Friday, August 4, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Encouraging Words Blog Hop (& GIVEAWAY)!

Hi everyone!

Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Encouraging Words Blog Hop! You should be arriving from the amazing Suzy Plantamura's blog. (The blog hop starts at the Simon Says Stamp blog).

Be sure to leave comments at all the blogs today as Simon is giving away a $25 store coupon at each stop. Winners will be posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Tuesday August 8th.


Before I share my cards for today's hop I wanted to show you my favourite product from the new Encouraging Words Release: Simon's Kaleidoscope Background Stamp. Isn't it gorgeous?! It's been ordered and I can't wait to play with it!

SSS Kaleidoscope Background Stamp
SSS Kaleidoscope Background Stamp
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Ok, now on to today's cards which feature Simon's Encouraging Animals Stamps and the new Tickle Breeze Die:





In cased you missed my post from yesterday, here are some additional ideas for using some of the new Encouraging Words products (supplies listed on yesterday's post):



Supplies with affiliate links at no extra cost to you (* indicates from Encouraging Words Release):

SSS Encouraging Animals Stamps and Dies
* SSS Encouraging Animals Stamps and Dies
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SSS Encouraging Animals Stamps
* SSS Encouraging Animals Stamps
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SSS Encouraging Animals Dies
* SSS Encouraging Animals Dies
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SSS Circle Doodle Background Stamp
SSS Circle Doodle Background Stamp
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SSS Doodle Background Stamp
SSS Doodle Background Stamp
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SSS Space Journey Die Set of 3
* SSS Space Journey Die Set of 3
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SSS Tickle Breeze Dies
* SSS Tickle Breeze Dies
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Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
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Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
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Prismacolor 150 Colored Pencils
Prismacolor 150 Colored Pencils
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Prismacolor 72 Colored Pencils
Prismacolor 72 Colored Pencils
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Prismacolor 48 Colored Pencils
Prismacolor 48 Colored Pencils
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Prismacolor 36 Colored Pencils
Prismacolor 36 Colored Pencils
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Prismacolor 24 Colored Pencils
Prismacolor 24 Colored Pencils
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Prismacolor 12 Colored Pencils
Prismacolor 12 Colored Pencils
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EK Success Powder Tool
EK Success Powder Tool
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Hero Arts Heat Gun
Hero Arts Heat Gun
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SSS White Embossing Powder
SSS White Embossing Powder
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Tim Holtz Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer
Tim Holtz Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer
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MISTI Stamping Tool
MISTI Stamping Tool
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Creative Hands 120 Black Googly Eyes 6 Sizes
Creative Hands 120 Black Googly Eyes 6 Sizes
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May Arts Natural Twine
May Arts Natural Twine
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SSS Green Apple Cardstock
SSS Green Apple Cardstock
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SSS Island Blue Cardstock
SSS Island Blue Cardstock
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SSS 120 LB White Cardstock
SSS 120 LB White Cardstock
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Ranger #5 Kraft Tags
Ranger #5 Kraft Tags
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Mini Multi Medium Matte Adhesive
Mini Multi Medium Matte Adhesive
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Mini Glossy Accents
Mini Glossy Accents
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Darice Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles
Darice Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles
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Kokuyo Long Dot Adhesive Runner
Kokuyo Long Dot Adhesive Runner
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3M Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape
3M Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape
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Be Creative Adhesive Sheets
Be Creative Adhesive Sheets
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You're next stop is sweet Jessica Frost-Ballas's blog.

Before I go, I wanted to mention that the fun continues tomorrow with another blog hop so be sure to visit the Simon Sasy Stamp blog then for even more inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah



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Nox said...

WONDERFUL cards - I love how you used tags for the front and the google eyes on those fun stamped animals is a fantastic idea!

Stephanie Wexler said...

I love how you used the same die but varied the backgrounds from stamped to colored paper.

Barb said...

Darling tags!

Paper Creations by Mindy said...

beautiful work and love the coloring on kraft!

Lynn Gauthier said...

I absolutely LOVE these critters and have added them to my SSS wish list. Awesome cards!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I love the googly eyes (& glasses!) on these adorable characters. It really makes them come to life. Love ALL your fun cards.

Nives K said...

Beautiful cards.

Dee Earnshaw said...

these cards are so so sweet. Love the little animal tags and the fun googly eyes:)

Berina RGA said...

Such adorable cards!! I love the animal tags. So so cute.

Joy Meadows said...

Too, too cute! Love these tags.

Tracy A said...

Those are adorable cards. Those Encouraging Animals are so fun.

RoseLilac said...

Love the encouraging animals stamp set and how you have used them!

Stephanie Savidge said...

Love your cards! That bear from the Encouraging Animals set melts my heart!

Jackie Parkins said...

Those are just adorable. The backgrounds you created for those tags are perfect, and the little critters are so cute.

Iva Peková said...

Love your cards and tags,its so cute.

Purple Princess said...

Wonderful cards!!

Rachel Groner said...

Cute animal cards!

Lisa Buchanan said...

Use tags on cards? Okay, I'll try it! Thank you for sharing such cute cards!

Debbie Selby said...

These cards are so sweet.

Kris Schleich said...

Love the details! Keep them coming!

Pat Swearingen said...

so cute, and love the kindness matters cut outs

Pitney said...

too cute and colorful!!!

Lagene said...

I love this Encouraging Words release! Awesome cards, I especially the COOL Cat card!!

Janice said...

Very creative use of the new products. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

These cards are so cute! I love the look of the tag on a card base. Your coloring is awesome!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

What a wonderful cards and fabulous release!! You're creations ALWAYS inspire me!

Francine D said...

Love the MANY ideas you've shared with us here! This is a great release!

Jeanne said...

Making cards for my daughter, a teacher. These are so cute!

Kaypossum said...

Love the new release - the world needs more "encouraging words"

Virginia said...

Cute tag cards!

Leslie McCarthy said...

I like the use of the die as an accent paper for the tag. Great idea.

Unknown said...

These tag cards are adorable. Love the animal stamps and sayings. I'm with you, that background stamp is amazing. Hoping to own it soon, it's on my list.

Becky Flammang said...

Love Encouraging Words!

Mary W said...

Your Kindness Matters card is very useful for male and female. I need this!

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous cards, I love your use of Kraft . Love this new release.

Nancy J Frusco said...

Love those adorable animals! I can't wait to get mine. Fabulous layout too!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fun cards Susan. Love those animal images on Kraft, colored with pencils.

Nana Griffin said...

A wonderful job!

Jennie G said...

These are great cards. Thanks for the inspiration

Rufred said...

Cute, simple cards. Lovely ideas!

Sue LD said...

Love the tag card design with these adorable critters.

Lisa Moline said...

Really cute cards! Love all of them!

Teri Smith said...

Such cute cards! Love this Encouraging words release.

Lillian Child said...

LOVE the vibrant colors !!

Norine said...

Those tags are super cute

JimandPeg Zeleznik said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

How fun!

ljcasselman said...

I have always looked for ways to use tags on cards. I really appreciate and love the way you did that! All are so cool!

Bela Tak said...

How fun!

Cindy Aguirre said...

Fun cards! The cat one especially made me laugh! It was so cute!

Jan in Tucson said...

I love your clean and simple tag cards! Super cute!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Super cute cards! Can't wait to see what you do with that awesome background stamp when you get it!

Stef Perry said...

Love those cute critters and your sweet cards!

Kitty Crafts said...

Great cards! I do really love that Kindness Matters die so much too.

Gail said...

I would like to that that bear creation off your hands - however, every single one of the art on displayed here is totally over the moon! Thanks for sharing and for the hop

harrahx2 said...

You have aced the animal coloring. I love it!

Roberta said...

Love how you presented the encouraging animals stamps. So cute. Thank you for sharing.

Ann K said...

Love them all .... those little critters are outstanding.

Diane Stricker said...

Wonderful cards.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the variety. Partial to the dog stamp. Daisy, my dog, is 10 this Sun. Wonderful coloring.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Lonya Mathys said...

I am always impressed with your work. Thanks for sharing.

Bonnie J said...

Such fun card! Thanks for sharing with us and for posting a video.

MaggieB1983 said...

Hi Sarah ~ Your encouragement cards are oh, so sweet but I especially love the Kindness Matters cards you've created so colorfully. My signature and mantra have been #kindnessmatters for such a long time and I'm beyond thrilled that SSS has created this awesome die (I'd like to think just for me....hahaha). Thanks for sharing & I hope your weekend is fabulous. ~HUGS~
#kindnessmatters

SMWhite said...

super cute.

Beverly said...

Great cards! Love this hop.

Barbara S said...

YOur cards are so much fun I love the way you used the stamped tags on the front of your cards.

Teresa Osburn said...

I love the toucan tag!

jandbspiegel said...

Great bunch of cards - they are all adorable. I have to ask - the green background on the last of this day's posting. Is that patterned paper or did you create the background?

Michele K. Henderson said...

This collection of cards is really cute! I love how they would make awesome tags too! Each one is bright and colorful and I love how cute all the animals look!
Take Care!
Michele

Dar said...

What a great idea to use tags on your cards. :)

Pennie Glasser said...

I love all your cards! Super cute!

justasiam said...

That background stamp is going to make some gorgeous cards!

Lindar C said...

Fantastic cards! Love the colorss toy used on the tags

bev p said...

I think I posted my comment on yesterday's post. Oh, well. Thanks again and I still like them!

Unknown said...

Love how those colors show up on the tan cardstock!

Bunny said...

My teddy bear loves the bear hugs card. So cute. Thank you. [Bunny]

Kari V. said...

So great!! I especially love your Kindness Matters cards!! The colors are beautiful. <3

Lydia Lee said...

Beautifully made cards! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Sharon Mattingly said...

Great stuff! Love your critters with their googly eyes!

Jean Chaney said...

Love seeing how great these cuties are on the darker Kraft tags!

brenda said...

Love all your cards - so creative!

Jennifer Archambault said...

Really nice use of color! I especially like how you used the Kindess Matters die. Thanks for sharing!

PatriciaD said...

What a beautiful release...love it!!

Nikki said...

Really cute cards. Thanks for sharing. Nikki

Christy Malone said...

I love all the cards, but the bear and the dog are my favorites. Love the google eyes so much!!

Maria Byrd (CraftsyByrd) said...

The bear and toucan are my faves! They're so cute!

Daria Z. said...

What a wonderful set of animal cards, Sarah! They just make me happy. And, those thank you cards - two for the price of one...really love the one on white.

Joni said...

This is such a fun set...definitely on my wish list! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jayell said...

Great cards!

Sharon Tate said...

I love the critters on these cards they are so cute. Thank you for sharing :)

Susie Sonnier said...

Such a fun release. Great job on the cards, lots of inspiration!

Windy said...

Just realized I wrote on the wrong day...ha-ha! Anyway, I think the animal cards are so cute...love the style.

cropmom66 said...

Adorable cards!! I am so in love with that little cat!! So cute!!!

Laura S said...

Love these cute, simple cards! These would be great to give for encouragement :)

Candy B said...

Awwwww! Adorable and they just make me smile. Thanks!

Melinda Ferraz said...

Super cute cards thanks for sharing!

Pattie J. said...

simply darling, love your pencil work. thanks for sharing

MiamiKel said...

Now this is super wonderful to see! All those cuties showcased together in a fabulous family of wonderfulness - and on the kraft paper, they just burst with color. What a great idea to showcase the stamp and your coloring - woohoo!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

OH wow, fabulous and fun!

abhoneyab said...

Great cards.

Donna said...

Love your backgrounds.

Isabelle said...

Awesome cards !

Deborah Kaye said...

Such cute cards! I thought a couple of the backgrounds were embossed until I was reading through the comments and the products used. Fabulous!

Angela Restad said...

I love your cards they are so cute. Those animals are just adorable. I love how you used the negative and the positive pieces of the kindness matters die.

Lynnea Hollendonner said...

This card set is so cute! I love how this stamp set has so many cute critters! And your inspiration cards from yesterday are amazing! I'm loving that die!

Jeanne-Marie said...

Your bear and dog card are just too cute! I love the googly eye on the toucan as well, nice touch.

Susan R. Opel said...

You are not KIDDING about that background stamp. I can't wait to see what you do with it.

And your critter cards are the epitome of cuteness! xoxo

Cyndi Morris said...

While it's hard to choose, I think the Kaleidoscope background stamp is my favorite from the Encouraging Words release, too. However, I do love the Encouraging Animals set you used -- great cards.

Trina P. said...

Cute cards. Love those encouraging animals.

Carolyn Steele said...

Your little critters are just adorable. This stamp set is my fav from the release. All are super cute

Sarah J. Moerman said...

It's patterned paper. I think might be an older Lawn Fawn one?

Pat Hoban said...

Thanks for all the inspiration ideas! I love those adorable little critters!

Jill Belina said...

I love the animal cards they are just adorable! Who wouldn't want to receive one of these cards in the mail!

Zsofi said...

I love them all Sarah! They can really brighten someone's day :)

Janet Newberry said...

I love the cards from yesterday and today. These are great for teachers and everyone!

Sarah M said...

Great cards using products from the release. Those animals are so cute! And I love the colors Kindness Matters cards. They're great!

craftytreen said...

I love your cards! You did so many great ideas on each of them. Nice details! hugs, treen

aasheeta said...

I like the layout of the tag cards. Would work for other stamps too!

Becky Moore said...

I loved these cards and tags! You did a wonderful, really creative, job on these. I can't wait to try your designs.

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Ah, you were on a roll with all your delightful projects! thanks.

Streetscrapper said...

Those are really adorable cards.

Diana MtHens said...

Fun things you have done

Teresa Doyle said...

Sarah your cards are fantastic and no wonder you can't wait for your background stamp to arrive. Isn't is beautiful?

Ann said...

Such lovely Encouraging Words cards ~ that bear is too cute!

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous backgrounds and I love that pretty die. Hugz

k ostgard said...

Love your cards adorable bear in this release so cute. Thank you for inspiration.
Have a blessed day.
Kim ostgard

Cindy Wilson said...

Looks like you had a ball making these with “Encouraging Words”. Fun set.

nonnacindy said...

Love the Kraft paper. It is really under used. If that is a thing.

Torrie said...

I also love the kaleidoscope background stamp from this release.

Sharon said...

Well someone's been very busy. Thank you for your lovely cards. I especially love the backgrounds you created for your gorgeous tags. Thanks again.

Carolee McCaslin said...

LOVE all of your awesome cards and this new release!!!!

Lisa Coville said...

Love these cards! The animal tags are adorable. Thanks for sharing ❤️

karenelr said...

I love how you used the positive and negative of "Kindness Matters"!

Fiki said...

those are gorgeous!
love them all!

Maureen Reiss said...

These are soooo Super CUTE!!!!

Betty Keefe said...

your cards with the little critters on them are darling!

Heather DePasquale said...

Wow! Love your mass produced cards! My favorite is the Tickle Breeze Wafer Die. Perfect for borders and backgrounds. Thanks for sharing!

ScrapaDiddle said...

Encouraging Words is a lovely release! So much fun!

Nathalie Paquette said...

Lovely cards !!

Lynn C. said...

Lovely cards. I love all the encouraging words on this release. All of your cards would be great for teachers to give to their students.

Terry Eggen said...

This release has so many awesome stamps and dies. You did an awesome job with your cards.

The Altered Paper said...

“Encouraging Words” Fantastic tag/cards! Love.

Kristie Maynard said...

Great cards! I'm particularly drawn to coloring on kraft and these are wonderful. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Laurie M. said...

Thank you for sharing, the cards are cute and cheery. I love the sentiment "Be Someine Who ..."

Helen Budz said...

What a great collection of cards. I'm fascinated by the various ways you've created backgrounds that showcase your images and sentiments so well. Thanks for sharing all of them on this blog hop, Sarah.

Janet D. said...

WOW..wonderful cards! Love your coloring!

kerry myers said...

great set of cards! I love the tickle added detail behind the tags!

Diane Bakehouse said...

I love the tags on the cards. Great critters ans sentiments.

Denise Fonda said...

Love the new animals, but you really finished them off perfectly with the googly eyes!!

M said...

I like how you used tags on the cards.

Abby said...

LOVE the cat with the glasses!

tampatha said...

Awesome projects! I love the tag focals on your cards! TFS!

Audrey Wu said...

Lovely cards, thanks for sharing!

Marie Halstead said...

I love how the tags were used for the cards; great idea!

Rhonda Miller said...

Those little critters are so cute. I love all of your cards.

jennibinks said...

Bear hugs is my favorite, I love the blue and white background.

cindybearj said...

These are some fabulous cards. I love the critters, so cute! I like the way you used so many colors in the Kindness Matters cards.

Megan said...

:-D The googly eyes make the animals even more adorable!

Liz O. said...

Fabulous designs Sarah! Love the new dies and cute critters! Thanks for the inspiration!

Colleen Howell said...

These are all so cute and adorable, great job

Amanda Dellamano said...

These cards are awesome! Love the tags :)

Candy said...

Adorable

snappy scrappy said...

FAB cards! LOVE the colouring on kraft!! LOVE this new ENCOURAGING WORDS release!!!

Lisa Smith said...

Super cute cards!!

Billie A said...

Love your cards and awesome coloring. the images are so cute and love the repeated die. Awesome.

Lindsey Fabian said...

I thought you had painted the animals until I looked over your supply list. The colors were so bright and well blended. Nice work.

Hamutal Shafrir said...

Lovely cards! Those encouraging animals are adorable. Love the colored pencils on kraft! Thank you for the inspiration.

Angela said...

First, I love your coloring on such dark kraft paper! You did a wonderful job getting your pencils to really stand out! Each card looks terrific! I also love the Kindness cards you made yesterday. They are so bright and cheery! Kindness definitely matters!!

Cynthia Cole said...

Such great cards!

Tammy B said...

Seriously adorable cards! I think the little bear is my favourite! Thanks for the great ideas.

Pat McCleary said...

Great cards; that cat just cracks me up.

Rufus said...

love how you used the tags on your cards. Great animals and sentiments.

Stefanie White said...

Great cards, I just love this die!

Heather said...

Oh, my goodness, these are so adorable!! Love these super cute images; specially with the addition of the googly eyes!! We all need "encouraging words" now an then. : )

Sophie said...

Love your tag cards. So cute!!! 😊❤️

McStamper said...

Love your cards. The animals are so adorable and your coloring is awesome.

Tracy Carrig said...

Love the tags on the cards and those colorful cards are fantastic!

Donna Walker said...

Super cute cards!

Debra Rumpza said...

Great variety of cards!

Laura Peddicord said...

All of your cards are fabulous! I like the idea of using a tag, especially if it is for a child, so it can be removed from the card and hung on the doorknob or some other prominent place. Great idea from some wonderful cards. Thank you for sharing!

Greta said...

Wonderful design--love your cards!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Very cute cards. You got a lot done!

Karen L K said...
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Denise Ward said...

You've made a fun collection of cards using so many of the new SSS products! Can't pick a favorite. Like them all! (Thanks for sharing!)

Dee said...

So cute with the googly eyes on the animals, what a great idea. Your choice of color for the tags are perfect against the cream card.

Cath Sheard said...

The tags are such a great idea, thank you for the inspiration. Love your kindness cards too.

Memories by Manda said...

Neat cards. I love how you created two cards with the one set of die cuts

Suzan D. said...

adorable cards. the critters are so cute.

Ann Eslinger said...

I love how you used the tickle breeze die to create a unified set of cards. It'd make a great gift for someone.

Jennifer Carroll said...

Encouraging words: Your life is someone else's dream, always be grateful.

Karen L K said...

Love all your cute critter tags! Those kindness dies in all the colors are nice too!

Unknown said...

I love your animal cards, they are so cute

stampyra said...

Your cards are great. I too love that background stamp. It really has a huge variety of uses. Jil

Loly Borda said...

I love tags on cards, and your with those adorable creatures are fabulous! TFS

Isabel Z said...

I love blog hops because they inspire me to create!!!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

I love that background stamp too! Beautiful! Love your critter cards

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

Very nice and versatile release.

Rebecca Loper said...

I absolutely love the idea of using a tag on the cards! Beautiful!

Maaike Uijthoven said...

beautiful and fun critters with the googly eyes and fun and bright colored cards, so uplifting

Mary Kay Ross said...

Adorable cards!!!! Love the toucan!

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