All posts tagged Shari Carroll

Color Coordinates: A Walk on the Beach

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Welcome everyone! It’s Shari here with another color coordinate recipe for you. This combo reminds me of when I was a kid walking on the beach finding sea glass, balsa wood and kelp! Ahhhh the treasured memories!

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These colors coordinate so well together and can be overlapped in your stamping without becoming muddy. I’ve chosen the Blooming Day because it has a nice tropical feel and the images are solid to show off my ink colors.

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I masked off my panel before I started stamping (so I would have an idea of how it would look when finished), then trimmed it up and foam mounted it to a top folding note card. I used an ink blending tool to color some cardstock with Catkin ink, then die cut the word Friend and added it to my card.

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I’ve created a video for you showing the process. You can watch it below or on our YouTube channel.

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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

Prima Carte Blanche Frame with Shari Carroll

Ok… so I need some sort of intervention because I have this serious problem of loving GREY and silver!! It’s in my closet, my wall paint, my furniture, even the siding on my house. Oy!

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This frame idea came to mind because I’ve been collecting “C’s” for my wall in my living room. I have them in galvanized steel, black and white and even mirrored. I wanted to make something special for the arrangement. A Shabby chic look is what I was going for and the Salvage Papers by Prima were perfect for my idea.

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I personalized my piece by adding our last name… after all… it’s the reason I collect “C’s”. I opened up the Heart Locket to use it as a frame, then added the letters to the background paper.

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I was able to change what were grungy metal pieces into a shabby chic look by adding white gesso and silver paint.

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I have shot a full process video showing how to make this, you can view it below or on our YouTube channel.

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I hope I’ve given you some inspiration to create something personal for your home! Enjoy!

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

“Seeing Stars” Simon Says Stamp Card Kit Reveal and Inspiration

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Are you seeing stars?? We sure are!! This months kit is just that, “Seeing Stars”. The August 2016 card kit has an amazing stamp set Seeing Stars designed by Kristina Werner that can be used in a variety of ways. We’ve included 6×6″ sheets of the  Tim Holtz Motif resists papers in white and Kraft along with two mini ink pads Chipped Sapphire and Festive Berries. We created a couple exclusive items for this kit, the Vented Star and Fireworks stencil. The printed papers this month come from  Pebbles; America the Beautiful. Also included in this kit are Simon Says Stamp cardstocks Lipstick Red, Soft Navy and two sheets of 120 lb white.

I’ve created a card using the printed papers from the kit along with the Vented Star and a message strip. These colors are great for masculine cards with inspirational messages.

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Wanda Guess created a masterpiece with a colorful watercolor background for a celestial look. She white embossed her images first and allowed the paint to resist around the watercolor paints.

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Debby Hughes also created a watercolor resist by using the Chipped Sapphire ink in a circular shape over her stamped images.

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Laura used the white Tim Holtz Motif resist papers as her base and did a bit of color blending, the used the Vented Star die on ink blended cardstock.

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Lana also created a celestial background by blending various colors of Distress ink. She dripped water onto her panel and blotted up the ink to create additional spots.

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I’ve created a walkthrough video for you that you can view below or on our YouTube channel.

The Seeing Stars stamp set and Vented Star are also available for individual purchase in our store.

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Remember, you can SUBSCRIBE to our no obligation kits and receive them monthly for $ 24.95 or purchase them each month for $ 29.95, while supplies last.

If you are a subscriber who used Paypal to purchase your subscription, please be sure to pay the invoice that we send you within 3 business days. We have a limited number of this card kit in stock and don’t want you to miss out. For easier and quicker monthly processing, please contact us via email or telephone and we will put your credit card on file as a courtesy for you. Card kits bill and ship between the 17th and 27th days of every month.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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

Color Coordinates! A Rainbow of Color!

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Welcome back to the blog everyone! It’s been awhile since I’ve played with a Color Coordinate recipe! We have come out with so many more ink colors so I was overdue in showing you some new combinations.

Todays colors are bright and cheery, some of the ones that Laura Bassen hand picked! What better way to show them off than to put them in a rainbow.

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This is an easy card to create using the Build A Rainbow die, one run through the die cut machine and you have all the pieces you need! Then I used a blending tool to color with the Simon Says Stamp inks Sunshine, Hot Lips, Hot Mama, Jellybean and Scuba!

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I stamped my greeting using Intense Black ink. Then I added foam squares to the back my rainbow pieces to hold them together and mounted them to a die cut square panel. I die cut some clouds, covered them with Rock Candy Distress Glitter and put them over the bottom of the rainbow.

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I’ve create a video or how this card came together. You can view it below or over on our YouTube channel.

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Thanks for coming by today, I hope I’ve given you some color inspiration and have a great weekend!

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

Tim Holtz Map die “Across the Miles” Card with Shari Carroll

Happy Friday everyone!

I have a card inspiration for you today which carries a lot of meaning. My oldest sister turns 60 next week and we are 1834 miles away (I Googled it :o)… So, since it’s such a milestone age, I thought it would be nice to make something special for her.

I started out with watercolor paper and the Tim Holtz United States thinlits die. I painted the states with mini Distress inks and a little water.I used a wide variety of colors and even mixed a few.

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I put a string between Illinois and Nevada and added the distance of miles with Tim Holtz Number Brads. I also added Happy Birthday and “60″ using Chit Chat stickersCelebration Words and  Mini Numerals.

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I figured a way to put all the tiny states back together on a card by using a sheet of acetate. I’ve put together a process video, you can view it below or on our YouTube channel.

Thanks for coming by today. I hope you have found some inspiration in my card and have a terrific weekend!

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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