Monday, June 27, 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show a Word!

Hello Everyone! Thank you for playing along with last week's challenge ... the winners will be announced this Wednesday .... so don't forget to check back ... this could be your winning week! This week Simon Says Stamp and Show ... a Wordl! 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! Before you start take a look at what the Design Team came up with...
Dan chose to make a bold monochromatic statement with this "dream" of a card!  Products he used included Claudine Hellmuth paints in Classic Teal and A Smidge of Blue, Tim Holtz Winged Things 2 and Steampunk stamp sets and a Ranger Archival Jet Black ink pad.

Lynne Forsythe
Lynne chose the word "Live" and added to it.....Laugh and Love. She stamped the Flourish on a piece of distressed cardboard and embossed with UTEE. She diecut a Frame for her "words" from a piece of paper from Paper Stash. Her flowers were created using various mediums cut from various dies. She accented the bouquet with a Mini Birdcage cut from Grungeboard and a burlap bird.
"JOURNEY" is the word that Candy chose to showcase on her altered box this week. It is featuring 7 Gypsies Lille Papers. The top of the box is embellished with a Tim Holtz' Pocket Watch transformed into a compass; sitting on top of a Rosette. Filmstrip Ribbon winds its way from the compass to one of Tim's Famous Cars. Inside the box is a mini gatefold book made out of paper bags, Lille papers and 7 Gypsies embellishments!
How do you narrow something down to "one" of whatever? Especially when it's something that has millions of that whatever? Well, to come up with "a word", Nancy pulled out her stash of 7 Gypsies' Lille Tags, chose one, and started building.

Become... Sarah created a Personal Inspiration Journal from envelopes and design papers full of pockets, tags and cards stamped with heartfelt sentiments. She used Wendy Vecchi's Art Parts dress form, leaves and stamps from A Form of Art and Celestial Art on the chipboard covers, all edged with Rusty Hinge. The whole journal is covered and lined with a myriad of papers including Glitz.
The city of lights is Nancy W's word that conjures up all sorts of fabulous images. Pink Paislee's Daily Junque map paper allowed Nancy to pinpoint Paris. Tim Holtz Reflections was stamped on a piece of mica before adhering to the card front. In addition, Stampers Anonymous Fleur de Lis stamp and Graphic 45's Paris stamp from the Curtain Call collection were also used. Nancy finished off the card with Spellbinders Banners Basic 2 spelling out one of her favorite cities. the word Lori chose to feature this's important!  She used the Mover and Shaper Mini Baroque and Hope die to make the sentiment.  Art Parts Flower and Stem colored with bright colors using Ranger Paint Dabbers in Pool, Lettuce and Red Pepper, and a Maya Road Vintage Button for the flower center make for a cheerful, hopeful piece!
PRECIOUS.....that's Terry's word....everything is so precious. Especially a she made a card with this beautiful child on it. The borders were worked on with the Paper distresser. She used Distress inks such as, Vintage Photo, Bundled Sage and Weathered Wood to mask the background with the Art Parts from The Wendy Vecchi and the Basic Grey Curio Collection Pack. The EK success Fleur de Lis Punch was used for the borders and Crackle Accents to give it the extra look.
In honor of America's upcoming birthday, Linda chose Patriotism as her word and created an Americana art piece.  She altered a frame from the Dollar Store using Tim Holtz Lost & Found Paper Stash, Kraft Glassine paper and Journaling Tickets.  Vintage Photo Distress Ink was also used liberally over the entire piece.  
The word I chose is Become! Not only does THE Wendy Vecchi do the best Flower stamps ... Butterfly stamps ... she also has some of the best text stamps around. I altered this mini book box using Wendy Vecchi Stamps, Ranger Distress Inks and a Gold Dabber.
Please stop by The Design Team's individual blogs for more detailed pictures and further information on their work...Just click on their names! We are looking forward to seeing your interpretation of this theme! Our wonderful site sponsor Simon Says Stamp is once again giving away a $50 gift voucher!
The prize will go to a random entry chosen by Random Generator. The challenge will close at Midnight Eastern time on Sunday 3rd July 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!
Have Fun!


  1. All the DT work is just awesome, and they´ve all made some awesome work here. Just love the different takes here, and it have just given me a great idea, so I hope, I´ll get a little time left to try my idea out here later today.
    Have wonderful week ahead dear friends.

  2. I found my way here via Dan's blog and may just have to give it a go!

  3. fabulous DT designs...soooo inspiring.

  4. Love the variety the DT presents. Always wonderful inspiration and the challenges are so fun

  5. Yet again I'm blown away by the DTs work! You guys are amazing - I don't know how you do it week after week!

  6. Gorgeous creations everyone!
    another great challenge!!

  7. Fabulous artwork everyone! Great challenge! xx

  8. Well done to last week's winners - and to the DT for some amazing work again this week.

  9. Fabulous inspiration from the DT! I am in with a few words!

  10. Gorgeous art by the DT as ever... my entry is now on my blog :O)) x

  11. Wow-I feel like I haven't been here in forever! Off to peek at everyone elses work!

  12. Always a pleasure joining in your challenges, fab DT work.
    Thank you, Teresa xx

  13. fab work here! I'm looking forward to next week already!

  14. entered ! yey! happy to be here !
    lov -

  15. Love the inspiration and absolute LOVE looking through all the submissions - thanks for another great week!

  16. I'm another one who ventured here via Dan's blog. I've wandered over here occasionally in the past but now I have a link on my blog.

    Lovely work everyone.

    Toni xx

  17. Always an inspiration to here with all the beautiful DT work!

  18. such inspirational--and gorgeous!--DT examples and a really excellent challenge! thanks, i had FUN!!! :)

  19. great challenge theme - and I love the DT samples - Thank you!


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