Wednesday, June 27, 2012

♥Simon Says...Sporty and/or Patriotic!♥

Hi everyone! I hope you all are having a great week so far! My family and I are away on vacation in Lancaster,PA, Amish Country! Boy do I need this vacation too?! We are going to an Amusement Park called Dutch Wonderland, but our beautiful hotel actually has an indoor water park inside of it! So, I'm sure the kids won't want to leave it to go to the amusement park! (And neither will I probably!!) But we'll see! I'll post some pics when I get back!

 This week's super fun challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog is to create a card with a Sport or Patriotic theme. With the Summer Olympics starting soon and the 4th of July coming in the States, we figure this would get you all in the spirit!! Can't wait to see all of your inspiring creations!!

 This week the Simon Says DT is featuring products by Cuttlebug! I love my Cuttlebug Machine! So easy and convenient to use! I ran both the Swiss Dots and Folder Stars Embossing Folders through my Cuttlebug. The large multicolored star on the front is also by Cuttlebug. It is an old die that I had for quite some time.

 The papers are by Authentique from the Glory 6x6 Paper Pad. I also used lots of Liquid Pearls in White Opal.

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

Have a great day everyone!!

Friday, June 22, 2012

♥Card Patterns Sketch 170 - Neopolitan Style!♥

The current sketch over at Card Patterns is one of my all time faves! Love this one especially because it uses one of my favorite things lately...banners. I thought the Dear Lizzy, Neopolitan line would be perfect for this. And not to mention I have been wanting to use the Ephemera Flower forever!

 I also used some Prime trim, May Arts chevron ribbon, seam binding, twine, pearl and of course some Neopolitan papers and chipboard banner. Love the sweet colors.

 Here is the fabulous Card Patterns Sketch! (I turned it around)

 I hope you all are staying cool (or warm depending on where you are)! It has been hot, hot, hot here!! Can't breath outside, kinda hot! Thank God for the pool and air conditioning!!

 Have a great weekend! Oh, and I haven't forgotten about the giveaway! I'm still trying to figure out what to include it. ;)


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

♥ Simon Says...Anything but a Card! ♥

Oh, this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog is gonna be a great one!! We want to see Anything but a Card! So get that creative spark going! Can't wait to see what you all come up with for this one!!

♥ And just to let you know, the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog is moving to a new time! It will now go live at 9am Ohio time (Eastern, New York), 2pm UK time, 3pm CET :-) Entrants have until 1 hour before the next challenge starts to join in. ♥

This week the Simon Says DT is featuring products by 7 Gyspies and/or Maya Road. I chose to use some products by Maya Road. I made a Sewing Kit/Pin Cushion out of a Maya Road Tin. I used the one that the chipboard hearts come in, like THIS. Before I embellished it, I painted it with White Acrylic Paint.

 I also used a Vintage Wood Sewing Spool, a Wooden Mini Spool, a Crystal Star Trinket Pin and some adorable little chipboard pieces from the Sew Cute Mini Chipboard Set. All by Maya Road, of course! ;)

The Pin Cushion was made in minutes. Just stuff a little organza favor bag with some fiberfill, remove the bags strings and then hand sew or machine sew the bag closed. Then just hot glue it to the top of the tin! Now you have a little tin that you can keep your sewing needles, thread, little scissors, etc inside and it has it's own pin cushion right on top! If you make your own decorative stick pins, this would be perfect.

 I also used some Prima Song Bird Notecards similar to these on the top and inside of the tin. There is also some Prima and Webster's Pages trims, mini rose, glitter, large crystal, Floss and some stick pins made by the super talented Elise!

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

A FABULOUS Blog Hop to celebrate the launch on the new Simon Says Stamp Exclusives Dies starts today !! You will need to hop over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog to join in the FUN !! LOTS of fabulous prizes on offer !! :-)

And before I go, I want to say a BIG Congratulations to the new members of our DT! Stop by their blogs to welcome them too!!


Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Family girls!!

I will be back tomorrow with a new Giveaway!! Sorry for the delay!! :)

 Have a super fabulous day!!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

♥ JustRite Friday Challenge #075 ♥

Woo-Hoo! Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you are enjoying your day so far! It is beautiful here! The temperature is perfect. Next week though, it is supposed to be in the 90's and feel like 105 degrees! Jeepers! We're all gonna cook!

 The new challenge at the JustRite Inspiration Blog is a color challenge. Love these cool, summery colors together!

 I made a little set that includes a Birthday card and a Wooden Spool Photo Holder. I used the JustRite Fleur De Lis Labels Twenty Cling Set.

 I also used several different patterned papers from 3 different manufacturers as well as a stick pin by Elise, Liquid Pearls in White Opal, seam binding, chipboard heart, flowers and a button.

 For the Photo Holder, I painted a Maya Road Wooden Spool white, added the damask paper and then embellished it with the flowers, seam binding, stamped butterfly and tag. The pin for the photo is by Tim Holtz.

These would also make great place card holders for a birthday party as well. Instead of J'Adore in the middle you could right in the person's name.

 Have a wonderful day! ♥ I'll be back on Monday with another Giveaway!! ♥

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

♥JustRite Challenge #074 - Vintage Masculine♥

♥For today's Simon Says Post, please scroll down!♥

Happy Hump Day! Today is the last day of school for my little Antonio! He is officially a BIG boy now! A 1st Grader! ;) He is so excited! Kindergarten is for little kids, you know!! So glad to have him home all day with me now. At least for a couple of weeks anyway! In July he is enrolled in a Summer Reading Program in the school and then he has a week of Summer Bible School. So then in August it will be complete play time, swimming, playing with friends, BBQ'ing and all the fun stuff kids do! Can't wait!

 And with the start of summer comes Father's Day. Yikes! It's this Sunday!! Good thing I made a card for the current JustRite Friday Challenge! It's called Vintage Masculine. I used a fantastic Background stamp by JustRite called Vintage Map Collage. I stamped it in several different browns and blues onto some cream colored cardstock.

 I also used another fun stamp set by JustRite called "You are the Best". Love the fun ribbons in this one! I then finished off the card with some teal ribbon, papers by Bazzill Basics called "Wayfarer" and some screw brads.

 I hope you all have a fabulous night or day, depending on where you are!! ;)


♥ Simon Says...Joy's Summer Inspiration Board! ♥

This week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog we have something sure to get you in the Summer mood!! Our super fabulous and talented Joy's Summer Inspiration Board! (see below) Just wait until you see all of the fabulous photos and summer goodness you can be inspired by!! You can be inspired by the photos itself, the colors, whatever moves you!! I can't wait to see what you all come up with!! ;)

This week the Simon Says DT is featuring products by Hero Arts! For my card, I used a adorable stamp set by Hero Arts and Basic Grey called Picnic. It has so many cute summery images in it. I used the adorable mason jar that I filled with some strawberries, the refreshing drink image, the little bee and the stamped "Enjoy" all from the set.

 I also used some other products by Hero Arts. The adorable Little Clothespin and the assorted sizes of Accent Pearls. The papers are from the new line by October Afternoon called 9 to 5. Except, the green ruled paper behind the chipboard is by American Crafts, Neopolitan.

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

Here is the awesome Inspiration Board!

Have a super wonderful day!!