All Stars

Sunday, September 1, 2013

We are celebrating STAMPtember® at Simon Says Stamp!

At the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge we are sharing our "Stamping All-Stars" this week.  We admit it.  Stampers play favorites. :)  Whether it's an ink that you can't live without, or a stamp that's always within reach, we want to see your "All Star" favorites.
My "All Star" favorite is Ranger's Vintage Photo Distress ink.  I love to use it in place of ordinary black for everyday stamping, but I mostly use it to ink the edges of...well, everything!

So, in celebration of STAMPtember®, I created this little paper quilt using a few of my "All Star" stamping supplies.  The entire project was completed using only Vintage Photo ink.  How cool is that?  This was so easy to construct, that I almost didn't post it.  I used primarily all vintage papers, or ephemera for this piece, with the exception of a few squares that I created from the Neenah Cardstock.  (I love that color.  All Star?  You bet!)   If my paper only had a design on one side, I just stamped on the plain side of the paper. All of the stamped images were from the Avery Elle Texture Tiles set.  Another All Star favorite of mine.  I love the versatile patterns! Have you seen the Craft Cuts Quilt circles die?  Be sure to order yours now. You'll want to use it for an upcoming challenge we're having in November. ;) It makes cutting and scoring SO easy!

 Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an interest in exclusively selling rubber stamps. It didn’t take long until we realized we couldn’t stop there. During the past 11 years we celebrate rubber stamping in its full glory by giving access to people around the world to a one stop shop. Rubber stamps still remain the heart of our business and we are celebrating by hosting a STAMPtember® event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the greatness of rubber stamping. Part of the enticement of rubber stamping is that stamps can be used in creating or complementing ANYTHING! From stamping dates on bank documents and postage parcels in the early 18th century, rubber stamping has dramatically expanded to include card making, scrapbooking, mixed media, life documenting, art journaling, and many forms of altering and expressing art.

Help us celebrate! Show off your stamping "All Star" by entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and you could be the randomly selected winner of a $50 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.  Your project could also be chosen for our designer spotlight. 
 Happy Stamping!



31 comments:

  1. Gorgeous project Michelle! Looks like a beautiful homespun quilt! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Ohhhhhh wow! So unique and SUCH amazing detail! A total work of art!

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  3. Michelle...LOVE your paper quilt. What a cute design and stamps you've used on each of those circle dies. Your paper really looks like fabric piceces! <3 Candy

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  4. Wow wow wow wowwwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous! I love love love the colors and loveeeeeeeeeeee the circles!!! I love Tim's distress pads too ... they are perfect for adding a bit of color!!

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  5. Oh... Michelle, this is such a gorgeous creation! Love your brilliant quilt idea and all the details are so beautiful! :)

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  6. This paper quilt is so pretty Michelle! I love how you made it, the stamps you used and the great photos.

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  7. Very cool technique - turned out beautifully!

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  8. Gorgeous and clever design! Love the distress ink!

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  9. Fantastic Michelle the quilt like appearance is amazing. I love the mix of imagery, patterns and text and the warm tones give it a real home spun feel. Love it . Tracy x

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  10. Just adorable Michelle, love the colors and keepsake design.

    Regards diane

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  11. Michelle, Michelle! Has anyone told you yet today that you flippin' rock?? Your projects are always instant favorites of mine. I love this technique that you used and I can see your discerning quilter's eye in the beautiful flow of the patterns and colors. Another stunner! Thanks for always inspiring me.

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  12. Beautiful! I love the vintage look, and what a cool way to use that die. I actually own it and have never even taken it out of the package because I couldn't think of a way to use it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Michelle!!!! This is amazing!!!! Wow!!!!!!!!!!

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  14. This is one amazing quilt! Love how you use your fave ink! :)

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  15. Your paper quilt is stunning, wonderful use of the DI. It looks anything BUT simple to do. Intrigued about the November challenge now......

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  16. Amazing project, Michelle! This design is just gorgeous!!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  17. This is so cool. I love the quilt effect with the hidden photos in the center. Vintage photo is an all star. I must have gone through 3 pads and re-inker easily!

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  18. WOW!!! What a stunning project, Michelle!!! I love the vintage feel and how you have the photos in some of the squares....beautiful papers and details, too!!!!

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  19. WOW!!! What a stunning project, Michelle!!! I love the vintage feel and how you have the photos in some of the squares....beautiful papers and details, too!!!!

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  20. Super fabulous! I look at this and see the circles that become squares but it still looks complicated but I might have to try because I LOVE this!

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  21. What a fabulous design! Love the paper quilt technique. And really cool that all is stamped and distressed with Vintage Photo only! Hugs, Sandra

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  22. Very cool technique! Love vintage feel of your project! Wonderful!!!! BArbarayaya

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  23. FABulous paper quilt Michelle!!!

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  24. As a fellow Vintage Photo devotee, I love this! So warm, and vintage and generally gorgeous... I love the folds that give it such dimension, and those fabulous book pages and script in amongst the images and patterns - brilliant!
    Alison x

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  25. I always enjoy coming to your blog! Love this patchwork of goodness, and in Vintage Photo makes it perfect!

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  26. This is just OUTSTANDING! LOVE the circle quilting with your peeks of photos and that ink is a FAV, too! FAB layout, Michlle!

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  27. I want this! I love it so!! Such artistry!

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  28. Wow!!! This is so amazing Michelle. I adore this project. I have a personal Pinterest board where I collect quilting patterns that catch my eye. I want to paper piece them someday. I think this project has just inspired me to give it a try this weekend. This is really gorgeous. I love Vintage Photo as well -- definitely an All-star. Have a great weekend. -- Mary Elizabeth

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  29. I am totally loving this paper quilt, and you have now added another item to my crafty wishlist, loving those dies! This is really such a special project!

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  30. Oh Wow this is fantastic, love the quilted look and the great vintage feel it has too!!

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