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NEW: We {heart} Mimi!

December 9, 2014

Before we begin…don’t forget to join us today for fresh CAS card inspiration on our new SIMPLICITY site!


And now on with the show!

Hugs, kisses, smooches, friendship, love, and happy thoughts…it’s time for a new release! Join us this week as we share sneak peeks and card ideas featuring our newest collection, Love and Friendship. You can view the complete catalog HERE. All new products will be available in our online store on Friday, December 12.


Mimi and her friends are taking over the blog today…

Introducing T for Transparent set 30-272 I Heart You:



card design shown above also features 30-173 Charms

Introducing T for Transparent set 30-270 Mimi’s Love:



card design shown above also features 51-093 Heartfelt, 30-240 Textures, 30-238 Footnotes

Want more Mimi inspiration? Follow us on Facebook for a BONUS card today!


Because this new release is all about love and friendship, leave a comment on today’s post for a chance to win 2 T for Transparent stamp sets, one for you and one for a friend! For an extra entry, “like” our Facebook page (the “like button up at the top) and leave a comment there, too. Giveaway closes 12/12/14 at 11:59 PM PST.


93 Comments leave one →
  1. Darlyne Wagner permalink
    December 9, 2014 12:49 am

    Both the Mimi tag and the sweet little deer are so darling! The images are great and the coloring by Jill is, as always, super. Love them!

  2. stampnk permalink
    December 9, 2014 1:05 am

    Awwww, these cards are so adorable and the coloring is really amazing! Love these sweet images!

  3. shartl permalink
    December 9, 2014 1:08 am

    I am just loving these really cute stamps…Mimi is the cutest ever!

  4. December 9, 2014 1:08 am

    What cute little sets they are. I love both projects, cant decide which I like more. Its your colouring choices, always make me want to buy just so I can try and do something similar. You are such an inspiration.

  5. December 9, 2014 1:15 am

    These are so sweet! i just adore Mimi!

  6. December 9, 2014 1:22 am

    mimi on bicycle is so them all!

  7. Emilie permalink
    December 9, 2014 1:22 am

    Just so cute!! Can’t wait to be the 12th of december to buy them

  8. Ruth permalink
    December 9, 2014 2:53 am

    As always, Jill’s coloring is superb! I’m amazed that your twine bows are always the same and always perfect!!

  9. December 9, 2014 2:58 am

    These new sets are just adorable. Fantastic cards. Love Jill’s colouring.

  10. SUSIE permalink
    December 9, 2014 2:59 am

    Well put, simplicity at its finest! But oh my, there is nothing simple about Penny Black stamps or the artists who bring them alive! Simply put…fabulous!

  11. Miriam Prantner permalink
    December 9, 2014 4:22 am

    I adore Mimi, these are so sweet, and that little deer is darling!

  12. Mary Anne Perlmutter permalink
    December 9, 2014 4:24 am

    Super fun cards with wonderful coloring. Jill, I have always wanted to be just like ‘Jill Foster”
    to create such bright and colorful cards.

  13. December 9, 2014 4:51 am

    Sweet inspiration!

  14. December 9, 2014 4:53 am

    Oh, these Mimi images are so darling. As usual, Jill brings everything to life. Love these cards. The little deer is so cute.

  15. December 9, 2014 5:01 am

    Your Mimi images bear a striking resemblance to my four-year-old niece; same hair style and the dresses+leggings is so her style! Of course, this means I’m smitten by and crushing over this set. Jill’s showcases: not short of stunning!

  16. BeverlyBL permalink
    December 9, 2014 5:19 am

    Mimi is very cute indeed.

  17. mjmarmo permalink
    December 9, 2014 5:20 am

    So sweet!

  18. Julieann permalink
    December 9, 2014 5:20 am

    Awesome cards love these 2 new sets.

  19. December 9, 2014 5:28 am

    love the cute new sets

  20. Anita O'Connor permalink
    December 9, 2014 5:42 am

    I love the new transparent sets. Really like the I Heart You… there is a little boy featred in it!

  21. Susan Roberts permalink
    December 9, 2014 5:58 am

    You can never have too many Mimi stamps! And she is so cute with a bow in her hair.

  22. December 9, 2014 6:06 am

    LOVE that little deer tag card!!

  23. December 9, 2014 6:12 am

    What a sweet new release! Love these sweet stamps 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win. My friend and I would love to win!

  24. SarahC permalink
    December 9, 2014 6:14 am

    Beautifully done. Like the many ways you can use all these images.

  25. December 9, 2014 6:19 am

    Oh, love this cute set. The tandem is great. What a fab image for valentines. Hugz

  26. Michel E permalink
    December 9, 2014 6:19 am

    Cute cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  27. December 9, 2014 6:59 am

    Such sweet stamp sets and wonderful cards! Love the look that Penny Black has!

  28. December 9, 2014 7:01 am

    Love the stamps and the card ideas.

  29. December 9, 2014 7:08 am

    These are super sweet…I love little Mimi!!

  30. December 9, 2014 7:10 am

    What adorable cards!!!!

  31. December 9, 2014 7:12 am

    Beautiful cards!

  32. Janet Cobb permalink
    December 9, 2014 7:21 am

    I love them all…but especially Mimi with the umbrella!

  33. Julie permalink
    December 9, 2014 7:47 am

    Love both of Jill’s cute cards.

  34. kim permalink
    December 9, 2014 8:05 am

    How sweet! Love them all! Just want to color something. I’m always inspired by your post . thxs

  35. Donna Whitten permalink
    December 9, 2014 8:27 am

    How adorable! Such cute stamps, and they make the sweetest cards! On my wish list!

  36. Crystal Coppock Muirhead permalink
    December 9, 2014 8:55 am

    Adorable sets. I am so envious of Jill’s coloring skills. I need to practice, practice, practice not just watch her coloring videos! Thanks for a chance to win.

  37. December 9, 2014 8:55 am

    Your Love and Friendship stamps are so sweet, I would love to win them! Thanks you and Merry Christas!

  38. D.Ann permalink
    December 9, 2014 8:59 am

    Such sweet sets! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

  39. Kailash permalink
    December 9, 2014 9:02 am

    Such delightful and adorable sets, love them!!!

  40. knurse22 permalink
    December 9, 2014 9:05 am

    Love these cute new stamps, and your cards rocked it today, Jill (as always)!!! Thanks for the chance to win them!

  41. donna mikasa permalink
    December 9, 2014 9:09 am

    LOVE Mimi, and her friends, too!

  42. Jamie Vanskiver permalink
    December 9, 2014 9:46 am

    Oh my goodness these sets are too cute! Love them:) !!! I would definitely looove to win these!! Thank you for the chance!

  43. Flo permalink
    December 9, 2014 10:17 am

    This is an adorable stamp set. Love it.

  44. Denise Bryant permalink
    December 9, 2014 10:24 am

    Darling cards! Love that cute deer!

  45. Judy B permalink
    December 9, 2014 10:46 am

    These cards are adorable. The stamp sets are soo cute. Thanks for sharing with us and thanks for the chance to win.

  46. Liz Lumsden permalink
    December 9, 2014 10:49 am

    What a sweet set of stamps! And the cards are too too cute!

  47. December 9, 2014 10:57 am

    These are adorable and just I. Time to prepare for Valentine’s Day!!!! TFS and a chance to win….can think of many ways to use these sets!

  48. December 9, 2014 11:09 am

    Dear Penny Black

    the little is toooooo cuteeeeeeee !!!

    Chiara Robin

  49. December 9, 2014 11:41 am

    Omg such sweet stamps!!!!!

  50. barbara lassiter permalink
    December 9, 2014 12:28 pm

    The stamps are so cute and Jill’s cards are wonderful, as always.

  51. December 9, 2014 12:37 pm

    Super cute and adorable. I NEED these…love them.

  52. esther permalink
    December 9, 2014 1:17 pm

    so cute i cant wait for these new Mimi stamps…

  53. December 9, 2014 2:16 pm

    These are such cute examples. Great stamps!!

  54. Carla Hundley permalink
    December 9, 2014 2:37 pm

    So cute and I love the
    Carla from Utah

  55. Carla Hundley permalink
    December 9, 2014 2:38 pm

    I’m a follower on
    your FB page.
    Carla from Utah

  56. December 9, 2014 3:04 pm

    These are so adorable and sweet I’d love to win them!

  57. December 9, 2014 3:12 pm

    Such cute designs! Love the new designs!

  58. Rachael Harrison permalink
    December 9, 2014 3:47 pm

    This stamp set is so cute! I love all Penny Black stamps!! My fingers are crossed. 🙂

  59. December 9, 2014 4:24 pm

    Very cute cards!

  60. Carol Newman permalink
    December 9, 2014 4:41 pm

    adorable, just perfect to give my daughter for Christmas ❤ Penny Black.

  61. December 9, 2014 4:42 pm

    Love these designs!!! Would love to add them to my collection

  62. Marie-Claude Couture permalink
    December 9, 2014 4:50 pm

    Penny Black, you never ever dissapoint!!! Lovely stamps!

  63. December 9, 2014 5:31 pm

    Oh i love Mimi!! I can;t wait to get these sets!!

  64. December 9, 2014 5:39 pm

    Such fun stamps.

  65. Iris Soscia permalink
    December 9, 2014 6:51 pm

    So cute. Love the deer and the mushrooms.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  66. sschmitz1618 permalink
    December 9, 2014 6:53 pm

    Very cute stamps. Love the whole set. Jill’s cards are so fun.

  67. Sue D permalink
    December 9, 2014 7:24 pm

    Very cute Mimi sets. I like the owl and deer too.

  68. Kary permalink
    December 9, 2014 7:43 pm

    Love the little fawn – how could you not love “em!

  69. Patt H. permalink
    December 9, 2014 8:08 pm

    Both are adorable but that little deer just captured my heart.

  70. December 9, 2014 10:34 pm

    Soooo cute and adorable set. Love your coloring skills and tag is too adorable, Just LOVE them!

  71. Christine Kosmak permalink
    December 10, 2014 1:13 am

    Would so, so seriously love to win these gorgeously, deliciously cute stamps. They are “to die for” cute!!!

  72. Vicki Smith permalink
    December 10, 2014 7:47 am

    Jill did such an amazing job on these sweet stamps. The cards are adorable and I would so LOVE to win!

  73. Kathleen Spaeth permalink
    December 10, 2014 8:05 am

    Ah Mimi’s Love is so cute and boundless. The Doe, surrounded by the sweet mushrooms, is wicked sweet. Great Tag Jill and your coloring skills rock (and are breathe takingly cute)! Looking at this release makes me smile and giggle!!

  74. Maria permalink
    December 10, 2014 8:59 am

    She’s soooo cute and all her friends too.
    Lovely cards !

  75. Kay Jantz permalink
    December 10, 2014 9:39 am

    Wow it would be hard to choose between these two sets. They are both so cute. Must trek in to FB and your new Simplicity site.

  76. December 10, 2014 9:59 am

    I love your new Mimi designs, also think that little deer is adorable. When I travel, I always visit stamp and craft shops and am excited to find your products! I also just went to your new Simplicity site–love it!

  77. cdoggett67 permalink
    December 10, 2014 12:07 pm

    The lil deer is so….dear! Love the card Jill made!!

  78. Chiara permalink
    December 10, 2014 3:40 pm

    Love the little owls

  79. December 10, 2014 4:30 pm

    I love Mimi! She is just so sweet.

  80. Smokie permalink
    December 10, 2014 5:33 pm

    Mini’s love is the cutest! I can see sending cards a lot more often.

  81. December 10, 2014 8:59 pm

    That fawn is adorable!!!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  82. December 10, 2014 9:37 pm

    Mimi makes me happy! These are wonderful projects!

  83. Julie Pike permalink
    December 10, 2014 9:43 pm

    Awwww I ❤ Mimi too!

  84. Clelie permalink
    December 10, 2014 11:12 pm

    Mimi is adorable…there is something extra sweet about her!

  85. December 11, 2014 12:18 am

    These cards and new stamps just make me smile!

  86. December 11, 2014 6:22 am

    Lovely cards! The deer is just so sweet!

  87. Debby M. permalink
    December 11, 2014 6:50 am

    Once again, these stamps are darling.

  88. Mary-Anne V. permalink
    December 11, 2014 7:26 am

    Such cute images! Love the cards.

  89. December 11, 2014 3:31 pm

    Love the new heart themed stamps. Thanks for the creativity and inspiration.

  90. Iris Soscia permalink
    December 12, 2014 3:41 pm

    So cute – love the bicycle built for two.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  91. December 12, 2014 10:31 pm

    OMG OMG OMG!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these New Images!! SQUEALING in DELIGHT with how CUTE/SWEET they are!! =) I LOVE the AMAZING Inspiration being shared too!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  92. janet law permalink
    December 14, 2014 12:27 am

    I really love this. All these while..PB is y all time favourite!

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