Wednesday, August 1, 2012

♥ Simon Says...Kristina's Inspiration ♥

This week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog we have a super fun challenge for you!! It is a sweet color inspiration photo! That sweet kitty is Mannie and he belongs to the super sweet and talented Kristina Werner! Kristina is the person who puts together the wonderful Simon Says Stamp Monthly Card Kits as well as designed stamp sets that can be purchased through the card kit and also in the store separately. Just recently she has also designed exclusive dies that are just awesome! The Simon Says DT shared many creations using these dies in last weeks challenge!

We want you to use the main colors of black and white with a splash of accent colors. (seen at the bottom of the photo) I can't wait to see what you all come up with!!

This week the Simon Says DT is featuring products by Basic Grey! For my card, I chose this fabulous clear stamp set by Basic Grey and Hero Arts called Guest Check. Love this fun set!!

 I also used some wonderful BG paper from the Clippings Snippets 4x6 Paper Pad.

 I finished it off with some Hero Arts Accent Pearl Hearts, trims and seam binding, a white rose and some glitter.

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!

And lastly, there is also a Anything Goes Children's Challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog as well!

The challenge is for children the ages of 2-16 years old. 2 winners will receive a wonderful Junior Stamper Kit!!

My 6 year old son, Antonio, made a special little parrot for the challenge. He traced his hands onto some cardstock, cut them out and used them as the feathers. Very creative, I think! He thought of it all his own too!

So get your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews into the craft room and let them have some fun too! And they could win a very special prize!!

Have a wonderful day!


Jingle said...

Very cute card!

Lin said...

Love how you added the little rose and that gorgeous lace edging to these elements! So unexpected!

Lisa Carroll said...

Gorgeous, as always, Melissa! Still soft and romantic, even with that bold black... just so striking! Love it!

And Antonio - you have such a gift! WOW... to come up with that idea all on your own, and then to put it all together so perfectly?? You are SO talented! This is AMAZING! Great, great job... way to go! :)

Sonia said...

Fabulous card Melissa, but your little man Antonio is more creative than you;)
Big hug,

Sarah J Moerman said...

Beautiful card! Love all the details, Melissa!

Love this fabulous bird too! What a great idea to use your hands for the wings/feathers, Antonio

Marcea said...

fantastic details - love it!!! x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Melissa, love all the details and Antonio's Parrot is fabulous.

Heather said...

WOW Antonia what a fabulous creation.
It is so clever how you have cut your feathers and I love those googly eyes!!

Your card is stunning Melissa, so many beautiful details, I love the
'$1 per Hug' sentiment!!

Heather xx

Joy said...

Well this is just beautiful Melissa, all those added elements to your card just makes it pop off the page...hugs

cheiron said...

Love all the layers and elements, so fabulous! And I love Antonio's project...great work!

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Wow, way cool card Melissa! I love all of the embellishments & interesting and beautiful. Dear sweet, Antonio..what a lovely piece!! I love the wiggly eyes and the bright colors :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love all the faux ephemera on your card, and Antonio's parrot is fabulous. Blessings!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards :-) I love the bright cheerful parrot ,, what a fab idea to make the feathers using a handprint!! very clever and creative Antonio :-)

Love your card too Melissa :-) Fabulous :-)

Lols x x x

Marília Lopes said...

Loveeee the card!!!
And I loved the parrot that Antonio did, put a smile on my face.

Lorraine A said...

thanks for linking Antonio's parrot :-)

Lols x x x

Marlena M. said...

Antonio, love the bird!(from Amanda) :)

Marlena M. said...

What a cool bird !!! (from Shelby)

Marlena M. said...

awesome card very creative!(from mallory)

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Melissa, so many fab elements and I love Antonio's little parrot :)
Thanks for being our special guest designer Antonio
hugs Mandy xx