Simon Says Stamp United We Craft Blog Party

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I would venture to say a lot of us are making the most of our craft supplies right now. And today, Simon Says Stamp is hosting a big old blog party featuring many products from the past few years and if you are looking for some ideas for crafting, we got you! Like many small crafty companies, Simon Says Stamp … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimon Says Stamp United We Craft Blog Party

Outline Love Die with soft pastels

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I recently acquired some lovely Simon Says Stamp cardstock in pastel colors and those colors, plus a cool outline die from Waffle Flower Crafts, inspired this spring-y, fresh card project. Plus, I created a second card project with the leftovers from the first card. Here is the video showing you how I created the first card, plus a quick peek … Read More

Cathy ZielskeOutline Love Die with soft pastels

Virtual Happy Hour Card Project

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I started designing products for Simon Says Stamp back in 2017. One of the first sets I ever created was called Happy Hour. Someone DM’d me on Instagram a few days again, saying “This stamp is giving me life today!” and I looked at her photo and it was the “Wanna Skype for Happy Hour?” sentiment. I guess no one … Read More

Cathy ZielskeVirtual Happy Hour Card Project

Hedgehog Friends (a new release from Pretty Pink Posh)

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I have a sweet little project to share with you today that features brand new products from Pretty Pink Posh. I continue to work on my Copic coloring and when I saw this sweet Hedgehog Friends stamp set, I knew they were just the simple images to practice on. Here is my video showing you how I created this card … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHedgehog Friends (a new release from Pretty Pink Posh)

Pumped Up Alphabet Birthday Card

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I don’t know about you, but I was looking for a little distraction this weekend and decided to pull out some new stamps and make something simple. I would like to say to all of you blog readers I hope you’re all doing your best and not letting the news of the day overwhelm you. I personally have a tendency … Read More

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Overlapping Hearts Watercolor Background

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Today’s card project was inspired by this card by the one and only Kristina Werner. I had been eyeing the Heart to Heart Background Stamp ever since I saw her video and decided to go ahead and order it for myself. I am really happy with the results, and it was good to play with my watercolors. Here’s my video … Read More

Cathy ZielskeOverlapping Hearts Watercolor Background

Lucky to Know You Release Blog Hop (Simon Says Stamp!)

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It’s Blog Hop day for the Lucky to Know You release from Simon Says Stamp! If you’re new to my blog, welcome! I’m so glad you’ve stopped by! I’m featuring two new products for this project: the Happy Birthday dies and the Daisy Bouquet Stencil. FIRST THINGS FIRST: While supplies last, take your pick of either an adorable 3 x … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLucky to Know You Release Blog Hop (Simon Says Stamp!)

Meet the Lucky to know you release from Simon Says Stamps

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It is new release day at Simon Says Stamp and today we are happy to present the Lucky to Know You release. My products involve some Easter goodness and a brand new addition to my Clean Line stamp series. I created a few new products for crafters/cardmakers of faith and I really love how they turned out. I may have … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMeet the Lucky to know you release from Simon Says Stamps

More fun with the Gina K. Designs Wreath Builder

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I hadn’t played with my Gina K. Designs Wreath Builder in a while, so I decided to use it with a stamp that wasn’t necessarily designed for the wreath builder, but as will many, many stamps out there, where there is a will, there’s a cute card project waiting. This cute little heart envelope is actually part of the A … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMore fun with the Gina K. Designs Wreath Builder

Simple Inking Techniques (tone-on-tone ink blending and two-tone stamping)

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I’ve been having a lot of fun with Gina K. Designs’ A Big Hello Card kit and today I’ve got another project featuring some very simple inking techniques! This card features simple tone-on-tone inking over a stencil, as well as some two-toned stamping thanks to some help from my MISTI stamp positioned and a tiny blender brush! Here is the … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimple Inking Techniques (tone-on-tone ink blending and two-tone stamping)