Monday, July 30, 2012

Simon Says Challenge::What do you say?

The Simon Says Challenge this week is to use a sentiment in your project.  It can be stamped, written, pretty much how ever you want to share a thought.  I've been working on a series of dress template projects using the Tempting Template printed in the current issue (jul aug sep 2012) of The Stampers' Sampler.  If you want to submit some projects you have until Nov. 15, 2012 to do so.  You can find the template on their website.
The little dress and apron made me think of family dinners and all the women in our family who work so hard to make them special.  There are 4 different phrases or words on the card:  Capture Life's Moments, Love You, Kisses, and Memories.  I think that just about says it all.  Personally I love to cook and bake so any type of a shared meal is based on me wanting to make everyone happy with some kind of food that they love.  I never look pristine when I do this, like the sweet dress, I usually look like I've been through the mill.  But I love it and I love the food memories that I help create in people's minds and hearts.
Instructions:  Print out a copy of the template.  Trace and cut out the dress and apron.  Spritz Bubblegum Glimmer Mist on the wide ribbon used for the apron.  Cut out pieces of patterned paper for the hem and sleeves of the dress.  Glue the apron to the dress and glue the paper on the hem and sleeves, attach 2 pearls by Queen and Co.  Randomly stamp hearts by Rubber Stampede on the light colored paper using Spun Sugar DI by Ranger, heat emboss with clear powder.  Glue the decorated dress to the paper.  Attach to navy cardstock, glue to pink patterned paper.  Wrap tiny pink ribbon around the panel attaching the Tim Holtz metal word band in the center.  Glue to a blank card.
Speaking of baking.....I'll be doing my annual baking day with my teenaged neighbor, Kristina, next week for the Bolton Fair.  We're doing Cherry Pie for the fruit pie competition.  It is always fun teaching her how to bake, it certainly brings back memories of all the women in my past that spent a day with me teaching me how to make pie crust and bake bread.  Ah, memories.  Makes me smile.


  1. Words of wisdom here!!! Food always brings people together and deepens the memory. Too dang bad it latches on to the bum!!! Love your little dress and apron!!! So stinking cute!

  2. Love the story, and the creation. What a neat mix of text and colors. The 'kisses' sleeve is my favorite.

  3. What a cute card! Love how you've decorated the dress with words and that apron is so sweet! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra