Friday, December 6, 2013

Simon Says Stamp Valentine's 2014 Blog Hop !! :-)


 

Hi all and welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Valentine hop showcasing all the new release Valentines 2014 products. 
I was thrilled to be asked to join in with this hop and I can't wait to hop along too and see what everyone made using these gorgeous new goodies ! ,,, soo exciting !!  :-)

If you arrived here from the lovely Lucy Abrams blog then you are going in the right direction, if not you may need to start from the beginning on the Simon Says Stamp blog 

For my first card I used a Swirl Heart Die, the Large Love You Dies, a Falling Hearts Stencil.
I love the quality of Simon's new cardstock too and used  Schoolhouse Red and  Black card from the Rainbow Pack.


I used the stencil as a mask and smooched some silver embossing paste over the top, then left to one side to dry while I die cut the heart.
I smothered the heart with glue and then sprinkled Red Glitter Ritz all over the top. It reminds me of Dorothy's ruby red slippers in the Wizard of Oz ,,, so fab and sparkly.
I then used the black card and die cut another heart to adhere over the top.
I cut the 'Large Love You' die out of red and black card and adhered slightly offset to create a 3D effect.
I love the red/white /black combination of colours, very striking I think :-)
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For my 2nd card I used the negative of a Large Love You Die and Khaki and Schoolhouse Red card from the Rainbow pack. 


I die cut the words and adhered acetate behind the Khaki panel before popping the die cuts back into the card so that I could glue the little bits in perfectly. I glued some thin strips of the Schoolhouse Red along the edges and then adhered some fab Kelly Purkey Chevron Washi Tape to the card blank, completely covering the area that would be visible before popping the whole panel on dimensional adhesive squares.  I finished with some enamel dots, twine and a die cut heart. 

You do know the saying, a card isn't complete without a cat hair ! Well I made sure mine was well finished, can you see the little one peeping out from underneath the Khaki card ? ,,, I am nothing if not a perfectionist ,,,, haha :-)

Thanks for looking :-) This is the last blog on the hop and I hope you had a good time ! If you would like to pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog and leave a comment there too, letting us know what you think of the new products that would be brilliant ! :-)

The lovely team over at  Simon Says Stamp has given everyone on the hop a whopping $25 voucher to give away !  THANKS SIMON :-) XXX
Just leave me a comment and one lucky commenter will be drawn at random,, you gotta be in it to win it !!

GOOD LUCK !! :-)


Products I used on my cards.





Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

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emmmaleigh said...

Love the chevron washi tape!

Annette Allen said...

now these are just too cute.. LOVE the new release..

CinnamonSally said...

Wow these cards are lovely!! I am really enjoying this Hop!!

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE what you have done with the new release goodies.

Rachel W K said...

gorgeous! i really like the negative die with the pretty striped paper in the back!

Jo Ham said...

So cute. Love the design of the cards.

m.tabori said...

Great cards, so many cute new stamps/dies/stencils in this release. Can't wait!!

Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie, I am in need of a huge bank loan now pmsl, I love LOVE the word dies they give a right WOW when looking, love your first card with the black so romantic but the second card is my fave as I love the way you have used the die, stunning as always, big hugs love Pops x x x

Laura Jane said...

Like Where's Waldo...I couldn't find the hair!
Your cards look great..I'm a sucker for the red and white stripes!

bonnielynnsblog said...

When I came to your blog, Wow! was what I thought! Both cards are great but I love the first one

Diane Stricker said...

Stunning cards

joy said...

Red, black and white - VERY striking!! Love both cards. And, I am in love with all the new products; Santa better be very good to me this year. :)

Barb said...

Love the cards. They are striking! Great release!

{VICKI} said...

LOVE them both!

Silver Lips said...

Beautiful cards!!! TFS :-)

Angie Linton said...

Beautiful cards! I always have little "helpers" when I craft leaving their hair behind too. I think it's a stamp of approval. LOL

Laura C said...

Your cards are just gorgeous. My word I'm going to need a 2nd job. :)

Marie said...

Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Pamela said...

Love this!! The die cuts are amazing!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Your cards are great, and I want those dies!

Deborah said...

Wow your first card is a knock out! Your second card is very sweet thanks

Anne-Mette List said...

OMG You just got a fan in Denmark! just love your cards!!

Jennifer Greer said...

Love the glittery heart!

Diana said...

Loved this hop! Your cards are so beautiful. Great new tools! Thanks for the card ideas...

Jessica Yoder-Jones said...

I’m so excited about the new release!!! After seeing Christmas stuff since October – I’m ready for some love/heart/Valentine’s Day stuff!!!!

Annamarie Jones said...

I love the "love you" card! So pretty!

Dee in N.H. said...

Your cards are awesome! I especially like the black and red one!

Gaby Seminario said...

Really beautiful cards!

Scrapthat said...

Two fantastic cards girl! TFS

Lisa Geraty said...

Both of your cards are fabulous! Can't wait to try these new products.

Rachel B. said...

Beautiful cards!

Caitlyn said...

I like the pattern peaking through on the second card. And the twine is a nice touch!

yillyleon said...

Niceeee cards!!!

Sukey Brown said...

Love the cards - so cute. I love seeing what each artist does with the same release products.
thank you

Barb Ghig said...

Really gorgeous cards, Lorraine! Thanks so much for being part of the hop!

adele holcomb said...

Love these, especially the second card with the candy-stripe cutout background!

Maeghan M. said...

love how you used the negative of the die to make such a lovely card! tfs!

Donna Brown said...

Great cards. Love using the negative!!

Nancy K said...

oh wow! I love your fun and clever designs! That glittery red heart is so dramatic, just beautiful!

Joan Smith said...

Gosh what cute, cute card. Love what you did with the new release goodies. you really are so clever and creative. Great Job!!

Allison said...

I love this heart die, I can't wait to pick it up!

Marce Esquivel said...

OMG!!!! what a beautiful cards!!! thanks for the cards ideas!!!!

Adriana Reyes said...

LOVE IT!!!!!! Love the big heart card!!!

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful showcase of the new products! And now I see I need a few more...

Efrat said...

Beautiful cards.

Brenda Hobdy said...

Wonderful cards. The swirl heart die is just beautiful. Would love to win the $25 to go towards my extensive wish list. Thank you for your time.

Louise said...

Loving the new SSS Valentine product release. I don't know how you gals choose! Nice cards!

Carol Doggett said...

The large 'love you' die will be mine!! Beautiful cards!

Charne aka Meisie said...

Love how you worked with the dies (off set and using the negative!)and that glittered heart sure looks special!

Carol Perry said...

Just love that first card. I love the sparkle, and the heart with the florish is just beautiful. My SSS shopping cart is bursting at the seams. Ouch.

Vikki Hein said...

your 2nd card is so clever - the 1st elegant! this is a great release of products!

Kailash said...

Gorgeous designs!!

BeverlyBL said...

Love the red and black and white and silver combo. Yummy. And love the "peppermint" washi. Might need some of that for last minute Christmas. You did a very nice job and I had to look REALLY hard to see that tiny cat hair. I would never have noticed, but it became a challenge, since you mentioned it.

Kards by Karen said...

I love your cards!! I completely understand your comment about having cat hairs adhered to my projects!

Colleen said...

Great cards, great enabling, lots of things I must have now!!

Sonja said...

Love your card!!

JanLee said...

Your first card is stunning and your second card is adorable! Great job!

Susi in Italy said...

Love the use of negative die space .. you are so right about a cat hair .. especially after you finish a beautiful all white wedding card then realise in the daylight that that beautiful flourish almost hides a long black and white cat hair :(

CathyL said...

Great cards, Lorraine!

jennifer mitten said...

I love these cards and all your fabulous techniques, especially the big red heart on the first card...

kathy said...

I am so in love with stencil. thx

Heather Maria said...

Oh what wonderful cards! I love your designs and all the gorgeous details! Thanks for all the inspiration:)

cardsbymo.com said...

The card with the sparkly red heart is just gorgeous! And you comment about cat hair cracked me up because, I have the same issue from time to time.

jimlynn said...

Beautiful and am loving the big sentiments! Fantastic cards.
Lynn

Jill Norwood said...

The cat hair is just gorgeous added texture!! I always find stuff like that after I am done with my photo session and don't want to start all over again! Lol! Your cards are FABULOUS! Love these new items!! :)

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Oh my goodness - both projects are beautiful!! Very inspiring!!

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

Gorgeous cards!!! what an awesome release!!!

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

Gorgeous cards!!! what an awesome release!!!

Janet said...

Great cards!
~God bless!

Kimberly Eddy said...

Love your cards! I'm loving this release!!!

Sue McRae said...

That large heart die is gorgeous, love the way you used it on your card.

aknancy said...

love your cards. I cannot wait to get some of these fabulous new dies!!

Daria Z. said...

Your first card - WOW!! The 2nd card is super sweet - love the look of the washi tape.

Elizabeth Garcia said...

That heart is gorgeous!

Barb said...

Both of your cards are striking! I love the black and red color combo and that HUGE sparkly heart on the first one. And the use of chevron washi tape on the second one is just BRILLIANT! Thanks for sharing.

judy said...

Fun and creative cards!

Shawn de Oliveira said...

I really like the wash tape used as a pattern paper. This gives me some ideas. Thanks.

NatQuebec said...

Love your cards : prefer the 2nd one !

Irene Grau said...

Both are cute but LOVE the negative space die cut card. Oh my!!

Ninch said...

Lovely cards!

Cindy Lovell said...

Oh my,SO beautiful,both of these! I love the big heart!!

grandmato19 said...

Oh my soul! The red sparkly heart - just WOW! and the red chevron tape - spectacular!

Ellie Fraser said...

Excellent products , even better cards :-)
Love your style

jeanine said...

Love the cards! This has been a wonderful hop!

Chark said...

so fun and love the glitter!

Chark said...

so fun and love the glitter!

Coralynn Murray said...

Adorable! I just love the glitter.

Helene said...

i love the use of negative die :) thanks for the chance to win :)

Pat said...

Both cards are great...but I think your first one is one of my top picks from this blog hop! LOVED it!

Denacline88 said...

lovely cards today thank you for sharing

Lee said...

I love your card! the twine w/ the little heart is super sweet and perfect w/ this new set!

Heather M said...

Gorgeous Cards!! I love the glitter!!

Carolyn Picken said...

Great cards..wonderful inspiration thank yiu

mypapercraftworld said...

Wow, Lorraine, what an amazing ruby red slippers glittery heart ... love the offset 'you'. Gorgeous negative die cut card ... such fun background stripes! Anita (in France) :)

Dori Yannatone said...

Fabulous cards! Love the big red sparkly heart!

pcm said...

aaahhh! i need to get these new dies! so awesome!

jcappetta said...

Fantastic cards - great release!

Jen said...

I love the glitter on the heart - not too overpowering and looks very smooth like glitter cardstock! The love you cutout on the second card is great too! :)

Laura Turcotte said...

What great cards----such a great release! Thanks for the inspiration!

sumo said...

Love your use of embossing paste and glitter! It does look ruby red ;)

Lane Cermak said...

Need cards! thanks for sharing.

Larissa Heskett said...

Such awesome cards!! Thanks so much for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! ;)

cghundley said...

Lovely cards.
The red heart
is stunning and
I like the cut
out look on the
cat hair card!
Carla from Utah

Ciacchina said...

Belle cards, la seconda soprattutto mi piace da impazzire!

artjunkie2 said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing! I love the new release products and can't wait to get them!!

patty said...

Gorgeous cards. I love black and red together and that heart die is so pretty! Love the colours on the second card too.

Milan L said...

Beautiful cards...just pinned to my Pinterest board! Thanks for the inspiration.

Isabel Rivera said...

Just in love with big dies for greetings. Amazing cards!

Diana said...

Lovely cards. Great techniques used. Thanks for sharing.

@iLing said...

The die cuts and the fonts are wonderful! Thanks for sharing!!

Barb said...

Fabulous cards! Love how you used that Swirl Heart Die - gorgeous! And your striped "love you" is so cute!

Iapo007 said...

I love all the new products!!! Great cards too!

Izolda said...

Love them! So beautiful!!

Pat Kinkaid said...

That big, red, sparkly heart just blew me away! I love the little touch with the silver string bow too.

Sandra said...

lovely cards - love the dimension - adds to both of the cards!
Sandra ltb

Amy C. said...

Your cards are so pretty!

Debbie Selby said...

The cat hair is cute. The cards are very striking. I love when simple cards have a wow factor like these ones do.

gardener said...

I am especially enamored with the use of negative spaces. Nice cards.

gardener said...

I am especially enamored with the use of negative spaces. Nice cards.

sotama14 said...

Great cards !!

Mary Locke said...

So gorgeous...

Inks4fun said...

This was a wonderful hop! Your cards are outstanding, I just love them.

Janet said...

Wonderful cards! I just love them both. I especially love the second card. The color combinations are amazing!

Ms Chang said...

Pretty pretty! I love your cards!

Robin said...

Just so wonderful!!

Alexandra Smith said...

Such a great release! Both of your cards are so pretty!

Amy Lou said...

Beautiful cards! Love the word dies!

Unknown said...

wow! love the red sparkle and the flourish over the heart- just gorgeous!!
thanks
Holly

Sabrina said...

Both of your cards are absolutely gorgeous!!1

Pamela said...

I love both of your cards - so pretty an cute! I also love the new line Simon has created!!!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Love these cards!

mewTilman said...

It took me a minute to figure out what the acetate was for. You fitted all the bits and pieces together so perfectly! Nicely graphic card.(The cat hair is a hoot.)

Christy Beans said...

Love your use of the dies and how well that first card especially spotlights so many different products! As for the hair, in my house it's currently dog... and having one black and one yellow means no matter the color, there's an oppositely colored hair there somewhere! LOL Fab cards, TFS! =)

Heather Parry said...

Beautiful cards, especially love the colour combo on the first card.

Olivia said...

Love the negative letters in the second card backed with the chevron. The glittery heart in the first card is gorgeous.

Sonia White said...

Nothing is complete with out cat hair! Love your card. Thanks for sharing. So inspiring.

Sue D said...

Fabulous cards even with cat hair!

Bonnie said...

Great cards. Love the dies.

sue welper said...

Last but not least on the Blog Hop, but I think they may have saved the best til last. What a classy card!

Yulisa said...

Love the color combination!

Little T said...

Great cards?

Danielle Near said...

Great cards. Love them. I hope I get lucky

Kathy (krolski) said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous!

Brandi Beyer said...

WOW! Both of these are gorgeous. I can't wait to create. I just need a break from work long enough to do so!!

Valerie said...

I love your gorgeous color combinations.

Auror Willow said...

I really love how you used the die-cuts!

jeannine said...

Beautiful! Love both cards...I gotta remember to use the negatives and get a two for one! Had a wonderful time hopping and shopping!

Cindy Lou said...

Love these cards-especially that big heart with bling!

Shona said...

Gorgeous cards, and I think the cat hair just gives the card a more personal touch ! :)

paperandflair said...

Gorgeous cards, I love the die cuts!

Dawn said...

Beautiful! Especially love the 2nd card!

scrapper-at-heart said...

I'm trying to get through Christmas and SSS is focused on Valentine's Day already! Beautiful cards! Love the new products! Especially the dies.

Penny said...

I love the way you have used the negative space too, Fab release!!


Penny H

Dana said...

Amazing cards! Love the pop of black on the first card!!

Hippymom83 said...

Ooooh....I love that huge glittery heart! LOVE IT!

Richell Martin said...

Love them both! Really like the second one and the colors used! Thanks for sharing!!

Cat Craig said...

I agree, red white and black were my wedding colors. Fab cards!

Kristen said...

Oh my! I love this! TFS!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

They're both DAR:LIN!!! Wonderful inspiration, and I wish I could get those dies, like, right NOW!

diana said...

Great cards! Like the new sentiment dies. TFS ;-)

Tricia said...

Gorgeous cards! Love those die cut words!

Marsha said...

What an inspiration you are! Such lovely cards! I just love SSS new product releases and blog hops!

jp said...

Love your color combo! Very striking. Can't wait to order some of these products, especially the dies!

Kate said...

really love the cards!

kartelene said...

Both cards are superbe great work
Helene

Terri E. said...

Such fun

Ann Kulseth said...

I love your use of the negative space with the stripes behind - so cute! Thanks for sharing your talents with us all.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Love both cards! TFS

Gina said...

The second one was my favorite! <3 the design in the background.

nancy said...

Both cards are amazing!

lyzamae said...

Beautiful cards!

Nitasha said...

Adorable cards! I particularly love the second one because of the die cut and background patterned paper showing through!

Michelle Simone said...

Great cards!!!

Janeen said...

How gorgeous is that first card??? Beeeeyoootiful!

Sharron said...

Love, love, love your cards! You did an amazing job showcasing the new products!

Annie Wills said...

Love that big glittery red heart...perfect use of that die. Thanks so much for sharing these!

bjmartin said...

Wow, lots of awesome products. Great cards - especially love the negative "love you".

Marion said...

Awesome products and a great card.

Elizabeth Villarreal said...

I enjoy these blog hops sooooo much. So much talent and creativity. Thank you all.

Linda T said...

You're cards are just adorable. I love the silver hearts background. The black with red is so nice. I just love Simons new release.

Laura said...

Beautiful cards -- love all the new products in this release. Laughed when I read about the cat hair; I often get a dog hair!

Carolee said...

The chevron washi behind the negative die cut is genius! Love that look! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards with us.

Lindsey said...

Fabulous cards! I especially love the second...cat hair and all. :)

Denise Luscan said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the silver touches on the first and the candy can paper on the second!!

Kris in Alaska said...

All these fabulous cards! I'll never remember by Valentine's Day where I saw them all! Kudos!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Deborah Montgomery said...

I love you cards....especially the use of washi tape behind the negative die cut....awesome idea :)

maryps said...

Lorraine, thank you for sharing your fabulous cards - those dies are awesome. I don't think I own anything that doesn't have a little (or a lot!) of cat hair on it. My Tigger girl especially likes to lay on the clean clothes fresh out of the dryer. :/ Thank you SSS for the opportunity to win some shopping dollars. =^..^=

Jennifer said...

Love your cards, especially the second one. Funny about the cat hair!

byulgzr said...

Love your cards~ :) that second card is lovely!

Veronica said...

Oh wow, that 2nd card is beautiful!

Pam said...

Both of your cards are so cute! Love the color combo!

lilymay said...

Love the effect of using the negative, your cards are gorgeous

Pippa67 said...

Oh wow your cards are stunning. Specialy love the top one.

susiestacey said...

Lovely cards Lorraine, l like the first one best and the embossing looks lovely, it has been ages since l used embossing paste - now just wonder where l put it x Susan x

Diane said...

Super cute cards (even with the cat hair...lol)....my want list is growing...fun to see you pretty projects for this hop!!

nicoleqmullen said...

Fab cards! I love the cat hair embellishments too, for me its rabbit hairs on mine, lol!!

Wendy McKeown said...

Amazing card. Love it!

Toni Cancellier said...

Ooh, I really love your second card.

F said...

Great cards! Love the colors and designs. Perfect ending to the blog hop!

Bori said...

Love the new dieas and the way you used them

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