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Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Animal Antics


Hi there! Happy Wednesday to you all and welcome to another Simon Says Stamp challenge!!!!! We’ve got a fun one today. ANIMAL ANTICS! Break out any items that have an animal on them and use them!!! The Design Team are showcasing Stampendous products this week! I used some of their fab pink fine glitter to create the burst background there on the tag….. The Dino was stamped onto vellum so I could really show off that background… Here is a closer look:


I applied some pearlescent embossing powder to this stencil and then sprinkled the glitter over top and allowed to dry! It is just that simple!!!

The amazing peeps over at Simon Says Stamp have an amazing prize to win! A $50 gift certificate to their online store! Be sure to head on over to the challenge blog and check out the rest of the AMAZING creations by the design team.



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Sneak Peek: Sheena A Taste of India

Hi there!!!! Newsflash: There is a new  Sheena Douglass 6-set range from Crafter’s Companion coming your way next week (Thursday, April 17th) called Taste of India.  We will be celebrating next week, but until then  designers from both the Education and Inspiration teams will be sharing a few sneak peeks each day until the release on the 17th!


Yup, This is very unlike my usual style, but it’s fun to venture outside the box a little bit! I colored the tiger with watercolor crayons….. The background is embossed with this gun metal embossing folder and then I heavily spritzed it with Memento Fireworks sprays in Ladybug, Tangelo, Tuxedo Black and London Fog. But I couldn’t stop there! I sprayed the tiger with some iridescent sparkly crafting spray


Thanks for stopping by today! See you tomorrow!

Clouds and text


Hi there and happy Friday! I’ve got a quick card to share with you….. I love the clouds embossing folder from Crafters Companion. I paired it with the Overlapped Text background and some distress ink.


Easy peasy! Have a great weekend!!!!

SMILE TAG says the panda: VIDEO


Today I’ve got this really cute tag on the blog today to share with you all….. I love Mama Elephant! Their images are fantastic, their dies are outta this world and the owners? SUPER DUPER SWEETIES!!!

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You can watch the video here on the blog or even better… Over on my youtube channel in HD!


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Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Easter or Sweet Treats

Hello, hello! And welcome to another Simon Says Stamp challenge. The winner of the Spectrum Noir Markers from last week’s challenge will be announced on the blog tomorrow. Today’s challenge is all about Easter or sweet treats. We know not everyone celebrates Easter so we wanted to be sure to make the challenge open to everyone! I do celebrate Easter so I made an Easter card to share with you all today… The Design Team is using Basic Grey products. I used this amazing 6×6 paper pad.


I decided to add some color to the bunny after I paper pieced him. Not sure I like it yet, lol!


The amazing peeps over at Simon Says Stamp have an amazing prize to win! A $50 gift certificate to their online store! Be sure to head on over to the challenge blog and check out the rest of the AMAZING creations by the design team.



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Cat in the Hat

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Have you ever wanted to try one of the Barkley Crafter Companion’s sets but as a clear stamp? Well today is your lucky day! They have released some of the most popular Barkley images in an acrylic form right here! I took the adorable cat in the box image and turned it into a tag using this die. I created the sky pop up with this die and foam dimension. And the grass came from this die and I colored it with a green wink of stella glitter brush pen.

The cat in the box image was colored with my Next Generation Spectrum Noir markers: BT2 (sky), TN2, TN1(hat, inside of box), BP3 (flowers), PP2, IB2, PL3, CT4 (stripes and polka dots) onto Ultra Smooth White Premium cardstock.

I had fun making this cute little tag for my daughter!!!

Thanks for stopping by today! :)

Lawnscaping Challenge: Try a new technique: dry embossing with dies with VIDEO

Hi there! It seems like FOREVER since our last challenge since March had a 5th week thrown in there!!!! Today we are back with a SUPER fun challenge. I know I say that every challenge, but I love them all, lol! This week’s challenge is all about trying something new. A new technique! There is inspiration everywhere!!! All over the web. Facebook. Pinterest. Challenge blogs…..  And I’ve bookmarked a TON of fun techniques I want to try! I use a private pinterest board and also I star blogs that I come across that inspire me… I use Bloglovin for my mac and I use Newsify on my Iphone for blog following after Google Reader bit the dust.. :)

For my card, I tried dry embossing with my dies as well as ghost stamping… Two techniques I have seen for a while but have never tried before.. Here is the card I made for the challenge. Very clean and simple and easy to mass produce.


See the embossed background? I made it with my die cutting machine and this die. I love that stitched border! The bench and sentiment are from this set and the clouds are from this stencil set. Rather than walk you thru how I did this, I filmed it! Yay! You can watch it here or over on my youtube channel in HD, which is way better – just sayin!




 Now, be sure to head on over to the Lawnscaping Challenge page to see what the rest of the design team created and what new techniques they have used (yup, I’ve got some more techniques I want to try inspired by them)… Also, during the week, the fab Facebook Inspiration Team will be showcasing products featuring new techniques over on our facebook page as well so you don’t want to miss out!


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Stamping with Embossing Paste with VIDEO

I had SOOOOOOO much fun testing out new techniques with embossing paste! I just LOVE Wendy Vecchi embossing paste! Love love love love!!! I am always trying to figure out other ways to use them so I thought, hmmmmmmmm, I wonder if you can stamp with them… Well guess what? YOU CAN!!!!! Here are three background panels I created by stamping with embossing paste! The first I used a stencil and stamp to create the background design, and the other two showcases the stamp itself as the background…. (completed projects towards end of post)..


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Thick layer of embossing paste and stamp

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VIDEO: Exciting Announcement: Mama Elephant Challenge DT

For the Simon Says Stamp spring release sneak and coupon code, click here!


Hello! Hello! I have a super exciting announcement that I have been sitting on for quite some time! I’m just going to blurt it out! I am on the Mama Elephant Challenge Design Team! Can I get a woot woot???? I was so exciting when Kryssi and Angela asked me! There will be some fun changes to the challenge in the upcoming months so be sure to stay tuned. In the meantime, PLAY ALONG! Extra incentive to play along for this specific challenge? The winner will win a DESIGN TEAM SPOT on the challenge team!!!! Yup! :) You have until May 5th to get your entries in!!! :)

Here is what I created inspired by the gorgeous photo below inspired by the colors, complete with a VIDEO showcasing the card…


I love that stamp set….. It is adorbs! I used some of the Mama Elephant inks to create a mist for the background….. All supplies are listed at the end of the post… Here’s a close up of the background:


You can watch the video right here on the blog or over on my youtube channel in HD!

And the inspiration badge…. Gorgeous colors, yes?




1. You must use a Mama Elephant stamp
2. Challenge duration 4/3/2014 – 5/5/2014
3. No limit to how many entries, in other words, go buck wild!
4. Link up your project using the Inlinkz tool on the bottom of the ME Blog post HERE.

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Simon Says Stamp release plus coupon code

Well, they did it again! Simon Says Stamp has another great release, focusing in on the Spring season and Moms and Dads.. It’s fantastic! Stamp sets, dies and stencils! ACK!  Check it out here! Now, you know how awesome this release is and you know it will sell out fast!  Use coupon code DSC799 for free shipping on orders over $75!

And for a quick peak, take a look below. Click on the picture to be taken directly to the item! :)

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