Sunday, October 16, 2011

Exciting Design Memory Craft News!

Hello readers! Welcome!

I am so excited to tell you about what's going on at Simon Says Stamp this week! From Sunday, October 16th to Saturday October 22nd at midnight we are going to be giving away free gifts with every $25 or more spent on Faber-Castell's Design Memory Craft products! Now is your time to stock up! And I'm telling you, these free gifts aren't something little. They are 2 color coordinating Gelatos, a Big Brush Pen and a paintbrush! That's all the tools you need for a project right there.. FOR FREE!

The very sweet and talented Tiffany Johnson made a video just for the occasion of our giveaway, and makes a beautiful card to give you a fabulous idea of how to make good use of your new Faber-Castell goodies! Thank you so much for this beautiful tutorial, Tiffany! Be sure to check out her fabulous blog, HERE.

Items you will need to complete & clean up this project:

Big Brush Pen in Cobalt Blue & Violet
Gelatos in Metallic & Blue/Green
Antique Engravings Stamp Set
Made with Love Stamp Set
Mini Mister
Neenah Paper
Hero Arts Double Scrubber
Scoring Board
Purple Cardstock
Vellum Adhesive

To get your creative juices flowing, let's take a look at all the wonderful things Faber-Castell's Design Memory Craft line can create! Design Memory Craft has an awesome blog and a design team that constantly inspires!

Rebecca Parkes is the new Sales Manager for Design Memory Craft, and this is a close up of a recent project she shared on the Design Memory Craft blog. She used the Light Blue Stampers Big Brush Pen and the Pink Madder Stampers Big Brush Pen as a base for her two tags (the blue one shown here) and then went over it with the Silver Gelato for sheen! The Big Brush Pens have permanent, India-ink so they are easily layered with other projects

Rita Barakat embossed a card with her favorite embossing folder, and then lightly colored over the entire sheet with a Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP Colored Pencils! You can spritz a little water on the paper once you've colored it for a muted look.

Brenda Pinnick created this fun, bright, and happy tote with Gelatos and Sizzix! She placed her favorite Sizzix Textured Embossing Folder underneath the fabric, and then lightly ran her Gelatos over it!

Inspired by "Water-Lilies" by Claude Monet, Jenn Matott used Faber-Castell's Gelatos, Textural Accents, and the Big Brush Pens!

Join our blog following, comment about your favorite uses for a Design Memory Craft product, and one lucky commenter could win a blog candy prize of the free gift we'll be giving away with orders!! The winner will be announced tomorrow! Good luck!

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  1. I love gelatos. I have used them to make cards. Also, I am very fortunate & able to take classes form Jen Matott, who is on the DT. We altered a chinese take out cantainer with gelatos & collage pieces. It is gorgeous! Love these new products & would love to get some big brush markers next! Happy Sunday!

  2. I've been wanting to try the gelatos and I love the look of them on the fabric over a Sizzix folder- I'd definitely want to try that!

  3. The gelatos are on my wishlist too... I love the look Jennifer McGuire gets with gelatos over embossing. She's amazing, and the products always look fabulous on her projects!

  4. Beautiful projects with the Gelatos!
    xxx Margreet

  5. Great video! I would love to try those gelatos for watercoloring!! Great tutorial!!

  6. It must definately be the Gelatos for me too. It looks really awesome and the video was really great.

  7. I haven't use them before, but I would like to try. Thank you for the chance!!!

  8. looks very interesting color and texture. Would love totry.

  9. I haven't had a chance to try out any of the Faber Castell products but the Gelatos have definitely caught my eye. They look like a fun addition to my craft supplies.

  10. I haven't tried gelatos, but I love watercolour pencils! They are so easy to color with :)

  11. amazing video tutorial, I really like the markers that you can use on stamps and the gelatos, they look like so much fun

  12. Great tutorial! Love the Monet inspired project at the end of the post, as well.

  13. Would love to give these a try - they look amazing

  14. I've never tried them either, but I sure wouldn't say no to the chance.

  15. Great video. I do not have any of these but would love to get some!

  16. Thanks for the chance to win this great FC giveaway! ;-)

  17. I love that cool Gelato technique. I'd love to try it!! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

  18. hi thanks for sharing the video i think the gelatos look best i would so love a starter pack and try this products out they look like so much fun xx

  19. I have not had a chance to try these products but love the video and projects you showed! I look forward to using them in the future. Seems like there is such a buzz about Faber-Castell lately. Thank you for offering such a great deal and thank you for sharing.

    Katie B.

  20. I just got back for Scrapfest and learned of the use of water color markers on stamps...who knew!!! Well I didn't anyways. One girl used it and stamped on glossy paper, the effect was stunning.


  21. Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing!

  22. I have THREE orders from SSS on the road and you make me think for a fourth one! Urgh!

  23. I like to use the big brush markers to ink my stamps and the gelatos as a wash like Tiffany's video shows.

  24. I love to use gelatos to really sheen up my die's/stamps. Very fun. Looks like a good week to stock up.

  25. I really want to try the gelatos on my cards! So cool!
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Becky S.

  26. I'm using the Aquarelles to do my coloring most of the time and I like that I can use them for regular coloring or watercoloring.

    Definitely looking at trying other Faber Castell's products.

  27. I LOVE all of the products!! The gelatos and the pit pens are REALLY fun to stamp and create with!! =) I LOVED the video!! THANKS for sharing and for the AWESOME free gift deal!!
    THANKS for the chance to win and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  28. i loved all the projects they are all so wow...and have to say that my fave has to be gelatos!!

  29. I haven't used them, but I love the fact that you can colour your clear stamps with them.

    Does anyone know if their products are made in the USA?

  30. Gelato get MY vote! NEED to try those :)

  31. I love the gelatos!!! They are amazing for adding color and sheen to any or layout! The colors they come in are great too! I have yet to find a Faber-Castell product that I don't like! I just can't afford everything I want!


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