Simon Says: ‘B’ is For?


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

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

This week we would like to see anything beginning with ‘B’  Balloons, Bears, Blue, Baby, Birthday, you get the idea!

‘B’ is For?

As it is the first Monday of the month we are showacsing a particular company and this week we are all using some fabulous Brutus Monroe Products  This is our first time showcasing his products and we have all fallen in love! his designs are awesome!

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 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 packages and will pop around to visit you ASAP!


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 the lovely and super talented Ann Barnes aka Aksbarchitect into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited her blog before then you are in for a real treat! Please hop on over to say ‘Hi’ and leave her a lovely comment.

Ann has created a blustery blizzard etcetera tag using distress oxide inks, die cut snowflakes from Tim Holtz flurry 2flurry 3, and paper snowflakes mini; and a vignette frame to set the scene. Brutus Monroe clear acrylic bubbles are scattered amidst the flurries.  

Andrea made two bright books using a boy-shaped stencil.  She added swirls and smudges of color with Brutus Monroe’s Aqua Pigments in Yellow and Blue Green.  The notebook, which Andrea cut in half, is a Prima Mixed Media Traveler’s Journal.

Anna-Karin made a space-themed wall-hanger for her boys, turning the Brutus Monroe Monster Party characters into aliens. She also used Brutus Monroe Milky Way embossing powder, and the Glitter Flat Back Bubbles, among other things, to create this happy space party, which glows in the dark.

Barbara‘s favorite color is Blue! She created a Christmas tag based on this color using in her background Brutus Monroe Mermaid Tail Embossing Powder for a starry sky. To complete her tag she added a Christmas tree from Tim Holtz stamp set  Inventor 5 and two cute Paper Dolls.

Cheiron was inspired by ‘B’to make a bright birthday card using Brutus Monroe Birthday Surprise Faux Sprinkles along with the CZ Design Birthday Palooza stamps and wafer dies. The sprinkles were attached to each cake with a Lawn Fawn Glue Tube.

Emma chose ‘B’ for book and created a vintage style Christmas Planner that she can use throughout December. She added Brutus Monroe Clear Acrylic Bubbles to her Tim Holtz Woodland Tree, together with a Paper Doll, a Christmas Baseboard and Quote Chip to complete the scene.

Kath chose “B” for Baubles created with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Whimsy Decor Thinlits. She used Brutus Monroe Mermaid Lagoon paper as a background, stamped Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Swirly Snowflakes with Distress Oxide inks and heat embossed with Brutus Monroe Icicle and Alabaster Ultra Fine Embossing Powders.

Lols made a birthday card using black cardstock and ink blending! She used a Brutus Monroe Birthday Memories Clear Stamp Set and Birthday Circle Mixed Media Stencil 

Maura blasted off into space and made a book using Eileen Hull’s Sizzix Wrapped Journal die  Brutus Monroe’s Blast Off stencil  along with his Tangled Waves stencil and Aqua Pigments in shades of blue like the Blue Green.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media “Be Unique” tag using Brutus Monroe Clear Stamps Rockstar Pets and added sentiments with Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Tiny Text Remnant Rubs.

Sandra made a Blue Butterfly Birthday card using Brutus Monroe Butterfly Garden Paper Pad, Blue Foil, Broken China Distress Oxide and lots other products not starting with a B.

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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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. 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 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 these are not eligible to win the voucher. All creations must be newly published. Thank You 

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  1. C’est avec joie que je participe à ce superbe défi.
    Merci à la DT pour cette belle inspiration.


    It is with joy that I participate in this superb challenge.
    Thanks to the DT for this beautiful inspiration.

  2. Awesome projects by the team. I love Brutus Monroe!! Thank you for this challenge with a fun theme.
    Happy December!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  3. What a fantastic way to start the month of December. It is such an honor to be the designer spotlight and to present my project among the awesome talent of the SSSMChallenge team. Thank you so much for this opportunity. I seem to always find inspiration among the projects and this week is no exception. Incredible “B is for” pieces!

  4. Breathtakingly beautiful. Fabulous inspiration from Ann and the team, it sure is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
    Creative wishes Tracey x

  5. Wonderfully clever creations for our inspiration! Thank you too for clever thought put int choosing the scope of the challenge. Some challenges are difficult to enter because they’re so limiting l really like how yours are mostly easier.
    Thanks for your work in running it,
    Shaz in Oz.x

  6. So excited to see the talented Ann Barnes here as your GDT for the month! All of the inspiration from her and the team is wonderful and showcases the Brutus Monroe products beautifully. I had never heard of these before, so this is a great introduction for me.

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