Summer Vacation: Kids Challenge

Simon Says Challenge Blog is hosting a kid’s challenge this month.  This year’s challenge is anything goes with glitter.  We had two of my daughter’s friends over and they were happy to play in the “deserted” pile of die cuts and stamped images that my daughter and I had not had the opportunity to use.  My daughter had previously colored the die cut animals with Copic markers and colored pencils and Gamsol.  She also had fun showing her friends how to use my Cuttelbug.  Some sequins, glitter card stock, and distressed glitter was used.  Not sure how well the photos will show them but they are there!

Simon Says: Celebrate

Good morning, I finally have some time to get on the computer and I found a few challenges to enter! Simon Says is celebrating their sixth anniversary for their Monday challenge and this week’s theme is celebrate.  Here are a few cards I made using their Sketch Ranunculus, Wild Beauty, and Birthday Flowers stamps, all stamps are available on their site.



Stick It Down’s August Card Sketch

It’s time for another great card sketch (along with a single and double page sketch) over at Stick It Down.  This month’s featured card designer is me!  I love the whole Fancy Free line by Paige Evans and had great fun using my “scraps” to make this card.  And I finally found a use for the banner/pennant stickers I have had forever.  Be sure to check out Stick It Down‘s site for more inspiration throughout the month.  Here’s my card followed by the card sketch!

SID August


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Stick It Down’s July Card Sketch

Hard to believe it is already July 10th!  For this month’s card sketch I used the new Flamingo Together from Lawn Fawn.  I stamped the background with the fun palm trees and flowers and used the feminine flamingo.  We had several birthday parties at the end of the school year so the timing was perfect.  As always there is a card sketch, single page sketch, and double page sketch on Stick It Down’s site for your inspiration.  You have until the end of the month to play along.  Here is the sketch followed by my card.

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SID July

Stick It Down’s July -December 2016 Design Team

I am happy to say I will be continuing on the Design Team for Stick It Down from July to December 2016.  As before I will be on the card team.  Be sure to check out Stick It Down each month for card, single page, and double page sketches.  You will find great inspiration along with prizes and or a chance to be a featured guest designer.

Stick It Down’s June Blog Hop

Welcome to Stick It Down’s June blog hop!

Several of our design team members have created projects to share with you using any of our past SID sketches. If you’ve never participated in a blog hop before, you’ll “hop” from blog to blog to visit each designer’s page and project. You’ll leave a comment at each stop along the hop. The hop will end here where you started, where you can comment to let us know you’ve completed the hop and you’re entered to win the grand prize. You have until Monday June 6 at 11:59pm to complete the hop. The winner will be announced on or before June 9.

We have several prize packages and one grand prize lined up! Paper Wings Productions is generously sponsoring our blog hop and is offering a gift certificate to the online store!

Paper Wings Productions is owned by Carrie Edelmann Avery. All of the PWP stamps are produced in the USA and are made using the highest quality of materials. You can check out the PWP online store to see the red rubber cling stamps and the clear photopolymer stamps!

In addition the grand prize, many of our design team members are offering prizes on their blog and we also have a few other prizes lined up. We’ve also made it possible to earn additional entries for prizes by following the SID blog, our Facebook page, the PWP blog, and the PWP Facebook page.

Hello!  Thanks for playing along with SID’s blog hop.  You should have arrived from Ali’s blog.  I am a bit low on pictures so I decided to make a card using my new Flashy Florals Stamps from My Favorite Things.  I am still loving the versatility of these stamps and dies and how everything coordinates so well!  Here is my card:

SID Thanks

And here is the sketch:

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Thanks for stopping by today your next stop on the blog is Loreto.

Are you ready to get started? Here is the order of the hop, in case you get lost:



Jess K







Jessica S


Alison (you are here)



Stick It Down 


Sketchy Friday at ScrapMuch?!

It’s Friday and that means another sketch challenge over at ScrapMuch?!  This will be my last post for this Design Team, I will miss Laura Whitaker’s great sketches!  Here are some pool shots from our time in Florida this February.  You have until the end of the month to link up.

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ScrapMuch Pool