Simon Says: It’s A Stitch Up

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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 Go Fish Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

It’s A Stitch Up

We would like to see a ‘sewing’ themed project this week. You can use either sewing themed stamps, dies etc or you could add real or faux stitching! Whatever you decide 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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This is Chris’s last week with us in the designer spotlight and we would like to say a huge thank you for all of your fabulous creations over the past few weeks. It has been a great pleasure having you along with us!

 Chris used stitching on her tag made using a Tim Holtz Attic Treasures Cling Stamp Set

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Andrea made a matchbook sewing kit with a Tim Holtz Matchbook Die, Paper Artsy’s Jade Infusions Stain and Tim Holtz’s Block Talk Lowercase Alphabet Die Set.

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Anna-Karin often forgets to use fabric, but really loves it. This week, she made two cards with fabric piecing of adorable Dina Wakley Scribbly Girlies stamps. There is also some fun messy stitching. The papers are from Tim Holtz Correspondence pad.

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Barbara admits thet she’s not very able  to create with fabric and stitches ! Today she has tried to add some stitched detail to her tags made using Idea-ology Textile Surfaces Paperie, Distress stains sprays  and two Sizzix dies: Layered leaf and Feather duo!

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Cathie created a spooky mixed media panel using the Undertaker stamp set and several Sizzix thinlits dies from the new Tim Holtz 2016 Halloween collection.

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Cheiron did some messy stitching using some paper made with stamps from the Dina Wakley Boxed Faces and Funky Shapes sets.

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Emma‘s project combines two Tim Holtz stamp sets ~ Ladies and Gentleman and Dapper to create a card fit for any sartorial gentleman.

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Kath created a canvas panel top for her sewing box using the Sewing Blueprint Stamp Set and decorated with flowers and leaves die cut with the Plush Blooming Heart dies

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Lols  made a card using a Baby Blueprint Stamp Set and stitched the edges using a sewing machine.

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Macarena planted some Flower Garden and Wildflowers on a stenciled and Infusions treated double canvas tags.

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Maura went for a vintage look with her sewing themed Flip Frame from Tim Holtz, along with the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Vogue stamp and Simon Says Stamp Stitched Oval Frame. Maura admits she has never attempted to sew a Vogue pattern in her life!

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Meihsia made a mixed media tag with a cute Tim Holtz Crazy Dog image, and the edges of the tag were stamped using Tim Holtz Patchwork Pieces. 

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Sandra did a little stitching up around the edges of her card with the Bo Bunny Stitches stamp set and Pewter Embossing Powder
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Zoey used Clearsnap Aladine Pigment and My Mind’s Eye My Story to create this 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 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.

 

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We also have a Kids Vacation Challenge running until 8am on 31st August, CLICK HERE to go directly to the challenge where you will find all of the details plus you will see what our Junior design Team created!

Simon Says: Go Fish

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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 Summer Fun Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Go Fish

Yes, we’re going fishing this week! The DT really had a lot of fun making their projects and we can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

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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 Chris decorated a plain frame and used a Paper Artsy ‘Go Fish’ stamp and Fresco Paints to transform it. 

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Andrea made some fabulous fish using fabric she stamped with Tim Holtz’s Sideshow set and a Writer’s Block stamp from ArtFoamies, then embellished with Illustrated Faith Washi tape.

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Anna-Karin made a layout this week, about memories from a beautiful beach. Prima’s French Riviera paper pad worked perfectly for this layout and bits of colour was added with Prima’s Oil Pastels.

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Barbara has created a Mini clipboard with a mood  totally tied to the sea. Distress Woodgrain cardstock, Alcohol inks and Distress crayons are perfect to achieve the best background!

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Cathie made an underwater mixed media panel using the Mini Sand & Sea die set along with Infusion pigment powders.

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Cheiron used shellfish from the Mariner Blueprints set to make her crabby card.

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Emma‘s canvas panel is packed full of detail and texture, created by using a Tissue Wrap background, a vignette panel and plenty of texture paste.

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Kath created a tongue in cheek card for a friend who loves fishing using a Crazy Cat and Prima Paintables Watercolor Pad

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Lols’s Crazy Cat is worried that his human will be coming home any minute and he still has a few more fish to catch!

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Macarena let two very hungry Crazy Cats out for fishing giving them a sunset mood with  Infusions by PaperArtsy. Let’s see if there’s any fish left in this lake!

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Maura traveled into a prehistoric ocean in her art journal using Memory Box’s Shark Frenzy and Seth Apter’s Drip Drop dies with the Crafters Workshop Trilobite stencil.

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Meihsia created a mixed media canvas with Prima Flowers modeling paste on the background, a stamped sea horse image, and Prima Flower Rustic Gears.
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Sandra is not the fishing type, but loves the look of the under water world where the fishes live, and created one with the KaiserCraft Mermaid Tail stamp set, the Bubbles stencil and Texture Paste.
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Zoey used Distress Reinkers and Tim Holtz Paper to alter this mini canvas

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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.

 

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We also have a Kids Vacation Challenge running for the whole month of August, CLICK HERE to go directly to the challenge where you will find all of the details plus you will see what our Junior design Team created!

Spotlights and Winner for the Summer Fun Challenge

 

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We have six artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Summer Fun Challenge!

#2 Gabriela Cernochova - Macarena says: this evening scene of sunset is simply adorable. I love the watercolored background and the sun and especially I adore the light gold embossed details like clouds! Absolutely fabulous!

#5 Marie Nicole – Zoey says: I absolute love this art journal spread. The size is not the usual art journal page you expect to see and this is what also make it even more special! I love watching how she created it! So much texture!

#120 Susanne – Macarena says: I love the simplicity of this card and the amazing butterflies. Perfect mix of colors and great sentiment matching so well to this card! Lovely!

#127 Juliana - Macarena says: I am absolutely enchanted by the ombre background full of water drops and these couple of cute swimmers. Your coloring is perfect!

#146 Stacy V - Zoey says: I absolutely love the simple yet of effect background on this tag! Reminds me of cotton candy!

Andrea also loved Stacy’s tag. Andrea says: I think the soft pastels in the background are beautifully blended and I love the detail Stacy added with the white gel pen.

#176 Pam – Meihsia says: Pam created three gorgeous tags with beautiful colors on the background and fabulous details on the embellishments. Great design!

Anna-Karin also loved Pam’s three tags, and says: I just love these tags, with the yummy colours. The little tickets are perfect and so is the use of Frameworks die cut pieces.

Congratulations everyone and thank you for sharing your projects with us!

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

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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?

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Here’s your random number:

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Congratulations Kat!! You can see Kat’s summer journal page here. It makes me feel like ice cream.

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Congratulations! Please email us so we can explain how you can claim your prize, the address 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 Go Fish challenge too!

Happy crafting!!

Anna-Karin and the DT

 

 

Simon Says: Summer Fun

 

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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 Try To Contain Yourself Challenge, CLICK HERE or scroll down to see the winner’s post!

This week the challenge is

Summer Fun

What is your favorite summer activity? Building sandcastles on the beach, swimming in the ocean waves, enjoying a barbecue with friends, cycling along the forest paths, we will be looking forward to seeing what you make for this challenge!

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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 Chris used a Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Stamp And Die Set to make some summer fun activity sticks. 

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Andrea loves to read on road trips and summer vacations, so she made a Reading Journal using Pinkfresh’s Bibliophile Stamp Set, Seth Apter’s Ring Around die and her trusty Crop-A-Dile.

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Anna-Karin was dreaming of tropical beaches and made a colourful tag using Tim Holtz Sizzix Tropical Thinlits set, Ranger’s Texture Paste and sequins by 28 Lilac Lane.

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Barbara loves to have fun with color! She created  her  own palette of  Distress ink using CUSTOM BLEND Distress DIY Ink Pad Ranger  and Distress reinker. The seahorse and  the starfish are both sparkling with various embossing powder!

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Cathie created a beach house using the Tim Holtz Village Dwelling and Surf Shack die sets to replicate a special place where she spends her summer vacations.

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Cheiron made a mixed media card with some bathing beauties from Found Relatives Occasions and a background created with Crosshatch Frameworks.

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Emma used the Village Dwelling Die and the Surf Shack die to take you on a summer road trip for good times at 63 Coastal Drive!

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Kath spent a fun Summer at Summer of Creative Chemistry in the company of Tim Holtz and created a binder file to store all her homework tags from Creative Chemistry 103 using Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Wildflowers and Halftone and Rings stamp sets and decorated with lots of Idea-ology

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Lols made an itinerary folder for her upcoming summer vacation trip to India using a Tim Holtz Globe Die and a Mixed Media 2 Stamp Set

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Macarena went into a mix of crazy summer colors playing with Wild Honey and Cherry Pie sprays using Scribbles and Splat and Mixed Media dies.

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Maura was thinking of summer fairs and traveling circuses when she made her tag with Tim Holtz’s Fly Fly Balloon Man stamp and bright alcohol inks like Ranger’s Spring Break set, using some new ideas she learned in Creative Chemistry 103 with Tim Holtz.

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Meihsia really enjoyed her summer and created this tag with Nautical Blue Print Stamp, and colored the background using Sakura Koi Watercolors.

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Sandra was inspired by summer nature for this one, and used the Simon Says Stamp Leaves Stencil and Butterfly Frenzy to make a cardIMG_5581

Zoey made this art journal page using various distress paint, distress spray stain and distress crayons.

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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.

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We also have a Kids Vacation Challenge running for the whole month of August, CLICK HERE to go directly to the challenge where you will find all of the details plus you will see what our Junior design Team created!

Winner and Designer Spotlight Post

 

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We have 5 artists in the Designer Spotlight for the try To Contain Yourself Challenge!

#35 Pages in Time - Maura says: I love Jean’s new washi tape storage she created from an empty tin foil container. Brilliant idea to recycle, decorate it with the washi tape that is stored inside, and then add a humorous stamp and saying to it! What a fun and practical container!

#38 Brandy - Sandra says: It’s never too early for Halloween, and this little apothecary is so spooky and fun, love the black and white theme. The bats are amazing and the poison bottle on top is an awesome touch.

Barbara says : This Halloween work is really beautiful. I love its simplicity, all the elements are well balanced, the colors and the design are perfect, the details  are so beautiful. I agree with Sandra: the bottle on the top is spectacular!

#65 Ashlee - Cathie says:  Ashlee’s Heaven Sent Mini Album is simply gorgeous! The sweet patterned paper, gorgeous flowers and all the little details with pockets and flaps to hold photos and handwritten notes make this a treasured keepsake. It’s plain to see how much time, love and attention went into this adorable creation.

#70 Carol Stamps - Kath says: Carol took a small papier mache box and turned it into a “Gone Wild” masterpiece…loved how much texture and details she managed to fit on to a tiny box

#96 Mary Eliizabeth - Maura says: I am amazed at how Mary Elizabeth transformed a dollar mini trunk into this awesome little masterpiece! The trunk has such a delightful vintage feel to it, like it has already traveled on many adventures.

Congratulations ladies :-)

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

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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?

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Here are your random numbers:

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Congratulations Chicken Lady!

and these are Chicken Lady’s gorgeous pillow boxes! I would love to know your real name ;-)

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Congratulations! Please email us so we can explain how you can claim your prize, the address 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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Lols and the DT

 

 

Simon Says: Try To Contain Yourself

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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 Celebrate Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Try To Contain Yourself

There are so many possibilities for this theme, you could recycle a container, cup, tin, bottle, box etc, add a container to your project or make a container from scratch! Whatever you decide to make we will be looking forward to seeing what you use!

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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 Christine recycled a biscuit container and made a cute string box using IndigoBlu KibbleKits and Kevin’s Gang Stamp Sets. 

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Andrea converted a can into a pen holder using Seth Apter’s Maze embossing folder, and Tim Holtz’s Worn Text stamps and  Label Letters.

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Anna-Karin loves little boxes and made a hinged box from Tim Holtz Vignette Boxes and Panels. It was embellished with a Sophisticated Cabinet Card. Inside the box hides a secret which will be filled with history.

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Barbara has created a very grunge Artist Trading Block with the stamp sets  Sideshow and Evolution  by  Tim Holtz,  Distress Crayons and Ice Resin for the top of her box!

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Cathie altered a wooden box using Broken China, Evergreen Bough and Antiqued Bronze Distress Paints and several Paper Artsy Stamps to create a container for some of her favorite stamp sets.

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Cheiron used all 4 sizes of the Tim Holtz Vignette Boxes to create her magic themed creation along with papers from the Dapper Paper Stash.

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Emma was inspired by a quote from Claude Monet to create an art garden using a Tim Holtz Vignette Box and combining it with beautiful papers from the Wallflower Paper Stash.

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Kath created a mini indoor container garden using a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Vignette Box with lots of Tim Holtz/Sizzix layered Thinlits die cuts

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Lols made a File Box using a Silhouette Cameo Digital Die Cut Machine and filled it with Christmas cards, which is a great gift idea!

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Macarena put some layered Flower Garden into a Glass Bottle using Infusions and Distress Stains.

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Maura took a simple Alvin mesh bag and transformed it into a fun and crazy bag with Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs and Mini Cats and Dogs

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Meihsia was inspired to make a tag with a stenciled background using Tim Holtz Layering Stencil, and decorated with two Tiny Bottles.

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Sandra is starting to get in the mood for Halloween and made an old scary looking coffin treats box using Memory Box Haunted Webs and Bunch of Bats dies.IMG_5548

Zoey altered a Matchbox with Dylusions Paint

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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.

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We also have a Kids Vacation Challenge running for the whole month of August, CLICK HERE to go directly to the challenge where you will find all of the details plus you will see what our Junior design Team created!

Winner and Spotlights for the Celebrate Challenge

 

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Thank you so much for having joined us in celebrating the six year anniversary of the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! We have five artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Celebrate Challenge!

#30 Mayras Designs – Macarena says: This set of cards are just breathtaking! I am impressed by the sweetness of each of them. Absolutely love the ombre pastel backgrounds and cute cosmic elements into the star shaker! Just AWESOME!

#160 Beulah Bee – Emma Says: This tag is just beautiful…an absolute masterpiece and I adore every detail of it, from the dark background to the vintage imagery ~ it’s a work of art!

#170 Kerstin F – Anna-Karin says: Kerstin made a gorgeous art journal page celebrating friendship. The textured stamped background is wonderful and I really like the colour combo, and all the elements relating to friendship.

#189 Rowena M – Andrea says: This card is a stunning watercolor blend of soft pastel colors. I love how the flowers are outlined in white and the subtle specks of color in the background are masterfully done!

#248 Bonnie – Anna-Karin says: This card is so cheerful with the three colourful balloons and the fabulous inky background. I also really like the little sentiment flag tied to the balloons.

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!

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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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Because it was a special celebration challenge we have two winners this week. So who are the lucky winners of the two $50 vouchers?

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Here’s the first random number:

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Congratulations Wendylynn from Paper Whims! Here you can see Wendylynn’s lovely card celebrating summer:

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And here is the second random number:

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Congrats to Sundaystamper Papercrafts! And here is her pretty flower card:

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Congratulations ladies! Please email us so we can explain how you can claim your prize, the address 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!

Happy crafting!!

Anna-Karin and the DT

 

 

Simon Says: Celebrate

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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 Add Some Texture Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

CLICK HERE or scroll down to see who is the lucky winner

This week the challenge is

Celebrate!

We are celebrating our 6th Anniversary here on the Monday Challenge so we thought we should celebrate in style and use our very own Simon Says Stamp Products this week!

Obviously an anniversary is an extra special occasion so this week  Simon Says Stamp will be giving away not one but TWO $50 gift vouchers to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store. So we will have 2 winners this week!

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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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We are welcoming Christine Bedford into the Designer Spotlight this month1 If you haven’t visited her blog then you are in for a real treat! Please pop by to say ‘hello’ and give her a big welcome!

 Christine made a delicious birthday card using a Cone Building Clear Stamp Set

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Andrea made some party favor boxes using stamps from Simon’s Game Tile Letters, Roses for You, Uplifting Thoughts, One With Nature and Sparkle and Shine sets.

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Anna-Karin celebrates the 6th Anniversary with a card, using the Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Tattered Poppy die as a focal point, and various dies to embellish the card, such as the Create word.

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Barbara created a colorful Crazy cat card with Mini  Distress ink and a lot of Simon Says Stamp products: Cling Stamp Gingham Background for the first layer,  Circle loops Wafer die, Stars parade Craft die and Painted Summer Wafer Die!

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Cathie used  a Simon Says Stamp Stacked Stars Die to create a festive background and couldn’t resist adding a Stylish Simon to her project.

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Cheiron created a card by monoprinting the SSS Medium Dots Stencil and stamping a sentiment from SSS Handlettered Encouragement.

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Emma created a card full of sparkle and shine using the Large Party Circle die as a main focal point and combining it with the Crazy Cats.

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Kath made a card using  Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Inks with the Moroccan Stencil to create the background and the Star Parade die but couldn’t resist including Simon from Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs

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Lols made a birthday celebration shaker card and just had to use a Stylish Simon Stamp Set and Die Set,  I also used a Birthday Frame and Balloon Dies. to make it even more festive.

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Macarena made a sunny 6th Anniversary tag using Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Inks, Simon Says Stamp Clear Stamps Artful Flowers and Simon Says Stamp Basic Rectangles Wafer Dies

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Maura celebrated Simon’s sixth anniversary this week with the Simon Says Stamp Baby Party Animals stamp set and Simon’s Sketch Star die.

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Meihsia made a tag to celebrate our 6th anniversary using Simon Says Stamp Leaves Background and Simon Says Stamp The Color of Fun.

 

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Sandra made a celebratory card using Simon Says Stamp Leaves Background, Grunge Alphabet stamps, Simple Numbers and Party Banner dies.

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Zoey used the Simon Says Stamp Dies and Stamp Happy for you to create a dreamcather!

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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

Simon Says Stamp

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.

Winner and Designer Spotlight Post

 

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We have 5 artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Add Some Texture Challenge!

#89 Debbie A - Maura says: I am in love with this beautiful travel folio Debbie created! The gypsy theme caught my eye along with the vintage photo, and as the project unfolded I was taken in by the turquoise and rust colors and gorgeous textures. Inside the folio are interactive layers and beautiful travel photos, to create a truly memorable treasure.

#144Mary Elizabeth  Barbara says:  I loved the project by Mary Elizabeth at the first sight! Color palette is fabulous, textures that she added are really wonderful  and I find so brilliant her  idea of using the fragments as mosaic tiles! An amazing work  to be admired!

#215 Curly Moon Crafts - Cheiron says: What a fabulous display of texture from Patti at Curly Moon Crafts. I love everything about her tag -from the layers of gesso, paste, paint and stamps used to create the tag to the wonderful collection of fibers tied to the top. A textural masterpiece!

#241 Irena’s Art - Cathie says :  Irena’s nautical shadowbox caught my eye as I love the ocean and everything about it. Her shadowbox is so beautiful and mysterious and reminds me of something you might find in a scuba diving magazine where there’s a story of a diver who went on an underwater adventure to find long lost treasure and came upon this lovely find.  It’s beautiful!

Sandra says: I’m in love with this shadowbox. The colors are amazing, so much depth and detail is in this project. I’m not much of a diving person, but if the bottom of the ocean looks like this I might reconsider!

#251 Ink-A-Pink/Amanda - Maura says: When you talk about texture, this piece is over the moon! Amanda’s canvas has amazing texture, so much that at first glance, I had no clue it was a canvas. Love, love the man in the moon and the moon rays are just brilliant! Gorgeous piece Amanda!

Congratulations ladies!

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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?

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Here are your random numbers:

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The lucky winner is Rgsmutticreates

and this is Raewyn’s fabulous card made using tea leaves for texture!

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

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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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Challenge: Add Some Texture

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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 Nautical/By the Sea Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too. Please scroll down to see who is in the spotlight and who is the voucher winner!

This week the challenge is

Add Some Texture

There are so many ways we can add a little bit of extra interest and texture to our projects, from corrugated card, to embossing folders, pastes, gels, fabrics, the list is endless! We will be looking forward to seeing what you use to add more texture to your creation!

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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This is Aida’s last week with us in the Designer Spotlight and we would like to say a huge thank you for all of your fabulous creations over the past month. It has been a pleasure having you along with us!

 Aida  made a gorgeous canvas and corrugated plaque using a Memory Box Blushing Flower Die and a Tim Holtz Friendship Word Block Die 

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Andrea used a Punchinella die, some Dina Wakley Textures stamps and fun foam to make this power-packed polka dot card.

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Anna-Karin loves texture and made a scrapbooking layout using many different techniques, featuring, for example, Ranger’s Texture Paste and Tim Holtz Sizzix Doily dies.

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Barbara used different kinds of textures to alter an Idea-ology Vignette Box : Embossing folders with Distress crayons and alcohol inks, stencil and Wendy Vecchi Crackled Texture  paste and the fabulous Mosaic kit!

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Cathie added burlap twine and torn cardboard along with texture paste and stencils to add texture to her mixed media panel.

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Cheiron created a textured burlap panel using corrugated from textured surfaces and texture paste.

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Emma created layer upon layer of texture using corrugated card, the Mixed Media 2 dies and the Flourish Layering Stencil.

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Kath used Prima Timeless Memories PapersMini Art Stones, a Penmanship Flower and LeavesPlumerial Floral Lace Trim and Word Play Letters to create texture on her canvas

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Macarena debuts in applying tissues and a lot of Distress Stains and Sprays to make a textured background.

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Maura added texture this week with Tim Holtz’s Woodgrain card stock and had fun with Simon Says Stamp’s One with Nature set.

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Meihsia created some texture on this mixed media tag using Prima Flowers Modeling Paste and Faber-Castell White Gesso.

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Sandra gave her tag texture by embossing with the Industrial stencil and using Texture Paste

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Zoey used Distress Paint and Black Gesso to create this textured TAG

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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!

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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.