Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Papertrey June Blog Hop Challenge and MIM

June 2014 Blog Hop Challenge




I used one of the sketch recipes and one of the color recipes together to come up with this card. I am also entering the Make it Monday #169: Vellum Overlays.

 And a little closer so you can see the layered banner a little better. I embossed the vellum with a dot embossing folder after I cut out the banner.
 Paper and Happy banner die is PTI.  Other supplies I used: DMC floss, pearls, two brads and the birthday stamp is Friendship Messages from Simon Says Stamp.   Any questions or comments are welcome and thanks for stopping by today!! I forgot to mention that I will also enter this for the Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge Anything goes!!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Simon Says Create!

So, it's been a couple weeks now since I got back from Columbus, OH for Simon Says Create.
I have been on a creative high ever since.  I have been super busy with the end of the school year, a swim meet at Colgate University and I just found out I have the dreaded shingles!  I think I caught
it in time because I only have a small patch on my back(that looks like a fish according to my daughter).

Anyway, just a little about the weekend in Ohio at Simon Says Create. What a blast!!  Shopping at my fingertips inbetween classes which was not a good thing for my bank account! Here is a great shot of Emily(I think) drawing Simon in the store on a white board:

The classes and instructors were ALL fabulous!!!   Jennifer McGuire, Shari Carroll, Tim Holtz, Kelly Marie Alvarez(Lawn Fawn), Sandy Allnock and Stephanie Klauck.

Everyone working at the store and all the volunteers were great. I was so impressed by the attitude of every single person I annoyingly bothered with question after question. There were a few items I HAD to have. (I know you know what I'm talking about). These people went above and beyond to track it down in their warehouse, so I could take my precious items home with me, rather than having to wait for them to be shipped.

I want to thank each and everyone of that team for that!!!

The atmosphere was up close and personal.  I had a sooooooo much fun and cannot wait for next year!!!!!!! Here is a link so you can see what it was like: Simon Says Create 2014

                                                                My freebies:

                                                                My purchases:
                                                    and best of all.......SIMON!!!!

                                                       I got to meet Simon!!

One last shot and a HUGE Thank You to all the teachers and the Simon Says Family!!!!