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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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 Lucky to Know You Release Blog Hop – Day 2

Hello crafty friends!
Welcome to Day 2 of the Simon Says Stamp Lucky to Know You Release Blog Hop! If you arrived here from super talented Laura Bassen’s blog you are on the right track!

For my first card, I’m featuring so adorable Bunny Butt Peek A Boo stamp & die set. I die cut the Wonky Rectangle panel from watercolour paper first, and then stamped bunny’s butt on the centre of the panel using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink. I coloured it with Altenew alcohol markers, and then die cut it with the matching die. I added green leaves using the new Leaves stencils & green coloured dye inks.
It’s a Peek-A-Boo window! The back of the Peek A Boo bunny, I stamped & coloured the bunny’s face, fussy cut it, and then adhered it. Inside the Peek-A-Boo window, I stamped the Layered Tulips with several Simon’s dye inks & added floral clear sequins:
Tulip petals : (light to dark) Rose Apple & Lipstick Red dye inks
Leaves : Green Apple & Green Leaf dye inks.
This Peek-A-Boo bunny is SUPER CUTE!!

For my other two cards, I made the Easter cards with brand new CZ Design Inlaid Cross, CZ Design He is Risen Words, Daffodil Stem, Crocus Flowers dies – these are definitely my most favourites among the April products.
For the Daffodil background, I die cut daffodils from watercolour paper using the Daffodil Stem die first, and then inked inner pieces using Fossilized Amber Distress ink & Green Apple dye ink. I applied double-sided tape to the back of 4 outlined daffodil die cut, and then inlaid all of the pieces in place.
For the cross on the centre, I used the CZ Design Inlaid Cross die set – it is so gorgeous! I die cut the solid cross from kraft paper, patterned cross from white cardstock, then assembled them together using foam tape.
For the sentiment, I used the CZ Design Clean Line Faith stamp set.

For the floral background as above, I used the Daffodil Stem & the Crocus Flowers die sets. And I used the CZ Design He is Risen die set for the sentiment.
The whole world is now shuddering due to coronavirus. I’m praying that God protect all of us and strongly believe that God protect us! FAITH OVER FEAR!!

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 11th of March. ONE MORE! You can pick your FREE GIFT – get a FREE Wooly Lucky Stamp Set with the code WLY777 or Color the World enamel pin with the code FLF584 (while supplies last!) at checkout when you purchase at Simon Says Stamp Store.

BLOG HOP LIST:
Simon Says Stamp Blog
Debby Hughes
Laura Bassen
Yoonsun Hur (Me!!)
Amanda Korotkova
Yana Smakula
Amy Rysavy
Bibi Cameron
Gayatri Murali
Vicky Papaioannou
Emma Williams
Karin Äkesdotter
Preeti Chandran
Sidnie Des Jardins
JD Collins
Anna-Karin Evaldsson

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

Keep smiling and be blessed! God bless you all!
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PFS February 2020 Background Stamp Release Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends!
Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio February 2020 Background Stamp Release Blog Hop! PFS’s talented design team members & guest designers will be showing an amazing range of projects and ideas using brand new FABULOUS background stamps!! I’m so excited to be a part of this amazing hop! Hope that you take the time to check out all beautiful creations!

For my first card, I’m featuring the Lemon Lush background stamp along with other PFS products.
I stamped the Lemon Lush background on watercolour paper using VersaFine Vintage Sepia pigment ink. I then coloured the stamped panel with several liquid watercolors:
(Lemons) Sunshine, Clementine
(Flowers) Clementine, Candy apple, Lavender
(Leaves) Key lime mixed with Espresso, Emerald City.
The grey background, I used Pumice Stone Distress ink.
For a cute paper bow, I die cut each piece of the pattern from lemon yellow cardstock using the Flower Bouquet and a Bow die set. I then assembled it using double-sided tape.
For the sentiment, I die cut the word “wonderful” from lemon yellow & glitter gold cardstock using the Phrase Builder: You die set first, and then adhered them diagonally onto the watercoloured panel.

For my second card, I’m featuring the Enchanted Blooms background stamp along with the Essentials: Classic Words die set.
I stamped the Enchanted Blooms background onto watercolour paper panel using VersaFine Vintage Sepia pigment ink first, and then watercoloured the stamped panel with Tonic Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens.
For the sentiment, I used the words “Hello Beautiful” from the Essentials: Classic Words die set.


GIVEAWAY PRIZES!

Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the Full February Background Stamp Release on the Pinkfresh blog, and on our IG feed. Also, each one of the designers is giving away a $25 gift card to the Pinkfresh Studio store – the winners will be picked from the comments. All winners will be announced on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE on Monday, February 24th. Please check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.
SHOPPING PROMO!
We are offering free US or discounted international shipping on all orders $35+ from February 17-21. Free in the USA: code FEBSHIPUSA. $5.50 off for International shipping: code FEBSHIPINTL.

BLOG HOP LIST: Click here InLinkz Link-up

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a fabulous week!

Keep smiling and be blessed! God bless you all!
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