Wednesday, August 13, 2014

♥ Summer Butterflies ♥

Happy Wednesday to you all! Can you believe Summer is almost over? It makes me sad, even though I ♥ Fall! But to keep the Summer vibe going a little longer we have a fun new challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! This week's challenge...Summer!
This week the Simon Says DT are showcasing Exclusive products by none other than Simon Says Stamp! :) I used several Simon Says products on my card this week. I first started with the Bitty Butterfly Stamp and Dies Set. Love me some butterflies!!


I die cut some using Vintage Paper by Simon Says, Vellum and Distress Cardstock by Ranger. I stamped the butterflies using different inks from the Sweet Treats Ink Pad Set by Simon Says.


For the background I used the Large Moroccan Stencil by Simon Says Stamp with some White Gesso. After the Gesso was dried I applied some of the inks using a Round Blending Tool. The woodgrain paper is from the Sew Lovely Kit by Carta Bella. I finished off the card with some Antique Ruler Trim, White Opal Liquid Pearls and a piece of a paper doily.


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?? You can see it for yourself HERE! Happy Shopping!! :)


And lastly, don't forget, the entire month of August, we are having a special Summer Vacation Kid's Challenge for children ages 2-16!


We have not 1 but 3 awesome prize parcels up for grabs! So get your kids crafting and join in on the fun!! You have until August 31st! ;)


Have a fabulous day!

 hugs...


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

♥ Make it Sparkle...Says Simon! ♥

It's time for another brand new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! This week we want your cards to SPARKLE! You can use glitter, sparkly gems, shimmery paper, Stickles, etc!
This week the Simon Says DT are showcasing products by Neat and Tangled and/or Jane's Doodles. I chose the On the Strip 2 Clear Stamp Set by Neat and Tangled for my card. I stamped all the strips diagonally on a white piece of cardstock using inks from the Simon Says Sweet Treats Ink Pad Set and the Walnut Stain Distress Ink Pad by Tim Holtz. After the inks were dry, I ran my Glue Pen over the inks and added lots of Iridescent Glitter.


The stamped sentiment is from the True Love Stamp Set by Ali Edwards. I finished off the card with some Prima Crystal Hearts, May Arts Natural Twine, a My Mind's Eye Brad, punched heart and a pearl.


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?? You can see it for yourself HERE! Happy Shopping!! :)


And lastly, don't forget, the entire month of August, we are having a special Summer Vacation Kid's Challenge for children ages 2-16!


We have not 1 but 3 awesome prize parcels up for grabs! So get your kids crafting and join in on the fun!! You have until August 31st! ;)

Have an amazing day!

hugs...


Monday, August 4, 2014

♥ The Shabby Tea Room Guest Designer ♥

Happy Monday everyone! (ugh!) Well, there is one thing that is sure to make you smile! This week's challenge at The Shabby Tea Room! It's called Rainbows and Raindrops! It is to create a card/project based on this sweet inspiration photo! And I am lucky enough to be Guest Designing there this week. :)


Here is my card based on the inspiration photo. I used the Rainbow Die by Paper Smooches along with different colors of cardstock to match the colors in the photo. The Chevron Cloud Die is an exclusive by Simon Says Stamp as well as the little hearts which are from the Heart Rainfall Die Set.


The woodgrain paper is from the Base Coat III Pack by Kaiser and the cream colored paper is by Marion Smith Designs, Nirvana. The sentiment is from the New Beginnings Clear Stamp Set by My Favorite Things. I finished up the card with some seam binding ribbon and a sparkly gem.


I hope to see you playing along this week at The Shabby Tea Room! :) A big thank you to Debbie and the Shabby Girls for having me back this week!

hugs...


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...