Monthly Archives: August 2014

Simon Says Stamp September Kit; Card 10

Hello - Sept

Here is my last card for this SSS September kit.  I do have some papers left, but I’m ready to say goodbye to this kit. Not that I didn’t like it, it’s just so outside of my style I’m ready to move on.   This card was based on the Freshly Made Sketch 151. I used a WPlus9 “hello” die.

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Freshly Made Sketch 151

Simon Says Stamp September Kit: Card 9

Thanks Tree

Here is my 9th card for the September kit and using my last piece of card stock.  I brought out the “Giving Thanks” Simon Says Stamp from last years kit and stamped it with Hero Arts Shadow Inks. I used an My Favorite Things circle die and the “ground” uses the “curve” die also from SSS.  I again colored the wood brads with my sharpie paint marker.

Brown Sugar Challenge: ATG

Simon Says Stamp September Kit: Card 8

We click




Card 8 for Simon’s September kit is based on the Seems a Little Sketchy 72, rotated.  I also shrunk the design, so that the “photo” coming out of the camera represents the component that is coming from the circle.  The stamps are from Paper Smooches “We Totally Click”.  I cut a stitched circle from My Favorite Things in Lipstick Red card stock.  The star is from the Simon Says Stamp “Lots of Stars” embossed.  I colored the camera with Copics.

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Seems a Little Sketchy: 72

Paper Smooches: ATG

Simon Says Stamp September Kit: Card #7






I’m continuing to work through my Simon Says Stamp September kit because starting September 1st, I’m going to be taking another one of Christine Urias’ Art Journaling Classes.  They are the best – check it out here.  In fact, if you purchase Class 4 by tomorrow, you get a discount on her other classes.  This is the first time she’s put her courses on sale, so don’t miss out.

This card uses the Paper Smooches Sparks Sketch and the Hooties stamp set.  I paper pieced both the trunk and the owl.  I used one of the stickers from the kit for the sentiment.  It’s busy, but I think it works, what do you think?

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Paper Smooches: Sparks

Crafty Sentiments: Animals

The Friday Mash-up: Animal

Brown Sugar Challenge: ATG

Clear it out: Favorite color combos & ATG

Cute Card Thursday: ATG

Top Tip Tuesday: ATG (tip: when using stickers that you want to raise with foam tape, “de-stick” them using baby powder).


Simon Says Stamp September Kit; Card 6


The paper in this September kit is pretty busy, so the designs are more subtle.  The “learn” element is a sticker and I stamped the books using Hero Arts Shadow Ink using the kit’s stamp set called “To Thine Own Shelf”.

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Crafty Sentiments: Animals (deer)

Simon Says Stamp: ATG

Open-Minded Crafting Challenge #18 – Office Supplies or Job Related (Labor Day)

Hello Open-Minded Crafting Challenge friends.  It’s time for a new challenge to celebrate Labor Day using Office Supplies or Job Related images.  As a creative person, I chose my design team inspiration from Scrappers Delight, “Crafty’s Honey Painter”.  Being a painter full-time would sure be a cool vocation, but alas, I will have to continue creating on the weekends and evenings!

This challenge runs through September 12, 2014, and as usual, some fantastically generous sponsors who provide great prizes for our randomly chosen winners.  The Design Team also chooses their favorite entries and those cards are highlighted in acknowledgement.  Let’s see some of those great sponsors and prizes:


Aurora Wings

Winning Prize:  $20.00 Gift Certificate


Digital Delights

Winning Prize: $5.00 Gift Certificate

Faery Ink

Winning Prize: 5 Images


Scrappers Delight

Winning Prize:  3 Images

Sentimental Susan

Winning Prize:  5 Images

Here is my inspiration for you using the Scrappers Delight, “Crafty Honeys Painter”.  Bright, huh?  I took a little liberty with some of my neon inks from Hero Arts for this card, that includes coloring her hair green and orange, but I think it works, what do you think? The dies are Sizzix and the paper is Amy Tangerine “sketchbook”.  I used Ranger Dimensional Liquid Pearls to make the colors on the paint pallet and stamped the sentiment, paint brush and pallet using Paper Smooches “i Heart art”.  I’d love it if you came by and entered a card for a chance to win some fantastic prizes.



Simon Says Stamp September Kit, Card #5

Books - Library



Wow – that went together fast.  Here is another card from my September Kit.  This one is based on “The Sweetest Thing” sketch #223.

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Sweet Sunday 233

Simon Says Stamp Challenge: ATG

Simon Says Stamp September Kit, Card #4

Back to School

This months kit is way outside my style, but just goes to show you that it’s still fun!  I used the Retro Sketch challenge as a design start and added a piece of vellum because I didn’t want to cover up the “school or book” theme.  I’m not thrilled with the embossing powder, which is in Verdigris.  The flag is a My Favorite Things die, and the “note paper” die is an old Stampin’ Up punch.

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Retro Sketch: 129

Simon Says Stamp Challenge: ATG

The Paper Shelter: Back to School

Shopping your Stash: ABC (Art, Books, counting numbers)

Bubbly Witch

Witchy Goo


Quick card today using the Deconstructed Sketch 166 and a Tiddly Inks digital image colored with Copics.  The paper is from an older We R Memory Keepers pack and some Glitz gems.

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Deconstructed Sketch 166

Tiddly Inks: ATG

Shopping your Stash: ABC (arachnoid, black, curls)

Simon Says Stamp; ATG


Simon Says Stamp September Card Kit #3 & Tip

You are Fantastic


Wooden Dots

Here is my 3rd card from the Simon Says Stamp September kit.  Today I altered the color of the wooden dots with a sharpie paint marker.  I also used this great marker to edge any die cuts so it picks up a cast shadow and looks like you are a cutting pro.   The design of the card was based on The Paper Players card sketch #210.  I stamped the images with Hero Arts Cup O Joe, Soft Brown, and Butter Bar.  The circle die is My Favorite Things.




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The Paper Players: 210

Simon Says Stamp; ATG

Shop Our Stash: ABC (Alphabet, Brad, Clock)



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