Simon Says Stamp November Blog Hop + Prize!



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

This month we have a really fun kit that features a great new exclusive Simon Says Stamp stamp set and a random assortment of twelve 6×6 papers from the new Amy Tangerine Cut and Paste collection! And that’s not all! It also includes a full roll of the new Kelly Purkey Ledger washi tape, three Doodlebug Designs Pixie Mini Sticks and some other great items to get those creative juices flowing! Did you know that you can subscribe to Simon Says Stamp’s monthly card kits for just $19.95 plus S&H every month?!

As always, I love taking part in Simon’s hops, and for this one I’ve made two projects. First up – a card.


I used a striped piece of paper + a number of stamps from this kit, and finished things off with sparkle.


I also was totally inspired by the stamps and papers to get working on a layout!


The “love this” stamp in this kit will definitely be used repeatedly on my layouts.


This layout made me realize (Whoops!) I forgot to share the finished journal I made for this trip- so I will be sure to share that next week. For now – here’s my page!


I used white memento luxe ink for the hearts (LOVE!) and I like those neutral papers so much mixed with the bits of color that came together so simply for this page. I tried fussing with it more – but nope. It wanted to just be as it is.

Supplies Used:



Simon Says Stamp is giving away a goody bag at every stop on the hop! That’s eleven chances to win! Just leave a comment on this blog post (and for more chances to win, the other blog posts as you hop along) to be entered in the random drawings. The giveaways will stay open until Thursday October 24, 2013 at 6:00pm EST and the winners will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Friday October 25, 2013.

The next stop on this blog hop is the always fun & fantastic Stephanie Klauck!

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

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  1. Lee G says

    I love using bits of SSS card kits on layouts, really like the way that you used the neutral papers and stamp on the layout.

  2. Mary Mac says

    Love the sparkled you added to the card and the embellishments are your layout are perfect.

  3. Brenda Hobdy says

    Love the layout. Didn’t think about using the stamps in my scrapbook layouts, duh!!!!!!

  4. BeverlyBL says

    Love both of your creations. The card looks simple to recreate and has good colors. Think your scrapbook page is beautiful. The picture is the scene stealer and you were right to stop when you did. It’s a perfect page.

  5. Dana D. says

    Your card and layout are adorable. Love seeing what you create. SSS card kit looks like a lot of fun,

  6. Sandy J says

    Love your samples, and I really want to go where ever that photo was taken — beautiful locaiton.

  7. Kathy E says

    Love the card and layout. The card is so soft, I get so many great ideas from these hops.
    Thank you

  8. Loly Borda says

    Lovely card and perfect LO for that beautiful picture, I agree with you on that stamp, I’m planning on using it often. TFS

  9. Anika says

    I LOVE the simplicity of this layout. It is so beautiful! It is truly a show stopper. You make me want to make a scrapbook.

  10. BARB T says

    Love, love, love this layout. The photo is post card perfect and should be center stage just like you did. I have a question if you possibly have time to answer. Did you ever find, especially in your early years of scrapbooking, that you purchase way too much of one artist’s line of products almost exclusively? Even though I love many different products, I seem to be purchasing an over abundance from one artist. I feel like I am being taken in by great advertising and buying product I may never use. If you ever felt this way, how did you talk yourself out of the need to have it all? Right now I am already using the idea of I need to be able to use a stamp or die many times or it is not worth the purchase. Thank you.

  11. Melissa T. says

    Love the card kit, can’t wait for mine to arrive! Really like all the layering of paper and stamps.

  12. JOAN SMITH says

    Your card is so pretty and I love that you did a LO and is amazing so thanks for showing such unique and clever ways to use items from this months kit. You are a very talented gal.

  13. Theresa. H says

    Hi May, Great card & layout! I can definitely see the ‘love it’ stamp getting lots of use. Thanks for the inspiration. X

  14. Mary Tilman says

    Absolutely gorgeous LO! Love the blue with neutrals–so perfectly harmonizes with your photo. Great card as well–deceptively simple.

  15. says

    I was already thinking those stamps would be great for scrapbooking, and you’ve illustrated this perfectly! I absolutely love your layout! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

  16. Moira says

    Fab projects. Fun to see the kit used on a layout. Shows how versatile is really is. But the card is lovely too :)

  17. justasiam says

    Thanks for your examples of inspiration posted today. The “love this” sentiment is possibly one of my favourites!

  18. Tracey Humphries says

    I love how you have used all those patterns and colours together on the card. Looks great.

  19. marykay says

    I always enjoy your scrapbook pages. not very many scrappers left. its all turning to project life and smashbooks. which are nice too but I still enjoy the good ol scrapbooks

  20. Marie Butler says

    Thanks for sharing the great card and the layout! Looking forward to getting this kit!!

  21. Arina O. says

    I love your layout 》》 and you’re totally right, when the project says it’s done, it’s done! :)

  22. Tiffany M. says

    This is my new favorite of their card kits! Love the card you made. I am always so nervous about mixing colors, but you seem to make it work! Love that you used the card supplies to make a layout! You make it look so easy! Thanks for sharing!

  23. Gigracer says

    Great card and layout. Really like the way you layered the different patterned papers; so effective. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Angie Linton says

    Great card and layout! Thanks for showing that his is a very versatile stamp set useful for cards, layouts and other projects.

  25. Janet says

    Great layout. I especially love the little heart ribbon layout. You did a great time coordinating the colors and the papers. Thanks for the inspiration!

  26. says

    Great to see this kit used for a card as well as a layout! Way to get lots of mileage out of the stamps! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

  27. larelle-susanne says

    I loved your layout and card, that sentiment was too cute, save some for a bad day…lol.. Super cute loved the share, hopping along Hugs larelle-susanne

  28. Wendi McGill says

    I can also see myself using that sentiment on many different projects as well. It’s great!

  29. S. Molinari says

    Great cards and layout! Beautiful picture on the layout. Would love to see the rest of the journal!

  30. MarilynMarie says

    I enjoy your work – the rustic layout was sweetened with the addition of the hearts and sequins.

  31. Barb Bass says

    Don’t know how folks get such amazing camera shots. Love how you used yours on the layout. Gorgeous!

  32. stampnk says

    Wonderful projects! Love that flair button on your layout and the warm distressed look of your card.

  33. Kimberley LeGallais says

    I love how you’ve given both a card example and a scrapbook layout example. Can’t wait to get this kit!

  34. Anne Hartschlag says

    I am primarily a card maker but I have to say your layout jumped out at me. It is beautiful. I like the selection of papers on your card.

  35. Lady Fair says

    Super sweet card and I love how you used the kit to create a LO. Thanks for the inspiration!

  36. says

    Love your card and page – I don’t scrapbook but I am sure impressed with all that others make! I’m always looking for card inspiration and this one is great! Thank you!

  37. Donna M. says

    Great scrapbook page- I noticed the “love this” right away when I saw the stamp set. And the card is so sweet, will bring a smile to anyone’s face!

  38. says

    Fantastic designs, May. I love the way you have incorporated so many embellishments into your design. That’s always the hard part for me, but the part that really makes a project POP!

  39. says

    Both are very pretty May. Love the pretty papers and how you stamped the greeting over the hearts on the card. The sweet hearts look great on your page. Awesome kit!

    • Moly says

      …lovely iPhone submitting before I could finish…

      Anyway. I love the mix of colors with the neutral papers. Makes those colors really pop!

  40. Nicki Lundeen says

    Love the card and the layout. Thanks for sharing with us. I am so excited about the kit this month…can’t wait for mine to arrive. nlundeen at catt dot com

  41. SueinMtVernon says

    This will be my second kit as a subscriber and I can’t wait for it to show up in my mailbox.

  42. Betty Meyskens says

    May – two really great projects from a great kit and an awesome stamp set! I am just getting started in to scrapbooking and I totally love your style.

  43. marylouh says

    The stamp set does have a lot of great sentiments. Love your card.
    The layout is clean and simple and very pretty. Love all of the blues.

  44. Hermalyn says

    Your card is right up my ally and you gave me inspiration on how to use 6×6 papers on y LO! Tfs

  45. Angel says

    Every detail of your card and layout is perfect together. It is nice to see a stamp set that is versatile for scrap booking as well, nice size.

  46. KT Fit Kitty says

    Both great projects – your scrap page is wonderful! The kit is so versatile – I am loving all the different projects I’ve seen so far.

  47. Jeanie Gregory says

    Very nice card and the scrapbook page is great. I adopted a horse from a horse rescue So I am drawn to the second project. Thanks for sharing.

  48. Andrea D. La Vigne says

    I like both projects, but I especially love your layout. I guess, even though I do make cards, I’m still a scrapbooker at heart first and foremost! Great job!

  49. Ann says

    A fun card and layout, May! Always learn from you and your easy-going, “no fuss” style! The “love this” sentiment works perfectly for a scrapbook project!!

  50. Angela A says

    I always seem to fuss with my pages too, but I really like yours just the way it is too! And your card is very sweet!

  51. doris says

    Super card and layout. It really helps to see how otherq use the materials in the kit–shows other options for using them.

  52. IamUniquelyImperfect says

    Love the card and the layout is awesome. Love this, would definitely be my favortire stamp too.
    tfs Love Ya’ Patricia

  53. Brenda says

    Love the card and the layout – that “love this” stamp is definitely going to become a favorite of mine (now off to buy it!)

  54. says

    Love the card and page, love the hearts, I use hearts in most my cards, and a lot of my scrapbook pages, love following your blog, thanks for all the ideas, your so talented. thanks again.

  55. says

    Fabulous card and layout. I thought this stamp set would be great for both cards and layouts as soon as I saw it. I can’t wait to get mine.

  56. Janis in ID says

    Love all the “blue space” on your LO. Really gives the feel for the wide-open outdoors on your ride.
    <3 J

  57. Barbara K says

    Cool card and great page! I see why it’s titled love this place, how gorgeous! You can feel the beauty of nature and calm kin h photo.

  58. annapearl says

    SWEET card, and fab layout. Looks like fun horseback riding, for sure. Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to get MY SSS Card Kit this month….hmmm, I say that EVERY month. Well, it’s true!

  59. Robin Buchholz says

    Pretty projects! I love the variety of patterns and colors you used, thanks for sharing.

  60. says

    Your page looks GREAT! I love all the details you have added both to your page and your card! Can’t wait to see your finished journal. Thank you for the chance to win!

  61. Lori says

    I just subscribed to the kit of the month and October was my first kit. I loved it! I am really impressed with the stamp set and can’t wait to see what I can create with November’s kit :)

  62. says

    love the “twenty thirteen” button.. that is so so cute.. where can i get one like that?

    thank you for the post and a chance to win.. 😀

  63. says

    Beautiful projects. Love your card with the banners and hearts, great trendy design. The layout is awesome, pretty details and love all the colorful sequins you have used. :-)

  64. DebbieC. says

    Two great projects from the kit. I love the flair of “love this” stamp and sequins how interesting.

  65. Kathy Mc says

    Great use of this awesome card kit. Loved all the elements incorporated into your card and layout. What a fun blog hop!

  66. karenajo says

    Love your card and lay out – yep, i would also make good use of the ‘love this’ stamp !! Thanks for your great inspiration !!!

  67. mary says

    Gorgeous card & LO – thank you for sharing. This is a fabulous kit – especially the stamp set. Thank you & SSS so much for the opportunity to win a goody bag. =^..^=