Friday, January 12, 2018

Simon Says Stamp 'Friends' Blog Hop!


Hi all and welcome to Simon Says Stamp's first Exclusive blog hop for 2018!! What better way to start a brand new year! :-) I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are now looking forward to a year of all things fabulously crafty! 

I was so thrilled to be asked to take part in this 'Friends' hop to promote Simon's latest 'Friends Release and be in the same line up as so many super talented designers!! 

You should have arrived here from the oh so lovely and super talented Nina Marie Trapani , not only is she a crafting superstar she is a sweetheart in real life too :-) If not you will need to start at the beginning on the Simon Says Stamp Store Blog 

I made a couple of cards to share today.

First up is this super cute 'Best Friends Forever' shaker card made using adorable Picture Book Giraffe and Picture Book Monkey dies along with a Far Away Collage die.


I coloured the die cuts with Copic Markers and popped the monkey inside the shaker. For the background I used peeled Paint and Broken China Distress Oxide Inks. 


and I finished the inside 


For my next 'BFF' card I used the super cute 'Best Friends' Clear Stamp Set , there is a coordinating die set which is in my basket waiting to check out ;-) you should definitely get these together!!


I coloured with Copic Markers and used the same colours and washi tapes as on the first card. 


and I finished the inside to match



The lovely Heidi and team Simon are giving away a fabulous $25 voucher on EVERY stop on the hop! How awesome is that! All you need to do is leave a comment on this post and keep your fingers crossed! ;-)


From here you need to head on over to the very lovely and super talented Jessica Frost-Ballas aka All The Sparkle  for more 'friends' inspiration! She has made some GORGEOUS creations!! 

Before you leave just to let you know that there will be another amazing blog hop tomorrow, so you will definitely need to make a reminder on your phone to pop back toSimon Says Stamp Store Blog  tomorrow, same time, for more eye candy! :-)  

ALSO, if you have made any creations using any of these fabulous new products we would LOVE to see them linked into the Friends Gallery on Simon's Blog! It is always nice to share our makes and let others see what we have made! ;-)  CLICK HERE or on the pic to go there. 


Lorraine Aquilina  you're here 


Simon says Stamp Picture Book Giraffe Die
Simon says Stamp Picture Book Giraffe Die
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Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Monkey Die
Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Monkey Die
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Simon Says Stamp Far Away Forest Collage Die
Simon Says Stamp Far Away Forest Collage Die
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Simon Says Stamp Best Friends Clear Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp Best Friends Clear Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp Best Friends Die Set
Simon Says Stamp Best Friends Die Set
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Simon Says Stamp #120 White Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp #120 White Cardstock
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Ranger Watercolor Paper
Ranger Watercolor Paper
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Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Craft Die Set
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Craft Die Set
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Ranger Distress Oxide Broken China
Ranger Distress Oxide Broken China
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Doodlebug Black Stripe Washi Tape
Doodlebug Black Stripe Washi Tape
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus
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Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
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Star Dust Stickles
Star Dust Stickles
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Scotch ATG Tape Glider
Scotch ATG Tape Glider
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Copic Marker Pens
Copic Marker Pens
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Memento Tuxedo
Memento Tuxedo
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May Arts Ivory Twine Burlap
May Arts Ivory Twine Burlap
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Fiskars Spring Assist Scissors
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Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
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Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
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Simon Says Stamp Best Ever Teflon Bone Folder
Simon Says Stamp Best Ever Teflon Bone Folder
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Crafters Companion Heat Resistant Acetate Pack
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Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Sequins
Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Sequins
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Tim Holtz Distress Splatter Brush
Tim Holtz Distress Splatter Brush
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We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool
We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool
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Simon Says Stamp Storage Pockets
Simon Says Stamp Storage Pockets
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Doodlebug Fairy Tales 12x12 Paper Pack
Doodlebug Fairy Tales 12x12 Paper Pack
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Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink Pad
Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink Pad
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

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Barb said...

Love the card! The animals are darling!

Deborah LeMarbre said...

These are adorable. One of my favorites on the blog hop

Bunny said...

Cute card, Lols. You always make the best outside to the inside cards. This is a nice friends set. [Bunny]

Jeanine Fulton said...

Love these cards.

CinnamonSally said...

Wow cute cards Lorraine, love your style.

Doodlepie said...

I was so waiting to see those adorable critters in use. Amazing!

Debra Rumpza said...

Oh my! I love all of your cards today! The Best Friends stamps are so so cute!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Two adorable cards!!! Love your colouring!!!

D Golly said...

Wow Such adorable cards. Thanks for sharing

Amy C. said...

Your critter cards are so sweet!

Amy C. said...

Your critter cards are so sweet!

Stanlee Runner said...

What adorable, fun cards. Thanks for sharing.

Sheila said...

Wow! Such cute cards, just love them. Thanks for sharing

Stephanie Savidge said...

I'm a sucker for shaker cards. Love yours! Thanks for sharing.

Dee Earnshaw said...

wow these cards are gorgeous - thanks for the ideas:)

dolphinlover said...

Love SSS Friends release!

Betty Keefe said...

all your little critter cards are so cute, Lorraine!

Christina Luna said...

super cute cards, I especially like the first one.. how you incorporated the colors so pretty.

Kathy said...

These cards are just too cute! Thanks for sharing

Jean said...

Such darling cards!! Thank you for the inspiration!

Jackie Parkins said...

Those are just adorable! The little animals are too cute.

Craftyretiredlady said...

Love the animals - too cute!

Nancy said...

Your cards are stunning! I love the gorgeous inking you achieved!

Purple Princess said...

Adorable cards!!

Dana M said...

Absolutely adorable cards! So much fun detail.

Anna Rodgers said...

I love those picture book friends! Hoping to buy a few soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

Susan White said...

Super cute critter cards!!

Lireda said...

Thanks for showing more cute ways to show off the animal stamp set! Just adorable!
Lisa

SingingMamaDee said...

Love all the 3D effects and the double washi tapes!

Sara Wright said...

Those critters are soooo super cute!!!

mary ann said...

great cards! so cute!

Barbara M said...

Oh my gosh. Your cards definitely made me smile! Love them!!

Andrea A said...

Very cute cards! Thanks for sharing.

Crafty_ma_am said...

I love all the little animal stamps and dies. The cards are really cute.

Christina Thomsen said...

I love the look of the zoo animals.

Tracey Randolph said...

Very cute cards!

abhoneyab said...

Those cards are adorable! Thanks for the inspiration!

dligon said...

adorable. I especially love the rhino

Nox said...

Adorable cards - the animals in this release are so cute and whimisical!

Teri Smith said...

Your Best Friends Forever card really touched my heart. It is sweet beyond words! These animals are the cutest! Great release!

Suzanne Kauffman said...

The open tree die is awesome. I have enjoyed it so much! Very versatile

Chanin Paxton said...

I just love giraffes, can't wait to get him.

KingBobFishMonkey said...

Your best friends forever card is adorable. Love it!

Psychomak said...

Cute and fun cards.

Sundaystamper said...

What a wonderful use of old and new items! Wonderful!

Karen H said...

These animals are simply adorable. Cute cards using these precious stamps and dies.

Amy Oke said...

Absolutely love the hedgehog, super cute! Also your cat looks like my cat Charlie, which is neat, I wonder if your cat is just as much of a handful as mine...

Cynthia Cole said...

Love all your cute cards!

K . Shuster said...

Oh my goodness! Two adorable cards! But I (personally) will need to step up my game after seeing the INSIDE of your cards. They put mine to shame! On the bright side, something to most definitely strive for in this new year! ! !

MJ said...

Adorable! These animals are so darn cute! Thank you for sharing.

Mirella said...

These are all so fun, I especially love the first card - I don't have any of these character dies yet, but I do hope to get some one day ;-)

Joy Meadows said...

Love these super cute cards!! And, the inside of them is so nice, too. Thanks for the inspiration.

Marsha said...

I love Lois' shaker card! Couldn't be cuter~~

Dee Kepler said...

Thank you for the cute ideas!

Linda Towill said...

These cards are absolutely adorable!

patti said...

Your cards are all so cute!!!!

Cathy said...

Those are the cutest cards ever
Love your style
Cathy

Candy B said...

OMG Best friends forever! So perfect so adorable!

Silviya Alipieva said...
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Silviya Alipieva said...

Cute!

Paula H. said...

There is just something about cute little critters on cards that I can't get enough of! I love how each of your cards are different, but together make a great coordinating set!

Gloria Reynolds said...

Don't know how there can be anything cuter than the Best Friends clear stamp. A winner for sure.

Beth said...

What a great mix of ideas! Love the animal dies and that stamp w/ all the animal friends.

Jeffrey Thomas said...

The shaker card is adorable!

Teresa Selby said...

Love the 3-D cards you made. The colors are great and the cards are so creative. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

Pennie Glasser said...

Fun cards!

Sobi said...

The best friends forever card is sooooo cute!

Beth said...

I have a few of the story book critters. Your card inspires me to add a few more to the collection. Fun to see a personalty come through.

DAKMOM3 said...

These cards are so cute! Thank you!

Kimberly Keen said...

I love this stamp set.

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

Your cards are adorable!! Those picture book animal dies are adorable and I love what you did with the giraffe and monkey

Kath said...

Fabulous card and such cute stamps.
Kath x

VNARN said...

Those little animals are so darling!

shensen said...

Cute, very cute. I love them. Thanks for sharing.

lkj said...

Super Cute!!!

Me said...

These cards are SOOOOO cute!

Donna said...

I love critter cards! They really are so cute and you can embellish them in all kinds of ways. Great cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

Pami Ballington said...

Love the picture book animals!

Janet D. said...

Your cards are absolutely darling! Love them all!

Angela said...

Super cure!

Carol Henderson said...

What adorable cards. As so accurately said one one of your cards "you make MR smile"!

Robin said...

Sweet cards. Really adorable. Great release.

Jeannine said...

I love these cards. I have developed a thing for cards with critters. My head is spinning with the possibilities. Now all I have to decide is which of these little cuties to start my collection

Judy said...

Needed to add kid themed cards to my collection. Thanks for wonderful techniques any kid (of all ages)would love.

sparkling stamper said...

So sweet. Love these critters!

Angelique Vela said...

Each card is just so adorable.

Heather M said...

Adorable Critters! Love the giraffe and monkey card!

Mona Sen said...

Such cute cards!

Laura said...

Love the animal friends.....

Z Sullivan said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love these picture book animals; they are just adorable. TFS.

Gloria Kratz said...

Love the cards, so cute and playful.

Tracy Ricci said...

OMGosh, those are just so stinkin' cute!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh so so cute!

amee said...

How cute! And the insides too!!

Kari V. said...

These are super cute! They sure did make me smile!

Michele K. Henderson said...

These are all so adorable! I love seeing all of these sweet little animals! Really fresh and fun!

Swizzle Stick said...

I love how you did the background on the friends stamp. I wouldn’t have thought to color it like that with the die image in front of it!

Susan B said...

Really cute cards. I like your use of washi tape and twine to add that finishing touch.

TLady said...

Those little friends are ADORABLE! I ESPECIALLY LOVE the little monkey! LOL ;)(I've been looking for some Monkey sentiments) ;)

Mary Griffin said...

Love the simple look to your cards! I think the rhino is my favorite!

Jennifer said...

Absolutely adorable! What's cuter than animal friends holding hands?????????? Thank you!!

Laurie M. said...

The critter shaker card is so cute, love the design.

stampinvixen said...

Nice work you do beautiful lines

Jenny said...

Such great cards love all the little critters

Karine said...

Love your cards. Those critters are so cute!

jennibinks said...

The giraffe and monkey are awesome!!! You're shading really made them stand out. Super cute.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

very fun cards. I want that monkey die cut. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

Barb Housner

Oliev said...

Awesome cards, loving those critters!

Twila Ormsby said...

How cute, these are adorable! They made me smile. Thank you for sharing!!!

Lisa Moline said...

Really cute cards! Love all of those critter stamps, they're so cute! Thank you for sharing!

Deeps said...

I have to get the picture book dies. They look so adorable,

Cyndi Morris said...

Such adorable cards. Love those animals!

Angela R said...

The best friend shaker card is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

Joy said...

Such cute animals! Great card designs too!

Debbie said...

Such cute cards. And I just learned how to use my new watercolored pens to get varied backgrounds.

Kitty Crafts said...

So cute! Love these cards and this release.

Susie Sonnier said...

HAHAHAHA these cards made me laugh! Great release

jeannieob said...

What cute cards! love how it looks like you matched the insides of the cards too.

Carol Rossouw said...

Wonderful release and beautiful inspiration!

Andrea Shell said...

Super cute and fun cards! I love these adorable critters!

Sharon Perehudoff said...

Fantastic release, Gorgeous cards so cute and colorful. Thanks for sharing.

leighcard said...

I love the animals, the sentiments and the designs! Love these!

golfergal said...

I love the forest collage die...must get one. Cute cards.

Rea' said...

Can we say ADORABLE?! Way cute with the picture book animals... love the colors and ALL the embellishments... makes you want them ALL :)

Dar said...

Critters make the cutest cards! Thanks for sharing yours. :)

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Such cute cards! Love the first one especially - so creative!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Cute cards!

CatherineD said...

Your first card is adorable! They are all wonderful cards but that first one...so adorable!

cma21317 said...

The picture book animals are sooo cute!!! Your cards are very sweet. Great release.

Karen Rider said...

These are super sweet!!

Sharon said...

So cute! Adorable critters!

Cindy Aguirre said...

Cute cards! Really enjoy the new animal stamp sets!

Valerie Hayden said...

Darling cards, so cute, they would be perfect for my new granddaughter! Thanks for sharing

Elle Kay said...

I love the little animal die cuts! Your first card is so cute with that background and those animals!

croppergal said...

Love your cards - so fun! My favourite is the monkey peeking out from the trees!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

These images are so adorable. Thanks for sharing your sweet projects.

Patty said...

These are all so adorable!!! I love those picture book dies & want them all!! I am definitely crossing my fingers that I win one of the prizes to help me order them all!!+

Vidalia Pimentel said...

Such cute cards!

Lori said...

Such cute cards! I love love critter cards!

bzyPTmom said...

I am in love with the cute card with the giraffe and monkey, it looks like a water colored background which I adore!

ionabunny said...

Aww, these are so cute. Love the giraffe and lion. HUgz

Annette Gordon said...

Cuteness overload! Wow just love those cards. Now I need to win the gift certificate to help me buy some of these stamps and dies! Thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

Love you use of Washi tape and gingham paper to highlight the images on these sweet critter cards!

Cindy Thick said...

These cards are so adorable. Love the cute animals. Thanks for sharing.

Tasha Bruneau said...

Love the animals all holding hands. Such a cute idea.

Teresa Doyle said...

Lorraine your cards are just darling. I love all of these little animals (especially the giraffe) and I love that you finished the insides of your cards. Simply beautiful work.

Rosemary said...

super cute cards!!

Sheila H said...

Your cards are sweet and too cute!

JmB said...

What adorable cards and I love all of the sentiments. Thank you for sharing.

Debbie B said...

Adorable cards!~ I love how softly you colored them! Really makes a difference! Those dies are so cute!~ Loving this blog hop with all it's talent and inspiration! Thanks for sharing yours!

Tracey M said...

I LOVE all your cards, so sweet. I have to say I really ADORE your picture on your BLOG, that blew me away this was my first time visting you and it is a WOW girl!! Thanks, Tracey Magner

Christi Steinbeck said...

What darling cards! You did a spectacular job showcasing them! Thanks for sharing!

Windy said...

Such cute cards! This BFF set is very fun! I hope you'll be asked back again; love what you shared.

Sue D said...

Cute critter cards!

Barbara said...

These are all adorable. Well, maybe, the shaker card is my absolute favorite! :)

Lee said...

Adorable cards!!

Jeanne Beam said...

What adorable cards. Such cute animals. Thanks for sharing....

FollowYourArt said...

Thanks so much for sharing and the opportunity! Super cute little critters! Love the color combo.

kathymcc said...

Your cards couldn't be any cuter! I so love those cute little critters. Thanks for sharing your creativity and talent with us!

Linda Pritchett said...

Adorable cards! Thanks for sharing.

Dianne Hart said...

All Soo cute!

Abby said...

Very fun!

María Alba Negrón said...

A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E.!!!!!!!!!!!

Lagene said...

Oh my, I love all your CUTE critter cards, great release!

Stef Perry said...

Such fun and cute cards, and I love how you finished the interiors! Thanks for the great inspiration!

pcm said...

sweet cards!

Janelle said...

Your cards made me smile! thanks for that!

Helen Budz said...

These cards are so sweet and simple...love them! tfs

Heidi Johnson said...

How clever to combine the window die with the little animals. Very nice.

Lindar C said...

Your cards are absolutely adorable!

Mary-Anne V said...

You picked the cutest images from this release for your cards.

sharon said...

The giraffe and monkey card is the cutest card I have seen in ages!

Suzan D. said...

Simply adorable. The animal dies are so cute.

SMWhite said...

super cute, love those little animals.

Carolyn Steele said...

I just love your cards - especially the first one with the picture book animals. Those little guys just need to come home with me!!

Memories by Manda said...

I love all the adorable critters on your cards. Great work.

Pam G. said...

I looked at this set a couple times, loved the little creatures, but tried to figure out how I could make great cards with it. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!!

Denise Bryant said...

Love your delightful cards! These stamps and dies are charming and you put them together beautifully for your awesome cards!

Janie W said...

Cute cards! I love to see what other card makers choose to use and ho they layout their cards. Thanks for your ideas.

Eve said...

These are my kind of cards! I love animals! <3 Sweet!

Jean said...

I love these cute critters and how you used them in your cards! These are so cheery! Thanks you for sharing!

Alaska .Kris said...

Those are all just so adorable!

Gab said...

Your cards are so fun!

Super Stick Chick said...

Wonderful cards, love "you make me smile" card it is so cute.

Ann Kulseth said...

Love the dies in this release and you showcased them so well.

Connie said...

The Best Friends stamps and dies are so adorable

janlesiak said...

Great cards

Caren Char said...

Cute cards!

Maaike Uijthoven said...

your cards are so cute. I've been known to plonk a critter or two behind a window opening, so that is just up my alley ;-) well done, love them all

Yvonne said...

I love what you've created with the new release! These animals are so cute! Great cards!

ScrapNSister1 said...

Love the pairing of the animals with the far away die. Way cute lil animals card

Isabel Z said...

I love blog hops because they inspire me to create and I get to see products that I just have to have

Dawn Jones said...

So many new products, how do you decide where to start! Love the fun cards for every age.

Kristie Goulet said...

Such darling cards!!!

Andrea Hastilow said...

Wow, great cards, each one is just fab and I love shaker cards.

Karthikha said...

Haha these are adorable creations :) Lovely :)

bev p said...

These are some seriously adorable critters...and that from someone rarely drawn to critter stamps! The forest die really sets off the first card, and I like that you have one image behind the trees and the other in front. The dimension is pretty amazing. Thanks so much for making critters fun! (Especially the lipsticked rhino!)

Karen Goulet said...

You made me look at the animals in a whole new light. They can be cute but also heart-warming. Thanks for sharing you wonderful artwork! Karen

Laurie said...

Those animal dies are just too cute!

Donna K. said...

Will try my hand at your BFF card when I receive my best friends stamps and dies. Would love to see a video of you making the shaker card as I would like to make some shaker cards.

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