Stamp Your Story!

Hi there

Feeling slightly back to normal again this morning and not feeling as though the thousands of minions have jumped all over me…

Heading for work shortly for another round of body beating, so incredibly pleased I will be off for the next 3 days after today..

Sharing a card today and a little something else, but for that something else you will have to read til the end..

I had some fun playing with watercolour paper, distress markers and Hero Arts, Stamp Your Story stamps the other night..


Wanted it to be more of an arty feature on the front of the card and pretty neutral colours as well, so I stuck with more of a soft palette..

These stamps are so versatile and can be used for so many aspects of crafting, I love that, you certainly get your money’s worth using them that way..

Right, just a little business before I share the next bit of news, still trying to direct all my readers to my new blog, if you click on my old blog now you will be redirected, so please be sure to update all your info on your own blogs, including the name change if you wouldn’t mind, also be sure to either sign up again, bookmark, update your feeders etc..thanks for once again for hanging in there with me..

As a way of saying thank you and a way of saying welcome to my new blog, I am giving away a Hero Arts package of goodies to one lucky reader..

Hero Arts Giveaway.1

Hero Arts Giveaway.2

In order to win these goodies, please leave me a comment on this blog post by Tuesday 6th of August (WOW, cannot believe it is August already) at 11.00pm, Australian EST.. only 1 comment per entry..

You are welcome to spread the word about my new blog and the giveaway..

Have a fantastic day!


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  • Beautiful card Joy, the colours look amazing, and thanks for the opportunity to win these gorgeous goodies.ReplyCancel

  • Kailash

    A beautiful card Joy, love the soft color choice. Thanks so much for the chance to win this lovely prize:-)ReplyCancel

  • Love that card. Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Hi Joy, your card is fabulous, I love the subtle colour and design, very classy. Enjoy your new blog, thanks for a chance to win those lovely stamps!!ReplyCancel

  • nancy faith

    Love the card you created!!! The softness of the colors goes wonderful with the mixed media effect!
    Glad to see you are on your way with your new Blog site : )
    Thanks for sharing..and for the giveawayReplyCancel

  • Tanja

    Love the splashes and colors of your card; makes me want to buy these stamps!ReplyCancel

  • Glad to know you are feeling better today. Just loved the card. The colours are so pretty! And your new blog design is lovely, so elegant. Thanx for the chance to win. BTW, your mom must be amazing to have a garden like that!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa

    Such a sweet card Joy, I love the splatters. Thanks for the fun giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Hi, Joy! I am now following your blog via Bloglovin’. I love the new look of your blog and also the new title. Thanks for the chance to win some great Hero Arts goodies!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Bart

    Your cards inspire me so. I gander at your site every day and always smile at what I find. Thank you for such wonderful inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Mauri

    I’ve been eyeing some of the stamp your story products lately and I think a few have snuck onto my wish list…absolutely love your card (and your style in general). Really like the new look of your blog, they say a change is as good as a holiday, and your blog definitely looks refreshed :)ReplyCancel

  • Love this card Joy, Just love that feather and the colours, the whole composition is just beautifulReplyCancel

  • Carolyn

    Thanks for the chance to win these stamps. Hope you are feeling better, and it is nothing serious.ReplyCancel

  • Love your mix of stamps and sentiments with splatters. What a lovely giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Brenda

    Very arty and artsy!
    Hang in there; as you say, you have 3 days off coming up.
    Thanks for the chance.ReplyCancel

  • Julie

    Love your new website–I’ve been a follower for several months and have used your ideas for inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win (I love sharing with my crafty friends).ReplyCancel

  • Thanks for the chance to win. I’m glad you’re feeling better, hopefully your days off will help even more!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanine

    Beautiful card, so simple yet stunning! Love the new blog.ReplyCancel

  • conil

    Always a treat to see what you create. Love the subtlety of this card.ReplyCancel

  • Love the clean and simple design of your new blog Joy!
    Your card definitely has an artsy feel to it!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    Hi Joy – great to see the new blog up and running. It looks great! Beautiful card – love the neutral colours and splatters. Very cool!ReplyCancel

  • KatieP

    LOVIN’ the new home. Sure hope your days off give you some time to recover and create. Definitely liking the artsy look of your piece.ReplyCancel

  • So glad the transition went smoothly — I also love the name of your blog – no competition now :) Oh yeah – love the “water colored” card too~ReplyCancel

  • Barb Ghigliotty

    Love this beautiful artsy card, Joy! Such a great choice of stamps and soft color palette!
    It’s so nice of you to have such a generous giveaway right now…thank you for a chance to win!
    I hope today goes quickly for you, and that your next few days are restful and fun!
    I’m loving the layout of your new blog, too…CAS, just like your crafting style! Thanks for the update!ReplyCancel

  • Cris G.

    You are right, this collection is so versatile. You made a great card, somehow looks vintage and modern at the same time, if it makes any sense… I love the neutral colors and the feather look amazing. Thank you for the chance.
    By the way, I tried to update my subscription, but I received this error message “feed content is not available”.ReplyCancel

  • Amy D.

    I would love to win something :) I hope the transition goes smoothly.ReplyCancel

  • Stella Paeglow

    Love your creations!ReplyCancel

  • Tricia

    I love your card, Joy! You used such beautiful, soft colors! I’m definitely enjoying these new Hero Arts stamps!ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    Lovely card–I really like the feather.ReplyCancel

  • Shawn Wenrich

    I’ve bookmarked your new blog and subscribed to it as we’ll. I wouldn’t want to miss one of your lovely creations. It doesn’t display as centered on my iPad but it’s not a big deal as I read it generally from my email. Thanks for all the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Love that card Joy! I would normally hate those colours, but you made them AWESOME :) Enjoy your 3 days off :)ReplyCancel

  • Betty Meyskens

    I love the clean and simple look of your blog :). Your card today is so soft looking – love the colour scheme. I have now seen that feather stamp on a few cards and it is simply fabulous. I think I have to put that on my list for my next shopping trip. Thanks for the chance to win a super giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • Great look to your new blog – and I love your card! So glad to read that you are feeling a bit better too! Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Carmen Morris

    Love your new blog! Card is fabulous as usual! thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy H

    I do like the look of your new blog. Your card is great! I hope you are feeling much better.ReplyCancel

  • diana

    Lovely card! Thanks for the push to try some stamp collages myself. ;-)ReplyCancel

  • WOW!!! What a gorgeous card and these stamps and papers are just fabulous!!ReplyCancel

  • This card is quintessentially you – classy, chic and creative! Ok, didn’t mean for alliteration there but I’m going to go with it … :) Like I said in another comment a while back, I was SO glad when I found your blog again!! Yay! I will spread the word … promise. And thanks for the chance to win some goodies – you are so generous! <3ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Maxwell-Doherty

    Just discovered your blog this morning. I like your style. Now I am following on bloglovin’ReplyCancel

  • I’ve looked at this card so many times Joy. It’s so intriguing with those wonderful Sepia colours and that birdie is simply the cutest ever!ReplyCancel

  • This card is adorable! I love it! :-) And congratulations on your new blog! It looks great! :-) xxReplyCancel

  • Lucinda

    I love your new blog and your style. I just can’t get enough. The card is gorgeous as always.
    Keep it comin’.ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy C.

    The new blog looks so clean and pretty! Love the card too. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.ReplyCancel

  • Jocelyn

    What a beautiful card! Really lovely. Thanks for great inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • SandiL

    Love your artsy card Joy, looks amazing! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway… your new blog looks great!ReplyCancel

  • Hi, I just discovered your phantastic and elegant card in the Flickr Hero Arts Group and found so the way to your blog.
    Maybe I have the chance to win?ReplyCancel

  • {vicki}

    I’m so far behind on my emails–this has been a Crazy week!
    Wonderful card
    thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Jan

    I love your new site and the name and concept of Simple by Design. I really like the clean look of simple cards. And I love the new Hero Arts stamps…they are so great with a number of uses.ReplyCancel

  • Iris

    Gorgeous card! Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Mayumi

    It’s a beautiful card as always. I really like it! and your new blog page looks good too! :)ReplyCancel

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