Friday, August 4, 2017

Simon Says Stamp "Encouraging Words" Blog Hop

Hello friends!

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super photo-heavy post
It gives me great pleasure to share my projects with you today. 
I am part of the Simon Says Stamp "Encouraging Words" Blog Hop.

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 You can find this awesome new release here.
If you come from the lovely Jessica Frost-Ballas's blog, you are in the right place. 
 If not, come on in and starting hopping! LOTS of inspiration and prizes await!

Since this release is all about "Encouraging Words", you will find some excellent text/sentiment choices for encouragement that are perfect for many occasions.
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My first project is about using the word die "Kindness Matter".
kindness matters

I created a colorful paper with Distress Oxide. Then I ran the paper and a piece of gold foil paper through the die cut machine. I combined the two piece of paper and fit them back like in a puzzle.

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This inlaid die cut process proves to be so effective that I created another with the negative word die!
 I also stamped "You Matter" from "Thank You Teacher" stamp set from this release.

you matter

My next project is a fun one with "Space Journey"
 With the right dies, it is easy to create a fun scene. I applied ink sprays on a piece of Bristol paper. Once the paper was dry, I made the die cut and assembled them.

2 teach

This card was made for teachers! The sentiment from "Thank you Teacher" is so versatile!

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If you find it challenging to create masculine encouragement/birthday/grad cards, the "Thank You Teacher" will come in handy! 
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My next project is such a FEEL GOOD card.
Be somebody

I combined Rebecca Lace Background with the "Thank you Teacher" sentiment and I think it worked!

be somebody #2

Last but certainly not the least....this is the time of the year to make book marks to encourage students. I used Simon Says Stamp Stitched Banner Dies for this purpose as they are not just for banners!
be yourself

The versatile Big Words   stamp set is ideal for creating your very own encouraging words.
I love the rich watercolors from Distress Oxside (yes, they make great watercolors!).

Be yourself

Can you tell that I was in the multi-color vibe when I created today's projects?
Colors make me HAPPY!!

 PRIZES!! there is a $25 coupon awarded to every stop on the hop. Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win. Winners will be chosen over the weekend and posted on our Simon Says Stamp store blog on Tuesday.

Today's blog hop order:

Barb Engler
Anna-Karin Evaldsson

 You can find this awesome new release here.
 There is another blog hop going on tomorrow, please be sure to check out the inspiring projects that the designers have in store for you! You can find today's supplies and the rest of the release in the following links. Remember to leave me a comment!!
Your next stop is the fabulous Barb Engler!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Patty said...

I don't even have enough words to tell you how wonderful all of your cards are! I love these encouraging words!!

Linda M said...

Your cards and tag are beautiful!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Love your cards - so fun and colorful and your book mark is super cute and creative!

Jill said...

Love all the projects!

Debbie Walker said...

Great cards. Love the ones for teacher. Teachers don't get the gratitude they deserve.

Scrapthat said...

Love all your cards! TFS

Jeanne Beam said...

Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing...

theinkingarden said...

Wow, i just love all of your cards, but my favorite is the bookmark. just beautiful. guess the big words stamp set will have to go into my cart next. :-)

Erica Brusca said...

very creative

Linda Rubarski said...

Love all the colors on your cards.

Carol H. said...

Your cards are all so beautiful!!! Love the bright colors!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh your spray ink background is fantastic, love all your projects today.

Debbie B said...

Wonderful cards! Love the mutli-color vibes going on! So pretty! Loving this blog hop with all of it's talent! Thanks for sharing yours!

Granny G said...

Such fun cards and bookmarks. Love all the color. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas. This release is wonderful.

Tracy Chambers said...

Love the gold inlay, but all your cards are so inspiring and I am feeling very creative now.

Sandie said...

I love these cards and a bookmark too! Gave me much inspiration!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic projects.
Love how you got two cards
from the die cuts. The
colors are so pretty.
The color system is great.
thanks for sharing.

ericastwilight said...

I love the rainbow and gold combination you used in the Kindness Matters design. And the fact that you can make two cards with it just makes my day. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Clemente Batan said...

Love your colorful creations!-Maria Giselle B.

Charyl Fuller said...

Beautiful cards with wonderful messages.

Laurie said...

Encouraging words...Beautiful cards! I love the space one! So cute!! I also love all the rainbow color. Gorgeous!

Katie said...

I love that your first cards are a two-fer!

Tavana S said...

Wow! So colorful & perfect! <3 Can't decide wich one to say the best! Loved all of these! <3

Maryam said...

You put a big smile on my face with all these cute cheerful creation.. love all of them

Laraine R said...

Fabulous cards & fabulous release!

Shannon said...

I love your cards - it's hard to pick a favorite! The space scene and the in-lays are top-notch! Thanks for sharing!

Natalie said...

Love the colorful cards! So pretty!

Michelle H said...

You did great with the multi colors. They all came out lovely. Great job.

NancyS said...

Beautiful cards. Love the book marker!

casslikeness said...

Beautiful! Love the foil. #EncouragingWords

D. Bonartz said...

So many beautiful cards Virginia! I love the space card the most.

Judy Tuck said...

Such a great assortment of cards. I especially love the ones with the gold foil.

Maryjo Monterosso said...

What wonderful work, cute, elegant, colorful, meaningful and fun. I love them all. You did a great job

Melissa Watson said...

LOVE the Kindness Matters cards, both styles are super cute! And I think the Be Yourself tag is brilliant! Thanks for sharing these wonderful ideas!

Lindsay Weber said...

Great cards!!

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Yes, Virginia...I'd like to tell you that your use of the new release is great inspiration. Love the way your used "you Matter" after Kindness Matters. It was a stroke of genius.

Becky S. said...

I love these cards, but especially the one with the fancy stencil background. It's beautiful!

Crazy Lady said...

My favorite die cut from the release is the rocket and the planets. I adore the way you used them in your card. So cool!!! I'm jonesing for the Distressed Oxides!

Migdalia said...

Your cards are really beautiful! The tag is lovely!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Crafting with Creative M

L. Kienbaum said...

Interesting techniques! Thank you.

graham Brand said...

AWESOME cards! and each one is different!
This is a great release.

Machele Evans said...

Love the lace background

Linda said...

Love the beautiful and colorful cards. Great job and thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Kym Maxwell said...

What fabulous projects you created!! Love them all! Great Job and thank you for sharing!!

Susan Powell said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Your cards are gorgeous!!!! I love the gold letters in the kindness card and the sky you made in the second one - amazing!!

solarj said...

Love your cards. Very creative!

Hey Jude Cards said...

Wow. Love the cards you made. So incredibly awesome.

Gramjak said...

Multi-color mode ALWAYS makes me VERY happy, also; and your card designs are absolutely fantastic. Brilliant use of color and the words,

Especially love the great bookmarks.... thanks So Much for sharing your expertise with us!

Cindy Thick said...

Nice cards. Love the backgrounds with the Distress Oxides and background stamp.

Kim Salito said...

Fabulous cards, great way to showcase "kindness Matters". Really love the solar system card.

Mary-Anne V said...

Amazing projects with this release. Love the first with the inlaid gold.

cm said...

Wouldn't everything you've shared here be marvelous for my niece and nephew's classmates, teachers AND the two of them? Encouraging, inspiring, practical (love the bookmarks) and all around heart-warming. Ideas percolating! Thank you!
Hugs~carol

Lieve said...

Wow, what a variety of projects, colours, techniques, ... I like them all, but your bookmark is my favourite.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Summergreetings from Belgium.

MissScrapAlot said...

Spread kindness !

Pam Allen said...

I love this release so much!!! So needed too!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

Hugs
Pam Allen

ALB said...

LOVE your kindness matters card! Beautiful

LadyRobyn said...

Such amazing cards. I can't say which I like better. They are each special in their own way.

Tricia Ann said...

Wow, those oxide inks really worked for you. Each card is so eye-appealing. Your multi-color vibe is so cool! encouraging words

Valerie Doyle said...

Love your cards! So colorful.

Lee Newton said...

you made terrific cards but I most love the first!

Spirit Eagle said...

Wow! These are incredible! Love the two kindness matters cards. The colors you've blended are so soft but so vibrant at the same time. Love the gold embossed lettering on the one. Very nice! Love your blog!

Shona Chambers said...

Love all the rainbow colours and that 'kindness matters' die looks gorgeous with the gold details!

Raven Magill said...

I just love those first two cards. They're so clean and beautiful.

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

Very Pretty “Encouraging Words”! Thanks and God Bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol dot com

Tracy Ricci said...

You are the winner!!! These Kindness Matters cards are my FAVORITE on the blog hop! WOWZA!

Sallie424 said...

I have not visited your site before. Lovely cards. I will be back.

Super Stick Chick said...

Wonderful cards, love all the rainbow colors.

Pam D. said...

Great cards! Love how you used the negative of the die to create another card. Your bookmark is wonderful, great idea!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fabulous projects, Virginia! Especially love the planet card for a teacher and the Kindness Matters inlaid card!!

bzyPTmom said...

Gorgeous cards, love the inlay and the superb background.

Rukmini Kirloskar said...

Oh wow! All your cards are stunning!!! I love the bright colours you've used! They will definitely make whoever gets them very very happy!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! SUPER SUPER SUPER AWESOME Release and Cards!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Valerija said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I love them all!

Dawn Turley said...

incredible cards Virginia. This is such a great release

Mirella said...

Loads of fantastic cards and projects, I especially love the first two with "Kindness matters".

Marty Fishman said...

I love your colorful cards - they're so bright and cheery and would make anyone feel good! Love them all!

cassie said...

Love your cards and bookmark!

mandalj said...

All your cards are lovely, especially the first two with the gold/colourful background inlay!

Terri said...

I love your cards! The colors you used on each cards is fabulous! Very creative! Thank you for sharing!

Sandra KM said...

These are all just beautiful! I love the inlaid piecing technique.

Cindy C. said...

I so enjoyed the colors you put on these beautiful cards!! What a feast for the eyes!!

Val said...

Encouraging Words! Cute cards!

Rachel Vass said...

So much inspiration - I love love the Rebecca stamp.

Tink said...

Awsome cards!

Dawn said...

Loving the rainbow in every card!

michiganderintexas said...

you're right your colors are very uplifting

Julz C said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!! Love it all!!

Susan said...

Love all the cards!! Very creative! Love the Encouraging Words release!

Traci L. said...

Your colorful cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

Donna Baker said...

Colorful and Creative Cards using the products from the Encouraging Words release from Simon Says Stamp.

DruW said...

Beautiful cards!

chandra shasteen said...

just lovely

Eva Laney said...

Love all of your cards... beautiful beautiful beautiful!!!

Jean R-T said...

Love your colorful cards!

DistinctiveLMNts said...

*encouraging words* is a great new release

Glorie said...

Love the gold with watercolored paper. So striking.

Angela V said...

WOW! Great selection! Every one of your creations really focused on the message yet still delivered an awesome card - love the different approaches you took for each! thanks for your inspiration!

barbara macaskill said...

Breathtaking cards! I especially ❤️ the "Be Somebody " card! A very powerful sentiment! TFS!

Tammy H said...

Love the cards. Especially the one with the gold letter in-lays. Stunning.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! The Rebecca Lace design is a fave!

Kleri F said...

Virginia, you have done a fantastic job with these cards!I particularly like the inlaid die cutting ones!They are gorgeous!

Sladjana Perisic said...

Wow, what a beautiful set of cards, I especially love the kindness matters with the gold letters, it's so very elegant.

Ann Marie said...

Wow, thanks for sharing all of those great cards.

Joy said...

I love how you did the Kindness Matters die cut! Beautiful cards!

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Oh my goodness! I love all your projects! This makes me want the whole release. Thank you for the chance to win!

Celeste Goff said...

You have been one busy crafter Virginia! Love all of the gorgeous projects you've created for this fun hop!

Miriam Prantner said...

These are all wonderful, but my favorites are the first set, love a two for one card, and that sentiment with the stunning doily background!

Louanne said...

I absolutely LOVE your Kindness Matters cards!

Amy's Card Obsession said...

Great cards. Luv the simplicity of the "kindness" cards - they are stunning!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

You have such amazing creativity and design!

Amy C. said...

I especially love the "kindness matters" die! Great cards!

Cheryl S said...

Beautiful cards!

Ginni Berg said...

Lovely cards!

AndreaH said...

You've been very busy with these fantastic makes using SSS new release. There's some smashing items I need to get now thanks to your hard work and sharing your talent with us all. THANKYOU so very much. To newbies like me to seasoned crafters I'm sure each and everyone of us is thankful your in the SSS HOP. Xx

Ali Mckinlay said...

I love how colourful they all are.

Diana Hernandez said...

All great projects. Love the first card and how you have the rainbow lettering. Very nice!great technique. tfs

Heather M said...

Gorgeous cards - I especially love the use of the gold die cuts against the rainbow backgrounds.
I love your background on the outer space card! The lace background card is lovely! Your colors on your bookmark is so bright and cheery!

Marilyn said...

Wonderful projects and gorgeous designs.

purusty said...

great use of colors & the dies

Eileen Robertson said...

I love ALL your projects but what a neat idea to do a book mark for a teacher to encourage a student! Love that!

Arianna Barbara said...

“Encouraging Words”


I'm in love for your adorable and stunning cards!!!

Baker, Cindy said...

So much inspiration!

Linda said...

Love your multi-color vibe!

Sister Sun said...

I REALLY LOVE the 1st "Kindness matters" card, but all these offerings are so lovely. Anyone would be so appreciative to receive them! Thanks for sharing this colorful inspiration with us!

Leslie Gladney said...

I love all the colors too, and I adore these cards!

Em G said...

Love the double card, using what could be scraps

Crystal G said...

These cards are Amazing!

Janeen said...

it's always fun to see cards made that are "opposites" of each other.

DisDesigns said...

Love your designs with this set. Such a great teacher gift a set of your cards would make!

Sheila said...

I'm really taken with the rainbow cards...love the colors. Also, as a retired public school educator, I know that teachers will love the 2 teach is .... card!! Be Yourself bookmarks...excellent for both adults and children!!

Gail said...

Love the colors and the sentiments you used!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful cards! My favorite is the galaxy card - such unique colors used and very eye-catching!

D.Ann C said...

What a cool way to get a gorgeous two-fer in the Encouraging Words Kindness Matters!! I LOVE the gorgeous spritzed universe and ever-so-lovely Feel Good card!!

Jennifer Lee said...

I just love how much use you can get from this new kindness matters die! I just saw the main die then the leftover letters used seperately and loved it but seeing the letters inlaid back into the die with different colours and metalic paper shows yet another gorgeous way to use just 1 die! Thank you for sharing!

hilhashi said...

I am just loving all the cards I'm seeing on this hop, yours included! Everything is so colorful and I just love them! Rainbows are my friends!

Denise Gutshall said...

Your cards are so vibrant! I love how you used rainbow colors, especially with the kindness matters die.

TracyM #6773 said...

Encouraging words ... for Virginia :)
WOW - such a RAINBOW of WONDERFUL!
LOVE your cards and tag, such a FABULOUS variety of inky designs!

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