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Simon’s Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Freedom for this week’s Simon Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes.  I combined it with Simon’s Monday Challenge – Flower Power.  I decided to make a feminine card of support.  I love how the Hugs die keeps the card closed until the person opens it.  It is such a cool die!

I kept the background for the card face simple with stamped flower bouquet and then colored with perfect pearls.  You can’t see it in the photo but the coloring is with perfect pearls so it has a very pretty sheen to it.  I wanted the word hugs to really stand out so it was cut out of black cardstock and glued over the white die cut letters.  Hope you’re having a great weekend!  Supplies are listed below.



  • Cardstock:  White, Black
  • Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine)
  • Stamps:  Beautiful Bouquet Dahlia (WPlus9)
  • Dies: Hugs Card die (Concord & 9th)
  • Accessories: Gumball (Perfect pearls)

My Best Altenew Project

Altenew has such lovely products!  They have beautiful images that can be transformed with color.  I love their stamps and dies!  So it was hard to decide on my favorite project but I think it’s the one I’ve included below.  I just did it last week when I was on spring break and hadn’t had a chance to get it posted.  It’s so much prettier than my other efforts that it’s become my favorite.  Hope you like it too!  The layered plates make the prettiest flowers.  They make me swoon with delight.  Yes, I really like them!  Okay, on to my card.  I ended up using the cut outs from the Layered A plate to make this card and then shaded in the petals for more dimension, and then lift up the flower images with dimensional tape.  Supplies are listed below.  Happy crafting!



  • Cardstock: White, Black
  • Dies:  Layered Floral Cover Plate A (Altenew); Layered Floral Cover Plate B (Altenew); Big Hugs die (Papertrey)
  • Accessories: Copics

Altenew’s April 2018 Challenge

Altenew’s April 2018 Challenge is to use the image as inspiration for a card.  Love the pretty purples and minty greens.  APRIL2018_InspirationChallenge

My leaves looked funny when trying to go with a more minty green so I took some artistic license and used a more leafy color of green.  The stamp set I used is one of my favorites.  I kept the card pretty simple so the lovely flowers could shine.  Hope you’re getting some crafting time in this weekend.  Supplies are listed below.



  • Cardstock:  Cream
  • Ink:  Shades of Purple (Altenew); Tropical Forest (altenew); Onyx Black (Versafine)
  • Stamps:  Remember This (Altenew); Beautiful Day (Altenew)

Papertrey’s Make It Monday and Transformation Tuesday Challenge Card

I combined two of Papertrey’s Challenges to make the card below, including Papertrey’s Make It Monday – Stenciled Edges and Transformation Tuesday.  Actually I made 3 cards but one of them stunk so bad it went in the recycle bin.  The first card is pretty plain jane so I improved it by adding two colored tulips and more tulips and edged the card front.  I like both cards….the simplicity of the first card and the pop of colors on the 2nd one.  Happy crafting!  Supplies are listed below.




  • Cardstock: White, Hawaiian Shores (Papertrey)
  • Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Harvest Gold, Bright Buttercup, Green Parakeet, New Leaf (Papertrey); Onyx Black (Versafine)
  • Stamps: Tulip Time (Papertrey); April Showers Additions (Clearly Besotted)
  • Accessories: Pink Twine (American Crafts); Modern Backgrounds Stencil (Papertrey); Make It Market Mini Kit: Out of This World Stencil (Papertrey)

Papertrey’s 11th Anniversary Challenge combined with Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge

Papertrey’s 11th Anniversary Challenge today was to use stripes and Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge is to use a notepaper so I ended combining them to create the card below using notepaper looking pattern paper.  It was a perfect look for a teacher thank you card.  Supplies are listed below.  Happy crafting!



  • Cardstock: Classic White 110 lb. (Neenah);
  • Patterned Paper: Bloom & Grow Patterned Paper Collection (Papertrey); Pencil Me In Patterned Paper Collection (Papertrey);
  • Stamps:  Keep It Simple: Teacher (Papertrey);
  • Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine);
  • Accessories: Moonshine sequins; White fun foam (Darice)

Papertrey’s SAF Paper Scraps and Vellum Challenge

Loved Laura’s video for Papertrey’s SAF paper scraps and vellum challenge!  I had a scrap piece of watercolor paper that I had created ages ago that I never found a use for.  I loved the range of colors and was inspired by Laura’s colorful card.  I must have butterflies and vellum still on my mind from my earlier SAF tin card since I decided that the colored watercolor paper would work well for a butterfly.  I created a softer version of the watercolored scrap for the card front.  Supplies are listed below.


  • Cardstock:  Hawaiian Shores (Papertrey Ink); Watercolor Paper (Ranger); Stamper’s Select Vellum (Papertrey)
  • Ink:  Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmelade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, and Seedless Preserves distress ink (Ranger)
  • Dies:  Wet Paint die (Papertrey);  Life is Beautiful die collection (Papertrey)
  • Accessories: Glossy Accents (Ranger)

Papertrey SAF Pottery Challenge

I loved this challenge but somehow my gift tags never look as good as Nicole’s do.  I’m not sure if they are good enough to put on a package.  Oh well, it’s good to try something new.  Supplies are listed below.  Happy crafting!



  • Stamps:  Christmas Cheer (Papertrey); Winter Village (Papertrey)
  • Accessories:  assorted thread and ribbon