SSS Make Merry Release Blog Hop – Day 2

Hello crafty friends!
Welcome to Day 2 of the Simon Says Stamp Make Merry Release Blog Hop. I’m especially excited to be a part of this amazing blog hop because it’s Christmas hop, woohoo!! If you arrived here from super talented Heather Hoffman’s blog you are on the right track!

For my first card, I am featuring the new Center Cut Holiday Floral background stamp & the Deco Hat Gnome die. As many of you know watercolouring is my most favourite way to play with in my craft room! With these awesome goodies, I made a no-line watercoloured card.

I stamped the holiday flowers on A2 sized watercolour paper panel using Antique Linen Distress ink first, and then coloured the stamped image with Tonic Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens:
(Flowers & Berries) Red Apple, Wild Phlox
(Leaves) Sliced Kiwi, Aqua Splash, Indigo Batik
(Stems) Yellow Ochre, Caramel Pecan
I coloured with Aqua Flow Pen first, then added water using water brush.

Once the watercoloured panel was dry, I cut the centre of the panel using Stitched Circle die.

For the Deco Hat Gnome, I die cut Deco Hat from several colour cardstock – Lipstick Red, Sunshine, Mint and Green Apple. For the sentiment, I used the CZ Design Joyful dies.

Isn’t this gnome so cute?!! :D


For my second card, I used the Falling Leaves layering stencils & the Warm Hugs dies. with the first leaves stencil, I inked with Green Apple dye ink. The second leaves stencil, I inked with Green Leaf dye ink. The berries stencil, I inked with Lipstick Red dye ink. Lastly I laid acorn stencil over the panel, then inked with Rusty Hinge & Gathered Twigs Distress inks.

For the sentiment, I used the Warm Hugs dies.

It is so easy to make pretty card with layering stencils! :D

For my last project for the hop, I made a very simple Christmas ornament ball with Warm Hugs dies. I made thick white “Warm Hugs” word die cut, then glued firmly to the bottom of the clear plastic ball using multi medium matte. I filled a clear ball with lots of clear sparkling sequins & glitters.


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 14th of October. ONE MORE! Get a FREE Stickles Festive Glitter Glue with the code FSTV25 (this promotion will expire 10/11 at 11:59 pm EDT) at checkout when you purchase at Simon Says Stamp Store.

BLOG HOP LIST:
Simon Says Stamp Blog
Laura Bassen
Debby Hughes
Amanda Korotkova
Heather Hoffman
Yoonsun Hur (Me!!)
Laurie Willison
Bobbi Lemanski
Preeti Chandran
Dana Joy
Daniel West
Keisha Charles
Anna-Karin Evaldsson
Bibi Cameron

Enjoy this Make Merry Blog Hop and, as always, happy crafting!!

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

SSS Let’s Connect Release Blog Hop – Day 2

Hello, hello crafty friends!
Welcome to Day 2 of the Simon Says Stamp Let’s Connect Release Blog Hop. Oh, I’m so happy to be a part of this amazing blog hop! If you arrived here from super talented Heather Hoffman’s blog you are on the right track!

Are. You. Ready to enter the rainbow-coloured world? My cards will be full of rainbow colours today – just wanna say it “rainbowness.” Haha! :D
For my first card, I used the Rainbow Card die set along with the Unicorn Love stamp set. I think the Rainbow Card die set will be a BIG HIT!! I die cut rainbow & clouds from watercolour paper using the Rainbow Card die set, then applied SSS dye inks to each ray of the rainbow in order of rainbow colours:
(from the top red colour) Lipstick Red, Duckling, Green Apple, Audrey Blue and Deep Purple. I stamped a cute unicorn from the Unicorn Love set on white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink, coloured it with Copic markers.
I die cut the Detail Petal Plate from Neenah Smooth Desert Storm cardstock, then mounted it on the same Desert Storm card base using double-sided tape. I then added all elements as shown in the picture using foam tape.
I added many of bling-bling sequins & droplets on the rainbow rays!
It is another happy rainbow card on the rainbow shaped card base. I adhered the two clouds using foam tape first. I adhered the sun & other clouds to the back of the rainbow rays using double-sided tape, then adhered the rainbow rays in place.
Oh, I love it. It makes me so happy! I really wanna send you happy hugs!!

For my third cards, I used the Cosmos Bloom die along with Detail Petal Plate die.
I die cut several cosmos from watercolour paper using the Cosmos Bloom die first, then applied rainbow coloured Distress inks to them using Blender Brushes:
(Red) Festive Berries & Fired Brick
(Yellow) Fossilized Amber & Tea Dye
(Green) Crushed Olive & Evergreen Bough
(Blue) Mermaid Lagoon & Faded Jeans
(Purple) Seedless Preserves & Fired Brick
I made a bouquet using rainbow coloured Cosmos Bloom & Eucalyptus Leaves die cuts, and then adhered on the centre of the Detail Petal Plate base using foam tape. I added stamens on the centre of each flower using PPP seed beads.
Here is another rainbow floral card with the Cosmos Bloom die. I adhered flower die cuts on watercolour paper panel, then blended the floral panel with Distress inks. I then washed the colours using a wet paint brush, added opaque white & metallic silver ink splatters all around the panel. I die cut the Detail Meadow Butterfly from ivory cardstock.
The sentiment, I used it in the Sentiment Strips Thinking of You.

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 12th of August. ONE MORE! Get a FREE Gina K.Designs Dot Runner with the code GLUE (while supplies last!) at checkout when you purchase at Simon Says Stamp Store.

BLOG HOP LIST:
Simon Says Stamp Blog
Laura Bassen
Debby Hughes
Amanda Korotkova
Caly Person
Heather Hoffman
Yoonsun Hur (Me!!)
Laurie Willison
Bobbi Lemanski
Betty Wright
Lin Brandyberry
Preeti Chandran
Dana Joy
Daniel West
Anna-Karin Evaldsson
Karin Åkesdotter

Enjoy this Let’s Connect Blog Hop and, as always, happy crafting!!

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


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SSS Spring Flowers

Hello crafty friends! Hope you are having a good weekend.
Simon Says Stamp released new products called “Send Happiness” last Thursday – my parcel hasn’t arrived yet, but I made a watercoloured floral card with previous released products instead.
For my card today, I used the Spring Flowers stamp set – it’s definitely one of my very favourites!! :D I randomly stamped flowers & leaves from the Spring Flowers set onto 4.25″ x 5.5″ watercolour paper panel using VersaFine Vintage Sepia pigment ink, then coloured the stamped images with Tonic Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens. I love watercolouring with bright and vibrant Tonic Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens. I really like bright and vivid colours, but I chose to wash the colours for a vintage look today.
For the sentiment, I used the Sentiment Strips Reverse Sympathy. As you can see my previous cards, I’d like to use white heat embossed sentiment on black cardstock and the SSS Sentiment Strips Reverse series save me a lot of time! I highly recommend it to people who like to do it like me.For those of you who are tired of something, I send my love and prayers!

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a healthy day.

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!
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