Monday, December 21, 2015

My final Simon Challenge: Winter Wonderland

It's unseasonable warm, but that doesn't stop us from dreaming of a Winter Wonderland for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
This week we are having a "Winter Wonderland" Challenge.
I made my own little wonderland with mixed media paper houses inspired by Delft Blue.
The houses were cut from dies by Hero Arts and stamped with Altenew Stamps.

Doesn't it look fun? It was!

As you know, each Monday I post a project for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. This week is a very special post for me. Not only is it the last challenge of 2015, but it is also the last challenge that I will be posting as a design team member. 

Leaving the team was a very difficult decision, but I am excited to be starting a new chapter of my life. I have always considered myself more of a papercrafter that stamps, rather than a stamper who crafts and I feel that it's time for me to focus more on what brings me joy. Crafting. 

I have compiled a few of my favorite crafting projects that I did for Simon Says Stamp over the past few years. As you can see, I've had a great time.

It's been fun.

We would love for you to play along. Create a "Winter Wonderland" project of your own and link it to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. You could win a $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp. Since we are so close to the end of the year, you have two weeks to complete your project.

Your project could also be chosen for our designer spotlight.
It's nice to get some recognition. 
Go for it!


  1. These are gorgeous! LOVING the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Gorgeous little houses Michelle, I love the Delft look, very pretty and super cute :-)

    It has been a pleasure working with you, even though it has only been for a short time I have been so impressed by your talent! Thank you so much for everything and I wish you the very best of luck for the future.
    Merry Christmas and hope you have a happy and healthy 2016 xx
    Lols x x x

  3. Love your inspiring work as always. The houses are absolutely darling, Michelle! You will be missed over Monday's challenge for sure! I shall continue to follow your blog and wish you all the best in your future endeavor! Merry Christmas and happy 2016,too!

  4. Your project is beautiful. Have fun doing what you want in the coming year, and happy holidays, hugs, Valerie

  5. What delightful tiny houses - so lovely. Very sad to see you leaving the team, but I can't wait to see where the next crafting adventures take you. Have a wonderful Christmas!
    Alison xx

  6. Michelle, AMAZING! Perfection on the feel and look of delft blue cottages!! They look ceramic!!! I love your crafts!!!!

  7. What neat little homes! Your watercoloring is totally beautiful :)

    Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
    Simon Says Stamp!

  8. Another favorite project! These remind me of some gorgeous porcelain white and blue shoes that my cousin gave me from Holland one year. You are so skilled and it has been an honor to work with you on the Simon Team. I'll miss seeing what you come up with for our challenges, but you can bet that I've still got my eyes on you (in a totally admiring way-- not in a creepy stalker way). Your aesthetic is always at the top of my favorites list!

  9. your Delft inspired houses are delightful! Thanks for sharing so many wonderful projects as part of the Simon Says DT. Merry Christmas!

  10. These mimic the real deal perfectly! Know that I will miss your innovations and thank you for all the inspiration. Best wishes to you this holiday season and have the happiest of new years!

  11. Your houses are charming and I knew exactly what style you were using as your inspiration. You will definitely be missed with your inspirational art at Simon Says Stamp! I know where to visit so I won't miss out! Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

  12. Michelle, your blue deft houses are gorgeous! You totally rocked them! It has been and honor and my pleasure to work with you on the team and be inspired each week by your take on it. I wish you the best in your crafting endeavors as well as the new paths your life will take. Merry Christmas and blessings in the new year!

  13. These "Delfts Blauw" houses are amazing! Love that you've created something based on my countries heritage. Delft is a city in Holland were it's original from and it's still manufactured there. Michelle, it's a pleasure being on the DT with you. you're so talented. Wishing you lots of creative adventures and have a wonderful Christmas! Hugs, Sandra

  14. These beautiful little delft like houses are just stunning and look so delicate and pretty ~ I just adore them!

    So sorry to see you leave us, Michelle ~ I've really enjoyed working alongside you and seeing your beautiful projects, week after week! You are a real talent and inspiration and I will miss you! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you a very happy and healthier 2016!! <3

  15. You will be missed in our group with your style so original! This work is fantastic: love this idea and the colors! Happy new year Michelle !! It was a pleasure to work with you! Barbarayaya

  16. Love your beautiful creation, Michelle. They are super adorable. You are so talented and creative. I always love your great inspiration and you'll be missed. Love and hugs :) Wishing you a happy and wonderful new year!