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!


 

 


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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)

 

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!




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

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.