Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Go-to Gal Challenge: Simon Says Stamp

Hi everyone!

Today is a fun day because the Go-to Gals are teaming up for another installment of Go-to Challenge!  On a select Wednesday of the month the Go-to Gals take turns picking a manufacturer and challenge each other to create something using products from that manufacturer. It's a fun little hop to see how we put some of our favorite goodies to use. There are really no rules... some times we all play, some times we don't.  But it will ALWAYS be fun!

Today we are all featuring some products that have been newly released by...


I had the pleasure of combining two of Simon's stamp sets Absolutely Delightful and Beautiful Words with Delicate Dahlia as a background for my card. 
Simon Says Stamp's stamps are fabulous and have quickly become a favorite of mine. I've used the banner stamp from Beautiful Words set six times already! That's a lot of usage for me:) I simply love layering it with a sentiment to create a banner that almost pops the words right off the card. I hope you like it! 

Now don't forget to visit each Go-to Gal and leave everyone some love because we each have one of Simon's new dies to give a way to one lucky hopper who visits our blog today. All comments must be received by midnight EST on Thursday, August 30th-- thank you!. 


AND check out the colossus prize that is up for grabs over at Paper Crafts Connection. Boy oh boy, it is a good one!  Lovely Heidi from Simon Says Stamp one generous gal! We just love her... if you've never shopped Simon before, please give it a try... it is such a great shop for all of your stamping needs. 


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Angela said...

lovely card Windy!

Margie said...

Wow, this is stunning! Love it!

sarathings.com said...

I love that you embossed with the die instead of cutting - gorgeous!

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Wow amazing!!
Kristan

Donna said...

Very beautiful! The bling really puts the card over-the-top. TFS.

paperpapier said...

love this beautiful and elegant monotone card...gorgeous!

Lee said...

fabulous card!

Karen B. said...

What a cool way to use the dies, and such a gorgeous color palette!

Scrapcollectr said...

Love the effect of those embossed flowers with the banner die. Very cool! :-)

Cassie said...

I love you debossed images, Windy...very clever!

Cheri Reed said...

What a beautiful card. I love the debossing.

Brenda said...

This is such a gorgeous, simple yet elegant card.

Rita said...

I LOVE the effect it give this card...a real beauty!

Caryn S said...

Oh this is incredible! So simple and yet stunning.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! This card is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sandi's Added Touch said...

Love how you used the die to emboss your card with the added touch of sparkle in the center!!!

aisling said...

Your card is absolutely lovely: simple though very stylish. Please add my name to the list for your fabulous giveaway!

jacquib07 said...

I love this technique of embossing using the dies. The die itself is gorgeous. A beautiful, elegant card. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Ooooooooooo....I love the impact of the simple embossing combined with kraft and gems. Absolutely fabulous. BTW...I'm adding you to my reader. :o)

Sheric said...

Such pretty texture on this card!

Michelle said...

Wow.... a beautiful card! Love the SSS dahlia die and love the way you've used it!

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

beautiful card and love the design.

Shelly said...

What a beautiful card! Love the embossing!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Beautiful card, Windy! Love the embossing.

JoAnna Ezuka said...

Excuse me, but your card is making me drool - I'll try not to get my craft desk too wet. ;) Thanks for demonstrating SSS's dies!

Katherine said...

The dahlias are just lovely. What a beautiful card.

Barbara A. said...

Windy, thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us all! Love it!

sanketi said...

Stunning!..the card with its soft colors is so eye catching and delightful!

Jackie Lic said...

Wow this is beautiful. Looking forward to being a winner.

Rebecca Ednie said...

Such a gorgeous die! Love how you used it to emboss! Clever!

Carol said...

Gorgeous card!

heidi @ ggip said...

What a simple, but beautiful card!

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Lovely, Windy!

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

Love, Love, Love This! So pretty.

CathyR said...

Lovely card, I've never tried embossing with a die.

Tracey said...

WOW!! This is so gorgeous!!

Lillian Child said...

That dahlia embossed die is so very lovely on the kraft paper! What a delightful card!

Denise Milazzo said...

gorgeous card! Love the banner!

Helen McLaughlin said...

Oh, my, what a beautiful card. That die embosses so wonderfully! Thank you for the inspiration and the opportunity to win!

Jessica ML said...

I love how you used the die as an impression on the card. It creates a stunning background for the sentiment.

Sue McRae said...

This is such an elegant design, love the embossing!

Monica LL said...

I love the die and how you used it with the rhinestones to bring even more attention to the impressed flower. I hope this isn't a duplicate comment I got an error message on the first try.

liberal sprinkles said...

omg your card is gorgeous! I love the embossing using the die. WOW!

grace

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Oh, my---I truly love this card!

Annette said...

wow this is stunning...totally love it...thanks for sharing..

Jessica said...

wow, this is just gorgeous! love the way you used this pretty die, it's just fabulous! :)

Pat Baker said...

I just love the Dahlia - and your clever use of the die! Thanks for the ideas and the chance to win it!

Fiorella said...

Absolutely stunning!

Vicki Wildes said...

What a great way of using a die! This is just a beautiful card.

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Nice card, especially loving that Dahlia background! :)

leighann said...

This is a really clean and elegant card, and I love it!

Kelly Jo said...

what a stunning card!

Beastybunny said...

Absolutely lovely card! I must try doing the embossing like that. It is very affective on the kraft card stock. Well done.

Julia said...

Love the subtle detail of this beautiful card!!

PaperPixie said...

This die

PaperPixie said...

So sorry, my phone makes things difficult. This die is lovely and I lBe how you used it to emboss! Gorgeous card. :)

Nikki said...

This is just so elegant and seeing this really makes me want the banner set now :)

Nikki said...

This is just so elegant and seeing this really makes me want the banner set now :)

Geri said...

Beautiful card! Simon Says Stamps is my 'go to' stamp site on the internet. Their shipping costs to Canada are the best so far that I have found! Speed of light delivery too!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. Love the background you made with the die.
Bev

Miriam Prantner said...

Love this sweet understated card! Just beautiful!

Connie B said...

Lovely! Thanks ofr sharing!

Lynne said...

What a great card. Love the die.

Lynne said...

What a great card. Love the die.

Flo S. said...

I love this die and your card too. Thanks.

Brandy said...

I'm heading over to the SSS site now! I love this die and ur use of it!

maria mcclure said...

oooh... that delicate dahlia sure can dress up some kraft cardstock. Simple, subtle and so detailed all in one!

Perrie said...

Oh for goodness sakes....this card is stunning!!!!!

Susi said...

Love how you embossed the card with that fabulous Dahlia die!

Janet L. said...

Wow!!! That's exactly what I said when I saw your card. I love it, love it, love it. The color, the impression, the bling, the ribbon print and the sentiment all are just wonderful!!

Amanda said...

Beautiful card! Thanx~prhmangel@gmail.com

Angel said...

embossing with the die is so cool. Love your card, thanks for sharing.

Sue D said...

Lovely card--I like the embossed dahlia.

Penny Reed said...

Ooooh, love this. Great alternate use of a die! And it is beautiful. Thanks for a chance to win!

Dana said...

gorgeous card!! I love the embossing!! Very elegant!!

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Love, love the embossing Windy! Simply gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

WOW - that card is truly AMAZING! Great Idea!


Julie H in MN

Linda said...

what an elegant looking card Windy! Thanks so much for the chance to win something from Simon Says.

mtscrapgal said...

Great way to use the dahlia die. I bought it recently, but haven't embossed with it yet.Thanks for the chance to win goodies.

tblue said...

This is a gorgeous card. So simple and elegant!

Ann K said...

Love the embossing - pretty card! Thanks for the chance to win.

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

The texture on this card is just stunning! Thanks for the inspiration!

Alison said...

Simply stunning!

Sus said...

I love the embossed dahlias on Kraft paper! Beautiful!

pamela said...

OH you made me love this die even more! I saw it in action on Jennifer McGuire's blog and now this!

cathy said...

I like how you embossed the flowers on your card.

VikkiCH said...

ooh, I think I like this die best with your embossing technique!

Julie Cade said...

What a pretty card, love the color and the subtle texture of the embossing!

Emily said...

Wow, that's a great design! I love the monochromatic look and embossed flowers.

Jayne said...

I'm loving kraft paper these days and I really like the embossing with the die. Thanks for giving us a chance to win.

Sam F said...

Beautiful Card! Love the monochromatic feel and the die used to emboss the paper. Awesome card!

Dawn said...

love that die! your card is GREAT inspiration! thank-you!

Sandi said...

how did you emboss the die and not cut it? I like it!

Robin said...

Love your card,so elegant!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Clay and Amy said...

Really love the way you embossed with the dahlia die! I've had my eye on that one and now I like it evern more.

Kailash said...

Beautiful monochromatic card, love that dahlia!!!

Joyce said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for teh chance to win.

Jessica Strider said...

That's such a beautiful card. I love how you used the die as an embossed pattern. And you're right, the patterned banner stamp does make the sentiment pop.

Monique said...

Love how you embosssed that dahlia die several times!

Izolda said...

You card is stunning!!! Love embossing with dies and this stamp set. So cool!

StampnInkLady said...

Your card is so softly stated! Who knew that embossing with the dies (and on craft paper to boot) could be so elegant! Wow! Thank you for sharing and the chance to win this gorgeous die!

conil said...

The subtle background with the Dahlia die is awesome. Just plain gorgeous.

BethieJ said...

Your card is LOVELY!!!!
Have a GREAT day!

ginmarie said...

I absolutely love the card.

Julie said...

Love the embossing template. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lani said...

Beautiful card. Great die!

LoveSnailMail said...

Never thought of the emboss, not the cut. Clever you! Great card!

Priya Mohan said...

beautiful embossing..

daisystitcher said...

I love this card. It would also be great for a man. The embossing is wonderful.

terisplace said...

Oh, good gorgeousness, Windy!
I adore this card!

Teri

Melinda said...

Love the embossing!!

Amy C. said...

A great card. Subtle but very pretty.
clayandamy@sbcglobal.net

Raven said...

Your card is just lovely.

bzyPTmom said...

Absolutely gorgeous card and sentiment is great--just love it!

Eva said...

Wendy, this is so gorgeous!!! Love the embossed look! Thanks for the chance of winning!

Juilien Jiang said...

Love the beautiful die-embossed card and the colors. Great jobs!!

smahrty said...

Windy, your card is beautiful! Thank you Simon Says for sponsoring the giveaway.

Neesey said...

These dies are so beautiful. Love the card...the colors together are so pretty. TFS and a chance to win!

Elizabeta Kushner said...

Great card!

karenelr said...

Oh how I love what you did with your card! I love how you can use these dies as dies and embossing tools! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jingle said...

This is just stunning! The draft with those gem stones is just wonderful!

Tricia said...

Windy, your card is beautiful - so elegant!

Kimberly S. said...

Love this striking CAS card!!

Karenladd said...

Wow, your card is gorgeous! The background texture is amazing!

marylouh said...

A very elegant card that could be used for many occasions. thanks for the chance to win a prize.

Helen L said...

that is an absolutely beautiful card!!! I especially love the embossing!!

Agata said...

Such a great card! Love this embossing!

StampNK said...

Love the embossed background on this card...it's so striking on the monochromatic base!

Danielle said...

This is stunning, love this clean card!!

Nancy L. said...

Love your pretty CAS card!!

Felicia J said...

I absolutely love your card! Thanks for the chance!

Michele said...

I am wowed by your card! It's simple and elegant but stunning!

Kriz said...

Cristina
Love this card with another use for this die. cute!!!

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

wow what a beautiful card. I really love the Delicate Dahlia background.

Sandy said...

Soft and lovely card. Beautiful embossing!

pcm said...

Stunning!

Joni-nina Andaya said...

I love how you debossed the delicate dalhia image, it adds so much more to the card.

Brenda Lee said...

Beautiful card!! I love the layout and the Kraft cardstock. The Dahlia is AMAZING!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the look of this and the banner sentiment!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Your card is gorgeous...I love the embossing!

Colleen said...

I love that die and how you used in on your card! It might be my "older eyes" but it is hard to read the light words in your text...just thought you would like to know.

Heather Lusk said...

Loving all of the Simon exclusives. It's so cool how you used the die to emboss on the card.

Gill said...

Your card is stunning. Thank you for the inspiration & for the opportunity to win.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful card, I love how you used the die to emboss!

Mary Mac said...

Love the emboss effect. Simple and elegant

sentsue said...

Love the tone on tone! Very pretty.

Romy said...

Wow, stunning card! Such a great way to use that die!

Isha said...

Gorgeous card. Love the effect. TFS

Nimue said...

What an effective card. Simple and elegant - wonderful

gRiSeL™ said...
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gRiSeL™ said...

Wow, now THIS card's my favorite!!! LOVE the embossed flower, rather than die cutting it. Wow, indeed, this is a perfect example of the expression "less is more"... (: BEAUTIFUL card!!!

Beth L. said...

What a beautiful card! I didn't realize you could emboss with that die too.

Julie S. said...

Beautiful card ! TFS.

Barbara Kinsey said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Darcy said...

Love the card!

Jean said...

Stunning!! Love this! Thank you for a chance to win!

pam said...

very cool card

Tere Azua said...

Simply Gorgeous!!!!!

Tina M said...

LOVE sentiment stamps too!!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

love how you dry embossed the flower into your cardstock - very cool thanks for sharing

barb housner

jordanbev5 said...

Way cool card! Love your design and would love to win this!

Diana N. said...

Wonderful card! Love those embossed flowers!

Chunyuan said...

love the embossing with die.

Mary-Anne V said...

what an elegant card...love how you created an embossed look.

paulettespretties said...

Windy, this is a beautiful card. Love how you embossed with the die repeatedly. Mission accomplished, I'm really wanting some of these dies. LOL And I love that banner stamp, it's very nice.

blupixy said...

Love how you used the die on this card! THanks for sharing!

Lynne Platt said...

I love the embossed Dahlia. It gives the card elegance.

fun stamping said...

What a beautiful card, Windy! Very elegant. Thanks for the give-away.

Debbie Brackett said...

Love your card!! Great job.

Mo said...

such a fab card!!!!

Barb Ghig said...

Hi Windy ~ I really love how you used the die for the background on your card...so pretty! Love the banner too!
Thanks so much for your inspiration, and for a chance to win!!!

Andrene said...

Such an elegant card!! Thanks for sharing!!

jaemom said...

Wow. That is one incredibly creative card design. I would never have thought to use the die for embossing like that!! Gorgeous!

Melissa M said...

Awesome card. I love how you've used the die to dry emboss on your card.

Karen V. said...

Great way to use the die - not the usual cutout.

Emily said...

What a beautiful card! I love everything about it!

Ashley Harris said...

WINDY!! This is one of my absolute favorite cards of yours. STUNNING!! LOVE!!

bluemoon said...

Great card, luv how you designed the background with the awesome die! How do you get it to emboss like that without cutting?

jengd said...

I love the subdued look of the embossing with the great glimmer from the gems!

rush said...

love the texture! thank you for sharing.

karenajo said...

The dahlia die is so very pretty and I love the card you made with it - simply elegant ! Thanks for sharing !

Moosisk said...

Drop-dead gorgeous CAS card! So simple yet so stunning. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Katie said...

Great card! Love the embossing on kraft with that color gem! These stamp sets are great as well. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Buncobuddy said...

Love the card! Thanks for a chance to win!

Sandy G said...

Very, very lovely card. The embossing on the card is so perfect-I just love it.

Cher said...

I cant get enuf of embossing! your card is beautiful! ty ty ty for the idea too

Allison said...

Beautiful card Windy!

Janet Lindstrom said...

Your card is just stunning. I love the SSS Dahlias and the subtle color palette. Very nice!

Kim H said...

I love this card. Love the craft cardstock and the embossing of the flowers. Great gem accents too. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

Amanda said...

What a pretty card! I love that die and the way you used it.

Dani said...

Love that Dahlia die, beautiful card.

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card!! I love the colours and the delicate dahlia is beautiful!

beaverphyllis said...

Love your card...Love that you used a die to emboss! So effective!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful Card Windy!

Lynn said...

The simplicity and beauty created by using that die in that fashion is pure genius! So beautiful!

Katerina Komissarova said...

such a great idea, well done!

Simply Sandy said...

I love how you used the die to make your card!

missy84 said...

Cute card! I love the embossing! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Patty said...

What a beautiful card! The stamps and dies are on my wish list.

Kathy Mc said...

Your die embossing is simply divine, Windy. Love this card! Thanks for the chance to win as all of these being showcased are fabulous.

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