Show Us What You Made!

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Hi readers!   We’d like to express again how much fun we had with you last month! Wow! Thanks again so much for joining us! We’d love to see what you worked on rather it was with STAMPtember® exclusive products or just during the month while you were inspired!

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We still have a few goodie parcels left from our STAMPtember stash and would love to give them away to you! Please link up your creation below for a chance to win!  Winners will be announced November 1st.

We can’t wait to see what you made!


Stephanie Leykauf
Marketing Director • Enjoys photography, interior decorating, crafting, and laughing! • Music enthusiast • Loves to smile!

Join the FUN! Anything Goes!

This week the Monday Challenge Team is so very strict with the rules this week - so pay close attention! This week the challenge is… that anything goes!  Whether you’re seasonally inspired, have a new stamp to try, or want to share an art journaling page there are no rules. They can’t wait to see what you’ve got to share.

Below are three projects created by team members this week – love the variety and inspiring ideas! And don’t forget that when you enter your projects into the challenge, you can win a $50 Gift Voucher to Simon Says Stamp!

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by Meihsia

by Mona

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Anna-Karin made a layout about a happy Halloween meeting.

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Shaker Wings Card

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Hi readers! Happy Sunday to you! How is your day going so far? I hope it’s going great!  I’m always happy to welcome back guest designer Pamela Ho to our blog! I love what she made for us today! It’s such a gorgeous CAS design yet that special shaker function in the wings makes it so beautiful and a great design to make & send out!

Enjoy!

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This simple Christmas shaker card started off with a simple stamped card panel using Paper SmoochesA Blessed Christmas stamp set.  I colored in the sweet angel using my Copic markers – yellow for her hair, blue for her dress and grey for some shadows.

I then used my knife to carefully cut out the largest part of her wings so she could have some glitter-y wings :)  I backed it with some clear acetate and pour in some glitter.  The card panel was adhered with foam tape onto my card base.

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Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Pamela for being our wonderful guest!

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Stephanie Leykauf
Marketing Director • Enjoys photography, interior decorating, crafting, and laughing! • Music enthusiast • Loves to smile!

Greatest Challenges

Hi readers! Happy Saturday to you!  I hope your weekend is going great so far and you’re getting out there to enjoy it! We’re pleased to welcome back guest designer Nathalie Kalbach to our blog for some more fantastic art journaling inspiration.

Enjoy!

Thank you so much for having me back again for a guest post. So much fun! I thought I would show a art journal page with a little bit of texture and some fun paint media.
I used Derwent Inktense Blocks for the background and rubbed them over the paper of my art journal. Then I used a wet brush and blended all colors together.
I layered my Arabesque Stencil that I designed for StencilGirl Products over one corner of the art journal and started rubbing the Derwent Inktense Blocks through them. I dipped my finger into water and started blending the colors through the stencil
Then I stamped with black Archival Ink and one of my Stamps from my Wired Set with Stampendous several imperfect imprints onto the background.
This really makes the colors pop but also ties everything together.
Using my Arabesque Stencil again, I layered it over some areas and spread some Liquitex Modeling Paste over it. I used a palette knife and scratched the paste thinly over the stencil -but you can also use an old hotel key card.
Once the Modeling Paste was dried, I want back over the paste with the Derwent Inktense Blocks and rubbed gently over. Using my wetted finger again I blended the colors on top of the Modeling Paste revealing the texture and design.
And last but not least I used a wooden alphabet stamp set with black archival ink to stamp the quote that I had found on Pinterest that day and that spoke to me.
 I hope you like the project and you will try some of the techniques out.

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Thanks for reading today and thanks to Nathalie for this colorful & beautiful inspiration!

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Stephanie Leykauf
Marketing Director • Enjoys photography, interior decorating, crafting, and laughing! • Music enthusiast • Loves to smile!

Color Coordinates Recipe and Village Dies with Kristina!

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Hi everyone! It’s Shari here with a Color Coordinates Recipe for you! Are you making fall cards right now? I thought I’d play around with the Stitched Tree stamps along with the coordinating Trees and Trunks dies to make a real quick one.

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I used the tone on tone method by stamping with matching inks and card stocks. I’ve also used the Stitched Slopes and Hills Dies along with the Bundle of Stitches dies to create my scene.

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The Giving Thanks Card die can also be used a a greeting on your cards, I used the stitch die to cut off the bottom and have it coordinate with the rest of the stitching on the card.

I’ve shot a video on how I made the card, hope it gives you some inspiration for not only a color group but also for your fall card making. Enjoy!

I have a special treat for you on this fine Friday! Kristina Werner has created a video using the new Village dies. These are the CUTEST dies ever!

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You can visit her blog post HERE for all the card details.

I do have a Blog Candy Alert!! Follow our blog via email and comment on this post for a chance to win a special blog candy!

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Thanks for stopping by today, hope you have a great week-end!

Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening