midsummer's dream

Sunday, July 20, 2014

 Mid-Summer is a time of scorching temperatures, time spent by the water drinking lemonade from a Mason jar and family vacations. Are you longing to play with a Farmer’s Market inspired paper line? Planning on stamping into a starry night frenzy? Or are you inspired by Shakespeare? We challenge you to create and share your "Mid-Summer" project with us!
My project was inspired by a romantic old photo I discovered at an antique store. Sadly, there were no names on the back of the photo. It only says, "Hamburg 1927". The people remind me of lovers from a classic Shakespearean play, so I wanted them to be the focus of the project. A simple chipboard frame helped to emphasize them. There are no technique photos this week because this project was created easily. Sometimes simple stamping is the best way to go. Here, I used basic black ink to keep a clean color palette. The flowers were created by embossing on tinted vellum. 

How do you interpret this "Mid-Summer's Challenge?" Join us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and your project could win a $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp.  We draw a new winner each week. Your project could also be chosen to be featured in our weekly designer spotlight.

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Art With Heart; Red, White and Beautiful!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

 At Eileen Hull's Art With Heart, our theme this month is “Red, White and Beautiful!”! Are you feeling patriotic? Or do you have another “Red, White and Beautiful!” idea?


 However you interpret this theme we want YOU to share your Art with Heart
For my project, I used Eileen Hull's Box, Candy Drawer Die.


 Don't let the name, "Candy Drawer" fool you....it can hold so much more than candy! I used mine to create a fun place to hold some of my vintage postal ephemera. I love old papers and I love mixing them with newer items too!






Join in the fun!

You could win a fun Sizzix Prize pack filled with fun things from Eileen Hull's Crafitti Direct Stamps and other fun goodies! Check out the Art With Heart Challenge blog for more Red, White and Beautiful ideas and don't forget to link your creations there too.


Face it

Sunday, July 13, 2014

I miss their face.
My family is spread out all over the country and I miss being able to give them a hug or a kiss. This week the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme is "Faces". I would love to kiss their face, but today a card will have to do.
I created a card with a smiling, friendly face that reminds me of my Grandmother. The image is actually a part of a larger stamp. You've seen me use this Paper Artsy face before. I love this stamp! It's one of my favorites. The clouds were cut with die on Neenah's Kraft paper and were created with mists and sprays and inks. And don't you adore that sentiment? It's so cute!
Kiss their face while you can. Today and everyday.
Show us your face! Join us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and your project could win a $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp.  We draw a new winner each week. Your project could also be chosen to be featured in our weekly designer spotlight.

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5 Practical Ways to Inspire Creative Stamping

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Dearest friends,
I have something very special that I've prepared for you this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. I wrote an article called, "5 Practical Ways to Inspire Creative Stamping." I did not write this because it was assigned; I wrote it because I believe it.
I hope that you will enjoy "5 Practical Ways to Inspire Creative Stamping." Utilize the tips and techniques and create something wonderful today. :)
Fondly,
Michelle


I want to see what you've created "From Scratch" this week. Link your project to Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and your project could win a $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp.  We draw a new winner each week. Your project could also be chosen to be featured in our weekly designer spotlight.

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5 Practical Ways to Inspire Creative Stamping

Sunday, July 6, 2014

This week the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is "From Scratch..."
Not feeling creative? It happens to everyone. On Wednesday, I will be sharing 5 Practical Ways to Inspire Creative Stamping. Tips and Techniques to start from scratch.

We want to see what you've created "From Scratch." Join us anytime this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and your project could win a $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp.  We draw a new winner each week. Your project could also be chosen to be featured in our weekly designer spotlight.

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White Waffle Flower Tags

Sunday, June 29, 2014

White.
That's the challenge this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. My inspiration came from classic Summer wardrobe staples. Crisp, white linen shirts billowing in the summer breeze and natural straw hats bursting with texture. Can you visualize it? I imagine flowers growing along the shore's edge. What type of flowers? Waffle Flowers.
I love those retro inspired blooms!

See the shimmer? I love using the Win of Stella Glitter Pen. It adds a touch of shine anywhere you want. My only regret is that I didn't purchase it earlier.
Join us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and your project could win a $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp.  We draw a new winner each week. Your project could also be chosen to be featured in our weekly designer spotlight.
 
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