Wednesday, September 3, 2014

♥ Simon Says...STAMPtember® 'Stamp-It' Challenge and Blog Hop ♥


Hi Everyone! Today starts a brand new challenge and a Blog Hop at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! This week's challenge is....

STAMPtember® 'Stamp-It' and Blog Hop!

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.

You should have arrived here from  the super talented Mandy's blog if not,  then CLICK HERE to go to the start of the hop on the Simon Says Stamp Store Blog. 

TODAY is Heidi's Birthday, as you know Heidi is the owner of Simon Says Stamp and we would like you all to join us in wishing her a very Happy Birthday! Heidi you ROCK!! Have an amazing day!!

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

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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 !

Now, for my cards! :)  For this 1st card, I used the new super cute Trick or Treat Clear Stamp Set by Simon Says. The "Dracula kitty" and "mummy puppy" are just too sweet! Great sentiments too!


I used papers from the Mister Fox Paper Pad by Kaiser as well as some Doodlebug Halloween Twine, White Glitter and a Wood Dot by My Mind's Eye.


The next card uses the new Christmas Scene Stencil and Inside Holiday Greetings Clear Stamp Set By Simon Says. (Which works for both inside and outside of cards! ;)


I used paper by Simple Stories,  some White Opal Liquid Pearls, May Arts Natural Twine and lots of  Chunky Glitter! I made the "snow hill" by simply "filling in" the stencil with some Glossy Accents and then the glitter.


 So now it's YOUR turn ! Happy Crafting !!

                                                                       

From here you need to hop on over to the amazing Teresa Kline's Blog! 

You have until Wed 8am Ohio time.  1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in :-)

Here is the entire Blog Hop List! 

 Start at the Simon Says Stamp Blog 

KIM O’Connell   (Designer in the Spotlight for September)
LAURA  (GD for this challenge)
HEATHER   
JENN      
JO     
LIN     
LOLS     
MANDY    
MELISSA    

                                                                       

And finally, this is the card I sent to Heidi for her Birthday. I used the Simon Says Balloon Dies and Birthday Messages Clear Stamp Set.


Because of the large and odd shape of the card, I had to make my own "envelope". So I used the Cuttlebug/Anna Griffin Flourish Emblem Die and some pink and kraft cardstock. :)


Have fun hoppin'!!

 hugs...

191 comments:

Margie said...

Fantastic cards!

Jingle said...

These are such great cards. I really love that Christmas one with the glitter!

Cecilie @ancema.dk said...

Great cards! I love the black and orange twine bow on the Halloween card - and who doesn't adore lots and lots of glitter for Christmas?

Murtuza said...

Beautiful Cards Melissa. TFS

Lin said...

Love that you showed us the card you sent to Heidi! And your cards using the new stamps are so cute - love the papers you paired with the puppy, and LOVE the music paper in the background of your pretty scene!

Jo said...

WOW! you've been busy! all are lovely. I bet Heidi loved that card.

Heather Maria said...

Aw Melissa, your Halloween card is so cute! Love your pretty Christmas card with all the sparkle and beautiful mix of images! Heidi's birthday card is so fun and I love the pretty envelope you made to go with it! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Martine Dubé said...

Great cards !!!

vinita jain said...

Great creations with beautiful inside and outside!!! Love the Heidi's Birthday card:)

Scrapthat said...

So very pretty!! TFS

Ang said...

Your Christmas card is gorgeous.
Ang

Cheri said...

All your cards are awesome, inside and out

Nikki C said...

Beautiful cards you've made I'm sure Heidi loved your card

Beastybunny said...

All the cards are great. The little mummy dog is adorable. The holiday card has fabulous warm colors. And the birthday card is giddy and fun.

hellerlittle said...

Amazing crds... my favorite is the glittering x-mas one, I´m in love withe cas style and that lot of sparkle

CU hellerlittle

Laura Sterckx said...

These cards are all so cute, Melissa! Xo

Iris said...

Great card - love the sparkle and the musical background.
isoscia at aol dot com

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Melissa :-) all of them are fabulous ! I love the cute doggy one and the Christmas card is beautiful too :-)

LOVE Heidi's card too, I am sure she will love it ! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Barbara M. said...

Love the Christmas card. And Heidi's Birthday card is super cute!

Gerrina said...

A fun HB-card and that dog-card is so funny too! Beautiful X-mascard; love how you used the beads!

Linda T said...

Such great cards. I just love the Christmas one. Beautiful background on both cards. Love the music background and I see I just have to get some of that chunky glitter. Beautiful sentiment. Love you're ideas.

chera said...

your glittery hill is just beautiful!!!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful creations using twine, sparkle & shine glitter and colors.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Becca Cruger said...

Glitter! You just can't beat the sparkle. Thanks for spreading some inspiration!

*Vicki* said...

WOW! These are all fabulous creations!! I really love the sparkly snow over the musical paper! So festive! :)

AScrapOfKindness said...

Wonderful cards! Love your choice of pattern papers for the Halloween card. The color and chunky glitter on the holiday card is killer. Thank you!

Jen said...

Cute fun cards!

Joanna Harty said...

Beautiful cards! That pup is A D O R A B L E! :-) I relly love the envelope you created as well!

Beth H. said...

Just love that mummy dog! Your Christmas card is so elegant!

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful cards - especially love the christmas card!

Cathy Homan said...

Both cards are wonderful. Love the texture on the Christmas card!

Carmen said...

Love your glitter effects on your Xmas card and the fun Halloween card

Yvonne Morentin said...

Awesome creations. Love the colors... halloween is adorable.

Janell Kunze said...

Very cute cards, love them both. I especially like the Christmas card.

LauraJane:) said...

Love the birthday balloons for Heidi. Sweet Christmas scene.

Thordis said...

Your cards are great! Thanks for the inspiration :)

CraftyScrappyness said...

I love to see stamping combined with patterned paper - lovely cards!

Yukari Y. said...

cute cards! Absolutely love the birthday card and custom envelope!

Karen Letchworth said...

Lovely card as always, Melissa. Thanks for being part of the hop, and I'm crossing my fingers on this one!
I hope your boys are doing well, and settling into their new classes/grades this year. It's always an interesting transition and I wish you all a great school year.
Karen
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Shaughn Woodruff said...

Oh my goodness! Super cute cards! I just love the mummy puppy, too darn cute! Thanks for sharing your amazing cards!

Annette said...

Fab cards. I love the doggie image!
Hugs
Annette
xx

Casey-Diane said...

I love the variety you posted. That Halloween one is adorable.

theCook said...

Love your "snow hill" on the Christmas card!

cardsbymo.com said...

Great card! I love the little mummy dog!

Cindy C. said...

Lovely uses of all those pretty pattern paper!!

Gail Mc Nerney said...

Halloween card is so adorable and sentiment is precious....love the rustic look on the second card...awesome job!

conil said...

Love what you've done with these new products. Heidi's BD card is fab.

Ezlie said...

great layering. I like the different papers and colors you combined.

Jenny said...

Love your cards..

Jenny

Karen Petitt said...

All three are beautiful. I adore the fun image which you've coloured beautifully and the layout is still elegant!
The Christmas card is gorgeous, I love the colours you have used and the fact that it is a flat card - good for posting!
The balloons you have used on the card for Heidi are fabulous and I have seen them used on a few SSS DT projects - I would love to own them lol! Thank you for the inspiration and the blog hop Karen x

Monica Maier said...

Love the cards, they are very pretty! I especially love the Christmas one.

the primitive country bug said...

Great cards but the Christmas one stole my heart!

Theresa Pace said...

lovely card. love the christmas one. Heidi must have loved her birthday card xx

Маги said...

Beautiful cards!
Maggie

Lynne in NI said...

These are all fabulous! I especially love your Halloween one with the 'scary' spider!

Deepti said...

Fabulous cards :)

Bonnie said...

The mummy dog is adorable! Great colors and layout! And I love the elegance of the Christmas card! I'll bet Heidi loves her birthday card!

jonim52 said...

Fabulous cards, love the mummy dog!

Carol L said...

I just love that mummified puppy card with the gooey border! Everything looks amazing and Heidi must have loved her birthday card! I love all the intricate die work with those big balloons!

Tammy Mohr said...

Very nice cards. I'm really starting to think I should have gotten the sentiment stamp sets. They are really nice. Well maybe on order number 3. Lol

Amber Holder said...

These are all absolutely awesome! My personal favorite is the card with the balloons :)

Have a fabulous and crafty day!
Amber
Staying Crafty
Stampin On Stuff

Debra said...

I love the birthday card. Great use of products and your color choices are fantastic.

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful cards...adorable puppy, love the glittery snow and very fun balloon bday card.

Janet said...

Love your cards, your Christmas card is fantastic!!

Judy Tuck said...

Love that adorable Mummy Puppy! Can't get enough of the little guy!

Patty said...

Wow!! You've outdone yourself!! All three cards are awesome!! Have to confess..your first card with the Mummy Puppy is my favorite!!

Kim A. said...

Your cards are amazing, love them all!

Chark said...

really, really cool!

playingwithoutlimits said...

love the winter scene

Kathy JH said...

All of the cards are fabulous - but I love that first card with the mummy puppy.

Carol Doggett said...

That puppy is a must have stamp! He's just so dang cute!

Carol McCready said...

Fantastic cards. That puppy is just adorable.

Hey Y'all Designs said...

I have to have this puppy/mummy stamp!

Rabbithunt said...

What great holiday cards.

Cindy said...

Beautiful cards! Love that mummy pooch!

Ms Scrapmess said...

Your card is right on the top of the cuteness-meter :) Love the look of both your cards!

Lilian YF said...

Love the cards! That puppy is so cute!

Denise Gutshall said...

The mummy puppy card is just adorable ! Thanks for sharing the card you sent to Heidi!

winnieslatts said...

lovely cards: )

CanadianScraps43 said...

Such a fun happy card. Sure to make a scary night into one that is cute and cuddly. Thanks for sharing

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous projects. Love the Christmas card. It is so pretty

Kris in Alaska said...

You won me over with the balloons!

Anja Curvers said...

Wow three such lovely cards. Thanks for sharing.

Evelyn Borges said...

Great textured look

debby4000 said...

What wonderful cards.
luv
Debby

NGCARDS said...

A wonderful set of creations xxx

Camilla said...

Great cards! Love the sentiments on both of them.

Sofia said...

Wonderful cards, thanks for the inspiration.

Simone said...

Such beautiful cards!

Amante del Papel said...

all your cards are awesome!

Christina Hagenauer said...

I love the dog card - so adorable!

loulou said...

Fantastic cards. I love that adorable Halloween pup and the gorgeous envelope you made for Heidi's card

Amy McCue said...

Super cute! I love the mummy dog!

Stamping and Spice said...

I really like your Halloween and Christmas card. Great Layering!

Rita Wright said...

Oh my goodness. Such adorable card. I can't get over how adorable that mummy dog is. He gets cuter with every card I see!

Leslie Brown said...

Love the doggie one!

Robyn G said...

I love your cards! But especially the Christmas one. Very nice!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Fantastic cards, love the variety in colours and themes!

Di W said...

Great cards! I really enjoyed the tree card. All are wonderful though.

Vesna said...

Love that Christmas card, it looks amazing :-D.

Sarah Gray said...

Beautiful cards! Love the Halloween card and the elegant Christmas card - both showcase the new stamps perfectly :)

Ruby N said...

so adorable!

Ruby N said...

so adorable!

Beejay said...

Such fun cards! Great techniques!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Fab cards! Love your Christmas one with all the glitter. It's beautiful.

Debi said...

Great cards.....what a cute idea for the puppy card. Thanks for sharing

forpahl5 said...

love the christmas card! Ok they are both beautiful! Thanks!

aknancy said...

Love Love Love the chunky glitter used on the christmas card!! Thanks for sharing

Gabi MeWi said...

I felt in love with the itsy,bitsy spider...

Sharon Marable said...

Thanks for such wonderful ideas. You are very creative.

Lucy said...

Cute and awesome cards!
I really love the Christmas one
with all of the glitter!

Amber Sheaves said...

Cute cards. I especially love the balloon birthday card. It's so fun!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wow, wonderful cards. I especially love the Christmas card. I so sparkly and I love the way you did the snow hill. I love the balloon card for Heidi too.

Jerri said...

super cute mummy puppy!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Wow, Melissa, you get the prize for best enabler in the hop! Your creations all knocked my socks off! I want every thing you used!! Hugs, Darnell

Jessica Strider said...

Lots of great cards! I really love your Christmas card, with the music background. :)

daisy said...

So much fun using these products! Love the new items. Great cards.

daisy said...

So much fun using these products! Love the new items. Great cards.

Tammy said...

WOW fabulous cards! I love the fun balloon card!
Tammy x

Parker said...

All your projects show off your creativity, and my faves are the ones where you used the Trick or Treat set for the darling costumed puppy and kitty.

My Paper Epiphany said...

I love all your project - such creativity!

Katie Melhus said...

I love these - they are super duper gorgeousness!

Gail said...

You have been busy creating lovely cards! All of them I give a 10 plus - lovely job! TFS Thanks for the HOP - Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day Gail Scott

Betsye Rose said...

Love the look of pearls on burlap.

Josée said...

I love the dog stamp! Your cards are very nice,

itzamitzi said...

Very nice cards. Love the papers used on the puppy card. It is so cute and not so scary. And I really like sparkle so the Christmas one is lovely [music bkgrd. is lovely also].

stamperesq said...

Pretty cards. The mummy dog is my fave. I like layout with the spider. So cute.

Ohhh Snap said...

Wonderful cards!

Cynthia said...

Really fun inspiration, Melissa! Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie Leykauf said...

oooh la la! I love the sparkle you added to the mummy stamped image :)


*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Amy said...

Love the Holiday Sentiment stamps. Can't wait to try them.

Jackie said...

The Christmas card is my favorite!!

kbrandy4 said...

Fantastic cards Melissa! x

Viktoriya said...

Beautiful card!

Barbara Adams said...

Love the glittered Christmas card!

Sandra1968 said...

Your cards are GREAT!

Heather said...

Both fabulous card Melissa, such a cute image - lovely design and papers with gorgeous details!! I love the background papers of the Christmas card - great trees and lovely sparkling 'snow'!!

hugs
Heather xx

Stamp to Create said...

I don't think I'll get enough of the variety of cards created using the stamp sets..TFS your wonderful cards!

kim casey said...

I love all of your cards. You're so creative!

Terri Burson said...

That is some fabulous detailing on that Christmas card! Love the glitter snow.....

ionabunny said...

Happy happy to Heidi. I like the balloon card. Mummy puppy is just such fun

Teresa Ciarleglio said...

Fabulous cards! I really think the Halloween stamp set is so cute! Great job!

Dawn S. said...

Love the Christmas card and that puppy is too cute!

Karen said...

Your creations are so lovely, Melissa! I especially adore the Christmas one... it is bursting with festive beauty and sparkle. :o) So enamored! Beautifully designed cards! :o)

Hugs and blessings,
Karen

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

what a super cute card!

pollyfajen said...

Melissa all the cards are beautiful and fun. I love the font and the scroll flourish you used for the Christmas card. And the birthday card is absolutely wonderful with all the balloons.

Linda Carson said...

Creative and inspirational artwork Melisssa! That pooch is such a hoot!

Caryn said...

Just amazing Melissa - the card for Heidi is fantastic too!!

Karen said...

Great cards! I think the birthday card is my fave!

Pam said...

Beautiful cards! I love those birthday balloons!

Birgit said...

I just love that dog mummy! And that card you made for Heidi is so beautiful!

Tricia said...

Wonderful cards, Melissa - a great variety! I love the Christmas scene, especially!

Taylor said...

glitter snow = utterly fabtastic!!! Thanks for all the inspration!

Sharon said...

Love the Christmas scene...and such a pretty font on the sentiment.

Heather M said...

Great cards!! I'm loving that adorable mummy!

yillyleon said...

Beautiful cards!

cardsbykali said...

Love the balloons card!

Nicole Renee said...

Chunky glitter! So fun!

Andrea La Vigne said...

Wonderful cards, Melissa! That mummy puppy does make a wonderful Hallowe'en card--not scary at all, and perfect for kids. And I love the glittered hill on your Christmas card. Thanks for sharing how you did it. Thanks also for showing the card you made for Heidi.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh wow these are awesome! I love the snow on the second card and yay for the balloons!

Sierra Winters said...

This is SUCH an adorable card. You are super talented. Thanks for sharing your lovely work. I look forward to seeing everyone's great projects. Such a fun blog hop!
Sierra
www.sierrasgit.blogspot.com

Judy Dewitt said...

nice xx

Carol said...

Incredible cards, Melissa!

Tracy said...

Wow, all three are beauties Melissa! xoxox

Jane said...

Just gorgeous x

Whisper said...

Oooo fabby cards - your dog trick or treat gave me a giggle and your Xmas card is classy, luv Sam x

Whisper said...

Oooo fabby cards - your dog trick or treat gave me a giggle and your Xmas card is classy, luv Sam x

Dianne Gutchlag said...

what a cool range of cards. I love your Christmas card - it is so serene.

TracyM #6773 said...

SUPER CUTE cards Melissa - LOVE the pretty designs of them BOTH!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

Gilu J said...

Pretty cards.

Mary Locke said...

What gorgeous cards! So much talent!

Steph said...

That Halloween card couldn't be any cuter!

Robin B. said...

Wow, your cards are fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration.

Traci said...

Nice variety! Love that dog!

Lysa said...

Awesome cards!

Karla Yungwirth said...

Lovely cards! Love the vintage look of the stencilled Xmas card :) I'm sure Heidi loved her thoughtful and amazing bday card!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Pretty cards Melissa. Love the cute puppy on the first one. The glittery hill and trees are so pretty on the second. The balloons are awesome. Also like the circle shape!

Lindsey said...

All three of these cards are amazing! The little details and texture on each one is just fabulous!

DIANA L. said...

These are so fun and beautiful Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

Melanie said...

Cute, cute! I love both of your cards! The Autumn one is very vintage! I could even replicate w/Christmas theme;thx! I love the Halloween one, as well. Halloween is my fav.! I will now have to add the cute little dog in costume set to my cart!

Melanie said...

I'm so sorry, Melissa; I was so drawn in to the 2nd card that I didn't even read its sentiment. It IS a Christmas card; duh on me! I'm new to blogging. My apologies!

Milla said...

Beautiful cards!

Mateja Povše said...

They are all beautiful :)

Vickie Reiss said...

Love your cards.

Lisa aka Myran said...

Such pretty cards! Great work.

Ceal said...

Fabulous cards! Love Heidi's birthday card

Joanne Stott said...

I love your card, the dog is just sooo cute.

Sandi said...

Love your Halloween CARD....THANKS FOR THE INSPIRATION.

downrightcrafty said...

a beautiful card and a lovely image
hugs Kate xx

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