Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Thinking of You in a Rainbow of Rhinestones

I used the fun new Simon Says Stamp Artsy Flower Parts stamp set to make a card with a rainbow of rhinestones...
I had made a card FIVE years ago that kind of inspired my card with the artsy flowers...you can find it HERE, if you're interested...lots of little dots and rhinestones:)!!  I chose to stamp and emboss the dots and stems five times in stitched rectangles and fill in with a rainbow of rhinestones.  Now, if you're like me, you might have an old stash of colored rhinestones with different sizes...the smallest ones are the ones to use for these flowers.  Only thing was...I didn't have any tiny rhinestones in orange or blue...so I used sharpie markers and colored the stones in two shades of orange and two shades of blue...voila...instant colored rhinestones!!  I added a sentiment from an old Simon Says Stamp set, Petal Pieces, loved the block look of the sentiment and thin lines like the flowers.  Here's a close up...
Oh, such fun!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

You've Got This

I had gotten the Papertrey Ink Keep It Simple: Encouragement stamp set a while ago, but needed to make a card last night to encourage someone close to me...
I used a Peerless yellow watercolor ink to make a strip of sunshine...and a tiny bird on a branch facing the sun...and the sentiment stamp, "You've got this"...it meant a lot to me...the sun is shining...it's a new day...it will be ok...you've got this!!  I used the Memory Box dies, Resting Birds and the Woodland Branch.  I layered both the bird and the branch.  Super simple, but I thought it didn't need much to say what I wanted to say.  Here's a close up...
Maybe there is someone you need to encourage today?....Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Artsy Flower Parts Thank You

I've been MIA of late...in Florida for the last couple weeks, with Noah, visiting my daughter and son-in-law...took me the last week to catch my breath before I got back into my craft room...but I had some new Simon Says Stamp stamps and dies that I found in my mailbox when I returned(I had stopped my mail, went the day after I returned to pick up my mail, but didn't discover that my mailbox was jam packed full of mail that wasn't supposed to be there until 3 days AFTER I returned😕...so much for stopped mail...).  I used the fun, new Simon Artsy Flower Parts stamp/die set to make today's card...
I stamped, die cut, layered, then used sharpie markers to color the flowers and leaves.  I dotted the dots above the flowers with Glossy accents to give them some shine, and added some enamel dots in between the flowers.  I used the "thank you" from the Handlettered Greetings die set, die cut in white, layered and adhered sideways along the length of the card.  Here's a close up...
Hope you are all having a marvelous March...will be doing much more with this sweet set in coming days!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Rainbow Thanks

I made a thank you card using the "thanks" die from the My Favorite Things Thanks die set.  The die was a free die included with a purchase I made in August of last year, but had out on my desk a few weeks ago...
When I went to look up the name of the die(it came in a plastic bag with no name on it when I received it) to let you all know, I went to the My Favorite Things website and found the die, and saw a sample card made by the talented Barbara Anders that  looked VERY similiar to mine, or should I say that MINE looked VERY similiar to HERS!!  I felt really bad, a CASE of a card I had never seen...go figure!!  Great minds think alike??!!  Well, I had a choice, not put my card up...or put it up anyway...I guess you can figure out which option I went with...you can find her amazing card HERE, under the pic of the die.  I die cut the thanks in 6 colors of patterned papers(LOVE this Doodlebug paper!!), then layered.  I adhered them to a card that I had stamped the Simon Grid Background stamp (grid patterned paper on a grid background:)!) with versamark on, and clear embossed.  Here's a close up...  
the inside...I just COULDN'T resist:)...
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Hope

I used the Papertrey Ink Inspired: Hope die and Mini Stamp set along with a little Simon anchor die to make a 4 1/4" square card...
The color of hope is green, so I die cut the "hope" with green yardstick and layered.  I stamped one of the sentiment stamps from the coordinating set and added a layered silver colored anchor made with a Simon die.  I pierced the die cut anchor with my pick (linked below, too) and strung it from silver thread on the "h" of the "hope".  Attached to a card covered with a piece of patterned paper from Doodlebug, and a white panel, die cut with a Simon Stitched Square die.  Here's a close up...
This sentiment die is sooo pretty, and the sentiment stamps are so sweet...doesn't take much to make a meaningful card with this set!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Sending Love

I've made a card today, using the Simon Hearts Align die a little differently...I used only three of the five hearts in the die...
I layered the outline as well as the inside hearts of the die, and added three colored paint chip hearts to cover the inside layers.   I dotted the card with three enamel dots made with enamel accents.  The sentiment is from the Simon stamp set, Hydrangea Blooms.  Here's a close up...
Sweet and simple, that's the way..uh huh, uh huh, I like it....😆!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa