Simon Says: Thanks/Thanksgiving

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

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

This week we would like you to create something:


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 AAll and Create. 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 $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 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 Nikki aka Addicted To Art into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited her blog before then you are in for a real treat!

Nikki has created a bright Thank you card using AALL and Create Flourishing Vase Stamp Set and Digital Bubbles Stencil. The background uses the stencil along with PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylic Paints on a Gel Plate.

Andrea is thankful to have always lived in happy places. She made a mini-notebook using AALL & Create’s #191 house stamp with a quote from their #193 stamp. She also used their #122 stamp in the background.

Anna-Karin made an art journal page inspired by memories of late summer flowers. She used the AALL & Create Eclectic Stems set, designed by Tracy Evans. The title was die cut with the Simon Says Stamp Archie Jr Solid Letters.

Barbara used AAll and Create’s Stencil #10 to create the backgrounds of her trio of tags. She completed her project with Skeleton Leaves by Tim Holtz SizzixTim Holtz Stampers Anonymous  Lumberjack CMS384 and Tim Holtz Ranger Ink Distress Oxides sprays Pine NeedlesWild honeyEvergreen bough, and Rusty hinge

Cheiron created a card to give thanks for the little things, including her home using AALL & Create House Set 1, her favorite bright colors of Distress Oxides, watercolor paint, Altenew Antique Gold Metallic Ink Spray and some black gouache to create the splatter.

Emma created a very special Thanksgiving card and used the AALL & Create Ice Cracks Stencil to add texture to her background, together with an arrangement of leaves and a sentiment all die cut using Tim Holtz dies, 3D Leaf Impresslits Cut & Emboss Die and the Alphanumeric Classic Lower Die.

Kath decorated a gift bag to send some favourite treats to a special friend just to say thank you for her love and friendship. She used AALL&Create #233 Flower Moments, Stencil #39 Lotza Dotz, Simon Says Stamp Bold Thanks die and sentiment from Big Thanks Words.

Lols made a thank you card using an AAll &Create Deer Clear Stamp Set. For the background she used Simon’s Exclusive Birch Column and Woodgrain Block Dies

Macarena made a contrasting card using AALL and Create BOTANICALS Modified #207 stamps colored them with Tim Holtz Distress Candied Apple. For the background she used Simon Says Stamp Damask Background stamp.

Maura made a trio of artist trading cards using AALL and Create’s Wood-pile stencil #63 and Tracy Evans #44 stamp set and added a blend of colors with Prima’s Water Soluble Oil Pastels in Rustic and Basic.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using AALL & Create Sunflower Power Stencil on the background and decorated it with Prima Marketing Grungy Butterflies

Sandra made a Thanks card using the Cracked Walls stencil from AALL & Create, and tried out the Nuvo Sparkle Sprays in colors Apple SpritzerBlush Burst and Morning Fog and fell in love with them.

Zoey made this card using the beautiful stamp set AALL & Create Checkered Nature paired with AALL & Create CIRCLE CHAIN Stencil Border. For the background she combined a bunch of Distress Ink reinkers as watercolors.

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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