Friday, January 10, 2020

SSS Hey Bestie and Love You More Releases Blog Hop!

Hey guys!

Welcome back to my blog! I'm so excited to be a part of day 1 of the Simon Says Stamp Hey Bestie and Love You More releases blog hop! 

FREE GIFT:
As you can see from the banner above, with a purchase of $50 or more, you'll get Simon's exclusive Friend Outline Die for free! Just use code: BFF489 at checkout. Promotion ends on 1/12/20 at 11:59pm EST.

And what a fun idea to combine both releases into one blog hop! Most of my cards today only use the Hey Bestie products but I'll share some older cards I created too, from the Love You More release, which was launched back in December.

GIVEAWAY:
Simon is also giving away a $25 gift certificate at every stop along the hop, from the comment sections. Be sure leave a comment below for your chance to win! They'll announce all the winners on Wednesday, January 15th, on their blog.

SIMON GALLERIES:
Did you know Simon has card galleries for each of their releases and their 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 all the Simon Brand Galleries and here's the link to the Love You More release gallery and the Hey Bestie release gallery. There is so much inspiration to see! I encourage you to check them out and add your own cards/projects.

CARDS:
Okay, let's get to my cards. I had so much fun playing with the awesome products from this release! It's filled with so many fabulous and fun items that I know you'll all love! 

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My first card uses the gorgeous, Be Kind stamp set. I adore this set! It has some beautiful leaf images, along with wonderful sentiments. I used Zig Markers on the white embossed leaves.
 
Up next is another card using the same, Be Kind set. This time I used Copic Markers for a brighter look. I also used the new, Miss You die set.

Next is the gorgeous, Snowflake Mandala die. This die is a biggie, guys and so intricate! I used Simon's silver glitter paper to cut it out and I love the sparkly look! And do ya see that sentiment? It's from the Miss You Reverse Sentiment Strips set.

I love this next stamp set. It's called Lifting Hearts and it's absolutely adorable! I mean, who doesn't love bunnies, mice and turtles floating up in the air with balloons?! Gah! Copic Markers were used for the coloring.

The Etched Snowflake Background cling stamp is a beauty! I created two, very different cards with it. There are lots of techniques you could use with this one, for sure! I first white embossed the image onto some glittery blue cardstock, cut it apart into strips, then adhered them to a white cardbase. I've added the You Are Loved die set for the sentiment. It's from the Love You More release.

Okay, here's my last card from the Hey Bestie release. I again used the Etched Snowflake Background cling stamp but this time, after white embossing it onto some watercolor cardstock, I added color with my Daniel Smith watercolors. I love this pretty combo of peach and aqua! The sentiment is from the same, Miss You die set I used above but this time I included the matching background die.

And here are a few cards I created, back in December for the Love You More release. 


If you'd like to check out the Love You More release, please click here.

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Don't forget to swing over to Simon's blog tomorrow to start day 2 of the hop and thank you so much for stopping by! 





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Monday, December 2, 2019

SSS DieCember Blog Hop!

Hey guys!

Welcome to my stop for day 1 of the Simon Says Stamp DieCember blog hop! You should've arrived here from the very talented Gayatri and her blog, Handmade By G3. If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, head to Simon's blog here.


I love DieCember! It's a month long celebration of die cutting with special features, sales, education and inspiration that focus on die cutting and it all starts with Simon's exclusive, new release!

I'm so excited you're here and I can't wait to share my cards with you but first, we need to take care of some important business.



FREE GIFT:
As you can see in the graphic above, Simon is giving away an adorable, exclusive enamel pin, free with any purchase! How fun is that?! You can choose which pin you'd like and use the corresponding code at checkout. This gift is valid until 12/8 at 11;59pm ET, or while supplies last.

GIVEAWAY: 
Simon is also giving away a $25 gift certificate at every stop along the hop, from the comment sections! Be sure leave a comment below for your chance to win! They'll announce all the winners on Wednesday, December 11th, on their blog.

SIMON GALLERIES:
Did you know Simon has card galleries for each of their releases and their 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 all the Simon Brand Galleries and here's the link to the new, DieCember Gallery. There is so much inspiration to see! I encourage you to check them out and add your own cards/projects!

CARDS:
Okay, let's get to my cards because I know that's why you're all here - to see some inspiration. I had so much fun playing with some of the new products!

For my first card, I used the, "Hello Crafty Friend" die set. It's perfect for all your crafty friends, near or far! My background was created using Alcohol Pearl Inks.



I created another card with the same die set but this time I also used the matching background die. This one is clean and simple. Just a bit of shading with some Distress Oxide Ink.



This next die set could be used for so many special people in your life. Whether it's your spouse, partner, a sibling, or a close friend, they'd love to receive a card with this sentiment! It's called, "The Best Is Yet To Come." I used an older stencil, with some pretty shading, for the background.


While I had that stencil out and before I cleaned it, I spritzed the remaining ink with some water, took a watercolor card panel and laid it on top of the wet stencil. It's a fun technique! The die for this one is designed by Cathy Zielske for Simon and I love the simple yet bold letters! I don't know about you but I can never have enough "Thank You" dies! It also comes with a matching background.


Next up is the, "Burst" die and it's a fun one! So many possibilities with this one! I used Alcohol Pearl Inks again for a fun and striking look!


 Here's a different angle so you can see the shimmer from the gold.



Okay, last card, I promise! ;) For this one I used the beautiful "Winter Wishes Circle Die," along with one of the many dies from the "A7 Thin Frames" die set. I also added some leaves from an older set. More Distress Oxide Ink and some white splatters make for a pretty card!


That's it for me. I hope I've given you a bit of inspiration for using some of the new DieCember products. Thank you for your visit! I appreciate it so much!  

Day 2 of the hop will be this coming Friday, December 6th.

Your next stop on the hop is the wonderful, Lea Lawson at her blog, Lea Lawson Creates

Enjoy the rest of the hop!
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