Simon Says: Happy Birthday

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

This week we are celebrating our 9th Birthday! Woot Woot!! So please create something with birthday celebrations in mind!


As it’s the first Monday of the month we are showcasing a brand/company. This week we are all using our very own Simon Says Stamp Exclusives 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.

As this is a special celebration the lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away not one but 2 FABULOUS $50 Vouchers 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!


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 Alison Bomber aka Words and Pictures into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited her blog before then you are in for a real treat!

Alison : The best way to celebrate a birthday is to crack open the bubbly.  Rather than actual champagne, Alison has been playing with lots of different bubbles for this pair of birthday cards.  There are background bubbles created with the Simon Says Stamp Polka Dot Stencil, punched bubbles, splattered bubbles, and sequin bubbles using the Simon Says Stamp Lucky Shamrock Sequins.

Andrea made a birthday tag and envelope using Simon Says Stamp’s Gift Card Envelope die, Oh Happy Day die,  and the ever-useful Falling Snow stencil.

Anna-Karin made three birthday cards using Simon Says Stamp’s beautiful Gerbera Daisy Background stamp. The sentiment was die cut with the SSS Celebrate word, and stamped with Tiny Words Birthday.

Barbara is happy to celebrate Simon’s Birthday with a summer colorful tag! She used Simon Says Stamp Triangle Element Wafer Die,  Simon Says Stamp set Floral BlissTim Holtz Tattered Butterfly, Ranger Distress Ink Spray Stain  Blueprint sketchPeacock featherTwisted citronSqueezed lemonade, and various Ranger Alcohol Inks to paint the butterfly. 

Cheiron created a birthday card using two of her Simon Favorites: CZ Design Birthday Palooza and Waves Background Cling painted in with her favorite colors of Distress Oxides. She finished her card with a Paper Doll and some Snarky Small Talk stickers. 

Emma created a birthday card using the Filigree Wreath Die to create a background for her bouquet of Wildflower Stems. She completed the card with a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips and Strawberry Shortcake Sequins.

Kath used a simple Distress Oxide ink watercolour technique to create a card to celebrate our 9th Birthday with two of her favourite products, the Beautiful Flowers stamp set and Circular Lace Stencil

Macarena made a colorful card using Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers stamp completed with Simon Says Stamp Outlina Clustered Leaves die. She went crazy making her background full of Tim Holtz Distress Oxide and standard inks. 

Maura was singing happy birthday while working on her card, using the Simon Says Stamp Party Like a Panda and Birthday Sweets stamp sets, along with the Simon Says Stamp Diamond Circles and Irregular Dots stencils. 

Meihsia was inspired to create a watercolored birthday card using Daniel Smith Ultimate Mixing Watercolor on Simon Says Stamp Suzy’s Succulents Watercolor Prints.

Sandra made a grungy birthday card using the Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes stamp set, and Distress Oxide Spray to color the background and the Garden Greens.

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 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 

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  1. Happy 9th Birthday Simon Says ! Such wonderful creations to Celebrate You. The inspiration is beyond amazing !!

  2. Congrats and Happy Birthday wishes – fabulous inspirations from the team too! Thank you for the challenge lovely ladies x

  3. Congratulations, ladies, on nine fabulous years … thanks so much for all the hard work you put in each week … and for all the wonderful inspiration! Here’s to the next nine! Hugs, Anita :)

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