Wednesday, September 8

Simon Says ~ Hopping Holiday FUN!!!

This happens to be my second post today, so please scroll down for my Quixotic paperie challenge, thanks :)

I'm so pleased you stopped by as today...
Simon Says Stamp and Show & The Simon Says Stamp Challenge bring you a SUPER hop to celebrate the approaching fall and winter holidays and the crafting fun you can have throughout!

You should have arrived here from the wonderful Katie's Blog but if you've popped along here first then you will want to head to Simon Says Stamp and Show Blog to start and also find out how YOU can win a $100 Simon Says Stamp voucher! WOO HOO!!!

So at each Design Team member’s blog you will find a clue, you need to collect all the clues to form a code. The complete code will be your password to enter the Grand Prize draw. At each blog you will need to leave a comment and on the last blog you must leave a direct link to the project you have made for this challenge. You will have until September 15th to complete the blog hop challenge!!!
  
 
I think that one of the flowers in the Tim Holtz tattered florals die lends very well to the poinsettia and decided to flock the petals to give a velvet finish! I have covered some chipboard with sticky back canvas and created a little christmassy note wish list book using my Cinch to bind it! The cover has been stamped using silver paint dabber and inking with distress inks. I tried to heat emboss the fabulous tall trees image but the canvas takes the powder very differently resulting in a bitty finish!

I actually made my tree decoration first, It has so many layers of grunge board and grunge paper, I masked the heart to apply the fun flock and finished the scroll heart with paint dabber! The crown has been heat embossed! It's a reversible decoration both sides the same just mirrored! The wings were created from sticky back canvas, so they remain soft!

AND the little ingredient I picked for one of you fabulous hoppers is the yummy, sparkly, sunshiney Hero Arts Pearls & Gems that adorn the centre of my poinsettia!
So if You haven't guessed my letter by now ha ha ha it is... Y and all you need to do now is head on over the Fabulous Linda who's ready with the next letter in line!!!! GOOD LUCK and hope you have hopping fun along the way!!!

Happy HuGs Kim :)

165 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh, Kim! This is wonderful!!!
You have a Cinch? Like it? I'm thinking of getting one ...

LynneForsythe said...

Love that flock!!!! So need to try that and what a WONDERFUL mini!!

nicoleqmullen said...

I love both of these projects! I love the idea of making christmas tree decorations, I will have to try that this year! Off I go to hop some more!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Oh Kim, not only are you a BRILL artist but a BRILL photographer!! I love the zoom of the flower, I almost touched my computer screen!! Gorgeous winged heart too!!

Thanks for joining us in the STAMP-tember fun!!

*mwah*
Steph

Tanya said...

Love this! I think my daughter would like something like this too, thanks for the inspiration.

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous creations Kim ! I love the decorations and the cute book ,,, gorgeous :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Hels Sheridan said...

Fabby book, loving those textures hun x

Deloris said...

Neat book!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Love it !! the flower is gorgeous

Shelley said...

Can't believe all the work that went into this - it is just gorgeous.

Helen said...

I love your decoration it is fabulous.

Rica said...

Hi Kim, I'm having problems commenting so it's taken me from when the post went up till now to get to you, although I did break for food, lol.
A truly fabulous creation, love the colours and all the amazing details - what a fab wish list book, my wish lists are post it notes stuck all over the house, I think I must invest some time in making one of these.
hugs Heather xx

Terri said...

What a fabulous little book! Gorgeous! Thanks for all your inspiration. Off to hop.

Jaggs said...

Cute idea

Jaggs

Craftyanny said...

gorgeous little project, cute as a button
Anne x

Linda Elbourne said...

A wonderful little mini book Kim ... so stylish!

misteejay said...

Love the texture and interest contained in this project - just fab.

Toni :o)

Carol D said...

Love all the embossing this is a wonderful gift.

Carol xxx

Lisa aka Myran said...

Wow, it's awesome! I love the extra bling ;)

Gloria Stengel said...

Stunning project. Lots of cool techniques!

TwoHeartsPath said...

I love your wish list book!! The cover is awesome in the sticky backed canvas you stamped!! I also think the Poinsettia is Beautiful!! It really mimics the actual flower!! Love it!!!
Patti

Lin said...

Wow, the hop has had so many varied projects - and yours is really unqique! Would love to win those HA gems and pearls - thanks!

Jane said...

This is stunning Kim!!! Wow! love the details, your poinsettia is amazing and I love the heart! hugs, jane xxx

Martine said...

this is amazing darlin, WOW, everything is perfect, i especially love the Poinsetta you have made using the Tim holtz die, you are soo clever, you amaze me everytime i stop by your blog hunni :)


xx
Martine

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Well, dang, now I'm going to have to ask for a Cinch or a Bind-it-All for Christmas. I've been resisting, but I think your project just made me cave in. I would love to walk with you through every single step of this work because I LOVE it. Very unique and original. I especially LOVE the red velvet. I knew when I came here I would be blown away!!!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Amazing note book!! Love all the fabulous detail!!

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful book! I love the red and the silver together.

Jennifer

Sandra said...

how fun!
Sandra

Jacilynn said...

very cute. love the details.
x

kelly said...

Fabulous creations Kim. Love the red.
Kelly

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this link, but unfortunately it seems to be down... Does anybody have a mirror or another source? Please reply to my post if you do!

I would appreciate if a staff member here at paperbabe.blogspot.com could post it.

Thanks,
Oliver

Lorraine said...

Neat Christmas notebook - so many details.

Irit Shalom said...

WOW PROJECT- GREAT HOP THANKS

Legojenta said...

Wow - great poinsetta! Thanks for sharing your project =) To see my entry for this challenge, click here:
http://legojenta.blogspot.com/2010/09/halloween-mini-card.html

Daniele said...

wow that is an awesome cover to the book....love the flock effect poinsettas
hugs

kaos said...

A great book - will have to note this idea!

Lori said...

Darn the heart is one of the spellbinders I didn't buy, now you're enabling me to get it. Love your book....

Debs said...

This is gorgeous Kim - I love the poinsettas.
Thanks for a wonderful blog hop.
Take care
Debs xx

Shazza said...

this is fab Kim x

Saskia said...

Wonderful notebook. I love this blog hop, every hop reveals another great cool blog to be discovered.

Larisa said...

Kim, it is so beautiful))) Love all but this red flower is in my heart now)) Great job!!!

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beadz said...

What great projects - and I agree, your photography rocks!

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Terry said...

Hiya Kim wowwwwie sweetie just love it the mini is absolutely georgous and love the glittzzzz....Love it. Thanks for sharing sweetie Hugs Terry xxxx

Trish said...

They are both really lovely! Thanks for the fun blog hop

...just Barbara said...

Hi Kim! Fun project! ;-D Thanks for the chance to win and the fun blog hop!

cgl1539 said...

This is the coolest thing I have seen in awhile, I love it!

Cheri said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS PROJECT!
The colors, the layout, the flocking in my favorite red...just brilliant. Keep up the good work!

http://studioc-creations.blogspot.com/

Jennybean said...

very cute little note book!

Kim said...

I love what you did for the notebook cover!! Your whole project is wonderful!!

Lynn Stevens said...

so creative and Gorgeous! Love it!!!!

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KarenB said...

The tree decorations are devine!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Great flower, love the colors.

Mariyca said...

Fabulous creations Kim!

Sam said...

oh I love this book and the pointsettier is gorgeous, I have the tattered flower die too but never thought it could produce such lovely christmas flowers, def off to get some paper to do the same, lovely x thanks for the tip

gila said...

Boah, wie fantastisch, klasse gemacht
lg gila

Theresa said...

Great projects. Love the tree decoration.Thanks for sharing.

Sarah said...

It's not fair - I've hopped around and now have so much I want to do -you have just added some more things lol - I know I won't have enough time to complete everything - your ornament is ace - love it and your note pad - the perfect size for a shopping list - love the colours you used. Thanks for your inspiration.

deesdesigns said...

Great ideas - can't wait to try them! TFS!

Shu-Wen said...

That would make a really nice gift for someone! Love the set!

agapanthus said...

Your mini book is fab and so neat! Love it! Best wishes Karen x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

What a fabulous mini notebook. I love your ornament, and it's so clever that it's the same on both sides.
Caroline xxx

Margreet said...

this is just fabulous!!!!
xxx Margreet

June said...

Wow this is absolutely stunning !! I adore the beautiful silver crown and the colours make this stand out. fabulous !!
Hugs June xxxx

WheatLDee said...

Your mini book is amazing!! Love the Tim holtz heart. Beautiful blend of color and bling. thanks for a chance to win!

Pastila said...

Gorgeous notebook! Love this flower!

Jac said...

Great projects, lovin' the flock.

Erika M. said...

Wow what a fabulous creation!

Nicki (LittleTed) said...

This is brilliant, love that flower!

Nicki, x

peggylee said...

OMW FABULOUS FLOCKED FLOWER-A MUST TRY!!!!! REALLY COOL

PEGGY LEE

Heidi said...

this wee book is wonderful, love it, my kids would love it too, will pop back tomorrow in the day time and show them, thanks for sharing and the fun hopping.xx

coops said...

wow these are both fab.i love the heart with the wings :)

xx coops xx

Karla Anderson said...

This is great - love the poinsettia like flower - so pretty!

Sandi M said...

Cool mini book - love the Tim items :)

Sandra P said...

This is so great! Love the wings and color combo! Fantastic work :)

Thanks for the hop!

Hugs,
Sandra P

Julye said...

Very clever and love the subtle imagry.

Queen B said...

I love that ornament. I have to remember to mask different parts when I use flocking. Such a great tip!

Really great projects!

Tracy said...

All the techniques you've used on this little book just look great. Love the flocking and all the other textures. Wonderful!

Lori said...

LOVE IT! This is really cool, Kim! Love the heart/wings and the colors! Fantastic project!

TaraG said...

OMGosh, Kim this creation of yours is absolutely to die for, hun! You are soooo super talented...I am just in awe of your creativity...what a fabulous ornament and I love, love, love the Christmas wish List book...you have just ROCKED all the Tim Holtz stamps and dies and products!He should have you on his DT,seriously, he should!!! I love the flocked flowers too...so many details...I could sit here and admire this forever,hun, but I have to clean my house at some point today,ROFL!!!!!
Truly stunning!
Big Hug,t

NGCARDS said...

Fab work hun! xxx

Μυρτώ said...

Really unique project! I love the colors, the use of Tim's stuff everything! Congrats

Myrto

Kaz said...

Loving your flocked flower! What a fab project, looks great!
Kaz xx

Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous notebook and I LOVE your tree decoration! What a great idea!

Kim said...

This book is a great idea! And I love the flocking on the flower. Very nice indeed!

Lori said...

Your cards are all so wonderful!

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Fabulous creation - love all of the dimension.

Mary said...

This is stunning! Love the detail.

Martine said...

love the ornament and the notebook! the flocking looks amazing!! wonderful work!

Cor* said...

Wicked cool set! love it! Very original! You guys are truly knocking my socks off. Thanks for a great hop!

Shirley N said...

Fabulous creation Kim! Love your book and all the details!!!

Victoria said...

Fantastic!

Helene said...

This is totally gorgeous, I love it!
Hugs

Anne said...

What a gorgeous book and so clever to flock the poinsettias, this is amazing

Simone said...

Absolutely stunning! I love your creation!
Simone

beejay said...

Great project, love the colors! www.beejaysstudio.blogspot.com

alicaz said...

so cool! love the hear and the crown you created! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lorraine said...

this is stunning xx

Bunty Wabbit said...

Kim, I LOVE your cards, the 3 dimensions, the colours, the layouts, they are so inspiring!! I love the RED Lily puddle jumper I think she is my favourite!! Naomi x

Carina said...

Lovely!

Linda said...

Great projects! Love the little notebook!

Ashley said...

gorgeous !! thanks for the hopping letter... and to win the goodies

Meera said...

Kim this is just wonderful well done x

Meera said...

Kim this is just wonderful well done x

Christine said...

Stunning creation fab colour combo love it.

smiles Christine xx

lesleyworth said...

funky and fabulous! love it!

studiorose said...

So, so pretty! Love the flocking; it adds just the right touch. Nice work!

studiorose said...

So, so pretty! Love the flocking; it adds just the right touch. Nice work!

studiorose said...

So, so pretty! Love the flocking; it adds just the right touch. Nice work!

Fiona said...

this is beautiful - texturey - love it :)

Christine said...

How clever of you to make a poinsetia out of the grunge flower die. I cut out and only used the other flowers last night and I kinda' had the same idea. I have a whole bowl of these flowers!!!

Love your set!

Nikki said...

Very Pretty little note book that flower looks great :)

Cathy said...

Beautiful book and fab details.
Cathy xx

Paula said...

Super colours & I love that luscious red flower.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/2010/09/sugar-nellie-forum-21-sugar-bowl-43.html

Ulisia said...

It's fantastic!!! Greting from poland

Karen said...

Both lovely! Hadn't thought about that heart die being made in to a tree hanging: Great idea. Love the layers on the book too.

Mrs.B said...

Great project, love the decorations.

Francesca said...

wonderful creation
Hugs
Francesca

Violets Corner said...

Fab project Kim! The flocked flower petals are just gorgeous, the note book and tree decoration would be perfect gifts before Christmas.

Hugs
Maarit

Nicola said...

What a gorgeous little book Kim, your flocking is amazing.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Wilfreda said...

This looks awesome.

Jodie said...

Gorgeous project, great job!

Scrapbook Junkie said...

Fabulous notebook - someone will be very lucky this Christmas. TFS

Beautiful Greetings said...

Gorgeous notebook! Your flocking looks flawless...just beautiful.

Toni said...

Love your project! Such a great idea!

Julie Forest said...

Hi, Kim! LOVE your super grungy Christmas wish list notebook! Sooo cooool!! :)

Whisper said...

Simply gorgeous, Luv Sam x

Helen said...

Gorgeous notebook!
Helen x

Pat said...

This is so beautiful!
I just love it!
Hugs xx
Pat

Grenouille Greetings said...

Stunning Wish List Note
book and Christmas decoration! Lovely colour work and pretty flower and your ornament is such fun! here’s my entry and I will post it at the challenge site at the end of my hop. Warmest wishes, Lesley

julie m said...

oh wow! this is so cool. and i have the dies and most of the supplies to make my own version. definitely have to make some similar ornaments. bet they will look great in gold too.

Kim x said...

a fantastic book! love all of the details, stunning.
kim x

agypsyangel said...

Love those....great work,
Hopping away, be back soon

Carissa said...

That flower is fantastic. Thanks for giing me another use for this die.

linda said...

I love chip board books for the holidays, you inspire me.

hellerlittle said...

Dear Kim
thank you for beeing part @ the Hop...it´s funny to see all the wunderful works of the DT´s --- it´s inspiring me a lot of times.
Great work you´ve done *love all – the colors, the Image -
CU hellerlittle

SemSee said...

Kim, this is AMAZINGLY STUNNING!!! So many gorgeous details to study! WOW! Hugs, Sem x

nichtniedlich said...

very nice project! I love the color-combination red-silver-black, wonderful mood!
hugs serafeena

Franca said...

This is great, so many details to find.
Wonderfull thank you

Franca

Franca said...

This is great, so many details to find.
Wonderfull thank you

Franca

Katarina said...

This is amazing. I love your colouring by the way. Here's my Christmas card:

http://kamadesign.blogspot.com/2010/09/merry-christmas-deer-friend.html

butlersabroad said...

Great project, love the bright red felt flowers!

Hugs
Brenda

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Wow. WOW! This little project is so full of scrummy techniques and textures. Awesome!

Cheers,
Susan

ribenaruby said...

Hi there Kim, what a stunning project and all the work gone into it, just fab!

bosenberries said...

Love all of you work and this is a perfect example of all your fab detail you put into all of your work! Robin

Dawn Edwards said...

Wow fabulous project!

KAT said...

"Y" got it! Love your believe book!

Sandie said...

Kim, that is absolutely wonderful!!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

I love this book, the flower is out of this world.

A.xx

Diamond Doll said...

Fabulous creations Kim
(hugs)
Trish (-:

Jen said...

Fabulous book!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Zoe said...

This is soooo funky I just love it! I really love how you altered the book cover itself with the stamped trees and background then the embelishments are the perfect finish. Hugs xxoo

Jessica L said...

Wow! I am so loving this! That poinsettia looks amazing! Love the flocking detail! Wonderful job!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Beautiful!!! I agree, that one flower does resemble a pointsettia!

Michelle

Linda said...

WOW what a beautiful project you have made.....so much detail work....just fabulous!!

roro said...

Y for Yahoo can you color girl, you are so talented on coloring I now will follow you, thank you

charlene said...

awesome creations !

Randi WS said...

Hi Kim! Your notebook is fantastic, so many details - I love it!!
Hugs, Randi WS ;)

Katie said...

Hi there,

I love the little notebook you made and the christmas tree ornament, what a great idea! The canvas on your notebook looks beautiful, and I love the idea that you are going to put christmas wishes in there! Very cool! Thank you for sharing! I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!

Thanks, Katie (I should be No. 256)
imkt (at) excite.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/53388866@N02/4991744663/in/photostream/

Esme said...

Wow that is absolutely beautiful! The flock looks wonderful, and I really love the Christmas scene!

Esme x

Esme said...

Wow that is absolutely beautiful! The flock looks wonderful, and I really love the Christmas scene!

Esme x

Dwita said...

Lovely mini book. I love that poinsettia flower... Very pretty..

Scrappinbutterfly said...

this is so cool. thanks for sharing

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