Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Simon Says Blogaversary Blog Hop

To celebrate the first blogaversary of Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog, the Design Team members are participating in a blog hop to inspire you and celebrate an amazing first year!

Here are a few directions for the hop:

1.  Start at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog, then hop to the next designated blog
2.  There will be a NUMBER at EACH stop on the hop.  Collect that number.
3.  Continue through ALL the stops, leaving a comment on each one and collecting ALL the numbers.  
4.  When you get to the Simon Says Stamp Blog, leave a comment that you hopped to all the blogs, and add up all the numbers you collected and give your total.  Be sure to leave a comment here because this will enter you for a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE!

EACH blog will be giving away an Exclusive Simon Says Stamp Set and then there will be one GRAND PRIZE winner also!  YOU HAVE TO ENTER THE CHALLENGE TO BE ENTERED INTO THE DRAWING.


Grand Prize is a GOODIE BASKET FULL OF FUN ITEMS YOU CAN USE IN YOUR CRAFTING, courtesy of Simon Says Stamp Superstore. (valued at over $100)

Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  Simon Says Exclusive "Ahoy Matey Pirates" and Magnolia
Inks:  Distressed Inks
Paper:  CTMH,
Tools:  Sewing Machine, Cricut
Embellies:  Stickles, Brads, EK Success Frond Punch, sorry I don't know the flower brand I threw it away
For this card I used the SSS Exclusive set to make my design paper.  I tried my sweet friend Debbie Pamment's idea on making faux wood HERE on my porthole (yes, that is what he is sitting in ha ha) Can you believe I glued it down THEN noticed I had the wood grain going wonky? Duh oh well, it was already stuck down. Anyhow, she has such clever ideas on her blog, go see!

I know I always say this, but you have got to see some of the new stuff at the Simon Says Stamp Store.  It is awesome.  Lots of new goodies being added daily.  The link is always on my sidebar.

The number for my blog is 6 !

Next, head over to Debby to see her gorgeous work and to collect the next number. Thanks for stopping by! HAVE fun and good luck!!!

Hugs, Dena

155 comments:

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Dena :-) I love the pirate theme ,, everything works together beautifully ,, fab papers and the porthole is fantastic ! Love the text too :-)

Luv
Lols x x x

Margreet said...

Stunning card Dena.......love all your details and the porthole is wonderful...thanks for giving the chance to win!
xxx Margreet

Andy said...

What a sweet pirate Dena, lovely details. LG Andy

Debbie Pamment said...

LOVE your "porthole" - inspired layout Miss Dena - and thanx for the faux wood mention - hope you had fun making it - you certainly used it well!!!
You've featured in MY latest blog post - LOL - mutual admiration society at work!
xXx

Aussie Loz said...

Gorgeous Dena! I love the colours and it's always nice to see cute little Edwin! ♥

Rachel F said...

Love the card! Thanks for your help today - i have been playing in my room and although I haven't finished the card the punching oval is all done and looks fab!
Thanks again:-)

Claire x said...

Gorgeous card Dena and happy first blogaversary to you! Hugs, Claire x

gila said...

Oh eine wundervolle Karte und ein tolles Bloghope.
Mein Link

lg gila

Renkata said...

Wow so pretty. Great card. Love the paper.

fi's cards and crafts said...

stunning card...thanks for the chance to win.

http://fiscardsandcrafts.blogspot.com/2010/05/few-challenges.html

Saskia said...

Hi Dena, congrats with the blogaversary. Great card!

jonaks said...

its a lovely card!

CreaRenata said...

Wonderful card! Love the Pirate Magnolia's.

Rosette said...

Gorgeous card Dena!! Love the pirates :)

Mag said...

Oh wow so stunning !!! I love this little pirate, colors are amazing and your colouring so perfect !!!
Hugs
Mag :)

Marina said...

Your card is fabulous!
I love the design and all details.

Hugs,
Marina

Darja Drakšič said...

Very lovely pirat! Made me smile.
Here's my card for a challenge:
http://darjarocnadela.blogspot.com/2010/05/birthday-card.html

dolcreations said...

This is a fantastic boy card...all your details are amazing. I love the porthole! FANTASTIC!

Lenas kort said...

Super cute card :-) Have a nice day :-)

Ardilla said...

What a great card!

Cute pirate and nice colors...

pinky said...

Dena this is brilliant, love the depth you have created with those gorgeous papers and the colouring of your image.
Pinky

Tusia said...

I like your card very much. It is not so sweet as usually cards with Magnolia stamps :)

dragonllew said...

Gorgeous card your porthole looks fab

Carinas Kreative Blogg said...

Beautiful card! Love it!

Blog hoppetihop :D

lindyloo said...

Great card ;love the colour combo

my card

lindyloo x

Lisa said...

stunning!!

Kobie's Crafty Corner said...

Wow, Your cards is just fab! Hopefully one day I will be just as good! Love them all !Thanks for the inspiration! Here my link
http://kobiescraftycorner.blogspot.com/2010/05/i-have-won.html

Crafting Joanne said...

Wonderful card Dena. Thanks for the chance to win.

My card for the challenge

Hugs

Joanne xx

Helen said...

Fab card - perfect for a boy!
Helen x

Tini said...

Hi Dena...
yeah - your card is really perfect. Well done! Love your color style.
Hugs
Hugs Tini

Eva said...

Beautiful card - I can never arrange mine to look so nice - you really need to be a gret designer to pull it off.

lillianchild said...

ARG matey! SUPER sweet card creation!

Meretekj said...

Beautiful card.
Perfect boycard.

Sarah said...

What a superb card - that boat must be huge! Bless doesn't Edwin look like he wants a friend to come and play. Love the whole concept. Sarah x

Toni Hughes said...

Stunning Card hugs Toni

Dragonlady said...

Hi Dena

What a stunning card, I love everything about it. My Birthday card is here

Hugs Ali x

Shelley said...

Great card! The details are impressive (I especially like the brads in the porthole). Thanks for being part of the blog hop.

Thebug415 said...

Cute Pirate Card!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

So darling, Dena!! The flower coordinates PERFECTLY and I just love the stitching and papers and sparkles!!

Happy Blogaversary, and thank you so much for all of your hard work and dedication to our Simon Says Stamp family over the past year!

*mwah*
Steph

Ultramum said...

A fab card - love the little brown leaves - but then I love chocolate brown, as you will see on my card! Here's my card

craftingmanda said...

oh what a gorgeous card, I am loving the new magnolia images really like the wood effect will be going over to your friends blog later to see how it is done

Pam S. said...

Hi Dena - love your pirate creation! the porthole for Edwin is a fab idea! clever, clever, awesome!!! TFS!
Pam Going Postal

Ultramum said...

Oops - correct link here - Here's my card

carrot said...

I need to admit your card is the cutiest from the whole DT cards. I just love it!

Mummylade said...

great card, love the image

Marley said...

Hi sweetie!!
Hihi dropping by to do the fun blog hop!! Thanks for the number and well; your card is beautiful like ALWAYS! xxx Marley

dot said...

What a beautiful card! Love the colours and the layout is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win!

angelwhispers said...

Fabulous card just love the image and he looks perfect with these colours!! Love Chanelle xx

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Christine said...

Your card is fabulous. What a great way to provide a sitting place for pirate Edwin. Love your coloring too!! Thanks for the blog hop inspiration.
xoxo, Christine

Andie's Space said...

Hi Dena,
He's just fab! Love the porthole, I knew what it was straight away!! The DP looks brill & I lovethe way you glitter round the edges. I must remember to do that sometime!
Gorgeous!
Big Hugs,
Andie xx

Jamie said...

Beautiful card.. I just love the Magnolia stamp. Great job!!
http://konajamie.blogspot.com/2010/05/mothers-day-card-for-marie.html

Pam said...

This card is totally adorable.

Sarah A said...
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Renee said...

Cute card. You guys are just too talented!!

Sarah A said...

Gorgeous card and so clever

Here is my entry

Sarah

Deb Neerman said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Michelle said...

What a great pirate card!

jude said...

Stunning card just love the layout colours oh and the adorable image!
hugs Judex:)X

Here’s my entry

Tammy in Ontario, Canada said...

Oh my gosh...your cards are soooooo cute! Please enter me in the wonderful birthday drawing.

Linda said...

WOW your card is just fabulous....such a beautiful job of coloring on this little guy!!

foxyenglishcrafter said...

Wow! Awesome card. You are very talented. Thanks for sharing a truly inspirational card.

Happy crafting!

Julie

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Dena, brilliant Pirate and details.
luv
Debby

Anita said...

Hi Dena, thanks for the chance to win some candy. Love your cards, a great inspiration. xx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Hi ya me darlin !

Such a super, fantastic card, just love that porthole and Edwin - what a terrific idea. Love how you have made your papers too - must get this stamp collection I think, it looks so useful.

Huge hugs to you,

Jo xxx

Julye said...

How could a pirate that cute march someone off a plank? Love the card , a super boys card thanks Julye

Krümel said...

Love your card! The dark colors are great and I love how you´ve made Edwin sitting in this great bull´s eye!

Hugs,
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Mina said...

I love this fabulous little pirate and your colouring as always is stunning Dena
Here’s my card
Mina xxx

Esme said...

Wow! Gorgeous card Dena! I love the wood effect!

Esme xx

Krümel said...

Sorry, forgot the link to my card... You can find it here.

Hugs,
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi dena! awww..this is just adorable! I love all the different cards I've seen with this little pirate. I just wanted to tell you...I had a pink huffy too when I was a kid! *giggle* that was my FAVORITE bike!!

Myrto said...

The colors are absolutelly wonderful!
And it looks like real wood! Amazing idea

Thanks
Myrto

Julie M said...

What a cute card, Dena - love the greens and browns.

My card is here

Julie :o)

Stampin Mindy said...

Super cute card, I love this stamp and the colors are great. Such a darling sentiment. Hugs!

Christa said...

This card is stunning ... what a great coloring!

Hugs,
Christa

ribenaruby said...

Such an adorable card, love the effect of the porthole,brilliant! My card for SSS challenge is here and wishing you all a fab time!

Samantha said...

tehhehee what a fabby fun card! love it!

Happy Blogaversary SSS, and thank you for the chance of winning too!

My card is 71 on the SSS blog Samantha :0

Pelle said...

I have spend lots of time in here now looking are your amazing cards. And I will be back for more. I just love your style and how good u are at mixing perfect colours together.
I was realy amazed by the "lumberjack layer style" in this card, I have to try use that for one of my cards..
If u want to take a look at my card, u find me as number 73 on the list.
Take care - Pelle

Jerusha said...

I *love* your pirate card! What a really amazing card! SO fun and stylish and totally rocking. I love it!!!!

Craftyanny said...

Fab card Dina, love the frame
My card is here
Anne x

Legojenta said...

Thanks for sharing your creation with us! I love the way the boy is sitting in like a window on a pirateship =) Here's a link to my entry for this weeks challenge:
http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2010/05/simon-says-stamp-first-blogaversary.html

Jane said...

This is incredible Dena! gorgeous colours and I love the porthole! hugs, Jane xxx

Riet said...

So beautiful card Dena,i love your stamp and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Daniele said...

love your style and the colouring is gorgeous thanks for the chance to win hugs from Daniele

Finja said...

great hop and such a great card... like the little pirate, he is so cute... this is my entry
Hugs Finja

SweetnCrafty Gal said...

What a beautiful male card hun! love that pirate edwin he's a cutey! thanks for the chance to win! hugs carlyann xxx

Lisa Jane said...

How cute does Pirate Edwin look in that porthole? Fab card
Lisa ;)

itsabrt said...

This card is fantastic! I love Pirate themes! Beth ps my card link up is # 82

Tracy said...

Wonderful creation, great hop and prize.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sandie said...

Gorgeous !!! Love those Pirate Magnolias :)

HERE IS MINE

Simone said...

Such a cute pirate card! That´s great, Dena!
Simone

scrappyjacky said...

Great card for a child.

Paddington fan said...

Love this card, especially the colours and the porthole!!
Jacky x

Delphine said...

Wow! Amazing card! I love it! Hugs Delphine xx

Marja Sch said...

Thanks for this lovely blog hop. here is my card Hugs Marja

Alie de Vrij-Venema said...

I love your card!
Thanks for the chance for winning SSS goodies!!!

Pauline C said...

Very sweet card :-) Thanks for the blog hop and chance to win. I have entered the challenge here and collected my number
Hugs
Pauline x

Mo said...

Dear Dena,
your card is totally gorgeous !!!
here is my card

Hugs,
Mo

Mary said...

I love your card! The colors are wonderful!!
Mary

Susan said...

Great boy's Birthday card!! seems dark in the picture. But I like it :)
Susan

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Eeek! This is just adorable!!!!!! Love it a lot!

See my card here

mitchell said...

Hi Dena,

I think you've done a wonderful job with the faux wood tutorial.

The brads are a perfect addition.

Wonderful card.

Sharon x

Sharon said...

Hi Dena,

Sharon again! The last post was from me not my youngest son Mitchell who left himself singed in on the computer!! Ha Ha

Sharon x

stephanie said...

Great card for anyone.

Lena Katrine said...

Georgeous card!!!

You may see my card here :)

Yukkie Jenny said...

Awesome card! Love every detail on it!

Sofia ;) said...

That's a beautiful card!!! And what a lovely theme!!!

Eiglas said...

You already know I love your work Dena! LOL! But to re-iterate - fab card and wonderful colouring - as usual! Just LOVE that lickle pirate - must resist...musst resist....!

Here's my link!
Hugs,
Eiglas
x

Sharon said...

Hi there Dena. Just hopping along with SSS but I'll be back to comment on your other cards.
This one is a little beauty! That little porthole is brilliant! It's the perfect way to display Edwin. Love it.
Thanks for the chance to win and congrats on the SSS blogoversary.
Hugs,
Sharon xx

Rosette said...

Cute cute Prate Dena :) Love what you did with this guy. xx
Thanks for the chance to win xx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

What a cool card Dena! I love how you used the stamps to make custom paper for your backgrounds. The porthole is awesome! I like how you used brads to make them look like rivets! So creative! Great color scheme!

Love,
Terra / Simon Says Stamp

Beckie said...

I love this card. Thank you for the inspiration and a chance to win a fab prize. xx

Katt Adams said...

thanks for sharing your lovely work!
here is my link for the blog hop:
http://inkbig.typepad.com/inkbig/2010/05/pun-fun-a-whale-of-a-good-time.html
Katt

Kat said...

This is lovely Dena. Love the porthole.

Here is my card.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Kat x

chantal said...

love your blog. Like all the Tilda"s.
Hugs Chantal

Monika Reeck said...

ooh so cute love your card....this is my card http://creativewithmonika.blogspot.com/2010/05/simon-says-stamp-challenge-and-blog-hop.html

Zetti said...

Thanks for the chance. Here´s my card
Zetti :-)

Martine said...

Such a fab card darlin, Edwin is so cute, love the papers and embellies too darlin :)

xx

Martine

Wilfreda said...

This is absolutely adorable. Here is my card.

Shirl said...

What a perfect card for a boy! Love the pirate theme :)

Here's my take for the challenge:
http://crafteeguiri.blogspot.com/2010/05/happy-birthday-dad.html

Katinka said...

Hello Dena,

your card is so fabulous! Great idea and fantastic creation!

Here is my card for the blogaversary:
http://www.hobby-eck.de/?p=1282

Hugs,
Katrin from germany

Jodi said...
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Jodi said...

This card is gorgeous! I absolutely love the porthole he is sitting on ~ fantastic job!

Here is my entry in this week's challenge.

Debs said...

Hi Dena
This is gorgeous - love the faux wood porthole.
My entry for the SSS challenge is here.
Thanks for a fun blog hop.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.]Take care
Debs xx

Jennifer said...

Stunning work as always.
You will find my card here
Hugs
Jen x

Christine said...

Hi gorgeous creation stunning clour combo love the sentiment my entry is HERE

Hugs Christine xx

craft_princess said...

Yar Matey!! LOL! So cute!! Here is my entry... http://craft-princess.blogspot.com/2010/05/birthday-gift-pocket.html

Thanks!
-Stacie

Marion said...

Fabulous card Dena, Love the pirate theme. Colours are fabulous.
Marion

Stempelfan said...

What a great Bloghop, thanks for the chance to win. Your card is amazing.
Here is my card for the challenge:
http://stempelfan.blogspot.com/2010/05/happy-birthday-hm.html

Hugs
Sonja

danoli said...

Gorgeous card and happy birthday my entry is here http://danolisbastelwelt.blogspot.com/2010/05/happy-birthday-simon-says.html
Dana

Jaana said...

Nice card! Have entered challenge

Lisa said...

Thanks so much for having a link to the hop right on top! It's so much easier than digging through pages of your posts ;)
Love your little Edwin card! My challenge entry this week is here .
Thanks!

Lynne in NI said...

Fabulous card! I love your wooden porthole!
Here's mine
:o)

tanja said...

What a great card you've made. Love the colours! And congrats with the blogaversary!

by tanja

Kaz said...

Wow! Fab card and your porthole looks brilliant.
Kaz xx

Sarah said...

Stunning creation Dena beautiful colours and detail, Here
Hugs
Sarah xx

Sandra1968 said...

Congrats to Simon Says 1st blogaversary!
Your card is beautiful. I love the background paper and the funny text.
You can find my card here.

pollypurplehorse said...

Ohhhh Pirates!!

Love the theme!!

and congrats on the 1st Blogaversary

here's my entry

http://pollypurplehorse.typepad.com/blog/2010/05/new-stamp-to-play-with.html

HazelQ said...

Cute card! Edwin looks adorable as a pirate, lovely coloring. Thank you for the inspiration and for the chance to win. Happy Blogaversary! Here'smy card.
Hugs
Hazel

KarenB said...

Your card is amazing. I love the pirate theme :)

My entry is here

Val said...

Fabtabulous card. Inspiring blog hop.
My card is no 216.
Hugs
Valxx

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Supercool Pirate card!

Max said...

Great wood effect! My card is No.225 over at SSS.
Off to the next stop!

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx

Francesca said...

Wonderful creation
here's my card
http://x-stitchandmore.blogspot.com/2010/05/barbecue-bear.html
Hugs
Francesca

paperpapier said...

fab colouring and colour coordination.
my card entry #224.

Anne H. said...

WOW - your card is gorgeous!
An adorable image and so lovely colors.
Here is my card: http://anneslillehobbykrok.blogspot.com/2010/05/55-card-for-boy.html
Anne :)

Emmy said...

gorgeous card!
I love your colouring!

my card:
http://emmybloggen.blogg.se/2010/may/celebration.html

Mrs.B said...

Great card, love the papers.
Avril
My card http://mrsbsaddiction.blogspot.com/2010/05/celebration-birthday-card.html

Melanie said...

Thank you for the chance to win.
My card for SSS
http://cardsbymelanie.blogspot.com/2010/05/simon-says-stamp-first-blogaversary.html
greetings Melanie

Heather said...

Adorable card. Mine's here

Pei Fang said...

I LOVE this card very much. The layout is really really nice, good work.
My entry for this challenge can be found here
http://fang0915.blogspot.com/2010/05/happy-birthday.html

AniaZosia said...

great card :)

and here is mine: http://aniazosia.blogspot.com/2010/05/slubna-uroczystosc-i-simon-mowihop.html

Sandra said...

very cute card, love the image and the colors!
This is my Card

beadz said...

Here is my card for the challenge.
hugs,
Gini

Squirrel said...

What a great boy's card! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.
Here's my card.
Rosey x

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