Entered in simonsaysstampblog.com Monday Try to Resist Challenge. Used embossing ink to stamp shell collage on card, added clear embossing powder to make background. Used Distress Ink and sponge to add color and highlight shells. Stamped seagulls on white, colored with markers. Fussy cut image, inked around edges to cover white. Used Xyron to add adhesive, added to card.

Entered in simonsaysstampblog.com Monday Try to Resist Challenge. Used embossing ink to stamp shell collage on card, added clear embossing powder to make background. Used Distress Ink and sponge to add color and highlight shells. Stamped seagulls on white, colored with markers. Fussy cut image, inked around edges to cover white. Used Xyron to add adhesive, added to card.

Entered in simonsaysstampblog.com  Embossing Monday Challenge.  Heat embossed rust card stock with copper UTEE.  Tied ribbon around twig, attached to panel with curled turquoise wire.  Stamped turquoise leaves on white scrap, matted on black scrap. Adhered all to card.

Entered in simonsaysstampblog.com Embossing Monday Challenge. Heat embossed rust card stock with copper UTEE. Tied ribbon around twig, attached to panel with curled turquoise wire. Stamped turquoise leaves on white scrap, matted on black scrap. Adhered all to card.

Entered in simonsaysstampblog.com Monday Challenge "Autumn".  Patterned paper, punches and markers, gold leaf pen, stamping were used to create this group of similar cards.  I was using up more scraps! I especially love the embossed leaf paper and was finally able to put those bits to use.

Entered in simonsaysstampblog.com Monday Challenge "Autumn". Patterned paper, punches and markers, gold leaf pen, stamping were used to create this group of similar cards. I was using up more scraps! I especially love the embossed leaf paper and was finally able to put those bits to use.

Entered in simonsaysstampblog.com Wednesday Fathers' Day Challenge.  Stamped leaves and text on dark blue paper with blue and black ink. Crimped a scrap of same color that was glued to tan. Stamped leaves and text on tan, attached to torn blue, attached to tan torn piece. Added 2 brads, attached all together.

Entered in simonsaysstampblog.com Wednesday Fathers' Day Challenge. Stamped leaves and text on dark blue paper with blue and black ink. Crimped a scrap of same color that was glued to tan. Stamped leaves and text on tan, attached to torn blue, attached to tan torn piece. Added 2 brads, attached all together.

Entered in simonsaysstampblog.com Monday Challenge "Autumn".  Patterned paper, punches and markers, gold leaf pen, stamping were used to create this group of similar cards.  I was using up more scraps! I especially love the embossed leaf paper and was finally able to put those bits to use.

Entered in simonsaysstampblog.com Monday Challenge "Autumn". Patterned paper, punches and markers, gold leaf pen, stamping were used to create this group of similar cards. I was using up more scraps! I especially love the embossed leaf paper and was finally able to put those bits to use.

Dec. 15th Pinterest Inspired Challenge:  Clown Card mixed media. Made in honor of my Grandmother who lives in Peru, Indiana, "Circus Capital of the World". The clown is hand painted with glossy white paint on the face.  I used Pitt pens, assorted stickers, 3-D flowers, vellum words, glitter on the nose, rick rack trim and a tissue paper collar.  The doodle aspect of the drawing and background paper as well as the colors and layered collar all reference the inspiration picture.

Dec. 15th Pinterest Inspired Challenge: Clown Card mixed media. Made in honor of my Grandmother who lives in Peru, Indiana, "Circus Capital of the World". The clown is hand painted with glossy white paint on the face. I used Pitt pens, assorted stickers, 3-D flowers, vellum words, glitter on the nose, rick rack trim and a tissue paper collar. The doodle aspect of the drawing and background paper as well as the colors and layered collar all reference the inspiration picture.

Entered in simonsaysstampblog.com Monday Summer Flower Challenge.  Stamped square shadows and flowers in mustard, olive and purple. Stamped and matted text. Glued all to mustard card.

Entered in simonsaysstampblog.com Monday Summer Flower Challenge. Stamped square shadows and flowers in mustard, olive and purple. Stamped and matted text. Glued all to mustard card.

Girly Card. Entered in simonsaysstampblog.com Create a background Monday Challenge. Easy to do, use random stamps to "create your own paper".  Kept 1 side open to stamp text with tag.

Girly Card. Entered in simonsaysstampblog.com Create a background Monday Challenge. Easy to do, use random stamps to "create your own paper". Kept 1 side open to stamp text with tag.

Friends make everything bearable card.  Entered in simonsaystampblog.com Wednesday Touchy-Feely Challenge.  Lots of texture here: bear is flocked, yarn tag, eyelets, paper is textured, pop dots.

Friends make everything bearable card. Entered in simonsaystampblog.com Wednesday Touchy-Feely Challenge. Lots of texture here: bear is flocked, yarn tag, eyelets, paper is textured, pop dots.

Entered in simonsaysstampblog.com "Work it Wednesday Pastel Challenge".  BACKGROUND: Brayed a paper towel with water base ink.  Spray water on cards stock. Lay towel on paper, spray again, remove and blot with clean towel. Used archival ink to stamp sea creatures, colored with markers, added Dazzlingly Diamonds glitter.  Stamped and matted text.  I love the outcome!

Entered in simonsaysstampblog.com "Work it Wednesday Pastel Challenge". BACKGROUND: Brayed a paper towel with water base ink. Spray water on cards stock. Lay towel on paper, spray again, remove and blot with clean towel. Used archival ink to stamp sea creatures, colored with markers, added Dazzlingly Diamonds glitter. Stamped and matted text. I love the outcome!

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