Thursday, December 29, 2016


I have used the awesome new stamp set from simon says stamp release called hey love, this set and the hearts are called; hey love and clipping heart die. I have used daniel smith paint for the watercolored background. The plaid paper is from lawn fawn called plaid winter. A few gemstones and glossy accents drops make this a cutie of a card and super simple too!

words with meaning - your value doesn't decrease based on someone's inability to see your worth!

can you case it: sketch/cyci143

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

simon says stamp/anything goes- thanks

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Hello and welcome to this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge it is an a/g week...yep, you read it correct anything goes...have fun! The design team is spotlighting the amazing colors of lindy's stamp gang, be sure to check them out!  Don't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 that is worth playing for!

I adore the powders from lindy's, just sprinkle and add water. I like putting the powder on a piece of acetate and adding water to get the desired color and then use as a water-splash on my paper. You can use a brush to paint and create your own design or just flip the acetate over on the paper for a smeared fun! I added a stencil design with embossing paste and then some twine. I also cut the flowers using taylored expressions felt and blueprints #5 dies. A few black gemstones to add a little sparkle...I can't wait to see what you create!

words with meaning - the meaning of life is to find your gift. the purpose of life is to give it away.

                                                                                                                 ~ william shakespeare

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Monday, December 26, 2016

thank you

happy after christmas, I am ready to start anew...luv the excitement and energy that comes with fresh starts. I need some thank you cards for after christmas thank you's, so I played along with a couple of challenges. I have used the concord & 9th stamp sets hey lovely and painted thank you. I have used the super sweet sketch from match this sketch and played along with where creativity meet 9's winter theme. I used blues and greys for a wintery feel along with some glitter and sequins. I am off until january 3, so it is lots of creating for me...YAY!

words with meaning - ask yourself: what is the best I can do? and then do that.

                                                                                                                            ~ cheryl strayed
match this sketch: sketch/#156

Thursday, December 22, 2016

let your heart be light

I am playing along with the neat & tangled gold and silver challenge and I luv the outcome. I also adore this stamp and die set from neat & tangled, it is called scandinavian prints christmas. This sentiment says it all; at christmas time and the rest of the year too. I have used the finetec gold watercolors. Some gold splatters using the tim holtz splatter brush...luv this brush! Some may arts silver twine, a piece of silver washi, gold gems, and a gold paper clip bring my card together but still it is CAS, luv this!

words with meaning - stand up for what is right even if you stand alone.

                                                                                                                 ~ suzy kassem

crazy 4 challenges: sketch/c4c341 flipped
little tangles: silver and gold/#75

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

simon says stamp/make it sparkle-merry christmas

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Hello and welcome to this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge it is a make it sparkle challenge this week....I luv me sum sparkle and shine! We are spotlighting products from hero arts, wow...what is not to luv about their products? Don't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 that is worth playing for!

I have used one of the super cute stamp and die sets from hero arts, I just luv how they are paired with adorable sentiments and a die; you can see some of them here. I have cut the merry using glitter paper and then randomly stamped the sweet stars using simon says stamp high dive ink. I added some hero art clear gemstones, some stickles to the stars, and some nuvo crystal drops. i cannot wait to see what you create this week! merry, merry christmas to you and yours!

words with meaning - our fearlessness shall be our secret weapon.

                                                                                                        ~john green

simon says stamp: make it sparkle

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

sunday stamps-love you to the moon and back

I have used the adorable new stamp set all my love from simon says stamp from the hey love collection, check it out. I have used prima watercolor inks for the background and the amazing felt from taylored expressions for the little heart. I adore the CAS feel of this card and of course it has a heart, one of my favorite things to use. I can't wait to see what you create!

words with meaning - it's up to you to find beauty in the ugliest days 

sunday stamps: sketch/ssc142

Saturday, December 17, 2016

snow much thanks

Have you received your simon says stamp january 2017 card kit? It is sooo awesoem, it has a pretty frozen fractals stamp set included, fun patterned papers, sequins, ink, and the one and only lawn fawn shammy...luv! I stamped the snowflakes and covered them glitter, such pretty shaped snowflakes. I used a thank you sentiment for a great thank you card for after christmas.

simon says stamp: card kit gallery jan/2017

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

simon says stamp/gift it-merry, merry, merry

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Hello and welcome to this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge, we are challenging you to a gift it challenge. The team is using products from mama elephant, check out all the amazing stamps and dies. Don't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 that is worth playing for!

I had such fun with these sweet little tags, I am using black, red, and gold to decorate this year; so those colors were my inspiration. I so luv using the gold watercolor paints from finetec...gorgeous shades of gold. I stamped the sentiment using my mini misti and the stamped the sweet holly and added red and white twine. A great week to create something for a christmas gift or for gift giving.

words with meaning - chin up princess or the crown slips.

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

verve december diva inspiration hop

Julee is giving away a free digital file for you here, stop by and download yours today! I have used the verve set jolly jingle from the new release.

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 January 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!

Find a little inspiration from this sweet stocking graphic, make a colorful winter card, or head off in your own direction. There are no rules.. just have fun creating!
Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Thursday, January 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. Julee6. Marisa
2. Betty7. Maureen
3. Charmaine8. Susan
4. Christyne9. Teresa
5. Laurie10. Sankari

freshly made sketches: sketch/fm266

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

simon says stamp/ice inspiration-holly jolly

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Hello and welcome to this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge it is an inspiration photo full of winter goodness. The design team is spotlighting products from my favorite things Don't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 that is worth playing for!

I have sued the sentiment set from mft called hand lettered holiday, such a gorgeous font. i have used the simon says stamp snowfall stencil for a snowy background and then I die cut a heart using the sizzix heart shapes and stamping the font in the center. I was inspired by the snow heart and mittens photo, I luv using hearts all year long. I can't wait to see how you are inspired!

words with meaning - it is the season to sparkle!

fusion: sketch/turned
simon says stamp: ice inspiration

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Monday, December 5, 2016

mojo monday/mojo477-winter joy, snowflakes

super simple from me today, this is our last mojo monday sketch for the year...we are taking a break for the christmas holidays to enjoy time with our family and friends. we will be back in 2017 with more awesoem sketches for you to use! hope you have a wonderful week!

words with meaning - we are like a snowflake, all different in our own beautiful way

color throwdown: colors/ctd/421
mojo monday: sketch/mojo477

Sunday, December 4, 2016

sunday stamps-kind

for today's sunday stamps challenge to use the colors. I have used the concord & 9th set called cozy up. I also used the kind frame die from concord & 9th. I used embossing paste and a carte bella stencil for the background. Added the sweet little flower to the heart logs and some twine. Be sure to check out the other sunday stamps design teams cards.

words with meaning - one kind word can change someones entire day.

sunday stamps: colors/ssc141