SSS Crafty Hugs Release Blog Hop – Day 2

Hello crafty friends!
Welcome to Day 2 of the Simon Says Stamp Crafty Hugs Release Blog Hop. If you arrived here from super talented Debby Hughes’s blog you are on the right track!

For today’s cards, I used the So Beautiful Background Stamp.
I die cut the Wonky Rectangle panel from watercolour paper first, and then stamped wildflowers onto the panel using black pigment ink. I then placed Clouds For Days stencil over the panel in place, made clouds using Tumbled Glass Distress ink.
I stamped another set of wildflowers in black, coloured all flowers with polychromos colored pencils, then fussy cut them out. I mounted the panel on kraft card base using double-sided tape first, and then added flowers on the right place using foam tape.
For the sentiment, I used the Sentiment Strips Reverse Sympathy.

GIVEAWAY & BLOG HOP EXCLUSIVE PROMOTION!
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop. The winners will be chosen over the weekend and post on Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 3rd of June. ONE MORE! Get a FREE Rainbow Shattered Glass Deco Foil with the code HUGS4U (while supplies last!) at checkout when you purchase at Simon Says Stamp Store.

BLOG HOP LIST:
Simon Says Stamp Blog
Laura Bassen
Debby Hughes
Yoonsun Hur (Me!!)
Heather Hoffman
Bibi Cameron
Barb Engler
Sidnie Des Jardins
Cheiron Brandon
Laurie Willison
Caly Person
Betty Wright
Bobbi Lemanski
Lea Lawson
Preeti Chandran
Lin Brandyberry

Enjoy this Crafty Hugs Blog Hop and, as always, happy crafting!!

Keep smiling and be blessed! God bless you all!
Love Love Love RejoicingCrafts


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OCC Spring Card Camp 2 – Day 1

Hello crafty friends!
I’ve been away from my blog for a bit because I was busy with work but I’m attending OCC Spring Card Camp 2 every day. As you already undoubtedly know, Online Card Class has a ton of amazing card classes like Spring Card Camp – and another Spring Card Camp class started 6th of May. It’s still going on so participate in if you don’t have this class yet.

The subject of the Day 1 Kristina leads is masking technique called “Marvelous Masking“. This technique is really great with minimal supplies!
To be brief, I die cut large sized alphabets from printer paper using the Altenew Mega Alphabet dies first, then placed them on diagonal stitched rectangled watercolour paper panel in place – fixed them firmly using washi tape. I blended them with Distress inks, and then stamped tiny flowers & leaves with pigment black ink.
I used Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge and Festive Berries Distress inks for blending.
I used Crushed Olive, Mermaid Lagoon and Faded Jeans.
I used Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey and Seedless Preserves.

For the sentiment, I used the Pinkfresh Studio Hey Gorgeous die & the Simon Says Stamp SSS Sentiment Strips All Things Happy.
Don’t miss this class! You can learn many awesome techniques from amazing card makers!!

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Keep smiling and be blessed! God bless you all!
Love Love Love RejoicingCrafts


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Altenew + The Daily Marker Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hello crafty friends, TGIF!
Welcome to the Altenew + The Daily Marker Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop. I’m so happy to be a part of this amazing blog hop! If you arrived here from Isha Gupta’s blog you are on the right track!
Just like the title of the blog hop, watercolouring is certainly one of the great ways to heal my mind! It’s a remedy that gives joy to my tired mind. I’m sure you agree with me. :D Today I want to share my watercoloured “Thank You” card using the Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers along with the Forever and Always set.
Rose petals: Crimson, Citrus Burst
Leaves: Lime, Sweet Leaf, Mountain Mist
Stem: Paper Bag
I stamped a bouquet of roses from the Forever and Always set using brown pigment ink. I coloured edges of each petal with Crimson, then added water as shown in the picture.
I then took the colour out using tissue. Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers are vivid and strong. The colours themselves are beautiful but if we take the colour out a bit, it gives off a vintage look.
I arranged all watercoloured roses onto 3.25 x 4.5″ rectangle panel – adhered roses temporarily on white panel using washi tapes, and then trimmed them. I didn’t use white paper panel.
I traced a 3.25 x 4.5″ rectangle on the centre of kraft card base with a pencil, and then added all trimmed images using foam tape. For the sentiment, I used the word “Thank you” in the Flower Arrangement die set.

Here is a closer look:

GIVEAWAY 1!
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners and Kathy from The Daily Marker is also giving away a goodie bag(worth $30) to 4 lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 5/6/2020 for a chance to win.

GIVEAWAY 2!
Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on 5/9/2020.

SPECIAL OFFER!
5/1/2020 – 5/3/2020:
40% OFF the Wonderful Watercoloring Class Bundle from 5/1/2020 at 12:01 AM EDT until 5/3/2020 at 11:59 PM EDT. Not valid on previous purchases.

5/3/2020 – 5/4/2020:
20% OFF *All Alcohol Markers from 5/3/2020 at 12:01 AM ED until 5/4/2020 at 11:59 PM EDT. Not valid on previous purchases. Excludes Artist Marker Refills.

BLOG HOP LIST:
Altenew Card Blog
Kathy Racoosin
Jaycee Gaspar
Nina-Marie Trapani
Kelly Griglione
Norine Borys
LauraJane
Vicky Papaioannou
Therese Calvird
Lydia Fiedler
Caly Person
Virginia Lu
Kristina Werner
May Sukyong Park
Kelly Latevola
Nicole Watt
Amy Tan
Maryam Perez
Lisa Spangler
Isha Gupta
Yoonsun Hur (Me!!)
Mindy Eggen
Nenette S. Madero

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend!

Keep smiling and be blessed! God bless you all!
Love Love Love RejoicingCrafts


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SSS Sunny Days Ahead Release Blog Hop – Day 2

Hello crafty friends!
Welcome to Day 2 of the Simon Says Stamp Sunny Days Ahead Release Blog Hop! If you arrived here from talented Karin Äkesdotter’s blog you are on the right track! Sadly my parcel hasn’t arrived yet so I will share my Mother’s Day cards using previous released (and my favourite) products with you today. I hope it will arrive soon!
For my first card, I used the Botanical Heart stamp set & the Script Mom die.
I stamped large sized flower image from the Botanical Heart set onto watercolour paper panel with Faded Jeans Distress ink.
As many of you already know, Distress inks react with water so I just freely brushed part of stamped image with water brush as shown in the picture.
I painted my flowers with Faded Jean Distress ink as my main colour, then added Crushed Olive, Fossilized Amber and Mowed Lawn Distress inks.
For the sentiment, I used the Script Mom die & the Tiny Words Encouragement stamp set.
I love this “artsy style” so much!! :D

Here is another Mother’s Day card, I used the Floral Mom Frame die & the Love Friendship stamp set.
I die cut the Floral Mom Frame from watercolour paper first, and then lightly inked on the flowers & leaves with some Distress inks:
Flowers: Festive Berries, Fossilized Amber, Seedless Preserves
Leaves: Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn
I decorated the part of the word “MOM” with PPP Valentine Jewels.

Here is a closer look:

I will make & share my cards with brand new Sunny Days Ahead products soon!

GIVEAWAY & BLOG HOP EXCLUSIVE PROMOTION!

Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop. The winners will be chosen over the weekend and post on Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 29th of April. ONE MORE! Get a FREE Intense Black ink pad with the code sssink (while supplies last!) at checkout when you purchase at Simon Says Stamp Store.

BLOG HOP LIST:
Simon Says Stamp Blog
Laura Bassen
Yana Smakula
Amy Rysavy
Heather Hoffman
Bibi Cameron
Gayatri Murali
Vicky Papaioannou
Preeti Chandran
Sidnie Des Jardins
JD Collins
Anna-Karin Evaldsson

IN ADDITION – the following ladies will be part of the hop featuring previously released Mother’s Day, Graduation, and spring floral Simon Exclusive products:
Amanda Korotkova
Debby Hughes
Karin Äkesdotter
Yoonsun Hur (Me!!)

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a safe and healthy weekend!!

Keep smiling and be blessed! God bless you all!
Love Love Love RejoicingCrafts


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SSS United We Craft! Party

Hello awesomely creative friends!
I believe that all of you and your family there are well! Today is a very special day. Simon Says Stamp threw a very exciting party called “United We Craft! Blog Party”. I’m so happy to be a part of this EPIC party today.

For my first card, I used the Botanical Heart stamp & die set – it’s definitely one of my favourites among Simon products. Colouring large sized floral image takes time but I don’t care. I just feel so great like being an artist during this time. :D
I stamped the floral image from the Botanical Heart set onto watercolour paper using VersaFine Vintage Sepia pigment ink, then coloured the stamped image with Tonic Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens – these aqua pens are also one of my favourite watercolour mediums. Once the watercoloured floral image was dry, I die cut it with the matching die.
For the sentiment, I stamped it from the Just Because Word Mix 2 set on white cardstock using VersaFine Onyx Black, and then die cut it.
I added clear droplets here and there.

For my other two cards here, I used the Layered Tulips stamp set along with the Lettered Greeting Cards Sentiment Strips – it took less than 20 minutes to make each card!
For the blue tulips, I used Lake Shores & Blue Jay dye inks.
For the layered red tulips, I used Rose Apple & Lipstick Red dye inks.

Our intention in creating the #SSSUnitedWeCraft hashtag was to encourage everyone to show the human side of our quarantined creativity (as well as the beautiful things that everyone is creating). We would love for you to share photos with you and your family creating – your kids, your significant other, your pets, or anyone else in your house OR photos of Zoom craft sessions or Instagram story parties that you are having with your creative friends. We want to show how crafting is bringing us together in new ways. You can share your photos in your blog post (if you are doing a blog), but we would really love for you to share sweet, crafty faces on Instagram and use the hashtag #SSSUnitedWeCraft to allow us to see the happiness that our craft is bringing to the world.
Ta-da! I will give away these 6 of my cards in the picture to 6 of my precious IG followers! Please visit my IG (Click HERE).

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a safe and healthy weekend!

Keep smiling and be blessed! God bless you all!
Love Love Love RejoicingCrafts


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