Work it Wednesday November 2015


Hi readers! Happy Wednesday! Welcome to Work It Wednesday for November 2015!

In case you’re wondering what ‘Work It Wednesday’ is, let me explain:

On the last Wednesday of every month (or towards the end of the month ;)), we want to see what you’re creating! The Simon Says Stamp community is so very talented, and we want to see more of your cards and projects every month.

We thought this would be a great way for all of you to ‘stretch your creative muscles’ and share what you’ve been working on. So we’ll give you a little challenge each month, and you’ll have until the following month to share what you’ve made. Please limit entries to 3 per month.

Each month we’ll pick a few random participants to win a Simon Says Stamp grab bag!

The projects and cards that were shared for October were so great! We loved seeing all of your thank you cards in last month’s challenge!

Do you want to see all of the cards and projects that were shared for October 2015 Work it Wednesday? Check them out!

The following three participants were randomly chosen to win a goody bag from Simon Says Stamp:

Gail Scott!
Steffi H!

Please email with your mailing address and she’ll get your prize sent out to you.

Now on to this month’s challenge! Our challenge will be to make a holiday card! We’d love to see what you’re planning to send out this year!

Once you’re done creating, share your project below!

What are you waiting for? WORK IT! ;)

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

Winter Gratitude

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Hi readers! Happy Tuesday! Ahhh I just love the way Laura Bassen rocks PLAID! What a punch of fun color to add to your holiday thank you cards! If you’re loving this color combo for plaid (like I do), just grab Hot Lips, Hot Mama, Doll Pink, Melon, Duckling, and Fog!

As always, to accompany this colorful card is a very colorful video! By colorful, I mean Laura’s silly and fun personality! Don’t forget to have a watch and enjoy!


Watch the video:

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Thanks so much for reading and thanks to Laura for this fantastic inspiration!


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Congrats! Blog Candy Winners!

From: On the Monday Challenge We’re Thankful For…: Berina Febin!
From: Give THANKS!: Jodie Stoddard!
From: Weekender with Wanda + Tim Holtz Distress Ink Color Pop! Carved Pumpkin!: Megan Kauhane!
From: Introducing our Newest Exclusive Collection: From All of Us!: Celia England, Kimberly Storti, and Sindhu Manokaran!
From: Our Wednesday Challenge is Gearing Up for Christmas!: Joyce Erb!

Please email with your mailing address (if applicable), the name of the blog you won from, and the prize you won to claim your prize!

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

From All Of Us Blog Hop – WINNERS!


This past Friday, we had a fun and fabulous Blog Hop to celebrate the new “From All Of Us” Release from Simon Says Stamp. If you haven’t had a chance to visit the hop, click here to view the first post. I know you will find lots of tips, tricks and inspiration! The From All Of Us Gallery has also been updated – and we hope you will take a look! (Be sure to add your links if you’ve made something with the new stamps and dies!)

BIG Congratulations to all of the blog hop winners! Thank you for hopping along with us and taking the time to leave feedback for the designers in the form of comments along the way :) I know they really really enjoy hearing from you!

Simon Says Stamp’s Winner: Heidi Brawley
Shari Carroll’s Winner: Kimberly Rendino
Debby Hughes’ Winner: Jennifer Timko
Laura Bassen’s Winner: Nikki C
Suzy Plantamura’s Winner: Gail Scott
Wanda Guess’ Winner: Kim Faucher
Yana Smakula’s Winner: Barb Housner
Lucy Abrams’ Winner: Tammy Paul
Nichol Magouirk’s Winner: Varada

CONGRATULATIONS WINNERS!  Please check your inboxes for an email from us asking for your shipping address so we can send you the Simon Prize Pack! If for some reason we couldn’t access your email, please email letting her know you are one of our Blog Hop winners for the Simon Super Surprise pack and give her your mailing address. Thank you again for hopping along with us!


Wanda Guess
Creative Team • Enjoys photography, crafting, and coffee • Loves to spend time with friends laughing!

On The Monday Challenge We’re Thankful For…

We have an extended deadline on the  Monday Challenge , so you still have another week to join in with the Thanks/Thankful theme.

With Thanksgiving a few days away we are already making the final preparations for the celebration. How do you celebrate Thanksgiving? What are you thankful for? Perhaps I should say that I am Thankful for family, furbabies and friends, and I am, but really I am thankful for  pumpkin pie, turkey and that lovely cranberry sauce that brings out the flavour of the turkey so nicely, oh, and lets not forget chocolate  *wink*

Once you have made your creation just go ahead and upload it into the linky on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!  We can’t wait to see what you make!

As always, we’re offering a chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to Simon Says Stamp 50dollar_voucher_600px

Below are three projects created by the design team, that showcase this weeks theme! You can visit the challenge blog  to get all the details and see the amazing cards and projects that the design team has created this week. If you click on each designers name, you’ll be taken directly to their blog where you’ll get more details about their project! Be sure to give these talented ladies some comments!

Created by Barbara Yaya:


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Created by Cheiron Brandon:


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Created by Meihsia Liu:


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Do you use Instagram?  If so please add  #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!

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Lorraine Aquilina
Join us every Monday and Wednesday for a brand new challenge!


Hi readers! Happy Sunday! Can you believe it’s the week of Thanksgiving?! (Directed to readers in the ‘States like me ;)) My goodness, time just keeps on ticking!! Maybe our blog can help give you a bit of a slow down to enjoy and be inspired! This month Lawn Fawn’s own Chari Moss has made a very season appropriate card that I think you’ll love!



Is anyone else totally in Thanksgiving mode? I am, we are having our family over to our new house for Thanksgiving so I’m getting things ready to have our first gathering! So I was inspired to create a thanksgiving card for you today.  I wanted to create a big bold sentiment with the critters as supporting elements so I thought die cuts would be the perfect way to do that.

I stamped gingham backdrops in red Lobster ink on red cardstock for a tone on tone pattern and I chose cork for the scripty thanks for some extra texture.  I had originally planned on using the die cut letters for both words but since I had laid out my dies perfectly on the red I ended up with a perfect negative die cut that I liked even better!

The leaves and corn are from the happy harvest set and I just stamped them around in various inks to act like simple embellishment rather than sequins and then I finished it off with a little rustic twine along the top.


Thanks so much for reading today, and thanks to Chari for being our guest!!


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