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Simon Says: Add A Sentiment

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

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

This week we are challenging you to:


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


Laura made a card using a Tim Holtz Damask 3d Embossing Folder along with Salvaged Patina and Pine Needles Distress Inks and Paints and highlighted the raised areas with Tarnished Brass Distress Paint. She used Tonic Frosted Silver Cardstock for layering and to die cut the Alex Syberia Foxtrot sentiment

Andrea made a tag using words from one of her favorite sentiment stamp sets: Tim Holtz’s Theories. She combined that with other Tim Holtz products this week such as Photobooth images, Distress Watercolor Pencils (Set 2), Tag Collection dies, and the Media Marks 1 stamp set.

Anna-Karin made a matchbox and filled it with sentiments. She used Tim Holtz Vault Matchbox set to die cut the box and the cards for the sentiments. The butterfly was stamped with Tim Holtz Flutter and colored with alcohol inks.

Cheiron created a card using the new Tim Holtz Floristry stamp set which has so many great sentiments and coordinating Floristry dies from Simon Says Stamp. She stamped the image onto Audrey Blue cardstock and also stamped and cut her flowers that were embossed with Peacock Feathers Distress Embossing Glaze.

Kath created a simple card using one of the floral images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous French Garden as the focal point, coloured with Distress Watercolor Pencils. She stamped the keyboard image from Deconstructed randomly on the background and used Sign Painter to add a big and bold sentiment. 

Lols made a card using a Tim Holtz Wine Blueprints Cling Stamp Set. She colored with Distress Watercolor Pencils Set 3 and then masked the bottle and glass before using Dot Fade, Leafy and Schoolhouse Layering Stencils. She splattered with Pumice Stone Distress, Dylusions Black Marble and Lemon Zest Ink Sprays and added Snarky Small Talk Stickers, Tiny Type ’60’ Die Cuts and finished with a few Pinkfresh Studio Iridescent Color Drops.

Macarena made a whole sparkle and shine card using the lovely Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Texture Sparkle Paste on the background which gives a beautiful shine to the project. For the focal point she chose Tim Holtz Forgotten Garden stamp set and the coordinated Simon Says Stamp Forgitten Garden dies.

Maura created a card with a coffee sentiment. She used Simon Says Stamp’s Coffee Drinks stencil, Simon’s Pawsitively Saturated Mocha ink, watercolors for the background like Daniel Smith’s Permanent Orange . and topped the cups with a Prima Flowers Elegant Wings Butterfly.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Tim Holtz Idea-ology Quote Chip Labels for the sentiment, and decorated it with Tim Holtz Idea-ology PAPER DOLLS PORTRAITS and Prima Marketing Wild At Heart Bohemian Heart Flowers.

Zoey used Tim Holtz French Garden stamp and Tim Holtz Sign Painter to decorate her card. She used Distress Spray Stain for her background and Distress Crayons for the details. For the sentiment she used Happy Birthday from Floristry

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

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

Lots Of Layers Challenge Winner and Designer Spotlights


We have 3 artists in the Spotlight for the Lots of Layers Challenge!

#119 susanne -Maura loves the gorgeous layered background on Susanne’s ATC’s. t\The colors are a rich setting for the flowers and words. Beautifully done!

#12 Maggie Haas – Kath loves how Maggie has created a beautiful abstract floral design on her card with the offset half circles on the background and great colour choices for the flowers and leaves.

#97 craftyrph aka Renee Cambell – Lols loves how Renee used multi stamping layers and only one color of alcohol ink to create this stunning card! Big round of applause Renee! I absolutely love this and am going to have to CASE it!


Please copy this spotlight badge, display it on the sidebar of your blog and if you could please link it to Simon Says Stamp!


We now have this lovely badge for you to add to your sidebar if you are this weeks, or a previous, winner please feel free to add this to your sidebar and please link it to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

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So who is the lucky winner of the $25 voucher? Please note, all of our winners are chosen at random so everyone has an equal chance of winning. Good Luck to all!

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2024-07-23 11:21:58 UTC

Congratulations Thom Santilla!

and this is Thom’s fabulously spooky card!

Congratulations! Please email us so we can explain how you can claim your prize, the address is on the sidebar.

Be sure to include your full name in the email so we can issue a Gift Certificate 

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


Lols and the DT

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