Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #465 (My LAST!!)

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Welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge !! Thank you for joining us for the Easter Inspired Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too :-)

This week the challenge is..

Floral Frenzy
 We are using Altenew products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some, we love to see them used :-) 

👉👉IMPORTANT announcement at the end of this post

For my project, I am using Altenew's Build-a-Flower Peony Blossom, Shattered Triangle Die and Sewn With Love (sentiment).

 because you are special 

This card is as easy as 1-2-3!

1. create a background with the Shattered Triangle Die and dry-embossing tan mat. 

because you are extra special

2. stamp the flowers from the set and make die cut. Layer it all and make it 3D! 

beacuase you are extra special  

3. embellish with glitter tape and stamp the sentiment.  Add sequins.

because you are extra special-001  

See, once you have a plan, it's easy as 1-2-3! 

💥💥 Last but certainly not least,  I want to announce that this is my LAST Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge DT post. After being on this amazing team for 4 years ( I know, I can't believe it!!), I decided that it is time to step down.  I find it challenging to balance my time and commitment in the last half year. Thus, the difficult decision has to be made! 😔

👍I want to give my big thanks to Simon owner Heidi, director Stephanie and DT coordinator Lols. They are such wonderful and dedicated people. It has been a dream to be part of the Simon Family!!  

Thank you, my dear readers and followers, for the support of my DT every Wednesday 

and every day!! 

As always, Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!
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So now it's YOUR turn ! Happy Crafting !!
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There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog . If you haven't subscribed by email, you may want to do so you don't miss out.

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You have until Wed. 8am Eastern Time to join in :-)
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !
I hope you check out the DT's work!  I can't wait to see what you create!!
Thanks for stopping by!

22 comments:

Tracy Freeman said...

I won't lie I got teary when I heard you was leaving us, you have always been so kind to me and I can never thank you enough xxx

Marianne said...

Such an interesting design, Virginia. Love the added texture of the embossing.
Cannot believe it's been 4 years already that you've been on the SSS challenge team. How time flies. I do understand that it can be hard to keep a balance if you're on several design teams. I'm not sure I could handle just one DT in addition to my full time job as a self-employed translator.

Shelly said...

Such a beautiful card, Virginia!

cm said...

Oh my, Virginia! I can't imagine how difficult this decision was for you, but you're doing the right thing for YOU! Your Simon inspiration posts will be missed immensely; on the plus side, though, now you can play in the challenges *grin* That means we'll still see you creating magic with Simon products, which is a win-win all around. Your card: swooning! A pretty background for your stars-of-the-stage flowers. YOU, my friend, are extra special!
Hugs~carol

Lorraine A said...

Stunning card Virginia :-) you are definitely going out with a bang! the flower is beautiful, love the colours and layers, and the embossed background is simply gorgeous!!

We are going to miss you so much XXX It has been a great pleasure to work with you for the past few years and I know we will remain friends and keep in touch XX Good Luck Virginia XX I am sure your future is going to be lovely and bright :-)

Thank you so much for everything XXX

luv
Lols x x x

Jen said...

Beautiful card! Love the embossed background in white on the back!

foleysfriend said...

So sorry to hear you're leaving the DT at Simon Says STAMP! However, good for you for knowing yourself and making the difficult decisions to be sure to look after YOU! {{hugs}}

sue

Harriet said...

A very unique and lovely design! I especially like the dry embossing. The flower is excellent as is your colors. All in all - a big winner!

conil said...

Dayang, girl! The card is, as usual, lovely but I am going to miss your SS Wednesday posts a lot. I know you are busier that a one-armed paper hanger so I'm sure to see you elsewhere because I'll haunt your blog mercilously. Still, this is a change in routine...something we all have to get used to. You will me sorely missed.

mel h said...

So sad this is your last post but know you’ll continue to amaze us with all of your creations!

Sheila H said...

That flower is absolutely stunning, Virginia! I'm sorry your leaving the SS design team. But I know your gorgeous creations will continue. I wish you all the best in your card making future.

Nora N. said...

This makes me so sad!! I LOVE your posts and the amazing things you do. This card is so pretty!! I almost bought those dies last night for that flower!! Now I wish I did because I love how it looks!!

Arlene said...

I can't believe it's been 4 years, 4 Amazing Years. Beautiful card.

Cindy C. said...

Awe... I will miss seeing your beautiful inspirations over there! Good thing your blog is booked mark, I will pop in here to say hi. :D

Annette Allen said...

wow your card is outstanding and I am sure they will miss your amazing creativity.. your amazing Virginia.. I remember when you joined the team... wow I have been following you a LONG time now. :)

Lisa Elton said...

I'm trying to play catch up Virginia and love each and every work of art I have missed! This card is exceptionally pretty with that large layered bloom. I'm so sorry to see you leaving the SSS team but understand completely. You've done an amazing job and will be missed. Thanks for your continuous inspiration!

designermc said...

I love the mixture of elements on this card. Great ideas. Sorry to see you leave SSS. I'm sure your blog will still be very active.

Nancy

Dawn Turley said...

Amazing card to finish with Virginia. I will miss your inspiration for SSS - it's always fun to see what you have done.

Megan said...

FOUR years?? Wow! That's an amazing run, Virginia! Thanks for all those years of inspiration! And I know you'll keep inspiring us here.

Sue D said...

Very pretty with the dimensional flower.

Linda BL said...

I have enjoyed your work with the Simon Says Stamp Design team! As many things as you do, I have wondered how you can be creative so each day! Beautiful card to finish off your last challenge.

Stephanie Leykauf said...

We will surely miss you, Virginia! Your talent is like a shining star and I still will be following your blog to see your beautiful design work! Best of luck in all you do!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp