Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Simon Says Let's Have a Blog Hop!


Hello and welcome!  If you arrived here from the lovely and incredibly talented Jo's blog then you are going in the right direction otherwise you need to start at the beginning on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge.

For the second year in a row, Simon Says Stamp and Show & The Simon Says Stamp Challenge are joining forces to bring you a SUPER hop and treasure hunt to celebrate the approaching fall and winter holidays.
To help celebrate, they will be giving a BIG BASKET OF CRAFTING GOODIES to the winner of this hop PLUS three $25 VOUCHERS to the Simon Says Stamp Store ! (whoo hoo - good stuff there!!) The vouchers will be the hidden treasure on three DT blogs and you have to find them.
The Blog Hop will start on August 31st on the Simon Says Challenge Blog and will finish September 5th on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Blog.
The theme for both challenges this week will be ANYTHING GOES. You can make anything you like … a card, an ATC, a scrapbook layout … the possibilities are endless! You will need to hop through each blog, find the little parcel of goodies and make a note on which designer’s blog you found them.  The last stop on the hop is the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog.  You will need to leave a comment there with the names of the three blogs with the hidden treasure.  The last stop on the hop is the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog.  You will need to leave a comment there with the names of the three blogs with the hidden treasure.  The comments will be moderated so you will not be able to see the answers.   You MUST enter the challenge and link your creations with the Inlinkz on the Stamp and Show Challenge to be able to win the Grand Prize or any of the $25 vouchers.  You do not HAVE to comment on all the DT blogs but we would appreciate any comments you would like to leave.

If you loose your way at any time, a full list of all the participating blogs with links will be available on Simon Says Stamp Challenge and the Stamp and Show Challenge blogs. For more details please refer to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge or the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge blogs.

For my project, I made a Christmas tag triptych using many Tim Holtz techniques.  I went through his blog and looked at the past 12 Tags of Christmas for inspiration.  Drawing from his work and techniques, I designed my tags using his new Christmas set Mini Holidays 3 and an older set Mini Holidays.  I also used lots of his products including distress inks and the On the Edge Snow Flurries and Tag and Bookplates dies. Even though I drew inspiration from Tim, I feel that the work is entirely my own - it has a very Funkie Junkie spin to it.  In fact, I have decided to create my own 12 tags, adding another nine to this piece over the next couple of months.  Sound like fun?  Maybe you'd like to join in with me  - stay tuned for details.

I would appreciate a comment if you would like to leave one  and just a note to my regular readers - I left out all the details of the techniques and materials used here.  I know that blog hoppers really want to grab the essence of the post and move on so I didn't want to hold hoppers up with the myriad of deets.  For inquiring minds that want to know, see my post below dated August 31st.

That wraps up my part of the hop.  Thanks for stopping by.  From here you need to go to the amazingly talented Marcea's blog for more inspiration.

131 comments:

Kathy Eddy said...

This is just beautiful and just look at all of those techniques! I so enjoy checking your blog every day. So much inspiration!

Joy said...

Stunning Christmas tags Linda with so many techniques...love it...hugs..

Heather said...

Wow, loving your style :)

Terry said...

Hey there Linda, I just love what you made for the Anything Goes blog hop, my goodness so much detaill and so many wonderfull colors, embellies...I just LOVE IT...hugs terry xxxx

Dan said...

Wonderful tags Linda, and they work so well as a triptych in this way! :)

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous Details! Gorgeous tags! Love the techniques built into these tags!

ursula Uphof said...

So much inspiration, these tags are just too gorgeous. Just love it.

Nancy Wethington said...

WOW Linda, I bow to the master! These are absolutely gorgeous!

Brigitte said...

WOW, your tags are amazing!!!! I love all the details!
Brigitte

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Stunning Linda, I love all the techniques you used and the embellishments are gorgeous. So much work went into this and so worth all the effort. Tracy x

alethea said...

This is just stunning!! So much work!! Fabulous!! hugsxx

Linda Elbourne said...

This is stunning Linda ... really stunning!

Teresa said...

Hi Linda,
Just blog hopping around all your wonderful blogs today, what a gorgeous Tag you’ve made,it’s beautiful. Hugs Teresa xx

Marjie Kemper said...

This is beautiful, Linda! I really love the way you've done the snowflakes on-the-edge. Gorgeous!

Candy C said...

Wow Linda! Your tri-tag piece is just heaven. SO MUCH DETAIL AND SO MUCH TO SEE!! I totally love the colors you chose to use on this rather than the traditional red and green. So striking and elegant! You put alot of work into this piece, my dear. Love all the elements that went into the pieces...love the on the edge die. Going to have to use mine! Your piece this week is brilliant! <3 Candy

Lorraine A said...

Oh my goodness Linda ,, these are absolutley stunning !! WOW !!! I will keep an eye out for the remaining 9 ! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

lolo said...

I love your Christmas tag triptych, gorgeous!

kksb said...

Wow! Your tags are great!

MD said...

superbe réalisation bravo

Rene said...

Soooo pretty!
Rene :D

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Stunning tags and soooooo many techniques.

Darlene G said...

Your tags are beautiful. Lots of time and work and love. Can't wait to see the rest.

Betty Benton said...

Beautiful project! I know you must have had loads of fun creating each piece!

Ann B said...

Absolutely stunning piece of work - love it.

Carol E said...

I just love all the tags, thank you so much for sharing them.

Lena said...

oh my goodness these tags are awesome!

Lisa R. said...

Fabulous artful project! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Laura said...

That's it!!!! I'm def. following your blog...beautiful.
Laura

Marsha said...

These are the most beautiful tags I have ever seen. AWESOME.

peggylee said...

I think now I am in the mood for Christmas your tags are fabulous.

jengd said...

Wow! SO many techniques! All 3 tags are great but they work so well together!

Francy said...

Wow this project is gorgeous, I love all the tag that you created.
Francy

Theresa said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Cj said...

So beautiful.xxx

Suzi said...

Oh Linda!! what can I say that hasn't been said already. You my dear are the Queen of your Artform. I love your work anyway as you know, but once again you've come up trumps. Stunning creation.
Hugs
Suzi x

Heidi Brawley said...

wow this is gorgeous. love your creation!
Hugs, Heidi Brawley

deesdesigns said...

Wow! These are works of art! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with all of us. I off to finish the hop...

SusanK said...

You're making me want to get busy in my stamp room. What a fun piece of art to share with us!

celticmystyc said...

Woozers!! LOVE.

Dana said...

Wow! These are all so amazing!!

Sarah said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. Love the subtle coloring and design. Looking forward to seeing your other 9 tags.

Pam said...

I love, love, love your tags. So many techniques, so much detail, so stunning! I'm following your blog now. Love it!

CreaRenata said...

Wow, what a lovely tags!

DeeDee said...

Could you have been any further along on the hop, woman??? I love these tags for two reasons.. One because they stand so independent and bold on their own.. and two because together they are striking and magnificent! LOVE the glittery pine behind the Merry Christmas ;) But I also really love that snowflake on the edge die! AAAND I think I'll be hopping to the etsy store in the near future and purchasing some Crinoline! I just can't keep looking at it without playing.. haha. ♥

Маги said...

These tags are amazing!
Maggie

Lori said...

Wahooo Linda, hopping along, wow what a brilliant Christmas project, stunning girlfriend!

jintyoo7 said...

Marvelous tags!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Linda, beautiful tags you have made here. Thanks for sharing. Off to look at the other creations on the Blog Hop. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Gingerlee said...

Linda - you outdid yourself on this one. It is amazing. As always I love your work! Looking forward to the blog hop.

sandra said...

This is breathtaking creation!
I looooove every detail on it!
Hugs!
Sandra!

Cheryl said...

I just love this project! All of my favorite things rolled into one!

LaJanette said...

Love LOVE LOVE it all! So beautiful, it is just so pleasing to look at:0)

Hugs;
Janette

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Phenomenal tags, Linda! I love the coloring and the embellishments are perfect!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Mary Lou said...

Gorgeous and stunning!!!!! Love the elegance these beauties exhibit :) Going ot check out the deets!!!
Hugz of thanks

Wendy - AKA Mrs. B said...

WOW - AMAZING!

Anita said...

Stunning tags!

jude said...

Absolutely love your vintage tags.Stunning vintage distress and many techniques used.Your big inspiration.must hop along!
hugs judex

Hlora said...

Love this Tag. It is amazing!

Meme said...

Beautiful tags! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Karla said...

What a cool artful project!!!

Dragonlady said...

Hi Linda

Stunning creation, love the gold and all the techniques you have used.

Hugs Ali x

Joey said...

Beautiful beautiful creation Linda, absolutely love this. Joey x

hellerlittle said...

can´t believe it, I´m speechless !!!
How great are these Works ?? TaB for showing us these wonderfull great artwork
CU hellerlittle

gila said...

wow, wie wunderschön geworden
lg gila

Laura said...

Scrummy, scrummy tags. Every bit as good!

joy said...

These tags are simply awesome, Linda! Love all the details!

mtscrapgal said...

First, Linda, your blog background is gorgeous. I love the tags--they are so rich and wonderful. Thanks

Marianne said...

Super tags!! What a creativity and all three very beautiful!! xxx Marianne MW

Larisa said...

Stunning Christmas tags Linda!! Love all techniques you used here!

Pocono Pam said...

Awesome work!

Daisychain said...

Great work of art. Hugs Christine x

downrightcrafty said...

stunning creations, so much detail, just fabulous
Hugs Kate xx
Thanks for the hop :)

cristina said...

Beatiful card,,, I love this style

Glennis said...

Loving your tags - are you sure your name is not Tim?

Randi WS said...

Wow, your Xmas tags are just fantastic! I looooove them!!!

Lots of love,
Randi WS

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Wow, these are amazing, absolutely stunning. I love all the different techniques you have used and look forward to seeing more.

Hugs,

Jo x

pcm said...

BEAUTIFUL!

SuzanneK said...

Wow, absolutely amazing Chrissy tags, I just love them. TFS Suzanne

Louise said...

Fabulous tags with wonderful techniques
Louise

Tracy said...

Amazing display of all those awesome techniques Linda! TFS!

JLJ Designs said...

Wow! This is beautiful.

Jen

Lynda Nielsen said...

WOWZA... This is absolutely STUNNING. You've done such a beautiful job. So creative!
tfs.
Hugs,
Lynda

Nona said...

Amazing set of tags, Linda! TFS! :)

Sharon Peele said...

Wow these are awesome!! love the tags, gets you in the mood for Christmas!!

Ardilla said...

WOW, lovely triptych!! Super cute project...

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

A real stunner! Love all the details!

Deanne :)

Karen said...

Just love it! Thanks for the inspiration and creativity!

ribenaruby said...

Hi Linda, what a lot of work on your 3 tags...lovely project! Ruby x

sasa said...

What a fantabulous Festive offering Linda. These are wonderful vintage tones.... dimension and detail fro every angle... there's so much loveliness to look at.

scraphappy4067 said...

Love it!!....thanks for sharing!!

Caro said...

What a wonderful vintage Christmas Tag. I just love it!

Chrissie said...

Such stunning work!
lol Chrissie xx

Karen McAlpine said...

A truly Stellar trio of tags. Love all three.

Erin said...

really a beauty - you can tell you took your time and paid attention to details. Wonderful!

NGCARDS said...

A great creation hun! xxx

Lorraine said...

This is really amazing xx

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi wow I am in crafty heaven These are just so stunning each one. Wow you are so talented ! Amazing inspiration ! Thanks Kitty ;0)

Mary said...

This is gorgeous!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are stunning... they are like a gift in themselves! i don't think I could give them away! Thanks!
Lisa

Jennifer Scull said...

just had to leave a quickie post to let you know that I am yet another tag triptych groupie! gorgeous!

sparklingblackrose said...

Ooh these are gorgeous! Your blog is stunning :-) Elaine-xxx-

Helen said...

Wow - these are fabulous! Love all the texture!
Helen x

EmbossingQueen said...

Gorgeous Christmas tag triptych. I can see a lot of research and work has gone into this project. There is so much detail here. I love it.

Joanne Leddy said...

Gorgeous! You must use this for Holiday decor ... amazing!

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

Wow I love your vintage Christmas tag it is stunning. Hugs Sarahxx

Shazza said...

loving your tags x

Tracy said...

What a great hop and fabulous creations from all the DT members
Happy crafting
Tracy x

CCC said...

I love the texture and muted colors. You could feel the Christmas feel on these.

Perfect Crafts said...

Your tags are gorgeous.
Hugs,
Justyna x

Karen said...

I'm hopping on through, but just wnated to say this is STUNNING!!!! I really love it and could really see the "12 Tags" feel, but with your own twist on it. Beautiful.

Sue D said...

Awesome tag triptych!

Tere said...

This is stunning, than you so much for sharing this total amazing creation!

Cor* said...

Oh Linda this is a feast for the eyes! Wow so much detail and vintagy sweetness! love what you have created. Simply Magical!

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

I just love your tags!!!!

E. Marie said...

This is amazing. Love the three tags and can't wait to see more.

CTgirl said...

What lovely tags you made!! Wonderful colours, thanks for the inspiration!!

Mervi said...

just stunning creation;-))m

Brenda Brown said...

Amazing work Linda.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Tini A. said...

wonderful ... beautiful... nice ...!!!! Love your tags!

Heidi said...

Amazing Tag Triptych, love all the embossing and inks, hugs heidi x

kimosabescraps said...

wow, these tags are just stunnning... makes me want to get into the studio!!!

Isha said...

Love your Tag. Really like the technique. TFS

mgoll88 said...

A very great work..they are all fantastic but the last one i like most!

LG
Michaela

Pauline C said...

What a stunning creation Linda - it is totally glamorous and so full of interest. And what a brilliant blog hop! Thanks so much to Simon Says Stamp & SSS & Show for such brilliant challenges and prizes every week - they reallya re the best!
I have entered my card for the challenge which is on my blog here - and am just off for a marathon hippety-hop!
Hugs
pauline x

Lisa Fowler Windsor, CO said...

I love your tags. It turned into a stunning project!

Violets Corner said...

This is fantastic Linda, love it!

Hugs
Maarit

THERESA said...

This is stunning and would make such a lovely addition to a Xmas gift or just be the gift itself, treasure on it's own.........:))
TFS and lotsa luv

Kathleen said...

wow! what an amazing project. love it.
kathleen mc x

tanja said...

great card this is hugs tanja

osirisandloki said...

i love the tags, it reminds me that i need to get started ready for xmas!

Cre8tively Yours in My Comfort Zone said...

Beautiful work. I love the soft and muted tones of it all!

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