Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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

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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?

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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!

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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

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

11 comments:

  1. 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

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  2. 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! :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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

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

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

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  6. Beautiful cards Lin. Your bird is really pretty

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  7. 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.

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  8. Great cards Lin, that bird is beautifully colored.

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

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

    hugs...

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