X,Y,Z...Zip Codes! A Simon Says Stamp Challenge

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Happy Monday! We have a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge today. We're challenging you to use the letters X,Y, or Z. I was inspired by the letter Z and created postcards with "Zip Codes".
No envelope is necessary for these stamped Postcards. Like the appointment reminders from the Doctor's Office, there's plenty of room to write the recipients name on the other side. I love the postal stamps from the Tim Holtz Correspondence set. Another favorite set is the Apothecary Halloween Set. The labels are awesome and I love the script stamp. I use this set all year long!

I love using real vintage photos whenever possible and I love sharing them too. I created a FREE PDF of the Vintage Photos for you. Download & Enjoy!


X,Y,Z! Link your project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and your project could win a $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp. We draw a new winner each week. Your project could also be chosen to be featured in our weekly designer spotlight.


Sending Happy Mail Pocket Pal Letters

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Hello Friends!
Lately I've been forgetful. Thankfully, it's nothing serious. I forget to take my vitamins, I forget to take the clothes out of the dryer. I also forget to blog about my projects. This is a project that I did a month or so ago.
Have you heard of Pocket Pal Letters? It's like a Project Life spread, except it's done in a smaller scale. The pockets are ATC size, or baseball card size, and include a letter and fun little goodies.When the sheet is folded, it fits in a normal business size envelope so that it can be mailed to pen pals or friends. 
This is my first one, but I think that it's something that I'd like to pursue further....and I think I'll remember that. :)

A Simon Exclusive Challenge

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Monday! This week, the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is to use one of Simon's exclusive products. I used the Kite Shaker Die to create some fun mixed media tags.
Except...I didn't want to make a kite. I've been all about shapes recently, so I wanted to use the lines and angles as mixed media elements.
Link your project using any Simon exclusive item to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and your project could win a $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp We draw a new winner each week. Your project could also be chosen to be featured in our weekly designer spotlight.

A "Coral" Challenge for Simon Says Stamp

Sunday, May 3, 2015

"Don't Abandon the Coral!"
The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is using the new Tim Holtz Abandoned Coral Distress Ink as the inspiration for the latest challenge. If you don't have that color, use another coral product. That's what I did!
I created a Birthday Set of paper party items in coral with the ink from Wendy Vecchi. The Archival Tea Rose Ink is beautiful. And since it's permanent, it won't smudge from water.
This Birthday Set consists of a card and coordinating envelope, a giftcard holder, a gift enclosure card and even a bow! Let the celebration begin!
Don't abandon the Coral! Link your project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and your project could win a $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp. We draw a new winner each week. Your project could also be chosen to be featured in our weekly designer spotlight.


Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge: Faux Woodcut Bowls

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Happy Monday! Anything Goes for the new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.  This week, I took this opportunity to explore creating "faux" wood cuts. I love the look of lino cuts, woodcuts and block printing, but my arthritis would never allow me to carve. I don't get discouraged easily. So, when I saw those Paper Artsy stamps...BAM! I had an idea...
Faux Woodcuts!
I embossed the images with clear embossing powder to let the white paper would show through. The embossing acts like a resist when adding color with watercolors. I then ironed the embossing on to a clean piece of copy paper. The embossing was transferred to the copy paper, leaving a wonderfully smooth, white background. I accented the bowls with pencil sketches to give them a more of an art studio quality.
I am happy with my "Faux" woodcuts that didn't hurt my hands. :)
Anything Goes! Link your project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and your project could win a $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp We draw a new winner each week. Your project could also be chosen to be featured in our weekly designer spotlight.


 
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