Monday, January 31, 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Love!

Hello Everyone ... Dan here, standing in for Linda while she whoops it up at CHA!  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 ... Some Love! 
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 ...

Lori chose to use this challenge theme as an excuse to make an easel card for Valentine's Day! She used paper from the Seasonal Paper Stack, a sticker from the Seasonal Salvage Stickers, paper from Core'dinations Whitewashed line embossed with the Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls embossing folder, and various embellishments to create this lovey piece!

Of course Linda had to go vintage to show some LOVE and created this sweet triptych using Victorian era vintage images. She accented them with Tim Holtz stamps from the Odds and Ends and Urban Grunge sets. The Grungeboard heart and wings were inked with Vintage Photo and Broken China Distress Inks and dry embossed with the Patchwork embossing folder.

Terry made a Teabox, surrounded by lots of love....the heartshaped border is from Whiff of Joy, the teabox is worked on with distress inks, colors are Weathered WoodStormy SkyFaded Jeans. On the front she placed the fabby butterfly from Wendy Vecchi and on top of the box she placed some white roses worked on with the distress rock candystickles and glossy accents from Tim Holtz and also the Distress inks. 

Dan made a playlist of various love songs and listened to them for inspiration while he made this! Among items he used were Tim Holtz stamp sets (Tiny TexturesPsychedelic Grunge and Mini Muse), Distress Ink pads (Walnut Stain, Fired Brick, Barn Door, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Dried Marigold), Tissue Tape (Marketplace) and a Snow Cap white paint dabber.
Linda used Grungepaper; Canvas; Ideaology chain; the meltpot and THE Wendy Vecchi stamps to create this piece.

One of her high school romance novels became the base for Nancy’s paper wreath, the pages of which are now touched with Ranger Platinum Stickles. The centerpiece is a few pieces of Tammy Tutterow’s ribbons - the colors working perfectly with one of the birds in 7 Gypsies ATC Vintage Tags  set. The tag, which is affixed with a Tim Holtz Memo Charm, can be changed with the seasons - today’s being Tim’s Love ticket from Love Struck.

As soon as she saw this weeks challenge theme, Lynne knew exactly what she wanted to create....So she pulled out a 8 x 8 canvas, some dictionary pages, with words like love and heart and every shade of red she had, Victorian VelvetBarn DoorSun SugarRed PepperFired Brick, and Aged Mahogany and Vintage Glitter Glass.......and oh the fun began. Everything was adhered to the canvas with Multi Medium.
Nancy had so much fun decorating this paper mache heart shaped box. The chipboard wings were embossed with Tim Holtz Texture Fades and then tinted with Antique Linen Distress Ink. Lots of stickles were added to *bling* the heart. Visit Nancy's blog for more information on all the elements used to create this project.

Made a card full of love, using Tim's Heart Wings die... The heart is cut from chipboard, painted with Claudine Hellmuth Gesso. When dry was inked, then covered with distress stickles and glitter, the wings from satin and the crown coloured with paint dabber. Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die was used to create the rose, the seam binding coloured using distress inks and the wonderful sentiment from Crafty Secrets Bird Notes. The papers are 7 gypsies and embossed with the bingo texture fade.

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 6th February 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. Can't wait to get started on this challenge! The inspiration for your design team is fantabulous! Great work

  2. Fabulous inspiration! Loved all the variety in the DT creations. Beautiful!

  3. Love the challenge, Thanks. Great DT cards.

  4. Wow, the projects by the DT are awesome. I love your new blog layout. And I think the pictures of your DT is wonderful. I always like to see what others look like as a child. I'm not sure that just before you mention to add your work, it says that the challenge closed on Jan. 30th. Just thought you might want to know. Hugs, dj1952

  5. There's a whole lot of lurving going on here! Fabulous inspiration from everyone as usual!
    Alison xx

  6. Not really a "me" theme this week, but I've had a go!! Loads of lovely entries again.

  7. oh dear i am too late...anyway I made my bit of Love...join you on tha next challenge...

  8. Once again some beautiful DT work and inspiration! Fun to play along!


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