Announcement + Non-Christmas Christmas Card

Hey everyone and Happy Monday! (Are Mondays ever really happy?)  Just wanted to pop in quickly to share some exciting news and a fun card. (This is a long post so be warned!)

As many of you know, I love me some Simon Says Stamp.  Sad but true, I probably place an order every week or so.  If you've never shopped there before you have to check it out.  Of course I shop from other companies and sites, but this is my #1 go to crafty supply site.  I am happy to let you know that I am now an affiliate with this awesome company.  They are a lovely group of people with the greatest customer service.  I've chosen to do this because I am a big supporter of this company and have never been disappointed. I am more than happy to say I am associated with them!
If you'd like to support me and this little old blog by shopping at Simon Says Stamp you can click through to the store using the banner on the right hand side of this page, or any of the links in my supply lists. By going this route it lets them know you are coming from my site.  This new partnership will allow me to continue to grow this blog, try the newest supplies, and create projects and tutorials to share with you all.

Now for a card! I've been trying to play along over on the Hero Arts Blog for their monthly contests.  I really enjoy them because they offer several ideas and themes you can work with.  One of them this month was to make a Holiday card using non-Holiday stamps.  I had JUST gotten these flower stamps in the mail, and immediately knew what I wanted to do!
The green background was made by clear embossing the Magical Background stamp, and then coloring over with Distress Stain (one of my new favorite products!). I added some kraft, and did a little stitching.  The flower was colored using Copics, and I added some bling to make it shine.

Hope you all are doing well! I'm doing my best to keep up with the blog world :o)

Supplies Used


  1. Love the card, especially the bling in the center of the flower! Congrats on linking up with SSS...I love them so :)

  2. So pretty, Danielle! LOVE that background. Now I've got to try out some Distress Stains. Thanks for the enabling! ;o)

  3. This one is so bright and cheerful, the colors just pop right out. Very pretty!

  4. wow...very gorgeous design, i am very glad to visit your blog I love the designs you created! great work.

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  5. Yes, love SSS.
    Your card is great. Especially your shading on your flower, beautiful.


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