Wednesday, June 21, 2017

♥ Simon Says...Use Patterned Paper ♥


Hello! We have a brand new challenge starting today at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! This week we want you to...Use Patterned Paper! 


The Simon Says DT are showcasing products by Doodlebug Designs! I am using the super fun Yankee Doodle 6x6 Paper Pad for my card since Fourth of July is right around the corner here in the U,S. In fact, that's all I used for my card, other than some May Arts Natural Twine and a few pearls.


Love the patriotic papers in this pad. :) For the edges of the papers, I used the Simon Says Stamp Twisted Stitch Borders Dies.


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. 



It's the last day of school here today and my kiddos are ready for Summer! I can't believe the oldest is going into Middle School (6th grade) and the little one is a First Grader!! So proud of my babies!! :)


Have a fabulous day!

hugs...


Saturday, June 17, 2017

♥ Emmeline Treillage and Francesca Label ♥

Have you seen the new Spellbinders Venise Lace line by Becca Feeken from Amazing Paper Grace? They are beautiful! Becca never fails to disappoint! Today, I combined both the Emmeline Treillage Dies and the Francesca Label Dies to make my card. Love these gorgeous dies!


I started with a piece of acrylic to form my card base. I then die cut the Emmeline Treillage dies from a piece of patterned paper from the KaiserCraft Mademoiselle Paper Pad. I then adhered it to the card front using some Tombow glue.


I then die cut the Francesca Labels from the same patterned paper and adhered them to the center of the background die. The sentiment is from the Beautiful Dreamer Stamp and Die set from the Vintage Elegance Collection by Amazing Paper Grace.      


Hope you have a great weekend!

hugs...


Friday, June 16, 2017

♥ Introducing the Venise Lace Collection Blog Hop ♥

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Hi there, welcome to the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team Blog Hop. Today we are introducing a new die collection by Becca Feeken called Venise Lace.  I'll list all of the creative team so that you don't miss a beat but don't forget, each of us will be giving away an Amazing Paper Grace die pulled from the comments left on each of the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team blogs - details at the bottom of my post.   We thought it would be awesome to introduce the dies along with samples to show what you can make.  So, without further ado let me talk about the two dies I get to introduce:

First up is Spellbinders S5-311 Emmeline Treillage by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace from the Venise Lace Collection.


I love this gorgeous die set! I couldn't make just one card with these dies. So I made 3. I could use it on every single card I make! Love that lacy design along with the floral inset. So pretty! This one was made with white cardstock.


This one with a greenish blue patterned paper.


And this one with a pink patterned paper. All the patterned papers are by DCWV. 




The second up is Spellbinders S4-789 Francesca Label by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace from the Venise Lace Collection.


Love the shape of these dies! They are perfect for layering on any type of card. They will look great whether they are vertical or horizontal!




Availability:
These dies are now in stock over at the Spellbinders website!

Prizes:
In the meantime, be sure you leave a comment on this post for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from the Vintage Elegance Collection.
There are five dies that are being given away. One name will be randomly picked from comments left on each of our five blogs on the APG Creative Team May Blog Hop post between June 13 and June 16, 2017 at midnight US CST and our international friends can participate!  The randomly selected names will be announced on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog on June 17th.

Up for grabs is an Amazing Paper Grace die of your choice from the Vintage Elegance Collection; there will be a total of five dies and a winner can win once among all five blogs.   If your name is selected, simply claim it within 2 weeks of announcement by sending your address through the form under the Contact Tab on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.  The dies will be mailed out by Becca, once she has received your winning info and choice.

More Eye Candy:
Visit Melissa (You are here!)  - keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com  to see her take on Emmeline Treillage and Franchesa Label.
Visit Kristi      - kristispapercreations.blogspot.com to see her take on Isabella Frame and Isadora Trinkets
Visit Teresa    - victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com to see her take on Victoriana Crest and Bella Claire Border
Visit Joanna   - joannakrog.blogspot.com to see her take on Cinch and Go Flowers II and Hemstitch Rectangles
Visit Anita      - craftingforever-anita.blogspot.com to see her take on Marchine Plume and Cinch and Go Flowers II
Visit Becca    -  amazingpapergrace.com/blog to see her take on Gossamer Knot Ensemble & Mini Card/Booklet Gift Box

Thanks so much for joining us for Introducing Venise Lace!
Leave a comment - tell us, which die is tugging at your heart?



hugs...


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

♥ Simon Says...Emboss It! ♥


Hello there! We have a brand new challenge starting today at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! This week we want you to...EMBOSS IT!


The Simon Says DT are showcasing products by WOW! I am using the Emerald City and Taffeta Pink Embossing Powders on my card. Love these colors!


I paired the embossing powders not with a stamp but a stencil. The  Circular Lace Stencil by Simon Says Stamp. I simply adhered the stencil onto some white cardstock using a few pieces of washi tape and then I carefully ran my embossing ink pad over the stencil and then added the powder. Easy Peasy! The sentiment is from the SSS Handlettered Encouragement Clear Stamp Set.


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 a great day!

hugs...


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

♥ Simon Says...Make it Masculine ♥


Hello there! There's a brand new challenge starting today at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! This week, it's all about the Boys! MAKE IT MASCULINE...is our theme!


The Simon Says DT are showcasing products by none other than Mr. Tim Holtz himself! I chose to make some cute little frames with my boys photos in them. These Mini Framed Panels are so fun and easy to use.


I first adhered some TH Etcetera paper to the panel after I distressed them a bit with some Distress Inks and Paper Distresser Tool. I then distressed the outer frames with various Distress Inks as well using the Mini Round Blending Tool.



I finished up the frames with some Ruler Pieces, Gadget Gears and Quote Chips.



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. 



Oh, and there is also a Masculine Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog as well! So you have 2 chances to win!! ;)
                                              

Hope you have a wonderful rest of your week!!

hugs...