Challenge (and a blog hop!)


Happy Monday everyone! Here at the Monday Challenge blog we’re celebrating STAMPtember®, Simon Says Stamp’s month-long celebration of all things inky! This week to celebrate we have a special challenge, guest, and we’re sharing our projects blog hop style too!

The challenge:

This week we challenge you to use a Simon Says Stamp exclusive product on your project! It could be a stamp, die, stencil, sticker, or a kit! You just need to use any Simon Says Stamp product in some way on your project.

The Blog Hop:

For the team’s part in this challenge, we’re all using Simon’s new art journaling kit by Shari Carroll.  This kit is packed with all kinds of fun products, stamps, and it is super inspiring to play with.

blog hop

Above you can see peeks of a few of the projects that our design team created. Instead of showing all of our projects here on the challenge blog, we’re sharing them on our own blogs – so we encourage you to go hopping and enjoy!

The whole team, and Shari Carroll herself are all playing along on this fun hop – we hope you’ll go visit the blogs and check out all of the creations made with this fun new kit.

The first stop is Shari Carroll’s blog, and you can follow along the links to see everything the team made starting with her blog.

Links to everyone participating:

Just in case you hit a broken link, or want to re-visit a specific project here are direct links to everyone participating.

Shari Carroll 
Candy Colwell
Suzanne Czosek 
Tracy Evans 
Anna-Karin Evaldsson 
May Flaum 
Meihsia Liu
Sandra Mouwen
Andrea Ockey Parr 
Ashli Oliver 
Mona Pendleton 
Michelle Zerull

and if you feel so inspired – please do leave comments for the team as you visit their blogs!

Then, start creating and join the challenge!


Once you’ve enjoyed the inspiration on the blog hop, it’s time to “hop in” and join the challenge! Remember to be eligible use of ANY Simon exclusive – sticker, kit, stamp, die, stencil, or other product – needs to be used in some way. We are so excited to see what you dream up!

As always, Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher that will go to a random entry chosen by random generator. To qualify all you need to do is create a new project that ties in (in any way!) with our theme and post it, along with a link back to this challenge, and add a link here. This challenge will end at 11:59pm on Sunday September 29th Eastern time.

We will also be choosing some of our entries to put in the spotlight – a special honor where we talk about why we loved that entry in particular and award a special badge too!

For the full rules, read the “challenge rules” posted in the side-bar here on our blog.



  1. I made ​​the hop cheerful and interested … thanks for the many suggestions and great works, a colorful and really great mix what you can conjure up anything with the kit.
    You get a lot of pleasure even get started immediately
    TFS all your Ideas
    CU hellerlittle (from Germany)

  2. You indicate ‘exclusive’ Simon store product and then you indicate ‘any’ Simon store product. There is a difference between being exclusive & any. Please explain further. Thank you.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

    1. If you mean can you use any brand whatsoever as long as Simon sells it – no.

      The challenge states that it needs to be a Simon product/exclusive. This means something branded with Simon Says Stamp. There is a link in the challenge as well as a “Simon exclusive” category in the shop if you’re trying to think of what you may have that is Simon brand. Of course any of our past kits are included as well. This is your chance to show off the Simon brand stencil, sticker, kit, stamp or otherwise Simon branded product – can’t wait to see what you make!

      1. Ok, thanks for response. I cked to see if the light Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock or Buff Ivory Weight Cardstock I got from Simon store is exclusive or not but search returned no match at all. Oh, well. I’m currently working on using the Hot Air Balloons I photographed as they passed over our street Sun. The Balloon Festival was this weekend and we do not go every yr so I was pleasantly surprised by 3 going over our house.
        “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  3. I have to say that I am blown away by the designs from each DT member! We had no idea what each other was creating….only that we would basically have the same kit to start with. I love everyone’s individual styles on these art journals and how they used the elements within the kit to create such TOTALLY DIFFERENT looks! What fun! I am so proud of this team and their creativity and inspiration! <3 Candy

  4. Thanks Candy, I agree it’s great fun seeing what everyone creates with the same kit. That’s what I love about craft, how everyone has their own unique take on a Challenge. Enjoy your week all. Tracy x

  5. This was such a great hop! I am new to Simon Says stamps so I can’t join the challenge! But I had fun hopping!

  6. Fabulous hop and great timing ! My journal kit arrived so I was able to put all your helpful tips and inspiration to good use :-)
    obviously don’t include me in the prize draw ,, I just wanted to share :-)
    Lols x x x

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