Simon.Says.Stamp 4:26pm, 15 September 2017
Happy Friday!

Are you ready for a new challenge? We've got a good one for you but before that, we want to once again thank you all for playing in our, Just Stamp It challenge! We announced the winners yesterday here:

We have two very talented guest designers today, sharing their fantastic cards to help inspire your creativity! More on these special ladies below.

The new challenge is, "Emboss Like a Boss!" Please use any type of embossing on your projects. Dry embossing, wet embossing, or impression plates will all work for this challenge.

Our first guest designer is Maryam! She plays in a ton of our challenges here in our Flickr group and we love her beautiful style! She's treated us with three awesome cards! You can click each one to get a larger view.

We love her gorgeous background on this first card! And don't you love how she combined our, Seeing Stars stamp set with the, Circular sentiments!? So pretty!
Guest Designer Maryam Flickr Challenge by Simon.Says.Stamp

This next card is beautifully colored with soft watercolors on white embossed flowers! Love those pretty, pink Ranunculus and the beautiful way she tucked the Thanks die into her design!
Guest Designer Maryam Flickr Challenge by Simon.Says.Stamp

For Maryam's last card, she Combined our Birch Tree Window die and our Forget Me Not Flower dies to create this amazing card! She added clear embossing to the flowers and leaves - a different and very clever way to add embossing. It adds such a beautiful shine!
Guest Designer Maryam Flickr Challenge by Simon.Says.Stamp

You can find more of Maryam's work here:

Thank you so much, Maryam, for guest designing for us! Such beautiful cards!

Next up is Tracie! She is an avid card maker and is so very talented!

Tracie's first card is so beautiful with the kraft and aqua colors, isn't it?!
Guest Designer Tracie Flickr Challenge by Simon.Says.Stamp

She used the new, Kaleidoscope Leaves Background stamp and our, You Matter stamp and die set. What a lovely combination!

Tracie's second and third cards are so fresh and beautiful! We love all the white space and pops of fabulous colors! The subtle embossed background was done with our Stained Glass stencil. Yes! You can emboss with a stencil!
Guest Designer Tracie Flickr Challenge by Simon.Says.Stamp

And how pretty is that rainbow sentiment?! It's from our Together stamp and die set.

You can find more of Tracie's work here:

Thank you so much Tracie! We're so happy you agreed to guest design for us!

Okay stampers, it's your turn to Emboss Like a Boss! Have fun with the challenge and please don't forget to leave some love for these awesome designers in a comment below!

Here's a reminder of the rules:

--- Each card or project created for the challenge must use at least one Simon Says Stamp exclusive brand image, such as their stamps, stencils or dies. This is an important rule. Simon sponsors this group and these challenges, so it's only fair that players use Simon's very own products.

--- Please upload cards to your Flickr photostream and tag them with the appropriate tag name. For this week's challenge it will be SSSflickrchallenge#80 all one word with no spaces. Tagging photos is easy - just find the "add tag" area, below and to the right, when looking at any photo in your photostream, click it, add the tag, then press enter.

--- Please mention in your photo-description, underneath your photo, that your card or project is for the challenge. Also, please let us know which SSS exclusive products you used.

--- Don't forget to add your photo to the SSS Flickr group.

--- Projects for the challenges must be newly created.

--- Submit as many projects as you like for each challenge.

--- You can add your card or project to no more than three other challenges.

--- If you share projects made for our challenges on your blogs too, please share the inspiration graphic in your post (if there is one) and also please add a link back to this discussion thread.

--- We'd love it if you could take a small amount of time, after uploading your card or project to the group, to comment on a few other group members' photos. We all love to receive encouragement for our creations!

You have until Thursday, 9:00am EDT, September 28, 2017 to upload your cards/projects to the SSS Flickr group. The random winners will be announced shortly thereafter, on the same day, in a new discussion thread.

There will be TWO winners, randomly selected from all the entries. Each winner will receive a $25.00 gift card to the Simon Says Stamp online store!

We're on Instagram!
New Instagram Logo by bdengler4 (Barb Summers Engler)

Do you use Instagram? If so, please add the tag, #sssflickrchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them there too! (When using this tag for Instagram, remember it is WITHOUT the challenge #)

Happy embossing!
The Simon team
tracieponddesigns 1 year ago
Filled with gratitude to be guest designing for Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge. Big congrats to Maryam too! Don't you love her soft watercolored card?! Embossing is magical and I can't wait to see everyones magic. Happy Embossing! (((Crafty Hugs)))
Ashwini Rao U 1 year ago
Absolutly gorgeous cards!! Thank you so much for the fantastic inspirations, ladies!! And thanks for the cool challenge, SSS!!
tracieponddesigns 1 year ago
Ashwini Rao U:

Kind thanks, Ashwini. Looking forward to your embossing creation =)
Marge.cfrafts 1 year ago
Wow, such fun theme again !
I'm so glad to see your names as guest designers, Maryam and Tracie !
Maryam, I love your elegant styles, and these two are no exception. They are just beautiful.
Tracie, you really rocked the STAMPtember release ! I love how you colored in the first card, and I really love the clean and simple pretty styles in your second photos. Maybe I should CASE them too ! :)
Congratulations on your guest design spot, my talented, sweet friends !
Kartenwind 1 year ago
great theme <3 and gorgeous inspiration, ladies :)
Susie Lessard 1 year ago
So nice to see both Tracie and Maryam as our designers for this challenge. Love your designs!
Vandana Rastogi 1 year ago
Wow! Such gorgeous and inspiring cards β™₯️
Can't wait to play πŸ‘
M. crafter 1 year ago
A little late to comment.. I am speechless, I was almost tearing while reading all these nice comment (it's a lot of support and encouragement) .. so blessed to be part of sss Flickr challenges that I love and showing some of the sss treasures.. it is an honor to be with a creative talented lady like you Tracie😍😍😍. Love this aqua card so elegent and the rainbow is so cheerful and perfect.. I learned a new thing while making these cards.. I agree with Tracie that it's a magical and can't wait to see your treasure..
M. crafter 1 year ago

Thanks Tracie it's so kind of you.. love your elegent cards.. they are gems.
sally_sherfield 1 year ago
Gorgeous inspiration ladies, I cant wait to take part!!
Joy's Studio 1 year ago

Tracie, I just love your inspiring cards - they're all gorgeous! So happy that you are guest designing for the challenge!
Joy's Studio 1 year ago
M. crafter:

Absolutely loved your cards, Maryam! Unique & beautiful designs - very inspiring!
barbghig 1 year ago
Beautiful inspiration...Thanks, ladies!
I love the magic of heat embossing, and I can't wait to get started on my card ~ Thanks, SSS!
ilovestamping 1 year ago
Absolutely gorgeous cards, ladies!!!
Beautiful work by both designers! Embossing is a favorite technique of mine--wet & dry--so perfect theme for me!
Maria Helena Lama 1 year ago
I love embossing, either dry or heat! Beautiful cards Tracie and Maryam, each one in their own particular styles. It always amazes me how everyone can portray the same topic or idea in such different ways!! Blessings to all!
krolski (Kathy) 1 year ago
Beautiful cards Maryam and Tracie! Congrats on being guest designers!
clmlcc (Cindy C.) 1 year ago
Gorgeous inspiration photos!! Congrats Maryam and Tracie!!
tracieponddesigns 1 year ago
Huge thanks, Marge. I'd be tickled if you CASEd them. =)
tracieponddesigns 1 year ago

Many thanks =)
tracieponddesigns 1 year ago
Susie Lessard:

It was so nice to connect with you Susie. Happy you enjoyed the inspiration. =)
tracieponddesigns 1 year ago
Vandana Rastogi:

Kind thanks, Vandana =)
tracieponddesigns 1 year ago
M. crafter:

Bundles of thanks. Glad we connected via the guest design. =)
tracieponddesigns 1 year ago

Thank you so much, Sally!
tracieponddesigns 1 year ago
Joy's Studio:

Joy you are such a sweetheart. I appreciated all of your support. =)
tracieponddesigns 1 year ago

Thank you so much, Barb. I appreciate all of the support you always provide to so many. It does not go unnoticed =)
tracieponddesigns 1 year ago

Many thanks, Rosali =)
tracieponddesigns 1 year ago
gg nurse (Greta)

Thank you, Greta. I too love all embossing. So fun!
tracieponddesigns 1 year ago
Maria Helena Lama:

Kind thanks, Maria. I agree. So much fun seeing how everyone shines with their unique spin. =)
tracieponddesigns 1 year ago
krolski (Kathy):

Many thanks, Kathy! =)
tracieponddesigns 1 year ago
clmlcc (Cindy C.):

Kind thanks, Cindy =)
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