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

419 comments:

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

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

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  3. LOVE what you have done with the new release goodies.

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

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  5. So cute. Love the design of the cards.

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

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  7. 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

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

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

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  10. 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. :)

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  11. Love the cards. They are striking! Great release!

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

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

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  14. Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. Love this!! The die cuts are amazing!

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  16. Your cards are great, and I want those dies!

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

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

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

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  20. 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!!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  29. Great cards. Love using the negative!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  36. 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.

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

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

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

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  40. 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.

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

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  42. 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.

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

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

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

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  46. 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 :(

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

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  48. I am so in love with stencil. thx

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

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  50. 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.

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

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  52. 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!! :)

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

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  54. Gorgeous cards!!! what an awesome release!!!

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  55. Gorgeous cards!!! what an awesome release!!!

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

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

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

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

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  60. 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.

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

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  62. Love your cards : prefer the 2nd one !

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

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

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

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

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  67. Love the cards! This has been a wonderful hop!

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

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

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  70. lovely cards today thank you for sharing

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

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  72. Gorgeous Cards!! I love the glitter!!

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  73. Great cards..wonderful inspiration thank yiu

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  74. 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) :)

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  75. Fabulous cards! Love the big red sparkly heart!

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

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  77. Fantastic cards - great release!

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  78. 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! :)

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

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

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

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

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  83. Belle cards, la seconda soprattutto mi piace da impazzire!

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

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

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

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

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  88. Lovely cards. Great techniques used. Thanks for sharing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  99. Pretty pretty! I love your cards!

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

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  101. Beautiful cards! Love the word dies!

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

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  103. Both of your cards are absolutely gorgeous!!1

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

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  105. 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.)

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  106. 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! =)

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

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

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

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  110. Fabulous cards even with cat hair!

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

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  112. Great cards. Love them. I hope I get lucky

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

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  114. I love your gorgeous color combinations.

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  115. I really love how you used the die-cuts!

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

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  117. Love these cards-especially that big heart with bling!

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

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  119. Gorgeous cards, I love the die cuts!

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  120. Beautiful! Especially love the 2nd card!

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  121. 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.

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


    Penny H

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  129. Gorgeous cards! Love those die cut words!

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

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

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  132. Both cards are superbe great work
    Helene

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

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

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

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  136. How gorgeous is that first card??? Beeeeyoootiful!

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

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

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

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  140. Awesome products and a great card.

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

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  142. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  147. 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

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

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  149. 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. =^..^=

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

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

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  152. Oh wow, that 2nd card is beautiful!

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

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

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

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  156. 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

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

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

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  159. Ooh, I really love your second card.

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

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  161. Love the new dieas and the way you used them

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