SSS Kids Summer Vacation Challenge Post #4

A card from Mr. J today for the Simon Says Stamp Kids Summer Vacation Challenge.  Not sure what this is either click on the link for Simon Says Stamp or click here to see our explanation.

For his card base he chose a shimmery/sparkle silver base I had floating around.  He thought it was the perfect fit for monsters.

Stamp Set: Stampin Up! Make a Monster


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SSS Kids Summer Vacation Challenge Post #3

Another creation for the Simon Says Stamp Kids Summer Vacation Challenge.  My kids are seriously loving this!  Not sure what it is you can check out our post here or click on the link for Simon Says stamp.

This card is for Mr S.  He calls it his Flutter By Card

He was excited to try out my Misti and stamp multiple layers and emboss too!  He also was excited to use sequins!  For his sparkle he tried out a Clear Wink of Stella on his purple butterfly, sequins, Nuvo Crystal Drops and pink Glam Stickles for the flowers.


  • Stamp: Layering Butterflies by Hero Arts
  • Flower Embossing edge: Cuttlebug
  • Sparkle: Stickles, Glam Pink, Nuvo Crystal Drops, Phantom Silver, sequins, unknown, Wink of Stella
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SSS Kids Summer Vacation Challenge #2

Another card to share for the Simon Says Stamp Kids Summer Vacation Challenge.  Not sure what it is read my post here.  Or click on the link above to go to the SSS page.

This card is from Mr. J (he gets the photo credit too!)

To make it sparkle he added some Star Dust Stickles on the eyes for the yellow lizard and some Red Wink of Stella for the  blue and red colorful lizard for the cheeks and bottom neck scales?

I was particularly impressed with his art skills when mid coloring he got bumped accidentally by a sibling.   He recovered well by turning the mark into a branch for the lizard!  Then added a second for the other lizard!


  • Stamp: Leapin’ Lizards! by Pretty Cute Stamps
  • Stikles: Star Dust
  • Red Wink of Stella
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SSS Kid Summer Vacation Challenge #1

We have had a few slower days when the weather has been too hot to want to go outside.  The perfect time to get crafting!  The kiddo’s all got together and created a few cards that I hope to get up here and share the next few days.

These cards were all created with the Simon Says Stamp: Kid Summer Vacation Challenge in mind.  The theme is anything goes with Sparkle.  They LOVED pulling out out all the sparkle and shimmer products from my crafting stash to use! (I held my breath and hoped they didn’t use an entire bottle on one card)  😉  Seriously though so fun!  I loved seeing them dream up their creations and go to town.  I simply was on hand to show them where I had stashed the supplies they wanted to use.

First up: Mr S’s Frozen card

He used Stickles for the glitter and also glittery thread to create tassels at the ends of his sentiment for extra sparkle.  Mr. S was also pretty proud of the sentiment “I hope your Christmas Sparkles” because it fit the anything goes Sparkle theme for the challenge so well!

The photo credit even goes to him!  He wanted to take his own pictures for me to put up on my blog.


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Let the Show Begin!

My youngest has been working for quite some time on a big 3D art project.  (Where he comes up with these idea’s I have no idea but it is pretty fun to hear him explain his creation and all the steps.)  He started it back in March I think and has been adding extra touches and expanding his creation ever since then. (What would we do without rainy days to spark our indoor creativity) 🙂

Today he was EVEN more excited when he realized that his project fit the terms for the Simon Says Stamp Kids Summer Vacation Challenge:  Anything goes with Sparkle.   He is also dreaming up many more projects too.  So fun!

He has created a Ginormous complete with a stage, curtains, seating and an overlook deck.


The curtain in action:

The stage 

He has lots of sparkly glitter glue on the tree’s,  the microphones, and lighting the walkway for the people to get to their seats.

Thanks for taking the time to come check out his creation!


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Teacher Thank You

This week is the last week of school!  My kids made my heart happy when they initiated the idea that we needed to write thank you cards for their teachers.  (Perhaps that gratitude thing I am trying to teach them after all) 🙂

We pulled out my new Bubble Greetings from Taylored Expresssions and the Beyond Measure stamps and dies from Craftin Desert Diva’s.

Please forgive the terrible pictures.  I didn’t think to take them until they were packaged ready to go and we were almost out the door!

Here is the one my youngest created


Here is what the whole collection looks like (again sorry for the terrible cell phone picture)


We are entering their cards into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Use More Thank One Stamp

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Cards Cards and More Cards

My youngest Mr. S wanted to get in on the card making action.  He has been watching his older sister and I have fun creating cards recently.  This week’s theme for the Wednesday Simon Says Stamp Challenge is anything goes!  I love that they let anyone 5 and older enter!

This was the perfect challenge for him!  He decided to create a 4th of July card with fireworks.  I was impressed with his creativity and watching the project come to life.  I also loved getting to spend a little 1 on 1 time with him!


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