Friday, January 20, 2012

Simple Stories Facebook Fan Blog Hop and Design Team Call






We are so excited to participate in our first official Simple Stories Facebook Fan Blog Hop!  How did we come up with this idea you might ask???  We love our fans and we wanted to find a way to include them in more of what we do.  So...we asked them to be available for a special announcement and gave them a time and the first 7 fans to respond were invited to join us. How fun is that?

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and I thought it would be fun to use the Simple Stories Generations collection to make a card for the holiday.  The bingo cards are so fun to add to a project and usually they come in 4 x 6 sizes, but I cut this one out of the 6x6 patterned papers to get the 2 x 3 card instead, which was a perfect center for my large paper banner.
Sometimes all you need is a bit of velvet twine and a good looking button to make an interesting element on a card.  Pop dots elevate the heart cardstock sticker that matches the tiny one in the center of the bingo card.

There is also a VERY exciting announcement over on the Simple Stories Blog.  I know many of you have been wondering when we would do a Design Team Call and now is the time!  We are looking to expand our little design team with more people who love Simple Stories as much as we do.  Be sure to hop back to the Simple Stories blog for all the information!

If you are just arriving and would like to hop along our Facebook Fan Blog Hop Trail, here is the order of the hop.  We know the hop is a little long, but please leave a comment for all of our fans, they have a little challenge going on with the comments and there will be prize possibilities for those who leave a little love.

1.            Simple Stories
 
2.            Martha Saenz
 
 
4.             Amanda Albright
 
5.            Cindy Pittman
 
 
7.            Sara O’Shea
 
 
9.            Kate Blue
 
 
11.          Naomi Armenta
 
12.          Michelle Brekke
 
13.          Simple Stories design team member, Liz Qualman - You are Here!


Thank you so much for stopping by today!!!


67 comments:

SaraJane said...

I LOVE this project. ;) those bingo cards are just the cutest things, aren't they? Simple Stories are just awesome.

Pamala Stafford said...

What a great way to end the hop. TFS!

Martha ~ xpetunia said...

That is SO pretty! Now after checking out everyone's blogs I feel I *must* go make something - thanks for the inspiration!!!

Eveline said...

What a wonderful card. I love the colors.
Eveline.

Nicole said...

LOVE your card! Always been a big fan of yours Liz! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

LAuclair said...

Love it, Liz! (and shhhh - I just submitted my DT application! Fingers crossed!) Thank you for the inspiration!

munyee said...

What a great idea, to use the Generations line for Valentine's Day! I love the card :)

Emily Pitts said...

cute cute card liz, love how you used the generations line for valentine's day!

Michelle said...

Love your card-beautiful!

Chelsea said...

That is the sweetest card, I love it!!!

Lisa P said...

Adorable card. Perfect way to use the collection for Valentines Day.

Ally said...

What a gorgeous card! perfect for Valentines Day! :)

Laura T. said...

What a beautiful product! It will be so fun to display in February.

to_csh said...

Love that! So cute and Simple Stories makes it soooo easy to do such wonderful things!

Jessica K said...

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing!

KellyG said...

Love that pretty Valentine's Card!

Ms. Lucie said...

Liz, I loved your card and will be scraplifting it in a little while, when I head to my Studio to play! I also signed up to follow your blog!
Thanks for the chance to win a SS line. They are my favorite! I only need to buy the yearography and the generations and I will have them all. And the new stuff that will come out soon!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love this card, and you're right, velvet twine is perfect. Thanks, this has been a great hop!

Gail C said...

Your card is VERY pretty.
I bookmarked your site and I will be back! Nice finish to the hop-I am so inspired I am not gonna finish my day job, taking the afternoon off to SCRAP! lol

Mary said...

Beautiful card! Your contributions on the SS blog are always great - full of rich detail and distressing. Love 'em!

some kind of wonderful said...

love that card!

Nitasha said...

Fantastic card...love the design and color combo! Love Simple Stories!

Andrea Ancich said...

great card!

Basement Stamper said...

darling project, the bingo card are adorable!

tcammack said...

Cute card idea! I think this would be a great b-day card for my favorite bingo player:)

Geri said...

Great hop! Thanks for all the inspiration along the way. I am so motivated right now!!!

Ange said...

Cute card! Love the repeated heart.

Linh C. said...

I enjoyed the blog hop and getting to see all the wonderful projects!

Debbie said...

i have been thinking about a design for a special valentine's card for my husband and you nailed it thanks
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Deb said...

your card is just beautiful, thanks for a great hop!

Leisa said...

Thanks for posting such a pretty card - I need inspiration/motivation to get started on Valentine's Day cards. Now that the hops over, I'm gonna go get started!

skifaeri said...

I am so glad I saw your project. It never crossed my mind to use Simple Stories for V-day!

Erika B. said...

These valentine's day cards are adorable...very creative.

Patricia said...

Beautiful card, love the twine and the hearts! Amazing chance to to work with great products and a great company!

dougmarg6 said...

I love your Valentine's Day card and I really like the colors or th Simple Stories Generations line!

Carol said...

Love your Valentine card, thanks for sharing!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Kris Berc said...

Your card is gorgeous! Love the rich colors!

Teresa S said...

Love your card...I make cards all the time...mostly with the left over scraps from scrapbooking...so cute.

Michelle M said...

This card is beautiful! I love that it's not too frou-frou, but very elegant. Simple Stories is such a gorgeous line!

scrappyhappymom said...

I love the deep rich colors! This is so beautiful! Your inspiring me to make more cards!

LauraLee said...

I just love your card- it's fabulous!I will be hoping that we both win! :D

christine in cape coral said...

what a beautiful design for valentines! simple stories has great colors, deep and rich, but a little muted. i love it! thanks for sharing

Karen Moore said...

Gorgious, simply gorgious!!! The generations kit is the first one I'm going to order on payday. Hope someone sends me a card as pretty as yours!

Penny said...

Great job! I loved this part:
Sometimes all you need is a bit of velvet twine and a good looking button to make an interesting element on a card. Pop dots elevate the heart cardstock sticker that matches the tiny one in the center of the bingo card.
This is so true! Love Penny scrap-aholic@blogspot.com

tblue said...

I just love the interest a bingo card adds! Love Simple Stories.

tmblueb@hotmail.com

Scrap by RĂ´ said...

WOW! Simply love your card! Love everything about it!

Shannon said...

Beautiful!!

Cindy Gay said...

Your "Love" card is great. Very professional.

Janet Zeppa said...

Your card is gorgeous and I had fun hopping!!

Cynthia B. said...

Your card is so elegant and beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us on this blog hop!

Alma Dirpaul said...

Love your card.

Ruth said...

Have really enjoyed the hop, and seeing lots of fresh faces and ideas. I feel the need to scrap now, lol. Thinking I would love to try out for the design team but only just getting my blog started so don't know if that is an issue or not. Great company great competition, thanks so much.

Shanna said...

What a beautiful card Liz! love it!

Claudia said...

Wow, you made wonderful creations. Love your blog... also the name of your blog!! You are the end of the blog hop... thanks for the inspirations!!
Hug, Claudia

csparky61 said...

What a beautiful card. and where might one get velvet twine?

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

Gorgeous card Liz! Love the rich beautiful tones and designs of Simple Stories!!!

Exciting announcement too, will be hopping along this weekend!

jball54 said...

Love the valentine!

Barbara H said...

Enjoyed stopping by your blog and since I'm a card maker I liked the card you created with the Generations line from Simple Stories.

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

LOVE your card! Generations is an amazing colletion.

meredemaison said...

I heart your card! The colors are wonderful and thanks for the awesome idea of using the bingo card from the smaller paper to get (BINGO!) a smaller bingo card!!!! rgauss at sbcglobal dot net.

Gigi Garcia said...

Going to have to scraplift this card for valentines day card for my hubby.

Leahscraps said...

Love the idea of using the Generations line for a valentines layout or card. Your project was very inspiring. Maybe I can get some of my own projects done from all this inspiration!!

Sarah said...

So pretty Love it!

Jen said...

Such a cute little heart! I love the idea.

lathow said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with everyone. It is very inspiring.

Sandi said...

Beautiful card....love that twine!

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Wonderful card and a source of inspiration for many.

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