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Simon Says: Beautiful Blooms

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

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

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

BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS

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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Monica made a vivid floral card with the Simon Says Stamp Stencil Peony Bouquet along with the sentiment from Altenew Beautiful Day Clear Stamp Set. She made the watercolor effect blending the Distress Ink pads and refreshing the colors on the paper with a wet brush. As a last touch she added some details with Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils and added a few Moonshine Sequins for sparkle.

Andrea made a notebook using Waffle Flower’s A7 Disc Bound Dies and added some floral accents using Tim Holtz’s Bouquet Findings. She also added some stamping with Tim Holtz’s Mini Glitch stamp set and threw in some dots with Altenew’s Many Dots washi tape.

Anna-Karin tucked dimensional flowers into an envelope on this card. The flowers were die cut with Simon Says Stamp Morning Blossom and the envelope with the Gift Card Pocket Envelope. The beautiful embossing folder used for the background is Simon Says Stamp Spun Glass.

Barbara this week dedicated her project to the spring that will arrive soon. She chose a spring/pastel color palette to create a card using Sizzix’s Alphanumeric Bulletin Thinlits Dies for Tim Holtz along with Ranger Light Gray Distress Holiday Woodgrain Cardstock, Stampers Anonymous’s Floral Outline stamps set for Tim Holtz and colored everything with various Distress Mini Ink Pads.

Cheiron created a card for a friend who loves sunflowers. She used the Tim Holtz Sizzix Blossom Thinlits die along with Distress Inks to create her sunflowers. She added it to a background of Tumbled Glass Distress Spray Stain stamped with the Stampers Anonymous Ledger Script in Hickory Smoke Distress Archival Ink . She finished the card with some detailing using Distress Watercolor Pencils and a sentiment from the Noteworthy Stamp set.

This week, Emma is feeling love in the air and she used the Sizzix Mini Brushstroke Flowers Die by Tim Holtz to add some beautiful blooms to her idea-ology Vignette Box project. She arranged the flowers around a PhotoBooth image, in a Deco Frame Adornment before completing the make with a sentiment, XOXO using the Bulletin Alphanumerics Dies.

Kath created an Art Journal page in her Dylusions Small Creative Journal using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Blossom and Alphanumeric Bulletin Thinlits as the focal points on a Distress Paint background, stencilled and stamped using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Focus and Gradient Dot Layering Stencils and Faded Type stamp set.

Lols  made a card using a new Waffle Flower Cosmos Clear Stamp and Die Combo and she colored the flower with Daniel Smith Watercolor Paints. For the background she stamped some flowers with White Pigment Ink and used White Embossing Powder and heat set before blending Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Ink over the top. She finished with a Tim Holtz Label Sticker and a strip of My Favorite Things Black and White Plaid Paper.

Macarena made a pair of cactus bloom using the Tim Holtz Sizzix Funky Cactus dies and placing them onto a vellum sheet from Studio Light Write Your Story set with the Tim Holtz Black Distress Woodgrain Cardstock as a background.

Maura created a vintage, distressed style card this week. She used Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Botanic Collage set, Prima Art Ingredients Steampunk Metal Flakes, and Simon Says Stamp Old Letter 1878 background stamp.

Meihsia was inspired to create a watercolored thank you card using Simon Says Cling Stamps DAFFODIL FIELD on the background, and colored it with Prima Marketing WATERCOLOR CONFETTI SET Art Philosophy. The sentiment was die cut using CZ Design Wafer Dies BASIC TRIO.

Zoey used the newly released die from the Everyday Line Blossom and Alphanumeric Bullettin to decorate her tag. She used Distress Spray Stain and Distress Inks to add color

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: 4 Legged Animals

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

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

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

4 LEGGED ANIMALS

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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Monica made a winter tag using the Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps Crazy Dogs along with Tim Holtz Sizzix Framed Thinlits Tags Die set. She used the paper piecing technique to layer the dog’s body elements and add more dimension, along with some outfits from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Winter Critters Thinlits Die set. To complete the tag she added the sentiment from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Festive Words Thinlits Die set and some iridescent sequins.

Andrea made some neighbor appreciation tags featuring four-legged friends from Tim Holtz’s Funny Farm stamp set. She also used Whimsy Stamps’ Boho Rainbow dies and AALL & Create’s Our House stamp set.

Anna-Karin made a tag featuring one of her favorite animals. The elephant stamp comes from Tim Holtz Purely Random set. The stars were die cut from Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Velvet Luxury Cardstock Shades of Blue using the Simon Says Stamp Stars die.

Barbara used Idea-ology Paper Dolls with two beautiful dogs to create a couple of tags. As her background, she chose Idea-ology Pocket Cards mixed with Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Floral Elements stamp set and Flourish Layering stencil ( Mini version set 10). The color palette is Yellow/Blue and made with Ranger Ink Mini Ink Pad Prize Ribbon, Blueprint Sketch and Fossilized Amber.

Cheiron used Tim Holtz Paper Dolls solos to create a tag with the best 4 legged friend of them all. She created the background of her tag using Typeset Collage Paper, Distress Crackle Paste and Distress Embossing Glaze for lots of color and texture. She added ephemera and hearts from the Falling Hearts Thinlits to finish her tag.

Emma flipped an Etcetera tag upside down to create a different shape to create a King For A Day. She sat Harrison on a podium, that was made using the birthday cake from the Celebrate Colorize die set and added a crown using dies from the Abstract Elements Thinlits Die Set.

Kath created a trio of fun and funky Valentine cards with fuzzy bunnies die-cut from Sizzix Neutral and Festive Felt using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Bunny Stitch Thinlits. She used Distress Light Gray Woodgrain cardstock for the backgrounds, Idea-ology Floral and Agenda Linen Tape and Simon Says Love You Greetings for the sentiments.

Lols made a card using Katzelkraft Les Chiens and Les Balloons Red Rubber Stamps. She colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and used Paper Rose Arty Love Paper for the background. She finished with some Tim Holtz Christmas Design Tape and a Sentiments Label Sticker.

Macarena went cute and sweet this time and made a baby card with a sweet kitty from Stamperia Daydream Toys Soft mold. The background was made with Tim Holtz Brushstrokes stamps and in the frame there’s a half of Tim Holtz Perspective Butterfly die giving some lightness to the card.

Maura headed to the farm this week with Tim Holtz’s Funny Farm stamps, Echo Park Fun on the Farm Paper Pad, and reminisced about a family trip to the farm as a little girl, in her Dylusions Creative Journal.

Meihsia was inspired to create a simple card using the paper from Stamperia KLIMT 6×6 Paper on the background, and decorated it with the cute dog image from Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps CRAZY DOGS and the sentiment from CZ Design Wafer Dies BASIC TRIO.

Zoey used the negative from Bunny Stitch Thinlits Dies and pieces from Numbered 3D folder to decorate her tag’s background. She also used Distess Spray Stain and Distress ink to add color. To embellish she used Ideaology Ephemera and Ideaology Stickers

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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