Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Stephanie's Birthday Blog Hop

Celebrate release Hop


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR STEPHANIE

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

Stephanie Leykauf, Marketing Director at Simon Says Stamp, is celebrating her birthday today !! Woo Hoo !!

Simon wanted to make this day extra special and developed this fabulous Surprise Party Stamp and Die Set in Stephanie's honour :-)

You should have arrived here from the lovely and super talented Heather's blog. If not you need to head back to the Simon Says Stamp Blog to start.

Heidi, Stephanie and I were in London recently and we met with the UK based Wednesday Challenge Design Team girlies and also the wonderful Debby Hughes and Stephanie Wincott. A fabulous day was had by all, it was such a pleasure to meet everyone IRL :-)

Anyways ,,,  when Birthday Girl Steph wasn't looking, Heidi gave everyone a set to use for this Surprise Birthday Hop :-) 

This is the whole group at Simon's Lunch at Simpsons on the Strand,,, the food and the company were wonderful :-) 



Debby Yates, Heidi, Heather, Debby Hughes, Caryn, Mandy, Stephanie Leykauf, Jo, Stephanie Wincott and Me :-)

(Lady Mary, from Downton Abby, had lunch here the day before us ,, shame we missed her ;-))

Happy Birthday Steph, WE LOVE YOU XXX :-)


I used the sentiment stamps to create a 'Subway Art' style background using various Simon Ink Pads and then made a vellum banner to go over the top, this muted the shades a little and gave a bit more interest I thought :-)

I die cut the balloons from coordinating cardstock and smothered them in Prisma Glitter. 
tip : press the die cuts into clear pigment ink pad, smother with Judikins Sticky Stuff, heat to melt and then sprinkle with glitter. Much easier and less messy, than using glue. 


and this is the inside view. 


Thanks for looking :-) this is the last stop on the hop ! From here you can head on back to the Simon Says Stamp Blog to leave a comment. We would love to hear what you think ! :-)


For a chance to win a fabulous Simon Says Stamp Grab Bag just leave a comment on every blog, including this one :-)

You have until Sunday 9th November 12 midday EST to join in.

Happy Hopping !!

grabbag




Hope you all have a great week :-)
Luv Lols x x x

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Bridget Downey said...

Love the cards!

Melissa Whittaker said...

Beautiful card. Love the glitter (I'm such a sucker for sparkles!)

Immi said...

Very pretty - love the glitter and shine!

Marcie Lovett said...

Sweet card! Great tip about the glitter.

Yukari Y. said...

Such a pretty and cheerful card! Love the stamped background the layer of vellum, so pretty!

Terri said...

I love that you decorated the inside of your card.

Becca Cruger said...

Glittery, fabulous perfection! Happy birthday to a talented, talented stamper!

Anja Curvers said...

Wow such a great card love it. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. Congrats to Stephanie.

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is gorgeous, I love the sparkly balloons so much hugs Pops x x x

cm said...

What a gorgeous card you've created for Stephanie; she'll adore it, as do I! The photo is awesome!
~c

Skraperella said...

Happy Birthday Stephanie! Your card is gorgeous Lols :-)

Michelle said...

Gorgeous card! Love glitter

Carol said...

This is so pretty Lols, love all the sparkle. Carol x

CONNIE BROOKS said...

What a fun birthday card for Stephanie. I love that you included the inside, which is always fun. Thanks too, for sharing your photo, its nice to put faces to you gals from the other side of the pond. Im glad you got to meet one another. A fun day im sure.

kamroutsis said...

What a fab card! Great idea with glitter paper for the balloons! I can see that the inside is just as pretty! :)

Kristie Goulet said...

Awesome card and photo!

Teresa said...

The glitter on the ballons is beautiful. What girl doesn't like a little glitz for her birthday.

Justine Hovey said...

Love the background you did! Very creative. It is so interesting how one stamp can be used in so many different ways!

Justine Hovey said...

Love the background you did! Very creative. It is so interesting how one stamp can be used in so many different ways!

Justine Hovey said...

Love the background you did! Very creative. It is so interesting how one stamp can be used in so many different ways!

Jessica Martell said...

Happy birthday! birthday cards are so much fun especially this one great job!!!!

Janet Zeppa said...

Love the subway art and glitter of course!!

Kris B said...

Wonderful birthday card! Love the glittery balloons! The background you created is fantastic!

Raven said...

Love the colors you used.

Sudmann said...

Love your card - the colours, the stamping, it´s just great!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

What a blissful day out for you all Lols and stunning cards you've all created. So much inspiration from a beautiful and versatile set.
Love the colour scheme and design.
Happy birthday Stephanie
Sarah xx

Virginia Lu said...

I am so happy that you all got together and planned this blog hop for our beloved Stephanie! I love your glittery designs, Lols! Way to celebrate! Brilliant work as always!

Sandra H said...

Simply gorgeous as always and full of lots of lovely details you are so creative and looks like a brilliant night by all x

Lucille K said...

Great sparkly, pretty cards :)

Marjorie said...

Beautiful photos Lols, and I love the cards you made...
Hugs,
Marjorie x

Jingle said...

I absolutely love how you stamped the background! SUCH a cute card!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Wow The glitter is aso pretty and I love the background you made.
Thanks for the ideas!

Carol Doggett said...

Love all the sparkle you added to the balloons...every birthday card should have some 'bling'.

Celine Blacow said...

Just fabulous! I love it!

Barbara said...

What an elegant spot for lunch and I loved seeing your card, both inside and out! The card is beautiful and perfect!

Harriet said...

Your cards are super. Love the color....so cheery.

cma21317 said...

love the added stitching. Balloons are beautiful! FABULOUS

Valentina said...

Inlike sparkles and colour combo

barbara macaskill said...

This card has me up and doing a Happy Dance!! Fabulisciousness! I am in love with those sparkly balloons and the subway art background! TFS!

Connie Chang said...
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Connie Chang said...

I love the colors and the sparkles! Thanks for the inspiration!

Elizabeth said...

Love those balloons.

From M.E. said...

lovely cards

Sue said...

How lovely to do this special blog hop surprise party.
Your card is stunning. I love the elegant design with such gorgeous sparkly balloons and beautiful colours.
Sue xx

TangledBlueRose said...

Wonderful cards! How fun! Wonderful sharing, thanks so much!~kim

Lenora Clark said...

Love the sparkling balloons.

Thordis said...

So beautiful card... Love the glitter and the colors :)

Renee said...

Oh what a beauty! LOVE the glittery balloons!! Happy Birthday to Stephanie :)

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Lorraine, bet you all had a fantastic time when you met up x Susan x

Beth H. said...

Absolutely stunning! Love all the sparkle!

joy said...

Looks like you had a blast in London! I love this new stamp set and your card is just lovely!!

Marie said...

Great card!! Love the colors, the vellum, and the design!!

Marilyn C. said...

Thanks for the tip on adhering glitter! Cool card!

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card Lols! Love your sparkly balloons and pretty colours too :)

Suzi said...

Love the card! Love the sparkle. Even more I love London. Sorry. Was there at Christmas. Ready to go back!

Joan Smith said...

Your card is out of bounds awesome!!
I just love the colors and the paper you chose is fab & fun!! Super outstanding creative job!!

Happy Birthday to Stephanie!!

adele holcomb said...

I love how surprisingly versatile this set is. The "subway art" background looks great!

mtscrapgal said...

Looks like ya'll had a fun time at the gathering. Lovely card. Thanks

Jen Carter said...

Loving those glittery balloons!

cghundley said...

Your card is just
wonderful! Love
the inked background
and the velum banner.
Loving the balloons,
just a great card!
Carla from Utah

Irene Grau said...

Love the purples!

Hoong Yip Lee said...

Love both the cards. Really love the subway art style background. Will try it out some time too. Thanks for sharing!

Katie said...

LOVE this card!

Debra Davison said...

Lovely card for Stephanie !!

Lyn said...

Love those sparkly balloons <3

SuprFoxDesigns said...

Love Love Love! The vellum and the "Subway" art!!! The sparkly balloon.... fabulous card!

Susan Lang said...

That touch of striped paper just makes it. Great card.

Julie Pike said...

Great card!

jc said...

Love both of your cards! I really like the heart shaped balloon in this set.

snazzyjj said...

Bright and glittery - just right for a birthday celebration.

Pam said...

Gorgeous card! Love the glitter!

BunnyD said...

Love the glitter balloons! Really pretty card.

Yvonne B. said...

Wow! Great sparkle! I really like the stripes and the inside is just lovely!

DoofyJEss2 said...

What a fun and bright card!! You guys are all so sneaky!! Hope Stephanie had a BLAST receiving all of your cards!

Megan McDonald said...

great card, love all the colour.

Andrea Murdock said...

I love your glittery balloons!!

Jane&Spencer said...

The background you made is great and those sparkly balloons are so sweet!

Joyce N. said...

I love all the glitters on the balloons. Who doesn't love the sparkles:)

Karen Petitt said...

Just popping by for the blog hop!
Beautiful card Lols. I love the layout and colours you have used on the outside and the inside looks just as good too!
I am not sure what to be the most jealous of Lols - you all getting together like that or all being on the Simon Says Stamps Design Teams or these lovely stamps and dies - yep all of them have made me green with envy lol! Hope you have a lovely week Karen

Memories by Manda said...

Lovely cards. the prisma glitter on the balloons looks so cool. i love the touch of vellum on the first one too.

Diane said...

Your card is so cute. Thanks for sharing and happy birthday Stephanie.

Linda T said...

Just beautiful and such colorful cards. How adorable. Love them. Happy Birthday, Stephanie!

Megan said...

Such a happy, colorful card :) I would love to get a card like that for my birthday!! Thanks for the inspiration

Zoey and the furballs said...

Love that set and the card too.

Ruby N said...

great card!!!

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

Beautiful card!!!! I love those glittery balloons!

D- said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL both inside and out. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

kreativekymona.com said...

Hey Lols!! Your card is simple amazing. My mouth is hanging wide open. You did an amazing job on this card. Those balloons are amazing. I can't wait to get my set so that I can CASE your card. I hope you don't mind. It is so pretty and the colors are fantastic!! Well done. Thanks for sharing.

Maye M.L said...

Fabulous card. Love the "Subway Art" style. Great use of vellum. Adorable balloons, love glitter, but it does get everywhere when you work with it! Cheers!

Denise Gutshall said...

What a nice card! I just love the fonts!

Janet Lech-Picado said...

There is NOTHING I dont like about this card! The vellum banner is a great touch!

wilson.marie65 said...

Awesome card! 😄
Happy Birthday Stephanie 🎈🎉

jeannine said...

Beautiful birthday card! Love the text background and fun colors!

Alexia Misso said...

Gorgeous Card! Love it!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Such a pretty card!!

Ann Kulseth said...

Love the simplicity of the 2nd card - and a happy birthday to Stephanie.

Sue D said...

very pretty with the sparkly balloons.

Melissa F said...

LOVE the glitter balloons and that subway style use of the fabulous font!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

I really love these glitter balloons and am impressed with the stripes and sentiment background full of color! Gorgeous girl!

Karen said...

These are both great cards, but I just love the second one!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a fun birthday card! Love the sparkly balloons!

zehra said...

Lovely card, love subway style

BARBARA SCHMIDT said...

Beautiful cards... This is such a versatile stamp set... I must have it.... Lol

Unknown said...

Loving the colors!

Andrea MacTrinh said...

Love the colour and the glitter, beautiful birthday card

Sheila_G said...

Love your card.

Cherri said...

Happy birthday Stephanie. Love the sparkly card.

Michelle Simone said...

Beautiful card with lots of shimmer!

Wil Chean said...

Love the background subway art stamps. Adore the glittered balloons. Super cute card.

Natasha said...

LOOOVE this card!!!!

Debbie Lou said...

The balloons look good enough to eat -- so pretty!

Cynthia Clark said...

Happy Birthday, Stephanie! This card is wonderful! The colors made me want cake and ice cream...with sprinkles!

Janeen said...

i like how you off set the sentiments like that.

mariangel said...

awesome cards so cheerful and happy love them both

Heather M said...

Great card!! Love your fun colors and layout!

vinita jain said...

Those glittery balloons are classic creation and simply love this creation!!!
Thanks for sharing a nice pic of your group!

Kris in Alaska said...

Fun glittery card!

Gunsan said...

Another great card. I love the almost sugary look of the balloons and the vellum banner.

Anne said...

Wow! I love all three cards and the way you have simply changed the layouts to give such different looks and feels. Beautiful colours too! Bravo!

Sue said...

Beautiful birthday card! Love the balloons.

Gabi said...

the card looks really great!

Jo said...

Gorgeous card Lols :)
Happy Birthday Stephanie! xx

maureen said...

love the card and this set.... thank you for it.

Neets B said...

Love the glitter and stripes, what a great combo, and the vellum strip is a great idea :)

Janis PauseDreamEnjoy said...

This is gorgeous! Love the sparkly color and the strip of of colored paper.

worrywort said...

So sweet and girly...and I love the patterned paper you've used.

the primitive country bug said...

Cute sparkly card! Love it!

Jen said...

Lovely, sparkly balloons! The subway art adds so much color and fun.

Celeste Goff said...

Love your sparkly card and it looks like you ladies had a wonderful time! Happy birthday to Stephanie!

stamping sue said...

such glittery wonder! glitter does make for a fun birthday card.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Lucinde said...

Love the sparkle!

Janet said...

Happy birthday to Stephanie! What a great way to celebrate! Love the card you made for her!
~God bless~

mikeslittlesis said...

I like the glittery balloons.

Karen Louder said...

very pretty

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful card! Happy Birthday to Stephanie! I like the glittery balloons and the wonderful stamped background you made! Gorgeous colour combo too!

Liesl Castles said...

Such a cute card - love the glitter balloons!!

Barbara said...

It looks like you all had such fun. To meet everyone IRL and then Stephanie will have all of these beautiful birthday cards to remember this time.

Paula RT said...

HB Stephanie, love your card ideas.

Debra said...

Love this! Great design and colors, especially the sparkle.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh I love the stripes and on the inside too. Fabulous photo of all of you - how fun to get to meet in person!

Valentina Dalmonte said...

Love this card! Happy Birthday Stephanie!

Debbie Selby said...

Very Pretty card!

~amy~ said...

Love all the glitz!

Amante del Papel said...

My favorite card for this hop! is absolutely beautiful!

J L said...

What great colours! And the shimmering effect gives such a great oomph to the overall look. I love it!

Marilyn said...

Love the inside finish on this card!

avni jain said...

the card is so glittery and amazing...love the idea :) <3

Rosemary said...

beautiful card... love the sparkly balloons!

Rachel B. said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors and the glitter on the balloons!

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Totally gorgeous, Lols!! Love the sparkly touches! I totally miss you already and am so glad we got to have so much fun in London together! Thanks so much for being a part of this hop :)


*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Iris Esther Lopez said...

Very pretty card. Love all the sparkle.

Gail Mc Nerney said...

Very pretty card...love the glitter balloons!!

samanthaemily83 said...

So pretty! Love the sparkle!

bzyPTmom said...

Love all the sparkle and bright colors on your cards-beautiful! ALso love the photo of the lunchin' ladies---wouldn't I have loved to join you!

sentsue said...

Love the second card. I am a big fan of white space. Great job and Happy Birthday to Stephanie!!

Crystal said...

Beautiful...palette is wonderful and that striped paper adds a lot! Thanks for the inspiration. :-)

Hope's Blog said...

gotta love the sparkle and glitter!! Super cute card!

shirley-bee said...

Fancy missing Lady Marry! Fabulous sparkly card :)

Sandy Lewis said...

Looks like you had a blast! Love your card - great colors and fun layout!

Beverly Sager said...

So pretty, inside and out. Love the stripe on the left, really gives it a punch.

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Love, love, love your card inside and out!

Laurie said...

So cute!! I love the design and the colors! Great job!

Kim A. said...

LOVE the glitter!! (always drawn to sparkle!) Such a pretty card!

Teresa Doyle said...

What fun and happy cards you all made! Looks like a great set. Happy Birthday Stephanie!

Sandy said...

Glitter always makes a card look like a celebration.

Katie Kinde said...

Love your card.

Amy Morose said...

I love the inside of your card!

Becky S. said...

I especially loved the vellum...beautiful cards. The glitter on the balloons was perfect. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for the chance to win!

theCook said...

Love the glittery balloons!

MagsB said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the glitter on the balloons, and the happy Birthday repeated to make the background is just lovely!

love Mags B x

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wow....how gorgeous! I love these shimmery balloons and the colours you've used. That striped paper is wonderful.The vellum banner is a wonderful addition. Love the sequins. Beautiful inside too.

Linda Rubarski said...

Love Your cards.

Cindy Greene said...

Love the sparkle on your card! The picture of everyone at dinner is great! Looks like a good time was had by all!

jcobb said...

I love this! Your balloons look like candy! Fab photo, too!

Heather Thompson said...

Very awesome Vellum and card, Love how fun and cheery it is!!

marylouh said...

The balloons and heart have a puffy look to them. so pretty.
the inside is great too.
thanks for sharing
Happy birthday Stephanie

Robin B. said...

Beautiful card! I love the layering and glittery balloons, thanks for sharing.

canadian_liner said...

Love the glittery balloons, and vellum tag against the bright stamped background. Guaranteed to make Stephanie smile!

staceylovespaper said...

The card is fab, I love the vellum

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Ooh - love all the glitter! Such a fun, festive birthday card!

Patt H. said...

Beautiful card! Love the sparkly balloons & the touch of vellum!

Lynn Hardy said...

Such a lovely card - so cheerful!

Christy's Crafting Fest said...

Cute card!

C said...

Love the colors you used

Kristie Maynard said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing them with us!

Jeannean said...

What a great idea and surprise for Stephanie! Thanks for the glittering tip to make these awesome balloons! I do love the vellum tag also!

Indy said...

What a super festive card! Love those shimmery balloons and the vellum!

Cheri said...

Love your card and all the "hops" along the way! Stephanie must have been surprised!

SingYi said...

Love your card. It’s so simple yet beautiful!

kolohebratt808 said...

Love the simplicity of your card and it has just the right amount of sparkle!!

debby4000 said...

Love the glittery balloons they make your cards fabulous.
Sorry it didn't work for me to join the hop.
luv
Debby

KarenB said...

Stunning - I do love the addition of the vellum banner.

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL card Lols!!!
LOVE IT, inside & out, the pinks, blues & purples are SO PRETTY and WOW - LOVE the sparkle of the balloons and their strings!!!

Debbie said...

Pretty cards...I like that you added glitter to the balloons it gives them more pazzaz.

Kit said...

Lovely cards. I like the subway art.

Melanie Makes said...

I love all the layers and background stamping. Such a lively and fun card!

Olga Direktorenko said...

Love the glitter and a vellum banner! Super!

Marianne C said...

Love the colours and layout of your card. Thanks for sharing.

Mary-Anne V said...

Gorgeous ink colours on this card!

heartforhandmade said...

Beautiful card, love every detail on it, great colors too

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