Monday, January 24, 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show a Childhood Memory!

Hello Everyone ... Thank you for playing along with last week's challenge ... The winners will be announced on Wednesday .... so don't forget to check back ... this could be your lucky week! This week Simon Says Stamp and Show ... a Childhood Memory!
If you want to join in the fun ... all you need to do is ... create something that ties in with our theme ... pop it on your blog ... and come back here and link up so everyone can see what you made! To start you on your way... take a look at some inspiration from the Design Team ...
One of Kim's childhood memories was making cupcakes with our mum and she remembers calling them fairy cakes. Kim used Wendy's art parts as the base, with steampunk papers... some beeswax collage using her melting pot. This piece includes Crafty secrets sweet stuff and a few Studio 490 stamps. The rose created from Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die is coloured with Pine needles, the cup cake in Rusty Hinge and stickles, the edges are highlighted with gold paint dabber and an ideo-ology D-ring for hanging.

One of Dan's earliest memories is of attending the New York World's Fair in 1965, not long after his family had emigrated to the USA. Among the products he used in this piece are 3 Tim Holtz stamp sets (Dance Card, Psychedelic Grunge and Rockstar) and Distress Ink pads in Weathered Wood, Fired Brick and Walnut Stain.

It was November 1954 and Nancy was just a couple of weeks away from turning 5 when she was a flower girl in her Aunt and Uncle's wedding. This photo was reprinted on Claudine Hellmuth's Sticky Back Canvas, then Nancy tinted her cheeks using Tattered Rose Distress Ink and Cut-n-Dry pen nibs.

Linda grew up on a farm in a small country town and wanted to recapture that childhood feeling with the wall hanging she created using stamps from Artistic Outpost's Home and Keeper stamp sets. The denim look of the letter backing was created with the Cuttlebug Paisley embossing folder with white craft ink sponged on the high parts. And, of course, the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die was used to create the handmade paper/fabric flowers.

One of Lori's fondest childhood memories is visiting her Gram and Gramps house, where Gram was always baking. She chose a 12 x 12 scrapbook layout to commemorate that, using the recipe page from the Seasonal Paper pack, the Fabulous Flourish stamp, the rosette die and some Thicker cloth letters.

Nancy has wonderful memories of the Valentine card boxes she made in elementary school. Here she's made a folded easel box card, reminiscent of those. The drawer's made with Core'dinations paper, the drawer "pull" is a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Charm Clip, the "Be Mine" are letters from The Girls Paperie Chipboard Alphabet Eclectic Paper Letters Type .. all of the details can be found on Nancy's blog.

Terry's childhood memory is listening to fairytales on a tape in her bedroom. She made a fairytale card, using the Tim Holtz Alterations Postcard and Sheet Music to emboss the card and the paperpad from Graphic 45, once upon a springtime .She used the papers on both inside and outside of her card. Everything was distressed with Vintage Photo, Victorian Velvet and Forest Green. She has also used the masking technique with distress inks. The roses have distress stickles, rock candy and glossy accents on top. You need to pop over to Terry's blog ... the inside of this card is gorgeous too.

Linda E
I remember my friend's Grandmother's treasure box ... it was a beautifully decorated cigar box filled with Postcards, photos and letters from her sweetheart... I loved listening to her stories. I have covered my cigar box with Tim Holtz Lost and Found Papers ... an Ornate plate and Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 stamps and some chipboard flowers. Now I just need to fill it up!
Please do stop by the Design Team's individual blogs for more detailed pictures and further information on their work ... just click on their names.
The Design Team are looking forward to seeing your interpretation of the theme! Fanfare required here ... Because our wonderful site sponsor Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher! Oh yes people $50!!

The prize will go to a random entry chosen by Random Generator. The challenge will close at Midnight Eastern time on Sunday 30th January 2011 and the winner will be announced during the following week. To qualify all you need to do is create a new piece of work ... post it on your blog ... with a link to this site and then pop a link below so everyone can come see what you made! And who knows ... if you don't win this prize ... your work may be selected for the much sought after Top Three Blinkie.
Have fun everyone :o)


  1. Wonderful projects! You are all SOO talented.

  2. Beautiful inspiration from the DT!

  3. Hello Dan, I forgot to mention the childhood memory so I've add the text to explain the card I've made. (my brother and I fought every day like cats and dogs, but we still love eachother)
    Marianne MW

  4. Beautiful cards from the DT! It was fun to look through my images and match them to stories from my childhood. :)

  5. HI - gorgeous Design team inspiration. I made my entry and missed the entry time by 14mins! I have trouble working out the time difference - any way you could add an Eastern time clock to the blog ?

  6. The linky thing closed before midnight again. It's only 6:25 Eastern time on Sunday. Anyway, here's my entry.


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