Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Simon Says Stamp Blogoversary 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! and what a year it has been!! WOW!!!!If you didn't start the blog hop at the beginning, then you want to head back to Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog so you do not miss anything. At each blog, there will be a NUMBER – collect all of the numbers, add them up, and post your answer at the end. Be sure to follow the blog hop all the way to the end, for a chance to win. When you get to the Simon Says Stamp Blog, leave a comment that you hopped to all blogs, leave your final number and you will be entered to win at each blog, you need to leave a comment – this will get you a chance to win your choice of 1 Simon Says Stamp exclusive stamp set at EACH blog, AND an entry into the GRAND PRIZE!!! You MUST enter the challenge to win!!!!!! Be sure to follow the blog hop all the way to the end, for your chances to win. When you get to the Simon Says Stamp Blog, leave a comment that you hopped to all blogs, entered the challenge (we will check!!!) and you will be entered to win some FABBY blog candy! Blog candy is GOODIE BASKET FULL OF FUN ITEMS YOU CAN USE IN YOUR CRAFTING, courtesy of Simon Says Stamp Superstore. (valued at over $100)

Here is my creation with one of Simon Says Stamp's exclusive stamp sets! As Simon Says Stamp is based in the United States of America I thought I'd make my birthday card like the American flag!! I stamped various stamps from the set onto coredinations cardstock to start and then distressed it with vintage photo distress ink.

For the flag I used a piece of red stripe paper from Magnolia (I checked a photo of the flag to make sure I got the correct number of stripes and the layout of the stars!). The blue is a piece of coredinations cardstock and the stars are Mark Richards' Crystal Stickers.

I stamped the Statue of Liberty stamp with Walnut Stain distress ink and stamped a Hero Arts text stamp over it with Frayed Burlap distress ink before inking the whole thing with Vintage Photo.

The sentiment is from Whiff of Joy and the brads are from my stash.

In this photo you can see the dimensions of the card with the rippling flag! Hope you like it and thanks for looking!
The number for my blog is 8. Next head over to Jo to see what fabulous inspiration she has for you and to collect your number. Thanks for stopping by! HAVE fun and good luck!!!

130 comments:

Lorraine A said...

fantastic card Jane :-) The stamps you used are perfect and the papers and way you assembled this is just brilliant ! :-) Love all the distressing and the sentiment is perfect !

Luv
Lols x x x

Margreet said...

gorgeous card, Debby.....great stamping and a beautiful flag.....thanks for giving the cance to win!
xxx Margreet

Aussie Loz said...

Wow Jane! This is great! Love that you researched your flag to make sure it was correct! and the wave in it! Great! ♥

Claire x said...

Nice creation Jane, love the distressing! Happy 1st Blogaversary love Claire x

gila said...

Wow, eine tolle Karte ist das, schöne Farben.
Ein tolles Bloghope.
Mein Link
lg gila

fi's cards and crafts said...

this is stunning...thanks for the chance to win

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

Saskia said...

Wow, great card, love the details like the script in the background.

Congrats with the blogaversary.

CreaRenata said...

Oooh, this is gorgeous! Very beautiful with that vintage touch!

Marina said...

Your card is gorgeous Jane!
Beautiful image and details and design are perfect for it!

Hugs,
Marina

Darja Drakšič said...

Very good layout, Jane. Inspiring!
Here's my card for challenge: http://darjarocnadela.blogspot.com/2010/05/birthday-card.html

Lenas kort said...

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

Ardilla said...

Beautiful card, love the little details.

pinky said...

Jane this is just gorgeous, I have a son who would just love this card, Ameria mad he is. Thanks for the hop.
Pinky

Tusia said...

I love distress inks! Nice card.

dragonllew said...

Great card i love the way you have made the flag.

Carinas Kreative Blogg said...

Nice card :D

Blog hoppetihop :D

lindyloo said...

wow stunning card
my card

lindyloo

Lisa said...

wow amazing job!!

Kobie's Crafty Corner said...

Love Your Card, Its lovely! THanks for giving us a chance to win in the blog hop! Here's my link!
http://kobiescraftycorner.blogspot.com/2010/05/i-have-won.html

Crafting Joanne said...

Wow..wonderful project Jane. Thanks for the chance to win.

My challenge card

Hugs

Joanne xx

Helen said...

Fab card - love the dimension on the flag!
Helen x

Tini said...

Hi Jane,
ooohhh... what a fantastic card you´ve made! Well done!
Love your style on it!
Hugs
Hugs Tini

Tini said...

Hi Jane,
what a fantastic card you´ve made - I love your style and colors on it. Well done!
Hugs
Tini

Eva said...

I love the flag on your card - the crystal stars make it really special. What a great idea.

lillianchild said...

Jane - that is one of the most creative and beautiful America cards I have EVER seen - absolutely stunning creation!

Meretekj said...

Fantastic card!

Sarah said...

What a fab card, so much dimension and depth. I haven't seen a stamp like it and you've created a lovely piece of art in your card. Sarah x

Toni Hughes said...

Brilliant card and different hugs Toni

Dragonlady said...

Hi Jane

Amazing card, love the picture. My birthday entry is here

Hugs Ali x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

How gorgeous and very patriotic of you, Jane!! :) I love the composition and the stars...so beautiful!!

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

Shelley said...

What a creative idea for a card. Really like all the detail you put in.

craftingmanda said...

what a great card, i LOVE the flag how cool the stars look brilliant and the fact it looks like it is waving makes it much more effective love it

Ultramum said...

Oops - correct link here - Here's my card

Mummylade said...

amazing card, love the image

Thebug415 said...

GORGEOUS! The details are fabulous on this card.

carrot said...

Great, an original work!!! I love the way how you do the weaving! And the stars, wow. Well rounded :)

Marley said...

WOW.. really awesome card!! Like the flag.. thanks for the number; hopping to the next blog now xxx Marley

dot said...

Nice card.Thanks for the chance to win.

Christine said...

What an amazing original card. That flag is awesome. Love the stamp too. Great design work!! Thanks for the blog hop inspiration.
xoxo, Christine

Jamie said...

Wow! Your card looks great.. Love the way the flag looks like its moving in the wind, really cool..
http://konajamie.blogspot.com/2010/05/mothers-day-card-for-marie.html

Sarah A said...

Hi Jane

Wow just love that flapping flag, it really does look like it is moving in the breeze.

Sarah x

Renee said...

great job. love the distressing.

Sarah A said...

Hi Jane

First I forgot to link my card DUH THEN I linked it to your WOJ card (which is gorgeous by the way) double DUH!!!

Here is my entry

Sarah x

Deb Neerman said...

LOVE this! So beautifully done!

Pam said...

Love your card, Always exciting to reflect on our liberty, freedom, and service.

Michelle said...

WOW love this card!

jude said...

Gorgeous card ,happy anniversary thanks for great blog hop,and chance to win.
Here’s my entry
hugs Judex:)x

Tammy in Ontario, Canada said...

I love your distressed card but I also really love your little fairy card (post earlier) and also your next cards. Very pretty with the pearl accents. Please include me in the birthday drawing. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Linda said...

What a fabulous card....just a stunning card love the star crystals!!

Anita said...

Love your card Jane, thanks for the chance to win the fab candy. Anita xx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Wow Jane, this card is just amazing. That flag looks so real. You have such brilliant ideas - what an inspiration. Just love everything about this card and would make any American feel very proud.

Huge hugs,

Jo xxx

Julye said...

I sometimes wish us Brits were a bit more patriotic there may not be as much prejudice then as we often see not only against other nationalities but against the disabled and the elderly too, sad really. Fab card love the muted colours Julye

Sandra said...

I love your flag, it looks so real.

Krümel said...

What a great card! Love the dimensions you´ve given the flag and the distressed look.

Hugs,
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Esme said...

Great card!! I love the stamps!

Esme xx

Mina said...

fabulous card Jane, brilliantly made
Here’s my card
Mina xxx

Myrto said...

Happy blogaversary. The fairy card is absolutelly fantastic!

Myrto xx

Julie M said...

Wow, Jane - this is fab - I particularly love the bend in the flag - it looks like fabric.

Here's my card

Julie :o)

Stampin Mindy said...

WOw Jane, this is amazing. I love that stamp and the way you did the flag. GORGEOUS card! Hugs!

Christa said...

Love this one ...

Hugs,
Christa

ribenaruby said...

what a brilliant card, fab image used, love all the distressing, my SSS challenge entry is here Thanks for a super birthday hop, wishing you all a fab time!

Samantha said...

Oh such an unusual card! totally brilliant love the flag its awesome! so different I love your style!
Happy Blogaversary SSS, and thank you for the chance of winning too!

My card is 71 on the SSS blog Samantha :0

Pelle said...

What a great 3D effect u have got in this card, one day u must come over and teach how to do that!!!! I just love your theme and everything. If u want to look at my card for this challenge u find me at number 73 on the list.

Take care - Pelle

Jerusha said...

Wow wow wow wow wow! This is awesome. I love how you have added the stars on the flag. Incredible!

Craftyanny said...

Fab card Jane, thanks for the hop. My card is here
Anne x

Legojenta said...

Thanks for sharing your creation with us! Lovely dimension on your card =) Here's a link to my entry for this weeks challenge:
http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2010/05/simon-says-stamp-first-blogaversary.html

Daniele said...

what a great card thanks for the chance to win hugs from Daniele

Finja said...

great hop and such a great card... like the colours... this is my entry
Hugs Finja

SweetnCrafty Gal said...

ooo jane, i love your card! the way you've incorerpated the flag its absolutly brilliant! thanks for the chance to win! hugs carlyann xxx

Lisa Jane said...

Love that Usa Themed card . when she was younger my daughter was named as daughter as Liberty in the Epcot centre so she would just love this card!
lISA ;)

itsabrt said...

What a great card and I love your staging! My card is # 82 on /Mr. Linkey! Beth aka BR-T

Tracy said...

I love your creation, great hop and prize.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sandie said...

Wonderful card. Amazing stamping.

HERE IS MINE

Simone said...

Absolutely fabulous! I love the way you created the flag!!!
Simone

scrappyjacky said...

A great card...love the flag.

Marja Sch said...

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

Delphine said...

Wow! Such an amazing card! Your flag is awesome! Thanks for the chance to win! Hugs Delphine xx

Pauline C said...

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

Alie de Vrij-Venema said...

Great card!!! Love what you did with the flag! Compliments on that!!
Greetz Alie

Mo said...

Dear Jane,
your card is so special, I love it!
here is my card

Hugs,
Mo

Susan said...

SUPERB hero card :)!!!
Susan

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Wowzers - what a brilliant card!

See my card here

Deanne :)

Tiffany said...

Wonderful card Jane! I just love the rippling flag. It is so realistic!
Happy blogaversary! We at Simon Says Stamp are very lucky to have such an awesome design team! We appreciate your hard work!
Thanks,Tiffany

Sharon said...

Amazing card Jane, I love the way you got the wave in the flag and those gorgeous stars.

Sharon x

stephanie said...

Awesome card.

Lena Katrine said...

Great card!

You may see my challenge card here :)

Yukkie Jenny said...

So special card... very elegant and patriotic! :)

Eiglas said...

A very artistic creation - love the distessed look.
Here's my link!
Thank you for the blog-hop fun!
Hugs,
Eiglas
x

Sharon said...

Wow! This is amazing Jane. I knew a lot of work had gone into it so thanks for letting us know how you made that awesome flag; it iadds so much dimension to the project. You are so creative!
Thanks for the chance to win and congrats on the SSS blogoversary.
Hugs,
Sharon xx

Rosette said...

Wow Jane.. awesome creativ work!!! Amazing! Thanks for the chance to win, and happy birthday to Simon Says xx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I love this card Jane! Very creative! The flag looks like it is billowing in the wind! The distressing looks fabulous! Great job!

Love,
Terra / Simon Says Stamp

Beckie said...

Wonderful card.....so different. Thanks for the chance to win. xx

Katt Adams said...

I am blown away by your card- just gorgeous!
here is my card for the challenge:
http://inkbig.typepad.com/inkbig/2010/05/pun-fun-a-whale-of-a-good-time.html
Katt

Kat said...

What a great card. I love the way you made the flag.

Here is my card.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Kat x

Monika Reeck said...

very pretty card and love your starts....hugs, Monika

here 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 clever idea to make an American themed card hunni, gorgeous, love everything about it :)

xx

Martine

Wilfreda said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! I absolutely love this. Here is my card.

Shirl said...

Wow..those distressing is incredible! Absolutely love it!

Here's my take for the SSS challenge :)

http://crafteeguiri.blogspot.com/2010/05/happy-birthday-dad.html

Katinka said...

Hello Jane,

your card is absolotely fantastic! 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...

This is gorgeous ~ love those star stickers!

Here is my entry in this weeks challenge

Debs said...

Hi Jane
This is a fantastic unique card - love it!
My entry for the SSS challenge is here.
Thanks for a fun blog hop.
Take care
Debs xx

Christine said...

Hi Jane stunning creation love the dimention you achieved on the flag great distressing..love it..
heres my entry


Hugs Christine xx

craft_princess said...

WOW!!! Great vintage Americana card! Spectacular!!

Here is my entry for the challenge. http://craft-princess.blogspot.com/2010/05/birthday-gift-pocket.html
Thanks!
-Stacie

Marion said...

Great card Jane. Love the distressing on it. Fab image.
Marion

Stempelfan said...

What a great Bloghop, thanks for the chance to win. Your card is stunning.
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

Lisa said...

Adorable card! My challenge entry this week is here .
Thanks!

Lynne in NI said...

Cool card, I love your stars and stripes!
Here's mine
:o)

Kaz said...

Amazing card! So creative, love the 3D effects you have used.
Kaz xx

Sarah said...

Stunning card love how you have done the Flag great colours and detail fabulous
Sarah xx

Sandra1968 said...

Congrats to Simon Says 1st blogaversary!
Your card is gorgeous. A beautiful vintage look.
You can find my card here.

pollypurplehorse said...

Love the feel of movement with the flag, really nice :-)

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

HazelQ said...

Beautiful card Jane, I love the look on the flag. Happy blogaversary to Simon! Thank you for the inspiration and for the chance to win. Here's my card
Hugs
Hazel

KarenB said...

Your card is fabulous - love the dimension.

My entry is here

Val said...

hi Jane, Great card. Such an inspring blog hop.

my card is 216.

Hugs
Valxx

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

That is just amazing! So cool I don't have words for it! Great job!

Max said...

Fabulous idea for the flag Jane - it's very effective. My card is No. 225 at SSS

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

Anne H. said...

Your card is amazing!
Here is my card.
Anne :)

paperpapier said...

fab patriotic card. my entry is here. Hugs,heaney

Emmy said...

great card! love all the details!

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

Mrs.B said...

Great card. Luv the theme!
Avril B

My card: http://mrsbsaddiction.blogspot.com/2010/05/celebration-birthday-card.html

Pei Fang said...

hello hello
hope i'm not late, heehee
fab card you have here, love the effect of the flag you did
my entry's for the challenge can be found here
http://fang0915.blogspot.com/2010/05/happy-birthday.html

Melanie said...

Nice card, very different from all the other cards. I like it !
my card :
http://cardsbymelanie.blogspot.com/2010/05/simon-says-stamp-first-blogaversary.html
Greetings
Melanie

Heather said...

Love it, those little stars are amazing. Mine's here

AniaZosia said...

it's so patriotic card :)

and my card for challenge is here:
http://aniazosia.blogspot.com/2010/05/slubna-uroczystosc-i-simon-mowihop.html

Sandra said...

really lovely Card. Great Stamp! I love the distressed look.
My entry is no. 241

beadz said...

Here is my card for the challenge.
hugs,
Gini

Squirrel said...

Such a patriotic card - beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.
Here's my card.
Rosey x