Wednesday, December 28, 2011

It's ANYTHING GOES at Simon Says Stamp!



Hello everyone!  I trust you had a fabulous Christmas!  We spent ours with our grandchildren and their parents, so it was a very special and joyful time!

Today will be my last post as a guest designer at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog - wow, that flew by fast!  I've had lots of fun!

Our challenge this week is Anything Goes!  As much as I enjoy making Christmas cards, it's good to get back to the norm.  Here's my card for you this week, using a beautiful Penny Black stamp called Mixed Media.  I've used it before in pink and black, so this time I wanted to try an aqua and brown combination:

SSS Anything Goes with Penny Black

supplies: ivory parchment and Core'dinations Brownie cardstocks,  Penny Black #4037K Mixed Media, Versafine Vintage Sepia ink, Fiskar's Upper Crest border punch, design papers from Prima's Madeline paper pad, My Mind's Eye Gertie paper pad, and pink paislee's sweetness paper pad, seam binding dyed with tumbled glass distress ink,  secured with a brad from Basic Grey's Sweet Threads Glazed Epoxy brad set, some lace, a Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags die and sentiment and some Hero Arts pearls

Please visit the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog to see what the other designers did this week, and then play along, too - you could win a $50.00 gift certificate from the Simon Says Stamp Superstore!!



I want to thank Simon Says Stamp for the honor of being a Guest Designer this month, and Joy Taylor for recruiting me - I've enjoyed all of the challenges and my time with you!  

21 comments:

  1. Oh, Lin, this color combo is gorgeous! What a lovely card. That bow is just stunning too! Glad to hear you enjoyed your Christmas! Hugs! :)

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  2. Hi Lin, so happy you had a lovely Christmas time with your family.
    Your card is an absolute beauty - those stamps give a classy touch. I have entered a tag in for this challenge after seeing your post - thanks.

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  3. Oh Lin, this card is stunning! Wonderful design and colour combination! I love all the pretty touches too like the lace, bow and scallop edging on the bottom of the sentiment! Glad to hear you had such a wonderful Christmas:)

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  4. Glad to hear that you had a lovely Christmas, Lin! This card is so yummy - love the colors and all the delightful details. Thanks for the great job on Simon and all you do to inspire so many of us. Happy New Year!

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  5. Gorgeous card Lin :-) I love the stamp and the colour combo and all the details are fabulous ! I really love this :-)

    It has been lovely having you with us for the past few weeks :-) Thanks so much for agreeing to be in the spotlight xx
    Wishing you a Very Happy New Year xx
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  6. I love this color combination Lin....it is so soothing and works perfectly with the vintage style of this particular stamp. I bet that you had a lot of fun being the guest designer....your work was awesome!

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  7. Your guest design with SSS sure goes fast! What a GORGEOUS card you made here, Lin! Glad to see that you are back in the swing of things (same here)! It was fun at Philly, but it sure is nice to come home:)

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  8. Lin you bring a whole other level of elegance to this Penny Black stamp. The color combination with the added bow is extremely eye-catching!

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  9. Beautiful, Beautiful card Lin! Best wishes to you and your family for a Happy New Year! ♥

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  10. Oh my Lin this card is soooo BEAUTIFUL!!! SO many pretty details to adore!! SO glad you had a wonderful Christmas with all your family :)

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  11. very pretty, Lin! I have a similar PB stamp that I have not used and I would love to try your technique to highlight the flower.

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  12. Gorgeous creation, Lin! I love the blue/brown color combo!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  13. beautifully inspiring Lin. Glad you enjoyed the Christmas break with your family. How sad this is your last post for SSS... you really are a great inspiration my friend.

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  14. I always love chocolate and blue together, there's just something cool and soothing about it! Love the strip of lace and the popped up flower!

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  15. Hi Lin,
    This stamp is lovely and your card is so beautiful. I too love aqua and brown together :)

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  16. Love this color combo--such a beautiful card! I just wanted to tell you that I saw your card in the January '12 CARDS magazine! Congrats!

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  17. LOVE all the textures and details! This card is GORJUS!!! I adore the color palette!

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  18. Gorgeous! Love the design, colors and everything! Beautiful details with the lace and ribbon.

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  19. What's not to love here? Love the prettiness of each little element! The soft bow, brad, lace, tag, and my favorite, that beautiful stamp!

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!