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Simon Says: Chill Out

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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 ‘Be Square’ Challenge and we hope you will join in this week too!

This week we are challenging you to

Chill Out

The weather is quite chilly at the Simon HQ, but you can also choose to chill out at the beach with if you prefer warmer climes! There are lots of options for this challenge, we can’t wait to see 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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Autumn is most chilled outl when working in her cardboard junk journal.  Here she’s used Found Relatives and Paper Snowflake die cuts over an icy watercolor background created with Distress Inks.

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Andrea made a chill-worthy Popsicle card using Concord & 9th’s Sweet & Cool stamp set, My Favorite Thing’s Stitched Square Scallop Frame dies and Tim Holtz’s Word Play alphabet dies.

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Anna-Karin made a winter card, using the lovely Penny Black Frosty Day stamp. The window was stamped with Hero Arts Vintage Metallic Steel Ombre ink pad and clear embossed, to give it the look of glass.

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For Barbara creating a tag is the best way to chill out! She used Tim Holtz Found Relatives,  Tim Holtz Stencil Flourish, Wendy Vecchi embossing paste Crackled Texture and  Distress Sprays.

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Cathie created a card with using Tim Holtz Crazy Cats and the Simon Says Stamp Abstract Triangles and Look For The Miracles stamp sets to add interest to her background.

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Emma loves nothing more than chilling out with one of her favourite TV shows, Sherlock and was inspired by the character to create a piece of artwork using Tim Holtz’s Cityscape and Evolution stamps and surrounding it with die cut Gadget Gears!

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In Kath’s world Chill Out = Coffee and she is sharing a birthday card for a male friend using Tim Holtz Wallflower Paper Stash Pad, Darkroom Door Coffee Time and Simon Says Stamp Lots of Dots stamps

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Lols took the theme quite literally and used a Tim Holtz Snowman Blueprint to make an icy Christmas Card. She is starting her box of Christmas cards early this year in the hopes that she is better organised and more ‘chilled out’ for 2017!

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Macarena made a canvas cover for her new recipe notebook. Lately cakes baking make her chill out in the kitchen and so does having free time for doing projects for herself. She used Distress Paints, Opal Magic Paint and Mod Podge to secure the final compotition. She colored the World Play letters with Ecoline Liquid Watercolor.

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Maura headed out into the chilly reaches of space and altered two notebooks using Carta Bella’s Space Academy collection and Dina Wakley’s Mini Favorite Media stencil.

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This week, Meihsia was relaxed and inspired to create a simple painting on a canvas with Sakura Koi Watercolors and decorated it Tim Holtz Big Chat Stickers.

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Sandra made some invitations for her birthday party to chill out with her friends and used the Ringer stencil to emboss with and stamped on some Vellum to create some interest
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Zoey used Distress Crayons  and Tim Holtz Layering Stencil to “chill out” while making this art journal page

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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 3 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: Be Square

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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 ‘Start Afresh’ Challenge and we hope you will join in this week too!

This week we are challenging you to

Be Square

You could choose to make a square card or box or use a square element on your creation! Whatever you decide to make we will be looking forward to seeing your project!

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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Autumn stamped a background with Patchwork Pieces onto an altered Scrabble board game, layering a Found Relative image with the Tim Holtz Doily die.

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Andrea made a box to remind her of her new year’s goal.  She used texture paste, Tim Holz’s Townscape On the Edge die and A Bit Jaded Infusions colored stain.

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Anna-Karin worked in her square Dylusions journal and used various square stencils by StencilGirl, together with Dina Wakley’s paints..

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Barbara has decided to create a birthday card! To do this she used a square stamp by Tim Holtz – Perspective set,  mixed with Bird crazy and Distress ink, perfect trio!

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Cathie created a vintage style 4×4 square box using a Martha Stewart Score Board and embellished it with Simon Says Stamp Large Falling Hearts stencil, Love Is background stamp and the Love 2 die set.

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Emma created layer upon layer of squares to create a card celebrating friendship and used numerous Tim Holtz products, including the Linen Layering Stencil, a vintage photo booth image and a Small Talk Sticker.

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Kath has decided her New Year Resolution will be to use up left over crafting bits and pieces so a pile of Stitched Squares and Plush Blooming Heart Flowers die-cut from Felt were used to make thank you cards for the Christmas gifts she received

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Lols made a square Post-It Note holder using a Tim Holtz Mini Crazy Cat and a Memory Box Grand Stick Frame Die  She made this as a gift and has made a coordinating card too.

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Macarena made a square card with square frame and little black gesso squares using Time Travelers stamp with Stay Strong die and Grungy Grid stencil.

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Maura transformed a piece of junk mail into a mini album, using Seth Apter’s Robo Square die and Window 3 stamp, along with a lot of paint and stencils.

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Meihsia was inspired to create a mini square canvas with Prima Flowers Grungy Butterflies and Tim Holtz Distress Paints.

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Sandra made a thank you card with some Infusions Stains she is now crazy about, Opal Magic Rose-Gold Paint and the Tiles stencil from Tim Holtz
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Zoey used Distress Crayons and Tim Holtz Idea Ology Photobook to create these journal card to add to her art journal pages

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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 3 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.