Friday, April 22, 2016

Simon Says Stamp "My Favorite" Blog Hop with GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone!

Today I'm honoured to be participating in the Simon Says Stamp My Favorite Release Blog Hop! The fun starts at the Simon Says Stamp blog. If you've been hopping along you should be arriving from the talented Anna-Karin Evaldsson's blog.







Lots of cute and fun in this release sprinkled with a little sass. :)

I'm sharing two cards today. Here's the first one:


For this first card I used Simon's Retro Thanks Stamps and Dies, using a couple of the dies to create a rainbow background. I then used the matching stamps for my sentiment and to add a few 'embellishments'.

Supplies:




Here's my second card:


I used Simon's fun new Birthday Wishes Frame Die to create a colourful birthday shaker card. The great thing about the sentiment is that it goes across the entire frame so you have multiple pockets for sequins and/or beads. 

What's a blog hop without PRIZES?!?! Simon will be giving away a Simon Goody bag on every stop of the hop! All you have to do is leave comments along the way! Simon will randomly draw the winners and contact them via email. Winner will be chosen Monday, April 26th.

Thanks so much for stopping by! The next stop on the hop is the fabulous Amy Rysavy!

Sarah

Supplies:


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Barbara M. said...

Can't wait to get my hands on the Happy Birthday Polaroid die. Love all the great ideas.

simo said...

The shaker card is absolutely fantastic!!!

MaryV said...

Love that idea for the background of the first card! So awesome! And the other card is equaly beautiful,especially because of the paper you've chosen. I love that paper!
Hugs

Daylene said...

Beautiful cards! Love the shaker card. It's really nice that there is a die to help make the shaker card! Thanks for sharing!

Betsy K said...

Love the Birthday Wishes die!

Sam Olden said...

Such a creative background with the retro set!

Gerrina said...

Great colourcombo's on both cards! Love the way you made your own patern on the first! Have a coolourfull weekend!

Wahnita Hammond said...

Awesome designs!!! This release is super amazing! I'm off to work, but will sneak in the rest of the hop throughout the day ;)

Stir Your Creativity said...

Colorful cards and they look absolutely gorgeous

Marcie Sharp said...

You always blow me away with your fun, geometric style. LOVE!

Carol Mc said...


Love the boomerangs!!

Jerrie said...

Who would of thought to use the boomarang for a background stamp! Clever

SueB said...

such great bold cards and I'm lovin' the repeated use to create a background; thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

Terraza Malva said...

Fun and colorful cards!! Thanks for share!!

Ivy Marino said...

Love both cards

Christine Nixon said...

Love that bright and cheerful birthday frame card. Anyone would be happy to get that beauty!

Susi K. said...

What a fabulous way to use Retro Thanks! Both of these cards are amazing!

Natalie Godfrey said...

You did an awesome job on both your cards. Love the rainbow colors.
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Barb said...

Eyecatching cards, Sarah! Love your style with the new release!

La profe said...

I love the use of the colours un both cards. Great inspiración.

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Sarah, such great cards! Both are fantastic but I love that second one!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Really liked the second card!!

Jean Chaney said...

Love the interesting pattern on the first and I always love a great shaker card!

Audrey Shaw said...

I love the second card with the tartan paper the best, that's because I am Scottish. TFS :o)

deb said...

Thanks for sharing.

Tracey McMullen said...

Love the shaker card. I love the different colors behind the "birthday wishes"

terrie said...

Both card turned out really nice and I can see you put a lot of time and effort in making them...well done

Jan Hatt said...

Love the second card particularly. Lovely colours.

Andrea1702 said...

Fun and creative cards! The shaker is my fave!

Mary Mac said...

Love this card. Bright and colorful

Tanja Ongena said...

Love the shaker card. Really fun colours.

wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are both really pretty. I love the shaker with the beautiful colors.

Betty Keefe said...

love your birthday wishes card - that is such a great die - think i really need it!!

/77!cH3//3 said...

Such fun coloured cards !

Jackie Parkins said...

I love these cards. Those boomerangs are beautiful and I love the shaker card. The different colors behind the sentiment is so cool.

cmoch said...

Love your cards. Wonderful ideas.

Lee Newton said...

Your shaker card is so cute.

kim said...

Loved both of your cards. Thanks for sharing your talent with us

Kimberly Colson
k1i2m3@cox.net

Mirella said...

Two beautiful and colourful cards, love the ideas you incorporated into each. I didn't like that set with the boomerangs and shapes but your card made me change my mind - love what you created with it! :-)

Kailash said...

Such bright and cheery cards, love the bold designs!!!

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful background you created, looks like a lot of work, but man, what an outcome! Your Shaker card is super fantastic....loving the plaid background too!

Dacia B said...

I love your cards. I am a sucker for anything rainbow so your first card is a definite WIN. And I love love love the madras pattern paper on your second card; it's such a cheery card. TFS!!

Jamie Zysset said...

such cute cards. TFS

Angie Williams said...

Love both cards and the colors ! Awesome!

Katie Kinde said...

Thanks for the inspiration!

Sharon Wentz said...

Love both cards, but especially the shaker card!

Jannette Davis said...

Love how you used the die as the background. That shaker card is super cute!

Toula Makris said...

How retro can you go. How retro can you go!

Karry Lengenfelder said...

Love your bright and happy cards...so fun!

Tanja Ongena said...

Sarah,

Can you tell me who is the next person on this blog hop? I can't find it in your discription.

Thanks

Tanja

Dena Schaufele said...

fun design

Ruth Duke said...

These are fun designs. Good to know retro is now up to date! Love the shaker colours

Carol S said...

Wonderful cards!

Michelle said...

Crisp, clean and beautiful...... two amazing projects!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Lovely cards and so very different . The use of colorful dies to create the awesome background is so inspiring:)

Debra Rumpza said...

Both of your cards were really cute! I love the bright colors...

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Love these cards! So bright and beautiful.

Maaike Uijthoven said...

great way to use that retro die for the background, don't they just look like boomerangs? which gives me many ideas, just need a kangaroo stamp now lol...great work, thanks for sharing!

AIDE MANCERA said...

Both cards are beautiful!!

Kim Turner said...

Love the shaker card.

Janet D. said...

Love how you created the background from the Retro stamp, and your shaker card is wonderful!

Katy said...

Lovely, colorful cards! Stay blessed!

deviousfate said...

The background on the first card is great! Absolutely love all the colors. Very modern feel to it.

lynn holt said...

Very nice card!

Teri said...

I so like the transition of colours on the first card. Thanks!
...Teri

Cindy C. said...

Both so cool and trendy!!

Murtuza said...

Beautiful cards, love the use of the retro images....

Sue O said...

Both cards are so modern. I have to get my hands on the Birthday Wishes die so many ideas to use it for.

Lydia Ché Lee said...

Amazing job! I especially like the retro thanks card with the repetition and colors. Bravo!

Christine Canfield said...

that retro set is so unique!

Lydia Ché Lee said...

Amazing job! I especially like the retro thanks card with the repetition and colors. Bravo!

Kelly said...

cute…i love how you completely thought outside of the box with the retro thanks set. great cards!

Purple Princess said...

Super fun cards!

Valerie Serfozo said...

I love how colorful your cards are!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Like the background you created.

Marilyn P said...

Both cards are so creative! Love the shaker card!!

Pam McPherson said...

The Happy Birthday Polaroid Die has just jumped to the top of my MUST HAVE LIST. Thank you.

Barbara said...

Both cards are adorable. Love the boomerang retro look and the shaker card is so fun!

Migdalia said...

Such wonderful cards!! Love the pretty shaker card! Awesome job!

Jen B said...

Love the retro card. Such patience with the many many die cuts.

Gretchen Wilson said...

Love both of your cards. The background of the retro card is so cleaver. I love the photo cutout card, must get that die. TFS!

Judy R. said...

Love what you've done. Thanks for sharing.

Chef to be Cleo said...

Wonderful cards!

Debbie said...

I love both of your cards. So different. Thanks for sharing.

Joan said...

Sarah, I love your use of these stamps on your cards. So colorful and cool the way the plaid makes the Polaroid die pop.
Thanks.

Sue D said...

Oh wow... never would have thought of using the boomerangs as you did! SO creative. Love both of your projects. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sheryl Whisenhunt said...

Thank you for the many ideas and beautiful colors.

Cindy said...

Lovely cards Sarah. Thanks!

Barbara said...

I wondered how I would use that boomerang. You nailed it!

Robyn Smith said...

Always love a shaker card! Your ideas are so creative.

the Blackbird said...

Beautiful cards!
Cristina
thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

Deeps said...

Such great looking cards. Love the birthday frame card.

Elayne said...

When I saw the release, my brain wasn't coming up with anything for the retro design. I LOVE what you did with it! That's why these hops are so valuable.

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Your birthday wishes is wonderful. Love the bright color arrangement behind the sentiment shaker.

Nancy Fletcher said...

Great cards! Especially the birthday wishes card!

Greta said...

What fun projects!

Amy Seigler said...

Love both of your cards but the first one just jumps right out at me. I love how you did it!

Suzanne B. Webb said...

Great cards, love the shaker and the background behind the window!

Magan Williams said...

Great cards. They are very beautiful!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love that plaid birthday card. I really NEED that LF paper pad. Lol

Bad Kitty said...

great cards!

Lizzie said...

Nice work! Both cards are great and I like that you used one of the sets not chosen by a lot of people. Very creative . Thanks for sharing with us.

QuilterLaura said...

Your cards are both wonderful, ty!

Scrapthat said...

such fun and colorful cards! TFS

Guldara Kirwan said...

I love both cards, but the first one is my favorite;-) very creative idea to use die cuts as a background. Thank you!

Clarissa Muljono said...

Such fun cards!

abkreger said...

Great cards - love the retro die cuts for a background!

Do KaeM said...

great background, great cards :)

Yeshaswini Prakash said...

Loving the Polaroid stamp..!!! So many ideas... cant wait to try them all out. Really beautifull... :)

Oliev said...

Awesome cards!

Jane Cordell said...

Love you ideas

Miranda's Place said...

How creative use of the retro dies!

Theresa Knopf said...

Love them both!
Thanks for the chance to win.

Ann S. said...

Love the colors in the retro card. So bright!

redheadworking said...

Great! THANKS for the chance to win!
Penny

Keri said...

Love the plaid! :)

Trina P. said...

Love your shaker card. That birthday wishes frame die rocks.

Erica Matthews said...

Thanks for sharing your creativity!!!

Barbra said...

Would have never thought to divide the die the way you did. Wonderful card!

Anonymous said...

JudyB
Liked the use of sequins

joy said...

Love your cards! Such great use of the new stamps/dies.

Ann K said...

Great cards and great use of the new products - it's a happy release. going to make my wish list right away with Mom's Day around the corner. :)

Angel said...

I love the way you separate the three colors in background of shaker card and the perfect match to plaid.

Shelly Rasske said...

Great way to use the retro image for the background and love the colors you choose.

Jayell said...

Love both of these cards, they are both fun

Diane Bolton said...

wow. very creative. looove the shaker card~

Megan Harp said...

Love your designs! How creative!!!

Holley Downs said...

Got to get some SSS release! Your work is awesome! TFS!!

Barbara Green said...

I love shaker cards.

Debra Porter Dickerson said...

I loved your use of colors!

impersenal said...

great cards :) love what you did with that retro one, so cool and the birthday die is one of my favorite items from this release.

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

The celebrate card is outstanding! The colors just laugh out loud.

Debbie Vasel said...

Adore the rainbow of colors and how my eyes move all over this card.
Brilliant!

Jeanette Delaplane said...

I love that Polaroid frame. I'm definitely considering getting that :)

Alexandra said...

Love the rainbow card and the shaker card is just my fav!

Debra said...

Love the boomerangs! Great variety...love your style and colors.

Deb said...

Great use of the retro die!

Izzy Scrap said...

Nice cards ! I like very much the Polaroid frame. Thanks for sharing.

Michele Henderson said...

These are so fun and colorful! Great design!
Take care!
Michele

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the unique style & colors. Have a BEE-utiful day!
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Mary B. said...

Love your use of the Retro stamp!

Linda said...

The background on the first card is unique and eye catching. I love the background paper on the second card and I am loving the birthday die. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Holly Saveur said...

great cards.

Madison Edwards said...

Both cards are so cute! I can't wait to try a shaker card!

Kathy E. said...

Such joyful cards!! I love the colors and the cheerful tone of your cards!
Thank you.

Marcie Lovett said...

Love those boomerangs, Sarah!

Debbie said...

love your use of the retro stamp and die
debpeslinger at g mail dot com

Dawn Young said...

Adorable cards!!

Linsey R said...

Both of these cards are totally fabulous!!! I'm loving that rainbow of boomerangs and your shaker is gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration for this super fun hop today!!! I love it!

Kirsten Brindley said...

What fun cards!

Debbie Selby said...

Love how your cards are so distinctive in spite of using the same products as others along the hop. The colours are amazing and how you used the retro stamp is so clever.

Sharie said...

Love your creations especially your shaker card

Church's Creations said...

Really like the double or triple :-) shaker window - unique twist!

Psychomak said...

This die is a keeper. Thank you for your post

Sue R said...

That retro stamp and die make a cool card.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

great cards - I don't think I would have the patience for the first card though - thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

Satori said...

Love the way you've pulled together the shaker card!

Gail said...

Nice work on both of your creations - loving the shake it up - fab die cut for this TFS

Marcia said...

The boomerang card is so fun and colorful. The shaker card is unique - love the background.

April said...

What bright and fun cards! Love them!

herbiedog1 said...

Love the background on the shaker card.

Michelle said...

Love this new release! Thanks for the inspiration!! :)

kerry myers said...

LOVE your shaker card! Fabulous idea to use the three areas for different sequins!!

Jen W said...

Love it!!

Nandini said...

Love both the cards. The first has such a wonderful retro vibe. Love the plaid background and the mix of colors on the second.

Trisha said...

Beautiful use of colors that just flow!

Diane said...

Love both of your cards. This is such an amazing release. Thanks for sharing.

cm said...

Two wonderful, fun cards! The shaker is marvelous and your rainbow retro, a delight!
~carol

Jennifer Vanderbeek said...

How innovative! Using the boomerangs as a pattern element is inspired, and the color blocking behind the birthday sentiment looks amazing with the patterned base paper.

Rema said...

Awesome cards!!

James Zeleznik said...

Loved both cards-but I really like the shaker card! What a great idea!

Charlene said...

Love that rainbow retro card! The multi colored background behind the "Birthday Wishes" looks great.

Jenny Marie said...

Awesome work! I love the shaker card!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Every time I see that birthday die used I am so thrilled. You really did some beautiful creations too!

drue said...

Love the cards. Love that birthday die!

Pkay said...

Love how you used repetition with the boomerang card!

Susie Sonnier said...

Love the boomerangs!

TLady said...

SUPER JOB SARAH! Your first card is VERY MOD! ;) It makes me think of the Jetson's! LOL SUPER JOB AND your second card is SO COOL the way you've colored it! (I sound like a hippy! LOL But, I'm NOT! Your cards just brought it out! LOL ) ;)

MonicaB said...

Love the retro boomerang card! That would be wonderful for an older man's birthday....which can be so hard to make.

conil said...

What a great way to stretch this die...looks terrific as a background. Then there's the brilliant way you multicolored the polaroid background...amazing.

Melody Wu said...

I love the birthday wishes frame die. The shaker card is so beautiful !

rhoffer said...

I'm really going to have to order that birthday frame die--it's too cute!

Nana Griffin said...

This die is interesting. You did a wonderful job with it.

Shirley N said...

Love what you did with that boomerang die and your colorful shaker card.

Daria Z. said...

That first card is just awesome, Sarah - love what you did with just one little die! Your shaker card is just lots of fun!

Nancy Richards said...

Both cards are amazing! I love you use of color. Thanks for sharing!

Zaira Vo said...

^Muy colorista. Me gusta!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fun card. Love the pattern and colors. TFS

Charlanne Bittinger said...

Thanks for the idea with the sentiment that goes all the way across!

Lori B said...

Great inspiration! Thank you so much for your ideas for using different items in this release!

Sabrina said...

Such great and fabulous cards!!

Marie B. said...

Wow, what you did with the Birthday Wishes Polaroid is so cool! LOVE it! :)

Christine R. said...

These are both such great cards. Such a cool use of dies for the first one and I love the colors layered in the second.

Valgerdur R. said...

Thank you for your fantastic cards! Your use of color knocks my socks off! I can not get enough of the fun way you expressed rainbow bliss!

Donnadoll said...

Wow,Sarah! I was wondering what to do with that retro set, and you've certainly showed me!

Danielle Dietz said...

Love the fabulous use of colors on your cards!

Bohemian Chickster said...

Your first card is very retro and fun! Love the Birthday Wishes die!

Brenda said...

The birthday wishes framed die has so many applications! And neat use of the retro die. Thanks for the chance.

Anne said...

Very creative very creative cards. Love the plaid paper.

Sue Smith said...

Terrific cards. I like the retro die in many colors. The shaker card is clever with the bright background.

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