Sunday, September 22, 2013

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® Blog Hop

Hi, Simon Says Stamp fans and my dear blog friends, welcome to our STAMPtember® blog hop. This week we have a special treat for you to celebrate our month-long stamp party during September! 
Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an interest in exclusively selling rubber stamps. It didn’t take long until we realized we couldn’t stop there. During the past 11 years we celebrate rubber stamping in its full glory by giving access to people around the world to a one stop shop. Rubber stamps still remain the heart of our business and we are celebrating by hosting a STAMPtember® event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the greatness of rubber stamping. Part of the enticement of rubber stamping is that stamps can be used in creating or complementing ANYTHING! From stamping dates on bank documents and postage parcels in the early 18th century, rubber stamping has dramatically expanded to include card making,scrapbooking, mixed media, life documenting, art journaling, and many forms of altering and expressing art.
This week, our design team members and Shari Carroll have created many fabulous projects for you using Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® Art Journal Kit by Shari Carroll. Included in the kit are the following:
Ranger / Dyan Reavely Small Creative Journal
1 Blocked Circles Stencil designed by Shari Carroll (Made in the USA)
Ranger Multi Matte Medium
Ranger Gesso
Ranger Mini Mister
Ranger Craft Scraper
Ranger Altered Orange Paint
Ranger Charcoal Paint
Ranger Teal Paint
Kelly Purkey White Alphabet Stickers
Kelly Purkey White Label Stickers
1 Sheet Vintage paper from a dictionary that is over 100 years old
2 Off White Prima Flowers
2 Random Letter Alphabet Scrabble pieces
2 Tim Holtz Hinge clips
1 Roll of Tim Holtz Ruler Ribbon in original package

As a STAMPtember® bonus, if you purchase the kit in September, you will receive 2 random cling rubber stamps from Indigoblu. Please check the video for more information about this kit.

It was so exciting to receive this kit because all the elements in the box were awesome. I love those beautiful colors of acrylic paints especially that teal color is my favorite. As you can see lots of my creations used this gorgeous color.

I created a double journal page using this Ranger Small Creative Journal in the kit. It has a very sturdy cover and many pages of good quality paper inside. There are also some Simon Says Stamp exclusive products used on these pages such as those lovely butterfly die cuts and the leaf border. To start this project, I covered the pages with Gesso and colored the background with water mixed acrylic paint in teal color.

It's so fun to make this busy and lively background using stamps with chalk ink, and stencil with acrylic paint. I used the stencil to trace "&" on the old dictionary paper and cut it out to make the sentiment - "Keep Calm & Stamp On". 

I love the gorgeous butterflies and leaf border so I attached them on the page. The modeling paste on the background and the Prima flowers added such a beautiful texture and accent on this page. Love the beautiful color of altered orange acrylic paint in this kit too, so I applied it on the flower to make it stand out.

I've enjoyed creating with the great collection in this art journaling kit and the awesome exclusive products from Simon Says Stamp. Please be sure to try these fun techniques and products when you get a chance.
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Please hop along and play the challenge with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. As always, Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher that will go to a random entry chosen by Random Generator. To qualify all you need to do is create a new project that use ANY Simon Says Stamp exclusive product in a project. I can't wait to see what you will come up with.

Now, please hop over to the next stop, our talented designer Sandra Mouwen, to see her fabulous project created for you.

Enjoy the blog hop and happy crafting!

Meihsia  :)


  1. I really love how you used this kit - beautiful art journaling pages!!

  2. Love this Meihsia, so playful and bright!!

  3. 謝謝miu分享這麼棒的作品 <3

  4. OMG ... how wonderfully unconventional and playful you've created your masterpiece!
    TFS ~~~ CU !! hellerlittle from germany

  5. 這作品和配色,好舒壓ㄛ。

  6. This is wonderful, I love the vibrancy of it all! xxx

  7. Loving the sentiment here and the way you have built up your journaling page. I think I'll have to get some gesso now. tfs

  8. The colors are so gorgeous together - a combo I would have NEVER thought of :)

  9. The brightness and effect of light on your pages is beautiful. The colors are wonderful. Lovely lovely pages!

  10. Fabulous pages, gorgeous use of colour and texture, absolutely love them
    Lindsay xx

  11. Love your journal pages, the & is just the perfect focal image. The colours are lovely and bright and fresh. Love the white spaces too. Beautifully decorated pages. Tracy x

  12. Love your pages. They came out great!

  13. WOW WOW WOW.... Love this Meihsia, They are so gorgeous!!! Vibrant and so happy!!! hugs....x

  14. So bright, love the colours and the huge ampersand!!!

  15. Meihsia...your art journal pages are so fun! I love the bright colors and all of the stamping and stenciling you've done to create such cool art! I love the way you used Tim's measure tap across the bottom of your pages. And that Prima flower is just too pretty! Your big "&" is fabulous on the center of that one page! :) It just POPS. Great design! <3 Candy

  16. Wow this is a fun kit and you displayed it beautifully!
    I love the white and then the colors you added to each background and element. These are gorgeous pages!!
    Hugs Kelly

  17. This is a fabulous project Meihsia and I love the way you used the products in the kit. TFS! Hugs

  18. Beautiful page Meihsia! Love the colours of course, great design, details and the fun theme.

  19. Hello from Plano, TX to Plano, TX. Enjoyed the Plano balloon Festival Balloons going over my house Sun morn. Wonderful art journal. Like the creativity w/ layers & embellishments.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  20. This is so lovely, Meihsia!! I love the bright colors and the fluttering butterflies :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  21. I love looking at your art, I find it such a great source of inspiration!!! Keep up the good work!

  22. Beautiful pages. Love the colors... the butterflies are gorgeous.

  23. Beautiful is the word ! Keep the inspiration coming !
    ! Thanks for the tutorial

  24. Beautiful colors, beautiful butterflies and most of all beautiful statement!!!

  25. I love your style Meihsia! All the takes on this kit have been so different - I love how your take is so pretty and girly! It's also fabulously alive, vibrant and fresh. Really love this. Nicola x

  26. AWESOME! How inspiring you are.

  27. Lovely double page layout! I love teal as well, so you had me from the start.

  28. Oh wow this is a stunning art journal page and you are so right, that teal colour is gorgeous.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  29. I am loving the creativity that I have been seeing on this hop! Can't wait to keep going!

  30. OMG ! Your page is absolutely fabulous !!!

    So so beautiful i just LOve it !!!

    Hugs from France

  31. So bright and so beautiful! The butterflies are a delight and your entire design is adorable. Tank you for sharing!

  32. Just beautiful. I like it all. Lovely work. Thank you so much for sharing you ideas with us.

  33. what a great journal layout!!! So much lovely color and textures!

  34. Great page and I think this is my favorite keep calm statement lol.

  35. LOVE, LOVE this!!! That giant ampersand is awesome!

  36. Wowza Meihsia! I love the beautiful background that you created and all the pretty butterflies fluttering about! Simply stunning! Thanks for the inspiration!

  37. Meihsia! Teal is my favorite color, too! And what a masterful job you did with it! I love the whimsicality of this piece and how you added dimension with the butterflies. You are so naturally talented at combining elements and it's always a joy to see your creations.

  38. LOVE the colors used and all the dies and stamp. Lots going on and I love every bit of it. I cant wait for my kit to come. Thanks for the inspiration.

  39. I'm in love with your page! fab fab fab!!!!!! BArbarayaya

  40. Love your pages, Meihsia! The bright colors and that big bold ampersand are perfect! The background is so beautiful! Hugs, Sandra

  41. Great pages loving the colours and textures achieved


  42. 輝伯的工具在台灣真的不易購得 @@
    國外彩印工具真是令人頃心呀!! xxoo
    又返回來欣賞一次 <3

  43. Gosh Meihsia
    Your pages are fun and lively, great texture.