Thursday, January 10, 2019

Simon Says Stamp You Are Loved Blog Hop


Hi, All ! Welcome to Day 1 of Blog Hop for Simon Says Stamp's You Are Loved Collection. I'm so honored to be part of the blog hop, today. If you have come here from  talented  Heather's Blog, then you are on the right path. Or, you can start your hops from Simon Says Stamp Blog




Today, I'm going to share 3 sets of cards featuring You Are Loved. Here's the first set. 






I started by stamping Quilted Hearts on Cotton Candy Card Stock using Embossing ink, then I heat embossed it using White Embossing Powder Fine Detail. I then trimmed the panel into A2 size,  cut out a heart shape window in the center using Ornate Love Dies.


Next, I made a card base using 110 Neenah White, placed it onto my MISTI, then I stamped Love Messages  making sure that the sentimens would be placed exactly within the heart window. I used previous heart panel as a guiding tool to place sentiments.



In turn, I foam mounted Quilted Hearts panel onto the card base, and embellished my card using ribbon and gemstone.



I made a twin card with same design but different color scheme, for which I used Neenah Texture Navy Card stock instead of pink paper.



Here's the second set which features Moments of Grace set. I love those heartwarming and encourating words included in this stamp set.




I used Beautiful Flowers to make watercolored panel and I colored the images using Watercolor Brush Markers. Then I added splatters of White Acrylic ink over the colored images. I stamped sentimets from Moments of Grace set using Versafine Onyx Black Ink.



Then I foam mounted panels to A2-card base and finished off my cards by adhering Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix and Ballerina Pink Sequins.





Today's last set features  Windows To My Heart Dies set. As a huge fan of shaker cards, I couldn't resist to make them at the first moment I saw thus set. 





For this white card, I used rainbow gradiation of Jewels ( Blush, WaterMelon, Lemon Drop, Aquamarine, Spring Green, and Pansy Purple). 





For coral one, I gave color gradiation from clear to light pink/gold and deep pink/red. I put 3mm Sparkling Clear Sequins, Clear Seed Beads, Gold Shimmer Beads, Ballerina Pink and Raspberry sequins into the shakers.


Sentiment from  Love Messages was  heat embossed in white on Schoolhouse Red Cardstock using White Embossing Powder Fine Detail.





That's it from me for today. Thank you so much for your visiting and reading my post. 






Now your next stop to hop along is super talented Anna Kossakovskaya's blog. Here's also the full list of Day 1 Blog Hop. Please be sure to visit all to get lots of new inspiration from desginers.



< Sales and Giveaway > 


1. Use the code LVE584 for a free Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Oxide Ink Pad (while supplies last!) with any purchase. The code will expire Sunday, 1/13 at 11:59 pm EST.


2. Simon Says Stamp is debuting a BRAND NEW set of watercolor prints from Suzy, which is Suzy's SENDING LOVE Watercolor Prints 





3. Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from blog comment section. Winners will be posted on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday, the 16th of January. 


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Please visit Simon Says Stamp You Are Loved Gallery for more inspiration and share your creations there, too. 



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160 comments:

Isabel Z said...

You are so incredibly talented; I love what you create.

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! LOVE these!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for sharing all of the AMAZING Inspiration and for the chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS Week!!

Sandi MacIver said...

WOW - absolutely love all your cards, and your colouring is FABULOUS...this is an amazing set of products

Sophie Farah said...

Oh I just love all of the beautiful card examples you’ve shown us!! They are all so unique and I love the wide variety of styles. I especially love your coloring on those flowers!!

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Fantastic cards. Your colouring skills are outstanding. Cheers.

Bunny said...

What a vast array of loveliness. You're blessed with talent. Great products definitely help too. [Bunny]

Dee Earnshaw said...

wow your creations are so beautiful - love how different they are - thanks for the ideas:)

Lisa Byers said...

Wow, you are amazing!! Your cards are awesome. Your coloring is just fantastic!! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!!

Nox said...

Wonderful cards! I love the fun bows on the first ones, and the fabulous colouring on the florals. I love how you make those heart shakers too, with the ombre colouring!

Karthikha said...

Oh wow! So many amazing creations!! Each one is unique and fantastic! <3

TrainWithMeghan said...

Such FABULOUS IDEAS! I love the shakers and the bows on the first ones!

sharon g said...

Your flowers look so beautiful. I guess it takes a lot of practice...

Chandhini Swaminathan said...

Love all the cards, love your coloring. Shakers look fun.

Linda Towill said...

Wow you have been busy and they are all fabulous!

DJ said...

Love the cards! Your coloring is beautiful and I love the shaker cards. TFS!

Becca Yahrling said...

You've been busy making so much pretty! These are all lovely. Your floral ards are simply amazing & just stunning.

Connie H. said...

Love these cards!

Cindi said...

Beautiful cards! I love all the different techniques and designs!

Susan Falkler said...

The pink ribbon card is so sweet.

Susan B. said...

The shaker heart cards are sweet!

kReN K said...

Love all your samples! All so different and yet so wonderful! Your work and these products are amazing! Thanks for sharing! kReN@afourthlife

Susie Sonnier said...

WOW you've been busy! your cards are so lovely

Barbara said...

These are beautiful and a great variety of color and design. There is much to choose from in this new release.

Judie said...

Wow what lovely cards! I love the second set!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Love the little bows on those cards. So cute. :)

Mirella said...

Oh wow wow wow wow wow! I love these! The first two are so elegant and classy, the next pair blew my mind with these beautifully coloured florals, and the last two are so nicely designed! Well done!

Siobhan Burtlow said...

LOVE! Especially the diamond pattern ~

Leslie said...

Lots of great ideas. Thank you for sharing!

SueT said...

Your designs are so crisp. I like the combinations of colors that you chose to use.

lexi_kaye said...

I have this tiny hearts background stamp in my cart at Simon says, nice to see some examples.

Mary Johnson said...

what great ideas! thanks for the inspiration!!

kdmorgan said...

I love the multi-colored shaker card!

Born Again Farm Girl said...

Love what you shared ! Wow this is a very versatile release beautiful job !

Karen H said...

Wow, beautiful collection. Love each one but especially the shakers. Thanks for sharing your designs and talent.

sentsue said...

Wow. Those Beautiful Flowers are girl and the sneakers are so fun!

Elizabeth B said...

I love the quilted background stamp! And you watercolor skills are amazing. The flowers are beautiful!

Kari S said...

Beautiful samples! Thank you for the inspiration!

Dawn Miller said...

I really like to the two cards with the flowers!

Janet D. said...

Fantastic cards, love the floral and the shaker cards!

Louanne said...

All of your designs are wonderful, but those little shaker hearts stole the show! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Love the shaker cards! How fun! Thank you for the inspiration.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Beautiful cards!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Wow, you were busy! I love the bows on the first set of cards but my favs are the shaker cards!!!

Cindy Aguirre said...

Really great cards! I really liked your shaker cards! Thanks for sharing!

Michele K. Henderson said...

All of your cards are beautiful, but my very favorite are the pretty shaker hearts! I LOVE shakers, and your design is just the CUTEST! Love the colors and the soft look!

Jackie B said...

I really love how different they all are and so pretty thanks for sharing

Heidi Rees said...

Absolutely beautiful cards Marge! Those floral cards are just beautiful!

Jan Elmore said...

That new 'Windows to My Heart' die is awesome!

Dar said...

Really like your cards, especially the windows to my heart card. :)

Macimbalo said...

Wow Marge, your creations always inspire me! I love all of them, saw the first ones on IG and just had to come over and see the rest and to let you know what an inspiration you are to all of us! Thanks for the chance to win!

Cynthia Cole said...

So much love on this blog post, adorable cards!

Sabrina said...

What fabulous and very beautiful cards!!

DonnaSue said...

Very nice cards...love the hearts with sequins!

a simple girl said...

Im such a sucker for shaker cards, and those BOWS!!! Well done, thanks for sharing!

Rose Mary Smalley said...

What a gorgeous lineup of cards!!! I especially loved that adorable shaker card with the hearts...so awesome!!! All of your work is extremely beautiful!!! Thank you so much for sharing..

Mary said...

What great cards!! The background stamp used in the first set is a new favorite. The hearts are fantastic, and think about using different colors in each is great. Wonderful creations!

Arianna Barbara said...

Awww!!! All your cards are so gorgeous!!! Love them!!!

Holly Stephens said...

I’m squealing over the shaker cards you created and the water colored flowers are beautiful and inspire me to keep trying! Thanks for sharing your talent

Gail said...

Each set is beautiful! Especially love the blue and pink set with cut out heart.

Kipp said...

Love the shaker cards, and water colors!

Karen B said...

Beautiful work, you are very talented. I especially like the shaker heart cards, such a special added feature. Great work!

Brenda Kuder said...

All great cards! Thank you for doing so many.

Metty Fredricks said...

Love them all, especially the shakers.

Susan Richter said...

That quilted hearts background stamp is gorgeous. Must add that to my SSS project list.

Mirjana Mijalkovic said...

It's nice to see different concepts and techniques in one place. These cards show your talent and skills. I am impressed.

Linda said...

Great cards with beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Andrea Hastilow said...

You've made six utterly gorgeous cards. All are devine, those flowers you coloured look amazing. Hope you don't mind but I'm keeping this post for guidence, thank you.

Anita Szokol said...

Flower cards are so beautiful!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful and so so perfect!

Super Stick Chick said...

Fabulous cards, great release. Love all your different techniques.

Rhonda said...

Love your "thinking of you" card. It's just beautiful.

TLady said...

SO MANY GREAT CARDS!!! I LOVE the heart with the pillow heart background stamp, & then I saw MORE WONDERFUL CREATIONS!!! LOOOOVE the set with the Beautiful Flowers! I think this is a "classic" set & the sentiments you chose are WONDERFUL with these images!!! ;)AWESTRUCK!!!

Denise Terry said...

What a great assortment of cards! That little gemstone on the first one really makes the card!

Cyn Doll said...

I love the first card. That sentiment is so wonderful. You really are an amazing artist.

Denise Mlady said...

Love all your cards! This sympathy set is so beautiful and I love how you colored the flowers. The shaker cards are so fun and colorful. Thanks for some great inspiration.

Bri K said...

I Love the shaker cards!

Teri Smith said...

Such a variety! You've been busy showcasing this release so very well. Love the sympathy card with the beautifully coloured flowers on the front & inside, not to mention that well thought out sentiment.

Judy B said...

Lovely cards Marge! You have such a wonderful assortment of cards, I love your coloring on those beautiful floral cards. Thanks for sharing with us.

Angela R said...

Love all your cards especially the one made with beautiful flowers. Awesome sentiment too.

Nancy said...

Wow! So many creative ideas!

Heather M said...

WOW!! Love your cards!! Your coloring and flowers are so lovely! Perfect card for someone you love who's sad. The navy and pink cut-out hearts are lovely. I really like your pretty bows and background with those two.

Jaclyn W said...

Gorgeous cards!!! I envy your coloring skills on those flowers!!

Cheriese said...

Pretty cards! That Moments of Grace set is just gorgeous - your colouring in is WOW!!

Rea' said...

Your card sets are so amazing; like how you show how changing of colors can change the card..1 Yes Moments of Grace sentiments are beautiful... it is on my list!

Kaye Thrasher said...

Amazingly beautiful cards. Just love the beautiful flowers cards they are stunning and elegant. Great card designs. Thank you for sharing your art.🐧

bluemoon said...

All of your cards are just wonderful. I am seeing so much in this release that I love. Thank you for the inspiration!

lattelover said...

I especially like the first cards.

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh my goodness Marge, I was in awe of the first set of cards as they are SO beautiful and as I moved down I was blown away by your second set, they are absolutely STUNNING! The third set is lovely too. Oh to have that kind of talent! Very well done!

Kathy Johnson said...

What great projects!

Sheila said...

What a variety of cards..I especially like the watercolored flower panels...as they remind me of spring. Great job!

Toni said...

Very pretty variety of cards--love them all!

Unknown said...

Love shaker cards! Very pretty

Unknown said...

I absolutely love your bows. Would you come to Arizona and teach me? Thank you for sharing and the opportunity to win this giveaway. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

Unknown said...

I absolutely love your bows. Would you come to Arizona and teach me? Thank you for sharing and the opportunity to win this giveaway. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

Unknown said...

Third times a charm -

I absolutely love your bows. Would you come to Arizona and teach me? Thank you for sharing and the opportunity to win this giveaway. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

Karen Berry

Carmela Hubler said...

This is a great set of cards. The first set with the bows has such a great sentiment and my first thought was his and hers cards because of the colors. Love the bold floral cards also. Beautiful colors. The shaker cards are so fun! I love all the hearts.

Pennie Glasser said...

Beautiful cards

Stacy H. said...

What a beautiful set of cards! Love the shakers especially!

Jen said...

What a beautiful and diverse collection of cards! Lovely!

Helen said...

They are (ALL) Great- cant choose :-) Happy Creative New Year!

Jeannie Fannin said...

Wow! All so beautiful and different.

Julie Harden said...

Beautiful cards, I adore the one that says, I love us! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and inspiring so many people.

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous cards, I especially love the sweet shaker!

Heidi G. S. said...

Love all the cards. So pretty.
Thanks for sharing

Subhashini Swaminathan said...

In love with your cards, amazing and picture perfect coloring !!!Shaker cards always fancy me!

Emma Murphy-Smith said...

Beautiful cards! So glad to have discovered your blog on this hop <3

Steph Zerbe said...

Gorgeousness!!!

mom2five said...

Beautiful cards!!!

Craft Bunny said...

Your cards left me with endless ideas popping in my head.

IWannaStampRightNow said...

I really enjoyed the sentiment you used on your first card. Thanks for sharing

phlower said...

Wow! So much creative inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

justMarie said...

All your cards are wonderful. I just love the bows.

Joy Meadows said...

All of your cards are so nicely done! I love the first two best, I think.

Jenelle said...

All of your cards are lovely. I especially like the flowers. You colored them beautifully!

lindaplus3 said...

I am glad I dont have to pick a favorite,,, I love them all and I am a bigggg shaker card fan... Beautiful job with your coloring :)

Sherry W. said...

The Beautiful Flowers set is on my desk right now. I love how you used them. I might need that sentiment set now. Beautiful cards!

Jean said...

These are just gorgeous!!

Maureen Reiss said...

Really Fabulous cards!!! I love your colorful shakers!!!

D.Ann C said...

So much to LOVE! I love the quilted hearts and the moments of grace are beyond gorgeous!!

Jeanne Beam said...

All your cards are gorgeous! Love the sentiments.
Thanks so much for sharing...

Cathy Lillie said...

Your watercolored flowers are just beautiful! I enjoyed all the cards you made, and the shaker hearts are so much fun.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Love the floral design and your fabulous coloring!

roni fajardo said...

Love love love the 2 quilted heart cards!!

Annalisa Young said...

Wow, I love all the different styles of cards you made. From the CAS first cards to the intricate coloring of the second and the fun shaker elements of the third, you have a really nice way of matching sentiment and style. Thanks for sharing with us!

Viola Leary said...

Great idea with the hearts. I was screaming “shaker card” to me. And it’s gorgeours. Great job.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Wow, so many wonderful cards! Your flowers are gorgeous!

Henriëtte said...

Wow Marge, your cards blew me over. What a beauties. I love them from the first with the awesome background untill the last lovely shaker cards and inbetween the stunning coloured flowers. Thank you so much for these great inspiration and have a wonderful weekend.

Gab said...

These cards are so pretty - Love that you made a mix of elegant and fun ones

Nandini said...

The shaker cards are so beautiful and fun! And I love the first two sets. Very elegant and beautiful!

Patty said...

OH WOW!! I LOVE every card you made here!! That quilting background is a must have!! Love the shaker cards..so much fun! Also your coloring on the flowered cards is amazing...I'm so jealous!!

Natalie Winterstein said...

Gorgeous cards! I adore the quilted heart background!

LindaHE said...

ALL cards are beautiful, but my favorite is with the quilted hearts background stamp. They are so elegant. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Holshouser said...

The flowers are gorgeous.
Love the little hearts as shakers.
the first two cards are refined
and elegant. All are wonderful
thanks for sharing
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Sue D said...

Sweet, pretty and cute cards!

LadyRobyn said...
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LadyRobyn said...

So pretty!! I love each one.

Carol said...

That's a great set of cards - thanks for the inspiration!

Lagene said...

Awesome You Are Loved release! AWESOME creations! I especially love your Beautiful Flowers THINKING OF YOU card!!!

kerry myers said...

I love the shaker cards and the flower cards. very very nice work!!

Alycia said...

Cute cards!

Lisa A said...

So many fabulous cards.

Lori Kobular said...

Awesome cards!! You made so many beautiful cards! I love the way you colored the floral one! So many awesome supplies to choose from!

Jodi Warren said...

Great Cards. The shaker cards are my favorite. Love the different ideas all the designers are using to showcase that heart die.

Gayle said...

Beautiful cards....love the quilted background cards.

Liz Ford said...

Your Beautiful Flowers cards are so stunning! I LOVE them both. Do you have a video where you show us how you did this? Please say yes! If not, then no worries; I still LOVE them. '

I really like all the different examples you showed to us. SO great and so varied. The quilted one is neat because you did a his and hers version and I dig the shaker cards too! Great ombre colors!

Linnea S said...

great variety of inspiration! so much "pretty"!

Barbara H said...

My favorite are the quilted heart cards. They are just so cute. Thank you for sharing your designs.

StarSpry said...

Your cards are gorgeous! The heart shaker cards are so fun. :)

Becca Neeley said...

You knocked it out of the park with your cards for this release! Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for all of the inspiration!

Annette Gordon said...

I love the background stamp on those first two cards! Such simple cards, but so stunning! And I have the flower stamp set in my "dream cart" at SSS. Such great products.

Cyndi Morris said...

Your cards are gorgeous. I love the versatility of this release.

Denise Ward said...

I love the diversity of your cards! Four are very heartfelt, and extremely beautiful and classy. The last two are no less loving, but they offer a bit more fun with the shaker element!! I like all of them very much!!

mindy1414 said...

Wow all 3 sets of cards are awesome! The first set is so elegant and beautiful, the second set the colors are beautiful and your coloring is stunning, and the third set is a fun shaker. Diversity abounds, I love it! Thank you for sharing all of these and for the amazing inspiration. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

Annette Reed said...

These are all great but those middle two floral cards are absolutely gorgeous! Your painted flowers are beautiful.

Amy C. said...

Your cards are very beautiful and romantic!

Shelly said...

Wow! You are so versatile! I love how your three sets are so different from each other...a little something for everyone! 🤗 You highlighted Simon's new stamps so beautifully! They're lucky to have you! 🌸🎉✨

Wendy Lambert said...

Wow, just wow! I thought those first cards were just so sweet and simple. Then I scrolled down and saw the rest of your cards. I love your flowers! Just gorgeous work.

Bev Polen said...

WOW! What spectacular cards, Marge! The first set of cards are so gorgeous with the center hearts, lovely bows, and gems. The quilted hearts embossing is fabulous. The second set of cards are awesome with the splendid floral arrangements. Your coloring of the flowers is great. You are a fantastic colorist, Marge. The third set of cards are beautiful with the color gradation of sequins and ink. Marge, I love all of the cards! You are a wonderfully versatile artist! Hugs!

Amante del Papel said...

your cards are adorable and so sweet!

kReN .afourthlife said...

Oh, Marge! I am doing the happy dance because I am listed as the winner of the You Are Loved Blog Hop for your site!
I loved seeing your projects and can't wait to try out some of your techniques!
kReN@afourthlife