Mon Amie (Giveaway)

It's another AWESOME day of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps releases!!! Today's stamps and dies may be my favorite from this release, although, I admit, that is a hard call, given that this entire release is AMAZING! The stamp set is called Mon Ami and the Mon Ami Fluer Fri-dies coordinate with it perfectly!

My Friend

I die cut the flowers from watercolor paper, watercolored them (which I LOVE), and then adhered them with foam tape over the stamped stem sentiments. I kind of love this card, not even gonna lie to you about it. Kind of love it.


Be sure to check out what the rest of the Ink Squad created with these gorgeous stamps and dies! Seriously... today is not a day you are going to want to miss! Also, leave a comment here, and on the rest of the DT blogs for your chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps! Woot! Woot!


Shake, Shake, Shake...

***This is my SECOND post of the day! Be sure to check out my CAS-ual Fridays Stamps release post below with a GIVEAWAY!!!***

Hello, friends! It's ANYTHING GOES week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog! Yup! It's your favorite! The Design Team is showcasing Prima products this week. I chose some fun beads to work with and I kind of love them!

Happily Ever After

I combined the beads with the GORGEOUS April Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. You guys, for REALS, this kit is amazeballs! I love it! Gorgeous papers, perfect cardstock colors, and that gold heart? Totally a sticker. LOVE. IT.

Happily Ever After (detail)

I made the shaker double width (two layers of foam tape) to be sure the beads could move around freely, but I also put LOTS of beads in there. It's a happy shaker!

Now it's YOUR turn! One lucky participant is going to win a $50 Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store! Simple create something NEW and link it up for your chance to win! You can enter up to five times! Woot! Woot!

It's DAY TWO! (Giveaway!)

Yes, that's right, today is DAY TWO of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps release! And we have THREE, yup, count 'em, THREE more new products to show off today! Holy lotsa new fabulous goodies, Batman!!! No turkey string today, but I'm hoping you'll stick around, anyway. (If currently confused, you may want to check out yesterdays post. For reals, though.)

You're Screwed

Gold and pastels, anyone? So, when CAS-ual Fridays Stamps comes out with these amazing bold sentiment stamps I just get a little super excited. I love them. I really and truly do. I loved this one so much I insisted on stamping it and embossing in GOLD three times. Because one just wasn't going to cut it, my friends. That, and seriously... wasn't that paper just BEGGING for this design? Totally, folks. Totally.

Whatever makes your guts grin

And now for a lesson  in white on white with a dash of color. You GUYS! These new Fun-fetti dies? Yeah, for REALS, they are super totally amazingly fantastic and I love them with all of my heart. No. Seriously, though.


Ummm... yup. Awesome.

So, here's the thing...

1. You need to head to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog to check out the rest of the inspiration from the team. They ROCKED it!

2. You need to leave a comment here, as well as on the other blogs (which you can find on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog), for your chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.

3. You need to head over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog and see the FULL REVEAL of these stamp sets. Because they are awesome.

Noticing a theme here? Yes, you need to head over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog.

Like, nowish.

Have a Happy!


Because It's All LOVELY! (Giveaway)

You, GUYS!!! It's CAS-ual Fridays Stamps release time!!! And... it's gonna be AWESOME! For reals, though. It is. Today we are showing off THREE, yup, THREE new products! Two stamp sets and a great new set of Fri-Dies. Friends, I'd like to introduce you to Lovely, Lovely Greetings, AND Lovely Fri-Dies...

Because You're Awesome Like That by @Jennifer Ingle #casualfridaysstamps #cards #diy #bazzillbasics #papercrafts

*sigh* Are you SEEING those tiny hearts? Yup. Those aren't even actually part of the die design. We are going to get to that later. THOSE are the LEFTOVERS! I know, right?! Totally. And that sentiment, well, that sentiment is simply perfection. I love it. I truly love it.

Because You're Awesome Like That by @Jennifer Ingle #casualfridaysstamps #cards #diy #bazzillbasics #papercrafts

I used some fun Crate Paper designs along with some Bazzill Vellum and some crochet string? Maybe it's not crochet string. Maybe it is just string. Heck, for all I know, it could have been intended to tie up a turkey, but it's string, and it is a nice cotton string that looks natural and pretty. And these are my priorities, folks.

Merci beaucoup by @Jennifer Ingle #casualfridaysstamps #cards #diy #papercrafts #bazzillbasics

Ummm, given that I spent much of last week up in Montreal, I am particularly loving these French sentiments right now. And I can read them now. And almost pronounce them like a proper Quebecois. Almost. Okay, fine. I sound like a silly American trying to speak French, but I WILL learn it, dagnabbit! I will.

Merci beaucoup by @Jennifer Ingle #casualfridaysstamps #cards #diy #papercrafts #bazzillbasics

Be sure to head on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog to check out what the team created AND to see the complete stamp and die set images!

GIVEAWAY:  Also, be sure to leave a comment on each of the sneak posts today for your chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Store! Woot! Woot!

Have a Happy! 


All My Love

I'm sending it to you. Well, maybe not all of my love, but I AM sending you my love of this new AWESOME collection from Simon Says Stamp! WHAT?! Yup. Totally, you guys!

Seriously. Just LOOK at that cuteness!!! The folks over at Simon Says Stamp were kind enough to send me a couple of the goodies from this new collection and I am LOVING them!

Sending My Love by @Jennifer Ingle #simonsaysstamp #fallingforyou #sssfallingforyou #diy #cards #spectrumnoir

Exhibit A: That ADORABLE little girl! Oh, my  CUTE!!! I colored her with Spectrum Noir pens and did a bit of fussy cutting and layering to add depth. I sort of love her. And that bokeh background? Yup, that is TOTALLY done with a  new stencil set from Simon Says Stamp. And that may be my FAVORITE stencil set EVER. Maybe. For reals, though. Just sayin'.

Sending My Love by @Jennifer Ingle #simonsaysstamp #fallingforyou #sssfallingforyou #diy #cards #spectrumnoir

So, here's the deal. My instructions for you are quite simple. GO! NOW! Check out the new stuff, you GUYS! For reals, you don't want to miss out on this one! Head on over to Simon Says Stamp and check it all out!

Happy Shopping! 


Howdy, Y'all!

Hello, ya'll! Yup. I totally just said y'all. And, yup, it totally sounded ridiculous coming out of my Boston-girl mouth. BUT, I think it suits my card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge this week, so I'm going with it. This week our challenge is CLEAN & SIMPLE. Ummm.. OKAY! HA! That just so happens to be what I do. Like, all the time. Therefore, I am ON BOARD for this one, ya'll. (Bwahahaha! There it is again.) The design team is using Hero Arts products for our projects this week. You don't have to use them to join in, but if you have some, we'd love to see what you do with them!

Howdy by @Jennifer Ingle #SimonSaysStamp #HeroArts #DIY #Cards

I played with a couple of great background stamps along with the super cute Stamp Your Own Cactus set from Hero Arts for this card. I heat embossed the tiny flags background and then die cut the tag, layering the stamped cactus over the gold embossed background. Clean and Simple doesn't mean you have to ignore technique. You can still play with some of your favorite techniques for a design that is nice and clean and simple!

Howdy by @Jennifer Ingle #SimonSaysStamp #HeroArts #DIY #Cards

I used Hero Arts Shadow Inks for the stamping. I LOVE their shadow inks! They cover so well and you can even use the rock and roll technique, as I did on the pot, and the inks blend really nicely!

Now it's your turn! Head on over to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog to link up YOUR Clean and Simple design for a chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store, y'all! (Okay, fine. I'll stop doing that. But, for REALS, you guys, it's pretty hilarious...if only you could hear me.)

Have a Happy, folks!


Stamps: Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Cactus, Hero Arts Tiny Flags, Hero Arts Kelly Purkey Stars Background
Ink: Hero Arts Shadow Inks (Just Rust, Field Greens, Soft Sand), VersaMark
Die: WPlus9 Timeless Tags 2
Gold String: May Arts
Embossing Powder: White, Gold

Cardstock + Vellum + Patterned Paper

WHAT? All of them? One one card? Yup. I totally did it. Actually, I did it on THREE cards. Yes, my friends, it is true! You can check them out on the Bazzill Basics blog today! GO! SEE! It's fun stuff, folks!

Three Cards using Bazzill Basics Cardstock and American Crafts Shimelle line @BazzillBasics @Jennifer Ingle #bazzillbasics #americancrafts #shimelle #bazzillbasicsfourz

You can see the paper/cardstock combo I used to create this fun set of cards along with more details over on the Bazzill Basics blog.

Have a Happy!


Happy Day!

I have a fun post up over on the Pinkfresh Studio blog today! I am showcasing two cards over there, but wanted to share one of them here on my blog for you.

Happy Day

For this fun card, I used a great little scene from a sheet of paper in the Up in the Clouds collection. I then added a sentiment using the super cute puffy alphabet stickers and  used one of the label tags, the stamps, and the wood beads from the kit to add even more.

Head on over to the Pinkfresh Studio Blog to check out the other card I created with this fabulous kit! Also... I have next months kit in my hands and I CANNOT WAIT to share it with you! Oh, my LOU, it is so much fun! I love it. Lots. For reals, though.

Have a Happy!


From Me, To You

Have you ever sat down to create something, finished it, and then said, "That was too easy. What did I do wrong?" Yeah. That is pretty much how this particular project went. BUT, the truth of the matter, is, the tools MAKE it easy and I LOVE the results so much! CUTENESS! For reals, though.

To You From Me Tag Trio by Jennifer Ingle #spellbinders #tags #diy

Three gift tags. Bright, happy colors. Happy playful shapes. Yes. All of those things. But, seriously, you guys... SO EASY! You guys, all I had to do was combine the new Spellbinders® Tag Trio with the Build a Tag 2 set and stamp a couple of sentiments. Oh...and tie some ribbon onto them with some adorable twine. But, for reals, that's it. That is the sum total of the steps for this project. And CUTENESS!

Tag Trio

I used May Arts ribbon and twine from The Twinery. The stamp set is, well, okay, after searching the internet for a bit I am just coming to grips with the fact that I have no clue what stamp set I used. But to and from stamps are pretty common. You can find some. I believe in you.

Go make some tags, you guys!

Have a Happy!


Pinkfresh Studio April Blog Hop and Kit Reveal **GIVEAWAY!**

***This is my second post today. Please scroll down or CLICK HERE to check out my Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge post. It's a good one!***

Hello, and welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio April Blog Hop and Kit Reveal! We have a wicked exciting kit to share with you today, along with inspiration, and, of course, PRIZES! If you came from Christin's blog, you are already on your way! If you are just not jumping in, you may want to hop back to the Pinkfresh Studio blog to start at the beginning for more fun!

You are looking at the full embellishment kit for this month! HOLY FUN STUFF, Batman! That wood veneer...sigh, not to mention that super cute die with the coordinating stamps?! Yes, this one has LOTS to offer! Here is just one of the cards I created with this fabulous kit!

Kinda Awesome by Jennifer Ingle #pinkfreshstudio #cards #diy #crafts

For my card, I used one of the little diamond transparency thingies (of COURSE that is what they are called) as a window. I simply traced the diamond, cut out a window, and then adhered the diamond so it would have some light/space behind it. I stamped the rest of the sentiment on either side and created an accent row with the pink wood beads.

Kinda Awesome by Jennifer Ingle #pinkfreshstudio #cards #diy #crafts

And we are GIVING AWAY this fabulous kit to on lucky blog hopper! Simple comment on each blog as you hop and remember to comment with your favorite project from the hop on the Pinkfresh Studio Blog, as well, for your chance to win!

Your next stop is Jessy's blog!

Have a Happy!

With Sprinkles, Please!

Hello, friends! It's time for another new challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! This week we want to see you MAKE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND! You can use stamps, ink, dies, papers, or whatever your little heart desires to create a masterpiece of your own! The Design Team is using products from the ever fabulous My Favorite Things this week! You don't have to use MFT goodies to enter, but we would LOVE to see them if you have some!

Sprinkled With Fun by Jennifer Ingle #mftstamps #bazzillbasics #simonsaysstamp #cards #cardchallenges #diy #pinkfreshstudio

I used the SUPER cute Donut Die-Namics sprinkles die to create my background. I simply ran it through my Grand Calibur multiple times in different spots to create a fun, sprinkled-fulled background! I then used the MFT Donut and Sprinkles stamp set for the sprinkles on the little die cut donut and the sentiment. This set is TOO MUCH FUN, you guys. For reals, though.

Sprinkled With Fun by Jennifer Ingle #mftstamps #bazzillbasics #simonsaysstamp #cards #cardchallenges #diy #pinkfreshstudio

Naturally, some googly eyes and a bow tie were necessary. Naturally.

Now it's YOUR TURN! One lucky participant will win a $50 Gift Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store! WHAT?! Yup. You know you want it, folks. You know you do.

Simply create something fabulous (if you have some MFT, feel free to use it!), and link it up to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog so we can come check it out! 


Stamps: MFT Donuts and Sprinkles
Dies: MFT Donut Die-Namics
Ink: VersaMark
Embossing Powder: Stampendous White, Ranger Pink (THAT PINK, THOUGH! For reals...I love it. So much.)
Puffy Sticker: Pinkfresh Studio Up In The Clouds
Eyes: Darice
Cardstock: Bazzill Card Shoppe In Love pack,


Because Hilarious Sentiments Rock

Have you ever been shopping for some new supplies, looked at a stamp set, read the sentiments and INSTANTLY needed it? Yup. That's pretty much what happened when I saw this Paper Smooches Incognito stamp set hit the Simon Says Stamp store.

Therefore, naturally, I bought it. 'Cause that's what we do. We buy stuff.

And then... lots of stuff happened, I focused only on assignments, my blogging wasn't really happening, etc. etc. etc. (You know how it goes.)

Well, my friends, for the first time in a couple of weeks, I sat down to create and FULLY ENJOYED it again last night. I cannot even TELL you how good that felt. And, I knew I just HAD to ink up this Incognito set. So I did. For reals.

You meet or exceed my expectations by Jennifer Ingle @Jingle #justjingle #papersmooches #cards #diy #papercrafts

YOU GUYS! That sentiment, though. For reals. Seriously. It CRACKS. ME. UP. Maybe it's just because I am a former teacher. Perhaps it is due to the fact that I am married to a middle school teacher who works at a school where grades rarely exist. I don't know. But it makes me laugh. Wicked hard.

You meet or exceed my expectations by Jennifer Ingle @Jingle #justjingle #papersmooches #cards #diy #papercrafts

I also have to alert you to the presence of this Ranger Pink Embossing Powder. I used it for the glasses. You need it. I need it. Well, actually, I don't because I already own it, but, FOR REALS, you guys, it is fabulous. It's pink. And a good pink, at that.I also covered the mustache with a clear glittery powder because: sparkle. The bow is from the Open Book Maggie Holmes collection of Glitter Ribbons. SO CUTE!

Yeah, so ... fun. This card is just plain ol' fun. And that's all there is to it. For reals, though.

Have a Happy!


Grandma's Cupboard

I am up over on the Spellbinders® blog with a tutorial for this pretty Grandma's Cupboard project! Be sure to head on over to check it out!

In other news, today is the Red Sox home opener!!! I would SO rather be AT the game, but that didn't work out this year, so I will wear my Red Sox shirt and cheer loudly enough for them to hear me at Fenway. That works, right? I'd say so. HA!

Have a Happy!


Because: Minions

I have a SUPER fun post up for you over on the Bazzill Basics blog today! MINIONS! You will find a complete tutorial to create these two adorable cards over there using some fabulous Bazzill papers!

Minion card by Jennifer Ingle @Jingle @bazzillbasics #bazzillbasics #dottedswiss #justjingle #minions

Seriously, you guys! Go check it out! You don't want to miss this one!

Have a Happy!


Oh, My Stars!

Why, yes, I do happen to absolutely ADORE this sentiment. For reals, though. I do. Like... lots.

Oh, My Stars! by Jennifer Ingle @Jingle #cards #diy #papercrafts

It is my turn to be up over on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog today and I created this super fun card because, well, gold, white, and stars. Seriously. What more do you need in life? Yes, that's what I thought.




Oh, My Stars (detail)

I die cut the large star using the Star Fri-die and then stamped and embossed the pattern onto it using three stamps. Ummm... love. For reals, though. The star stamps and the sentiment are from the Twinkle set. Which you need. Nowish.


Have a Happy!

April Showers and Such

April Showers and Spring Flowers! Yup! It's Spring time (at least on half the planet) and this week we want to see you inspired by the April Showers and Spring time flowers! The Design Team is using Memory Box products this week. You don't have to use them to play along, but we'd love to see how you use them if you have some on hand! 

Love and Hugs by Jennifer Ingle @Jingle #simonsaysstamp #bazzillbasics #memorybox #averyelle

I had a little bit of fun with the Raindrops Texture stencil from Memory Box on this card, along with the fun new Avery Elle Super die set. I added a Bazzill Vellum heart cut with the Sketch Heart die from Simon Says Stamp. I used my Wink of Stella to add both shadow and shimmer to the edge of the skyline created with the die cut.

Sending Love & Hugs (detail)

The sentiment comes from the Simon Says Stamp Sending and Wishing stamp set (a new MUST HAVE...for reals, though..I love this sentiment set!) and is simply embossed on a little banner at the top of the card. A few small hearts in a bright color finish off the card and add a little punch!

Now it's YOUR turn! One lucky participant in the challenge this week, will win a $50 Gift Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store! You know you want that to be you! You have to enter to win

Have a Happy!