Thursday, April 12, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Fluttering By Release Blog Hop


Welcome to my little stop on Day 1 of the Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop, featuring our newest release, Fluttering By!

You should have arrived here from Melissa Phillips' blog.  If you have just happened upon me today and want to start the hop from the beginning, go to the Simon Says Stamp blog We'll be giving away a $25.00 gift certificate at every stop on the hop, so don't forget to leave a comment!  The winners will be announced at the Simon Says Stamp Store Blog next Wednesday, April 18.

My first card features the sweet Center Cut Flowers.  This is a large cling stamp with a square border of flowers and this smaller circular bunch inside it, which is removable and can be stamped separately.  When I first looked at this stamp, my mind went immediately to an old-fashioned tussy-mussy, a little handheld bouquet of violets encircled in a doily.


supplies: white, periwinkle, and black card stock, Bristol paper, Simon's Center Cut Flowers and Hope dies, Spectrum Aqua markers and water, Tim Holtz Doily embossing folder, purple adhesive genstones

Since we've been having an extended winter, my "hope" is that spring arrives soon!

My next card uses the Stitching Butterflies dies.


supplies: white, black, and pink cardstock, dps from MFT Plaid Patterns Merry & Bright and Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes pads, Simon's Stitching Butterflies dies, Stitched Rectangle dies, and sentiment from Beautiful Day, adhesive strips

 I carried the stitching theme throughout the card by using the Stitched Rectangles.

And finally, I received a new stencil, called New Beginnings.


supplies: white and Green Apple cardstock, Simon's New Beginnings stencil, sentiment from Beautiful Day, Stitched Rectangle die, gathered twigs, twisted citron, and worn lipstick distress inks, finger dauber and Fantastix to apply inks through the stencil

That's it from me - your next stop is at the amazing Kathy Racoosin's blog.  I know she'll have something scrumptious to show you!

Here's the Hop order for today:


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Mindy Eggen Design said...

I just adore those butterflies! beautiful work!

Nandini said...

Very sweet and pretty cards. Love the new release.

Jan Elmore said...

Thank you, your cards are so pretty. Such wonderful colors!

vered lovecards said...

i love your cards

Dotty Jo x said...

Gorgeous as always, Jo x

Karthikha said...

Super beautiful cards!! I love the first floral one so much! :)

Scrapthat said...

Love them all Lin!! TFS

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

Such pretty cards :) those butterflies make me happy. Awesome release!!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Purple being my favorite color, I am in love with your
violets. The pink butterflies with the plaid are lovely and I love the New Beginnings stencil. Your cards are all beautiful.

Dee Earnshaw said...

such beautiful work - love these butterflies:)

Debra Rumpza said...

Pretty cards! I really love the tree withe the fluttering dots falling off.

Jackie Parkins said...

Beautiful cards! I love what you did with the tree stencil, that's amazing.

Lisa A creations said...

Cute cards! I like the first one with the doily. Great idea.

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous cards Lin, I love that centre cut flower stamp so pretty.

Stacy Petersen said...

I just love that tree.

Van said...

Those dies are just beautiful - love the cards.

Teresa Doyle said...

Lin, your cards are ALL wonderful and you used my top three picks from my wish list! ♥ that, a fantastic job on all of them! TFS!

Stephanie said...

I love the stitching on the butterflies! Your cards are really nice. Well thought out and thoroughly executed

Betty McDougal said...

All three cards are just beautiful.

Teresa Selby said...

Wow! Your cards are really beautiful. Loved your cards and the colors really made your cards shine. (Almost had to put my sun glasses on) LOL Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week.

Diane Bumback said...

Beautiful cards! Love this release! Thanks Diane

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh my!!! Your cards and colouring are totally gorgeous!!!

Cindy Martin said...

Beautiful cards. So many things from this release that I want.

Amanda Lanager said...

I like the simplicity of each card. They are really lovely!

Sarah M said...

Cute, cheerful cards!!

Donna Phelan said...

These are fabulous! Really beautiful designs!

Susan said...

So much spring goodness!

Connie H. said...

Your cards are beautiful!

Nancy said...

Love these beautiful cards, Lin!

Kristy Mattix said...

I really like the card with the New Beginnings stencil. Thanks for sharing.

CandyraeT said...

I particularly love the plaid card. Colors are great!

Sabrina said...

Very beautiful cards!!!

erika said...

Cute cards! Thanks for inspiring!

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

Your cards are all fantastic! The first one has the perfect colors and the doily embellishment to pair with the sentiment....beautiful. I love the framing on the second card with the butterflies in the corners, it has a simplicity about it that allows for the bold colors and patterned paper to not get hidden. The third card has that soft, spring look to go perfectly with the sentiment. I love that you kept it flat with no dimension...a new beginning kind of feel.

Sherry Butcher said...

Great cards and sentiments. Love the new release too. Thanks for sharing.

Sue said...

Wonderful cards and love the new stamps!

Greta said...

Wonderful release & absolutely beautiful cards, Lin! You've inspired me!

jeanchaneyaz said...

Beautiful cards! I am especially loving that Doily Embossing Folder and put it right on my wish list!

Kijo Guyer said...

I so have to get that tree stencil! Beautiful cards

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful cards!!

Patt H. said...

GORGEOUS cards!! I love them all & will be ordering that awesome Center Cut Flowers set soon! Love everything about that card!

TheSunshineCrafter Kelly Butler said...

Wow all 3 are gorgeous. Im loving this release n i too need that flower cut out stamp. Ur cards are beautiful. Great job

Suzanne Harkinson said...

I love your Tussie Mussie. My Mom used that word when we were going to prom. Thanks for the nostalgia.

Martha Herrera said...

Love all 3 cards!
Thanks for the inspiration.

Karen H said...

FABULOUS CARDS! The Center Cut Flower and Stitched Butterflies are my favorites in this new release. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration.

seubye said...

Awesome card

NancyR said...

I think the center cut flowers is my favorite of this release. All your cards are absolutely beautiful.

Joy Meadows said...

The tussie mussie inspired card is my favorite. The combo of blue and white always looks beautiful to me. Your other cards are just gorgeous, too, Lin!

JazzyH said...

Love it!

craftymom205 said...

Great cards.

Unknown said...

LOVE THEM ALL!!!!

solarj said...

Pretty cards! I really like the tree card a bunch.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Lovely cards!

Anushree Vaish said...

Neat and elegant!!

Janet Smith said...

Love all of them! Beautiful😃

Janet D. said...

I love your first card, I think this is my favorite stamp from the release. Gorgeous cards all around!!

Stacey Palmer said...

Beautiful cards! Love the butterflies.

Katy Glenn said...

These are all so beautiful and colorful! This is a great stamp set.

Mirella said...

Wow, these are all so different and so beautiful! I especially love the third card with the stencilled tree, but all of your makes are really gorgeous! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Jen said...

Lovely cards! Those butterflies are quickly becoming a favorite of mine.

Barbara said...

You've been really busy! All of these are just beautiful! :)

Sobi said...

Very pretty!

Tammy said...

Gorgeous cards and inspiration, I love the beautiful butterflies on your second card!

Carol Martin said...

Love your cards!!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Such pretty cards!! LOVE them all!!

Carol McGregor said...

Fabulous cards. Great inspiration. Thanks for sharing. This release is awesome.

Dorthy said...

All the cards are unique in their own way. I must say I would pick the butterflies because I love the little flutter creatures.

Jane M said...

Beautiful cards using several different techniques.

Nouveau Chef said...

I love the "tussy mussy" card. Those are my colors! Thanks for sharing!

Brenda Kuder said...

The tree card is my favorite. Good job!

Woendi Levitt said...

Gorgeous cards. Its hard to pick just one. They are all beautiful

Cat Craig said...

Lin, you've made your examples shine! I love the flowers (Of course) and now I wish I had added that tree to my shopping cart...ah well there is always the wish list.

Isabelle Baudin said...

Your cards are beautiful ! I love the colors of the different cards.

Unknown said...

All three are gorgeous cards, but my favorite is the tree one.

Cynthia Cole said...

Such lovely cards!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such beautiful cards. Thanks so much for sharing...

Allison Waibel said...

Love the use of the doily on your Hope card

Heather M said...

Fabulous set of cards! I love the Stitching Butterflies Wafer Dies. I love the sentiments your used.

bev p said...

I love that background stamp, and also that the center pops out to create a beautiful focal element, just as you have done! Its versatility is the thing that caught my eye immediately. Thank you for showing me what I knew was possible!

Annette Reed said...

These are all great! I just love that tree stencil and stitched butterflies.

astarr said...

I really love that center cut flower stamp - you made it lovely

Linda Kunsman said...

gorgeous cards Lin!! And I admit- I do know what a tussie mussie is:)

C L said...

I liked the tree card best

Nana Griffin said...

Yhese are so lovely.

Catherine Loveless said...

The stitched rectangles and stitched butterflies complement each other perfectly. Beautiful cards!

Carol said...

Beautiful cards! I love the stitched butterflies, as well as the tree stencil.

NittyPearl said...

Beautiful cards with awesome sentiments

Lori said...

Wow how gorgeous and that tree stencil is a must for us crafters! Looks like I need to place another SSS order, they will know my address by heart! 😉

Stef Perry said...

All three cards are so lovely, each one with it's special touches! The stenciled tree turnout fantastic, I love the little pink buds.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love all your cards, Lin, but especially the stenciled tree one! So delicate & pretty!!

Marie-Pierre Taillon said...

Thank you for sharing these pretty cards.

mtscrapgal said...

It's obvious you a card designer from your cards today. All the extra touches you add( doily behind the tussy mussy, stitched butterflies with stitched rectangle,and terrific use of the tree stencil) make your cards works of art. Thanks.

Anna Sigga said...

Beautiful cards!

Lorraine Melin said...

These are wonderful cards!

Janet Peck said...

Love your cards! Thanks for sharing!

Christy Malone said...

Your cards are all beautiful. I especially love the colors of the second one.

Sue D said...

Very pretty cards. I like the doily on the first, the plaid and butterflies on the second and the stenciling on the last one.

Lisa Angel said...

I especially love the periwinkle floral card!!! I hope the stamp isnt sold out!!!

Karen said...

All three cards are wonderful, but the first one is just stellar!

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Just beautiful cards. I love the pop of color on white. I love pink/green together and I'm mad for plaid. And those butterflies are amazing. Just lovely cards.

Julie Booker said...

I love your cards. I just love the sentiment on the butterfly card. Thank you for sharing

Craftily Everafter AU said...

Gorgeous cards :) Love them all

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful projects Lin!! I like especially the first one, the pretty flowers done in your signature blue color!

pt said...

The doily makes the flowers pop

Becky Reeder said...

Oh my, such fabulous cards!

Wendance Designs said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Brandi R said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the floral...love the butterfly...well, there's nothing I dislike. Everything is fantastic ♥

Linnea S said...

I'm with you! I hope Spring is on its way! hopefully your pretty cards will beckon it!

Johanna said...

great talent shown here. Love them all and am eagerly awaiting spring.

Lindar C said...

Beautiful cards, love those butterflies.

Connie said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.

Megan said...

There is snow in our weekend forecast again! :( But at least in crafty world, it's springy and colorful! :)

Hilary Reynolds said...

I love these cards thanks for sharing!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the variety of framing, faux stitching & coloring.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Tammie Koehnen said...

Beautiful cards! Love those butterfly dies!

Becca Neeley said...

Lovely cards! I really like how you paired the stitched butterflies with a stitched frame!

Connie Lane said...

The butterflies are so so cute. Beautiful!

Sandra Bonagura said...

wonderful!

Heather DePasquale said...

Love each of your cards! So unique...great release! Thanks to all at SSS!!

Nanci said...

Your cards are awesome. Thank you for sharing.

Varada Sharma said...

Such pretty cards. Each one is perfect in its color choices and layouts. Simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing!!

Cindy Aguirre said...

Beautiful cards! Thanms for sharing!

Patty said...

WOW!! All beautiful cards!!

Jean M said...

as always, pretty!

Georgia Franko said...

Very beautiful!

Debi Vintinner said...

Amazing release and gorgeous cards ladies!!

Renate Harrison said...

Perfect card to welcome a much needed spring! These cards are lovely

Ciara Taylor said...

Beautiful cards!!! great inspiration!

Billie A said...

Beautiful cards. I love the images, dies, stencil.

charlsie smith said...

Beautiful just beautiful. Thank you

Cathy Lillie said...

Lovely cards! They're all such pretty designs, but my favorite is the one you made with the stencil! Each would be beautiful framed.

Trina P. said...

Lovely collection of cards. So many wonderful ideas.

Juana Lubian said...

Beautiful

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! I love the flowers, butterflies, and that awesome tree stencil!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Lin, I love how you used bling to fill the circles on the flower stamp! So pretty! And I love the layout and color combo of your butterfly card so much! Perfect simplicity! And I give you major credit for the stencil card. I would have made a mess of that, even with Fantastiks! Great job on all of them!

J Sirak said...

Very beautiful... makes me want to stamp and color
Ldyjs@outlook.com

Kathy Ferguson said...

Your cards are beautiful. I have to get my hands on the butterfly dies you used. They are terrific! Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us!

cindybearj said...

I love all your beautiful cards! The butterflies and tree are amazing and I must have them!

Jackie Waxler said...

Beautiful cards. Love butterflies.

Dana M said...

Beautiful cards, perfectly executed! You so perfectly highlighted the new products. I have a soft spot for periwinkle so you captured my attention immediately with your first card.

Virg from EPT said...

Love the way you used this plaid paper. Really do love this butterfly die. Thank you for sharing your techniques.

Dar said...

All your cards are great, but I really like the first one. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

K . Shuster said...

All of your cards are so pretty. As for the first one, the posies with the doily, we called them nosegays, go figure! Thank you for sharing your inspiration.

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

You really rocked that New Beginnings stencil. Beautiful job on all your cards.

Michelle Sellers said...

The Butterflies are wonderful. I also like the tree stencil and you did a fantastic job on them all. Thank you for sharing.

Kathy Schoening said...

Love your beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Maxine D said...

What beautiful cards Lin, especially the tussie mussie one :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Dawn Jones said...

My two favorites with this release are the center cut flowers and the stitched butterflies, and you showcased them beautifully. Thanks for some great inspirations.

Anonymous said...

Love the color choices. Very pretty use
of the DP backgrounds. I have tons of DP
and am always looking for ways to use it.
-amy bishop

lynneatw said...

I love your cards!

D Golly said...

Thanks for taking the time to share your wonderful projects. They are lovely.

Dottie said...

I love the plaid. Makes me think that spring will come!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

such beautiful cards, I too am hoping that spring arrives soon as another winter storm approaches
thanks for sharing
Barb Housner

Gayle Hill said...

I love your New Beginnings card. It just inspires hope within me!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous cards! I especially love the butterflies with the plaid background!

Monique MacDuffee said...

Love your card.

Denise_h said...

Just ordered the stamp - excited to use it - love your colors.

Busy Faith said...

Love the trees and butterfly... And that plaid is awesome

A Cute Country Card said...

Your cards are amazing. Looking forward to trying that pastel look on my cards

Janeen said...

oooo...YES with the plaid!

Cassie said...

beautiful, fun cards!

Annette Gordon said...

What awesome cards! You really showcased the new release products.

Nox said...

All very lovely cards! I love the floral bouquet layered on top of the doily - such a lovely, fresh, Spring look!

Nox said...

Beautiful cards - they are all so lovely and fresh. They are a wonderful showcase for the new release!

Kim Lundstrom said...

Beautiful cards!

Liz Ford said...

All three of your cards are lovely; I am truly drawn to the first one though. That stamp is amazing and I am so excited to get it in the mail. I am really enjoying the inspiration you LIN, have given me with your card. I really also liked the stencil of the tree that you did. It is so soft and delicate but bold at the same time. Thank you for making such beautiful cards!

Joan Ferner said...

Beautiful Cards. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!!

Betty Keefe said...

the center cut flowers stamp is my absolute favorite from this release and love how you have created with it, Lin!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Beautiful cards!

Anonymous said...

Very nice cards. When I first saw the center cut flowers stamp I didn't think I would like it but your card has helped change my mind. It is such a pretty flower.

Maureen Reiss said...

Really Beautiful!!!

Gail said...

Stunning work - I am in love with those butterflies - TFS and for this hop

donna sherman said...

All your cards are beautiful!! Love the flowers from the center of the stamp!!! Your coloring is superb on all the cards!

Berina RGA said...

Such beautiful cards!! I love your card with the New Beginnings stencil!! It's so so pretty!!

Richelle B said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the periwinkle flowers!

Monica said...

Love the cards, especially the tree!

Karen said...

Lovely set of cards!!

Barbara said...

These butterflies are so great. Great cards.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such pretty creations! Love the new butterfly too. Gorgeous!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

All of your cards are so pretty. Thanks for sharing

bzyPTmom said...

Love your pretty cards. I think my favorite is the violets!

Cards by Maaike said...

great cards, I love how the flowers match your logo banner (liverwort?)

Keiren Dunfee said...

thanks for sharing these beautiful ideas!

Cindaku said...

All three of your cards are great! I love the New Beginnings stencil.

Ruggles said...

Beautiful, simple designs. The violet bouquet is wonderful--will definitely use that idea!

Carolina Kathy said...

Your HOPE card is fabulous! Love bouwith the doily! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Laetitia Lisa said...

lovely cards, thanks for sharing :)

Stacey Kowbel said...

Beautiful cards! Love all the different designs!

Anniek B said...

So beautiful!

Shawninaz said...

Love your work, three beautiful cards!

CatherineD said...

Beautiful cards, so lovely!

Helen Budz said...

These are such lovely cards...each unique, all so beautifully created. tfs

kathymcc said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your cards, Lin! The butterfly card is just gorgeous with that beautiful plaid cardstock paired with the green Watercolor Wishes is such a great combination! And those adorable butterflies really stand out on that awesome background!! Also, that tree you inked from the stencil is so awesome and makes a stunning card!!

Char K said...

lovely, Lin! The stenciled tree is just wonderful!

Mary Babet said...

Love all your beautiful cards. I really like all the butterflies and tree card. All these gorgeous colors reply makes it feel more li,e spring.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the beautiful blue flowers!

Kelly Hunsaker said...

I love all the cards, but the top one is my favorite. And the use of the doily is so beautiful.

Memories by Manda said...

All of your cards are pretty.

Melissa Watson said...

The card with the tree is beautiful! But the pink and green one with the plaid paper and the stitched butterfly are my favorite. Love how that one turned out! Thanks for sharing!

Valerie Hayden said...

Such lovely work.

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