Sunday, April 23, 2017

sunday stamps-so very kind of you

I have used the sketch from atlantic sketches and paired it with the yummy lemony colors from this weeks sunday stamps challenge! I hope you are playing along with us every other week, we alternate the challenge between colors and a sketch...lots of fun! I have used the gorgeous stamp set from the stamp market for my card today and made it a 4 bar sized card, so you can see how perfectly the flower fits on this size card...I luv the sweet size. I have created several other 4 bar sized cards, scroll my blog to see the others. To achieve the size I cut a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 card stock to 3 1/2 x 9 3/4 and then score on the long side at 4 7/8....I like the taller sized cards...so, so cute!

words with meaning - the road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places.

atlantic hearts sketch: sketch/#208
sunday stamps: colors/ssc151



Saturday, April 22, 2017

create in me a new heart


created this super cute card with the simon says stamp may card kit, you can get yours here. To insure you get a card kit every month, sign up for the monthly subscription here. The kit this month as a couple of sheets of acetate images, words, and letters. I knew I wanted to create a 4 bar sized card and the sweet sentiment/image piece was the perfect size for a 4 bar sized card. To achieve the size I cut a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 card stock to 3 1/2 x 9 3/4 and then score on the long side at 4 7/8....I like the taller sized cards...so, so cute! Super simple,. I then added a few pieces of the designer paper included in the kit, some white twine and enamel dots.

Also, don't forget about the simon says create event in columbus ohio next weekend...if you live near by and want to shop, participate in make and takes, or even socialize...stop by and see everyone! Click on image below to get the deets.


words with meaning - never suppress a generous thought!

cas(e) this sketch: sketch/cts218...turned
simon says stamp: card kit gallery(may)



Wednesday, April 19, 2017

simon says stamp/flowers-it's a beautiful day to start

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Hello and welcome to this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge, we are challenging you to spring flowers and/or showers. The design team is using products from primaDon't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 voucher...wooohooo....now that is worth playing for!



hello friends, I am playing along with the gorgeous inspiration photo by fusion this week...I adore the beautiful red and fuchsia flowers against the ole' grey truck. I was inspired to create my card in the same fashion. I have used a distressed polka dotted stamp from prima for the background and then I sponged with altenew grey's over top. The tag is also from prima and I have used a combination of reds and pink inks from altenew to achieve the look. I added a pink fresh studio sticker sentiment. The off white flower was also sponged with ink...so cute. I have used taylored expressions felt and a simon says stamp leaf die for the flower leaf. A super fun card to create, I cannot wait to see how you are inspired.

words with meaning - leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better.

fusion: truck bouquet





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Monday, April 17, 2017

mojo monday/mojo493-happy hello


Another sweet 4 bar sized card, these are fun to make especially if you are using smaller die cute, and embellishments. To achieve the size I cut a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 card stock to 3 1/2 x 9 3/4 and then score on the long side at 4 7/8....I like the taller sized cards...so, so cute!  purchased 4bar envelopes from the paper source, you can see them here. The sentiment is from concord and 9th, it is called happy words. I embossed the white piece of card stock, but it is hard to see, it was made to represent the white baby's breath in the inspiration photo. Hope you have a wonderful week!

words with meaning - optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other.

card concept: inspiration/cc71
mojo monday: sketch/mojo493



Saturday, April 15, 2017

hello-you're in my thoughts


I am playing along with a couple of fun challenges, the color throwdown has spring colors to work with and the freshly made sketches has a super fun sketch to use! I have used a stamp from the stamp market, have I told you how much I luv their stamps? Well, I do...they are stunning designs and super cool sentiments and fonts! I have used the hello stamp set and bundle for my card today...luv the flowers! I used tim holtz distress inks and a little stickles on top of the flowers...super sweet! Hope you are having a wonderful and long easter weekend! 

words with meaning - "we all die. the goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will."
                                                                                                          ~ chuck palahnuik

color throwdown: colors/ctd438
freshly made sketches: sketch/fm283



Wednesday, April 12, 2017

simon says stamp/spring colors-happy day

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Hello and welcome to this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge, we are challenging you to a color/mood board...see below. I was drawn to the flowers and colors for my card. The design team is spotlighting products from lawn fawnDon't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 voucher...wooohooo....now that is worth playing for!



I have used a 4bar sized card, this is a sweet little sized card,but of course I still want the top layer to flip up. To achieve the 4bar size card I cut a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 piece os simon says stamp 120lb card stock at 3 1/2 x 9 3/4 and score on 4 7/8. I have watercolored the cute flowers with ,my zig clean color brush markers and then went over with the pastel pink crafter's companion sparkle pen. I stamped the dots using a polka dotted strip stamp from the deck the halls set. Super cute card and size, I can't wait to see what you create! 

words with meaning - "I didn't come this far to only come this far."

cas(e) this sketch: sketch/cts216
simon says stamp: colors/mood board



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Monday, April 10, 2017

mojo monday/mojo492-thank you


happy monday, it is a four day weekend for me coming up so it is happy week for me! I hope you have a great easter weekend planned, it is one of my favorite weekends of the year. It is a great time of year to start anew; Jesus lives and offers forgiveness..that is the best! The weather is getting warmer, diy projects are starting to take shape, and I am thinking blooms, blooms, and more blooms! My card today uses a hero arts kit from awhile back, I watercolored the background, stamped the thank you sentiment and then added the little extra sentiment to represent a bloom. Be sure to stop but the design teams blogs and see what they have created.

Julee Tilmam

words with meaning - if you see something beautiful in someone, speak it.

color throwdown: colors/ctd437
mojo monday: sketch/mojo/492