Wednesday, June 29, 2016

simon says stamp/anything goes-dream big

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It is your favorite time of the month at simon says stamp wednesday challenge.....yep, it is an a/g week! The design team is using products from products from art impressions. Don't forget every week at simon says stamp we give away a $50 voucher...whoop, that is worth playing for! 

I kept my card cas because this little elphant is soooooo sweeet! I am luvin how cute he is.....eeeccckkk. i sponged the background with tim holtz distress ink and then I stamped the little ellie on watercolor paper and colored him n with the prima watercolor inks....totally luv these inks. They come in an adorable tin and I created color swatches for the lids. You can see photos of the inks on my ig, 2klines. A simple "dream big" sentiment in the corner with a few pretty pink posh sequins just makes me squuuuueal.

cas(e) this sketch: sketch/cts178

words with meaning - live simply. dream big. be grateful. give love. laugh lots.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

mojo monday/mojo454-life is good awesome love always

I am giving away my older/retired Verve stamps, you can comment for your chance at winning here!

I had so much for with this weeks mojo monday sketch, putting my own twist on the sketch....which I do quite often...that is the fun of sketches! I was inspired by tgif challenge to case your favorite...I was inpsired by Kaitlyn's card here. I did not used the titled panels, but I soooo luv that feature! I did keep with the sponging, ink splatter, and the word. I have linked up the challenges I played along with...have a wonderful Monday...think positive, FriYAY is only five days away!

words with meaning - in a sea of people, my eyes will always search for you

city crafter: inspiration photo/#317
mojo monday: sketch/mojo454
tgif: case your fave/tgif61

Saturday, June 25, 2016

a note to say hello

playing along with a scs challenge today, I had fun with this is all about tim holtz....I went girly though....teehehehe. If only I never had to work, I could get so much creating done...sigh. I have used favorite stencil from simon says stamp, it is the retired dots and lines. The flowers are cut from an mft die, called blueprints 5. The sentiment is from the simon stamp set, handwritten floral greetings....completed with twine and gemstones.

words with meaning - today will never come again. be a blessing

as you see it: sketch/aysi137
color q: colors/cqc347
scs: inspiration/ic551...I was inspired by this card

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


I have played along with day 3 of the prima marketing watercolor challenge, check it out; day 3 is to use polka dots. I have free handed the polka dots with the red ink from the prima classics. These inks come in an adorable tin and can easily be color coded, You can see mine on my IG, here. The love is a rub on, sooo gorgeous! Played along with a couple of challenges, enjoying my week off and getting a lot of creating and cleaning done...YAY...a double whammy!

can you case it: colors/cyci125
sketch saturday- sketch/#417

words with meaning - life is better when your laughing!

you're the best

There is nothing better that YOU....I am honored by your comments and encouragement! I feel so very blessed and I luv to share with YOU my readers. I am starting early with the birthday month giveaways. Next month is my birthday month and I always have a giveaway every week of the month....for my birthday I like to share my goodness with YOU! I have played along with the prima marketing 30 day color challenge, this is day 2 blending...I am still learning to use my prima paints. I have used the altenew flower and prima pencils for this challenge!

To start the giveaway, I am giving away lots of old Verve stamps, only because I need to make room and clear out...I am extremely neat and must keep things moving! This is the very first time I have ever gotten rid of any of my beloved Verve....sniff, sniff. When I say beloved I mean it, these stamps are highly stained and used. The picture below is what's up for grabs, two different people will get one of each of the stacks. You must leave a message sharing with me something NEW you want to try and how to get in touch with you. You have until Wednesday June 29 at 6:00PM EST to leave a message. I will draw a winner before July 1.

I have also shared a couple of photos of me and the hubs on our Niagara Falls, Canada vaca trip!

color throwdown: colors/ctd398
freshly made sketches: fm242

simon says stamp/add shimmer-bless you

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This week it is all about shimmer for the simon says stamp wednesday challenge. The design team is using products from lindy's and thank you lindy's for sending me samples to use....I luv them! Don't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 that is worth playing for!

I colored the background with a flat fabio is super easy to use. You just add water to the powder that is in the bottle, shake it up, and spray. I then sprinkle one of the powders from the mermaid seashells set over top....the powder is activated when spritzed with magical, fun, and oh so shimmery! It is hard to see all of the shimmer, but it is there...I luv these powders! I can't wait to see what you create this week!

word with meaning - mistakes are proof you are trying.

inspired by: inspiration photo/#20
retro sketches: sketch/rs219

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

a note to say hello

I have created this card using the simon says stamp july card is amazing! I have used a sheet of the sweet designer paper from pink fresh studio and then stamped the flowers from the stamp set overtop, it appears to be part of the paper...I think....I luv the simple but dramatic look! I added a twine bow and a few hero arts gemstones, a super simple card with this months card kit....pick yours up today!

words with meaning - stay positive, work hard, make it happen.

simon says stamp card kit gallery: july/2016

Monday, June 20, 2016


Have you seen the new simon says stamp release? It is called among the stars and this awesoem rainbow die is a part of that release! I created a rainbow of my favorite colors....aquas, blues, greens, and favorite rainbow! I have used the super cute casual friday tag buddies dies, shown here. I have used lots of tim holtz mini distress inks, I am so luvin the mini inks pads stored in the sweet tins. I was inpsired by this weeks tag you're it challenge!

words with meaning - the greater your storm, the brighter your rainbow.

 tag you're it: #49

mojo monday/mojo453-just because

hi friends, we are back from our vaca, you can see some pictures on my IG, here. It was truly an amazing time away! I am ready to create, I missed it when I am away, do you? I have used the amazing pineapple die from hero arts for this is awesome. I watercolored the pineapple and then used gold stickles on the tips for a little summin extra. I can't wait to see what you create!

words with meaning - "a diamond is a chunk of coal, that did well under pressure"
                                                              ~ henry kissinger

color throwdown: colors/ctd397
mojo monday: sketch/mojo453

Sunday, June 19, 2016

sunday stamps-oh happy day!

It is time for another sunday stamps challenge and this time we are challenging you to some amazing colors. I had a blast with these colors, using the reverse confetti tag die...I luv this size! The flower die is from simon says stamp, it is many options! I little watercoloring on the base of the tag and then layering of the heart, flower, and sentiment.....super fun! Be sure to check out the rest of the teams creations, these ladies are FAB!

words with meaning - the happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.

sunday stamps: colors/ssc129

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

simon says stamp/animal magic-enjoy this day

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This week it is all about animals for the simon says stamp wednesday challenge. The design team is using products from paper smooches, and there are lots of adorable critters from paper smooches....check them out! Don't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 that is worth playing for!

It is all about the critters this week, I am luvin some of the adorable critter stamps paper smooches has to offer. The stamp set I used is called flap happy...sooo cute! I stamped the butterfly on watercolor paper and added orange gemstones. I used the gorgeous paper pack from penny black called golden moment. Some doodlebug twine for a sweet bow to complete my card. Super cute and fun!

words with meaning - we can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.

cas(e) this sketch: sketch/cts176

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Monday, June 13, 2016

mojo monday/mojo452-especially for you

hello friends, it is mojo monday time and I have a used the colors from the color q this week....luv the colors together. lots of ink splatter, gemstones and some watercoloring for my card today. I still have a stash of those old stampin up felt flowers, so I pulled one of them out and added an eneamel dot....super cute! Be sure to check out the mojo makers blogs and see what they created!

words with meaning - I want to make memories all over the world!

color q: colors/cqc345
mojo monday: sketch/mojo452

Friday, June 10, 2016

verve diva inspiration challenge and blog hop

It's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!
There are TWO $30 gift vouchers to the Verve store up for grabs this month and two ways to win! First, comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) for an entry in the first giveaway. Then to be entered into our challenge prize drawing, go get inky and link up your take on the challenge. You have until July 5 to link up. Feel free to play along with the challenge as many times as you like. Verve stamps aren't required to play, but we do smile a little brighter when we see them!

Summertime is on the way and a soft beachy vibe is our inspiration this month. Soft neutrals and bold pops of color are sure to bring a bit of summer flair to your projects. Take your inspiration from the graphic or follow the color pattern, just have fun stamping. We can't wait to see what you create!
Click here to link up your challenge entries

Challenge deadline: Tuesday, July 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we're giving away a $30 gift voucher to Verve to one random commenter along the hop.  Just leave a little love as you hop about for a chance to win!

1. Julee7. Marisa
2. Betty8. Maureen
3. Charmaine9. Sankari
4. Christyne10. Stacey
5. Laurie11. Susan
6. Lesley12. Teresa

viva la verve: sketch/june2016