Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes/It's Your Birthday

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It is hump day and you know what that means? It is time for another Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

This weeks challenge is Anything Goes!

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It is anything goes at Simon Says Stamp and I have created a birthday card in honor of my birthday! I have used two fun sets from CAS-UAL Friday's, they have the cutest sets for creating. I sooo luv the sentiment, "go ahead....lick the frosting of the plate!" perfect for your birthday! Be sure to click on the links below to take you all the goodies I have used for this one. I clumped the sequins on top of the hemp string, it reminds me of a flower with a sweet sequin center. Hope you have a super fun day.....sparkle & shine!

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Happy Birthday To Me Equals Gifts For YOU!

Hi friends, today is my birthday and I can't think of a better way to celebrate than by giving away gifts! I am will be giving away three lots of gifts, there is a photo below of what I have to share......Spellbinders Circle Nesties, Spellbinders Circle Scalloped Nesties, Stencils, Simon Says Stamp Stamp Set, SU Ribbon, Tim Holtz Distressed Paint, Tim Holtz Ideology, and lots more to come! Please leave a comment in the comment section and how I can get in touch with you. I will use to pick three winners this Sunday August 2 at 6:00 PM EST. The winners will be announced on my blog Monday morning. Be sure to tell others to stop by and comment!

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Mojo Monday/MOJO356-Smile

Welcome, who is feeling tall & skinny? lol, I am only in the card making is Mojo Monday and it is tall & skinny week. I have used the new Verve set called Happy Place, sweet set. I pushed myself to use the colors from the Color Q this week, I struggle with purples; so I feel like I overcome my fear know it is a pink/purple, but none the less I used my purple colored pencil. I had a lot of fun with my card, these flowers are sooo fun...I luv'em. I can't wait to se what you create this week..sparkle & shine!

Color Q: colors/CQC251
Mojo Monday: sketch/MOJO356

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Eat Cake!

I am up today on the Waltzingmouse Team Talk Blog. I have created a card using the WM Eat Cake set, I so luv this can create your own sweet! I went with a pink, black, and white color girly. I used gemstones and stickels on the cake flowers. The happy birthday sentiment is from the WM set Frame It, it is full of great sentiments. Be sure to check out the new dies from Waltzingmouse, and a SALE on all Waltzingmouse Christmas stamps, use code GetJolly to save 20%. There are more new goodies to come soon at Waltzingmosue...sparkle & shine!

Friday MashUP: sketch/FM170

Saturday, July 26, 2014

July Release Retrospective Blog Hop

Welcome to Verve's July Release Retrospective Blog Hop! The Verve Divas and guests are hopping today and serving up some more inspiration using the July release stamps & dies! Besides a peek at some really cool cards, there are also a couple of prizes up for grabs!

I had so much fun with this CAS card, I used translucent embossing paste and covered it with Tim Holtz pink glitter before it dries, I so luv the look of the chunky pieces of glitter....FAB!

1. Julee10. Jen
2. Stacey11. Sheri {Guest}
3. Maureen12. Laurie
4. Chaitali13. Andrea
5. Marisa14. Amber
6. Teresa15. Christyne
7. Kay {Guest}16. Sarah
8. Janelle17. Anya
9. Charmaine18. Betty


Want to win some shiny new Verve? We're giving away a $40 gift voucher to one lucky commenter along the hop, so be sure to leave a shout out in the comments as you hop about.

Want another chance to win? Now it's your turn! We'd LOVE to see what you've done with the July release. Link up your cards using at least one product from our July release and you'll be entered in a drawing to win our entire next release! All the details and the linkup widget are on the Verve Blog today. The deadline is August 23, so there's still plenty of time to get the July release if you haven't already. 

Don't miss this weekend only discount offer in honor of Julee's birthday:

Freshly Made Sketches: sketch/FM146
Stampin Royalty: inspiration photo/#238

Friday, July 25, 2014


I had a blast with this card, I adore the color challenge from Card Concept and the sketch from As You See it...combined together is amazing! I have used a sentiment from the Neat and Tangled set, I adore the font on this...just darlin. I then used a sweeet little flower from Clearly Besotted...cuuuute! An all around fun card, I hope you will play along with one or both of these challenges. Be sure to check out all the goodies in my card, by clicking on the links below....sparkle& shine!

As You See It: sketch/#46
Card Concept: colors/#15
SCS Challenge: lots of dots/WT489

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Simon Says Stamp-Emboss It/Thank You

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Welcome to Wednesday and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

This weeks challenge is Emboss It!

Don't forget every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 voucher...woohoo...definitely worth playing for!


I luv this weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenge, emboss it! I want to use embossing pastes on every It gives so much texture and depth, but also reminds me of mixed media...luv! I have dry embossed the sweet little butterfly too. I have kept my card CAS this week, I wanted to show off the embossing paste; it is silver! Wendy Vecchi has lots to choose from, I still need to get the black....teehehehe. I have used a few drops of Heidi Swapp color shine, luv this stuff too. A super simple card, but it has lots of interest...sparkle & shine!

CAS(E) this Sketch: sketch/CTS85
Fan-Tastic Tuesday: anything goes
Simon Says Stamp: emboss it
Sister Act: anything goes

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Mojo Monday/MOJO355-The Earth Laughs In Flowers

Hi friends, I am sharing my take on this weeks Mojo Monday sketch, I am also up on the Verve Blog sharing my take of this months dare...inside out. I have used the color combo from last weeks SCS, I luv these colors! I have used the Verve stamp set Happy Place, I water colored the flower and added stickles. Be sure to pop over and check out the Verve Blog and play along with this months dare, you could win FREE Verve Stamps! Have a super Monday...sparkle & shine!

Mojo Monday: sketch/MOJO355
SCS Challenge: color/CC487

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Love Everyday

Playing along with Cardabilities and Tag Your It challenges, uses a little mixed media on my luv the look. I embossed the honeycomb design and then added Tim Holtz distressed inks. Added a Hedi Swapp heart and a leaf flourish from My Favorite Things. The sentiment is Mama Elephant. A rolled down corner with some embossing showing luv the distressed look. Hope your day is grand...sparkle & shine!

Cardabilities: sketch/#103
Tag Your It: tags/#2

Saturday, July 19, 2014


hi, I am using the Sketchbook Saturday and Retro Sketch for my card, I thought they where very similar to the same sketch. I used the awesome stitched heart die from Lil' Inker for my focal point and then added clear gemstones all over....eeeeccckkkkkk. I had  blast with this sketch, luv using the My Favorite Things Banner die, the sweet "hello" sentiment is a Simon Says Stamp Set called Handwritten Boarders.  I hope I have inspired you to create summin pretty or maybe even go shopping...teehehehe....sparkle & shine!

Crafty Hazelnut: patterned paper/July
Retro Sketch: sketch/RS124
Sketchbook Saturday: sketch/SS124

Love Is Everything

I adore this weeks Color Throwdown colors, my great friend Wanda is hostessing this week....I luv her taste and had to play along! I have used the darlin flower set from Simon Says Stamp, called Favorite Flowers and I paired it with a leaf die from Memory Box called Small Marianna Vine. Hope you have a super great weekend, we are in the beginning stages of an entire kitchen makeover....woohooo...decisions, decisions....I will keep you posted! Hope you where inspired...sparkle & shine!

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Simon Says Stamp-Spots and Dots/I Miss You

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Happy Wednesday and welcome to this weeks Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.....this is a super special Wednesday, we have three new gals joining us this week. Be sure to check them out; Caryn, Jenn, and Virginia! Welcome ladies, I am so happy you are here!

This weeks challenge is Spots and Dots, luv polka dots, such fun! The DT will be show casing products from Paper Smooches!

Don't forget every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 voucher...woohoo...definitely worth playing for!


I had such fun with this weeks card, I used an Sixxiz embossing folder and the covered the polka dots with stickles....luv, anything that glitters get me every time...*grin* I have used the awesome Paper Smooches set Flirty Frames and the matching die called Duo Die 1, so fun...luv the sweet frame! I have added a few buttons with hemp twine to complete my card. I am super stoked about this weeks challenge and cannot wait to see what you do with Spots & Dots...sparkle & shine!

Deconstructed Sketch: sketch/DS159
Simon Says Stamp: spots & dots
Sister Act: anything goes
Word Art Wednesday: anything uplifting goes/#141

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