Rock on!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Stamping is fun for ALL ages!
As part of the Simon Says Stamp’s STAMPtember® event, the team is rockin' the techniques this week. This week, I did some basic masking and stamping that can be done by stampers of all levels. Hopefully, this post will encourage new stampers to get out those stamps! But more importantly, I'd like for more experienced stampers to sit down and create more than tags...create memories by stamping with a little family member Yes, this is truly a project that the whole family can do.
 My oldest son is getting married in a few short weeks and I'm thrilled for him and his bride to-be. I am so proud of the man that he has become, and I'm certain that he will be a good husband. Where did the time go? When I look back on his childhood, my favorite moments were times spent together working on fun little projects. I love being his Mother and I treasure those memories. I urge you all to take any opportunity you can to create your own special memories. With tiny helping hands, these tags could be put together quickly and attached to bake goods for quick gifts or school bake sales. After all, the eating season is fast approaching! :)
When I first began stamping, I was awed by the masking process. It made everything look so polished and professional. Do you know what? Your non-stamping friends and family will be amazed too! Get those little ones to help!
Here, I stamped on a sticky note to create my removable mask. An adult may have to cut the mask, but little fingers could stamp the background with a larger stamp. I used a strip of washi tape as a mask to create a blank space to insert the name of the chef. You may notice that I purposely kept it simple and clean. I have found that distressed edges and grunge do not make your home-baked treats very appealing to eat. :)


Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an interest in exclusively selling rubber stamps. It didn’t take long until we realized we couldn’t stop there. For more than 10 years we have celebrated rubber stamping and its glory. We work to bring companies from around the world together in a one stop shopping environment. Rubber stamps still remain the heart of our business and we are celebrating by hosting a “STAMPtember®" event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the delight of rubber stamping. Part of the enticement of rubber stamping is that stamps can be used in creating or complementing ANYTHING! From stamping dates on bank documents and postage parcels in the early 18th century, rubber stamping has dramatically expanded to include card making, scrapbooking, mixed media and many forms of altering and expressing art.


Get creative and show us your techniques. We love stampers of all levels. Join us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and your project could win a $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp.  We draw a new winner each week. Your project could also be chosen to be featured in our weekly designer spotlight.

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Philip 1992
They grow up fast!~

STAMPtember blog hop!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

It's Simon Says Stamp’s STAMPtember® event time again!
For this week, we challenge you to use a Simon Says Stamp exclusive stamp – or any Simon brand product to help us celebrate!
I like this newly released stamp set because I really NEEDED some Thanksgiving stamps, and this set has a variety of images. Some of the images seemed a tad "cutesy" for what I wanted on this card, so I altered the images with my favorite glitter to give it a different look.

This technique is about as easy as it gets, yet as stampers we STILL often forget that we can change the way an image appears. Make it yours!

For your inspiration, we are each sharing a special trick or technique on our blogs, so be sure to hop around and check them all out!

Andrea
Anna-Karin
Ashli
Barbara
Emma
May
Meihsia
Michelle
Mona
Sandra
Suzz
Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an interest in exclusively selling rubber stamps. It didn’t take long until we realized we couldn’t stop there. For more than 10 years we have celebrated rubber stamping and its glory. We work to bring companies from around the world together in a one stop shopping environment. Rubber stamps still remain the heart of our business and we are celebrating by hosting a “STAMPtember®" event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the delight of rubber stamping. Part of the enticement of rubber stamping is that stamps can be used in creating or complementing ANYTHING! From stamping dates on bank documents and postage parcels in the early 18th century, rubber stamping has dramatically expanded to include card making, scrapbooking, mixed media and many forms of altering and expressing art.

Don't forget to show us what you're created with your Simon Says Stamp exclusive product!
Join us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and your project could win a $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp.  We draw a new winner each week. Your project could also be chosen to be featured in our weekly designer spotlight.

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If I may be so bold....

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Bold!
We're taught never to mix our stamp pad inks, right? It's stamping 101.  But one day, I was playing with the inks and accidentally forgot to clean off my stamp before switching inks. I liked the look and continued mixing them. Bold move? Oh yes!

Although I do not recommend doing this, I liked where it lead me. I felt like an alchemist! I created a wonderful aged metallic with a fabulous sheen that refuses to photograph well..

I'm celebrating the Bold! And these paper prize ribbons are just what I needed!

Now it's your turn! Whether it be a bold stamp, a bold color, or maybe a bold move. Be Bold!
 Join us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and your project could win a $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp.  We draw a new winner each week. Your project could also be chosen to be featured in our weekly designer spotlight.

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Witch Kraft?

Sunday, August 24, 2014

What? I thought she meant, "Which Craft..."

This week the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is Witch Kraft. It's never too early to celebrate the fun of Halloween with everyone's favorite Kraft brown paper. Or will you interpret the challenge differently? I did! I combined several different crafts and interests into one project. Which Craft? Well, take a look!
I utilized stamping, scrapbooking, hand-sewing and my love of vintage photos in this layout. I adore this endearing old photo. It's an image of a wake from a boat. This is an original vintage photo that was taken during an era when camera film was expensive and every click of the shutter was risky. Whoever took this picture must've been feeling unusually free and creative and wanted to remember that moment. The Glitz Designs embellishment states "I am the Master of my Fate and the Captain of My Soul." Perfect sentiment! I highlighted it by cutting a doily using a punch with the Martha Stewart circle edge punch starter set.
Translucent grunge circles were created by stamping and embossing on vellum before being sewn to the paper.

And the bee is cut and embossed with a Tim Holtz Sizzix die and folder.
Now it's your turn!
What comes to your mind when you think of Witch Kraft?? Join us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and your project could win a $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp.  We draw a new winner each week. Your project could also be chosen to be featured in our weekly designer spotlight.

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