Wednesday, September 21, 2016

simon says stamp/gift it-make a wish


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Hello, this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge is gift it; create a gift card or a gift anything for gift giving. The design team is spotlighting the amazing products from clearly besotted. Don't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 voucher...wooohooo....now that is worth playing for!

I have used an adorable kraft gift bag as a pocket for the gift card. I have stamped on top of the kraft gift bag using the clearly besotted stamp dandelion dreams. A few sequins and glossy accents clear droplets add a little embellishment. A super simple card with a gift card attached. Be sure to stop by the simon says stamp wednesday challenge teams blogs to see what they have created!

words with meaning - a dandelion...some see a weed, I see a wish!



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Monday, September 19, 2016

mojo monday/mojo466-kindness is a beautiful thing


lots and lots of fun with today's mojo monday sketch, I flipped it to create the taller version and I luv how it turned out. I used a watercolored background and then added ink droplets...luv the tumbled glass ink from tim holtz....prolly my favorite color of his collection! I added embossing paste, washi tapes, glossy accents drops, clear gemstones, and of course a little stickles to the flower. The stamp and sentiment are from the verve stamp set kindness matters.

words with meaning - she builds others up because she knows what it's like to be torn down.

color throwdown: colors/ctd410
mojo monday: sketch/mojo466

Saturday, September 17, 2016

celebrate things to come!


I am celebrating things to come for concord & 9th....they are an amazing company and I am looking forward to what is to come for angie and greg....YAY! I must say that this cake image is by far one of the most beautiful images I have ever seen....I luv it! And, of course it looks even better in lime green and black...a favorite color combo! I will be playing with this sketch from fusion along with th inspiration photo again...total luv!

words with meaning - life should not only be lived, it should be celebrated!

creativity meets c9: celebrate #1....things to come for concord &9th!
fusion: inspiration photo


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

simon says stamp-fantastic


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Hello, this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge is CAS(clean and simple) and the design team is spotlighting the amazing products from casual fridays. Don't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 voucher...wooohooo....now that is worth playing for!


I have created today's card using the adorable stamp set called truth is clear...it is awesome! I so much luv the sweet sentiment, perfect for a good friend...it states it all! I have used the awesome prima confection watercolor pans to color the flower and added the slight fade of grey around the flower...a pretty simple effect.

words with meaning - always believe that something wonderful is about to happen!

simon says stamp: CAS



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Monday, September 12, 2016

mojo monday/mojo465-God so loved the world


I was soooo inspired by the photo from inspired by, I do believe that b&w stripes are one of my all time favorite things on all things....teehehehe. And, I luv hand painting them with prima watercolor paints...so fun! I was inspired by the shack carpet and added some paste embossing to the one layer...super fun card to create! I have used the scripture stamp from the verve stamp set scripture melody 4. Be sure to check out the other mojo makers blogs and see what they have created...the team rocks!

words with meaning - let us love the world to peace. 
                                                                    ~ eileen elias freeman

inspired by: photo/#23
mojo monday: sketch/mojo465




throw kindness around like confetti


a super simple card using my new stamp from bossy joscie..I luv it! I asked her if she could make one for me and she said she had a design she was thinking of listing in her shop..YAY! I have hand painted the black abstract polks dots, I just luv the looks of watercolor. The yellow hearts are from a concord & 9th set called lots of blots.  Super fun color combo too from the color throwdown.

color throwdown: colors/ctd409
freshly made sketches: sketch/fm253


Sunday, September 11, 2016

love you


I have used the simon says stamp september card kit for this card, it is SOLD out...a big reason to get the card kit subscription...you will be guaranteed yours that way! I adore this set, the nuvo crystal drops are amazing....you can luv the sparkle that the balloons have! I have listed a lot of what I used that was in the kit in the linky below if you would like to purchase.


cas(e) this sketch: sketch/cts189
simon says stamp: sept. 2016 card kit gallery



happy birthday


I have used the sweet concord and 9th blooms for this card, I luv everything about concord & 9th...they are amazing! I have used simon says stamp inks for the flower and sentiment. I was inspired by the tag you're it challenge, melissa's tag is adorable...luv her random flower stamping and bold sentiment! I hope you have a super upcoming week!

words with meaning - the flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.

tag you're it: tag/#55



sunday stamps-look up


We have an amazing color combo to share with you this week at sunday stamps, I hope you will play along! I hand painted the colors to express the array of multi colors that are in the balloons...so fun! The adorable sentiment and balloon are from a retired avery elle set called look up. A fun card to create! Be sure to stop by the rest of the teams blogs and see what they have to share!


words with meaning - together we will touch the sky.....

sunday stamps: colors/ssc135


Saturday, September 10, 2016

verve diva september challenge and inspiration hop


It's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!
There are TWO $30 gift vouchers to the Verve store up for grabs this month and two ways to win! First, comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) for an entry in the first giveaway. Then to be entered into our challenge prize drawing, go get inky and link up your take on the challenge. You have until October 5 to link up. Feel free to play along with the challenge as many times as you like. Verve stamps aren't required to play, but we do smile a little brighter when we see them!

I have used the verve stamp set kindness matters and great kindness die set. I have used the prima confection watercolor pans to color the flower and I even used purple in the center of the gorgoeus aqua flower...YAY! I have also used the viva la verve sketch, play along with us there too! Follow the color pattern, or take your inspiration from the graphic, either way it's sure to be lovely! We can't wait to see what you create!
Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Wednesday, October 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we're giving away a $30 gift voucher to Verve to one random commenter along the hop.  Just leave a little love as you hop about for a chance to win!


1. Julee7. Marisa
2. Betty8. Maureen
3. Charmaine9. Stacey
4. Christyne10. Susan
5. Laurie11. Teresa
6. Lesley