Friday, April 19, 2013

Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp May 2013 Card Kit Blog Hop!


Slowly but surely, Spring is starting to peek its head around the corner and we are finally starting to experience some warmer temperatures.
What better way to officially welcome the start to the season than a blog hop featuring the amazing May card kit – May Flowers? 

Did you know that you could subscribe to Simon Says Stamp’s monthly card kits for just $19.95 plus S&H every month!? The kits are an incredible value! You may want to get yours now... the last few months have sold out! 


I've created a couple cards for today.  This first one focuses on the GORGEOUS flower stamps... and a little water coloring with Distress markers.





Just allow the watercolors to flow into the valleys of the embossing!


I also shot a video on this card... Check it out!


Next I created a really quick card using the cute little panel that is complete with fun cut-outs. 



I'm not sure if you can see the cute embossed flowers on this panel.... 
ADORABLE!!!



GIVEAWAY!!!



Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50.00 gift certificate to one lucky commenter on every blog in the hop!!! That’s nine chances to win and a total of $450.00 worth of prizes!! How awesome is that?!?


Just leave a comment on each of the blog posts as you hop along to be entered in the random drawings. The giveaways will stay open until Thursday April 25/13 at 11:59pm EST and the winners will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Friday April 26/13!


Thanks so much for visiting my blog on the hop! The next stop is the amazing...fabulous...fun...talented...gorgeous...sexy... Stephanie Kluack. :o)

If you encounter any broken links on the hop, you can head back the Simon Says Stamp blog here for a full list of participants.


Happy Hopping!! 


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judy said...

Beautiful cards!!

mariella said...

hi!!!
very great work and hank you for the chance to win!!!!

aaga said...

I love both your cards and thanks for the video, too.

Ashley Yeap said...

The card is so pretty! Love the new kit!

Michelle said...

Wow.... such soft and lovely cards! Love the SSS May kit-thanks for the chance to win!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Wow!! Two stunning cards!! Thank you, Shari!! I love the soft pastel palette and the embossed flowers look so perfect with the cut outs :)


*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

rommelsmom4 said...

Love the vellum and pastel colors. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Penny L. said...

two beautiful cards. thanks for sharing your creations! love them!

Buffy Esser said...

Your cards are truly beautiful,and the video was great you all make it look so easy with the distress markers..I will definably look into those!

joy said...

Thanks, Shari, for the video and your beautiful cards! I love the white embossing and those roses are just gorgeous.

Hui Chow said...

I really, really like these cards. The layout design is gorgeous!

Nikki Spencer said...

So soft and delicate, really beautiful Shari.

Lin said...

Love your cards today, Shari, and can't wait to get this kit myself!!

richardbreaks said...

So soft and pretty! Those panels are the BEST!

JudyH said...

Lovely watercolor effect.

Ann Kulseth said...

Very feminine - perfect for Moms everywhere. Thanks for the chance to win - I love these bloghops.

cutiephinphin said...

Both cards are just so pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Nawal khalid Mahmood said...

*_* Beautiful cards!! the embossed flowers look great and thanks for the chance to win!

Kelly Massman said...

so so pretty!

Kerri said...

very nice!!

stampencamper said...

The flowers against the white front of card; really make the image 'pop'
so lovin this type of card style. well done my genius for the day

scrapkat said...

love your cards :D

chrystal said...

the colors you used on this card are beautiful...I think I would use this as a wedding/shower card...lovely

Chitra Nair said...

Really gorgeous cards.. This kit is amazing...

Scrapthat said...

Lovely cards as always Shari! TFS!

gRiSeL™ said...

You create such beauties! That first card I watched two days ago when you posted it on the SSS youtube feed! I was inspired by your card to make a wedding card for a friend who placed an order w/me. I had tried this technique before by mistake and loved the outcome. When you made it I was like "ohhh, so it's not a mistake, it's an actual technique!" hahah! (:

Maria said...

beautiful card

jenway9 said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Ashley Harris said...

These are sooooo pretty! I love them! Thank you for sharing this!

Valerie said...

Love the rose card - so elegant! :)

Terri said...

Beautiful cards as always.

abkreger said...

Thanks for sharing these lovely cards and for taking the time to share the video.

KatCamps said...

What beautiful cards. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!!

Kelly said...

those flowers are just GORGEOUS!!!

Tracy said...

Very pretty cards! I love the watercolored flowers!

Claire S. said...

These are gorgeous! I love the technique of colouring the reverse side of the vellum, so clever and I love the delicate look it gives the card :)

Cassie said...

Super gorgeous, Shari! I love the softness of both :)

Megan Carroll said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Kailash said...

Simply gorgeous cards, love the simplicity and elegance of both cards. Love the embossing on vellum. Thanks for sharing the video!!

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Your cut out card is stunning! :)

{VICKI} said...

what a wonderful card
tfs

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love both cards ... the subtle colouring on the first, and that lovely embossing on the second. Beauties.

Marta Fosco said...

oh how gorgeous! love the vellum, soft colors, very elegant. tfs

Carol Gibson said...

Beautiful cards. Can't wait for my May
kit to arrive.

Jennifer Scull said...

both of these cards are so soft and sweet! thank you for sharing! :)

Divinity said...

wow!!!!! an absolutely gorgeous card!

Barb said...

Love the combination of the velum and card stock. Coloring on the back of vellum was one of the first techniques I learned when I first started to make cards. Glad to see that you used the technique to create such a soft pink on the card. As always, Shari ,I love the creativity to show in making cards with Simon's kits. Thanks so much.

lynne said...

Love the look of embossing on both cards - simply terrific Thanks!

Dana D. said...

Beautiful card Shari. Great techniques that I can't wait to try. The May card kit is a must have for sure.

Beastybunny said...

Both cards are stunning! The soft colors and use of vellum make them so beautiful!

JanLee said...

Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing!

Ruth G said...

You made my favorite color of rose - sigh! I also love the look of the white embossing and cardstock and of course the vellum is so very soft and lovely! Thanks so much for sharing!

Cathy Homan said...

Beautiful card. I love the use of the vellum to make the added rose.

Maeghan M. said...

LOVING the watercolor on the vellum panel... so soft and lovely! TFS!!!

Linda said...

Beautiful rose colors--love all of the cards.

Clay and Amy said...

Beautiful water coloring! This kit is gorgeous.

RedGem said...

What such a beautiful card and love the watercolor on the vellum panel. Tks for the inspiration!

Kyle4143 said...

This is a gorgeous card! Love the little flowers!

Lori Poffenroth said...

Your cards are lovely. The coloring is very soft. Beautiful.

heartforhandmade said...

Wow! I love these cards you created, both are just fab! Every element you used are just perfect.

Velvet Pearson said...

So pretty how the flowers are behind the white panel in the first card.

Lydia said...

so beautiful- totally adore your first card xx

stick said...

I especially love the delicate coloring on the first card!

Andrea Garland said...

Oh my love how you used pastel and soft colors with white.

Scrapycandy said...

The Thinking of you card reminds me of my youth in the 70s. Not sure why though. Something about the divided nature of the front of the card. Truly a gorgeous card. Velum and soft colors always indicates a certain elegance. Thanks for inspiring me!

Laura Z said...

This is my favorite cards so far... Love the colors and the panel card

Tami McBeain said...

Great card kit, and your cards are stunning!

Margie said...

So soft and sweet, what lovely cards!

Rachel K said...

Both cards are just lovely. :)

Megan said...

I love the panel!! So pretty!!

Dixie Cochran said...

Those panels are such a clever idea. Thank you for a terrific video! I need to dust off my vellum. Time to use it!

Kristen said...

Your cards are absolutely lovely!

Rachel W K said...

oh my goodness, you are a master with vellum!!! this is gorgeous. love those embossed little flowers :)
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Kathy S said...

Love the use of velum and how great the coloring came out on the cardstock. I'll try that for sure. Thanks!

Adriana Reyes said...

LOVE LOVE it! the dimensional look on the first cards is amazing!

Lyn said...

Look at all the variations! Amazing!

Pavana said...

Loved the vellum rose!! Beautiful cards.. and awesome kit... :)

Donna Nuce said...

Gorgeous cards with such soft coloring! Thanks for the chance to win,

cardsbymo said...

The first card is my favorite but, they are both lovely! And I'm and really loving the tutorials with the distress markers.

Chris said...

This is a great lesson in how to color with distress markers! Thanks.

Mary Mac said...

Love cutouts, its like getting a surprise in your card. Beautiful cards.

Mary Mac said...

Love cutouts, its like getting a surprise in your card. Beautiful cards.

Sandra Strait said...

Very elegant!

Juut said...

Lovely!

PjP said...

Such pretty, pretty cards. I especially like the watercolour one -- any excuse to play with Distress Markers, eh? Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

Mary Dawn said...

really love the first card, such a clever layout

Peg said...

I really enjoyed your process! Love the subtle touch of coloring the back of the vellum!!

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous cards, especially the first one!

Emma Squared Designs said...

Lovely cards Shari!
Thanks for this give away opportunity. I like so much of what Simon Says has to offer!
Ali Smith

Anonymous said...

What beautiful cards! Love the colouring. Margaret K.

Kanan Pandya said...

Beautiful cards, great designs and love all the soft colors. Thank you for sharing it. :-)

Kritos said...

So cute cards! Absolutley love Simon Says stamps and dies.

Kelly Szafron said...

Pretty soft looking cards, thanks for sharing them.

Anonymous said...

Loved your card!!! Great details!! Beautiful card kit, thanks for sharing... Lilian B.

Susan Ontiveros said...

Sooo Pretty!!

Chookarooni said...

Lovely cards thanks for sharing your talents with us
Mary-Jane

Kim said...

I always enjoy your creations. You are the Queen of Cards! Thank you for the inspiration. Take care. :)

Kimberly Russell said...

Nice and Simple!

Cindy C. said...

OMG both cards so gorgeous! I could look at them over and over and over!!

Kristie Goulet said...

WOW! Amazing cards!

Alinsmajl said...

Second one is lovely.

Nancy L. said...

Just beautiful!

Ellen said...

love, love, love this card

Lynn said...

Super cool technique and I may just have to copy it! Beautiful.

marylouh said...

Pretty projects. The first card is so soft and warm. Great job.

Anonymous said...

Such soft pretty colors! Just beautiful.

Julie H in MN

Debs M said...

2 beautiful cards, love the white embossing x

Lena D. said...

Love how simple it is! The narrow strip of roses looks wonderful! :]

Colleen C. said...

Love the use of Vellum. Really beautiful card.

Harriet said...

When I saw your cards.....oh, Sherri...beautiful. Thank you.

Laura C said...

Gorgeous cards! Very elegant!

ninarsku said...

Love the softness in the coloring of the roses. These cards are just perfect.

Carolyn4723 said...

What a gorgeous card..the vellum rose with heart is the icing on the cake!

janet33234 said...

Such elegant cards. What a beautiful vellum rose, the subtle colors are just amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Very effective treatment. Loved it. Kay

mtscrapgal said...

Love your videos, Shari. Lovely cards you make for us today. Thanks

CinnamonSally said...

Thanks for the video Shari, love your soft elegant cards!

Kris P. said...

Beautiful Cards

stamplover2011 said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the video!

Kelly Booth said...

GOOOOORGEOUS!!!!!

Morag said...

The first card is beautiful and I love the idea of the panel of colour peeking from behind! The second is somehow more light hearted and sweet. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kazumi Edwards said...

Like always gorgeous. I love how you think out of the box Carol. Thank you so much for the awesome card idea ;)

Becky said...

These cards are fabulous!

Sarita said...

Love your cards!

Jamie said...

These are both just beautiful!

Bealor said...

I love the delicate feel of your cards.

Marianne said...

Wonderful cards, Shari! Love the soft colors of your first card. The roses look gorgeous against that grayish card stock.

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous cards!

Efrat said...

Great work. Love the cards.

Diane said...

Your card is so beautiful. Loving the May card kit. Thanks for the chance to win.

m.tabori said...

Really love how you used all the materials from the kit. Wish I had more distress markers to do your watercolor technique. Thanks for sharing.

Lesley said...

Loved the soft and delicate look of this card. I haven't yet embossed on vellum and I'm wondering if you can color the vellum with markers other than Copic, ie. Ranger, Marvy, Stampin Up, etc.?

Susan T said...

Love your cards. They make me so happy. Thanks for sharing. Really am liking those distress markers!!

Kristen said...

These are so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to get my kit! :)

Kyrsten Koops said...

Your cards are so beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Laura Turcotte said...

Beautiful cards! Loving them all!

Chel said...

Wow- beautiful!! Thank you for the chance to win.

JC said...

I love the softness of the cards...they are beautiful. Thanks so much!

adele holcomb said...

Two lovely cards. I like the accent flower stamped on vellum and completed with a heart and twine, and that embossed card front included in the kit is so pretty! Thanks for featuring this nice giveaway!

Kay said...

Love the soft look of your cards here - so pretty! Excited about a chance to win, too!

Val said...

Beautiful and elegant! Thank you for showing us your beautiful cards!

Lisa S said...

Just gorgeous cards!

Lynda M said...

Wonderful cards Sharri! Love that Kit.

Bhawana said...

gorgeous card ........ so elegant and cheerful.

Martha Green said...

Wonderful, delicate coloring on those flowers!

Jill B said...

Both cards are beautiful. The colors you chose are wonderful.

Cathy said...

Beautiful cards Shari, love how you've used the kit.

Martha Green said...

What a great idea using the clock for your message!

Marie said...

Great idea for Mother's Day cards, the kit is just perfect. Love you cards. thanks

Robin said...

Your cards are always so creative and pretty. Love how the flowers just peak thru the opening.

CathyL said...

Love your cards, Shari!

donna mikasa said...

Love, love, love! Especially the CAS design of the second. So pretty!

theCook said...

Love the way you cut holes in the foreground so that we can see something in the background. I have to try that on my own cards, I always only layer up!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

I love both of your cards...your coloring and the cut outs of the second one. Thanks for sharing.
Bea W.

Weenie Thomas said...

Both cards are gorgeous!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Gorgeous cards. I love everything about them. Very elegant and oh so sweet.

Monica said...

Love the both cards, they are beautiful!

Leni said...

Beautiful cards! Love the flower on vellum!

Maria said...

your cards are so much perfect and elegant!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful card!

TenSGal said...

Both cards are gorgeous. Love how the embossing on the vellum turned out. Very nice!

Barb Murphy said...

sooo gorgeous, soft and sweet...beautiful way to honor mothers

Eileen Dimon said...

The card with the roses is so soft and pretty, I love it! Thanks for sharing an idea for the panel included in the kit, I wondered how I would use it!

Janet said...

Beautiful card and great video! ~God bless~

Barb Ghig said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous, Shari! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas with coloring the vellum...so pretty!

ionabunny said...

Great cards. Especially like the cutouts on the second. So cute

Le petit monde de Louison said...

Very pretty!!!!!!!

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Shari, i love how the embossed vellum give your cards that extra feminine touch:-)

bzyPTmom said...

Your cards are just beautiful--thanks for sharing this fun kit!

Karen Ruiz said...

Very pretty. I need to slow down and I boss more.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Such soft and luvely creations!

Holly Saveur said...

In LOVE with the flower card so soft and gorgeous!

Sue said...

Love both cards and I'm really looking forward to receiving this kit!

Karen L. said...

Very elegant cards.

ericarose said...

Love the colors and design of your cards! So pretty!

Coralynn Murray said...

Absolutely beautiful. Thank you.

Laura C. said...

So pretty!!

Alecia Gloege said...

Thank you they are beautiful

Deneen said...

Love your cards! My favorite is the cut out one :)

elleth said...

Your card are so delicate and beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Pat Kinkaid said...

Awesome card! I can see right now I need to buy some distress markers!! I love the trick about coloring on the back of the vellum with copics... thanks for sharing that.

JMCPhillips said...

Love the vellum flower!! Just beautiful!!

Cindy said...

Soft and pretty!

One Scrappy Gal said...

Once again, Shari, a stunningly beautiful card! Thanks for the informative tutorial.

L Fodor said...

Shari, I put this card of yours in my CASE file so I can make it as soon as I receive my kit. Beautiful card.

cassie said...

These are beautiful cards, Shari! Wow!

Linda E said...

Great cards, Shari! I espceially love the design of the first one!

Froggietalks said...

Wow, I love both cards Shari. That first one, I think I need to case the idea, love the idea of a partial background done in stamped and coloured images :)

Pamela said...

I love the way you colored the flowers and the colors are so soft looking! The embossing is just so perfect!

Renee said...

OMGosh you are so inspiring! I learned a lot from watching the video, and both cards are so feminine and delicate.. LOVE!

Linda E said...

These cards are both gorgeous! I especially love the colors and design of the first one! Thanks for the inspiration.

Sandi said...

Love your artistic approach to card designs:)

Nad├Ęge said...

Fantastic cards! And thanks for making a video again to show your process!

Torrie said...

Beautiful card.

Judy Tuck said...

Love the peachy colours of your flowers. Beautiful!

linf54 said...

Such a beautiful card, thanks for the chance to win.

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful cards! I am loving teh embossing on vellum, and beautiful coloring!

Debbie Brackett said...

Beautiful cards! You are so talented.

CDS said...

Beautiful cards! Love the distress markers inspiration.

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