Thursday, May 12, 2022

SSS Yay You Release Blog Hop Day 1!

 Hi friends! 

 

Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp, Yay You blog hop! This is day 1 of a 2-day hop, so be sure to stop by Simon's blog for day 2 tomorrow! 

There are so many fun, awesome products in this fantastic release! I'm excited to share a few cards with you today but first, I have an offer for a free gift, plus a giveaway to tell you about!

 

FREE GIFT: 

As you can see from the banner above, if you shop during the blog hop, you can get Simon's "Beautiful" Die Set for free, with a purchase of $25 or more. Just use the code: BEAUTY at checkout. This promotion will expire 5/15 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 18th.

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

 MY CARDS:

This first one was created using the Orange Blossoms Stencil and some of Simon's beautiful, Pawsitively Saturated inks. Easy but effective!


 

My next card features the Arches Background Cling Stamp. Simple, white, heat embossing and some ink smooshing with Distress Oxide Ink and regular Distress Ink. Love the results!



Next up is a slimline card, using the Bell Die Set. I cut out three of the bells, gave them some shading with Copic Markers, then adhered them, with foam adhesive, to a piece of Simon's Matte Silver Mirror Cardstock. Perfect for a wedding or anniversary!



For my last card, I used the Spiral Ball Hot Foil Plate. I hot foiled it several times, used a circle die to cut them out, then adhered them to the card base with some foam adhesive, for a little dimension. Such a cool, fun product!


That's it for me! I hope I've helped give you a few ideas for using some of the products from this awesome release!

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


 

 

 

HOP ORDER:

Simon Says Stamp Blog   

Nina-Marie Trapani

Caly Person

Nichol Spohr

Cathy Zielske

Suzy Plantamura

Sidnie Des Jardins

Lisa Addesa

Keisha Charles

Heather Ruwe

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Mindy Eggen

Barb Engler

Cheiron Brandon

Yoonsun Hur


NEW RELEASE PRODUCTS: 

Products are linked below - including affiliate links. This simply means that if you use one of my links when making a purchase, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support! More affiliate info here.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

SSS Happy and Joyful Release Blog Hop Day 1!

 Hi crafty friends!

 

Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp, Happy and Joyful release blog hop! This is day 1 of a 2-day hop, so be sure to stop by Simon's blog for day 2 tomorrow! 

I'm so glad you're here! April releases are always my favorites because spring has arrived and that means lots of floral sets! This release is so beautiful and it's filled with amazing products!

FREE GIFT:

 

As you can see from the banner above, you can get a Garden Party Sticker Sheet FOR FREE, with any purchase! Just use the code: GRDPTY at checkout. This promotion will expire 4/24 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, April 27th.

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, Happy and Joyful 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 two cards showcase the Foil Plate and Die set called, Intricate Rose and Blooms Bouquet. I love that this set comes with a coordinating die! I started with an elegant design, hot foiling the bouquet onto some black glossy cardstock, using some silver foil. Simple, easy yet so pretty!

 

 

Next I used some pretty, gold foil and some watercolor paper. I used Zig Markers to watercolor the bouquet. I wish you could see how beautiful the foiling is! It's really lovely in real life!

 
 

This next card is a fun one! The Mother Earth stamp set is so cool! If you love to color, like I do, you'll want this set for sure! I colored the image with Copics, die cut it into a circle, then added the circular shaped card onto a background that was clear embossed with the Lined Background Cling stamp.

Here's how it opens and a peek of the inside.

 
 

The beautiful Lisianthus stamp set is up next! I colored with Copics and paired with an older stencil, giving some interest to the background. The sentiments in this set are equally as beautiful as the floral image!


Okay, last card. This one uses two, new sets. The Dimensional Stars stencil set and the A2 Marquee die set. A fun and colorful card! And Simon's inks are so perfect to use with stencils, so I'm REALLY excited that they came out with re-inkers in this release!


That's it for me! I hope I've given you some ideas for using a few of the products from this fantastic release! Enjoy the rest of the hop and thank you so much for the visit!



 


HOP ORDER:

Simon Says Stamp Blog   

Nina-Marie Trapani

Caly Person

Nichol Spohr

Cathy Zielske

Suzy Plantamura

Sidnie Des Jardins

Lisa Addesa

Keisha Charles

Heather Ruwe

Mindy Eggen

Barb Engler

Cheiron Brandon

Yoonsun Hur

 

NEW RELEASE PRODUCTS: 

Products are linked below - including affiliate links. This simply means that if you use one of my links when making a purchase, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support! More affiliate info here.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

SSS Hello, Gorgeous Release Blog Hop Day 1!

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp Hello, Gorgeous release blog hop! 

If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, head over to Simon's blog here. This is day one of the hop, so be sure to stop by Simon's blog again tomorrow for day two!

 

FREE GIFT:

As you can see from the banner above, you can get a Simon exclusive, 3X4 Birthday Wishes stamp set FOR FREE, with any purchase! Just use the code: HBD322 at checkout. This promotion will expire 3/27 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 30.

 

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

 

MY CARDS: 

These first two cards were created using the gorgeous, Mother's Day Tulips stamp set. The first one was water colored with Zig Markers and the second one was colored with Copics. It's such a beautiful set and has a large enough image to create a slimline card.

 


Up next is the Stained Glass Sun die. I did some simple ink blending and inlay die cutting, then I added a sentiment from the Mother's Day Tulips set.


For this card, I used a rainbow of Distress Oxide ink colors. It showcases the new Tin Tile stencil and an older die for the sentiment.


With my next card, I achieved a faux watercolor look using the Folk Art Flowers cling stamp. I scribbled the image with different colors of watercolor markers and spritzed the stamp with water before stamping. It's such a fun technique with really pretty results!


For my last card, I used the, Flowerful Medallion die. I die cut it several times from a white, slimline panel, inlaid the positive dies back into the negative spaces and used a lavender background for a soft look.


That's it for me. I hope I've given you a few fun ideas for using some of the products from this fabulous release! Thank you so much for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of the hop!




HOP ORDER:

Simon Says Stamp Blog   

Nina-Marie Trapani

Caly Person

Nichol Spohr

Jennifer McGuire

Kristina Werner

Cathy Zielske

Suzy Plantamura

Sidnie Des Jardins

Lisa Addesa

Keisha Charles

Heather Ruwe

Mindy Eggen

Barb EnglerYou are here

Cheiron Brandon

Norine Borys

Yoonsun Hur

Anna-Karin Evaldsson


NEW RELEASE PRODUCTS: 

Products are linked below - including affiliate links. This simply means that if you use one of my links when making a purchase, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support! More affiliate info here.

Friday, February 18, 2022

SSS Good Luck Charm Release Blog Hop Day 1!

 Hi friends!

I'm so excited to share some cards with you today, showcasing Simon's newest release, Good Luck Charm! It's filled with lots of fun products you're going to love! This post is part of a blog hop, so if you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, head over to Simon's blog here. Be sure to head to Simon's blog tomorrow too, when the inspiration will continue with day 2 of the hop!

 

FREE GIFT:

As you can see from the banner above, Simon is celebrating their 20th birthday - yay! You can receive Simon's exclusive, Birthday Cupcake 3X4 stamp set FOR FREE, with any purchase! Just use the code: YUM20 at checkout. This promotion will expire 2/20 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, February 23.

 

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

 

MY CARDS:

For this first card, I used the gorgeous, Shamrock Background Cling Stamp. I stamped it in VersaMark Ink, heat embossed it in white and colored it using Zig Watercolor Markers. The sentiment is from a fantastic set called, Well Wishes. And do you see those little, triangle trays? They're a new tool from Simon and they're perfect for holding all your small embellishments as you craft. I love them!

 

Up next is a beautiful stencil called, Clover Wreath. For this card, I used a couple of Simon's Pawsitively Saturated green inks and a blending brush. I thought the gold cardstock and gold embossed sentiment (again from the Well Wishes set) would look really pretty with the green shades.

 

I really enjoyed creating this next card! I used some of Tim Holtz's newest Alcohol Ink Pearls to create a bold background for that wonderful, large sentiment! And yes, you guessed it - it's also from the Well Wishes set. Believe me when I say, you NEED that set!


 

Last but not least is this fun and festive birthday card. I used more of Tim's Alcohol Ink Pearls but this time on Simon's new, Black Glossy Cardstock! I love the effect you can achieve with this technique! If you want to try it, make sure you also use the Snow Cap Mixative. The white alcohol ink helps the other ink colors show up better on the black. The dies are called, Balloon Background Die and Basic Box Card Happy Birthday Die. Love them both!


Okay, that's it from me. I hope I've given you a few ideas for using some of the awesome products from this fun release! Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of the hop!



 

 

HOP ORDER: 


Simon Says Stamp Blog   

Nina-Marie Trapani

Caly Person

Nichol Spohr

Jennifer McGuire

Cathy Zielske

Suzy Plantamura

Sidnie Des Jardins

Lisa Addesa

Keisha Charles

Heather Ruwe

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Yana Smakula

Mindy Eggen

Barb Engler

Cheiron Brandon

Norine Borys

 

NEW RELEASE PRODUCTS: 

Products are linked below - including affiliate links. This simply means that if you use one of my links when making a purchase, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support! More affiliate info here.