Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Simon Says..........Anything Goes


Happy Wednesday!  Welcome to another challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

This week our theme is Anything Goes, and my teamies and I are using Hero Arts products.

My first card is a really simple design, featuring a beautiful color layering set.
This summer we had a pair of bluebirds nesting in our yard - a big deal for me - until now I have only seen ONE bluebird my entire life!  They are such a brilliant blue!  I played with a million colors of ink trying to get just the right combination - how'd I do?

supplies: white, blue and rust cardstock, Hero Arts Color Layering Bird and Branch and sentiment from (retired) Cherish Yesterday, Simon's Stitched Rectangle dies, 2 shades of blue sequins

Next up, I changed gears and used a clear coffee set that I've wanted since last year!

supplies: white, green, and Schoolhouse Red cardstock, various older Christmas design papers, Hero Arts Coffee Cup Tags, Red Royal, Soft Granite, and Cottage Ivy inks, Simon's Stitched Rectangle die, red pearls, twine

I simply stamped and cut out the cups, added some holly sprigs to them, and placed them against a birch bark paper, then framed that panel up with green and a simple plaid.  This set has sleeves and lots of sentiments to add to them, and were meant to be used for tags, but this time I decided to show off those pretty cup designs - don't they remind you of the Starbucks' ones from last year?

Now it's your turn - I can't wait to see what you create!  Heidi has provided another $50.00 gift voucher


to the amazing Simon Says Stamp store for 1 lucky random winner of this week's challenge!


Tracy Freeman said...

Both are gorgeous Lin, I am so envious about the bluebirds i bet it was amazing ! We really love feeding and encouraging the birds in our garden.
Sending hugs xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Lin :-) I love the bluebird, so pretty, they always remind me of the Vera Lynn song, even though the white cliffs of Dover have never had a blue bird flying anywhere near them LOL ;-) The Christmas coffee card is very lovely too, the papers and colours are fabulous! :-)

Lols x x x

Virginia L. said...

Love both cards...but the bird card stole my heart! The colors are simply divine! Wish you a great weekend ahead! Hugs!

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous as always, Lin! Jo x

Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards Lin! I love the elegant bluebird & the colours are so pretty xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Stunning bluebird, Lin - color combo is perfect and I love the blue sequin "berries"!! Fab coffee cup duo too!!

Dawn T said...

Beautiful cards Lin. Your bird is really pretty

Mary said...

You did great with your bird color. My husband is a birdwatcher and said that's the color. We look for them in the mountains. Very nice job, just right.

Cat Craig said...

Great cards Lin, that bird is beautifully colored.

kiwimeskreations said...

Stunning cards Lin - love your Bluebird one - it looks really 'artsy' and pretty - the blue sequin berries are such fun.

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful cards Lin! Such wonderful designs!! Love your style!!