Sunday, June 21, 2009

Simon Says Stamp First Birthday Blog Hop :-)

To celebrate the first Birthday of Simon Says Stamp Blog, the Design Team members are participating in a blog hop, to inspire you with so many of the stamps that Simon Says Stamp sells! Some of us will be showcasing the EXCLUSIVE Simon Says Stamp brand of stamps – over 45 FABULOUS sets to choose from!!!

If you didn't start the blog hop at the beginning, then you want to head back to Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog so you do not miss anything. At each blog, there will be a MYSTERY LETTER – collect all of the letters, unscramble them, and post your answer at the end. Be sure to follow the blog hop all the way to the end, for a chance to win. When you get to the Simon Says Challenge Blog, leave a comment that you hopped to all blogs, and the mystery phrase and you will be entered to win some FABBY blog candy! Blog candy is $100 shopping spree at Simon Says Stamp store. You will get 1 entry for the mystery phrase and 1 entry for becoming a follower of both Simon Says Blogs (if you already are a follower, you automatically get an entry).

The hop will officially end at 5am CET Wednesday morning ( 4am GMT 12 MN( Tues) EST)

The MYSTERY Letter for my blog is ________ naaa not telling you yet :-) You have to see what I made first !! :-)

I used this fabulous Simon Says Clear Stamps CAT and DOG ARE BEST OF FRIENDS Exclusive Set



Heidi have very kindly said that I can offer this set as blog candy ( not mine !! a brand new one !! ) :-) AND she will add an extra surprise in the parcel !! How fabby is that !! :-) To win my candy you have to become a follower, if you're not already and leave a comment on this post and on every other blog hop blog !! :-)

I decided to make an exploding box :-) I have never made one before but I found this fabulous template in the May edition of the Craft Stamper Magazine :-)Alix Waterhouse made a fabulous tutorial and it was so easy to follow :-)

The box is pentagon shaped like THE Pentagon !! I thought it was quite fitting with Simon says Stamp being a US based company !! :-) ( corny I know lol ) :-)




















Now the inside :-)









The images were all coloured using copics. I used almost a whole ink pad of antique linen distress ink, loads of brown/green coredinations. The patterned paper is from a Bearly mine CD that is available in Simon Says Stamp store :-) I love using printable papers especially for projects that you need a few sheets of as you never run out !! :-)


OK now down to the nitty gritty The letter you are looking for here is 'R'

Now pop over to RACH'S blog to see the wonderful creation she made :-)


Thanks for taking the time to join in Heidi's Birthday Blog Hop :-)

Good luck with the candy :-)

Lorraine x x

190 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

omg! THIS IS AWESOME!

hugs,

Donalda said...

What a cute box you have made dear and such cute stamps

Francesca said...

OMG that box is wonderful

Im on the hop

Francesca x

IRIT SHALOM said...

WOW- I LOVE YOUR CREATION!! AND THE STAMPS TOO!!

"Tillymint" said...

Wow, your box is gorgeous - Iove it
How about a tutorial??????
Im on the hop bye

Samara said...

One word...

WOW


Seriously amazing work!!!!!

Linsey said...

Simply gorgeous!!

Mummylade said...

supercute set!

tracy said...

Wow what a purrfect project and a barking treat for someone special its such a fab idea and you have decorated it so beautifully
tracy x

Lexi said...

OMG, can I win the box, too? :) It's so beautiful I can't help but drool on it. :)


Hugs,
Lexi

Anne said...

Wow! This is great!! What a wonderful box! ;-)
I'm on the hop...

finnabair said...

very crative - I love it!!!!
hugs to you :*

Gosia said...

Fantastic box, wonderful work.Nice stamps.....

Minni75 said...

That is just amazing, and the inside is just great :))

Minna xxx

Mephisto said...

Wow Lorraine,
stunning Work!
Like your Creation very much!

Hugs
DOmi

Chris (catt871) said...

LOLS, this is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think you have outdone yourself this time girl!!!!!! You should be sooo proud of that box!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!!!

Atyus said...

What a cute work! Cats and dogs are sweet.

Sue - said...

Beautiful box and gorgeous stamps

joey said...

Good Grief hun your talent never fails to amaze me, I adore you box! the detail is awesome, I have never seen a hexagonal one either just brilliant! gorgeous stamps as well.
Joey.xxx

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Stunning box, you've done an amazing job! Hugs, Lainy xxx

Sue said...

Wow, Lorraine, this looks like this project kept you busy for awhile. Very cute, and fun to open. Love it.

truskawka said...

beauty box ! great idea :)

Riet said...

What a beautiful box Lorriane,l love the images.

Hugs Riet.x

Jenny said...

The box is amazing!! Love it!!
Jenny

Pam said...

WOW!!! Awsome box...thanks for sharing.

Moni said...

Waw love the fab box! hugs, moni

Iris said...

I really love these amazing Box, so gorgeous.

Hugs
Iris

ML Design Works said...

Wow wheee! Very cool! Quite a project, and a gift in itself! Thank you for the inspiration! Lisa :-)

scrappypug said...

ok this is the most amazing creation ever and love the stamps!

Suzette said...

This is beautiful, I love the way how you decorate your box.

Bogner's said...

WOW, that is the most amazing box I have seen! You did a fab job. TFS. I am still just in awe!

arctic-furnace said...

Really unusual and imaginative, hopping off

Merika51 said...

Thanks for the chance!

Sheena said...

Wow! gorgeous work! And those stamps are too cute!!
xx

Littlebear said...

Oh my, what a beautiful work of art.
Clare x

Donnas Den said...

Wonderful exploding box. I'm amazed. I've added myself to your followers. Please enter me into the draw.

Donna

Wendy said...

How adorable is this Lorraine, what a wonderful creation!!

Pascale said...

WoW hun I am speechless this is superb!!! I love the distressing the stamps are adorable and the little boxes inside is such a lovely surprise, TFS hugs Pascale

She said...

Beautiful exploding box.

Karita said...

Awesome work!!! Wow!

Hugs,
Karita

SannaS said...

Fabulous creation! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Ingrid said...

wow,beautiful work!!!
hugs,ula

Gry-E. said...

What a cool box!
Thanks for tha chance to win.

Tracy said...

My first blog hop
Happy crafting
Tracy x

UHK Gallery said...

ABSOLUTELY Gorgeous!!!!
I'm on the hop!!!!

Tracey said...

I love your project! It's fabulous!

Butterballfeather said...

wonderful! awesome! very very sweet!love how it opens up! cutest thing!
Butterballfeather,
AKA, Mldesignworks's 10 yo daughter!

Cheryl O said...

Great creation, and I love pets!!! My little kitty would love to get ahold of that.... Great job, and what detail!!

stephanne said...

Good golly, this is fantastic!! Fantastic creation here, as well as all the others. Hope you don't mind my following you, love all the critters ;) And thanks for the chance to win, off to hop!!
Stephanie

Mina said...

your exploding box is fabulous, such a cute set too
Mina xxx

piekielna_owca said...

Great great box!!! im loving it

hop!

Crafting Joanne said...

Fabulous exploding box Lorriane, love the shape and the little boxes inside are a fab idea.

Enjoying this hop around so better hop along...lol

Joanne x

Sue said...

OMW what an awesome box Lorraine, its bloody brill, you clever chick, sue.xx

Elaine Stark said...

A stunning box. Elaine

ms.cheryl said...

You outdid yourself!!! Way to go, Thanks, ms.cheryl

weewiccababe said...

fantastic exploding box - it must have taken you ages
Debbi

xx

kobens said...

What a beautiful box!!!

I'm on the hop :)

Hanna said...

Love your exploding box - really fab! Super cute stamp set too. Hopping along...
/Hanna N

Pat said...

Ooooh that is so beautiful.

Pat xx

Maarit said...

Hehe, Pentagon and US, that made me laugh! Your box is just wonderful! It looks very complicated. I love your stamping, nice to meet someone else whose stamping own papers! I´ll come back and drool...Thanks for the letter!
Hugs
Maarit

Schnubbeldupp said...

wow, your box is simply fantastic. I love how you create a nice gift for someone and used this beautiful stamps.

Hugs
Anja

CreaRenata said...

Very cute stamps! Love the box you made!

Hugs Renata

Szunyo said...

Box is beautiful! :))

Scrapbook Junkie said...

That is just so darn CUTE!!! What a truly adorable idea.

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

All I can say is WOW ! What a fantastic exploding box - I can see why it took all those hours to make. The amount of detail in it all is just amazing.

Enjoy the hop !

Hugs,

Jo x

Kata said...

Sweet box with this little dog. I love it. Your blog is great! :)

Jerusha said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW! That box is unlike anything I have ever seen. FABULOUS! That set is cute, too! Hopping off!

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful creation Lorraine thank you for the inspiration! I would love to win this stamp set.
Hugs Linda

chwilka13 said...

wonderful box!

TaraG said...

WOWZERS!!! That is fabulous and so much work and attention to detail! Love it!
Hugs,t

Phinny said...

Aw... love the project! Sweet!

Happy B-day to the Simon Says Blog!

~phrom Phinny

Julie said...

This is awesome - what a lot of detail. I am sooo completely cat mad so these are way too cute!

Thank you for the opportunity to take part.

Big Hugs
Julie

Bev said...

OMW! What a fantastic project Lorraine - brilliant! x

Beandy said...

It's fantastic, Lorraine. :-)

Anesha said...

Wonderful box!! Anesha

Jagodowa_Lady said...

This box is awesome, I am looking forward for your tutorial :)

Timcsoca said...

Wow!Wow!Wow! I love it! Amazing work Lorraine!!You are very creative!:)

Tímea

cwasia said...

Wow Wow Wow and once again WOW!
You are so creative! I love this box!

Artyjen said...

What a fantastic project Lorraine....thanks for the chance to win those fab stamps
xoxo

Julies Crafty Creations said...

This is a stunning project and the stamps are so cute, I will have to see if I can find a copy of the magazine to see if I can get hold of the template. Hugs Julie x

mamajudo said...

I am also joining in the game :)

Sharon Rotem said...

Wow! This is impressive.
Thanks for sharing.

Debs said...

What a beautiful box and I don't think it is corny at all. Many thanks for the chance to win this yummy candy. Debs xx

MiamiKel said...

OMGoodness! This is one of the finest projects I've ever seen - terrific job!! Well done! Thanks for the clue and the chance to win!

Chrisd said...

What a fantastic project. You showed those cute stamps to perfection!Great photos!

BoBo said...

How funny box, I need to make it:-))

Manuela said...

oh wow! what a lot of work!!! fantastic!! a really wonderful box lorraine! hopping again ;) hugs, manuela

{Hana} said...

Oh, Lorraine! I LOVE this!!! :D This set is so cute, and You created a gorgeous box! I love the colors, and the distressed papers, and the inside is woooow :-)) Love it!! It's simply perfect!! :D Big hugs to You!!!

Kim Dellow said...

How cool? How cool? Love the dimension. Kim

nina said...

What a cute set, love how you've used it! Can't follow (don't have a blog) but thought I'd comment anyway cuz your project is wonderful!

Karina said...

Cute box. Love it!!!!

eralilla said...

O, very sweet box!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

That is unbelievable. Amazing. I'm inspired!!

Doris said...

lovely idea!

Janice said...

WOW! That box is amazing! When is the tutorial going to be posted?! I would love to have a go at that.
Thanks for the chance at another awesome set.

Diamond Doll said...

This is just Fabulous!!!! those little stamps are well cute.
Trish (-:

Valems said...

Fabulous project, thanks for a chance to win and I'm a follower.
Vanja

Rebecca said...

Very cool project! Thanks for the opportunity

Jeanne Forsyth said...

Way go Lorraine! Great work.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Tasha said...

Wow your creation is amazing - i love it! All that ink hehehe.
Love the stamps you have used they are super cute
great blog hop
love tasha xx

Piali said...

Wow!!! super cute box. Lovely stamp set.
Thank you

Deb said...

Wow this is amazing. Love the little hidden boxes inside.

Danielle said...

omgoodness, what an adorable box - what a lot of work you put into it! Just beautiful!
Hugs, Danielle

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Holy Moly....this is so super cool...I just love this to pieces!!!!! I'm with everyone else...how about a tutorial?!?! Gorgeous work!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

What a cute box! Love it!

Cathy said...

This is so adorable ! you did a great job..love it............

http://aliitlebitofheaven.blogspot.com/

Hugs Cathy

Katarina said...

How brilliant! I love how you tore the edges too. Thanks for the chance.

Gigi said...

WOW, amazing project here. Keep up the great work =) Thanks!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

awwwww this is cute!

leenda said...

WOW, WOW, WOW...enough said!!! I'm on the hop.

Crazy Creations said...

i love what you did there i could never do that ,its so cute omg!Sarah

Renee said...

That is just gorgeous!!!!

Brenda said...

This is totally cool!!! Fantastic work and idea. Thank you for the chance to win.

Julie Temple said...

Oh goodness,this is totally wonderful! My Mom would just die, she has a bazillion dogs and cats! hehehe
Thanks for the chance...and if I win, i will be back to get your pattern!

Julie

luvmykids2662 said...

I love that you teased everyone with the mystery letter...I don't blame you. You did so much work on the box and it is truly amazing. I'm so impressed! The set is so cute. We have dogs and a cat. I could have so much fun if I got to win this set of blog "candy". Thanks so much to you and the rest of the team for doing all of this work...it is so inspiring. ~Gwen

Jacilynn said...

this is amazing! So much detail. gorgeous lorraine!

Jessica said...

That box is a fab idea! and super cute stamps thanks for the chance to win
xx
PS I'm a follower now too!

Kim Y. said...

OMG!!! That's an awesome box!!! I need a tutorial!

Janka said...

That is really amazing!!! Every single detail is sooo perfect. :)

Ali Whe said...

Absolutely love the cute box you made. Fabulous set of stamps, thank you for the chance to win.

Hugs
Alison x

ribenaruby said...

Lorraine, this is stunning! What a cute box and I love the sides to it. I'm not surprised it took a whole inkpad to do and those papers, I do agree you'll never run out!

Denise Scicluna said...

Brilliant. you're very creative I am impressed.

Keep up the good work Lorriane!

Denise from Malta.

Vroni said...

Wow, the box is so fantastic. I love it. What a great work. I like also the stamps. Thanks for the chance and the letter.

Hugs,
Veronika

Ida / Little said...

Gorgeous box, and how fab inside, it just get better and better :)

Hugs Ida

ros said...

this is so gorgeous. awesome craft

Nannieflash said...

What a fantastic box, I absolutely love it. well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Magda said...

Wow, I love this box!!! Great idea. Stamps are fantastic.

'Hop' to the next blog...

Magda x

simplyfairies said...

Oh wow fantastic!!

SemSee said...

Cripes, Lorraine, this is fantastic! WOW! It must have taken you ages, but well worth it! I thought the box itself was fab enough, but then when I scrolled down to see the pics of the inside, well....gorgeous! Hugs, Sem x

Kriszta (hozak) said...

Thanks for the chanche!

Sabee said...

This box is beautiful!! I love this! :)

Dudás said...

WOW! It's amazing! Very nice work! And it's a lovely set of stamps (I love the cats!), thank you for the chance to win.

Szilvii02 said...

Wow, it's amazing, what a great idea!

craftypagan said...

Fabulous! So much detail! Would love to win-thanks for the chance! I'm on the hop...Love Rowena

jude said...

Cute little box thanks for letter in the blog hop.
hugs judex

Teresa said...

Very imaginative. Great job.

Handmade by Vivi said...

Oh, this is so much fun! I love blog hop!
so let me hop to the next blog!
Thanks for the chance to win this great set of stamps!
What an adorable explosion box you made!
Hugs
Vivi

Mel said...

This is just totally amazing i just love it :0)
Mel x

Brises said...

Beautiful box Lorraine! Thanks for the chance!
Hugs,
Brises

Anna Banana said...

I have cats and a dog and I just LOVE what you have done with that stamp set!! Fantastic box of goodies!!
I could see sticking a dog bone in each drawer for my friends with dogs at the holidays!!
Thanks for the inspiration!
Anna Banana

Kate T said...

Oh Lorraine, that was well worth waiting for ! love love love it

CraftinGranny said...

These boxes are to die for. Thanks for the link to the tutorial. Great job Lorraine.

Kip's Cards said...

Great work
having fun hopping
thanks
Vicky

Marcsi said...

Awesome! Bookmarked, good gift idea.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Nunt said...

Oh my gosh that box is absolutely gorgeous! And those little drawers inside are so cool!

xx,
nunt

Julie said...

Wowww--wweeeee! Luv your box!
Not bad at all!
I "am" a follower. Please enter me into your drawing. Thanks.

Jo said...

FABULOUS box Lorraine!

Thanks for letting me know you've received the wallet and goodies.
Happy Crafting!
Jo xx

Berit said...

OMG: beautiful box

Martha said...

what cute images!

L.Nielsen (Lynda) said...

OHHHH MY Loraine I just can't believe this box.... HOLY SMOKES!!! LOL
This is fabulous, just HOW do you do it? I think I'd be afraid to even try. Way to scary! LOL It's GORGEOUS, and that doesn't even come close to describing it!
The stamps used are just darling. I think I'm going to keep my fingers crossed for these. LOL
Hugs
Lynda =)

Linda said...

WOW what an super cute project!!
Thank you for the chance to win.

Raquel said...

omg!! This is super cute!!

Maylee said...

What an adorable project!

Suzanne said...

This box is absolutely fantastic. You have put in lots of work for it and it shows. It's brilliant.

Suzanne x

Bethany said...

Your project is AMAZING! My jaw is still on the table! LOL

kim.mom said...

How creative!!! Amazing work!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

OK So now I have one more blog to follow!!! LOL WOW what a fabby box...I bet Bob would love it if you filled it with treats!!!!
Absolutely gobsmacked with your design.......WOW again!
Hugs,
Charlotte

Tracey Feeger said...

OMG this is just terrific. Love it.
mwah
Trace

Petra - Cuxie said...

what a great box, by i hop to the next ;-)

yukoner said...

What a wonderful box. Love the dogs

lara said...

very ingenious box!
it's beautiful:)

Vanni said...

You have a beautiful blog!
Your bo is awesome!!!
The blog birthday hop is a great game :-)
Hugs,
Vanni

Shary said...

Gorgeous box looks like a lot of hard work went into making it but well worth it. Beautiful!!

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Lovely box
Chris x

rosalien said...

This box looks great Lorraine.So do the stamps.:))

Rosalien

Lelia said...

WOWZERS!!! This has to be the coolest thing I've seen in a while! TFS!!!

Liz said...

Wow amazing box!

Rae said...

Box is awesome!
The blog birthday hop is a great game :)

Linnie said...

this is sooo clever i adore it
linniexxx

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

fantastic project adore the box you have made

debby4000 said...

Wow what fantastic creation must have taken ages to make.
luv
Debby

KarenB said...

What a stunning project!! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

pipertäjä said...

Awwwwww, i'm a huge dogfan! Lovely box!

gila said...

wow, die box sieht ja klasse aus, wunderschön
lg gila

Simonne said...

This is just incredible. Love it. It must have taken you ages. Well done.

AShu93 said...

I've never seen a pentagon exploding box before. You did a fabulous job!

Lilly said...

Wow! Great work! I love that box!

Crafty Feeling said...

cheeky blog this one hopping off now

mehandi said...

The box looks very great.
I am on the hop ...
greetings
mehandi

Fryne said...

that project RULEZ!!!!

Sylvia said...

Wow what a stunning selection of samples love the box and this stamp is soooo cute

Thank you for giving us the chance to win

hugs
Sylvia x

Gabriele said...

Wow, what a project! Gorgeous!

Hoffmann said...

Thanks for fantastic blog hop! This box is wonderful! Hugs, Noé

maxine said...

wow fantastic

CraftyC said...

Wow Lorraine, this is one gorgeous box, love the images and shabby look. Hope you are well and catch up soon!
Clairex

zgagi said...

OMG I couldn't believe my eyes. This box is incredible. Hopping off to the next blog

wendyp said...

omgosh! your project is amazing!!!

Lynne in NI said...

Wow! Fabulous box!
And yes please, I'd love to win your stamps!
Lynne :o)

Tracy said...

WOW! How cool is this? VERY! I love it!

Jennifer said...

Wow! What a marvelous creation!

Love the set, would love to win it!

Hugs,
Jennifer