Hello and happy Monday! First, I want to start with a HUGE thank you to everyone that hopped on by last week during our STAMPtember blog hop. The amount of comments received were wonderfully overwhelming and I so appreciated each and every one of them!
Now, if I could give you all the $25 gift card, I would. But, alas there can only be one winner and that random winner is:
Chris, Simon Says Stamp will be in touch soon to get you your gift voucher. Hooray!
Thank you all again for such a wonderful hop. Ok, let's move along and see what Simon has in store for us this week, shall we?
Simon wants to know all about your heroes. A friend? An old teacher? A famous historical figure? Perhaps a Hero Arts Stamp? Hey, there is even a $50 gift card up for grabs from simonsaysstamp.com! How cool is that? Winners are randomly chosen each week. Just head on over to the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge blog for all the details.
Alrighty - let's see what I came up with for this week. Just look at that fabulous stack of well-loved heroes:
Armed with my favorite Hero Arts stamps and a picture of my most fabulous husband, I headed to my stash for some Basic Grey and Crate Paper loveliness. Oh yeah - there is a Heidi Swapp Memory File in there too. We'll talk more about that in a moment.
My Hero Arts stamps have been put to good use and I now have some gorgeous patterned papers all stamped up! Some with white acrylic paint, others with Archival Black.
I think they will add to the gorgeous sun ray on this Basic Gray paper, don't you? All cut into strips:
And stitched on...Oh, that is fun! Now, before you get too impressed, I must tell you that I simply eyeballed these and cut them out with scissors. And look, that worked pretty well! Easy peasy :)
Remember that Memory File? I have spritzed and inked it in various shades of gray with hints of blue. And, then I cut it down to fit just perfectly on my page. Why, you ask? Well, that's a perfect place for all of my journaling, that's why! And because any reason to use one of those on a layout is a good reason in my book.
The cover of my little journaling folder gets the photo and title along with a pop of red from some Basic Grey border sticker action:
And for some Crate paper stickers:
A bit of pen work:
Ah yes, that little journaling folder will work out perfectly!
And after the usual finishing touches...Ta Da! There he is...
And here is the story:
All the many ways my hubbs is my hero, all tucked away in this fun folder:
So, who will you think of when you are creating this week? Simon and I want to see! Be sure to link up with us for a chance to win. And, if you would like to make a page of your own just like the one above, a detailed supply list is below: (affiliate links used)