Guitars Really Are Beautiful!

I just want to take a moment to thank all those who have voted in Round 4 of Paper Crafts Gallery Idol and encourage you to head on over and vote now if you haven't already! Today is the last FULL day to vote! EVERY SINGLE VOTE counts!!! Thank you SO MUCH for your support!

Well, you may have noticed a fun new blinkie in my sidebar! I'm excited to be joining the Simon Says Challenge Blog Design Team! Today we have a BRAND NEW challenge for you and it's a fun one! We want you to create ANYTHING BUT A CARD! It's easy! Simply make something...ANYTHING...just not a card, of course, and link it up over on the challenge blog! You could win an AWESOME prize just for giving it a shot!!!

Here is what I have created for this challenge!

Guitar Wall Hanging

This is actually what I gave to my Daddy for Father's Day! He loves guitars...he plays, he's in a band, and he simply appreciates the beauty of the instrument. I created this for him to hang in his office at his school!

Guitar Wall Hanging (detail)

A closer look shows you some of the goodies I used to create this fun frame! I began with a fabulous stamp from Stampendous! I used the Stampendous! Cling Music Score stamp for the background. I love this stamp! I layered papers from the Echo Park This & That Collection, and accented with burlap string and woven burlap from May Arts. A couple of fabulous trinket pins from Maya Road finished it off wonderfully! You can also see a bit of woodgrain washi tape tucked in with the papers that I inked with tea dye and frayed burlap distress inks! Love distress inks!

Guitar Wall Hanging (detail 2)

By participating in this challenge you have the chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to Simon Says Stamp!  YUP!  Pretty fabulous!!!!

AND...that's not ALL that Simon Says Stamp has to offer right now! There is a FABULOUS blog hop for you to check out, too!

A FABULOUS Blog Hop to celebrate the launch on the new Simon Says Stamp Exclusives Dies starts today!  You will need to hop over to the Simon Says Stamp Blogto join in the FUN !! LOTS of fabulous prizes on offer !


  1. wow this is STUNNING...love everything about it...

  2. congrats!! Love the guitar page~my dad plays too!!

  3. What a lovely gift for your dad! :)

  4. Absolutely stunning Jennifer! I don't even play the guitar and I want one!! Amazing piece of art! You could sell these!!


  5. Gorgeous work of art Jennifer !! I am sure your Dad LOVES this !! I am with Melissa , you could definitely sell these !! :-)

    Welcome to the team !! I am thrilled to have you join us !! :-)

    Lols x x x

  6. What a super cool gift this is! I bet your Dad loves it!!

  7. what a cool gift! I bet he loved it!

  8. This is amazing! My dad plays too so I appreciate the meaning behind the gift as well. So stunning, hun!

  9. Congratulations again to you on the new dt, and you know I'm voting for you!!

    Guitars really ARE beautiful--my son plays in a group, repairs/buys/sells, so we always have lots of them around.

    I just asked him how many were in here, and he said, "Not that many."
    Then he listed them off--there's 10 right now, but
    "That's actually less than there usually is."


  10. This is just stunning, Jennifer! WOW... so many little details to look at... I'm sure your dad will TREASURE this! :)

  11. This is a gorgeous decor piece, Jennifer! I'll bet your father loved it. :)

  12. This is stunning Jennifer, a wonderful design and colours - your image is awesome, a truly present for your Father.
    Thrilled to have yous with us!!!
    hugs Heather xx

  13. this is GREAT--CONGRATS on the new DT gig!

  14. I love this. What a perfect masculine and meaningful gift. I'm sure your dad treasures this. Where did you get the guitar? Did you make it?

  15. Absolutely awesome! I love the peek of guitar (slice? Nah, doesn't sound right), the musical score background, the woodgrain, the rich colours - too fun, and fab for your dad :)

  16. Absolutely beautiful! A real work of art!

  17. Wow this is truly gorgeous and inspiring! Great job!

  18. That is SUPER cool! I love that woven burlap you used. Looks great!

  19. Amazing art and framing, Jennifer!! May I also offer you a great big welcome!! We're so happy to have you!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  20. Great project. Thank you so much for sharing. Good luck in the contest.

  21. Wow Jen, I bet your dad is just so, so proud! what a lovely, thoughtful gift!

  22. What a great card, I love that guitar ! Fantastic layout !

    So pleased to have you on our team !


    Jo x

  23. Love your first DT over SSS!! The framed guitar is lovely in this! Good luck on tomorrow's GI voting!

  24. What a special gift for your Dad - and he can brag about you whenever someone asks about it! Great inaugural project for the DT!

  25. Wow! I love your artsy guitar piece. Blessings!


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