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Simon Says: Take Note

newchallenge Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Thank you for joining us for the Love Is In The Air Challenge and we hope you will join in with us this week too!

This week we are challenging you to create a notebook, alter a notebook, use notepaper etc.

Take Note 

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 gift voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store 50dollar_voucher_600px 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 mon-designerspotlight-header_zpsb551ce83

Stacy was inspired to create a card using a couple of Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous newly released stamp sets,  Entomology and Theories both of which contain wonderfully written word stamps.

Andrea made a nifty notebook using some of her all-time favorite products: Donna Downey’s Dandelion Pods stencil, Kaisercraft’s Lattice die, and Impression Obsession’s The Journey stamp.


Anna-Karin thought that it was time for a scrapbooking layout again, and since she loves notebook and ledger paper, she used lots of it. Most of the paper comes from Kaisercraft Documented paper pad. The layout was embellished with stamping, for instance, using the Simon Says Stamp Thank You Teacher set.

Barbara created a  vintage tag using as a background a wonderful  stamp by Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous School Desk CMS057. She completed her project with  new Distress oxides, Tim Holtz Sizzix Side-order ValentineTim Holtz Idea-ology Photobooth Vintage Photos .

Cathie created a quick and easy notebook out of the Tim Holtz Dapper Paper Stash Collection. The cover is decorated with Tim Holtz Botanical and Collector Layers and Snippets Ephemera.

Emma used the Sizzix Journal Die by Eileen Hull to create a vintage style notebook. She used papers from Tim Holtz’s Correspondence Paper Stash to decorate the front and the inside of the journal and added idea-ology embellishments which included a Quote Chip, Vignette Frame and Ephemera Snippets to complete the project.

Kath gave a plain black notebook a make-over using Tim Holtz Wldflowers, Entomology and Label Frames stamp sets, Distress Resist Spray and colours from the new release of Distress Oxide Inks


Macarena found an old note book and gave it a new vintage life using Simon Says Stamp Good Reading stamp and placed her composition on pieces of Tim Holtz Crowded Attic papers colored with Distress Oxides and Paper Artsy Infusions.

Maura made a masculine Valentine’s card using Simon Says Stamp’s Notebook Edge and Sketch Heart dies, along with Seth Apter’s Drip Drop die.

Meihsia created a mixed media card with a note that was stamped with Tim Holtz Cling Stamp Mini Motivation and die cut with Simon Says Stamp Notebook Edges Wafer Die.

Sandra made a notepad with some of the products out of the fabulous Simon Says Stamp February Card kit like Tim Holtz Gridlock folder, the Simon Says Stamp Crafty Friend stamp set and Simon Says Stamp Crafty Tacky Glue

Zoey used a variety of Tim Holtz’s products to create this mini junk notebook – she used Paper Dolls for the front cover and Tim Holtz Idea-ology Halloween Paperie for the pages

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!

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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.


Love Is In The Air Winner and Spotlights post


We have 6 artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Love Is In The Air Challenge!

#9 Donna – Maura says: Donna’s card is delightful! I love her Pierrot image with the balloons and harlequin background in red, white and black. I am in awe of how she colored the balloons on her card – they look transparent!

#62 Neon Diary – Cathie says:  Shilpa’s journal pages are amazing! The colors are absolutely stunning and the textures in the background are fabulous. It’s so inspiring and the instant I saw it, I wanted to get out my art journal and start creating. It’s amazing!

#111 akbsbarchitect – Kath says: Ann made such a sweet triptych of love notes. I love the paper doll, all the little details and how she joined them together with wire

#219 Annalisa Rabellino – Sandra says: What a gorgeous card, so much detail, layers and texture! Lots to see! Love the pink with the black touches, amazing color combo!

#275 Sylwia-eR-Atc – Barbara says:  I love Atcs and this is really beautiful! I like the design, the colors and I love the way Silwya  has been able to add so many textures in such a small space! Really a great project!

#315 Elli – Maura says: I love the retro approach Elli took to her heart card. I especially like how she repurposed items like cardboard and lace into her wonderful vintage distressed card.

Congratulations everyone!!

Please copy this spotlight badge, display it on the sidebar of your blog and if you could please link it to Simon Says Stamp!


We now have this lovely badge for you to add to your sidebar if you are this weeks, or a previous, winner please feel free to add this to your sidebar and please link it to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

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So who is the lucky winner of the $50 voucher?


Here are your random numbers:


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Congratulations Pam DeCellis

and this is Pam’s gorgeous card!

Congratulations! Please email us so we can explain how you can claim your prize, a clickable link is on the sidebar.

Be sure to include your full name in the email so we can issue a Gift Certificate 

Thanks to everyone who joined in with the challenge and we hope you will all join in our current challenge too!


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