Thursday, February 15, 2018

inspired by - be in the moment

super fun inspiration photo this week from laurel for the inspired by challenge. I went with a lot of white space and a pretty red flower is from the stamp market, watercolor bouquet stamps and dies. It was a red stamped flower in my stash, I added some dimension to it by using a colored pencil to add some lines and details. I paired it with simon says stamp clustered leaves die. The sentiment is from pinkfresh studio live more stickers. A few ink splatters, copper sequins in the center of the flower, and some gold stickles on the flower too; add to the interpretation of the glossy cherries on the cheesecake.

words with meaning - not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path.

inspired by: cheesecake anyone?

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

simon says stamp/die cutting - live today in all CAPS

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Hello and welcome to this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge, this week we are challenging you to die cutting...what an array of choices you have for this challenge! The design team is using products from penny black, some super fun dies in their stock, check'em out! Don't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 that is worth playing for!

hello friends, we are adding a die cut or two today. I am luvin, I mean truly luvin this leaf die from penny black called berry sweet with the berries. We all know I luv flowers, but I have a confession...I secretly luv leaves just as much! I like pairing different leaves and flowers together...eeeehhhh. I enjoy creating a few extras when I am stamping and then add them to my little box of goodies/leftovers. When I need a quick card, I reach for it every time and pick out a cute little combo! I used the frame die cut from polka dotted paper, added it to the watercolor splash background, and layered it all for a fun card! I can't wait to see what you create!

words with meaning - do not seek love. be love. then you'll never be without it.

simon says stamp: die cutting

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freshly made sketches/fms324 - me & you, love always

hi friends, I thought this weeks freshly made sketch would be perfect for the hubbys valentine card. I added a bit of a watercolor background and then starting adding elements that I have in a little stash box. well, actually I have several little stash boxes; one for valentines/love, one for christmas, flowers, leaves, hearts, stars, sentiments, and the list goes on and on. I save the leftovers from making other cards so that I can piece them together later for a fun card, I luv doing this! I added a few gold enamels hearts and dots and luv how it turned out! Be sure to stop by the rest of the teams blogs, these ladies amaze me with their talent!

words with meaning - live your life to be a good example of what you believe.

                                                                                                       ~ robert d. hales

freshly made sketches: sketch/fms324

Sunday, February 11, 2018

sunday stamps - thinking of you

what an amazing sketch we have for you to try this week at sunday stamps. It was created by heidi, luv it! I have used a flower and sentiment from the stamp market, luv their stamps and dies! Lots of fun layers and a little ink splatter makes for a fun card. Stuck on this color combo too, I promise to give it a rest at some Be sure to stop by the design team blogs to see what they created and share some luv!

words with meaning - wisdom begins in wonder. 
                                                                    ~ socrates

sunday stamps: sketch/ssc

Friday, February 9, 2018

as you see it - wake up and be awesome

today we are challenging you to go back to the beginning of your crafting days and use your first stamp or tool. Mine was the distressing tool and I still luv using it today. I used to tear paper, distress it, and use stickers a lot for sentiments. So my card today is based on all three of those things. I added a bit of ink splatter and a few clear sequins. This will be fun, I can't wait to see what you share! Be sure to stop by the rest of the teams blogs and see what they are sharing this week!

words with meaning - there is no greater wealth in the world than peace of mind.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

inspired by - got mail?

welcoem to the second official week of inspired by, what an amazing team laurel has put together! you are gonna want to play along for sure! I was inspired by the snow and the snail mail delivery. I have used a paste embossing background and then added a few favorite elements. The heart is watercolored and it is from lil inker, the sentiment is verve, the got mail on the envelope is right at home and the flowers are reverse confetti. A super fun card to put together and it is going out to a very special friend...for realz! I can't wait to see what you create and I encourage you to send the card you make!

words with meaning - to be great, you have to be willing to be mocked, hated, and misunderstood...stay strong! 

inspired by: got mail?

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

simon says stamp/it must be love - love you

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

I have used the super fun simon says stamp heart parade die and covered it with tim holtz broken china distress oxide ink. I then stamped the love you sentiment inside one of the hearts, the sweet block sentiment is from the simon says stamp really like you stamp set. I covered that heart with stickles for some added fun! Be sure to stop by the rest of the teams blogs and see what they created!

words with meaning - stop telling people more than they need to know.

simon says stamp: it must be love

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