Friday, September 2, 2022

It's a STAMPtember blog party!

 Hi everyone and happy STAMPtember!


It's the best month of the year and I'm excited to share some cards with you, showcasing a few of the products from Simon's big, STAMPtember release!

I LOVE STAMPtember! It's a month long celebration of all things stamping, crafting and card making, hosted by Simon Says Stamp. It's filled with new products and card kits, surprises, videos, YouTube live streams, tons of card making inspiration and exclusive stamp set collaborations with everyone's favorite stamp companies! Be sure to keep an eye on the Simon Says Stamp blog every, single day this month for all kinds of fun!

SCAVENGER HUNT:

Okay, so have you heard about the scavenger hunt? Check out all the blog/Instagram posts from today's STAMPtember party and find all the codes! There's lots of free product offers! You can start at Simon's blog here. Once you're there, you'll find a full list of crafters participating in the party. 

Here's my code for you. You'll receive a FREE, Party Like a Puffin stamp set, with a $30 purchase, when you use this code at checkout. Yay!


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:

My first card showcases the Pepperberry Bundles Embossing Folder and Cutting Die. I love that this folder comes with matching dies! I used Copic Markers to color the die-cut portions, before adhering them to the embossed panel. And the sentiment is from the Christmas Blessings stamp set. What a beautiful set that is, filled with a ton of gorgeous, holiday sentiments!



My next card features the Acorns and Leaves stencil set. I used a few of Simon's fabulous, Pawsitively Saturated Inks to create this pretty, fall card. And a bit of white splatter is always a good idea! 



Can you say candy?! What a yummy cling stamp this is! It's called, Sugar Rush and I had a blast coloring it with Copics. I chose a funny sentiment from CZ Designs' stamp set called, Sassy Thankful. So fun!


Okay, so this die plate is so gorgeous! It's called, Flourishing Bloom Plate and all I did was cut it out, color the flowers and leaves using Copic Markers again and adhered it to a black cardstock panel. And I used another sentiment from the Christmas Blessings set.


Thank you so much for visiting me! I hope you're as excited as I am for STAMPtember, and I also hope I've given you a few ideas for playing with some of the products from this awesome release!

Enjoy the rest of the blog party!





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.

Saturday, July 23, 2022

SSS Dream Big Release Blog Hop Day 2!

 Hi friends!

Welcome to my stop on day 2 of the Simon Says Stamp, Dream Big release blog hop!

If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, click here to be take to Simon's blog. If you missed day 1, click here to start that day's hop.

I can't wait to share some inspiration with some of the products from this awesome release, but first I have a free gift offer for you!

FREE GIFT:

As you can see from the banner above, if you shop during the blog hop, you can get Simon's Scripty Big Hugs die for free, with any purchase! Just use the code: BIGHUGS at checkout. This promotion will expire 7/24 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, July 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, Dream Big 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 the beautiful, Alstroemeria die. I love how this die comes with a few extra petals for layering. I did some simple Copic coloring and used an oval die, an embossing folder and a die cut sentiment, all older products from Simon, to complete my card.

 

Next I have a card I created using the Dimensional Cubes stencil set. This set is fantastic! I mean, the possibilities are endless! Is this cool, or what?!

 

I must have been into blues and greens when I was creating these cards. Lol! Does that ever happen to you? The Talavera Vine cling stamp is another wonderful product from the release. I white embossed it, then used some Distress Inks for the resist technique. And adding sparkle is always a good idea!


 
I love to use Simon's very own Matte Gold Cardstock when there's floral embossing involved! So elegant! This Terrace Floral embossing folder is gorgeous, and it comes with a matching die too!

 

And yes, there's some blue in my next card too. What can I say, it IS my favorite color. This is such a darling stamp set! It's called Born to Sparkle and I know it's gonna sell fast, so go grab it quick if you want it! It's so fun to play with for a slimline scene! And there are so many other images in this set. I only used a few.


Okay, so that's it for me. I hope I've given you a few ideas for using some of the products from this wonderful release! Next up on the hop is the very talented, Jennifer Kotas!

Thank you so much for stopping by!


 

 


HOP ORDER:

Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Laura Bassen

Amanda Korotkova

Jennifer McGuire

Barbara Tarayao

Emily Midgett

Miriam Prantner

Mindy Eggen

Heather Hoffman

Barb Engler You are here

Jennifer Kotas

Tina Smith

Kim Hamilton

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.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

SSS Let's Chill Release Blog Hop Day 2!

 Hi everyone!

Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp, Let's Chill release blog hop! This is day 2 of the hop. If you missed yesterday's hop, click here. If you'd like to start at the beginning of today's hop, click here.

I'm excited to share my cards with you today, showcasing some of the awesome products in this fantastic release! First, I have a free gift offer and a giveaway to share!

FREE GIFT:


As you can see from the banner above, if you shop during the blog hop, you can get a pack of the Doodlebug, Chasing Rainbows Sprinkles, for free, with any purchase! Just use the code: PRISM at checkout. This promotion will expire 6/19 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 22nd.

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, Let's Chill 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 the adorable, Birthday Bears stamp set. I did some Copic coloring and masking to create this cute scene.


 

Next is this beautiful embossing folder called, Sunflower Field and it comes with a matching die! I embossed it onto a sheet of vellum and adhered that to my pink card base. I cut out three sunflowers from the same pink card stock and added those in a cluster, onto the vellum overlay. The sentiment is also new. It's from the Hello Sunshine Die Set.


 

For my third card, I used the fun, Beach Party Umbrellas Cling Stamp. I love this stamp! I had so much fun water coloring the images with Zig Markers, for a rainbow effect! I used the Hello Sunshine Die Set again, for the sentiment.


Are you ready for some foiling? I never thought I'd get into foiling but I love it now! It's not only fun, it gives amazing results too! For this card, I used the pretty, Sketched Daisy Bloom Foil Plate and Die set. Why is foiling so difficult to photograph? Wish you could see the beautiful shine!



And last but not least is this fun beach scene! I used two new products for this card - the Let's Get Away stamp set, plus the Surf and Sand Stencil. Anyone wanna come join me here?! 


Okay, so that's it for me. I hope I've given you a few ideas for using some of the products from this fabulous release! Next up on the hop is the very talented Heather Hoffman!

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


 

 


HOP ORDER:

Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Laura Bassen

Amanda Korotkova

Barbara Tarayao

Emily Midgett

Miriam Prantner

Mindy Eggen

Barb Engler

Heather Hoffman

Lea Lawson

Tina Smith

Jennifer Kotas

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Sandi MacIver

 

NEW RELEASE PRODUCTS:

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.