Friday, June 30, 2017

as you see it - thank you

hello friends and welcome to fri-YAY and a new as you see it challenge. we have an awesoem sketch for you to work with this week. I have created a watercolor background and a bit of paste embossing. I then added a heart with the sentiment from simon says stamp lots of thanks. I have used felt from taylored expressions to create the cute flower...the flower shapes are random dies. Be sure to stop by the as you see it blog and check out the rest of the teams cards.

words with meaning - be good to people for no reason!

as you see it: sketch/aysi153

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

simon says stamp/anything goes-make a wish

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Hello and welcome to this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge it is an anything goes week..your favorite challenge week! The design team is using products from art impressions. Don't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 that is worth playing for!

Super cute image by art impressions, it is called deep breath birthday. I have colored it with zig clean color markers and then added a bit of stickles to the cake's icing. A tilted patterned paper panel add to the sweetness. I also add bakers twine and a couple of pretty pink posh clear dew droplets...they really do resemble water droplets. Be sure to stop by the rest of the simon says stamp design team's blogs and see what they have created! Jave a wonderful week.

words with meaning - never, underestimate the importance of having fun.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

stay cool

I have used a stamp set from the new simon says stamp release called one of a kind...the set is called so cool. It fit the curtain call inspiration photo this week, perfectly. I knew I wanted the popsicles to be a pretty pink, I used simon says stamp pink inks to stamp them. I then covered them with a bit of diamond stickles for a little shine. A few clear sequins for fun and the stamped stay cool sentiment die cut using simon says stamp stitched circle dies. Have a wonderful day, the weekend is almost here!

words with meaning - two things prevent us from happiness; living in the past and observing others.

curtain call: inspiration /june15

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


I have used the super cute echo park floral hello die for my card...I adore this flower die! I paired it with a tag die from casual fridays called tag buddies. The sweet thanks sentiment is from the cute simon says stamp set called lots of thanks. I have used the inspiration photo from inspired by and the fun sketch from paper crafts crew, links below. I adore the photo, but I would have not put these two colors together, but luv the outcome on my card. Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!

words with meaning - being honest is powerful.

inspired by: inspiration photo/#61
paper crafts crew: sketch/pcc249

simon says stamp/patterned paper-let's be adventurers

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Hello and welcome to this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge this week we are challenging you to using patterned paper. The design team is using products from gotta luv their fun papers!   Don't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 that is worth playing for!

I have use the patterned paper from the pack called spring things, I luv using patterned paper; but used it this time in a little different way. This adorable fire fly jar was on a piece of the paper, so I cut it out and popped it up for depth and used it as my main focal point. I added a bit of twine around the neck of the jar and the sentiment is a sticker from dear lizzy. A few pretty pink posh clear dew droplets around the edges for fun. I can't wait to see what you create this week using patterned paper.

words with meaning - without rain, nothing grows. learn to embrace the storms in your life.

simon says stamp: wednesday/patterned paper

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

with sympathy

I had to play with this weeks just add ink challenge, I adore the copper pitcher full of remind s me of years ago when copper things were really popular. I remember my mom having some of the copper mugs and platters. I have used the gorgeous flower set from concord & 9th called hello lovely. I heat embossed the flower using simon says stamp white embossing powder and then sponged over it all with copper ink from tsukineko celestial copper. The sentiment is simon says stamp handwritten boarders. A few clear simon sequins to finish it off. I have used the sketch from crazy 4 sketches and tilted it a bit...*grin*

words with meaning - fill your life with experiences, not things. have stories to tell, not stuff to show.

crazy 4 challenges: sketch/c4c390
just add ink: inspiration photo/#364
where creativity meets c9: layers/#10

Monday, June 19, 2017

you are the bestest

Trying to get in some much needed creating time, had fun with this adorable cas card. I have used the amazing stamp sets from the stamp market, called best ever greetings and trendy background builder. A gorgeous color combo, one of my favorites...I luv greens, blues, and aquas especially together. Hope you have a great start to your week!

words with meaning - it all begins and ends in your mind. what you give power to, has power over you., if you allow it.

cas(e) this sketch: sketch/ cts226
color throwdown: colors/ctd447

Sunday, June 18, 2017

choose to shine

Had to play along with a couple of challenges, I adore the inspiration photo from card concept, I was inspired by the colors and patterns. Went with a little watercolored background, using daniel smith watercolor paints. I aslo used a stencil to add embossing paste, the design reminds me of the pattern in the chairs. The stars are die cut from the awesome paper smooches star dies, this set of dies is one of my favorites, there are lots of layers and sizes. The chipboard sentiment is from a tim holtz quote sentiments, luv these too! I added a few eneamel dots and a twine bow...had a blast creating this card. I also used the fun layered sketch from freshly mades sketches.

words with meaning - always trust your instincts, they are messages from your soul.

card concept: inspiration photo/#75
freshly made sketches: sketch/fm292

sunday stamps-collect beautiful moments

hello friends, happy sunday funday! Isn't this weeks sunday stamps colors so cheerful? I luv the mix of raspberry and lemon. I have used ken oliver color burst for the stop portion and then to tone it down a bit, I added a piece of vellum. The awesoem chipboard sentiment is tim holtz quote chips and you can get it in the simon says stamp store. The felt is from taylored expressions and the flower shape is from verve. I have added nuvo drops to the center of the flower. I hope you have an amazing day and I cannot wait to see how you use this weeks colors!

words with meaning - there are people in your life whom you unknowingly inspire simply by being YOU.

sunday stamps: colors/ssc155

Friday, June 16, 2017

as you see it-UR amazing

well friends, I am super excited to share with you that I am joining the as you see it challenge team....thank you heather for asking me to be apart! If you are not familiar with the challenge, you gotta check it out. It is an every two week challenge, that consists of sketches, colors, themes, and who knows what other fun challenge they will come up with. This weeks challenge is an over the top fabulous sketch, a keeper! I have used the sweet stamp set from the stamp market called UR amazing and little notes. I have used a summery color combo, with some striped card stock behind the frame and ink splatter. A fun cas card that is perfect for this weeks as you see it sketch....did I mention, I adore this weeks sketch....eeep! 

words with meaning - I like the kind of people who get excited over the stars at night.

as you see it: sketch/aysi152

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

simon says stamp-art enables us

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Hello and welcome to this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge, we are challenging you to emboss it. The design team is using products from WOWDon't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 that is worth playing for!

I have used the awesome stamp set from wow, called wall art..luv the quote that is in this set. I heat embossed the sentiment and the brick background using wow embossing powders, bright white and primary ebony regular for the sentiment. I wanted the wall to have a tattered look and then a crisp sentiment across the front. A few pretty pink posh dew drops for added texture and uniqueness. I hope you have fun with this weeks challenge!

words with meaning - art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. 

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

I must have flowers always & always

I had to play along with this weeks fusion adore the colors; grey, aqua, and peach...that was the bases for my card. I have used the super cute flower set from reverse confetti bloom n' buds. I watercolored the background piece and then stamped and die cut the flowers and arranged them to my card. The sweet flower sentiment sticker is from dear lizzy. Of course I had to add some bakers twine and simon says stamp clear sequins. I hope you have a wonderful week.

words with meaning - wherever life plants you, bloom with grace.

fusion: sketch and photo

Saturday, June 10, 2017

with sympathy

I had to play along with the first tic tac toe challenge and what fun I had. I luv challenges and the freedom to create in our own interpretation. I have used the top row for today's challenge, the stripes to the side, the circle is my flower, and of course I have used lots of gold. The gorgeous bloom was heat embossed in white ink and then sponged with gold ink. It is from the stamp market and it is called watercolor bouquet stamp and die bundle. I also used the super fun set called perfect pieces, so many possibilities with this set. I so luv the polka dotted stamp and the random way it stamps...super fun! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

words with meaning - everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't
                                                                                                                   ~ bill nye

cas(e) this sketch: sketch/cts225
tic tac toe: stripes, circles, and gold/tttc1

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

simon says stamp/make it masculine-genuine

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Hello and welcome to this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge, we are making it masculine this week! We are using tim holtz products to inspire you. Be sure to play along with the simon says stamp monday challenge too, they are making it masculine this week as well. Don't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 that is worth playing for!

I have used the fun tim holtz stamp set called french market, I choose the argyle shape for the main focus. I little distress ink wash for the background and ink splatter bring it all together. I created this for my dad and whenever I make a card for my hubs or dad I use something a tiny bit feminine or glittery to represent my love for them! The little heart has a bit of stickles over it, I have also used pretty pink posh droplets and nuvo drops.

words with meaning - the sign of a beautiful person is that they always see beauty in others.

cas(e) this sketch: sketch/cts224
simon says stamp: masculine 

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Monday, June 5, 2017

mojo monday/mojo500-beautiful

Well my friends, it is with great sadness that I share this will be the last mojo monday sketch for the mojo monday team. You can read Julee heartfelt farewell here on the mojo monday blog. I have been creating mojo cards since way back when, before there was a team...I have not missed one week of creating since the mojo monday blog started january of 2009. I am super sad to see this come to an end.... but I am so grateful to julee and her inspiration week after week....she is amazing! THANK YOU JULEE! I have been using julee's sketches since I started stamping in 2008, you can see my very first card created with mojo 26 here. be kind, I was extremely green. I luv how I titled it even then.."my first mojo" it really was true love! You can see all of my mojo cards created since there was a team in my scs mojo album link. I created an album just for them way back when!

here is the first sketch and my card created as apart of the team.

Be sure to check out the mojo teams final blog post and card, links below. It has been a blast creating with the mojo team, I will see most of you around..wishing you all the best!

 Julee Tilman
 Justin Krieger 
Lori Tecler 
Marisa Ritzen  
Sarah Bigelow
Teresa Kline:ME
   Wanda Cullen   

words with meaning - everything has changed and yet, I am more me than I have ever been. 
                                                                                                            ~ iain thomas

the color throwdown: colors/ctd445
mojo monday: sketch/mojo500