Simon Says… Valentine hop!

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Simon Says Stamp just released their Valentine products – the stencil (shown above) has got to be my favorite! Oh the mosaic fun I’ll have. If you’re in my stencil class then expect to see a tutorial with this beauty coming real soon.

I also made a card with one of the new stamp sets + a squirt of mist…


Such fun stuff! You can see all of the new products in the shop now.

What could be better?


Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $25 GC to the Simon store to one commenter on every blog in the hop. That’s 16 different chances to win! The giveaways for the GC’s will close at 6:00pm EST on Thursday December 12, 2013 and a complete winners list will be posted on the Simon blog on Friday December 13, 2013.

So be sure to leave a comment here for your chance to win!

Then, you can head over to the lovely Jess Larsen for the next stop on this hop.

471 thoughts on “Simon Says… Valentine hop!”

  1. Wow! I love the texture on the heart card. I hope Santa brings me the heart stencil so I can recreate it πŸ˜‰

  2. Both of these are just gorgeous the first one looks almost like a canvas and the second one is stunning against the pink card, hugs Pops x

  3. Lovely cards! Your use of the stencil is just beautiful and that is an absolutely wonderful saying.

  4. Lovely cards, especially the second one. Love the heart with wings and the use of spray mists. thanks for sharing:-)

  5. Hard to think about Valentine’s Day yet but oh my some great new products and a fab hop to travel on is such fun!
    ~God bless~

  6. I looked at the pdf before going to each blog hop & I KNEW this was your card before I saw the credit. I love it, so much fabulous embossing paste & color. TFS!

  7. WOW love what you did with the stencils, stamps and inks. Gosh you are so creative and ever so clever.
    Great creations. I love this whole release! WOW!!

  8. WHOA! That’s what I said when the first card came on the screen. It is gorgeous. I’ve done some mosaics in my time and this looks close to real (but a lot lighter weight). I’d love to learn how you did it.

  9. How did you that first card and dimension? So stunning and beautfiul with those colors too.

  10. Excellent products , even better cards πŸ™‚ I love that sentiment – time flies but love remains

  11. Thanks for sharing your project! I love the mosaic stencil. I hope you feel better and the GB resolves soon!

  12. Wonderful! I love that
    heart stencil and the
    sprayed card is so
    Carla from Utah

  13. Love the collage look of your cards. The colors are fabulous and love all the texture. I think the heart stencil is my fave too!

  14. The first card is such a gorgeous combination of color and dimension with the use of that fab stencil and the second card is so cute!!!!!

  15. Such fun products and great color and texture on these cards. This stencil craze is a fab thing! LOL =)

  16. May…your designs are always just SO different, and lead me in directions I would never have considered….thanks so much!!!!!

  17. Beautiful cards! I totally love the mosaic heart stencil…was one of the first items I ordered!

  18. I’m trying to get through Christmas and SSS is focused on Valentine’s Day already! Very cute card! Love the new products!

  19. Super cute cards! I especially love the colors in the first card, but that little clock is so awesome too! I can’t decide which card is cuter!

  20. Love your color combos especially on the mosaic heart card! Beautiful cards!! Thanks for sharing!!

  21. So pretty – I am crossing my fingers as I could spend $25 at SSS in a heartbeat. My wish list grows and grows!

  22. I just adore you’re time flies card! I am loving Simon’s new release. All the stamp sets are so great!

  23. May, both cards are great. The texture and colors on the stenciled card is yummy. Thank you for sharing your ideas and thanks to SSS for the chance to win some shopping $$$. =^..^=

  24. I love all the new Valentine’s item that SSS is showing. Gimmmeee Gimmmeee…lol I am so addicted it is bad. Your card is a crisp ideal too. I luv Valentine’s day. Can u post whether u make your envelopes or buy them for your cards and maybe a video? I been watching for this but I have not with SSS as others have and would like to know. TY

  25. Your cards are gorgeous May! I love the new mosaic heart stencil, thanks for the chance to win.

  26. Luv the card. Especially like the stencils, mist, and the stitching on the card. I have never tried the stitching. Luv all the Valentines stamps, stencils and dies

  27. I’ve just discovered your blog, but looking around, I think I’ve found a new blog to check out each week! Your projects are beautiful!

  28. Luv it all! Especially love the stiching on the cards. I have never done that before. All the new line of Valentines items is awesome and your creativity is fantasic. TYFS

  29. I’m nuts about that heart stencil…gotta have it. Really love what you’ve done with the colors. WOW!

  30. I’m loving this mosaic stencil, such a beautiful card. I can’t wait to use it. I especially love the time flies card. The mist and the stamps in the layer under to create a background = adorable!

  31. Love what you did with the mosaic stencil May. I wish I was lucky enough to be in your stencil class to learn how you did this.

  32. I am loving the heart mosaic stencil1 And your use of stitches really appeals to my quilting side! Thanks so much!

  33. So love what you did with that mosaic heart stencil–the colors are beautiful! Tfs.

  34. I signed up for your class. Now I want to learn how to do that beautiful mosaic heart just like you did!

  35. I have to say May I caught my breath when I say your gorgeous cards. No wonder you’re doing blog hops etc. Absolutely fantastic work.

  36. I think the mosaic heart stencil is the star of this release. Love the sentiment on the second card.

  37. That first card is just so fun, love the texture and the bright colors. I think that stencil is my favorite thing from this release!

  38. CUTE card!! love all the new releases!!! already placed my order, THANK YOU for all the inspiration!! Blessings!

  39. I think everyone is going to be in love with the mosaic stencil. Your first card is like “OMG” !

  40. Hi May! What inky inspirations you have given us. These stencils look like so much fun. Love the flying clocks, that sentiment is so true.

  41. I love the heart mosaic card. I signed up for your stencil class and am learning a lot! It is going to really help me use my stencils.

  42. Be still my heart! Oh how gorgeous! Would love to win the SSS gift certificate and copy your ideas!

  43. Love anything about Valentines so all these cool cards with hearts and the wonderful color combos are my favorites!

  44. Absolutely amazing cards!!! I love the stencil effect of your first card, the heart looks so beautiful!!! I also love the flying wings of the second card! Thank you for sharing those beauties!!!

  45. I wasn’t sure I liked the mosaic heart stencil until I saw how you used it. The texture definitely make s the stencil. Great colors. in both cards. I missed the flying timepiece when I was looking through the new stuff. Thanks for sharing.

  46. When I do a hop, I like to read at least the 1st page of each person’s blog. You may be pleased to know that I read more than just the 1st page of yours’! I just want to send you a little get well soon message! Maybe since you have to take it easy, this will be your year to appreciate all that the season represents.

  47. How fun! I think that mosaic stencil will have a lot of uses! I can imagine some fun applications!

  48. Love the card. The sentiment can be used for more occasions than Valentine’s Day. Great sentiment and stamp.

  49. That heart stencil is definately on my wish list and I need to experiment with embossing paste πŸ™‚ Thanks for the card idea.

  50. Wish I was more brave when it comes to using misting products. I think it’s because I can’t control where every drop falls that I panic… and when I read that back I realize that my perfectionist like behavior is going to limit my creativity πŸ™ … Ok Ok. I will mist, I WILL πŸ™‚ Thanks for the card ideas… so talented.

  51. Wow, two awesome cards!! I love the beautiful heart you created on your first card. πŸ™‚ And the sentiment on you second card is so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  52. Hi May, love your cards, beautiful. Has anyone ever told you that you look like Kate Middleton in your picture on your blog. It’s a compliment. Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a happy Ne Year. God Bless You. Sherri

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