Saturday, October 17, 2015

Simon Says Stamps - Ready Set Snow! and #thedailymarker30day3

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
I have a fun card to share with you today.  I received some very happy mail last week from Simon Says Stamps and just loved what they sent!! Such a cute stamp set and matching die called Ready Set Snow!  It was perfect for me and I'm so excited to be able to share a little part of their Holiday Collection called Create Joy.  If you haven't been to their blog, you really shouldn't miss their blog hop that started on Friday.  You will love all the creative inspiration. Plus there will be a lot of prizes given away, too!  Thanks so much to Heidi Crowl (owner of Simon Says Stamp) and her team of designers.
Hope you like what I've done on this card and I have another one "in process" but not ready to share just yet! Maybe in a day or two.  I will be sharing this at the Daily Marker for the October 30 Day Coloring Challenge

I have to laugh, it looks like the these two are ready to step off the card and go play in the snow!

I had to use this paper (Simple Stories) that I have an abundance of from last Christmas, when I say abundance, I really mean that, I should give some of it away.  I will check with my grandkid's teachers to see if they can use it for upcoming Christmas projects. (I don't need to be a hoarder, right?!)  I've colored these two with my Copic Markers on some newer paper (100# Hammermill Photo White card stock) not sure that I like it, the green jacket got really shiny like it wasn't absorbing into the paper so the jury is out on that.  I originally bought the paper for a class I'm teaching and one card is a single layer card and I wanted it to be a bit more substantial than the #80 Neenah bright white and just thought I'd give it a try.  Any suggestions on the heavier paper and Copic coloring, particularly this brand of paper??? 
I've stamped the sentiment with Versamark and used Ranger Fern Green Embossing Powder, then added small red pearls that coordinate with the buttons on the coat (which was paper pieced). I've used Glossy Accents and Clear Wink of Stella here and there but the photo isn't picking that up.
Well that's it for me, sorry I'm a bit wordy today, what's up with that?? Maybe the popcorn and grandson Jake's Skittles from the movies... sounds like a good excuse to me!  By the way we saw Woodlawn - VERY GOOD and INSPIRATIONAL - a true story! 

Thanks for visiting!

Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the LORD.  Psalm 31:24



  1. How very lovely, Natalie! Such a sweet couple, and I love the plaid paper and snowflakes! :o)

  2. WOWZERS! Your set is super cute. I don't know if you saw the card I posted with the die cut I received, but you got lucky! It's adorable! I would say we are very blessed girls, and I hope they keep sending goodies our way. I don't mind supporting their store one bit when we get goodies like this!

  3. Very cute card and cute images!!!

  4. This year I'm trying to work through my stash as well, but sometimes it feels like it is growing faster than I can use it lol. Love your sweet little scene, they really do look like they are stepping forward, it's so much fun!

  5. Very, very pretty Natalie. Love the boy and girl and yes they look like they are ready to leap off the card, maybe just walk off. :)