Sunday, July 21, 2013


Simon Monday Challenge BlogHello, my dear blog friends, welcome back! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Did you know that Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge blog has moved and had a new name? We are now Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenges but will still focus on the vintage, grungy, shabby, and funky side of the paper crafting world. We also have new design team members join us this week and this is going to be so much fun!

Simon Says Stamp and Show started the challenge blog three years ago, and now is still issuing weekly challenges and enjoying sharing creativity with all our wonderful crafters today! To celebrate, we are having a birthday inspired challenge this week! From balloons to cake, parties in general to birthdays in particular – the theme is one of celebration.

I was inspired by the theme and made this layout on the canvas for my son's 7th birthday.
It's our family tradition to celebrate kids' birthdays on birthday trips. This photo was taken on Christopher's 7th birthday. I cut and pasted a piece of designer paper from Bo Bunny Country Garden collection on this 8" X 10" canvas and sprayed the background with Heidi Swapp Color Shine.
The background also was covered with a thin layer of modeling paste on the edges. Then I decoratd the canvas with lace, Prima flowers, letter stickers and sequins. 
Some beautiful Tim Holtz die cut Gadget Gears and Tim Holtz Idea-ology Baubles Pearls were glued around the photo. I also added stitching on the banners to make some interest. It's always so great to see kids smiling face and keep those beautiful moments.
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher that will go to a random entry chosen by Random Generator.  You might also be one of the spotlight designers on our Friday post. So please join us for this week's fun challenge. For more inspiration, please check all our fabulous desingers' creations at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

I really appreciate that you stopping by. Have a great day! :)



  1. Thanks for visiting my layouts to double in the GCC.
    I'm loving participate with you the challenges of the month.
    Loved your layout, the colors are wonderful and the decorations so cute, as always!
    until soon.

  2. Hello Meihsia
    What a fabulous Bg; you have enhanced the Pp wonderfully.
    What is more impressive and catches the eye though is your addition of the floss or string/thread that you have moving creatively over your flowers, it adds so much movement, a great layout.

  3. You've created such a wonderful layout for your son. I love the effect of the inks and paints on the background, and there is so much detail! Love how you put this together!

  4. This is such a beautiful canvas and way to celebrate your son's 7th birthday. I love the colors of ink spray you have chosen for your background. So pretty! Your arrangement if all of your elements around the photographs is perfection! The stitched banners look amazing! I love the Prima flowers and the way you have added the touches of subtle and yet adds so much! Hugs, Candy

  5. Such a beautiful piece and a wonderful way to celebrate your son's birthday. I love how you have used inks and your arrangement of embellishments is perfect. I also love the banners and the fibres flowing through the layout. Wonderful design too. Tracy x x

  6. wow! It's so cute! It's fantastic. I love it!

  7. love all the embllishments there, especially pearls. Great done

  8. Stunning canvas! Love the fun colours, embellishments, banners and great textures.

  9. Meihsia, your work is beautiful! Your use of color and texture is superb! I'm so excited to see what you do each week. Have a great day!

  10. Gorgeous layout Meihsia, love the colors, the flowers, the pics are wonderful in that setting, love the banner with those dangly pearls. fantastic, all that texture, but what I loooove the best is those strings all over, that is stunning accent, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week..

  11. Such a lovely layout to accompany the lovely, smiling faces! I hope your son had a really memorable day! The textures and colours on this are just great! I so love your work, Meihsia. It's always so pretty and so full of heart. Thank you also for stopping by and commenting on my card. It's so nice of you to visit. Julie Ann xx

  12. Beautiful project Meihsia! Such a darling photo! Love all the pretty flowers and colorful background!

  13. This is absolutely stunning! I can already tell that I love your style and am a HUGE fan! It's an honor to be serving on the Simon Design Team with someone as talented as you!

  14. What a beautiful canvas, Meihsia! It's so fun and bubbly. The background looks amazing! Really pretty! Hugs, Sandra

  15. This is a fabulous layout. Your son looks to be having a fun day. The layers and colours are great.

  16. Another beautiful layout. The details are amazing!