Saturday, September 22, 2012

New Basic Grey with Joy Taylor!

Hi Bloggers! My goodness, do we have a treat for you today! I continue to be blown away at the beautiful ingenuity & design from Joy Taylor.  We're so pleased to have her as a guest this month, & I trust you'll get  a lot of inspiration from the 2 cards below!! Below, Joy will tell you a little bit about herself & the fun she's been having by joining the fun this month:



Today I get the opportunity to share in the celebrations of STAMPtember™ and I cannot tell you how honored I am to be able to do that, the last few weeks here on the Simon Says Stamp Blog have been amazing seeing all the creations and not to mention the most wonderful giveaways the lovely Simon Says Stamp family have shared!  As a stamper and crafter for the last 18 years I have met the most amazing people from all across the world, the internet really has been a wonderful source of keeping in touch with not just my friends that I have made but, also to share inspiration with you all through my creations...being from Australia and living in a small town I feel at times a little isolated, but I always know that opening up the laptop and jumping online I feel closer..  I hope you all enjoy the rest of STAMPtember™!!





Now let's have Joy tell you a bit more about how she was inspired to make these gorgeous cards:

Supplies:


The new Soleil collection from Basic Grey is such a fun Summery collection and reminds me of those old movies that I used to watch as a child, you know the Gidget Movies or those old Elvis Presley ones, Fun in Acapulco..LOL and so when I started creating these cards for STAMPtember™ I knew I wanted something that was fun and totally took me back to those days...

By using my go to color, white, some fun bright papers to form strips and adding a sticker element to finish of the paper sections, I then stamped out a fun tag and added some other stamped elements, finishing with twine and of course could not go past adding a fun sentiment to finish this card....to me would be perfect for either gender...

I couldn't just stop with one card and seeing as Neon has finally come into my life once again, even though I resisted for a very long time, feeling I would have nightmares of my teen years of those colors and weird hairdo's, but I just knew it would be perfect for this card...

Supplies:



By stamping once again onto my go to color white, I took Neon Orange and Pink ink and went to town creating my own background pattern using the Hibiscus stamp from the Paradise stamp set, by adding a block piece of this stamped card stock to a white card and finishing by adding some simple score lines along with a sentiment it turned out to have an impact of color but yet clean and simple card to create...

But wait...there's MORE! You definitely don't want to forget to stop by Joy Taylor's blog for an extra special COUPON that you're only going to find on her blog!! Until tomorrow...HAPPY
STAMPtember™, everyone!!



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Steph

 

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116 comments:

  1. Joy's cards are just gorgeous...those neon colors just jump out of her cards...really such a fun beautiful inspiration...thanks for sharing :)

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  2. I love Joy`s card! She is such an incredible cardmaker and very sweet person.

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  3. Beautiful. I love Joy's work, she is so talented and it's a pleasure to read her blog.

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  4. Always love to see Joy's amazing CAS creations. Becoming a Basic Gray fan too.

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  5. Beautiful cards from Joy. The neon hibiscus background is fab!

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  6. Fabulous cards Joy - I love the new colours - great!

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  7. Joy's cards are always gorgeous! Ger x.

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  8. I love Joy's clean work. Thanks for having her on board. Such fun summery cards - happy summer down under.

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  9. I love Joy's cards and her personality too! She is very talented and sweet person. Wonder I make a card using some bright colors tonight... :)

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  10. These are great! What a refreshing burst of summer color from our Australian friend :). Love te homemade background paper and the fun sentiments. TFS

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  11. I do love the look of neon that is showing up now. Beautiful projects.

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  12. I do love the look of neon that is showing up now. Beautiful projects.

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  13. I do love the look of neon that is showing up now. Beautiful projects.

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  14. I do love the look of neon that is showing up now. Beautiful projects.

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  15. I'm totally loving those cards!! Awesome :)

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  16. Beautiful cards - you can just feel the summer come off them!

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  18. Joy's work is gorgeous, love it, and I wasn't so sure about BG's Soleil collection when it first came out, but the more I see it, the more I love it!

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  19. Love the bright colors. Joy's cards are so bright, fresh and cheerful

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  20. Beautiful cards Joy! I especially like the last one with the bright colored flowers =) TFS!

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  21. Love Joy's work. Fun cards! Those neon inks are fabulous.

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  22. As always, Joy's cards bring a smile to my face! She's got a special way with design and colors that allow for great detail but remain clean and simple. Thanks for having her join you these past weeks.

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  23. Great cards! Thanks for a chance to win some candy.

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  24. always love Joy's awesome card design...so beautiful!

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  25. Joy's cards are gorgeous, she has such a flair for design and her creativity in using a product is just beautiful. Love her and her work. Thanks for showcasing her talent on your blog!!!

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  26. can I just say how much I'm loving Stamptember? So much inspiration!

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  27. Thank you for the link to Joy's blog. I love BG Soleil collection and the cards joy made are beautiful!

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  28. I love the card that Joy made. They are very pretty!

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  29. Absolutely LOVE that "Summer Lovin'" card! The neon is just perfect!

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  30. Always love Joys cards, she has a great eye for design!

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  31. Joy is a sweetheart, and I love to see her featured here! My favorite today is her Summer Lovin' card!

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  32. Love the colors you worked with and love the stamps!!

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  33. Beautiful cards. Those neon inks really look great. :)

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  34. I always enjoy Joy's cards!!! She definitely has a lot of talent!

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  35. Great cards! Love the bright, vibrant colors...gorgeous!

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  36. Ooh, surprise goodies! More on topic, I like all the yellow going on in Joy's cards.

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  37. Joy has amazing talent and I've loved her work for quite awhile now - so fun to see her featured here today! Both cards are fabulous!

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  38. Aww! Joy has embraced neon in such a fun way! These cards make this fall day feel warmer!

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  39. Both cards are so cheerful and beautiful!

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  40. Love Joy's creative mind. Always such great colors and texture always pieced on her cards. Love listening to her videos. Can't get enough of that Austrailian accent. Seems like a very sweet and caring person. Fabulous cards Joy. Wish it were still summer.

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  41. One of my Fave designers. Love Joy's CAS style. Always a winner and here she's proved it again.

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  42. I've been following Joy for a while now! She is so talented and sweet!! I just love her style! Can't wait to see more of her here :)

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  43. Two really beautiful cards from Joy! Stamptember is so much fun!

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  44. Love your cards Joy. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  45. Very fun summery cards--love the bright colors of the flowers on the second card.

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  46. i just love the new exclusive products, i'm hoping for a coupon code that applies to all of them!

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  47. I heart Basic Grey! Love Joy's creative style!

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  48. The Hawaiian stamps look great with the neon inks!

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  49. Gorgeous summer cards. Love the bright sunny colors!

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  50. love the new Basic Grey and Joy is totally amazing...love these amazing cards...

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  51. Love Joy's work and visiting her blog..so nice to hear from a great card maker. Gorgeous card.

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  52. Very nice cards. Love the products used. :)

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  53. Nice card today Joy.....thanks for sharing with us today you are truly and inspiration to us all.

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  54. Joy always creates such beautiful cards! I especially love the neon flowers. =)

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  55. Great cards, the neon flower card is so bright and summerlike, love it.
    Christina P.

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  56. Love the neon card even though it reminds me of my childhood too!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  57. Beautiful cards from Joy! I love the colors and the beachy kind of retro look...so fun!!! :)

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  58. Wonderful cards and the stamps are very fun. Might have to get those!

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  59. Love anything beachy looking. Awesome cards!

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  60. Love the cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  61. I love Joy's work. Stamptember is awesome!

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  62. Beautiful cards. I am starting to lean toward allowing some neon back into my life. :)

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  63. Love Joy's style and her cards! Stamptember has been so much fun! Could we make it Stamptober, too!????

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  64. Joy is always so inspiring. I love her Clean and Simple style. She has done a few projects that were a bit away from her C & S, but they have still had her "look" about they.
    She is such a sweetheart and so generous, sharing her instructions and doing all of this along with a very stressful job. Last year I was the fortunate winner of one of her product drawings, and she not only send me(in the States, no less) MANY other items along with the thing that I had 'one'
    Thanks SSS for featuring ALL of these SUPER-Talented people and companies.

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  65. Beautiful cards Joy!! So nice to see you here!!!

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  66. Love the bright and fun colors, keep summer going!!!!

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  67. I love the eye popping results from such a simple technique.

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  68. Beautiful cards! Now off to check out her blog.
    TFS!

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  69. Joy these are so incredible bright and beautiful!!! Just like you. Love them so much! :)

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  70. Love the use of the neon inks. Great cards!

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  71. Lovely cards Joy! I really liked seeing the simplicity.
    Linda

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  72. Thanks for sharing these lovely card!

    Carla from Utah

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  73. Fabulous and fun cards Joy!!! Love them.

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  74. Gorgeous cards Joy :-) Both of them are FAB :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  75. Always love projects by Joy! I especially love the neon hibiscus stamped card. Thank you for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  76. Beautiful cards Joy!!

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  77. The neon colors are so fun! I think they maybe a purchase very soon! The cards make me sad summer is over.

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  78. Fun card Joy! LOVE that sentiment!

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  79. Wow, I just love those cards! They totally rock!

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  80. That is such a fun sentiment "totally gnarly" lol! Maddy x

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  81. stunning cards from Joy. Love the "totally gnarly" sentiment!

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  82. I actually love the neon colors in this card! I'm also a child of the 60's/70's so those wild colors are part of my memory. But you made them work beautifully here!

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  83. Not only are Joy's cards bright and cheery and fun, but they're also doable without too much fuss and bother. I always look for cards like this to CASE, whereas I mostly just admire the effort that goes into the more complicated cards. Thanks, Joy, and thanks for letting us play along.

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  84. I am loving the Stamptember articles and of course, the coupons! Think we could go on into Stamptober? LOL! These cards are bright and fun! Wonderful inspiration!

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  85. Loving stamptember wish it could last all year long :)

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  86. I just love that combo of neon inks! Joy is very talented and I love her blog!

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  87. These cards are clean and simple and oh so pretty! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  88. Love the neon inks. All cards that are made with these ink looks so awesome!

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  89. I love the Summer lovin' card! So pretty.

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  90. Lovin' that whole Soleil collection. Great card and now that summer has ended, all the more delicious!

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  91. Two of my favourite things - surprises and Basic Grey!!

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  92. THANKS for sharing the FUN card and video with us!! I really like the Bright colors!! THANKS for the chance to win and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  93. Basic Grey has such fabulous products!

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  94. oh wow! love that 2nd card! the neons are just gorgeous :)

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  95. Great cards! Love the vibrant colors. (I'm a follower)

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  96. LOVE the neon colors! Great stamps too!

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