Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sunshine Makes Me Happy

Happy Wednesday, all!  It's time for another challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog and it's everyone's favorite, Anything Goes!   This week my teamies and I have been playing with the new Simon Says Stamp dies!  I had a ball with these, and made 2 cards for you.  My first features the Fresh Daisies die:

My Sunshine

And I also used this Hero Arts/ Studio Calico stamp set, HeyDey Sentiments.  So then, of course, I had to use yellows.  I die-cut the daisies once from the yellow gingham paper, and a 2nd time from white cardstock.  Then I colored in the stems and the yellow parts of the flowers on the white diecut and inserted it back into the negative die-cut of the yellow gingham.  

I used the negative of another die on my 2nd card, too, but this time I just let the background shine through to give the detail.

Happy

The colors on this card were pulled from the dotted panel from BoBunny's Little Miss paper pad.  I used the Oh Happy Day die - so versatile!  I paired it up with a partial Hero Arts sentiment from this set, framed up the panel and added a die-cut flower and leaves.  This pink, green, and brown/kraft color combination  is one I love

Please visit the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog to see what my other teamies have done this week with more of the dies.

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

Once again, the fabulous Heidi has given us another $50.00 gift voucher for the random winner of our challenge!

29 comments:

  1. Pretty much goes without saying that I LOVE the first card:) :) :) :) !!!!! And I really love how you used the negative space of the die in your second card and that yummy color combo!!! I can tell you and your teamies had fun this week-everyone's creations are amazing!!

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  2. Lin, love your cards! The yellow gingham is my fav ;) Think I will hop on over to Simon Says and see what else you gals have got going on over there!

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  3. very pretty cards...I love all the yellow on the first one...nice and bright..

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  4. Lin, these are such sweet cards!

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  5. Lin your beautiful cards make me happy!! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I love both cards, Lin! Those daisies were made for you and the colors - perfect! Fab use of the negative space on your second card!

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  7. Both fabulous love the first one. Caroline xxx

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  8. It's is a lucky day for us blog viewers Lin -- we were treated to TWO beauties in one day!!

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  9. My oh my! I love the yellow gingham with the daisy diecut! It's perfect for summer.

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  10. Both of them are gorgeous. I love using the die cut and the negative part of the die cut together like that, it's such a cool look.

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  11. Love the fresh, summery feel of your daisy card Lin!

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  12. You have showcased these dies so beautifully! Love the yellow and use of negative diecut!

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  13. Both cards are lovely, Lin! I really like the papers you used and the touch of punching.

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  14. Really love both cards, Lin. But I fancy the yellow one...such a cheerful color and love the dots and checks together!!

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  15. Both fabulous cards Lin, that yellow is fabulous and your die is beautiful. Those spotted papera are fabuloue. I love you've created the sentiment.

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  16. Fabulous cards! I love those new dies!

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  17. Clever use of the die with the negative, and thanks for your directions. Love the color scheme...it does make me happy. I have the die for the 2nd card, not used it yet. Great idea! Will have to check out the daisy die. Thanks for sharing 2 beauties.

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  18. Both are so beautiful Lin! Your cards always amaze me!

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  19. both are very beautiful Lin. Always so inspiring

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  20. Wow, the daisies die is gorgeous, and you've given it the perfect setting. I completely agree with you on the second one two... that kraft, pink, green combo is really lovely!
    Alison x

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  21. That daisy die is SO perfectly YOU! Such beautiful cards!

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  22. Such pretty cards lin!! LOVING the SS dies so much!!!

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  23. Love both cards Lin but the first is my favourite.
    luv
    Debby

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  24. These are beautiful Lin! I especially love that first card with that Daisy Die, it's exquisite!

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  25. Gorgeous cards Lin! You ROCKED the Dies!! So bright and cheery!!

    hugs...

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  26. Beautiful, Lin! Love the fresh green and yellow combo, and that negative technique with the happy die looks so cool! :)

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  27. I love the cheerfulness of your work. Blessings!

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  28. Beautiful cards, Lin! The first one is a perfect summery card and I love the negative space technique you used on the second one! Great work!

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!