Monday, August 15, 2016

Simon Says: Summer Fun

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Try To Contain Yourself Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is

Summer Fun

What is your favorite summer activity? Building sandcastles on the beach, swimming in the ocean waves, enjoying a barbecue with friends, cycling along the forest paths, we will be looking forward to seeing what you make for this challenge!

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

We are going on a vacation to India soon and I made an itinerary folder  using a Tim Holtz Globe Die and a Mixed Media 2 Stamp Set

A few weeks ago we had a Red/White/Blue Challenge and I loved THIS folder that Sandra created for her trip so I thought I would CASE it ;-)

I stared by inking some watercolor paper with Spiced Marmalade and Mowed Lawn Distress inks and then stamped designs from the Mixed Media 2 Stamp Set . I then added a strip of white, I inked the edges with a little Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and then embossed with a Trellis Texture Fades Folder 

I inked a circle of watercolor paper with Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon inks for the sea and splattered with water before fixing behind the globe. I cut the elephant and made the sentiment banner on a Silhouette Cameo

I had made the edge of the folder 1cm wide so that I could make 2 x 5mm depth pockets. I have popped in my itinerary, my visa and my passport, all I need now is money d I am good to go! :-)

So now it's YOUR turn to have some Summer Fun and join in the challenge! 
 Happy Crafting

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too

You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

We also have a Kids Vacation Challenge running for the whole month of August, CLICK HERE to go directly to the challenge where you will find all of the details plus you will see what our Junior design Team created!

Dragonfly Dreams   More than one fold 
Pile It On               Make Your Own Background
Crafty Calendar   Summer Fun

Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x


Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

It is one of my dreams to go to India! I hope you will have fun and that you will share with us TONS of photo!!!
I love the way you made this folder, i am sure it will also be the perfect memory keeper once you come back home!!!!

Hugs xx

Stephanie said...

GORGEOUS! What an amazing adventure you have in store! Have lots of fun and I can't wait to hear all about it!! :D

Simon Says Stamp!

Maura said...

What a great folio to hold everything for your trip, Lols! And India sounds fantastic!! (I am going there too in about a year, so would love to hear all about it!) hugs, Maura

Squirrel x said...

Love this hun, what a super idea! Don't forget to add a water sterilising tablet! xx

Theresa said...

fab idea and great make. enjoy your trip, hugs xx

Catherine said...

What a wonderful keepsake for your trip to India, Lols. I hope you have a lot of fun and take a ton of pictures to share. I love that elephant too!

Cathie ♥

Peanut said...

What a lovely idea! India is on our bucket list. Maybe one day we'll make it to the Taj Mahal. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Lorraine.
hugs, Asha

Dawn Darlene said...

Hope you have a blast (feel free to tell us all about your trip- as so many of us want to go)!

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is wonderful Lols! I can tell you are getting excited! A really great idea and I guess it will also have some other bits and pieces tucked into by the end of your holiday! Hugs, Chrisx

Lisa J said...

Great Idea. Thanks for playing along with us this month. Lisa DT Dragonfly Dreams

Kath Stewart said...

wow what a great idea to keep all your important bits and pieces in place for your fabulous holiday to India and what an adventure that will be...enjoy and have a great weekend...hugs kath xxx

Maikreations said...

Awesome idea to create your own intinerary folder and a great design! Thank you so much for joining us at Challenge Up Your Life for our "Travels" challenge! Happy crafting, Maike ;o)

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

You are such an adventurer! I love the way you don't let life pass you by! This folder is such a brilliant idea and is both functional and inspiring. I love the India vibe you created and especially like the background you created with the plus sign.

Meihsia Liu said...

Love you beautiful creation, Lols. Such delightful colors and fantastic embellishments !

Barbara said...

have fun Lorraine! This work is fabulous, cover is spectacular , love the colors and overall I adore how you used Tim's stamps on the background! Wonderful! barbara

Macarena said...

Vacations in India!? Really!? OMG what an adventure! What an envy! :P I can't wait to see pictures and obviously albums you will make after! The intinerary book is cute. I love the stamped patterns and this sweeeeeeet elephant! Hugs, Marzena

Emma Williams said...

This is such a fun project, Lols and you've used my favourite Tim Holtz die EVER! Beautiful creative project and I adore how it will tell a story of your adventures! Hugs xx

cheiron said...

Such a bright and happy project Lols. I love all the dies and elements you have used to put your card together, especially the background. Have a wonderful time in India!

Anna-Karin said...

What a great way to start the trip, before even leaving home. Love all the details, and most of all the elephant (I love elephants).

Sandra said...

This is gorgeous, Lols! So fun that you CASE'd my project! Thanks! Have a wonderful trip! Hugs, Sandra