Saturday, January 16, 2021

Love You Too Blog Hop!

I am so happy to be joining a whole bunch of amazing artists, today on the Simon Says Stamp Blog, to celebrate the amazing new Simon Says Stamp release, Love You, Too!!  This release has something for almost every upcoming celebration with wonderful stamps/dies, stencils and accessories to send love and happiness to others. 
 There is a die in this release that I especially LOVED, the Thank You for Being a Friend die. Stay with me.  I am dating myself, perhaps, but I LOVE The Golden Girls!  Classic series...as it pertains to life with friends and getting old.  "Thank You for Being a Friend" was the theme song!   Betty White is the last remaining "Golden Girl" and will be celebrating her 99th birthday tomorrow!!  Well, I just could not resist making a few cards with this wonderful die to not only showcase this die, but to say Happy Birthday to Betty White!! She is an American Treasure...Happy Birthday, Betty!  This die is especially wonderful, as it's size doesn't warrant much else to make a card, so all three cards have simplicity at "heart"! 
The first one, I die cut the sentiment in, what else...GOLD!   I used the World of Love Sentiments stamp set from the Love You release for the background.  I sponged some ink onto the heart shaped world stamp and used a blending spray on the ink on the stamp, before putting the inked stamp onto the paper.  I must tell you, it was all an experiment, the blending spray was really old, and not sure what you could use as a substitute, but I liked how it turned out  I then used a sentiment stamp from the new Inside Friendship Messages stamp set (on the outside), stamped with versamark and gold embossed.  Here's a close up...

The second one, I used strips of paper behind the sentiment for the background...
I used the Simon Says Stamp Strips 1&2 for super easy made strips of multi colors.  These dies are amazing for making strips quickly and easily!!  I layered them at a diagonal and then popped them up very slightly on the card.  I added some tonic drops for bling.  My daughter, without any idea of where I was going with my cards, said it looked kind of retro...cool, man!  Here's a close up...

The third one, I used a background stamp for the background for the sentiment die...
I stamped the XOXO Background stamp with versamark and gold embossed.  I know this card is super simple in design, but it did take a while to cut it perfectly to get all the x's and o's to show without cutting then off!  I then popped it off the card just a tiny bit and adhered my layered sentiment on the card.  Here's a closeup...
My fun is above, your fun, just below!  Simon will geneously be giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from our blog comment section!   They willl choose our winners and post on our Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 20th of January, so check back on the Simon Blog on the 20th to see if you're a winner!  
The participants of the hop are below, if you should need to find out where you are in the hop, or miss someonešŸ˜Š:
Before I go, I want to remind you of the offer on the banner at the top of my post!  If you make a purchase of $100 or more before the end of the day on January 18th, you will receive the Faraway Hugs stamp set for FREE!  The stamp set looks amazing!!  AND, please check back on the Simon Says Stamp Blog tomorrow for another hop and lots more inspiration!!
Thanks so much for hopping and stopping by!! Hugs!! Lisa


99 comments:

  1. Love your cards. That sentiment is perfect!!

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  2. I am obsessed with the XOXO cling stamp. I've seen it used a bu ch on this blog hop, which means....I gotta get it fast! Hahaha love how u embossed in gold over pink. I love that combo!

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  3. Love that chunky die cut.

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  4. Your xoxo background is amazing and the stripes card is just wow ❤️❤️

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  5. Thanks for sharing your work! It’s great to see these products in use. I love the XOXO card!

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  6. I LOVE the focus on the sentiments! The XOXO background is awesome!

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  7. love how you used this sentiment on these cards and made them all so unique

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  8. Beautiful cards. So many great ideas for using the friends die. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Beautiful cards. So many great ideas for using the friends die. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Love these cards. Especially the one with the strips. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. OH goodness...these are wonderful!! The strips dies are on my wish list...I LOVE your cards!!

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  12. OH WOW!!! These are all beautiful! I love that sentiment, and I especially think your first card with the heart & gold is stunning!

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  13. What beautiful friendship cards! I love the embossed "xo" background!

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  14. Wonderful cards. I love the striped background.

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  15. All of your cards are beautiful, but the first one, is so great!

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  16. Love the XOXO background stamp. The World of Love stamp looks so beautiful on your card. Very elegant!

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  17. I love the colors you used for the strip background!

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  18. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing them!

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  19. I really like what you did with that World of Love stamp. The colors are soft and really beautiful!

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  20. Love the graphic sentiment.A lovely message! Lovely cards!

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  21. So beautiful! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!

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  22. I always love your cards. Thanx for the great inspiration!

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  23. I especially like the first one. The color of heart is so pretty! and that gold embossing is just stunning!

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  24. These are all wonderful. I especially love the first 2.

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  25. I love one with the stipes! I'm waiting to invest in that die!

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  26. Great cards and so different. Thanks for using the World Heart.

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  27. OMG. Pairing it with that heart globe. And gold. Perfect.

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  28. Golden Girls are the best! I love the 'retro' card and that gold is so pretty on the others!

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  29. Love the stripes, love showing different examples using the same die.

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  30. Absolutely fantastic cards! Love the big die sentiment!

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  31. absolutely beautiful. I love the way you colored the world. It is a stunning card! tfs

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  32. Love the sentiment! I use that line from the Golden Girls theme song for my bffs ringtones. :D

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  33. Simple, but very striking. Love them all!

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  34. Love the world heart background! The coloring on the other cards is beautiful as well.

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  35. These are beautiful and prove that you don't have to have all the stamps and dies! Wish I could remember that!

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  36. Oh my goodness! I love that you used the same die to make three completely different and beautiful cards!!

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  37. Love the colors you choose for the background You Are My World stamp.

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  38. Lisa your cards are beautiful. I love the gold accents!!

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  39. Very, very clever cards...and lovely. Thank you for sharing.

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  40. Just... Wow! I ditto what everyone else said!

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  41. Love those backgrounds for that awesome die cut sentiment.

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  42. That IS a great sentiment---and your cards showcase it wonderfully!

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  43. Great cards, simple and to the point with a great sentiment diecut!

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  44. Hi, Lisa -
    I like all these cards but that first one is really cool! Thanks for sharing your talents w/ all of us! Wishing you health and happiness in 2021.
    Lori S in PA

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  45. Wonderful use of gold & multi-colors.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  46. The XOXO background is my favorite of this release! I love how it can be subtle or dramatic! Your cards are all wonderful!

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  47. I love how all the cards are so different, that "retro" paper strips are so dramatic. TFS

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  48. Awesome cards! I love the colors on the heart world stamp card!

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  49. Your first card is my favorite! I really like the gold sentiment and the heart, nice job!

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  50. Love the softness of the heart shaped world.

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  51. Yup.... singing the song now. I love that heart, need to watch that done! Great release! In fact could say its golden.....

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  52. Beautiful sentiment! Love the variations on your backgrounds!

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  53. Love the cards! I especially love the strips of paper that you used as a background! What a great idea!

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  54. What great cards! I hear the theme song every time I see this sentiment die. :)

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  55. oooh I do love those XO's embossed!!

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  56. Gorgeous cards, Lisa! I love the backgrounds you've created, especially the soft World Heart on the first. SO soft and delicate behind the great large die cut sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration! Take care! :)

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  57. Such gorgeous cards! I love the first card and the sponged heart, I think it’s my favourite! I’ve not used blending spray before but will have to look into it.

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  58. Lovely simple designs with a great message!

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  59. I love this die - reminds me of Golden Girls - I have always loved that shows theme song.
    Your cards are beautiful.

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  60. Love the sentiment and the cards are beautiful! Loving this release!

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  61. Gorgeous cards! Love the large sentiment.
    Thanks for sharing

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  62. Love your cards! That is such a great sentiment die!

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  63. Love the subtle coloring of
    the heart in the first card.
    The use of the gold on the
    cards really enriches them.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  64. A VERY classy card! You have Great ideas!!

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  65. I love your Beautiful cards!!! So fun and colorful!!!!

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  66. Wonderful cards. My favorite is the first one -- absolutely elegant.

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  67. The blended heart turned out great. Great presentation of the Love you too release.

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  68. Loved all of your creations, Lisa. Wonderful products with beautiful results. Awesome SSS release.

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  69. Wow! These cards are beautiful!

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  70. I hear music when I see the Thankyou for being a friend die!

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  71. Thanks for your gorgeous cards and so many different ways to use the same die! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  72. I love the sentiment. It's nice to connect with friends.....I may not have any friends left after this lockdown business. My closest friends have been locked in their houses for almost a year!!

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  73. I really like the large word dies. My favorite is the world of love behind the die.

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  74. Awesome big sentiment die. Nice cards

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  75. I've looked at all the cards and this one with the gold lettering and multi-colored heart remains my favorite. However, did you do the heart? Love them!

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  76. Love the cards. My fav is the one with strips. So colorful.

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  77. Nice cards! I love die cut sentiments.

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  78. Gorgeous cards but especially the XOXO embossed in gold with the bright pink!!! The Friend die cut is wanted by everyone I know!! A must have for this newest release!!! Beautiful unique rainbow diagonal strips with it was also a fav!! Great inspiration all around!!

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  79. I love the word die sentiment on your cards.

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  80. All good, with quite a bit of variety. I particularly like the paper stripped one...

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  81. I love that die and how you showed it off in 3 different ways. Great work!

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  82. Great mix to see the use on different backgrounds.

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  83. Great cards...love the strips

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  84. Very nice variations! Beautiful cards.

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  85. The use of gold is everything! So gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  86. Super gorgeous inspiration think I need this die . Thanks for sharing

    hugs Christine x

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  87. Really love this sentiment die and your CAS cards!

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  88. These cards are all stunning in their simplicity!

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  89. Fabulous cards! Love the soft pastel heart in the first card!

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  90. Very nice and sweet! All are lovely. My favorite is the first card with the soft hearts.

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  91. These are all so fabulous!! What a great die, and the large size really does keep the card from needing much else to finish it off! I LOVE the first one!! The soft, colorful heart is so beautiful!

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa