Friday, January 12, 2018

Simon Says Stamp 'Friends' Blog Hop!


Hi all and welcome to Simon Says Stamp's first Exclusive blog hop for 2018!! What better way to start a brand new year! :-) I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are now looking forward to a year of all things fabulously crafty! 

I was so thrilled to be asked to take part in this 'Friends' hop to promote Simon's latest 'Friends Release and be in the same line up as so many super talented designers!! 

You should have arrived here from the oh so lovely and super talented Nina Marie Trapani , not only is she a crafting superstar she is a sweetheart in real life too :-) If not you will need to start at the beginning on the Simon Says Stamp Store Blog 

I made a couple of cards to share today.

First up is this super cute 'Best Friends Forever' shaker card made using adorable Picture Book Giraffe and Picture Book Monkey dies along with a Far Away Collage die.


I coloured the die cuts with Copic Markers and popped the monkey inside the shaker. For the background I used peeled Paint and Broken China Distress Oxide Inks. 


and I finished the inside 


For my next 'BFF' card I used the super cute 'Best Friends' Clear Stamp Set , there is a coordinating die set which is in my basket waiting to check out ;-) you should definitely get these together!!


I coloured with Copic Markers and used the same colours and washi tapes as on the first card. 


and I finished the inside to match



The lovely Heidi and team Simon are giving away a fabulous $25 voucher on EVERY stop on the hop! How awesome is that! All you need to do is leave a comment on this post and keep your fingers crossed! ;-)


From here you need to head on over to the very lovely and super talented Jessica Frost-Ballas aka All The Sparkle  for more 'friends' inspiration! She has made some GORGEOUS creations!! 

Before you leave just to let you know that there will be another amazing blog hop tomorrow, so you will definitely need to make a reminder on your phone to pop back toSimon Says Stamp Store Blog  tomorrow, same time, for more eye candy! :-)  

ALSO, if you have made any creations using any of these fabulous new products we would LOVE to see them linked into the Friends Gallery on Simon's Blog! It is always nice to share our makes and let others see what we have made! ;-)  CLICK HERE or on the pic to go there. 


Lorraine Aquilina  you're here 


Simon says Stamp Picture Book Giraffe Die
Simon says Stamp Picture Book Giraffe Die
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Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Monkey Die
Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Monkey Die
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Simon Says Stamp Far Away Forest Collage Die
Simon Says Stamp Far Away Forest Collage Die
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Simon Says Stamp Best Friends Clear Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp Best Friends Clear Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp Best Friends Die Set
Simon Says Stamp Best Friends Die Set
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Simon Says Stamp #120 White Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp #120 White Cardstock
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Ranger Watercolor Paper
Ranger Watercolor Paper
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Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Craft Die Set
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Craft Die Set
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Ranger Distress Oxide Broken China
Ranger Distress Oxide Broken China
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Doodlebug Black Stripe Washi Tape
Doodlebug Black Stripe Washi Tape
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
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Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
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Star Dust Stickles
Star Dust Stickles
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Scotch ATG Tape Glider
Scotch ATG Tape Glider
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Copic Marker Pens
Copic Marker Pens
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Memento Tuxedo
Memento Tuxedo
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May Arts Ivory Twine Burlap
May Arts Ivory Twine Burlap
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Fiskars Spring Assist Scissors
Fiskars Spring Assist Scissors
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Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
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Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
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Simon Says Stamp Best Ever Teflon Bone Folder
Simon Says Stamp Best Ever Teflon Bone Folder
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Crafters Companion Heat Resistant Acetate Pack
Crafters Companion Heat Resistant Acetate Pack
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Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Sequins
Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Sequins
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Tim Holtz Distress Splatter Brush
Tim Holtz Distress Splatter Brush
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We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool
We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool
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Simon Says Stamp Storage Pockets
Simon Says Stamp Storage Pockets
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Doodlebug Fairy Tales 12x12 Paper Pack
Doodlebug Fairy Tales 12x12 Paper Pack
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Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink Pad
Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink Pad
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

324 comments:

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Kim Potts said...

Cute, cute, cute cards! The picture book animals are adorable.

Denise candelaria said...

I like these cards you could make and entire set and give a box of them as a gift. That would be a great idea. Good thinking. These are so cute.

Marsha Guskey said...

Very sweet cards! Thanks!

lynneatw said...

I love your cards. They are so adorable!

Sherri Little said...

Love cards with critters and Washi tape!

mom2five said...

Cute, cute, cute! :)

ann greene said...

These cards are so cute and adorable. I especially love the first one with the popped up layer. These stamps are great. Thanks for sharing.

Alison Woodstock said...

Just so cute!!!!!

Stefanie Staniak said...

These cards are so adorable. It’s hard to pick a favorite. However, for clean and simple that little hedgehog just makes me smile! Thanks for sharing.

Kelly Butler said...

How sweet?! I love love animals therefore I love critter cards! Great job!

Jan McIntire said...

How could anyone not be impressed with you colorful and cute cards? They just make you smile looking at them.

Linda M said...

Such cute cards—inside and out!

Dawn Kuechle said...

Super cute, love the subtlness of the colors.

Terri Brodhagen said...

Loved your first card with the picture book dies. They are adorable!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Just tooo cute! Love them.

Sonja said...

Love those animals...too cute!!!!

Renee Thornborough said...

I love the BFF card the best, but all your cards were beautiful.

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Thank you for posting your cute cards...this new release is so nice.

Julie Ann said...

Love the cards thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

those critters are darling! such sweetness. nice to meet you! I've subbed to your blog :)

Kkatiejo said...

Love all the little critters! I want these stamps!! Such cute cards!

Betty McDougal said...

So many beautiful new products. Such great ideas. All so pretty.

ericastwilight said...

I love these new storybook characters and that you used that forest die from an older release. Great color combos! TFS!

Carrie said...

Oh my gosh I love your cards! All the critters are so adorable! Thanks for sharing your art!

Geri Stuart said...

These animal dies have a certain style that is appealing. Thanks for sharing such great cards!

Sherry said...

adorable!!I really like the first one with the giraffe!

Michelle N. said...

I love all those animals-too darn cute!

Irene Grau said...

Cute. Especially like the forest friends card!

Stacey Palmer said...

These are so adorable. Love all the little animals.

Ingrid den Hollander said...

Hop hop hopping by to say: such lovely soft colours! Very beautiful

FM said...

SOOO cute!!! Like your creativity!

Joyce Erb said...

Your cards are adorable. Love the mini scenes. TFS

Lisa from TX said...

Cute cards!

Anniek B said...

So beautiful

Shanna said...

I love all of your ideas!

Cindy A. said...

These cards just make me smile! Love them!

Jodi Warren said...

I love those picture book animals. I believe I have them all. So addicting. Thanks for the terrific idea to use them in and this great blog hop!

Cathy Lillie said...

Such fun cards! I love all the little critters! You have a great style to your cards!

Nana Griffin said...

Adorable cards with these animals.

Berina RGA said...

Such cute cards!! I love your first one! So adorable!

Denise Gutshall said...

OOOO! Such cute cards! I don't know which one I like the best, they are all so special! Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda Eilers said...

Hi, Lorraine. Thanks for sharing your ideas for using these darling animals.

KT Fit Kitty said...

So cuuuuuuuuuute! I was hoping you would use the critters - I love your cards! Especially the first one - those picture-book dies have my name written all over them! LOVE!

casey said...

Such cute cards - so many options!

Holly said...

All of your cards are so very adorable!

Lee Newton said...

The little animal stamps are too cute for words -- all adorable but my fave has got to be the ridiculous rhinoceros -- and, of course, always the hedgehog. You did such a good job with both animal types, the story book and the stamps. Too cute.

Diane T said...

Super cute shaker card!

sotama14 said...

Love your cards. They are super cute !!

Henriëtte said...

What a sweet cards you made, I love your shaker card. Thanks for your gorgeous ideas!

Megan said...

Love the soft coloring on the storybook animals!

Cindy Huggenvik said...

Cute animal designs. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lynne in NI said...

Fab cards Lorraine, inside and out!

Kim Salito said...

Your cards are so cute.

Ashlyn Jaggernath said...

I really love these! So so adorable

Greta said...

These are so fun!

Carrie said...

All of the cards are so cute!

Cindy Ashlie said...

I am going to buy all the dies in this set. I have been wanting to do an alphabet picture book and I think these stamps will do nicely. Great cards.

Rev Ann said...

I totally missed the collage die... and love how you used it!

Debi Vintinner said...

Really cute cards!! Love the animal, storybook characters!!

Denise Ward said...

What a fun group of cards!! Love all the different animals and the scenarios you've created for them.

brenda said...

Love your cards! They are so sweet and made me smile.

smallz said...

Stinkin' cute cards - love them!

Lara Peterson said...

Your cards are precious!!!

Marcie Lovett said...

Adorable! I have to admit the first one is my favorite.

Sonya said...

Cute cards.

Linda Anderson said...

I love your cute cards using these sweet stamps and dies. Thanks for showing how you finished the insides of the two cards. Great job! They brought a smile to my face, as I'm sure they will for whoever receives them.

Aunt Denise said...

That sweet, pastel giraffe is perfection! Your cards are super cute & original!

Crazy Lady said...

I love that best friends stamp set.

Rachel Groner said...

First card is just too cute!!

Linda said...

The cards are so cute, thanks.

Patt H. said...

Absolutely adorable cards!!

Karen Holberton said...

So cute. They make me smile.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Your cards are simply lovely ! I also love the color combos you used.
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Tammy H said...

Love the giraffe and monkey peeking out of the trees. Delightful!

Stefanie White said...

I just love these! Need these animal dies!

Kelli Ibarra said...

Adorable cards! Super cute release from SSS!

Annalisa Young said...

I love the color palette you chose for these cards, especially the first one. It's so soft, but very eye-catching. Thanks for sharing all these great ideas with us. It's so fun to see how everyone interprets the sets differently.

Kathy Mc said...

Your cute “critter” cards put a smile on my face. You did a fabulous job on each one!

imacraftydiva said...

Cute!!

Synderai said...

I love your friends cards especially the animals in the woods, thanks for sharing! Kim

Kati Caprara said...

I just love those cute little animals -- they're just adorable!!!

The giraffe and the money card is so cute, I just had to say "Awwwww" out loud!!

The hippo has lipstick!! How fun!!

The BFF card is just so cute. I love those animals!!

Gotta love a hedgehog!!

Thanks for the inspiration!!



Teresa McKiearnan said...

I just love all the critter cards. Absolutely adorable 💗

DAWN BECKER said...

Really cute cards. I'm enjoying the blog hop!! TFS

M said...

Love how the dies were used on the first card.

Nina Stallman said...

These are adorable!

Lisa Tilson said...

Wow, what a bunch of stinking cute cards you created! Theres me thinking I don’t need any more animals, and then I want!!! Hah, isn’t that a crafters life!

Jodie Illingworth said...

Your cards are adorable! I love the animals, they are too stinkin' cute.

Kim Faucher said...

My goodness these are cute!!!!💕

Sandy S. said...

I always forget to use my washi tape. You've used it to such advantage! I like all three cards.

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Peggy Smith said...

Your cards are so adorable!

F. Andre said...

I just love the whimsical feel of your cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Stacey Kowbel said...

I love your cards! The die cuts in the first one are spectacular - love the animals inside and outside the die cut woindow.

Louanne said...

That card is adorable! Love that little monkey! Thanks for sharing your creations!

Riette said...

The wildest crowd around! Loving them!

Tammy Chapman-Pavlik said...

Love, Love these cute critters. Thanks for all your great ideas.

Embley Veronica said...

Both of your cards are SO adorable. I love that stamp with all of the animals holding hands. Cute!

Judie said...

Awh super cute cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

justMarie said...

I just love how you used the Storybook dies.

sunnee63 said...

great ways to use the sweet critters!!

craftygal1 said...

All your cards are sweet and adorable. Thanks.

beachgirl0323 said...

I like the layered card. The watercolor on the background makes it look like they are peeking out from the jungle. Perfect for my grandsons birthday.

Kristina "Tina" said...

These friend died are just the right size. Perfect. Thanks for sharing your ideas

Tracy Chambers said...

Such sweet cards. I love the insides of the cards, as much as the outside.
Take care
Tracy

Heather said...

These are all sooooo adorable!!! Specially that first one; the little animals are so cute and the die cut you used frames them perfectly!

BarbaraB said...

The giraffe and monkey shaker card is cute!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

I send cards to my friends and these adorable animals are so sweet!

Annette Reed said...

Wow! What a fabulous shaker card! That oval die with the inked background really had an elegant look. Your other card looks great too.

Annette Reed said...

What a fabulous shaker card. That oval die and inked background really give an elegant look to it. Your other card looks great also. Thanks for the inspiration.

Annette Reed said...

I hope this comment saves this time-I've tried three times. I just want say how much I love that shaker card. The oval die and inked background look really elegant. The other card looks great too.

Cheryl S said...

Such cute cards! Adorable

KARIN MAYO said...

I love all of the animals on your cards!

Kate B said...

Such cute cards - those animals are adorable!

Irene said...

Adorable cards!!! The picture book animals are so cute!

Lisa A creations said...

The picture book animals are very cute! Fingers crossed!

maria f. said...

Your picture book friends card is... well, perfect! Love it.

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOW!! SUPER BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Melody LoveGreen said...

I love the critters and the Far Away Forest die. Your cards are just adorable!

Heather said...

Such cute cards!! My mom LOVES giraffes and my daughter LOVES monkeys, so that first one really caught my eye!!

Daria Z. said...

Super cute cards! Your coloring is fabulous.

Loly Borda said...

Both cards are adorable! I love how you decorate inside as well. TFS

D.Ann C said...

Your Far Away Collage with those critters is just DARLING!!

Yasmine said...

So Cute Cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

Daisy 2.0 said...

I came through the hop, and it's so interesting to see the differencees and similarities among crafty blogs. For whatever reason, your blog is so pleasant to peruse! Love the banner photo so much, too! Cutie patootie cards, too! =)

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