Monday, October 1, 2012

Join us for a Leaf-tastic Fall Challenge!


Hello there!
We hope you had a fantastic STAMPtember!  Thanks for helping to make it such a fun month!  Hard to believe it's October already, isn't it?  Today is the kick off of a new Stamp & Show Challenge theme: Leaf Inspiration!

Our very talented design team has worked to create pieces representing this nice Autumn theme and here is a small sample of their projects:

Made by Tracy Evans!  
 
Here is what Tracy had to say: Autumn is my favourite time of year, I love the cooler season, the warm tones of the Autumn leaves from warm reds, to rustic oranges and weathered browns, a beautiful sight in any garden.  My canvas showcases those warm tones with the use of the Dylusions Ink Sprays in Postbox Red and Squeezed Orange. My trademark texture appears yet again in my artwork this time around using Gesso through a leaf cut from card with the Tattered Leaves die.



Made by Tracey Kuzniak!
 
Tracey's thoughts: I really don't want summer to end! So I made a tag that still screams summer to me with the vibrant colours from the Dylusions Ink SpraysThe Three Ferns stamp is a real classic from Hero Arts, I just never get tired of using it! Here I used it as a water mark for a subtle look using Versamark and a water spritz. Then I highlighted one of the ferns with Crackle Paint in Rock Candy by Tim Holtz...I am so addicted to this product! Reality did set in, for in my neck of the woods the leaves are already changing colour and falling. So I added some Wild Honey DIstress Ink to the sentiment tag. I like how it picked up the same colour in the background that was created with a salt and ink technique. I finished off the tag with a few butterflies from this very versatile Tim Holtz Papillon stamp set.


 
Anna-Karin's comments: I made the covers and spine of the book using the Sizzix Eileen Hull ScoreBoards Album die and covered it with white sticky back canvas. For the big leaves, I used the Tattered Leaves die, layers of melted UTEE, different colours of embossing powders and then stamped into the hot UTEE. The cover just had to have lots of leaves and branches, cut from kraft core cardstock and covered with Antique Linen Distress Stickles, as well as three Tattered Pinecones. I also used the new fabulous Stamper’s Anonymous Tim Holtz Autumn Blueprint stamps.



Make sure to check out what the other design team members made too:
Ashli Oliver
Candy Colwell
Dan
May Flaum
Sandra Mouwen
Sarah Engels-Greer
Suzanne Czosek
Terry

Congratulations Blog Candy Winners!!

From: Mandy Stacey brings us Fall Fun with Magnolia: Small T!
From: Britta Swiderski Creates with the Simon Says Stamp Brand!: Annie Rose!
From: Paper Smooches Gratitude with Kim Hughes: Felicia: Scrapper in the Making!

Congratulations to our 4 randomly drawn winners from our Pinterest contest!!! Check out their boards and be inspired like we are!
  1. Linda W. (http://pinterest.com/cnut2/stamptember-simon-says-stamp-board/)
  2. Kathy Eddy (http://pinterest.com/kas1987/stamptember-simon-says-stamps/)
  3. Kimberly Haring (http://pinterest.com/kimberlyharing/stamptember-simon-says-stamp-board/)
  4. lenny (http://pinterest.com/lennysacreas/stamptember-simon-says-stamp/)
 
Congrats to our 3 lucky winners of the STAMPtember™ Blog Candy BONANZA! blog:

1. Renee VanEpps, you win the stamp sets from Hero Arts, Artistic Outpost, & Art Impressions posted on this blog!
2.Tamika, you win a $25 eGift card to Simon Says Stamp!
3. Helen Liu, you win an SSS exclusive goodie pack!


Congrats to ALL of the winners! We've loved hosting this wonderful month long event! Please email Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com with your name, the name of the blog you won from, and your address if applicable!

-Sarah
SarahN@SimonSaysStamp.com
Blog Candy Opportunity:  Leave a comment and join our following for a chance to win this exclusive, not for sale Hero Arts Stamp Set!

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92 comments:

  1. Thans for the fabulous month!

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  2. Visually stunning projects. Love the techniques used to make them!!

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  3. What a wonderful month of guests, projects and specials. Thanks for stamptember, loved it!

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  4. Ooh, lovely leaf creations! I loved Stamptember. Thanks so much for the blog candy win! :)

    Luvs,
    Annie Rose

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  5. Congratulations to the Winners! I look forward to the next celebration. Smooches...

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  6. There are tears in my eyes because Stamptember is over. Would love to win this stamp set. Thanks

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  7. Love the different ways you've used the leaves...such a symbolic element.

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  8. I'm a new fan of SSS!! Can't wait to get my stuff in order :)

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  9. These projects will get me going for all my fall projects.

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  10. I love your blog and love that it encompasses all sorts of stamp, scrapbooking and craft manufacturers! Thanks for being here--and I loved Stamptember--congrats to all the winners!

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  11. Congrats to the Stamptember winners! Gorgeous stamp set!!

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  12. Silhouette reindeer are the reason for the season!

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  13. Great time! thanks for all the inspiration (and coupons!) These fall projects are beautiful! Thanks for all of it!

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  14. I'd love to win this stamp set - thanks for a chance.

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  15. Lovely leaf creations! I loved Stamptember. Thanks so much for the chance to win the blog candy!

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  16. This set looks great! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. Yahoooooo!!!!!!!! So excited! Thanks!

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  18. Thanks for the month of great ideas... and now a chance to win an awesome stamp set, too. WOW...

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  19. Fabulous! Love your design and pretty color combo.
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina

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  20. Congratulations to all of you lucky winners! Enjoy your new "toys!"
    So many beautiful creations today, oh my goodness! I love everything!

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  21. Great month of fun I love the leafy designs shown today...Thanks for sharing today.

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  22. What pretty fall cards. Congrats to the winners.

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  23. Love that tree, please pick me! Follow on Google Reader.

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  24. Congrats to all the winners.
    Thank you for an amazing STAMPtember at Simon :)
    hugs Mandy xx

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  25. Lovely leaf projects! Congratualtions to your winners too. :) hugs, Kimberly

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  26. I love anything created with leaves....should be a fun challenge. And, I love this stamp set, too!

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  27. What fabulous leaf cards! There is so much talent here. Also, congrats to all the winners. I hope to be added to their numbers by winning this great holiday Hero Arts stamp set. :D

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  28. I love these leaf projects. Fall cards are one of my favorite things to make. Congratulations to all the winners.

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  29. Very pretty fall colors! Congrats to all the winners!!!

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  30. Wow, amazing colours on Tracey's tag!

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  31. Oh wow...love this stamp set!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  32. Nice stamp set, especially that deer. Congrats to the winners of the blog bonanzas

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  33. Great leaf projects and congrats to all the winners.

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  34. Congratulations to the Winners! I love love this whole month of Stamptember. Thanks for another chance to win :)

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  35. Love all the beautiful leaf projects!
    DeniseB

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  36. wow these are gorgeous! love the blue/green tag :)

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  37. Congrats to all the winners! And thanks for another chance to win!

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  38. Love seeing these projects! Awesome artists!

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  39. Amazing Projects love the colours in them :)
    thanks for the chance too

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  40. Gorgeous projects, love the rich colours ! Thanks for the chance to win this great stamp set :)

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  41. gorgeous cards from all the ladies today.

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  42. Great stampset. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. I LOVE this stamp set! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  44. first thing every morning, my hubby reads the newspaper....I can't start my day without reading your blog. Thanks for an amazing fun month of ideas & inspiration & contests & blog candy!!! I would love to win the not released yet set - great variety.

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  45. What a fantastic lineup to break the stamptember run!!!! Well done

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  46. Great tags! I love the colours in Tracey's tag.
    Love that HA Stamp set you're giving away. It would make some beautiful Christmas cards.

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  47. Awesome!Everthing is so very pretty...

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  48. Terrific "Stamptember" it was great seeing all of the guest blogger creations. Really ignited my creative thoughts. Thanks

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  49. Thanks for a Great StampTember. I love projects like both Tracy's did, with texture and colors, that make me want to know exactly how they acheived it. LOL I'm subscribed. Thanks for a chance at some great HA stamps.

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  50. Now i'm in the mood for Fall! Love the colors on these projects!!

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  51. AWESOME Stamp and Show creations! Helps put me in the autmn mood.
    Congrats to ALL the winners of STAMPtember:)
    I'm still gonna use my board ti PIN items to order...Thanks for the idea:)

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  52. What a cute project! I love the fall!

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  53. I love all the cards. The stamp set is so great would love to win it. Thanks for the chance.

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  54. Love this Christmas set, so much can be done using all the components. The leaves are also beautiful, love this time of the year.

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  55. Congratulations to all of the winners! And what beautiful projects! Thanks for the continued inspiration!

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  56. Gorgeous projects!!! The tag is stunning!!!!!

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  57. Love the fall tags. Congrats to the winners today too.

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  58. Congrats to all the winners! I love fall right now thanks for sharing these wonderful projects!

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  59. I just love the fall colors and these Leaftastic projects highlight them beautifully!

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  60. I love the green tag! It's gorgeous!
    Thank you so much for the blog candy win!!! :-) xx

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  61. Thanks for the daily inspiration, and the chance to win those great stamps!

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  62. Love these leaf inspiration. Stamptember is such an inspirational month for me to explore more on techniques I can do with my card making. Thanks for all the inspiration. Oh and congrats to all winners too.

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  63. Cool techniques! Thanks for the chance.

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  64. Always great techniques to learn and projects to admire! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  65. Congrats to all the winners

    great technique!
    TFS

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  66. Congrats to everyone who won. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  67. Wow, these projects are all fabulous!

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  68. Great projects by everyone, especially like the tag by Tracey - she always does wonderful work!! Love all of the different techniques. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  69. Oh!!! I think this stamp set is fantastic - I hope I win!

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  70. Good job, designers! Would love to win this stamp. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  71. Wow, what cool projects...putting me in the mood for fall!

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  72. These are so spectacular and inspiring. I definitely will be using some leaf stamps for fall birthdays and holidays! I miss stamptember, but it was fun while it lasted!

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  73. I'm so ready for fall! Lovely projects.

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  74. I'm so ready for fall! Lovely projects.

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  75. The design team member samples look AMAZING! So does that new Hero Arts set!
    Hugs and smiles

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  76. Oh My! I can't believe I won an SSS exclusive goodie pack! I love all Simon Says' challenges and I am a fan of Hero Arts products! Will find time to play again!

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  77. I think my favorite season to stamp and create with is fall, love the colors and the leaves, etc. LOVING that wonderful stamp set.

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  78. Quite new to the stamping scene, I only recently stumbled upon your awesome shop (and left a lot of money with you *lol) and will surely "stumble" in there more often in the future! :)

    I have to take a look around and browse through your lovely blog! Looks, as if I will find loads of inspiration here. Thank you!

    Greetings from Vienna,
    die amelie x

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  79. Fabulous designs and inspiration! Thanks so much, Nicola

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  80. Congrats to all the winners and great leaf projects!

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  81. Fall is my favorite time of the year, too. These artists have truly captured the feeling of it and it makes me eager for the leaves to start turning more and falling. What a wonderful mix of techniques, colors and ideas!

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