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Sunday, September 1, 2013

These are a Few of My Favorite Things

The challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is all about all-stars. What I created this week use many of  my all-stars and some of my favorite things in my stamping stash!  This month is Stamptember at Simon Says Stamp there are give-aways, inspiration and a month long stamp party!

I just kept pulling out all my favorites and piling them up on my craft desk and figured the best way to showcase them all was to mix them together in a tag book.

My project started from the Graphic 45 Kraftboard Tag Album which gave me a booklet to showcase all my favorites.  I painted the background with a coat of white acrylic paint.

Here is a close up of each tag: 

 The white acrylic paint used to soften the background, colors or provide a surface to paint on is one of my all stars.  The script in the background is one of my favorites and I used it to add texture or depth to my background.  Flowers and a beautiful sentiment are always top on my list to use on my projects and the Stampendous sentiment is one of my favorites as is the Fleurettes from Hero Arts.

Products: Stampendous Life is Art, Hero Arts - Fleurettes, Hero Arts - Old French Writing, Ranger Distress Ink - Picked Raspberries, Waterbursh, Ranger Archival Ink.



 This dragonfly is beautiful and striking. I love stamping it and coloring it!  The waterbrush and watercolor pencils are my all-star and easy for me to pull out and add a touch of color. 

Products: Ranger Archival Ink - Black, Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Tissue Tape, Stampers Anonymous - Classics #1, STAEDTLER Watercolor Pencils, Studio Calico - HeyDey, May Arts - Rose Trim, Natural Twine,

The Outpost is one of my all time favorites. I grew up in the Midwest and the farms and fences are something I love to see when we go visiting my extended family. 

Products: Artistic Outpost - The Outpost, Hero Arts - Old French Writing, Ranger Archival Ink - Black, May Arts - Ruler Ribbon

Birds are one of my favorites and tend to show up quite a bit on my projects. I picked on of my favorites with a touch of music.

Products: Prima - Wood Button, Artistic Outpost - Quotes and Quotable, Stampendous - Song Bird, Stampers Anonymous Visual Artistry Life's Possibilities, Signo Uni-Ball White Gel Pen, Pearl, Tim HOltz - Lavish Trim
I couldn't have an all-stars and not use a butterfly.  I definitely use my butterflies more than anything and the jumbo cling butterflies from Stampendous has three beautiful butterflies that get pulled out and used quite a bit!

Products: Stampendous Jumbo Butterflies, Artistic Outpost - Quotes and Quotable, Hero Arts - Silhouette Fern, Clearsnap - Antique Moss,Tim Holtz Lavish Trim

Pick out your all-stars and ink them up and join us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge for a chance to win a $50 Gift voucher for  Simon Says Stamp. 

A little bit of info about Stamptember and Simon Says Stamp:
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.

There is a fabulous line up of guest designers, tutorials and giveaways.  Don't forget to check back everyday on the Simon Says Stamp blog

Thanks for stopping by!


Suzz



36 comments:

  1. Wow Suzanne! What a beautiful collection of tags! Love all the white washing!

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  2. Gorgeous tags, Suzz! Love the flowers and butterfly, and that little birdie is so sweet!

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  3. Love those tags & that dragonfly is still one of the best around!

    Sally

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  4. Gorgeous tags!!! What a perfect way to showcase your favorites. I love how they all tie together with the whitewash.

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  5. wow what a gorgeous tags, love them! Groetjes Karin

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  6. Suzz...I love your little tag album. It is so sweet and each of the little sentiments says so much. I don't have a favorite page because I love them all! Your style is such a wonderful one! I love how you see things....how you create. So perfectly done. <3 Candy

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  7. Love your favorite things. Love the way you did the white background. Thanks for showing Anneke.
    www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

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  8. all beautiful projects Suzz. No wonder these are your favourite things.

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  9. Mein Gott, wie wunderschön alle...

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  10. All of your tags are beautiful! Love how this technique really makes the image pop.

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  11. All of your tags are beautiful! Love how this technique really makes the image pop.

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  12. Such a beautiful tag book Sue!! Love the stamps you used and a great idea to showcase them like this, and together with all the pretty sentiments.

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  13. Oh...what a fantastic collection to showcase all your stamping all stars, Suzz. I love each and every tag with those beautiful colors and stamped images. Thank you so much for sharing this great idea. :)

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  14. Your tag album is fabulous! Love seeing your creations and love the tips you share as well. Thanks!

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  15. I absolutely love these Sue. They are so you and so beautifully put together.

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  16. Beautiful! And this is certainly the answer when you can't choose one stamp - my problem. LOL!

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  17. Beautiful...i love the white on the craft and seeing the dragonfly made me want more!! Great project

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  18. What a beautiful project! Love the backgrounds you created to stamp on and also all the ties at the top of the tags!! So inspiring!!! :) Evie

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  19. What a beautiful selection of tags
    Rosie x

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  20. Gorgeous tag album book. I love how,you whitewash the background and then add stamping. I love your mix of stamped images and your favourites are some of mine too. I love this piece, so elegant and beautifully put together as always. Tracy x

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  21. Really like the whitewash effect over kraft paper and I also admire the Outpost stamp. I can see why it would be hard to pick an all-time favorite so your multi-project approach makes such good sense.

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  22. These are so cool! I would've never thought white acrylic paint could create such all-star scenes! Really, though, it is YOU who is the all-star. Thank you once again for inspiring me in whole new ways!

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  23. These are beautiful! I love the white on Kraft. And look at all of those fabulously stamped images! Great project, Suzanne!

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  24. What a wonderful idea! That dragonfly is one of my absolute faves, too. (I still look at every post, although I don't comment.)

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  25. Good solution to make tags with 'all' your favourites! (I think you have way more favourites! LOL)... And they turned out to be so beautiful, each and everyone of them!

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  26. What a lovely and creative tags, Suzanne...fab!

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  27. Gorgeous tags!! I love the white paint brush background you did on them :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  28. I love the combination of the distressing and the femininity!

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  29. Such pretty tags, Suzz! Love them all! Really beautiful stamps and so wonderfully designed! Hugs,Sandra

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  30. Your tags are just stunning, Sue!

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  31. We're so happy some of our images are among your favorite things! Thanks so much for stamping with us, Suzanne!

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  32. I really love each of these tags, I like the style of the black, white and kraft base used in each mixing it with your favorite stamps! BArbarayaya

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  33. Love your tags! Especially the dragonfly and little bird.

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  34. Love your new blog topper...awesome art!
    I also love this tag book! All the stamped images are great, and really love the brush of white behind them!

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  35. Suzanne -- Love the kraft and white acrylic background -- great way to show off your faves. Although I love the dragonfly stamp (a personal fave of mine), I really love the "Art is life ..." tag. Gorgeous! Mary Elizabeth

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  36. What a fabulous tag book showcasing your All Stars! Oh how I want that dragonfly, lol! I was going to buy it at Snazzy's the other weekend but my friend pipped me to it, lol! Lots of beautiful stamps and techniques showcased here.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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