Wednesday, July 31, 2013

♥ I Count Myself Lucky... ♥ be on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge DT! :) I really do! What a fabulous group of talented and sweet people! And we always have amazing challenges along with an even more amazing prize, every week! This week's challenge is every one's fave...Anything Goes!

This week the Simon Says DT are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp Exclusives! You don't have to use them on your creation, but if you have any, of course, we would love to see them! I used the August Card Kit for my card. This kit is one of my faves so far! Love the adorable stamp set, fun papers and the gorgeous colors! You can see other cards I made with this kit HERE.

I also used these amazing Simon Says Butterfly Dies called Leanna Butterfly and Chrissy Butterfly (solid). I also used some twine and Hero Arts Pearls. Do you see that pink paper in the background? It is cardstock that I embossed with the Simon Says Moroccan Stencil that comes with the kit and is also sold separately as well. I ran it through my Grand Calibur Machine and was surprised to see it actually embossed the paper! Very cool!  

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!

Have a colorful day!


Monday, July 29, 2013

♥ Haute Couture ♥

Hi there!! How was your weekend? Great, I hope! Just stopping in with a card I made with some of the new Printable papers by Crafty Secrets. Love that cute green Pastel Chenille paper. That set also comes with a really sweet pastel quilt paper that would be perfect for a baby card.

I also used a pink Damask paper from the Classic Damask Pink/Scene Paper Set. I made a little paper ribbon loop from the Pink Rosebuds Paper Set as well. The button card is from the Button Up Digital Stamp Set. And the "Material Girl" is from the Set by the same name.

Don't forget next Monday, August 5th, will be the August Linky Party and DT challenge on the Crafty Secrets Blog! Your chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the Crafty Vintage Girl Store! I will also be back here with a fun tutorial using a Tequila Bottle!! ;)

 Have a wonderful day!


Thursday, July 25, 2013

♥ Happiness Enclosed ♥

Have you seen the August Card Kit by Simon Says Stamp? Oh my! Such gorgeous papers, awesome stamps and fun embellies!! I especially love the Simon Says Moroccan Stencil that comes with the kit!

Here are just 3 of the cards I made using this amazing kit! I used the pretty Maya Road burlap flower that also comes with the kit.

Love those pretty papers!! Especially the mini ticket paper, which I cut 1 of them out and adhered it to the flower.

On my 2nd card, I used one of the fun sentiments from the stamp set. How fun is that sentiment?? Just perfect to send to one of you from me!! ;)

I added an extra little piece of burlap lying around and the pearls.

And for my 3rd card,  I used the little Scalloped Edge Notecard that comes in the kit and made it in to a gift card holder. I simply glued the sides together to form a pocket.

Isn't that decorated badge fun??!!

Don't forget to join in on the fun over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! This week's theme is Summer Food and/or Drink!

Have a great day!!



Wednesday, July 24, 2013

♥ JustRite Guest Designer ~ Day 3! ♥

♥My 2nd Post of the Day! For today's Simon Says Post, please scroll down! Thank U♥

Today is my final day as JustRite's Guest Designer. :( I had a lot of fun though creating with their awesome stamps and dies! Have you seen their new Christmas Stamps and Dies that has just been released! I just got my order the other day! I plan on creating something Christmas-sy in my near future!! :)

Just want to show you another sneaky pic! To see the full card, please visit the JustRite Inspiration Blog! Leave me some lovin' there too! I would really appreciate it! ;)

I used the oh, so fabulous! Celebration Labels One & Bracket One Set! Goes perfect with the A2 Bracket Borders One Dies from Spellbinders!!

Thank you again Kellie, Angela and the rest of the JustRite DT!! I had a blast!!

Have a great day/night!


♥ Mason Jar filled with Lemonade! ♥

Sounds like a yummy drink for Summer to me! I'll take 2! This week's super fun challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog is Summer Food and/or Drink!

This week the Simon Says DT are showcasing products by Hero Arts! As soon as I saw the Love Jar Clear Stamp set, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. And then after I saw Joy's Inspiration Board, with the cute pic of the mason jars with lemonade, it only reassured me! (Have you seen my teammie Lin's card too!? We both had the same idea!! :)

I used some sweet papers from the Fancy Pants Hopscotch 12x12 Paper pad. I stamped the mason jar onto a piece of Vellum with Black Staz-On. I then added a piece of yellow paper from the FP pad behind the jar as well as a vintage teal and white straw by Simon Says.

I finished up the card, with some seam binding, Hero Arts White Pearls a white paper doily.

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!

Here is the super yummy Inspiration Board for you!!

I'll be back tomorrow with some fun cards using the August Card Kit by Simon Says Stamp!! I think, my fave kit so far!!

Have a great day!


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

♥ JustRite Guest Designer ~ Day 2! ♥

Hi there everyone! Just stopping in with a couple of sneaky pics of my card today for JustRite! I have been asked to once again Guest Design for them and I am thrilled to be doing it!! :)

I used the gorgeous stamp set called Birthday Vintage Labels Four. It was from their May 2013 Release. Such a gorgeous set!!

Don't forget to stop by the JustRite Inspiration Blog to see the full card! Would love it if you left me some love over there too! ;)

big hugs to you all...

Monday, July 22, 2013

♥ JustRite Guest Designer ~ DAY 1! ♥

Hi there everyone!! I hope you all had a super lovely weekend! This week I am Guest Designing again for JustRite Papercraft! And I am thrilled about it!! I love JustRite stamps and Dies! The BEST stamp company out there, in my opinion!! (And many others too, I'm sure!) Love their gorgeous stamps and how so many of the stamp sets are interchangeable! And not to mention, how well they work with Spellbinders Dies!

Here is a sneaky peek of today's card! To see the full card and all of the details, please visit the JustRite Inspiration Blog!

I used the JustRite stamp set called Chicken Soup Labels Four. So cute!

I am also thrilled that Kellie Fortin put 3 of my cards in their 2013 JustRite Papercraft Summer Catalog!! Thank you so much Kellie!! Such an honor for me!!

Have a sweet day!


Friday, July 19, 2013

♥ With all my heart ♥

Woo-Hoo! It's TGIF!! I hope you all have fun plans for the weekend!! Ours is full of great things...go to the movies to see Turbo...swimming...BBQ'ing...walk the Boardwalk...chillin'! My kind of weekend! Just fun things to do!! I had a photo session with my little one today out by the pool. His 3rd birthday is August 28th and I needed a pic for his B'day invite. I can't believe my baby will be 3!!

I saw this week's Psalm over at the Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog and thought I would play along! So lovely! I printed it out onto a shabby Photo Frame. Both the photo frame and the gorgeous paper is by Iralamija on Etsy! She has the most gorgeous printables!!

I finished up the card with some seam binding, pearls, lace flower, punched heart and a stick pin.

Have a wonderful weekend!! It is SUPER HOT here!!