Friday, April 07, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Mother • Fathers & Florals Blog Hop + Giveaway!


Welcome to my blog everyone!!! Today I'm celebrating the 

If you have come from Laura Bassen's Blog, then you are in the right place!

I've created a few cards using some of the new product starting with the Star Flower Mandala which I've white embossed and painted with soft tones of watercolors. 


I cut out around the outer edge so that I could mount the mandala to a notecard with a bit of foam tape on the back. Ok... who am I kidding... I used a lot of foam tape because well... 
that's my jam! 
This card is all ready for a greeting when an occasion arises!


To continue with the watercolor theme I have going, I used some Distress ink cubes to color the Flora Background (designed by my friend Kristina Werner). I spritzed the stamp with water then stamped onto a panel of white watercolor cardstock. 


I added some Tim Holtz flowers and the Love die cut for a simple greeting and embellishment.


Finally, I stamped a couple of Simon Says envelopes with white embossing using the Sending Flowers stamp set. I love using the transparent envelope with bright paper inside!


GIVEAWAY!
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a prize package worth over $25 to every stop on the hop from the blogs comment section.  They will choose winners over the weekend and post on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Tuesday. Be sure to comment on every blog along the hop for a better chance to win! Good Luck!!!

Your next stop on the hop is to NINA MARIE!


Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great weekend!!

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Carolyn Pokorney said...

my favorite use of the Star Flower Mandala and white embossed and painted with soft tones of watercolors. Love this new Stamp and how ,you made it a soft look then the addition of a clear envelope with an embossed address label.

Joan Ferner said...

Such a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.

sharpstamps said...

Great release, samples and blog hop. I really like the background stamps - they would be so adaptable for any occassion.

Kathy H said...

Gorgeous! I love the envelopes too!

craftymom205 said...

Love the cards.

Marieitis said...

Beautiful cards with great ideas for using the fabulous background stamps :)

Christy Borfitz said...

Lovely cards! I always love your color choices! Those background stamps are fabulous!

Leana Hodge said...

So beautiful ❤

Gail A said...

Love these! Just beautiful!

jennibinks said...

Love the colors, its cheerful, but still looks elegant.

Super Stick Chick said...

Wonderful cards, love your soft watercolor looks and the pretty envelopes.

Elise Smith said...

OMG! These are so cute! They remind me of rainbow sherbet :)

Maureen Chandler said...

Love your cards - your creations are always gorgeous! Thanks so much for all you share!!!

Cheri Burry said...

Wow gorgeous cards! So much inspiration for the background stamps!

Tracy Lustick said...

Wow ! Out of this world ! Fantastic !

Kate - Small Bits of Paper said...

Your cards are gorgeous!!! I love the soft colour blends you've chosen. And you've convinced me to get the Sending Flowers set! What a simple and delightful way to dress up an envelope!

Maureen Reiss said...

Really gorgeous cards! Love the soft colors!

Sonja said...

Gorgeous colors on your card!!!!

Janelle said...

I'm so inspired by your lovely creations. The soft Spring colors are simply Yummy!

Jennifer D said...

Looooove the way you used these fantastic stamps Thanks for the inspiration. Have a Great Weekend.

Em G said...

What beautiful colours such a dainty look

Stacy said...

Look at the watercolour!!! I love your cards and those medallions are freaking awesome :D

Felicita Johnson said...

Shari,
Super cool cards... I love the soft colors on those background stamps....... makes you fall in love with your background attempts again.

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards and envelopes are beautiful!!!

aknancy said...

Love your use of the Flora background.. beautiful colors too

kristinasartcorner said...

Adorable cards. I love colors and design! So elegant!

Gail Plaskiewicz said...

Your cards are beautiful and I see a lot of my favorite color, which is yellow, in all of your cards. I love your embossing and you're coloring. The colors are so delicate. I love those background stamps but they are hard to use with my cild sized hands. I do try to use them though. I don't have very many though but when I win I'm going to get some. I especially love the stamp with the lines that says Please Deliver. My mom complains that sometimes when she writes on an envelope her writing looks crooked and it would look better if she had lines. I say that sometimes too. This is prefect! How do they know what we need?

Tracy A said...

I absolutely love these cards! They are gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration.

Susan Gosman said...

Delicious!

Cath Sheard said...

I love that you fussy cut it - it looks fab! Very pretty colours too :-)

Tammy TWP said...

So cool!

Turid said...

In love! Great samples.

Dana M said...

Lovely cards (envelopes too)! The soft watercolor effect is fabulous. I also can't help but use a lot of foam tape :)

Shona Chambers said...

This is such an amazing release and love all the soft pastel colours you used!!

Barb said...

Holy moly, Shari! These are soooo GORGEOUS!

Kristen Ozinga said...

So pretty!! I love the idea of cutting out the stamp to use as a focal point!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Great work, love those soft tones!

Debbie Wells said...

Such a pretty card. I love the colours

Me said...

Super love the mandala with soft tone watercolor!!! So wish I could do that!

Tanja said...

These are so precious and beautiful. I am go off on a tangent from the Blog Hop and exploring more of your work Shari on your blog!

stampyra said...

I love how you cut out & colored the mandala. That's how I was thinking to use it. It reminded me of some that I had from Holly Berry House many years ago. I used to cut out & layer them. Jil

Nives K said...

Incredibly gorgeous.

Sabrina Fioretti said...

Beautiful cards, love my SSS!

Quillish said...

What beautiful choice of colors.. lovely cards.. Am in awe with the use of colors you used!

Vivian Foo said...

Brilliant and inspiring, thanks for sharing.

Robyn Smith said...

Love these background stamps. Can't wait to try!

Marlys said...

Simply beautiful!!

Jackie Wheelock said...

I love the new background stamps but the envelope stamp is the best. I can't wait to get it. All my cards will have the transparent envelope with colorful paper inside.

bev p said...

I love the addition of the little flowers. Perfect addition to allow the background to shine, but still draw some attention to the sentiment. These are just lovely. I like the idea of cutting around the larger shape. It seems to draw more attention to the lovely design. Thanks so much. I am officially inspired!

Irene said...

The two different ways that you used these great new background stamps are so inspiring...beautiful cards!!

Rachelle Crain said...

I love this release!!!

Toni said...

Love your colors! I love the envelope idea especially!

Dara Lynn said...

Stunning springtime cards using the new background stamps and what I thought would be complicated is completely the opposite...what an impact!!!!! and the perfect touch is the floral envelope stamps! Gorgeous girlie!!

Lyn C. said...

Such great ideas to try on every single project! Beautiful work!

Dora said...

This is beautiful!! What a soft use of colours. Beautiful.

Evelyn said...

Such beautiful cards!! Love the cut out flower medallion!! The colors are great. Oh, the envelopes - what a wonderful way to mail your cards!!

Dawn S. said...

Beautiful cards!

Karen Gerek said...

Both of your designs are incredible. I especially liked how you cut out your focal image and popped it up on foam tape. I'm sure that it was a lot of extra work, but the end result is beautiful!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful cards and I love the watercolour! The pretty envelopes are the perfect touch for these two cards!

Maxine M. said...

I love the way you did these backgrounds. Soft is the way to go. TFS

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful card. I love the large background stamp. Thanks for sharing.

Brenda in IN said...

Beautiful, soft watercoloring and gorgeous stamps. I love how you did the clear envelope.

Christy Designs said...

Love your soft tones water color card.

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Your cards are awesome! I really like the soft colors and then the second one you spritzed with water. Very, very nice.

Mary said...

Beautiful as usual...I love following your card creations.

Mirella said...

These background stamps are my favourite from this release, and you showcased them beautifully!

Streetscrapper said...

Really pretty cards Shari! And that transparent envelope is super cute! I've got two packages in my cart right now! HAVE TO HAVE them!!

Mama said...

Such springy colors. Love them!

Sharon Salerno said...

Gorgeous cards and envelopes! These background stamps are to die for!

Anonymous said...

I like the way the water spritz softened your stamp

Jennifer Lewis said...

Gorgeous soft watercolors!

Karen Letchworth said...

Stunning card, Shari!
Blessings,
Karen L
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Patty said...

All beautiful cards!! I especially love the colors you combined on the first one & WOW...would have never thought to cut part of it out but it looks absolutely awesome!!

Greta said...

Love your creative, beautiful cards--especially the first one with the fussy cutting!

K Honeycutt said...

Wow! I love your star flower card - what a showstopper! That stamp is definitely on my wishlist! Thanks so much for the great ideas.

Sierra Winters said...

I'm in LOVE with this gorgeous new SSS line, and your creations are STUNNING!
Sierra W.

Sue McRae said...

Love the soft colors of the first card and fussy cutting it takes it to a whole new level!

Kim said...

They are so soft and lovely, perfect for any occasion. Thank you for the inspiration. Take care, Kim :)

Sweet Sarah said...

Love the colors and the stamps are wonderful!

Anne Henderson said...

Your palette is gorgeous! ♥

Martha Harris said...

Such beautiful cards. I love the soft colors. We are getting a lot of wonderful ideas for using these terrific background stamps.

Maureen Peterson said...

Beautiful cards!!

Debbie Scassera said...

Gorgeous card! The colors are beautiful.

karen bull said...

so beautiful. I love the soft color blending

Melissa Craig said...

These are pretty!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the mandala.
Popping items off the card
always gives so much added
interest.
Fantastic envelopes.
thanks for sharing.

sbee said...

Beautiful cards and such lovely colors. The more I see with this background stamp the more certain I am it needs to become part of my collection.

Kelley Teabo said...

Gorgeous water color projects. Really like the flower and love touch.

Sandy Small said...

Nice cards, I love the soft colors! The new backgrounds are great!

Barbara said...

Great stamps, awesome cards!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful inspiring color creations.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Kimberly Cervantes said...

Your watercoloring card looks amazing. Love seeing the back ground stamps.

Cheryl Robertson said...

I love to play with my watercolors and these background stamps look like fun!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

STUNNING cards! What a gorgeous release!

sigal p said...

love the release.
Thanks for the chance to win

Anne Lyons said...

Beautiful you, making beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing your talents.

Jana said...

Oh my goodness these are amazing!

stampfoldandrepeat said...

Love those soft, pretty watercolours. Transparent envelope with pattern paper = genius idea!! Now I know how to use clear envelopes lol.

Nandini said...

Love the soft colors you have used in the first card. And the artsy look of the second card is gorgeous. Also love the way you have decorated the envelopes.Really love this release.

Sandy M said...

Your cards are awesome as usual. Love what you did with the large background

mtscrapgal said...

The new background stamps can be used so many different ways and I like the ones you used. Hooray for the envelope stamp too. It's fun to decorate the envelopes too,

brenda said...

I love your cards! I wasn't quite sure how to use these large background stamps without them always looking the same but you and Jennifer have given me so many great ides I can't wait to get & play with them! Love how you cut and foam mounted the design!

Kati Caprara said...

I love the pastel colors with the delicate designs of the background stamp. It's lovely.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! Beautiful colors and background stamps!

Erika V said...

These new releases from SSS are gorgeous and I especially love the ones Kristina designed. Yo

Jenniferk said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous and I really like the envelopes too! You used such beautiful, fresh and springlike colours for both of your cards and I love how you cut along the edge of the Star Flower Mandela stamped image and popped it up, it really looks incredible!

MyLittleBlueDog said...

The cut out mandala looks fantastic. Love the water colouring.

Margery C said...

Beautiful card. Love the plaid envelope.

Linda Anderson said...

Such a fun way to use these stamps> Beautiful colors...a little bit of Spring sunshine!

AndreaH said...

Awhhh and another blog to go into my favourites folder. Just 2 little words for your cards and that's LOVE THEM. WOW I'm speechless

Francine D said...

Lovely cards.. I like how you did the Love, white and pink.. Very pretty.

Deb said...

Your cards and envelopes are beautiful. That first one is WOW! Thank you for sharing!

Karen Baughman said...

These are so pretty. I love the color combinations.

Billie A said...

Beautiful cards. OH my YOU fussy cut the first card.. wow..I don't know that I would have the patients to do it.. I love the look.. Love the soft colors and always love your cards/projects.

Janeen said...

your painting is so exquisitely soft

Heather said...

These are all so gorgeous!! and I LOVE your envelope; so pretty!

Karinne said...

Simply stunning!

Cheryl B said...

Love that star flower mandala. So pretty!

Jean said...

Stunning colors.

Ashley Wells said...

Beautiful card, Shari! The soft watercolors are perfect!

Jill Rauenhorst said...

Wow, beautiful!

Jill Rauenhorst said...

Love these new big stamps and all the ideas we are getting from you, thanks!

mimi said...

That gorgeous water color background on the first card is so fabulous!!!

Unknown said...

The cutting is beautiful on the mandala.

Lady Joyful said...

Beautiful soft cards. The colours are so pretty and great for Spring.

Elia Rogers said...

I love the colora

DAWN BECKER said...

You did a beautiful job on the cards!

Kym Maxwell said...

Love love love the 1st card!!!

hilhashi said...

Ooooo, that mandala card is just delicious. I want to jumbo size it and hang it on my wall in a fancy white frame! The colors are so soft and spring-like and dreamy. The partial placement on the edge of the card, it is just inspiring!

gabriella said...

Your first card is my favorite of everything that I have seen so far, love the cut work and the colors and the background.

Nana said...

I love these stamps and the colors are beautiful.

Dawn Jones said...

Since I've started these blog hops and shared with my daughters and granddaughter, we've all become addicted to the amazing talent we've seen and look forward the a new one each month.

D.Ann C said...

So much gorgeousness! I could stare at that lovely first card all day!

Barbara said...

Love these background stamps!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love your beautiful spring color combos

Denise Gutshall said...

The cards are just beautiful! The star flower stamp is such a perfect choice for your wonderful pastel watercolors! What a great idea to trim it! I love the soft background on the second card -- an idea to try!

Pat said...

I love the way you have cut out the mandala and the colours are so soft and pretty, and then the watery flora background works beautifully. Two wonderful cards Shari. x

Becca4296 said...

Love the distress ink stamped background

Jodi Merritt said...

Great cards Shari. Love the colors and the background stamps in this new release.

Kim Faucher said...

Just sobeautiful and springy!!! Love these medallion background stamps

Kim Faucher said...

Love these soft colors! These background stamps are amazing!

A said...

Just WOW.

Barb Schmidt said...

Love the soft colors and fussy cutting the piece out and mounting it is nice.
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karenelr said...

What beautiful ways to use these backgrounds!! Thanks for sharing!

Cherri said...

I really love your color choices. Beautiful!

Linda said...

As always I really love your cards and the colors. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Migdalia said...

WOW!! They are absolutely beautiful!!Lovely colors!

laurissa said...

How pretty! I love the distress ink one! I would have never thought to do that on my own!

Alison Day said...

I just love the soft colours you've achieved on these cards!!

Angie Linton said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colors you used.

QuilterLaura said...

Cutting that out looks pretty hard, but you made a gorgeous card!

Amy C. said...

Wow beautiful stamp and the colors are so pretty!

Engineered Baker said...

love your use of the background stamps!!

Cora said...

Love the new release, especially since one of the designs has my name!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! LOVING LOVING LOVING the New Release!! Such BEAUTIFUL Inspiration too THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

M DelValle said...

Beautiful colors!! Details and design is so pretty and delicate!

Larissa Heskett said...
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Barbara-Jean said...

Beautiful cards and colors. Love the new background stamps and the new inks, too.

Tanya Lochridge said...

Love your idea of using only part of the background stamp, cutting it and treating it as a focal on the card. These really lend themselves to that technique. The little pop of Tim's flowers together with the envelope stamps are a really cute touch. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Denise said...

I love the colours you used and those background stamps are gorgeous!!

Unknown said...

Omg...I can't even. That first star mandala is gorgeous. Love this, I want to frame it

justMarie said...

I am really enjoying everyone's use of the medallion stamps. Very pretty card.

Helen Budz said...

These are two great card designs -- with great envelope designs, too. I especially like how the two techniques are so versatile for sentiments of all sorts. Thanks for sharing.

Maryjo Monterosso said...

I am really loving these large backgrounds. Your colors are so soft and springlike.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

They all remind me of spring with such soft sweet colors!

Sharon Thompson said...

I love the card where you used the Star Flower Mandala stamp. The colors are very pretty.

cassie said...

This is so beautiful, it's making want to go watercolor now! I love the colors you used, too.

Cammy Huynh said...

Love the simple way of coloring the mandalas

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful cards! Love the soft colors!

Andrea1702 said...

Beautiful projects! Love the new background stamps!

Tami said...

Wow gorgeous cards!!

Loly Borda said...

I love your choice of colors, beautiful mandala card and the second one is so artsy, I love it! Thanks for the inspiration with the envelopes. TFS

Rebecca said...

Thanks for your dreamy inspiration and to SSS for the new release and giveaway! Love seeing cards and mixed media projects that you do!!

Beth H. said...

WOW! I am in love with your creations!

Hollyk said...

Beautiful cards

Amy Seigler said...

Beautiful spring colors ! Love the gorgeous stamp that you cut out! Can't wait to play with some of these new products myself after seeing all of the wonderful samples that the blog hop has provided!

Alaska .Kris said...

In a word... GORGEOUS!

Cindy Reynoso said...

Gorgeous cards and that plaid envelope is just too cute!! Love it all!

Louanne said...

Love the soft colors and new background stamps! Just so versatile and gorgeous!

Mom and wife. said...

Love your too. They are lovely .

KOScraps4u said...

Just love these cards and that envelope, wow it is beautiful!

Scraplea 1 said...

Beautiful colors! Love these ideas. Thanks so much for sharing on the blog hop!!

Lisa A creations said...

The cards and the envelopes are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Tricia Ann said...

All of your cards are soft and pretty, but my favorite one is the first one. I'm going to make one like this. Thank you!

Jo Herbert said...

You have really showcased the SSS release so well. I love how delicate the background stampsets look along with your colour selection and overall creations. Hugs Jo

Tammy H said...

Love the background stamps. Both techniques are awesome.

Hsin-Yi said...

Beautiful watercolors, and beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing!

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