Join us every MONDAY for a new challenge! Examples from our Monday Design Team incorporate a vintage artistic style, but we welcome all styles! Show us your take on the challenge!

Simon Says: Vacation


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

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

This week we are inviting you to go on a 


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 crafty makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!


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


Jess has created a Tim Holtz vignette box, using Ranger’s crackle texture paste and Oxide Sprays, that is sure to have you dreaming of faraway places. 

Andrea made a travel journal out of a Dylusions Creative Dyary, American Crafts Gouache Paint (set 1), and some fabulous house stamps from AALL and Create: #191, #192, and #193.

Anna-Karin was inspired by the poppy flowers she can see from her window, to create a vacation-themed art journal page. She used the pretty Poppy Stamps Garden Poppy Sidekick Frame and Stencil, and colored the frame with Dina Wakley’s Scribble Sticks.

For Barbara, the sea is certainly the favorite theme during the summer holiday season! She has created a mixed media tag with Tim Holtz Stencil SplashTim Holtz Stampers Anonymus Rubber Stamp Coral,Tim Holtz Sizzix Holiday Greens Mini,Ranger Ink Texture paste Transparent GlossTim Holtz Sizzix Seashells.  

Cheiron is ready to head to London at the end of the week and she created a colorful card to celebrate. She used Stampers Anonymous Citiscapes, The Professor, Noble Gent, Ticket Booth, and Nature’s Path over her stenciled background. She finished her card with a Ticket cut with the Ticket Booth dies and an Idea-ology Numeric number. 

Emma was inspired by a vintage photo and created a layout to ‘Remember The Now‘. She used an image from Tim Holtz’s Found Relatives set and surrounded it with an arrangement of Seashells and a Tropical bloom all resting on a bed of Art Stones.

Kath created a Vintage Traveller’s Notebook used perhaps by a Victorian Gentleman, one of the early pioneers of aviation using Tim Holtz French Industrial Paper Stash, Sizzix Destination and Alphanumeric One Inch Tall Thinlits and Idea-ology Snippets and Expedition Ephemera and Chatter Design Tape

Macarena made a cute nautical card since vacation for her is always seaside. She used sweet Alexandra Renke Two Jellyfishes dies for the bottom background and applied randomly Ranger Sea Mixed Media Powder. The boat got its vibrant red with Tim Holtz Distress Candied Apple spray. 

Maura thinks of books when she hears vacation, so she decided to make a couple this week. She used the Emerald Creek Spiced Market embossing powders, Simon Says Stamp Debra stencil, and Daniel Smith watercolors like Perinone Orange and Phthalo Turquoise

Meihsia was inspired to create a cork texture postcard using Craft’s Companion Cork Craft Material Pack and decorated it with Tim Holtz Sizzix Tiny Travel Globe Thinlits Dies

Sandra made an Ancient Greece inspired card using the Fairy Garden and Hollybrook Ironwork Moulds with lots of Opal Magic paint and the Waves stamp of the new Simon Says Rest and Refresh release

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 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

Spotlights and winner for the Wedding/Anniversary Challenge


We have four artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Wedding/Anniversary Challenge!

#9 Elena – Maura says: Elena has created a stunning book cover for her art journal that is richly textured and colored, and added a beautifully layered focus with a framed photo and tags and metal. Wonderful vintage, shabby chic style!

#9 Elena – Barbara says: I totally agree with Maura! Elena created a fabulous cover, with rich and dark colors, full of fantastic details! Especially I’m in love with her rusty clip!

#21 Monika – Kath says: I love how Monika used a selection of stamps and soft pastel colours to create a beautiful scene for her Paris wedding

#50 Artconquers – Cheiron says: I love everything about this colorful card from the embossed panel to the gorgeous fussy cut florals!

#67 Experiments in Craft – Sandra says: What an amazing card, the grungy looking background with the elegant ornament and sparkle letters! Stunning card!

Congratulations everyone and thank you for joining us!

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 $50 voucher? Please note, all of our winners are chosen at random so everyone has an equal chance of winning.Good Luck to all!


Here’s your random number:

Congratulations Arlene Kruse! Below you can see Arlene’s pretty wedding card.

Congratulations! Please email us so we can explain how you can claim your prize, a clickable link 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 stamping!

Anna-Karin and the DT