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Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Black and White with a SPLASH of color

Happy hump day!!!! I hope everyone’s week is lovely! We have had some fun this week. We have been house hunting for what seems like forever and have looked at probably 75 homes. We found one that we love, but will need a tiny bit of work done to expand one of the extra bedrooms (that will be Lily’s room). It was too wonderful of a house to pass up because of that so we’ve got some plans to expand that room out a bit…. The interesting thing is we close at the first week of March and I am due towards the end of March! So either some wonderful angels are going to pack/move/set up the house while I am out of commission or we are just going to have to wait until I get home with Lily and recover…. Important thing is having a safe delivery and the birth of a wonderful little girl that we have so long been waiting for. I think Lucas is just as excited as me!!! Thank you JESUS for blessing us with this new chapter in our life.

Sorry to ramble. Back to the challenge! It’s time for another Simon Says Stamp challenge and this one is super fun (but I say that every time don’t I). Black and White with a splash of color! YUM! The design team did some wonderful work this week so be sure to check them out!!! We are working with CC Design products and I chose this adorable little girl with the umbrella. Seriously, how cute is she!


She was colored with Inktense watercolor pencils. I find I am reaching for those way more than the Copics… I cut out the hair and umbrella for another stamp image so she could have some dimension…. She is popped up on dimension, as is the card panel. Added some stickles to her pocket! And of course as always, I added some enamel to her eyes… How cute is she… Seriously. Adorable…. I stamped the inside with this Simon Says Exclusive set. I LOVE the handwritten font and the adorable hearts….


The wonderfully amazing and sweet Heidi is offering up a $50 gift certificate to the Simon Says Stamp online store!!!!!! HELLO!!!!!! That’s awesome!!! I’ve got a wish list a MILE long!

Be sure to head on over the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog and take a look at the rest of the design team inspiration. Be prepared to have your socks blown off because they are all amazing! I am so lucky to be a part of this team! Dream come true.


Thanks so much for stopping by!!!! :)

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  1. wooow! Love both your cards!!!
    Love the coloring with Inktense pencils..I’m still experimenting…
    still new…but I like it so far :))
    Happy for you!! It’s good to have some good news!!
    I hope the new house works out all right!

  2. such a cute image! My boys slept in a bouncy seat next to our bed for a few weeks due to reflux so they didn’t need a room anyway! congrats on the new house. That is a lot of change, fun, excitement, and WORK for 2013. Labors of LOVE! I am GIDDY with excitement over the Lawn Fawn dies coming! what a GREAT MOVE by the company!

  3. Barb Ghigliotty says:

    Hi Laurel ~ As always, I love both of your cards! Cute image, and sure looks like fun to color…I’m still practicing with Inktense pencils, and I do like them!

    Keeping you in my prayers that all goes well with your new home 🙂 I hope it all works out that you will get in before Lily is born…don’t sweat the small stuff, as she doesn’t need her own room for a few months anyway. I’m sure some angels will be knocking on your door to help…sure wish I lived closer, so I could be there to help you! Just take care of yourself, and God will work it all out, I’m sure! (HUGS) to you!!!

  4. So excited for you! Your little girl will be here SO soon. Praying that everything goes SMOOTHLY! And of course the card is adorbs as usual. 🙂

  5. Barb Ghigliotty says:

    My apologies…I just read your post again, and realized the second pic is the ‘inside’ of your card…so, so CUTE!

  6. I am so happy for you! And how exciting to be moving to a new and wonderful house!! This will be a year to remember for sure!!! I am so glad your dreams are all finally becoming reality!! 🙂
    Now on to your card-it’s soooooo adorable!!! And ever since i saw your video with the watercolor pencils I’ve been intrigued!! They are on my wish list!!! I just don’t know!! Ack!

  7. Cute card Laurel!!!! Congrats on finding your new home!

  8. Anonymous says:

    So excited for you!!! Are you staying in the same area of town? As always, I love the card!

  9. Gorgeous card Laurel 🙂 the image is lovely and the colours and CAS design are fab 🙂
    Lots of exciting things going on for you ,,, Good Luck 🙂
    Lols x x x

  10. What a cute card. Good Luck!

  11. Darling card, Laurel, and sending along best wishes that all will work out exactly right with the new house and your new daughter’s arrival! Such an exciting time!

  12. Gorgeous card, Laurel love the background as well as the stamp 🙂

    Simon Says Stamp!

  13. Soooooo cute.

  14. Love your card Laurel !

    Good luck in your house hunting. Sounds like 2013 will be a very exciting year for you !


    Jo x

  15. A fabulous CAS card Lauren, I love your sweet image and gorgeous background.

    All your best with your house hunting and finding your helpful ‘Fairy ‘
    Heather xx

  16. This is just so sweet!

  17. melissab1872 says:

    Adorable card Laurel! Love that sweet image!


  18. Super cute Laurel, two minds think alike this week with this image 🙂

  19. A Fabulous and Fun card!

  20. Soo cute! Sounds like you’re having a great start on the New Year!


  21. So very cute!!!!!!!!!! I’m seeing the Inktense more and more!!!
    Thanks for your blog visit 🙂

  22. this is perfect! lovely design.

  23. Simple and sweet. Love it!

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