Hello! In the past I have shared some of my favorite places to get personalized stamps. I have several that I like and use. (I send a lot of cards!)
I recently spotted some new fun ones from Bossy Joscie. I ordered three and really like them…
It is hard to see, but the bigger stamp on the bottom there is an address stamp. This is what it looks like, along with a fun option to stamp on the back of your handmade cards…
Pretty fun, huh? If you are interested, you can order your stamps HERE.
When I told Joscelyne – the sweet girl behind Bossy Joscie – that I liked the stamps, she offered to give a $20 gift certificate to her store to a lucky winner! For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 3/10/14. Good luck.
(PS: As always, I was not asked to post this. I just am sharing some I found that I love.)
I know many people will be interested in how these new Shadow Ink colors compare to the older Shadow Ink colors… and the Simon Says Stamp Ink colors. (Remember – these inks have the same properties as they come from the same ink line from the same manufacturer.) Please forgive these terrible photos – they are just for comparison purposes.
In this photo, the new Lime Green looks a bit more yellow than it is in real life. I love this color. Great for flowers:
The new Lemon Yellow color is the perfect bright yellow – much different than any yellows out there. Perfection. And Soft Vanilla is a lovely ivory-like color. Perfect for any style of card. I will be using this one for backgrounds and for light stamping to trace over:
The new Dark Quartz has won my heart. It is a great dull (in a good way) peach color that will go perfect with neutral or bright colors. It isn’t as bright as the other colors in the peach and orange family:
For pinks, the new Hero Arts Ultra Pink is a little more blue than the old Bubble Gum. Hard to see in this picture, but the difference is there. I think I prefer Ultra Pink:
Finally, the new Blackboard Ink. This color is very unique… it is like a soft black or super dark grey. I will be reaching for this a lot. Swoon:
Hope this gives you a better look at the new inks. Now it’s time to share some…
Want to try out the newest Hero Arts Shadow Inks yourself? Leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 1/10/14 for your chance to win all six! Good luck.
(By the way, the winners of the spots in the Stenciled class are: Roz M, Cara T and Agnieska. I emailed you.)
Here is a video showing two cards. Please forgive me – I had a cold earlier in the week and once I was feeling better, I got hit with a stomach bug. (My first one ever. So horrid.) I sound off – sorry.
Here is a closer look at my cards – both using the fabulous new Simon Says Stamp Blessed stamp set. Being a Christian, this stamp set is perfection. It couldn’t be any better.
Great news! Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $25 gift certificate to the SSS store to one commenter on every blog in the hop… including here. That’s 16 different chances to win! For your chance, leave a comment by 6pmEST on 12/12/13. A complete winners list will be posted on the Simon blog on Friday December 13, 2013.
A quick side note. I have received an email asking if I was on the design team for the companies whose products I featured in My Favorite Crafty Things. I want to make sure you all know: If a product is on My Favorite Crafty Things list, it is because I truly love it. I am not on any design teams. I was not asked, encouraged or paid to feature any of these items. I picked the products because I love them. I do have sponsors on my blog – all who were invited to be sponsors. (Invited sponsorships are very unusual. In fact, I don’t personally know of any one else who does this.) They are sponsors because I use and love their products – not the other way around. I am not obligated to use their products. I occasionally still do work for Hero Arts, or do a paid guest spot or blog hop gig. But I never use products I do not like, or work with companies who are not made up of really good people. I can assure you I stay true to this. I am loyal to a fault. In other words – you can trust me and my recommendations.
Ok… back to the winners! We have winners spanning from all over the US to all over the world! (Those invited sponsorships I mentioned above? Having those makes it possible for me to do lots of giveaways and make them eligible to everyone… anywhere. Yay! I have some serious shipping to do! lol.) I have emailed all the lucky folks listed…
I’ll be honest – I am not one to use a lot of embellishments. There are some popular products you will rarely see me use. I just find my love for stamping outweighs everything else. lol. But sometimes something wins my heart. It may be a fabulous 6×6 paper pad or an enamel dot or a wood embellishment. And when I find embellishments I love – I jump in with both feet. Well, today I jumped BIG time.
Next I used the wood feathers and the stamp set to make a card for my hubby. When things get hectic with the kids, sometimes you gotta remember that it all comes back to the two of you…
I used a bit of Copic Marker to add coloring to the wood pieces. It blends on it’s own… so easy.
I also really liked the sequin bows in the kit. So I went to Target and bought some inexpensive little girl barrettes/bows. (Along with a million other things I didn’t need. Does Target have that effect on you, too?) I cut the bows off and replaced them with these cute sequin bows using a glue gun. And oh my are they cute.
Yes, I did try to get a picture of one in Lila’s hair. However, she just moves too fast…
Oh, and this is the adorable tin that the kit came in. I plan to stick a quick bow on the top of this and use it for a gift in the future. Perfect.
You can find more about the Freckled Fawn OHDEERME October Kit I used HERE. The November comes out soon and they are beginning to show peeks. After seeing it, I knew I needed a subscription.
So the kind folks at Freckled Fawn said I could give away one of their OHDEERME October Kits like I used above. Just leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 10/27/13 for your chance to win. Good luck.
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