September 25, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Ornate Background Stamp Tutorial and Winner Announcement

Hey peeps.  Happy Monday.  I'm back today with a fun and colorful tutorial using the new ornate background stamp for Simon Says Stamp.  When I first saw this stamp I knew it was one that I had to have.  It's graphic design is something I was immediately drawn to.  There were several Simon Says Stamp design team members and some of my favorite Youtubers that shared some amazing projects with this stamp and it made me love it even more.



 Now what's so great about this background stamp is the open design that gives you ample ways to color it.  I decided to go color overload and use some colorburst with mine.  I'm sharing a tutorial to let you see how to use colorburst to get this great effect on your cards as well.

You can watch the video here on my blog or in HD over on my Youtube channel mzdanajoy.  All the products are listed below.  (I've used affiliate links below however there is no cost to you.)



And now for the winner announce from the Coffee Lover's Blog hop.  Let me thank everyone who participated in the giveaway.  My hubby picked the lucky numbers and the winners are...

Winner of the $20 Dunkin Donuts Gift Card
HELEN FOURNIER

Winner of the $20 Starbucks Gift Card
JAN - SMILECARDS44

Ladies, please contact me a gotjoycreations@gmail.com with your mailing address.  If you didn't win this time, no worries, I will be doing another giveaway soon.  Have a great day everyone!!

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September 21, 2017

MFT 2017 Card Design Super Star Contest

Hey peeps.  I'm back today sharing two cards I made for the My Favorite Things 2017 Card Design Super Star Contest. This was the first time I decided to participate after seeing so much inspiration.  I mean the talent this community has is just amazing.  You can check out all the entries by clicking on the link above.  Here are my two entries.

Clean and Simple Category 

 

Innovation Master Category


I had a really fun time working on these two cards.  Thanks MFT for the chance to participate in such an inspirational and amazing challenge.  Good luck to all the participants.  Have a great everyone. 


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September 18, 2017

Lawn Fawn Christmas Like No Otter Tutorial

Hey peeps. Happy Monday.  I'm back today with a quick tutorial.  I'm coloring up a storm this month with Kathy from The Daily Marker.  September is the 30 Day Color Challenge and I'm trying to rock as much coloring as I can squeeze in.

For today's card I did some coloring on some cute little otters from the new Christmas Like No Otter stamp set from Lawn Fawn.  Even though this stamp set is holiday related I used it to make a quick card for my hubby!!





I love how snuggled up and cozy they look.  This is exactly how my husband and I sleep at night.  LOL  I know it's going to just break out in a smile when he opens his card.

You can watch the video here on my blog or over on my Youtube channel mzdanajoy.  Feel free to leave me a thumbs up and a comment. I've linked the products below for your shopping convenience. I have used affiliate links but there is no cost to you. 




Have a wonderful day everyone and I'll see you back here soon.
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September 15, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and a GIVEAWAY

Hey peeps and happy Friday.  I'm so excited to be playing again in the Fall Coffee Lover's blog hop.  I love, love love this amazing coffee inspired hop and all the creative coffee loving (and other hot beverage) participants that play along.  If you're new to the hop, you can swing by the Coffee Lover's blog for all the details.
For my card today, I kept it really clean and simple.  I used the mini cafe latte stencil from The Crafter's Workshop and vintage photo distress ink to stencil a really cool background on some Neenah solar white 80 lb cardstock.  Next I used my stitched border die to cut it out.  To keep my image safe from any smearing, I put on a coat of distress micro glaze.  This stuff is amazing!!  I decided to use a piece of hot fudge paper from MFT and my Perfect Layers rulers to make a nice and neat boarder for my stenciled piece of cardstock.

I stamped the mini coffee tree from the newly released Perfect Blend stamp set from SugarPea Designs in tea dye distress ink on a piece of Neenah solar white 80 lb cardstock and then stamped one of the sentiments over it in hot fudge ink from MFT.  I die cut this out with the double stitched square stax from MFT also. I layered everything on Neenah solar white 110 lb card base. I have listed a product list below. (Some items were no longer available or out of stock. Items not available I have replaced with a similar item).


I really love how this background turned out. Using the distress ink kept my background really soft and once you put the distress micro glaze on, it actually softens it up just a little it more.  I'm also going to enter my card into the Wednesday clean and simple challenge over at Simon Says Stamp.





Since I'm such a coffee junkie, I will be giving away two gift cards.  One $20 Dunkin Donuts gift card because that's where I get my morning cup of coffee and my chocolate frosted donuts with sprinkles. ;-)  My followers know me so well.  And one $20 to Starbucks because when I need my vanilla bean latte I need it NOW!!!  To enter, leave a comment below sharing with me your favorite hot beverage.  For an extra chance to win, follow me on Instagram at mzdanajoy, like the post, tag a friend (one per comment please)!

Giveaway closes 11:59 PM EST FRIDAY September 22, 2017.  Winners announced Monday, September 25, 2017.  Have a great weekend everyone!!!


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