Because Creamsicles are Delicious

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Mmmmmm! Yes. They. Are. I'm a big fan. Which is funny, because I'm not actually a huge fan of oranges, I mean, they are okay, but not something I reach for often. And the orange flavored jelly beans really aren't my favorite, either, but for some reason, the minute you mix an oragey flavor with creamy goodness, I am in heaven, my friends! HEAVEN! I do so love creamsicles. And creamsicle flavored drinks with alcohol in them. For reals, though... those are awesome. Just sayin'.

ANYWAY, when my August kit from Simon Says Stamp arrived at my door, I saw creamsicles as soon as I this stamp set fell into my  hands! And what better way to create that refreshing, creamy look, than with watercolors?! Yup. I'm in love. With creamsicles. All over again.

So Cool

The new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, yes, afterall, that is the reason we have gathered together today (Nope, not MAAAWAIGE this time, folks.... or for this thing called life... nope, not that one today, either. Although, now I do really want to listen to Prince all day and watch the Princess Bride. K. Tangent done. Moving forward.). Right. New challenge. It's EMBOSS IT! Yup! We want to see you emboss! You can heat emboss, dry emboss, use embossing paste, WHATEVS, folks! Just EMBOSS IT!

you're cool (detail)

I used the super awesome matt dull embossing powder from Wow for my image and then watercolored over it to create a resist. For the textured background, I mixed embossing paste with glitter, because glitter, and then spread it over a stencil to create the dotted background. I kind of love it. Lots. For reals, though.

You're Cool (detail2)

And now it's YOUR TURN! One lucky participant will win a $50 Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store! Yup. Dudes. You know you want that. SO, all you need to do is create a NEW project (up to FIVE) with the EMBOSS IT! theme and link it up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog! Happy Crafting, folks!

You can find the links to the goodies I used to create my card below! 

Have a Happy!


Lovely Days and The Like

I rather like the word 'Lovely'. There is just something about it.


 adjective \ˈləv-lē\
: attractive or beautiful especially in a graceful way
: very good or likable
: very pleasing

See. It has a certain appeal to it. A loveliness, if you will. Yes, I do believe the word 'lovely' is, in and of itself, lovely. Most certainly.

All of this being said, when Paper Smooches introduced the new Blossoming Buds set, I kind of sort of HAD to have it. I'm not usually a big on on florals, however, I do use them from time to time and the playful nature of these really caught my eye!

Have a Lovely Day

Isn't it just lovely? (he-he... See what I did there?) HAHAHAAA! I crack myself up, really and truly, I do. BUT, for reals, though, those flowers are so lovely and adorable, too. YAY for adorable! I added a bit of sparkle to the sentiment with the Wink of Stella clear. I love how I can brush that right on over things like loopy, fabulous words to make them shimmer! A white gel pen accents the flowers colored with Momento markers. Yup. I totally used the easy ones this time around. It was fun!

Have a Lovely Day (detail)

I am linking this fun card up to the Paper Smooches Sparks Anything Goes Challenge this week. I do so love my Paper Smooches!!!

You can find links to the products I used to create my card below.

Have a Happy!