense Pencils, Dove Blender, & Mama Elephant Stitches – Color Wednesday #49

Hello, all!

Today I have a card for you featuring the Stitches stamp set from Mama Elephant. I’ve been eying this stamp set on my craft desk for a while now, just itching to create with it. I know many people in my life that love to sew and quilt, so I really wanted to make some cards for them. :)

To color the images I used Inktense Pencils and a Dove Blender Pen. Super easy! Be sure to watch the video below for tips.

EDITED TO ADD: I’ve had a few questions about why I’ve switched to voice overs for my videos. I find I feel more creatively “free” and can experiment if I don’t have to talk through a card. It’s both faster and easier for me to just sit down and hit record, rather than having to plan out the card from beginning to end before I start so that I know what I’m talking about (LOL!). Personally, I’ve been more happy with the cards I’ve done recently where I did a voice over.

Long story short, the voice overs are here to stay. I might do an “old school” video once in a while and not do a voice over, but for now, voice overs it is.

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