Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Summertime Fun Challenge

Hey there! I decided to play along with the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge again. The theme this time is summertime fun! And you've probably heard me say it before, but I'll say it again....I LOVE summer! It's definitely my favorite time of year. So, when I think of summer, I think of lots of bright flowers and chirping birds. I made this card using Zig markers and a few different stamp sets. I love this new Simon Says Stamp (SSS) Look for the Miracles stamp set that came in the June card kit. It's a great set for coloring. I also used one of the sentiments from the SSS Big Scripty Greetings set, and the bird is from the Dina Wakley Birdies set. So, here's what I came up with:

I hope you can play along in the challenge. Have a great week! We've been having summer temps this week, yay!  :)

Friday, May 6, 2016

Smiling Flowers and SSS Flickr Challenge

Hello! Just popping in to post a card I made for the current SSS Flickr challenge. This stamp set is such a happy set. It's called Happy Days and you can't help but smile when using it. I stamped the images on watercolor paper and then used Zig markers to color them in. I topped off the sun and flowers with some Wink of Stella to add some shimmery goodness. :)

I hope you can play along with the challenge. It's open until 5/12 at 9AM.  Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Ink Blending and Happy Kites

Hi there. I'm posting a card I made the other day for the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge - Ink blending. I used a new stamp set from SSS called Happy Days and the "awesome" word die from Waffle Flower. I used distress inks to create the blue sky, and for the bottom section, I used a stencil with distress ink.

 You have until April 28th to play along. I hope you'll join in the fun! :)

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Spring is in the Air

Hey there! I made a quick card the other day that reminds me of spring. Birds chirping, flowers blooming, etc. :)  Spring and summer are my favorite time of year and spring is way overdue for us!  Anyway, I used a couple stamp sets from Simon Says Stamp. I love the birdhouse from the Springtime Critters set and these Game Tile Letters  make for a fun sentiment. I plan to give this card to my Mom since she and I play Word with Friends online all the time.  

I hope spring is in the air wherever you are!  :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

SSS Challenge

I had a little time, so I thought I'd play along with the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge this week. These are a couple cards I created using some of the new stamps from the SSS Reason to Smile release. Aren't these chicks adorable? :)

I love this bunny too.

Hope you're having a great week!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

By Your Side Birds

Hello! I'm just popping in quickly to post a few card pics using a new die I recently purchased. It's the Concord & 9th By Your Side Bird die and it's super adorable! I first used it for a quick birthday card.

Then I thought it would work well for an anniversary card so I paired it with some patterned paper with lots of hearts.

And lastly, I basically lifted this design from the Concord&9th site for this card. I just changed up the colors of the birds.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you're having a great week!  :)

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

SSS Die cutting Challenge

I've been super busy lately and my poor blog has been neglected. When life gets in the way, sometimes, it has to be put on the back burner. Anyway, I haven't had a chance to play in any of the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenges lately, but I had just received some new dies, so I knew I had to play along with the current Diecember challenge. If you haven't seen it, check it out here.

One of my new SSS dies is this Clustered leaves die. I've been eyeing this die for quite some time and finally purchased it during the black Friday sales. I die cut the leaves out of vellum and then went to work with my distress inks for the background. I also die cut the oval in the panel and the flower. When all was said and done, I came up with this.

The greeting and the flower on this card are also SSS stamp sets. Love them both!

I hope you can play along with the challenge. Thanks for dropping by and have a great week!