Monday, February 12

Simon Says: Take Note!

Happy Monday my friends, and Happy Valentine's Day to you also! We have a new challenge for you at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - this week our theme is Take Note...think notebooks, paper etc.
 Thanks to all of you who shared your wonderful creative projects with us last week in our "Love" challenge! 

I decided to make one more valentine and mix up a masculine theme with some "girly" colors.

I put a piece of patterned paper inside the card, stamped it, and added the other part of the heart from my Sketch Heart die.

I die cut several papers from the Pebbles collection (January Card Kit), glued them down, then rubbed in some pinks with my finger.

I Mixed the Candy Floss and Mahogany, and stenciled the next layer with the Tim Holtz Ringer stencil.

I added some Guacamole paint and Cracked Pistachio ink to my die cuts (Seth Apter) and strip of patterned paper.

Once I added the minty paper, I rubbed the black ink around the edges and over the surface.

I stamped the background and X's with Seth Apter's Billboards set and one of his Solar System stamps from my stash.

I doodled a bit with black and white pens, and added the mustachioed gentleman carrying the big heart.

I wonder if he's taking his big heart to his sweetheart? I hope you enjoy a delightful Valentine's Day, and find some creative time this week to join in our Take Note challenge! 

Our generous friends at Simon Says Stamp offer a  $50 voucher each and every challenge to one lucky participant.

A great place to shop!!

Simon is on Instagram, use #sssmchallenge

Be sure to head over to the challenge and take note of the awesome ideas from the DT!


  1. Your card is so cool, Maura! I love how you put the heart on the man's shoulder. So clever!

    Cathie ♥

  2. Love this card Maura!!! Love the background and the man carrying the heart is brilliant! ❤

  3. So fun, Maura! How perfect to turn it a bit masculine!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  4. Lovely card, love the colour palette and your background. Fabulous focal image. Tracy x

  5. Absolutely fun and beautiful! Love your use of Seth die! BArbara

  6. I forgot I love so much your ose of pink in a masculine card! Fab idea! Barbara

  7. Such a fun card Maura!! I absolutely love how he carries the heart on his shoulder. What a great idea! Hugs!

  8. Wow! That was so clever to mix the masculine theme ith girly colors, I have never ventured to do that but maybe someday... Love the pinks a lot and the layers of papers, too. Hugs, Marzena

  9. Fabulous card Maura :-) the gentleman is fabulous and the background and notebook edges are awesome!! :-)

    Lols x x x

  10. Really great Maura. I love how all of the different elements weave together so seamlessly.

  11. How refreshing to see an artistically wonderful manly Valentine's Day card! I love the way you arranged the heart die so that it looks like the man is carrying it over his shoulder. SO clever, as always, and I also liked how you made the inside of the card so full of energy, too!

  12. you are a master of fabulous backgrounds Maura, love everything about this manly card with a pink twist hugs kath xxx

  13. Love your fabulous card, Maura. The background patterns and the embellishments on the card are awesome!n :)

  14. What a fabulous card, it's just so charming and I absolutely love this Maura! I adore the fact you've used pink and love how you've interpreted the challenge theme!, it's awesome! <3

  15. i so love the little heart hanging on his shoulder!!! What a cool idea! You always are so original and creative!!!! Mwha my friend xx


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