Saturday, March 9, 2019

SSS Fresh Bloom Release Blog Hop + Prizes!

Hey guys!

I am so excited about Simon Says Stamp's new, Fresh Bloom release because when you live in snowy, cold Minnesota - anything having to do with springtime makes ya happy!

As you can see in the banner below, there's a code you can use to receive a free, Lucky To Know You die, with any purchase, while supplies last. The code is FRBLM89. The code will expire on Sunday, March 10 at 11:59pm EDT.

Simon is also giving away a $25 gift certificate at every stop along the hop! They'll choose the winners from the comment sections on each blog, so be sure to leave a comment below. They'll be announcing the winners on Wednesday, March 13, on their blog.

Did you know Simon has card galleries on their blog, where you can link up your very own cards and/or projects, for everyone to see? You can find the galleries right here.

I'm so glad you've stopped by today! You should've arrived here from Anna's blog, Love, Live, Create. If you want to start at the beginning of today's hop, you can start here at Simon's blog. This is day 2 of the hop, so if you'd like to check out day 1, you can click here.

Okay, let's get to my cards - I went a little crazy with the products I was sent and had so much fun playing with it all. I'm sharing A LOT of cards, so I won't go into too many details about how each one was created, but if you have any questions, just ask and I'll reply as soon as I can.

All the products I used are listed below in the affiliate links, at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support!

My first two cards use a beautiful stamp set called, Blossoming. I kept both cards very simple, using Zig markers on the first, and Copics on the second.

My next two cards have flowers too. Shouldn't surprise anyone lol! The first one uses the Buttercup stamp set. It's such a delightful set!
 Aren't those the sweetest flowers?!

And this next card uses the gorgeous, Dahlia Stem die. I Love this die! All I did was color each individual petal and leaf with some pink and green Copic Markers, then pieced it all back together for a clean and simple card.

Okay, as you probably know, Alcohol Inks are all the rage again right now, so I used them for my next two cards, along with a wonderful, sentiment stamp and die set called, You Got This. It has some beautiful, encouraging sentiments and look closely at how cool the dies cut out around them. Love that!

Yes, there's more - 4 more to be exact. But wait! I used the same stamp set for each of them because it's that good. Seriously, it's a must have! It's called, Geometric Pattern Builder and I couldn't stop playing with it! And on the first three, I used sentiments from the, You Got This set. So fun! This first one was created with Distress Oxide Inks.

For this one, I used Copic Markers.

 And watercolors were used on the last two.

Love how this one turned out!

If you're still with me, thank you! I know that was a long post but I hope I've inspired you to check out these products, plus many more that are available with this fabulous, new release!

Next up on the hop is Kristina, at her blog, Lachristanel Design.

Enjoy the last couple stops on the hop and thanks so much for stopping by!




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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