Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #333 ( A Blog Hop!!)


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Welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge !! Thank you for joining us for the Make It Colorful  Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too :-)

You should have arrived here from Teresa's Blog. If not,  you can join the fun from the Simon Says Stamp Store Blog to start from the beginning. 

STAMPtember® StampIt and Blog Hop

This week the challenge is...

Use a Stamp

 You must create a project using a rubber or clear stamp, no digi images allowed, add your creation to the linky AND hop around the designers blogs leaving comments along the way. We are showcasing the new STAMPtember® products that have just been released.

CLICK HERE to see them all. It is a HUGE release with loads of fabulous stamps, dies, stencils and much more!

For my project, I used this intricate and beautiful Happy Birthday die. 
A stamped card to follow...
It was designed by the uber talented Kristina Werner.
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I took a simple approach with this die. First, I created colorful paper with Peerless watercolors. I then made the die !

 After that, I strung it up with gold strings and added gold Stickles. 

edited: I realized that my first project does not contain any stamp!! So I am adding a card WITH stamps :) I created this card from SSS September Card Kit. I stamped the colorful  balloons on the stripey paper (which came with the kit). With the help of MISTI, this can be done very easily. All stamps and inks are from Simon Says Stamp.
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As always, Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!
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So now it's YOUR turn ! Happy Crafting !!
There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog . If you haven't subscribed by email, you may want to do so you don't miss out.
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/
You have until Wed. 8am Eastern Time to join in :-)
I hope you check out the DT's work!  I can't wait to see what you create!!

If you just join the hop, you can find all the information about the hop over SSS Wednesday Challenge to complete your hop!
 This is the LAST stop..... Woohoo, you made it!

On social media we use the hashtags:
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Thanks for stopping by! 


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Jingle said...

I LOVE the colors on this, Virginia! Awesome card!

Diana Nguyen said...

The touch of gold is just brilliant! Love how clean and colorful this is.

Daria G. said...

So pretty, love those colors against white nd gold!

Bad Kitty said...

you made very nice card
have a nice day
hugs

Cathy Homan said...

I love how you colored the paper and then cut out the Birthday die. Simple, but so elegant. Thanks for sharing.

*Vicki* said...

This is so awesome! LOVE how you've used this die!! :)

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

This is a great die AND A BEAUTIFUL card!

Barb said...

Love the card and the beautiful way you colored the die!

Nicole Diedrichs said...

I love the rainbow colours on your die cut!
Creative regards from stempelfrida
http://stempelfrida.blogspot.de

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Virginia! It's so pretty and so striking :)
hugs
Mandy xx

marja said...

Beautiful coloured card. Greatings Marja

Harriet Skelly said...

Beautiful card Virginia! I love the touch of gold with the gorgeous ornament!

Lin said...

So festive in the bright colors, Virginia! Love the touches of gold!

Donna said...

love the birthday die, great use love the colors!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Pretty cards. I especially love all the stamping and coloring you have done on your birthday card - truly awesome.

vinita jain said...

Love the color combo, great inspirational projects!

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful cards!

Barbara said...

Both cards are lovely....a fitting finale for this fun blog hop!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the rainbow color look. Has a suncatcher feel to the first creation.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Virginia :-) the birthday bauble is beautiful, I love the multicoloured die cut and the white background with gold 'confetti' glitter, beautiful, and the stamped balloons on the 2nd card are fabulous too!

luv
Lols x x x

Ann Kulseth said...

OMG - I love the colorful die cut. Both cards are fabulous!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Virginia, these are such fun cards! Really love the 1st card. Fabulous!

Sabrina said...

Both cards are so cherry and beautiful!!!!! Just love all those happy colors!!!!

lgw said...

Love!

Jackie said...

Both cBaIrd are so pretty

cm said...

Your dynamic duo of cards has planted a smile all over my face! Love the die-cut; adore your stamping!
~carol

Lagene said...

Fantastic cards! I love that birthday die!

Jackie said...

I was having trouble post! Now it is working and I love the Birthday cards♥ This is my Birthday month and I would be happy if I had either one! I do not have crafty friends!!

BunnyD said...

I love the colours you used in both cards! The touch of gold in the first one is gorgeous. I love the bow ties on the multicolour balloons.

Mary-Anne V said...

wonderful cards..love the first one with the gold and gorgeous die.

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful hop! I really love the colors on the die cut and the gold 'snow'

Gloria Lee said...

Wow~
The birthday card looks so beautiful!
I love the color!!!
Especially I like the clean and simple style.
And the second card looks modern and stylish.
I always love your cards and I'm very happy to see your card every wednesday at SSW challenge!
Have a wonderful day Virginia!

staceylovespaper said...

Love your happy birthday card, even without stamping:)

Your balloon card is super cute, love the use of the pp!!

Amy C. said...

That Happy Birthday die is fabulous! Love your cards!

Team Clark said...

What very happy cards these are!!!

Maaike Uijthoven said...

ooh Virginia, your rainbow diecut is just awseome and the gold speckles perfect with it! i love it! ....can i have it?lol

Heather said...

Both fabulous cards Virginia, your Happt Birthday bauble is gorgeous with stunning colours. I love the pretty balloons with a wonderful background!!

hugs
Heather xx

Daria Z. said...

You crack me up, Virginia - not using any stamps on the first card! Which is just beautiful, BTW. I love the soft look of the balloons on the lined paper.

Linda said...

Awesome cards. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

conil said...

And they saved the best for last. Think your first card is simply spectacular with all that gorgeous color and touches of gold. That second card made me get a huge grin. Love that you used patterned paper to stamp those happy, colorful balloons.

Marie H said...

Beautiful! Love the gold details on the first card.

diana said...

Great cards! ;-)

Marlena M. said...

Your edit cracks me up Virginia...that's why I love you~keeping it real ;). Both of your cards are SPECTACULAR...love the rainbow of colors.

craftytreen said...

your cards are lovely. I love the Christmas die! you did such wonderful colors on it. I have a question for you. i'm desparately looking for a mint cardstock and stamp pad that matches the copic marker YG 41. its a lovely mint color and I cant find cardstock in michaels or joanns that matches it. if you cant do it please don't worry. thanks so much for sharing.

Gabriela Seminario said...

Beautiful cards. I like the idea if those stamped balloons on a patterned paper

LINDA M said...

Love both of your cards. That birthday die is really special and the background you created with the balloons on the paper is really a great look.

Maribel Monsalve said...

I love love love love love love the birthday die cut. I also liked the use of the elements from the kit. T

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Virginia!! Love them both!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love how you used color in your project. Beautiful!!!

Virginia Lu said...

Thank you, everyone, for stopping by! I love love love reading your comments! Please keep them coming :)
To craftytreen: I used Simon Says Stamp Mint Card stock (updated in my links). The quality and color can not be beat. I don't know if it will match the copic color that you mentioned. I haven't come across any mint color card stock that is better than Simon Says Stamp. I have Michael's, but it is thin and mint color is not as soft. Hope this helps.

Arte Banale said...

Great colors, cool ideas.

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

Awesome b-day cards!!!! Love the stamping over the pattern paper!

Joanne M said...

Great cards. Thanks for sharing your talent

Lillian Child said...

That first card makes me reminisce about my tie-die days!

Sarah Gray said...

I love the vibrant colours on the first die cut and the combination of stamps and patterned paper on the second is inspired!

Joanna Moore said...

Oh my gosh, the bright colors on your first card drew me in ... love that card. Beautiful!

Theresa Pace said...

love both cards. bright colourful yet disarmingly smple, hugs xx

Cindy Beach said...

What pretty cards, Virginia. The first one makes me smile with the lovely pop of colors.

Lisa said...

Both are festive and fun Virginia!

Nora N. said...

What great cards, Virginia!! I love the little gold dots with the fun colors on the first one. The second one is the one where my jaw dropped, though. GENIUS stamping those balloons on that paper. Such a cool look!!! Fabulous design!

Taunya Butler said...

What amazing cards you have created for this hop!! Wonderfully done and both just bursting with color and goodness!!! Love seeing your creations and I am just delighted with what you have created!!!

Amy Fillmore-Bedger said...

Fun bright colors! I love both cards!!

Diane said...

Your cards are beautiful.

Diane Jaquay said...

These are both fabulous, Virginia! Love the way you colored the birthday die!!

Migdalia said...

WOW!! Gorgeous cards!!
Have a blessed day,
Migdalia
Crafting With Creative M

jengd said...

Great cards! I really like your layering of images in the 2nd. Very creative.

Rose said...

Beautiful cards. Love the watercolour die cut, so pretty.The over stamping on the printed paper looks fabulous.

dianasdragon said...

Simply beautiful! Love your cards!

Gracie said...

Hahaha, just like me - getting crafty and not taking note of the brief at first then happy to "have" to make another card? Both cards are gorgeous :)

greenthumb said...

love the colors on that die.

Tanya said...

Wow these are gorgeous, so colourful! I love the rainbow colours of the first one and the details on the second one, just both amazing!

Tanya xx

pcm said...

i NEED that happy birthday die!

Christy Q said...

Wowza! Love that tie-dye effect on the HB card - just AMAZING!!!

Patty said...

Your first card with the colored die is just so beautiful with those drops of gold...very elegant!! I love how you stamped the balloons on the printed paper on your second card!

Kelly Szafron said...

Fantastic cards, I love the layered look of the stamped card.

Janice said...

Funny, no stamps! Both cards are great, thanks for showing us.

Brandi R said...

What fun cards! Love the colors in the first die cut...and the second is just down right fun ♥ Great job!

Linda T said...

What a beautiful card. Just Love the Happy birthday in the different colors and the gold adds so much to it. Beautiful

Donna said...

Love the birthday cards! Great stamps and dies. Thanks for the inspiration.

Mary Beth Krakowski said...

Really love the cards. Have been experimenting with coloring, the first card is a real inspiration. Thanks

Memories by Manda said...

great cards - i love the colouring of the die cut

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Virginia, I love your stunning and colorful cards!! You design beautiful work!!

Amy said...

the ballon paper background is so cute!

Aileen (mum) said...

Love both cards, lucky you realised you needed to stamp something or you could have been in real trouble missy. Love all those colours on the happy birthday die.

Christine said...

Gasp!!! What a gorgeous, delicate die all dressed in bright colors! Love both of your cards!

Sue said...

Beautiful cards and color! Love the gold touches.

Kelly Chevron said...

Cute cards!!

N Patricia Castillo said...

Beautiful cards...great job!

Sylvia Leung said...

Love the pretty colors

Emily said...

The balloon card is so much fun! (I like the one with the die, too-- it's a great template for a holiday card as well!)

Leslie said...

Live the colors....thank you for sharing

Natalie said...

Both cards are fantastic!! Wonderful details and design.

Ms Scrapmess said...

Super cute cards! Love the ornament :)

98Arizona said...

love the colors

TracyM #6773 said...

BOTH cards are BEAUTIFUL Virginia!!!
LOVE your RAINBOW of birthday wishes with the golden dots!!!
As for your stamped card - WOW - your layers of stamping look AWESOME!!!
THANK YOU for sharing :)

Ida Cutler said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing.

Katie Kinde said...

Love the colors on the ornament card!

Cynthia said...

Both cards are fabulous, Virginia.

NGCARDS said...

A great set of creations! Love the mix of all the colours! xxx

stempelwelt said...

Love, love both of your cards! The contrast of colors on white and the stamping on patterned paper is both so beautiful!!

Shirley said...

Love both cards. I'm glad you forgot to use a stamp on your first card so we could see another beautiful card :o)

lorena wakefield said...

Lovely cards!

Angeline Choo said...

Wonderful colors and gold sparkle!! LOVE IT!

Crafty EllenH. said...

Wouw!! you made an awesome card!!! I love this a lot!!!

Anja Curvers said...

Wow love love your cards as Always they are awesome. TFS.

Linda said...

Oh my gosh Virginia, I love love love that watercoloured ornament - gorgeous!

Zarah said...

I love your cards - especially the rainbow coloured ornament card, it is AMAAAAAZING! I love how the golden dots sort of fall down around the ornament and how they sort of "thin out". It makes me think of fireworks. :)

Amante del Papel said...

Both cards are stunning!

Marie said...

Love the rainbow of colors on both cards.

loulou said...

Love your colourful happy birthday card, even if it totally missed the plot when it comes to the challenge it still great. Your stamped card is such fun too.

Jo Nevill said...

Wow, stunning Virginia. So bright and colourful.

Jo x

Carol Happy Expressions said...

Your cards are lovely.

Tami B. said...

I can't tell you how much I love your first card. It is fantastic!

forpahl5 said...

don't you just love this die! Oh love your card too! Thanks for sharing!

Gail said...

Wonderful birthday cards! TFS

Teresa Doyle said...

Virginia, your cards are great, I especially like the first one.

Susi Kelly said...

Love the watercoloured frame - the colour combination makes this Birthday card so fun & fresh, and those gold dot accents!!! Oh my!

Linda Jamme said...

I loved the ornament card and all the pretty colors you used to make it. That is a great die because it makes it quite simple to make CHRISTmas cards because you don't need much else on the card. I also like the gold dots.

I Card Everyone said...

Hi Virginia!!!
Happy to see that even you are perfectly imperfect!!! I do some really silly things, Virginia [i.e. wrong colors for a color challenge!] So happy to see your second card ... I haven't had a chance to even open my September kit yet!!! LOve your birthday cards!
=] Michele

BeckyR71 said...

I love the cards! I love how you created dimension with your border stamps!

Marcie Lovett said...

Both great cards, Virginia.

Maureen Reiss said...

Love your bright and cheery cards!!

Vanessa said...

Love the colorful cards, Virginia!

bev said...

Pretty cards. Love the colors.

Debbie Selby said...

I like the way you combined the stamping with existing pattern on the paper!

Rosemary said...

fun cards!

CathyL said...

The balloons on the patterned paper are so pretty, Virginia!

Cindy C. said...

Super fun and colourful!! These cards sure say 'party' all over it!! ;)

CraftyPaws said...

fabulous bright colors! Love this card!

Donna Dacy said...

Just got this die. Thank you for the inspiration. Love the colors you used and I can see this as a shaker card because it is so festive. TFS

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Even though it doesn't have any stamping your first card is fabulous! Love how your colored it and the golden dots, fabulous job as usual Virginia. TFS

Carol L said...

Stamps or no stamps, these cards are both amazing! I love the varied colors on the first, and the 2nd is just festive and fun! Great job on both!

Mary Holshouser said...

Your cards are so colorful.
Love all of the shading of colors on both cards.
thanks for sharing some delightful cards.

Michele Henderson said...

LOVE your cards! They are so bright and colorful! Beautiful!
Take Care!
Michele

Tricia Ann said...

Happy cards, fresh and fun!

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Two fabulous Birthday cards- the circle Birthday is absolutely beautiful. Love the way you applied the balloons as backgroud in your second card.

Alina said...

Wooow! That card with the globe is super druper wonderful! Love how you colored the paper and diecut it! Awesome technique!

Marci Collins said...

Fantastic cards Virginia!!! Thanks you so so so much for all the inspiration throughout the year and for sharing your art and talent with us all!

April said...

Wonderful cards! Love them!

Carol said...

Both cards are fab! Love the use of color and texture.

Jeanne Jordan said...

Love, love, love that Birthday die. I just got it and can't wait to use it. BUT, your second card is different, and I love it too The stripes compliment the circles of the balloons. Thanks for the inspiration.

Nandini said...

Beautiful cards, both! Loved the idea of stamping on pattern paper!

Tracy Carrig said...

I love both cards, the colors are fabulous!

Kimberly Jensen said...

Both of your cards are just so pretty! I love the rainbow die cut on the first one and the pretty background on the second one!! Great job! :)

JoAnn said...

Love both of your cards.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful cards! Love your designs! Thanks for the inspiration and blog hop!

Mateja P said...

I love the ornament. It looks soooo beautiful :)

Laura Turcotte said...

Awesome card!! I am really enjoying all the beauty made with the stamps and dies and inks!

TaeEun said...

Love both designs. The first card w/o stamping is gorgeous with the beautiful circle die cut and the colorful balloons on the second card are beautifully arranged and stamped!

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Beautiful ombre!! Love both cards :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Carol w said...

Love your watercolor birthday card, it is lovely.

Pam Watson said...

Did you fussy cut the "birthday wishes" sentiment or use something like a scan and cut?

Heather said...

Both are so fun!! That birthday one is really cool.

Jessica Backer said...

Both cards are gorgeous! The second one is fantastic!

Karen Hasheck said...

Both cards are awesome but especially love the watercolor birthday bauble!

Clemente Batan said...

I really love the Birthday ornament card, even if there wasn't any stamping involved. The color mix is pretty.

Cynthia said...

Love both your cards - though I am partial to the die cut Happy Birthday circle!

mandalj said...

Love the way your coloured the ornament die! And your stamped card with the pretty balloons is lovely!

Linda Beeson said...

I love that first die you used but even more I love the way you colored it.

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Beautiful cards, love your use of colours.

Jessi said...

Wonderful colors and coloring, very inrpirational as it makes me want to try something similar!

Dawn Turley said...

Fabulous.... I did notice that there were no stamps on your first card.... but never the less it is stunning. Love all the balloons on your second card.

Karen Mead said...

Two stunning cards Virginia - Love them both xx

Nathalie Paquette said...

I love this die cut and your coloring is fabulous ! !

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WOW! Simply swooning here over your 2 gorgeous cards, particularly the first one - that's just eye-poppingly gorgeous!

KandA said...

Two fabulous cards. Love that birthday die xx

Ashlee Bellinger said...

awesome cards...i especially like the beautiful happy birthday its so pretty with all the nice colours!!

Deepti said...

Stunning creations :)

Rachel Groner said...

Both cards are gorgeous! I especially love the watercolored die ;-)

Sara Barker said...

So sad this is the last stop on the hop, but wow, what a stop it is! I love both of your amazing and colorful cards! That intricate die is a must have!

honeybeelane said...

Super second card WITH stamps! I love it! (I like the first one too. :) )

Emily Dee said...

Fun colorful cards, I seriously need to look into this MISTI thing...

snazzyjj said...

Love all your bright colors and the touch of gold thread.

Pat said...

I love both these cards Virginia and the sentiment in that bauble shape works beautifully with the gold dots behind. The second shows how well stamping works with printed paper. x

Jean Bullock said...

Wonderful cards. That Happy Birthday die is a must have. Well done.

LauraJane:) said...

I LOVE that rainbow circle HAPPY BIRTHDAY die cut!!

Chark said...

I was thinking I need that ornament die now! beautiful in rainbow colors!

Vanessa Smith said...

Love the cards, as always great creations!
Vanessa

Anja said...

What a great birthday ornament, i love it!! and the coloring is fantastic :)

Pink Unicorn said...

Rainbow is my favourite colour, I just love how you have used it so well for the beautiful die cut.

Michelle Lupton said...

Such a fun, happy card! :D

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

The Christmas bauble is simply stunning! I love the colours!!!

Thank you for the blog hop.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Lisa :) said...

Your cards are so pretty, LOVE the colors!!!

Grenouille Greetings said...

I am loving your two pretty cards with their super use of colour. And I am loving this opportunity to hop along with the SSS teamies! Hugs, Lesley

благовеста Георгиева said...

wonderful cards, many fresh colors

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Two really lovely cards. The rainbow inking on the bauble is fabulous. Love it. Hugs, Wends x

Carol McCready said...

Great cards. Love that gold on the first one.
Thank you for the inspiration.

AZ Lyn said...

Love the colors!

SueB said...

you just can't beat Kristina's handwriting for stamps and dies, can you?! thanx for the inspiration and two great cards!

Janeen said...

oh squeal. i love the colors you bleneded on this.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

love the cards
the colors on the first one are fantastic
thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

karenelr said...

What wonderful cards! The first one is my favorite! I love this birthday die!

Marianne said...

Ha, glad you realised your first card didn't have any stamping, so now we get to see two cards! I do love that card though!

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful cards, your use of colour is fabulous!

Mary Alice Varallo said...

What fun cards! The colors really pop off the cards

Damchy said...

I like your colourful card. Very nice.D. xxx

Kelley said...

LOL! I'm happy to see even the professionals sometimes miss the boat with the rules! In spite of that, I love the colors on your die cut. :-)

I like the balloons on the design paper. I haven't had time to look at my kit but I'm heading to that paper when I do.

Nancy Robidas said...

Both of your cards are so cute. I like so much the stripey paper of the second.

Stacy said...

I love your cards! Great colors.

Ren L said...

Hi Virginia, it's so pretty! I saw so many pretty cards using the SSS Christmas die. Very delicate design. Love it!

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