Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Simon Says Stamp! Christmas in August challenge


Hi everyone,

I'm excited to share that I'll be guest designing for the Simon Says Stamp! Challenge Blog this month. :) I love the good people of Simon Says Stamp! and their amazing customer service. They have the BEST shipping rates to Canada and go the extra mile to make their customers happy. Can't beat that. :)

This week's challenge (#119) is Christmas in August. If you make your own Christmas cards this is a great time to get started... helps do away with some of the stress come December. ;) Even better, you could win a $50 shopping spree with Simon Says Stamp! Someone will definitely get to celebrate Christmas early. ;)

Here's my Christmas card:

I cut a piece of Eggshell Layering paper slightly smaller than the notecard. I stamped it with the Envelop Pattern using the Shadow ink and distressed the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I stamped the tree and sentiment using Walnut Stain ink and embellished the tree with various Dots from Hero Arts. A small twine bow at the base of the tree and it's done.

Here is a list of the supplies I used (all Hero Arts unless otherwise noted):

- Envelop Pattern
- Merry Christmas Trees
- Swirl Tree
- Holiday Mixed Notecards
- Eggshell Layering Paper
- Soft Sand Shadow Ink
- Blush Dots
- Sea Dots
- Foliage Dots
- Walnut Stain Distress Ink (Ranger)
- Frayed Burlap Distress Ink (Ranger)

Please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp! Challenge Blog to see what all the wonderful designers have come up with and to get all the challenge details. Just click the blinkie below. :)


As always, thanks for stopping by!


Mandy said...

Beautiful card Sarah, so elegant, I love the gorgeous dots.
Thanks so much for being our guest designer this month :)
hugs Mandy xx

Joy said...

So excited that you joined the team for the love love this card Sarah, big hugs!

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi saw your creation on SSS challenge and had to pop by and comment. This stamp and the dots is just so perfect !! Wonderful creation. Kitty ;0)

Barb said...

Love it, Sarah and big congrats on the guest design spot! Yippee! :)

Lorraine A said...

I loved this card as soon as I saw it on the DT blog !! so simple and stunning ! I love the background, I thought that was a patterned paper ,, I love that design and the tree and dots are perfect ,, love the little twine bow too ,, perfect finishing touch :-)

So glad to have you joining us for August ! :-) Welcome aboard :-)

Lols x x x

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow this is beautiful Sarah. Love the inking and stamping but those jewels are so brilliant and elegant.

stylesplenty said...

Beautiful card lets see how I can recreate something similar for my Christmas cards.

Christine said...

Hi Sarah,
Your card is so pretty!! I love the textured background and the dots are gorgeous accents. We are so happy to have you with us on the Simon Says Stamps Challenge blog this month. I can't wait to see what you create.
Have a wonderful day!
xoxo, Christine

Melinda said...

Congratulations Sarah on your Guest DT spot. You know I've admired your creations for a long time. You so deserve this honor. SSS is a fabulous company.

Your card is lovely. Love the muted, distressed colors with the pop of color. Fabulous use of HA dots!

Deirdre said...

Sarah, love what you created - adore the beautiful gems.

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Gorgeous work, Sarah! I love the dots used as ornaments!

Merry Christmas in August!
Simon Says Stamp!

Karen said...

Hi Sarah! I just found your blog today from Simon Says Stamp. I also entered this challenge. I wanted to comment that I am also a SAHM and a Christian home-schooling Mom. (we use ABekka Curriculum - how about you?) Your blog is so fun. I would love it if you would stop by my little blog as well and possibly "follow" me. Thanks for the great inspiration you share!