Monday, December 1, 2014

Penny Black Simplicity Sister






Happy Monday!

I have been sitting on a BIG secret for two months now and it has been a very very hard one to keep! Mostly because I have been in love with this stamp company since I first began stamping years ago! I still have drawers and drawers full of wood mounted Penny Black stamps. I still have 15 year old catalogs from them! I adore Penny Black stamps! Who doesn't?

I am SO thrilled to finally be able to announce that I am one of the new Simplicity Sisters for Penny Black!! There is a new blog dedicated to using Penny Black stamps and creative dies in a clean and simple way. 



Check out  SIMPLICITY at it's best  to find out who the other new Simplicity Sisters ( crazy talented ) are and read all about the new team and what we will  be bringing you every week!

I have already been playing with some of the fabulous new Penny Black releases and had to share a card I made recently :)


For this cute but quick card I just sponged a bit of distress ink on a piece of watercolor paper, spritzed with water. I mounted that onto an A2 card base. I cut out three of the rejoice word dies and layered them together and glued them down. I then colored the cute little penguin with Copic markers and fussy cut him out. I mounted him and the tiny star with foam tape.

Penny Black products used:

30-252 Winter Friends
51-060 Exultations
51-090 Little Ornaments


Thanks so much for stopping in and sharing in my exciting news! I hope you have a wonderful week!

Hugs,

Kay :)









33 comments:

  1. Whooo hooooo! Congratulations, Kay! This opportunity sounds right up your alley. What a fabulous first project right out of the gate. Those ink colors you chose look fantastic. What a sweet little guy rejoicing. Outstanding work. I have a new blog to add to my reader and most likely will now covet Penny Black stamps. Your work is so inspiring! Congratulations again and have fun! Hugs!!

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  2. Wauw! What a great card. That background is awesome!

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  3. Congratulations Kay. That's amazing news and the team is super lucky to have you. Your card is just adorable.

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  4. Very sweet! Big congrats on your fun news!

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  5. Congratulations!!!!!! I think every stamp company would love to have you on their design team! So happy for you Kay! This card is darling and what a wonderful background .

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  6. YAY!! Super excited for you Kay! CAS is an area I would like to master better...the new blog is a GREAT idea:) you bet I'll be following it!

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  7. Congrats Kay! I look forward to the weekly posts.

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  8. Congratulations!! So happy for you ♥!

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  9. Oh, I can't wait to see more of your fabulous CAS work on the new Simplicity at its best site!! Congratulations on being selected as a Simplicity Sister!!

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  10. Congratulations! What exciting news! Your card is super sweet!

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  11. Congratulations, Kay! I adore Penny Black too. I still have the wood mounted "Reach for the Stars" and "Angel News" stamps.

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  12. Oh Kay, this is the best news EVER! Congratulations to you!
    I adore your darling card with all the pretty colors that you swirled on the background, and your penguin is absolutely adorable! Love the pretty die cut sentiment, too...stunning card, as always!
    Off to check out the new blog...Congrats again on this well deserved honor...you will surely be an asset to the team!!!

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  13. Congrats on the super happy news :) I am so excited for you. Love what u created and so loo forward to what you will share next :)

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  14. Congratulations! Sounds like a dream come true! Such an adorable card! That little penguin is so cute! What a beautiful scene you created!

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  15. Oh, Kay, you are so deserving of this honor! Congratulations!! They are so lucky to have you on the team!! Your card is sensational!! Hugs, Darnell

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  16. Yeah! Can't wait to see what you create!!

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  17. An adorable Penny Black card! Thrilled to be with you on the team.

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  18. Congratulations!! This card is so cute - the background looks awesome! :)

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  19. Awesome and congrats on your spot in the team, I look forward to many beautiful creations <3

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  20. This card is super adorable, Kay! Congrats on you new position - what a great concept for PB!

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  21. congrats! I love that you are designing on another blog...more eye candy for us! BTW Just found about this today and I am super excited to look at all the posts. Love your sweet penguin.

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  22. Congrats Kay! I love that PB now has a CAS team and this sweet design fits the bill perfectly! Really looking forward to your future creations :)

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  23. So glad to know you and SOOOOO happy for you Kay! You're doing great with the DI inks!!! woohoo! Cute as can be! Now I have to get this set out and get something made too! I'm hoping you can light a fire under me to use some of this stuff I collect! hohoho Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to 2015, since I can't stop time! haha

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  24. A perfect fit... love your style - add Penny Black, and just watch the magic! By the way, I have zero Penny Black but have always just loved it! I've tried for over a year to get one of my favorites... must be shopping at the wrong place - any ideas?
    Congrats!!
    =] Michele

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  25. Yay!!! I'm so excited to be working with you on this amazing team. And your penguins card looks awesome!! Love it, Kay! (Did you use a blending tool to color the background? I'm always having trouble to get a nice distressed background.)

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    1. Thank you for the sweet comment May! I used the round mini blending tool for my background. I have trouble getting a smooth blend too, unless I use watercolor paper. It blends much better than plain card stock. :)

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  26. *fist pump* YES!! Super congrats on this new role, Kay!! Your and Penny Black = oh, the magic that will unfold - as it already has with this abundantly adorable card you've created! Now I'll 'have' to add PB products to my wish list! Fortunately, my 'local distributor' in Edmonton can order them, sooooo, we know what that means! Looking forward with wild anticipation at all the gorgeous creations you'll be sharing with us! Excited for you, and for us!
    Hugs~c

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  27. A huge congratulations Kay a well deserved post! Your card is so sweet I adore your background!

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  28. BIG congrats! Penny Black is so lucky to have you as part of the Simplicity Sisters! This card is perfect evidence of your talents!! HUGS!

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  29. Woohoo...hugs congrats to you on joining Penny Black Simplicity Sisters! You card is just too CUTE with little penguin and amazing background!:-)

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  30. Congratulations sweet Lady!! So well deserved!!! They are so lucky to have you on their team!!
    Your card is perfect,your background looks amazing and the penguin is adorable!!

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