Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Wedneday Challenge #397


Welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge !! Thank you for joining us for the "Christmas to Die For" Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too :-)

This week the challenge is... 

Anything Goes

 We are using Concord and 9th products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some, we love to see them used :-) 

For my project, I used my favorites Layering Leaves Die from Concord and 9th. This die has so many fine details that you really do not need to overwork it and the result is absolutely fabulous. See what I mean?

Hello Friend

I always look for easy yet fun ways to work with the die. My lazy approach again was to spray mist and distress stain on watercolor paper. Let dry. I then did the diecut and arranged how I like it. I didn't even take out the tiny pieces from the dies and I actually saved them by adhering a small piece of Washi tape behind each heart.


I did stamp some hearts fro the tone on tone look and strategically added dotty details all over the place.  Letting the die and ink do all the work is the next best thing!  

Noticed that I only used one of the dies? 
You can see how I used this die from my 3 previous posts here.

As always, Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!
So now it's YOUR turn ! Happy Crafting !!
There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog . If you haven't subscribed by email, you may want to do so you don't miss out.

You have until Wed. 8am Eastern Time to join in :-)
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !
I hope you check out the DT's work!  I can't wait to see what you create!!
Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Use Dies to Create TEXTURES!

Hello friends!
 Dies like these makes everything easy! 

Bird Amidst The Holly
(currently out of stock)

I love using dies to create letterpress effect.
If you are not familiar with letterpress, this Wikipedia link will help you out. I was impressed (yeah, pun-intended) that Martha Stewart is mentioned, too! In fact, letterpress heavily influences our crafting! Take a look at today's card, you'd know what I mean...

What do you get when you pair the dies (mentioned above) up?
especially for you

 Aren't these birdies divine?
especially for you-001

 I stamped the Script before I ran the die through my Cuttlebug along with the Wizard Tan Embossing Mat. I strategically embossed the background with Bird Amidst The Holly. Now how cool is that? The die adds some brownie points for that, right?


Now you should all know by now how much I love making DIY paper with sprays and mist. Here is a detailed post on that subject. So that's how I created the birdies and Winter Garland.

I love the details of this card, but it really takes little effort to make it! 
 I hope you get some inspiration from this post.
 Thanks for stopping by!

Color Layering Stamping Kit from Altenew

Hello friends!
I am popping in to share some info....


😀Just a heads-up: Altenew is releasing the Layered Rose Stamping Kit today.
 You can see it here
This all-in-one bundle is perfect for creating realistic and in-depth roses for your projects! Create one of a kind project, or mass-produce cards with lovely roses. With the included guide, anyone can enjoy this kit-this also makes a great gift for newbie crafters.

This special kit includes:
~Vintage Rose Stamp Set
~Painted Greetings Stamp Set
~Project Ideas Guide
~Medium Acrylic Block
~Floral 6 Mini Cube Set (Forest Glades, Frayed Leaf, Ruby Red, Coral Berry, Frosty Pink, Jet Black)---> regular price is $19.99

To celebrate the release, there is a 40% off promotion for two days: $64--->$38 
Shop here
Sale starts 11/29 at 12:01am EST and ends 11/30 at 23:59pm EST. 

The comment feature in this post has been disabled. 
 I know this kit is of exceptional value and it may benefit someone who has few Altenew products.
I will be back later today with a card. Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Happy Winter and Cyber Monday Sale!

Hello friends!
It's that time of the year....
CYBER MONDAY SALE now begins!😜
This is definitely THE one that we have been waiting for when it comes to online shopping. 
Without further ado, here are the coupons, deals at the end of the post.
SHOP EARLY is the key!

I will share with you the card of the day...
The snowman's (currently out of stock-wah!!)"scarf" was made with my old stash of ribbons.
It made me super happy when I dressed up the snowman with that scarf! 😍
happy winter
I don't think I played enough dolls when I grew up in Taiwan, so dressing up the snowman was pretty darn close! 😁

The die "happy Winter" makes this design super easy to create.

happy winter (close-up)

Thank you for your support and feedback as always.
Enjoy Cyber Monday's sales! 

These are the DEALS of the day!
Simon Says Stamp 
(a random winner will get $15 Gift card from me to celebrate Random Act of Kindness)

Click to shop the sales items.