Monday, November 14, 2016


Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's "Shine Bright Like A Diamond" challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because...

and the theme for this week is...
I'm sure I'm not the only one who becomes overwhelmed by all that is happening in the fast paced chaotic 21st century world we live in and how easy it is to take the simple things for granted and forget that we have a lot to be thankful for. So I decorated a media board to display in my craft room...a reminder of how grateful I am for the love and support of a wonderful family and great friends. Taking into consideration the dreary dismal weather outside the window...I decided to go for cheery and bright....sunglasses at the ready folks...
I started off by painting a chipboard panel with Distress Paints...Worn Lipstick/Mustard Seed and Twisted Citron...
stamped script from the Ledger Script Stamp Set with Black Archival ink...
and used the Hearts Layering Stencil with Picket Fence Distress Paint...
added some Remnant Rubs...
I die cut the words from Friendship Words Script from black and white cardstock and fixed together to create a shadow effect...
added Small Talk Stickers and Wildflowers die cuts...
chipboard stickers painted with Black Soot Distress Paint and coated with Glossy Accents along with a Crinkle Ribbon bow...twine and a typed token

You can find all the products I used over at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp online store...just click on the links below...

Why don't you pop over to the Monday Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from my very talented Design Team mates and this month's fabulous Guest Designer Anita Houston. As always you all have the chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at Simon Says StampYou have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2 pm CET to join in the fun...

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I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Gorgeous panel Kath, the bright cheerful background looks fabulous and I love the details, very lovely :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. Love the beautiful colors of your background, Kath. So pretty!

    Cathie ♥

  3. Such a lovely piece. The colours are beautifully cheerful - a real boost considering the weather.
    Toni xx

  4. Gorgeous, love the beautiful colours and wonderful layering!
    Linda xxx

  5. Kath this is an amazing piece. So vibrant and beautiful for your craft room. Love the step by steps. Hugs xxx

  6. This is so lovely Kath, beautiful colours and wonderful design. Love it! Hugs, Anne xxx

  7. You are so and family are the best, our everything! LOVE the bright colors to catch your eye and keep good thoughts on those things. Wonderful make Kath!

  8. Your beautiful colour palette is so refreshing at this time of year Kath and I love the gorgeous finished board with its wonderful message xxx

  9. Beautiful Kath, both your panel and the sentiment that inspired it! Deb xo

  10. Hi Kath and Buddy.Grrrrr having probs with the puter.Anyway Loving this creation so Beautiful.You are right,Family and True Friends is what matters not how many designer labels you can brag about.Today has been a day of "The Fog",can't see Nuffin.Off to see mum on Friday for 4 days,she is getting better slowly but surely.Hugs and Huge Cuddles for Buddy.Keep warm and safe.xxxx

  11. lovely sentiment and such a bright and cheerful piece!

  12. What a happy color palette, Kath! I love the sentiment too... so true :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  13. Love your idea to celebrate Thanksgiving with these unusual colors! Wonderful! Your work is always gorgeous and this is no different! Great project! barbara

  14. What an absolutely great concept from beginning to end! I love the non-traditional color palette you went with and how you made it so happy and bright. I also thought the layering of the die cuts was particularly clever! Well done, as always!

  15. I love it. Fabulous. Great colours.

  16. This panel is so pretty Kath! I love the colour combo that you used and all the different background elements.

  17. Wow! What an explosion of colors! I love the blending of them making this fabulous background. The black elements and stamping look so great on it. Hugs, Marzena!

  18. A really gorgeous vibrant piece, full of colour and with such a wonderful message ~ this is fabulous Kath and so pretty! Hugs xx

  19. What a beautiful reminder to have in your studio, Kath! I love how you did this with a trio of lovely colors, and the layering and natural elements are beautiful! hugs, Maura

  20. Love the gorgeous colors and patterns on the background you created! Kath. Such a great inspiration! :)

  21. What an amazing piece, Kath! Love the fun bright color you've chosen! Hugs, Sandra