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

This week the challenge is



With Thanksgiving in the United States being on the last Thursday of the month we thought it would be nice to join in with the celebrations. Whether you decide to make cards or decorations, we will be looking forward to seeing what you create!

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store



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


Welcome to Anita’s Thankful Manor, a Thanksgiving table centerpiece, using Tim Holtz’s Sizzix Village Dwelling, Village Manor, Village Brownstone, and built using with Embossing Powders and Archival Inks


Andrea made a gratitude journal using Reverse Confetti’s Grateful, Thankful, Blessed die, Carabelle Studio’s Mixed Media Strips stamps, and Paper Artsy’s Eclectica3 EKD02 stamps by Kim Dellow.


Anna-Karin thought about people she is thankful for, and made a winter canvas for her dad. The trees were done with Tim Holtz Birch Layering Stencil and extra snow added with Distress Grit-Paste.


This week Barbara wants to celebrate Thanksgiving with a grunge  card in warm and  autumn colors! To obtain this effect  she used Tim Holtz MINI STENCIL SET 22, Texture paste and Distress Crayons!


Cathie created a Thanksgiving card that reminds her of a beautiful and colorful fall transition into winter using the Tammy Tutterow Rose Tablecloth embossing folder, Shabby Posies flowers and the Memory Box Drifting Oak Leaves stamp set.


Cheiron created a recipe book to hold all of the family Thanksgiving recipes she makes each year using a Tim Holtz Worn Cover and Idea-olgy Silverware.


Emma tells the story of a girl thankful for her parents using a beautiful vintage photo from Tim Holtz’s Photobooth set and surrounding it by die cut Layered Leaves.


Kath created a bright and cheerful media board using Distress Paint, Hearts Layering Stencil, Wildflowers and Friendship Words Script Thinlits dies as a reminder that there are always things to be thankful for, especially the love and support of a wonderful family and great friends.


Lols made a Thanksgiving card in autumnal shades using Simon’s Exclusive Leaves and Scribbles Stamp and Coordinating Dies and a Thankful Die.


Macarena made a Thank You card in a chocolate-gold shades using the fabulous Altenew Magnolias For Her stamp set and a lot of Ground Espresso media.


Maura made a scrapbook page to show how thankful she is for the beautiful view from her home. Tim Holtz’s Autumn Stencil, Rusty Hinge and Fossilized Amber Distress paints were used to create the background, and 28 Lilac Lane Toasted Graham embellishments added a finishing touch.



Meihsia made a mixed tag using Tim Holtz Mini Stencil on the background and embellished with Silverware Adornments.



Sandra made a thank you card in Autumn colors with a few Distress Ink Pads and embossing with the Art Deco Leaves stencil. She couldn’t resist this cute Crazy Dog to make its appearance.

Zoey used Tim Holtz Sizzix Die Tattered Leaves to create this mixed media card


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

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  1. I’m thankful for the inspiration of your blog with wonderful creations. Was wondering with the change to the blog I do not see how to go backwards thru the posts. Can you please respond?
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

    1. Hi Melissa, if you click on the word ‘challenges’ next to ‘comment’ the list of challenges will appear. Also you can scroll to the bottom of the page and there are links to challenges and winners posts.
      Hope this helps :-)
      Lols x x x

  2. Although we do not celebrate thanksgiving where I come from but I love the tradition and it is such a wonderful way to thank people in our lives :) looking forward to participate and love love love all the DT creations.

  3. These projects are gorgeous! I do especially love the magnolia one and plan to try something out along these lines this week! Fantastic inspiration here.

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