With Lawn Fawn, Anything Goes at Simon Says Stamp!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Happy Wednesday! It's time for a new ANYTHING GOES challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog! This week the Design Team is playing with Lawn Fawn goodies! I LOVE Lawn Fawn cuteness, so I had some fun with this one!

Hello There

To create this card, I started with a sheet of Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Cardstock (LOVE!) as the base. I then trimmed a white panel and die cut the Lawn Fawn Hello die from it. I stamped the flamingo from Gnome Sweet Gnome and the sentiment using Cole's ABC's, colored them, then adhered the panel to the card and added the extra pieces for the letters. I finished it off with a flower sequin and an enamel dot for just a bit of embellishment.

Hello There (detail)

Now it's YOUR turn! The challenge is ANYTHING GOES this week, so you have NO excuse! Your card must be NEW and you can enter up to five times. One random winner will receive a $50 Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store! Woot! Woot!

Be sure to check out the challenge blog for more awesome inspiration! You are gonna love it!!!

Have a Happy!


A Springtime Hello

Hello! I  have been playing with watercolors a LOT lately and I am SO loving it! I got this great French 50's Cafe stamp set from Crafter's Companion awhile ago knowing it would be absolutely BRILLIANT with the watercolor look! I love it! LOVE!


I stamped the image with VersaFine Smokey Grey ink, gave it a  minute or two, then I watercolored the image and the areas around the image. The sentiment is a gold rub-on from Pebbles, Inc. (I used a rub-on successfully. Let's just take a moment to appreciate this very special moment in time. Because dude, that never happens. Never. It's a miracle, I assure you.)

Hello (detail)

My watercolor set is a super handy one, too! It's the Sakura Field Set and I particularly love that it is small enough to travel, but has a ton of colors. It also has a handy handle on it so you can use it standing up or in a field or wherever inspiration may strike! The waterbrush comes with it, too! LOVE IT!

For more awesome Crafter's Companion inspiration, be sure to visit the Crafter's Companion USA Facebook page! They do a TON of giveaways, over there, too! Be sure to like and comment so you continue to see the inspiration and opportunities to win!

Have a Happy!


Hopping By a Little Late

Happy Monday, folks! I am actually going to share a couple of adorable Easter cards with you that I made prior to the holiday. I used some absolutely adorable Mama Elephant stamps and couldn't just let these ones go unshared!

Hoppy Easter

For this one, I kept it pretty classic. I added the cute little carrot to the bunny's hand and colored the grass using Spectrum Noir markers. The bunny is colored with Copics and the patterned papers are from Chickaniddy Crafts.

Hoppy Easter

And for this one, I had a bit of fun with the bunny! My sister is an actor and her boyfriend works in the film industry, so I wanted to make this one 'stage-worthy' for them. Tee-hee! He was so much fun to put together!

And that, my friends, is all I've got for you today!

Have a Happy!


A CAS-ual Three Thirds

Happy Friday, folks! It's time for a new CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!  Woot! Woot! Our challenge this month is THREE THIRDS. We want to see you use THREE of something. I wanted to keep my design super CAS this time around, but I still managed to incorporate a few threes. *wink* *wink*

I miss you

I used three colors, three words, rounded three corners, and used clusters of three for the cute little flowers! YAY! Lots of threes!

I Miss You (detail)

The Girl Fridays have come up with some super fun designs to inspire you for this challenge! Be sure to head on over to the CAS-ual Fridays blog to check them out! AND... don't forget to link up YOUR CAS card using THREE of something - there are lots of prizes to be won! WOOT! WOOT!

Stamps: Casual Comfort
Gems: Queen & Company
Ink: (navy, pastel green) Hero Arts
Corner Rounder: We R Memory Keepers
Cardstock: (white) Crafter's Companion

Have a Happy!


Another Butterfly Card

I told you guys I loved these butterflies, right? Because I totes do, dude. And I also love this embossing folder. Crafter's Companion goodness at it's best, folks! LOVE! The stamp set I used on this one is called True Colors and I paired that with the gorgeous Make a Wish embossing folder.

Butterfly Birthday

I colored the image using Spectrum Noir blendable colored pencils (90, 98, 102, 062, 063, 055, 002, 041, 036) on kraft cardstock. I love how the pencils look on the kraft! It's also a good chance to use the white, which is always welcome. HA!

Happy Birthday Butterfly (detail)

Be sure to check out the Crafter's Companion Facebook page for daily inspiration!

Have a Happy!


Keeiping it CAS with Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

It's time for a brand new challenge! This week we are playing with Hero Arts goodies! You don't have to use them to play along, but we would love to see them! The challenge this week is to go CLEAN AND SIMPLE!  Yup! My favorite! We've added the extra option to create a one layer card. I decided to go with a simple, one layer look for my card.

Happy Birthday To You

I chose three different Hero Arts sets to bring my design together. I just LOVE that awesome Happy Birthday sentiment!

Happy Birthday To You

And, of course, one lucky winner will be awarded a $50 Gift Voucher to the ALL NEW REDESIGNED Simon Says Stamp store!

Have a Happy!


Imagine the Possibilities

When these butterfly stamps from Crafter's Companion came out I KNEW I just had to have them!  I'm a sucker for a good butterfly stamp, in general, but these are HUGE and I totally love that! So, that being said, you may be seeing a few butterflies on my blog for a bit because I'm in love. In. Love, people. For reals.

Imagine the Possibilities

For this card I chose a simple black and white for the butterfly, itself. As soon as I bought these stamps I wanted to do something in black and white with them. They have so many wonderful details! I chose the butterfly from the 'The Butterfly Effect' set and the sentiment came from the 'True Colors' set. I stamped the sentiment with three different colors of distress inks to add both color and movement to the design.

Imagine the Possibilities (detail)

I added a few My Mind's Eye enamel dots and then a strip of Smash Tape along the bottom. And that's that!
I hope you have a truly delightful Friday, folks!

Have a Happy!


A Taste of India Blog Hop - With GIVEWAWAYS!

Hello, friends! Welcome to the Crafter's Companion, A Taste of India Blog Hop! We have some awesome inspiration for you using these neat new stamps AND some incredible prizes being given away, as well! If you came from Jen Cochran's blog you are already on your way! If not, you may want to jump back to the Crafter's Companion Blog to start at the beginning! You won't want to miss this!

Never Forget

This tiny elephant was so much fun to color! He comes from the Marching Elephant stamp set. I used Spectrum Noir markers (IG1, IG2, BG6, FS4) to color the grey tones and then brought in some bright colors for the blanket with Spectrum Noir colored pencils (61, 52, 35, 29, 68). A few star sequins and a die cut star add the finishing touches.

Never Forget (detail)

Now it's time to talk PRIZES!!!

1. Comment on each blog! Along the way SIX lucky winners will receive prizes randomly drawn from the comments left on the Design Team blog posts!

2. Comment on the Crafter's Companion US Blog! TWO lucky winners will be given awesome prizes over on the CC blog!

Winners for all prizes will be announced on the Crafter's Companion Blog on April 22nd. Good Luck!


Animal Antics Coming Your Way!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Yup! It's time for a brand new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and this week we are having some fun with Animal Antics! We want to see you using critters of all types in your projects this week! The design team is using some fabulous goodies from Stampendous! Stampendous! offers a LOT of adorable critter stamps, along with beautiful florals, gorgeous vintage, and even fun steampunk designs!


For my card I combined this adorable House Mouse Gifts to Tie stamp with a great sentiment from My Favorite Things' Birthday Greetings set. I watercolored the image and then added a big 'ole splotch of watercolor before stamping the sentiment. SO fun! Some quick work with my Wink of Stella brush adds just a touch of sparkle!

Hooray (detail)

One lucky winner will, of course, win a $50 Gift Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store!  WHAT?!  Yup.  Totes, dudes.  Totes.

You can find the links to the products I used on my card below!

Have a Happy!