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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/Blue Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are challenging you to have some:


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 summery tag using a Gina K Sunshine Stencil and a Spellbinders Sun Rays Embossing Folder along with Tim Holtz Mustard Seed Distress Oxide and Dina Wakley Ranger Lemon Media Gloss Spray. For the sea she tore some white card and brushed with Cosmic Shimmer Tempting Teal Texture Paste and sprinkled with WOW Glitter Minty Embossing Powder. She made the origami boat from a scrap of newspaper and added Washi Tape sentiments.

Andrea made a vibrant summer tag using AALL & Create’s Intricatags Die Set and Tim Holtz’s Cutout Lowercase Alphabet Dies. She also pulled in some Spring Song paper by La La Land and some Color Palette paper by Simple Stories.

Anna-Karin made a beach card using Hero Arts Color Layering Sunset Over Waves set. The texture on the sand was stamped with Simon Says Stamp Crackle Background and the sentiment just above it comes from Simon Says Stamp Dandelion Messages.

Cheiron created a card with the colors of summer using the Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Stencil and Distress Inks. She went over her ink blending with Distress Spritz to make it really shine. She added the I Think the World of You die cut from Matte Gold Cardstock. To finish her card, she added tiny hearts that she cut from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Falling Hearts dies.

Kath created an Art Journal page in her Stamperia A5 Stone Paper Mixed Media Journal remembering happy days spent at the beach. She used Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Rays, Splash and Speckles Layering Stencils and Idea-ology Snapshots Volume 2 and Archives Collage Paper to create her beach scene.

Macarena made this summer tag by stamping the background with Tim Holtz Mr. Rabbit and Faded Type stamps and heat embossing them with Simon Says Stamp White Embossing Powder. She added a lovely picture from Tim Holtz Ideaology Snapshots Volume 2 and the wording with Tim Holtz Sizzix Vault World Travel dies.

Maura added a quirky scene to a watercolor journal she started in Florida using watercolors like Daniel Smith’s Phthalo Turquoise. She used Creative Expression’s Life’s A Beach stamp set, Simon Says Stamp’s Adirondack Chair die, with a beach blanket made from Tim Holtz’s Colorblock fabric.Snails from AALL and Create’s Shells and Stems die cuts with umbrellas are strolling along the beach.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps AIR TRAVEL on the background, and decorated it with Tim Holtz Mini Blueprints Strip COCKTAILS Cling Rubber Stamps and Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps TRAVEL BLUEPRINT.

Zoey used Simon Says Clear Stamps Beachcombing to add some summer vibes to her tag! She also used Tim Holtz Idea-ology Snapshots Volume 2 as main focus. To decorate the background she used Tim Holtz Idea-ology Photographic Collage Paper and Tim Holtz Idea-ology Palette Collage Paper

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

Red/White/Blue Challenge Winner and Designer Spotlights


We have 3 artists in the Spotlight for the Red/White/Blue Challenge!

#16 Lori K – Emma says: Lori’s calendar layout is so charming and inspirational. The image is beautifully coloured and I love this 4th July scene, it’s an absolute delight and makes me smile.

#27 craftyrph – Macarena says: I absolutely adore this card. The salty caramel background is just beautiful with the soft paper towel pattern, very cool idea! And the flag with the lace stripes – just brilliant! Love the coloring and stitching and the softness of this project. Great job, Renee!

4 – Lee Ann Barrett – Zoey says: I find this card so cute and funny! I love the way Lee Ann colored her stamp! I also really love the sequins she added over the floral background! Such a cute design and a really great thank you card ! Well done Lee Ann!!


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 is your random number:

Congratulations Holly Gerdes! Below you can see Holly’s wonderful 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!

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin and the DT

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