Card Making · Copic Markers · SSS

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge 1.17.2018

Mickey Mouse birthday card

A quick birthday card for a friend that adores Disney.  This is an older wood mounted stamp that I’ve had for years.  A little copic coloring and tada… it’s all done.  Loved the clean and simple look of this card.

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the inside. Used MFT die to create the “you”.

Distress Oxide Inks · Ellen Hutson · SSS

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge 1.10.18


This weeks challenge was to create a card using patterned paper.  What a fun idea.  I hardly ever use patterned paper, yet I have a bunch of it.  So started by adding some Distress Oxide ink to a panel, cut it out with the SSS Wonky rectangle die and then used the Essentials by Ellen Hinged alphabet dies.  The patterned paper is behind letters.  I know it doesn’t show up very well in the photo, but trust me, it’s back there.


Card Making · SSS · Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Simon Says Challenge Monday 1.1.2018

Happy Birthday to You

First card of the New Year!  Happy 2018, everyone.

Used the Simon Says Stamp 6×6  Circle Doodle background stamp.  Heat embossed with White embossing powder and colored it in using my Zig Real Brush markers.  The challenge was “Something New”.  Well, even though I bought that background stamp a couple of months ago, this was my first time using it.  Love it!

Distress Oxide Inks · SSS · Tim Holtz

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge 10.02.2017


This weeks challenge was A Walk on the Dark Side.   Used one of the dogs from Crazy Dogs by Tim Holtz and the hat is from Simon Says Stamp.  Lots of Distress Ink to create the background…. and whala.    The funny thing about this card…..  try as I might, I just can’t decide what sentiment to add to the front.  So, I’m leaving it off until inspiration strikes.

Color Throwdown Challenge · Hero Arts · Newton's Nook · SSS · Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Color Throwdown Challenge #463

Friendship lightens the load.

Trying my hand at the Color Throwdown Challenge for this week.  Our colors are a pumpkin orange, kraft, and white.  Using the new stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and Newton’s Nook  for STAMPtember 2017.  Used my Zig Clean Color real brush markers to color the image.  Also created the watermark pumpkins with a pumpkin from the September Hero Arts kit on the background paper.

Avery Elle · Distress Ink · Neat & Tangled · SSS

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge 8.16.17


Today’s challenge is Add a Sentiment.  Perfect!  I had just finished using new stamps and dies that I received in the mail today and thought… I wonder what the challenge is for today.  Serendipity!

The Hooray stamp and die set from Neat & Tangled was perfect.  Also used the new Kaleidoscope background stamp from Simon Says Stamp and the Toucan came from SSS’s new Encouraging Animals set.   I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to color the toucan.  The Hooray was stamped with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and did some white embossing for the it’s your day sentiment.