Posts Tagged ‘Simon Says Stamp Challenge’

Ahhh…new love.

I’m a long way from new love,  but it’s still pretty awesome. 🙂 (Hi Honey!) I used a new combination of Tim Holtz stamp sets: Bird Crazy and Mini Blueprints 2. Simon Says Stamp is having a Something New challenge.

Crazy Bird in Love card by Crafting{without}Kids

How can you say no to that face?!?

You can’t. That’s how. 🙂 He’s so adorable. Now I want to try all the other Mini Blueprints stamps and see what else he can hold in his crazy little wings. Off to make another card!

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As we are sliding into Fall, we really need a bright spot. And I think this bird delivers!

Fall Forward by Crafting{without}Kids

Fall Forward

Isn’t he great?!? I used the sketch from A Cherry on Top and the Fall theme.

I added some Stickles to his wings and the flower to make him even more excellent.

And of course, there are the Anything Goes challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
The Paper Girls Challenge


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At first I wasn’t sure about the whole stencil trend. I REALLY didn’t need a new supply to collect. But after playing with them for awhile, they are SO MUCH FUN! And there are tons of great techniques you can do with them. The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge of a Clean and Simple (CAS) card using Hero Arts products was perfect for this.

Lovely Day card created by Crafting{Without}Kids


I used the Falling Snow stencil from Simon Says Stamp to make glittering raindrops by applying VersaMark ink through the stencil then applying the new Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder that I am currently obsessed with. It’s a little hard to see in the picture so I tried to get a better shot just to highlight the shine.

Lovely Day card created by Crafting{Without}Kids


Love it! The sentiment is from the Hero Arts set My Favorite and is also embossed in Liquid Platinum. The label die is from the Small Tag Frame set from Hero Arts. I used my new Stampin’ Up butterfly punch to add a little punch of color 🙂 Thanks to Jackie for sharing her fun border with me. I love the sparkle and the simple circles. Happy Dance!

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Whew! I’ve been spending my mini-retreat finishing up some projects that have been sitting around my craft room for awhile. All I needed to do was add a piece of cork to a message center that I was working on, and it’s been sitting for weeks. Sheesh Marissa!

One of the other projects that I’ve been wanting to finish was a tag bookmark I had started. I had the background paper picked out and I had her stamped out and partially paper pieced, but that’s about it. And she’s been staring at me. The Shopping Our Stash stitching challenge was the kick in the butt I needed.

Paper pieced bookmark

Shhhh! She’s reading!

She is a My Favorite Things stamp called Here’s the Story. I used a bunch of different papers from my scrap stash to build her pants and books. Smooch Inks were used on her shoes, hair and the pages of the books. The sentiment is from Mama Elephant’s Say What set. I used my favorite white Uni-ball pen for the faux stitching around the tag. I hope to invest in a sewing machine at some point so I can do actual sewing on my cards and tags. She’s really enjoying her Bug Book! The Paper Girls Challenge is all about bugs this time and I love any chance to use these sparkly ones! And since Anything Goes over at Simon Says Stamp this week, I’m going to enter it in there too 🙂

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Happy (still) World Card Making Day!

I LOVE dots and Basic Grey papers so the new challenge at Simon Says Stamp was PERFECT! And a great challenge after the last, more tedious, paper piecing card I just finished.

She Is Brave card

Sparkle On little butterfly!

I wanted to try a mini grouping and I think it turned out pretty well. I used paper from the Basic Grey Soleil line and die cut it using the Simon Says Stamp exclusive die Bella Bloom. The chipboard pieces are from the Fact & Fiction line and the paper stamp was something I picked up at Michael’s. The sentiment is a Tim Holtz Remnant Rub.

Thanks for stopping!

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As I’ve said before, I LOVE paper piecing. It’s a great chance to use fun patterned papers and mix and match them. Paper piecing is also a great excuse to use up small pieces of scrap paper. If you have a favorite paper collection and you can’t bear to part with any little piece of it, this is a good way to use every little bit. Indian Summer from Basic Grey is one of those for me. Paper Smooches stamps are wonderful to use for this. Their current photo challenge gave me the chance to play with my pieces.

Here’s the inspiration photo!


And here’s my take!



The shape and smile of the of the cute little salt and pepper shakers reminded me of the smiling fingers. I used a bunch of scraps to make a bed for the breakfast tray to rest on. I think this would be a great way to start ANY morning!

I’m entering this in the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Challenge–Anything Goes!

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