Friday, May 17, 2019

SSS Celebrate You Release Blog Hop - Day 2 + Prizes!

Hey Guys!

Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp, Celebrate You blog hop. You should've arrived here from the very talented Karin's blog, Peppermint Patty's Papercraft.


I'm so excited to share my cards with you today! This is such a fun release with so many products that are perfect for all those special people and events in your life.

This is day 2 of the hop so if you'd like to check out all the fabulous inspiration from day 1, click here. If you'd like to start at the beginning of today's hop, head to Simon's blog here.


FREE GIFT
As you can see, in the banner above, Simon has a code for you to use to receive
Tim Holtz's Idea-ology Butterfly Adornments! The code is BTF842 and you can use it at checkout, with any purchase, while supplies last. The code expires Sunday, 5/19 at 11:59 pm EDT.

GIVEAWAY
Simon is also giving away a $25 gift certificate for every stop along the hop! Just leave a comment below for a chance to win.

GALLERIES
Did you know Simon has galleries for each of their releases and card kits, and even a video gallery? It's true and you can add your very own cards and projects to these galleries. Here's a link to the Simon Brand Galleries

CARDS
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Okay, let's get to my cards. I was sent some of the new products to play with and, as usual, I had lots of fun creating with them. My first card uses the Filigree Butterfly Die. I's just so pretty and I immediately thought of something elegant, so after cutting out several of the butterflies on a panel, I backed it with some beautiful, silver, shimmery cardstock. The sentiment is from the, Daisy Bouquet stamp set and I think the clear sequins finished it off nicely.


My next card is a special one. This stamp and die set is called, Patriotic Service and it has some perfect images and sentiments for anyone who serves our country. I created a simple, layered card with a few of the images. It's difficult to see in the photo but I lightly stamped the flag image in the background.


For my next three cards, I used Suzy's Celebrate Dad Watercolor Prints. I absolutely LOVE these prints! And you don't have to use watercolors. You can use any color medium you have. They are so fun to color! The first one was done with Zig Markers and the other two were colored with Copics.




 
Aren't they fun? If you've never tried them, I highly recommend you give them a shot. They are perfect for practicing your coloring.

I really loved creating this next card. I used the Rounded Alphabet Die set. I first created a panel using Alcohol Pearl Inks in some of my fave colors. (Had so much fun getting all inky!) I also added bits of silver foil before cutting out the letters. The scored lines give a little more interest to the background.


Okay, here's my last card. I water colored this one with my Zig Markers. I ADORE this, Daisy Bouquet stamp set! I can't wait to stamp and color all the other images in this set.

      
That's it for me. Next up on the hop is the awesome and talented, Cheiron at her blog, My Crafty Life.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope I've given you some ideas and inspiration for using some of the new products.



 


PRODUCTS USED

Saturday, April 13, 2019

SSS Blossoms And Butterflies Release Blog Hop + Giveaways!

Hey guys!

Welcome to my blog! It's day 2 of the Blossoms and Butterflies release blog hop from Simon Says Stamp and I'm so excited!



You should've arrived here from the talented, Bibi Cameron's blog. If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, head over to Simon's blog. If you missed day 1 of the blog hop, click here.

FREE GIFT!
As you can see in the banner above, Simon has a code for you to use to receive FREE Unicorn Dust Glitter! The code is BLSM999 and you can use it at checkout, with any purchase, while supplies last.

GIVEAWAY!
Simon is also giving away a $25 gift certificate for every stop along the hop! Just leave a comment below for a chance to win.

GALLERIES!
Did you know Simon has galleries for each of their releases and card kits, and even a video gallery? It's true and you can add your very own cards and projects to these galleries! Here's a link to the Simon Brand Galleries

I received some awesome products to play with for the release and I had so much fun! On my first card, I used the, Sketchy Lines Background stamp with a couple of Distress Oxide Inks. The "gah" die-cut was created from the, Archie Jr Solid Alpha die set and the rest of the sentiment is from the fabulous, Tiny Words Encouragement stamp set. 


I used the same Tiny Words Encouragement set on my next card, along with an Alcohol Pearl Inked background.


There are so many perfect sentiments in this set to uplift, inspire and encourage. It's a must have!

Up next is this gorgeous, Floral Mix Background stamp! Gosh, I loved coloring this one! I used Copic Markers.


I though it would be fun to cut (gasp) the colored panel in half, pop them up with foam adhesive and stamp a sentiment in the center. It's another one from the Tiny Words Encouragement set.

With this release, there are also several beautiful Floral Frame dies. I was lucky enough to be able to play with the Poppy Frame Die and created this clean and simple card. The background was shaded with Distress Oxide Inks and I just quickly colored the die pieces with Copics.



And yes, you guessed it. Another sentiment from the Tiny Words Encouragement set. Told ya it's a fabulous set!

Okay, have you guys ever ordered Suzy's Watercolor Cards? I absolutely LOVE these paintable prints! They come in packs of 9-16 cards that are already printed with beautiful images that you can color with markers, pencils or watercolors. I was sent her newest pack and they are so beautiful and fun to color! I'm sharing three of them today. This first one was water colored with Zig Markers.



And the next two were colored with Copics.






I mean, aren't they perfect for springtime?! Some of them come with a printed sentiment, like the Mother's Day card above but others do not, so you can add your own, which I've done on the other two. 

So that's it for me. I hope I've inspired you and given you some ideas on using a few of the products from this awesome release!

The next stop on the hop is the very talented Ankita Gupta

Enjoy the rest of the hop and happy spring! ♥


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