Monday, June 19

Simon Says: Let's Take Vacation!

Hello Monday, my friends! We have a brand new challenge for you this week at Simon Says Stamp and it's Let's Take Vacation! Fun one for this time of the year, right? I grew up camping with my family, and have gone camping ever since. We've done camping trips and adventures for years with our sons and traveled to some of our favorite destinations - the Southwest, the Rockies, Maine, the eastern provinces of Canada - all in tents! So of course, I thought of a camping theme for this challenge, but went with this cute tiny trailer...maybe someday! 

I repeatedly stamped the trailer design on the Oasis pack from Crate Paper.

Laying things out trying to figure out my piecing.

Ok, I like this!

Working on the tag background, starting with strips of paper I've used for the trailer.

Layering on some paints and adding some stamped designs.

I decided to use both transparent and opaque texture paste on the tag. 

Adding in some lovely worn lipstick Distress Oxide by wiping the ink pad on my craft sheet, spritzing it with water, and laying the tag down repeatedly. 

I added some lovely fibers to the tag and one of Tim Holtz's new Assemblage charms. 

I had fun thinking of words I associate with types of vacations and places to go, and pulling out my Mint typewriter to jot them down. 

I hope you've enjoyed my tag and are inspired to create a project of your very own and join us in our challenge! 

Simon Says Stamp is offering a generous $50 voucher for the challenge!



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Let's head on over to see what the rest of the DT is up to with this challenge - We know it will be amazing!!


  1. Love this tag Maura :-) the colours and whole design of this is gorgeous. I love the little caravan with the flamingos, they really made me smile, this is really a lot of fun! :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. Your work this week touched a special spot for me as I also spent my childhood camping. There were six in the family and we had a tiny trailer just like this one (I love how you decorated it). We spent most of our time outdoors unless it was raining, then we were packed in like sardines! So much fun, so many memories. Thanks for bringing it all back to me this morning.

  3. The little camper is such a delight, you have paper pieced it beautifully and it looks so welcoming! I love the little string of campers at the bottom and the really 'outdoorsy' feel of the background. It reminded me of childhood holidays too. Anne x

  4. I love your tag, Maura! The colors and design are amazing and the camper is adorable! Great use of patterned paper too.

    Cathie ♥

  5. Totally loving your fab tag, Maura! Nothing like glamping with flamingos for summer! :D

    Simon Says Stamp!

  6. This is just too darn all the incredible details.

  7. your love of camping def. shows in this wonderfully layered tag!

  8. I loved to read the whole process that took you from "simple" paper to this masterpiece! I love your tag!!!

  9. This is such a fabulous project! I adore the way you put that trailer together and love the whimsical vibe you gave it. This is such a contrast to my dreary week of rainy camping that it made me want to try again in a cool trailer like yours! And of course, I love your incorporation of those fibers!

  10. This is so fun, Maura! Love the color combo and all the cute stamps and papers. Hugs, Sandra

  11. Love, love, LOVE this project, Maura and that cute camper van is just adorable and works so well against the beautiful, layered background! Hugs <3

  12. That camper is so cute Maura! I love it. Beautiful layers and textures.

  13. wow Maura...your tag is much detail and that trailer is just adorable...hugs kath xxx

  14. Maura, this is such a stunning project! I can't stop looking at all the different elements!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment!

  15. Love love love this... we are definitely a camping fam, and we have a tiny trailer, so this just makes me smile. Your whole process was fun to watch, thanks for sharing.

  16. What a beautiful card! Love all details.

    Thank you for always encouragement for me.


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