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.

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.

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.

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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