woensdag 30 september 2015

STAMPtember Blog Hop winner


Hi everyone,

It's time to announce my STAMPtember Monday Challenge Blog Hop winner!
Drum roll please!

It's  Karen Petitt


Click here to see all the STAMPtember Monday Challenge Blog Hop winners.

Thanks for everyone that stopped by and left a sweet comment. Loved reading them!  Had a wonderful time with this amazing blog hop! Hope you have too!

Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra
 

maandag 28 september 2015

Pink Purple Ombre card

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/

Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about Ombre. Currently ombre is a super trend in a lot of  things like hair, clothing, but also in crafting. Hero Arts has Ombre ink pads, but you can make them yourselfs now with Distress Reinkers and Distress Custum Blend ink pad.

I wanted to make a feminine card, and was in the mood for pink and purple. After watching Tim's instruction video about to the DIY Custom Blend ink pad, I chose for Spun Sugar, Picked raspberry and Dusty Concord.

 

I'm more of an ombre background kind of person, and not really stamping. Then I realized that stamping with a stencil makes for a beautiful backdrop and the ombre effect will come out perfectly. For this technique I chose the Bubble stencil.



It was difficult to build on such a gorgeous busy background. Have therefore chosen to remain in the same colors. The big butterfly can handle it.

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To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.

Follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram
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If you use instagram add #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

woensdag 23 september 2015

12 tags of 2015 - September

Hi everyone,

It's time for the 12 tags of 2015 - September. Tim has done another gorgeous tag with amazing techniques!
Tim had a lot of rainbow colors, I have limited it to the Halloween colors like orange and purple. I have attempted to give the butterflies and moths a little spooky vibe on this tag. Not sure if it worked ... LOL!

 

This time I used against Tim's advice double sided gloss paper. It isn't necessarily photo paper. It seems to work fine with the alcohol inks. Funny side effect is that the ink bleeds through the paper and gives a fabulous colored back.





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Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

maandag 21 september 2015

STAMPtember Challenge Blog hop with video tutorial

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/

Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about the STAMPtember Challenge Blog hop!

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/category/Shop-Simon-Releases-Stamptember

You should have arrived here from Nicole. If not then you will need to go to the Simon Says Stamp Store Blog to start from the beginning.

STAMPtember® Challenge Blog Hop - Use a Stamp

You must create a project using a rubber or clear stamp, no digi images allowed, add your creation to the linky AND hop around the designers blogs leaving comments along the way.

We are showcasing the new STAMPtember® products that have just been released. CLICK HERE to see them all. It is a HUGE release with loads of fabulous stamps, dies, stencils and much more!
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store 50dollar_voucher_600px
I had so much fun playing with the Exclusive Tim Holtz 2015 STAMPtember set! I chose the blueprint clock for my card. Along with the new STAMPtember Leaves Background stamp. It's my favorite from this STAMPtember release!

I made a time laps video of the whole proces to show you how I've made this card.



 

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I had so much fun with the Leaves Background stamp of the STAMPtember release, I just had to make another project with it.


A Christmas tag with another video! Enjoy!



 

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The next person on the hop is Suzz!

So now it's YOUR turn to get out your inks, paints and all things arty and start creating! We are looking forward to seeing what you make!
Each DT member also has a Simon's Goody Bag to give away too! All you need to do is leave me a comment on this post AND enter the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge 




You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.

Follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram
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If you use instagram add #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra
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maandag 14 september 2015

Foiled vacation album

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/

Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's: Love this technique.

When it comes to stamping there are so many techniques, from stamping with mist to embossing and so much more! This week we want you to share a project that features your favorite techniques!

There are so many techniques that I love, and so many are favorites. But my latest addiction is foiling. It's an easy technique with an amazing result. Within foiling there also are different techniques. For this album, I used the standard technique, but also one with a little twist.

What do you need for the standard foiling technique?
  • themic foil (Minc, Therm O Web or Ranger)
  • a laser printed item (Heidi Swapp has lots in her Minc collection, or a custom design that's printed with a laser printer at home or at the copyshop)
  • The Minc machine or a laminator
The last few years I'm going on city breaks and then I've more pictures than I've got text, with a summer holiday it's different. Then I make less pictures and I've much more to tell. With foil you can work well with dark backgrounds and this gives it a very cool effect. Great for a vacation album.

How does the standard foiling technique work?
Step 1: Print  with a the laser printer what you want. In my case text on black cardstock. Or use an item from the Minc line
Step 2: Lay the foil on top of the laser-toner-covered piece. I used Minc foil.
Step 3: Run it through the laminator / Minc. I used a regular laminator.
Step 4: Remove the foil



There is a lot of remaining foil that you can reuse. So don't throw it away.

How does the standard foiling technique with a twist work?
Step 1: Print with the laser printer a large black square
Step 2: Run it through the cutting machine with the desired die. I've cut it into pieces and placed it on the Word Play die
Step 3: Place a piece of masking tape sticky side up and tape it to a normal sheet of printer paper
Step 4: Lay the die cuts on the masking tape along with a piece of the remaining foil on top
Step 5: Run it through the laminator / Minc.
Step 6: Remove the foil

 



If you have more questions about foiling, just let me know!

SUPPLIES:

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To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.

Follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram
Instagram
If you use instagram add #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

maandag 7 september 2015

Watercolor card with video tutorial

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/

Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week is about Stamp + Punch. There are lots of stamps on the market that have coordinating dies. But you can also stamp something and then cutting it out with any die. Let's see what you'll stamp + punch!



I chose the Simon Says Stamp Scribble Flowers stamps with matching dies. This set is amazing. I've used used watercolor before, but I'm still a newbie. Now I wanted to watercolor the whole card. The proces is captured from start to finish in a timelaps video.



Making video's is great fun. But I have lots to learn. Would love to hear your comments and tips if you have any.

SUPPLIES:


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To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.

Follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram
Instagram
If you use instagram add #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

zaterdag 5 september 2015

Tim's exclusive STAMPtember 2015 release

Hi everyone,

Isn't it excited? Tim Holtz did an exclusive stamp release with Simon Says Stamp for STAMPtember! It's a gorgeous set. Click here to find out more and see some inspiration with these fabulous stamps!

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/


Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra