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Simon Says: Love Is In The Air

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

Thank you for joining us for the Food/Drink Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are challenging you to get all romantic:

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

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 Paper Artsy. 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 $25 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!

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

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This week we’re welcoming back the lovely Laura Cassina  into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited her blog before then you are in for a real treat!

Laura created a tag and used a Paper Artsy Mini 122 Stamp and white heat embossed the design randomly over the background. She used and Magenta Infusion Color Stain and added some of Copper Acrylic Paint and a Paper Doll which she is altered to include photo of her son.

Andrea made some tea bag envelopes to put little love notes in. She used several Paper Artsy Infusions Colored Stains, such as Are you Cerise, Violet Storms, Emerald Isle and Rusty Car. She also added some patterns and words using Tim Holtz’s Media Marks 2 and Seasonal Scribbles stamp sets.

Anna-Karin made two artist trading cards this week. The backgrounds were colored with Paper Artsy Infusions Colored Stains and the houses were stamped with the fun Paper Artsy Zini 53 stamp set. The houses were colored with Prismacolor Pencils.

Barbara made a card using Paper Artsy Grunge Paste through the stencil Stitches by Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous. To complete her card she adds Tim Holtz Sizzix Lovestruck Colorize Thinlits Dies, Bunny Stitch Thinlits Dies, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Stitches Stamps Set and Notheworthy Stamps Set.

Cheiron used the Tim Holtz Sizzix Heartfelt dies to create a Mixed Media Valentine. She colored her hearts using Paper Artsy Infusions in Are You Cerise and Sunset Beach . She inked the edges of her hearts with Black Soot Distress Ink, then added a sentiment from the Christmas Cutouts Thinlits and added black, white and Gilded Foundry Wax splatter.

Emma used the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Feathered Friend die set to create a love bird perched against the heart shaped Woodslice die cut. She used PaperArtsy In The Navy Infusions on the background of the Framed Tag before using more infusions, Are You Cerise? and The Sage Infusions to add colour to the Mini Brushstroke Flowers.

Kath created a Valentine’s Day card using PaperArtsy Are You Cerise, Lemoncello and The Sage Infusions with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mosaic 3D Texture Fade, True Love Colorize, Brushstroke Flowers Mini Thinlits, Simon Says Fancy Love die and Love You Greetings stamp set for the sentiments.

Lols  made a circle card using a Paper Artsy Mini 20 Lovebirds Cling Stamp Set and colored the birds with Zig Clean Color Brushes. For the background she dipped Distress Watercolor Paper into Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans Distress Inks and then used a Carabelle Studio Constellation Stencil and Mowed Lawn Ink. She added a Simon Says Stamp Winsome Branch, some Tim Holtz Design Tape and Sentiment Label Sticker to finish.

Macarena make a mechanical kind of a love card using Paper Artsy Infusions and Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous stamp sets: Dapper, Inventor 7, Faded Type. The focal point are Tim Holtz Sizzix Lovestruck dies.

Maura made a cheery tag filled with love using Paper Artsy’s Eclectica3 Gwen Lafleur cling stamp set, their Jofy Mini 20 Lovebirds Stamp, and the Paper Artsy Mini 109 Quote stamp.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Studio Light MY GIRLS Clear Stamps ABM Mixed-Up Collection on the background, and decorated it with Paper Artsy JOFY MINI 20 Lovebirds Rubber Cling Stamp and Simon Says Stamp SENTIMENT STRIPS CHEEKY LOVE.

Zoey used Paper Arsty Green Man Infusions to add color to her background. She also used Tim Holtz Mini Stencil Set 28 to add texture to her tag and Tim Holtz Sizzix Wood Slice to decorate it.

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!

Follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram

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Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallengeso we can see your entries there too!

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!

Click here to enter

Simon Says: Food and/or Drink

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

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

This week we are challenging you to make a project with:

Food and/or Drink

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $25 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!

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

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It’s Monica’s last week with us in the Designer Spotlight and we would like to say a huge thank you for all of your creations over the past month. It has been a real pleasure to have you along with us :-)

Monica made a card with Lawn Fawn Baked with love and Sprinkled With Joy clear stamp sets along with the Stinkin’ Cute Set to make the heart garland. She covered the center of the biscuits with Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops, to give the jam a glossy effect, and added a wooden shelf to host all the elements. As a last touch she added a few Simon Moonshine Sequins for sparkle.

Andrea wishes you could order up a cup of crafty inspiration whenever the creative well runs dry! She made a card reflecting that hope using Papertrey Ink’s Brew to Go die set, Prima Gouache paint, and Vicki Boutin’s Color Study paper.

Anna-Karin created three lollipops using Simon Says Stamp Mix and Match Circles stamp set. The bright background was done with Simon Says Stamp Twirling embossing folder and colored with Distress Watercolor Pencils.

Barbara chose an Etcetera Tag for her project inspired by Alice in Wonderland (freely inspired!). She used three dies by Tim Holtz Sizzix: Papercut Cafe, Tailored, Celebrate Colorize Thinlits Dies. Alice is an Idea-Ology Paper Doll painted with a mix of Alcohol Inks, Monsoon and Patina. In the background, you can spy Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil Harlequin together with Ranger Ink Distress Grit Paste Translucent, Embossing Glaze Antique Linen and Speckled Egg.

Cheiron created a tea themed wall hanging using the Tim Holtz Papercut Cafe dies. She created her background with Distress Spray Stain in Spun Sugar. She painted each cup with a different pattern using Distress Paints and added a sentiment created with the new Alphanumeric Bulletin letters and a tiny heart from the Stacked Hearts dies.

Emma created a tag using a mix up of Sizzix dies from Tim Holtz including Bunny Games, Papercut Cafe, Layered Plaid and Framed Tags. Her stacked teacups were coloured with Distress Inks before adding Distress Glaze over the top to create an enamelled effect and she finished her project with the “Perfection” stamp from the Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Eccentric stamp set.

Kath made a trio of cards to celebrate CAKE, her favourite food group using Tim Holtz Distress Oxides and stencils to create the backgrounds and Tim Holtz/Sizzix Celebrate Colorize, Brushstroke Flowers Mini and Alphanumeric Bulletin, Bold and Tiny Type Lower Thinlits to decorate.

Lols made a card using a new Tim Holtz Papercuts Cafe Die Set. She blended Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink onto the die cut pieces. For the background she used Tim Holtz Splatters, Dot Fade and Mini Set 5 Stencils. She finished with some machine stitching and a sentiment from a Simon Says Stamp Coffee and Tea Clear Stamp Set.

Macarena made a set of card with mushrooms using Katzelkraft Mushpignons stamps and cut a part of the images with Tim Holtz Sizzix Framed Tags die.

Maura made an art journal page with a fun look at tea. She used the Tim Holtz Sizzix Papercut Cafe and Gentlemen Thinlit dies, along with an image from a tea catalog.

Meihsia was inspired to create a hello card using Stamperia KLIMT 6×6 Paper on the background, and decorated it with the beer image from Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps BEER BLUEPRINT and the sentiment from CZ Design Wafer Dies BASIC TRIO.

Zoey used Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Splatters to add texture to her tag’s background. She then used Ground Espresso Distress Oxide , Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap to add color. From an used coffee filter she die cut the feathers using Feathery Thinlits

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!

Follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram

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Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallengeso we can see your entries there too!

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!

Click here to enter

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