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Simon Says: Something Beginning With ‘S’

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

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

This week we are challenging you to make:

SOMETHING BEGINNING WITH ‘S’

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! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your crafty makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!

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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Alison’s ‘something beginning with S’ is a Spread in her altered book art journal.  She’s used one of the Tim Holtz Portraits as the focal point, with plenty of other Idea-ology ephemera built into the collage around him… elements from the Pocket Cards, Snippets Number Strips, Design Tape Trims, Snippets Ephemera Labels, and the Memoir Ephemera Pack are all layered over the Gesso and Crackle Paste in the book text background.  The butterfly is one of the new Transparent Things. and Small Talk Stickers provide the words.  Visit Words and Pictures to see lots more details.

Andrea focused on “S” companies to make her tag-card: Spellbinders, Studio Light and Simon Says Stamp. She used Studio Light’s Moodling Tag die set and their Script and Stitches stamp set. She also used Spellbinders’ Sky View Pies die set and Simon Says Stamps’ Circle Loops die set.

Anna-Karin was inspired by S for ‘summer’ and ‘sea’ and created a calm seaside scene on a tag cut from Simon Says Stamp White Glossy cardstock. The chair was die cut with Simon Says Stamp Adirondack Chair and there is Tim Holtz Mica Flakes glittering in the sand.

Barbara chose S as Snarky Cat! She loves them, and they are perfect in every way! She made a couple of tags, one dark and one light using two of the new stamp sets by Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous: Bubbles and Noteworthy for both of her tags. She used a lot of Distress Ink Sprays and Ink pads to add color.

Cheiron created a tag with “spray stains”, “splatters” and “stencils” this week. She sprayed her tag with a mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stains, included the new Uncharted Mariner. She combined it with the new Linked Squares and Element Freight stencils. To finish she added some Foundry Wax Splatter and a Noteworthy Sentiment.

Emma created an Etcetera tag all about “seeing” the world through the eyes of a child and used Distress Spray Stains and the Linked Circles Layering Stencil by Tim Holtz to create a background. She completed the tag by placing a paper doll over the top of a Memoir Ephemera piece and added Quote Seal and pointy finger, stamped using the Eccentric Stamp Set.

Kath created a card to welcome the arrival of Summer. She used Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Bubbles with Distress Embossing Glazes for the background, Floral Elements coloured with Distress Oxide inks, Tim Holtz/Sizzix Bold Text Thinlits and a sentiment from the Idea-ology Metallic Sticker Book.

Macarena made a S-titched and S-tamped S-teampunk card using S-tampers Anonymous stamps: The Professor, Specimen, Grunged and a lot of heat embossing using powders: Ranger Hammered Mixed Media, Brutus Monroe Gilded sparkle, Simon Says Stamp Clear and White Fine Detail.

Maura was recently at the beach, so she chose Seashell for her letter S. She made a slimline card using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Nautical Blueprint set and Simon Says Stamp’s Slimline Beautiful You, along with Simon’s Pawsitively Saturated Ocean ink.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using the sentiments from Tim Holtz Idea-ology SMALL TALK Stickers and Tim Holtz Idea-ology LABEL STICKERS THOUGHTS beginning with S, and decorated it with Stamperia ATELIER DES ARTS Die Cuts

Sandra was inspired with her ‘Script’ stamps for her card like Faded TypeEntomology and Ledger Script. But also the Digits stencil although it isn’t technically script. 

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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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

Frame It Challenge Winner and Designer Spotlights

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We have 3 artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Frame It Challenge!

#96 Koikreative – Anna-Karin says: This is such a clever and creative card! Such a great twist on a famous painting. I also really like the wallpaper, frame and color combo.

#84. amanda.g.20016Andrea says I thought this window-frame idea was so clever! I also love the visual combination of realistic photos paired with stamped images. Very creative and eye-catching.

#52 Ginnyandthesheep – Meihsia says: This is such a gorgeous creation! Love the beautiful color scheme, and all the stunning embellishments and details. Great design!

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!

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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 Karen C! Below you can see Karen’s Father’s Day card with a frame:

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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