10 Cards 1 Kit

10 Cards – 1 Kit | Thankful Hearts from Simon Says Stamp | November 2016


Hi all!  This pretty little card kit is the November card kit from Simon Says Stamp.  It came with a beautiful stamp set designed by Kristina Werner.  The stamp set has no images, only sentiments, so I depended solely on the patterned paper that came in the kit to create my designs.  Below you will find two links for the unboxing of this card kit and the process video for these cards.

Want to see what is in the box and links to some of the products?  Click this link: Unboxing

The making of the 10 cards video: Process Video

Here are some closeups of the cards I created!


Color Throwdown · Encouragement Cards · Just Because Cards

My Favorite Things Cup of Tea | Color Throwdown #416


Hello friends!  I have been following the color throwdown challenge for a while now and each week I tell myself I am going to participate.  Well the week comes and goes and I never do.  Until now!

The colors for the challenge this week are cranberry, dark teal, peach, and kraft.  For more details here is a link to their blog: Color Throwdown Blog.  I have been dying to use this stamp set and die set, but just haven’t had any inspiration.  This is another reason why I wanted to do the color throwdown challenge, because it challenges me.  I use colors I may not pair together and it forces me to get out my various stamp sets that I haven’t touched.

I look forward to this weekly challenge so stay tuned!!  Below is the link to the video that shows me creating this card.  There you will find a link to all the products used.

Color Throwdown #416


Fall 2016 Fall Series

Fall 2016 Card Series | Day 9 of 10 | Honey Bee Country Wreath


Welcome to day 9 of my fall card series!  Today I used this beautiful stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps called Country Wreath.  It has a ton of stamps and allows you to create a variety of wreaths or floral images.

Today I used just the wreath and bow with a few of the stamps in the set.  I also used a majority of Memento inks and a couple Hero Arts inks.  The Memento Inks inks that come in the dewdrop shape (instead of the regular ink pad) are great for stamping small images.  I also have a great variety of colors too!

After making this card I realized this would be a beautiful Christmas card if you changed the patterned paper to something more with Christmas colors.  To see the process video, click link below.  There you will find all the supplies used as well.  Stay tuned as we wrap up this series this week and move on to my holiday series.  Thanks for stopping by!

Country Wreath Process Video


You can see the slight sparkle of the Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Pen in the bow below.




Fall 2016 Fall Series

Fall 2016 Card Series | Day 8 of 10 | Lawn Fawn Happy Harvest


Hello you guys!  Welcome to day 8 in my fall card series.  We are nearing the end and even though I previously did a card with a scarecrow, I could not pass up using adorable Lawn Fawn stamp set.  Instead of using my go to with my Zig markers or Distress Inks, I busted out some Prismacolors I just recently purchased.  They happened to be on a pile of junk at Wal-Mart in the craft section with a big yellow sticker marking them at $10.00 for a 24 count.  I couldn’t pass them up as I have been eyeing them for a while.

I colored all my images with the Prismacolors and blended using Gamsol Mineral Spirits.  I am in love!!  The pencils are already so creamy and blending with the Gamsol was so easy and smooth.  I definitely like this alternative when I don’t want to use watercolors or my Zig Markers.  One day I will get Copics, but until then these are the next best thing in my opinion and much more cost effective!

To see the process video on how I created this card and to see my using the Prismacolors, please click the link below.  There you will find a link to all the supplies I used as well.  Stay tuned for day 9 coming soon!

Day 8 Process Video


Fall 2016 Fall Series

Fall 2016 Card Series | Day 7 of 10 | Taylored Expressions Bushel of Blessings


Welcome to day 7 of my fall series!  Today I used Taylored Expressions Bushel of Blessings stamp set.  I love Taylored Expressions stamps.  They are red rubber and stamp so nicely.

I brought out my water colors again for this card because, well, I am addicted.  I used my Distress Inks as water colors.  If I had it to do over I would not have so much white space, but overall I am happy with the result.  I was stumped on how to use this stamp and I knew I wanted to incorporate some patterned paper.  I used Pebbles Woodland Forest Patterned Paper.  The pattern paper I chose has a subtle leaf design.

The enamel dots were part of a previous Hero Arts card kit, but any fall color would work. The twine really finishes off the card.  I purchased it from Hobby Lobby and it has gold sparkle in it which you can see in the last picture below.

To check out the process video showing how I made the card, here is the link: Bushel of Blessings.  There you will find links to the supplies I used in the description box.  Stay tuned for day 8 coming soon!


Fall 2016 Fall Series

Fall 2016 Card Series | Day 6 of 10 | Lawn Fawn Thanks a Bushel


Welcome to day 6 of my fall card series.  Today I used Lawn Fawns adorable Thanks a Bushel stamp set and coordinating die.  I paired it with Pebbles Woodland Forest which has some adorable patterned paper.

To color the apples I used my Zig Clean Color Markers on some Bristol Smooth Card Stock.  I finished off the card with some natural twine and glossy accents on the apple next to the sentiment.  Cute and simple!

To see the process video on how the card came together click the link below.  There you would also find a list of supplies: Thanks a Bushel


Fall 2016 Fall Series

Fall 2016 Card Series | Day 5 of 10 | My Favorite Things Geometric Greenery


Welcome to day 5 in my fall card series.  Today I wanted to do more water coloring and I just love the way the colors turned out.  I used Distress Inks in the color Wild Honey, Carved Pumpkin, Mowed Lawn, Ripe Persimmon, and Walnut Stain for the splatter.  I’m really enjoying the Canson XL Water Color Paper as I have only used it a couple other times.  It is amazing how much easier things are to work with when you have the right supplies.

I heat embossed the leaf images from the MFT Geometric Greenery Stamp Set with white embossing powder.  It really pops with the fall colors.  I popped up my “thanks” sentiment on some fun foam to add some dimension.  The SSS Antique Gold Embossing Powder is just beautiful and adds a special touch to my sentiment.

If you would like to see the card in the making, please click the link below.  There you will also find all the supplies I used.

Fall Series Day 5