Monday, January 3, 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show your Newest Stamp!

Happy New Year everyone ... Here at Simon Says Stamp and Show we would like to wish you the best of everything for 2011. Now the business part ... Thank you for playing along with the last 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 ... Your newest Stamp!So come on ... dig through those socks ... stockings or whatever else you left out for Santa ... alternatively ... use a stamp you have had for yonks ... but never used :0)
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 the newest stamp sets in Nancy’s stash is Tim Holtz’s “Postcards” & it’s one of her very favorites! The tag was colored with Forest Moss, Wild Honey & Vintage Photo Distress Inks, then the 7Gypsies ATC tag was embellished with tickets from Tim’s Lost & Found paper pad, faces from the same paper pad placed under Film Strip Ribbon and a vintage pop bottle cap.

Dan's newest stamp is a polka dot cling stamp from Hero Arts, which he's used to great effect to add textural interest to the edges of these pear cutouts. Other products used include Distress Ink pads in Shabby Shutters, Walnut Stain and Mustard seed, a white paint dabber and Tim Holtz's Lost and Found paper stack.

Nancy was so excited about receiving this new Hero Arts stamp from Simon Says Stamp Superstore that she couldn't wait to make a card with it. You can find the stamp in the new Hero Arts 2011 Catalogue and it's called Musical Collage. This stamp is so beautiful it didn't need many additions to make it sparkle. Nancy added ribbon with a button topper, a small banner with pearl drops and gave the little bird some color with Copic Markers.

Terry decided to make a Large wine label, she really had fun with her newest stamps, she could not decide which one to use so she used both of them. The first one is The Wendy Vecchi Rubber Stamp Just Fly, she stamped the image and cut it out, then worked on it with Distress inks, Peeled Paint, Barn Door and Vintage Photo. She made it 3D by cutting the stamp again and on top of it she placed Glossy Accents from Ranger. The second stamp is The Tim Holtz Fairy Garden, it was stamped on the wine label and worked on with the Distress inks and Glimmermist from Tattered Angels. Of course she could not work with the Distress inks without using her blending tool. The borders of the Wine Label are created with the EK Success Edger Punch.

Linda C
Linda decided to kick off the new year by making a calendar with her newest Tim stamps. She has wanted the Fabulous Flourishes set forever and was thrilled to finally own it! She created the calendar frame out of cardboard and covered it with designer paper. At the top and the bottom are strips of 10 Seconds Studio metal that she embossed with her Cuttlebug and sanded. The January calendar sheet is slid in from the side and can be removed and replaced with the subsequent months as the year goes by. Her other new stamp set, Tim Holtz's Mini Classics, was also used to stamp the background of the January sheet. The sheet was also sponged with Stormy Sky and Vintage Photo distress inks. Check out Linda's blog for full details about her 2011 calendar.


Lori doesn't keep track of which stamp is her newest, but she's sure that a couple of Studio 490 stamps would be included in that group! The newest stamps she used were from the Be Happy...Make Art, and Fashion Style and Art sets. Vines made with grungeboard and the Regal Crest die, and a bright background made using Cranberry and Butterscotch Colorwash complete this cheerful tag to help with the winter doldrums!

Lynne knows her tag has a bit of Christmas flare to it but her theme is Winter. One of her FAVORITE new stamps is from Tim's Sketchbook stamp set....the pine bough. In keeping with the winter theme she used another of her favorite NEW stamps, the Fabulous Flourish by Hero Arts, which she embossed using White UTEE. The Snowman was cut using Winter Wonder and embossed with the Snow Flurries Texture Fade. The edge of the tag was accented using Faux Snow.


Kim's newest stamp is a couple of crafty secrets sets, although they're an older set she has only had them a few days.. so she set to work and decided to make a vintage hanging using sweet stuff. She started with some of Wendy's magnificent art parts, covered them with cosmo cricket's circa 1934 patterned papers and inked edges with distress inks. The background was created by stamping directly onto sticky back canvas and heat embossed to give a red work effect. The birds are paper pieced and raised on adhesive foam. Kim has added a few flower's created using Tattered florals die with pearl centre's. Finished off with a bow from seam binding and a little vintage lace sprayed with sand glimmer mist.

Linda E
Like Lori ... I am not exactly sure which stamp is my most recent purchase ... but I knew my Studio 490 sets must be right up there ... and you know me ... that is all the excuse I need to use them! I altered this Ikea frame by covering it with Graphic 45 Botanicabella paper ... then darkened it a bit with a very watery coat of Claudine Hellmuth's Sable Brown paint. The stamp sets I used are Seriously Art; Live and Make Art; Alphabetically Art and Mail Art. I have made the flowers with Grungepaper and coloured them using Black Soot; Faded Jeans and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. The hat and words are from Residential Art and coloured using a Pro Marker.

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 work! Drum Roll required here ... Because throughout December our wonderful site sponsor Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 gift voucher!

The prize will go to a random entry chosen by Random Generator. The challenge will close at Midnight Eastern time on Sunday 9th 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. Great inspiration! Many thanks
    Karen x

  2. This is Shaz, sorry I have posted a card twice, the link wouldn't work the first time!
    The creative teams projects are beautiful.

  3. Beautiful projects from the team as ever.. great challenge too, makes me actually use my new stash, thanks :D

  4. Oh fun! This is the first time I join in, because I love this challenge!!! And I'm really happy to show of my new tree stamp, love it! Hope you like it as well, so that I make a chance!
    Hugs, Wendy

  5. Awesome creations! Great for the New Year! :)

    Simon Says Stamp

  6. Stunning inspiration from the team as usual! And a great challenge for the new year!

  7. Gorgeous inspiration from the DT! Thank you for another fun and fabulous challenge! Happy New Year to all!

  8. great challenge! beautiful creations by the DT! happy new year! *hugs* steph :)

  9. Beautiful projects! I'm using my new Wendy Vecchi stamps this week so it's a perfect theme for me!

  10. How lucky - I just got a new stamp in the post this week! I can already see loads of great entries here, will hope to get round to see some of them more closely at the weekend.

  11. Gorgeous ART from all the team... thank you for the inspirations... I have been playing :O)) x

  12. Fabulous makes by the DT, Happy New Year

  13. What wonderful talent on the DT team. Lots of inspiration!!!
    I just submitted my card for this challenge. Getting new stamps is addictive. LOL

  14. Wow~ the DT have all all done fantasic jobs, they are all so beautiful!

  15. Wow your design team really puts their heart into their work. Everything is gorgeous. ~Diane


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