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Mojo Monday 413

Good Morning! Hope you’ve had a great week.

I’m celebrating somewhat of a milestone here on Say It Wit Simplicity and decided to make this card today for Mojo Monday, even though it’s Friday already. It’s been a wonderful week and I’m looking forward to seeing our little granddaughter this weekend. She’s always so much fun!

Anyway, today is my 100th post! It was back in June of 2014 that I did my first post here. Lots of things have changed since then, but I’m still here having fun with projects and little by little more about the blog world.

Today’s card uses Cricut Cuts from Paper Lace and Picturesque. The little flowers come from Kate’s ABCs. I have the Image Library Subscription and love to be able to pick from all those images!

I used a little Verve Stamp that I got with an order earlier in the summer. I stamped it with CTMH New England Ivy Ink. Because I did the Tall and Skinny card, I let the tag hang over a bit and it will still fit in the envelope. The sparkly stuff came from the Dollar Tree. I have enough to last a lifetime I think! But I like the shine they add to the little flowers.

That’s it for today. Gotta run but hope to see you next week.

Retro Sketches #176: Sailboat Card

Good morning! What a gorgeous day to live in Wisconsin.

We have school registrations today and Friday. Hard to believe that summer is coming to an end so swiftly. Even so, I decided to sneak in another summer card and play along with Retro Sketches. What a simple and fun sketch!

Most of the card was made with scraps from my scrap bin and a really inexpensive birthday stamp that I picked up awhile ago. The sailboat came from the Cricut “Just Because Cards”.

Better keep sailing. Hope you have a blessed rest of the week!

Mojo Monday 410: A Taste of Fall

It’s Mojo Monday! I haven’t done a Mojo Monday card in awhile, so I decided to give it a try today. I was a fun and easy sketch. I decided to go with an autumn card. I’m not ready to give up on summer, but time keeps marching on.

The papers are from the Paper Fundamentals, Enchantment Assortment from Close To My Heart. The stamp is from Hot Off the Press. On my list is a set of nice markers, but since I don’t have any, I decided to fill in with colored pencil. I added a little bit of Stickles Star Dust for a little shine. The sentiment is stamped with CTMH Smokey Plum. I love it and can’t wait to use it some more.

That’s it for today! Have a wonderful week and we’ll see you next time!

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #257: Sunflower Get Well Card

Good Morning! Hope you’re having a wonderful week.

Today I decided to Seize the Sketch over at the Fantabulous Cricut Blog and make a Thinking of You/Get Well card for a friend of mine who is in the hospital.

Cuttlebug Ben-Day Dots was used as the primary background for this card. The sunflower is from Cricut Stretch Your Imagination and cut at about 2″. The leaves are from Cricut Font and Basic Shapes. I thought sponging a bit with some distress ink would give it a little more depth. I adhered a little foam tape under the sunflower to give it some dimension. The sequins are, believe it or not, from the Dollar Tree.

On the inside, not shown, I stamped “Better Get Better” from the Cardz TV Mixed Messages set of stamps. The lattice piece is from Cricut Ribbons and Rosettes. I adhered a couple of tiny sunflowers and for the centers I used some brown sequins from the same pack that I purchased at Dollar Tree.
 

That’s it for today. If you have any questions about this card please feel free to leave a comment below. Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week and we’ll see you next time!

Cricut Campin’ Critter Card

Good afternoon, although it sort of feels like morning. We’re a little tired after a wee hours visit to the Emergency Room when our oldest son was injured at work. I was working on this little Fun In the Sun challenge card and decided to finish it up with a sentiment from Cardz TV Mixed Messages. I just got them a couple weeks ago and have used them so much already. They’re so sweet for little doses of encouragement.

I welded the trees into an oval so that I’d have a window card. We love canoeing and have two red canoes, so I’m sure I’ll be seeing more of this little duck. The main image was from Campin’ Critters although the sun glasses were from “Create A Critter”. Makes him so adorable, don’t you agree? 
Well, that’s it for today. Hope you have a wonderful day and if I don’t see you before then, have a great weekend!

Mojo Monday 407

Good Afternoon! Hope you’re having a beautiful day and a wonderful summer.

We had a lovely time over the weekend going to a nice little lake where we did some swimming and canoeing. It was such a perfect day!

Today I’m here to share my Mojo Monday card. You may think it doesn’t look like the sketch although I did try to stick to it (a little maybe). This is a card I’ve been wanting to do for one of my daughters. Since she works in a library I thought this would be a sweet little card to brighten her day a little. 

The rectangle element from the sketch is replaced by the barn which is from the Cricut Country Life Cartridge. Our little pig friend here is from Barnyard Babies. Other elements are from Wrap It Up and Elegant Edges.

The Smile Stamp is from Cardz TV,  Mixed Messages. On the inside I used CTMH Lovely Birthday Occasions. 

Have a terrific week and see you next time! 

Charlotte’s Web Inspired Card


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Mojo Monday 405

Good Morning Friends! Hope you’re having a wonderful week.

It’s always so fun to check out all the terrific cards at the Mojo Monday Blog. There is so much inspiration in these challenges and I always love to visit other card makers and maybe pick up some tips or learn something new.

My card for today is for my husband. We both got new bikes this spring and while we’re looking forward to more bike rides over the summer.

I just picked up a new Fiskars stamping press, making it a bit easier to use some of my larger stamps. Today was my first practice run.

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For my next card, I decided I wanted to use my Cricut. I recently decided to subscribe to the Cricut image library and maybe there are too many choices! Inspired by a racoon that got into one of our kid’s treats on a recent camping trip, I made it the subject of this little card.

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That’s it for today. Hope you have a great weekend and we’ll see you next time!

Bike Card 
Stamps: Stamps of Life-bicycle2stamp
Main Papers: Colorbok Hootenany
Ink: CTMH Lagoon

Racoon Card
Stamp: Stamps of Life-watermelon2stamp
Main papers: Close To My Heart
Ink: CTMH Slate
Image: Create a Critter

CTMH Confetti Wishes Birthday Card

Good Morning! It’s a little cool here this morning, but very nice. I’m looking forward to what looks like a lovely July 4th weekend with our family. 

Today I decided to share a Close To My Heart card that I made. Ever since I purchased a Confetti Wishes paper pack, it’s sort of been my “go to” pack for birthday cards. Today I decided to pair it up with stamps from the Blossom Card Making Workshop. I’d never used the little candle stamp and I’m so glad I did. I gave them just a hint of shimmer with some glitter gel. So simple and fun!

Hope you too enjoy your weekend, and we’ll see you next time.

“Stretch Your Imagination” Thank You Card

Good morning! It’s beautiful morning here and I was just enjoying all the sunshine and bird song over a cup of coffee. I wanted to take a quick moment, though, to share a card I made that uses a little bit of mixed media.

One day while playing with my Cricut, I cut out these little trees with the “Stretch Your Imagination” cartridge and just a funky shape cut from the green dot paper. I put them together and wasn’t even sure what I was going to do with them, so they sat here for a few weeks.

I stumbled across them again, on my quest to find something else, and decided I needed to do something with them. I love to experiment, so I got out some watercolor and made a little background. It’s a couple simple washes and not too perfect really. I did a few strokes with a watercolor pencil and added a few red dots for my little flower bed. The background is from the DCWV Every Day Essentials paper pack that I picked up for 60% off.  Wow! Right?

Seems we always need Thank You cards, so I stamped it with a “Thank You”.

I really enjoy Word Art Wednesday‘s Family Friendly challenges so I’m sharing with them today. Thank You for stopping by and have a wonderful and blessed day!

Cricut Independence Day Card

Today I wanted to try a “Twisted Easel” card. I’d never tried an easel card of any kind at all! My inside message ended up a little bit catty wampus, but I’m going to put it on the “learn from experience” list.

My oldest son was the recipient of this card since he bought me the cartridge.

Hope you all have a wonderful day and if I don’t see you before then…Happy July 4th!

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