Wednesday, September 18, 2013

♥ Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® Wednesday Challenge Blog Hop! ♥

Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® Wednesday Challenge Group Blog Hop!


Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an interest in exclusively selling rubber stamps. It didn't take long until we realized we couldn't stop there. During the past 11 years we celebrate rubber stamping in its full glory by giving access to people around the world to a one stop shop. Rubber stamps still remain the heart of our business and we are celebrating by hosting a “STAMPtember®” event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the greatness of rubber stamping. Part of the enticement of rubber stamping is that stamps can be used in creating or complimenting ANYTHING! From stamping dates on bank documents and postage parcels in the early 18th century, rubber stamping has dramatically expanded to include card making, life documenting, art journaling, scrapbooking, mixed media and many forms of altering and expressing art.

To celebrate the 4th annual Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® event, we're 'hopping' along sharing some great projects featuring the new STAMPtember® product releases! It's one of the biggest releases to date and features new stamp sets, dies, flair and stencils!!

All of the new releases are amazing!! I have had the pleasure of working so far with quite a few of them and can not even tell you a favorite! I love them ALL!! But I must say that I think the Sketchy Banners Dies and Stamp Set are really fun!! (You can see a card made with them below.)


We're so excited that you are here to celebrate with us and hop along in this special challenge group blog hop. Once you're done 'hopping' please head over to our Wednesday Challenge Blog to participate in this weeks challenge. This week the challenge is...

Celebrate  STAMPtember® and use a product from the Simon Says Stamp Store.

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!

On my first card for you today, I used the Sketchy Banners Stamp and Die Set. Love this fun set! (Have I mentioned that already!) And I also used these very cool, Pointed Feathers Dies! That is the "in" thing to use right now, feathers!!


The papers are from the Summer Stories 6x6 Paper Pad by Teresa Collins. I also used a paper doily, White Opal Liquid Pearls and lots of pretty Prima flowers!


On my next card, I used the super cute Darling Baby Stamps and Die Set. You can make a lot of things with this stamp set! Invitations, Announcements, card for the new baby, Shower cards, etc. Such a versatile set. And that Baby die is so sweet too!


I used some Lost and Found, Ruby papers by My Mind's Eye on this one.


Lastly, this card also uses the Darling Baby Stamps and Die Set. That cute airplane is from the Small Planes Die Set. It comes with a large one and a smaller one.


The papers are from an old My Mind's Eye paper Pad called Cowboy. The crystal heart is by Prima.


Thanks so much for visiting my blog on the hop! I am the last person on the hop! So Good Luck to you all and I hope you had fun "hopping" along with us!!

The hop begins at the newly designed Simon Says Stamp blog, so if you encounter any broken links while 'hopping' you can head back there for a full list of participants. The Simon blog has a new address and a new look, with all the great inspiration you've come to love and expect from Simon Says Stamp! :)

Happy Hopping!! ;-)

hugs...


61 comments:

Jingle said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful! I love the feathers!

Fit Kitty said...

All three cards are gorgeous. Love your use of the doilies!

Laura Turcotte said...

Beautiful----truly beautiful cards!

deesdesigns said...

I've been in love with the feather die ever since I saw it - love how you tucked it into the floral spray. Gotta get that adorable little plane too! Thanks for the inspiration.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Melissa :-) all of them are lovely and I love the feathers tucked in with the flowers ,,, wonderful idea :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Laura Sterckx said...

Great cards, Melissa! I love the feathers and the flowers! They look wonderful! The pink baby card looks very sophisticated and vintage! And the boy baby card is just perfect for a baby boy! Wonderful!

Lin said...

You incorporated these new modern designs into your lovely style - beautiful cards, Melissa, as always!

Scrapthat said...

I love it! I love that feather you added and I have never loved the feather trend until SSS came out with this one! TFS

Michelle Liimatainen said...

You make such beautiful cards! These are so incredibly pretty. I can't stop swooning over them. The first one is my favorite. LOVE them all though. ;)

Annette Allen said...

beautiful cards.. loving all the flowers..

Heather said...

All beautiful card Melissa, such fabulous design, gorgeous colours and your details are all just stunning!!!

hugs
Heather xx

MiamiKel said...

Oh my goodness, my jaw just dropped - what an amazingly beautiful and elegant line up of cards! So much detail and beauty - wow, these are breath taking! TFS! Blessings :)

Mandy said...

Melissa these are all gorgeous, so pretty :)
hugs Mandy xx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

3 stunning cards, Melissa! I really love the way you added sparkle to the rose in the first card :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Melissa, fabulous cards, so beautiful.
Happy hopping celebration;-))m

Raquel Ayuela said...

I love your work!!! It is so romantic!!! Very pretty!!!

Susan Lang said...

I have ordered that feather die. You did a great job with it.

Dora said...

Your cards are absolutely stunning, each one is so inspiring and creative. Love the flowers and the baby sentiment. thank you for all the inspiration. Really loved hopping along.. xxx

Karen Petitt said...

Such beautiful cards. I love the style and shabby chic look to these, thank you so much for sharing them and for the blog hop x

ionabunny said...

Small planes work fab on that baby card. Gorgeous makes. Thanks for sharing

Kristen said...

So vintage!! I love your cards!!

Стокли said...

Beautiful flower compositions on these cards.

Martine Dubé said...

Great cards !!!

Chark said...

lovely!!

Amber Sheaves said...

These are all so great!

joy said...

Beautiful creations, Melissa! Love the feathers and that baby die, too.

Sheri said...

Those are such beautiful cards. I love your style. All the little details just bring it all together.

Laura Jane said...

LOVELY cards...SWEET baby boy card as well. LUSCIOUS layers!

Andrea Garland said...

Cute cards Melissa, love how you used doilies.

Memories by Manda said...

I love all the ribbons and doilies you use on your cards - so lovely.

JennyKozar said...

these are all so beautiful and elegant! thanks for sharing.

Iris said...

Such lovely cards - love the doilies and the bling.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

These are so classically lovely, Melissa...the colors, the embellishments ...every detail works together to create a sigh-worthy finished product.

cheiron said...

These are all so sweet and shabby! I LOVE the 1st card with the feathers...just fabulous!

Carol Perry said...

These are drop dead gorgeous cards. I just love the dollies and beautiful flowers you used along with all the new goodies from SSS.

Margie said...

You always make such beautiful cards! Love!

Linda T said...

What beautiful cards. I so love your work. Thank you so much for sharing you're ideas.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful cards from the pretty floral embellishing to the doilies & lace and the single-engine pilot in me likes the planes.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Jasmine said...

Your subdued colors and use of doilies and lace really add to the classic vibe of your cards. Both baby cards are so precious!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Beautiful cards...very soft colors. Thanks for sharing :)

debby4000 said...

Absolutely beautiful cards, they all so fab I can't chose a favourite.
luv
Debby

Anja (scrappie) said...

Wow love these romantic cards great. Thanks for showing.

andreea said...

Adorable cards! So chic and so shabby:) Love all the embellishments you used and the feather die is gorgeous. Very beautiful work, and very accurate. TFS!

Ninch said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Jacqui Blondel said...

just beautiful

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OMG what fabulous creation Melissa! LOVE those baby cards! Awesome inspiration ... (as always)! Have a fabulous day!
HUGS from OHIO!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous cards Melissa. Especially love the first one with the pretty flowers and those feathers! Me want those! :)

Tracy said...

Your cards are great, thanks for sharing.

Debra said...

Amazing...your creativity rocks!

Cris G said...

Great cards! What a beautiful way to incorporate CAS elements in a more elaborate design!... like those feathers I absolutely need, too :).

mariangel said...

wow each one is so delicate and beautiful

Sabrina said...

Just exquisite!!

valeriemolinier said...

OMG ! I love all yours cards and their vintage look.

Aida said...

So much detail, pretty amazing!

Leigh Penner said...

Pretty cards! I love those feather dies!

D- said...

LOVE your cute cards. TFS.
Crafty hugs,
D~
designsbydragonfly.blogspot

carolyn dunnuck said...

Such pretty cards..vintage and nice.

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Elizabeth said...

Wonderful cards, lovely. What a cute baby boy card. I may just have to CASE that one for an up coming birth TFS

Marianne said...

Wonderful cards. Esp. love the baby boy card, so original.

Jingles Max said...

Amazing Cards