Wednesday, July 1, 2015

♥ I WUFF YOU! ♥

Hello there! Hope you are having a great day so far! Can you believe it's July 1st?? Time flies when we are having fun!! :) And it's Wednesday! And that means it's time for a new challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! This week's challenge is...We're Going Dotty! We want to see those spots and/or polka dots!
This week the Simon Says DT are showcasing products by Art Impressions! I chose this cute little puppy cling stamp and sentiment called 'Wuff'. Isn't he just the cutest? So sweet!! I stamped him onto some Prima Finnabair paper.


I also used the 8x8 Dots and Stripes Paper Pad by Echo Park, Neenah Desert Storm (Kraft) Cardstock, May Arts Natural Twine, ruler trim, White Opal Liquid Pearls and some Distress Markers.


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!




Do you use Instagram ?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 




Last week we took a little (much needed) family vacation to Pennsylvania. The kids wanted to see Thomas the Train and Percy.


We stayed at this amazing hotel called Eden Resort. If you ever go to the Lancaster area and want a fabulous hotel to stay at, this is the one!! So clean, super nice staff and the there are giant indoor and outdoor pools, a huge splash pad area for kids, a playground, shuffle boards, basketball and bacci courts, putting green, outdoor pool table and ping pong tables, 3 restaurants, and more! You never have to leave! There is the main hotel which is beautiful and then there are these amazing villas that are separate from the hotel. That is where we stayed. We had a kitchen, which came in handy with 2 kids but I didn't cook, (YAY!) a living room with a fireplace, bedroom and a huge 2 room bathroom! We did not want to leave and we plan on going back very soon! I highly recommend it! I'm not a hotel enabler, usually, but this place was great! You can check it out HERE! ;)    


Hope you all have a super sweet day filled with love and happiness!

hugs...


♥ Simon Says Stamp July 2015 Card Kit ♥

Hello there! Just stopping in quickly with a couple of cards I made with the super cute Simon Says Stamp July 2015 Card Kit, Sail Away With Me!


It's perfect for Summer! Cute papers, a fun nautical inspired stamp set, sailboat die, anchor shaped paper clips, Tim Holtz adornments and more!


I love the lifesaver stamp and sentiment! Too cute!!


Be back shortly with a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Card!! ;)
                                                           

hugs...


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

♥ Simon Says...Anything Goes! ♥

Happy Hump Day! Half way to the weekend peeps! And that also means it's time for a brand new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! It's every one's favorite challenge... ANYTHING GOES!!  
This week the Simon Says DT are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Products! For my card, I am using the fabulous new Many Thanks Clear Stamp Set. Love these pretty stamps!!


I am also using some of the new Simon Says Ink Pads as well. Sunkist, Hollyhock, Melon, Rosie Cheeks and Catkin. Beautiful colors!! I also used some Simon Says Moonshine Sequins, White Opal Liquid Pearls and some Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter.


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!




Do you use Instagram ?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 




Have an amazing day!!

hugs...


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

♥ Simon Says...Use Your Favorite Technique and/or Product ♥

Hi there! It's time for a brand new challenge over at the amazing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! This week's challenge is to make a card using your FAVORITE TECHNIQUE and/or PRODUCT!
This week the Simon Says DT are featuring products by Ranger! Anyone who knows me knows my FAVORITE ALL-TIME PRODUCT is White Opal Liquid Pearls! Well any color Liquid Pearls but white is usually my go to. The BEST product ever made in my opinion! :) And my FAVORITE TECHNIQUE is Distressing! Whether it's with inks or a Paper Distresser Tool, I love to distress!


I used Walnut Stain and Tea Dye Distress Inks to "age" my Prima Finnabair papers, using the Mini Ink Blending Tool. The papers already come distressed but when you cut them down to size 2 of the edges aren't distressed any longer and these inks match up perfectly. To color my seam binding ribbon, I sprayed it with both the Bundled Sage and Tumbled Glass Distress Sprays. (Another FAVE Product of mine!) After it dried, I rubbed the Tea Dye Ink Pad over the ribbon a little to add some aging to it.


To finish up the card, I used some Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter to some Prima Opuscule and Bulbe Flowers. The "Brick Wall" panel is actually part of the packaging from the flowers. (ANY Prima Product is also a fave of mine too! Even the packaging! ;) The butterflies are from the Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly Punch.


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!




Do you use Instagram ?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 




You still have 1 day left to enter the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge DT Call! Visit HERE to add your name!! Good luck!



Have a wonderful day!

hugs...


Friday, June 12, 2015

♥ The Color of FUN ♥

The new Release "The Color of Fun" is now available from Simon Says Stamp! So many great new stamp sets, dies and 12 New Beautiful Ink Colors! My favorite release so far! Check it out HERE!


I created 3 cards (so far) for the release. This first card uses the super cute Cone Building Stamp Set and matching Ice Cream Die Set. You can also buy them together in a bundle HERE.


 I used the new ink colors Duckling, Jellybean, Spring Rain, Melon and Hollyhock.


This next card uses the new My Sunshine Stamp Set and matching Sunshine Die Set. You can also buy them bundled together HERE.


I used the ink colors Sunkist, Duckling and Cloudy Sky on this card.


 On this last card I used my favorite stamp set of the release 'Many Thanks'. This set is a special collaboration stamp set in this release made by Wplus9. It's gorgeous!!


I used the ink colors Spring Rain, Scuba and Catkin.


There is an amazing Blog Hop underway right now over at the Simon Says Stamp Blog! Make sure you check it out for your chance to win a Mega Prize Pack and more prizes along the hop as well!


Have fun hopping along!!

Enjoy your day!

hugs...