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Join us every MONDAY for a new challenge! Examples from our Monday Design Team incorporate a vintage artistic style, but we welcome all styles! Show us your take on the challenge!

Simon Says: Transport It

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Thanks for all of your fabulous entries into the ‘Use Your Favorite Tool’ Challenge and we hope you will join in this week too!

This week we are challenging you to

Transport It  

Think Trains, Planes, Automobiles or maybe you can think of some other form of transport! Hot Air Balloons, Bicycles, etc, whatever you choose to use we will be looking forward to seeing what you make!

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

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Remember to click on the person’s name to see all of the details of how we made these creations and leave these wonderful girls some comment love

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Nicola’s  favourite mode of transport is hot air balloon so She has based her mixed media canvas on happy times floating in the sky. She has used Grand Voyage Balloon and Quilted Balloon Stripes by Memory Box along with Prima Metallique paints Deep Waters and Brass Hardware together with lots of Tim Holtz Idea-ology.

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Andrea made a folder to transport important papers from here to there.  She used We R Memory Keepers’ new Tab Punch Board and paper from Bo Bunny’s Life in Color and Faith collections.

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Anna-Karin loves her bicycle and made a bike themed art journal page in her square Dylusions journal. She used stamps by Tim Holtz, as well as Industrious stickers and the Gearhead die set.

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Barbara created a mixed media panel with Vintage Globe by Tim Holtz, Distress paper Mosaic kit and Mini Airplane Movers & shapers. She painted her work with  Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Seth Apter Eclectica 3 limited edition set 1  and Tim Holtz Distress crayons.

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Cathie created a mixed media panel with a romantic Paris theme using the Tim Holtz Eiffel Tower & Fleur De Lis and Mini Airplane & Clouds die sets. The sentiment was created with the Tim Holtz Tall Text set and Simon Says Stamp You Matter background stamp.

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Emma was transported to a bygone era to create this vintage style card and used Tim Holtz’s Vintage Auto stamp set as the main focal point and then surrounded the image with die cut rusty gears created using the Industrial and Gearheads dies from Sizzix.

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Kath decorated a Small EtceteraTag with a Vintage Auto and some of the new 2017 Idea-ology products

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Lols is transporting babies in this gorgeous Tim Holtz Stroller from a Baby Blueprint Cling Stamp Set 

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Macarena is opting for an old times way of transport and is flying high with a hot air baloon taken from Tim Holtz Remnants stamp set. The backgroung is a precious Tim Holtz Rings stamp embossed on black with Simon Says Stamp Ultrafine Detail Black Powder. For those vibrant red letters she used Alphanumeric Marquee Sizzix die.

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Maura thought about a trip on her bucket list – to travel Route 66 – in a “Picked Raspberry” Pink Cadillac, no less. Tim Holtz’s Road Trip stamp set, retro colors from Tim’s Distress Crayons Set 1, and some Distress Grit Paste set the stage for this road trip!

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Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media card using Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamp Pen and Pencil Stampers and added the sentiment with Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamp Mini Motivation.

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Sandra made a card to wish a friend of hers safe travels, she used the Just Landed stamp set from Kaisercraft and her new addication Infusions A Bit Jaded for the background
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Zoey used distress markers and Tim Holtz stamps to create these two ATCs

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So now it’s YOUR turn to get out your inks, paints and all things arty and start creating! We are looking forward to seeing what you make!

Follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram

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Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too!

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out

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You have until Monday  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

We will also be choosing a selection of our entries to put in the spotlight – a special honor where we talk about why we loved that entry in particular and award a special badge too! For the full rules, read the “challenge rules” posted in the side-bar here on our blog.

Simon Says: Use Your Favorite Tool

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Thanks for all of your fabulous entries into the ‘Young At Heart’ Challenge and we hope you will join in this week too!

This week we are challenging you to

Use Your Favorite Tool  

What is YOUR favorite crafting tool? Is it a Paper Distresser, a Fuse Tool, a Heat Tool, Die Cutting Machine? We would love to know what is your ‘go to’ tool!

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

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Remember to click on the person’s name to see all of the details of how we made these creations and leave these wonderful girls some comment love

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Nicola’s favourite tool is her Ranger ‘Heat It’ craft tool, she used it to heat emboss and to help the distress inks to dry. Nicola used a Tim Holtz Sewing Room Dress FormMemory Box Cross Stitched Frame Borders and Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders for her gorgeous sewing themed card.

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Andrea, like many others, couldn’t live without her Sizzix Big Shot and her Tim Holtz Framelits Tag Collection dies.  She also is quite fond of the wonky stitched circles in Simon Says Stamp’s Sparkle and Shine stamp set.

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Anna-Karin too loves her Sizzix Big Shot, and also used the We R Memory Keepers Cropadile Corner Chomper Angle on this tag with many tags. Stamps are tools too and different Tim Holtz stamps were used to create texture, such as the Newsprint background.

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Barbara  always use two tools: Sizzix Big Shot  and Heat tool. She used both to create her Etcetera tag with Distress Stains spray and Motivation 3 stamps.

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Cathie used one of her favorite tools, the Prima Distressing Tool, to distress some Tim Holtz Thrift Shop Ephemera pieces for her 4×6 burlap panel.

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Emma used two of her most used and absolute favourite tools ~ a ruler and a paintbrush, and incorporated them into her canvas panel…combining them with Tim Holtz Paper Dolls and a Vignette Box.

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Kath’s favourite tool is her Tim Holtz Craft Pick which she used to create a stitched background with Eclectic Elements thread on a notebook cover embellished with a Plush Blooming Heart and lots of the new 2017 Tim Holtz Idea-ology

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Lols favourite tool is her Big Shot Plus, it is her ‘go to’ tool for almost every project. With so many fabulous dies available and having stamps and coordinating die sets it makes creating projects so much easier than having to cut them out with scissors. Lols used a Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs and Framelits Die Set to make a masculine birthday card and a Mini Crazy Dogs and Cats Set to make a coordinating tag.

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Macarena‘s favorite tool is still scissors! So she rocked with fussy-cutting of Nature Sketchbook Collection by Graphic 45 and building her background of the canvas with Grit Paste and Infusions giving a final touch of gold with Opal Magic Paint and Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Marker.

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One of Maura’s favorite tools is her Prima Water brush that she used to make a trio of heartfelt bookmarks using the Pretty in Pink Peerless Watercolors, and  the Joanne palette, and doodled with the Simon Says Stamp Happy Pens Starter Pack.

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Meihsia created a mixed media canvas with her all time favorite tools:  Faber Castell Gelatos Tool Set for creating the background texture, and Clearsnap Art Daubers for distressing.

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Sandra couldn’t choose only one favorite, so she used her top 3 of favorite tools, the Vagabond, the MISTI and the Ranger Heat tool to create this birthday card.
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Zoey used her favorite Dies Cutting Tim Holtz Sizzix Butterfly Duo and Texture Treads and Simon Says Stamp Circle Loops Wafer dies to create this art journal mini album

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So now it’s YOUR turn to get out your inks, paints and all things arty and start creating! We are looking forward to seeing what you make!

Follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram

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Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too!

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out

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You have until Monday  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

We will also be choosing a selection of our entries to put in the spotlight – a special honor where we talk about why we loved that entry in particular and award a special badge too! For the full rules, read the “challenge rules” posted in the side-bar here on our blog.