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



Wednesday, April 12, 2017

simon says stamp/spring colors-happy day

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Hello and welcome to this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge, we are challenging you to a color/mood board...see below. I was drawn to the flowers and colors for my card. The design team is spotlighting products from lawn fawnDon't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 voucher...wooohooo....now that is worth playing for!



I have used a 4bar sized card, this is a sweet little sized card,but of course I still want the top layer to flip up. To achieve the 4bar size card I cut a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 piece os simon says stamp 120lb card stock at 3 1/2 x 9 3/4 and score on 4 7/8. I have watercolored the cute flowers with ,my zig clean color brush markers and then went over with the pastel pink crafter's companion sparkle pen. I stamped the dots using a polka dotted strip stamp from the deck the halls set. Super cute card and size, I can't wait to see what you create! 

words with meaning - "I didn't come this far to only come this far."

cas(e) this sketch: sketch/cts216
simon says stamp: colors/mood board



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Monday, April 10, 2017

mojo monday/mojo492-thank you


happy monday, it is a four day weekend for me coming up so it is happy week for me! I hope you have a great easter weekend planned, it is one of my favorite weekends of the year. It is a great time of year to start anew; Jesus lives and offers forgiveness..that is the best! The weather is getting warmer, diy projects are starting to take shape, and I am thinking blooms, blooms, and more blooms! My card today uses a hero arts kit from awhile back, I watercolored the background, stamped the thank you sentiment and then added the little extra sentiment to represent a bloom. Be sure to stop but the design teams blogs and see what they have created.

Julee Tilmam

words with meaning - if you see something beautiful in someone, speak it.

color throwdown: colors/ctd437
mojo monday: sketch/mojo/492




Sunday, April 9, 2017

sunday stamps-thanks


good morning, it is time for another amazing challenge from sunday stamps....don't ya just luv our sketches and colors....I know I do! this weeks sketch was created by the super talented monika. I have also played along with the OPTIONAL challenge for this months scs cards for a cause, yopu do not have to play along with the challenge to send your cards to this months recipient. If you have unused cards lying around or want to create cards to give to this months organizations, head over to scs and check it out! I can't wait to see what you create with this weeks sketch! 

words with meaning - you attract what you are, not what you want. if you want great, then be great!

scs cards for a cause: mood/color board OPTIONAL challenge
sunday stamps: sketch/ssc190



                                     salted ink design co.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

simon says stamp/happy 8th-happy birthday

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Hello and welcome to this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge we are celebrating birthday #8 and heidi is giving away eight $50 vouchers to the simon says stamp store....WOW! We know how to celebrate, don't ya think? Please join us and enter with your birthday creation for your chance at winning! 



There are just some sets that we luv even after having them and reaching for them time after time...this is one of those sets. It is called floral shapes and it can be used with just the blooms and a few add on leaves on with the long stems...so pretty when watercolored! I have used the zig clean color brush markers and some layered patterned papers. I also added a few pretty pink posh clear drops. Can't wait to see what you create for the birthday celebration!

words with meaning - "what sets you apart can sometimes feel like a burden and it's not. and a lot of the time, it's whats make you great."
                                                                                                                            ~emma stone

as you see it: flowers and used challenge post as a sketch for my card/#146
simon says stamp: happy birthday



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Monday, April 3, 2017

mojo monday/mojo491-beautiful soul


I am playing along with stamping royalty and the gorgoeus photo inspiration was the inspiration for my card. I was inspired mainly by the top photo, lots going on, nuetral colors with a pop of aqua green. I knew I wanted to create a mixed media card with lots of fun layers; watercolor, paint stenciling, paste embossing stenciling, and washi tape. I have used the verve sentiment beautiful things and paired it with a glittery heart, crocheted flower, leaf die cuts, and some burlap twine. It is contest week at the mojo monday blog, sure hope you play along!

words with meaning - let your smile change the world, but don't let the world change your smile.

mojo monday: sketch/mojo491
stampin royalty: inspiration photo/sr366


Saturday, April 1, 2017

wild about you


I have used april's simon says stamp card kit for this sweet ellie...you can get the adorable stamp set, wild cuddly critters here and the amazing wooblers here. I colored with zig clean color markers and played along with a couple of challenges. The woooblers make for a very cute interactive card. To be sure you get the card kit every month sign up for your subscription here.

words with meaning - the greatest prison people live in, is the fear of what other people think.

card concept: inspiration photo/#70
freshly made sketches: sketch/fms281
simon says stamp: april card kit 



inspired by-a note to say hello


I could not be happier to be playing along with inspired by this week...my dear friend wanda asked me to be her quest...thank you so much wanda! They are celebrating their 50th challenge, join us for the fun! I am a true fan of the inspired by challenge, I adore the gorgoeus photos that are shared week after week....this week;'s photo is no exception, actually it may be one of my favorites! I have used none other than the gorgeous stamp from the stamp market...another favorite if mine...luv this company! This stamp is called bloomed stamp & cut bundle it is gorgoeus! I was inspired by the lights, the gorgoeus flowers, and of course the b&w stripes. I have used embossing paste, washi tape, sponging, and sequins....super fun card to create!

I had a bit of a scare with my blog this past week and wanted to give you all some helpful advice. Be sure to make yourself admin on your blog with several emails, that way if you get locked out of your blog you can get back in with the other email...you gotta remember the email though *grin*

words with meaning - persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
                                                                                                                   ~ napoleon hill

inspired by: inspiration photo..wanda's guest