Happy Wednesday - welcome to our challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
It's Simon Says Stamp's annual DieCember release - what a fun assortment of dies!
Monday, November 30, 2020
Saturday, November 28, 2020
I haven't played with this poinsettia die in a long time - it's one of the first Spellbinders dies that I ever bought! Today I wanted to make it pink, and frosty.
Friday, November 27, 2020
I wanted to play once again with Susan Tierney-Cockburn's Oriental Poppy dies.
When we were first planting our gardens, our neighbor gave us seeds from her pink poppies that came from her grandmother's garden. These were so unusual, because they produced both a simple-petal flower and a multi-petal one! Over the years they have dwindled, because I haven't saved the seeds, just allowing what seeds on its own from year to year. This last summer, I think we had only 1 or 2 plants. Here's a picture of them in their heyday, from 2004. I'm not sure these are oriental poppies, as they had yellow centers when they opened, and no black shading like is usually seen in most other poppies. They grew 2 or 3 feet tall.
And here's my card in memory of those lovely flowers.
This time I used the bud die that is included in the set. These flowers take a little bit of time to prepare once they're die-cut, using a stylus to add some veining, and I also used a little blender brush and some ink to darken the centers of the petals. But I think the results are lovely, and I look forward to seeing more of Susan's lovely dies going forward.
Did you know that there are blue poppies? That will be my next project!
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
As always at the end of each month, our theme is Anything Goes, and my teammates and I are playing with Penny Black products.
I chose an old favorite for my card - my Snowy stamp is dated 2012!
supplies: white cardstock, white woodgrain cardstock, white glitter cardstock, buffalo check and snowflake patterned papers, Penny Black Snowy woodblock stamp and a (retired) Snowflake Trio die, sentiment from (retired) Simon's An Arctic Christmas, Simon's Birch Circle die
I couldn't resist giving Snowy a signature Woolrich plaid scarf and hat - reminds me of my Dad's hunting gear!
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
I got my Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit over the weekend and dove right in! I have 3 cards for you today.
Monday, November 23, 2020
Just sharing a Thanksgiving card today.
Sunday, November 22, 2020
Another Christmas card. Looking back at THIS card, I wanted to try that idea with a different central image.
Friday, November 20, 2020
I got a stamp set earlier this year, and haven't yet used one of the stamps in it - today's the day!
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
I used a brand new stamp set along with a cover die that I got last year.
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Saturday, November 14, 2020
I really loved this background cling, it's a form of scribbled flowers, which is a favorite motif for me! I paired it with a new die sentiment for today's card.