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Simon Says: Lets Take A Vacation

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

Thank you for joining us for the Touchy Feely Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we would like you all to join us and:

Let’s Take A Vacation

We have all had a lot of fun making things for this challenge! What is better than taking a lovely vacation! While we were crafting we were all dreaming of sunbaked beaches and hammocks hung on palm trees!

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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Anne loves nothing more than a vacation by the sea!  She created this beach scene using Tim Holtz Tiny Houses Bigz Die, Vignette Tray and Typography Findings.

Andrea thinks the best vacations involve staying in a serene spot with hot chocolate and a good book.  She used TCW’s Mini Onion Skin stencil and some new Summertime Sweetness Washi tape by Simple Stories to bring her collage to life.

Anna-Karin made a travel memory game with a transportation theme for her youngest son, using Tim Holtz Sizzix Cityscape Commute dies and Tim’s ZigZag stamp.

Barbara has interpreted literally the title and has taken a vacation from ….. paper, creating some steampunk jewelry with the new Assemblage collection by Tim Holtz. To complete her work she also used Idea-ology Sprocket gears and Idea-ology keys Adornments Findings

Cathie created a wall hanging of her favorite vacation place. She used several colors of Distress Inks to create the beach scene along with the Tim Holtz Surf Shack and Alphanumeric die sets.

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Emma altered an old notebook and created a travel journal ready for stories of new adventures. She created 3D blooms using the Tropical Thinlits die and layered them over rolled maps made from paper in the Memoranda Stash. To complete the cover, she added Typography Findings and a plane from the Souvenir Adornments set.

Kath created a Mini Suitcase Album for a Dapper Gent to take on vacation using Ranger Kraft Card, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Dapper Stash Pad and Sizzix/Tim Holtz Dapper BigZ Die

 

Lols decided that it was time to update her passport holder and also made a coordinating luggage tag. Grungepaper was the perfect choice of product for this project and she added more texture using a Gridlock Embossing Folder. She is now all ready for her next vacation, although it probably won’t be to the moon!

Macarena sees taking a vacation as an escape from the city where she can leave her everyday life and see the world. She made a card about this using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Cityscape Skyline and Globe dies. For her background she heat embossed SSS Grid Background stamp and colored with Distress Oxides.

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Maura has camped her entire life in a tent, so she had to make a tag about a camping vacation. She pieced together a cute tiny trailer (just dreaming) with the Stampendous Tiny Trailer stamp and Crate Paper’s Oasis pack, then finished it off with some pretty fibers and a Tim Holtz Assemblage Journey charm.

Meihsia was inspired to created a mixed media card using Tim Holtz Rubber Stamp Explore Dream Discover and decorated with Prima Marketing Steampunk Gears.

Sandra had fun creating a city trip inspired art journal spread using Cityskape Skyline, Bird Branch, Globe and Word Play dies, along with lots of Infusions and Grit Paste.

Zoey used Distress Paint , Distress Spray , Distress Ink to create this art journal page about a solo vacation

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

 

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: Touchy Feely

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

Thank you for joining us for the Masculine Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are challenging you to add some texture

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there are many ways that you can add texture to your projects, embossing folders and pastes, 3D flowers, buttons, gems, corrugated card, the supplies that you can use are endless. Whatever you decide to use we will be looking forward to seeing what you create!

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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Anne  took the challenge theme quite literally and created a wonderfully ‘soft to the touch’ journal, using felt from a  Taylored Expressions Red Felt Bundle, a Journal Box Scoreboard Die and a Stitchy Flowers and Leaf Die.

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Andrea made a collage with built-up texture from die cuts and flowers.  She used the negative space of Seth Apter’s Coffee Rings for the swirl and added Tim Holtz’s Bouquet Flowers and Trellis die-cuts.

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Anna-Karin mixed a whole bunch of different textures on this layout about a favorite tree: dry embossing with the Numberic folder by Tim Holtz, wool felt clouds die cut with the Chevron Clouds die by SSS, canvas, burlap, cork, cloth, texture paste and more.

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Barbara  had much fun creating  a canvas with  different kinds of  textures: Ranger Vintage Foil sheets, Ranger  Texture Paste Transparent Matte, some layers with Tim Holtz Paper Dolls  and Tim Holtz Sizzix Cityscape Metropolis.

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Cathie created texture on the background for her card using a toothbrush along with Ranger Texture Paste. The beautiful stenciled lace gives added texture to the background and was created using the Simon Says Stamp Circular Lace stencil.

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Emma created a panel perfect for Father’s Day and packed it full of many different textures, including stitching, an embossed metal panel created by using the Tiny Stars Texture Fade, corrugated card and burlap and various metal idea-ology pieces.

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Kath created a touchy-feely background on an Etcetera Tag using Ranger Opague Crackle Texture Paste, Detailed Butterflies and Taylored Expressions Felt

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Lols used the corrugated card and burlap from a Tim Holtz Textured Surfaces Pack as the base for her touchy feely card, adding more texture with a  popped up flower from a Flower Garden Set and a scrunchy Crinkle Ribbon.

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Macarena loves textures on her projects and also using leftovers from die-cutting. She made a touchy feely background with pieces of a solid cardboard left from Pipelines die cutting. She gave a color to the background with Distress Oxides and Prima Oil Pastel Crayons. Then she placed a very popping-up Artful Flowers colored with vibrant colors.

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Maura reached right for her Spellbinders Bubble Wrap embossing folder to add texture to her card. Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide inks added some bright colors, and Prima Art Ingredients Black Cherry and Gold Mica Powders from Finnabair added the sparkle and shine.

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Meihsia was inspired to created a mixed media canvas with stenciled heart using Simon Says Stamp Mosaic Heart Stencil and Prima Flowers Modeling Paste.

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Sandra turned the cover of her thoughts and feelings notebook (aka touchy feely notebook) in to something colorful using lots of washi tape with Opal Magic Paint, and  Cracked Pistachio, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed Distress Paint, and Vibrant Turquoise Dylusions Paint on top.
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Zoey used Distress Paint , modeling paste and The Crafters Workshop Mini Believe Script 6×6 Template 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

 

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.