Wednesday, August 30, 2017

♥ Simon Says...Anything Goes ♥


We are starting a brand new challenge today at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! This week's challenge is..ANYTHING GOES!!


The Simon Says DT are showcasing products by Hero Arts! I am using the A Bit of Kindness Fancy Die on my card. I die cut it with kraft cardstock and then added lots of chunky glitter to it. I also used some Neutral Mixed Accents (pearls) to the card as well.


I finished off the card with some satin ribbon and May Arts Natural Twine.


And don't forget, the super sweet and generous Heidi will give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!




Do you use Instagram ?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 



And finally, don't forget we have a Summer Vacation Kids Challenge going on right now as well. It's for kids 2-16 and goes until the 31st of August! You have 1 day left to join!! ;)
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Have a great day!

hugs...


Saturday, August 26, 2017

♥ Made with Love...For You ♥


Hello there! Stopping in with a card I made with some lovely Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Spellbinders. I used the  Arched Swallowtail Pennants Dies on my card. I love how they are arched at the top and not squared off like you normally see them.


I also used the Graceful Tiny Tag Stamp and Die Set as well. Such a sweet set!!


The papers I used are from the Primrose Paper stack by DCWV. Flower is by Recollections.


Hope you have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

hugs...


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

♥ Simon Says...Back to School ♥


Happy Wednesday to you!! We are halfway to the weekend! And that means there's a new challenge starting today at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! This week's challenge is...Back to School!


The Simon Says DT are showcasing products by Avery Elle! For my card, I am using the Little Minds Clear Stamp and Die Set along with the Dotted Border Dies.


I finished off the card with some May Arts Natural Twine and some pearls.


And don't forget, the super sweet and generous Heidi will give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!




Do you use Instagram ?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 



And finally, don't forget we have a Summer Vacation Kids Challenge going on right now as well. It's for kids 2-16 and goes until the 31st of August!
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Have a great day!

hugs...


Sunday, August 20, 2017

♥ Every great dream begins with a dreamer ♥


Hello there! Stopping in today with a card I made with some Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Spellbinders. For this card, I am using the Curled Grace Oval Dies along with the Beautiful Dreamer Stamp and Die Set.


The Beautiful Dreamer set comes with 2 dies and 3 wonderful sentiments that can be used for so many different occasions. Love this beautiful sentiment!


Hope you have a wonderful week! Will you be watching the Eclipse tomorrow? ;)

hugs...


Saturday, August 19, 2017

The Amazing Paper Grace Thinking Outside of the Box Blog Hop

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We're so excited!  For months we've been bringing you creative ways to use your dies to make stunning cards.  Not today!!  Today, we're showing you how to make anything but a card.  Becca issued the challenge that the creative team could pick any die and not use it in the way in was originally intended. What that means for you is everything we are showing today is pretty much outside of the box.  Dies are meant for this kind of inspiration and as you hop around, you'll be amazed at some gorgeous creations that will have your head shaking.  Yes there are prizes, but but have your gift list sitting by so that you can pick out the next gifts you might be making for someone special.

I'll tell you a little bit about my creation and will share a link list below so that you can see the creations of each person on the Creative Team as well as information on how three lucky people can win Amazing Paper Grace Dies.


I first started by die cutting 3 panels with the Spellbinders Emmeline Treillage Dies


Then using some Glossy Accents, I glued them together with just a little glue on each end of the die cuts, forming a circle. 


Then die cut some flowers from the Cinch and Go Flowers and Cinch and Go Flowers Two Dies. (From the Cinch and Go Flowers Die Set, I only used the larger flourish die. The flowers and leaves were made with the Cinch and Go Flowers Two Set.)  Hot glue the circle to a paper doily. (for added strength, add a circle of strong cardstock or cardboard underneath the paper doily.) Then just simply, hot glue them to the front of the lantern. Add a battery operated candle and you're good to go! 


This was super easy and fun to make! They would make great centerpieces for a wedding or shower.


The flowers could also be changed up to snowflakes for a fun Christmas/Winter centerpiece.


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How to Win:
Hop around to each Creative Team Member and leave a comment on each blog, three lucky winners will win a die of their choice from the Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Elegance Collection.    In making the rounds, a comment should be left on the August 15th Blog Post of each Creative Team member - in your comments let us know if there is a project you would consider making.  

When to Check Back:
We'll pick and post a winner on Saturday August 19th on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.

How to Claim:
The winner has two weeks from the time the blog post is published to claim their die.  Simply click on the contact tab at the top right hand corner of the Amazing Paper Grace blog, leave your mailing address and type the name of the die you'd like.  Becca will be sending out the winning die.  Please give us a month, we'll get it to you, promise!

Who can Play:
Any of our lovely readers including our international friends.

To start thinking Outside of the Box, hop to:Visit Becca      -  at amazingpapergrace.com/blog/
Visit Melissa  – at keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa    -  at victorianpaperqueen.com
Visit Anita      – at craftingforever-anita.blogspot.com
Visit Kristi      – at kristispapercreations.blogspot.com
Visit Joanna   – at joannakrog.blogspot.com

P.S.  These are all gifts you can make, yes you!! Please feel free to ask questions of all the designers in their comments because we all love to mentor readers through making wonderful gifts for their families.

Have fun hopping around!! ;)



hugs...


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

♥ Simon Says...Add a Sentiment ♥


We have a brand new challenge starting today at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! This week's challenge is...Add a Sentiment!


The Simon Says DT are showcasing products by Impression Obsession. I am using the Us Friends Cling Stamp on my card. Such a simple sentiment but makes a bold statement to some one you care about.


I also used the Dotted Border Dies by Avery Elle, paper by PhotoPlay (French Flea Market), some pearls and finished it off with some lace.


And don't forget, the super sweet and generous Heidi will give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!




Do you use Instagram ?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 



And finally, don't forget we have a Summer Vacation Kids Challenge going on right now as well. It's for kids 2-16 and goes until the 31st of August!
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Have a great day!

hugs...