Thursday, April 29, 2021

SSS Born To Sparkle Release Blog Hop Day 1

 Hi friends!

Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp, Born to Sparkle release blog hop! I'm so excited to share my cards with you!

You should've arrived here from the wonderfully talented, Cheiron Brandon. If you want 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 Born to Sparkle release blog hop, you'll get a FREE Island Crush ink cube set, with a purchase of $25 or more! Use the code CRUSH428 at checkout. This promotion will expire on 5/2 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, May 5th. 

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

MY CARDS: 

On my first two cards, I used the gorgeous, Floral Centerpiece embossing folder, with a little Distress Ink blending on both. This first one also shows a sentiment from the Organic Fruits stamp set, and I used a sentiment from the, Family Headline stamp set on the second card.




I did some Alcohol Inking on my next card, with some muted, more masculine colors to showcase the fun, Papa die set.

 

The next two cards are completely different from each other but use the same stamp set. It's called, Organic Fruits. I love how this set was created for some fun, offset stamping, shown in this next card!

 

But as you can see, there are open fruit designs, along with some solid stamps, so I took the pear stamp and decided I wanted to do some water coloring with it too. Love a stamp set that gives you options! Both sentiments are included in the set.


Okay, so my last card has to be my fave because . . . .well . . . .  flowers! Need I say more? It's the beautiful, Magnolia Background cling stamp and I had so much fun water coloring the images! And that sentiment is awesome, don't ya think? It's from the, You Shine die set and I love it!


That's a wrap from me! I hope I've given you some ideas on how to use some of the products from this fantastic 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!

Next up on the hop is the very talented, Sandi MacIver.

HOP ORDER:

Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Nina-Marie Trapani

Caly Person

Nichol Spohr

Heather Ruwe

Amy Rysavy

Lisa Addesa

Sidnie Des Jardins

Suzy Plantamura

Cheiron Brandon

Barb Engler

Sandi MacIver

Natasha Vacca

Seeka

Thank so much for the visit! Enjoy the rest of the hop!




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Friday, March 26, 2021

SSS All the Feels Release Blog Hop Day 1!

 Hi guys!

 
I'm so happy to be back today, sharing some inspiration for the fantastic, All the Feels release from Simon Says Stamp! This is day one of a two day blog hop and if you're following along, you should've arrived here from Cheiron's blog. If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, head over to Simon's blog.

FREE GIFT: 

As you can see from the banner above, if you shop during the All the Feels blog hop, you'll get a FREE Love Your Guts die set, with a purchase of $25 or more! Use the code LYGT42 at checkout This promotion will expire 3/28 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, March 31st. 

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, All the Feels 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 products from this release and I'm excited to share my cards with you! I think this first one turned out pretty cool. I used the, Halftone Circle Background Cling stamp. I white embossed it and then used the emboss resist technique, adding some bright, Distress Oxide ink colors.


 

Next up is the, Mini Stars Party die. I actually used the die to make a stencil and created a small birthday card with some pretty colors.


 

How about some birds? This is such a sweet stamp set! As a matter of fact, it's called, Sweet Garden Birds. I do not have the matching dies, so after stamping the bird images, I did some fussy cutting and created a clean and simple card.


 

My last card showcases a stencil and some adorable dies! The, Bear Hugs die set is perfect for Mother's Day! For the background, I used one of the stencils from the, Mini Slimline Patterns stencil set. Even though the stencils are made for mini slimline cards, they are so easy to line up and use on a standard size card too!

That's it for my stop on the hop. I hope I've given you some inspiration for using some of the products from this awesome release. Be sure to stop by Simon's blog again tomorrow for day 2 of the hop! Next up on the hop is Lea Lawson's blog.

HOP ORDER:

      Simon Says Stamp Blog   

Nina-Marie Trapani

Caly Person

Nichol Spohr

Jennifer McGuire

Cathy Zielske

Heather Ruwe

Lisa Addesa

Sidnie Des Jardins

Cheiron Brandon

Barb Engler

Lea Lawson

Suzy Plantamura

Amy Rysavy

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Enjoy the rest of the hop.








Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Altenew Storybook Fantasy Release Blog Hop!

 Hi guys!

Welcome to my stop on the Altenew, Storybook Fantasy release blog hop! I love the beautiful products in this release and am so excited to share some inspiration with you!

 

If you're following along on the hop, you should've arrived here from Svitlana's blog. If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, click here to be taken to the Altenew Card blog.

FREE GIFTS:

Altenew is running a free gift promotion to celebrate this release! There are three different ways to get a free gift, as the banner below explains. The free gift will be added to your shopping cart automatically.


GIVEAWAY:

To celebrate even more, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to two lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to ten winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and each designer’s blog hop post by 03/15/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw the twelve random winners from blog hop comments and announce them on the Altenew Winners Page on 03/17/2021.


MY CARDS:

Okay, let's get started on some inspiration! I really enjoyed creating with these products! You all know I love flowers, so you won't be surprised to see them on each card today.

This first card was created using the beautiful, Fairy Tale Rose stamp set and some water coloring. It's a simple design but I added some dimension with the shadow around the rose, plus a bit of splatter.


 

This next card was created using the lovely, Book Engravings stamp set. It's actually a layering set but I always struggle with stamping flowers with a layered ink technique. Don't ask me why, it just isn't my thing. But luckily, there are open images in this set that are perfect for coloring! I watercolored this one too.


 

And last but not least is this amazing, gorgeous, Ranunculus Bouquet 3D embossing folder! Oh, my gosh, this folder gives unbelievable dimension! After running it through my embossing machine, I added color, to just the raised areas, by carefully adding ink using some blending brushes. I love the results!

 

And that's a wrap for me. I hope I've given you a bit of inspiration for using these fabulous products!

Up next on the hop is my dear friend, Virginia at her blog, Yes Virginia.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of the hop.






HOP ORDER:


Altenew Card Blog

Laura Bassen

Jaycee Gaspar

Amanda Baldwin

Emily Midgett

LauraJane

Nicole Watt

Norine Borys

Nichol Spohr 

Erum Tasneem

Jennifer McGuire

Therese Calvird

Yoonsun Hur

Svitlana Shayevich

Barb Engler You are here

Virginia Lu

Michelle Short

Lilith Eeckels

Terri Koszler

Tania Ahmed

Jenny Colacicco

Laurie Willison

Seeka

Kymona Tracey

Teresa Litchfield

Reiko Tsuchida

Karen Brown

Amber Rain Davis

Rachael Shedeed

Maryam Perez

Tenia Nelson

Katrina Howe

Agnieszka Małyszek

Keren Baker

Dana Joy 


LINKS OF PRODUCTS USED: (affiliate links used at no cost to you)

Friday, February 26, 2021

SSS Hello Beautiful Blog Hop - Day 1!

 Hi guys!


I'm back today with a post for the Simon Says Stamp, Hello Beautiful release! It's part of a blog hop, so if you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, click here to be taken to Simon's blog.

 


FREE GIFT: 

As you can see from the banner above, Simon is giving away the gorgeous Rose Trio Stencil, with purchase! Use the code RSE542 at checkout to receive this beautiful stencil for free! This promotion will expire 2/28 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, March 3rd. 

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 Hello Beautiful gallery. There is so much inspiration to see! I encourage you to check them out and add your own cards/projects.
 
MY CARDS:

I was sent some fabulous products to play with and I had so much fun! For my first two cards, I used the beautiful, Spring Blooms Corner Wafer Die. I just ink-blended a white piece of card stock, then die-cut into that panel. Love when you can get two for one!



 

I love this next product! It's called, Botanical Split Background Cling. On the first card, I did some emboss resist and on the second card, I tried a fun technique called, Emerging Watercolor. I learned it from Gina K. over on her YouTube channel.


 

 

Up next is the awesome, Mix and Match Squares Stencil. I love all the possibilities with this one! I chose to create a fun, rainbow card.

 

 

Last but certainly not least is this adorable coloring card, illustrated by Suzy Plantamura! These card-packs are filled with a bunch of different images and this particular package is called, Suzy's Easter Pals. Eeeep! So cute! I used Copics to color this one but you can also use watercolors. And I cut the panel out with one of the dies from the, Chunky A2 Scalloped Rectangles die set. So fun!


Okay, that's it for me. I hope I've given you some ideas for using a few of the products from this fantastic new release!

Up next is the amazingly talented Lea Lawson!

Enjoy the rest of the hop and don't forget to stop by Simon's blog again tomorrow, for day 2 of the hop!

HOP ORDER:

Simon Says Stamp Blog   

Jennifer McGuire

Cathy Zielske

Nina-Marie Trapani

Caly Person

Nichol Spohr

Amy Rysavy

Yana Smakula

Heather Ruwe

Lisa Addesa

Suzy Plantamura

Sidnie Des Jardins

Cheiron Brandon

Barb Engler

Lea Lawson

Kathy Racoosin

Jo Nevill

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