Category Archives: Clean and Simple (CAS)

We Need to Catch Up (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! I’ve been trying to (somewhat) straighten my stamp room and in doing so, I found some images I had colored a while back that never made it onto a card. So today, I put one on a card.

Chatty Squidgy - Stamping Bella

This is Chatty Squidgy from Stamping Bella. I love her face. She’s so happy to be catching up with her friend. :)

We-Need-to-Catch-Up-CU

I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. Those super sparkly glitter circles are new Donuts from Queen & Company. I ♥ them. They’re available in eight colors, all lovely (of course). :)

I will be back on Friday with my normal Stamping Bella post. Hope to see you then!

1amichele siggy

A Happy Mother’s Day Cactus

Hi everyone! I took a bit of time in my crazy schedule yesterday to create a quick Mother’s Day card. I adore this Stitched Cacti set by Waffle Flower. Perfect for my Arizona people! :)

Stitched Cacti, Waffle Flower

I love the different stamps used to create variation in one image. So creative! I think I might need the Stitched Rose set as well.  :)

Stitched Cacti, Waffle Flower (close-up)

I used my handy dandy MISTI to align the x’s. I’m not sure I’d have the patience without that tool. It’s a life-saver. :)  The sentiment is from Precious Mom stamp set by Paper Smooches.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Fun with Flowers

Hi everyone! I have two cards to share today using Queen & Company‘s super duper cute new Pom Flowers. They’re my favorite flowers ever. Each one is about 3/4″ wide and fluffs up to the perfect little mound of petals. Simply adorable. :)

Paper Smooches Enjoy the Show, Queen & Company flower embellishments

On my first card I used the flowers in lieu of balls for Paper Smooches‘ juggling clown from Enjoy the Show stamp set.

Paper Smooches Enjoy the Show, Queen & Company flower embellishments (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BV02, C00, C1, C2, R22, R24, R29, R59, V15, V17, Y15, Y18

After stamping and coloring the clown, I added thin strips of red Simple Stripes paper to add a bit more interest to the design.

Queen & Company Pom Flowers, paper/Paper Smooches (sentiment)

I used the same color combination of Pom Flowers on my second card to create a quick and easy all occasion card.

Queen & Company Pom Flowers, paper/Paper Smooches (sentiment) - close-up

Each of the striped strips, also from Simple Stripes Mat Stack, perfectly matches its cooresponding flower. The sentiment, from Paper Smooches’ Spectrum stamp set, was cut to a tag shape then tied with yellow Twine.

Thanks so much for visiting today! Have a great weekend!

1amichele siggy

Mason Jar of Flowers (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! It’s time for another challenge with Stamping Bella! Since it’s the first Friday of the month, the challenge is anything goes! Today the design team is also sharing projects using May’s Stamp of the Month, Mason Jar of Flowers. Through May 31st, this image with sentiment can be purchased at 20% off. There are coordinating dies for the image and sentiment which are on sale as well. :)

Mason Jar of Flowers - Stamping Bella

My image was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. In my stash of patterned paper, I found a narrow strip of pink gingham which I thought would work perfectly along each edge of my card.

Mason Jar of Flowers - Stamping Bella

Copic markers – B0000, BG70, BV20, G28, G43, R35, R39, RV13, RV14, W00, W1, W3, W5

Next week’s challenge includes this {Mojo}Bella sketch:

May 12

Use any current Stamping Bella image then email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog and to be entered to win some Bella Bucks! (All challenge details can be found HERE.)

Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy

Taylored Expressions May Release Now Available

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve enjoyed the Taylored Expressions‘ May release previews over the last several days. All new stamps and dies are now available in the TE store. Before you head over, I have two more samples to share.

First, I used My Super Hero with Twinkle Twinkle Background and Downtown Border with new Downtown Border Underlay.

Taylored Expressions My Super Hero, Twinkle Twinkle Background

I like the look of the Twinkle Twinkle Background stamped on Earl Gray card stock with Sugar Cube ink. And the Downtown Border Underlay is awesome for quickly created lit (or colored) windows.

Taylored Expressions My Super Hero, Twinkle Twinkle Background

Copic markers – BG45, BG49, E00, E11, N9, R20, R29, R39, R89, Y38

After stamping and coloring the super hero, I used the included coordinating die and then popped him up on foam squares.

My next card is very simple. I didn’t want to add a lot of “stuff” since it’s for a fun-gi. :)

New Little Bits Mushrooms coordinate perfectly with a couple sentiments in new Punny Man 2 sentiment set.

Taylored Expressions Punny Man 2, Little Bits Mushrooms

Before assembling/adhering the mushrooms, I sponged a bit of Potato Chip ink in the background.

Taylored Expressions Punny Man 2, Little Bits Mushrooms

The mushrooms were adhered over a hill with the sentiment stamped in Sugar Cube ink and white embossed. Along the bottom, I added a Skinny Mini Border.

To see more projects, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of our designers. Also on the TE Blog today, you’ll find a list of winners from the preview posts. Maybe you are one of them!

Thanks so much for visiting!  :)

1amichele siggy

Taylored Expressions Previews, Father’s Day and Cheesy Love

Hi everyone! Today I have two more cards to share using new releases from Taylored Expressions.  All new sets (stamps and dies) will be available for purchase tomorrow, May 4.

Taylored Expressions Simply Said Dad, Little Bits Hole in One

First, I used new Simply Said-Dad with Little Bits Hole in One to create a Father’s Day card for a golfing dad.

Taylored Expressions Simply Said Dad, Little Bits Hole in One

The sky was created by inking Salt Water Taffy over a die-cut strip of Cloud Border multiple times. I used Build a Scene Rolling Hills to cut the grass then stamped and white emobossed the sentiment. The flag pieces were each colored with Copic markers.

Next I used a fun new sentiment set, Punny Man 2. The set comes with six punny sayings which coordinate with various Little Bits sets.

Taylored Expressions Punny Man 2, Little Bits Mac & Cheese

I used the cheese part of Little Bits Mac & Cheese, die-cutting the “slices” from Lemon Meringue and Potato Chip card stock.

Taylored Expressions Punny Man 2, Little Bits Mac & Cheese

Using my MISTI, I easily stamped the sentiment in two colors, keeping the words perfectly aligned.

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

question of the day

I hope you’ll stop back tomorrow when I’ll have two final samples using TE’s new stamps and dies. Thanks for visiting!

1amichele siggy

Taylored Expressions May Previews, Day 2

Hi everyone! I’m back today with two more samples using stamps and dies from Taylored Expressions‘ May 4 release.

Wagon Bouquet is among my favorites from the new release. The wagon reminds me of when my kids were small, although then it was full of kids and not flowers. Maybe some dirt and weeds. :)

Taylored Expressions Wagon Bouquet

I colored with Copic markers and threaded a bit of yellow twine around the handle.

Taylored Expressions Wagon Bouquet

Copic markers – BG78, E33, E35, E47, E77, E79, G12, G14, G28, R29, R39, R89, V22, V25, V28, V99, W1, W2, W7, Y21, YR12, YR18, 110

The wagon was die-cut then placed upon a strip of green patterned paper from Build a Scene 6″x 6″. The dotted yellow background is from Build a Scene as well.

Next I used a really fun new Police Cruiser die set along with Wee-ooh Wee-ooh sentiment set.

Taylored Expressions On the Road Police Crusier

The sentiment was placed within a strip cut using Let’s Talk Edger 1 with Celebration Confetti sprinkled around.

Taylored Expressions On the Road Police Crusier

To complete my card, I added a Build a Scene Tree and Build a Scene Road.

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

question of the day

I’ll be back tomorrow with more previews! Hope to see you then!

Thanks for visiting!

1amichele siggy

Taylored Expressions May Release Previews – Out of this World

What a great release Taylored Expressions has coming on May 4th! Super DUPER fun!

My first card uses new Super Hero stamp and die combo along with my favorite new Twinkle background. I see myself using this versatile background not only for stars but snow, magic, holiday, etc. (It’s one of my favorties from this release!)

Taylored Expressions My Super Hero

I stamped, colored then die-cut the girl from My Super Hero and layered her atop a Stitched Circle stamped with Twinkle Background using Sugar Cube pigment ink.

Taylored Expressions My Super Hero

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG13, BG49, E00, E01, E11, E33, E35, N9, R20, R29, R39, R89, Y17, YR23

The planet is from new Space Cadet and the stars were cut using Starry Night Cutting Plate. Once assembled, I framed the panel using the largest die from Stitched Frame Stacklets 1.

Next I used Space Cadet to create an outerspace greeting.

Taylored Expressions Space Cadet

I first stamped Twinkle Background onto Blue Corn card stock with Sugar Cube ink then die-cut and randomly adhered several Stitched Circles to create a planet.

Taylored Expressions Space Cadet

Copic markers – B24, B28, BG11, C00, E31, E33, E35, G07, R20, R29, W1, Y21, Y38

I used Banner Stacklets 1 as a base for the greeting then tied Astro-dog to the post so he wouldn’t float away. :) 

For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our Space Cadet Stamp & Space Cadet Dies Bundle! If you’re not a Crafty Points member, it’s free and easy to join. Just create an account at the TE webstore and you’re automatically enrolled to begin earning crafty points with every purchase. You’ll earn 82 Crafty Points on the purchase of our Space Cadet Stamp & Space Cadet Dies Bundle! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, May 4, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, May 7, 2017 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail site: www.tayloredexpressions.com.

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

question of the day

I’ll be back tomorrow with more previews! Hope to see you then!

Thanks for visiting!

1amichele siggy

You Are My Sunshine (stamping bella)

**Paper Smooches Release Blog Hop can be found HERE.**

Hi everyone! Welcome to another Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella! This week I’ve used Tiny Townie Rachel Loves the Rain. I just love her outfit and the heart shaped puddle. Too cute.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Rachel Loves the Rain

We were to use this sketch for inspiration:

April 28

Along with the umbrellas, I (kind of) used the color scheme. My purple turned out quite a bit darker, and I used a lot less orange/red. But close! :)

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Rachel Loves the Rain

Copic markers – BG01, BG15, BG45, BG49, C00, C1, C2, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, R01, R29, R59, RV19, RV66, V05, V06, Y21, YG01, YG17, YG23, YG25, YR14, YR15, YR21

I stamped Rachel onto my favorite Copic marker paper and colored with Copics. The tiny purple flowers, as well as the patterned strips, are all from Queen & Company.

Next week’s challenge is to create whatever you’d like. Simply use any current Stamping Bella image then email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog and to be entered to win some Bella Bucks! (All challenge details can be found HERE.)

Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy 

Paper Smooches May Release Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches MAY 2017 release!  TWO new stamp sets and SIX new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00 p.m. PT on May 2nd. You will find our new products HERE once they go live. (The release date was postponed one day because Kim will be on her honeymoon until May 2nd. ♥♥)

To add extra fun to our hop, we are offering a $25 gift code to choose what you like from the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25 prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (You do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances.)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Tuesday, May 2nd to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Wednesday, May 3rd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop.
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop.

Today I have used super cute New Beginnings stamps and coordinating dies.

Paper Smooches New Beginnings

New Beginnings stamp set is this month’s TAM (Thanks a Million) set, free to you with any $60 retail order.

Paper Smooches New Beginnings

Be sure to hop along and comment with the rest of the DT to increase your chances of winning one of the four $25 gift codes.

 Thanks for visiting!  Good luck, and happy hopping!

1amichele siggy

Stamps: Paper Smooches New Beginnings  Dies: Paper Smooches New Beginnings Icons dies  Ink: Taylored Expressions Oreo, Sugar Cube; MFT Spearmint, Pink Lemonade, Berrylicious, Lemon Chiffon  Paper: Taylored Expression Sugar Cube, Oreo; X-Press It Blending Card; Snap Color Vibe II Other: Copic markers, Kool Tak clear foam squares, white embossing powder, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, string, Simon Says Stamp sequins.

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