Saturday, May 30, 2020

CRAFTY HUGS Blog Hop, Day 2

Simon Says Stamp has released some stunning new products; we're calling them the CRAFTY HUGS release, and I'm so pleased to be participating today in Day 2 of a blog hop to celebrate!



You should have arrived here from Pretti Chandran's 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 to start.  We'll be giving away a $25.00 coupon 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, June 3. Winners must email Simon to claim his/her prize.

And as you can see in the banner above, we have a free gift for shopping - any purchase made from now until May 31 at 11:59 pm will get a free gift of Rainbow Shattered Glass Deco Foil, while supplies last.  Just use the code HUGS4U.

I received a fun selection of new things from the release: a large cling stamp, an amazing large die, and a fun stencil. Here are my projects with them.

First up, the SO BEAUTIFUL cling stamp.


supplies: white, black, and Surf Blue cardstock, SO BEAUTIFUL cling stamp, Zig markers and water, tumbled glass distress ink, clear sequins for the centers of a few flowers

The sentiment in that lovely font is part of this cling stamp, a nice bonus!

Next I played with this amazing HIBISCUS BLOOM die.


supplies: teal, white, and hot pink cardstock, HIBISCUS BLOOM die, Bold Hello die, distress oxide inks in carved pumpkin, picked raspberry, mustard seed, mowed lawn and black soot, Newton's Nook Tropical Leaves stencil, adhesive foam to pop up flower

I cut my flower from white cardstock, colored the petals and leaves with oxide inks and a sponge, then reinserted them back into place.  I embossed a stencil for my background.

And lastly, how do you like this fun RADIANT HEARTS stencil?


supplies: white cardstock, RADIANT HEARTS stencil, distress inks and a blending brush, sentiment from Leafy Frames, Stitched Circle die, adhesive foam to pop up sentiment circle .

This is your final stop of the blog hop.  Don't forget to visit the blogs on Day 1, too, for even more inspiration and chances to win a $25.00 gift card.

Click HERE for all the new goodies, and for more inspiration, don't forget to visit our Crafty Hugs Gallery.

Thanks so much for coming by today.  I hope you find something special just for you in this new release. Here's today's Hop Order.

132 comments:

Isabel Z said...

So many amazing new products! I love Simon Says and the designers on the blog hops because they inspire me to create. Thank you.

LBudke said...

These cards are so pretty. I love the hibiscus!

Christine said...

I knew there would be a crafty treat for the eyes on your blog! I love how you used the windflowers, and the rainbow of hearts is amazing!

Sandy Spielberger said...

My wishlist for Simon says stamp is getting longer after every blog I visit on this blogshop. Just wish they would offer free shipping to europe after spending 100 Dollars as we also have to pay high custom fees...

Chandhini said...

I am a sucker for rainbows, so the third card is my favourite, also I love the new radiant heart stencil.

Tami B. said...

Thank you for sharing three beautiful cards with us. They are all wonderful.

MadeByMeghanK said...

I LOVE the rainbow hearts and beautiful coloring on the flowers!

Tammy said...

These cards are gorgeous!

Joy Meadows said...

What a treat your cards are, Lin! I love each one and am so happy to see you in the SSS hop again. They saved the best for the last. :)

Judy Inukai said...

What beautiful cards. I LOVE the radiating rainbow hearts. It is so bright and cheerful and sure to bring a smile to the recipient.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the wonderful cheerful colors. The hibiscus die is striking.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Robin said...

I love all your cards, Lin. These are especially colorful, bright and cheery, and would certainly bring joy to anyone who received them!

Deb Selby said...

Love this release. So many wonderful products to choose from

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the radiating hearts.
The rainbow of colors is fun.
Your flower garden is wonderful.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sandy M said...

Such bright & cheerful cards! Thanks for sharing some inspiration on this amazing new release!

Patty said...

Oh my goodness! These are all fantastic cards! I love those rainbow hearts and your hibiscus card is just stunning...such beautiful colors together! I want that die the most out of the whole release!!

Megan said...

Love the coloring with your Zigs! The colors you used for the hibiscus are stunning!

sharon g said...

These cards are both just wonderful. I really love the wildflowers, and how you colored the scene. So pretty! And the Hibiscus is gorgeous. So simple, so pretty.

Sweet Sarah said...

All your cards are great!

Gayle M. said...

These cards are amazing!! You did such a wonderful job with all the colors!! Thank you for sharing these with us!!

Tina Marie said...

Beautiful cards!

Barb Martin said...

Your cards are so gorgeous! This release is amazing! You show it off well!

C Aguirre said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing them!

Mirella said...

These are all so fantastic, I really love the last card with the hearts - made me smile!

Barbara said...

Your cards are all beautiful, bright and cheerful and I love them all! that's it!

Renee V said...

These are so beautiful Lin! Especially loving the Hibiscus Bloom die card ;)

Mary Kay Ross said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the heart stencil card! Vibrant colors!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Beautiful cards! I love the bright colors on the Hibiscus card!

Cyndi said...

Beautiful, colorful, sweet cards. This is such a fantastic release -- something for everyone.

Kandice J said...

Your hello card just makes me want to go on vacation! Love the colors! Beautiful job. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Emma S. said...

Love all the colors on these great cards! Love the Hibiscus!

Jade said...

Your cards are so pretty. I especially like the wildflower card. Great colors!

Karen said...

Great cards! I love that flower stamp, but it's your hibiscus card that's my favorite!

Lindar C said...

Great cards, fantastic release.

Denise Mlady said...

There are some great products in this release and I love how you have used them. Love the colorful hearts you created and the coloring on the flowers is so pretty!

Sandie Herron said...

Gorgeous treatments. The flowers are stunning.

Laurie said...

This is an awesome release and I love the items you chose to showcase Very nice!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Gayle said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Laurie K. said...

Love your cards and all the bright colors.

PoJo said...

Love all your cards,especially the wildflowers!

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!!! Really Fabulous cards!! Love your heart rainbow!!!!

Anne M. said...

I love what you did with the new products! Your coloring is great! Thanks so much for sharing your cards!

NancyR said...

Love the hibiscus! Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Janet D. said...

Fantastic cards, thanks for sharing!

Cheryl S. said...

Wonderful cards and you were very creative with the new products!

ckd said...

Love all of your cards. thank you

Linda E said...

Thank you for these ideas. I think my brain is on overload with such great card udeas!

Joanne said...

Beautiful cards, Lin! Looks like this wonderful release was great fun to work with.

Patricia Beck said...

Your cards are lovely, and your colouring of the flower stamp with your zig's is beautiful! Thank you for sharing your creations.

Jeanine said...

Pretty cards. I especially like your hibiscus card.

Susie Province said...

You inspire me. Thank you. God bless and be safe.

gail said...

truly whimsical flowers!!

Anonymous said...

Love the Radiant Hearts. I'm curious about how you got the embossed tropical leaves from just a stencil; it looks more like you used a thick embossing folder.

Merrill P

Johanna said...

Those radiant hearts are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: so pretty! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Toni Kwaiser said...

So many pretty cards!!! I love it!!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

love your colorful cards - so many wonderful designs and inspiration

Mona said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing!

Christine said...

Love the radiating hearts stencil. It is perfect to use with rainbow colors!

craftylady1952@gmail.com said...

Love, love, love your cards! So pretty!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

such fun cards, love the colors you used on all of them, they make me happy
thanks for sharing
Barb Housner

Lisa Chin said...

These are such pretty cards. I love the radiant heart stencil card.

Sonja said...

Your cards are so happy & cheery. Thanx for sharing ❣

La Rae said...

Your hibiscus really pops on that dark background. Thank you for sharing your art with everyone.

Carol Wortman said...

Beautiful example of this gorgeous release! So cheerful and inspiring!!

DorothyA said...

Great cards! That hibiscus die is so beautiful, and I love the way you inlaid it over that embossed background.

Kristina "Tina" said...

In love with all the inspiration along the hop. Crazy amount of wow, including your inspiring card's.

Gemgrrl said...

All three cards are wonderful!

Claire Barrette said...

Beautiful cards and great colouring.

Ms. Tamp said...

Great color use.

CatherineD said...

Beautiful cards!

Bonnie K. said...

Beautiful cards - thank you for sharing so many great ideas.

Becky Moore said...

These cards are beautiful! Each one was my favorite!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! I am really loving the style of the So Beautiful set!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful cards! Especially love the first one. That floral background is so versatile!

Lisa Byers said...

Love your amazing cards!! So beautiful!!!

Cheriese said...

super pretty cards - especially love your colouring in and how bold those flowers are!

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful cards! I love the vibrant colors on the Hibiscus card.

Eve N said...

Great ideas for using some of the new release supplies. Thanks.

blaze said...

Bright, sweet cards!

Karthikha said...

Ooh all the cards are so beautiful! :)

MaryH said...

Loved the effect of using the stencil to emboss the background of the hibiscus. You did a lovely job.

Carol R. said...

These are gorgeous cards.

Julie Miller said...

I love ALL of these cards. Can't wait to use these products!

Fatima said...

Such cheerful cards!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Wonderful cards. I especially love the garden of flowers.

Loly Borda said...

I love how you colored your card with flowers. Beautiful cards! TFS

Julie W said...

In a word- Wow! These are fabulous, showing so many ways to use the floral stamp with unique, stunning results! I'm in love w/ the coral/teal combo on the hibiscus.

Dawn T said...

So very pretty Lin. Your cards are really gorgeous.

Angela Walters said...

The new stamp set, So Beautiful, truly is beautiful! I love the card you made with it!

Sabrina said...

Very pretty cards!!

Helen said...

Your cards so lovely, Lyn! Love the heart stencil card! Thanks so much for sharing! Take care! :)

Carrie said...

Such lovely creations with this release! Thank you for the inspiration!

Joanne Hoffmann said...

Gorgeous card(s)...so creatively inspiring!! I'm gonna go broke with this release!!

Lin said...

Merrill, you layer a stencil and cardstock and run it through your die-cutting machine; might need a shin, and run it back and forth several times.

jeanneragan said...

Just beautiful cards!

Helen S said...

Love all the happy and vibrant colors !

Linda Towill said...

You did a beautiful job with my two favorite products from this release! So joyful.

lindagrady said...

Awesome stamp images. The Hibiscujs is one of my favorite flowers and on my wish list. I love the rainbow hearts, so vibrant and colorful; love it!! The floral field is so pretty, looks like it would be so fun to color and relaxing. Great release!!

Nandini said...

All the cards are so beautiful. I really love the hibiscus card. The colors are gorgeous. And I love the delicate die.

Teri S. said...

This release & two day blog hop has been fantastic! I really like the three cards you made Lea, especially the radiant heart stencil. I also love the teal cardstock with that wonderful hibiscus featured on it.

Anushree Vaish said...

Beautiful cards,I seriously love that delicate die!!

Henriƫtte said...

Gorgeous cards Lin, I love them all.
Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration, stay safe and have a wonderful week.

Barbara-Jean said...

All of your cards are so vibrant and cheery! Thank you!

Giselaine said...

Loved all of your cards Lin. So many wonderful products to create with. Great SSS release.

Debby Green said...

Love your cards! Wonderful!

Annette Gordon said...

Such lovely cards! The rainbow was so pretty. This is such an encouraging and wonderful release by SSS.

Melanie said...

Lin, I always love your cards, and this is no exception! So pretty! Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

Brenda Rohlfing Simpson said...

Lin, your colorful cards are so cheerful! I like all the color on the card using So Beautiful cling stamp. The way you used the radiant heart stencil and made the center of the card the central focus point is smart! I like the rainbow of colors too!

Bunny said...

The "So Beautiful" really is what it says. [Bunny]

TR said...

It's funny in your bio you say you are a former quilter and I am just starting to look into that myself lol.
Thank you for all your inspiration today everyone along the hop was so talented!

Diana Johnson said...

LOVE the flowers, great job!

Vikki H said...

Pretty cards! The hibiscus die bloom is stunning!

Heather DePasquale said...

Love all your cards! Beautiful! I just love the So Beautiful cling stamp. Looks like it's fun to color. TFS!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the rainbow hearts!

Terrie D. (StarSpry) said...

Such beautiful cards! I love the rainbow hearts! :)

Holly's Handmade Card said...

Beautiful cards and I love the colors and designs!

Create with Danielle said...

Love your cards! The radiant hearts one is so beautiful and happy :-)

Jeanne Beam said...

Such gorgeous cards! Love the colors .
Thanks for sharing.

JOANNA SHOEMAKER said...

Your cards are beautiful!

Jan said...

All the cards are beautiful!! This gives me so much inspiration to go create....Thank you for sharing your wonderfulness...

Ava Gavloski said...

Very colorful cards. Well done.

Scrappymama Elaine said...

BEAUTIFUL WORK!

hilhashi said...

Love love love your radiating rainbow hearts! Perfection!

kiwimeskreations said...

What wonderful use of the new products Lin - I especially like the final (heart) card - that is so vibrant and eye catching
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Sophie Farah said...

Such beautiful cards!! I love how you used the radiant heart stencil - so creative!

Sindhu said...

Beautiful cards...

Tina Z. said...

Such beautiful cards!

Beth Merrill said...

These are all so fun and colorful!

MBFairySky said...

Wow, I love your card with the radiant hearts stencil!
Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us and giving us the opportunity to win a fabulous prize!

Gab said...

Really great cards ... those stencilled hearts are so pretty