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Monday, January 18, 2016

Best Friends

Hello!  Welcome back for another challenge at  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. This week the challenge is Best Friends. You can interpret this anyway you would like. 

I decided that I would go with a married couple who are just starting out and hopefully will end up as best friends.  They don't look to comfortable  yet. :)

I used an old embroidery hoop that I had laying around in the drawer for sometime.   I started with tissue paper as the base for my background which I stenciled with the doily stencil and a lovely soft pink dye ink and everything just started to gel from there.

Products:  Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Doily, Ranger Distress Ink - Victorian Velvet, Idea-ology Tim Holtz Found Relatives Idea-Ology - Tim Holtz Small Talk ,  Lace,  Pink Mist, Embroidery Hoop, Paper Flowers, Heart Charms, Marriage Vows

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

So now it's YOUR turn, come play along and show us your stamp and punch combination. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in


If you use instagram add  #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!



  1. Gorgeous creation! I need to get some of these embroidery hoops because I love how you created this! TFS Karen x

  2. Beautiful work of art Suzz! the vintage photo is fabulous, I agree, they are looking pretty scared aren't they, and so young! the whole design of this is gorgeous :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. Suzanne you just make me want to alter my Embroidery Hoop!! So inspiring!
    Hugs xx Zoey

  4. Fab project, Suzz! I see what you're saying about the new couple..HAHA!

    Simon Say Stamp!

  5. This is lovely, embroidery hoops make great frames for paper crafted projects. Your best friends piece is very romantic can see it in almost any style of bedroom. XOXO

  6. That is so cool and just Gorgeous, love this idea!!

  7. So pretty Suzanne! Love all the beautiful blossoms! Hope you have a great weekend!

  8. Suzz, such a lovely, vintage style piece. It looks like an heirloom.

  9. Such a gorgeous piece Suzz! And I love that old paper that you used and all the dimension, words and sweet details.

  10. This is such a great piece! I love the incorporation of the embroidery hoop and the thoughtful process behind its creation. You always come up with such original ideas and it was neat to hear about all the layering that went into this one!

  11. This is just gorgeous Suzz and I love how you've used the hoop as a frame for all the gorgeous layers you've incorporated into the project ~ beautiful work, as always! :)

  12. What a stunning piece, Suzz. Love the married couple and the wedding instructions. Lots of gorgeous embellishments. Fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

  13. Love your beautiful creation, Suzz. So unique and creative! :)

  14. Love this creation Suzz,pink is not my favourite colors, but the shade you chose is absolutely beautiful and soft! I love the vintage feeling in this work! Fabulous! Barbarayaya.

  15. So pretty and how brilliant to use the embroidery hoop!


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