Sunday, October 19, 2008

Inspirations from Simon's Friend Boots!


Have you seen our friend, Jo (Boots') blog? Here is just a sampling of her creativity! Can you believe she has only been stamping for one year!? Jo uses stamps and styles from every genre! So versatile and fun, we LOVE her!

From Jo's blog:

About Me

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Boots the Monkey (Jo)
I'm 37 years young and live in the beautiful County of Wiltshire with my husband of 13 years and our gorgeous daughters aged 7 (Ski) and 1 (Fizzy). I am new to card making but have become addicted. Many wonderful people who I have met and spoken to in the World of craft have given me so much inspiration I wanted to share that with anyone wanting to share an addiction. Happy crafting !"

It's astounding how much growth a stamper can make in a single year (Ok, Jo has skillz too!...wish I had those kind of creative genes!)

Here she uses one of my all time favorite Stamps: Good News By Penny Black! Hedgehog is a loveable creature! *SMOOCHES*

The birds in this card are from: Decorative Birds Stamp set by Hero Arts!

CUTE! Halloween is here and pumpkins beware! This stamp is called: Beware of Cat by Penny Black

Could this rabbit get any cuter! It's a Happy Hoppers rubber stamp made by the creator of House Mouse stamps. This stamp is appropriately called: An Apple a Day! Perfect for Fall. The apples around Ohio are especially delicious this year! Jo likes to use real watercolor effects in her cards, she isn't sold (yet) on copic markers, after seeing this card, I understand completely! Jo rocks!

Did you know that Simon Sells the entire Line of Happy Hoppers, House Mouse, and Gruffies stamp in our store: www.SimonSaysStamp.com? If you click on the names of the stamps, you can link straight to our store and get shopping!

Please let BOOTS (jo) know what you think of her work! It was so kind of her to let us post her hard work on our blog! We will do a random.org drawing tomorrow night and everyone who posts a comment will be eligible to receive a "Decorative Birds" Rubber Stamp set by Hero Arts (as shown below)!

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22 comments:

  1. Jo, your cards are amazing!! I CANNOT believe that you have only been stamping for a year!! You are a natural.....gorgeous cards!!!!
    Chris

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  2. Love your cards Jo, especially the adorable rabbit. Great job!
    Dee

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  3. You're cards are super adorable Jo! :) Keep it up!

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  4. adorable cards! lovely ideas and soo cool coloring, wonderful:)

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  5. I love the haloween pumpkin card!

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  6. Your hard work is amazing, Jo!!! I love it!! Great cards...
    Sofia

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  7. Hi! special cards! That rabbit is so cute!

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  8. These cards are great. I love how Jo paint the stamped pictures. Beautifull!

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  9. Dei Karten sehen wunderschön aus.
    Die Happy Hopperskarte find ich ja genial.

    lg gila

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  10. What fun cards and very well done. Thanks so much for sharing them with us. And to think you have only just begun on this crafting journey.

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  11. You're really amazing at water coloring! Can you share with us how to achieve the water-color effect? Many thanks!

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  12. yay go jo, jo and i are pals on the same design team so i am very happy to see her featured here as i know that she is extremely talented, you go girl :)

    hugs


    martine

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  13. Thank you all for your lovely, kind and encouraging comments. I feel so honored to be featured on this wonderful blog.

    I have been asked a few times about how I watercolour my images so I have put a "how I do it" on my blog for you to have a read. I hope this helps !

    Thanks again :o)

    Jo x

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  14. Boots - I love your cards, you have a wonderful natural gift. Those hedgehogs are especially adorable!! Thanks for sharing. Sandy F.

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  15. Boots - I love your cards. You have a wonderful natural gift. THe hedgehogs are especially adorable!! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Your cards are amazing! Great job! :))

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  17. The Happy Hoppers card is wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  18. CONGRATULATIONS ALICE! You won the decorative birds stamp set from our store! Email us your address and we will ship it out to you!
    THANKS!
    Heidi

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  19. great stamps. am so loving all these birds around atm

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  20. Jo I think your work is fabby too. Glad to see you are getting recognition for it - keep it up girl :) Kimx

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  21. What an amazingly talented lady!!
    I'm off to check out her blog.
    (I'll be there first, because I'm nearest)! LOL

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  22. Ah I love that Beware of the Cat PB stamps. I'm so lucky that a good friend of mine who is an excellent stamper sent me some of those images. I can't wait to use them.

    I'm even more pleased that Simon Says has that image cos i've been search for it for ages. Now I can get my own wooooo hoooooo :o)

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