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Cards in Envy Challenge: Thank You

It’s Monday Folks and time for another Cards in Envy Challenge Post.  This week we are honoring Thank You Cards. This is timely with Thanksgiving right around the corner.  The “Thank You” challenge will run through Sunday, December 4th.  Your card can include anything related to being thankful as long as it fits into an envelope.  Winners will be chosen by the Design Team and featured on the Cards in Envy blog.

My card today uses the November 2015 Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp.  I watercolored the leaves after I heat embossed with gold and bronze.

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We hope you’ll join us this challenge but are also taking time to be with your family and friends with whom you are thankful.

 

Sketch Saturday Challenge #425

Happy Saturday!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp who is offering a very generous $25.00 gift certificate to their store for our random winner.  You have until Friday, August 19th for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:

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For my card I used one of the older Simon Say Stamp card kits that was tucked away in my stash.  The background is stamped with a My Favorite Things background script and I distress the edges of my die cut from the kit.  I also used cut out words from the paper paper to create a sentiment. Instead of the flag, I used the ampersand.

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I can’t wait to see what you come up with using the new sketch this week at Sketch Saturday!  Oh, and don’t forget to stop by the Sketch Saturday Facebook Page and give is a like!

Sketch Saturday Challenge #407 – Simon Says Stamp

Happy Saturday!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp who is offering a very generous $25.00 gift certificate to their store for our random winner.  You have until Friday, April 15th for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:

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For my card I used the July 2015 Simon Says Stamp Kit, “Sailing.”  It comes with a sweet little sailboat die that is still available.  I used Simon Says Stamp “Surf Blue” that comes in the Hybrid Cubes for the waves and the “mini stars” which is perfect for a little accent. The sentiment is Simon’s “Best Hugs.”

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I can’t wait to see what you come up with using the new sketch this week at Sketch Saturday!  Oh, and don’t forget to stop by the Sketch Saturday Facebook Page and give is a like!

Sketch Saturday Challenge #399

Happy Saturday Friends!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp who is offering a very generous $25.00 gift certificate to their store for our random winner.  You have until Friday, February 19th for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:

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I was really inspired by Niki’s sketch this week  and knew the Simon Says Stamp set called, “Flowers on My Mind” would be perfect to showcase her design.

To create my background I stamped and embossed white powder using the triangle pattern from Simon’s “Sparkle & Shine.”  To add the great color, I used Simon’s luscious “Stamptember Hybrid Inks” for both the background and the flowers.  I finished off with some black enamel dots.

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I can’t wait to see what you come up with using the new Sketch Saturday Sketch!  Oh, and don’t forget to stop by the Sketch Saturday Facebook Page and give is a like!

Sketch Saturday Challenge #387

Happy Saturday!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp who is offering a very generous $25.00 gift certificate to their store for our random winner.  You have until Friday, November 20th for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:

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For my card I chose to feature the October Simon Says Stamp Card Kit stamp called, “Here’s Looking At You.”  I die cut the faux stitching on a journaling card using my My Favorite Things Stitched Basics. I also used the gold chevrons and butterfly from the kit.

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I can’t wait to see what you come up with using the new Sketch Saturday Sketch!  Oh, and don’t forget to stop by the Sketch Saturday Facebook Page and give is a like!

Sketch Saturday Challenge #382

Happy Saturday!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp who is offering a very generous $25.00 gift certificate to their store for our random winner.  You have until Friday, October 16th for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:

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For my card I chose the featured stamp set from the July Simon Says Stamp Card Kit stamp called, “Sailing.”  I can’t take full credit for this idea, but found the idea on “DIYCraftyScraps” blog.  I love finding cool ways to use a stamp that is different from how it was intended.  The “flowers” are colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush after they were white heat embossed.

The paper pack and border stamp are also from the July Simon Says Stamp Kit. The stitched dies are My Favorite Things, Simon Says Stamp, and Lawn Fawn.

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I can’t wait to see what you come up with using the new Sketch Saturday Sketch!  Oh, and don’t forget to stop by the Sketch Saturday Facebook Page and give is a like!

Sketch Saturday Challenge #373

Happy Saturday!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp who is offering a very generous $25.00 gift certificate to their store for our random winner.  You have until Friday, August 14thth for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:

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For my card I used the June Simon Says Stamp Kit called, “Happy and Smile.”  The stamp set from the kit is great with both large and small sentiments as well as some great summer elements.  I kept my card simple and used a cutout from the kit’s paper pack as well as a few stickers.  I die cut the ice cream paper using a Simon Says Stamp die and stamped the birthday sentiment on Doodlebug Paper Frills from my stash.

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I can’t wait to see what you come up with using the new sketch this week at Sketch Saturday!  Oh, and don’t forget to stop by the Sketch Saturday Facebook Page and give is a like!

Sketch Saturday Challenge #372

It’s a busy day at The Crafty Nurses’ Blog!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by A Day For Daisies who is offering a very generous $12.00 gift certificate to her store for our random winner. Thanks Tammy!  You have until Friday, August 7th for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:

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For my card I chose a great image from A Day For Daisies called, Crayon Box.”  I colored the image with Copic Markers  and used the papers from the June Simon Says Stamp card Kit.

I cut out the circle dies with My Favorite Things and popped up the outer circle to create a frame.  My sentiment is from Close to My Heart.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with using the new Sketch Saturday Sketch!

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Marker Pop: ATG

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Design Team Showcase; August

Sketch Saturday Challenge #371

Happy Saturday!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by The Paper Shelter who is offering a generous $10.00 gift certificate to our random winner.  Thanks Paper Shelter!  You have until Friday, July 31st to enter your card for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:

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For my card I chose Paper Shelter’s “Summer Holidays” and colored her with Copic Markers.  The design paper and sentiment is from the June Simon Say Stamp Card Kit.  I chose a solid yellow piece of card stock and heat embossed with white using an Impressions Obsession background stamp.  She sure looks like she’s having fun.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with using the new Sketch Saturday Sketch!

 

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Sketch Saturday Challenge #369

Happy Saturday Friends!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp who is offering a very generous $25.00 gift certificate to their store for our random winner.  You have until Friday, July 17th for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:

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For my card I chose a gorgeous new stamp set I purchased at Simon Says Stamp by Wplus9 called, “Doodle Buds.”  I was inspired by Kathy over at “The Daily Marker”, when she shared her Day 9 project during her most recent Color Challenge.  Kathy’s work amazes me so if you haven’t checked her out, please do.

I must admit I had to purchase the new Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  I held back a little and didn’t get all the colors.  To help me decide, I used Jennifer McQuire’s color chart.  What I like best about these is they blend so well without even using water.  I found that you really do need to use watercolor paper for the best results.

After I colored my flowers I broke out my June “Simon Says Stamp Card Kit” for the paper elements.  I cut out a border using Lawn Fawn’s scalloped die and a My Favorite Things rectangle die.  The colorful rainbow band is from Washi Tape in the kit that I placed on a piece of white card stock for stability.  I finished by stamping the heart element from Wplus9 “Buble Talk.”

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I can’t wait to see what you come up with using the new Sketch Saturday Sketch!  Oh, and don’t forget to stop by the Sketch Saturday Facebook Page and give is a like!

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