Thursday, January 10, 2019

BLOG HOP! SSS You Are Loved Release + Giveaway!

Hey guys!

I'm back today with more inspiration for Simon's You Are Loved release and I'm so excited to share some more cards with you! This is day 1 of a 2-day hop, so be sure to check out Simon's blog tomorrow too, for lots more inspiring creations!

If you've arrived here from Bibi Cameron's blog, you're in the right place. Isn't she amazing? So talented! If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, click here to go to Simon's blog.

First, we've got some fun stuff to talk about! Do you see that code in the above graphic? The code will give you a free Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Oxide Ink Pad (while supplies last!) with any purchase! How awesome is that?! The code will expire Sunday, 1/13 at 11:59 pm EST.

Also debuting today is a BRAND NEW set of watercolor prints from Suzy Plantamura called, Sending Love!

I am so excited about these prints! If you've never used them, they are so perfect for quick cardmaking and are great for practicing your water coloring, Copic coloring or any medium, really. I love them and can't WAIT to get my hands on this new pack! 

So now let's talk about the giveaway! Simon is generously giving away a $25.00 gift card at each stop along the hop! All you have to do is comment below for a chance to win. Simon will announce the winners on Wednesday, January 16th on their blog.

Okay, I've got five cards to show you today so let's get started!

I shared this first card over on my Instagram feed when the release went live but wanted to share it here too. I used the, So Loved stamp set with some pretty Simon inks. I love off-setting the outline of each stamp for a more whimsical look!

My next card uses the, Always and Forever stamp and die set. It's perfect for an anniversary, or just to let someone know you love them. Easy, simple ink blending and Copic coloring.

I used two of the new release products on this next card. The, Quilted Hearts Background Cling stamp and the, Windows to My Heart die, along with some Distress Oxide Inks. I love how this turned out!

Here's another simple card using the Quilted Hearts stamp but this time I also used some of the dies from the Ornate Love die set. I think these products were made for each other!

For my last card, I used the big, chunky letters that are included in the Ornate Love die set, along with the gorgeous, Damask Background Cling Stamp. Man, was this one ever fun to create! I love playing with Distress Inks, which I used on both the background and the letters.

If you're still on the fence about grabbing these products, don't be! They are all so versatile and perfect, not just for Valentine's Day, but for all year long! 

The next stop on the hop is the amazing, Anna-Karin at her blog, Layers of Ink.

Thank you so much for the visit! I love when you stop by and I love reading your comments! I hope you all know how much I appreciate it! ♥

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Monday, December 10, 2018

SSS You Are Loved Release!

Hey guys!

Can ya believe it? I'm blogging again already. I know it's weird but I'm excited to be back with another release from Simon Says Stamp. Yes, even though we're still celebrating DieCember, Simon has come out with another fabulous release called, You Are Loved!

I received some products but only had a few days to create with this surprise release, so needless to say, my cards are clean and simple but I still love them. I hope you do too!

First up is this card using the, "Always and Forever" stamp and die set. I did some shading with Antique Linen Distress Ink inside the circle and did some very simple coloring on the champagne classes with Copic Markers. The sentiment is included in the set too.

I think this next one has to be the simplest card I've ever created. Lol! I used the inlaid die cutting technique for a one layer card. I added dimension by adding a bit of shading on the letters. This is a die set called, "Ornate Love." There's also a coordinating stamp set but I didn't have it so just used the dies.  
 This set also comes with a "love you" die and three nested heart dies.

My third card is a fun one. The die is called, "Windows to My Heart." There are so many fun ways you could use this die! I decided to back it with some glitter cardstock then I added some snowflakes and sequins for a wintery love card.

I was also able to play with one of the three gorgeous cling background stamps from the release. It's called, "Damask Background." I inked it up with two different Distress Inks, spritzed it with some water and stamped it onto my panel. I always love how this technique turns out! And adding glitter never hurts either! And I used the "LOVE" from the Ornate Love set again.

I received one more stamp set that I haven't had a chance to play with yet, so I'll be back soon to show you that card. It's a gorgeous set and I'm really looking forward to inking it up!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I always appreciate your visits and comments.

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Hope you all have a wonderful week! ♥