Old and New

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hello Friends!
I've really enjoyed the holidays and spending time with my family. My little hiatus has left me feeling renewed and excited for my most creative year to come. At the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, it’s time for the first challenge of 2015! We’d like to kick things off celebrating both old and new. Will you use an old stamp in a new way? Or perhaps a new technique with an old stamp?
I created this card with a bird stamp from Hero Arts 2014 Spring line. This classic image is fun to watercolor and will always be one of my favorites. The brushstroke trend is still going strong. Isn't it fun? Watercolors complement the newly released We R Memory Keepers Love Notes paper. 

What will you be making for our first challenge this year? Show us what you've created. Link your Old and New project to 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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28 comments:

  1. LOVE this card, Michelle! The text is FAB and the bird is so CUTE!

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  2. Beautiful card, love that robin! Hugs, Valerie

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  3. So fun, Michelle! I love your twine twigs that your bird is perching on!

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  4. This is gorgeous! LOVING the sentiment and the bird!!!!!!

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  5. Michelle this is superb! Your work is always gorgeous!
    Best wishes in New year!
    hugs from Slovenia

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  6. Love that scribbly writing and your little robin is just adorable!
    Alison xx

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  7. Super fun card, Michelle! I love the black on crisp white background and the pretty green blending :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  8. love how you colored this little bird! :)

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  9. Popped over from Simon's page to tell you how much I love that card! The graphic paper, the blue and that bird! Love the texture for the little twig, too.

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  10. Oh my this is so pretty :) Love the minty ombre BG

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  11. Gorgeous card Michelle!
    Happy new year to You!!

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  12. Love the touch of Jute! You ROCK Michelle!!! Happy New Year girl!!!!!!

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  13. Your card makes me happy-it's so fun :)

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  14. Gorgeous card, Michelle! Love the handwritten stamp and paper! The bird is so cute! Hugs, Sandra

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  15. Totally speaks to my alpha and graphic-loving heart! And then paired with that beautiful birdie and some aqua. WOW.

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  16. Fabulous card! Just love that little bird!!

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  17. Such a pretty card Michelle! That sweet bird looks beautiful! Happy New Year!

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  18. What an amazing card Michelle! Such a fun mix of elements with the little bird and the big bold text!!

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  19. This is such a clever and cool combo of materials! I love the soft look of the bird combined with the bold black and white letters. You have such a great eye for putting unique things together in a stunning way. I always look forward to your projects and you never disappoint!

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  20. What perfect paper to go with that sentiment. I love the bold eclectic feel of this.

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  21. Really cool! Love the whole composition, especially the "branch". fun!
    Happy 2015!

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  22. Love your beautiful card, Michelle. The stamping and colors are gorgeous! :)

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  23. This is so, SO pretty Michelle ~ the colours are just beautiful and I adore that stamp which works so well with the little birdie! I love it!

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  24. I admire the originality of the elements you used. It really works!

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  25. So strikingly beautiful with the graphic lettering and the beautiful bird! Happy New Year!

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  26. FAntastic cards! love your little bird so colorful! BArbarayaya

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  27. Hi, Michelle. Absolutely gorgeous card. You inspired me to participate in the SSS Monday Challenge. I love this trend of brushstroke letters. However, I do not own any stamps with these style. The challenge forced me to go back to some old $1 sets to pull out words that could resemble this font. Watercolors is what I used to recreate the soft palette in your card. Thanks for sharing your creativity. cheers!

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