Thursday, September 20, 2012

STAMPtember™ with Nichol Magouirk



We are SOOOO lucky to have paper crafting veteran, Nichol Magouirk joining us today to celebrate STAMPtember™!  She went above and beyond and created multiple cards and even a video to share with all of you!  As the mother of 3 kiddos, Nichol has lots of scrapbooking to keep her busy!   I love it when she makes cards too because her cards blow me away with personality....just like Nichol!  She is fun and vivacious, quick to smile, and her presence is happy and soothing. 

I don't sew.  Do you?  Nichol does and her choice of fabric and design shine happiness through them.  She takes her passions beyond papercrafting!  Let's give Nichol a BIG HELLO today as she shares some of her wonderful work with each of us!  Don't you think it's cool how she made the nail polish in the bottle look REAL!?  Be sure to watch her video to see how she did that!

From Nichol:
I am so excited to be bringing you the guest designer projects featuring one of my all-time favorite stamping companies, My Favorite Things, on the Simon Says Stamp Blog today! For me, stamping on my paper crafting projects whether it be a card, scrapbook layout or other paper crafted item, is a go-to technique. I can't say enough about using stamps. And if you have followed my blog or taken a class from me, you know I use my stamps on almost everything I create! When it comes to cute, fun images to color with my Copics, My Favorite Things always comes through with the most adorable characters. Pair those adorable images with any of the new exclusive Simon Says Stamp dies + stamps and you instantly have a great card to give to someone special!

Card #1 (created in video):





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Don't forget to stop by Nichol's blog!  She has a very special discount code to share with you!   Be sure to comment below and tell us what you think of Nichol's cards!  One lucky winner will receive a Prize package of Simon Says Stamp goodies!




From all of us to all of you..... HAPPY STAMPtember™!!!!



Heidi and the Simon Family

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122 comments:

  1. Guess I'm the 1st today! That's ok with me. That means I got to Nichol's fabulous cards 1st too! I wish I could color like her...oh man!! Love those Copics!!

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  2. All of Nichol's cards are super cute, love how she colored them and each one has it's own unique design making them just fabulous!!!

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  3. These are fun cards -- it looks like the MFT stamps are in good hands when Nichol uses them!

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  4. Thanks for the awesome video, Nichol! Your cards are adorable!

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  5. My goodness, this is Nichol perfection to the tee isn't it!! What gorgeous cards, fun, fabulous ways to use the new SSS Products!

    Thanks for hte inspiration Nichol! (and Simon Says :))

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  6. Fun cards. Last one is my favorite. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I love those cards, very bright and fun! Love them alll

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  8. Nichol's cards are a so cheerful and happy. I love the colour combo's. Thanks for sharing

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  9. Each a work of art! I really like the flow of the football field card. Top to bottom and then back up to catch all the sentiments. Well done.

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  10. Cute cards, make sme happy! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Wow what awesome cards. The blending/coloring is so perfect.

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  12. These cards are all super wonderful!

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  13. What lovely bright and happy cards, thanks for sharing (Ilike the first one the best)

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  14. Thank you so much for sharing and also for including a vedio. I'm a visual learner so those vedios are great for me. Nice job!

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  15. We really appreciate your comments! Thank you :)

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  16. Nichol is my favorite designer.

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  17. So much personality in all of the cards - though I especially like the football card. I seem to always feel like I need to use the whole stamp - it's nice to be reminded that using them in other ways can have amazing results as well. Thanks for sharing all of this talent!

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  18. Nichols cards are absolutely adorable...such lovely details in each of them...such a pleasure looking at them!!

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  19. Wow! Nichol always amaze me! I want to be good at coloring like her one day... I like her designs and layouts, I can see lots of techniques and details on one card but it doesn't look too busy or complicated at all. I simply love her style. :) It was a great tutorial video too! Thanks for sharing her beautiful work.

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  20. Always like looking at Nichol's cards...so vivid and great use of stamps.

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  21. I really like all the little details you add to each card.
    Each one makes the card so special!

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  22. What bright, cheerful cards! The superhero one is my favorite - my son would love it! Thanks for sharing today :)

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  23. The little stars really made the polish card outstanding!

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  24. I like the use of different companies stamps and products on the cards. Love that these are for her children too- praise the young and they will flourish ( a welsh proverb displayed around my children's school).

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  25. Wow! All the cards are super cute, but my fav is the first one--love the colors, the paper, the coloring, and the Absolutely double die cut! Fantastic!!!

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  26. Love all of Nichol's cards--the little football player became my favorite on first sight.

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  27. I love watching you work Nichol! You're attention to the little details is always fabulous! TFS! I'm inspired! (now to find my desk!LOL)

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  28. What adorable cards! I just received the ABSOLUTELY die, and thank you for showing it used doubled.....great idea!

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  29. how totally adorable...those little images are just too cute..Love these cards..

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  30. I LOVE Nichol's videos! Really great cards:)

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  31. Great cards- love the details! I'm going to have to get one (or more!) of those word edge dies- wonderful look to the results!

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  32. All of them are awesome. So many great elements and tons of supplies used. Well planned out and very well put together. Love the 2nd one with the game field. perfect

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  33. Nichol's cards and videos are always fabulous, lots of details and great tips and tricks. Her designs are so well thought out and so balanced!

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  34. Awesome cards by Nicole...Love them!!

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  35. I so love Nichol's videos and have been missing them lately, So what a great surprise to find one here ! Yay. Love the cards and since I also love my Copics, I am having a really fun day LOL.

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  36. Nichol is awesome! I follow her blog just because I have tons of stamps and love all the inspiration she shares each and every project! Thanks for sharing, Nichol, and thanks for the chance to win, Simon family!

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  37. Wonderful projects. Love your coloring.

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  38. Great cards! I have the ABSOLUTELY die on my wish list!!! The "Talking about you" set will be joining it there!

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  39. Love the cards. The little girl is just too cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. I loved watching Nichol create this card. She is so creative. Stamptember is such a fun concept!

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  41. MFT stamps are probably my favorite stamps. Loved the use Simon says die with these stamps.

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  42. Thank you so much for the video, Nichol. I just loved it. :)

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  43. This was a fabulous blog today! Thanks, Nichol for a great video and some wonderful tips and ideas!

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  44. It's so fun to see cards for kids.

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  45. I love all the cards, but especially the Superhero one! So cute!

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  46. Great cards .....I love those stamps and dies ...... Thanks for showing us your ideas and techniques......

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  47. I love My Favorite Things Stamps and Nichol did an amazing job incorporating Simon Says stamps in her stunning cards!! :0)

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  48. Fabulous cards! My favorite is the Super Hero!!

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  49. Nichol never ceases to amaze me with her imaginative and expertly rendered projects. That Super Hero card is the cutest thing ever.

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  50. I just love happy happy cards like these! Nichol's cards are simply fantabulous. And I think I just added few more stamp sets into my wish list too!

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  51. Love these cards. They are all Just Beautiful. Love the video and now I must have that die. TFS, Smooches...

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  52. Oh my stars, these are some awesome projects! I love the first card with the video...so many pretty touches. That nail polish bottle looks divine! :)

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  53. I love Nichol's cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  54. Nichol.....what fun little cards you made. They are such cute cards.....thanks for sharing with us today. I loved them all.

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  55. OMG!! I LOVED the video and the AWESOME cards created by Nichol!! I am SO glad she was one of your guests for Stamp-tember and I have been LOVING it!! I will be SAD when its over!! THANKS for the chance to win and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  56. These cards are sooo cute!! Lots of lovely colors and pretty embellishments :)

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  57. Amazing cards!! Wish I could color that well with my copics.

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  58. The cards are really cute, I love the little super hero guy.na
    Christina P.

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  59. Love, love ALL of Nichol's work. I can never get enough of
    her layouts and stamping techniques! So glad she found her way over here at Simon Says Stamp! woo hoo!

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  60. I am already a big fan of Nicole's and I love her cards! My favorite one is the first one...with the girl on it. Fun polka dotted papers and adorable image!

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  61. Gorgeous cards today!!! Love how the MFT goes with the Simon says dies so well!!!

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  62. Very cute card. I love that she shows in the video the progression of the card changing. I do this often, start out with one idea and end up doing it different. Great video and card! TFS!

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  63. Wow, these are fabulous, I especially love the superhero card! Great video too!

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  64. Nichol is always a treat. Her coloring and stamping techniques can't be beat. I love these characters from My Favorite Things.
    Stamptember is so much fun. Thanks so much for this specail month.

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  65. Loved the video! So great that you shared your creative process; great cards!

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  66. I love Nichol's videos. It is so great to watch her creative process. She is the stamping master! Great cards, especially the one she did the video of. Great tip on the nail polish. Thanks!

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  67. all of these projects using the cutie MFT stamps are so wonderful! thanks for sharing and inspiring! :)

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  68. Nicole is awesome and inspiring! I follow her blog and loved seeing more of her projects. Thanks!

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  69. What a beautiful card and great video! Love the coloring and glitter pen on the polish! Absolutely adorable bonus cards too! Thanks Nichol!!

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  70. Thanks Nichol - the cards are wonderful - love the glitter nail polish!

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  71. You must be a very happy person, because the joy shines through your work. Wonderful colors, fabulous designs....so glad to meet you!

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  72. Wonderful cards and I like the tips she shared on the video.

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  73. Love My Favorite Things...one of my fav's. Really like the card with the football player and how the image is floating in the circle.

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  74. LOVE that football card-so awesome!!!

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  75. I have gotten so much inspiration from Nichol over the years. Not just for cards, but scrapbook layouts also.

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  76. I love Nichol's cards! So adorable. I just love the little football player. My nephew just started playing football and he is just 6 years old. My sister says his pads are bigger than he is. LOL This set would make a cute card for him. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  77. Those cards are gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  78. These are soooooo cute! Love it!

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  79. Very cute cards. My favorite is
    the absolutely one. Thanks for
    the chance to win.

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  80. Nicole's cards are absolutely adorable! I always love her scrapbook pages and her cards too. Very good coloring in each of the projects.

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  81. Absolutely awesome!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  82. The texture the stamps added and the shadow effect with the dies are my favorite parts

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  83. The super hero card really has me - he looks so cute (not very heroic, rather ready to cuddle) - and I love the colouring.

    Christine

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  84. Three fabulous cards. Love the colouring on all of them and how various bg papers work so well on them

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  85. awesome cards!!! impossible to choose a favorite.. =)

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  86. Nichols cards are fab! She is so talented :)

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  87. Gorgeous cards Nichol :-) I loved the video and it was fab to see how your card came together :-) awesome !! :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  88. Nichol is one of my very very very favorite scappers!
    I like anything and everything she creates!

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  89. 3 Adorable creations!! Never had seen Nichol and so glad to have today!! TFS! I love what she did on all three because I have 3 just grown kids that I would send cards just like this to! Such clever and well orchestrated pieces of art!

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  90. Love the creativity in these! And thanks for teaming up with Penny Black, one of my favorite stamp companies!

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  91. Lovely cards and wonderful coloring..am inspired to get my Copics out!

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  92. I love Penny Black stamps. My favorite time of the year to create is all 12 months of the year. With 14 grandchildren, I always have a card to make for some occasion.

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  93. Nichol's projects always so inspiring. I have followed her blog for a long time.

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  94. Great Ideas thanks for sharing.

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  95. Auper cute, especially love the boyish ones! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  96. I absolutely LOVE LOVE these!!!! SOOO stinkin' cute!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  97. 3 Fab Cards! Such terrific inspiration...thanks so much!

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  98. These are such fun cards! Thank you, Nichol, for the inspiration.

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  99. My Favorite Things stamps are one of my favorite too! These cards are wonderful and grateful for those simple guide!

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  100. Awesome coloring on all those cards! Nichol is one of my favorite designers! Thanks for sharing!

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  101. These cards are all so cute! Always love Nichol's work! :)

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  102. Cool! I love the Absolutely die. Mst get my hands on that. Thanks for shairng.

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  103. Love the Absolutely die. And the Copic coloring is so beautiful!

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  104. Nichol, your coloring is AMAZING! Love the cards!

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  105. I love the Absolutely stamps set and dies! Nichol's cards are to die for--her coloring is fantastic! Thanks for all the fun giveaways this month, SSS!

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  106. I could just sit and watch Nichol create all day long! Wonderful wonderful cards and video

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