Monday, October 16, 2017

thank you


 ok, this simon says stamp flower set; floral shapes stamp and dies, might just be one of my all time favorites....hehehehe...I can have a lot of all time favorites, can't I? I have used the color throwdown colors and I adore te way my card turned out....the black and white houndstooth designer paper adds so much fun! I have created a watercolor splash background and then added the flowers, leaves, and twigs. A few enamel dots and ink splatters and the simon says stamp sentiment complete my card. Sure hope you have a wonderful week, I plan on getting a lot of creating done...super excited about this...eeepp.

words with meaning - the true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. 
                                                                                                          ~ albert einstein 

cas(e) this sketch: sketch/cts243
color throwdown: colors/ctd464



Sunday, October 15, 2017

happy birthday


what fun I add with this little number...the inspiration photo from the card concept is right up my alley...luvin all those nuetrals! the sweet flowers are from the w plus 9 stamp set called southern summer florals 2, the leaves are from my little stash box. I have added embossing paste, sequins, and burlap twine keeping with the neutral look! the gorgoeus script sentiment is from the simon says stamp brush stoke messages...luv this script! hope you have a wonderful fall week!

words with meaning - put your focus into loving and creating not gossip and hating.

card concept: rustic nuetrals/#79
freshly made sketches: sketch/fms308
just add ink: embossing paste and sequins/#381
seize the birthday: anything goes





Wednesday, October 11, 2017

simon says stamp/thinking of you - theres no one like you

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Hello and welcome to this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge it is a thinking of you challenge.  The design team is using products from memory boxDon't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 voucher...wooohooo....now that is worth playing for!




I am luvin these adorable heart dies from memory box, so cute. They are stitched, I have layered them for a fun collage look. I was inspired by the inspired by photo this week, so soft and pretty with a hint of dark brown. I used tim hotlz distressed ink to create the watercolor splash background. I have used sticker words for my sentiment, "there is know one just like you" luv this! I tied it with burlap twine for a bit of a rustic look....sweet card, love the colors and hearts!

words with meaning - truth sounds like hate for those who hate the truth.

cas(e) this sketch: sketch/#242
inpsired by: photo/#67



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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

verve stamps october blog hop and release


I have played along with the sketch from the fusion challenge, I adore how the stripes look with the gold watercolor paints. These leaves are so swwooooonnn...this entire set is super cute, you gotta pick yours up today! Be sure to comment on each of our blogs, list below...there are prizes to be won!
Verve Stamps October 2017 Spotlight Hop

Welcome to Verve's October Mini Release Spotlight Hop! There's something new in the Verve shop today, and we're celebrating with a blog hop. Along the hop you'll see the Divas' first looks at the new Autumn Leaves stamp set and Falling Leaves die set. We're also hosting a little giveaway,so why not join in the fun and hop along with us? Just leave a little shout out in the comments at each stop and you'll be in the prize drawing for the new products. Check out the Verve Blog today for a little more about the new goodies and all the prize info and deadlines.
New Release Hop List
1. Julee6. Betty
2. Charmaine7. Teresa
3. Maureen8. Lesley
4. Marisa9. Laurie
5. Christyne 

Autumn LeavesFalling Leaves Die Set



Monday, October 9, 2017

CardMaker Sneak Peek - Step by Step



hello friends, I am up on the cardmaker magazine blog today sharing a a step by step technique I use to replace grunge styled stamps. Super simple and fun, head over to the cardmaker blog to check it out.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

sunday stamps - grace carried me here


good day friends, I hope you were able to craft a bit this weekend for world card making day...me not so much...working all weekend. I am luvin the sunday stamp colors this week, aquas and red are stunning together. I have used a watercolor splash background and then added an array of other elements. A simon says stamp flower, paired with other random flowers and leaves from my box of unused items. I piece of washi, a washi sentiment, and clear sequins bring it all together. I can't wait to see what you create!

words with meaning - the true secret of happiness lies in taking an interest in all the details of daily life.

crazy 4 challenges: make a card
sunday stamp: colors/ssc163



Friday, October 6, 2017

as you see it - limited edition


What a fun challenge, gorgeous fall rustic colors and wit a bit of a time challenge. I was able to complete this card in about 20 minutes...which is pretty good for me. I so enjoy the process of sifting through my things to create a card. I have sued the gorgeous leaves from The Stamp Market, you can see them here. The Stamp Market is having a new release today, be sure to check it out too!

words with meaning - and all at once summer collapsed into fall.

as you see it: shades of orange



Wednesday, October 4, 2017

simon says stamp/christmas - merry christmas

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Hello and welcome to this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge, we are challenging you to create a christmas card. The design team is using products from penny blackDon't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 voucher...wooohooo....now that is worth playing for!



Isn't this stamp set the cutest? I am luvin the tree and snowman, I used the fun whimsical tree and added the circle sentiment with a bit of holly. The right side is embossed with a polka dotted embossing folder, hard to see with the black. I have used non traditional christmas colors for a bold fun christmas card. I cannot wait to see what you create! 

words with meaning - If you have a strong purpose in life, you don't have to be pushed. your passion will drive you there.

simon says stamp: christmas



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