Monday, March 18, 2013

Get drenched in INSPIRATION!

Hi there!
I hope you had a fun & safe weekend! We're thrilled about all of the new product pouring into Simon Says Stamp lately...keep your eyes peeled for even more this week!  In the meantime, here's a fun Challenge to help get your creativity flowing so you can use what you have! 

This week's Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge theme is Water! Make sure to enter for a chance to win a $50.00 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp!  Here is what three of our Stamp & Show designers made for the theme!
 

 

Sarah had this to say: Whilst I'm not so bothered about the real ones, I love flowers in all their crafty forms so when I started on this project I thought a field full of daisies with a dramatic inky background would work well together... I'm not someone who does a lot with die cut pieces but when I saw the Simon Says Fresh Daisies I could see my tag blooming before my very eyes! My background uses a lot of the more vibrant Distress Stains which I have let bleed and run by spritzing with a Mini Mister, then I added a little extra contrast by stamping Tim Dots in white paint. My inky, creative time is hard to find these days but it is always good therapy and that was the inspiration behind my stamped sentiment. Don't let your inky soul go dry.






Made by Tracy Evans

Tracy had this to say: This is one die I have actually never used and thought it was about time to correct that situation and the water challenge seemed the perfect opportunity. Metal Foil Tape has been textured using the Riveted Metal Texture Fade to add a little more interest to the umbrella. Wendy Vecchi's White Embossing Paste adds the all important texture to the background and Glossy Accents give me my water droplets. I don't think I have ever danced in the rain, maybe I should try!





 

Suzanne had this to say: The bright happy colors of the background made me think of Easter eggs and springtime.  I made a beautiful set of Spring Themed Arches.  To create the arches I used  the  Poppy Stamps - Gothic Window Die and die cut out a series of frames from the background papers.  To go with the spring theme I used the  sweet Stampendous Feather Bonnet Baby and Stampendous Floral Bonnet Baby stamps.  I added the flowers from the Stampers Anonymous - Spring Sprung in the background.  I am participating in a swap of Easter Arches and can't wait to share mine.



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103 comments:

  1. These projects look fabulous and with the current prompt I might even join in the challenge this week!

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  2. Such beautiful cards/tags. :) What a fun challenge theme.

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  3. Beautiful creations and a fabulous challenge!!

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  4. What delightful projects, and a fun challenge!

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  5. Great challenge! Love the projects! :-) xx

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  6. Fun new challenge...love the watercolour look in any form.

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  7. What beauties! Love the colourful flowers, the sweet chicks and the dance in the rain!

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  8. congrats to all of the winners!
    gosh, these projects are all fantastic! :)

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  9. Wonderful projects!! Love the colorful projects!!

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  10. YAY! who can resist playing with water?!

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  11. Wow, these projects look fabulous, love them!!!

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  12. Great challenge and I loved the glossy accent as rain drops

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  13. Such fun projects! Loving all the great colorsa nd techniques!

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  14. These are all fabulous projects!

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  15. Such gorgeous creations here. I absolutely love Suzannes entry here, it is so gorgeous,but ofcause the others are great too just hers jumped right into my heart right away somehow.

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  16. Love these stunning creations!

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  17. Fabulous cards! Love the water theme.

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  18. Glossy Accents as raindrops. What an innovative idea. Terrific. Glad I stopped to read. Becky Johnson

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  19. Great projects. My favorite is teh first one. Beautful colors.

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  20. Great variety of projects with this theme.

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  21. Love all the projects, great vairiety

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  22. Two very different project. I also have some dies that I haven't used yet. Love the bright/cheery colors of the chick.s

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  23. Lovely projects! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  24. I love the umbrella man! It doesn't matter how old it is - that is one stamp that is a classic!!

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  25. Oh...I love these....Wonderful as always....

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  26. All three are fabulous but I love Tracy's tag the best!

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  27. Both tags are great! I love all the colors on the first one. The second one has a great feel to it!

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  28. What a great theme! I love all of the creations. Hugs, Hanneke

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  29. I've got my thinking cap on for your latest challenge ......

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  30. Really great projects. This is a great challenge. I love the little chick projects, each one is so cute but different too. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  31. Just checked out that alcohol ink technique at Suzz's blog - WOW.

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  32. Super projects! Now I have to check out the rest of the DT.

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  33. Cool projects and challenge!

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  34. oohhhh these are fun and what a unique challenge!

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  35. I just tried adding water drops to a project recently -- what fun!

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  36. This is a great theme and the DT projects are all amazing. Love Umbrella Man and the glossy accent raindrops are fab

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  37. These are all fabulous and I love seeing the umbrella man in use. I immediately thought of Gene Kelly in "Singing in the Rain" and think I'll create a birthday card for my husband with that theme!!!!

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  38. I love surprises! I also love the projects in this post!

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  39. Gorgeous projects, love the TH dies, especially the umbrella man!!

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  40. Love all the cards in this post, the colors are so vibrant! Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win some "candy"

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  41. Oh my how cute these designs are!

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  42. WTG winners! Fabulous creations today, and I just love that diamondplate umbrella! NJ on all!

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  43. That "Water the Soul" tag is stunning.

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  44. Loving all the cards, each unique and beautiful.

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  45. Love the cards! HOpe to join the challenge!

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  46. Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

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  47. Great challenge and great DT projects! TFS ;-)

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  48. Fun challenge! I love all the inspiration. TFS

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  49. what a sweet tags...beautiful colour play!

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  50. Absolutely wonderful creations... such inspirations! Thanks for sharing

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  51. WoW Super projects! Now I have to check out the rest of the DT.

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  52. Gorgeous projects! Thanks so much for the inspiration. :) hugs, Kimberly

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  53. Awesome projects...feel like playing with my inks and mists now!!!

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  54. What an awesome theme! The projects are all gorgeous and I may just have to join this one!

    Hugs,
    Jo

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  55. thanks for all the deets on how to get the look. Appreciate that.
    ava g

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  57. Neat theme still wondering if you are supposed to use water or project shows water theme... Well might try either way~ We'll see. ~God bless~

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  58. Beautiful creations! Love those colors and fun layouts. I'll have to give this challenge a try!

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  59. Thanks for such stunning inspiration ladies. Nicola x

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  60. very colorful welcome spring!!!!!!!!!

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  61. Beautiful cards,Very spring...

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  62. Fabulous projects - the Spring Arches are just darling!

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  63. Great creations! Love the look of the umbrella!!!

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  64. Fun challenge! These are some great projects too!!!

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  65. What a great theme. I hope to enter.
    marilyn2222 @ hotmail dot com
    follower

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  66. Awesome ideas!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  67. wonderful collection of inspriation thanks so much for sharing.

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  68. Such beautiful work that I bet really came to life as they were worked on!!!! Love them!!!!

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  69. thanks - great stuff here.
    Sandra ltb

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  70. Great projects. I never seem to think past a whale swimming in the water. thanks for the push to more creative thinking.

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  71. love the tags ladies thanks for sharing.

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  72. great inspiration thanks for showing us how.

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  73. Love the tags! What a fun challenge, and amazing gift for the winner!

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  74. Inspiration galore in all sorts of styles and colors. My wish list just got bigger.

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  75. Great inspiration.... I Love these tags !!!

    Hugs from France
    LunĂ©a♥

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