Wednesday, March 27, 2013

♥ Simon Says...Anything Goes! ♥

♥ Happy Birthday to my sweet sister Stacey!! I hope you have a super fabulous day! Miss you! And Happy Birthday to the BEST Mom in the world tomorrow! Love you both so very much! ♥

Hi there bloggy friends!! It's time for another 'Anything Goes' challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog! As long as it involves some type of paper crafting, we want to see it!

This week the Simon Says DT are showcasing products by either Mama Elephant or Avery Elle! I chose this sweet set by Mama Elephant called "Cup of Wishes". Love all of the cute little tea bags in this set!

I also used the new Spellbinders Bracket Borders One Borderabilities Dies! They are so fun to use and the possibilities are endless!

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 wonderful day! And also have a very Blessed and wonderful Easter!!


Monday, March 25, 2013

♥ Spring is here... ♥

...well, not exactly! It is snowing actually! But I know Spring is peaking it's head right around the corner! I just know it!! I hope so, anyway! :) But since it is snowing, we are taking advantage of it and we are off to Vermont to get some last minute skiing in! Will have some pics when I get back on Saturday!

Speaking of Spring, here is a card I made using a Spring Printable from Crafty Secrets. Love the pretty and adorable images in this set!

The Butterflies are from the Springtime Love Digital Stamp Set. Love how you can mix and match so many Crafty Secrets products together! The card base is made from Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles Dies.

Have you seen the new Sewing Printables and Stamps coming out by Crafty Secrets?? You can see them HERE! I think I died and went to heaven!! Love! Love! Love!! I will have a sample for you next Monday as well as the New April Linky Party!

Have a great week!


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

♥ Make it Pop! ♥

♥♥ For today's Simon Says Stamp Post, please scroll down! Thank you! ♥♥

When I saw the current challenge at the JustRite Inspiration Blog, I knew I had to make something for it! It is to "Make it Pop" and also make it a Birthday card. (Happy Belated Birthday Sheri!) I love using dimensional adhesives on my cards to make them "pop". So I broke out one of my favorite Go To Stamps of all time, Fleur De Lis Labels Twenty by JustRite. Love this beautiful and versatile set! I placed some foam dots behind the labels and butterflies to make them come off the card a bit

I paired the stamps with some gorgeous shabby papers from the Iralamija Etsy Shop. I also used some Spellbinders Labels Twenty Dies, a Prima Crystal Heart and some White Opal Liquid Pearls.

You still have a few hours left to join the JustRite "Make it Pop" Challenge!

Have a wonderful night!!

♥ Simon Says...Easter/Spring ♥

Hi there blog friends! Today starts a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog! This time we want to see your Easter and/or Spring creations! Can't wait to see all of the pretty pastels and cute images!!

This week the Simon Says DT are showcasing products by Memory Box. Love their amazing dies and stamps! I chose this beautiful Dogwood Branch Stamp and these cute butterfly dies called Isabella and Pippi.

I stamped the Dogwood flower and branch onto a piece of vellum and then softly colored it in with some Pastel Chalks and then added a Small Liquid Pearl in the center. The wood grain paper is from the Crate Paper DIY Shop 6x6 Paper Pad and the 2 pastel papers are from the Carta Bella So Noted 6x6 Paper Pad. I finished off the card with some light green satin ribbon, paper doily and a Prima Crystal Heart.
♥ ETA: I forgot to mention that the "Welcome Spring" sentiment is from the C.C. Designs Eggstra Special Stamp set! ♥

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 sweet day!


Sunday, March 17, 2013

♥ Easter Egg Wraps ♥

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! I hope you all are enjoying your Sunday!! I can't believe Easter Sunday is only 2 weeks away! My kids are ready for the Easter bunny to come hopping along! My oldest son can't wait to have an Easter Egg hunt. He loves finding the eggs even more than what's inside of them! And now my 2 year old will be in on the hunt! This shall be interesting!! ;) Speaking of are some Easter Egg Wraps I made with some Crafty Secrets goodies!

For this first one, I used 2 different Digi Stamp Sets by Crafty Secrets, Bunny Hop and Spring Bunnies. For all of the egg wrap bases I used papers from the Radiant Paper Collection. I just cut a strip of paper and glued the ends together to form a "stand" for the eggs.

This next one also uses Bunny Hop and Spring Bunnies.

And finally, this last one uses one of the smaller eggs from the Victorian Floral Easter Eggs Set. (Love this set!!)

These would make great place card settings for your Easter Table too! Just add their name along the bottom or add an extra tag with the name on it.

♥ I would love to enter these into the following wonderful challenges! ♥

~ My Time to Craft! ~ Bunnies
~ Crafty Calender ~ Easter Egg-stravagansa!
~ The Crafty Bloggers Network ~ Spring or Pastel
~ Crafty Sentiments Designs ~ Hello Spring

Well, I'm off to get the kiddos to bed! Have a great week everyone!