I am super excited to post my first post as Artist in Resident for Imagine Crafts today. The challenge this month is to use a new Kaleida-color ink pad, the matching Memento Ink  and a Fireworks! Ink spray. That was not an easy challenge for me. I am so not a multi-colored kind of girl. But I made it work. :) I used the new Tomato Vine Kaleidacolor ink pad. The matching Memento Ink colors are Rich Cocoa, Bamboo Leaves, Morocco, Love Letter and Peanut Brittle Memento Ink.

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When I received the new blanks and Bezel matching dies from Spellbinders I had to try them out right away.  I used the Birds one die to cut patterned paper. The edges were sanded before the pieces were adhered to Bird blanks.  Brown cardstock was cut and embossed with the branch die from Cherry Blossoms.

Corrugated cardboard was cut with the largest of the new Heart One dies. The cardboard was painted with Snow Cap Paint Dabber and then sanded. The heart was adhered to white cardstock and cut out before the branch and birds were adhered in it’s center.

A 1 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Winter Fun patterned paper was adhered to a 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ of patterned paper from the same paper pack. Seam binding was tied around the vertical strip and topped with a button, tied on with Linen Thread.

A sentiment from GinaK. Designs Mistletoe Memories was inked with Wheat and Jumbo Java VersaMagic ink on white cardstock and cut out. It was adhered next to the seam binding bow.

The top right and bottom left corner were rounded before Washi tape topped with a button on the top right finish off the card.

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Wednesday Splitcoaststampers ran a Product Focus on Kreate-a-lope Templates. They make it really easy and fast to create envelopes. You can read all our reviews here. Here are some of the envelopes I have created with the templates:

I made this one to match the card I created for last weeks Triple Stamping tutorial.  I needed a bigger envelope, so I used Stampin’ Up! Whisper White 12″ x 12″ cardstock and the A6 envelope template.

I stamped the same image from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamp To Paris with Love in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the lower right of the envelope.  I sponged the entire envelope with Summer Sky Memento Ink.

I used copy paper and the A6 template to make a matching envelope for the Puzzle Resist card I made a couple of weeks ago. I used masks cut out of copy paper with the new Hearts One die and stamped the chevron strip from Very Special in London Fog Memento Ink all over.  I added a faux stitched border with a black gel pen and stamped  a sentiment and button stamp (also from Very Special) with Red Magic VersaMagic Ink.

I created this envelope out of older 12″ x 12″ Bo Bunny Country Garden patterned paper that I had for a while. The templates are a great way to use up older paper and create envelopes with them.I just added an address label.

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We were overwhelmed by the response to the Simon Says Stamp Valentine’s Day Blog Hop.  Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and for playing along.  It was amazing to be hopping along with so many amazing stampers.

Each designer in the hop is giving away a Goodie Bag from Simon Says Stamp and a random winner from my blog has been chosen and it is Connie Lutz!

Congratulations Connie! Simon Says Stamp will be in touch with you to get your mailing address to get your goodies off to you. Have fun creating with them and thank you again for commenting on my blog.

P.S.: Sorry I have been so quiet this week. Weather/temperature were up and down this week in Oklahoma and with weather/temperature changes come migraines for me. I hope I will have more to share with you next week.

Thanks again for all your amazing comments! Have a wonderful day!
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It’s my turn to share on the Spellbinders blog. Today I have a video tutorial for a tri-fold gift card holder created with the new A2 Bracket Border dies. I hope you have time to check it out and let me know what you think.

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Hello and welcome to Day 3 of Whimsy Stamps January Rubber & Die Release Showcase!

On Wednesday (23 January) Whimsy Stamps released this month’s new rubber designs, Shapeology dies, Whimsy Designer Paper packs, Shape EZ templates and *new* Whimsy Prints pre-colored toppers. From then until 29 January the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new goodies with a daily mini blog hop and I am part of today’s hop!

For my card I stamped an image from the darling Furry Friendship inTuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock. The image was cut and embossed with a Standard Circle Nestabilities die. The bottom was cut straight and the image was colored with  Copic Markers (Hedgehog: E50, E21, E33, E25, E18, E29   Ground: YG01, YG03, YG17, W1, W3, E30    Flower: Y13, Y15, Y17, E18      Sky: B0000, B000, B00).

Hearts from Mini Hearts Simon Says Craft die were cut into a 1 3/4″ wide strip of My Mind’s Eye Six by Six A Mother’s Love paper. The strip was adhered on the lower left of the card base, a 5 1/2″ x 6″ piece of Solar White cardstock folded in half. The hearts were filled with Glossy Accents and topped with Glitter before the image circle was lined up with the bottom of the card and adhered to the lower right hand side with foam adhesive squares. Black Baby Bling Rhinestones were added between each heart. Three of the hearts that were cut out the strip were added as accent to the card.

Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.

To be entered into today’s mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT’s posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on 30 January.

To take a peek at today’s fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below…

Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favorites.

If you would like to join us as our Guest Designer for our March 2013 release please go to our Guest Designer Contest page to read all about how to enter. Entries close at 12.00pm (EST) on Wednesday 30 January 2013.

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Yesterday’s tutorial on Splitcoaststampers was written by Joan Ervin. She showcased the Triple Stamping technique. It’s an easy way to add dimension to your card.

I created a card with that technique with the beautiful Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamp To Paris with Love.  I started by cutting three pieces of Neenah Solar White cardstock in rectangles ( 3 1/2″ x 3 15/16″, 2 1/2″ x 2 15/16″ and 1 1/2″ x 1 15/16″). The layers were adhered on top of each other with repositionable adhesive and the image was stamped over it in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  The flowers of the image were colored with Copic Markers (R11, R12, R22, YG01, YG03, YG17).  The frame and the flowers were colored with white crayon before the edges were sponged with Summer Sky and Bahama Blue Memento Ink. Each layer was adhered to a 3/16″ bigger piece of black cardstock.

The layers were stacked on top of each other with foam adhesive squares.  A piece of Solar White cardstock was cut and embossed with a die from the new Spellbinders Filigree Delight set and adhered to a piece of Limeade Bazzill cardstock. The image layers were adhered over it with more foam adhesive squares and May Arts ribbon was tied around the lower part.

More white cardstock was cut and embossed with a tag die from the new Charmed I’m Sure Spellbinders die set. A sentiment from the set was stamped on it with Tuxedo Black ink and the center was sponged with Summer Sky Memento ink. The tag was tied to the bow and a button with silver cord.

The layers were adhered to a card base cut and embossed out of white cardstock with a Grand Rectangle Nestabilities die. Rhinestones from Want2Scrap finish off the card.

Here is a video for the visual learner:

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Love is in the air and Simon Says Stamp has made it even more fun to create projects to show someone that you love them with their 2013 Valentine’s Day Release.   I was asked to create a project using something from this release to share in today’s Valentine’s Day Blog Hop.

For my card I combined several of the new Simon Says Exclusive stamp set and dies.  I started  by stamping an image from Talk Bubbles 2 all over a  3″  x 4 5/8″ piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock in Sea Breeze VersaMagic ink. Small hearts from the new Lots of Hearts set were added in Key Lime VersaMagic ink in between the clouds. A sentiment from Just a Love Note was stamped in each bubble with the same ink.  Faux stitching was added to the edges with a black gel pen.

A cloud was cut with one of the Talk Bubbles 2 dies out of Solar White ink and stamped with the matching stamp in Key Lime ink. A sentiment from Talk Bubbles 2 was stamped into the cloud, rhinestones were added underneath and the cloud was adhered to the lower left of the layer with foam adhesive squares.

The card base is a 3 1/2″ x 11″ piece of Bazzill Limeade cardstock folded in half. The sentiment that I used inside the clouds was stamped in black in on the bottom right corner before the cloud panel was adhered over it with foam adhesive squares.  White and Limeade cardstock was cut with the new String of Hearts Craft die. I ran the white cardstock heart strip through my Xyron and covered it in glitter. It was adhered on top of the green hearts and both strings were adhered over the cloud background.

Last week I created another card with new Simon Says clear stamps. Just in case you missed it, you can find it here.

And now to the giveaway part! Leave a comment on this blog post and one lucky winner will receive a Simon Goodie Bag (if you know Heidi, it will be a good one!).  We will draw the winner on Thursday morning 1/31/13 at 9:00 AM EST. so be sure to leave your comment by then.

Thanks for visiting! The next stop in the Simon Says Stamp Valentine’s Day Blog Hop is the amazing Stephanie Klauck . If while hopping, you encounter a broken link, you can go back to the beginning for links to everyone who is participating in the hop.

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My turn to share another card on the Spellbinders blog today. I hope you have time to check out the entire card and let me know what you think. The image was colored with Copic Markers (Roses: R10, R11, R22 Rose leaves: G40, G43, G46 Violets: Y11, Y13, Y15, E99 Violet Leaves: YG01, YG03, YG17 Berries: R27).

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I have another card to show you with the new Ali Edwards Be Mine stamp set.  I started by stamping five hearts from the set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink in the center of the card base,  a 5 1/2″ x 7″ piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock , folded in half. The bottom right corner was rounded.

Hearts were stamped on Handmade Lilybeedesigns paper. The hearts were cut out and adhered over the ones on the heart base. Lines were scored above and underneath heart row.  Parts of two sentiment were inked up and stamped underneath the lower score lines.

A small strip of Arrow Washi tape was added on the top left of the card. A button as well as Want2Scrap rhinestones finish off the card. Thanks so much for stopping by today!
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