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



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