April 17, 2014

Oh Happy Day Card & Ink Swatch Organization


Today I have a card to share, as well as a video that shares how I am storing my ink (and other mediums) swatches.

The card I'm sharing today was created with a couple of Memory Box butterfly dies that are perfectly sized to go together. The top one has a bunch of holes in it and the other one is solid so it can be used in the background.

I diecut the butterfly with the holes out of black Simon Says Stamp cardstock and then cut the solid one out of both white and black cardstock. I used the white piece to paint through the holes with various colours of Twinkling H2O's and then layered all of the butterflies together so you could see all of the fun colours showing through.

Oh Happy Day


Ink Swatch Organization

I also have a video to share that shows how I am storing my ink swatch downloads. I take absolutely no credit for the awesome 2x2 swatch cards that I use... those were created by Jennifer McGuire and I just adapted how I store them a bit, for what works for me.

You can go to Jennifer's blog here to get these awesome downloads and see a video on how she uses and stores her swatches. A huge thanks to her for providing these on her blog! ;)

I use a 6x8 Simple Stories binder to store my swatches. You can get 2x2 Insta Pocket pages that fit in these binders that hold the swatch downloads perfectly. And since I created swatches for more than ink, I added dividers that I made on my Silhouette to separate the different mediums.

I currently have a section in my binder for inks, embossing powders, paints, mists, markers and techniques (3x4 pocket pages that hold cards showing various techniques that I can refer back to) and this will more than likely be it. Although I have to say that once you start making swatches, it becomes addictive lol!! ;)

You can watch the video below to see in more detail how this binder works for me and what I have swatches of:

If you have any questions at all about any of the products I use, please leave a comment and I'll answer it as soon as I can! ;)

Swatch binder supplies and some of the supplies I talk about in the video:

Thanks for stopping by today -
Be back soon!

Steph ;)

April 15, 2014

New Simon Says Stamp Colour Collection!!


Simon Says Stamp released a new colour collection today called Daybreak! It has 7 new colours including Slate, Smoke, Fog, Lemon Chiffon, Lavender, Soft Navy and Burnt Orange. I am in love with the new colours and am so happy there are greys now!

To celebrate the new release, I created a couple of cards using the new colours (and some of the old) to show how great they all look together. The first card I created is over on the Simon Says Stamp blog today and features some of the new greys as well as the Lemon Chiffon and Lavender papers. It's bright and springy to celebrate Easter, which is almost here! ;)

I also have a card to share here that features some of the darker colours. The Soft Navy and Burnt Orange are probably two of my all-time favourite colours in the Simon colour family! Love them!!

Thanks Card


This release also includes some fun sequins. There is round as well as a tiny flower design in a great selection of colours! So looking forward to using these on my cards and projects!!

Here is a closer look at the full colour and sequin release:

Daybreak Colour Collection:

New Simon Says Stamp Sequins:

SO excited to hear what you think of the new colours!

Thanks for stopping by today -
Be back soon!

Steph ;)