Wednesday, August 16, 2017

simon says stamp/add a sentiment - thank you

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Hello and welcome to this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge, we are challenging you to add a sentiment. The design team is using products from impression obsessionThe children's challenge is still going on, you can read more about it here! Don't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 voucher...wooohooo....now that is worth playing for!




what a fun card this was to create...a one layer card at that! I have used a flower stamp and my misti to stamp the flowers and then created the sky with tim holtz ink and sponging. I then used the large sentiment stamp from impression obsession with my misti to get a crisp black bold color overtop of the scene. A sweet crd that was easy to make and has a big statement. I can't wait to see what you create this week!

words with meaning - It's not how big the house is, it's how happy the home is.




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Sunday, August 13, 2017

sunday stamps - hope is never lost


hello friends, I so luv this weeks colors...eeep! I am a big fan of pink and orange together...so fun, cheery, happy, and bright! I have created a watercolor splash background using two different tim holtz distress inks. I then reached for my little container of leftover flowers...eep and pulled together different ones to make a fun flowery bloom! The chipboard sentiment os from tim holtz and I added simon says stamp clear sequins. I can't wait to see what you do with these colors...have fun!

words with meaning - don't look back, the future is forward! 

sunday stamps: colors/ssc159
word art wednesday: anything uplifting goes


Friday, August 11, 2017

as you see it - happy days


hello friends and happy fri-YAY! I am sharing with you my take on this weeks as you see it color challenge...I must admit I was a bit stumped at first...none of these colors rank high on my list...lol. I n=knew I wanted to use the stamp market stamps to create red flowers and from there it took off, kinda like the outcome! I used tim holtz distressed inks on the flowers and spritzed with a bit of water before stamping onto watercolor paper. These flowers are from the set fun florals. A happy card for ya today to take happy days into the weekend...enjoy!

words with meaning - hard times will always reveal true friends.

as you see it: colors/aysi156


CardMaker and Casual Friday's Blog Hop





The CardMaker blog team has paired up with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps team for a fun with flowers blog hop. Thank you Casual Fridays for the sweet stamp sets, I was sent these beauties to work with, full of floral and so pretty. Casual Fridays is giving away four prize packages valued at $40, be sure to stop by the Casual Friday's Blog to get all the details! I have used tim holtz distress inks to loosely watercolor the flowers, added the sentiment, twine, and clear droplets to complete my card. 


CardMaker
Kelly Griglione
Jen Shults
Jeanne Jachna
Teresa Kline:ME

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

simon says stamp/for a child - big hugs

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Hello and welcome to this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge, we are creating a card for a child this week. The design team is using products from neat & tangled The children's challenge is going on too, you can read more about it here! Don't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 voucher...wooohooo....now that is worth playing for!




I have created a fun little card using a big ole polka dotted stencil from neat & tangled and the super cute bug hugs die cut! I couple of glittery hearts, and a few extra embellishments make this a super fun card. I used a color combo that I would not normally reach for, trying to keep it fun for a child. Be sure to stop by the rest of the design teams blogs and see what they have created!

words with meaning - be happy and smile! 



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CardMaker Sneak Peek - Favorite Tip



hi friends, I am up on the cardmaker magazine blog today sharing a favorite watercolor tip with you all....head over to read all about it!  

Supplies: Lawn Fawn Fab Flowers and Die Set, Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper, Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, Daniel Smith Rhodonite Genuine Paint, Winsor & Newton Permeant Rose #502, Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets, Penny Black Friendship Stamp Set, Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste, MFT Small Checkered Stencil, Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Card Stock, Altenew Puffy Heart, Razzleberry, Sea BreezeOcean Waves and Parrot Inks, Twinery Twine, and Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares

Sunday, August 6, 2017

smile


A quick little card playing along with a couple of challenges. I have used the sweet designer paper from pink and main and then added a thin layer of polka dots overtop with a simon says stamp stencil and embossing paste. The smile scalloped circle die is from pretty pink posh...so fun! A few sequins for embellishment makes for a super simple but fun card!

words with meaning - a smile is the prettiest thing you can wear.

atlantic hearts sketch: sketch/233
tic tac toe: middle down/tttc9




Saturday, August 5, 2017

viva la verve sketch - kindness matters



hello friends and yes, you are seeing and reading this correct....julee has brought back viva la verve sketches! I am thrilled since we no longer have mojo monday's...YAY! I have used the sweet sentiment from the kindness matters set from verve stamps. The sweet flower is from the set called good work. I have watercolored the flower using zig markers and created a watercolor splash to the background. The gorgeous colors inspiration photo is this months cards for a cause OPTIONAL challenge. The link is below, if you want to play along and send your unused cards to a great organization. happy weekend!

words with meaning - no grit, no pearl

cards for a cause: OPTIONAL/aug2017 challenge
viva la verve: sketch/aug2017



Wednesday, August 2, 2017

simon says stamp/splatter it - be the reason someone smiles

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Hello and welcome to this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge, we are challenging you to splatter. The design team is using products from ranger.  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 awesome simon set fro my card today, I luv these flowers! I have created a watercolor background and then added some ink splatter. I added the uplifting sentiment, a few pretty pink posh droplets and my card is complete. The flowers are colored with winsor & newton watercolor makers. Ranger has all sorts of products for getting inking, check them out in the simon says stamp store! 

words with meaning - measure life with smiles.



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