Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Simon Says Stamp Valentine's Day Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Hi everyone!

Love is in the air! Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Valentine's Day Blog Hop! This is the time of year when our focus turns to making special cards and projects for those who are nearest and dearest to our hearts. Simon Says Stamp has released some fabulous 2013 Valentine's Day stamps and dies to help create these projects.

If you are just joining us please start the hop at the Simon Says Stamp Blog. If you've been following along you should have arrived from the amazingly talented Nichol Magouirk's blog.

For today's blog hop I've created 2 cards. (For a bonus project check out my Simon Says Stamp Challenge post for today which is found just below this one).

I've really been wanting to try the chalkboard technique that seems to be all the rage these days and thought a number of the new Simon Says Stamp Valentine's Day stamps would work perfectly for this. I followed Betsy Veldman's tutorial found HERE.


Click on any of the product pictures to see the item in the Simon Says Stamp store:


For my second card I focused one using the new Lots of Hearts stamp set with the coordinating Large Hearts dies to create a fun clean and simple window card.





And now to the giveaway part! Just leave a comment on this blog post and one lucky winner will receive a Simon Goodie Bag (if you know Heidi, it will be a good one!). We will draw the winner on Thursday morning 1/31/13 at 9:00 AM EST. so be sure to leave your comment by then. 

Thanks for visiting! The next stop in the Simon Says Stamp Valentine’s Day Blog Hop is the amazing Debby Hughes. If while hopping, you encounter a broken link, you can go back to the beginning for links to everyone who is participating in the hop.

Thanks so much for stopping by
Sarah

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Annette said...

I am so loving these fun hearts... such cute cards...thanks for sharing..

RaeChel said...

Super cute and simple cards - they look great!

Margie said...

Great cards, love the color choices!

luluvision said...

Great cards! Really enjoy them! Thanks for sharing!

sanoor said...

love the blue combination with black .... great work !!!!

Nisha said...

Great cards, love the use of black in the first card :)

crave- said...

love how you made the words 'pop' in the black bg~

Jennifer Scull said...

your cards are just so cute! love the little 'love' banner on the chalkboard card. :)

heidi @ ggip said...

The red and aqua together is really fun!

Kelly Booth said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your Cards Sarah!!! You Simply Rock :)

Aubrey said...

This collection looks awesome!

[.ChÚaÑMíN.] said...

Looking good!

theCook said...

That bow looks fantastic on your first card! Love the heart hole in the second card...

Hilette Wright said...

pick me!

Gitte said...

Beautiful cards, love the white bow

Linda S. said...

Great clean and simple cards!

Beate said...

I love both cards. They are gorgeous!

u dont have to know said...

cute!

Marci C said...

Love both cards. Love the chalk board technique!

Jessica G. said...

These cards are beautiful! Great job!!

Vera Rhuhay said...

Wow...Love your cards,Sarah! the card with chalkboard technique is my favorite one!

Anonymous said...

Those hearts are amazing...fun ideas!

Julie H in MN

SueZee Alg said...

You think you've seen it all when it comes to Valentine's Day cards, but yours are truly unique. Love the black, but also love the hearts in the other cards. Thanks for sharing.

Claudine C. said...

Really love these cards but the first is my favorite! I love that banner, so creative and cool. Thanks for sharing the inspiration with us.

amanda-levy said...

I love the cut-out window on the second card...so pretty!

Andrea Cassola said...

I like how you popped out hearts and used reverse die cutting on the same card. Lovely!

Mateja Povše said...

The window heart is a very nice surprise. Very cute :)

Chitra Nair said...

Both are so beautiful, Love the chalk board card a lot..

Jill B said...

Both cards a wonderful.

aaga said...

I didn't like black cardstock..till now! Now I have to try this technique! TFS!

elli thomas said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us :)

Barb said...

I just love your cards! I like the simplicity of the second card. The first as a great look! Love the colors!!!!

Jolie Samuel said...

Cute cards - I love the clean and simple look. Thanks for the chance to win!

Betty said...

Great cards...I love them both. Thanks for sharing.

Erin- said...

Totally adorable. Love the peek-a-boo window in the second card and the huge bow on the first.

Lang said...

These are great! Love them.

Shannon said...

Love that big pretty bow! thanks for sharing such pretty cards!

Simona Angeloska said...

Love these love cards so much!!!

Jana said...

Wow! These are both so gorgeous. I love the colors of the first one -- something about that blue and red with the chalkboard look. And the cut out on the 2nd one? Adorable

maria valderez said...

This collection looks awesome!

Debra said...

Thanks for the V -day inspiration!

Jeanne said...

Your cards are beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

fourjacksonsmn at hotmaildotcom

Jingle said...

Sarah, these are both seriously fabulous! Perfect designs!!!

StephG. said...

Such fun cards for Valentine's day. Love them both, but especially the chalkboard with crisp white bow...

Jinglesmom said...

Really cute cards!

Melissa Boo said...

Very simple. I like them. Thanks for sharing with us.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Wow!! 2 fabulous cards, Sarah! I love the 'chalkboard' look of the first and the sweet and CAS design of the second!!

-Stephanie
Simon Says Stamp!

Maryann said...

Both cards are sooo great, but to be honest I just LOVE the first one, even I also like the other one, but there´s something about the fitrst one, that really tricks me here.

Hannah Jones said...

Awesome cards, girl!~

Heidi said...

Sarah, These are absolutely lovely! Your peekaboo heart is perfect :) Such great cards. You are a star!

Lizzy C said...

Love the window you created in the second card!

JiAQi said...

The chalkboard effect looks awesome. And I like that it could be a masculine card just by omitting the ribbon. The window card is really cute. Can't wait to try making window cards.

Savi said...

Both those cards are gorgeous in their own way. The first is so striking in it's colours, but still clean, and the 2nd so simple but stunning.

Renuka said...

Love that chalkborad look..but for me the CAS card does the trick.. the patterns on the hearts are so cute. TFS!

Minnesota Nana said...

the simplicity of the last card is beautiful!

Beastybunny said...

Great work! Both cards are fantastic!

Tamika said...

Your cards are fantastic and great use of the chalkboard technique. I love the uniqueness of each card, kudos!

Danee said...

fun playful cards

Rachel said...

great cards! love the chalkboard effect on the first, and the clean lines of the second!

Sue said...

Those heart stamps and dies have been in my cart since before Christmas - I am losing my battle to not hit "check out"

Melitini said...

great cards! tfs!

Bloesemfee said...

Very pretty cards!

Valerie said...

Love the chalkboard card! So clever! :)

shkong said...

Sarah, you gave me new inspiration that black color can also be on a valentine day card. Thanks for sharing :)

Marty said...

Loving that little woodgrain heart!

FroggieStamps said...

So cute, I absolutely love them both! :)
-Kelli

christine said...

Like the shadow effect of the stamps on the black paper. Nice! Thanks for sharing.

Louise said...

Fabulous cards, love the hearts
Louise :)

Linda Anderson said...

Oh, look at all this yumminess!! Love 'em!!!

Linda

Connie said...

The teal and black look awesome together.

{VICKI} said...

LOVe
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the chalkboard!
I've never tried it---thanks for the inspiration!

This is my fave so far!

Tamika said...

I've seen a few chalkboard techniques done and I am very inspired to give it a go. I am also into the die negative use and I think the hearts look fabulous too!

alcaraz valérie said...

Great cards ! Thanks for the inspiration.

Jeanette M. said...

Fabulous cards! I love the colour combination on the first one, and that beautiful bow!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Stunning cards!

Sandi's Added Touch said...

Wow! You rocked your cards!!! I so love all the sentiments and hearts you used!!!!! sigh!

Rita said...

OMG these are so adorable & I love the bow on the first card!

Gerrina said...

The first card reminds me a little bit of a tie on a white skirt, but the second is great with the haert-window!

Katie said...

lovely cards, love the clean look of them, thanks for all the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Love your nice simple cards especially the first chalk card. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

rubbergranny said...

Nice to see both simple and complex designs. Unusual use of the images and text and very creative. Thanks!

Angel Estes said...

Just beautiful. I love the little peek-a-boo cutout for the Love sentiment. <3

jenway9 said...

More great ideas with those stinking cute hearts!!!!

snappy scrappy said...

Love the first one...lovin' the chalkboard look!! Lee-Ann :)
leekubinec@gmail.com

Heather M said...

Gorgeous cards! Especially your little peek-a-boo cutout. Thanks for sharing!!!

Elizabeth Campau said...

I really like the peek aboo card! Great color choices:)

Jacilynn said...

ga ga ga gorgeous cards!!!

Craftymv said...

Wow, I'm really loving these products. Love the hearts, and your projects!

Varshitha said...

both the cards are jus awesome...... no words.... the chalk technique has come out some well.....
jus came hopping and found a wonderful blog..... so now i have a one blog to follow....... :)

Rachel K said...

Beautiful cards! :)

makingcardsisfun said...

Great cards! I love the colors!

Marcella Spano said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Love the cards!

Annette said...

great cards!! thanks for sharing :)

Divinity said...

love the hearts! so cute! :)

Gillian said...

Your cards amazing, I love the chalkboard effect card and the other one is so pretty & delicate

Carol Gibson said...

Lovely cards, thanks for
sharing them.

Lunéa Bidouille said...

I LOVE your work Sarah ^^

Hugs from France
Lunéa♥
http://luneabidouille.canalblog.com/

Lunéa Bidouille said...

I LOVE your work Sarah ^^

Hugs from France
Lunéa♥
http://luneabidouille.canalblog.com/

Laura M. said...

beautiful! love the chalkboard effect & the window :) thanks for sharing!

Sandra said...

great cars - loving that bow!
Sandra ltb

Lin said...

Your cards are wonderful, Sarah! So many great ideas for my V-cards!

blazen said...

love the cut-out heart! TFS!

Maeghan Magante said...

Loving the window in that last card! TFS!

Pat said...

These are awesome! And the chalkboard look is one that I'm dying to try, too!

Jennyroo said...

Looks super cute! Thanks for sharing!

LaVon Hall said...

Both are fab! Love the chalkboard effect and the ink colors on the second are wonderful!

Pam said...

So, so cute! Love the chalkboard look!

RedGem said...

Wow! what beautiful cards. I just love the chalkboard technique and will have to 'attempt' to try it! Tks for the inspiration!

Eleonor Rigby said...

Wow! The chalkboard technique worked perfect on you first card!
xo
Eleonor

Lena L said...

Gotta be in it to win it ;)

Mary said...

I LOVE the simplicity of the second card. Thanks for the chance to play and hopefully win.

Bridget said...

I'm really liking that chalkboard technique! Thanks for sharing your lovely cards :)

Kns said...

Amazing how you make simple look beautiful in the 2nd card, and have to try the chalkboard effect...

Ann K said...

Love the chalkboard look - and the peek-a-boo window on the 2nd card. Thanks for sharing!

Alyssa S said...

Gorgeous chalkboard card! I really need to try my hand at this trend before it's no longer cool!

Diana N. said...

Two very different cards, but each with great visual appeal!

Dana D. said...

Each card so different and each one so fabulous. Love the colors you used.

Teresa W. said...

Beautiful cards!!! Love your chalkboard card. The heart window card is amazing too.

Tania said...

One word: FABULOUS!

ɕαϐʏ cяuz said...

I am so loving these fun hearts... such cute cards...thanks for sharing..

Anonymous said...

Sarah, so much love for your Love window card - simple but lovely. Thanks for sharing your talent and thanks to SSS for a chance to win some goodies.

Maja said...

soo cool!

Elizabeth said...

the the simpleness

Diane Standish said...

Your cards are beautiful! thanks for the wonderful ideas!

elizabeth said...

love the shadow effect

Lydia said...

Beautiful x love how you have used the hearts x

nancy y said...

gorgeous cards, the black, aqua and red really caught my eye!

NanW said...

Love the heart stamps and die cuts.

Marcie Lovett said...

Love the combo - never would have thought to use turquoise!

Anne said...

I love the hearts. These are very sweet cards.

Di said...

One bold card...one delicate card. Great job in showing the choices one can make with these new "toys" from SSS.

FamOrnelas said...

Loved your cards and link to create blackboard type cards!

kerook.eu said...

Beautiful cards!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

SmokieBlueRose said...

Very cute cards. Your bow is just perfect.

stamplover2011 said...

Cute window card! And love the black, white and a pop of color!

Kate said...

Very cute cards! I really am liking these new releases!

joy said...

Your cards are so nicely done - I love the second one!

Mildred Mildew said...

I really like your CAS style on your window card. Wow!

Abbie Jo said...

Great card! Very inspired to go try the chalkboard technique myself! TFS

Donna Rinckel said...

Gorgeous cards! Love that blackboard effect! Thanks for the inspiration.

Judy Tuck said...

Fun hearts! Love the gigantic bow on the first one.

Barb Ghig said...

I just LOVE your cute and clever cards...so fun!
Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us, and for a chance to win!

Jocelyn said...

Adorable cards! The second one is so cute and the chalkboard is amazing ^_^

pippirose said...

Your cards are very cute. Thanks for the chance to enter the giveaway!
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Marianne said...

I just love how you've combined the chalkboard look with the aqua and red.

Trish Klemann said...

Your cards are beautiful! Love the new products!

Eva said...

Love the simplicity of the cards! The colours are quite unique for Valentine's but they really work.

Dixie Cochran said...

Your color combinations are striking! Beautiful cards!

Jo Murray said...

You have a wonderful sense of design. This blog hop is awesome.

gRiSeL™ said...

You always blow me away with your designs. I don't think I've ever seen a card from you that doesn't impress. GORGEOUS card that first one with that elegant, perfectly tied bow. And I'm in love with that chalkboard technique! Dying to try it out soon!!! (:

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful designs on both of these cards.

JoAnna Ezuka said...

Love that chalkboard feel on a card! Thanks!

MaryBeth said...

Love the hearts, esp the red and aqua!! Clean & simple.

beaverphyllis said...

Love your cards, especially the "chalkboard" one! Red and turquoise work so well together! Great cards!

Saila said...

Beautiful cards

Unknown said...

Love your cards. Cute and fun. Thanks for sharing!

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE both of your cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Evelin said...

this is gorgeous! :)

Carolina Lam said...

love the cards! the slight color in the first makes everything pop! Love the simplicity of the second one!

Mary-Anne V said...

Really nice how you made the first one with the splash of blue and the heart window on the second is perfect.

Miriam Prantner said...

These are wonderful! I love the chalkboard one, and the perfect placement of dies/stamps on the second!

Shar22 said...

So loving the chalkboard card and the color combinations!

Anita Braddock said...

Super Sweet Cards love the layering and i love heart. Love the Details great job. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Kristen said...

Great cards!

Barbara F said...

LOVE the cards! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the inspiration!!

Sandi said...

I love everything about your card!

Morag said...

I really like your first card... that little splash of colour with the polka dots is so well done!!

Roberta said...

Love how you did both of your cards & thank you for the tutorial link!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

eeekkkk! These are both so cute! I love the big white bow on your first card and the window is too cute on the second! Thanks!

Laura Jane said...

Perfect chalkboard card!
Great heart cutout on the second.
Two FAB cards in one post:)

pdags said...

The first card is great and will make the receiver happy!

cebelica said...

Both of your cards are wonderful. Hugs! xx

Betty Sue said...

ADORABLE card!!

Ria Montefalcon said...

Love, love both cards Sarah. The chalkboard is so adorable

Chark said...

your colors and designs are fab!

Marsha L. said...

Very nice, enjoyed these cards

Mary Dimercurio Prasad said...

Love the cards - very creative! Thanks for sharing!

Susan Block said...

Adorable Card! Love the 'window.'

Yaneri said...

Adorably cute!! Love all your HEART cards!! I'm digging the 1st one with the black background....but then I like the 2nd.....LOL!!! Your creations and style!!!
Thanks for the chance to enter!!

Yaneri

Monica said...

Love the cards!!!

Michelle Axelson said...

Great cards! I really like the shadow technique you created in the first card, and the window in the second card. Both lovely!

Mary J said...

Just so pretty, love your style!

Candyj said...

I am totally in love with that black card, and white has always been my favorite. Fabulous!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Beautiful cards =) TFS!

Jan said...

A good idea to die cut one heart. Love this idea.

Kris P. said...

I really like the clean and simple look to your cards. Very pretty.

iruha said...

very, very nice!

Jayell said...

Love that these cards are so different from one another!

Unknown said...

the peek-trhrough windows are so cute!
thanks
Holly

Susan B said...

I love how you use the teal in the cards. both are terrific!

Nance said...

Sooo cute! I love the simplicity and colors that you used for the hearts.

Scrapbookdoll said...

just love these cards.
Marie-Anne

natashakara said...

Gorgeous cards Sarah. Both of them. I love your version of Betsy's tutorial. :)

Nancy L. said...

Both are super cute!

m.tabori said...

Chalkboard effect is cool, thanks for sharing.

Cheryl Lynn 2011 said...

more great ideas for Valentine cards!

butterfly said...

I simply love the chalkboard look of your first card! Two really great makes...
Alison x

ayelet said...

Great cards!!!

Larissa Heskett said...

WoW WoW WoW!! Loving your AMAZING CARDS!! THANKS so much for sharing and for the chane to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Anonymous said...

I love the chalkboard look, and combining different stamps is such a great look. Thanks for sharing.

Pat Kinkaid

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