This week we are thrilled to welcome back Simon Says Stamp! In today’s spotlight you’ll learn more about Simon Says Stamp, see a fantastic project by Shari Carroll and have the opportunity to win a $25 US Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp.
About Simon Says Stamp
We want to be your ONE STOP SHOP! At Simon Says Stamp, we care about our customers and pride ourselves on going the extra mile to make customers happy. Offering quality products that you want to use in your projects is our priority. Our whole team is passionate about crafting & the power of sharing stories. We want to share that passion with you by getting you inspired! Please visit our blog that is updated daily and 2 weekly challenge blogs on Monday and Wednesday! Have a “click” and stay awhile!
Today we welcome Shari Carroll. We are so excited to have her showcase her work today on Paper Crafter’s Library. You can see Shari’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about her:
Shari has been a professional stamper/cardmaker for nearly a quarter of a century (that’s a long time) starting with Hero Arts in 1989. She began as a replication artist creating display boards for retail stores, which lead to demonstrations and catalog work.
Over the years Shari has been published in numerous magazines including Somerset Studio, The Gallery, Stampers Sampler, Take Ten, Creating Keepsakes, Better Homes and Gardens, Paper Crafts and more. Shari has also contributed to several Design Original Books along with the Autumn Leaves Designing With series. In 2006, Shari was asked to write her own book for Northlight Publications called Layers.
In June of 2013, Shari resigned from her position with Hero Arts to join the Simon Says Stamp family where she holds the title of Creative Director and Product Manager. Shari’s stamps, dies, stencil and flair designs can be found in the Simon Says Stamp exclusive line of products.
Shari resides in a small farm community outside of Chicago with her husband Tom, sons Brooks (nearby) and Scooter, plus her tortoise Chester. Her love for nature is evident in her photography and instagram shots of her friendly squirrels.
I started out doing ghost stamping on Simon Says Stamp Fog cardstock. I partially inked the Alphabet background stamp with Fog ink and stamped it onto the cardstock. I cleaned the stamp, inked with White Unicorn ink and stamped again but offset it just a bit to create a drop shadow look.
I applied Texture Paste through the Medium Dot stencil to create texture and I created a frame by die cutting Slate cardstock using the Scallop frame and rounded corner die as an insert. The “You Rock” was stamped using Audrey Blue ink and die cut with the coordinating die. The stars are stamped with Orange Peel ink, die cut and lightly coated with Wink of Stella clear glitter. I wrapped silver twine through the frame and secured with a bow. Everything was assembled onto a top folding Neenah card using foam squares.
Simon Says Stamp Lunch Box Notes stamps
Simon Says Stamp Lunch Box Notes craft dies
Simon Says Stamp Alphabet cling stamp
Simon Says Stamp Medium Dots stencil
Simon Says Stamp Fog cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Fog ink
Simon Says Stamp Orange Peel ink
Simon Says Stamp Chantilly Crème sequins
Lawn Fawn Silver Twine
Ranger Texture Paste
Ranger Palette Knife
Tombow Mono Adhesive
We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Shari Carroll for her fabulous project and Simon Says Stamp for sharing their company with us. Be sure to visit Simon Says Stamp to see more of their products and their blog for some inspiration!
In order to enter the give-away to win the gift certificate shown above, please leave us a comment in the comments section of this post. One winner will be announced next Wednesday on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog!