Transport It!

Planes, Trains, Automobiles… we all need something to help us get from A to B. Most of us favor a car, but some of the more health conscious might choose to use a bicycle!  We would love to see what modes of transportation you can think of and join in with our Wednesday ‘Transport It’ Challenge ! Just make a card or other creation featuring some mode of transportation and upload it into the linky on the Challenge blog!

Below are three projects created by the design team, that showcase this weeks theme! You can visit the challenge blog here to get all the details and see the amazing cards and projects that the design team has created this week. If you click on each designers name, you’ll be taken directly to their blog where you’ll get more details about their project!

And don’t forget that when you enter your projects into the challenge, you can win a $50 Gift Voucher to Simon Says Stamp!

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Designed by Virginia
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So now its your turn to get crafty and join in!

 

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Congrats! Blog Candy Winners:

From: Dream Big: Daria Grushina!
From: STAMPtember® with Paper Artsy!: Heather Loughlin!
From: Feminine & Masculine Birthdays!: Dee Miranda!
From: STAMPtember® Celebrations with La La Land!: Deb Duvall!
From: Succulent Surprise for STAMPtember®!: Jennifer Mitten!

Please email Samantha (Samantha@SimonSaysStamp.com) with your mailing address and the name of the blog you won from to claim your prize!

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Succulent Surprise for STAMPtember®!

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Hi everyone! It’s Shari here with a special treat. Today is the last day of STAMPtember® and we have two new stamps sets to share with you and a token of our appreciation for you!!!!! As you may know, there is a succulent mania going on, they are so popular for the home. Today let me introduce you to Succulents for card making: Cups and Succulents and Greetings and Succulents.  Both stamp sets have matching dies. So fun!!! You can check them all out HERE.  Thank you so very much for your support during STAMPtember!  Please enjoy the special $5 off any order $5 and up order coupon from above!  We hope you’ve had loads of fun and keep on stamping.

I’ve used the Succulents and Cups for my card, keeping it simple with basic stamping and coloring.

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If you look closely at the stamp set, these are designed in two parts. The top of the cup is part of the plant image! That means any of the plants go with any of the cups or pots. Brilliant!!

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Super cute and perfect for a friend!! I’ve put together a video for you on how I created my card. Hope you enjoy!

Blog Candy Alert!! I have one last giveaway for Stamptember®!! Follow our blog via email and comment on this post for a chance to win a special blog candy from our STAMPtember stash!

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Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great week!

Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

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Hi everyone! Welcome to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! It’s Shari Carroll here with a card using the What’s Brewing stamp set from Simon Says Stamp!  This is an open hop so please feel free to link up your creation HERE for a chance to win some great prizes!

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I stamped my coffee cup onto a woodgrain paper, thought it would give me an interesting look.. and I love it! Most of the card is grey tones but I used Burnt Orange ink and card stock for a warm punch of color.

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I’ve also used my brown and grey color pencils to color in the coffee and add some shading to the cup. For a finishing touch, I added a bit of Glossy accents over the coffee area. I’ve shot a video of the whole process, I hope you enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy the hop!

This hop is sponsored by:

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Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

STAMPtember® Celebrations with La La Land!

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Hi readers! Happy Monday! I hope your week is starting off GREAT! We’re so pleased to have Joy Taylor as a guest designer today on our blog to celebrate La-La Land products!! As a special treat, we’re offering 20% off your La-La purchases with us from now until October 1st when you enter code LALA at checkout.

Enjoy!

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Hi there, Joy here with a special La-La Land Crafts share for you, especially for STAMPtember festivities.

I chose to create a shaker card, these types of card are fashionable at present in the crafting industry and really are super fun to create..

One of my favorite La-La Land Crafts stamps is the Paper Doll Marci – Hearts, when these were first released it brought back such childhood memories, I used to have a paper doll set, that had loads of clothes to dress the paper dolls and I gravitated towards it each time I wanted to play..

I wanted to color some of the image in with my Copics and then paper piece her sweet little outfit, using the Lawn Fawn, Hello Sunshine pattern papers, giving the card a real Spring feel…

To make it more festive, colourful and bring happiness to everyone viewing, I chose to die cut some Holiday Shapes Hearts and Stars out of Sea Glass, Doll Pink and Sunshine card stock from Simon Says Stamp, using this inside the shaker section along with some sequins for a bit of bling..

Sticking to my clean and simple style, using loads of white for the external part of the card and finishing off the card by adding a stamped sentiment from the stamp set and adding some more die cut hearts to add to the acetate, die cut from the Heart Flower die..

Thanks for joining me today and sharing more fun with STAMPtember celebrations.

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Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Joy for being our fabulous guest!!

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Stephanie Leykauf
Marketing Director • Enjoys photography, interior decorating, crafting, and laughing! • Music enthusiast • Loves to smile!

Feminine & Masculine Birthdays!

Hi readers!! Happy Sunday to you!! We’re happy to be celebrating Winnie & Walter today on our blog; another great stamp company that joined in our STAMPtember® festivities!

Enjoy!

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Hello, Shay of Winnie & Walter here!  Julie Mogford and I are so thrilled to be able to share in the STAMPtember® festivities!  Simon Says Stamp holds a very special place in our hearts as so this is a very joyous month for us as well.

Today I wanted to share a couple of projects I made using our A Tree for All Seasons stamp set.

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These cards began with the same central element (watercolored leaf panel) and design, but then by altering a few items I was able to make a more masculine and then a more feminine version.

How I Made the Cards:

For both cards: Stamp cat’s eye shaped leaf from stamp set in Versamark randomly and repeatedly on a piece of 4.25 x 5.5 white cardstock.  Heat emboss with gold embossing powder.  Paint over leaf panel with distress ink diluted with water making sure to blend colors.  Cut panel in half lengthwise so then you have two (2) 2.125 x 5.5 inch leaf panels.

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Masculine version:  Adhere a layer of navy cardstock behind the left hand side.  Stamp sentiment with Versamark onto piece of orange cardstock and heat emboss with gold embossing powder.  Adhere on leaf panel.  With dimensional foam adhesive add leaf panel to the right hand side of white A2 card.

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Feminine version: Stamp sentiment with Versamark on a piece of vellum using powder tool applicator or embossing magic powder bag to dust powder over vellum before embossing (works wonders and especially needed for vellum).  Sew sentiment to leaf panel.  Go over thread with gold Wink of Stella pen.  Cut out 2 vellum scallop edges from die and adhere on both sides behind the leaf panel.  Place leaf panel on a white A2 card with dimensional foam adhesive.  In Versamark stamp larger flower from stamp set 5 times on vellum and gold emboss. Fussy cut out flowers.  Add to leaf panel. Top each flower with a pearl center.

Easy right?  We hope you are inspired to try making masculine and feminine version of cards too and we would love to see them if you did.

Happiest of STAMPtember® to you!

Julie and Shay of Winnie & Walter

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Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Shay & Julie for the fabulous inspiration!

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Stephanie Leykauf
Marketing Director • Enjoys photography, interior decorating, crafting, and laughing! • Music enthusiast • Loves to smile!