Friday, September 20, 2013

Simon Says SPEND!

Every now and then, my husband tells me those wonderful words I long to hear.  Well, now I know you're all thinking that I'm waiting to hear "I love you", and while those words ARE truly wonderful, they aren't the words I long to hear the most.  I know he loves me, and perhaps I take it for granted a bit (which I shouldn't).  He's SUCH a doll.  But the words I most especially LOVE to hear are "you can spend some money on crafts honey".  Every now and then, especially when he's gotten some overtime or has a bigger paycheck than usual, he lets me do some shopping.  There are SO many stores that I LOVE, and it's always hard to decide exactly what I want.  But one store where I never seem to have ANY trouble spending some SERIOUS money is the wonderful Simon Says Stamp.  I don't always have time to play along in their challenges, but I do as often as possible.  This week, their theme is to use some supplies purchased from their store.  With that being the case, I decided to finally use this adorable die-cut I purchased there.  It's their own brand (Simon Says Stamp Exclusive) and it's DARLING.  It's the word "Be".  Here is a link for this sweet little die-cut:  Simon Says Stamp Die Cut "Be" and Matching Sentiment Stamps
Simon Says Stamp also carries these other supplies that I used on this card:  October Afternoon Farm Girl 6x6 Paper Pad, Maya Road Adorable Canvas Blooms, and the sweet little Maya Road Wooden Heart.  I also used October Afternoon Farm Girl Chipboard, October Afternoon Red Letters (Happy), Maya Road ribbon, vintage cream trim, and machine stitching.
I'm sharing my card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes Using Products From Simon Says Stamp.  Please see above for all the links of the wonderful Simon Says Stamp products I used on this card.  My favorite being the Simon Says Stamp "Be" Sentiment Die-Cut

Sister Act Challenge Blog - Challenge #25 - Anything Goes Sponsored by Stamp & Create - I LOVE Stamp & Create, and the Design Team at Sister Act did a fabulous job!

My Craft Spot by Kimberly - Challenge #111 - My Favorite Technique - I have to admit that my "go-to" technique is machine sewing on my cards and projects, and I do it pretty much ALL the time!

Crafty Ribbons - Challenge #62 - Anything Goes With Ribbon - I used Maya Road striped ribbon and a vintage lace.  They both run across the bottom of my card just below the scallops.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I'm so glad that you took the time to visit and say hello and I will look forward to visiting each of you!   Have a blessed week, may God bless you all with His goodness and love!  And....I hope your honey will tell you those super sweet words you long to hear!  LOL




  1. Such a pretty mix, Karen, love how everything looks together! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  2. I really enjoyed reading your post. You have such a sweet husband. :)

    What a great card! It warms the heart.

    Have a wonderful weekend. :)

  3. What a sweet card Karen - and a sweet hubby :-)

  4. What a sweet and beautiful card! I love the fabric flower in the top corner. Have a wonderful day!

  5. Love this card girl friend. I may be lifting it tonight!

  6. tu as viaiment un don pour mettre tout ces éléments ensemble et que le résultat soit magnifique! biz

  7. Love your fun card! Thanks for linking your card up with us at the Sister Act Challenge Blog.
    Cathy xx

  8. What a darling creation Ms. Karen! After getting that super cute comment on my blog yesterday, I had to come on over and tell you just how much you had me laughing yesterday! I mean, I am not sure anyone (but myself of course) has gotten the "Julie Koerber" look at the hair salon! Hope you enjoy your new "do" and thanks for the giggles yesterday. You'll have to update your profile pic so we can all see! ;-) Hope you had a marvelous Sunday.

  9. Gorgeous card, I love the papers and embellies you have used.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge this week and happy hopping !

    Jo x

  10. It's certainly a blessing to have spouses that support your creative endeavors. Your card is gorgeous, especially the color scheme and the special touches of texture. Blessings, my friend!

  11. Awesome card! Love all the dimension! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week!


  12. It's a happy card! I smiled instantly when I saw it. Thank God for supportive husbands!

  13. This is so pretty! I love the tape measures. What a lovely touch!

    I enjoyed the story of your favourite words too!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper


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