Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Lila's Heart - Sending My Love

The newest release of fun stamps and dies from Simon Says Stamp is "Falling for You." So many fun and practical dies and images including this adorable set, designed by Shari Carroll, featuring Jennifer McGuire's daughter, Lila.  "Lila's Heart." The set has 16 images including balloons (solid, open and dotted) 2 "Lila's" and eight all occasion sentiments.

Inspiration for this little card comes from an image my son screen printed on a tee shirt for a friend. Originally a street art piece from Bansky, (famous Graffiti artist) "Girl with Balloon" was painted on a London wall.  No deep interpretation on my part for my card here, just in my thoughts as I pictured my Lila here releasing her balloon of "sending love."

Using MFT Dienamics "Flat Bottom Clouds" to form the Shaker part of the card.  I filled it with sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and Simon Says Stamp "Assorted Moonshine."

Copics for simple coloring, glossy accents and Wink of Stella to bling up my balloon. Simon Says Stamp, Cotton Candy card stock for my greeting.

From pictures and the occasional video I've seen of Lila, she is adorable, very happy and playful and I bet she likes balloons, too!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Bold Blooms, Thanks and On Trend

This month has the ZOOMIES! Lots of paper fun projects for this month has kept me from sitting still long enough to load them up!  Lots of metallic going on in the studio since unpacking the Royal Sovereign laminator (found mine on Amazon).

That and this very cool paper was the inspiration for another cheerful "Thanks" card. This Bold Blooms set by Ellen Hutson LLC and designed by Julie Ebersole is just so pretty cut out of anything!

Here it is combined with the My Mind's Eye, "On Trend" papers and my Gold laminated "thanks" die.

Get yourself over to Ellen Hutson LLC 's website tonight & refresh your computer until Ellen's new Springtime 2015 release is live and ready to order. Julie is sure to not disappoint and will have lots of fun new crafty things for us to swoon over!

Cheers to Spring!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Fun and Festive Thank You - Winnie and Walter

Some cards look like a party and this is one of them! Attended a LOFT RETREAT with Jenn Shurkus and we created this design using Winnie and Walter's, The Big, The Bold, The Party stamp set. I purchased Winnie and Walter's, "Big, Bold, You," set and created this fun and festive card keeping Jenn's design in mind.  

I used a stencil to create the multicolored dot background and the simply wonderful "thanks" die cut from Simon Says Stamp for my accent sentiment piece.  I actually die cut my thanks word 4 times, gluing and stacking it on top of each other to create the thickness I wanted to pop it above my sentiment. Cut off the "S" on the "thanks" die cut and placed it above my sentiment which was stamped in Versafine, Onyx Black.  Used a sparkly glitter over dots to give it the party glitz! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Big Bold You - WinnieandWalter

Love the BIG and BOLD sentiments in this set by Winnie and Walter! A fun technique from Jenn Shurkus  that we used at the LoftART Retreat this past weekend. Hard to believe that in just eleven hours and 3 planes you can be from one coast to the other and 48 hours later, fly back again! Whew! It was an amazing time with many incredible women in one place!  Tonight my husband needed a thank you card and I put our distress watercolor background to work.

Every Saturday morning from September to the end of April my husband joins a group of men for BSF (Bible Study Fellowship). It's dedication and commitment and has been a blessing to our entire family. So a little "thanks" to those who lead.

It's that time of year where we are thanking teachers, friends, and others that bring a special joy to our lives and make life easier.  This is a great set with so many words that it makes it easy to custom many greetings of thanks, and congratulations.   It's available here: from Simon Says Stamp.

Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean and Broken China make up the combination for my background. Spritzed water and smushed my Tim Holtz watercolor paper around to get the effect I was happy with. Added some sequins and a little Stickles for the finish. Attached it to a 110 lb white card stock.

Super easy and fun technique that has a new look every time!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Front and center with this adorable elephant from WPLUS9 DESIGN STUDIO.  Animals are just the thing this week at the Simon Says Stamp blog for the MONDAY Challenge, here:

The sentiment must have been "made" for me as I am always late for birthday's. Thankfully, everyone in our family is pretty forgiving about not receiving a gift or card on their exact birthday! Whew!

I used one of three elephants in this WPLUS9 set, available here through SimonSaysStamp.

Using Copic markers #W0, W1, W3, R11, R20 I colored my elephant. Distress inks for my background. The bright colors of Lawn Fawn's Beachside for the balloon and clear embossing powder for my sentiment made this a fairly clean and simple design, but what I really, really LOVE is the Little B tape in a black and white stripe on the bottom that is a super tiny width of 3mm size.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Thank you too, for your sweet comments that make me smile!  

Go grab an animal stamp and make a fun card the the SimonSaysStamp Monday Challenge!  

Monday, March 16, 2015

You Make My Tail Wag - My Favorite Things

So many very fun dog and kitty images with the new MFT release. I chose this one from many on my want list!

This week's My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge is this:

My offering was using this chunky pup fitting nicely on this cute little sofa!  

Love all the fun images in this set to include the dog paws in 3 different sizes, a hydrant, dog dish, a bone, dog house, four different fun sentiments and 3 dogs and another dog image with a front and back view.  

There is still time to "whip" something up!  Go here:  

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Furry Friends by AveryElle GIVEAWAY!

Besides loving to create cards and play the flute, I love Silky Terriers! They are just the perfect combination of feisty and fun, silly and lovable and think they are a big dog even though they are in a small body. And, they have hair, like people hair, so they don't shed seasonally. We love showing them in dog shows and breeding them very occasionally.  So when I saw this set by AveryElle that had a more shaggy look to the pup image, I was smitten.

Here's my card:

and then I couldn't resist making this card for the AveryElle "AEIheartU" March Challenge (stripes)

This kitty looks like she is one to be obeyed!

I loved this Furry Friends set by AveryElle so much that I purchased it twice! No worries, it makes for a super fun GIVEAWAY on the blog today! I've never been all exercised over having a bazillion Facebook or Blog followers but, that's the quick way to enter my giveaway for this adorable set!

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