Monday, August 28, 2017

Simon Says...School/Study Related

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because...

We also have a special challenge for children between the ages of 2 and 16! CLICK HERE to go directly to the challenge page

and the Monday Challenge theme for this week is...
I made myself another notebook...this memory challenged crafter is a serial note taker and in this digital day and age where you can ask Siri or Cortana to remind you where you should be and what you should be doing, I confess my preference is still the old paper and pen method...not always reliable but hey ho neither is technology...
I cut the covers from chipboard, applied a coat of White Gesso and dragged Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink Pad across the surface to lightly tint. I stamped Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Number Blocks and Numeric with Pumice Stone Distress Ink and the Studio 490 Circle Collage with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black...

I stamped the image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Etcetera with Pumice Stone and added interest to the background with the Cargo and Bubble Layering Stencils using Candied Apple and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide inks...
stamped the text from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Stuff To Say with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black and the numbers inked with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide.
I stamped the images from Mini Blueprint 8 on to scraps of Distress Watercolor Card with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, coloured with Distress Markers using the Detailer Brush and shaded around the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide using a blending tool...
I stamped the letters using Tim Holtz Type Lower Foam Stamps on to Tissue Wrap using Candied Apple and Peeled Paint Distress Paints...
cut out and fixed to the background with Collage Medium Matte.
I added Idea-ology Alpha Transparent Tiles, Clipping Stickers, Ruler Pieces and a Paper Doll...
and an Idea-ology Quote Chip...

You can find all the products I used over at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp online store...just click on the links below...

Why don't you pop over to the Monday Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from my very talented Design Team mates and as always you all have the chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at Simon Says StampYou have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2 pm CET to join in...

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and if you use Instagram...
please add #sssmchallenge to your entry uploads so we can see them on there too
I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Hi Kath, Oh this is interesting, lots to see I love the gorgeous mix and the photo of the girl is perfect...
    Hope your having a good bank hols...xx

  2. I am definitely with you on keeping notes the old fashioned way, notebooks never 'break down' but sometimes get 'lost' - lol! The black on the tiles really brings out the red and green and I just love the three images you added across the bottom (love the books particularly). Such a great way to represent the challenge theme! Hugs, Anne xx

  3. Love this very much Kath, I too like to write myself notes too! Gorgeous composition and sweet image.
    Linda xxx

  4. Oh Kath...I'm so with you in this...definitely should wear a notebook around my neck...that being said...I'm in love with this, all the details added to build the background and interest are simply amazing! Very well done my friend! Huge hugs...Simona

  5. Love this notebook Kath! the layered details and colours are all fabulous! I am with you on jotting things down, I tend to write everything down, and if I forget to do that then I generally forget what I am supposed to be doing LOL ;-) I am sure this extra special notebook looks just perfect in your new bespoke craft room! very arty :-)

    Lols x x x

  6. I love all the layers and colors in your notebook Kath!! It's very inspiring <3

  7. Oooh my goodness Kath this is amazing as always your so talented simply beautiful! x

  8. Love this, Kath! I love all the layered details and your amazing background. Great way to use the transparent tiles, too. Love it!

    Cathie ♥

  9. this is an awesome notepad- I love all the layers and especially those pops of red!!

  10. Great notebook.
    I love all the texture & detail you have used.
    I must admit - I prefer a notebook to technology - especially when technology seems to be on a go slow LOL.
    Toni xx

  11. What a great notebook, Kath! Love all the school images, and especially the girl sitting on the ruler!! So many fun layers! hugs, Maura

  12. Loving this one Kath.Hugs xx

  13. This notebook is such fun Kath! Love all the different details and school related items. I also like to make my own notebooks, and they are so much more fun to use than store bought ones.

  14. Wow! I absolutely love what you did with the cover' background, the washed-out color is amazing and the giant numbers make it so very interesting. The colorful stamping against this vintage and delicate base are so cool. I love the notes stamping and the paper doll of course. Hugs, Marzena!

  15. Gorgeous notebook, love bold colors you used! mix different types of products is fabulous, Wendy's stamp in this project is perfect! great us of Tim's stuff as always! Fantastic! Barbara

  16. What a gorgeous notebook and I love how you've used all the different products to create such a wonderful and vibrant piece of's fabulous Kath! Hugs... xxx

    all the details, everyting is just great!!!

  18. This is such a gorgeous creation, Kath. Love the great background stamping! :)

  19. I really like what you've done here! The color palette is fresh and fun without being too crazy. I also really liked how you mixed fonts so skillfully. These made me actually want to sit down and take some notes, so that is a tribute to your artistic talents!

  20. What a fabulous notebook cover, Kath! The primary colors are so cool! Love all the fabulous elements you've added like the ruler with the little paper doll on it and the clipping! Stunning and fun! Hugs, Sandra