Whoa! Long time no post! I really let myself have a slacker week on the blog front for a lot of reasons. I was sick with a cold throat thing that took down a lot of my blogger-friends this week. I definitely was not complaining at all about it on Twitter almost every day. :-)
The second reason for the blog silence was because my craft studio was on the move! I've moved my studio space to the basement. Surprisingly, I love it 100x more than I ever thought I would. I have a new photo-taking locale down there as well, and I will definitely share the new space with you when it is completed.
So, during my recoup time, I have been a busy bee! I have a lot to share with you this week. Cards! Videos! Tags! Printables!
We'll kick off the excitement with a fun announcement. I am now an affiliate for my favorite scrappy supply company Simon Says Stamp!
Story time —
I have only been papercrafting for a couple of years. I remember discovering the world of crafty blogs and instantly loving the products they were using. Problem was the craft stores in my area didn't carry Cosmo Cricket, Basic Grey, Hero Arts — all of the amazing stamps and papers I was seeing online, were nowhere to be found. Thanks to the wonderful Jennifer McGuire, I was introduced to Simon Says Stamp. It was like a creative mecca where every product I had ever wanted was available (and at a great price!). To now be working with this company is a dream come true! :-)
What this all means for my readers is that if you click on a link for Simon Says Stamp on my blog, and buy some fun paper crafting goodies, a small portion of your purchase there will go to me. I am currently saving my pennies for an HD camera to film higher quality video tutorials. I have said before how much I love filming videos and sharing ideas that way, so I am hoping that soon, the videos will get just a little bit better!
On a serious note, I really like the relationships that I have made from this blog and strive to be transparent about all of my decisions here. I would never promote something that wasn't up to my standards or endorse a product or company that I would not personally use myself. On to Monday's card! :-)
This is the first photo I have taken using my new set-up! Let me know if you like it! I liked my other photo location as well, but I think the background is a bit more neutral here and really let's the card shine.
On this card, I was able to ink up my new favorite background stamp! It is seriously gorgeous and will get a lot of use in the future. I simply stamped it here with Versamark and heat set it with some clear embossing powder.
I also just HAD to take a picture of this gorgeous little flower! It is from an EK Success punch that I bought when I first started papercrafting. I don't have the name of it and couldn't find it online, so if anyone happens to know the name of it, please let me know!
I also wanted to take a second and talk about my awesome supply list tool that I have been using the past couple of weeks. It is soon going to be released from beta testing and available to the public on September 3rd! I will have all the details on that day to let you know how you can get started with it. It is SUCH a time saver. I will be back tomorrow with a fun video using some PTI felt!
Supplies used on this project:
Supplies not pictured: Unknown EK Success Punch, Think Big Favorites #1 — PTI, Smoky Shadow Cardstock — PTI, Lavender Moon Cardstock — PTI