Love Notes

Sunday, March 9, 2014

This week, the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is "Distressed". Another excuse to use my distress inks?  You betcha! I love my distress inks, but I love my friends and family even more.

I created these little 3x3 notes to express my appreciation and admiration. They're the perfect size to slip in a lunch bag or tuck in a care package.

I used the Grunge stamps to create a fun and funky inky/painty distressed background on 110 lb cardstock. The thicker 110 lb cardstock is strong enough to take a bit of wet media and still hold it's shape. The Simon exclusive die and stamp set had lots of sweet sentiments to choose from.  I couldn't decide which ones to use, so I made several. :)

Do you use Distressed? Do you get distressed? Show us your Distressed project at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog and you could win a $50 gift vouch to use at Simon Says Stamp. Your project could also be featured in our Designer Spotlight.



22 comments:

  1. This is such a wonderful collection of note cards, Michelle. Love the beautiful patterns and pink/yellow color scheme on the background. Sweet! :)

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  2. I LOVE the idea of a stash of love notes! I got a random love note in the mail the other day (Yes, the MAIL ;)) and it totally made my day! Your execution of these notes is awesome too!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  3. Ohh this is so cute! Love them! The glittery accents are so pretty! Gorgeous! Hugs, Sandra

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  4. OH, Michelle, what an absolutely DARLING set of note cards!
    The sweet "mini"-size of these beauties was the first thing that got my attention.
    I love everything about them. Beautifully done!

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  5. OH, Michelle, what an absolutely DARLING set of note cards!
    The sweet "mini"-size of these beauties was the first thing that got my attention.
    I love everything about them. Beautifully done!

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  6. Love these! Pretty, grungy and a beautiful result! And I love the idea of them being unexpected little surprises for your family!

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  7. Oh so pretty Michelle! I love the gorgeous color palette you used! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Wow! These little cards pack a big punch! I really dig the color scheme you used and I like how tastefully you added the blingy glitter--like Old Hollywood elegance as opposed to tacky high heels on the strip (if that analogy made any sense at all). And I was so impressed at the variety of looks you were able to achieve while still keeping the same circular theme going. If I got one of these in my lunch, I'd totally forget to eat my sandwich because I'd be drooling over the card instead. Beautiful work, as usual!

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  9. Hi Michelle! Love your cards! They are so beautifully done! I also wanted to thank you for the sweet comments you left in my blog. Hugs, Candy

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  10. What fun cards! Loving the layers of color and stamping and those embellishment you created are so fun!

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  11. Michelle, these are fabulously stunning! You've created marvelous works of art on these small canvases, that are sure to bring mega-watt smiles to all who receive them. I'm in awe...
    c

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  12. I absolutely love these cards, so pretty and such wonderful colours...just wonderful Michelle! :)

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  13. As always, you are inspiring! This color palette is amazing, I would never have thought about this, but now that I see it on paper is very pretty and well suited to spring that is coming! Beautiful details as always! BArbarayaya

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  14. THESE are DARLING, Michelle! LOVE the stamping and the colors and the FAB sentiments!

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  15. These are so adorably fantastic!!!!

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  16. They're so much fun - such bright, zingy colours and lovely touches of bling. That YOU die is simply fabulous, especially in bold black against these beauties. Finding one of these in a lunch box would definitely put a smile on my face!!
    Alison xx

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  17. THese are adorable! Love that they are mini and punch such a wow! I love the bright happy colors!

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  18. I've only recently started using Distress Inks, and now I don't know why I waited so long. I only own two ink pads though, so will need to build on that : ) Would you believe this weekend I finally bought the ink blender? I had been using the same make-up sponges for 15 years and thought that was "good enough." Ha, what a difference proper tools make!

    Anyway, I LOVE diminutive sized cards, and 110 lb paper. Seriously love. And the tiny attacher. So it's no wonder that I've fallen in love with your series of cards here.

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  19. I don't distress. Here is my dirty little secret...shhh- I don't know the difference between that ink and other inks! Please don't tell on me. Meanwhile, coming to your blog always makes me smile, so If I had this sweet (but hip and grungy) card I'd give it right back to you!

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