Friday, February 20, 2015

HOP TO IT! Blog HOP!!!


Hop dignity dog!!! This release makes me feel like Spring may really come and free us from the dreaded Winter freeze!

The HOP TO IT release is full of Springy things like a Raindrops Stencil, Kite and Umbrella Dies, Crosses and Easter sentiments, Workout Girls, and Abby with her bear and bunny!

I've created a couple cards to highlight a few of my favorite items from the release. First up is "Bear Hugz" using the Abby's Spring Showers stamp set. I'm pretty partial to this little guy… reminds me of my son Brooks for some reason!


I stamped my bear with black ink and broke out my pencils to color him. I happen to think he's adorable!!!


I've shot a video of the coloring process, you can see it below or on my YouTube Channel HERE
I sped it up and put if to music for you. :o)


My next card uses the Rejoice stamp set with a nice combinations of blues and green.


I die cut a cross from my stamped panel and lifted it up with a bit of dimensional foam and used the Easter die as part of my greeting.



PRIZE PACK GIVEAWAY!!
Each stop on the hop will receive a Simon Says Stamp Prize pack randomly selected by Simon on February 23. Be sure to comment on each post the way for more chances to win!!

I have all my supplies below along with the entire release. Thanks for hopping by, your next stop is to the amazing, talented (and my friend) Kristina Werner!

If you get lost along the way, head on over to the Simon Says Stamp blog HERE for all the links.

Bear Hugz


Easter Card with Crosses


Hop To It Release!

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Holly Saveur said...

Gorgeous cards.

{VICKI} said...

Great Easter card!

Elizabeth Campau said...

Love that bear card. I just want to pick him up and give him a hug!

Lieve said...

Two beautiful cards ! That bear-card is so cute ! Great colouring ! Thanks for the video.
The lifted cross gives your card that extra dimension. You used beautiful colours on that card !

Jana said...

Wonderful! That cross card.... wow!

Judie said...

In love with that bear!

Jerrie said...

The bear hugs is so cute and the cross card is gorgeous!

Di W said...

Both cards are beautiful and, bonus, they don't look like they took all day to create!

Barbara said...

I just love your work and these cards are a great example of what you do. Colors so soft and delicious. Beautiful.

Becky_477 said...

I LOVE it! I really like the religious components with this release. Really really nice!

pcelamaja said...

Both cards are so pretty and both are unique, really wonderful :)

Pippa67 said...

That bear is the cutest bear i have ever seen.

jcobb said...

Your little bear is adorable and the Easter card is just stunning. Remarkable work! Your coloring is spot on!

Dotty Jo x said...

Oh dear, I feel that I NEED that little bear! Fabulous cards as always, Jo x

D. said...

Very beautiful cards!

Evi Asher said...

Both cards are gorgeous

Lisa H. said...

You are so talented, I just love that little bear! Cute!

Christine Nixon said...

I love that Easter card, Shari! And that bear - so stinking cute!

stamping sue said...

Your cards are wonderful but I have to say that bear card is adorable.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Nicole Parmentier said...

Beautiful cards! Love that little bear!!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Bear Hugz, adorable!

Brenda Hobdy said...

Love your cards and all of your work!! I really love ALL that Simon Says Stamp releases. Wish I could afford to buy everything each time!!!

dsvaltovar said...

Love your cards and the lil bear is adorable!

Jannette Davis said...

2 Beautiful cards! That bear is so cute.

Scrapthat said...

cute bear Shari! :D TFS
Dolly

Shelley C said...

Your Easter card is so pretty!! Love the colors.

Christine R. said...

Beautiful cards! The coloring on the bear is terrific, and the color combination for the Easter card is gorgeous!

Diana Curtis said...

Love the cards!

angelzmom said...

That bear is adorable! Love your cards today.

I Card Everyone said...

Shari I didn't think I could be more "taken" by you, but today you've gone and done it! How you do it, I'll never know... darling, darling bear... and Abby? Darling-er!
=] Michele

Monica Maier said...

Bear is so sweet and I love the Easter card!!!

Rachael said...

This is such an awesome release!! Thank you :)

dianem said...

I absolutely adore the Easter card!

Joan Smith said...

AWWW Shari your little bear card is sooooo cute, adorable and precious gosh you really did create such a sweet card and it was so fun to watch you create it your coloring is awesome. Your Easter card is so beautiful and dies it truly is a card full of love and heart. You totally have done two outstanding creative job. I just love how you used the stamps and dies they truly are cards full of love and heart. You totally have done two outstanding creative jobs. YOU so ROCK!!

keysha said...

Both of your cards are super cute! That Rejoice set is a definite must-have!!

BunnyD said...

Aww that bear is just so loveable! Lovely layout on the second card.

Charyl Hodges said...

I really like the bear hug card :)

Carol W. said...

Super cute bear card but I love your Easter blessings card! Beautiful details and design. ~ Carol W. workmanscraps at gmail dot com

Liesl Castles said...

Beautiful cards - i especially love the little bear - too cute!! Awesome new release...

Anonymous said...

As always Shari, your work is sublime; great design, color and message

Dana said...

I LOVE the bear card!

Eileen Lucas said...

Beautiful cards. Loved seeing you color the bear with colored pencils and gamsol, Ive seen this done, Im new to this, but enjoyed the video, Thank you.

TangledBlueRose said...

Adorable bear so sweet and fun! Love this new release and Hop! Have a fun day!~kim

Gabriela Seminario said...

I love the bear card!!!

alicia T said...

I love these cards! Especially that Easter card which is perfect for the upcoming holiday! Thanks so much for sharing this lovely inspiration and blessings on this new release!

Bridget Downey said...

Love the bear!

Patty Pearson said...

Great shading with the pencils. It is so helpful to watch experts use these products to help improve our understanding of how they work. Thanks!

Tanya/Nonna said...

Oh my goodness, what beautiful work! That little teddy bear is just THE sweetest - so soft and cuddly. And, I love the soft, beautiful colors you used for the Easter card - gorgeous! This new release is amazing!

SHARON HAYES said...

I wish I could color with my pencils and gamsol like you. I love the shading on the bear.

Barbara said...

Thanks for the video on the use of the Gamsol. The card is so cute and I love the softened look you created with the pencils. The Gamsol kit is going into my cart.! The Easter card is beautiful and it's nice to have some more meaningful dies and stamps for the Easter season.

luluvision said...

The bear is so adorable! And love the spring colors on your second card. Yearning for Spring!! Thanks for sharing!

Beau DeLeon said...

I am loving this release more and more! The bear card is super cute, but I just adore your Easter card. It is just absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing :)

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE the sweet bear and the colors on your perfect EASTER card!!!

Lynnea Hollendonner said...

That little bear is perfection! I just want to hug him!

snazzyjj said...

Nice video. I really learned a lot seeing how you shaded and highlighted.

Tess L said...

Love your Easter card, the colors are just perfect.

diana said...

Lovely cards! ;-)

Barb said...

Always love your work, Shari! That bear card is so adorable and what a gorgeous way to showcase the cross and Easter dies and stamps! ♥

Carol Doggett said...

Sweet bear!!!! I am sooo ready for some spring!! TFS!

Grace said...

Loved the video.. Loved both cards. The bear card is adorable

windinstarsranch said...

The colors and layout on the Easter card are beautiful. I would love to receive this card. The bear stands on its own. What a cutie. You guys have a hit.

Meagan Vaughn said...

I absolutely love that little bear so much!

Sherry Tipton said...

Love the Bear Hugz...it's a must have...

Irene Grau said...

Lovely! Cute bear!

Bev Hill said...

Gorgeous Easter card, my favorite colors. The bear card is adorable and I love to watch you color.

Kathy E said...

I LOVE the Easter card!!!

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Each of the cards is truly wonderful !!!! I hope you have a beautiful and blessed day !!
Hugs,
Mayra
http://www.mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com/

Fay Salkus said...

Love how clean your cards are.

Jamie said...

Love this card! IT is so cute:) The video makes me want to go home and color.

Amy Seigler said...

Love the bear! The Easter card is so Pretty! I may just have to case it!

Joan said...

Adorable bear hugz card and the crosses Easter card is lovely, too. Thanks so much.

Diane said...

Both your cards are beautiful. The bear is is cute.

vinita jain said...

Love that adorable bear and Easter card! Thanks for sharing the video!

Teresa Ryals said...

The Easter Crosses set is beautiful and your card really showcases this.

Barbara M. said...

That bear is just too cute!! I am glad to see more Easter products also.

Dave and Pam said...

I absolutely love the Easter card! The colors and dimension are perfect.

Beth H. said...

That bear is adorable! I am in love with your Easter card!

Christina Hicks said...

I love that bear and the Easter card is so inspiring.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

LOve that little bear. What you did with the Easter card I love. I would like this technique for valentine hearts too!

PiecesByEmily said...

Adorable bear card! I need to add that bear stamp to my collection.

Janet said...

I am just in love with the Bear Hugz stamp set, there goes my budget!! You Easter card is absolutely beautiful!

Susanna said...

I really like the bear-card!

Anonymous said...

Tho I don't know your son and see the resemblance, the bear is just adorable! What an awesome job designing several of the stamps, they're all just wonderful.

TK Watson

Larissa Heskett said...

Yep, I agree this Release is Pretty Awesome!! Thanks for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!!:----

pamboe said...

I just love your videos. I learn so much and enjoy your company here in my studio.

Jackie Parkins said...

Such sweet cards - I love that little bear.

Debbie Br said...

Have already placed my order!!! Love your cards!

KimCreate said...

Just adorable cards! Love the bear stamp!

Cyndie said...

Yes, your bear IS adorable! And your Easter card is lovely too.

Monica Rohr said...

Love your cards!

Cindy said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this release! Beautiful work Shari! I collect bears and this guy is adorable! Love the colors you used on your Easter card. You should be soooo proud of this release! You are one talented lady!

Terri E. said...

Loving the bear hugs card!

Kari V. said...

Super cute coloring on that super cute bear!!

Crafty Carrie said...

Thank you for using the colored pencils it looks great. I forget that you don't have to always use copic to have a great colored image.

tjscrappin said...

Great cards, the teddy bear is so cute! and I love that Easter die!

Brithzi said...

Love the bear. The Easter card is gorgeous. Thank you.

Renee Stephens said...

Super cute.

Wendy G. said...

Two very different but fantastic cards. Thanks for starting off this great hop.

Tricia Ann said...

All the cards you have shared from the new release are perfect. What an inspiration you are in your creativity and artistic skill.

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Love your cards, you always inspire me!

ldiggs said...

Love your inspiration, as always!

Oreety said...

The bear is too cute and your Easter card beautiful--I'm such a sucker for green and aqua paired together!

sharin said...

The crosses card is just beautiful; I love the colors you used. And thank you for taking the time to show us how you achieved such smooth results when coloring your bear.

Scrappin4kim(Jennifer) said...

That bear is just sooooooo cute!!!

Jacqueline Stephens said...

Wonderful Sherri. It is often the simplest ideas that are the most beautiful.

Jo Ann D. said...

Both cards are simply gorgeous!

Nancy L. said...

LOVE that Easter card, so pretty!

Pam Cain said...

Love the SSS Blessed Easter Set. You made a beautiful card using the different crosses and greeting. Love the colors and dimension.

Tracey T said...

Another fabulous SSS release! Love that big bear! x

julissa garcia said...

beautiful card!! I love easter
thank you

Candice Lin said...

I love the Spring Showers set as well and thank you for the coloring video. Great release from SSS!

Janet said...

Adorable! ~God bless~

cissi said...

Both are great cards, love the bear he is so cute!

Beastybunny said...

Great projects and it is a fabulous release. So many gorgeous products!

Kailash said...

Fabulous cards, love the colors on the Easter card!!!

Carol Didier said...

The Bear Hugs bear is absolutely adorable.

sentsue said...

Wow. Beautiful Easter card.

Texas JennyWren said...

Oh my, that Teddy Bear is absolutely adorable, Shari. Very cute and simple card with him. I love it. TFS
txjennywren.blogspot.com

Brandi R said...

Very sweet cards! Love the both ♥

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Both cards are awesome! Love the bear hug, and love the colors you used in the Easter card. TFS

Lauren said...

Cute little bear! Wonderful cards!

Tracy said...

I love the bear he is so huggable!!!! This release is so cute and btw great job on the Abby stamp it's adorable.

Anonymous said...

love the easter card. so beautiful. You take cardmaking to the next level! Laura Budke

Barb Ghig said...

Awesome cards, Shari! Thanks so much for the video, too! And...Congrats on the new stamp set you created inspired by Heidi's daughter...I LOVE IT and I know my granddaughter will too!

Skraperella said...

Your cards are lovely Shari, including the one on the SSS blog.

adele holcomb said...

That little bear is indeed adorable!

Gail said...

Love the Abby set! The card is so cute!

sunnee63 said...

that li'l bear really came to life with your coloring. and luv the dimension on your Easter card!!

Linda T said...

Beautiful cards. Loving the new release. Love that little bear, he is just adorable. I really love you're Easter card. Beautiful design and colors! A definate must have for stamps and dies for me.

Lillian Meyer said...

Wow my heart is so touched that I saw a praying for you card and now an Easter card thank you an your bear is adorable:-)

Judy said...

Love the bear, you have encouraged me to get out my pencils again.
Thanks ever so for sharing with us again.

nancy y said...

thank you for the video, the bear hugz is fantastic and I may have to get it asap!

RedGem said...

Wonderful cards... I just love the Easter card. I don't know how you do it, but you always blow me away!

Katie said...

Beautiful, Shari, as always!!

Kaylin Krawczyk said...

love the cute bear. and all the crosses make a great easter card

Yuki said...

Your bear card is just too cute and your second card is gorgeous! Love the colors you used for both cards!

Marie said...

Two beautiful cards!! Thanks for the video. I am a novice at coloring with pencils. Watching you color inspires me and is very helpful!!

Betty Sue said...

Both cards are wonderful!! Thanks for the video!!!

Karen King said...

Two fabulous cards! Love the bear and the color combo for the crosses is fantastic!

Veronica said...

Beautiful cards especially the Easter blessings. The colors are very spring like. Popping up one of the crosses makes it look like a few of the other crosses are popped up as well. Love it!

Kathy Higgins said...

I really like the bear card and your coloring of the card is so pretty! Thank you for a chance to win!

Crystal said...

Abby's Spring Showers is such a great set - I love the little bunny, too! I love that there is frequently a little heart stashed in the set somewhere; they get a lot of use in my cards. Wonderful Easter card with great colors, too...thanks for sharing.😀

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Absolutely adorable little bear. Love your coloring.

Sharron said...

Love your sweet bear--the coloring is awesome! And the colors and design on your Easter card are gorgeous!

bzyPTmom said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards, the Easter cross one is gorgeous and the little bear is so cute!

Bobby said...

Love that Easter card!

Donna Dacy said...

Such a cute little card. Love your coloring ... very nice. The stamp is adorable. Nice job. TFS

Pam Crusberg said...

I'm loving that bear too! The Easter card is fabulous. You're always so imaginative with the way you put things together.

Ruby N said...

The bear one is soo cute!!

cghundley said...

Gorgeous cards and I
love the textures on
them.
Carla from Utah

Nancy said...

Beautiful cards! That little bear is too cute and I love the camouflage stamping on the Easter card!

Cheryl I said...

I loved watching you color the adorable bear! Your Easter card is beautiful and I love the simple design, but the dimension takes it to a whole new level! And the colors....be still my heart!

Alicia Merline said...

I love your really sweet and simple bear card. Perfect to give to a child.

Melinda said...

Your Easter card is gorgeous - love the layout and the colors :) That bear is adorable - like the bear hugz sentiment :)

Tona said...

Both of your cards are fabulous. That little bear is adorable by the way.

l rekroc said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the colors on the Easter card!!

Cheryl H said...

I love your Easter card... absolutely stunning, yet simple :)

Kathy Straw said...

The bear is so adorable. I love the texture of the colouring!

Cynthia Clark said...

That bear & bunny warm my heart. Just adorable. I LOVE the blues and greens of your Easter card.

Anonymous said...

I love the bear and the Easter card is lovely.

Janine Langer said...

I just started with cardmaking and I am so inspired by this, thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

That bear stamp is adorable! Thanks for the chance to win.

Vicki Milyard said...

Cute cards, the little bear is adorable and the cross card reminds me that our Lord is indeed risen!!

barbara macaskill said...

What an adorable card! LOVE this adorable set and must add it to my stash!! TFS!

Amanda said...

That little bear is so cute! I love the way you colored him. Thanks for the video!

Anne said...

I may have already commented but I don't know if it got posted. Some days my computer becomes a little imp and does things on its own. The bear is so cute and perfect for my new great grandbaby. The Easter card is stunning and the colors are perfect for Easter. Your talent is amazing.

you'll find me: said...

beautiful!

Karen said...

That bear is the cutest thing ever!

Ina Good said...

Bear Hugz is sooo adorable and your Easter card is simple but elequent and soooo pretty to look at. Thankyou for the inspiration!

SuprFoxDesigns said...

Beautiful cards- love that bear, he is so huggable! And the Easter card is so pretty!

mtscrapgal said...

The bear is so huggable. Lovely Easter card. Thanks.

Nora N. said...

What lovely cards. That bear is adorable and the Easter card is stunning!!

Nickie Renee said...

Love the little bear card and the Easter card is gorgeous!

Nickie Renee said...

Love the little bear card and the Easter card is gorgeous!

Donnadoll said...

Thank for the video. So helpful in learning to colour well! Beautiful cards too.

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

Beautiful cards Shari! I love the teddy bear card... simply adorable!! <3
Nina-Marie :)

Karen Louder said...

I absolutely love these two cards nice job on both :)

Linda Rubarski said...

Love the bear card.

Corinna said...

I love these - and the new release is fabulous - thanks for the chance to win!

Amy Solomon said...

I love the layering you did with the crosses.

theCook said...

The bear is really cute!

Cindy Beach said...

I've been loving this bear from first sight. The Easter card really shows off this beautiful set!

Shirley said...

bear Hugz...this has to be my favorite stamp set :o)

Donna Phelan said...

Cuuuuuuuuuuuute and lovely! TFS!!!

denise said...

Loving the bear...bears seem to be in this season.

Anja Curvers said...

Both cards are awesome but that bear got to my heart I love it.

LaurieJ said...

What beautiful cards. That bear card is super sweet - can't help but smile.

Anna-Karin said...

These are gorgeous Shari! Love the colours and designs.

Carole said...

Your Easter card is absolutely gorgeous. Love the color combination and the geometry.

Karenladd said...

Love the unique design of your Easter card with the combination of dies and stamps...wow!

Amante del Papel said...

Both cards are so beautiful, but the second card is stunning, I love it!

graham Brand said...

Love your cards, especially the Easter cross one.

joy said...

Love your cards, Shari! Thanks for the video. The new release is fabulous!!

conil said...

That bear just make you smile, doesn't he? Both your cards are awesome. Love the design & colors on the Easter card.

conil said...

That bear just make you smile, doesn't he? Both your cards are awesome. Love the design & colors on the Easter card.

Denise Terry said...

I love the colors on that Easter card! And I completely agree...all of this makes me think Spring!

Diane Jaquay said...

Your cards are both wonderful, and I'm particularly in love with your Easter card design, so GORGEOUS!

Marga said...

The card with the bear is lovely. Great inspiration.

Erin S. said...

Lovely card! I'm happy to see you used colored pencils. I have been using them more to improve on blending and your video is just what I needed. To see you use different tones of one color which couldn't have been blended more perfectly was just the thing I need to watch to help me improve my own skills. Great release and hope to see more videos like this!

Denise Gutshall said...

I am in love with the bear! What a wonderful card. Love the colors on the other card.

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