Thursday, February 16, 2017

Calling All Sistahs Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop

Happy Friday!

Calling All Sistahs!
As promised, I'm here to remind you to do your self breast exam!

You matter.
Early detection is key.
Please share this message with all of your sistahs.
If we can catch it early, we can keep working together to take this disease DOWN!
Breast Cancer Awareness
needs to be part of our monthly regiment.
October is great for getting the idea of awareness out there but there are 11 other months in the year
and breast cancer does not own a calendar.
I found mine in August during a routine self exam.
It changed my life, but I have a lot of life left to live because I caught it early.
That is my sincere hope for all of you!

Please do your self exams.
If you are past due on your mammogram, please schedule it today.
I don't want you to have it,
but if you do,
I want you to find it so you can crush it!

I'm joined today by sistahs from across the globe.
They are all just like you and me...awesome women who care :)
Some of us are survivors, some of us have survivors in our lives, and some of us have lost sistahs.
All of us want to spread the word about awareness and the importance of taking care of yourself.
I hope that you will be inspired by their projects,
strengthened by their messages,
empowered by our sistahood.

Before we start the hop,
I have a couple of winners to announce from last month!
I left for CHA the day after the hop last month and then was so distracted by all the hugging and eye candy, I completely forgot about our winners post! My bad!
From Melissa's blog:
                joanne herbert says:
What an awesome card!!! I love the tag especially. Hugs Jo

From Kimberly's blog:
So pretty! Love the vellum.

From Sue's blog:
Very pretty. Love the embossed design

You've all won a $15 gift certificate to my website!
Winners, please email me at to claim your prize.

There will be 3 more winners from today's hop!
They will be announced on February 20th...I promise!
Be sure to leave a little love at each stop to increase your chances of being a winner,
plus the comments seriously make these designers days!

Cas-ual Fridays Stamps <<you are are
Theresa Knopf <<next stop!

Would you like to be a stop on an upcoming hop?
or email us at

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Love Notes and Valentine's Day Posies

Happy Valentine's Day!

Today I'm sharing a card from
from the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Our theme is Pink, Red and White.
Look what she came up with!

She stamped the images from Pretty Posies in red ink on pink cardstock.
I LOVE the way that looks!
Next she stamped the same images with black ink on white cardstock.
She colored only the flowers with alcohol markers and I think the black and white leaves are perfection!

She cut them out with our Posies Fri-Dies and look how awesome they look stacked over each other

The sweet little sentiment is from Love Notes,
and it's perfect for today,
but simply swap it for a birthday or feel better or thinking of you sentiment
and this is a card you could make all year long!

I'd love for you to get inspired by these awesome colors and come play in our challenge!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Wonderful Words & Pretty Posies

Happy Monday!

Wow, the weekend went by waaaay too fast for my liking, how about you?
I'm still getting caught up from the laundry, blech!

I've got a happy, sunny card to start the week from

She used a couple of awesome stamps and a cool die set from our Floral collection:

She stamped the images in Memento ink and then used copics to color them in.

Super cute and fun!

And now, I must finish that laundry!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Embossed Vellum

Happy Saturday!

We've had gorgeous sunny weather the last couple days here in Denver.
It was in the high 70's yesterday! LOVE!
It won't last and in fact, there is a chance of snow later tonight and into Sunday.
Crazy but that's how the weather rolls in Denver.
The joke is that if you don't like the weather, wait an hour.
The bummer is when you love the weather and want to keep it! LOL!

has a vibrant and fun card today using one of our newest stamp sets...

She stamped that big fabulous sentiment from Dream Then Do on vellum 
and embossed it in white.
I love the neon green embossed Daisy Chain on black cardstock!
So dramatic and cool!

Here's a closeup so you can see that cool sentiment on vellum over pattern paper.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Heart Filled with Flowers

Happy Thursday!!

I've got a really fun one layer card for you today

She used our brand new Full On Floral and Heartfelt Sayings stamps to create this...

Here's what Lisa said about her design process...
To create this one layer card I started by covering my cardbase with a negative heart mask.
I then used the Full on Floral set to stamp over the open heart area.
I used a gradient ink pad for interest.
I removed the mask and stamped my sentiment at an angle from the Heartfelt Sayings Set.
The card still felt a little plain so added some score lines along the top of the card and some distress ink around the edges.
I finished the card off with clear rhinestones, gold metallic pen, and pink sharpie.

***Full On Floral is currently sold out and will be back in stock in about 3 weeks.***
It is in stock at Simon Says Stamp while supplies last there :)

Monday, February 6, 2017

Diecut frames and sequins

Happy Tuesday!

This is going to be a fun post!
I've got prize winners to announce! Yay!
I've got eye candy for you from

What a super fun way to use that big Full On Floral background stamp!
Shona's card is a perfect reminder that you can use a little or a lot of that stamp
and its equally beautiful!
The sweet sentiment from Love Notes and the pop of color from Sistahood Sparkle Sequins
are the perfect finishing touches.

Now let's get to those prize winners!
From Day 1:
I follow you everywhere. I spend the most time on Facebook, and also like Instagram. (It would be likely to see your posts on Pinterest or Twitter)

From Day 2:
Wonderful word flower stamps. They caught my eye from Taheerah's blog.

From Day 3:
I'm kinda liking the American Crafts Thickers Alignment Guides, which I've only seen a video of so far. I think I'd use my alphabet dies a lot more if I could be sure I'd get what I'm saying lined up!

From Day 4:
Happy Happy Happy Dance!!! Oh fill my online shopping cart and take my money!! As for youtube, I like a young man named Simon from he is an up and comer and I predict he will be the next Tim Holtz..

Winners, please email me at with your stamp choice and mailing address. If your choice is out of stock you'll have the option to wait for it or choose a different set.

Have an awesome Tuesday!

Friday, February 3, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays February 2017 Release Sneak Peaks DAY 4...and Release the Stamps!

Hellooooo and Happy Saturday!

Today is the last day of fun as we
Sneak Peek the new February stamp sets!

I have 8 AWESOME sets for you!
I'm going to start each day by showing you the new sets for the day,
then showing you amazing projects using them,
then make you wait til Saturday to get them!
oh wait, that's today! Hooray the waiting is over!

If you missed Day 1 Click HERE

If you missed Day 2 Click HERE

You've seen a few sneak peeks of one of today's awesome stamp sets,
and it has a friend too!
If you like fun backgrounds and pretty borders, well then today is your day!

Full On Floral              and              Daisy Chain

And I know you're just dying to see these babies in action so let's get to it!

And that's a wrap!
8 awesome new stamp sets!
And the best part is...
the waiting is finally over!
They will be hitting my store any minute now!!

Before you go,
let's talk about youtube...

I live under a rock and haven't spent a lot of time there,
but besides some of the Girl Fridays,  I do at least know about Catherine Pooler and Jennifer McGuire.
I know there are lots and lots of other great youtubers out there, and new ones are coming on all the time.
Leave me a comment on this post telling me which youtuber you think I should be getting to know
for your chance to win the stamp set of your choice.

You have until 6pm on Sunday
to comment on all the Sneak Peek posts for your chance at one of the 4 prizes!
Winners will be announced on Monday morning :)

And now, let the shopping begin!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays February 2017 Release Sneak Peek DAY 3

Hellooooo and Happy Friday!

Today is the third day of fun as we
Sneak Peek the new February stamp sets!

I have 8 AWESOME sets for you!
I'm going to start each day by showing you the new sets for the day,
then showing you amazing projects using them,
then make you wait til Saturday to get them!
Trust me, they're worth it!

If you missed Day 1 Click HERE
If you missed Day 2 Click HERE
I reeaallllly don't want you to miss a thing!

In 2013, I introduced you to Frankly.
A classic sentiment set based on a classic Rhett Butler line
but with alternative sayings.

I thought it would be fun to do a snarkier version centered around birthdays,

and I have to say I was cracking up while designing it!

Today, I've got 2 fun mix and match sentiment sets
that can stand alone but will also totally coordinate with each other
and are
designed to fit with my

Frankly'isms            and          Tag You're It

They are definitely sassy...kinda like me LOL!
You'll have a great time creating cards and gift tags that will
bring smiles and laughter for sure!

Let's see what the Girl Fridays came up with for your oohing and aahing delight...

That was fun!

I've loved glitter paper and sequins for a long, long  time.
In the last 2 weeks, I've discovered new-to- me products that are blowing me away...
Chameleon Pens and Nuvo Drops. Swooning over these!

Leave a comment on this post telling me
which non stamping product (no inks, no stamps) is making your heart go pitter pat  

for your chance to win the stamp set of your choice

We'll be back in 24 hours with our final 2 stamp sets!

and you'll finally be able to get them all! Woot!