Simon Says. photo inspiration


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Photo Inspiration


The lovely Jenn Shurkus made this lovely mood board for us to follow, you can use the colors, pictures, whatever you like to create your project. If it’s not obvious please let us know what element you used in your write up.

We are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp Products this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used

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


Isn’t that collage just so inspiring?!  I can totally see why Jenn picked these photos – just so dreamy!  For me the thing that jumped out most was the driftwood images.  I pulled out my MFT Wood Plank background stamp and stamped it in Surf Blue (how appropriate) and then over the top with with Memento Desert Sand.  I love the aged effect you get with this double stamping technique.  I used the same two colours to stipple the “sunshine” die cut before inlaying back into the frame die cut.  Ahh, summer – how I long for you to come (yes, I know it’s July but in England that means nothing, lol!!)

Photo inspiration SSS

So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too.
You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in


  1. Gorgeous, Caryn … those lovely pastels create the impression of a fabulous sun bleached retreat … what a delicious scene! Anita 🙂

  2. Kathy Mc says:

    Anything with wood planks is a winner to me. Your woodgrain looks so realistic. Love the addition of the little blue sailboat to your focal image, Caryn!

  3. Stephanie says:

    Beautiful pastel design, Caryn!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  4. Greta H says:

    LOVE how you added the sailboat to the frame! This is one incredible card!

  5. Dawn E says:

    Great inspiration photos!

  6. Kitty Smith says:

    Beautiful card! I love how you inked the the “sunshine” die, and inlaid it on the card.

  7. Virginia L. says:

    Utterly gorgeous! Love how you framed the images! Happy summer, Caryn!

  8. Lorraine A says:

    Gorgeous card Caryn, I love the sun bleached beach look of this, absolutely fabulous! 🙂

    Lols x x x

  9. Lin Brandyberry says:

    Love your card for this challenge, Caryn – yes, the woodgrain background spoke to me, too!

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