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Simon Says: Art Journal

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

Thank you for joining us for the Anything But A Card Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are asking you to decorate an Art Journal page:

Art Journal

As it’s the first Monday of the month we are showcasing a brand/company. This week we are all using some fabulous products from Dyan Reaveley. You don’t have to use them to join in with the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $25 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt, and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post! You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your crafty makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!

Please 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


This week we are welcoming back the lovely Sandra Rupp aka srpaperlove into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited her blog you are in for a real treat! Please pop by to say ‘Hi’

Sandra had fun with her Art Journal Pages. She used a vintage artists book for the base. After applying the bright base colors she highlighted the background with Distress Paint Kitsch Flamingo. For the Decoration she used the new releases Sizzix Dies from Tim Holtz Brushstroke Flowers 1 and Flowery.The spring vibes based on using the Ephemera Keepsakes from Idea-ology in her project.

Anna-Karin created a double page in the Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions Journal. The two silhouettes were created with Dyan’s Otis Silhouette stencil and the dots in the background come from the Martha’s Mat stencil.

Barbara made the cover of Dyan Reveley’s Small Creative Flip Journal. This album will serve as a container for its 2021 “one layer” tags! To create it she used Tim Holtz Sizzix The Park Thinlits die, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Flutter, Tim Holtz stencil Floral, Ranger Distress Grit Paste.

Cheiron used the Dyan Reaveley Shimmer Sprays in Polished Jade, Black Marble and Lemon Zest to create a colorful background in her Dina Wakley Media Journal. She embellished her page with some of the newest Tim Holtz Idea-ology included the Paper Doll Solos, Backdrops, Mini Flair and Mini Marquee.

Emma used the Dyan Reaveley Small Creative Journal to create a vintage style layout to celebrate the joy of family and being happy together. She used a Tim Holtz Found Relative Photo, surrounded by Field Notes Ephemera and Field Notes Snippets and arranged it on a background of Abandoned Paper Stash.

Kath created a page in her Dylusions Small Creative Journal using Tim Holtz Idea-ology Typeset Collage Paper, Dylusions Paints with Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Mosaic and Crate Layering Stencils, Dylusions Borders and Quotes Colouring Sheets, Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric Stretch Lower Thinlits and Dylusions Word Love stamp set for the title.

Lols  made a bright cheerful spread in her Dylusions Small Creative Journal using a Dyan Reaveley Toadstool Town Cling Stamp Set for the focus. She used Distress Oxide Inks and LDRS Rainy Day and Paper Artsy Stencils for the background and finished with a Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Die and label tape sentiments.

Macarena made a soft and pastel Spring celebration page. She played with Perspective Butterfly and Alphanumeric Stretch Upper dies. She colored the page with Dylusions Ink Sprays: Fresh Lime, Squeezed Orange, Bubblegum Pink and Crushed Grape. She covered everything with several very thin layers of white gesso.

Maura headed to her Dyan Reavely Small Creative Journal to make spread about trees, using the lovely Simon Says Stamp All Seasons Tree set. Her background started with Dylusions Spray Inks in Lemon Zest and Vibrant Turquoise.

Meihsia was inspired to create an art journal page using Ranger Dylusions Ink Spray Dyan Deaveley and Simon Says Cling Stamp Crackle Background on the background and stamped the images with Stamperia Leave Your Prints.

Sandra made an art journal spread using Dyan Reavely’s Dylusions Sprays Vibrant Turquoise and Cut Grass on top of Typeset Collage Paper and Gritt-Paste, along with the new Simon Says Stamp Beautiful die

Zoey used Dyan Reaveley INBETWEENIES Stamp Set to decorate this art journal page. She used Distress Spray Stain in Cracked Pistachio and Forest Moss, Distress Oxide Spray Stain for her background. She also used Tim Holtz Sizzix WILDFLOWERS 2 Thinlits Die and Tim Holtz Idea-ology PHOTOBOOTH th93799.

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. This is a special honor where we talk about why we loved that entry in particular and award a special badge too! For the full rules please read the challenge rules posted in the side-bar here on our blog.

Please note that all previous challenges and winners posts can be accessed by clicking on the button at the very bottom of this page.

Please read the challenge rules on the sidebar. It has come to our attention that some are entering projects that were posted weeks ago. While they may follow the theme they are not eligible to win the voucher. All creations must be newly published. Thank You 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Anything But A Card Winner and Spotlights


We have artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Anything But A Card Challenge!

#86 susanbcards Emma says: Susan’s gorgeous little basket was a real treat and such a clever idea and perfect interpretation of our challenge theme! I loved how she used the bunnies and carrots to decorate and I’m sure that anyone lucky enough to receive one of these would be over the moon because it’s adorable!

#12 Linda K Macarena says: Linda made a very soft and delicate page with pastel shades of earth tones which I really love. The page is lovely balanced and calm. I adore the great watercolor background and the tiny rusty drops.

#110 – Laura Cassina – Zoey said : this half moon shape project is lovely! I absolutely love the color scheme that Laura choose and the over all idea and concept! The cute button and the ribbon threaded through is such a cute and fun idea! The butterfly is awesome – and yes I love butterflies so very much – and so is the quote! Well done Laura!!


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 $25 voucher? Please note, all of our winners are chosen at random so everyone has an equal chance of winning. Good Luck to all!

Here are your random numbers:


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Congratulations Cynthia O

and these are Cynthia’s gorgeous magnets!

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!


Lols and the DT