Friday, June 22, 2018

SSS Good Vibes Release Blog Hop!

Hey guys!

Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp, Good Vibes release blog hop. I'm so happy you're here!

Look closely at the bottom portion of the graphic above. Simon is giving away a free gift with EVERY purchase through June 24th, 11:59pm EDT! Just use the code: PUFFY at checkout. So fun!

I'm so excited to share my cards with you but first, you should know that Simon is also giving away a $25 gift card at each stop along the 2-day hop! They'll choose the winners from the comment sections and announce them on their blog on Wednesday, June 27th. 

If you've been following along the hop, you should've arrived from my wonderful, talented friend, Jenn Shurkus and her blog, Creative Chick. If you'd like to start at the beginning of today's hop, it's here at Simon's blog. If you missed yesterday's hop, you can click here to start at the very beginning.

I was sent some fabulous products and I had so much fun playing with them! I've made 6 cards for you, so let's get started. I should warn you though, you're about to see lots of pink. But hey, it's summer so ya can't blame me. Lol! 

(All products used are listed below in the affiliate links, at no cost extra to you.)

I love this Hibiscus Frame die! I actually didn't use the frame portion but instead, took each petal of the flower, colored them with Zig Markers and Copics, then adhered them back into the hibiscus shape. I love how it turned out! And the sentiment? It's from the Vacation Time stamp set. There are so many fun sentiments in that set!

This beauty is the Debra die and I love it. So intricate. Just think of all the different ways you could use it! I decided to keep mine white and adhere it with foam tape to a colorful, tropical background, created with Distress Inks. And that is another sentiment from the Vacation Time set.

Another fab sentiment from the Vacation Time set. I love how large and bold some of them are! The flowers are from a coloring book that was given to me by a crafty friend. I was practicing my no-line coloring and wanted to use the page on a card. I thought the flowers ended up looking tropical and would go perfect with that sentiment.

Are ya sick of pink yet? I hope not, 'cause I got one more.
I used the smaller flowers in the, Strangeness stamp set and popped them up against a pretty, peachy background. This time I used Distress Oxide Inks.

Okay, that's it for pink. Whew - sorry! What can I say? I was in a summery, tropical mood with all the fun vacation-themed products.

Next up are some cuties on a beach!
Can ya stand it?! Look at that mermaid kitty! Ack! So cute! And the dog sittin' in his flamingo floatie is pretty darn adorable too, don't ya think? This set is called, Summer Cuddly Critters. I colored them with Copics and the background was done with Distress Inks. And yes, that sentiment is another one from the Vacation Time set.

For my last card, I used the larger image from the, Strangeness set.
I used Copic Markers and the sentiment is from the, Miss You Block die. I only used the letters.

That's it for my stop - I hope I've inspired you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Next up on the hop is the fabulous and talented, Lisa Addesa!

Hugs, ♥


 Here are all the new products from the release, and others used on my cards:

Friday, May 18, 2018

SSS Sending Sunshine Release Blog Hop!

Hey guys!

I'm so excited to share lots of cards with you today for my stop on day 2 of Simon Says Stamp's, Sending Sunshine release blog hop!

Let's take care of the important stuff first though. Simon is giving away a $25 gift certificate at each stop along the hop - whoot! All you need to do is comment on as many blogs as you can, for a better chance at winning! Simon will announce the winners over on their blog on Wednesday, May 23rd.

AND . . . I have a coupon code for you too! If you use the code, SUNSHINE with your purchase, Simon will send you a free gift! How cool is that?! The code will expire on 5/20 at 11:59pm EST.

If you've been following along on the hop, you should've arrived from the very talented, Amy Rysavy's blog, Prairie Paper and Ink. If you'd like to start at the beginning of today's hop, head to the Simon Says Stamp blog. If you missed day 1 of the hop, head here.

I've created lots of cards with the goodies I received, so I won't go into to too much detail for each one, otherwise this already long post would be even longer! If you happen to have any questions, just email me and I'll respond. You can find my email here.

All the products I used are listed below this post in the affiliate links, at no extra cost to you.

First up is this really cool, graphic background cling stamp called, Deco Diamonds.There are so many different techniques you could use with this fun stamp! I used the resist technique and Distress inks with water on my first two cards but on the second one, I added more color around the squares with a Zig marker.

And because I love the, You Are My Sunshine sentiment die, I used it on another card, along with an older stamp called, Center Cut Flowers, from Simon's previous release. I colored the flowers with Copic markers.

This next stamp set is really pretty! It's called, Wreath Greetings and I loved doing a bit of messy water coloring on the wreath!

I used another image from the same set on the card below, with some very simple Copic coloring.

For this next one, I used the beautiful, Flower Cluster die. I left it white but just think of all the ways you could use this pretty die! My background was created with Distress Inks and water.

Okay, to say I love this next stamp set is an understatement! It's called, Hello There and it is so adorable! I used it on my next two cards. On the first one I just created a simple watercolor background with Distress Inks and colored the critters with Zig markers. Don't ya just love the tin cans with string! Makes me giggle!

I decided I wanted a different design for the next card by placing the critters further apart but I still wanted to use the tin cans, so I added real string this time! Ha! Can ya see it?

Here's a close-up.

And last but not least, the gorgeous, Spring Flower Burst! I adore this set and had so much fun water coloring this image!

That's it for me! Next up on the hop is Jean Manis at her blog, Right as Rain. I know you'll love what she has to share! 

I hope I've given you some inspiration today! Thank you so much for stopping by! ♥

Here's a list of all the new, Sending Sunshine products:

And here are the other products I used on my cards: