Friday, April 22, 2016

Simon Says Stamp "My Favorite" Release Blog Hop


Hi everyone, Welcome to my stop of the Simon Says Stamp My Favorite release Blog Hop! This release is full of fantastic imagery to jump start your Spring and Summer card making with stamps, dies and watercolor cards. 

I'm proud of the three stamp sets that I designed for this release to include  A Beautiful Ride, Retro Thanks and Mother's Day Zingers. I also designed the Painted Kindness, Painted Faith, Painted Friend, Birthday Wishes Frame and You Are My Favorite Dies. I've been BUSY!! :o)

This first card uses the Mother's Day Zingers which are non traditional greetings, something funny but not too edgy.   I created a watercolor background with Distress inks, allowed it to dry, then stamped my greeting in black and added sequins.


My next card uses the Beautiful Ride stamp set and dies, along with the balloons from the Cuddly Critters Accessories set. I colored everything in purple tones and added the puppy to the back basket. 


I love retro... and especially 50's diner style. The Retro Thanks stamp set reminds me of the boomerang patterns on diner tables from my childhood. I've stamped and diet my pieces and assembled them together to capture that time treasured style.  


You know me, I love to layer... even if it's layering stamp images. The Wild Beauty stamp set is a perfect set to create long summed beauties or and arrangement with a greeting.


And finally for you who love shaker cards, I've used the Birthday Wishes Frame die. This die is super easy to use to create quick shakers. You could color the Birthday greeting with markers for more impact and even use a hint of glitter! 


Your next stop on the hop is to the multi talented 

Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a goody bag from every stop of the hop. Be sure to leave me a comment for a chance to win. Simon will contact you directly once winners are drawn this coming Monday, April 25. Good Luck!!

If you get lost along the way, head over to the Simon Says Stamp blog for a list and links to all the blogs. Thanks for stopping by!!


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Daylene said...

Beautiful cards! I especially like the first one with watercolor and sequins and the shaker card is awesome! Thank you for sharing!

MaryV said...

These cards are so gorgeous, especially the one with the bicycle and the one with the flowres. Well, I guess I love them all really!
Hugs

Jackie Parkins said...

These are fabulous! I love the watercolors on the first one.

Barbara M. said...

Love your cards as always!

SueB said...

it's hard to pick a fav; they're all delish... methinks it's a tie between the flowers and the fav Mom cards tho'. thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

Paula Fuller said...

I just love your "style" Shari. Your card designs always look so fresh and clean. I have CASED many of your cards.

Murtuza said...

Hey Shari, you make the most basic stamp set look gorgeous. Your cards are a true inspiration and all teh cards here are awesome I specially dig the "You are my Favourite MOM" card... simply stunning

Wahnita Hammond said...

WOWSA!! Your designs are amazing!!!! There's a whole lot of fun wrapped up in this release :)

Barb said...

Beautiful cards and designs, Shari!

Stir Your Creativity said...

I just loved the bicycle. That is so cute. Lovely cards

Swapna B Patil said...

Such a great inspiration... Thank you...

simo said...

Beautiful cards!!! The bicycle and the frame die are awesome!!!

Sam Olden said...

Love the bicycle stamp set! so many great ideas with it.

Jerrie said...

Each of your cards has unique touches like the sequins with the flowers, watercoloring with the mom, etc. I LOVE that birthday wishes die!

Purple Princess said...

I love the purple bike card!!

Carol Doggett said...

I adore the first card but they are all beautiful!!!

Christine Nixon said...

Love this release and am especially fond of the Mothers Day Zingers!

Nathalie Paquette said...

Such beautiful cards ! 💕

Gerrina said...

So much inspiration! Love how your cards always look so fresh and crisp! The beautiful ride set is my favorite; good to see that one here! Have a colourfull weekend!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Shari, your cards are all stunning! Love the new sets you have designed. I especially love the first, watercolored card with the Mother's Day Zinger sentiments - how fun are those!

LisaBee17 said...

Love the bicycle card!!

Betty Keefe said...

love your cards but the "mom" card is the best!

Carol Didier said...

I always love the clean look of your cards, even when they're crazy layered! My favorite today is You're my favorite Mom - that stamp set is wonderful. Wish I still had my Mom, but I compensate on Mother's Day by sending a card to my beautiful daughter, who is a great mom.

Susie Sonnier said...

Such great cards. I'm in love with the Beautiful Ride stamp and die set.

Maye M.L said...

Congrats, Shari! Love the stamp sets you designed and the beautiful cards that showcase them. This release would be a great starting point to get out of my current creative roadblock. Happy season. Cheers!

kim said...

Your cards are amazing. thank you for sharing your talent with us

Kimberly Colson
k1i2m3@cox.net

Carol Mc said...

WOW!! What a fabulous release ... so many possibilities!!

Izzy Scrap said...

Beautiful cards Shari ! They all look beautiful ! I love the simple layout of your cards. And congratulations for your designs, they're just great ! I think that my favorite card is the purple Beautiful Ride. Thanks for sharing.

Scrapthat said...

such fabulous cards (as always) Shari! TFS

Mary Mac said...

Love each card, colorful and unique

Jane White said...

Your samples always make me want to buy the stamps you use!

Andrea1702 said...

Beautiful creations! I couldn't begin to pick a favorite. I love all of the colors you used!

stampwithsandy said...

Wow, what a gorgeous gallery of cards! I love them all!

wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are so pretty. The first one with the lovely watercolored background is my favorite. I love the new Beautiful Ride set and you have showcased it beautifully.

Jamie Zysset said...

Thanks for sharing. Simple yet beautiful cards. Love the first one with the watercolor.

Mirella said...

Beautiful cards, I was admiring them in yesterday's video! I love the one with the bike - super cute!

Jannette Davis said...

You make some beautiful cards! Thanks for all the inspiration for this release.

Lagene said...

WOW you have been a busy girl! Wonderful cards, release, inspiration, my favorites are the watercolored favorite Mom and the shaker card!

Katy said...

Love the cards. Thanks for sharing and stay blessed!

L Birt said...

Love the new flowers !!!

Alaina Kreger said...

Beautiful cards - makes me want the whole shebang!

mtscrapgal said...

Girl, you have been busy designing stamps and dies for this release. Great job! I really like the beautiful ride set. Bicycles are so happy to me. Thanks for all your hard work.

Jackie S said...

Simply amazing cards. Absolutely love the Mom card.

Marcie Lovett said...

Love this collection, Shari! So many great choices. The bike is amazing!

Marilyn P said...

They are all beautiful. I especially like the Happy Birthday shaker card.

Samantha P. said...

Gorgeous cards, I love your use of color!

KathyB said...

So pretty! The birthday shaker card is super cute and my fav.

Valerie Serfozo said...

Such awesome cards, Shari! Love the bicycle card.

Donna Phelan said...

BEAUTIFUL cards! Loving your Shaker....so FUN!!!

eliza said...

Looks great!

deb said...

Oh, my gosh. I love these.

AIDE MANCERA said...

Wow!! I love all of them. Thanks for share.

Nancy Lynn said...

Oh my Shari, you HAVE been a busy girl! As usual, I love all of your cards and if I could only pick one favorite (after tossing and turning all night LOL), I would have to say it is the Beautiful Ride card...but wait, I changed my mind...it's the Retro Thanks...oh no, I changed my mind, etc. etc.

Seriously thought Shari, congrats on all your designed stamp sets - you are such a creative woman and I truly hope you know how much you contribute to our crafty community!

God bless dear

Dena Schaufele said...

what a fun release

Michelle said...

Fantabulous cards and amazing colors! Love it all!

Janet D. said...

Your cards are fantastic! Especially love the retro stamps.

Lydia Ché Lee said...

Love the retro thanks die and the birthday wishes frame die. Cute and creative cards!

Sandra McCandless said...

I am excited to join your blog community. I love your style - each card is wonderfully unique. Look forward to "duplicating" some of your ideas - thanks so much for sharing!

Susi K. said...

I just love how you showcased these new products with your beautiful cards!

Laura Watson said...

Love these cards. Ready for my order to be shipped!

Toula Makris said...

So much to choose from, will have to choose all!

Barbara Green said...

these cards a fabulous. really love the first one the combination of watercolor and sequins really make it special.

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Katie Kinde said...

Thanks for the inspiration!

Cindy C. said...

Congrats Shari!! You have been busy alright, beautiful cards!!

Lori Meyers said...

Purple is my favorite color! Love, love, love the purple bicycle! Beautiful cards! TFS :)

/77!cH3//3 said...

Beautiful cards!!

Barbara said...

All of these are really beautiful, but the distress watercolor card is my favorite. Love that style and you create it so well!

Nikki said...

I love all your cards. Especially like the bicycle and shaker card.

cmoch said...

You were very busy making cards and I love all of them. Such great ideas. Thank you for sharing.

Kailash said...

Gorgeous selection of designs, love all your cards!!!

Teresa Doyle said...

You have been very busy Shari but I have to say your work is much appreciated!
These are all awesome cards. Can't pick of fav. 'one' as they really are all fantastic. Great work!

angelzmom said...

Wow! Darling cards! I can never get enough shaker cards. :-)

Sue O said...

I love the Beautiful Ride stamp set and the Birthday Wishes Frame so inspiring.

Melody Wu said...

Thank you for sharing, your works are always inspiring. I like the bicycle one and the flowers one. They are cute and clean!

terrie said...

Great set of card using the new release...well done Shari

kel said...

i just love beautiful ride! that dog!

Elayne said...

The watercolor card ( love the colors) and the bicycle are my favorites. That puppy in the basket is too cute.

herbiedog1 said...

Love your creations, especially the shaker card! Thanks for the inspiration.

Annette said...

How fun it must be to see your designs come to life! It's always inspiring to see your cards.

Debra Rumpza said...

I loved all of your cards in this post, but if i have to pick a favorite... it would be your Wild Beauty one, because I love how the sequins kind of make up the ground and I love the colors!

Joan said...

Oh my Shari, your cards are beautiful. These new stamps are definitely going to be "favorites".

Teri said...

First time here & I am blown away by each of your cards, but my faves are the watercolour with sequins & the bicycle with the pup. I live in BC & with the $ exchange rate don't order from the US, but I may have
to make an exception. I am going to be visiting your site often as I your style is what I strive for, being as
I am fairly new to stamping. Thanks for putting a smile on my face this a.m.!
Teri

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Love your Zingers set! Too funny!

Dorothy C. said...

Great cards! Love how you used sequins on the Wild Beauty card.

TLady said...

YES! I saw these on the video the other day & I think EACH CARD is FABULOUS SHARI!!!! ;) SUPER JOB on SHOWCASING these new goodies from SSS!!!! :D

Dee Earnshaw said...

Beautiful cards, Shari. There are so many ideas on each of your cards that inspire me. Thank you for sharing:)

Jen Brauer said...

Love your use of blues! Great colors!

Lee Newton said...

Love your work, Shari (and I volunteer to be your proofreader -- you can't be perfect at everything).

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

cute cards, but I loved the one with flowers!

Deborah R said...

Beautiful cards! I like the bicycle and the birthday shaker card especially.

Donna said...

love the cards, great ideas, its funny I like some of the stamps before the hop, then love them all after the hop!

Nicole Scholet said...

Thank you for sharing so many different examples! Awesome!

rhoffer said...

I always love your cards and the colors you use. Congrats on so many awesome designs--I love the bicycle set and the flower set...

Maaike Uijthoven said...

love all your card but esp the flower one with the offset solid stamping, just my thing ;-)

Audrey Shaw said...

The shaker card is my favourite

theCook said...

Wonderful creations! Especially love the watercolor background on the first card!

Cynthia said...

Fabulous group of cards, Shari! My fav is the Beautiful Ride... love the sweet pup in the basket.

the Blackbird said...

Wow...how many creations have you made for this release??? Super job!
Cristina
thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

Carol S said...

Oh my your cards as all wonderful!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

ADorable cards. Love the sequin flower bed!

Kim Turner said...

I really like your bike card, but I also like the birthday shaker.

Lizzie said...

Wow what a haul with this release! I just love the beautiful ride. The Mom card really caught my eye and your shaker card I am going to have to case. Love your videos and thanks for sharing your talents

Gretchen Wilson said...

Great cards Sherri and so many cute ideas to go along with the new stamps at SSS

Barbara said...

Love your cards, Shari. Thanks for sharing.

Leelee said...

OH, I love your cards! So beautiful!

Sheryl Whisenhunt said...

I really love the bicycle card and it just happens to be one of my favorite colors.

Guldara Kirwan said...

I love all of them! It is very hard to choose since they are all gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

Suzan D. said...

Stunning cards.

deviousfate said...

Toss up between the flower card and the first one with the watercolor type deaign on it. Beautiful cards and such fun stamps!

Kelly said...

beautiful cards…i love them all!

charly30us said...

Beautiful cards!! Really like the Mother's Day card and the zinger stamp set, thank you

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

I like the variety of your stamp choices in your cards and the layers!

Christine Canfield said...

wild beauty is soooo cute!

Sharon Wentz said...

Love all of your great cards...especially like the bicycle!

Nancy Fletcher said...

I love your cards! So pretty

Deeps said...

I love all your cards and the stamps and dies that you have designed. Thank you for the inspiration.

Jan in Tucson said...

Still love your clean and simple style!

Debra Bott said...

I really liked the shaker card

Ruth Duke said...

These are gorgeous and oh, I need that bicycle!

Janet Lech-Picado said...

You certainly are a busy bee with this great release, Shari! Love the Mother's day card!

Sue D said...

Wonderful stamps and dies that you have designed and made available! Love all your card creations but especially the 'Beautiful Ride' and 'Wild Beauty'. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Migdalia said...

Such a wonderful release!!
Gorgeous cards!!

Psychomak said...

Great diversity. Thank you for sharing.

Lieve said...

Your cards are beauties ! All so different, all so beautiful !
Great combination of stamps, colours, techniques !
Congratulations on the stamp- and dies- sets you created !
Thank you for sharing your creativity !

Cindy said...

Lovely cards Shari! Thank you.

Suzanne B. Webb said...

Darling cards! This looks like an amazing release, can't wait to get my hands on a few sets :)

Pam McPherson said...

Can't even pick a favorite, they are all great!

Elizabeth Bielicki said...

You HAVE been busy! Your sample cards are all fantastic!!!

Mimi Brewer said...

I really love die cut words on shaker windows!
Great cards!
Thanks so much!

impersenal said...

Such pretty cards. I love this release and those painted dies are my favorite.

Jeanette Delaplane said...

Wow, hard to pick a favorite--they're all great. But if I had to, I think the card with the bicycle and the one with the flowers are the one's I would chose.

joy said...

LOVE your new creations, Shari! Congrats on such a BIG accomplishment. SSS is very lucky to have you on their team!! The cards you've made really showcase these new goodies.

Angie Williams said...

I love all of your cards! Simply beautiful!

Karen Talbot said...

Beautiful work. Love the retro sign, reminds me of an older sizzix die, This will complete it very nicely. Thanks for sharing your work and providing great ideas for us.

Karen Talbot said...

Beautiful work. Love the retro sign, reminds me of an older sizzix die, This will complete it very nicely. Thanks for sharing your work and providing great ideas for us.

lynn holt said...

Lovely cards. Very nice job. Thank you!

Angel said...

Life is a BEAUTIFUL ride! Love all your creativitiness!!!

Elise Smith said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful designs. My favorite has to be the bicycle card.

Maureen Reiss said...

Wonderful cards!!! Loving all these new products!!

Oliev said...

Awesome cards, loving the one with bicycle:-)

Glenda Demorest said...

Great cards! I love this release!

Charyl Hodges said...

All of the cards were beautiful. I couldn't pick just one.

Greta said...

Wow--so much inspiration!

Judy R. said...

You've been a busy lady! Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl T. said...

Fell in love with the Mother's Day Zingers card you did...the colors are fabulous. Also, the Wild Beauty card you did...divine. I adore the simplicity and again, the colors are fabulous. Pinned them both. Great job!

bzyPTmom said...

Wow, beautiful cards--love the bicycle stamp and love that you can put your favorite kitty cat in the basket and go on a ride! Love it!

Miranda's Place said...

Love the cute doggie in the basket

Debbie said...

I love all of your cards. They are are so fun and cheerful. Thanks for sharing.

Teri Wilde said...

Great cards! Love the Retro Thanks and Wild Beauty.

Ma. Cristina Merino Frias said...

Amazing cards, full of color and fun, thanks so much!!

Tammy Paul said...

love all "your" new stamps, wow you are busy
thanks for sharing your creativity.

Yeshaswini Prakash said...

Beautiful Cards... Loved them all...!!! :)

Bad Kitty said...

wonderful cards!

Trina P. said...

Great cards. Love the birthday wishes frame shaker card.

Brenda said...

You have been very busy! Creating the products and then showcasing them so well. Thanks for the chance.

Clarissa Muljono said...

Such an inspiration!

Clarissa Muljono said...

Such an inspiration!

CreativeCreations said...

Shari, you really have been busy! Thanks for the great work!

Claudia :)

Jennifer Vanderbeek said...

The beautiful ride card with the pup in the basket is just too cute!

Deb said...

Great cards, Shari! My favorites are the bike one and the shaker.

Diane Loughrey said...

Nice!!

KathyK said...

Gorgeous cards! Love them all!

Theresa Knopf said...

Love them all!
Thanks for the chance to win.

Sue L said...

Love the last one with the shaker!

Amy Seigler said...

Your cards are just Beautiful! My favorite is the first one! I just love the sentiment and colors you used.

Barbra said...

All of your cards are lovely!

Do KaeM said...

Amazing cards!!!!

Ann K said...

OMG Shari - they are all amazing. I particularly like the flower one - the colors are awesome!

F said...

Love the colors- so spring! Each card is simply lovely!

QuilterLaura said...

Love ALL your cards...amazing!

Pia Larsen said...

Ooh, the birthday wishes frame die is a must have. It's Perfect for super Quick BD cards :)

Ann S. said...

The watercoloring on the Mother's Day card is lovely!

Judy W. said...

Wonderful stamp sets and dies!! Bicycle Ride and Birthday Wishes are my favorites.

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Great cards. I love the bicycle one.

Donna Baker said...

Love the shaker card! All of them were wonderful especially the watercolor.

Michele Henderson said...

Beautiful cards, Shari! I love all that bright and happy color! It makes them feel so cheerful!
Take care!
Michele

Megan Harp said...

Love your work!!!

Holley Downs said...

Oh my goodness! You never cease to amaze me! Love these cards and this new release by SSS!

Debbie Selby said...

Wow your sample cards really show the "something for everyone" appeal of this release. My fav is the simple watercolor first card, but sure do love that purple bicycle too.

Nancy Richards said...

What talent! I love each of these cards and they are all so different. Thanks for sharing!

Debbie Vasel said...

Love the watercolor and sequin combination on your first card.

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous cards, Shari! I love how you colored the images on your 'Bicycle' card...so pretty!

Leni said...

Beautiful cards! Love your use of the new stamps. Makes me want to get them all!!

Carolyn C said...

Love this release and all the inspiration from this blog hop!

Satori said...

Love your cards, colour choice and watercolouring! The "Sending Hugs" is my favourite!

Becca4296 said...

Love the retro thanks set

Linsey R said...

Your card samples are all amazing, Shari! I really enjoyed the SSS video showcased you did too! I'm loving this new release so much!! Thanks for all the great inspiration!!!

Eve N said...

So many good ideas in these great cards. Thanks

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Awesome work loved the stamps and the cards you created with them :)

Jayell said...

Love all of your cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Alexandra said...

Wonderful cards and such a great release! my favorite is the share card <3!

Linda said...

Shari - I always look forward to seeing what you have to share. I really like the first card for it's simplicity, the design and colors. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Alice H said...

So much inspiration here, thanks!!

kerry myers said...

Shari. Thank you for the wonderful stamps and dies. I love your watercolor Zinger card! Just fabulous!!! Thank you so much for your inspirations!!

Shelly Rasske said...

All such beautiful cards and your designs for this release are awesome, you really have been busy!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful variety of creations. Like the artsy look of the watercoloring background, the puppy dog in the bike basket, the retro look, flowers and the shaker card. Have a BEE-utiful day!
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

gabriella said...

I like that first card with the watercolor background

Debra said...

Great variety...love your style.

Diane Bolton said...

You are just AMAZING! love your stamp designs.

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