Simon Says Stamp Valentine’s Day Blog Hop and Giveaway

UPDATE: Thank you for all the comments! Simon drew a random winner and will contact them. Congrats to…

Valérie Alcaraz says:

January 23, 2013 at 8:12 am

I love the colors you use, it’s make the projects so sweet !!!


 

Love is in the air and Simon Says Stamp has made it even more fun to create projects to show someone that love with their 2013 Valentine’s Day Release. I was asked to create a project using something from this release to share in today’s Valentine’s Day Blog Hop.

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First, I made a video. I am just checking out, brainstorming, and generally getting inspired by these great new products. [link to youtube]

So first, the card I was working on didn’t work the way I wanted (I made some regretable color choices – haha)

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That’s ok! While it looks cute in this close-up trust me the finished card wasn’t cute. That is why I warm-up with no pressure though! Just let myself try some ideas, see what happens, then get serious.

Speaking of serious – I’m NOT going to forget my anniversary again this year! So, I made a card…

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One of my favorite things to do right now is to make a block of loads of little stamps. I just load them all up on my acrylic block and arrange them, then stamp!

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SO much fun making that card! I could stop now… but as long as I have all these stamps and dies out on my desk…

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Let’s scrapbook!
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I had fun using these stamps + dies with the FABULOUS February papers and things in the Simon Says Stamp card kit. This one is one of my faves for sure.

Oh and I’m so madly in love with the little heart dies! I want to make strips of paper (seen below) all day long with them.
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Here’s a list of the supplies I used in my projects seen today:


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You’ve seen my projects – now Simon has something to say and a prize to give!!

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!). Simon Says Stamp 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 Beate Johns.

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.

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Comments

  1. Sue says

    I love your anniversary card – I pinned it so I can scraplift it in July. I hope you don’t mind!

  2. says

    May, that card in the first photo is BEAUTIFUL. Wow. At least you did an amazing job with photography because I can’t imagine how it can’t be cute!

  3. Jane Van says

    Thanks for sharing your “failure”…we can learn from them too! Thanks for the give-away!

  4. Savi says

    I love the card. I’m just starting in card making and my Big Shot. Now I think I will have to expand my learning curve to include stamping……so much more seems to be available when you have the right stamps :)

  5. Betty says

    I really like your card and can’t IMAGINE that your first attempt wasn’t great as well! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Joy Briggs says

    Very cute card! I love your idea of loading the stamping block … I’ll have to try that sometime!

  7. says

    Your work is incredible! This is one of the only blog hops I’ve followed trough with from start to finish! Excellent group of designers and TONS of inspiration! Thanks so much :-)

  8. catherine d. says

    oooo-la-la ! Love your cards; and I’m glad to see you add your own handwriting to the card…..I need to start doing this, although I have horrible writing. Thank you……l

  9. Regina says

    Lovely card ! Love the idea of all the sayings . Guess ill be investing in a large acrylic block ! Thank you !

  10. says

    Really love the card, I like the idea of loading a bunch of stamps onto a block and then stamping. What cool things I could create that way!! I’m really curious about your first card though, it looks beautiful in the pic!!

  11. Sue Alg says

    Love the “subway art” look of your cards. And your scrapbook page is wonderful. Love the border idea–I have to try that.

  12. Martha says

    First thanks for your honesty. It is refreshing to know that the all stars aren’t always perfect, even if it looks good to me. Second totally using the idea of arranging little stamps on an acrylic block. Perfect way to get that subway art type look.

  13. rkokes says

    Love that anniversary card-great use of all those stamps and that pink is SO pretty! I think I am going to have to dig out my pink ink pad and play some! :) Love the water splotches too!

  14. Kirstie says

    I really like the anniversary card, the idea of putting lots of smaller stamps on one block is exciting!

  15. Karen M says

    I just love the “block of stamps” on your anniversary card what a great idea! thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win! :)

  16. Tiffany M. says

    You made so many awesome things to share! Wish I could see what the rest of card that you messed up on looks like. The way you photographed it makes it seem like it would be awesome. Thanks you for the chance to win!

  17. says

    May, I love how you figured out the dies coordinate perfectly with the little hearts from our February Simon Says Stamp card kit. What a cool effect you created here. Such jumbo sized inspiration and ideas. The color patterns on your first card are really cool even if you don’t like the finished card:)

    FUN IDEAS! Thank you for exploring your art with our Simon products and sharing with us!

  18. says

    Ha, you know us so well. I was about to leave a comment telling you that the top card was really pretty with the color you used…then you called me out on it before I even typed one letter. I love the idea of making the collage stamp using smaller stamps. I have seen that idea before but had completely forgot it. I have a bunch of terrific stamps from Rhonna and House of 3 that will be perfect for this technique.

  19. says

    That is such a good idea making your ow block stamps, I am going to give that a try. the twine is also a nice touch to your card.

  20. Nicole says

    Your card was really fab. I like the layout for scrapbooking as well. The pastel and florals are just gorgeous. And yes, I do agree that the little hearts dies are extremely cute and pretty!!

  21. Christine says

    I love the block of loads idea, with the frame around it. I am thinking mini album with pictures for our anniversary coming up. thanks for sharing your creativity!!

  22. Jan B. says

    The tiny die cut hearts on the scrapbook page are so sweet. Like how you used the negative image too. Very clever.

  23. varshitha says

    I am new to ur blog…. but totally in love with ur cards and ur style…..
    i came here hopping from kristina s blog….. happy to see ur happy color cards and layout…..

    :)

  24. Christina says

    Those love stamps are the cutest things ever! A super great way to give my other stamps a time to shine.

  25. Sheena Nicholas says

    This card is so pretty – adore the pink with black. The scrap booking is also nice. Both are very inspiring!

  26. says

    Sucha lovely trio of love inspired art! I love the cArd but your layout is fabulous! I love the soft pinks and embellishments!

  27. Diane H says

    Great tip and wonderful time saver to place all your sentiments/pictures on a large block and do it all in one stamping instead of stamping each sentiment individually!

  28. Rose says

    The Valentine’s card is lovely! I’d love the chance to enter the wonderful giveaway.

    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

  29. RedGem says

    What a wonderful card and layout,, really inspires me to get my Valentine cards out! Tks again.

  30. says

    Your card is very cute and your scrapbook page is lovely. Too bad you first card didn’t work out–I have it when that happens. But good to know it happens to everyone .

  31. says

    I guess we’ll have to take your word for it that the first try didn’t turn out right but the colors looked great from the sneak peak! :) Loved your cards, by the way! :)

  32. Bridget N says

    FUN! I really like the idea of making a background stamp out of bunches of smaller stamps. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  33. Toni Leli says

    Valentine’s day is one of my favorites for making cards — they’re so fun and cheery!

  34. KimC says

    May, love the anniversary card and great color combination. Thanks for sharing your creativity and thanks to SSS for a chance to win some fun goodies.

  35. Angela says

    Love the idea of filling up a block with stamps. Can’t wait to try it. Love the card and layout!

  36. Diane Standish says

    Love your cards-even the one that you didn’t show us looked fine to me! thanks for sharing!

  37. Dana D. says

    Love your idea of putting all the little stamps onto a block and then stamping. I’m going to have to do this you know. Your card and layout are adorable.

  38. Lucie Hale says

    I agree May, your little heart dies are the bomb! So cute. An I love your anniversary card!!! Thanks Love everything that SSS sells. Great prices and items!!!

  39. Diane says

    Glad you’re on top of things this year, lol! This is a great card. Thanks for the chance to be entered for some cool stuff, too.

  40. Sandra ltb says

    Good idea not to miss the Anniversary … I always end up working on a card the night before … I hate that! I think he will be happy with the card this year!
    lovely layout –
    Simon Says has some really neat dies …. and stamps …. my wish list is a mile long!
    Sandra ltb

  41. Eva R. says

    You really get inspired by people here. Take your card for example, I would have gone and stamped all those sentiments one by one. It would never occur to me to place the stamps on the block and stamp it all at once!

  42. Barb Ghigliotty says

    Your card and layout are just beautiful!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us, and for a chance to win!

  43. Lori says

    I typically shy away from hearts on a card but I love your anniversary card! Planning to scrap lift for a special man in my life. Thank you for your inspiration.

  44. Roberta says

    I think I could fall in love with the heart die also! Goodie bags are wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win one.

  45. HeyCandyJ says

    Love that Card! And like you said,”since I have all of this stuff out”, Beautiful layout too!

  46. says

    Wow! Love every piece. Haha, I often start something and then change it as I play around with colors and materials. Time consuming but you learn a lot along the way and the end piece is always worth it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  47. Phyllis B. says

    Love your two projects! Have not tried loading a block with lots of stamps to make a pattern…just put that on my “must do” list after seeing yours,,,Love it!

  48. Debra HH says

    Hello, May. Nice to meet you! Blog hops are such a fun way to discover “new to me” designers. I’ve come from Kristina’s blog. Bright and beautiful anniversary card and your layout is lovely. Like others, I am SO curious about the first card because it looks terrific in the photo. Won’t you please share it with us?

  49. Rhonda Strickland says

    May, YOU ARE SO AWESOME!!! Your projects are beautiful, and you truly inspire me. Thanks!

  50. Susan Block says

    Great scrapbook layout! I am sure thte card that didn’t work out is wonderful! Thanks for letting us see a little of it.

  51. Glenda Demorest says

    This is my second stop on this blog hop. You cards are very nice. I may have to scraplift one of them. 😀

    Glenda

  52. Tammy Davis says

    What a cute card and scrapbook page! I never thought of loading the stamps on to the block like that! I would have stamped them each separately! Great idea! Thanks for the chance to win!

  53. Holly says

    that is such a good idea of putting multiple stamps on one block! you could use lots of the different heart stamps too.
    thanks
    Holly

  54. says

    I’ll have to take your word for it that the first one didn’t work, but I have to say I love the close-up!! Fabulous card and layout, and I’m so glad I stopped by today – this is a fantastic hop!
    Alison x

  55. Kirsten J says

    kinda looks good enought to eat….and reminds me to pick up some conversation hearts! thanks for the inspiration :)

  56. Shauna says

    I love both the card and your scrapbook page! What a great idea to make our own block stamps!! TFS this idea….but it’s one of those you say, “Why didn’t I think of that on my own?!” Thanks for the chance to win some wonderful SSS stuff!!

  57. Beth Rang says

    Thank you so much for sharing your idea of putting a bunch of smaller stamps in a design on your block. It looks fantastic.

  58. Pat Kinkaid says

    Your husband is going to love the anniversary card! I am loving that technique of making a blaock of small stamps. You have inspired me to give it a try!

  59. Jeanie Gregory says

    This is my first blog hop.I love hearts and your card and scrapbook page were great.Have a happy Anniversary.

  60. Jee says

    I must try that: load up a bunch of little stamp images into one collage . Thanks for the inspiration!

  61. Danielle Thompkind says

    I LOVE the stamp arranging you did! Never tried to do it like that but you know what they……”you learn something new every day”. That’s certainly true in the crafting world! Thanks :)

  62. Jaqueline says

    Me gustan mucho tus proyectos y mas la pagina de scrapbook! ojala pueda participar para el sorteo!.

  63. Tara capewell says

    i totally love the little strip of dies hearts too. i thought they would be like the picture when i ordered them but was so excited when i saw they were in a line instead. i know i could use them a bunch more that waY!!!!

  64. Lynn G. says

    I love the idea of putting multiples of stamps on the one block – thank you for sharing that idea . The projects you shared are fab. TFS

  65. says

    Fabulous card and LO May :-) I love the idea to use all the sentiment stamps together , am sure your hubby will love it ! ,,, so glad I am not the only one to forget anniversaries ! :-) Gorgeous photo’s for the layout too ,, your daughter looks just like you ! :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

  66. Barb S says

    Since Valentine’s Day is my birthday I can’t imagine a better present! Thanks for the inspiration and ideas, and the chance to win!!

  67. Trish R says

    Your anniversary card is great With all those love-ly sentiments, there will be no doubt as to how you feel!

  68. says

    I have to agree with you: that row of tiny hearts is adorable. Thanks for the inspiration and your video too. Loved the end, too, LOL.

  69. Marilyn Bronson says

    I too love the little heart dies and your scrapbook page is very pretty. Thanks for the inspiration.

  70. Audrey Lee says

    Sooooooooo Lovely! I love the little heart border that you used on your scrapbook layout and I also love how all 3 of your project feature a heavy dose of the color pink!

  71. says

    First time visiting your blog, May, and so glad that SSS got me here! LOVE your card and the scrapbook page, too – thanks for some wonderful new ideas for using these fun products!

  72. megan mcdonald says

    I love how the photos are the main focus then your eye is drawn around the page looking at all the small things

  73. Debby Hughes says

    Wow May your projects are fabulous! I love the way you grouped the sentiment in your card and the colours are so rich :)

  74. says

    I really like your idea of arranging stamps on a blog and just trying something new! Your card turned out great with all the sentiments, and your layout is a beautiful way to showcase that great smile!! Well done!

  75. says

    beautiful cards. I’m thinking I should make an anniversary card ahead of time too, perhaps it will help me remember mine ;))) I love your pink and grey combo:)

  76. Julie Bonomo says

    Have to say, the first photo is pretty darn nice even though you are not happy with it. thank you always for your inspiration! I saw some other dies that are must-haves on Simon Says. My husband will thank you for that. ;-))

  77. Susan M. Shinagawa says

    Your Valentines Day/Anniversary card is incredible. I especially like the contrast betwwen the hot pink background/design and bold black text.

  78. jean keller says

    So much inspiration on your blog….I don’t miss a day! Pretty colors for love themes.

  79. Joan Smith says

    What??? you said it’s not that great!!! Girl you’re way to hard on yourself I love your concept and love your colors and the whole this is awesome in fact I’m going to use your ideas I love what you did with your stamps it’s genius. You are so stinkin’ talented.

  80. says

    I love your card, especially water drops.. And your scrapbook layout is great. I have to get my hands on those tiny hearts!!! They are fantastic! I adore tiny hearts!

  81. Ruth G says

    Very fun LO and card! It’s definitely a good thing to remember your anniversary – if you’re like me the challenge will now be to remember to give him the card you made! I hope it goes better for you than it would for me, though! TFS!

  82. Sabrina Radican says

    What a gorgeous card and layout oh and thank you so much for the tip about the stamps. Just Wonderful!

  83. says

    Not all our creations work as we want but everyone else seems to like them so I think we should just let go of the expectation and enjoy the creative process :) Thanks for sharing all your projects today.

  84. Becci says

    Love the cards you showed. Given me lots of inspiration. I thought the first card looked awesome.

  85. Dottie J says

    love the idea of grouping all those little word stamps into a block. Gets me wondering what other little stamps in my stash (all those dollar bin impulses) could be grouped into something more interesting.

  86. Patty says

    Amazing how you arranged all the stamps Looove it :) Beautiful card thank you so much for sharing…
    Hugs
    Patty XXXX

  87. Tonya Davidson says

    Your close up DOES look beautiful – I first saw it and thought OH pretty bright colors and then read your funny story! I can say I AM intrigued to see how horrible it really is! We are our worst critics! Love your other 2 projects too and always love seeing stamping in scrapbooking!!! TFS!

  88. Deanna Schone says

    Thanks for all the great new inspiration! I can’t wait to add some of your techniques to my next project!
    Happy stamping!

  89. Jacinta Hipwell says

    Such amazing talent love it!!!!!! Love the technique used adds so many elements to give you such an amazing result!!!!

  90. Marcella says

    Using several small stamps on a large block to create your own design is a fabulous idea. I think I’ll be trying that next time I go upstairs to create :)

  91. Gabby N says

    Sooo creatitve…I love the card with all the stamps on it. What a FAB idea!!! And what a super star model posing for your pictures…very sweet. Thanks for sharing your talent and ideas with us. Happy Valentines Day!!

  92. Carol Perry says

    It must have been fun to get a package from SSS to play with. I just love the hearts dies and stamps. Kristina has the best handwriting out there that I find just perfect. Thanks for sharing.

  93. Janie Hardie says

    What a great idea to build your own “big” stamp. I’ve never thought of that! I also love the way you used the paper that the hearts were cut from. You are very creative!

  94. Kim H says

    love your creations. great color combos and techniques. pink and black is one of my fave combos. thanks for sharing and chance to win.

  95. Angela Laverie says

    Wow! Such a pretty card & beautiful layout. And I like how you built your own big stamp with all the little ones… will have to try that!

  96. Michelle Weddle says

    Yeah! A video of all the yummy goodies and inspiration! Love it! Thanks so much for making the video, for creating and for sharing.

  97. Kelley_R says

    I hope your anniversary isn’t February 14! I tend to forget mine but my husband always remembers. Go figure.

    Your video has my fingers itching for some of these dies and stamps. Great projects, love your die cut mini heart banner. I need that die.

  98. says

    Love to see your thought process and the video introducing the new line was great. I sort of like your “botched” card…even if you weren’t happy with the end result. I often do a “recycled” version before I find one that I am happy with…glad it’s not just me. Thanks for sharing!

  99. Migdalia says

    What a nice surprise! First time visiting you. I was at Kristina’s blog and hopped to yours. I like your work (so this won’t be my last visit) See you next time!!

  100. Mrs. Hill says

    I completely understand about an idea just not working. You definitely got your mojo back! Love the block of words. I’ve tried that in the past but the stamps I have just don’t quite fit. Yours certainly do! Lovely.

  101. Gina says

    I really love your card and layout. Also seeing your creative process is nice. Glad I am not the only one who makes a mess of a card when trying to create.

  102. Inga says

    To be honest same I was looking for a bigger picture of your 1st one and that little detailed on what you have taken the card looks really nice. Might be for my eyes nice since I didn’t make it 1st of all and 2nd I really love watercolors and that has watercolor effect on it. But lets cut to the point about 2nd one. Like how you used little dots and made them around the border and not so sharp like fades in. Blacked striped string looks so nice on it. You made good job with scrapbook page as well. Not my thing scrapbooking but it’s so amazing what people make and come up with. Keep up your nice work : )

  103. Pam says

    Wow! that anniversary card for your hubby is beautiful! I love how youloaded up the acrylic block with stamps, fabulous! The layout of Miss E is stunning. She is turning into a gorgeous young lady.

  104. CatherineA says

    Sweet cards! Love the anniversary card :) I am determined to get a jump start – thanks to your inspiration – on all of the cards on my list!

  105. Barb S says

    Love your card and LO. For me, it’s not that I forget, it’s that i can’t find the card after I hide it until “the day!” Also really like all the hearts — they are winners! TFS.

  106. says

    Its refreshing to know that the creative process doesn’t always end in perfection for others as well. Thanks for keeping it real!! Love love the cards and inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

  107. says

    What a wonderful card and lovely scrapbook page!! Love all the sentiments on the panel of your card…I will have to try it….very cool and sweet..wonderful anniversary card! So happy to have been a part of the hop with you, May:)!!

  108. heather says

    I really like your anniverary card and this collection looks great thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway

  109. Catherine brown says

    So glad I found your blog. Love this card and can’t wait to check out your other projects

  110. jengd says

    Great projects- love the punched hearts on your layout. And I have to laugh that your first attempt looks good up close but not so much at a distance- it definitely DOES have potential up close. :)

  111. calamityjane says

    I love the look of your card. Reminds me of subway art (at least I think that’s what it’s called!) Oh yeah, your layout of your daughter is gorgeous!! She’s a real beauty!

  112. Carmen Lucero says

    May, thanks for sharing your video, now I want that hearts die that makes random cuts and the small hearts too! I love your card, the closeup shows your artistic style! Thanks for the chance to win too!

    Hugs,

    Carmen L

  113. Linda says

    That scrapbook page is adorable! Those tiny hearts are just too cute! Thanks for the chance to win.

  114. Loly Borda says

    Thanks for the video, I loved watching all the products and your comments about them (Better than just pics). I love your projects, thanks for the inspiration.

  115. Cindy Brooks says

    Love the combination of pink and black….and the stitching on the first card!
    someluckydog at gmail dot com

  116. Debbie Eslinger says

    thanks for the video loved it and seeing all the products but loved all your ideas and tips

  117. Sherrene Higgins says

    Thanks for showing us the card that didn’t work out how you wanted. It is refreshing and encouraging to see that it doesn’t just happen to us. I love your anniversary card. I love the bright colors, the twine in the spine and hearts dangling down. Your layout is gorgeous too. love all those hearts sprinkled at the top and the Love title.

  118. says

    Gee – your close up did look so cute – too bad that didn’t work out for you. Love all of your projects. Your daughter is a real sweetie!

  119. says

    I absolutely love the peek at the first project you did. Sorry it didn’t work out for you, but thanks for sharing it anyway since it inspired most. Great projects!

  120. KatieP says

    Thanks for taking the time to do a tutorial/thought process. Love the card.
    Your videos are great

  121. says

    lovely May, makes me feel so much better knowing that I am not the only one who has a great idea that doesn’t quite turn out LOL. the Anniversary card is fabulous. I don’t scrapbook, but the layout looks great.

  122. Brenda I says

    Love the subway art card! It’s so cute! I never think to put a bunch of stamps together like that, but love the look it creates! The scrapbook page is adorable!

  123. DonnaL says

    Really like the idea of block stamping with various stamps, great idea! Thanks also for sharing the story of the first card that you ended up not liking, I appreciate that other artists are sharing the good and the bad!! Love the layout.

  124. Elaine R says

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

  125. Charlotte C says

    Your cards and layout are wonderful, but I really enjoyed your video showing the products in detail. TFS.

  126. marianne walter says

    Your work is amazing, i love everything you have shared! thank you to people like you, that inspire people like me to do better::)

  127. Leilani says

    Ah….off to make some VDay cards….you got my creative juices going :) Thanks for the chance to win!

  128. Michelle Moore says

    I like your honesty. Sometimes us “regular” folks get all intimidated by all he professional projects. I’d like to play with those heart dies (as well as the stamps that match). Hope I win!

  129. says

    I can see you couldn’t help but get carried away with your creative juices! I don’t blame you…create on! These are all Just Ahhh-mazing!

  130. Kim F says

    wow-wish my mishaps looked as a good as yours 😉 love the cards and always needing inspiration to catch the scrapbooking bug again….great work..

  131. Candy says

    I love those heart dies too! Thanks for sharing and being so supportive. I sure have to start over many times.

  132. Reb says

    Your day book it’s a great idea to bring when travel. I wanted to make our Disney Scrapbook for my girl 4 years ago, but too many people got sick in this house the pass few years, and couldn’t have it done. Now , I only remember just little pcs here and there, so sad. :(

  133. Randee S says

    Enjoyed your video and your tips and ideas.
    Great cards and layout. Thanks for sharing. Loved the falling hearts die.

  134. kathy says

    I love your work! And all the other talented people on the hop! Thanks so much for sharing your work.

  135. Flo says

    I always learn something new. Loved your first card, even though you said it wasn’t that great. Thanks for the tips.

  136. Diane M says

    So nice to know that I am not the only one who makes regrettable color choices! Really like your cards and layouts. It was nice to see a layout as well as all the great cards I’ve seen on the hop.

  137. Terri (blindstamper) says

    Your projects are wonderful. I can’t believe I haven’t been to your blog before…but I’ll be back for sure.

  138. Angie Hall says

    I enjoyed the video highlighting some of the new V-day stamps and dies. SSS gives us so many choices. Liked your projects , May. Good ideas for the kids making their own Valentines. Thanks

  139. Soumya Murthy says

    Awesome ideas for the scrapbook layout… Love pink… Love the use of it in your card…

  140. ava g says

    may, great stamp blocking, i will give this a try. Love the color combo , white, black and pink, nicely embellished!!!
    ava g

  141. Melinda T says

    Beautiful cards-even if it didn’t turn out the way you hoped! And lovely layout, totally digging the hearts!

  142. Betty Meyskens says

    I love your scrapbook page layout – the hearts are adorable. I am new to scrapbooking – so your layout is definitely being put in my favourites for future reference – love the hearts. Everyone has a different opinion as to what they like and I like the look of your first card too – each card is a unique piece of art.

  143. Beth W says

    Your girls are growing up so fast and so lovely!Since my family is still all male,you have no idea how much I enjoy seeing them.

  144. Kathy W says

    So glad to hear that I’m not the only one who makes ‘regrettable color choices’ from time to time. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

  145. Julie Haupt says

    Pretty cards! Glad I’m not the only one whose first cards aren’t what I expected when they are done.

  146. barbara lassiter says

    Loved seeing all the new stamps and dies you were showing in your video! I smiled when you said your card didn’t turn out the way you thought it would! this happens to me alot!!!! Your anniversary card was lovely, however!

  147. karenajo says

    Love the block of all the little stamps – very creative idea! Thanks for sharing the great video too !

  148. bunnyfreak says

    Always reassuring to know my scrap/card mentors have projects that don’t work too. Love the anniversary card.

  149. says

    You have a wonderful sense of adventure. I find sometimes it is fun to just play if something turns out good I’ll use it and if not no big deal. As you said just out some ink and card stock if it doesn’t work out.

    I love your anniversary card and the idea of placing more than one stamp on an acrylic block. LOL! Sometimes I find myself spending several minutes just playing around with the placement of stamps before stamping. I love using the clear stamps because I can see exactly how things will look.

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful collections and what can be done with it.

  150. Jeannine says

    A wonderful surprise package would really warm me up here in the brrrr, cold of Minnesota! I feel creative and would love to receive new products. Thanks for the chance to win.

  151. Tanja S. says

    Lovely cards, I would have liked to see a whole picture of the watercolour one, it looks intriguing…

  152. Patty Williams - #2832 says

    OH May — I have missed you ! I know you probably haven’t gone anywhere — but I just stopped going to blogs every day. Trying to get back into it and check up on some of my faves! Look how beautiful Miss Elizabeth is !

    Happy Anniverysary to you and J !

  153. Amy says

    These are amazing projects made with lovely products and thank you for the chance to win some goodies.

  154. Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) says

    wow…these are really fun. I love all of your idea’s and details. Wonderful job.

  155. Annette Kelly says

    I love your anniversary card! It’s so stinking cute. I also like that you let us know that even a pro has those not so “successful” card making times. Thanks also for the opportunity to participate in the goodie bag from Simon Says.

  156. says

    I love your Anniversary card, from it’s square shape to the bright pink ink used. I agree using many stamps on one block is a lot of fun. Your scrapbook layout is fun too, love those tiny hearts.

  157. Robin Howe says

    Love your card. The bright colors are awesome. I also appreciate it when stampers let us know when something doesn’t work out the way they thought it would. TFS

  158. Terri says

    Looks like you had a blast making this card. The anniversary card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  159. Jodi Alsteen says

    Love the video and your projects! Thanks for sharing!!!! Can’t wait to see the other blogs.

  160. Karen S says

    May, thank you so much for the video and the blog post in which you admit to your imperfections. So many times we think we have to be perfect, and it’s nice to know that someone good enough to be invited to participate in this blog hop can still make “mistakes.” No pressure! Love it!

  161. Oxford Mom says

    Very good idea to use many stamps at once. I am going to try this for sure.
    Thanks for the good ideas and for the chance to win.

  162. Kathy Mc says

    Oh, there are so many new fabulous goodies from SSS…just in time for Valentine’s Day. IMO, your first card isn’t a flop and neither are your other creations. Your scrapbook page is very sweet with your DD, and I’m in love with your subway art card. Great job, May!

  163. Nadège says

    The anniversary card is gorgeous but I have to admit that the peek on the “failed” card looks quite nice to me. Thanks for sharing

  164. Linda Johnson says

    Ooh, I love them all. The cats are adorable. Thanks for the video. Love your layout. Got to get stamping!

  165. Karla Pollington says

    I love the hot pink you used in your Anniversary card. You did a wonderful job using SimonSays collection. Keep up the great work!

  166. Pam B says

    So happy to hear you say that not all your cards turn out looking as good as they did in your mind. Even after a few years of crafting, this still happens to me on occasions. Now, I learn to just put the card aside and move on. Often as not, an even better card pops out after the ‘not-so-great’ card and I get inspired again. I love your idea of using “block of loads of little stamps” which I must try very soon. Thanks for sharing your creative passion with us today.

  167. Kim Thomas says

    Your projects are lovely. I also enjoy putting a bunch of stamps on a block and stamping. It always looks great. Thank you so much for the inspiration. By the way, I loved the card you didn’t like. Lol! Take care. :)

  168. Sara N. says

    I was just wondering what to do with all the little Valentine’s stamps I’ve accumulated over the years and how to make them seem fresh. Your idea of putting them on a block makes so much sense. I can’t wait to try it out. I really enjoy your blog, by the way.

  169. SherylH says

    Great projects! And thanks for taking the time to make a video showing the new SSS products.

  170. Theresa H says

    Hi May, Thank you so much for the block stamping idea. I can’t tell you how much time this is going to save me! I can’t believe I didn’t think of it myself. I have mounted all my mini stamps into their own mini mounts & have been stamping them all individually 😉

  171. Cristina G. says

    Lovely card. I like the colors and all those words. It’s inspiring to see the same stamps being used in so many different and beautiful projects. Thank you.

  172. says

    So cute and colorful! I can’t imagine how much fun that would be to get all that new stuff at once to play with! Thanks for sharing your card I really liked it.

  173. says

    Your card is very beautiful. I have seen this with many little stamps in a few places now, I think I have to try it:) perfect stamps to do it with! hoping on!

  174. Lura says

    Maybe you should show us the whole picture and get some second opinions! Looks like a number of us think it is better than you think. Also love those strips of hearts you came up with.

    • mflaum says

      as I said in the post – I was able to get a nice shot at an angle… and that’s it. My shot covers the messed up stamping, the upside down stamp, the accidental neon, and the other “oh noes” that ruined that card.

  175. Alicia says

    Really lovin’ these valentine’s stamps. Your card is really cute and your scrapbook page is AMAZING! There’s so much color and detail, love it, love it, love it!

  176. says

    I really like the anniversary card, that hot pink is just gorgeous. And half of my cards don’t turn out as I envisioned! but I don’t really mind because I still got to play with glue and ink! 😀

  177. Lynda says

    I’m going to try your idea of putting many stamps on a single block. I love the way yours’ looks!

  178. Heather says

    I love the card with the black and white twine. Twine is my new favorite embellishment to play with! Thanks for sharing.

  179. says

    Wow, you have been very busy, I love all that you have shown us, and you are a girl after my own heart, you obviously do not mind getting dirty! LOL!! xxx