Saturday, November 25, 2017

CAS Card, Blog Hop Winner Announcement and More Sales!

Hello friends!

I am popping in with a very simple card today.
When you have the right element, it is up to you to "put them together".

At least that's how I felt about this card.
xoxo-003 Story of Us Stamp Set

Story of Us Stamp Set (Altenew)
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FOREVER AND A DAY Shop Simon Says Stamp  
 ( shop Simon Says Stamp here)

The delicate twigs from Forever and a day really make this card interesting.

The matching die of Forever and a Day really comes in handy, but you can totally fussy cut them.
In order to strengthen the twigs, I embossed the twigs with Clear Embossing Powder.


I did very little stamping with the flower and I love the simplicity in this.


Next, the winner of the Altenew Artist Markers Blog Hop is....
(drum roll please...)
The $30 Gift Card goes to.... #44
Sue LD said...
Beautiful coloring. You have convinced me that I should try these markers.
Congratulations, Sue LD. Please contact me to claim your prize!

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To my Canadian readers/followers: this is a GREAT deal if you have not ordered from Simon Says Stamp before.
Shop Simon Says Stamp here
Use code: SH257 
Use code: TAKEFIVE

Saturday Sale over Altenew!
Today is It’s Small Business Saturday! 
 “When you buy from a small business, an actual person does a little happy dance:.

Super Saturday Sale: November 25th 12:05 am - November 26th 11:59 pm EST
Check out the the Sale Collection 
Shipping promotions 
$7 off on all orders over $100 with code SHIP70FF
FREE U.S. shipping on orders over $200 with code SHIPFREE


 20% off store wide now till Cyber Monday

πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰A sale offering 20% off the entire shop, except NEW items! The BUNDLE prices will be an extra 10% off their everyday 10% off pricing and LAST CHANCE items are discounted even further!
This August 2017 Bundle will have extra 10% taken off the mark down.
This Butterfly Beauty Bundle is a goodie!

 Spellbinders-----> shop here

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 24, 2017


Hello Friends!
edited--->The BIGGEST shopping day is finally HERE almost over.... πŸ˜†
It's just a few hours left to shop over 15% Simon Says Stamp Store-wide!
( SCROLL DOWN for coupon code)
This is my little Black Friday Shopping Guide.
This post will stay on top right side bar for easy reference.
 It will be updated as often as it needs to be.
All product links are highlighted in colors like this.

Altenew-----> shop here 
24 hours only! Save up to 50% on 2017 Black Friday Sale Collection of 195 items including stamps, dies, inks, stencils, ink sprays, bundles, and more! Valid 11/24/2017 at 12:05 AM EST through 11/24/2017 at 11:59 PM EST.

Altenew Black Friday Sale: Friday, November 24th 12:05 am - 11:59 pm EST

50% Off (A GREAT gift!)

Stamping Starter Kit 2

Concord & 9th-----> shop here

20% off store wide now till Cyber Monday

11/24 starting at 9am MT through Cyber Monday, 11/27 at 9pm MT
πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰A sale offering 20% off the entire shop, except NEW items! The BUNDLE prices will be an extra 10% off their everyday 10% off pricing and LAST CHANCE items are discounted even further!
This August 2017 Bundle will have extra10% taken off the mark down.
This Butterfly Beauty Bundle is a goodie!
Hurry over for best selection!!


click here--->15%---> SWDE524 (copy and paste when you check out).

click here Take $5 Off or More ---> TAKEFIVE


Spellbinders-----> shop here
I saw it on Spellbinders (1/2 OFF)

Grand Calibur Die Cutting & Embossing Machine
it is now $50!!

$250 Cardmaking Bundle

This incredible $250 Cardmaking Bundle includes Five Complete Cardmaking kits for just $50. That's FIVE cardmaking kits for the price of ONE!
πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰It's IDEAL Christmas gifts for teenagers and beginners...even weddings!

I will be back with an Altenew post. Thanks for stopping by!
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HURRY. Most sales are on just for the day.....RUN!  

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I am donating the commission in today's post to my favorite charity:  
😍  PBS and TVO (TV Ontario).😍
I love the quality programs that they make and want to support them.

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Coloring with Altenew Artist Markers on Vellum

For Black Friday sales info, please click here or top right side banner “Black Friday” πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰
Hello friends!
I am sharing an Altenew projects over Altenew Card Blog today!
Since Altenew just released two more sets of alcohol-based Artist Markers, I thought it would be good to share more ideas on using these markers on Vellum.

 I am using the following stamps and dies for this example.
I saw it on ALTENEW

Golden Feather Stamp & Die Bundle
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I took out the lovely November release "Golden Feathers Stamp and Die Bundle" and did some background stamping first.The colors I used are: Deep Blue Seas Oval/Mini Cube, Shades of Purple Oval/Mini Cube and Seashore Oval/Mini Cube. Did you notice the pink "polka dots"? I inked up one of smaller dotty stamp in "Golden Feathers" in Pink Diamond to fill up the background.

Next comes the fun part... I applied the Artist Markers Set B and Artist Markers Set C to a heavy vellum.
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Set B and Set C

Artist Markers 24 Color Set

 I colored the darkest purple and blue all over the vellum. I then turned the vellum over and heat-embossed the feather image on top of the colored vellum. The feather was embossed in Pure White Embossing Powder in the usual fashion.
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Altenew Artist Markers are alcohol-based, so they work perfectly with non-porous surface, such as vellum paper. To prevent it from warping, I used heavier vellum paper (40 Lbs, see here).

Story of Us Stamp Set
Story of Us Stamp Set

The sentiment (from Story of Us Stamp Set) was stamped in Lava Rock Crisp Dye Ink.

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I tied up the feathers in silver strings and embellish the card with sequins. One last thing: you can totally customize your sequin colors by coloring the clear sequins with Altenew Artist Markers! Because that's what I did here with this card. That means, you can now stop buying colored sequins (haha!!). The best thing is? They ALL MATCH! I hope this gives you an extra idea about using the Artist Markers! I am so glad that you choose part of your Black Friday to visit me here.

(click photo to shop, LOTS of deals!)
πŸ‘‰All the Altenew products can also be purchased over Simon Says Stamp here.

Don't forget to leave me a comment here or/and Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win my monthly $15 Altenew gift card giveaway!

Lastly, Simon Says Stamp has a 15% off STORE WIDE sale! Hurry because it's ONE DAY ONLY.!
 Shop Simon Says Stamp here.

Have a WONDERFUL day!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

One Layer Card and Altenew Black Friday (Early Bird Special)

Hello friends!
I am popping in with a one layer wonder today!
Today's card was the sample card for my local CropFest "Make & Take" session a while ago. 

But first, I want to mention the Black Friday Early Bird Special over Altenew.


I had to think of a design that is simple yet interesting for the participants.
In the end, this was what I came up with.
I am here for you

Previously, I shared the photo of the stampers and they seemed pretty happy with their cards. 


Here is another look at this card: the pink rose has all 3 layers, the yellow rose has just one layer of stamping.
I am always here for you

Inks I used:
Simon Says Stamp:  Pocketful of SunshineCherry BlossomWarm and Cozy, Tropical Forest 
Shop Altenew Inks here.

With the Black Friday Early Bird sale, Painted Rose Samp and Die bundle is now $33 $24.75.
154 bundles in the shop. No coupon needed.
This offer is valid for 24 hours only! Offer ends at 11:59pm EST tonight.
πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰Shop the Black Friday Early Bird special here.
* Simply click on the photo//highlighted text and it will take you to the source.

(click the following links to shop) 

don't forget that Simon Says Stamp has an early Bird special going on as well.

All Simon Brand products are 30% off. 

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Use code: THKS985
This sale is for TODAY only!
Have fun shopping!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Early Bird SALE!

Hello friends!

The exciting Black Friday shopping is nearly here. 
This Early Bird special will last 24 hours only!!

 Use code: THKS985 
If the order is over $100, you get a FREE gift! 

Simon Says Stamp is offering 30% off and is for ONE Day only!
If you have any Simon Says Stamp Exclusives on your wish list, this is THE time!

Click photo or HERE to shop.
The shopping text links are highlighter in colors like this. 
Shop early before the items you want is out of stock....

The following are a few of my cards with Simon Release.

Merry and Bright
just for you at Christmas
Happy Christmas

you make life beautiful

Well, you get the idea.
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Run, hurry. shop HERE

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #448


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

This week the challenge is

 Food an/or Drink

 We are using Mama Elephant 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 the following stamp set.
(for more info,  click on the products are highlighted in color)

My family are Dim Sum it totally makes sense to have this stamp set.
Dim Sum

I did some masking with the bamboo basket and lightly colored them with Altenew's new markers! (Set B and Set C! I also cut out the little soup dumpling. However, I did keep the design for mail-friendly! It's always a plus to have flat cards for me since I mail out a lot.

This is not my usual photo setup, but it totally works, right?
Does this makes you hungry? ...a little bit?πŸ˜‹

(for more info,  click on the products are highlighted in color)

Supplies used in this project:

 Mama Elephant Clear Stamp DIM SUM FUN

DCWV Metallic Glitter and Foil Washi

  Altenew Artist Markers Set B and Set C.

(limited in stock!)
I saw it on Simon Says Stamp

Altenew Artists Markers SET B ALT1782
I saw it on Simon Says Stamp

Altenew Artists Markers SET C ALT1783

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!