wood veneer fun

Hello Friends, and welcome if you are new to my blog. Today Jennifer McGuire and I are sharing cards today that are created with the same die cut. Jennifer is one of those people that if you are lucky enough to meet .... you fall in love with right away... and that has nothing to do with how she oozes creativity. I'm pretty sure you already know that :) Did you see her video yesterday? It's about creating your own wood embellishments.

This "Tri Circle" die cut from Simon Says Stamp is great for a background or as a CASE card. (I love this die because I can never line circles or squares perfectly on a card) Today I used the "Tri Circle" die to resemble port hole windows in a boat. The woodgrain VENEER "paper" was just what I needed to complete my boat look. (the woodgrain is available in two colors and you can purchase a 12 pack or a 6 pack. See the supply list for options)
You don't have to be a dog lover to fall in love with Simon's mascot. This stamp set is called "Seasonal Simon" and I love all of the little extras in the set. I used a scrap for the umbrella's handle and paper pieced the top of the umbrella. Glossy Accents on top gives you that finished look. I cut a small slit by his mouth to fit the stem of the rose.
Copic markers were used to color a gray day on the water outside the port holes & Simon (the dog). Lawn Fawn had the perfect fishes and sentiment... thank goodness :) I never plan a card so I go searching for the right sentiment after the fact. Email me if you have any questions. :) Thanks so much for your visit today it's so appreciated. I can't wait for you to see Jennifer's card as you can imagine IT'S AMAZING... CLICK HERE TO SEE HER WORK OF ART. Thanks again and a big thanks to Jennifer! Hugs, Kathy

P.S. I have two GIVEAWAYS here and here if you like that sort of thing. 



giveaway May Simon's Card Kit & winner

Hello...hello friends, How are you today? I am just popping in to announce the winner
of Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit as seen in this post is: #3 Barb! A BIG Congrats to Barb! 
TODAY I WILL BE GIVING AWAY THE MAY CARD KIT FROM SIMON! Just leave me a "hello" in the comment area. I will pick a random winner May 1st. Woo Hoo thank you Simon! I am so lucky to give a kit away to one of my readers ... one of YOU! The stamp set in all the kits rock so today I decided to highlight the stamp set with this quick card. What do you think of the placement of the rose? To quirky? Fun? Just curious....wanted to try something different.. lol.
and here is the kit. If you look close you will see ALL of the extra goodies & a bottle of perfect pearls! If you have questions about the card kits click here.
Thanks for your visit today and I will be back tomorrow. Enjoy your day! Hugs, Kathy


giveaway - getting the most from your background stamps

(I'm calling this the daddy bear card because I am giving away the baby bear card.)

Hello..hello friends, How are you? Me? I am so excited today because I have TWO cards that are being featured on the Simon Says Stamp Blog. The card in my giveaway is the baby bear version and when you click over to the Simon BLOG you will see the daddy bear card with a tutorial sharing a different way to use your background stamps.


These are the stamps that I used in both of my cards and I am excited to give them away to one of you. 
Penny Black was so generous to donate these stamps that I used in the Simon Says Stamp feature. Thanks Penny Black!! 

 Hop over to the Simon Say's Stamp blog & leave a comment.... please let me know that you did so your name will be entered in the drawing.
The winner will be randomly drawn from the blog comments on my blog and the winner will be announced on APRIL 30TH.  
 YOU are invited to subscribe to my feed or "follow me" to qualify.
ANOTHER CHANCE to win .... If you would like to spread the word about today's post You can leave your name again...each time you tweet, Facebook, or blog about it for extra chances at winning.  

 Have a wonderful week and I'll see you at the Simon Say's blog. A big thanks to Simon Says Stamp & Penny Black! Thanks to you for taking the time to visit! Hugs, Kathy
P.S.  Did you see the April card kit giveaway? Click here if you missed it. :)


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