Friday, July 31, 2015

CSAYL Challenge #52 - Holiday Hello



Welcome Friday Friends!

Here's a fun Christmas or winter holiday card for you.  At Christmas Stampin' All Year Long we deliver a twice monthly challenge to you and if you play along, you will have plenty of cards completed when December rolls around again. And it will be here before you know it!

This particular challenge is ANYTHING GOES!  We are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and you can win a great prize.  Bugaboo Stamps is giving away 7 digis of your choice.  So be sure to play along!

You can link up your creation at the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long blog.   You have until midnight August 11, 2015 to link up.  Have fun and I'll see you over at the blog.

Until tomorrow!

Susie

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Eyelet Outlet Color Challenge - Sending You Sunshine


Happy Thursday!

Oh my, this week is just sailing by (pun intended).  I just got this cute Clearly Besotted sailboat and die set the other day and I couldn't wait to use it.

It seemed perfect for Eyelet Outlet's color challenge.  Here is the inspiration photo:


Be sure to take a look at the Eyelet Outlet blog and upload your project soon.  You could win a great prize!

See you tomorrow.

Susie

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Guest Blogger - Life is Beautiful




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Hello Wednesday Friends!!

Sniff Sniff.  This is my last week as guest designer over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog.  It has been a wonderful opportunity to work with so many talented designers this past month.  And I just can't wait to meet next month's guest designer!

But for right now.......

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This week's challenge is ANYTHING GOES and we are showcasing Penny Black products.  Penny Black has been such an inspiration for a very long time now.  Her designs are not only beautiful, but wonderful to color.  Here is what I did with this week's challenge using the Penny Black Petal Party Transparent Stamp Set:


I stamped and masked and then stamped some more to make my bouquet of summer flowers and leaves.  I colored all of the flowers with Copic markers and even cut out one and laid it over a stamped flower for extra dimension.  Can you tell?  It's the smaller red flower.  I couldn't resist using clear Wink of Stella on each flower and I love how it turned out.

To finish my card I added a gold lacy butterfly die cut to hover over my bouquet.

I've linked all of my supplies below for you.

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product.aspx?id=100698

  http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product.aspx?id=313635

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product.aspx?id=326495

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product.aspx?id=315880

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product.aspx?id=138181

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product.aspx?id=40191

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product.aspx?id=119710


And remember, you can win a great prize from Simon Says Stamp - a $50 gift certificate - so don't hesitate to enter.  All of the details are on the blog and you can see them and enter your creation right here.

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You can see my card as well as all the other design team cards on the blog today..  You won't want to miss all the beautiful inspiration!  Thank you friends for supporting me this past month.  It's been a wonderful ride and I'm so happy to have been a part of this great team.

And don't forget to check out ALL the great products at Simon Says Stamp.

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Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow!

Susie

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Warm Thoughts


Happy Tuesday!

I am continuing with my summer themed cards today.  I just can't imagine that school will start and fall will arrive soon.

This bright and cheerful card is adorned with some fun Eyelet Outlet Bucket and Shovel brads and of course sports a "warm thoughts" sentiments.  Summer where I live is VERY warm!!

Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow!

Susie

Monday, July 27, 2015

You're the Coolest


Happy Monday!

Just last week my husband said, "Can you believe summer is almost over?"  I actually dismissed it without much thought, but then at dinner with some of my friends who have children, the exact same statement was made!  How can that be?  So I decided to make a few more summer cards before it really is over.  

This little guy is holding up an Eyelet Outlet fan brad and has a beach ball brad at his feet.  He really IS pretty cool!!  And he most certainly does NOT believe summer is almost over!

So go enjoy your day and I'll see you right back here tomorrow.

Susie

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Feline Better Soon


Happy Sunday!

This one is for all my "cat" friends.  

I decided to add a few brads to this image - a nurse's cap and a stethoscope.  I love the texture it gives the card and I think it makes it just that more charming!  Of course these little additions are from Eyelet Outlet.

Thanks for stopping by today.  See you right back here tomorrow!

Susie

Saturday, July 25, 2015

You Inspire Me


Happy Saturday!

I hope your weekend is going beautifully!

I thought I would make a simple card using some of last month's release from MFT Stamps.  There are two butterfly die sets - one solid and one lacy and frilly.  I colored the bottom layer and added some glitter to give some shine and then added on the top layer.  I only attached it at the center so the wings could fold up a bit and I love the way it looks.

I added some enamel dots and some gold sequins to finish the card.

Have a wonderful day and I'll see you tomorrow.

Susie

Friday, July 24, 2015

Color Throwdown Challenge #352 - Happy Birthday


Happy Friday!

Today is my day to share my Color Throwdown card with you.  I used some of the newest My Favorite Things stamps and dies make my card.  I love new releases!!!!  It's happy mail to the max!

This week's color palette was easy to work with.  I really enjoyed making my simple little birthday card to share with you.



I can't wait to see what everyone makes for this week's challenge.  You still have plenty of time left to create and share your project.  You can click right here for the link to join the party.

See you tomorrow!!

Susie

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Thinking of You


Happy Thursday!

I thought I would share a flowery card with you today.  These flowers and enamel dots are all from Eyelet Outlet.  They have a great supply of both as well as the most amazing brads to use on projects.

Have a fun and happy day!

Susie

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Guest Blogger - Happy Birthday


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Happy Wednesday!

This is week four of my guest designer gig over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog.  Let me just say, I am really happy that July has five Wednesdays!  But I know once my five weeks are over, there is great designer all ready to take over for August and I can't wait to meet her.

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This week's challenge is SPARKLE AND SHINE and we are showcasing Pretty Pink Posh products.  What better products for some sparkle and shine than Pretty Pink Posh?  Here's what I did with lots of glittery fun sequins and confetti:


I used a brand new die from MFT Stamps to make my shaker card front.  I also made some diagonal striped paper using the SSS Red Rubber Diagonal Stamp.  The final item I die cut was my little Geo tag from MFT Stamps.  I just starting building from there and I love how overfilling the shaker with lots of red white and blue (plus silver) sequins really makes this birthday card shine.

I've linked all of my supplies below for you.

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product.aspx?id=304705
 
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product.aspx?id=315287

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product.aspx?id=299543

 http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product.aspx?id=299547

 http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product.aspx?id=111242

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product.aspx?id=129877

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product.aspx?id=327882

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product.aspx?id=124609

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product.aspx?id=323902

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product.aspx?id=134212

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product.aspx?id=33206

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product.aspx?id=301997


And remember, you can win a great prize from Simon Says Stamp - a $50 gift certificate - so don't hesitate to enter.  All of the details are on the blog and you can see them and enter your creation right here.

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You can see my card as well as all the other design team cards on the blog today..  You won't want to miss all the sparkly and shiny inspiration!

And don't forget to check out ALL the great products at Simon Says Stamp.

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Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow!

Susie

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

U R My 4ever


Hello Tuesday Friends!

It's been a while since I shared any foiling projects with you.  Right now my favorite medium to use with foiled images is watercolor.

The first thing I did was arrange my foiled butterfly squares and then stamp my sentiment.  Then I lifted up the squares and applied three colors of watercolor to complement my foil.

I then attached my squares with a little bit of foam tape.  I immediately masked off the enter center area and splattered some black paint over the watercolor paper.  I have to say, I LOVE how it turned out - a somewhat controlled artsy card front!

I added some sequins and called it done.  I hope you like my little card.  I know I do!

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Monday, July 20, 2015

Happy Birthday


Happy Monday!

I hope you have a great start to your week.  Mondays are a chance to begin again which I find rather refreshing.

Today's card features images from last month's MFT Stamps release as well as their cute new paper and a birthday sentiment from this month's release.  I love mixing stamps and feel almost giddy when I find a match like this!

Have a super wonderful day and I'll see you right back here tomorrow.

Susie

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Hello Honey


Happy Sunday!

After yesterday's emotional post, I thought I would make a bright and cheerful card for you today.

The cute stamps and dies I used are from Reverse Confetti.  You can click right here to see the stamp set which is called, The Buzz.  My sentiment is from Paper Smooches and I thought it coordinated perfectly!  And have you seen that MFT Stamps sells patterned paper now?  I used a sheet from one of the new 6x6 pads and I love it!!

And of course I can't stop using the Stitched Rectangle dies from Simon Says Stamp.  How in the world did I ever craft without them??  Do you have favorites like that too?

Have a lovely day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Speak the Truth


Hello Saturday Friends!

True confession time.  I made this over a year ago...but I didn't want to share it with you because I did not know if I truly believed it.  When I saw the quote (on Pinterest, of course), I pinned it right away and knew I wanted to use it.  But after I created this, I could never honestly say, "Oh yes, that's how I live my life."  In fact, speaking difficult truth makes me stomach hurt a little (a lot).

Earlier this summer I could have ruined a precious friendship because I did not want to speak the truth.  I wanted to keep it inside and try to get past it.  But my sweet and dear friend could see the turmoil inside of me and refused to let me keep it in.  I know for a fact that if she had not done that, our friendship would have lessened.  Instead we are closer than ever and with a trust that is now unbreakable.

Still....I wasn't sure I really believed this.  Until yesterday.  NOW I know.  I had to speak a very difficult truth to a contractor.  Instead of being angry (my fear), he was humble and responsive to my concern.  And now we BOTH have peace because of truth - truth that I was able to actually speak.  And yes - my voice shook.  It shook a lot.  And tears flowed.

But now I can share this with you because I can honestly say this is a quote I believe.  I love the freedom that is buried in truth!

Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Susie

Friday, July 17, 2015

Color Throwdown #351 - Congrats


Happy Friday!

Today is my day to share my Color Throwdown card with you.  I used some MFT Stamps and some Lawn Fawn products to make my little tag.  I do love the way the products work together!

Here is this week's color palette which was challenging for me because I am NOT a purple gal.



I can't wait to see what everyone makes for this week's challenge.  You have plenty of time left to create and share your project.  You can click right here for the link to join the party.

See you tomorrow!!

Susie

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Wishing You a Speedy Recovery


Hello Thursday Friends!

Today's card is bright and cheerful and full of brads from Eyelet Outlet.  If you haven't noticed them recently, take a look.  They have some of the greatest brads, bling, ribbon and Washi tape you've ever seen!

I am off to create some more cards to share with you.

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Guest Blogger - Happy Wedding


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Happy Wednesday!

This is week three of my dream job - guest designer for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog.  I can't tell you how happy I am to be joining such a great team for the month of July.


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This week's challenge is GET IN SHAPE and we are showcasing Lawn Fawn products.  So for this week's challenge, we are using a shape other than a square or rectangle.  Here is my take on it:





Both sides of this fun wedding gift tag are picture worthy, so I thought I'd share both views.  I had the most fun making this tag.  I figured out that I LOVE shiny things....and this tag is shiny for sure!  I've linked the supplies I used below, including some VERY shiny foil paper from DCWV.  Oh and of course some clear Wink of Stella too!


Lawn Fawn Happy Wedding Clear Stamps
 
Lawn Fawn Happy Wedding Lawn Cuts Dies

Lawn Fawn Let's Polka Mon Amie Petite 6x6 Paper Pack

DCWV Cardstock Foiled Paper Stack Matstack

Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles Wafer Dies

My Favorite Things Stitched Circle Stax Die-Namics

DMC Metallic Light Silver Embroidery Thread

Zig Wink of Stella Glitter Clear Brush Tip Marker


You can win a great prize from Simon Says Stamp - a $50 gift certificate - so don't hesitate to enter.  All of the details are on the blog and you can see them and enter your creation right here.


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You can see my card as well as all the other design team cards on the blog today..  You won't want to miss the inspiration!



And don't forget to check out ALL the great products at Simon Says Stamp.


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Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow!

Susie