Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A Card and a Tag

Hi there!

Once again, life has gotten in the way of blogging. I am having a hard time trying to balance everything going on right now. What is it about the autumn season that keeps things so busy? Trust me though, I'll get through it and it's going to be much easier once I'm back home from a trip I'm taking soon. Thinking about all I need to do before I leave is the most stressful!

Anyway, I have a card and a tag to share with you today. They are both inspirations for the third Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge. I hope you'll come and join the fun because you could win a $50.00 gift card to their online store! Yup! That's $50.00!!!

The challenge this time is Trendy Tags. Just create a tag or add a tag to your card or project. That's it. The only rule is to make sure you use one of Simon's own brand of stamps, stencils or dies. Then add your card to their Flickr group and tag it with SSSFlickrchallenge#3. So easy to do but if you need more info, you can find it here. You've got until Thursday, 9:00am EST, October 16, 2014 to play!



For this card, I added a couple of tags from the Simon Says Stamp, Medium Tags die set. The flowers were cut out from their Tall Flowers die and colored with Copics. The sentiment is their Small Hello die. Still love water coloring! I used a cheap set that I've had forever for the background and splatters.

And here's my tag.


I had to take the photo this way so you could see the shimmer. I used DCWV Glitter Paper (love this stuff!) to cut the SSS Brilliant Gifts die. Then I just cut them apart and placed them in different areas of my tag - so fun!

Oh! And one more thing - ya know how Simon's Wednesday challenge on their blog has over 800 entries most of the time? (Not very good odds for winning, right?) Well, their Flickr Challenge has A LOT less entries right now, so your odds of winning the $50.00 gift card are soooo much better! What are you waiting for? Get over there and check it out! I can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by - hope everyone is having a wonderful week! ♥
 

20 comments:

Sue said...

Hello Barb,
It is comforting to know that someone other than myself is finding time is slipping too quickly for what is needed to be accomplished during the week.
I too have a trip coming up...perhaps this is the common factor in our stress levels being higher than normal!
Anyway your watercolour card is gorgeous, it has a certain freedom about it which is not often seen with a CAS creation. And what I can see of the Tag looks beautiful.
Smiles:)
Sue

Lynn said...

I can't keep track of time either lately! Too much going on! I love your card...the tag, the sentiment, the enamel dots...everything is placed perfectly!

Judy1223 said...

Barb, I'm with you...the fall is so crazy busy, it is hard to find enough time to do it all! So glad you found time to make a tag card -- it is fabulous -- and so is that glittery gift card, too! I'm off to check out the SSS Flickr gallery now...thanks for the heads up!

Arlene said...

Love the glitter tag and what a totally sweet card. Simple AND effective.

This looks such a great card for spring also. Consider it for the Die Cut Divas' challenge this month - Change of Seasons, Spring or Summer.

Laura B. said...

Love that watercolor with splatters look along with the two cute layered tags! I. Need. Glitter paper! Love it!

Sarah Gray said...

These are both fab and so different! Love the watercolour and splatters look and those glittery presents are so fun :) Hope things calm down for you a bit and you get the chance to breathe!

Dawn Turley said...

Beautiful inspiration Barb. I like to do tags so this should be a fun challenge. Don't stress too much and enjoy your trip.

icardeveryone01 said...

Hi Barb! So happy to see your post this morning.. I've missed you! Love your water-colored gorgeous tag card. I'll be digging through my stash to come up with something shiny to use that presents die that I, too, bought during Stamptember... so pretty!
=] Michele

~amy~ said...

So pretty Barb!

Nancy said...

Love your artsy watercolor card, Barb! Thanks for the pep talk too! I would love to win $50 worth of supplies. I will check out the Flickr challenge! Stay calm:)

Pam said...

I love that DCWV glitter paper!! Your gifts tag is brilliant. Love the watercolor tag, too. Now - to find time to play...

Pam said...

I love that DCWV glitter paper!! Your gifts tag is brilliant. Love the watercolor tag, too. Now - to find time to play...

Barb Ghig said...

I really love how you created your background and splatters on your card, Barb! And, your flowers are so pretty! I also love all the shimmer on your Christmas packages and background on your tag! Two really great examples and perfect to inspire us to play along in the challenge! Count me in :)

I hope everything slows down a bit so you can prepare for your vacation! You certainly deserve a break before the busy holiday season!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love these Barb, you always do one thing the same--blow me away! LOVE your card it is beautiful and the glitter--that is all I need to see! Hmm and I love the blue card using your new Ellen on Instagram--saw it last night--gorgeous!

Martha said...

Barb, what a darling card and fun tag! Those glittered packages are certainly festive-looking & beautiful! So fun! ♥

Kathy (krolski) said...

Barb, I know how you feel. I've been in the same situation lately. Busy with everything that it's hard to keep up on the old blog! haha! Anyway, I LOVE your card! Gorgeous! And the glittery tag is awesome too!

Kelly Latevola said...

Your watercolor background is stunning! I absolutely love it! Speaking of love the glitter on your presents is making my heart go pitter patter too! Have fun on your trip :)

Nat said...

love how you added the tags to your design, awesome creations :) !!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Awesome card Barb!

Deepti said...

The water colored BG, looks amazing :)