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Simon Says: Summer Fun!


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

Thank you for joining us for the Red,White and Blue Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are playing with the theme:

Summer Fun!

How do you like to spend your summer days? Whether its swimming in the sea, boating on a lake, or laying on a beach drinking a lovely ice cold cocktail, we would love to know your favorite way to spend the long lazy days of summer!

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 summery makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!


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Karolina is back with brand new summery fun canvas! It’s all thanks to beautiful Prima Marketing Havana and Santorini papers. Karolina is a fan of texture and layers, so the whole work is made using Aqua Tinsel Embossing Powder and WOW Santorini Glitter Sparkles. She used Clear Crackle Paste and Graphite Texture Paste and added some Art Stones to add even more texture. She used Tim Holtz Mixed Media and Memory Box Wrapped Stitched Circle Frames, to add color and shimmer she used Magical Pond Acrylic Paint  and Jade Impasto Paint. Doesn’t it look gorgeous!

Andrea made a travel folio to take with her on summer road trips.  She used Dylusions Pocket Inserts and decorated them with AALL & Create’s Border 26 stamps, Dina Wakley’s Text and Scribbles stamps and Flora and Fauna’s Textures 5 stamps.

Anna-Karin made a layout this week about summer memories from the sea. The background was done with Tim Holtz’s Grid Dot stencil and Distress Spray Stains and the ombre title letters were die cut with Tim’s Sizzix Deco Alpha die.

For Barbara summer fun means sea! She created an Etcetera tag using Tim Holtz Sizzix Floral 3, Tim Holtz Sizzix Sand & SeaTim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Sea life, Hero Arts  Seahorse and a lot of Ranger products to add colors and textures.

Cheiron says its not summer without lemonade! Lemonade cocktails count too :) She made her card using Altenew Dotted Washi Tape, Main Squeeze stamps and dies. She layered the lemon stamps stamping them in Tim Holtz Distress Oxides in Squeezed Lemonade and Fossilized Amber.

Emma’s memories of summer are all about friendship and sunny days by the sea and with these happy thoughts in her mind, she created a canvas panel that has layer upon layer of Tim Holtz products including a Sizzix Seashell, Collector Ephemera pieces, a quote chip and some foliage which was die cut using the Funky Florals 2 die.

Kath took a trip down memory lane recalling fond memories of happy fun filled summer days spent with her sister and decorated a Mat Board panel using lots of Tim Holtz products, including Idea-ology Memoranda Paper Stash Stampers Anonymous Flower Garden, Sizzix 3D Impresslits Provincial and Funky Florals 1 Thinlits and Idea-ology Paper Dolls

Lols has had this Large Etcetera Tag on her shelf for quite a while and finally got around to decorating it!  She made this tag to hang on her gate to welcome guests to her cocktail/barbeques parties, a perfect way to have fun during the hot summer months! She used torn papers to create a slightly distressed/textured background, painted with Gesso and then inked and spritzed before stamping the text using a Tim Holtz Block Upper Alphabet Foam Stamp Set She used a Cocktails Blueprints Stamp Set and an Altenew Brushed Alpha Die Set

Macarena always tries to visit new places during her summer vacation so she made this travel tag using Tim Holtz Sizzix Globe die colored with Distress Oxide Inks and crackled with Distress Crackle Paint Rock Candy. The Tim Holtz Sizzix Traveler Words were cut out from Simon Says Stamp Green Apple cardstock.

Maura  made some art journal pages to share how much she loves going to the beach in the summer. She used the Simon Says Stamp July 2018 Card Kit, along with Simon’s Large Moroccan stencil, AAll and Create Stencil 28, and The Crafters Workshop Mini Tropical Elements stencil.

Meihsia was inspired to make a mixed media tag using Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamp Carved Instruments and added the sentiment with Idea-Ology Snarky Small Talk Stickers.

Sandra had a fun with making this tropical card, using the Flamingo die out of the SSS July Card Kit and  also the SSS Reverse Polka Dot Background stamp along with the Heidi Swapp Pineapple Crush stamp set.

Zoey had fun playing with a bunch of Distress Crayon and Darkroom Door Texture Stamp to decorate this TAG to remember a fun trip with her bestfriends!

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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Winner and Spotlights for the Red/White/Blue Challenge


We have 5 artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Red/White/Blue Challenge!

#10 Taylormadecards4Andrea says: I love everything about this ephemera-holding folder!  It has gorgeous tones of red and blue and has a heartwarming vintage vibe.  It also serves a wonderful and practical purpose and the inside is as stunning as the cover!

#14 Susanne: Macarena says: This card is totally awesome. I love all the layers underneath the main panel and the colors which are soft, washed-out and match perfectly together. The main panel with colored embossing is amazing and the stamps are a perfect touch. I’m in awe!

#28 Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä: Anna-Karin says: Such a great idea to use the theme to make Christmas card and this little scene inside a snow globe is adorable.

#141 Helen Liu: Helen made a gorgeous tag! the stamped and textured background is fabulous and the silhouette image with the ombre red heart behind her is beautiful!

#173 Mary Elizabeth:  Emma says: This piece is just spectacular…absolutely stunning and I love the use of the Petal Drop die to create the centrepiece and all the amazing details which make this such an exceptional piece of work! It really is a beautiful work of art!

Congratulations everyone!! Woo Hoo!!

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So who is the lucky winner of the $50 voucher?

Please note, all of our winners are chosen at random so everyone has an equal chance of winning.
Good Luck to all!


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Congratulations Alison aka More Time To Create

and this is Alison’s gorgeous card!

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Thanks to everyone who joined in with the challenge and we hope you will all join in our current challenge too!


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