Wednesday, April 26, 2017

simon says stamp/anything goes-choose happiness

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Hello and welcome to this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge, it is your favorite time of the month...it is an anything goes week! The design team is using products from newton's nook. Don't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 voucher...wooohooo....now that is worth playing for!



I have used the adorable newton's nook set called woodland duos, so cute! I used the matching heart die to cut it out. I layered patterned paper and a doily. The image is colored with zig markers and the I added tim holtz pumice stone distressed ink around the edges. The darlin sentiment is from the carta bella flora set. I few enamel sparkly dots and white twine complete my card. 

words with meaning - I hope that there are days that you fall in love with being alive!

atlantic hearts sketch: sketch/#209



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Monday, April 24, 2017

mojo monday/mojo494-kindness


hello and welcome, the mojo monday sketch challenge has a sweet little sketch for you to try. I have put the circle on the other side but still added the layers in my own little way *grin*. I have used a glittery die cut bloom that was in my stash and then added a heart shaped die cut that I added a bit of watercolor smashing to. I die cut the felt bloom using a verve stamp cut above die and the leaves are from the die loopy blooms. The awesome sentiment is the verve set kindness matters.

words with meaning - a grateful heart is a magnet for miracles! 

inspired by: inspiration photo/#53
mojo monday: sketch/mojo494

                                          Julee Tilmam 



Sunday, April 23, 2017

sunday stamps-so very kind of you

I have used the sketch from atlantic sketches and paired it with the yummy lemony colors from this weeks sunday stamps challenge! I hope you are playing along with us every other week, we alternate the challenge between colors and a sketch...lots of fun! I have used the gorgeous stamp set from the stamp market for my card today and made it a 4 bar sized card, so you can see how perfectly the flower fits on this size card...I luv the sweet size. I have created several other 4 bar sized cards, scroll my blog to see the others. To achieve the size I cut a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 card stock to 3 1/2 x 9 3/4 and then score on the long side at 4 7/8....I like the taller sized cards...so, so cute!

words with meaning - the road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places.

atlantic hearts sketch: sketch/#208
sunday stamps: colors/ssc151



Saturday, April 22, 2017

create in me a new heart


created this super cute card with the simon says stamp may card kit, you can get yours here. To insure you get a card kit every month, sign up for the monthly subscription here. The kit this month as a couple of sheets of acetate images, words, and letters. I knew I wanted to create a 4 bar sized card and the sweet sentiment/image piece was the perfect size for a 4 bar sized card. To achieve the size I cut a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 card stock to 3 1/2 x 9 3/4 and then score on the long side at 4 7/8....I like the taller sized cards...so, so cute! Super simple,. I then added a few pieces of the designer paper included in the kit, some white twine and enamel dots.

Also, don't forget about the simon says create event in columbus ohio next weekend...if you live near by and want to shop, participate in make and takes, or even socialize...stop by and see everyone! Click on image below to get the deets.


words with meaning - never suppress a generous thought!

cas(e) this sketch: sketch/cts218...turned
simon says stamp: card kit gallery(may)



Wednesday, April 19, 2017

simon says stamp/flowers-it's a beautiful day to start

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Hello and welcome to this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge, we are challenging you to spring flowers and/or showers. The design team is using products from primaDon't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 voucher...wooohooo....now that is worth playing for!



hello friends, I am playing along with the gorgeous inspiration photo by fusion this week...I adore the beautiful red and fuchsia flowers against the ole' grey truck. I was inspired to create my card in the same fashion. I have used a distressed polka dotted stamp from prima for the background and then I sponged with altenew grey's over top. The tag is also from prima and I have used a combination of reds and pink inks from altenew to achieve the look. I added a pink fresh studio sticker sentiment. The off white flower was also sponged with ink...so cute. I have used taylored expressions felt and a simon says stamp leaf die for the flower leaf. A super fun card to create, I cannot wait to see how you are inspired.

words with meaning - leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better.

fusion: truck bouquet





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Monday, April 17, 2017

mojo monday/mojo493-happy hello


Another sweet 4 bar sized card, these are fun to make especially if you are using smaller die cute, and embellishments. To achieve the size I cut a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 card stock to 3 1/2 x 9 3/4 and then score on the long side at 4 7/8....I like the taller sized cards...so, so cute!  purchased 4bar envelopes from the paper source, you can see them here. The sentiment is from concord and 9th, it is called happy words. I embossed the white piece of card stock, but it is hard to see, it was made to represent the white baby's breath in the inspiration photo. Hope you have a wonderful week!

words with meaning - optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other.

card concept: inspiration/cc71
mojo monday: sketch/mojo493



Saturday, April 15, 2017

hello-you're in my thoughts


I am playing along with a couple of fun challenges, the color throwdown has spring colors to work with and the freshly made sketches has a super fun sketch to use! I have used a stamp from the stamp market, have I told you how much I luv their stamps? Well, I do...they are stunning designs and super cool sentiments and fonts! I have used the hello stamp set and bundle for my card today...luv the flowers! I used tim holtz distress inks and a little stickles on top of the flowers...super sweet! Hope you are having a wonderful and long easter weekend! 

words with meaning - "we all die. the goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will."
                                                                                                          ~ chuck palahnuik

color throwdown: colors/ctd438
freshly made sketches: sketch/fm283