Sunday, July 29, 2012

♥ Wishing Well 3-D Kit ♥

Happy Sunday everyone! Today I am honored to be Guest Designing for a wonderful online store called "Make it Crafty". They have the most amazing 3-D Chipboard Kits and Embellishments and the cutest rubber and digital stamps! There is even a character digi stamp named Melissa!  Check out this amazing store HERE!

I made this super FUN and super EASY Chipboard Wishing Well. The details on it are just amazing! And even though it looks very delicate it is super strong!

I had so much fun putting it together. It would make a great decor piece for a little girls bedroom or great centerpieces for a Wedding or special event! I am going to put a little battery operated tea light in the bottom and just display it on a table. It is a perfect summer decoration!

You can see how I made it on the Make it Crafty Inspiration Blog, HERE! Stop by, leave a comment and say hi! I may just pick someone out of all the comments to send a little something to!! ;)

Thanks again to Zoe and Tracy for having me!!

 Have a blessed Sunday!


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

♥ JustRite Friday Challenge #077 ♥

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I cannot believe it is almost August! Where is the summer going?? My 6 year old son, Antonio, is about to finish his Summer Reading Program at school next Monday and last week he finished Vacation Bible School. He didn't complain once about getting up early and going to either. We are just so proud of him! What a special little boy! So as promised, he has the entire month of August off and he gets to do whatever he wants! (Not that he doesn't all the time, anyway! ;)

On Monday, the last day of his Reading Program, they will be having an ice cream party and all the kids will be given awards. So for being such a good boy, I am going to give him a special little present from Mommy and Daddy. I decided to decorate a plain white bag with a tag and his own little award from us.

The tag was made using JustRite's "You're the Best" Cling Set. Love this fun little set! The tag itself was made with the Spellbinders Labels Twenty Dies.

 I was inspired to make the tag by the current Friday Challenge at the JustRite Inspiration Blog, "Tag You're It!"

And finally, my last Blog Giveaway Winner was Marisol Gaborow. I emailed her yesterday and she just responded. Congratulations Marisol! I will get your goodies in the mail tomorrow!

 My next giveaway will be up soon! ;) Have a great night!

♥ Simon Says... Anything Goes! ♥

It's that time again!! Anything Goes at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!! As long as it is some type of paper crafting, we want to see it!!

This challenge is extra special for the Simon Says DT because this week we are featuring Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Dies!! And they are all FABULOUS! For my card, I chose the Hexagon Border Die. Hexagons are so hot right now. I ran a Simple Stories 4x6 Memorabilia Pocket through the Cuttlebug along with the Hexagon Border Die. (Those Pocket cards are very thick and that die cut through it like it was nothing!!) I then adhered some pink and green cardstock on the back of the pocket card behind the hexagons. See the cute little flower on the pink heart? I made it from the punched hexagons! ;)

 I also used a Simon Says Stamp Clear Stamp Set called "Beautiful Words". Love this stamp set!!

 I finished it off with some White Opal Liquid Pearls, Pink and White Baker's Twine and some trim.

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 super sweet day!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

♥Cards for Maddy and Melanie Card Drive♥

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Happy Sunday everyone! It is rare that I am on here on a Sunday! But this is for an extra special reason! The Simon Says Stamp Family is currently hosting a Card Drive for 2 very special young and beautiful ladies! 13 year old Maddy was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia earlier this year. She will be undergoing chemotherapy treatment for the next six months. And then will receive a stem cell transplant from her fifteen year old sister Melanie.

 All of us at Simon are so blessed to hear a tiny bit of this family's story and would love for you all to join us in a request for encouraging, happy cards! Please make a personalized card of encouragement and support for Maddy and/or Melanie and mail it to:

Simon Says Stamp
Attn: Cards for M&M
44 Lazelle Rd
Columbus, OH 43235
*We will be collecting cards from Friday, July 13th 2012 to Friday, August 3rd 2012.

 You can see the entire post about these wonderful girls and their extra special family HERE.

 Thank you so very much in advance! It would really make their day and cheer them up!

 Have a wonderful and blessed week!!


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

♥ Simon Says... Dawny's Sketch! ♥

Happy Wednesday everyone!! You know what that means!! A new and FUN challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog! This week, we have an amazing sketch by our super talented Dawny! (See Sketch Below) It is so versatile! You can flip it around or use any type shapes, they don't have to be exactly like the sketch, just as long as you follow the basics of it! But the one requirement is that you HAVE FUN!!

 This week the Simon Says DT are featuring stamps and/or dies by My Favorite Things. For my card, I used the Polka Dot Greetings Die and Stamp Set. (But actually only used the stamp from it.) I also used the Flower and Leaf Trio Die-Namics. At first, I was going to layer the flowers but then decided to use only 1 layer for each to better match the flowers on the paper. I added some White Opal Liquid Pearls to the centers.

 The beautiful papers are from the Simple Stories Fabulous 6x6 Paper Pad. Love all the bright summery colors in this line!

Here is the fabulous sketch!!

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!

Hubby and I are off to the airport to pick up my sister and brother-in-law! Woo-Hoo! We are all so excited!! Have a wonderful day!!