Saturday, July 16, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Masterpiece Box Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Masterpiece Box Blog hop!!! If you are coming from YOONSUN'S blog, then you're in the right place! 

What is the Masterpiece box? It's a combination of stamps from some of the best companies in the industry. What's special about it is that the products are not being released yet individually. They are exclusive to Simon Says Stamp right now as a preview of upcoming releases.

I've created 4 cards using some of the images. 
I'll start you out with a cheery Birthday card using the WPlus9 letter stamps.  

I used bright colors of Distress inks, inked up the solid stamps, misted with water and stamped. Once those were dry, I stamped over with the outline letters in black ink. The P's and D don't have outlines so I used a pen to create my own lines. Ohhh... and note, I stamped the D upside down, but I like it!!

My next card uses the Hero Arts layering Cardinal for a Christmas themed card.

I hadn't tried the Hero Arts layering stamps until now, they are amazing! I just made sure I lined up the eye of the cardinal when stamping all the layers. I used SSS Lipstick Red, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany Distress ink and Archival Black ink on top. 

Oh Baby... these Reverse Confetti Onsies are cute!

I used soft tones of ink such as Simon Says Stamp's Apricot, Mint Candy and Duckling, then used the coordinating die to cut them out.

Finally, my favorite!! I'm a dog person and these guys just crack me up!! All the images in the Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs stamp set are hilarious!!

I stamped him with black ink onto Kraft cardstock and colored in with my color pencils. I cut him out and cut a little further into his mouth so I could add the bone. 

Before I send you off hopping, I have a few things for you to note. 

Supplies are LIMITED. Once Simon Says Stamp sells out of the Masterpiece Box, they will NOT be restocking.

Simon Says Stamp started taking preorders for the Tim Holtz Crazy Dog stamps last week. Since this stamp set is included in the box, anyone who purchased the box can cancel their preorder for the stamp set.

Each stop on the hop is giving away a $25 gift card to Simon Says Stamp! Be sure to leave comments along your way for a better chance to win!

Ok, your next stop is to the amazing AMY RYSAVY!!


Monday, July 11, 2016

30 Day Coloring Challenge Blog Hop!

Welcome to "The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge" Blog Hop. The premise of the challenge is to color something everyday even if it’s for five minutes. It doesn’t matter what you color or what medium you use. You can jump in or out of the challenge at any time.

If you are coming from Jennifer McGuire's blog, then you're in the right place!

I'm honored to be part of this hop and to show some coloring. For my card I chose to watercolor with some of my favorite Distress Ink colors. The stamp I've used is the Kelly Purkey Background Star which I white embossed on a panel of Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock.

I followed the pattern of the stamp to add my color. The white embossing allows each color to pool giving different strengths of color. I love the imperfect look!

I made a little recipe card for you that you can download and print out. 
You can find the printable PDF file HERE

At the end of the hop you will find an awesome GIVEAWAY from Hero Arts. 2 shopping sprees of $25.00 each! yay. Winners will be randomly picked from the blog comments of the blog hop, so be sure to comment on each stop!

Your next blogger is my talented friend 

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Simon Says Stamp "Among the Stars" Blog hop!

Welcome everyone to my blog and the final stop of the Simon Says Stamp "Among the Stars" blog hop! i've been working hard behind the scenes to bring you a fun and exciting release for Summer.

I've made a few cards to give you some inspiration from our release; starting off with "Stan in his swim trunks. Stan is a favorite of mine... so I couldn't resist to dress him up for warm weather in the Summertime Animals stamp set.  I placed him over an arrangement of die cut Basic Banners that I've inked using a blending tool and Duckling, Apricot, Green Apple and Scuba inks from Simon Says Stamp. Yeah... he's cute and he knows it!

Next up is a mini card that I created using elements to go with the greeting. I've used DucklingApricot, and Scuba inks with the Sun from the Summertime Animals, Moon and Stars from the Shine On stamp set.  I also used the Basic Rectangle dies to cut my panels and white embossed my greeting on a strip of Slate cardstock.

Ahhh yes... flowers! These Hydrangea Petals dies are really versatile. I've created mine by die cutting watercolor cardstock then painting them with Abandoned Coral distress ink. I've die cut the leaves by using the same flowers dies from pattern paper and cut them up as needed to place behind the flowers. I also added stamens from my stash to the center of each blossom.

Are you into the felting craze? This delicious Ice Cream cone die is a fun one for summer. I've used felts that represent Mint and Chocolate ice cream... and of course red for the cherry on top!

Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a new surprise product that will be released later this year on every stop of the hop. There will be drawing a winner on each stop of the hop for a prize package, so be sure to leave a comment on each blog for a better chance to win!. The winners will be drawn this coming Monday.

Thanks for hopping with us. To see a full list of participants and to start at the beginning, visit the Simon Says Stamp blog for more details

Enjoy your week-end!

You can see the entire Among the Stars release below.