Thursday, December 31, 2015

Simon Says Stamp You Have My Heart Blog Hop (with PRIZES)!

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp You Have My Heart Blog Hop! You should be arriving from sweet, talented Heather Ruwe's blog. If not you can start the hop HERE at the Simon Says Stamp Blog.


The Simon Says Stamp You Have My Heart Release is filled with happy, loving, positive messages and images that are perfect for both Valentine's Day and encouraging cards all year long.

Here are a couple of cards I made to share today using some of my favourite products from this release:


For this first card I stamped the Simon Says Stamp Stepping Stones Stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink using Ranger's Medium Brayer to get a crisp image. I then used Copic Markers to colour the circles in a rainbow of colours. I die cut the panel using the rectangle from Simon's Bundle of Stitches Dies and adhered it to a notecard made from Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock. I white heat embossed the "I've Got Your Back" sentiment from Simon's Stacking Animals Stamp Set onto some of Simon's Black Cardstock before die cutting it with the smallest rectangle from Simon's Stitched Rectangles Dies. I then matted it onto some Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock die cut with the next size up stitched rectangle die. I used 3M Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape to adhere the matted sentiment to my card front and finished things off with a few Enamel Dots.


For this second card, I used Simon's Stepping Stones Stamp once again to create my background piece. I white heat embossed the image and inked it up with Simon's Blue Jay and Wisteria die inks.
I die cut the panel with the largest of Simon's Stitched Rectangles Dies and adhered it to a notecard made from Neenah 110 LB Smooth Solar White Cardstock. I then used some more of the Neenah Cardstock to die cut a smaller stitched rectangle on which to adhere my die cut Love You sentiment, Mini Heart, and paper pieced birds from Simon's Stacking Animals Stamps Set. I slightly altered the birds eyes so that they would be looking at each other and covered them with Glossy Accents. Their beaks were coloured with a Copic Marker and the birds with popped up on the sentiment with Foam Tape.

Supplies:



Be sure to comment at each and every stop along the way as Simon Says Stamp will be choosing a winner from each blog on the hop for prize packs valued at about $50! Winners will be chosen this coming Monday January 4th and will be contacted by Simon Says Stamp.

Your next stop is the fabulous Lisa Addesa.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year!
Sarah

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QuilterLaura said...

Love your cards, that same pebble stamp gives 2 very different looks. thanks for sharing.

Gail said...

Hi Sarah both of your cards are amazing! I like the background very much on I got Your back! TFS - thanks for the HOP! Have a blessed day!

Christy Q said...

Super cool cards, Sarah! Love both of theses and the glossy accents on the eyes on the second card really takes the card to the next level!

Marlou McAlees said...

two gorgeous cards, love them!! have a very blessed 2016 ♥

Sherisse Ang said...

I really love your rainbow card. How fun!:) I'm loving the products in this new release. SSS has really blown it out of the park with this one!:) Happy New Year to you and your family, Sarah!

Melissa Smith said...

I really love the vivid color!! Makes me want to own them all! Thanks for the giveaway chance. I love Simons Says!

TenSGal said...

Wow! Love these bright and happy colors! Very nice!!! Happy New Year!

Susan

melissa said...

Love the cards! Soooo colorful!!!

deesdesigns said...

Fun cards! When I saw the Stepping Stones stamp I wondered how one would use it. I so appreciate you sharing your ideas - I just may need to add this to my ever growing SSS stamp collection! Thanks for sharing your creativity and inspiring to create out of my little box!

jusaweecatnap said...

Those stepping stones make a great background pattern, and a good choice for a guy. And that's who we give Valentine cards to!

Cynthia Daugherty said...

your colorful Stepping Stones stamped card would be perfect to send someone in the cold month of January!

Vicki Finger said...

I just love the Blue Jay with the Wisteria!

Mary Kay Werry said...

Great cards and so colorful!!!

Carolyn Herring said...

You've made me fall in love with the stepping stones stamp.

Nicki Wong said...

I love your cards and the sentiment; I got your back...I must have that!

Maxine M. said...

Ok, I can see that this bubble stamp is going to be a must have! LOVE it.

Rachel Groner said...

I've been loving the soft effects of the stepping stones stamp but I think I love the colorful effect just as much! Great way to get more mileage out of it!

zoeysmomma1 said...

I'm loving this release! Gonna have to get that stepping stone stamp!

Lindsay M. said...

okay now I definitely need the stepping stone stamp!!!! How adorable!!! and those cute birds!!! gasp! so so so cute!!!!! Love them!!!!

Oliev said...

Both cards are amazing, thanks for sharing:-)

Donna said...

Oh, such fun! Love these cards.

Lisa said...

You make me want (need!) that stepping stones stamp!

Cheryl L. said...

Love the bubbles! The blue/purple is amazing!

Kim Heggins said...

Too cute...love your sweet critters.

Rosemary said...

so very cutee!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the vivid colors on the cards.
the little nerd bird is darling.
thanks for sharing some great cards.
Happy New Year

Amber McGary said...

Love these cards! They are so cute! Thank you for the inspiration!

Melanie said...

I love your bright, beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.

Shar22 said...

Great cards! Love how you combined the different products and colors.

Melanie said...

Sarah - ooooh, what a great background stamp! Love the 2 totally different ways you've used it. and those are the perfect enamel dots ... I'm having a love affair with them these days LOL. Hugs, Melanie

Jacquie said...

I love both cards! The stepping stone background is awesome!

Mary Mac said...

Such fun and colorful cards.

stampwithsandy said...

Sarah these cards are awesome! I love your modern style.

mbchoj said...

Great cards. Love the stepping stone stamp and the different ways you used it

Deb Elliott said...

Love the bright and bold backgrounds! Fun ideas!

Aubrey Myers said...

These cards are fantastic!!

Melanie said...

I love your bright, beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.

Carol McGregor said...

Love your cards. I same background used with different techniques. Great idea. Thanks

Laura Riker said...

Omg girl...I gotta get my hands on that background stamp...lol....hugs from KY.....Laura

Elaine said...

Very nice cards.

Linda Hicks said...

Love the pebble stamp background. Cute cards.

Patricia Gentilini said...

Lovely cards!!

Jacqueline Stephens said...

Love your cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

sentsue said...

Loving the Stepping Stones stamp and you rainbow card. Happy new year to you!

Mary K said...

Those cards are so sweet. Can't wait to start creating.

Rachel Jolley said...

Wow, fabulously colourful, real stand out cards!

Dot Freel said...

That Love you card with the cute birds with the big eyes is just too cute. Love it!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Thanks for showing how the same stamp can achieve a different look. Awesome cards.

L Birt said...

Really like the bold colors with the pebble stamp. Pretty cards !

An Onymous said...

Love how you did the colors. So bold and beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year to all

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

love the background stamp and how you used it two different ways - love the birds sitting on your sentiment, thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

jan metcalf said...

Nice to see the background used in completely different techniques! The first matches you blog header, love this one!

Carol B said...

Very cute cards. Thank you for showing different techniques with the stepping stones background stamp. It's amazing to see how versatile and different the looks are!

Andrea Heininge said...

Love the variety you shared with one stamp.

Deana P said...

Very cute ideas! Love the bird card!

ThePurplePlace said...

Gorgeous. Love the vibrant colors

Noreen said...

Your bird card is so fun! I love the way they look at each other.

Nanna said...

Great cards. thank you for sharing!

BunnyD said...

Love your cards. I'm really getting to see how multipurpose the Stepping Stones stamp is. Really interesting effects you achieved with it.

cissi said...

Love how you used that background stamp. Love your cards!

Sandy Robin said...

Very inspiring. Of course you know this means I want everything in the release now!

Scrapthat said...

Very cute! TFS

terrie said...

Two great looking cards and using the same item and making two different card...fantastic
Thanks for sharing your technique on both cards..well done
Happy New Year

Martha Harris said...

I love both your uses of the background stamp. Those critters are just too cute!

Angel Estes said...

I am loving this stamp and your ideas for it!

Thanks!

Diane Jaquay said...

Love both of your cards, so fun and colorful!!

Donna said...

love the cards!

Dee dee said...

Cute cards!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love these two cards. They are so different in nature but so vibrant and fun. Great inspiration:)

Texas JennyWren said...

Sarah, I LOVE your card with the black outlined stones. So crisp and so very colorful. Beautiful. This stamp is definitely on my MUST HAVE list.

Rhandi DeMars said...

Love your card. The birds are just so cute. Can't wait to get somej of these things from the new release.

Kimber E said...

Both cards a adorable!!! Love the birds with their big eyes looking at each other on the second card!!

Stephanie Savidge said...

Your card is so cute! I love those birds.

Jeanne Jordan said...

Cute card. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Nathalie Paquette said...

Ypu made 2 very nice cards with these simple circles :-)

wendy said...

I am loving that stepping stones stamp more and more as I travel this hop! Super cute cards!

loceanjo said...

THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING THESE CARDS!

Linda M said...

Beautiful cards. They're so colorful and fun!

Anonymous said...

Great use of the rainbow colours on the first card - love it
Kathryn D

Hattie Hatcheck said...

I can see that the stepping stone stamp can be very versatile. I love what you've done with these cards.

Maureen Reiss said...

These are Adorable!!

Natasha said...

Love the two vastly different ways you used the background image! Great cards!

Jenny Colacicco said...

That first card is so bright and pretty yet simple. That background stamp is so versatile!!!

*Vicki* said...

Really love the colorful design of both of your backgrounds here!! Such stunning results! :)

Jill said...

Such cute cards...love the one with the birds gazing at each other with love ! I also liked your background techniques and the colors you chose.

Cindy H. said...

Great cards! Love the two different versions you got with the background stamp and those birds - fabulous!

BeverlyBL said...

Both cards are so cute. I love the stepping stone die. Thanks,

K Honeycutt said...

I'm loving that Stepping Stones stamp set, and have already added it to my wish list. Thank you for the fabulous inspiration!

Terri Burson said...

I'm such a sucker for kraft! Both of these are fabulous. Lovely job on the coloring!

Jackie Parkins said...

Love these! The rainbow of colors on the first one is so fun, and those adorable little birds on the second one are the cutest thing ever.

Jacqueline Knapp said...

Loving the colors on the second card.

Foodista88 said...

I'm loving the Stepping Stones stamp! Very versatile!

Diane Bruce said...

That circle stamp is a fun one, isn't it?! Thanks for sharing your ideas on putting it into card designs.

Tina H said...

Both cards art terrific! I love the one with the birds! Happy New Year to you!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the circle background for a wonderful artsy look. Happy New Year!
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Marcia said...

Fun cards! Love the colors you used and the little animals.

Mary Kay Ross said...

I love your cards. The pebble stamp is so versatile and you have shown just that. Thanks for sharing and making me think!

cm said...

What else to say except I {heart} your cards, Sarah! The pebbles background is delightfully charming; the birds, wondrously darling! Thank you for the inspiration; my wish list is now a wish novel! Happy New Year!
~carol

Bev's World said...

Cute and creative. Happy New Year!

NWFlamingo said...

These stepping stones look so different in each use, and all are wonderful!

Skrater said...

I love this!

Mcdsfarm said...

Very cute. Loving the new background stamp!

LauraJane:) said...

LOVE those birds! Have a Blessed New Year!

Sabrina said...

Great and very cute cards!!! I am loving the Stepping Stones Stamp!!

Carol Didier said...

Such great cards! I am really in love with the little bird from Stacking Animals.

Kim Sample said...

Love the unique way the background is different in each card. Very cute cards. Thanks for sharing.

Marcie Lovett said...

Sweet cards, Sarah!

Tracey T said...

The background stamp looks lovely. Wishing you a very Happy New Year.

mtscrapgal said...

I love both ways you used the Stony Pebbles stamp. It's very versatile. Terrific coloring. Thanks

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous cards! I love the background stamp you used and your color combos! Also, those birds are adorable!

Paula Bynum said...

LOVE YOUR CARDS! CAN NOT BELIEVE WE ARE MAKING VALENTINE CARDS ALREADY!

Michelle Tidwell said...

Love the colors you chose for your great cards!

Jill Ferguson said...

Love your cards! That background stamp is filled with possibilities. I am going to have to go back and get it! Thank you for sharing. Happy new year to you and your family.

Ruth said...

What a versatile background stamp.

Cindy said...

Love the bright colors and background you created. The birds are adorable!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Love both of these cards! Great colors! Thanks for sharing!

Marsha said...

What great cards made with that background stamp.

ART JUNKIE said...

love the circle card. shannon shannonpratt66@gmail.com

Shella Travarca said...

So not surprised you went with the polka dots! :) Love those birds too!

Marie said...

Thanks for showing the versatility of that background stamp. Love both cards.

Katie Kinde said...

Lovely!

Linda T said...

Just love your cards. Love the background stamp and how you used it differently. I so adore those sweet birds. A must have for sure. Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

Rita said...

OMGosh! Those birds are so cute!
Have a happy new year. :)

Ann V said...

Wonderful cards.

conil said...

This stepping stone stamp is fast becoming indespensible to me. Love everything you've done with it. That's why I gotta have it.

Linda said...

Great cards and thanks for sharing. Happy New Year.

Linda D.

Deborah Jennings said...

Such beautiful colours and such a useful stamp. That Stepping Stones looks totally different in the second card... Love it. ( but now I am going to ave to get that stamp. And right after Christmas ! Sigh...) Thanks for sharing.

Edwige Viel said...

I love how you use the stepping stone stamp ans those adorables birds! Thanks for sharing!

Rufred said...

Love those bird stamps...too fun!

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful cards! I love your color combos.

Nancy Fletcher said...

Great cards!

Alyce said...

Love examples on how to use stamps in different ways. Great cards

Heather M said...

Love both of your cards! The backgrounds are fabulous! Love the bright colors of the first and muted tones of the second.

Katy said...

What fun cards! Happy New Year and stay blessed!

Inks4fun said...

Fun cards, I just love that background and can't wait until I get my order to play with it.

Scrapperdipper said...

Your cards are adorable. That pebble background stamp is more versatile than I would have thought.

Teresa W. said...

Awesome cards! Both backgrounds are so different but fabulous. Love them.

Nox said...

I love how colourful and bold the background is for the first card, but it looks fantastic with the white embossing and blue ink in the second, and the birds are so cute!

Rubina Pantoja said...

Love the colors!

Sandra Bradley-Zapata said...

Such cute cards!!!

Karen said...

My word, those birds are precious.

Jane Z said...

Love the background on your cards, Sarah! Stunning to say the least! I really want to try a card like this now. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing! Cheers and Happy New Year!!! :)

Kathy M said...

Love the circles waiting to see a card made with them.

Janet D. said...

Love the background! Great cards!

Shirley said...

Neat cards. I really like the designs you created with the Stones background stamp.

bzyPTmom said...

cute and pretty cards--thanks for sharing! Love this new release!

Kelly Szafron said...

Both cards are awesome!

Diana Johnson said...

Love the cards, thanks for sharing!

Jimin Karz said...

Super cute cards!!! Love them both!!! Brilliant use of color too!

Jill said...

Love, love the purple and blue background

ScrapaDiddle said...

Love both of your cards and the colors you used!

Angie Billerbeck said...

Love the vibrant colors you used.

ScrapaDiddle said...

Very cute cards! So colorful!

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

Love this!!!! thanks for sharing you creativity with all of us... I always enjoy seeing the new things everyone creates!

Brenda in IN said...

Love those birds! Such cute cards.

Pam H said...

I love these cards. You are fantastic.

scraprn62 said...

Very nice creations.

Mary W said...

The more I see these birds, the more I want to use them. Love those big eyes!

RoStamps4Fun said...

Such a cute card...love that little bird.....great job!!! Happy New Year !!!!!! hugs

Cheryl H said...

Love the different ways you used the background stamp... amazing :D

Cecilia said...

Thank you for sharing how you used this versatile background stamp to make 2 such unique looking cards

Sandy S. said...

I love that Stepping Stones stamp! Both cards are really fun.

Debbie Strotz said...

Loving all this new stuff!!!!

Diane said...

Your cards are gorgeous. Love how the same background stamp created such two different effects. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year.

Debbie Vasel said...

OK, now I gotta have the Stepping Stone stamp.
Isn't this card the awesomest thing ever?

Shauna said...

Such fun cards--thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas!!

SueB said...

I believe I MUST get out some bird stamps and get moving; thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

Injela Jamshaid said...

Such bold and beautiful colors! I am loving these!

April Rogers said...

Ooo Love love love your cards!
Thank you for joining in the blog hop too.
I'm finding all kinds of new crafty people to follow and learn from.
XO Nana

Jackie Aune said...

Both of your cards are so amazing. Thank you for sharing.

M R Leech said...

That Stepping Stone background is clearly very versatile!!! Love the cards!!!

kartelene said...

wonderful and so cute love your work thank you for sharing

funkycrafter said...

who knew circles could be so cute.

June Ramsamy said...

WOW Sarah, love both of your cards especially the circle background. Thank you so much for sharing and isn't this blog hop just amazing. Happy New YEAR x

Stampnms said...

Changing the birds eyes made them look so adorable.

Patty Beers said...

I love those birds. What a nice card using them.

Cyndi Morris said...

Love these cards - I love circles and those brightly colored ones are terrific.

Joanne said...

Lovely cards, Happy New Year :)

Buttarcrafts said...

Thanks for sharing these techniques. Happy New Year!

Nancy Dempsey said...

Two very different cards using the same background stamp! Love it!

Donna Northcott said...

Love your cards thanks a bunch

Swimmom said...

Fun cards!

Holly Saveur said...

great cards!

hollywallerinspirations said...

Fun card!

noodles said...

Cute background! I love the rainbow of colors!

SusieQ said...

Love. Love. Love.

lookingoutthewindow said...

this stamp is looking better and better.

Sandy R. said...

Cute cards. Thanks for sharing!

Gail A said...

Love your cards and how you used the Stepping Stones stamp!

JanetB said...

Perfect way to show the Stepping Stone background stamp, great cards!

J said...

Thanks for showing the versatility of the background stamp!

Lisa K said...

Birds and circles. Both are wonderful cards!

Michelle said...

Great card!

Hope said...

The Stepping Stone stamp and birds are going to have to be on my list. Beautiful.

sandie said...

really līking that stepping stone stamp

Houseful10 said...

So cute!

Mercy Windrose said...

I love your colors! Thank you for sharing your work. Happy New Year! :)

patti said...

Love your cards

Sandy Griffin said...

Love the different versions.

Irene Grau said...

Great cards. I'm looking at the background stamp with whole new eyes.

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