Sunday, July 26, 2015


Good Monday to you!

My project for the challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is a photo of my two daughters.  The challenge is to think about using different types of paper.  From specialty stamping paper to glitter, corrugated to extra heavy mixed media to tissue special papers that can add so much more than just a starting point for a project. I started with wood veneer and that led to this picture with the trees and greenery.

I died the veneer with a combination of stains and sprays and the tore it in half to put it in the background.

I stamped the sentiment on a scrap which I think is appropriate with family. We may all have different personalities, quirks, etc but a the end of the day it is what is in our heart towards each other.

Products: Distress Stain Spray – Vintage Photo. flowersHeidi Swapp Color Shine – Patina., 
  Heidi Swapp Color Shine - Tea, Ranger Paint Dabber - Picket Fence, Prima Mask,  Wendy Vecchi - The Beauty of Art ,    Ranger Archival Ink - Potting SoilRanger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo

Come join in and show off your paper choice for a chance to win a Simon Says Stamp  $50 gift voucher!
Have a wonderful week!



  1. What a lovely page of your girls!

  2. Gorgeous Suzz! hat wood veneer is such a perfect fit for the wonderful image of your girls, a great outdoorsie layout! Love the acorns! hugs :)

  3. Great pic and adorable layout! I love the way you framed the picture with flowers :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  4. Great layout! That wood veneer is so coo!

  5. What a gorgeous layout, Suzz! Love the wood veneer and the picture! So pretty! Hugs, Sandra

  6. Lovely page, I love wood veneer! Gorgeous work!Barbarayaya

  7. Such a precious creation, Suzz. The colors and embellishments are fantastic. Love the great photo, too. :)

  8. How can one mind know SOooOooOOooO many different techniques? Your range of skills always impresses the heck out of me and I really love how you incorporated the wood veneer. I thought it was so clever of you to use the wood theme which goes along with the picture so perfectly! Your daughters are lucky to have such a talented mom!

  9. This is so gorgeous Sue and that photo is wonderful! I absolutely love the torn wood veneer, it is so cool and fits the photo so well.

  10. What a stunning layout Suzz, I could look at it for hours as there is so much to admire and I love all the textures and the foliage ~ just beautiful! :)

  11. That floral spray is so pretty against the corrugated. The contrast is lovely!

    ...and so are your daughters!


Thank you for stopping by and spending a little time here with me on my blog!