Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Simon Says Challenge: Anything Goes!!!

It's your lucky day (or moreso week)! This week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge theme is "Anything Goes." I don't think that really needs much explaining so hop to it and craft away! You could win $50 to our store!!!

Here's some inspiration from our Design Team!

Debby, these colors are gorgeous and that image is so sweet : ) I like the Swiss Dots embossed as well - always a great choice. The flowers are made using Graphic 45 paper - Baby 2 Bride - and she used the Large Flower Punch by Nellie Snellen. She made the gorgeous corner flourish using Cuttlebug's Vintage die (need a machine?).

Christine used gorgeous Poinsettia Art Flowers by Hero Arts to accent her card. Aren't these colors nice together?? To stamp that Magnolia image (Tilda with Bell), she used Memento Tuxedo Black (this makes for a GREAT gift!!) and the colored with Copic Markers (the black ink won't smear if you use Tuxedo Black).

Heather, this is a beautiful scene! I love how you colored Tilda & Edwin Skating! The Double Loops punch loops nice as well (it's by Martha Stewart). She also used pins, Diamond Dust, Snowflake Wonder,

Lols used Polar White by Flower Soft, Star Dust Stickles, and Art Institute Glitter for the snow & glittery parts. She used Echo Park card stock from the Merry Christmas Pack. I'm loving the Lattice Arch punch. Like the ticket - it's from Odds and Ends.

Jane used the Tilda with Hanging Heart stamp by Magnolia. Did you know that Melissa Frances makes glitter Chipboard Christmas Shapes? She used Perfect Pearl Mist by Ranger and Stickles for pretty shimmer effects.

Chris used a Magnolia stamp called Brother & Sister. The brads are similar to the HOTP Chocolate ones, but could also be Pewter Metallic Embellishments by Hero Arts. Tilda & Edwin are colored with Copics and that pretty orange paper in the back might be from the Restoration pack by Crate Paper or Curio pack by Basic Grey.

Mandy - the coloring here is exquisite! I also love the paper you used - 6 x 6 Webster's Pages. The Diamond Stickles glitter is nice, as is the ribbon. The swirls are by Magnolia, the image is by Whiff of Joy, and the inks are by Tim Holtz.

Jo used pretty White Lace, floral paper in muted colors like Cappella by Basic Grey or Cosmo Cricket Papers, an Inkadinkado stamp called Ornate Snowman. Want a scalloped square around your image? Try Open Scallop Border by My Favorite Things or Lacey Squares and some Core'dinations Paper like Nostalgia.

Domi, this is such a cute card! I love the Kioshi papers by Basic Grey and Sleeping Baby Tilda. Copic markers are a great option for easy blending too. Want to make some leaves and foliage like what you see here? Grab some sticky back canvas, draw some leaves/vines or use a stencil like Mini Mask Florets, color with green ink like Soft Leaf, Seed Packet, or Stick Candy and cut out with Craft Scissors. Try a Stitch Sew Quick machine for the stitching.

We can't wait for you to show us what you've made! Please post a link at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge for a chance to win $$ to our store! Also, if you're into Vintage, play along in our Vintage Challenge!

Happy Holidays!

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