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:

Stars & Stripes!

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


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!


The BLOG CANDY WINNER from the Greta Hammond Inspiration Blog is... Sue D! Please email 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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  1. Stars or stripes?? If I *must* choose, I'd say STARS!! They are so graphic and eye-catching. Such fun accents--or focal points. :)

  2. I am going to have to go with stripes on this one!! I find myself using stripes more than I realize sometimes :)

  3. For me it has to be stars - I have a wonderful daughter who loves them and she is a shining star to me.
    I use stars alot when making projects for her and one of my grandaughters.

  4. OOhhh has to be STARS for me so many inventive ways to use them..

    smiles Christine xx

  5. Hmmm, I like both stars & stripes but I guess I will choose stripes since I tend to use them more.

  6. Stars or stribes? That´s tuff, cause it definately depends on what they´re for. I really like both, but guess, I must choose the stribes, as I think, I use them a lot more than stars, but I do like stars a lot for some projects too.

  7. Hmmm--that is a hard one--they go so well together. I will pick stars.

  8. I'll choose stars but have nothing against stripes! :-) Thanks!

  9. Wonderful inspirational artwork ladies! I'm a stripe person!

  10. Stripes for me, except maybe at Christmas, when stars seem to get used more.

  11. I love star especially so that i can bling them up...sparkly shining star..!

  12. I am definately a stripes person - I use them a lot

  13. Gorgeous DT creations, I'm not usually a stripes person, but you all have just made me want to use them on my next project!
    Hugs Cheryl

  14. STARS for sure! Love things that twinkle :)

  15. Definitely stars for me. Especially sparkly ones. =)

  16. oh was für wunderschöne werke
    lg gila

  17. S

    Love Melissa's card

    all of them are gret--tfs

  18. Maybe stripes beacuse they're more versatile... but I love stars. I'll try to join the challenge this time! Thanks for the chance to win :)

  19. I love stars. I recently purchases a star embossing folder and love using it for Hero cards that I send to OWH.

  20. i will go for stripes as i think they are more versatile for my crafting style, and i do tend to use stripes more than stars!

  21. I love a good stripe, but if I must choose, I'll pick stars.

  22. Love this challenge!!! And I love each inspirational card sample. I kept strolling down and say, "Ooo, I like this one!".."Oh, and this one....." LOL!

    Who makes the image in the very last card (school theme)? She is so cute!



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