Welcome to a fun blog hop! Have you seen the “You are Loved” release by SSS?! Awesome products, perfect for the upcoming Valentine’s Day. Today we celebrate with an inspirational blog hop and lots of giveaways and a free gift
- Your next stop is Heather Ruwe
- If you want to start the blog hop from the beginning please visit Simon Says Stamp Blog
To showcase products from this release I am sharing 3 cards with hearts! All of them feature hearts in various ways and the same color combination with a couple of distress oxide inks. They are perfect for Valentine’s day and any occasion really, depending on the sentiment you choose to go along with them.
You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel
1. the window hearts card
For my first card I used the Windows to my heart die. I just had to create a window card with that, with individual little pockets so you can see the confetti inside each and every heart. The background was created by combining two distress oxide inks picked raspberry and spiced marmalade. I used the same color combination on all my cards.
The sentiment is from the Love Messages stamp set.
2. the stenciled hearts card
For the next card I combined two of the stencils from the Heart Layers stencil set. There are so many ways you can combine those 3 stencils included to create lovely backgrounds. I also used a left over heart from the cutting I did for my first card. I used it to stamp my sentiment and popped it on top. Again the sentiment is from the Love Messages stamp set.
3. the ornate heart card
For my last card I used dies from the Ornate Love die set. This actually coordinates with a stamp set but I went with a super easy design for this one and kept everything simple.
Instead of using the O for the word LOVE, I used on of the hearts from the set. Again I did all the coloring with my distress oxide inks.
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- Use the code LVE584 when you shop at SSS
- The code will give you a free Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Oxide Ink Pad (while supplies last!) with any purchase.
- The code will expire Sunday, 1/13 at 11:59 pm EST.
SimonSaysStamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section. So leave me a comment below! They will choose the winners over the weekend and post them on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday, the 16th of January.
blog hop order
- Simon Says Stamp Blog
- Kristina Werner
- Laura Bassen
- Debby Hughes
- Cathy Zielske
- Yana Smakula
- Yoonsun Hur
- Amanda Korotkova
- Vicky Papaioannou —- YOU ARE HERE
- Heather Ruwe
- Gayatri Murali
- Ankita Gupta
- Lea Lawson
- Kristina Pokazanieva
- Elena Salo
Such pretty cards! Love the shaker. 🙂
Loved your video Vicky! Love, love how you overlapped on the first card with the heart stencil. You inspire me???
I keep on eagerly waiting for your cards… Tonight is the heart night… Hugs….
Lovely cards, it’s hard to decide my favorite. I really love the shaker but the layered hearts is fabulous. TFS!
I enjoy your tutorials on card making. You always inspire me.
This latest release You are Loved has so many fun products. I love what you did with the colors and the hearts die and stencils.
Love the options with the stencil… Your cards are so fun and cute. I really like this release.
Love the shaker card! Lots of great inspiration here <3
I love these cards and I love the colours you have used.
Ahhh…Orange and not pink. This is one of my favorite combos. Beautiful work!
Love your videos. Your cards are always beautiful. My favorite is the window card. Thanks for sharing.
Nice use of Distress Oxides.
All are beautiful but the shaker is my favorite.
Very pretty ~ I love the pink and orange together!
I love the idea of shaker! Beautiful cards!! 3
You are so talented!
Love your videos and as always your cards. The ideas and designs are always fresh. tfs
Thank you for sharing your bright and cheerful cards. You’ve given me inspiration and now I am looking forward to making my valentines cards.
Simple,fun,and just lovely.
Love your ideas! Never thought of pink and orange together!
Three very fun, vibrant & pretty cards Vicky. Like those colour combinations you used. Thank you for inspiring me.
BEAUTIFUL CARDS!!! I LOVE the colors you chose to use! 😀
Which is my favorite? Please don’t make me choose. Beautiful.
Pretty cards! Love the colors
Beautiful card! Love the distress heart background. Thank you for sharing!
Beautiful cards! I love all your designs.
Shaker cards are always a favorite. Thanks for sharing your creativity. Hugs!
Adorable stamps and dies, adorable cards. TY Vicky!
We just love hearts and this is perfect. thanks for sharing
Great card ideas. Love watching your creations.
Loving all these cards with pretty hearts!
LOVE(!) the design of card #2 and especially the idea of stamping the sentiment on the heart!! Thanks, Vicky.
Such pretty colors! Lovely inspiration!
Beautiful cards, love your choice of colors too. Thanks for the video
I love your cards.I haven’t the guts to try one out for myself. I just come and watch you make yours!
Yay for cute shakers!! All of your cards are adorable and
love the sweet color combos.
Beautiful! Love the shaker card.
Love the ombre effects on these cards.
Very, very pretty cards today….this is such a fun blog hop….I am enjoying all of the talented designers so much…thank you for sharing your lovely work.
Great cards! Love the color selection! Very pretty!
Awesome release and AWESOME creations! I especially love the shaker card! Thanks for the video!
Your cards are lovely!
Loved the beautifully blended background in the first card. Thanks for the great inspiration!
Beautiful cards! This is such an interesting color combo and it works well for the Valentines. As always, your video is so informative.
these are so fun, Vicky! I love the colours you used!
Darling cards, love the colors
Awesome release and AWESOME creations! I especially love the shaker card! Thanks for the video!!!
Fantastic cards and blending! The shaker is so fun. Love the big heart and the simple lines of your LOVE card! The overlapping hearts are lovely!
Your cards are creative and beautiful… as always.
Great cards. The shaker card is such a fun idea.
Again Vicky, your cards are CAS, pretty and leaves a novice with the belief that they could attempt and come close to something that could be used!!! Thanks for sharing!
Love those hearts!! So lovely cards.
Love each of these cards! Thank you for continuing to share and inspire!
Love the use of color.
Thank you for sharing technique information.
Gorgeous! So many people have used these dies and all the cards are amazing. Love the bold colors in your cards (well, not too bold…just the right amount of boldness! 🙂
The stencil layered card looks beautiful!!
Lovely cards with lovely colors 🙂
Lovely cards Vicky! Thanks for the inspiration, I love the layered used of stencils that I have never tried! TFS
Vicky, I so like each of your cards! The designs, the variety, the colours & especially the way you replaced the O with a heart.
You are such an amazing designer. One of my favorites for Simon Says Stamp! Thank you for the 3 card inspiration. You chose beautiful colors of pink. Happy Valentine’s Day to you!
Thanks for the inspiration! So creative!
Absolutely beautiful! Thanks Vicki
Both of your cards are wonderful! But I really love the first one with the Windows to My Heart die! That die is really nice! Love the colors you used on both of your cards
Fantastic cards! I love the first one!
These are all so beautiful Vicky, the colours are great and who doesn’t love hearts? I am especially fond of the first one as I am a lover of shaker cards.
Your art work is so inspiring. Each card is unique and special. Love the coloring and layouts.
Lovely cards! Thanks for the inspiration!
Hearts are so versatile as shown by your fabulous examples! Love the shaker and the layered heart stencils.
Your colors for these cards are across the board, wonderful! Love the shaker card and sentiment! The black cardstock really makes the sequins shine in the shaker!
At first I thought you had an alcohol ink background, and then I realized it was a shaker card with confetti! lol Lovely cards!
All of your cards are fabulous Vicky! They’re simple to make yet beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.
Very fun cards!
Wonderful cards, as always. I love your colour choices, and my favourite would be the Window Heart card.
Love, love, love the shaker card!
Wonderful hearts/Love cards.
I love the two distress oxide colors together. I love playing with them, they are so smooth and easy to work with. I love your cards. The windows card is so pretty. The others are spectacular as well. Thank you for sharing.
Hi Vicky – you are a real inspiration. I love the Simon Says Stamps designs, and I like your take on creating the heart cut outs and blending the oxides. Always enjoy what you create! Happy Valentines, soon! Best, Lee
so beautiful – thanks for sharing:)
Orange and pink is one of my favorite color combos – so happy to see them used this way! Lovely cards!
Wonderful valentine cards, or just for someone special!!
All your cards are beautiful! I particularly like the heart shaker card and the mix of orange into the pink. Ooh, aah!
Great card inspiration.
These cards are simply gorgeous, Vicky! Love the colors and the card designs. The shaker card is adorable.
I love your designs and your beautiful colors. All of your cards are such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing.
Beautiful cards! I really like the color combination.
Wow! I love these gorgeous designs for all these hearts! each one is colorful and unique and they are all beautiful!
Wonderful cards, as usual !!
Vicky, all three of these were great! I especially love the “love” card. Great job.
Such a pretty card! Thank you for sharing.
Three fun cards. After seeing your stencil cards, I thought of so many uses for that stencil! The real value of great designers is to inspire and you are GREAT! Of course the stores think the real value is that you make us want to buy so much! LOL
Just LOVE all of your cards! Pretty colors, amazing designs, and creative use of SSS’s new release! ???
I really love your shaker card
I love the “smooshing technique” with the oxide inks – the colours you used are so pretty for Valentine’s Day. I think I need these lovely, smoosh inks after all! ?
I always love your quick and simple ideas! Your cards are so sweet and you’ve totally inspired me with new ideas! I really like the card with the big heart in LOVE and the shaker card!
I love all the cards. Great job.
Very pretty cards! The layers and ink blending are beautiful!
Gorgeous card!!! Beautiful colouring!!!
I love the shaker card. So cute.
Wow! Love those colors together. I especially like the first card because I’m trying to learn shaker cards. Thanks for the inspiration.
Beautiful cards. Love that color combo. Thanks for sharing these with us.
Beautiful cards, Vicki. I really like the layered stencil hearts. The color combination is beautiful!
These are so gorgeous!! Love the shakers the best!!
Omg your ink blending is AMAZING. I need practice! ? I think the shaker is my favorite. Love all the separate panels.
I guess I’m not the only person who likes orange and pink together! Your hearts look great.
Love your cards!
These are gorgeous! I really like the color combo too- thanks for sharing!
What a great video and I LOVE how you use the oxides!
Love all three cards. The color combination looks so fresh looking forward to Spring.
Great color combination and shading. Reminds me of my garden flowers that I can’t wait to see you again come Spring.
As always, your inspiration and gifts are amazing. Thank you for sharing.
Lovely cards, and wonderful colour combination! Thanks for the inspiration!
Love your heart cards! and techniques!
Oh my! I would love to get one of these in the mail. The color combos are popping! Love the shaker card.
LOVE the color pallet, and anything ombré!! This is totally my style of card!! Thanks for the inspiration!!
Super fun shaker! I love your combination of inks!
Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration.
Beautiful cards. Lovely colors. Fun products to create with.
I love all your cards!!! And ginger lol… I can’t wait to use the techniques with the distress oxide ink
love how easy you make the card ideas. just beautiful
Fun cards. Anyone would be happy to receive one.
I’m loving the color combo used on all your cards. Thanks for sharing.
Love your gorgeous cards.
Thanks so much for sharing…
I love how you made the heart ‘o’ extra large in that LOVEly LOVE you card!
Fantastic cards!!! Love the colors!!!
Third card is my favorite.
Great cards. This release has so many fun things. Lots of new ideas now. Love how you used the stencils . Thanks for sharing your art.?
These cards are beautiful, yet easy to make!
Absolutely love your style! The heart stencil card is awesome.
These are wonderful!
You are very creative. I love all your wonderful card. Thank you for sharing.
Beautiful inking – I love the colour combination you chose!
These cards are so pretty! I love how simple they are. Thanks!
What great designs!
Very fun cards and lots of new products!
Three great cards, Vicki. Love the vibrant colors you’ve used. tfs
All 3 cards are great. Thanks.
Love the background on the shaker card. It was pretty as a window card, too.
I love the heart as an “O”- fabulous ideas! TFS!
Love all the hearts! Beautiful cards!
Gorgeous color combo! My fav is the card made with the stencil… just yummy!
Thank you for all the sweet inspiration!
You made such pretty cards using those beautiful Distress Oxide Inks! One can never go wrong using hearts on a card! Beautiful as always, Vicky.
Your cards are so pretty. I love the colors you used!
Vicky, your three cards are adorable! I love Valentine’s Day! Thanks for sharing!
All three if your cards are so, so pretty! Your colours are great. 🙂
Always enjoy your videos. It is so insoirering <3
Those window cards get me every time, and this one is no exception! Beautiful!
Love this bunch of great hearts cards. Interesting but gorgeous colour combinations. Thank you so much for showing Vicky and have a great weekend.
I think the window card is just so lovely
these are so pretty – love the colours you used
Love the overlapping hearts
Thank you for sharing – very pretty card!
Wow! Love the gorgeous inspiration cards. My favourite is the first card. Adore the gorgeous colours.
I love the color combo you used, the stenciled hearts card is gorgeous!
The choice of colors is awesome, love the cards.
Very pretty cards!!!
Gorgeous cards Vicky, love pink ang orange as a combo too!
I love your color choices Vicky all fabulous cards, but shakers always pull me to them 😉
I love your orange and pink color scheme. The heart die is wonderful!
Love the design of all your cards!! Love the colors you used and especially love that last clean & simple one!!
What beautiful and heart felt cards you have made using these great new products. Love the shaker card, it’s awesome!
Stunning cards! The colours are so bright and cheerful.
Love the stacking of the hearts.
Using one of the die cut hearts
was a great idea.
thanks for sharing
Love your cards Vicky!! ?
Your cards remind me, the simple use of artfully arranged colored hearts is a clear message.
Lovely cards, Vicky….. my favorite is the hearts/shaker card. You have inspired me to try to make a few Valentine cards this year!
Such fun cards, Vicky. I particularly love the simplicity of your last card. Also love the colour combo.
So creative & pretty! Thank you for sharing!
Love love the pink and orange combo!!!!
Very nicely shaded, love the color combo!
Love your stacked hearts stencil card!
Beautiful card designs and colors. Just in time for Valentine’s Day cards.
Your cards are beautiful – love the color combos.
Love the stenciled hearts card! Love the color combo as well.
I love everything you make!
All three are perfect! Great video!
I love the large heart for the O! Looks great!
Beautiful cards Vicki. Great color combo and designs on the cards. Thanks for sharing.
Great Cards. Love the different looks you got with the same colors throughout. Wonderful ideas to make a set of cards as a gift even is one was so inclined. Great job Vickie.
Love the window heart card, so elegant yet colorful!
Love this card. This is a fantastic release.
The second card with distress oxide inks and those fabulous stencils is my favorite, excellent result.
Love the color combo, it makes me think of summer and of course I love the CAS designs, these will be great for the kids to get involved , thanks for the inspiration Vicky!
Your cards are wonderful! The combination of colors is beautiful
I love your designs and color choices <3
Lovely color combination and nice designs for these cards. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration!
What a fun collection of cards! The I adore you is my favorite.
I like your cards and thank you for sharing your designs.
I loved your color combinations for your cards. The cutout hearts were my favorite.
These cards are all so fun, love the color combination. Thanks for sharing.
Pretty color combination on your heart cards! Love the CAS styling of the last card with heart in the sentiment.
I love the shaker hearts card
variety of heart designs! I loved the fact that you incorporated three different techniques of distress inks. sometimes we tend to forget the ways to have multiple designs from the same supplies. this post is useful for such mind block.
Wonderfully creative cards. Love the fun colors and shaker.
Very pretty cards.
Loving the colors on all of your cards.
Gorgeous cards. Thanks for your inspiration.
Loving your stenciled heart card. So lovely.
Love all three of your cards. The colors are wonderful together! Thanks for sharing..
Lovely cards. They all look very pretty. My favorite though is always the shaker 🙂
All 3 cards are very cool, I love the color combinations! Thanks for sharing all 3 and for the always great inspiration. ([email protected])
Nice job. Love the color combination!
I always love your cards Vicky!
As always I am in love with all 3 of your cards! They’re all so simple and beautiful! I love the addition of orange with the pink – very pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!
lovely cards, thanks for the video!
LOVE your cards and this new release!!
I just love coming to your blog and seeing all your cards and watching your video’s. It is a treat every time.
Your cards are awesome…thanks for the inspiration ?
I love these design variations with heart elements. Also, the combination of colors is great!
These are lovely. I like the ink blending.
all cards are gorgeous !
Both cards are beautiful. I love hearts.
These are beautiful cards! I love how you added confetti to each of the die cut hearts on the first card. 🙂
such a pretty color combo. I luv the addition of just one gem on your last card!
Love the colours! So bright and cheerful
Your trio of cards are beautiful! I especially love the shaker design.
Beautiful cards! I love the colors you chose, they are so bright and happy. Thanks for the inspiration!
SQUEAL!! I LOVE this NEW Products and the AMAZING Cards you Created!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
I love watching your videos. Your cards are always just gorgeous and the tutorials are so easy to follow. I really love your shaker card.
I love the colors and design of your cards Vicky! So pretty!
Love these cards! Great color combo. I am always inspired by your videos!
So pretty how you used windows of my heart for your card. And the combo of stencils on your second card is amazing. And the Love card (Ornate heart ) so pretty as well !
This kit is just so very lovely. 🙂
I love your water color cards.
Love the stencil card. So clean. Thanks.
Really appreciate the use o the raspberry and spiced marmalade colors..subtle and different. Really liked each of the cards…you are inspiring!!
Beautifully created projects.always inspiring..Thanks for sharing..
Beautifully created projects..thanks forn sharing Vicky you are always inspiring.
Ohhh these are fab! Love your colours 🙂
Love all three cards!!
Love these, Vicky, especially the first one!
Thanks for sharing your cards not only on the blog but also in your videos. I know they must be a lot of work to make and edit, but seeing the process is so much fun and I always learn a new tip or technique.
The cards for the hop are fantastic. I am glad you used the stencils as they are one of my favorite things in the release.
Amazing cards!!! My most favorite one is the window hearts card! I just love shacker cards with hearts! 🙂
I love the effects you got with the distress oxide inks! I’m inspired to give them a try. Thanks for sharing.
I like all of your cards. So different.
Beautiful clean cards. Love your work, very inspiring.
Lovely cards once again.
Thanks for all the inspiration