Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Simon Says..........Summer!

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Happy Wednesday, and welcome to a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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This week we want you to feature SUMMER!  The design team are all using Simon Says Stamp exclusives, and we'd love to see your ideas using them, too, but you can use any products you like, as long as your creation follows our summer theme.

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I concentrated on summer colors for my cards this week.  For my first card I chose 2 Simon stamp sets, the new Floral Bookmarking and the sentiment from Watt's Up?.  I used Simon's cardstocks Sunshine, Doll Pink, Orange Peel, and Green Apple, along with some matching inks from various companies.

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For my second card, I chose 2 Simon stamp sets, Color and Sunshine (the sun) and Sending Happy Thoughts ("hello") and combined them, stamping them in fun citrus shades (Hero Arts Orange Soda, Butter Bar, Fresh Peach, and Simon's Green Apple) then cutting them out.  The original plan was to make them into sunflowers, but I didn't like the results, and switched gears.  This blackboard paper was part of the August Card Kit, from BoBunny's Lemonade Stand collection, (as was the "summer" embellishment from Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine) and it really makes the perfect backdrop for my suns.  I added a few Doodlebug Sprinkles here and there for some extra color.

Okay, it's your turn!  As always we have a $50.00 gift voucher

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for a shopping spree at the Simon Says Stamp store for 1 lucky random winner!  

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15 comments:

  1. Perfect summer cards, Lin! I love the colors you used on both! ♥

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  2. Lin love your summer cards, the bright colours on the first and the cool paper on the second. I just picked up the pad the other day!

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  3. Gorgeous cards Lin :-) Both are fabulous ! Lovely crisp colours on the first and a fab layout and I love the way you brightened up the dark paper on the 2nd too,, brilliant :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  4. Two fabulous card Lin, both so different. I love the design and stunning colours on your first and great with again the stunning colour scheme with the black background on your second!!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  5. Two really fabulous cards, Lin! I love the summery colors on the first one with your crisp, clean design and how you played with the chalkboard effect and citrus colors on the 2nd one!

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  6. such bright and cheery cards!! :) love them :)

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  7. I love both of those cards, the colours are so happy and summery! This is my first time here on your blog and I'm so happy I stumbled upon it! I love the clean cards that you make.

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  8. hi Lin! this is precious, I adore the summery colors...FAB! hope you have a splendid weekend!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  9. Well these are just perfectly CUTE!

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  10. Two fabulous cards, love the pretty flowers in the first but my favourite is the sunny one love the different colours of the sun.
    luv
    Debby

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  11. Gorgeous cards Lin!! Both are wonderful designs!! So pretty!

    hugs...

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  12. Gorgeous summery cards Lin - love the bold colours.
    Caryn xxx

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