Challenge: A is for….

A day off school

A lot of CHA posts/booths still to post

A new challenge

brand new on-line class beginning today!


Lots of new things happening this week – today I’ve got A new project to share, and if you hadn’t guessed yet, the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge this week is “A is for…” which leaves it WIDE open!! I went with using A few new products from A shop that is my favorite! (Simon!)

a_valentine copy

I’m in a very hearts-y mood – and these stamps + dies from Simon were the PERFECT choice for me this week!


1. Stamp background with heart stamp + white embossing powder and heat set.

2. Use shadow ink + blending tool on background.

3. Die cut various hearts from cardstock. white paint on one, stickles on the outline hearts.

4. Assemble! Adhere the hearts on, then add the dimensional accent to finish it off.


Fun note: I stamped in black ink and it looked AWFUL… therefore the dimensional accent was used as a cover-up. Just A reminder that you can always make it work!
50dollar_voucher_600px Simon is, as always, offering a generous $50 voucher that will be randomly drawn from the eligible entries each week. Join the fun by creating a project this week – and for your chance to win a $50 voucher you should hop on over and join in the challenge here.

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As I mentioned earlier – today my new on-line class (with eight fabulous contributors!) begins!! Creative Retreat is live right now – meaning that lessons will be added over the next ten days. Then, once done the class will remain open and available to students for as long as they like! If you’d like to sign up + save $2 off registration then just use this link! It will automatically take the discount off for you.

14 thoughts on “Challenge: A is for….”

  1. What a beautiful Valentine’s card or a card to just show your love at any time! Love that rosette!

  2. Hi May, hope you are well and recovered from your trip to CHA. Love the white heart embossed backdrop and the complimentary layered hearts too. Tracy x

  3. Hello May,

    Beautiful Valentines !!
    I signed up for the Creative Retreat but cant tell if anything went thru so I did it again … I am either signed up …..several times or not at all !!! Please let me know.

    Thanks- Ginia

  4. I, too, like the background and see it’s done with a stencil. The variations in the heart shapes and sizes make it very eye-catching. I appreciate the inspiration!

  5. LOVE those embossed hearts in the background – and it’s a really pretty stamp… Gorgeous card, and the dimensional embellishment certainly looks as though it was always meant to be!!
    Alison x

  6. This card is absolutely gorgeous! I love all of the layers you created and the rosette provides the perfect bit of color variation. You’re always so talented at putting different patterns and textures together. Another stunning creation!

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