Friday, November 12, 2021

SSS Handmade Holiday Release Blog Hop, Day Two!

 Hi guys!

Welcome to my stop on day two of the Simon Says Stamp Handmade Holiday Release blog hop! If you missed day one of the hop, head over to Simon's blog here. If you want to start at the beginning of today's hop, that post from Simon is here. I'm really excited to share my cards with you, showcasing this fabulous release! It's filled with lots of fun, new products that you're gonna love! But first . . . . . . . 


FREE GIFT:

As you can see from the banner above, if you shop during the Handmade Holiday Release blog hop, you'll receive a Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide ink pad FOR FREE, with ANY purchase! Just use the code: HDMADE4U at checkout. This promotion will expire 11/14 at 11:59 pm EST.

 

GIVEAWAY: 

Simon is also giving away a $25 gift certificate at every stop along the hop, from the comment sections! Be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win. Simon will announce the winners on their blog, on Wednesday, November 17th.

 

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, Handmade Holiday gallery. There is so much inspiration to see! I encourage you to check them out and add your own cards/projects.

 

MY CARDS:

First up is a simple but elegant design, using some neutral colors, vellum, a bit of sparkle and the new, Etched Berry Branch die.

 

For my second card, I kept it simple with the Large Thank You Swirl Hot Foil Plate. I just added a strip of gold cardstock and a few gold, heart sequins.

 

Here's one using the Ornament Builder stencil set. What a fun set this is! Soooo many possibilities with this one! I went for a fun design, with a pink and silver color combo.


Okay, this is exciting! Simon now has their very own Glitz Glitter Gel! The colors are seriously GORGEOUS! I used two of them (Amethyst and Surf) on my next card, along with the beautiful, Holiday Boho Circle stencil. Look at that sparkle! 

 

For my last card, I used two new products. I thought the Santa and sleigh from the Night Before Christmas cling set would be so fun to use with the Snowy Path embossing folder. I love how it turned out! It's a larger card, so I'll be making my own envelope for it. The bit of color you see, on the embossed area on the bottom of the card, was created using some colored pencils and a soft touch. I cut along the embossed lines and adhered that snowy panel onto my ink blended card base.


I hope I've given you a few ideas for using some of the products in this awesome release! Enjoy the rest of the hop and thank you so much for stopping by! I appreciate every visit and comment! 



 

HOP ORDER:

Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Laura Bassen

Debby Hughes

Bibi Cameron

Keisha Charles

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Vicky Papaioannou

Mindy Eggen

Barb Engler you are here

Miriam Prantner

Tina Smith

Norine Borys

Sandi MacIver

Adelle Emery

Emma Williams

Yoonsun Hur


PRODUCTS:

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Friday, October 8, 2021

Simon Says Stamp Peace on Earth Release Blog Hop!

Hi everyone!

Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp, Peace on Earth release blog hop! I'm excited to share my cards with you today! It's a fabulous release with lots of wonderful products for all your holiday card making! To start at the beginning of the hop, head over to Simon's blog here.

FREE GIFT: 

As you can see from the banner above, if you shop during the Peace on Earth blog hop, you'll receive a Pawsitively Everything Tool FOR FREE, with a purchase of $25 or more! Just use the code: LUCKYU at checkout. The code expires on 10/10, at 11:59pm EDT. I have several of these awesome tools and LOVE using them in my craft room!

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, Peace on Earth gallery. There is so much inspiration to see! I encourage you to check them out and add your own cards/projects.

MY CARDS:

My first card is a bright and festive one! I love that Simon now carries their very own Matte Silver Cardstock! (and gold too) It die cuts so beautifully! I also used the Geometric Snowflakes Cling stamp, along with the die set called, Merry and Bright. I white embossed the background, then did a watercolor wash with Distress Oxide inks.


More Silver Cardstock!. Love this stuff! This card showcases the Holiday Messages Ornament stamp and die set. Stamping the solid ornament image is so easy when using Simon's new inks! Love them too!



Next up is the Berries and Leaves Stencil. I also used a sentiment from the must have, XL Christmas Greetings stamp set, embossed in gold. I added a few gold star sequins to finish off the card.



For my last card, I used the Geometric Snowflakes Cling stamp again, with a more tone-on-tone effect this time. That sentiment is another one from the XL Christmas Greetings set, embossed in white.


That's it from me! I hope I've given you a few fun ideas for using some of the awesome products in this fantastic release! Thanks so much for the stopping by! I appreciate every single visit and comment! ♥ ♥ ♥





HOP ORDER:

Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Nina-Marie Trapani

Caly Person

Laura Bassen

Nichol Spohr

Jennifer McGuire

Cathy Zielske

Debby Hughes

Yana Smakula

Lisa Addesa

Suzy Plantamura

Amy Rysavy

Sidnie Des Jardins

Heather Ruwe

Keisha Charles

Bibi Cameron

Barb Engler You are here

Cheiron Brandon

Mindy Eggen

 

NEW RELEASE PRODUCTS: (affiliate links used at no extra cost to you)

Thursday, September 2, 2021

It's a STAMPtember Blog Party!

Happy STAMPtember everyone!


WHAT IS STAMPTEMBER?

If this is your first STAMPtember, I am so excited for you! STAMPtember is a month long celebration of our love of stamping. There will be a blog post every single day of the month over on Simon's blog with contests, prizes, surprises, exclusive collaborations with your favorite stamp companies, special promotions, announcements and so much inspiration!

STAMPtember always starts with a bang, with Simon Says Stamp releasing a HUGE number of amazing products on the first day. I had lots of fun playing with some of them and I have lots of card inspiration to share with you today but first, here's a code for a . . . . .

FREE GIFT!

How fun is that?! With a $30 purchase or more, you'll receive Simon's exclusive Dot Runner plus two refills, FOR FREE! Just use the code: F7L2S29 at checkout. This code is valid through tonight, 9/2 at 11:59 pm EDT so don't miss it!

There are different codes for lots of different free products at every stop of the STAMPtember blog party! It's like a scavenger hunt, so be sure to keep your eye out for all the codes! Head over to Simon's blog if you want to start at the beginning of the party, and for a full list of participating blogs.

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 STAMPtember Gallery. There is so much inspiration to see! I encourage you to check them out and add your own cards/projects.

MY CARDS:

I think the most exciting product from this release is Simon's new ink pads! The colors are bright and gorgeous, the pad is juicy and they stamp beautifully! They are also water reactive, so that's a big bonus! And another bonus? They come pre-labeled! Aren't they yummy?!

So far, there are 15 colors, with more coming soon! I used the inks on a few of my cards today, so I'll share those first.

 



This card uses the adorable, Too Cute To Spook stamp set. Love those sweet, little ghosts! I just did some ink blending for the background and Copic coloring on the images.


I used the same set for this card and added a die cut sentiment using the, Here For The Boos die set. I used the new inks again but this time just to shade the sentiment die.

 

A very simple card, showcasing the trio of aqua inks and the beautiful, Big Happy Birthday die set. There's a shadow stamp behind the sentiment that's included in the set. I cut it from vellum so it's a bit difficult to see.

Up next is this pretty, Leaves Wreath stencil set. So easy to use for a quick card! Just add a sentiment and you're all set!

 

How about some, Halloween Gnomies! This is the cutest set and so fun to play with!

 

Okay, this next one is cool! This cling stamp is called, Concentric Doodle. I inked up the stamp with some fall color Distress Inks, spritzed it with water and stamped it down onto some watercolor paper. And that sentiment? It's called, Chunky Thankful.


Are you loving embossing folders as much as I am lately? Look at this one! It's called, Triangle Burst and man, oh, man does it look gorgeous! I left it simple again and just did a black and white design because I couldn't believe how amazing it looked! The depth, shadows and dimension that you get are awesome!

 

Last but not least is the, Lined Leaves set. I did a little water coloring on the leaves and fussy cut them out before adhering them to an ink blended panel.

I hope I've given you a few ideas on how you can use some of the products from this amazing, STAMPtember release! Keep partying, enjoy all the inspiration and don't forget to look for the special codes on each blog!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you love STAMPtember as much s I do! There are so many more fun things to come, all month long!

Happy STAMPtember!


 

 


NEW RELEASE PRODUCTS:  (Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you.)

Saturday, July 24, 2021

SSS Make Magic Release Blog Hop Day 2!

 Hi Friends!

Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp, Make Magic release blog hop!

You should've arrived here from the super talented, Mindy Eggen's blog. If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, head over to Simon's blog here. And remember, this is day 2 of the hop. To check out all the amazing inspiration from yesterday, click here to start day one's hop.


FREE GIFT:

As you can see from the banner above, if you shop during the Make Magic release blog hop, you'll get a FREE Art Supplies die set with a purchase of $40.00 or more! Use the code ARTMAGIC at checkout. This promotion will expire on July 25th, at 11:59 pm EDT.

GIVEAWAY: 

Simon is also giving away a $25 gift certificate at every stop along the hop, from the comment sections! Be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win. Simon will announce the winners on their blog, on Wednesday, July 28th.

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, Make Magic Gallery. There is so much inspiration to see! I encourage you to check them out and add your own cards/projects.

MY CARDS: 

I had lots of fun playing with some of the fabulous products from this amazing release! My first two cards showcase the beautiful, Sun and Moon Mandala cling stamp set. This set is so cool!

I gold embossed the sun image before adding watercolors with my Zig markers. Had to add some splatters too!

 


A little ink blending and white embossing for this one with the moon.

 

More ink blending and splatters for this next card. I used the Sunny Days Ahead die. Love this large die!


Here's a card I created using a panel from Suzy's Tropical Foliage Watercolor card pack. I really love coloring these cards! I kept this one soft, using Copic Markers. Plumeria flowers are one of my faves! The sentiment is from the, Most Valuable Player set.

 

My last two cards showcase the beautiful, Hibiscus Blooms stamp set. You all know how much I love coloring floral stamps. 

I went for a pretty pink on this one. I used Zig Markers for a watercolor look.

 

And on this one, I did a more traditional Hibiscus color, using Copic markers.

Okay, that's it for my stop on the hop! I hope I've given you a few ideas for using some of the products in this fantastic release. Up next is the very talented, Norine Borys!

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!




HOP ORDER:

Simon Says Stamp Blog   

Laura Bassen

Debby Hughes

Bibi Cameron

Keisha Charles

Emma Williams

Vicky Papaioannou

Yoonsun Hur

Mindy Eggen

Barb Engler

Norine Borys

Sandi MacIver

Tina Smith

Adelle Emery


NEW RELEASE PRODUCTS:
(affialiate links used at no cost to you)

Friday, June 4, 2021

SSS Rainbows Release Blog Hop Day 1!

 Hi friends!

 

Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp Rainbows release blog hop, day 1! I'm so glad you're here! You should've arrived here from my friend, the amazing Kathy Racoosin and her blog, The Daily Marker! If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, head over to Simon's blog here

 

FREE GIFT:

As you can see from the banner above, if you shop during the Rainbows release blog hop, you'll get a FREE pack of holographic envelopes, with any purchase! Use the code ENVIES at checkout. This promotion will expire on June 6th, at 11:59 pm EDT.


GIVEAWAY: 

Simon is also giving away a $25 gift certificate at every stop along the hop, from the comment sections! Be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win. Simon will announce the winners on their blog, on Wednesday, June 9th.

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, Rainbows Gallery. There is so much inspiration to see! I encourage you to check them out and add your own cards/projects.

MY CARDS:

For my first two cards, I used the gorgeous, Vine Canopy 3D Embossing Folder. I used a brayer and some Distress Oxide ink on the first card. Very simple with beautiful results.

 

On this second one, I used a little white paint and embossed with vellum. Then I adhered the panel to some fog cardstock. Makes for an elegant wedding card! The sentiment happens to be from the new, Reverse Wedding Sentiment Strips.

 

This next one is so fun! I used the new, 3D Card die set, designed by my sweet friend Nina Trapani. Believe it or not, this card folds down to fit into a normal A2 size envelope! So cool! To decorate the die cut, I also used the fabulous and adorable, Sundae Afternoon stamp set. I colored the images, then fussy cut them out (because I didn't have the matching dies.) The sentiments are included in the set.

 

Next up is the Slimline Wave Stencil. So many possibilities with this one. I chose to create a mini slimline card and used some ink blending and a sentiment, for a clean and simple encouragement card.

 

For my last card, I used the beautiful, Delicate Outline Flowers Cling stamp. This one is my fave. You all know I love floral stamps and couldn't wait to color this one! I used Zig Markers to watercolor the image. The sentiment is another one from the Reverse Wedding Sentiment Strips.


Next up on the hop is the talented Lea Lawson at her blog, Lea Lawson Creates!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope I've given you some ideas on how to use some of the awesome products in this new release. Remember, this is day 1 of a 2-day blog hop, so be sure to stop by Simon's blog again tomorrow for tons more inspiration!




HOP ORDER:

Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Nina-Marie Trapani

Caly Person

Nichol Spohr

Cathy Zielske

Kristina Werner

Amy Rysavy

Heather Ruwe

Lisa Addesa

Amanda Korotkova

Sidnie Des Jardins

Suzy Plantamura

Yana Smakula

Kathy Racoosin

Barb Engler

Lea Lawson

 

 Links to New Release Products (affialiate links used at no cost to you)