Wednesday, June 18, 2014

♥ Let's hang out ♥

It's HOT here!! 99 degrees yesterday and today is gonna be a scorcher too! Whew! Summer is definitely here a few days early! Starting today my son has half days of school until next Wednesday. Because of all the snow days they had this year, they are school longer to make them up. I can't wait for him to be home for Summer break!! I can't believe he is going into the 3rd grade already! It's so true when people say to enjoy your little ones because they grow up so quick! This picture feels like yesterday! :)

Today starts a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! This week's challenge is...
                                        "You Gotta Have Friends!" 

Friends are such an important part of our lives and we do need to cherish them. Lets make something especially for them and let them know how special they are to us.

This week the Simon Says DT are showcasing products by Art Impressions! I used the super cute Owl and Monkey Front and Back Mini Stamp Set. {It is not in stock at the moment but will be soon! There are some other cute AI Front and Back stamps in stock though! Check them out HERE!}I used the cute monkey from the set. Colored him in with some Distress Markers and then adhered the front and back of him inside a die cut circle on the card front.

I used the Woodland Branch Die and Tender Leaves Dies by Memory Box. I also used some Woodgrain Kraft Cardstock by Simon Says and the Wood patterned paper is from the Base Coat 12x12 Paper Pack by Kaiser. I finished it off with some White Pearls and Natural Twine.

Here is the back of the monkey! :)

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 you seen the new Simon Says Stamp Store Website?? It looks amazing! You can see it for yourself HERE! Happy Shopping!! :)

♥♥♥ Bonus Giveaway! ♥♥♥

In addition to our fabulous Simon Says Stamp Gift Voucher, Art Impressions Stamps is offering a wonderful prize opportunity for those who participate in the challenge! To enter, simply link up your creation (like you usually do) and then use the Rafflecopter Widget to enter to win! Only those who participate in the challenge will be eligible to win the prizes from Art Impressions Stamps.

Good luck everyone and have fun!!



Jingle said...

This is so cute! That monkey is just adorable!

Teresa Kline said...

hi Melissa! this is the cutest card, I luv everything about it...super! your son is precious!

sparkle & shine *~*

Stephanie Leykauf said...

What a great picture of your little sweetie!! Time does fly, doesn't it? Love the woodgrain design and your little monkey peeking out is too cute!

Simon Says Stamp!

Lin said...

Your baby is darling - look at those sparkling eyes! Yep, they grow up fast! (My first will be 40 on his next birthday!!)

Love this cute monkey card, too, Melissa; the wood-grain paper is perfect with him!

Lorraine A said...

aww ,, super cute card Melissa :-) I love the little monkey in the tree, totally adorable :-)

very cute piccy of your son too,, yes,,, they do grow up so quickly ,,, here I am in Rome visiting my 20yr old daughter !! where did those years go ?!!

Lols x x x

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Melissa, I love your design and papers - your branch and the little cute monkey is fabulous.

A fabulous picture of you son but isn't it frightening how time flies by!!!

Heather xx

Donna said...

Cute, cute card and your son is adorable!

Donna said...

Cute, cute card and your son is adorable!

Glòria Vivas said...

Super divertido tu amigo Melissa! Bonita tarjeta...

zunaira mehar said...

Im a smaller ring kind of girl. Plus, I harm myself with my rings repeatedly. I used to wear a marquee cut diamond and managed to scratch my face pretty badly by using it. I scraped the kids with it repeatedly, too. The wedding ring husband gifted me for our Birthday was picked because of its settings being much less dangerous.
Cardsharing Server