Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Simon Says Stamp & Show: Your Favorite Stamp!

Happy Tuesday! Hopefully you all had a restful weekend and holiday! This week's Stamp & Show prompt is to show your favorite stamp! Pretty cool, right? Below, you'll see our Stamp & Show Design Team's favorite stamps! If you feel like gaining the chance to win a $50.00 voucher to Simon Says Stamp, enter the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge here!

Made by Nancy Wethington! Some of Nancy's favorite stamps are: Bluebird by Artistic Outpost and Artsy Banner by Crafty Secrets. I love that Tattered Banner, Nancy!

Made by Candy Colwell! Candy made this vibrant, fun piece using her latest favorite stamps by Wendy Vecchi: the Tools for Art Set. The bright colors you see here showcase what Distress Stains and Color Washes can do!

Made by Sarah Engles-Greer! Sarah used the Pattern Pieces Stamp by Tim Holtz. Those letters were made using the Chip Block Alphabet Die. Need some scissors that cut really well? Try Tim Holtz's Craft Scissors!

Made by Nancy Crissinger! Nancy likes the Haberdashery Stamp Set by Tim Holtz. I have a feeling she also likes Distress Inks (buy pads individually or in sets of 12, 24 or 36! Need reinkers? We have 12, 24, or 36 sets of those too - available together with both reinkers and pads or separately!)

Made by Lori Hassler! Lori chose Art Colors Life as her current favorite stamp. She also used Love to Make Art - both are by Wendy Vecchi. She colored using Denim and Watermelon Adirondack Pigment Inks.

Made by Terry! Terry's favorite stamps are Just Fly and Just Flutterby Butterfly by Wendy Vecchi. Don't you love the lacy effect she created with the EK Success Fleur de Lis punch and Tim Holtz's Vintage Photo, Wild Honey, & Weathered Wood Distress Inks? I do!!

Made by Lynne Forsythe! Lynne loves Real Garden Petals by Hero Arts. She also used the Styled Labels Die by Tim Holtz.

Made by Kim! Kim used Alphabetically Art by Wendy Vecchi! Like that metal embellishment? It's an Ornate Plate from Tim Holtz's Idea-ology collection.

Made by Linda Coughlin! Linda created her card using her new favorite stamp set, Papillon by Tim Holtz. She also used Kraft Resist Paper. Looks great!!

Made by Dan! Dan used his favorite stamp, David from Artful Artifacts, by Tim Holtz. I've got to admit, this is one of my favorites too!! He also used Bitty Grunge.

Made by Linda Elbourne! Linda's favorite stamp is also her first Tim Holtz stamp, Mona. She is also a fan of Wendy Vecchi's Make Mine Mini Art Set.

It's hard not to like these stamps!! Such good choices : ) What's your favorite? Answer by entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge this week!

-Sarah
Sarah@SimonSaysStamp.com

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Monday, May 30, 2011

We Spy....A FOX!

In addition to the ducks, geese, frog, squirrels, deer, and heron (or really tall owl, as one of my lovely co-workers thought lol) we have spotted so far just beyond our parking lot, we now have footage of a cute little fox! ...Please excuse the shakiness of the video in the beginning...I was trying to sneak up on him!
video
Our poor fox seems to be quite itchy! Still adorable, though : )

In honor of our fox, here are some fox-related items in our store!









Want to win some BLOG CANDY? Help us name the fox! Please join our following and post a comment here about what you would like to name it (not sure if it's a he or she so either will work!).

Enjoy your day!
-Sarah
Sarah@SimonSaysStamp.com

PS - The Winner of the blog candy from the Simon Says Challenge: Stars & Stripes blog is...Mary from Seattle, WA! Please email Fran@SimonSaysStamp.com with your address to claim your blog candy! Congrats!

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

A Faber-Castell Creation!


Gelatos & Clear Stamp

Well, if you've been on vacation for the past week or two get back into what is HOT this season at Simon Says Stamp! Faber-Castell! Designer Jennifer Matott designed this beautiful creation above with Faber-Castell products and here's how she did it!



Faber-Castell Gelatos allow you to mix the color you like into the colors you love :) You can see Jennifer use a craft sheet to help mix the colors.



You can use Faber-Castell's Black & White Gelatos to make a lighter or darker color.



Spritz a little water and then POW!



Well if you think Jennifer Matott is a genius, you're definitely in the same boat as me :)



Jennifer then applied the medium to her background, but ALSO applied Faber-Castell's Textural Accents, which include a gesso, gel medium and glaze. I think Jennifer Matott's technique is an excellent way to try a different approach to your next craft and to check out Faber-Castell's products at Simon Says Stamp!

Stay Crafty!
:) Fran

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

New Graphic 45: Magic of Oz!!!

Some of you may have already heard the fabulous news: Graphic 45's new collection is Magic of Oz!!! So classic and cute. My dad loves to talk about the year the Wizard of Oz came out and how it was the best year for movies ever (Gungadeen, Gone with the Wind and more huge hits came out the same year). I'm pretty sure The Wizard of Oz has a nostalgia effect on just about everyone : )

I completely love the new cling stamps they're going to release!

I'm sure if you are anything like me, your mind is conjuring up lots of memories of the movie, musicals, etc. So much fun : )

I always loved Dorothy and looked up to her - had to have those ruby slippers!!! lol

We'll definitely have 12" x 12" Magic of Oz paper packs as well as the 8" x 8"size ...both will include 12 double-sided papers.

Tap your heels together three times! Coming soon in June...
-Sarah
Sarah@SimonSaysStamp.com

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Friday, May 27, 2011

To The Class of 2011


Graduation Inchies


It's that time when a chapter ends and a new one begins :) Now you can congratulate your graduate with something similar to this inspiration from Inkadinkado's Jennifer Brown. Check out this other inspiration from Jennifer Brown using the same Inkadinkado's Graduation Inchies.




Graduation Inchies



Who knew you can congratulate your graduate with an artistic gift card holder?!?! Using EK Success' Real Estate Sign Paper Punch and any paper pattern of your choice you can give your graduate something with 2011 style ; ) Well, I hope these FABULOUS creations have inspired you to congratulate the Class of 2011 with Inkadinkado!

To kick off this Memorial Day Weekend, WHO WANTS BLOG CANDY!?!?!



Join our following and comment here on the blog and you could win this Hero Arts Clear Stamps Set! I will announce the winner by random draw next week! Good luck crafters ; )

Stay Crafty!
:) Fran

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

We R... Bringing YOU the new stuff!


Carry Case

Happy Thursday, Bloggers! Have you seen the latest and greatest from We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Line??? Seriously cool stuff that have you getting all of the projects you've been wanting to do, DONE... in a stitch! Pick out your favorite pieces or get them as a set, it's up to you! :)


Large Stitch Piercer Head Complete Set


Bakers Twine

Link
Glitter


Variegated

Now THIS is the kind of fun and color we need to BLAST us into the summer months!! Love it!

***BLOG CANDY ALERT! Join our following and comment on this blog and you could win ONE brand new LARGE STITCH PIERCER HEAD (You have 8 styles to chose from, WOW!) I'll draw the winner next week. Good Luck!


Steph

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Simon Says Challenge: Stars & Stripes!!

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Information Below! Don't forget to read on for Blog Candy and Winners!

What You Could Win:

Theme:
Stars & Stripes!

When:
A new Challenge theme begins each Wednesday so enter by Tuesday night, if you want to be included!

Enter:
Here!

Inspiration from our Simon Says Challenge Design Team below:

Christine used a House Mouse Stamp called Jelly Bean Heist! House Mouse has such funny names for their stamps!

Heather used a Stamps Happen stamp called Fairy with Balloon. She colored it with Copic Markers. : )

Lorraine used a Martha Stewart Punch called Happy Birthday. She also used a Gruffies stamp called Red Roller Racing.

Christine used a Magnolia stamp punch called Tilda with Laced Flag. Did you know this image comes as a Mini too?

Made by Chris!
Chris used Nana's Kids papers by DCWV.! How perfect for this challenge theme!

Made by Jo!
Jo used papers by Graphic 45! They're called A Proper Gentleman. Like that image? I do! It's called Fly Away and is by Penny Black.

Made by Marcea!
Marcea used papers by My Mind's Eye - a new brand we've recently adopted! These papers are called Hattie. The star was made using a Stars Die by Spellbinders.

Made by Mandy!
Mandy's card shows off one of Magnolia's new stamps! It's called Rocking Tilda and it's from the Sweet Rainbow Collection!

Made by Tara!
Tara used a Pure Innocence stamp called You're So Tweet. Those papers are by Echo Park! They're called For the Record and they come in 6 x 6 and 12 x 12.

Made by Dawny P!
Domi used So Spooky Papers by Magnolia and, I believe, paired them with Core'dinations papers for the black stripes.

Made by Debby!
Debby used papers from Echo Park called Little Boy. Did you know they're starting to make a lot of their papers in 6 x 6 and 12 x 12 these days?

Made by Melissa!
Melissa used Vintage Shabby papers by Tim Holtz and the Friendly Flags stamp by Hero Arts. Love the shape of this card, Melissa - looks great!! : )

Made by Jane!
Jane used a Tim Holtz Embossing Folder called Damask & Regal Flourishes to emboss the Grungeboard star. Looks pretty cool, doesn't it? Use a Gold Paint Dabber to paint it and it's ready to go!

-Sarah
Sarah@SimonSaysStamp.com

The BLOG CANDY WINNER from the Greta Hammond Inspiration Blog is... Sue D! Please email Fran@SimonSaysStamp.com with your address to claim your bottle of Baby Blue Liquid Pearls! Congrats!

Want to WIN BLOG CANDY? Join our following and post a comment about whether you like stars or stripes better! You might win a sampling of new 6 x 6 Bo Bunny papers!! The winner will be announced on Saturday 5/28.

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