(**** For the Maggie Holmes & Crate Paper Summer 2013 Product Blog Hop, scroll to the previous post or click HERE. Thanks! ****)
I love this time of year! With the CHA show right around the corner, companies are releasing lots of new products. Just a little warning – you may want to start saving your pennies!
Want proof? My friends at Lawn Fawn are showing off their newest products. And – OH MY – are they adorable. Be sure to stop by their blog and comment on all their CHA Sneak Week posts for chances to win new products! (Giveaways are open until 7/23/13.)
I picked up my favorite sets and started playing. A tree for stamping carved initials? Yes, please. Here is a peek – I will show the finished card in August when they start shipping all the new stamps…
Fun, huh? You can see all the fun of Lawn Fawn’s release on their blog.
Leave a comment here by 7/23/13 at 11:59pmEST for your chance to win the Lawn Fawn Woodgrain Backdrops and Milo’s ABCs stamp sets I peeked above. Good luck! (Prizes will not be shipped until they are available.)
See you soon. Will be back with giveaway winners soon. And I will be back to also share some new Hero Arts stamps. What new products are you seeing and loving?
(This is my second post for today. Head HERE for the Tombow Blog Hop, video and giveaway.)
Hello! Today I am tickled to be a part of the Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit Blog Hop.
You know I have loved the SSS card kits each month. This month is the best yet, thanks to some new exclusive products included and a stamp set that works with any style of card.
I used the kit’s new fabulous stencil along with the stamp set and a few Distress Markers to show a fun technique and a vellum window card…
Here is a closer look at the card…
The stencil in the August card kit is so classy. I also used the kit’s stamp set for the heart vellum window…
Here is a look at the Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit. Love the bright colors…
You can get the kit HERE, or subscribe for only $19.95 plus S&H every month. (The price of the subscription is awesome, since it includes a stamp set, stencil and lots of other goodies. They even have an opt-out option – such good service. If you don’t subscribe, buy fast… they sell out.)
It’s time to continue on the hop over to the blog of my favorite person in the whole wide world – Shari Carroll. (If you encounter any broken links on the hop, you can head back the Simon Says Stamp blog for a full list of participants.)
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a goody bag at every stop on the hop – that’s 10 chances to win. For your chance, leave a comment below before 6pmEST on 7/21/13 and the winners will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp blog on 7/22/13.
My friend Claudine Hellmuth recently asked me if I would be a guest in her upcoming class, Technique Toolbox. With a topic like that… of course!
Here is more about the class…
Technique Toolbox consists of 25 instructional videos and 25 professionally designed “recipe cards” that outline each technique. You’ll file these printable recipes inside an adorable handmade toolbox you’ll create in class. And that’s not all! Claudine has invited 20 fellow artists and crafters (including me!) to create exclusive projects with her techniques, giving you plenty of ideas for creative, real-world applications—from scrapbook pages to wall décor.
Class is five weeks and starts 7/15/13. Go HERE to learn more and sign up!
And how about a peek at my class project?
I love techniques! Will see you there.
Want to take Technique Toolbox? I am giving away a spot! Leave a comment here by 7/15/13 at 11:59pmEST for your chance to win! Good luck.
Hello! Just a heads up that Summer Card Camp 2 starts on Monday. This class is the big mama of all classes – so many guests and a TON of cards.
Here is a bit more about the class…
Join your Online Card Classes Summer Camp counselors—Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, and many friends — for a three-week adventure packed with cardmaking ideas! Each day, you’ll discover a new way to have fun with your cardmaking supplies, whether we’re exploring a color combo, transforming a design sketch, or learning a new technique together. Summer Card Camp 2 includes designs from over 40 guest artists (yay!), lively videos, PDFs containing step-by-step instructions, shopping discounts, and loads of giveaways! Plus, you’ll have lifetime access to all of the class content—talk about making that summertime feeling last! Summer Card Camp 2 runs July 8-29. Sign up now.
Want to take the class? Just leave a comment on this blog entry by 11:59pmEST on 7/6/13 for a chance to win one of THREE free spots in class! (If you win and are already signed up, your class fees will be refunded. Good luck!
I, like many of you in the US, am excited about the fact that I have a three day weekend with my family. But MUCH more importantly, Memorial Day is about remembering those who lost their lives while serving our country… and praying for their families who have sacrificed so much. I know I am thankful and have great admiration for our country’s heroes.
Soooooo… I am honored to once again be part of the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop. (Operation Write Home collects cards for soldiers to send home to their loved ones. You can find more info HERE.) To see the MANY people playing along today in honor of our heroes, head HERE.
Here is my card. Perfect for a hero or any man in your life…
OWH has a bunch of fun sketches they share, and I used THIS one. I also used the June Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. It has a masculine feel to it… perfect for OWH cards!
I used a variety of Hero Arts Shadow Inks, too. (Supplies are listed in the thumbnails below.)
Here is a closer look at the kit I used. You can also get the stamp set separately…
To see the rest of the folks celebrating our heroes today in this OWH Blog Hop, head HERE. Lots of great talent and good people!
How about a giveaway as a thank you for stopping by today? Just leave a comment here by 5/29/13 at 11:59pmEST for your chance to win the June Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp like I used above! Good luck. (Thank you SSS.)
Hey. Quick card today. Quick and colorful.
I just am so smitten with this stamp set from Mama Elephant. I simply stamped the triangle cluster image in black and colored with markers.
(I plan to make another of this design in blue colors – perfect for a masculine card!)
Giveaway time! I have an extra Mama Elephant stamp set and it needs a good home. Leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 4/26/13 for your chance to win it.
(By the way, we have some winners! The winner of the Lawn Fawn stamp set is Karen G. The winners of the His and Hers class spots are Suzanne E, Val and Theresa H. And finally, the lucky winner of the Kiwi Crate giveaway is S. Patterson. I will email you all!)