Friday, April 22, 2016

Simon Says Stamp "My Favorite" Release Blog Hop

Hi everyone, Welcome to my stop of the Simon Says Stamp My Favorite release Blog Hop! This release is full of fantastic imagery to jump start your Spring and Summer card making with stamps, dies and watercolor cards. 

I'm proud of the three stamp sets that I designed for this release to include  A Beautiful Ride, Retro Thanks and Mother's Day Zingers. I also designed the Painted Kindness, Painted Faith, Painted Friend, Birthday Wishes Frame and You Are My Favorite Dies. I've been BUSY!! :o)

This first card uses the Mother's Day Zingers which are non traditional greetings, something funny but not too edgy.   I created a watercolor background with Distress inks, allowed it to dry, then stamped my greeting in black and added sequins.

My next card uses the Beautiful Ride stamp set and dies, along with the balloons from the Cuddly Critters Accessories set. I colored everything in purple tones and added the puppy to the back basket. 

I love retro... and especially 50's diner style. The Retro Thanks stamp set reminds me of the boomerang patterns on diner tables from my childhood. I've stamped and diet my pieces and assembled them together to capture that time treasured style.  

You know me, I love to layer... even if it's layering stamp images. The Wild Beauty stamp set is a perfect set to create long summed beauties or and arrangement with a greeting.

And finally for you who love shaker cards, I've used the Birthday Wishes Frame die. This die is super easy to use to create quick shakers. You could color the Birthday greeting with markers for more impact and even use a hint of glitter! 

Your next stop on the hop is to the multi talented 

Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a goody bag from every stop of the hop. Be sure to leave me a comment for a chance to win. Simon will contact you directly once winners are drawn this coming Monday, April 25. Good Luck!!

If you get lost along the way, head over to the Simon Says Stamp blog for a list and links to all the blogs. Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, March 04, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Spring Plush Blog Hop!

Welcome everyone! I'm the last stop of the Simon Says Stamp Spring Plush Blog Hop!  This release is all about die cutting and stitching to create your own little works of art!

I'll start you off with the Charmed Heart Plush die that I've created using what I think is a 70's color combination. I loved mixing and matching colors for a dramatic effect. 

Next up is the Puffy Cloud die. I used grey and white felt for the base so it can be flipped over.  I've hung the raindrops from fishing line at the bottom and also used some at the top so the cloud can be suspended. What a great way to welcome Spring! 

Next up is this adorable Happy Sunshine die.  This die set comes with the stitch marks to create the smile and I've switched things up a bit using his cheeks to create his large eyes. Supper fun!

Finally I've created this Happy Bear using Desert Storm cardstock. I've shaded his face area with Frayed Burlap Distress ink to give it a little dimension and die cut his scarf from mint from the Pastel felt set

I hope you've enjoyed the inspiration along your way of the hop. If you would like to see a list of all the designers, visit the Simon Says Stamp blog post!

Be sure to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a Simon Says Stamp goodie bag. Winners will be chosen on Monday, March 7th, Good Luck!!

Thanks for stopping by!