Friday, November 18, 2016

Simon Says Stamp and Stamp Junkies

Thanks for stopping by today!  If you're not familiar with the Stamp Junkies Facebook group you should be!  If you love stamping and sharing and/or seeing what everyone is up to in the creative stamping world, you should be a part of this group!  Love and respect abound!  And there are challenges!  This month Simon Says Stamp is sponsoring a challenge and the prize is a $50 gift certificate to their store.. LOVE!

So last month I had a workshop and for it I cut quite a few Happy and Heart diecuts using the CTMH dies and I found when doing so I had a couple cute overlays leftover from the negative space.  I knew I'd use them so I saved them and I used one of them here over a piece of watecolored cardstock with some pretty pinks and gold.

The challenge is to use a Simon Says Stamp image or products that you bought from SSS and honestly I hadn't shopped at Simon Says Stamp yet.  During Stamptember I saw an awesome die that I wanted, but not knowing about Stamptember I didn't get there soon enough... a special item and it was gone... but I started looking around and this is a pretty cool store!  Lots of SSS brand items and so much more.  You should really check it out here!

So also in my usual fashion, I did want to make this a shaker and I forgot to add the clear cardstock before I put my adhesive pop ups all over the back of my overlay... so I decided to make it a faux shaker... There are times when I forget and I'm able to pull it back off and add the clear cardstock, but I had stuck it on there pretty good and I don't have an issue with faux when it comes to creating!

So back to Simon Says Stamp... I placed an order... but it was so close to the due date for the challenge I didn't know if it would come in time and then I remembered!  SSS was an awesome sponsor of Copic Bootcamp when I went last Spring and they gave everyone one of these adorable elephant Birthday Celebration sets!  OMG... isn't she the cutest?  The Elephant, the sentiments, and the starts are all from the stamp set.

I've been loving using vellum for my sentiments so as not to cover up too much of my design... especially when I don't have a lot of room left for the sentiment!  What's your secret adhesive to use for this?  I try to hide mine behind the sentiment and sometimes it works and others not so much... what do you do?

Thanks for stopping today... there is one more day to play along with this challenge... it's over Saturday November 19th and a winner will be drawn on Sunday.  And if you haven't shopped with Simon Says Stamp then maybe you should go check it out!


~amy~ said...

Eeep, how cute is this?!

Lisa Mensing said...

I wouldn't have known it was faux if you hadn't said. Adorable!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooooooooooo cute! LOVING that elephant!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Melanie said...

Your card is gorgeous and cute and wonderful and sweet and everything!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Aw, this little elephant is adorable! Love the die-cut word too! Your faux shakers are brilliant! I would have thought this was a real shaker if you hadn't said anything!