Wednesday, May 5, 2010


To celebrate the first blogaversary of Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog, we are having a BLOG HOP to inspire you and celebrate an amazing first year! And what a year it has been!! WOW!!!!

The theme for this weeks challenge guessed it, BIRTHDAYS!!!!!! We love BIRTHDAYS at Simon Says!!!!

At each blog, there will be a NUMBER – collect all of the numbers, add them up, and post your answer in the comment section on the Simon Says Stamp Blog, which is at the end of the hop :-)

At each DT hop, you will need to leave a comment or a direct link to a card made for this challenge with Mr. Linky – this will get you a chance to win your choice of 1 Simon Says Stamp exclusive stamp set at EACH blog!!! So make sure you leave a comment here, and I will draw a winner for a Simon Says Stamp exclusive stamp set of your choice.

Heidi will randomly draw the winner from all the correct answers for the Grande Prize next Wednesday. The winner must have entered this Challenge to be eligible to win this HUGE GOODIE BASKET FULL OF CRAFTING GOODNESS - courtesy of Simon Says Stamp Store!! Check it out....... (handpicked goodies by yours truly!!! Valued at over $100!!!!)

YOU MUST ENTER THIS WEEK'S CHALLENGE TO BE ABLE TO WIN !!!! WE WILL BE CHECKING :-) AND if you enter this weeks challenge, come back here on Friday to enter my Fabulous Friday Freebie too!!!!! MORE chances to win!!!!

You should have arrived here from Anna's blog! If you didn't, you need to start at the beginning to make sure you collect all the numbers to add up!!!!!

The number for my blog is 1

Next head over to Dena's Blog to see what fabulous inspiration she has for you and to collect your number. Thanks for stopping by! HAVE fun and good luck!!!

The DT are showcasing the Simon Says Stamps exclusive stamp sets and have made some gorgeous Birthday cards & projects to inspire you!! You can see them all close up on each blog as you hop along collecting your numbers!!! :-)

Here is my project! I took a brown shopping bag that had writing on it, and covered it. I used ZOO ANIMALS set by Simon Says Stamp. I think it turned out pretty good, although in the picture you can't tell its a gift bag..but it is! Trust me!! LOL

Just in case you get lost here is a list of everyone :-)
CHRIS (you are here)

Good luck and have fun HOPPIN'!!!!


Darja Drakšič said...

Very nice card, lovely animals.
And very inspiring bloghop.

Here's my card for challenge:

pinky said...

What a lovely idea, those animals are so cute and love the scene you have created for them. Happy Birthday

Tusia Lech said...

Cute card :)

dragonllew said...

Fab card what cute animals

Unknown said...

Nice card :D

Blog hoppetihop :D

lindyloo said...

great animal XX

my card
lindyloo x

gila said...

Eine süße Karte ist das und ein tolles Bloghope und ein toller preis, wow.
Mein Link

lg gila

Unknown said...

Lovely Card! Here's my link to this weeks challenge:

Holly Young said...

how cute!

Unknown said...

Wonderful altered bag Chris. Thanks for the chance to win.

My Challenge Card


Joanne xx

Helen said...

Awww...cute gift bag!
Helen x

Tini A. said...

Hi Chris...
what a cute animals it and the colors!
Hugs Tini

Eva said...

What an excellent idea of sprucing up plain paper bags - you can really customize these for birthdays, etc. Love it!

Lillian Child said...

What little guy or gal wouldn't love to get this animal card creation - so very cute!

Marina said...

That's fabulous!
Love that image and the colours.


Fiona said...

this is so cool...thanks for the chance to win.


Margreet said...

great card with all those it....I'm hopping away!
xxx Margreet

Meretekj said...

Very cute!
Thanks for the chance to win.

Sarah said...

Loving the giraffes - my friend wants a tattoo of one of those so have told her to get herself over here to your blog to see them. What a fun way to dress up a bag. Sarah x

Unknown said...

Very sweet card. Have to hop on!

Toni Hughes said...

Lovely card hugs Toni

Saskia said...

Hi Chris, happy blogaversary! Great work with the shopping bag, I love it.

Dragonlady said...

Hi Chris

Love your card with the zoo animals. My birthday card is here

Hugs Ali x

Shelley said...

Love the gift bag! What a great use of a "found" item. This is my first time to your blog and I'm glad that the hop brought me here! Looking forward to seeing more of your projects.

email: said...

What an absolutely adorable and fun bag, Chris!! I love the combo of animals and the flowers too cute!!!

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!


Thebug415 said...

Super cute gift bag!

Ultramum said...

Love those giraffes :-)

Here's my card

Unknown said...

what a cool idea - much better than buying a gift bag much more personal too love it

Ultramum said...

Oops - correct link here - Here's my card

carrot said...

Nice little Zoo you've made!
This hop&go play from SSS is quite crazy :D Well, let's see what can we do... ;)

Mummylade said...

lovely card

Marley said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win! Allready uploaded my card at the blog. Its such a fun bloghop!! big hugs xxMarley

Dorte said...

What a beautiful card! Love the colours. Thanks for the chance to win!

Christine said...

Your gift bag is too cute to give! I love those animals. What a wonderful way to package a gift. Thanks for the blog hop!
xoxo, Christine

Pammejo said...

Very cute card, love the blog hop!

Jamie said...

Wow what a great idea with the bag!! Super cute.

Sarah A said...

Hi Chris!! Whoohoo how cute is this?? I love how you have given a plain old paper bag a whole new identity!

Sarah x

Renee said...

What a neat idea!! Just too cute

Sarah A said...

Forgot to link my card!

Here is my entry

Deb Neerman said...

Love your fab gift bag ... too cute!

Sharon said...

Hi Chris,

I love the subtle stripe pattern papers you've chosen to go with these cute little guys.

Sharon x

Michelle said...

Great gift bag! Love the giraffes!

Loz said...

I love your giftbag.. I can see the handles so I know it's a bag!! Gorgeous colours, here's my card for the challenge. Happy Blogoversary!! ♥

jude said...

Thanks for the chance to win and fab blog hop.
Here’s my entry
hugs judex:)X

Tammy in Ontario, Canada said...

Love your blog and your wonderful birthday card. You are very creative. Please include me in the birthday draw.

Linda said...

These little animals are just the cutest ever!! Fabulous card!!

Claire said...

Happy 1st Blogaversary Chris. Hugs, Claire x

Anita Wells said...

Hi Chris, thanks for the chance to win some candy. Love your cards. Anita xx

Jo Nevill said...

Fantastic gift bag Chris, just love those cute little animal stamps you have used.


Jo xx

Julye said...

Love the bag, I've got loads as every time hubby goes to farm shop he never takes one but come back with a couple more which he pays for, just think of all the craft stash I could buy , perhaps I should just use them for projects like yours, thanks Julye

Sandra said...

Such a cute card!

Kruemel said...

Love all these cute animals that have come to your card to celebrate the birthday! Beautiful color choice too.

Kathrin aka Kruemel

Mina said...

this is fabulous Chris and what a brilliant idea...would make a great gift
Here’s my card
Mina xxx

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous gift bag Chris :-) Brilliant idea ! :-) I have a friend's b'day next week and was going to buy a bag ,,, think I will make one now ! :-)
Luv the stamp set you used ,, very cute images :-)

Lols x x x

Esme said...

Gorgeous card! I love the giraffes!

Esme xx

Kruemel said...

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

Kathrin aka Kruemel

Myrto said...

Fantastic idea the altered shopping bag. I will try it!


Julie M said...

Gorgeous gift bag idea, Chris - the bright colours against the kraft background look fab.

My card is here

Stampin Mindy said...

Cute project, I love the paper and the little animals are adorable! Hugs!

Christa said...

Great giftbag!! I love the animals ...


ribenaruby said...

Lovely gift bag, hopefully will give this a try soon, my card for SSS challenge is here Happy Birthday to the whole team!

Anonymous said...

Oh great card Chris, love it!
Happy Blogaversary SSS, and thank you for the chance of winning too!

My card is 71 on the SSS blog Samantha :0)

Spyder said...

Lovely card. I have only made one card and that's on the challenge blog.

Pelle R said...

What a great ideato use a paper bag as giftbag + card, all in one. I realy loved that u used the orange colour. It realy make one get this happy feeling as one should get.
If u want to take a look at my card in this calleng u find me as number 73 on the list.
Have a great day, and will come back for more ideas.
Take care - Pelle

Anne said...

Hi Chris
Another fab card, thanks for the hop:)
My card is here
Anne x

Beth aka BR-T said...

What a darling creation My card is # 82 on Mr linkey Beth aka BR-T

Marie said...

Thanks for sharing your creation with us! I really like the scene of ani,als you created on your card =) Here's a link to my entry for this weeks challenge:

Jane said...

This is so cute Chris! Love all those animals and the colours are fab! hugs, Jane xxx

Daniele said...

great card love the whimsical animal theme thanks for the chance to win hugs from Daniele

Finja said...

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

Sandie said...

What a great card!


carlz said...

oh chris that is so sweet! really pretty! thanks for the chance to win! hugs carlyann xxx

Lisa Jane said...

what a fab idea for a gift bag - love the little animals
Lisa ;)

Tracy said...

Fabulous DT creations, great hop and prize.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Ardilla said...

I came earlier this week and didn´t see your beautiful card. Really nice one!!!



Simone said...

What a cute card, Chris! So lovely!

scrappyjacky said...

A lovely animal card.

Delphine said...

Fabulous bag, Chris, and lovely animals! Thanks for the chance to win! Hugs Delphine xx

Alie de Vrij-Venema said...

I'm having fun at this bloghop!
Thanks for the chance to win great prizes!!
Here's my birthday card:

Greetz Alie

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
Pauline x

Mo said...

Dear Chris,
your bag is so beautiful!
here is my card


Mary said...

Great project!! I love it.

Susan said...

Love your little safari celebration card!! :)
Susan said...

I can definitely tell it is a bag - and a great looking one at that! Love it!

See my card here

Steph Ackerman said...

Sweet card.

Lena Katrine said...

Beautiful paperbag!

You may see my card here :)

Yukkie Jenny said...

Very funny! Great idea with card on bag!

Sofia ;) said...

Those animals are super cute!!!! Love it!!

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

What a fab gift bag Chris. Those zoo animals are perfect for a child's birthday goodie bag. Love the scene you created.
Thanks for the chance to win and congrats on the SSS blogoversary.
Sharon xx

Eiglas said...

Being a dumb-cluck I've already commented on the wrong post LOL!
Not to worry - I'm a blog-hop newbie so don't laugh too hard! LOL!
Love your gift-bag - must try this!
Here's my link!
Thanks again for the blog-hop fun!

Rosette said...

This is just gorgeous xxx Happy Birthday to all at Simon Says xx big hugz xx

email: said...

I love this gift bag! My favorite is the giraffe! He is soooo cute! Great job with the colors and the fabulous flowers!

Terra/Simon Says Stamp

Beckie said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for the chance to win a fab prize :-)

Katt Adams said...

here is my link:
loved your gift bag idea!

Kat said...

Love your project, especially the giraffes. I love giraffes lol!

Here is my card.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Kat x

Monika Reeck said...

cuuute give bag and love that girrafe stamp soo soo cute...hugs

Martine said...

I adore your gift bag darlin, sooo cute, love the image :)



Wilfreda said...

This is so cute. Here is my card.

Shirl said...

Those animals are soo cute..LOL

Here's my take for the challenge

Katinka said...

Your shopping bag is so lovely Chris! Love the warm colors!

Here is my card for the blogaversary:

Have a nice sunday!
Katrin from Germany

Jodi said...

What a great gift bag ~ love those animals!

Here is one of my entries to the challenge.

Debs said...

Hi Chris Fab project - such a great idea.
My entry for the SSS challenge is here..
Thanks for a super fun blog hop.
Take care
Debs xx

Christine said...

Hi Chris gorgeous fun B/card love all the colours can find my SS entry HERE

Hugs Christine xx

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Such cute animals on your card!! This is my entry for the challenge


Marion said...

Wonderful gift bag Chris. Those Zoo animals are just so cute. Great colours.

danoli said...

so cute and happy birthday my entry is here

Lynne in NI said...

Cool card Chris .. I love the expression on that little zebra's face!
Here's mine

Sandra1968 said...

Congrats to Simon Says 1st blogaversary!
Your card is great. I love all the funny stamps.
You can find my card here.

Anonymous said...

congrats on the 1st blogaversary!!
all the cards are so inspiring

Here is my entry

HazelQ said...

Cute card Chris, thank you for the inspiration and for tha chance to win. Happy Blogaversary! Here'smy card.

KarenB said...

Your card is amazing, loving those wild animals.

My entry is here

Val said...

What a brillaint idea with all those animals.

My card is no. 216


Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Very cool! Love the colors!

Max said...

I can tell it's a gift bag 'cos I can see the handles. Really cute.
My card no. is 225.


Anne H. said...

Your zoo is gorgeous! An adorable image and lovely colors.
Here is my card:
Anne :)

paperpapier said...

cute cute stamps..and what a great idea to use the image to decorate the plain brown gift bag!
my entry is here. Hugs,heaney

Emmy said...

loooove your card! very pretty!!

my card:

Mrs.B said...

Great idea, love the animals
my card

Heather said...

Cool card. My card is here

AniaZosia said...

great zoo ! :)

my card is here:

PeiFang_Alice said...

It's a great idea to makeover the paper bag as a gift. NICE!
My card can be found here

Melanie-Jane said...

Great card ! Thank's for sharing

My card :


Sandra said...

really lovely gift bag! I like these stamps.
Hugs Sandra

Squirrel said...

Love your card! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.
Here's my card.
Rosey x

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