Friday, July 26, 2019

SSS Believe In You Release Blog Hop!

Hey guys!

Welcome to my stop on day 1 of the Simon Says Stamp, Believe In You release blog hop. I'm so happy you're here and I'm excited to share lots of cards with you today!

Did you know that Tim Holtz is Simon's Brand of the Month for July?

If you purchase any Tim Holtz product now through the 31st, Simon will add a Mini Distress Resist Spray to your order for free, while supplies last! So fun!

Simon is giving away a $25 gift card to every stop along the hop and will choose the winners from the comment sections! The winners will be announced on the Simon blog Wednesday, July 31st.

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 and here's the link to the new, Believe In You Gallery. There is so much inspiration there! I encourage you to check them out. 

I have lots of card to show you today, so lets get started. (The new release products and other products used are listed below.)

My first two cards are simple and pretty. I used the "Sunflower Stem" Die for both of them. One was created with Distress Oxide Inks and the other with Alcohol Inks. So easy!

For my next card, I used a really cool set called, "Thanks and Encouragement Word Mix 1" and I decided to use the sentiments, from one of the mixes, all together, to create a sort-of subway art look.

Next up is the pretty, "Daisy Square" Die. I love this little die and thought a shaker card would be fun. I used a couple of Copic Markers to add some simple shading to the dies, and a bit of Distress Oxides for the background.

The new, "Scallop Waves Cling" stamp is so fun! I white embossed the image and used Distress Oxides with the resist technique. I couldn't "resist" making some rainbows out of a few of the waves with a very steady, light hand using Copic Markers.

This next one is another really simple card. Just a fun stencil, one Distress Oxide Ink color and some shimmer spray. The stencil is called, "Faceted Stripes" and it's really cool! 

Okay, last card. I adore this stamp set! It's called, "Never Quit Swimming" and I had so much fun creating this one. The critters are adorable and fun to color, giving you endless possibilities for creating some really cute cards! And I love the fun sentiments included in this set too.

Whew! If you're still here, thanks for sticking it out to the end. I know that was a lot of cards but as always, I want to show you as much as I can to help inspire you with this awesome new release. I hope I've done just that!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of the hop and don't forget tomorrow is day 2, with lots more inspiration coming your way.

Blog Hop Order:

Simon Says Stamp Blog 
         Cathy Zielske
        Nina-Marie Trapani
        Jessica Frost-Ballas
        Amy Rysavy
        Suzy Plantamura
        Lisa Addesa
        Heather Ruwe
        Gayatri Murali
        Barb Engler  (you are here)
         Marge Yoon
        Lea Lawson

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Trinity Stamps 1 Year Anniversary Blog Hop!

Hey guys!

I am so excited and honored to be joining Trinity Stamps 
for their one year anniversary blog hop!  

They're not only celebrating with a hop but with a huge new release too! It was such a pleasure playing with some of their new products and I have a couple of cards to share with you today.

One blog hop reader will be randomly selected to receive a $20 Trinity gift card and a birthday surprise gift. Leave a comment on all the stops along the hop for a chance to win.

Trinity Stamps is giving away a free Mini Balloon Die and a free Cake Smash Sprinkles Embellishment Mix to everyone who makes a purchase during their birthday celebration!

Orders over $50 will also receive their exclusive, "Kind One" Senti-Mini Stamp Set, and orders over $99 will also get the matching die set, along with free shipping! These gifts are available through July 15th or until supplies last.

My first card uses the, Catching Some Rays Stencil Set. It's a two-piece set and I wanted to try something different. Instead of placing the stencil across the whole card front, I only used it on half the card. Not sure I like all the white space but I do love the shimmer from the embossing paste and glitter I used.

Here's a closer look.

For my second card, I used two different stamp and die sets. One is called, Fairy Wonderful and the other is called, Succulent Sparkle.

I colored all the images with Copic Markers. Aren't those fairies the cutest?!

I hope I've given some ideas on using a few of the products from this fabulous release. Next up on the hop is Bobbi Lemanski.

Barb Engler ** You are here

Enjoy the rest of the hop and thanks so much for stopping by! ♥

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