Friday, March 10, 2017

Simon Says Stamp "New Beginnings" Blog hop + Giveaway!


Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp New Beginnings Blog Hop!! If you are coming from 
Barb Englers blog... you're in the right place!! If you are just joining me, you can start at the beginning of the Hop at the Simon Says Stamp blog HERE.

I've created a few cards and tags using some of the new stamps and dies from this release. To start you off...I've made a mini card using the Artsy Flower Parts stamps (embossed in white and watercolored). I also created a tag using the Funny Foods stamps (love these!!).


Next up is the Oval of Flowers die which I cut out from white card stock and mounted onto a panel of watercolored stripes.


And finally, a mini card and tag using the Spring Seeds stamp set.


Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the comments section. Winners will be chosen over the weekend and posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Tuesday.  Good Luck to you all!

I'm the last stop on the hop. I hope you've enjoyed all the amazing inspiration from everyone. 
Have a fantastic weekend!!

You can see the complete release HERE!!

Shop the latest release below. 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Simon Says Stamp "Hey Love" Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY




Welcome everyone. Today we are celebrating the latest Simon Valentines release "Hey Love".
If you're coming from Kristina Werners blog, then you're in the right place. 

First up, I thought I'd show you some unassuming dies I designed from this release. They are the Partial Cut Leaves. They can be placed anywhere on your card to create little leaves that 
lift off the page.


I die cut my leaves up the right side of a white panel then added a single flower. I stamped the message using Slate ink. Then I placed the panel over a top folding Fog notecard and added Nuvo drops in Oyster.


Next, in an attempt to use up some washi tape, I created a collage with tape, paint and die cuts. I just went for it. I didn't even worry about what hearts were left in the die cut piece


When I was happy with my layering, I used some black Enamel Accents on the painted area as a finishing touch. Creating this way is relaxing and unpredictable! 


Finally... this die.. The Heart of Flowers. It's super fun. I created it with this card in mind. My thoughts of creating a watercolor panel with the die cut on top worked out really well. 
You could use any color theme
really, but I went with a rainbow theme!


To add the greeting, I just white embossed it on a strip of black cardstock for contrast and set it at the bottom of the heart.


GIVEAWAY!!
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 gift card to one lucky winner from each blog on the hop. Be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win. Winners will be announced Monday on the Simon blog. Good Luck!!

Thanks for stopping by... now it's time to get hopping!

Your next stop is to my talented friend 

I've listed all the blog stops for today just in case you find any broken links along the way.