Friday, August 1, 2014

♥ Simon Says...Summer Vacation Kids Challenge! ♥


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Hi all and welcome to another of our annual Simon Says Stamp Summer Vacation Kid's Challenge where we host a special challenge dedicated to our young designers.

ANYTHING GOES 


It is time for all you crafters to let your children loose in your crafty corners for a few hours. Just close your eyes and set them free to explore their creativity :-) You are allowed to hide your Copic Markers and extra special papers and you are allowed to help just a little bit if necessary, but we really want the children to 'DO IT' themselves as much as possible :-)

This challenge is open to all children aged between 2 and 16 inclusive.

We have not 1, not 2 but  3 surprise parcels of crafty goodies, hand picked by Simon !
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For this challenge we have a very special Junior Design Team who have done an excellent job. Please pop along to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog and please leave comments for them on their blog posts. Thank You xx

This challenge will continue for the whole month of August, finishing at 6pm Ohio time. 11pm UK time, 12 pm CET  on August 31st. 

Here are 2 cards made by my kids using the Simon Says Stamp August 2014 Card Kit, Summer Dreams.

Antonio's Card


Santino's Card  (Check out that amazing coloring job! ;)




Have a great rest of your summer!! ;)

hugs...


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

♥ Beach Memory Jars ♥

Hi there everyone!! I hope you are enjoying your day so far! Today starts a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! It's...ANYTHING GOES!!

This week the Simon Says DT are showcasing products by Cas-ual Fridays and/or Technique Tuesday. You don't have to use them but if you have them, we would love to see them! ;) Since it is Anything Goes this week,  I decided to make something other than a card. We go to the beach about 2-3 times a week in the Summer and EVERY time we go, my kids find shells and just have to take them home. I could probably start my own beach with all the shells we have. (Just need the sand!) So I figured why not make a little Memory Jar and matching candle with them.


I used the cute Beach Time Clear Stamp Set by Technique Tuesday to make them. Love the font that is used!


I just trimmed down some photos of my kids at the beach and added them to my sand filled jar.


I used lots of May Arts Natural Twine on the jar as well as some seam binding, more shells, burlap and Doodlebug White Pearls.  I stamped the "beach" words onto some die cut tags made from the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Tags Die Set.  I even stamped directly onto some of the shells.


The candle was just made with a simple mason jar, sand, shells, candle and more of the twine, pearls and stamped tag. This would make a quick and easy gift for someone.


And don't forget, the super sweet and generous Heidi will give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!





Have you seen the new Simon Says Stamp Store Website?? It looks amazing! You can see it for yourself HERE! Happy Shopping!! :)


And lastly, my Giveaway Winner is....Marcie Thomas! Marcie please shoot me an email with your snail mail addy and I will get your prizes right out to you! (keepsakesbymelissa@yahoo.com) Congratulations!! Thank you to everyone who joined the giveaway!

Have a wonderful day!

hugs...


Thursday, July 24, 2014

♥ Summer Giveaway! ♥

♥♥♥ Giveaway Now Closed! Winner will be announced shortly! :) ♥♥♥

Hello there my beautiful bloggin' friends! It's that time again...another giveaway!! What's up for grabs this time??? Let's see...

1 Prima 4" Rose Doily Die


1 6.5 x 6.5 Be YOU tiful Paper Pad by KaiserCraft


1 Fancy Label Tags 4 Die Set by Spellbinders


1 Distress Marker Spritzer Tool by Tim Holtz


1 12x12 Chevron Stencil by Heidi Swapp


1 Set of Estate Sale Distress Markers


To have your chance at winning this just leave me a comment on this post. New friends are welcome, but please no Candy Chasers. I like to be fair to the people who "stick around". :)

Good luck everyone! I will leave this open until July 24th. I will announce my winner a day or two after that.
 hugs...


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

♥ Simon Says...Emboss it! ♥

Good morning! I hope you all are having a great Summer so far! Today starts a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! This week's challenge is...Emboss It! We want to see embossed cards. It can be heat embossed, dry embossed or you can use embossing paste.

I did some dry and heat embossing on my card. I first used the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder by Cuttlebug on the larger butterfly die cut. The Butterflies and Tag Dies are an exclusive by Simon Says Stamp.


I then heat embossed Friend on the tag using Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. The sentiment is from the Friendship Butterflies Clear Stamp Set also by Simon Says Stamp.


I also used the Timeless Rectangles Dies by Spellbinders, some Doodlebug White Pearls, a Maya Road Heart Pin and some seam binding and lace trim. The large butterfly was die cut using some Cherry Wood Veneer Paper by Simon Says.


And don't forget, the super sweet and generous Heidi will give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!





Have you seen the new Simon Says Stamp Store Website?? It looks amazing! You can see it for yourself HERE! Happy Shopping!! :)


Have a sweet day!!

hugs...


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

♥ Polka Dotted Friend ♥

Happy Wednesday! It's time for a brand new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! This week we want to see...Spots and Dots! 
This week the Simon Says DT are showcasing products by Paper Smooches! I am using the super cute Friend Die. I love the style of script. The letters are not totally connected which is how I write. :) I cut it out with some black cardstock and then using a White Paint Marker, I added some polka dots to it. I then used some Glossy Accents to adhere it to the card front.  


The papers and stickers are from the Carta Bella Sew Lovely 12x12 Collection Kit. I also used some White Opal Liquid Pearls, seam binding ribbon and a handmade stick pin with a mini wooden spool.


And don't forget, the super sweet and generous Heidi will give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!





Have you seen the new Simon Says Stamp Store Website?? It looks amazing! You can see it for yourself HERE! Happy Shopping!! :)


Please welcome some new fabulous and super talented girls to our team!! You can read all about it HERE! :)

Have a sweet day!

hugs...