Happy Friday Simon Says Stamp friends!
You should have arrived here from the uber talented Debbie Hughes Blog.
Summer is finally making an appearance here in the midwest! After a very very long winter and not much of a spring, the Magouirk Family is enjoying the warm sunny days, the end of another school year and spending lots of time outside!
As much as I want to love summer and love having my kids home more it seems like our summer is even more busy than ever! Even though my crafting time tends to be a bit more limited during the summer months I always try to take some time doing what I love in between carting kids between activities. What do I love, you ask? Playing with stamps + ink + die(s), of course! Even better? New stamps + dies! ;)
Simon Says Stamp has done it again with their Summer 2013 Release.... it's incredible!!!! Check out the entire collection of new and wonderful stamps + dies below:
To celebrate the new release, I created a layout showcasing 5 of the new dies from the release as well as stamps from two of the stamp sets.
And I scrapped a layout featuring me.
I don't do that very often.
Project Life: yes.
Tradtitional scrapbooking: not so much.
It was a good sort of therapy. And I used lots of my favorite stuff (in addition to the stamps + dies!): wood design patt. paper, neutrals, the peach-y reds, buttons, woodgrain anything, tags, etc. Fun.
Did I mention that I used all four of the new butterfly dies on my layout?
I die cut a bunch of butterflies from 6x6 patterned papers and vellum and layered them throughout my page design to give the feeling of flight on my page. If you're more of a card maker, you could create a similar downsized version really easily!
To embellish the butterflies, I added wooden buttons from my stash to the center of each and then added sticker phrases that supported my page/story. Foam adhesive under one or both sides of the die cut butterflies help give them a bit of dimension.
After printing my journaling on a scrap of patterned paper, I added the die cut word Be Sentiment and then stamped words from the Be Sentiments Stamp Set on either side using Hero Arts Soft Brown Ink.
- Kraft w/ White Dot Washi Tape
- October Afternoon 5 & Dime Label Stickers
- Woodgrain Buttons
Simon will be giving away a grab bag filled with stamps, paper, and embellishments to one randomly selected commenter on every blog in the hop. The giveaway will remain open until the following Thursday June 6/6 at 9:00pm.
Thanks for stopping by today!
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Have a super weekend!
p.s. Be sure to check back this weekend for Project Life related updates! I have a brand new PL spread to share tomorrow featuring KBS digi die cut files and I will have a new SSS Kelly Purkey Project Kit PL spread to share soon! If you're looking at purchasing the KP kit, you might want to jump on it as there are a limited number available and stock is getting low. It's an awesome kit....I can't wait to show you what I'm creating with mine!
Sneak Peek of KBS Project Life page: