Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Simon Says Stamp Valentine's Day Blog Hop


Love is in the air and Simon Says Stamp has made it even more fun to create projects to show someone that you love them with their 2013 Valentine’s Day Release 

I was asked if I would like to join in and  create a project using something from this release to share in today’s Valentine’s Day Blog Hop !! Are you kiddin me !! WOULD I LIKE !! To be included in a hop with some of THE most well known names in crafting is such a HUGE thrill for me ,, even though I did have a few restless nights ,,, :-)
You should have arrived here from the super talented Kathy Racoosin's Blog, if not you may need to start at the beginning on the Simon Says Stamp Blog.

I made 2 cards to share today, I hope you like them :-)

First up is ‘Furry Kisses’,,, I have 8 cats so this image is just up my street ! I had a ‘lightbulb’ moment at 4 am a few nights ago and knew what I wanted to do,, and am quite happy with how it turned out ,, not all ideas transfer well to reality :-)


I downloaded the Ice Cream (Kissing) Cart from the Silhouette Studio and used papers and brads from the January Card Kit.  I glittered the cart using Modge Podge Sparkle and added some Star Dust stickles here and there too. The ‘furry kisses’ sentiment is in the stamp set and I used the Silhouette Cameo to write the '10 cents each' :-)
Close Up ,,, awww soo cute :-)


I had a lot of fun creating this next one using loads of inks, glitters and dies :-)
I used plain white Neenah Cardstock, coloured with Pumice Stone Distress Inks and then smothered with perfect pearls, so lovely and shimmery IRL ,,, that was a tip from the lovely Jennifer McGuire and it really does look silvery,I used this card for layering.
I then die cut some Simon Says Stamp White Watercolor Paper with the Falling Hearts Die and coloured with Spun sugar, Victorian Velvet and Festive Berries Distress Inks, I then sprayed a Hero ArtsFriends Definition’ stamp with water and ‘kissed some of the ink off the paper, it gives a lovely slightly mottled appearance.

And now to the giveaway part! Leave a comment on this blog post and one lucky winner will receive a Simon Goodie Bag (if you know Heidi, it will be a good one!). We will draw the winner on Thursday morning 1/31/13 at 9:00 AM EST. so be sure to leave your comment by then.
Thanks for visiting! The next stop in the Simon Says Stamp Valentine’s Day Blog Hop is the fabulously talented Kristina Werner. I am sure Kristina will have something GORGEOUS to show you :-)

If while hopping, you encounter a broken link, you can go back to the beginning for links to everyone who is participating in the hop.

Thank you so much for looking and I appreciate you taking the time to leave me a comment :-)

Happy Hopping !! :-)

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natashakara said...

OMGosh! That cart is just to adorable for word:) LOVE your cards :)

Cynthia Clark said...

Love how you used the kitties stamp. So adorable.

Candyj said...

Wow! Lovely cards! Thanks for sharing.

Joan Smith said...

cute kitty card and love your Valentine card you are very creative your cards are really great!

Cat Craig said...

Those kitties are so sweet, and your red card is so inventive. Lovely cards.

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

I love your cards and the string of heart die.

judy said...

Adorable cards! The cats in the ice cream cart is so cute and creative!!

Alinsmajl said...

Love them both.

Meg said...

Wow - your cards are great - I am getting so much inspiration from this blog hop!

Marina and Nola said...

I love the Furry Kisses card! It's fantastic!

Agus said...

Wooow so cute!! the first one is just amazing! thanks for the inspiration!

Dana said...

WoW!! Awesome cards!! I just love how you did the second card!!

Memories by Manda said...

That kissing booth is adorable! I am so glad your idea translated well in real life :)thanks for sharing

Sabrina said...

Fabulous cards!

Nikki said...

Fantastic Cards I just heart them :)

MaRyKaY said...

ewww weee I love that black and red card. very sexy thanks for sharing

Craftybee said...

Love the kitties in the Ice Cream Cart...definitely a light bulb moment..lol... Thanks for sharing your fab cards..

Unknown said...

oooo... the kitties are adorable! Yes, cats rule! This will be a favorite stamp to use this season.

Tonya Burke said...

DARLING! LOVE the kitties and the shimmer !! TFS

Andrea Garland said...

How cute is the first card and the sentiment of 10 cents each kiss make me laugh :)

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the little cart and kitties on the first one.
Lynn

Janet D. said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful cards!

Lisa said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous!! I love the falling hearts die!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

Lisa F
A Mermaid's Crafts

Unknown said...

Thanks for a look at all those cute and inspiring creations!

Unknown said...

Ohhh waaaayyyy cute!!!! ADORABLE! The talent and just sher brilliance!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Wendy G. said...

A kitty kissing booth! BRILLIANT!!!! You are über creative! Your inky heart card is great, too. Kudos!

Debbie said...

Loved the kitties in the cart...such a cute idea!

Marcella said...

I like the silvery hearts on the red background. Lovely!

Unknown said...

What great cards. You make it look so easy! Love the sparkle and bling!! Thanks for sharing your great cards. Happy Valentines Day!!

Iris said...

Cute cards. Love the furry kisses. Iris

Denise Bryant said...

Great cards! That kitty stamp is one of my favorites! Very sweet cart you made for them!
DeniseB

Unknown said...

Love your cards ! Enjoying the rest of the blog as well :)

Kris said...

I really like the use of perfect pearls too. Love the variety of hearts on the second card so much!

Caroline said...

The first card is really cute !

usagypsy said...

Love those kitties! I love the distressed look of the heart card. And the glittery hearts. I'm going to have to try that technique!

Pollita Venusina said...

I love the first one! Thos cats are adorable!

Renae said...

I loved the glitter and sparkle on the second card, and the first with the kitties was very cute.

Bobby said...

From silly to traditional, both cards hit the mark for Valentines.

jasann said...

just love these fun cards, they are just too beautiful!!! thanks for sharing

Vikki H said...

the 2nd card left me stunned! so beautiful!

Linda Gorman said...

Great cards!!! Thanks for a chance to win!

Debbie Brackett said...

Really cute cards!!

Kristen said...

Love the cards! Thanks for joining in the blog hop!

Juli Maniago said...

love the coloring in the second card! the gradient is lovely

Unknown said...

Love both examples of your cards. It would be such an honor too to play along with the best. Thanks for the chance to win some great prizes from SSS.

Katico Crafts said...

What an awesome card! Thank you for sharing!!

Kristen said...

Love the cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

keeleykats said...

I love your "furry kisses" card! That is a household joke in our house of furry critters.

Kelley said...

Cute cat card. Love the silver glitz on the second.

Kailash said...

Such unique and beautiful designs on both your cards, love the second with all that yummy inking!!

Robin Walston said...

Really nice cards. Thanks for sharing.

Robin said...

We have 6 furkids of the K-9 variety but I love cats too! Cute cards!

Tona said...

Love these cards! :)

Michell said...

Love this kitty stamp! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I love the background heart design. Thanks for the inspiration.

bzyPTmom said...

So cute! Love the soft colors and cute cats of the first card the best!

Lisa A. said...

wonderful cards, Lorraine!! Love your kittie card...super cute and creative:)!! So happy to have been a part of the hop with you:)!!

Karen W said...

I want some furry kisses!!!! Cute cards and thrilled you are part of this blog hop!

Kim H said...

love your cards. I love cats, and would of corse pay 10 cents for a kitten kiss LOL love the cart. the 2nd card is fabulous, love the colors and all the effects. thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Helen said...

Great cards. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Very cute. Thanks for sharing.

Nathalie said...

Beautiful cards

Uncle Sweet said...

Cute cards! Thanks for the chance! :)Wendy

Mudgie said...

Love the tip about the perfect pearls!

Michelle W said...

Lovely cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

byAnnette said...

I really like the pink and silver card color combination with the pink going from dark to light.

LauraEva said...

Yowza---awesome cards!!

Mrs. Hill said...

I totally understand that sometimes the idea in your head doesn't make it onto paper. This is a TOTALLY CUTE idea to do a kissing booth!! LOVE IT!! The papers are so cute and soft. So sweet. The silver hearts are lovely. I love the chain dangling the heart and the twine bow on the other large heart. Little touches like this make the card!

Shelly said...

Oh, wow! Your cards are so sweet! That first one, is so stickin' cute!! :) And your second card, does look like a lot of fun!! Love it! :)

Unknown said...

Absolutely adorable (first card) and gorgeous (second card). Love them!

Stacy B said...

I am always amazed at the images that you can get with a Silhouette...so envious of folks that have one. The cart in your first cards is such an adorable feature to showcase the little kitties! Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Very nice!

Unknown said...

I just can't get enough of that falling hearts die!

Unknown said...

Nice way to use cat in the card and how you came out like telling a little story with the card. Nice colors as well on it. 2nd one is nice one I like how you have used chain for the big heart and background color is really nice. Really nice job :)

Diane said...

Wow, such fabulous cards. Loving this blog hop. Thanks for sharing.

Jayne said...

Wonderful valentines.

Anonymous said...

Haha! Your 4 am idea was a hit! Mine is usually "I forgot to turn on the dishwasher". Love the cards and thanks for the inspiration!

zgagi said...

gorgeous cards; thanks for sharing

pcm said...

how cute is that kissing booth??!! love!

Beth L. said...

I love your cards. The kitties are adorable and the hearts are so shimmery and special.

di said...

This hop is so much fun. I am finding great new designers I didn't know about before and really enjoying everyones talent! Thanks for sharing.

Angeline Choo said...

furry kisses are so cute. it's a must have stamp set!!

newscrapper said...

That is so cute how you put the little kitties in a kissing booth;-)

Unknown said...

Saludos desde Costa Rica y gracias por la oportunidad

Barb S said...

Such a fun card for kitty lovers! The cards are so fun...love love hearts so I really like these. TFS!

Cindy Groh said...

I do love sparkle. Fabulous cards.

Unknown said...

Wow!! Beautiful cards!! I'm thinking I need to get the falling hearts die bc it looks amazing on your card!!

Kathy H said...

Is there a word for cuter than cute? I adore that kitty cart! I want one for my 7 kitties!

Shannon said...

The kissing cart is adorable. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Sara P. said...

So sweet. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cynthia Baldwin said...

Wonderful cards! I especially love your first card w/ the great Silhouette cut, and the soft colors speak to me too. TFS!

Ginny said...

Love the silver hearts!

Anonymous said...

Thanks.....love how the furies and in the little hut! Cute. Thanks for sharing and the chance for sss stuff.

NatQuebec said...

The 2 kitty cards are so cute !!!

Linda T said...

Just beautiful cards. Love them both.
Linda

Ohana in Bend said...

your cards are so adorable!

Lizzie R said...

Great inspiration! Love all the bling on the second card and the first one is adorable! thanks for sharing!

cards by cara said...

These are such fun cards!!

jengd said...

Great cards- that cart is such a cute idea!

tenaya said...

Cute cards!

Cathy said...

Love your designs! The colours on the 2nd card are amazing!

Cheryl Leong said...

THANKS FOR THE CHANCE!!

cheryl131091 at yahoo dot com

calamity jane said...

Oh wow! Love both cards!

Janine said...

I love the furry kitty card. A great idea.

cal8007 said...

Love your kissing booth! I love my Cameo too, LOL. Thanks for the chance to win!

Hugs,

Carmen L

Unknown said...

loving this blog hop! getting so many ideas

Debbie Pereira said...

Thanks!

Wendy said...

great cards but the kissing booth is the cutest. great inspiration, thank you.

Sirinuch Nichols said...

Love the Kissing Booth !!!! So cute.

Linda said...

Really cute cards.....thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Thought I'd never get to the end of the comments. Everyone, like ME, wants to WIN!

Jessrose21 said...

Oh my goodness, your cards are adorable. I love the kitty kissing booth! My kitty "kisses" me with her teeth. I call them love bites. She's a bit dim-witted! :D

Heidi May said...

Love both cards, but love the hearts the best. Thanks for sharing

خوله سعيد said...

cute kitty card
I like it ^^

Loly Borda said...

Love your cards! I'm still saying awww looking at the first, loveli scene, TFS

SassJazz said...

love your blog! thanks for posting these lovely valentine cards, they definitely serve as inspiration!

Pam said...

Both cards are amazing!

Leslie B. said...

I like your ideas!

EllenM said...

I just can't get enough of those cats. I'm off to buy the ice cream cart :) Thanks for the chance to win.

Deborah said...

Love the pastel colour use with the kitty cards. Nice work!

Martina N said...

Very nice cards, I love the first one with the pretty cats.

Andrene said...

The ice cream cart is so stinkin' cute!! Love all the shimmer on the heart card - great job!!

susy said...

Very cute cards, think that heart banner might just make it to my shopping cart.

Some Lucky Dog said...

Love the gorgeous shimmer you've created on the second card!
someluckydog at gmail dot com

Juut said...

Wonderful cards. I would love to buy some furry kisses ;)

Debbie said...

great cards thanks for sharing
upnurse at aol dot com

Renuka said...

Both your cards are so lovely.. adore the kissing card :) ..Thanks for sharing!

Kris in Alaska said...

Lovely cards! I *heart* hearts don't you!?

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

What wonderful cards you have created. I adore the kitty 'kissing booth' and the pastel tones you have chosen, and also love the way you have hung the heart in your second card with chain (so cute and effective). Thanks for inspiring me.

Стокли said...

Love the shimmer on the hearts, very pretty.

PBrown9624 said...

OMGosh...so flipping adorable!! Love love love the kitty cart!

Dawn T said...

Your first card is just adorable. Love the soft colours. And your second one is so bold with all that red and hearts.

SMScraft said...

I love how so many talented crafters on this blog hop used SSS Furry Kisses stamp set! Your card is so adorable and definitely inspires me to try these design techniques!

Suz said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Carol said...

I could use some kitty kisses right about now - love your kissing booth. Fabulous cards, Lorraine - love 'em!

Lisa Lara said...

oh my goodness Lois I am so in love.............a furry kisses booth. Hee. Love it.

Unknown said...

Great cards.

Rebecca said...

Hi Lols, two fabulous cards and both so different to each other. Thankyou!

Sue Bridges said...

Wonderful cards!

Unknown said...

amazing cards! you are incredibly creative! ^.^

Ardilla said...

Fantastic cards! I like the soft colors in the first one... so romantic :)

Pam said...

Great cards! The kissing booth is so fun.

Rossana said...

I love the cards! Thanks for sharing!

Katie said...

Lois, I love how you did your string of hearts, that is a very versatile die.

Karen said...

Those kitties are adorable, and so is your card!

Helene said...

I love your second card, really great background

Jacqui Blondel said...

love the falling hearts die, and the pumice stone/perfect pearls "glitter" looks amazing. lovely cards

Wendy T. Gibson said...

Great cards! Thanks!

Janet said...

Wow you rock with all of these awesome cards! You go girl! Thanks so much for sharing. God bless!

Colleen said...

Omg. Too cute.

Becky said...

What sweet cards.

Mary Ann said...

Love your cards,scrappinggg.blogspot.com/

Brenda Spa Gal said...

Oh my goodness! That furry kisses cards is just adorable! :) So creative! Your second card is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Sudmann said...

So cute - bet the two cats have lots to do in their kissing booth :O)

Unknown said...

Really liked the card with the hearts and all the shimmer!

Vidette said...

Simply adorable.

Lainey said...

SSS has the cutest stamps and dies. Love them all. Thanks for a chance to win some goodies.

Celeste B. said...

Cute cards. Being a cat girl, I am particularly fond of the kitty kisses card.

Becky S. said...

loved your cards! Thanks for sharing

Ava said...

Wow, your first card is amazing. You must have been having a nice dream to come up with the cart idea! They are all wonderful.

Anonymous said...

LOVE the kissing cart card - so cute, so clever!

Charlotte C said...

Your 10 cents furry kisses card is incredibly original. I have to try to adapt that for a cat lover friend's birthday.

Charlotte C said...

Your 10 cents furry kisses card is incredibly original. I have to try to adapt that for a cat lover friend's birthday.

Charlotte C said...

Your 10 cents furry kisses card is incredibly original. I have to try to adapt that for a cat lover friend's birthday.

Evangeline Zuriel ♥ said...

wow!!! amazing cards and designs. really love them. they're definitely an inspiration! <3

Frenette Family said...

The kissing booth...so cute.

Suzanne said...

The first card is super cute and very fun.

Unknown said...

OMG! that cart is so stinkin' cute I can't stand it! ;D So so awesome.

Lil said...

Very cute cards I love the background die with all the tiny hearts.

Lori Hefner said...

Love your cards!!...Such a fun blog hop:) Thank you so much for sharing!!
Lori H.

mariangel said...

sooooooooooooooooo cute thanks

marking said...

Love those cute kitties! Great cards

maria f. said...

Very pretty cards. So happy to hear one of your 4 a.m. ideas panned out as you wished!

Sue McRae said...

The furry kisses booth is so cute. As a cat lover it made me giggle :)

Rachel B. said...

Gorgeous cards!

Anabé said...

Bellísimos tus trabajos!!!!

Michelle M said...

Cat kisses for 10 cents! How cute! I think I'm going to try the techniques on the second card - it has a nice "masculine" feel to it.

forpahl5 said...

I am loving these cats! Thanks for sharing!

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

Your cards are Adorable, Beautiful & Inspriational! Great job on these!

Deirdre said...

Stunning Lorraine - adore them both.

Moe Slater said...

These cards make me smile!

M Munn said...

adorable cards! tfs!

theinkingarden said...

not to one up you, but I have 11 cats :-) and their furry kisses are super sweet, but super "scratchy" ;-0 love the kissing cart...colors are great..

Margreet said...

love both cards, but the first one has such a lovely scene!
xxx Margreet

Jenny said...

Super cute!

lisa808 said...

Your furry card is just too cute!!!

Adriana Reyes said...

SO CUTE!!!!

Scrapycandy said...

Oh my goodness! That kitty card could not have been any cuter! What a wonderful inspiration! Thank you.

Lisa said...

Very cute cards! I need that falling hearts die!

Jaqueline Fuentes said...

Estan lindisimas! me gusta mushisimo el sello de los gatitos son lindos! Felicidades.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful projects. The first card is so sweet! <3

Angie M said...

These cards are so cute!!! Love the details!

Angie M said...

Super cute - love it!!!!

Heather K. said...

The second card is so unique! I love it!!!

Gabriele said...

great cards. I really like the glittery heart die card

Monika/Buzsy said...

Darling cards Lora. The heart backgtound die looks fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jennifer Jackson said...

I LOVE the kitties in the cart...super cute!

Aida said...

So So cute! Love them!!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

I love what you did with the kitties!

jan farnworth said...

adorable cards.

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