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)


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…


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!


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…


Let’s scrapbook!

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.

Here’s a list of the supplies I used in my projects seen today:

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.


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

  2. 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. Camilla, Sweden says:

    Very nice card. I like the many stamps!

  4. Thanks for the chance!! A surprise would be lovely!

  5. What a bright, fun card, and I love the soft, pretty LO as well!

  6. Enter me:)

  7. Nisha Hampal says:

    Great card, and love the layout – so pretty! :)

  8. wow your layout is so cute and the card..I love it.. nice and bright..thanks for sharing.

  9. Love all the fun colors.

  10. I love black and pink together, it looks young!

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

  12. Such vibrant pink and fun clutter of sentiments. Love it :)

  13. Hilette Wright says:

    Love the card!

  14. Jacelyn Ang says:

    love the use of the negative from heart cut outs! the stamps are so pretty too!

  15. Chuan Min says:

    I love the stamps used! :D really amazing.

  16. Sarah Moerman says:

    Wonderful projects! Love how used the SSS products on your layout!

  17. 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 :)

  18. Great card and layout! Thanks for sharing!

  19. Kelli Thomas says:

    Such a cute card! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us :)

  20. This collection looks awesome!

  21. Beautiful layouts!

  22. Great card. I love it.

  23. Amanda Levy says:

    What a bunch of great ideas! Thanks for the ideas!!

  24. howdyheidi says:

    So pretty!

  25. love the small hearts…. soo cute !!!!

  26. Great card.. Love the scrapbook page.. I need to start doing that again!

  27. WOW Amazing Creations…Love them!!!!

  28. Your card and lay out are beautiful

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

  30. Thanks for the chance to win!
    What a wonderful card, i love it.

  31. Love your layout!

  32. Jessica Soto says:

    I love your projects…I get so much inspiration from you all!

  33. Love the use of the small hearts die. thanks for sharing!

  34. Lots of wonderful ideas and creative uses in your projects. Thanks for sharing!

  35. Jessica G says:

    That card is awesome!! I LOVE that hot pink!

  36. Joy Briggs says:

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

  37. 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 :-)

  38. 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

  39. LOVE these projects!! So cute!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  40. REALLY love the details on that bright pink card! Love the sponging, the water droplets.

  41. Your anniversary card will surely bring out a smile in that lucky guy!

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

  43. beautiful cards and an awesome way to use those sentiment stamps

  44. 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!!

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

  46. Lovely colours on your page, TFS!

  47. What beautiful cards and layout. Thanks for sharing.

  48. Thanks for the chance! These are great!

  49. 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.

  50. Christyl Harrelson says:

    This is my first time on your page, very nice, I’ll be back!!

  51. haha your first pic actually caught my eye and i love the way the background looks there! TFS

  52. 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!

  53. I love your spirit of adventure with the new products. thanks for sharing with all of us.

  54. Gorgeous! Wow!

  55. Your cards and layout are beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

  56. These are such cute projects! Fabulous ideas, too!

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

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

  59. Love the Subway art vibe of your card!

  60. maria valderez tomazoni says:

    Thanks for the chance!! A surprise would be lovely!

  61. Bloesemfee says:

    What a great card and beautiful layout. I love them!

  62. Jinglesmom says:

    What a great idea to use multiple small stamps together to create a card!

  63. Great projects. I like the heart cut outs.

  64. Beautiful projects. Love the anniversary card a lot, it is beautiful..

  65. I just love this pink card here, it´s so romatic and so beautiful.

  66. Super cool card & page, May! I love the grays and pinks :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  67. So cute. Love the little strip of paper with the hearts punched out.

  68. Hannah Jones says:

    How sweet!~ I did love the water-coloring you had going on there, too.

  69. May, thank you for the fun video. I got some new ideas for the small hearts dies. I love the layout too!

  70. 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!

  71. Love the pink and black card! It’s such a fun color combination!

  72. 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!

  73. Jennifer S. says:

    Great projects. The backgro9und on the “warm up” card looks amazing!

  74. 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.

  75. 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.

  76. great ideas! tfs!

  77. So cute! I love all the color! :)

  78. 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!!

  79. Very pretty, love your style
    Louise :)

  80. 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!!

  81. Thanks for showing us a “card fail” as well as your fine creations!

  82. I love the way you used the stamps…great idea!

  83. You’ve been busy and very, very creative. Such gorgeous projects.


  84. Wow, this is gorgeous! Love it!

  85. So beautiful!

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

  87. Tracy Stancil says:

    Cute card. I love hearts.

  88. 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…..


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

  90. Beautiful card and layout!

  91. Carol Gib says:

    Love the cards and layout. I’m going to try
    a collage stamp of my own.

  92. I am now totally in love with the little strips now too!

  93. OMG, with each hop, I think my wallet will be lighter — adorable cards and ways to use them

  94. Great layout: so many nice details!

  95. Lovely bright cards. Love the bold pink, awesome.

  96. Love the way that you made an CAS-LO!

  97. I so love your misting & inking abilities on the card and layout just flawless! Thanks for sharing!

  98. Christina says:

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


  100. So many ideas in one place. Enjoyed the layout, too. Thanks.

  101. All I can say is WOW!!!! I am very inspired! I am placing my order today!

  102. Love your projects! Great ideas!!!

  103. Love your cards! Thanks for the great ideas. The valentine stamps are fabulous.

  104. Beautiful LO!! Lee-Ann :)

  105. seriously adorable. great pics and great card!

  106. Love the layout with all of it’s details! Beautiful page!

  107. Cecilia Coleman says:

    Beautiful card!

  108. Ko Ching Yen says:

    Love the background created with different sized hearts!

  109. What lovely cards!! Your work is just beautiful.

    Have a Blessed day, dawn

  110. Love the card. Pink and black is so classy! Thanks for sharing!

  111. Looks super cute! Thanks for sharing!

  112. Marcella Spano says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! Love the card!

  113. Love you card and layout! Such beautiful projects!! :)

  114. Elizabeth says:

    Love the colours and the grey mixed in with the pink :)

  115. beautiful projects :)

  116. What wonderful projects, love your card and the scrapbook page is simply beautiful

  117. Sheena Nicholas says:

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

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

  119. Gotta be in it to win it ;)

  120. love the card & page! very inspiring :)
    thanks for sharing!

  121. 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!

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

    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

  123. Thanks for the hop. I love getting new ideas to spark my creativiity.

  124. love all the pink!!!! so fun, thanks for sharing!

  125. Angel Estes says:

    A beautiful layout and an even more beautiful smile. :)

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

  127. These little heart embellishments are so pretty!

  128. Beautiful projects! Thank you for sharing!

  129. 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 .

  130. all these dies are calling my name! Great card and page, shows you there’s lots more to do with Valentine supplies than just Valentines!

  131. 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! :)

  132. Such wonderful projects! TFS

  133. What an unique way of putting a card together…gotta say I love your style!

  134. What cute, fresh Valentine’s dies – love them!

  135. Nothing like a blog hop for inspiration – and you certainly gave me that! Thanks.

  136. Bridget N says:

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

  137. love the edging on your card and the cute layout too

  138. cute projects. Thanks for the chance to play and hopefully win.

  139. BEAUTIFUL! Even the first one that you didn’t like!

  140. Beautiful cards! Thanks for the chance to win :)

  141. What a creative treasure your scrapbook page is!

  142. Sweet projects! Love the colors

  143. Saila Raja says:

    Beautiful cards

  144. Cute layout and interesting cards!

  145. Toni Leli says:

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

  146. Thanks for sharing your work!

  147. 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.

  148. So many great ideas!!! My mind is going 90 to nothing! Thanks for sharing!

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

  150. Diane Standish says:

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

  151. Valentine’s Day is always special for me and my beloved, so I really love your card, and the sentiments it expresses.

  152. 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.

  153. 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!!!

  154. Awesome projects! Love the layout. Thanks for the fun hop!

  155. Love your cards & ideas look forward to the new products.

  156. 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.

  157. 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

  158. Loving that bright pink!

  159. stamplover2011 (Jennifer) says:

    Wonderful cards! Love how you made your backgrounds!

  160. cute card, great LO. thanks so much for posting, love your blog

  161. Love the way you combined all of the sentiments – I must try that sometime!

  162. Sharlene Piscitelli says:

    Love these projects and the great tips you give!

  163. Cute cards and I love that you did a scrapbook page as well! Thanks! :)

  164. Great card and scrapbook layout!!

  165. Love those heart dies! I also need to try the sentiment “loading” idea. Very cute!

  166. Mildred Mildew says:

    Great projects ! Thanks for the inspiration.

  167. 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!

  168. Love your projects, May – that little pop-up heart on the lay out is adorable!

  169. 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!

  170. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

  171. Love the heart dies!!! Great projects!

  172. 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.

  173. Carolina Lam says:

    Love the cards! I enjoyed the color choice and all the hearts!

  174. Love your projects!

  175. I’m going to try that loaded sentiment idea. Great ideas!!

  176. Kathy Jo camacho says:

    Way cute! Got to try that.

  177. Brilliant card and I love your scrapbook page ^_^

  178. Beautiful inspirations!!

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

  180. Great projects. Love that you did a scrapbook page too.

  181. Your projects are so fresh and fun! Thanks!

  182. Love the background you created and the scrapbook page is really sweet!

  183. Beautiful projects! That layout is absolutely gorgeous and I love the doily and little hearts! (:

  184. How fun and so excited!!! I’m new to Simon Says Stamps and love to win a goodie bag for sure!!!! Thanks for the chance!!

  185. Pam larson says:

    What great work

  186. Amazing creations. They make me smile. Thanks for sharing.

  187. Miriam Prantner says:

    Great projects! Love the card and that you shared a layout too. Well done!

  188. Lovely card. First time visiting your blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

  189. love the card and the layout! They are both fabulous!

  190. Awesome card & layout! Great job!

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

  192. 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.

  193. LOVE your projects! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the inspiration!!

  194. Thanks for sharing these great projects, these new supplies are great!

  195. what a Beautiful layout the layering and Details are super sweet thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.,

  196. Wow, so pretty! Hugs! xx

  197. I really like the layout (her smile is lovely!).

  198. 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!

  199. Laura Jane says:

    Second card’s a CHARM! funny how that works out!
    Pretty layout too.

  200. love the vibrant colors, makes my smile!

  201. Just so pretty, love your style!

  202. 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?

  203. Those little hearts are super-cute! I also really like your idea of making a block of stamp sentiments. Neat!

  204. love the page!!

  205. Love the bright colors. Thanks

  206. Great ideas! Have a great anniversary!

  207. Love the card and the layout – nice! Thanks for sharing!

  208. loving all the pinks! Beautiful projects and the pictures on the layout are precious!

  209. Rhonda Strickland says:

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

  210. Mary-Anne V. says:

    Very nice card and layout. Love the layout with the trio of photos and the doily.

  211. I really like the pink, grey and black color combo!

  212. Love the scrapbook page!

  213. Good to know that not everything works for you too.

  214. Monica Maier says:

    great job with both projects! thanks for sharing~

  215. Great projects =) TFS!

  216. 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.

  217. Vickie Lee says:

    Love your projects and really enjoy your blog. Thanks so much for what you do.

  218. Love your projects!

  219. 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. :D


  220. Just great work!

  221. So pretty! Love all the hearts and the clever ways that you used them :)

  222. Thanks for the hop!!! I love both of your cards. Love the colors.

  223. 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!

  224. Lovely colors.

  225. May, I just want to say that I have loved watching your girls grow up… they are really going to be beautiful young ladies very soon!
    the PaperTemptress

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

  227. Love the layout.

  228. Love all the sentiments – block stamping looks great on your card

  229. Marie-Anne Raeman says:

    I loved you mistake, and the good card is also awesome…

  230. What a lovely layout!!! and love that card, it is really nice and pretty, I love all your work, thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win a prize!

  231. Beautiful layout!

  232. WoW WoW WoW!! Loving your AMAZING Projects!! THANKS so much for sharing and for the chane to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  233. off to check out your video – a must see after seeing your cards and layout!

  234. I love that you used lots of phrases on your card. Thank you for inspiring us.

  235. I love everything hearts! Thanks for sharing the great ideas!

  236. Melissa T. says:

    Love the bright pink card, really pops! Thanks for sharing.

  237. 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

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

  239. I love the card! You use techniques that would never occur to me! Very cute.

  240. 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!!

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

  242. Candida grudecki says:

    Love the words on ur project

  243. 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!

  244. Beautiful projects!! Love the new sets! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  245. Lizzie McCulloch says:

    Nice card, this is my first blog hop – it’s fun. Happy Hopping Everyone!!

  246. Jeanie Gregory says:

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

  247. Great layout!

  248. What a cool backgrund on the first card! :)

  249. Great card and wonderful layout! Love those tiny hearts :)

  250. Love all the layouts…great ideas!!

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

  252. Lovely cards and lay out. Love all the different layers.

  253. 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 :)

  254. Great projects love all the hearts.

    ** Kate **

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

  256. Love your cards and Thank you for the video !

  257. Great projects! Thanks for the ideas and inspiration. ;-)

  258. 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!!!!

  259. 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

  260. Melissa Isringhaus says:

    Love the small pink hearts, so cute. Thanks for sharing.

  261. What and adorable card…love that L/O! Thanx for the inspiration!

  262. Love what you created May!
    The card is perfect for an anniversary! ;-)

  263. Thanks for the inspiration!

  264. 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 ! :-)

    Lols x x x

  265. Jamie Larsen says:

    great card and i am LOVIN’ that layout how pretty tfs

  266. So simple so sweet :-)

  267. 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!!

  268. Awesome dies. Already got some but know I’ll NEED more.

  269. Laura Mooney says:

    I love pink and black! Cute card!

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

  271. Nice work as usual, May! I have never put multiple stamps on a block and stamped -thanks for the idea!

  272. 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.

  273. Love the card. White is really nice with the color hearts.

  274. Nice to know that you to don’t have a winner card on every try-thanks for sharing.

  275. Marilyn Bronson says:

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

  276. 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!

  277. 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!

  278. great projects!!!

  279. 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

  280. beautiful projects xx tfs x

  281. Cheryl B. says:

    Making a “stamp block” out of various clear stamps is a great idea. TFS!

  282. 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 :)

  283. Wonderful projects–I especially like the layout.

  284. Laura Beck says:

    Your anniversary card is beautiful! I’ll have to try the multiple stamps idea!

  285. Really cute cards :) I love the way the scrapbook layout came out; it’s adorable!

  286. Your sentiment card is adorable. Love grey and pink together. The LO is precious.

  287. Love the background to the warm up card and the bright pink in the second card!!!

  288. Fabulous card and scrap page, beautiful colours.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  289. 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!

  290. Bonnie in Virginia says:

    Love the cards, thanks for video!

  291. Cynthia Clark says:

    I’m really getting in the mood to use more grey. So pretty.

  292. 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:)

  293. Lovely projects! Thanks for the chance to win a goodie bag!

  294. Janeen Best says:

    You girls are all so inspiring! You make me want to put the computer down and go scrap!

  295. 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. ;-))

  296. Love the idea of blocked sentiments

  297. Oh and I sooo wanted to see more of the teaser card…your anniversary card is sweet, love the pinks. Your scrap page is so fun.

  298. 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.

  299. jean keller says:

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

  300. Marian Calvert says:

    Your layout is so cute and I love the block of stamps.

  301. Love your card and layout. The little wood heart is just the perfect extra touch.

  302. 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.

  303. Cute card and layout!!

  304. Wow your cards are great. I would love to see the first one – I don’t think it looks as bad as you think.

  305. Karin Karlsson says:

    Great layout.

  306. 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!

  307. Your anniversary card looks amazing!!! thanks for all the inspiration!

  308. OMG! SO cute! I love the idea of multiple little stamps all over. TY for the video!

  309. Your anniversary card is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win!

  310. Love the colors of your first card that didn’t work hehe and the second card is wonderful black & pink it’s like a good marriage :)

  311. 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!

  312. Sabrina Radican says:

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

  313. 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.

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

  315. My anniversary is on Valentine’s so it’s easy to remember. :) Love both of your projects!

  316. What a beautiful card and fantastic layout
    hugs Nikki

  317. 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.

  318. stephanie A. says:

    thanks for the chance!

  319. Bernice J says:

    I really enjoy coming to your blog everyday and seeing what you have going on!

  320. Great card–love the background stamped layer with pink hearts..turned out great! TFS!

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

  322. love your creative ‘serious’ work.
    stitches and strings add so much to the handmade card

  323. 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!

  324. Fun and fabulous!!! LOVE IT!

  325. What a great card! I love the technique of combining a bunch of text stamps…so cool!

  326. Love your creations!
    Always great and stunning!
    Thanks for sharing!!

  327. Such a gorgeous card! I love the stitched details on it! So creative!

  328. 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!

  329. Jacinta Hipwell says:

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

  330. The stitching really adds that special touch. It’s inspire me to dust off my sewing machine! TFS.

  331. 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 :)

  332. Iris Soscia says:

    Lovely card and layout, Iris

  333. Denise Bryant says:

    Great card and layout! I am loving these new Valentine products!

  334. Love the background of your card. The layout is beautiful

  335. Kathryn J says:

    Oh those heart dies are so cute. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  336. 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!!

  337. Great colors .. the card and layout are gorgeous!

  338. Love seeing the beautiful cards-such inspiration.Thanks

  339. I also loved the small heart punch!

  340. Linda Nielsen says:

    Love your card! I’m inspired!

  341. Barb Bass says:

    Nice variety, a little something for all of us. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  342. Great projects ! Thanks for sharing !

  343. Love the card and layout! The heart cut outs are really cute!

  344. Linda Gorman says:

    Great site!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  345. I loved the anniversary card you shared and the little heart die details!

  346. PVenusina says:

    Beautiful projects I love it! Specially the second one! Thanks!

  347. Robin Walston says:

    Love the layout!

  348. Oh May!!! just love your cards, thanks for sharing!!!

  349. Love your cards and page. Great job!

  350. strong, fun color contrasts – nice technique on stringing the phrases together too.

  351. I’m loving those heat dies, too. Great cards and layout.

  352. Great ideas:)

  353. Kathy Camps says:

    What an awesome card! Thank you for sharing!!

  354. i love your style!

  355. Kristen Foreman says:

    Adorable work! Thanks for the inspiration!

  356. Great card and scrap page!

  357. Great scrapbook layout! I love the doilies. Thank you for the video peek of the products!

  358. Lovely projects, your layout is designed beautifully!!

  359. 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.

  360. Beautiful work! I love the first one due to the wet stains!

  361. Michell B says:

    I love making the multiple sentiment stamp cards!

  362. So cute, love the card.

  363. I like the Gary and pink color combo. First time visiting. I’ll be back!

  364. Karen Freeman says:

    Love the pink and all the gorgeous hearts. Cool layout.

  365. Super cute card!

  366. 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!

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

  368. I love your bold cards! I appreciate the videos! Makes me want it all!

  369. Helen Prohaska says:

    Great card and layout. Thanks for the creative ideas.

  370. Wow… Beautiful card and layout !

  371. Wendy(Xiaole) says:

    Beautiful Card! Thanks for sharing, and a chance to win a goodies bag! :)Wendy

  372. 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!

  373. Cannot go wrong with Heart Dies.

  374. 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.

  375. 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.

  376. Great card! Loving the LO!

  377. (Glad to know you make cards you’re not very happy with sometimes too)
    I like all the sentiments in a block too and love the pink & black

  378. Your cards and layout are gorgeous!

  379. Such an AWESOME card!! And I love your layout!! :)

  380. 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!

  381. I love all of that pink!

  382. 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!!

  383. Great card and layout, but I really like the color combination on the “mistake.”

  384. 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.

  385. Love the layout. Sweet just like the girl in the photos <3

  386. Judy Hodges says:

    Love the card. TFS.

  387. All your projects are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  388. Agnieszka says:

    Great projects. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

  389. I really like the water marks and the colors of the first card. Lovely layout, too.

  390. 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.

  391. you ended up with some great projects!

  392. 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 : )

  393. Adorable card and layout. Thank you for the inspiration.

  394. this is such a gorgeous card!! Love love the colors and design

  395. 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.

  396. LOVE the heart dies! Definitely on my wish list :)

  397. 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!

  398. Anna Mueller says:

    Super cute!

  399. Lovely cards and a beautiful layout! Just love it!

  400. Priscilla Araya says:

    Saludos desde Costa Rica y gracias por la oportunidad

  401. Wow!! Love your Anniversary card!! Very pretty!!

  402. Really fun cards and a wonderful layout! Thank you for sharing!

  403. Lovely card. The layout is so fun to see in the hop. Great work.

  404. 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.

  405. Cynthia B. says:

    Great projects! You’re right – those heart dies are a must-have!

  406. great ideas!

  407. JoAnn K Delery says:

    thanks for the video, and i love your card and page!

  408. LOVE is in the air……love all the hearts. Thanks for the inspiration.

  409. 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!

  410. 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:)!!

  411. Your post made me feel better about the card I had to throw away earlier today. Thanks.

  412. Love your card and your nice layout. Looks great.

  413. shuba suzan says:

    love those little hearts and also the background…gives me some idea on things thanks

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

  415. I love your card and layout – both are so cute! Thanks for a chance to win some goodies!

  416. Catherine brown says:

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

  417. 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. :)

  418. I think the card and layout are great!

  419. Cheryl Leong says:


    cheryl131091 at yahoo dot com

  420. Love your block print design! What a great way to use small stamps :)

  421. What a fun way to use sentiments!!

  422. 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!

  423. Beautiful layout and card!

  424. deb pereira says:

    beautiful cards and layout.

  425. Great cards and video.

  426. 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!


    Carmen L

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

  428. Love the stamps you are using today. Wonderful ideas being shared.

  429. Jessica Canham says:

    Great projects! I love the backgrounds you created and stamped

  430. I love how you used the negativ of the hearts. Thanks for sharing.

  431. lovely card ^.^
    I like the scrapbook too…

  432. Cute card! I love those danged mini heart dies!

  433. 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.

  434. Leslie B. says:

    Great ideas!

  435. Love your projects! Even the one not completely shown!!

  436. Lovely anniversary card. Thanks for the chance to win.

  437. Love the different shades of pink used. Great project:)

  438. Thanks for the inspiration, very beuatiful.

  439. Beautiful card….love the pink and gray. Sweet layout too!!

  440. great everything

  441. Those stamps are just stinkin’ cute! Love your video.

  442. What cute projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

  443. Sue FitzGerald says:

    Love all the hearts, especially those mini heart dies.

  444. Beautiful work, just lovely!

  445. Maggie Lara says:

    I think that the sewing in your card looked wonderful! Great job!!

  446. Cindy Brooks says:

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

  447. Judith van Stam says:

    So beautiful!

  448. Debbie Eslinger says:

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

  449. Lovely job! I’ll have to CASE your anniversary card!

  450. Love all that stamping … and thanks for the chance to win and the video :)

  451. Aisha overstreet says:

    Your cards are beautiful. Happy anniversary

  452. 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.

  453. Great projects! Especially the anniversary card!

  454. Nice pictures of your girl=)

  455. Stunning cards May. Really inspiring use of the SSS Products.

  456. Pia Larsen says:

    Love the way you’ve gatthered a bunch of small stamps – Great idea!

  457. Thanks for the great ideas!

  458. Lisa Lara says:

    Such awesome projects May.

  459. 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!

  460. Perfect timing for anniversary card! Mine is today!

  461. 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!

  462. Sue bridges says:

    Very special! Thanks!

  463. absolutely love your creations, and I love that colors of you first card so probably I would like it anyways ^.^

  464. Great LO, thanks for the tutorial!
    I love the pink hearts :)

  465. I love the cards! Thanks for sharing!

  466. Love the scrapbook page!

  467. the creation! So inspirational

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

  469. Love your projects. And I love the way you try everything without pressure, should try that :-)

  470. Great ideas! Thanks!

  471. 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.

  472. Colleen boyd says:

    I love the random use of stamps. I have been doing that a lot lately myself.

  473. Both projects are fab! Thanks for the video! Really like the Anniversary card that of course could go for Valentine’s Day!

  474. Thanks so much for adding a scrapbook page! Love all your projects!

  475. Love your projects,

  476. 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!

  477. Rebekka R says:

    Both of these designs are beautiful.

  478. 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.

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

  480. Vidette Benn says:

    I like all the different stamps that make up the block. Really great use.

  481. Celeste B. says:

    I like your anniversary card. Going to try the different stamps on a block.

  482. Becky Schneider says:

    thanks—love them

  483. How fabulous these are! Those heart dies are precious.

  484. I’ve been feeling the same way about my scrapbooking lately! Thanks for the tip. Love the pages!

  485. Cute projects! Thanks for sharing your flop – always good to know others have those!

  486. Charlotte C says:

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

  487. Onepinkdaisy says:

    Love the layout. Sweet girl.

  488. 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::)

  489. What a fun card. Thanks for sharing.

  490. Love your card!

  491. Lisa Lane says:

    Thanks for sharing

  492. That first card looks stunning! I can’t imagine it not being in real life because I caught my breathe when i saw it! Your card and layout are both beautiful.

  493. Lillian F. says:

    I really like the water effect on the hearts background

  494. Lori Hefner says:

    Love your did a beautiful job! Thank you so much for sharing:)

  495. mariangel says:

    lovely creations you are so talented thanks

  496. Thanks for the video. I love seeing things “real life”.

  497. Gorgeous projects!

  498. Love all the layering on your scrapbook page!

  499. Ana Ordoñez says:

    Bellos tus trabajos!

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

  501. 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!

  502. 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!

  503. Amazing selection of creations – don’t know which is my fave as they are all fab. Thanks for sharing.

  504. Gorgeous card and I love the scrapbook page as well! TFS!

  505. omgoodness, i am in love with your anniversary card! thanks for sharing.

  506. Adorable projects! I really love the word collage on the card, I will definitely have to try that!

  507. Trudy Burger says:

    Luv all the little hearts!

  508. 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..

  509. gorgeous creations…thanks for sharing!
    xxx Margreet

  510. LOVE!!!!

  511. Fab card and L/O.

  512. Adriana Reyes says:

    This is so cute!! Your anniversary card is Amazing LOVE it!

  513. Great job of using non traditional Valentine Day colors. Always love to see the talk bubbles.

  514. Great cards! Loving all of the Simon exclusive products!

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

  516. 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. :(

  517. Amazing card and layout!!

  518. Great card. Love the Blk/White twine to finish the look.

  519. Your work is amazing – love, love all of your projects!

  520. beautiful work! <3

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

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

  523. Love the cards! The dies look like so much fun!!!

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

  525. Fabulous projects. Love the pretty hearts… both the stamped and die-cut. Thanks for the chance to win!

  526. Love how you used multiple stamps on your card front. Thanks for the inspiration.

  527. Love the card and the video. Thanks for the chance at the drawing.

  528. great projects! Thanks for sharing.

  529. Wonderful Card!! Love it

  530. Thanks for the video & all the delicious ideas!

  531. 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.

  532. 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.

  533. wonderful cards.

  534. Such a wonderful card for an anniversary! Thank you.

  535. Gorgeous anniversary card! Thank you for sharing.

  536. 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

  537. Thanks for the video review. Love your card front loaded with sentiments and your sweet LO.

  538. WOW … great giveaway. Thanks for the chance! LOVE your work, by the way.

  539. Oh, I just love your cards and layout! The subway art style card is so fun!

  540. You always give great project. Thank you.

  541. Julie Hulver says:

    Love the heart dies, especially the row of hearts that can be used as a border!

  542. Soumya Murthy says:

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

  543. Such an adorable layout! I love it all! Thanks for sharing!!

  544. What a cute layout! And your card is fabulous too!

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

  546. Karen Rice says:

    Fantastic work! Thank you for sharing your gift with us!

  547. Melinda T says:

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

  548. Shanta Newby says:

    such lovely creations!!

  549. 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.

  550. 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.

  551. I love the first card, although you did not like it that much :)

  552. nancy faith says:

    Great work… love the little hearts.
    thanks for sharing.

  553. You rock! Awesome designs and use of colors!

  554. Love your pink & black card! So creative!

  555. your layout is beautiful lovin the whole thing! thanks for sharing and the video!

  556. Melinda Ferraz says:

    Love your projects!!

  557. 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!

  558. Julie Haupt says:

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

  559. The new stamps are amazing!

  560. Melissa Bi. says:

    just lovely! i’m not a scrapper, but that card is going into my inspiration folder!!

  561. 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!

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

  563. Chantal Philippe says:

    Love the watercolour type effect!

  564. bunnyfreak says:

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

  565. Heather K. says:

    I love the layering on the card! And the colors are oh so sassy!

  566. 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.

  567. Cute card. Love the layout as well

  568. 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.

  569. The video gave me a good chuckle. Love the card and pages!

  570. Great card!! Love the background of hearts! And wonderful layout! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  571. Che meraviglie! Mi piace molto il Layout!

  572. Great LO!

  573. thanks for the giveaway. I also wanted to say that i love your website layout.. it clean, refreshing, and easy to manage.

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

  575. Great cards.

    Terri e.

  576. Love the pink and black card. Kind of like a pink chalkboard. Cute !!!

  577. Love your creativity – and all those heart dies!

  578. Absolutely gorgeous layout and card! Love the warm colors, realy pretty:)

  579. Linda Rae says:

    Love dies. Like leaving the negative and using on sb page. Thanks

  580. 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 !

  581. Wonderful ideas!! Thanks for sharing.

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

  583. You had me laughing out loud … “regretable” color choices … oh but do I know how that works! And enjoyed your video, too! Thanks for sharing!

  584. I love the little hearts on the scrapbook page – super cute!

  585. Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) says:

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

  586. 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.

  587. 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.

  588. Loved all the little hearts you used on your projects!

  589. Oh Goodie, goodie, goodie, goodie BAG, please. :)

  590. Very nice!

  591. I love all the pink! Great cards and layout. Thanks for the chance to win!

  592. 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

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

  594. Love the cards and pages!

  595. What fun creations!

    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

  596. Love little hearts!!!

  597. Love the card and layout! Thanks for the bonus … I loved the video … allowed us to see the new products :)

  598. Jodi Alsteen says:

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

  599. I just love the layout. Trying to layer but i’m not sure when its enough.

  600. Beautiful layout May!!!

  601. Pat McCleary says:

    Love the stamps, the dies, the cards, our video & this blog hop.

  602. 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!

  603. Annie Kong says:

    Love your layout… its so nice.. Love the wood button

  604. Love the collage of sentiments and the pink background!

  605. Farida wahid says:

    Sper nice cards and layouts love then very cute

  606. 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.

  607. Thanks for the idea of placing all the stamps on one block. Great Job.

  608. oh~ i like those heart die cuts!

  609. 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!

  610. I hate when I make a bad color choice and can’t quite fix it! The technique looks very cool!

  611. 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

  612. Wow – gorgeous! I love these.

  613. Beautiful projects! Love how you used loads of stamps on the card :)

  614. Oh such lovely projects and quite nice to have your card made in advance!!!

  615. Your card is so gorgeous! Thank you for the wonderful idea!

  616. i love the little hearts on strings at the side of your card..lovely!!

  617. Great projects! I love how you used the stamps!

  618. Shannon83k says:

    Great card!

  619. Linda Johnson says:

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

  620. Vocês são geniais, até mesmo quando não gostam do resultado seus trabalhos são lindos…

  621. Love, love, love your designs!!

  622. Beautiful card, and such a pretty LO too!

  623. 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!

  624. DancinPammie says:

    The heart die cuts are so cute and I love the stamps too! The cards are great!

  625. Beautiful projects!! Love, love, love your layout!!

  626. 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.

  627. karen adams says:

    Nice work!

  628. Pia Larsen says:

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  629. Beautiful creations! I adore your scapbook page.

  630. 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. :)

  631. Love your anniversary card – very sweet.

  632. Super cute!!! Love the vid, too :) Awesome <3

  633. 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.

  634. Love all the PINK!! What a fun way to use all those sentiments!

  635. Great colors and heart dies…..thanks for sharing.

  636. Carla Hundley says:

    Very pretty, love the colors used.

    Carla from Utah

  637. LOVE the Simon Says heart dies. Thanks for showing so many different ways to use them.

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

  639. Lynne Prieto says:

    Love all these Valentine’s ideas…tfs!

  640. I love what you’ve done with all the little stamps!!! Your card turned out really nice! :-)

  641. how cute are these?! So much fun!

  642. Love your pink/black card! So fun!

  643. Gorgeous projects! Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration! These are great! I especially love your scrapbook page!

  644. 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 ;-)

  645. 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.

  646. Like the distress but girly effect.

  647. Love both the card and the scrapbook page!

  648. Ashley N. says:

    Love your creations!!

  649. 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.

  650. May, love your card. super cute and the layout is adorable. I love layouts with three pics like this. Pretty girl. TFS

  651. 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!

  652. Jen Rodriguez says:

    What a cute card and beautiful layout! Thanks for sharing!

  653. Great cute card and pretty page! Thanks for sharing!

  654. 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.

    • 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.

  655. 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!

  656. Have been enjoying the relese hop immensly!! I love your card and page layout, wonderful designs!

  657. Loving this hop!! Beautiful card!

  658. HeyCandyJ says:

    Love the card and the layout! Those heart dies are to Die for!lol

  659. 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! :D

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

  661. Sharon Gray says:

    I LOVE pink, !
    Both your card and layout are lovely.

  662. Great card and LO May. Thanks for the video too!

  663. Lisa Beeman says:

    Wow, your projects are amazing! I really love your scrapbook layout, such a beauty!

  664. Great card and layout May. Loving these new products from Simon.

    Kat x

  665. I love the finished product…and I thought your “goof” looked pretty good, too!

  666. truetome1970 says:

    So great ideas!!! Goodness will I ever catch up!!?? Lol love them!

  667. What a great idea to put all the sentiments on one block.
    Why didn’t think of that! I am going to do that next time.

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

  669. 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