Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Anything Goes at Simon Says Stamp

Hello, everyone, and welcome to our regular mid-week Simon Says Stamp challenge!  I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas celebration yesterday, and are rested and relaxed and ready to create!

The ladies on the Design Team at Simon Says Stamp had a little gift exchange between us; the rules were that we should make a gift, and then add some crafty goodies to it.  Today we're sharing our gifts.

I had Joy Taylor's name, and I decided to knit her a ruffled scarf in her favorite color to frame her sweet face.  Joy lives in Australia, and it's summer there, so this little scarf will have to wait to be worn until it's a bit cooler.

scarf for Joy, SSS Dec 26

Since she is on many design teams, I knew she probably has almost everything there is to have in the crafty category, but since we live half a world away, I thought I'd shop for her in our local stores here in Ohio, hoping that I'd find something she may not have access to there.  I kept everything in the blue family for them also.  Then, to give her a little taste of our Christmas here,  I wrapped them all in a thin snowflake/music patterned scrapbook paper, tied them up with natural twine, and added various snowflakes and the die-cut "Joy" from Wplus9's Seasonal Sentiments to all of them.

gifts for Joy, Dec. 26 SSS

And finally, I used the same patterned paper and a die-cut snowflake for the card I sent along with everything.

Christmas card for Joy, SSS Anything Goes Dec 26

The card base was the medium color from Hero Arts Pool Layering Papers, and I also used some of the Wplus9's Christmas Pretty Patches stamps, and Hero Arts Splash chalk ink for stamping.

Okay, so it's Anything Goes week here at the Simon Says Stamp challenge.  I hope you'll visit and see what everyone made each other, and then add something to our gallery this week!

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Heidi has provided another $50.00 voucher for shopping at the Simon Says Stamp Superstore for a lucky random winner!



  1. Oh wow Lin your scarf is absolutely gorgeous, beautiful card and gift wrapping, I love them and I'm sure Joy did too :)
    hugs Mandy xx

  2. Oh, my goodness, Lin! I have a feeling Joy absolutely loved your gifts and card! I can tell you put a lot of thought into what to send to her! LOVE that gorgeous scarf and your card is so beautiful - lucky Joy! :)

  3. Oh WOW !! what a gorgeous scarf ! I am sure Joy absolutely LOVES it and the crafty bits so beautifully wrapped too :-)

    Lols x x x

  4. My dear multi-talented friend! Your skills are overwhelming. This scarf is so rich and delicate - who wouldn't love it? Joy will look perfect surrounded by this glory! Loving it, the dear card (that snowflake is so great) and the packaging. Wow!

  5. Hi Lin, I love those scarves they are such fun to make! I bet Joy loves the one you made. Your card looks wonderful

  6. Beautiful scarf and lovely card, Lin! I am sure Joy Loved all of it! Thanks for sharing! :)

  7. These gifts are full of heart, Lin! Love that scarf. It's absolutely beautiful! Merry Christmas, my friend.

  8. What a lovely gift package, Lin - bet Joy loved it. Heather made me a scarf like that - yours is amazing too! Those blues are so pretty! Hope you had a great Christmas!!

  9. Such a thoughtful gift, Lin! Joy sure is a lucky girl! Your wrapping is so lovely as well.

  10. what a delightful set Lin. Joy would be pleased with this. Love the PP for the presents and also the card. Just so beautiful

  11. Oh what a fabulous card and wrapping paper Lin and love the scarf too.

  12. Love the scarf and colors and can't wait to explore what all the other talented and creative people have made. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

  13. What a lovely gift for Joy! The gifts are wrapped so beautifully too.

  14. Lin you put love in all your details. The way you coordinated all the colors and the die-cuts using Joy's name made the gift a tremendous package filled with holiday cheer and creativity. Nice photo of the scarf positioned in the shape of a heart!

  15. Lin, is there anything you can't do?! The scarf is fabulous...I'm sure it will look lovely on Joy! And the wrapping, tags and card are all amazing...they are gifts in themselves! Thanks for sharing your amazing talents with us!

  16. Gorgeous card, Lin! I love the heart button and the winter colors are so pretty :)

    Happy Holidays!
    Simon Says Stamp!

  17. This is such a thoughtful, personalized and lovely gift set. Every part of it was pure gorgeousness. I'm sure Joy was totally delighted. Happy New Year. TFS

  18. Wow! Lin, I am blown away by your creativeness and sweetness! That scarf is absolutely stunning!! Just gorgeous!

    Happy New Year!


  19. A beautiful card Lin, stunning details and your stamping is brilliant.

    Heather xx

  20. Your scarf is Gorgeous!Your cards is wonderful!Very lovely!
    Have a wonderful day,

  21. Like the variety & style of your cards. I host a wkly challenge at Mark's Finest Papers Simple Salutations in which the challenge this wk is Anything Goes Card with a sentiment. Please enter & let them know I sent you. You can enter multiple times as long as each entry is in a separate post.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    MFP SS Hostess

  22. The scarf is gorgeous, the parcels look stunning, and the card is the final piece of beauty to top it all off - fabulous! Thanks so much for the inspiration!
    Alison x


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