Simon Says: Happy Birthday!

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

Thank you for joining us for the Back To School Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we would like you to join us in celebrating our 12th Birthday!


Can you believe that this challenge has been going for 12 years!! The time has flown by hasn’t it! We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our fellow crafters who have joined us over the years and we hope you will continue to join us!

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 Dina Wakley. 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 it’s our birthday the lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp have generously increased the prize this week to 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 Estelle aka atouscrap  into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited her blog before then you are in for a real treat!

Estelle is celebrating our 12th birthday by making an art journal page in her Dina Wakley Media Journal. For the background she used a Tim Holtz brayer  Distress PaintCrayons  and Floral Layering Stencil. She used Black Soot Archival Ink to stamp Dina Wakley Interesting Faces and Scribbly Birds colored with Distress Crayons. She finished by adding some  Expedition Ephemera

Andrea paid homage to both Dina Wakley and Simon Says Stamp by using supplies from both! The background paper is from Dina Wakley’s Collage Collective 2, Vol. 1 and from her Typed Ledgers, Set 2. Andrea used Dina’s Scribble Sticks and Alpha Block Letters stamp set, along with a Simon Says Stamp Time to Party stamp set.

Anna-Karin celebrated our challenge’s 12th birthday with an art journal page. She used Dina Wakley’s I Am stamp set and combined it with Dina’s Gloss Sprays and Media Acrylic Paints. The page was done in Dina’s Blue Edition Media Journal.

Barbara used the fabulous acrylic colors by Dina Wakley to paint the flowers over her card. To create this card she chose Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Stamp Set Floral Elements CMS 445, Tim Holtz Sizzix Vintage Labels Thinlits Dies, Tim Holtz Sizzix Alphanumeric Theory Thinlits Dies, Ranger Dina Wakley Apricot, Blushing and Media Glossy Spray Sage, Tim Holtz Ranger Foundry Wax Kit 2.

Cheiron created a fun card using some of her favorite Dina Wakley products including Gloss Sprays and the Connected Dots stencil to create a monoprint on a piece of Typed Ledgers for her background and created a birthday gal using the Make Things Happen and Be Bold stamp sets.

Kath created a page in her Dina Wakley White Media Journal to celebrate out 12th birthday using Dina Wakley Typed Media Ledgers Set 1, Just Words Collage Paper and Acrylic Paints, Tim Holtz/Sizzix Vintage Labels and Silhouette Birds Thinlits. and Stampers Anonymous Mini Linked Circles Layering Stencil from Set 52.

Lols  made a birthday card using a Dina Wakley Scribbly Bird Cling Stamp, colored with Distress Inks. For the background she made a shaker element using a Tim Holtz Window Frames Baseboard. The papers are from a Paper Rose Watercolours and Scribbles Paper Pack.

Macarena made us a very delicate Birthday card using Dina Wakley Curly Frond stencil for the background and Tim Holtz Sizzix Silhouette Birds and Countdown dies. She added Pink Fresh Studio Stitched Scallop Circles.

Maura is celebrating in her Dina Wakley Media Journal with lots of color. She used severaDina Wakley paints, including Magenta and Peacock, along with Dina’sTyped Ledgers.

Zoey used Tim Holtz Sizzix Sweet Treat and Mini Stencil Set28 to decorate her tag. She then used a Paperdoll to decorate it and a stickers from the Metallic IdeaOlogy Book . Happy birthday Simon Says Stamp!

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 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!

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  1. Happy 12th Anniversary, SSS Monday challenge!
    It’s been great pleasure to see beautiful inspiration from the team every week. I’ve learned a lot from all of you for years.
    Thank you so much.

  2. Woot, woot! Happy 12th Birthday to the Monday Challenge! Wishing you many more years of fun and inspirational challenge! Thank you for the awesome theme as I need to make more birthday cards!

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