SSS-Hop To It Release

hoptoithopHello, Hello & Hello! Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Hop To It release hop! A new release is always so exciting, and this one is no exception. There definitely something for everyone to fall in love with from the adorable images to the uplifting sentiments as well as the cool new stencils and dies for making more shakers. Speaking of shakers, my first card uses just that.
SSS-Cheering You OnThis card features the new Kite Shaker die as well as a sentiment from the Hand Lettered Encouragement stamp set. I used some of the seed beads from my Shaker Shack pack to fill my shaker. I did some emboss resist with the sentiment using Lavender, Doll Pink, Orange Peel & Sunshine ink.
SSS-Cheering You OnNext up is the Slumber Party stamp set with coordinating dies. How cute is this little girl & her bowl of popcorn? I colored her with copics and added a soft blended background using Mint & Sea Glass ink.
SSS-Slumber PartyHave I ever told you about my family and popcorn? Well, if eating popcorn was an Olympic sport, we would for sure have at least one gold medalist. I’m pretty sure that I’ve told them a million times that you don’t get a medal for shoving the most amount of popcorn in your mouth at one time. “Little at a time”, I say, and “make sure and get it in your mouth this time and not on the floor”….they never listen.
SSS-Slumber PartyMy last card features the New Beginning stamps and dies as well as the new Grid stencil. I LOVE this stencil!
SSS-Work OutI had so much fun coloring in these adorable images in with Copics and experimenting with skin & hair. There’s so many different looks you can give her.
SSS-Work OutEach stop on the hop will receive a Simon Says Stamp Prize pack randomly selected by Simon on  February 23. Leave me a comment for your chance to win!
Your next stop on the hop is the lovely & talented Nichol Magouirk.
Thanks so much for hopping by!

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650 thoughts on “SSS-Hop To It Release

  1. Your cards are absolutely, totally, categorically, undoubtedly AWESOME!!! And what great stamp sets and dies by SSS!! Thanks for showcasing them so beautifully.

  2. I had to laugh at your popcorn comments.I love popcorn too. Believe it or not I lived on popcorn while I was pregnant with my youngest for the entire 9 months. It was the only thing I could hold down! Love your cards:)

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  5. As always, Laura, your talent for color just blows me away! Love that mosaic tile background. It almost makes working out look like fun!

  6. Love the “tougher” card…. need this for my sister-in-law who just recovered from breast cancer only to now 2 months later to be diagnosed with Alzheimers!

  7. I love your color combo on your kite shaker card and the girl lifting working out. That kite makes a great shaker. The grid stencil is awesome. My internet was moving with all the speed of a three toed sloth this morning but it was worth the wait to see the new SSS products this morning.

  8. Such cute cards all three of them. I think my favorite is the kite shaker card. Love the colors you chose for all your cards.

  9. Oh my gosh- with each stop along this hop I find a new “favorite”! Your cards are amazing and I love them all ♥ This new release is filled with fabulous products and my wish list continues to grow with each stop. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration you shared today!

  10. Very cute cards! I love them all! If I had to pick a favorite, it would be a toss up or the little slumber party image!!! Oh I just love them all! lol.

  11. Love the kite card, especially the sentiment. We are also a popcorn loving family, from the youngest to the oldest we all love our popcorn.

  12. You always make me smile with your comments. The popcorn story is a hoot! Your cards are always fantastic as well. I really love your kite shaker card and think the other two cards are fun.

  13. You continue to wow me with every card because of the artful coloring, simplicity and clean lines. You just keep getting better and better.

  14. Beautiful, bright, and inspirational (I couldn’t find another B word other than “banging,” but didn’t feel right.) 🙂

  15. These cards are amazing!! You really achieve magic with your ink blending! Love the shaker kite! How fun!! And wow, those girl stamps are incredible!! The eyes are really stunning!!

  16. Wow! Terrific cards! I love the shaker kite and the grid background on the ‘gym’ card. My creative juices are definitely going now! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Omg Laura OMG WOW!! Girl you’ve sure been one super busy clever and creative gal with these new stamps….and dies. I love your Kite shaker card it so Fab & Fun and the colors are so bright, cheerful and guaranteed to bring a big ol smile to someone. Now OMG your
    Slumber Party girl is so cute…OMG and your exercise girl card is so darling…wow I love them both and you sure did outstanding coloring jobs too…WOW!! You’ve totally Rocked these new stamps. Just such a talented gal!!

  18. My neice is ten and would adore having the slumber party set, I love the way you did it. Oh my goodness I love the kite shaker card.

  19. Love reading your blog. You always make me chuckle. The story about the popcorn cracks me up as my kids are the same way! Amazing coloring and adorable cards!

  20. your little gym girl would be so perfect for my daughter who just gave birth to her first child. Getting back in shape will be a priority for her. great cards

  21. These new stamp sets are awesome and your cards are fantastic! I would definitely enter my daughter into the popcorn eating contest, she is a contender for sure!!

  22. Wonderful Laura. The cards are gorgeous. I hope you videoed a few of these. Your videos are by far my favorite. Listening to you makes me happy.

  23. Oh what fun! These cards are gorgeous! My family are popcorn freaks as well. We are embarrassed to admit this but we each eat our own “bucket” of popcorn at the theater!!!

  24. I never cease to be amazed by your talent and creativity Laura! Your cards are exquisite and colouring skills are phenomenal! I love the kite shaker die and also the umbrella die 😄

  25. Love the emboss resist using the sentiment from the hand lettered encouragement set…Kristina’s amazing handwriting really elevates the words themselves!!

  26. I sometimes think of what would happen if we told our kids to make sure they got as much on the floor as possible if the reverse psychology would work LOL. Love your cards. So cute. The little workout girl looks like my daughter with her purple Nikes!!

  27. Laura you are an absolute hoot, at least the popcorn on your card will be safe from the Olympians at home. Loved all your cards and thanks for sharing.

  28. Mt goodness you’re cards are so beautiful. I am just loving the new release. I just adore the kite!! I am loving shaker cards right now and I sure have this on my wish list after seeing how beautiful it is. Love, love it. Thank you so much for sharing you’re wonderful ideas with us.

  29. Hi Laura first I love your videos and that your child is in it you handle it well lol and I do believe that households with children it’s all the same …. now grandma and I do remember saying same to my children and so it continues lol:-) anyways the kite card so nice to see a card with just seed beads:-) not that the other stuff is bad it is not 🙂

  30. Great cards. I love shaker cards. However this time, I think I must like the girls. The coloring on both of them is great. And I love the grid background stencil. You have done some wonderful work. GREAT JOB!! TFS

  31. I love both of your cards! The stencil background is beyond amazing! You have a special talent in blending inks and the results are always so beautiful!

  32. I love all three of your cards, but there is just something about the Slumber Party card that makes me smile. Awesome!

  33. As usual, your cards are so incredible. I love the one with the grid stencil background. I was already envisioning doing something very similar!!!!

  34. Love your kite shaker card – bright and cheery 🙂 Love the coloring on your cards. The Olympic Popcorn Eating – isn’t that the way to eat popcorn? before some one else gets it? LOL

  35. I love the shaker card with that fun kite. I also love the coloring of the girls. Popcorn eating as an Olympic sport? I think you should lobby for that!!

  36. These are such cool cards. Love the stenciled background on your workout girl. You deserve a gold medal for your cards.

  37. Yay! Finally the release is here and you’ve done it up proud. Love the way you blend colors. Do you mean you never eat popcorn, that just you family does? If so, your a better woman than I.

  38. Love ’em, Laura. I especially love how you inked the background behind your girl at the gym. Your coloring is amazing…you are definitely the right person to showcase these darling new images. I don’t think you have told us about your family and popcorn, but as I read what you wrote, it was as though you were describing OUR household. Ha!

  39. Great cards – I already mentioned that the “life is tough” stamp is on my wish list. I have to say that I think the last one, You are worth every minute in the gym, is adorable. Love the background coloring

  40. Beautiful array of cards. Your colouring is so wonderful. I’m just starting into copic markers and it looks like I should take some lessons;) These images are adorable and I love the kite die.

  41. These are SO Cute!! I love your coloring/shading. Won’t you share how you made the shaker card? I’m just learning to do these & struggling a bit. Thanks.

  42. I don’t think you can make a less than gorgeous card if you tried! Honestly, each one of them is lovely and perfect. Wish you could bottle it up and sell it:-) that kite is fabulous… And the grid stencil, wow, I did not think I would like it this much but I do!

  43. Love the cards. And we have the SAME problem with popcorn. My husband and kids try to shove as much as possible in their mouths, and don’t notice the “overflow.” Unfortunately, we still have the old orange/brown/red carpet that EVERYTHING blends into, except POPCORN, which they eat twice a day.

  44. Love the shaker card and the other girl cards too. I think I will have to put the grid stencil in my wish list.

  45. OH WOW~~~~ You always comes up with such amazing cards…I am always drawn to your LOVE of color~ ! Thanks Laura!

  46. Fabulous cards, Laura! I just love the effect you got with the grid stencil … another must have …lol. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    Hugs,
    Snoopy 😀

  47. Amazing cards Laura. I really like the kite shaker card and the color resist on the second one. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

  48. Amazing cards! I’m so glad you used that new grid stencil. I saw it in the new release products and couldn’t quite imagine what it would look like, so I was happy to see the fabulous background you made with it.

  49. Great cards. The kite as a shaker is so pretty. The sentiment is appropriate.
    Love the little girl with her bunny slippers. The exercising lady is fun too.
    thanks for sharing

  50. Such a great release…I really love the Hand Lettered Encouragement stamp set and the stencils – it’s really fun to see the different ways that everyone is using them. Thanks for the inspiration; your cards are beautiful!

  51. Beautiful, beautiful cards! You make me want all the stamps, and I didn’t think much of the grid until I saw how you used it! Thanks for being such an inspiration.

  52. I love the grid background. That stencil will be in my shopping cart, for sure. Your popcorn story was a riot!

  53. Love the little bows on your shaker card, and the grid stencil makes a terrific background! I often end up with popcorn falling out of my clothes at the end of the day, so your family sounds very familiar!

  54. What a cheerful batch of cards! Thanks!
    I knew I was going to like that grid stencil and I do!
    LOL on the popcorn. Would it be worse if they tried to throw every piece in the air and catch it?

  55. I love these cards! The one with the girl about the gym is so, so fitting for so many people these days – seems like everyohe is trying to get on an exercise program! Yeah to SSS! Way to stay ahead of the curve!

  56. Your cards are beautiful! I especially liked the kite shaker card. I really like the grid that you and Kristina used, too.

  57. What a wonderful colorist you are! Well done on all the stamping and coloring. I especially enjoyed the first card because of the sentiment. Adding the kite shaker card was a great idea and reinforced the uplifting sentiment.

  58. The ink blending queen is at it again! Ya know, I thought you could only get a good ink blend with distress ink until you’ve shown time and time again that other inks can be blended as well. Great release, great cards.

  59. I love the first card with the little girl and her teddy bear. That card turned out so cute and I love the gird bkground on the last card but the kite shaker card is the best. Thanks for sharing.

  60. Three very cheery cards, I love how u can personalise stamps like these to fit the person you are giving to/ making for. That grid stencil is really awesome. Not sure my blending will come out as well as yours but that stencil will really help me try. I love the big wordy sentiments also. Fab set of releases and demos from you girls 🙂

  61. Oh my gosh-awesome cards!!! The shaker is terrific -love your coloring. And you are absolutely right-gotta have that grid stencil.

  62. Great cards. Like that grid stencil what fun you can have with that. Bummer that there was no video…love to listen to you! You crack me up.

  63. All of your cards are lovely. I like the Slumber Party one the best. Popcorn is my favorite snack and I always manage to get it all over the floor, lol!

  64. I really like the way you colored the girls from these stamp sets. They are so cheerful and colorful. Your cards are great. And the new kite shaker die! How awesome is that?!

  65. this is a great release. It’s going to be very popular. I purchased a few items already and can’t wait to get started on the little yoga girl, she’s just like my daughter!

  66. Great cards, Laura! I especially like the shaker card and the background on your third card. I wasn’t sure about the grid stencil, but seeing how you used it makes it look even more appealing. Love the gradient look you got with the ink blending. Tfs!

  67. Another awesome shaker card by none other than our favorite Laura. Your coloring is perfection ~ shading and all. Oh, you find popcorn on your floor? Not me ~ I eat every last kernel. : )

  68. Laura, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a kite shaker card. It’s a perfect use of that set. I love the stencil grid background! The girl cards are darling!

  69. WOWOW! Fantastic–all 3 cards are absolutely fantastic. And you coloring and shading…..so smooth. L-O-V-E your creations! Thanks so much!!!

  70. I’m torn as to whether I wish I dropped in here before I placed my most recent SSS order, or if I’m pleased I didn’t (due to the inevitable impact on my budget), lol! Great cards, Laura. All awesome. 🙂

  71. Fabulous! (And it was so much fun to see all the colors you used as I scrolled through your supplies. I just LOVE color!!)

  72. So you are a master at clean and graphic with flawless ink blending and bold colors. Now, I see that you are a master of copic coloring. Boy, you hogged up all the talent. Amazing cards, as always! You make me want to buy it all.

  73. Great cards Laura! I really like the stamps in this release, feel like I’ve lost 5 lbs seeing that yoga girl! And the kite shaker card- wow! The sentiment looks perfect on it. Thanks for sharing your talent (& your cute stories!)

  74. Gorgeous cards Laura!! The workout chic totally reminds me of one of my good friends! Also my family goes popcorn crazy too so we have the West Bend Stir Crazy Popper absolutely worth it!

  75. Love the cards. It’s great to see a family and community at SSS! Love this new release, but I love everything SSS puts out! SSS Rocks!!

  76. I haven’t tried a shaker card yet. After seeing your fun kite card, I guess I’m going to be making some shaker cards 🙂

  77. I was laughing so hard at your comments about the gold metalist popcorn, hahaha! I had to read it to my girls. We love popcorn and are SO guilty of shoveling!!! Love your cards, so adorable!

  78. I think the stencils just might be the star of this release. The shaker dies are fabulous too. Great cards with a lot of inspiring ideas.

  79. Love your cards, Laura! This is such a fun release! I know what you mean about the popcorn, my husband is just as bad as the kids ever were!

  80. Wow! Laura you have a lot of fans. Add me to the list. I love your Copic Coloring. I just started collecting Sketch markers and I look at them everyday. I don’t know why I am so afraid to use them. Your images are sweet and simple. Now I think I can do that.

  81. You never cease to amaze me! I was immediately drawn to all your cards in the email I received from Simon Says Stamp. They are all gorgeous! 🙂

  82. I love your cards. LOVE your kite shaker. I just have to have that die. lol. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

  83. So inspired by your amazing cards Laura! And I always love hearing about your adorable family! Thanks for sharing & for the chance to win!

  84. Adorable cards! Love the coloring talent. The shaker card is fabulous. I love popcorn too but hate those thingys that stick in my teeth – LOL!

  85. Laura I love your very colorful cards and your style. I look forward to opening your emails or going to your blog everytime I see your name!

  86. CUTENESS GALORE Laura 🙂
    Your Slumber Party and New Beginnings cards are FUN & FABULOUS!!!
    I ADORE your kite shaker and FABULOUS sentiment – I confess, since watching Saving Mr Banks I just can’t get “Let’s go fly a kite” out of my head and KNOW that it will stay there until I make a canvas with all the elements flying around in my head => the Kite Shaker Die and Fly A Kite Stencil are on the TOP of my list, along with many MORE of these CRAFTY DELIGHTS!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and CRAFTY TEMPTATION 🙂

  87. My 14 yr old grand daughter has been diagnosed with Type I diabetes and it is a struggle for her to keep her numbers constant. I would make her this kite shaker card with the hand written sentiment to tell her I know how strong she is and she can do it. Thanks for this wonderful card!!

  88. Hi Laura. Fantastic cards. They are always a source of delight and inspiration. Love this new release by SSS.
    Cheers

  89. Your cards are fantastic!! You can tell that you had a fun time making these cards… true colorful Laura fun! Thanks for the AWESOME inspiration!

  90. These three cards are adorable. Great colors. The kite shaker is on my wish list. Thanks for a chance to win and for sharing!

  91. I love how you color your backgrounds. When I saw your shaker card, I felt very encouraged. That is one great sentiment stamp set!

  92. What cute cards you have created for this hop. Your coloring is just outstanding, and I enjoyed hearing the story of your family and their popcorn habits.

  93. All your cards are amazing, but I really love the kite shaker card. You incorporated straight lines on the upper left with warm watercolor on the bottom right. It works so well together. Thanks for sharing!!

  94. All your cards are beautiful! I love your second card, it is soooo cute! I also need your third card to remind me of going to gym more often! Thank you for the inspiration!

  95. All three of your cards are great! I love the sentiment on the card with the shaker kite, the sweet girl on the slumber party card is adorable and the work out girl is awesome!

  96. I always love your cards! The shaker card is perfect! Love the other cards- the coloring is amazing. The popcorn- too funny! Can kids eat popcorn without dropping any on the floor? LOL

  97. At my age (old), I still try to cram as much popcorn as I can at least once every time I eat it. I also still get it all over!! The cards are so cute.

  98. Laura, your cards are absolutely fantastic! I really like it that all designers are using their unique styles and show us how versatile new SSS products really are! Thank you for inspiration!

  99. These cards are great, love your coloring! The story about the popcorn made me laugh, you always make me laugh. That’s one reason I love watching your utubes! The other is your great cards. Thank you so much, you are the greatest!

  100. Awesome cards & awesome coloring! Adorable girls too. I know what you mean about the popcorn. More on the floor than in the mouth!!

  101. I thought that the kite die would be my favourite thing in this release, and now that I’ve seen it used by you, I know that it is my favourite for sure!

  102. Awesome cards! Love the shaker, so fun! Love the BG on the others…boy can u blend those inks! Just fabulous!

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