Friday, April 7, 2017

Simon Says Stamp "Mothers, Fathers, and Flowers" Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hello friends!
I am delighted and honored to be part of the Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop today!

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If you come from the uber talented Amanda Korotkova's blog, you are in the right place! If not, come on and join the fun hop. You can find all the details in Simon Says Stamp Blog.
This release has so many creative and practical stamps sets and dies. 
When I received the new stamps a few days ago, I thought: "Wow, I could use this! Wow, why didn't someone come up with sets like this sooner....?". Well, they are HERE now.
Anyways, it's enough of me talking...let's get right to it!

First, it's about mothers...
Flower Medallion is so intricate that I decided to divided it in to a few sections.
I stamped the entire image on a piece of thin white card stock. I then cut off the part of (yellow) flower and created a mask. With the positive and negative images, I proceeded to do the Emboss Resist.  My masking is very ghetto--->a piece of thin copy paper will do.

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 I really enjoyed the Emboss Resist technique with Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder. Once the the mask was in place, I could add any colors/shades to my heart's content.

love you. Happy mother's day

 I used mini sponges (without the handle) and inked up the little hearts and thought this makes the design pop even more. All inks (see here) and sequins (Crystal Reflections) are from Simon Says Stamp. The sentiment from  Mom and Dad Icons was white-embossed on a piece of black card stock. 
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Next, it's about Fathers...
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 Mom and Dad Icons

DAD

All the Dads (hubby included) in my family circle love cameras! So, what could be more perfect than having a camera in my design? I used Distress Crayons to color the sentiment after white embossing. I pierced two small holes in order to add the strings around the letter A. I simply had to create this CAS design once I came up with the idea!💡 😀

Lastly, I am sharing my take with this glorious background cling stamp.

Floral Background 
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I decided to make a "congratulations" card since I recently got a large order of summer wedding cards from my daughter and her friends. After placing the large stamp securely in MISTI,
I applied Versamark twice to ensure the proper coverage.

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I love the ease of ink-blending with Simon Says Stamp inks (Hollyhock, Teeny Bikini, Pale Blush, 
Clementine Lemon Zing, Melon). It doesn't have to be perfect as the gradient of colors speak volumes. I personally think it looks soft and romantic...my kind of wedding card. 💕

congratulations

The sentiment was stamped in Versafine and then clear-embossed on vellum. I think it is quite effective with a detailed stamp such as Floral Background. I love how this turned out.

I hope you are inspired and get some ideas about this FABULOUS new release from Simon Says Stamp (see here).
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In my next post, I will share my take with Sending Flowers Stamp Set.
 ( a sneak peek)

Last but certainly not the least, Simon Says Stamp is giving away a prize package worth over $25 to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section. The winners list will be posted on Simon Says Stamp store blog on April 11th, Tuesday.

Today's Blog Hop List:
😊--->Virginia Lu<---😊 
(YAY, you made it to the last stop!!)

Please feel free to leave me a comment...I would love to have your feedback!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
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Lisa Elton said...

WOW Virginina! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! These are all beautifully done!!

CinnamonSally said...

Wow these are all so pretty Virginia.

Susan Powell said...

Great cards Virginia! Your Mother's day cards are so pretty - love the coloring! And that father's day card - LOVE IT! a perfect masculine card!

Maaike Uijthoven said...

great work, I especially love the CAs one with the camera dangling from the letters. so clever, well done

Nox said...

WONDERFUL! I love how you picked out the flower image in the first card, with that background stamp and I love the last card, how that center panel of the background seems to glow. Gorgeous!

McStamper said...

Great cards. Love the DAD one.

Natalie Godfrey said...

Awesome job on all your cards they are adorable!
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Betty B said...

Great cards Virginia, I love the camera on your Dad card. The sneak a peek of the Sending Flowers set looks beautiful and would excite any recipient.

Seagrass said...

Loved your colour choices - so pretty! The way you did the first card was very creative!

Glorie said...

Great cards. Love the Dad card.

Lillian Child said...

All of your projects are fabulous, but I especially love the dad/camera card ... great job!

Phyllis said...

Your card is beautiful. I love this big floral stamps and you nailed it with your coloring technique. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy Huggenvik said...

Beautiful cards to end this hop. Thanks.

Vicki S said...

Intricate and beautiful cards.

Debra Rumpza said...

I love your projects today. However the camera card just made me happy! I have a few photographer friends that I know would love to get a card with a camera hanging like that! Thanks for the idea!

Lagene said...

AWESOME cards! Awesome Release, Awesome Hop!

Harriet said...

Beautiful, colorful -- excellent cards.

Kim Salito said...

So creative, love your cards.

bkazoo said...

Lovely cards. Your Dad card made me laugh out loud. Great!

Anna Tracy said...

That "dad" card is great and would good for either a birthday or a Fathers day.

Berina RGA said...

Such beautiful cards Virginia. Your dad card is genius. Beautiful coloring on the first card.

noodles said...

Beautiful cards!

Linda Agers said...

Beautiful cards. I especially like the "DAD" card. You are so creative.

Agility Boxer said...

Awesome cards, all are great but my favorite is the first one.

patti said...

Your cards are all so amazing!!! I love how you made the father's day card.

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful cards!!

staceylovespaper said...

Love your cards!!! The wedding card is so lovely and the Dad card made me chuckle it's so cute!! Love the camera hanging off the letter, so fun!!!

Hilary said...

The suspended camera is such a great little touch! Love it! And that gorgeous glowing wedding card is B. EAUTIFUL! LOVE These designs Virginia! Thank you for the inspiration! So creative!

Kate Parrish said...

I love how you decorated the envelope!!! Just stunning...great ideas and beautiful work!

conil said...

Looks like you had a great time putting these cards together. Love your ink blending, of course, but ador your "Dad" card. Having that camera dangle from the "A" reminds me of all those wonderful photos your Mister takes.

Arianna Barbara said...

OMG!!! Love your gorgeous cards!!! Stunning backgrounds and colors!!!

Marsha said...

Last on the hop but definitely not least. Gorgeous!!! and love the Dad card. Very cute idea. thank so much for the wonderful ideas.

snappy scrappy said...

Amazing designs!!!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Oh such gorgeous cards, you really have impressed me with your creative touch.

Cleaver DAD card!

Betty Chen said...

Gorgeous envelopes to match!

Laura S said...

What a lovely bunch of cards! Love the embossed resist cards, lot of possibilities with them.

Dena Schaufele said...

great work

Marcie Lovett said...

I love those background stamps, but that Fathers Day card is the best!

Sue Denoncour said...

Three great cards, all perfectly done. Love the colors on your Mother's Day card!! And the Father's day card is such fun. Finally, I just might have to CAS your Congrats card for a wedding this spring. TFS so much inspiration and joy!

Debbie Selby said...

It must be last in a bloghop and still make the project a look unique and fresh but you have done it in spades.

Gretchen Nelson said...

Great color blending. I adore the fathers day card. Very good job.

Elaine said...

Aren't these background stamps fun....you are so creative!

Suzan D. said...

Great cards. I love the camera hanging from the "A", so cute. The background stamp is amazing.

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards and beautiful colors!

angie quinones said...

awesome cards and the colors are a nice blend.

Oliev said...

Lovely cards!

Linda M said...

Your cards are so beautiful! Thanks for this wonderful inspiration!

Lynne Dillard said...

Always love you work. These are very nice card and I love the mix you shared with us.

Daylene said...

I love all your cards. Especially the Mother's Day card. I need to make one and keeping this in mind! Thanks for sharing!

Barbara said...

All of these are very creative and beautiful. This has been an amazing blog hop with lots of inspiration from everyone.

Janet D. said...

These background stamps are fantastic, your cards are amazing. I love your DAD card!

Terri Pennington said...

These are amazing! The colors are just what I need on a rainy day, and brightened my mood considerably!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow your cards are PURE EYE CANDY - they would bring a smile to anyone's face:)

Daria Z. said...

Awesome cards, Virginia! I love the color combo on the first - it's so fresh. The Father's Day card is fun and playful. The third card is truly lovely.

Cindy Thick said...

Very nice cards. I love the new background stamps.

Mrsfish02 said...

Oh Virginia these are wonderful. Those background stamps are the best. This is such a great release. Thanks for sharing your talent on this hop.

Donna said...

Love the Dad card with the camera, TFS!

El Ivens said...

Great cards. You are so creative. Love them all. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

solarj said...

Love your cards. I especially like the soft look of the mothers day card.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love your color combination. Very pretty

Jackie Parkins said...

Beautiful! Just when I thought I had enough background stamps they come out with these beauties!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Wow! so many ideas and stamp sets! Those background stamps are spectacular with your techniques!

cghundley said...

Love the watercoloring
on both cards and the
Dad card is so neat
looking.
Carla from Utah

Em said...

Very clever DAD's card. I really hope to start decorating envelopes. Might add a little color to the Postman's day!

Cynthia Cole said...

Your cards and envelopes are wonderful!

Cindy C. said...

Wonderful beautiful projects Virginia! The Father's Day is a pure delight! And the others are so pretty and feminine!! Thanks for sharing.

April Z. said...

What great cards! I really like how you hung the camera over the A in DAD and your envelopes are my favorite! I definitely have the Sending Flowers set on my wish list.

Rosemary said...

all three cards are just amazing!! the father's day card is so clever!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Great card for dad! Love ll that color!

Linda Kunsman said...

wonderful assortment of cards!! Looking forward to seeing your envelope art too:)

Susie Sonnier said...

Such a variety of new products.

Tammy Ozuna said...

Lovely!

dligon said...

I just love that Father's Day card with the camera

Lindar C said...

I love the large background stamps, you can color as little or as much as you want and every card will be unique.

Lydia Lee said...

Love the Dad card! So creative and fun! Thanks for the inspiration and giveaways.

Z Sullivan said...

Lovely projects. Thanks for creating a fabulous Dsd card.

Holly said...

baeutiful cards! Love the water color.

Stef Perry said...

The floral cards are stunning with the ink blending, just so beautiful! And I so appreciate your clever design for the Father's Day card. My dad would have loved that too! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration.

Kerry said...

All your examples are gorgeous but I love the congratulations color combination!

kartelene said...

Love all 3 cards and envelopes thank you so much for sharing your magnifique work with us

MakeYourLifeColourful said...

I just love this guy card, awesome what you did with the camera!

Cheryl said...

Your cards are so beautiful!

Anita in France said...

These are all fabulous, Virginia ... I'm especially taken with the floral background with the beautiful blending ... it's a stunner! Hugs, Anita :)

Terri said...

Your envelopes turned out so, so pretty. That makes me want to buy the stamp set just to decorate my envelopes.

Jane M said...

Fantastic cards! I love the background stamp!

Kim Henton said...

Really beautiful cards. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

Lynnea Hollendonner said...

These are all so gorgeous! I love the "dad" card! I struggle with father's day cards, but I love this one!

Lindsay S said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing!

CORNISH said...

First I love your blog heading...it is the same name as my mother and she loves to play scrabble.
Your cards are so pretty and you showcased the different stamp sets so well.
DebbieC

Shirley N said...

Great variety of cards and techniques, thanks for the inspiration!

TLady said...

GRACIOUS! WHERE DO I BEGIN? I can't refer back to your cards easily, as the way the comment thingy is... BUT WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOOOOVE the background stamp work you've done on ALL of those cards!!! STUNNING!!!! AND your Dad Card is WONDERFUL!!! WHAT A PLEASANT SURPRISE to see that little camera hanging off the A! LOL AND the envelopes you've made! PERFECT!!!!!!!!! WHAT A FABULOUS JOB YOU'VE DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)THANK YOU FOR SHOWING US!!! ;)

Diane Bakehouse said...

I love your cards: the colours, the designs. I also love the new release products...too many of them...need to go shopping.

alexandra s.m. said...

Absolutely gorgeous my Friend!
Hugs from Paris~

Candi R said...

Pretty pretty!

Michelle H said...

Your cards are very beautiful and very inspirational.

Stanlee Runner said...

Beautiful cards. Absolutely love the Dad card, love the camera hanging around A's neck.

Annette Reed said...

These are lovely. I love the way you made that background card look much easier to color than coloring everything by hand. That would be way to time consuming, but your card looks lovely and very doable for me. Thanks.

Sue LD said...

Fabulous cards. Love the colors and the Dad's card is so clever with the hanging camera.

Marianne said...

Beautiful cards, Virginia. Especially love your fun father's day card.

Natalie Winterstein said...

I love your cards, especially the dad card! Very clever!

April said...

Your cards are great! Love them!

Isabel Z said...

These are absolutely stunning.

Diana said...

I particularly like your 'congratulations' card - such lovely coloring!

SMWhite said...

Dad with a camera is so perfect! Love you cards.

Val said...

Great cards! The Dad card is really cute too!

Carmela Hubler said...

Virginia, I love the Mom card with the pretty colors. The Dad card with the little camera is so cute. The Congratulations card is beautiful! Nicely done.

D Golly said...

Cute cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cyndi Morris said...

Love those background stamps. Beautiful cards.

Katie Mowery said...

Virginia, these are wonderful! I love how you hung the camera from the A in Dad! So clever! Thank you for sharing!

Memories by Manda said...

Beautiful cards and envelopes! I love your description of your masking: ghetto! I too am very ghetto with my masking - I use whatever is on my desk, sometimes copy paper & post-it's but sometimes good craft paper (ooops, luckily most cardstock and paper is double sided)

Ruth G said...

Three wonderful cards (I think the Congratulations might be my favorite - I love the color combination you chose) and some fabulous envelopes! There are sure going to be lots of smiles when these are delivered to lucky loved ones! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

Linda T. said...

These cards are so beautiful! Your color combinations are so eye-catching! Can't wait to order from this lovely release!

Laura P said...

Hi Virginia, I love your cards, especially the camera one since it has such a nice meaning behind it (plus it is super cute)!

Karen said...

I love all three of them! And I'm please to see that envelope stamp as well, which interested me the minute I saw it in the reveal!

mapo said...

Dad card. Gorgeous cards!

Ashe Ostash said...

That DAD with a camera card ! you already picture in your head "my dad is holding camera" thanks! I love when someone bombed my head with twisted ideas and you did it!

Sue said...

Pretty cards. I think the camera hanging is very clever and a great masculine card that the men in our lives would enjoy receiving. Thanks for sharing!

Nikki said...

Your cards are wonderful. This is such a great release.

diana said...

Great cards! :)

astarr said...

These are really lovely!!!

Diane said...

All your cards are beautiful. Thanks for all the great inspiration.

Diane said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Amy Vitriani said...

Amazing cards!!! They are all so pretty. And your dad card is really fun and cute!! And I just love your envelopes you made.

BeckyR71 said...

Beautiful cards. I love the backgrounds.

Valerie Doyle said...

Beautiful cards!

Debbie B said...

Your cards are beautiful! Love the colors you used and I love those little envelopes too! Always looking for masculine ideas....this one is perfect! These background stamps are amazing! Great SSS release! So much talent and inspiration on this hop! Hate to see it end. Time to shop! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy Aguirre said...

Beautiful cards! I really enjoyed the Dad card!

breland said...

Great cards!Love the colors you used...especially on DAD!

Shannadl said...

Love the way you blended color and the DAD card is divine!

Rema said...

Awesome projects!

Peggysue Turner said...

Nice to see the CAS treatment on the Dad card...my dad was always the chief family photographer, so the camera reminds me of him. Great job.

Kristine Ost said...

Your cards are incredible. I love love love them. I am new to card making and you have totally inspired me. Thank you.

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are wonderful and so is this new release!!!

Vickie said...

Your cards are gorgeous! Truly love these new background stamps and can't wait to order some of them. Love the DAD card too!!

Jayell said...

I love all your cards today - the perfect way to finish an amazing blog hop.

Hanaa said...

the camera on dad! wicked i loved these cards, well thought out and a perfect end!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Very beautiful cards! Love the design of the Father's Day
card - very cool!

Meghan Peterson said...

I love these cards! So pretty, especially love the coordinating envelopes!

clu60 said...

Gorgeous projects! Thanks for sharing.

clu60 said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

ann greene said...

Wow, your cards are all beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

ldiggs said...

These are all just beautiful, Virginia! I'm always attracted to the colors you choose in your cards, and these are outstanding!

Colleen Howell said...

Wow I love them all, great job

Leslie said...

I love what you did here! And your great spirit! I especially like the envelopes. It really shows off the products!

Teresa Doyle said...

Honestly Virginia, these are all so beautiful. The Flower Medallion card is so pretty and the creative way you 'hung' the camera is genius! Your congrats card with the floral background is gorgeous with the colours you chose to use. Great work as always!

kathymcc said...

I sure love the DAD card with the hanging camera!!

Kim S. said...

Love that Father's Day card!

Kate said...

Want to make me some wedding cards, too? Haha. Nice work.

sunnee63 said...

woohoo! the dad card is great!!! so are the rest! ;)

Carolyn Steele said...

I love what you achieved with your ghetto mask! The card is just gorgeous and different from anything else in the hop so thanks for the unique spin. Also really like your dad card and the congrats is just beautiful with the ink blending. Really great cards!

Brenda Fernandez said...

Beautiful cards I love all of the flower backgrounds and the ink blending colors..
Amazing release Simon.

Tammy said...

Gorgeous cards, I love all of the white embossing with the beautiful colors! Fantastic CAS Father's day card too!

Foodista88 said...

Your camera card is just soooo cute!!!!

buzzn2scrap said...

Love all your cards however the dangling camera is simple but fabulous! I really overlooked the Sending Flower stamp set among all these other beautiful stamps but I really like how it dresses up an envelope. Thanks for sharing.

Kleri F said...

Beautiful cards!The father's day one is my favorite!Simply adorable!

Nathalie Paquette said...

Love all your cards ! 💕

Amy McCue said...

The mandalas are so beautiful. I want them all! Your cards are beautiful.

Abby said...

Fun stamps.

mandalj said...

All your cards are fantastic but your DAD card with the camera hanging from its strap is just ingenious! Love it!

Amanda Hayes said...

Love this new collection! Also love blog hops! These cards are gorgeous! I love the colors!

Sandy said...

I love your cards, they are so beautiful. Love what you did with the background stamps. Thanks for sharing.

Karenajo said...

Great cards! Love the Dad one with the camera - very clever! Thanks for sharing !

Joan Ferner said...

Absolutely beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

Marsha Stehle said...

Your cards are fabulous! Love the Dad card!

Rose said...

Beautiful cards Virginia! I'm so in love with those gorgeous backgrounds! Love the Dad card!

Super Stick Chick said...

Wonderful cards, love your colorful, creative and clean designs.

Crazy8farm said...

Wow! All your cards are so pretty!! I especially love with you did with the dad card!

Kathy H said...

Oh WOW! The flower is really gorgeous!

Marieitis said...

Great cards with lots of variety to show what can really be done with this release. TFS
Cheers,

Elise Smith said...

Ooh I love your colorful cards! :)

craftymom205 said...

Love the cards.

Tracy Lustick said...

AlLustick of your cards were so pretty !

Windy said...

Pretty background cards and I think the Dad card is perfect!

Gail said...

Great cards!

Cheri Burry said...

Very pretty and cute cards! Love the bright yellow flower one!

pcm said...

i love that dad card with the camera! so clever!

Cheryl Day said...

Beautifu colors!

Em G said...

Looking forward to seeing what you do with the next stamp set :)

Stacy said...

Ooooo. Your medallion cards are just stunning. I love the yellow/orange you use in the centres. It totally pops :)

kristinasartcorner said...

Adorable Projects with new SSS Product!! Thank you so much for sharing and inspiration!

aknancy said...

As I have stated on other posts. I am in love with the flora background. Your coloring of it is stunning..

Greta said...

Beautiful work, Virginia! I love how you used those wonderful new red rubber stamps--on my wishlist!

sharpstamps said...

These cards are beautiful. I really like the background stamps and those little daisies are lovely.

Starr Patrick said...

I have enjoyed everyones cards during this blog hop, just wonderful work from all of you, thank you for sharing your beautitul cards.

Tracy A said...

Wonderful collection of cards. Those background stamps are great. Nice to see a fun Dad card.

Kari V. said...

Gorgeous cards!

Maureen Reiss said...

These cards are fabulous!! I love the hanging camera on the dad card!!

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, Virginia! I love how you played with your inks on each one...so unique and incredibly beautiful!

Shona Chambers said...

Talk about saving the best for last!! Beautiful cards, every single one and especially love the hanging camera idea....genius!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Super awesome designs!

Satori said...

Great projects!

Dana M said...

Wow! Amazing cards. I love the colors of the first, the second is so clever and fun and the third so wonderfully elegant.

kristen ozinga said...

I LOVE that fathers' day card!!! Genius!

stampyra said...

It's all so inspiring. I love the camera hanging off of the DAD. That is a great idea for so many dad's, including mine. I also know a bunch of mon's that would appreciate that card. Thank you for the idea. Jil

Sabrina Fioretti said...

Beautiful cards, love my SSS!

Debbie Wells said...

I love the colours your cards are beautiful. I really love the envelopes :)

Nives K said...

Great cards.

Tanja said...

Gorgeous cards Virginia, i especially love the camera one.

Quillish said...

Wow.. Beautiful cards.. I loved the camera dad card! And those envelopes are so pretty too!

jennibinks said...

Beautiful cards! The Dad card kids my favorite, I love the simplicity and colors, great idea.

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