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Simon Says Stamp Challenge: ANYTHING BUT A CARD!

HELLO HELLO HELLO! Today is my first official challenge post as a Simon Says Stamp Design Team member!!! ACK! I am STILL pinching myself…. I am sooooo very excited about this opportunity and to work along side these talented ladies is amazing! Thank you Heidi, Stephanie and Lols for having me on board!!!! Today’s challenge is anything but a card. Now those of you that follow me knows that rarely happens, if ever! So I had to get my thinking cap on and hit the youtube videos and came across this wonderful video by Jill Foster! Ironically, I had the bird so I decided to use her technique and create a bird/flowers sort of scene for my craft room…. Let’s have a look:

I heat embossed the patterns and used lots of Faber Castell Gelatos and Hero Arts stamps to create the birds and flowers! Also added a touch of Tim Holtz distress stains to the mix… Supply list is at the end of this post.  Here’s a close up of each:

The wonderful Heidi is offering up a $50 gift certificate to the Simon Says Stamp online store!!!!!! HELLO!!!!!! That’s awesome!

Be sure to head on over the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog and take a look at the rest of the design team inspiration. Be prepared to have your socks blown off!


A FABULOUS Blog Hop to celebrate the launch on the new Simon Says Stamp Exclusives Dies starts today !! You will need to hop over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog to join in the FUN !! LOTS of fabulous prizes up for grabs!!! 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!! 🙂

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  1. So cute! Love it!

  2. congrats! Love the coloring on that bird!

  3. Wow. Super fantastic especially since you usually stick to cards. I’m going to look for the video now. I can’t wait to try this.

  4. melissab1872 says:

    Fabulous work Laurel! So very creative!


  5. These are too cute! What a great idea!

  6. Gorgeous creations Laurel, I LOVE the bright colours and design of these and am sure they look wonderful in your craft room 🙂

    Welcome to the team !!! 🙂 It is fabulous to have you join us !! 🙂
    Lols x x x

  7. Beautiful projects!!
    Congrats on being in the Simon Says Stamp DT!!
    Well deserved!!
    Enjoy it!!

  8. Love the bright colors! Beautiful project. Congrats again on the DT!

  9. Lovely summer gift idea! Cheers!

  10. These are just adorable, Laurel! Love the bright colors and how you incorporated stamps! 🙂

  11. Absolutely adorable Laurel, such a fun creations, I love your sensational colours.
    I’ts great to have you joining us.
    hugs Heather xx

  12. Sarah Moerman says:

    Absolutely adorable! Love the stamping!

  13. I’m in LOVE with these pieces, Laurel!! As you will probably hear me say a lot, bright colors make my heart happy 🙂

    Simon Says Stamp!

  14. OH!! How could I forget?? WELCOME! I’m so thrilled that you’re a part of our design team!! HUGS!!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  15. AWESOME project, Laurel!! I adore the colorful pattern on the birdie and flowers! Congrats on your SSS DT!!

  16. This is so gorgeous Laurel!!! I totally loved Jill’s video too 🙂

  17. Oh wow, these are just amazing, I love them ! Such fantastic colours.

    I am thrilled that you made it onto our team !


    Jo x

  18. quilterlin says:

    Hi Laurel…..birds and flowers are 2 of my favorite subjects, so I LOVE your idea for our challenge! Beautifully done, bright colors and a great sampling of background stamps! So looking forward to getting to know you during this upcoming term at SSS!

  19. Beautiful pieces Laurel!!! Love the gelatos. The colors are so vibrant. ~Sophia

  20. Adorable projects! Love the way the magical background pops on the bird!! Congrats on your first post!!

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