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! ♥