Wednesday, January 21, 2015

SSS Better Together Blog Hop!


Simon released a grouping of products called "Better Together".  The release celebrates life.  Sharing hugs, sharing love, spending time together, giggling, laughing, expressing how much we care for each other are great ways to celebrate our lives.  Even though we are often physically far apart from our friends and family, we can connect through words and cards are such a delightful way for us to reach out to one another.

So with that said... I made a simple card full of hearts and love. I used the Building Hearts Stencil and Sketch Heart die as my focal points using bold colors of Slate and Doll Pink ink.


I tucked small hearts from the Super Heart Border die into a window cut from the Large Tags.


I've shot a quick video of how to use the unique stencil and how everything comes together, enjoy!


Your next stop on the hop is to my friend and amazing designer KRISTINA WERNER!

Simon Says Stamp is giving away a prize package on each stop of the hop, leave a comment for your chance to win. Winners will be selected on January 23rd.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoy the hop!!

My card supplies:

Complete "Better Together" Collection:

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Ruby N said...

beautiful!!!!! one of my favorite color combinations, love the details and that heart die is so fun!

Thordis said...

This is so stunning! I love pink and grey together, it looks so beautiful.
I really need to get me some heart dies :)
Thanks for sharing :)

Kailash said...

Gorgeous card design and such a beautiful color combo, love it!!!

Ren L said...

Lovely layout and card design. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy C said...

Wow...so gorgeous!

jkaymac said...

I adore these colors. I must give this combo a try.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I love the new dies!! Fantastic job!
Cheers! Shannon

BunnyD said...

That's a lot of love! I really like that sketchy heart die.

Murtuza said...

Lovely technique using the stencil. Unusual colour combo Grey and pink never thought would look great together, but looks super cool... Thank you for sharing the technique and also a chance to win some goodies... Wishing everyone a fantastic 'Better Together' Launch we are all in it together...

S♥nia said...

I love tour card! The color combo is perfect!

Scrapthat said...

SO very purdy Shari!! TFS
Dolly

Karen Louder said...

love it

adele holcomb said...

I like the pink and gray color palette, and the nice dimension you got by cutting a window!

Charlotte C said...

Love the color combination. Beautiful card. TFS and a chance to win!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love this colour combo and beautiful card!

Joan Smith said...

OMG Shari WOW Your card is totally awesome. I'm in awe of what you did with your dies and stamps WOW I just love how clever and creative you were with everything.....love the colors just so pretty together. Your video was so much fun...thanks for sharing all your cool and clever ways to create with everything. YOU so ROCK!!

Robyn W said...

I love the pink and grey together. Great card!

Brooke said...

beautiful. I love the pink and gray together. So inspiring.

Jessie said...

Pink and Grey is such a classy combo. such a sweet card.

Beau DeLeon said...

Absolutely love this card! Just beautiful! TFS :)

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE these colors together! Awesome!

Porcupine said...

Pink and gray are one of my favorite color combinations! Adorable card!!

l rekroc said...

Love the card and the design! I just love how you complimented the sentiment with the sketch heart and then the full one! Great job!

hyggelig said...
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hyggelig said...

Hi Shari,
I love your clean card. There are just a few colours, but it shows so gorgeous!!
Great!

joy said...

So gorgeous! Love the pink and gray combo.

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Awesome card n colors !

Amy McCue said...

I love that sketched hearts die! It is so cool! That pink and grey color combo is so pretty.

Brandi R said...

Fantastic card! Love the colors and the layout!!! ♥

Geri said...

Bee-U-tiful!!!

joycemc57 said...

Great card! I love your color combination. Lots of great items in this better together release.

Carol Perry said...

Another beautiful card Shari. Love to watch how your cards come together perfectly.

Charlotte said...

Awesome card!!! Makes me want to run to the craft room!!!!

Tatiana T said...

I just love how you put colors together!!! Wonderful card!

Barb said...

Beautiful card, Shari!

sumo said...

That sketchy heart is my favorite part of the release! Great card!

I Card Everyone said...

Pink and grey... gorgeous combo always! Oh Shari, you may have completed me today...
=] Michele

Brenda Hobdy said...

The sketchy heart looks soooo delicate. I would be almost afraid to use it. Great card!!

margie said...

great way to cut a window and that sketchy haeart is a favorite.

Karen said...

Gorgeous! I love the color combination!

cissi said...

What a great card, love the color combo.

Jannette Davis said...

Love the color combo! This card is beautiful!

Charyl Hodges said...

I loved the combination of hearts. I also liked the sketchy heart die. I've never seen that die before.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Love the colors to and your special Design.
Best regards, Synnöve

Manualidades Sweetcards said...

Ohhh, love the colors...sorry for the dumb question but why to comment it asks for my website? I don't have one. So do I need to have a blog page to participate?

Maaike Uijthoven said...

that sketch heart is AWESOME and i love the colour combo, great card as always!

richardbreaks said...

What a great design, and gorgeous colors!

Pam Cain said...

Great ideas! Love the muted colors and the window. Have not seen the Sketch Heart before. Added to my wish list!

Bonnie said...

Adorable card, simple love those colors together !

judy said...

I love the sketch heart and your color combination!

Jean Nunnally said...

lovely design and a cool color combo!

Christine R. said...

Great color combination and I love that heart die!

Amber Sherrard said...

Love these colors and the new dies are AWESOME!! THANKS

Lisa H. said...

Great card - I love the pink and gray colors together! My favorite thing is the sketchy heart die. It really adds to the design!

Deb Elliott said...

Great card love the raised hearts and color combo!

Joy Moody said...

Love the heart die, great card!

Angelic Bird Designs said...

This card is beautiful! I love it.

LaurieJ said...

Oh my - I love the stenciled heart! Beautiful card.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Shari- I always love your beautiful color combinations. Love the Gray and pinks

Diana Curtis said...

Love that heart die! Great card.

Jo Manna said...

Love the harmony of your work, thx Shari :)

Tess L said...

The heart die is to die for...love it

Dafne Guasch said...

Spectacular. Love the colors and the perfection of the design. Thanks for share with us.

Melanie Smith said...

Great card. Love the colors.

Shirley said...

Love the color combination of your card.

diana said...

Love this card! Thanks for the ideas and inspiration! ;-)

Teresa Kannenberg said...

Great card, love the colors!

BubbleGumGal said...

Love the ombré effect on the two tone heart! Gorgeous card, as always.

Cara said...

I love the colors you used for this card and how you used the stencil to create that gorgeous heart!

Tracie said...

Gotta love the grays. Great creation!

Rachel B. said...

Gorgeous card with nice combination of colors !

JanetB said...

I'm glad to see how you used these stamps and dies, great cards and colors!

Rae Barthel said...

i admire the unique color combo you chose, and appreciate the video too!! gorgeous design, as always!!

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Beautiful combination of colors, stamps and design!

Maureen Chandler said...

Your cards are always fantastic and I look forward to each and every one - thank you so much!

Tanja said...

the colors you used look amazing - love you style

Justin Fouche said...

Love the card so cute

April said...

Beautiful!

Betty Sue said...

Love your card. I love grey and pink together!

Olga S said...

Love this card!!!

Deb said...

Very Pretty! I like the color combination and that Sketch Heart is great!

Beastybunny said...

Lovely! I love that stencil! Lots of possibilities!

Joanna said...

I love pink and gray cards! Very nice!

Debbie Strotz said...

I can't even stand how cute this card is! Thanks for sharing!

Nancy said...

Beautiful colors together! Just perfect!

angelzmom said...

Very sweet card! Love the stencil.

chera said...
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chera said...

Fabulous card!!

Keri said...

I've been eyeing that sketch heart for a while now and I love what you've done with it, Shari! :)

Linda T said...

Love you're card. First what a wonderful color combination. Love the layers and love the grey heart on top. What a different and sweet heart. Beautiful card.

Dana said...

Fabulous card!! I am loving the few goodies i go from this release!!!

Debbie Lou said...

I can see this being used for lots of different occasions. This is gorgeous!

AIDE MANCERA said...

Beautiful Card…Thanks.

Tasha Freeman said...

Wonderful card. I love the pink and grey together.

Robyn said...

Always love your use of neutrals and a pop of color! Lovely card!

Barbara said...

Love your card....the colors and the design. Thanks for showing how to use the cute heart stencil!

Susi Kelly said...

What a gorgeous heart frame die! Your card is stunning ... the grey & vivid pink colour combo really pop!

Cora said...

love this card, so full of hearts

Cathy Homan said...

Love this card. Not to much pink - great for a masculine card! Thanks for sharing.

Joanna Harty said...

Very pretty! Love the color combo!

Natasha said...

What a lovely card! The combination of the die and stencilled heart is awesome!

Cheryl H said...

I wan't sure about the heart die at first, but now I think I love it :D

Amante del Papel said...

I love your card, is amazing, and the color combo is perfect!

Barbara said...

Beautiful card such pretty colours very inspiring video!!!

Betty Keefe said...

the pink and grey together make such a pretty valentine - love it!

Brenda in IN said...

This is a very unique stencil and very cool. Your colors are so pretty and the card is great.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Love the colors and how you used the sketch heart die, loved it in your previous card as well, and that cool stencil. TFS

Giovana Smith said...

Your card is amazing!! Love the new sketch heart die, absolutely beautiful!

Shari Carroll said...

Hi Manualidades,

It's a Google thing, nothing I have control over. You are still in the running for the giveaway. We choose by comments.

Thanks!

Shari

Ruby said...

Love your card. The heart die is on my wish list now. Thanks for sharing all of this with us.

barbara macaskill said...

OH! MY! GOD! This is fantabulisciousness! I absolutely love this and am definitely going to need to add these products to my stash so I can recreate this! LOVELOVELOVE it! TFS!

Marcie Lovett said...

Sweet card, Shari. Love that sketch heart!

Candy B said...

Love the grungy look and the pink with grey... LOVE these die cuts. Just perfect for the men in my life!

Lynnea Hollendonner said...

The color combination is my favorite part of this card! It's just gorgeous!

nyana janowsky said...

Love it! Thanks for the wonderful card and inspiration!!

Elizabeth Campau said...

Love the color combo:) Thanks for sharing:)

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Beautiful card. Love the color combo.

Lagene said...

What a fantastic card, I love how the little hearts "float" in the window, Thanks for the how to video!

LesLee said...

Very Unique... I love the possibilities with this stencil.

Cindy Groh said...

A lovely card. I do enjoy stencils and your color combo as well.

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

This is GORGEOUS Shari! I love the colors together! Thanks for sharing!

valerie breingan said...

Outstanding,the sketch die an stencil truly are brilliant together.Beautiful

Lucy said...

This card is super!
I love the contrast of the soft gray
and the bright pink.
That sketch heart die looks
very fun and unique :-D

Deeps said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors and the hearts floating behind the big hearts.

MooLa679 said...

Wow, striking card! I love the colors.

BeautyScraps said...

Very cute! I really love the sketch heart die.

Sabrina said...

What a very beautiful card!!! I love all of those heart dies!!

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful card!! I love all of the little hearts.

The Crafty Den said...

What a stunning card. I love the way you've used the hearts and the colour scheme is beautiful x x

Melinda Couden said...

The sketch heart die looks so cool!

Emo Marie said...

I love the dimension on this card!

Vicky C said...

Such a beautiful card, loving all those heart dies, especially that Sketch Heart die!

Bev Hill said...

Your designs and color combos are to die for. Absolutely amazing!

Candice Lin said...

What gorgeous card and colors!

Kaylin Krawczyk said...

how fun are those hearts. so modern

Susan Lang said...

Great colors. That sketch heart die is a must!

sunnee63 said...

really luv your layering on this one! thanks-!

Laurie said...

Very nice card! I love the colors.

Sandi said...

What a beautiful color palette Shari.....I love pink and gray together.

Jeanie L said...

Stunning color combination! The sketch heart die looks amazing - very unique.

Jackie Parkins said...

Gorgeous! I love the color combination and that die cut heart is fabulous.

nancy y said...

Fantastic card, simple but not. The stencil is really a great tool.

Anonymous said...

Love the layers and colors of your card-inspires me to pull out a variety of heart dies and see what I can layer together.

Charlotte said...

What beautiful work... Love the video too!!!

Donna Dacy said...

The colors you used are lovely. I like these colors together. I love the heart dies you used. I know my wish list is about to get longer. Great job! TFS

BeverlyBL said...

I love that sketch heart. So different. Very cute card.

Debbie Bauder said...

I love the sketch heart used on your card. I don't know how I missed it when I placed my order. You used so many different hearts that it makes a very interesting card.

Becky said...

Love your color combination. Thanks for showing how to flip that heart stencil, I never would have thought to do that.

Kathy Straw said...

Beautiful card! I love the sketch heart die.

{VICKI} said...

omg!
love love love your card!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Heather Sudduth said...

Awesome card! I love the colors!

Cindy said...

Beautiful card! Love how you used so many different dies on this card.

Molly Burkey said...

I love the pink and grey combination!! Beautiful.

Daphne Baker said...

I love that stencil and they way you sponged it. Looks great! Thanks so much.

Jingle said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colors and the inking looks fantastic!

Irene Grau said...

That sketchy heart die is fabulous. Love the color combo.

Tona said...

This is fantastic!!! You are amazing. Love the color combo you chose. I also really like that better together heart die.

Alma Dirpaul said...

Amazing card. Thanks for the giveaway

Tammy J said...

I love the card it turned out great and the pink and gray is awesome. I love that stamp set and the stencil. TFS

Kristen said...

What a pretty color combination!

D.Ann said...

Classy colors. LOVE those floating hearts!

Robyn G said...

Lovely color combo! And that funky heart die is awesome!

conil said...

Thanks for the mini tutorial on how to use that stencil effectively. It looks so terrific on your card

Sarita Salmon said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful!

tjscrappin said...

I love this card and the colors are beautiful! I love the layout design and I so need to get those dies! Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love The Colors in your card.

Anja Curvers said...

Tour card is awesome love the design and those great dies. TFS.

Sheila H said...

Cool dies and great color combo.

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Gorgeous! Love your choice of colours.

zgagi said...

Fabulous card, love the color combo and how you used that die cut heart.

pcelamaja said...

Love the colors, especially sketch heart die, will surely come back to see more of your work, best regards from Croatia!

Casey-Diane said...

I love this card. The colors are awesome!

D. said...

Pink and grey are such a classy color combo :)))

loribug said...

Love it, great colors & dimension

QuilterLaura said...

Love your card! The addition of the grey with the pink is lovely.

bzyPTmom said...

So pretty! Love the sketch die cut heart and the ombre pink/grey heart--you are so clever! Giving me some ideas, you are!

Carol said...

Love this! The colours look fabulous.

Denise Terry said...

I love how you use the hard and soft, light and dark. It really is a great showcase in finding that perfect balance. Thank you!

graham Brand said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous colours...

Olga S said...

Love your card!!!

Nicole Renee said...

Completely in love with the sketch heart die!

cma21317 said...

I've not seen that heart stencil. Cool idea double colors. Loved the slate and pink

Maria Giselle B. said...

After watching your video, I have another favorite in this release...the Sketch Heart Die. I love how it looks like it was really drawn using a paint brush or a thick marker.

Dol4i said...

Wow! Very very cool card! I love it!!!

Heather Z. said...

Really love the color combination and dimensions/pop of this card. Great job!!

Cindy C. said...

How delightfull Shari!! The Locking Heart stamps was intimating to me at first, but now you've shown me it could be really fun to use!!

Nickie Renee said...

I love this card! Very classy!

Fran Koop said...

What a great card! I love the colours, and I'm really starting to like that sketched heart die! Thanks for sharing!

Cyndie said...

Your subtle stencil coloring is simply lovely.

Kazumi Edwards said...

Love the color combination and the sketch die heart is awesome!

donna mikasa said...

I'm loving the pink/slate color combo--gorgeous!

Pam said...

Gorgeous! Love those colors!

Lillian Ostergaard said...

Love the colors and all of the hearts!

Efrat said...

Beautiful card!

Penny said...

Such pretty colours and layers!

Paula M. said...

Lovely card. The colors are beautiful.

pakosko said...

That is a different and neat card.

Joan said...

Ooh, love these colors and that heart die = gotta have it! Thank you!

keysha said...

Beautiful card! Those colors are wonderful together! I really love that Sketch Heart!!

Barb said...

Love your card - so much texture with just paper and die-cuts! The color combination is very sophisticated, and I love that tiny heart die-cut that you used for the little hearts as well.

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