Friday, May 15, 2015

Simon Monday and The Challenge 34

I'm back! We had a ton of fun in Vegas with our friends, but I'm glad to be back home with my fur-children and my craft room. Travelling is always fun, but sometimes it takes you some time to recover when you finally get home!

I started playing with my ink and paper today with some inspiration from The Challenge #34.

These colors always remind me of fruit and with summer coming up, I just gave in and played with some fruit images.

I'm submitting this first card to The Challenge because I just love how it turned out. I used Papertrey Ink's Bowl of Sunshine for the fruit, but I swiped the sentiment from MFT Stamps You're the Sweetest set. I added some Wink of Stella to the fruit for some glimmer, but it's really hard to capture in a photo.

Stamps: Bowl of Sunshine (PTI), You're the Sweetest (MFT)
Dies: Stitched Rectangles (SSS), Bowl of Sunshine (PTI)
Paper: Kraft, Whisper White
Ink: Fake Tan, Sunflower, Mowed Lawn (Lawn Fawn), Sahara Sand, Baked Brown Sugar, Soft Suede
Other: Clear Wink of Stella

This next card I made for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Again, I used the colors from the Challenge because they were on my desk and just went with my fruit theme. The challenge this week is to use Simon Exclusive products, so I broke out some stamp sets and had fun.
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog

I used the You're the Sweetest and Lemonade sets for this card. It's so easy to change up the type of fruit with just a simple color change!

Stamps: You're the Sweetest (SSS), Lemonade (SSS)
Dies: Stitched Rectangles (SSS)
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Vellum
Ink: Mowed Lawn, Sunflower, Fake Tan, Black Licorice (Lawn Fawn)
Other: Yellow Baker's Twine, Moonshine Sequins


  1. Love these so bright and cheerful! x

  2. Love these! The bowls of fruit are adorable; I am eyeing that set! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Challenge!

  3. Both of these are as sweet as can be! I love your trio of fruit bowls, so darn cute! Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!

  4. This is such an adorable card and I love the colour palette you've used ~ so bright and cheerful! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! :)

  5. Rachel - these little Pyrex bowls brought me straight back to my Mom's 1950's kitchen! So clean, fresh, and darling! Thanks so much for sharing this little lovely with us at The Challenge!
    =] Michele

  6. These are both great! I LOVE your first card and have this set so I am going to pin this to CASE! Awesome job. Congrats on your pick over at The Challenge! I am your newest follower. :)