Wednesday, February 12, 2014

♥ Simon Says...Get Krafty ♥

Hi there everyone! It's that time again...time for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! This week we want you to get "Krafty"! We want to see kraft cardstock or "kraft" color on your cards!
This week the Simon Says DT are showcasing products by Memory Box! I chose the cute Hugs and Kisses Die and the Filled With Love Stamp for my card. That die is so sweet with all of the X's and O's and little hearts. And since they die cut separately, you can arrange them any way you like! And the stamp is perfect too. It is a wooden stamp and in addition to the sentiment, there is a little heart stamp on the end of the stamp itself. So cute!

I also used some kraft cardstock called Desert Storm by Neenah, some mini clear sequins, Large Heart Dies by Simon Says Stamp, some May Arts Natural Twine,  Burlap,  white lace and a Maya Road Natural Wood Button.

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!

Before I go, I want to introduce you to the newest member of our family! Portia!

A week ago, my husband and our 7 yr old went to Pet Smart to buy some fish food. While they were there, Antonio wanted to go and see the cats. Right before they got there, Portia was brought in by her foster mom to be put up for adoption. Immediately a bond was formed between the 2 of them. Well, all last week, my kids and myself included, kept asking (bothering!) my husband to go and get the kitten. He kept saying no! Well, little did we know my super sweet husband went back to Pet Smart that day (he told me he was going to the gym!) and filled out the adoption papers! There were 5 other people after us who filed the papers for her, as well, just that day alone! Luckily, we were able to bring her home on Sunday! She is almost 4 months old and the most lovable and friendly kitten/cat I have ever seen! She is unbelievable! She is a beautiful taupe color and pure white, super soft and has a bushy tail like a squirrel! I finally have another girl in the house besides me! ;) Here they are getting to hold her for the first time. Life is good! ♥

Have a sweet day!



CathyinMN said...

Congratulations on the new addition to your family! That card is very cute. Love the kraft paper with the burlap.

Lorraine A said...

aww what a cute kitten !! she is adorable and you can see the kids love her already,, look how happy they are :-) your hubby is a sweetheart :-)

Gorgeous card Melissa :-) the falling hugs kisses and hearts are lovely ,,, your hubby definitely deserves to be showered with love :-)

Lols x x x

Lin said...

What a happy story, Melissa - Portia is darling!

As is your card - love every bit of it!

Laura Sterckx said...

Fabulous card, Melissa! I love all the "xo's"! So pretty! Btw, Portia is ADORABLE!!!

Michelle Reed said...

What a stunning card! And your kitty's not so bad herself!LOL
Love the falling hearts on your site--very fun.

Kelly Massman said...

What a beautiful card and kitty! TFS!

Jingle said...

This is super cute! Love the teal and red!

Emily Leiphart said...

What a beautiful design, Melissa! I love all those Xs and Os across the card. Portia is absolutely adorable! Look how happy the boys are!!

Heather said...

What a beautiful kitten is Portia, I love her marking and the expressions of the boys is just delightful - I hope you're all enjoying eachother!!
A beautiful card Melissa, I love all your gorgeous detaining!!!

Heather xx

Teresa Kline said...

sweet card, luv the lace and hearts...I am soooo happy to be able to join you gals at SSS this month!

sparkle & shine *~*

cheiron said...

Gorgeous mix of colored die cuts Melissa. And congrats on your new arrival. Adopted animals are the best and your kids look so happy!

debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful card, love the kisses up the page and the lovely fabric border. Cute addition to the family

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Super fun Valentine/Love card! I love the colors you used to pop against the kraft paper :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm swooning over your adorable heart hugs and kisses on kraft, Melissa!! But Portia did outshine your card, sorry!! She is adorable and the picture of the boys' faces is priceless! Your Mister is a keeper!! Happy Valentine's Day! Hugs, Darnell

PetraB said...

Congratulations to your new family member! It looks adorable. And your card is so sweet.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Hello my friend ... hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day! Your card is awesome ... LOVE all the texture! You are always so creative!
Your new kitty is precious! Enjoy!

Linda said...

fabulous card with all that wonderful "love" confetti!! best of luck with your super sweet kitty.