Fun times, y’all! Really fun times!
My buddies at Technique Tuesday partnered up with my buddies at Simon Says Stamp! in offering a brand new stamp set. Debuting today is the new Sassy – You’re Not Normal (2.0) stamp set Simon Says Stamp!
This stamp set, designed by Technique Tuesday, is debuting today as part of Simon’s super fun STAMPtember festivities! It’s exclusive to Simon and is available for a limited time.
I know some folks on both sides of this deal. Yep. I do. And so I was lucky to get hooked up with an advance copy of the stamp set. (Thanks, guys!) So, yeah, I put together a couple cards to share with you.
Meet card no. 1.
The words (hahaha) and the pinwheel are from the STAMPtember stamp set. The little dotted line is actually from TT’s Felix the Frog stamp set. I’ve been using it a lot. Works with a lot of different images.
Meet card no. 2.
Speaking of Felix the Frog, here he is. I went full-on Felix here, pairing him with a pinwheel and a phrase from the STAMPtember set. Kinda fun, right? Well, I hope! 😉
And meet card no. 3.
This card here features just images and words from the STAMPtember set. As much as I am a mix and matcher when it comes to stamps, it sure is nice sometimes to just use images and words from one stamp set.
Alright. That’s all I have for you today. Be back again soon.
Back again with another card. Totally inspired again to play by the folks taking part in the Fall Coffee Lovers Hop! (Thanks, guys.)
So meet today’s card.
Just had fun here, again playing with a couple new stamp sets debuting at Technique Tuesday on Oct. 1st. All the images are from one set, and the words are from another. Both are coffee-themed. Yippee! 🙂
I wanted the cup to look like it had coffee in it so I only partly colored in the opening with a brown marker. And then I wanted to create a somewhat happy scene so I randomly stamped the steam and hearts above it.
I had a lot of circle elements going on with my card so I went for “circle gold” so to speak and added a few sequins to my card. The more circles, the better. 😉
Alright. That’s what I have. If you haven’t had a chance yet to check out the hop, please do. There are so, so many inspiring cards! Way to go, everyone!
Got a little card to share with you today. Saw that the Fall Coffee Lovers Hop was happening and I couldn’t resist making a card.
So this is it. Meet today’s card.
Ta-da… cha cha cha! 🙂
This card is a sneak peek of sorts using a couple new stamp sets I designed for Technique Tuesday and will debut on their website in the New Products category on Oct. 1st. I cannot wait. Both are coffee-themed. As a girl who spent some of her formative years in Seattle (Coffee-capital of the world, you know…. wink!), I can’t begin to tell you how happy that makes me to make coffee-themed stamp sets. YAY!
The coffee cup and beans are from one set that feature a lot of coffee images (all hand drawn) and some phrases. The words are from the second set that has lots of phrases and a few coffee icons. The phrases in that one are super sassy. Like super duper sassy. Wait. I might have said too much. Maybe. Maybe not. 😉
I colored the coffee cup and beans in with good ol’ Copic markers. Rather than three markers, I used just two of each color tone (a light and dark) and then did a little bit of blending.
Alright, guys! That’s all I have. If you haven’t checked out the hop, do check it out. Lots of fun projects.
Thanks, as always, for stopping by!
Got another card to share with you today. This is one I made a bit back for Technique Tuesday with their new Echinacea stamp set and coordinating craft dies.
I am far from a coloring expert, but there’s just something about the flowers in this set that really made me want to color. And so … I did. 😉
Can you believe it? I used markers and it looks… looks… alright! 🙂 Hooray!
The papers behind the doily are just some old patterned papers from my stash-a-roo. And the doily? Well, it’s a real life paper doily from the nearest Cash-n-Carry store! I folded it in half, added a lot of adhesive and then plopped a circle of patterned paper on top of it before adding the stamped flower.
I felt like the card needed a little something extra so I tossed on a couple sequins. Sequins. I’m a fan. They definitely are a hard habit to break.
Alright, guys! That’s all I have for now. Be back later, gators.
Got a card to share with you today.
Ta-da! Cha-cha! 😉
Made this one with a new faith-based stamp set I designed for Technique Tuesday that was just released as part of small assortment of faith-based products.
The set is a bit on the light-hearted side. Fun to do.
For the card, I simply die-cut a circle and then stamped on top with a sentiment and the set’s flower. I added color to the flower with markers. Easy peasy.
Because I really wanted the circle to stand out, I added a larger circle under it and then placed all those sequins around it. It took a little bit of time to arrange them, but I sure dig the look.
Alright! That’s what I have for you. Be back again later, gators.
Another day. Another project to share.
Meet today’s card.
Sharing this one because… well, I like it. 🙂 Simple as that. Sometimes, you make stuff and it doesn’t quite turn out how you envisioned. And then, sometimes, everything works out just right. This one is one of those “just right” ones.
That fox? Stamped her with the new Frederick and Fiona stamps from Technique Tuesday. They are part of their new Animal House collection of stamps and dies. The words? They were cut with the new coordinating Frederick and Fiona dies.
The fox could easily be a boy but I wanted it to be a girl so I tied a little bow with twine and then plopped it on the top of her head. I think it would be fun for a boy to add a little bow and place it on the fox’s chest as a little bow tie of sorts. Just thinking aloud though.
Rather than coloring in the fox’s nose with markers, I used some black Nuvo drops. I like that it gave it a little dimension that markers would not have.
Alrighty, friends. That’s what I have for you today. I’ll be back again soon. Thanks, as always, for stopping by.
Happy to be taking part today in my friend Taheerah’s Advent Calendar Extravaganza by contributing a card.
First, let me tell you about the Extravaganza! Here are a few words from Taheerah!
“Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!
And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!”
So here’s what I have for you … in honor of the big celebration.
Made this guy with Technique Tuesday’s Snowflakes and Sparkle and Shine dies, as well as the Marquee Label die and Planner – December Story stamp set.
I was going for kinda of a chalkboard look so I adhered the snowflakes on black cardstock and then used my finger to rub (liberally) some white ink all over them. Then I added an enamel dot the middle of each snowflake.
Kinda fun, kinda different, right?
Alright. That’s all I have, kids. Be sure to stop by Taheerah’s bloggity blog for today’s fun. It won’t disappoint.
And remember: it’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize in the extravaganza is generously supplied by Technique Tuesday so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.
And don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Happy holidays, friends!