Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Simon Says..........Back to School!


Wednesday again, and we're starting another challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

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Our theme this week is Back to School, and the design team are using products from My Favorite Things, a company with so many wonderful stamps, inks, dies, and stencils!  Here's my first card, using one of their Pure Innocence images, called Book in Hand.

SSS Aug 20

These sweet little girls are always fun to paper-piece; I just colored in her skin and hair with markers and used papers from Simple Stories Smarty Pants for her outfit and the background of my card.  This pad has some great patterns, both large and small, perfect for paper-piecing and backgrounds.  I added some twine and a wooden star at the top for some dimension.

And while I was at it, I pulled out another Pure Innocence image that I got last year for this challenge and used the same Smarty Pants papers, along with a brand spankin' new Bella Blvd. Hello Autumn dp that I recently won (the leafy green background).  This one gives a nice autumn feel with these colors.

SSS Aug20

supplies: MFT You Make the Grade, Simple Stories Smarty Pants dps, gold button and twine

Now it's your turn!  We have a $50.00 gift voucher


for one lucky random entrant to our challenge, to spend at the Simon Says Stamp Store!  

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  1. These are superb Lin! Gorgeous cards!

  2. Such sweet cards. Lin! Love the paper you used on both!

  3. Lin, these are just wonderful cards! I so love the one with the red! So sweet!

  4. Awesome cards Lin - love the paper-piecing and lovely Autumnal tones!
    Caryn xxx

  5. Perfection, Lin! I love both versions as the colors are spot on for a back-to-school theme! Well done, big sis!

  6. Fabulous Lin, love your colour schemes, just perfect.

  7. Both are so sweet, love her little outfits!

  8. Both adorable cards Lin, I love the text and apple backgrounds. Your little image is adorable and looks so cute with her tartan skirt!!

    Heather xx

  9. Those sweet little girl images always make me smile:). Love how you paper pieced them!

  10. Beautiful cards Lin. Love the papers you chose to go with these stamps.

  11. Oh what adorable sweet cards.

  12. Gorgeous cards Lin :-) both are fabulous ! I love the images, both perfect for the theme and the papers and sentiment are fab too :-)

  13. what delightful cards. Very sweet image.

  14. Super sweet cards! I love the papers you used too :)

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  15. Adorable cards Lin! Love the sweet images and cute papers!!


  16. hi Lin! these are both so cute, I especially luv the reddish knees on the first school sweet! hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    sparkle & shine *~*


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