Hello Beautiful Release!

Hey friends! It is release day with Simon Says Stamp! You can check out the whole Hello Beautiful Release here!

I got to play with the Spring Blooms Corner Die! So I inkblended up a couple of background and then cut the die out on some white and black cardstock in order to create the two cards.

I really love the way these came out, it is so fun to get a small mystery parcel from Simon every month and get to play with something new! I popped up the panel with foam tape to get a bit of a shadow on the ink blended background.

Supplies:
Affiliate links used where possible at no additional cost to you. I get a small commission from your purchase and that goes to help pay for the blog and support my YouTube Channel.
Simon Says Stamp Hello Beautiful full release – https://shrsl.com/2tc4n (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Spring Bloom Corner Die – https://shrsl.com/2tc5e (SSS)
Distress Ink Wilted Violet – https://shrsl.com/2tc5i (SS)
Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon – https://shrsl.com/2tc5h (SSS)
Distress Ink Abandoned Coral – https://shrsl.com/2tc5g (SSS)
Distress Ink Mustard Seed – https://shrsl.com/2tc5f (SSS)

Thanks for stopping by,
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Jessie

Party Like a Panda

Hey friends! Today I have a fun card and video, creating my own background with watercolours and some copic colouring!

It was great fun creating the pastel rainbow background, then keeping the bright colours for the panda and his little balloons!

Come on, I just can not get over these cute little pandas! I have used this set a few times and just love it every time! The sentiments in this set are also super wonderful!

You can watch my video to check out my entire process!

Supplies:
Affiliate links used where possible at no additional cost to you! But I do receive a small commission which helps support the blog and my youtube channel! I appreciate those of you that use my links so much!
Simon Says Stamp Party Like a Panda – https://shrsl.com/2t2vy (SSS)
Prima Marketing Pastel Dreams – https://shrsl.com/2t2vz (SSS)
Neenah Solar White 110lbs – https://shrsl.com/2t2w1 (SSS)

Thanks for stopping by,
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Jessie

Stronger Together

Hey friends! Today I have a clean and simple card to share with you. Using Alcohol inks and my copics, both of which I have been neglecting!

I started off by creating the background panel with my alcohol inks, using some pinks. Which helped me choose the yellow flowers of the copic coloured image to contrast off of that pink background!

I did a primarily black sentiment as I wanted it to pop out from all the colour and white space that is on the front of this card. I haven’t done a clean and simple card like this in quite some time!

I do have a process video of this one to share with you all!

Supplies-
Affiliate links used where possible at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting my channel
Simon Says Stamp Stronger Together – https://shrsl.com/2r2sl (SSS)
Alcohol Ink Shell Pink – https://shrsl.com/2r2sw (SSS)
Alcohol Pearls Intrigue – https://shrsl.com/2r2t5 (SSS)
Alcohol Blending Solution – https://shrsl.com/2r2ti (SSS)
Yupo Paper – https://shrsl.com/2r2tr (SSS)

Thanks for stopping by,
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Jessie

Be Kind

Hey friends! Welcome to my last post and video for 2020! Just remember going into 2021, no matter what happens just Be Kind!

So I pulled out one of my favorite sets from 2020, called Be Kind from Simon Says Stamp. I used some OLD sticky back canvas (that’s not really sticky anymore) and some watercolour ground so I can use my favorite medium!

Once I watercoloured up the leaves, I then took some inktense to finish off all the little details! I do have a process video, hope you enjoy!

Supplies:
Affiliate links used where possible and no additional cost to you!
Simon Says Stamp Be Kind – https://shrsl.com/2peh9 (SSS)
Stoneground Paint Co – https://stonegroundpaint.com/
Simon Says Stamp Kaiki – https://shrsl.com/2pehd (SSS)
Distress Ink Antique Linen – https://shrsl.com/27a0s (SSS)
Inktense Pencils 72 set – https://shrsl.com/2pehh (Blick)
Intense Oak – https://shrsl.com/2pehx (Blick)
Inktense Sepia Ink – https://shrsl.com/2pei2 (Blick)
Golden Watercolor Ground – https://shrsl.com/2pek1 (Blick)

Stamptember Blog Party

Hey all! I am so excited to be joining Simon Says Stamp with their Stamptember Blog Party!

Stamptember is always a thrilling event for the entire month over at Simon Says Stamp! There are tons of things to scavenge around the website to find, deals, freebies new stamp sets everyday!

I got to play with the Detail Elm Leaf Die, this one is so pretty! I cut it out with scraps of Arches Coldpress watercolour paper. (This stuff is to expensive to waste I keep all my scraps!) Using some of my Daniel Smith Watercolours I added a splash of watercolour onto the die cuts then layered them onto some grey cardstock. Adding a sentiment from the Hey Bestie stamp set.

Supplies:
Simon Says Stamp – Detail Elm Die
Simon Says Stamp – Hey Bestie
Arches Coldpress
Daniel Smith Quinacridone Purple
Daniel Smith Phthalo Turquoise
Daniel Smith watercolours

Stately Flowers 8

Hey everyone! I recently ordered a couple new stamp sets from Gina K. Designs. So today I mixed Stately Flowers 8 with Simon Says Stamps Stronger together to make a fun slimline card.

I used my Mother’s Day present (Senellier watercolour paints) to paint up the leaves in the background as well as the paint swatches. But for the gorgeous Iris from the Stately Flowers 8 set was painted using the Karin Brushmarker Pro’s.

I am really happy with how this sweet little card turned out. Now I need to order some more flowers from Gina K Designs!

Supplies :
Gina K Designs – Stately Flowers 8 – https://www.ginakdesigns.com/product/clear-stamps-stately-flowers-8/?v=3e8d115eb4b3
Simon Says Stamp Stronger Together – https://shrsl.com/2ch8b
Ink on 3 – Fade out Ink – https://shrsl.com/2ch8f
Karin Brushmarker Pro – https://shrsl.com/2ch8n

Simon Says Stamp – Sunny Days Ahead

Hey all! Today I am back to share some of the new release from Simon Says Stamp with you!

I got the joy of playing with the Outline Mum Die, I love how it has a big cut out for the background and then a thin one for the letters themselves. The dies cut awesome I had zero issues.

I pulled out the Be Kind and Tiny words sets to help compliment the die. Then I coloured everything up with my Karin Brushmarker Pros. This was my first play with them. So far I think I love them but I should probably do a couple more projects before I say that 100%.

Supplies :
Affiliate links used where possible at no additional cost to you! I appreciate your support of my blog and Youtube channel.

Simon Says Stamp Sunny Days Ahead (Whole collection) – https://shrsl.com/28po4

Simon Says Stamp Outline Mum Die – https://shrsl.com/28po6

Simon Says Stamp Be Kind – https://shrsl.com/28po7

Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words – https://shrsl.com/28po8

Distress Ink Antique Linen – https://shrsl.com/28pob

Karin BrushMarker Pro 60 – https://shrsl.com/28pod

Karin BrushMarker Pro 26 – https://shrsl.com/28pof

United We Craft

Hey everyone. Welcome to the United we Craft Blog Party! I hope everyone is doing well in their social distancing, quarantining or work. Whatever it is you are doing right now.

I know my world has been full of work. Where I am, most businesses are closed or doing curbside pick ups. I have worked in construction for over a decade, thus far I am still working full time and then some.

But! Crafting is still my way to relax after work. And I love sharing projects with you all! So while I haven’t been able to take any extra crafty pictures, or things. I will share some of those with you all this weekend. I do have a fun card to share for this blog party!!

I had so much fun watercolouring up this set of leaves in two different colour ways, then adding them to a tone grey piece of paper where I used Distress Oxides to stencil on a circle.

Supplies:
Affiliate links used where possible at no additional cost to you. All funds are put back into my blog and youtube channel.

Simon Says Stamp – Be Kind – https://shrsl.com/27a0q (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen – https://shrsl.com/27a0s (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Stormy Sky – https://shrsl.com/27a0w (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Milled Lavender – https://shrsl.com/27a0y (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Shabby Shutters – https://shrsl.com/27a11 (SSS)
May Arts Natural Twine – https://shrsl.com/27a13 (SSS)
Strathmore Toned Gray Paper – https://shrsl.com/27a15 (SSS)

Altenew 24 Half Pan Set

I recently got my hands on the new watercolor palette from Altenew! So I had a play with it and then decided to film a little comparison of it with the other 36 half pan set.

Supplies –
Affiliate links used where possible at no additional cost to you, I appreciate your support of the channel.
Altenew 24 half pan set – https://shrsl.com/26the (SSS)
https://shrsl.com/26thi (Altenew)
Altenew 36 Half pan set – https://shrsl.com/26thf (SSS)
https://shrsl.com/26thj (Altenew)
Simon Says Stamp Stronger Together – https://shrsl.com/26thg (SSS)

Floral Mix Background

Hey all, I have been having a blast with my watercolours and gouache and things lately. Don’t worry the Gnome video is almost done, you will get to see that soon.

But today I pulled out a background set from Simon Says Stamp and did some no lines watercolouring with it. It seems to be my thing again lately!

This one probably took me about 3 hours to paint. It was a wonderful time, I love just mindlessly painting, it is always a good time!

Supplies –
Affiliate links used where possible at no additional cost to you.

Simon Says Stamp Floral Mix Background – https://shrsl.com/25rp8 (SSS)
Daniel Smith Watercolors Nickel Azo Yellow – http://shrsl.com/208as (Blicks)
Quinacridone Gold – http://shrsl.com/208b8 (Blicks)
Quinacridone Coral – http://shrsl.com/208b3 (Blicks)
Quinacridone Pink – http://shrsl.com/208b9 (Blicks)
Sap Green – http://shrsl.com/208bf (Blicks)
Perylene Green – http://shrsl.com/208au (Blicks)
Quinacridone Purple – http://shrsl.com/208bc (Blicks)
Carbazol Violet – http://shrsl.com/208a9 (Blicks)
Moonglow – http://shrsl.com/208ai (Blicks)
Hematite Violet Genuine – http://shrsl.com/208ae (Blicks)
Sepia – http://shrsl.com/208bi (Blicks)
Buff Titanium – http://shrsl.com/208a4 (Blicks)
Naples Yellow – http://shrsl.com/208aj (Blicks)