Saturday, August 05, 2017

Encouraging Words: Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop + Giveaway!


Welcome to part 2 of the Simon Says Stamp "Encouraging Words" Blog Hop!!! 
We're celebrating a new release full of encouraging and kind words.

To inspire you, I've created several cards using stamps and dies from this release. 
To start off, I have the silly bear from the Encouraging Animals stamp and die set sitting over stamped Stitched Alpha's HUGS. 


Next is the grumpy "Cool Cat" wearing some really stylish glasses also from the 
Encouraging Animal stamp and die set. This little guy is set on a quickly watercolor stripe background.


Oh this Kaleidoscope background. The moment I saw it I new I'd want to white emboss it and use my watercolors to paint areas of blues and greens. I die cut the Kindness Matters die from Audrey Blue cardstock, backed it with white and added it the card. 


A little space action going on for this next card. I used the Space Journey and Tickle Breeze dies with white cardstock colored with some Copic markers. To keep things simple, I used black cardstock for my sky. I die cut You're a Star from white cardstock and glued it in place to complete the card. 


Words of encouragement are so important these days. This message comes from the 
Thank You Teacher stamp set simple white embossed on black cardstock set upon some strips of pattern paper.


GIVEAWAY TIME!!

Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from blog comments section. Be sure to leave comments on all the blogs for a better chance to win!

Your next stop is to my talented friend Kelly Latevola

If you get lost along the way, here's a list of all the bloggers.


Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy!!!

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Toni C said...

Fantastic cards. The Kaleidoscope background stamp really didn't appeal to me until I saw it used on your card. Lovely.

Donna Walker said...

The cat with the glasses just kills me! And what you did with the kaleidoscope background stamp, fabulous :-)

Anna said...

Hi Shari, Love all your cards but the one with the water colour background is my favourite, TFS, Cheers Anna

Carolyn said...

Your "Bear Hugs" card is warm and fuzzy! I especially like how the bear sits in front of the u. Nice!

Francine D said...

These cards totally ROCK! You DID it. Knocked it out of the ball park :)

Loly Borda said...

Fabulous cards! I adore your Bear hugs card! TFS

Rufus said...

love the quirky backgrounds you created for the animals. The space card is great, really jumps off the black background. This is a fantastic release...the sentiments, dies, stamps, stencils love 'em all!

Phyllis said...

What a wonderful collection of encouraging cards. These critters are so cute and perfect to cheer anyone up. Thanks for sharing.

cindybearj said...

I love all your cards. They are so diverse you can send them to everyone from kids to adults. The “Encouraging Words” release has some really awesome stamps and dies!

Nox said...

Fantastic cards - my favourite is the bold, bold orbit card - gorgeous!!!

Liz O. said...

Fantastic designs Shari! You are a very creative artist! Thank you for being such an inspiration for SSS fans and for sharing your talent with us! have a wonderful day!

Billie A said...

Your cards are awesome. Great release and love how you created your cards with this release.

Felicita Johnson said...

Shari,
Love, Love all of your cards and want a great release. I jus love all of the encouraging words.

McStamper said...

Love your creative, fantastic cards. The Kindness Matters kaleidoscope background is beautiful Love the colors.

Sandy Meador said...

I especially like the watercolored lines in the background for the grumpy cat. And, of course, the kaleidoscope card is beautiful. All of the cards are perfect, as always.

Laurie said...

Such great cards! So cute!

Carrie Clark said...

Wow, many great cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

MiamiKel said...

Oh there is just so much to see at your stop on the hop !! Each card is so unique and beautifully crafted I love the creative vision of each card ! TFS!

Memories by Manda said...

All of your cards are lovely. You really went to town with the new release.

LadyRobyn said...

Fabulous..really clever.

Jennifer Carroll said...

Encouraging words: Do "YOU," it's beautiful.

Kym Maxwell said...

You are so right about encouraging words being important these days. So I will say this: your projects are fabulous and so are you!!! You are truly an amazing artist and you inspire me as well as so many others. Thank you for all that you do for us fellow crafters. I appreciate every single thing you do for us. Big HUGS!!!

Dar said...

Love this release and love your cards!

Laura Peddicord said...

You have been busy making such wonderful cards with this release. I love them all! I do have a question though if I may? I have been coloring some frames from glasses tonight from an older stamp set, but I cannot figure out how to color them without going outside of the lines. Do you have any suggestions other than stock up on blender fluid to refill my pen? Thanks again for sharing so many great cards for us to see and from which to borrow ideas.

Rema said...

Awesome projects!

Lauri Bacalzo said...

So enjoy the "encouraging words" release!
The Bear Hugs card is simply adorable!

Ann K said...

Super cute examples of a fabulous new release. LOVE IT!

Hamutal Shafrir said...

Wonderful variety of cards! Thank you for great inspiration!

Sharon said...

Wow! Love your cards! So much variety. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

Don't ask me to choose because this is not possible ! You did an amazing job on colour combinations (maybe even a little more on the cat card, very very cool colours !!) and very pleasant sketches ! Thanks a lot for sharing !

Karen Richardson said...

I love what you did with the kaleidoscope background and watercolor. Beautiful

Lyn C. said...

Lots of great inspiration here!

Rukmini Kirloskar said...

Wow!! Love all your cards! The colours of the cat card is gorgeous!

Traci Erickson said...

All cards are so cute! Silly bear is adorable!

Tracy Ricci said...

Every card is awesome. You are so talented. You have such an eye for an intriguing layout, pleasing to the eye and just stunning. Thank you for your inspiration!

abhoneyab said...

Great cards!

kerry myers said...

I love your black n white card with encouraging sentiment to make someone feel important

Michal Meiri said...

These are beautiful cards!!!That sweet bear card is so so perfect!

Laurie said...

Oh my goodness, Shari, all your cards are fantastic!

Dawn Turley said...

awesome cards. this is such a great release

Mirella said...

Oooooh these are all amazing! Absolutely love them all!

Valerija said...

Beautiful cards! I love the backgrounds. Beautiful colors.

Marty Fishman said...

Awesome cards, love them all! The bear and cat are so adorable and the Kaleidoscope background is wow! Thanks for sharing :-)

Isabel Z said...

Blog hops are so much fun because I love seeing everyone's creativity!

Sheilla Bailey said...

Love your kaleidoscope card. Great colour choices.

Genevieve said...

Great cards ♥️ adore the cool cat one

Phi said...

All your cards look amazing. Thanks for some great inspiration.

Anonymous said...

I love each card and the inspiration they give. Your last sentiment card is my favorite message.
DebbieC

Becca4296 said...

Love your use of patterned paper

tolebear lucy said...

Wonderful cards! Thank you for sharing and inspiring us!

Sandy S. said...

That teacher sentiment set makes me wish I still had kids at home!

Eileen said...

Love love love the bear hugs it was an awwwwww moment!

jintyoo7 said...

Gorgeous gallery of cards showcasing the new "encouraging" release. Such adorable critter images and the sentiments are....encouraging :-P Thank you Shari!

JanetB said...

Every one of your cards has just the perfect feel and words of encouragement. This is a great release!

SabineV said...

Great cards!!

Tami Gumz said...

I love all these!! Very cute!

Tricia Ann said...

I love what you've done here with every card.

Dawn said...

Everything you've made is so inspirational. I'm particularly in love with the bear! <3

Angela R said...

All the cards are very nice! I really like the black and white card!

Lisa Smith said...

I love all of your cards. Your work is simply amazing!

Robin R said...

Wow! What an amazing selection of cards! My favorite is the 'kindness matters' one.

Shari said...

Love all the creations but that cat is just simply adorable :)

Kim Faucher said...

This encouraging words collection is making me so happy. Everyone's projects are fun and unique!

Susan Powell said...

LOVE, love, LOVE these cards! The angle of the paper on the first one, the stripes and the coloring of the cat, the galaxy, the watercolor background piece of the kindness matters card, the b&w one - LOVE them all!!!

Donna Baker said...

Great variety of cards from the “encouraging words” product release! Enjoyed all the cards the bear was the cutest.

Alicia Hartfield said...

I am in love with your bear hugs card. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Susan said...

Very creative cards!!! Love the animals, very adorable! Thanks for sharing! Love the Encouraging Words release!

Sandie said...

I always enjoy seeing what you create! These are fabulous, and that background stamp is just WOW!!

chandra shasteen said...

Really enjoyed looking at your cards. The bear hug one in particular cause of the use of color and the way you brought the stitching of the letters and the card together.

Diana MtHens said...

Lots of fun designs

Margaret said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love how you did the background on the Kindness Matters card! And Everyone needs some Encouraging Words!

Rachel Vass said...

Oh so many awesome cards, it's difficult to pick a favourite but I do love that bear!

Traci L. said...

Very cute and creative cards!

Zsofi said...

What a rich inspiration, so different cards and all so lovely. Thanks Shari!

Patricia Ohoma said...

Love the colors and aesthetics of your cards. Beautiful use of "Encouraging Words" from Simon Says Stamp!

Julz C said...

Amazing set of cards!!

Ina Nelson said...

I love this release but I especially love the space dies and stamps.

theinkingarden said...

I love all of your cards, but that kaleidoscope background is stunning. It has my favorite color combo. Off to add that stamp to my cart.

Rochelle Mcgriff said...

Love the water color!

katie said...

Love these cards! Such adorable stamps are does. Did you hand cut the letter stamps or is there matching dies?

Deb said...

The bear card is adorable!

Kate W said...

Thanks for the inspiration, I love the style of your designs - so simple and effective!

Jean R-T said...

Great cards!

Trina P. said...

Amazing inspirations. Love those cutie critters. .

Stephanie Desbiens-McDonald said...

This release is great! I especially love the animals with their cute little sayings! That cat kills me! And those teacher stamps are great!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Thanks for showing us the variety in your designs and color choices! So much great inspiration!

Dee Kepler said...

This hop gets better and better. I was not going to order all the stamps and dies but have a feeling that is going to change. Thanks.

Ali Mckinlay said...

They are all so amazing. You're a 4star is my favourite.

Nathalie Paquette said...

Love your cards, lovely. 😊

Jill said...

Beautiful cards, I especially love the one with all the cute little planets. Thanks for sharing.

Sandra said...

great cards .... loving the space dies!

Tammy H said...

Love the cards and especially the AMAZING background.

DruW said...

Supercute and pretty!

barbara macaskill said...

Absolutely awesome cards! My favorite is the last one! What a powerful sentiment! TFS!

grambojoan said...

very cute cards

cassie said...

I love these cards. The encouraging animals are high up on my list!

Glorie said...

The Kaleidoscope background is so pretty. Love the technique you used.

Lieve said...

All great cards; but I LOVE your kaleidoscope background !!!
Thank you for the inspiration.

Unknown said...

Shari they are all lovely as always!

Veanie said...

I love your cards & thanks for inspiring to think of ysung my mbisding folders in a different way. I bought some distress inks & realise i can make the embossing folder design shin out more.

Lesley Mark said...

Your cards are fabulous, and I've just bookmarked your blog. 😊

Angela V said...

Thank you for sharing such diverse cards - they are wonderful! I tend to get in a rut and your cards are a fabulous reminder to get out of my box. Thank you for sharing your talent and inspiring us!

jandbspiegel said...

What a nice collection of cards - they are all quite nice. My favorite is the blue and green watercolor on the background stamp. Beautiful!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! Love that cute kitty!

Gail Robson said...

Always love your cards. The HUGS card is my FAV.
Gail

Teresa C said...

I love all your cards. So pretty!

Angela said...

Wow - I love them all!!!

Kim Cole said...

Shari you're so damn good! You can use the same inks and paper as everyone else but they just look better on your cards. You add extra something! Love this hop!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

I always love the colors you use in your cards! Beautiful

Laura Chiesa said...

i love the kitty one! That striped background is great!

Joanne said...

Love love love ALL of them!

Ann Marie said...

What a great selection of cards! Thanks for sharing them.

Good Kardma by Jules said...

WOW! Love ALL your cards! All the color combos you chose are perfect. Thank you for the chance to win!

DarbyW said...

All of your cards are so much fun, but I especially love the bear hugs one.

Shannadl said...

The watercolor background with the background stamped image is absolutely dreamy!!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love all your cards can't pick a favorite.

Karen said...

These are all so cute but I think the cool cat is my fav!!

Kleri F said...

Amazing cards!Beautiful color combos!The cat card won my heart!Soooo cute and sweet!Thank you for the inspiration!I think I'll add this critter stamp set to my wishlist,too!

Tami Priebe said...

Such wonderful cards, thanks for sharing

Joy said...

Striking cards! Nice way to make these release items pop!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Five fabulous cards, Shari! Especially love the bear card and the kaleidoscope card!!

Anonymous said...

Love all the cards but especially the Kaleidoscope background card.

Bernice P

Amy's Card Obsession said...

Your colors are always so perfect. Luv all your cards, espcially the bear hugs.

Kathy Picon said...

thanks for sharing such wonderful cards.

Louanne said...

Every single one of your cards is smashing! Love the inspiration!

Denise said...

I just love all of your cards, what a great release this is.

Mary Jane Isenberg said...

I especially like the one with the planet's. Nice job!

Leslie Gladney said...

I adore that bear hug card so much, I jsut have to pick up the bear and the stitched alphabet!

Heather DePasquale said...

Absolutely love all your cards! The cool cat is my favorite. Thanks for sharing!

julie-anne hoffmann said...

Love these cards. They are great. Thanks

Amy C. said...

Love all the new products! Your cards are beautiful!

Lola G. said...

That Kaleidoscope stamp is singing to me, and your card really did it justice – so beautiful!

Heather said...

These are all wonderful, but your Cool cat wins! Absolutely adorable!

Cheryl S said...

Great cards! Love the colors you used.

Ginni Berg said...

I like all your cards ! very nice

Val said...

Really cute cards!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Oh, how sweet!!!!! You had me at that first adorable teddy bear with the pin striped blue! EAch card is so so sweet!! Love them all!! Great designs! Such sweet new releases and fabulous designs to match!

Miriam Prantner said...

So many great cards! I'm really enjoying this release. I especially love that gorgeous background stamp and the cat.

Michelle White said...

That best card grabbed me right away! I must make one.

Alexia Misso said...

Super lovely cards, they stamped images are so cute!

Gail said...

Each card is so adorable! Just love the Bear Hugs!

Teresa said...

Your cards are very classy. Thank you for sharing.

Teresa said...

Your cards are very classy. Thank you for sharing.

Steph said...

The watercolor look is so pretty on these cards.

Yvette S said...

Fun cards!

Stefanie White said...

Awesome cards. I love the new background stamp and how you painted it!!

Marilyn said...

Fabulous cards! You really rocked these stamps with the fab designs.

Heather M said...

Love the new “Encouraging Words” release! Your critters are adorable ! Love the bear hugs with the pretty pop of blue. I'm in love with the Kaleidoscope background, space journey and tickle breeze!!

Fabulous cards and fun ideas! THANKS!!

Marianne C said...

These are all so awesome, can't even pick a favourite...but the Kindness Matters comes close. So pretty!

shira said...

Lovely cards, they are so different from one enother and I love them all.

Kristie Maynard said...

Such great inspiration. Everything is so beautifully done. Thanks for sharing with us.

Barb Oliver said...

Great cards, Shari! Thanks for sharing!

Barb Oliver said...

Great cards, Shari. Thanks for sharing!!

bzyPTmom said...

What fun cards! I'm in love with that kaleidoscope background and adorable cool cat!

rebecca ramirez said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the kaleidoscope background and you blue/green water coloring is perfect.

Eileen Robertson said...

I love them all, especially the galaxy one!

Teresa McKiearnan said...

Adorable Adorable Adorable!

Juni Nez said...

Wow! Amazing cards. cute stamp set.

Ann Eslinger said...

The background behind your "kindness matters" die cut is stunning. I don't think I have the patience for that. =)

croppinmama said...

All of your designs are full of fun techniques and nice layouts. Love the gorgeous background on your first card.

Arianna Barbara said...

“Encouraging Words”


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

AndreaH said...

All your cards are stunning. Thankyou so very much for sharing your talent with us and for the inspiration xx

Amy Seigler said...

I love each of your cards! The space card really pops and the sweet bear is absolutely adorable. I could go on and on! Awesome collection of cards!

Kit A said...

These are fantastic cards! The Cool Cat, You're a star and Bear Hugs are my favorite ones. And my wish list keeps growing!

patti said...

Your cards are so appealing, I really love these new stamp sets!!!

Quillish said...

Oh wow.. I don't think I can choose any one of these as a favorite! Bear Hugs, the floral kindness card, the you're the star are just fantastic!

Lisa Tilson said...

Beautiful cards Shari, so much inspiration. Love the cool cat particularly and the background stamp looks wonderful.

Baker, Cindy said...

Love these! How cute.

Sophie Farah said...

I love ALL of these cards!!!!! Especially the Cool Cat and the Kindness Matters with that stunning background!!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

Mj said...

These are all so great!

Lisa Relova said...

That "kindness matters" card is gorgeous! It is my favorite but all of them are terrific!

Super Stick Chick said...

Wonderful cards, love all your fun details.

Super Stick Chick said...

Wonderful cards, love all your fun details.

Sabrina said...

Very sweet and cute cards!!

Stampin_melissa said...

I kept scrolling and saying "WOW" with each card! Truly fantastic job and so very creative!

Erica Brusca said...

Fabulous cards! Love those critters

ciny m said...

love your watercolor

ktfabian said...

Your cards really get the message across that kindness matters. I love how you worked with the back grounds - especially the background made with the stencil. I'll be signing up to follow your blog to see more of your work, thanks!

sharpstamps said...

Lots of great cards. My favourite is the cool cat - love the colours and simplicity of it.

Mary-Anne V said...

wonderful cards and fun images. I really like the watercolour stripes on the second card.

Crystal G said...

Love the cat card!

karenelr said...

Fabulous cards, Shari! So fun!

Janeen said...

sweet bear

D.Ann C said...

The critters are too sweet! But the star of your show, IMHO, is the gorgeous watercolored kaleidoscope background with the Encouraging Words!

KT Fit Kitty said...

These cards are all gorgeous, but it's the critters that have stolen my heart!
That kitty is so sweet and cute and I love the striped background behind him. Thank you for inspiring, Shari!

Sheila said...

What an array of cards! Thank you for sharing your creations!

bonnie said...

I love the 'kindness matters'!

cassie said...

Love every one of these! This product release is awesome!

Jennifer Lee said...

I am in love with your bear hugs and cool cat cards!! All of them are an awesome example of how many great ways you can use these products but I just love those two the most. I am also really liking how you put the patterned paper on your bear hugs card sideways, what a great way to switch it up! Im going to steal that idea lol! I learn from every project you post thank you for sharing!

1040girl said...

Love all of your fabulous designs and love this months items!

Tasha Vovchuk said...

Amazing cards, amazing release!!! Fantastic job done to awake our inspiration! ;)

Purple Princess said...

Amazing cards!!

dianasdragon said...

Love your cards and the new products!

Αθηνα Μπουλανιτου said...

Love them all!

Denise Gutshall said...

What a fabulous set of cards! I am always drawn to your cards -- I think because you use blue and green colors that I love. What a wonderful new release! Love the critters and the background stamp!

Sue said...

I always love your cards, Shari, and the "silly bear" card is just perfect! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.

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