Friday, May 31, 2013

Simon Says Stamp Summer Release Blog Hop!! ...and a GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone!




Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Summer Release Blog Hop! (You should be arriving from the super sweet Lorraine (Lols) Aquilina's blog). I am so excited to be participating! Simon and his crew of talent have hit it out of the ball park with this release!


Wowzers, right!?!? Lots of new favourites for me and I used just a few of them for today's hop. :)

Let's get started... I LOVE this little skunk and just had to make 'her' all pink and flowery. I thought the Sunshine die behind her (cut out of the note card and backed with patterned paper) helped draw the eye to the sweet little stinker. ;)


Supplies:


For this next card I used the new Simon Says Stamp Flat Bottom Clouds die to cut out a rainbow of colors. I thought they looked like fun funky scallops when placed upside down... and the sentiment is a combination of two from the new Inside and Out Sayings stamp set.


Supplies:


My final card uses possibly my very favourite item from this new release, the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Full Card Hexagons die. A few days before these goodies found their way to my house I came across THIS BLOG POST with these pictures...



...and I was totally inspired to make this:




I used the Two Tier Folded Banner die, but shortened it to make a one tier banner.

Supplies:



We all know a Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop just isn't a blog hop without a giveaway! Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a grab bag filled with stamps, papers, and embellishments to one randomly selected commenter on every blog in the hop! You have until Thursday, June 6th at 9:00 pm to enter. Winners will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp blog Friday, June 7th.

Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop is the talented Jo Nevill's blog. If you come across any broken links along the hop you can find the full list of participants at the Simon Says Stamp blog. Happy hopping!

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Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE all of your cards but the last one if my favorite!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Sarah, you totally rock with all your cards! The skunk card is my favorite! Super cute.

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Sarah, gorgeous cards. I love the last one with the hexagons!

Mary Duffek said...

Seriously how fun and funky!!! LOVE. thank you for the inspiration!

RachelB said...

Great cards!

hyggelig said...

oh wow.. what a hexagon-firework.. what an inspiration! I love it very very much.
stephi

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

What pretty cards!

Carol Doggett said...

All the cards are great but the hexagon one...amazing!

Penni said...

Love your cards.
Hugs
Penni
X

KatCamps said...

Those cards are so stinkin' cute!!! no pun intended :)

Lindsay said...

Wonderful, inspiring cards Sarah! LOVE them all!

Kathleen said...

Love the idea of making the little skink into a pink animal, so cute!

Becky said...

These cards are all amazing! I love how you translated the inspiration to the card in the last one.

grace said...

Great cards! I especially like the third card :)

jin said...

I think the hexagon card is REALLY adorable and very elegant as well.

Gina L said...

All of your cards are gorgeous!!! After I leave this comment, I'm becoming a follower because I love your style. My fave of the three is the skunk card, probably because I call things "stinkin' cute" all of the time and the paper pieced skunk is just that!

Linda said...

Great ideas--really like the third one!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Adorable cards!! Love the paper piecing and the hexagon card is GORGEOUS!!

*mwah*
Stephanie
Simon Says Stamp!

Scrapthat said...

Great cards!! TFS!

Lin said...

Love your idea for using the sunshine die, Sarah! And that hexagon card? Swoon!

Tami B. said...

All 3 are great cards, but what you did with the last one is outstanding.

Kelly Massman said...

i love the way you use color to make a fabulous card or three... (lol) the pink with the skunk is just too cute for words!

Cyn Bell-Moores said...

The background sunshine die is marvelous. I love the way your cards turned out.

Monica said...

I am in love with hexes...loved your card

Joy said...

Your cards are amazing! But I adore your hex card! I love the inspiration but your card looks even better! Now I HAVE to buy that die!

Laura Turcotte said...

WOW---Great cards, especially the hexagon card (my fave of the 3!)

Crafticakes7 said...

You did a awesome job!! I love hexagons!! thanks for sharing

Barb said...

Love your adorable, pink-patterned skunk, Sarah! The way you used the clouds die is so clever and wow - I adore your fabulous hexagon card!

Kelly Lloyd said...

Brilliant cheerful and happy creations
Hugs Kelly

Letty Abad said...

Wow great idea, love the colours

Letty Abad said...

Wow great idea, love the colours

nicoleqmullen said...

The pink skunk is adorable and love the hexagon card, fab inspiration!

Bridget said...

Phenomenal cards! Seriously in awe of your creativity.

sumo said...

The hexagon inspiration is fabulous!

Jennifer McBroom said...

I love the hexagons! I think that is going to be a must have for me!

Kathy H said...

Cute cards! Love all the colors on the clouds and the skunk is adorable!

JPScraps said...

All the cards are fabulous but that last one...WOW!

Jingles Max said...

your cards are FAB

Sirinuch Nichols said...

Love your cards !!! :-)

Patricia Swagler said...

Love your cards. I love how you used the inspiration picture to make your last card. Love the colors and the first card. Would love to win the grab bag.

melissa cooper said...

love this TFS!

Lisa S said...

Love the skunk card- so cute! And that hexagon card is amazing!

Nussy said...

The skunk card is so cute and I love the hexagon card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anita Rex said...

I so enjoyed all your snack comments on Facebook! So nice to see what you were hinting at! Great job Sarah!

Anonymous said...

Great cards--very creative

Dee said...

The hexagon card is my favorite! I love how you found inspiration from that picture.

BeverlyBL said...

All of your cards are just wonderful. I especially like how you did the "sunshine" background for the skunk. So cute.

maria f. said...

So cool that you used Mandy's room redo for inspiration. Love that girl and love your card.

Lomama said...

Turning the cloud dies upside down...genius!

Shelly said...

WOW! What AMAZING cards!! :) Love them all!

marylouh said...

I have a friend who always says my cards are "stinking cute". I have to send this one to her. All of the cards are great. Thanks for sharing.

Wendy Goundrey said...

Your birthday girl card is amazing! I am a sucker for hexagons.

Marianne said...

Hehe, your skunk is looking sooo pretty all dressed up in pink. Makes me wonder what perfume she's wearing LOL. Also LOVE your hexagon card. That die really is pretty amazing, isn't it?

Nad├Ęge said...

I love your cards! They are so adorable

Renee said...

Great cards....LOVE the last one!!!
Hugs, Renee

LSmith said...

Love love love the hexagon card!

Jessica Strider said...

Great cards. Love how you used the cloud dies on the second one.

Norma Haase said...

Great Cards! loved the last card! thanks for sharing your ideas!

C Hauber said...

Love all of your cards, but you've now convinced me I have to get that hexagon die!

Dana D. said...

All three of your cards are adorable. Great colors and details. SSS new stamp sets and dies are amazing. Loved seeing how you used them.

Franziska Langer said...

Love the 3rd card, the hexagons look really great!

Shelly Johnson said...

I love these cards, I am loving the clouds die and the hexagons. So awesome. Thank you for the inspiration.

Chris said...

Hexagons make me so happy!

Crystal said...

I already ordered the "be" and "happy" stamps with dies, can't wait! Thanks for sharing you creativity with us!

Betty said...

3 great cards....I think my fave is the hexagons card. TFS

{VICKI} said...

OMG!
the hexagon one is my fave!

zub momi said...

Your cards are fabulous and truly inspirational :)

Iris said...

Cute cards. Love the little skunk.

Laura Z said...

love that hexagon card to pieces

Trina said...

Love how you used the hexagons.

Colleen said...

I think I am partial to that cute little skunk...but your picture of the bedroom with all those hexagons is pretty amazing and you nailed it with your card!!

Martha Green said...

Oh my gosh - that little skunk is just too stinkin' cute!!

scrapkat said...

love this cute little laidyskunk on yout first card :F

Julia Hernandez said...

I loveee your last card! the colors are amazing! and your squirrel made me laugh :D

Linda Anderson said...

You were one busy stamper! Such fabulous cards you've created too. Love those hexagons.

Linda

Vanessa said...

So beautiful cards :)

jcappetta said...

Love your cards, especially the hexagon background!

Harriet Skelly said...

I love all of your cards and I think my favorite is the stinkin' cute one with the sunshine cut out on the card front!

Dana said...

Awesome cards!! I love the skunk! He is sooo cute!

Erica Altu said...

I am amazed!!! I loved all of your cards!!! The hexagon one is my favorite!!!

shirley-bee said...

Love the pink sunburst, and the rainbow clouds!

KimC said...

Love your cards, so fun. Isn't it amazing what clever girls can do. Really like the skunk's bushy tail and your hexagon inspiration card. Thanks for sharing.

Hedi Salm said...

WOW! I really really like the last one, the hexagon one ! SOOOOO great!

Bre said...

Great use of the hexagon die!

Karen said...

Love these color combos!

Val said...

Love the cards, especially the first one....it says it all!

Tracy said...

Fabulous cards! I love the different colored clouds!

Pamela said...

Love that last card! Those colors are just amazing together!

Mary Mac said...

You used such beautiful colors in all of your cards but that hexagon card is just gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth Smith- just beautiful, I love the skunk so cute.

Jen said...

Oh wow, pretty cards! The cloud one is so lovely and CAS, but the hexagon one is obviously a labor of patience and love. Gorgeous!

Anika's Papercrafting said...

Super cute cards! I love them all. I especially love the honeycomb card. What a fabulous idea.

rommelsmom4 said...

Loved your creations. Especially the flowered skunk and the rainbow clouds.

carolyn4723 said...

Love the hexagons and the sequins are just right for a girly card!

Debbie B. said...

All three cards are really cute. The skunk is my favorite....but, I really like the hexagon card too! Thanks for sharing. P.S. that picture of the hexagons made out of popsicle sticks was a very inspiring idea! Ciao :)

CaliCrafts said...

I love the clouds and honeycomb. Great ideas!

luv2srap said...

I love how you used the negative space on the sun.

Shaughn Woodruff said...

WOW! Absolutely love your bright and cheerful cards! The sunshine die is a MUST HAVE! Love how you paper pierced the skunk! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent...such a great Hop!

Christine Nixon said...

I love every color you have used and they are so great together! Lovely, just lovely. Thank you for sharing.

Andrea Garland said...

Love the stinkin' cute card and how you get inspired ;) for the other card.

Mildred Mildew said...

Sarah, your cards are so colorful and bright...would brighten any recipiant's day!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Sarah :-) all of them are fabulous,, truly 'stinkin' cute :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Angie Linton said...

Beautiful cards - love them all but especially the hexagons. And how cool was the inspiration for it. Wow!

m.tabori said...

Love the alternate use of clouds for a design element. Nicely done! Thanks for sharing.

Carissa said...

Wow! That hexagon card is amazing!

Laura Jane said...

Flower covered skunk...PERFECT!
Hex LOVE in peach!

Disco Queen said...

Love these cards, especially the stinkin' cute one as it made me laugh.

Johanna (JP) said...

WOW!! I totally adore the paper pieced skunk, you just know he is the only skunk out there that stinks real pretty :)... and the hexagon idea was really neat, the the neatness of filling the spaces with the hexagons. Thank you for sharing!

Barb Ghig said...

Such wonderful cards, Sarah! I love your hexagons, how you played with the flat bottomed clouds, and those googly eyes on your skunk is too cute!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Great cards. Wonderful and clever idea's. I love your last card and how you were inspired. You did amazing on it. Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth Campau said...

Love the wonderful color combos!

Rachel W K said...

those hexagons are so fabulous!! you nailed that inspiration photo... gorgeous cards!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

Kristen said...

ooo! you're cards are so wonderful! I'm in love with the hexagon card!!

Pat said...

Oh my! The cards are amazing--but that hexagon one is beyond amazing! Great job!!!

Anonymous said...

Sharon c. I think everyone loves the skunk. great cards

Torrie said...

Your cards are amazing! I love all your little details that make them wonderful.

cissi said...

Love your cards and the hexagons with different colors in them, I am in love!

Kazumi Edwards said...

Love the hexagon card....pretty colors

NanW said...

Thanks for sharing these lovely cards

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Great cards...thanks so much for sharing them with us!!

Tiffany G said...

Wow!!! I love all 3 of your cards!! It's hard to pick a favorite!! I love the sunshine die you did behind the cute little pink and flowery skunk!! That is super cute!! In your 2nd card I love how you used the clouds to make them look like scallops!! Very clever!! And the 3rd card!! All I can say is WOW!! I love this hexagon die!!! You did an amazing job on each card!!

Sandra J. Strickler said...

just adore all of them!

Judy P said...

Great cards, thanks for sharing!

Kailash said...

Love all your card designs but the hexagon die card is genius, so creatively done!!

Aida said...

wow, I always love seeing what you come up with! Super Job! Thanks for sharing and the chance!

Judy R. said...

Really enjoyed your cards today!

karenelr said...

I am freakin' out over your cards! They are out of this world fabulous! Thank you for sharing your artistic talent--LOVE IT!

lou said...

I can't even! These cards are sooooooo beautifully tedious, I LOVE IT! Esp the last card that was an inspiration from a an interior decoration. So inspiring!

Valerie said...

Love the colors on the skunk card!

Sandra J. Strickler said...

You do amazing work!

Cheryl Fricker said...

I think all your cards are pretty awesome, but the last one is my favorite. The beautiful hexagon colors look so slick and smooth, like tile. Thank you SSS for giving us the chance to win!

Weenie Thomas said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous and Gorgeous card!

Karen Schroeder said...

Awesome cards! I love your hexagon card...using the picture and making a card like it, is such a great idea

Anonymous said...

Very inspiring cards! Beautiful all of them!! LOVE that butterfly die cut!
Thank you for the chance to enter this giveaway!!
Lilian B.

Dorothy C. said...

Another great idea for that cloud die. Thanks for sharing.

Judi said...

Love these beautiful creations! Your pink-y, flowery skunk in all her glory made me laugh out loud :) Genius use of the flat bottom clouds too, and your hexie card is so lovely! TFS

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

Wow! What a Great Replica card of that picture. Fabulous Cards!

Made In The Shelter said...

These cards just keep getting better and better...I love this hop! The hexagons are the best. Beautiful!

Cathy Homan said...

Great cards. I love what you did with the hexagons. Thanks for sharing!

Lynn said...

Great cards Sarah ... that little skunk is so cute - love the paper piecing .. love the colour of the scallops card , and the hexagon card is awesome . Thank you for sharing.

diana said...

Wow, great cards! Thanks for the ideas! ;-)

Sue McRae said...

Wow, amazing projects Sarah. Your patterned skunk is too cute and love your take on the inspiration photo.

Pat Scambia said...

GREAT cards!!

BettyB said...

Beautiful hexagon card - so many ways to use this die!

MLiss3 said...

I'm really loving the hexagon borders. Such fun cards!

Jennifer J. said...

That hexie card is cute.

Joy said...

I love the skunk card, it is stinkin cute!

CathyL said...

These cards are all adorable!

SHartl said...

LOL, that little paper pieced skunk is so fun. Love the sun rays and the hexagon backgrounds too...!

Nancy L. said...

wow, these are so stinkin' cute!

Karen said...

Great cards, I am in love with that sunshine die, very cool.

Heather M said...

Fantastic Cards! I love your rainbow clouds!! and the hexagons!! I need to add those dies to my collection. :)

mamacc said...

I love the hexagon idea. It's great to see inspiration comes from everywhere.

Terri said...

Very pretty cards. Love them all.

Unknown said...

a paperpieced skunk- of course!
the scallops make wonderful borders!
thanks
Holly

Zw@@n said...

Wow, great cards, especially the one with the hexagons.

Marisela said...

Those dies are fantastic!!! Beautiful cards. Congratulations.

Michele Clay said...

Oh my! I so have to make your hexagon card!!!! Awesome! Can't wait to place an order at SSS!!

Jen said...

All of your cards are great - the hexagon is so elegant and on-trend - love it!

Janet said...

Awesome cards!!! Lov'in all the new supplies. Wow just love them all!!!~ God bless~

Annie Wills said...

Love all three but you really worked magic with that last one...gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing these!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Awesome cards and beautifully done.

Sabrina said...

Your cards really are beautifully stinkin' cute!!!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Hi Sarah! All 3 of your cards are adorable, but I LOVE the last card!

Beastybunny said...

Great cards! Love the new release from Simon Says and you are putting them to good use. Love little Simon in his boots! Adorable!

Sus said...

Love your cards!!! I especially like how you used bold colors on the cloud and layered them together. And the hexagon card - love it! Added this die to my wish list after seeing your card!!!

Monica said...

Love love loev the last one, great eye for the creative wall inspiration!

Linda said...

You're cards are just beautiful. How I just love all the new Simon dies and stamps. Thank you

Mary J said...

Amazing! I love your cards! Love these newbies!

Jo Murray said...

You have a great sense of design. Love them all.

Beth L. said...

Wow! I love your cards especially the hexagon card.

Lauren said...

Oh my goodness! I just LOVE the hexagon one. They are so trendy right now :)

Kyle4143 said...

The hexagon card is my favorite! Great colors and design! That skunk card is stinkin cute!

Pat Kinkaid said...

Who knew a skunk could be so adorable? You pulled it off!

Kavitha Vadhri said...

beautiful cards with lovely stamps

Karenladd said...

Wow, love the die cut backgrounds, especially the sun rays! Always love your cards and these are adorable.

Cheryl B. said...

I love the sunshine die, the hexagon plate and the flat bottom cloud dies.
I love it all!

Heather Lusk said...

Love how you used the picture as inspiration to make and awesome card!!

jenway9 said...

I love the hexagon card!

Robyn said...

All great cards -- I especially like the hexagon one!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! I am LOVING your FUN Cards!! Such Neat Designs!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Stinkin' cute and stinkin' clever...all of them!

Lori Hefner said...

Stinkin cute!! Love your little skunk:) My favorite is the hexagaon card, oh my goodness, so pretty!! Thank you for sharing:)

Linda said...

Love the colorful clouds! Great idea!

Lena D. said...

I love the clouds and hexagons shapes! Nice ideas! :]

Frk.Brandt said...

I think I'm in love ... in a skunk :D

Leslie Hanna said...

*thud* I can't decide which I like more: the paper-pieces stinker, the flat-bottom clouds used as borders, or the pieced hexagons. Wowzers!

Jamie said...

Very cute:)

Rebeca CH. said...

The hexagon card is just breath taking- so beautiful

judy said...

Lovely cards, especially the cloud and hexagon cards!

janelle said...

Love your skunk with the patterned paper! & the hexagon card is AMAZING!

CandyW said...

Sarah, your cards are just brilliant!!! I knew the little skunk was going to be perfect with flowers and pink!!! And the last one is so striking!!! Love them all!!!

Robin said...

All these cards are stinkin cute!!!

Barbara said...

I love the card with the little patterned skunk and the colors you used and I loved the upside down clouds and the hexagons. Every card is unique and clever and so pretty!

Nithya Sakthirajan said...

kraft and pink.. Such a pretty combinations
The hexagons are so explosive..
Cleverly put together

wroberts2 said...

Great inspiration piece for your hexagon card - and your card turned out beautiful!!

Gilu J said...

great colors...wonderful ideas...cute cards:)

Teresa W. said...

Beautiful cards!!! Love them all. You are so talented and thanks for the inspiration.

Teresa Pham said...

Oh wow, I love your colors! So rainbow-ly and fun! TFS!

Tracy Tanner said...

WOW!!!! Love these cards. They are amazing. The skunk is so cute and the birthday card is adorable. I was trying to decide if I wanted the hexagon die because I wasn't sure how to use it but I have seen so many cute cards especially yours. Thanks for sharing.

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