From All of Us + Giveaway

I send a lot of cards. A lot. And sometimes I sign these cards as “from the family” – not just from me. So I have been looking for stamps that say “from us” or “we love you” or whatever. And finally! After putting a small bug in the talented Kristina’s ear, we now have one that fits the bill – the Simon Says Stamp From Us stamp set.

This card came together pretty quickly. I first stamped the word bubbles with Hero Arts Tide Pool, Soft Pool and Cornflower Inks. I then stamped the birthday message with Charcoal Ink, along with the various stars to match the bubbles.

Once the inks were good and dry, I wiped over the bubbles with my EK Success Powder Tool to prevent an embossing mess. I then stamped the greetings on the bubbles with Versmark Ink and white heat embossed.

I stamped a Hero Arts notecard with the same stars and Tide Pool Ink. A great way to create a background. I also added a strip of my favorite Steel Grey cardstock for a defined edge…

And I couldn’t stop there. (I am the master of not knowing when to stop!) I added some Wink of Stella shine to the bubbles, stars and strip. It was exactly what this bad boy needed!

And since doing the Insider class, I have been unable to leave the inside of my card naked. This class was a complete game-changer for me. So I added a little something to the inside, too…

Here is a look at the stamp set I used. Perfect for greetings “from us.” I think that “we miss you” message is going to get a lot of use. And the “we’re praying for you”…


I love this stamp set so much that I decided to buy a second… to share with one of you. Leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 10/18/13 for your chance to win! Good luck to you all.


Below are the products featured above. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson, click on EH and for My Favorite Things, click MFT…



Hero Arts Milwaukee Heat Gun (SSS|EH)


EK Success Powder Tool (SSS|EH)


White Embossing Powder (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Charcoal Mid Tone Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Cornflower Mid Tone Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Tide Pool Mid Tone Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Soft Pool Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)


Versamark (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Pool Mixed Notecards (SSS|EH)


My Favorite Things Steel Grey Cardstock (SSS|MFT)


Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Marker (SSS|EH)