Friday, May 16, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Pure Sunshine Blog Hop!...with a GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone!


Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Pure Sunshine Blog Hop! You should be arriving from the fabulous Suzanne Dahlberg's blog. If this is your first stop you'll want to begin at the Simon Says Stamp Blog so you don't miss out on any of the fun!

I have to say, Simon Says Stamp has done it again with their Pure Sunshine Release!

Here it is...

Stamps:



Dies:


Stencils:



Combos:


So many great new products! Simon sent me a couple of new goodies to play with and here's what I came up with.

For my first card I used the fabulous new Simon Says Stamp 6x6 Gingham Stencil with Distress Inks and Mini Ink Blending Tools to make a masculine birthday card. I love this pattern and think I should host a picnic just so I can use it with red ink to make invitations that look like picnic tablecloths. :)



Supplies:




For my second card I used the fun new Simon Says Stamp 6x6 Grid Background Stamp. I white heat embossing the image and colored/ painted all the squares using Inktense watercolor pencils. The Simon Says Stamp Big Hello die cut and strip of cardstock at the bottom were both cut from Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock. Once completed, the entire card was colored using a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Marker.


Supplies:



Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a goody bag to one commenter on every blog in the hop. That's 15 different chances to win! The giveaways for the goody bags will close at 6:00 pm EST on Thursday May 22, 2014. A complete winners list will be posted on the Simon blog on Friday May 23, 2014.

I'm the last stop on the hop! I hope you've had as much fun as we have! Just a reminder that the full Pure Sunshine Release can be found HERE!
Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah

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Gunilla/Nilla said...

Love your cards, such fun inspiration!

Carol Doggett said...

After hopping through the blogs...I decided I need the gingham stencil! Love your card!!

Tanja said...

I love your cards - they are amazing.

Julia Altermann said...

Had to laugh when I saw the second card; wonder how long it took you to color all of that in? It looks beautiful!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Wow. Seriously, the second card was breathtaking but I also loved the first one, glad to see a masculine card!

Linda said...

love them both-especially the first one!!

snappy scrappy said...

Fab release!! Love your cards...so beautiful!!

Marilyn said...

Love the gingham but not sure I have the patience to execute the designs you show :)

Ninch said...

Amazing cards.

theCook said...

Absolutely love your gingham... And your second card is sooo shiny! Looks like glass mosaic...

loulou said...

That gingham stencil looks like a lot of fun. I love the stunning card you created with the grid stamp. The watercolouring gives each little square a dimensional feel The black border and sentiment make the whole card pop.

Beth said...

Great use of backgrounds to make a style statement!

Renee' Chilson said...

Really cool ideas!!

Bernie said...

This blog hop has been awesome in providing so much inspiration!

Jannette said...

Loving the stencils! You make it look so easy! Thanks for all your inspiration. This has been a great hop!

Gayle Milbourne said...

Such great inspiration...I really like the second card!!

Jackie Parkins said...

I didn't need that gingham stencil until I saw your card. It is perfect for making masculine cards, which are always difficult for me. Your second card is simply fabulous!

Wendy said...

Love both your cards. but the Hello card just popped out to me.

Valentina said...

your cards are both great. I can't choose my favourite!

Cindyzs said...

wow great cards......the first would be great for a masculine one and the second....loved the colors :) tfs!

Debbie C said...

It's always hard to figure out what to do for a masculine card. You nailed it with this one! Thanks for the inspiration!

ArlaMo said...

Great cards! Love both, but that second card is just stunning!

Tami B. said...

Your second card knocked my socks off! Great job on both.

ScrapaDiddle said...

Great card, wonderful colors!

Ellen J. said...

What a great new product line! I am partial to the sparkly card with white embossed grid stamp!

SusieQ said...

Cool cards! Love this new release.

Theresa Forseth said...

I love both of these cards, but I am so drawn to the color combination you used on the first card ... it is really striking and the card is just wonderful! I love everything in this release!!!

Joan Smith said...

Seriously are you kidding me????
Girl what you did with these stencils is amazing WOWZERS talk about super creative...super clever OMG you take the cake....talk about patience too...you have it all.
So love your cards to the moon and back. Your not only super talented you are a very creative artist.
Love...love....love!!!

Kari V. said...

The gingham stamp is awesome! But I LOVE your hello card with all that color and shimmer!! fabulous!

Barbara said...

Your cards are lovely but holy cow what a pop of color for the second one.

Gail Mc Nerney said...

Love both of your cards...love the gingham stencil and the hello card is the bomb!! Great job!

Meagan Vaughn said...

I love the gingham stencil great for guy cards. TFS

Angel Estes said...

Whoa! That grid/wink of stella card is A. Maz.Ing!!!

Thanks!!!

Barb said...

Wow! I love how you used the gingham stencil, Sarah! And your grid card is so beautiful - the shimmer looks amazing!

Amy Lou said...

I like both of those cards. I couldn't picture how the gingham one would work so it is nice to see it on your card.

Barbra said...

Your hello card is out of this world gorgeous!

Kimberly Eddy said...

Love the masculine card with the offset panel! Great idea for Fathers Day coming up. Great release!!

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Amazing cards!

Linda C said...

Love your cards especially the Hello card-beautiful colors!

Judy said...

Both of these cards are great. One of the best masculine cards I've seen. The hello card is just beautiful with color and sparkle. I want this stamp!

Kailash said...

Beautiful bold designs, love them!!!

Celine Blacow said...

Oh my Sweet God, that coloured grid is DIVINE!!!! I NEED it now!!!! I am in love with that for sure.

Chitra Nair said...

Amazing cards... Love the new products...

Vina said...

Love what you did with the grid card.

Donna said...

Neat stencils - great job on the cards.

Flo said...

Great cards. Love the backgrounds you made with the stencils.

Jayell said...

Love both cards. The gingham is fantastic and the grid beautiful with so many colours.

cissi said...

Great cards!

Lynnea Hollendonner said...

You've done a great job on these cards! I love them!

Cindy said...

Love the techniques you used! LOVE this release... now to try and decide what to order!

Linda said...

so much talent-glad you are sharing it with us!

m.tabori said...

Love, love, love, the grid background. Fabulous card! Thanks for sharing!!

Deepti said...

Beautifully done Grid cards, so inspiring :)

Debra said...

I love the bright colors. Fabulous cards and use of the new products! Your design talent inspires me!

DoubleH said...

Such talent you have! Thank you for sharing.

Terri said...

Awesome cards. Love the color combinations.

Nichol Magouirk said...

incredible cards, Sarah! love them both!!!!

Crafterkhush said...

Love the second card... very good use of die and stencil.. and awesome masculine card.. brilliant colours!

Sue McRae said...

Love your colorful and shimmery hello card.

Laura said...

The grid card is amazing! You must have a very steady hand and tons of patience!

D Walton said...

Love the way you used the gingham stencil. Great Man-Card. So many things you can do with the stencil.

Judith said...

Wow, awesome cards!

Lindsey said...

Love how you inked up the stencil on the first card and my jaw totally dropped with the sugar goodness of your second card. It must have taken forever to color it all and the glitter is awesome!

Jennifer Greer said...

LOVE the masculine look of the gingham.

Shelly Johnson said...

I love both cards, I am not sure which color technique I would like to try first. I really love the rainbow look on the grid background card. Also all the sparkle is great. Thank you

fyk said...

Love the cards! The second one especially...made me smile :)

RedGem said...

I love both of your cards... must look at stencils again! I love the colors you used for the grid stamp.

Penny said...

your rainbow grid card is pure genius! Love it to bits!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful designs on both cards...really love the sparkle and rainbow on the last!

Kirti patel said...

love the grid card, so so creative

Kathy (krolski) said...

Both cards are great, but the 2nd card is stunning!

Sandra Bravo said...

Love your work pretty cards

Lhicks said...

Love your cards

zgagi said...

Fabulous cards! Love them both.

Bridget Downey said...

Love the cards!

sandy said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks:)

Marie said...

Great cards! The stencil and background stamp look like great new products!

Cornelia W said...

Great card - love them both - especially the second one!

Marie H said...

Love your cards! They are both so fun and colorful!

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Great looking, bold cards! Love both of them! - Lisa Beeman

Kris Luvstocraft said...

Love both cards

Jen said...

That "hello" card with the grid stamp is amazing!! I love the possibilities for embossing and watercoloring!

Beastybunny said...

Great man card. Love seeing examples of those. But that second one..... WOW! So gorgeous!

Amy Pjura said...

i love your masculine card! love the idea of the picnic tablecloths too!

CandyW said...

These are wonderful, Sarah! As usual! I love your gingham card, and the grid must have taken you forever!!

Joan said...

Wow, you are very talented and I love these cards. You have given me such inspiration. Thanks so much.

CraftyPaws said...

Beautiful cards! Love that first one especially. I always struggle with masculine cards, and that one is perfection! tfs hugs, Kristina

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! LOVING your AMAZING Creations shared for today!! I LOVE the NEW Release!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chances to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

diana said...

Great cards! I always learn something new here. TFS ;-)

poohwriter said...

when i saw the gingham card i was like "she did that stencil real justice" i loved it, then i saw the second card and my eyes popped. LOVE IT!

Christy said...

Great cards! I am in love with that plaid stencil!!

Linda T said...

Just love you're beautiful cards. Great coloring! I am just loving the grid background. Thank you so much for sharing you're great ideas with us.

Sabrina said...

What fabulous and fantastic cards!!

kristie sessions said...

woah! i love them both! there is just something about the blended colours that makes them sing. i think your picnic blanket idea is perfect. can't wait to see them : )

stick said...

The masculine card is great - but the Hello card is a work of art!!

Mary Locke said...

Your cards are amazing, fantastic and just plain gorgeous! So inspiring!

Cathy Homan said...

Great cards. From masculine to feminine. Loved both cards! Now I want more stencils! Thanks for sharing.

Debbie Selby said...

Both cards are great and SO different!

joy said...

I agree - Simon Says Stamp has REALLY done it again. So many new goodies to add to my wishlist. I love your cards, Sarah - thanks for your inspiration.

Lupe Rocamora said...

Love your cards. Thanks for sharing.

jeannine said...

Great cards! Love the stenciling and the colored BG looks great!

Theresa said...

Both of your cards are wonderful! I love the color combo of the first and the sparkly-ness of the second!

Wendy Card said...

Love the use of the stencils, great colours.

JanLee said...

WOW what you did with these stencils is amazing! Great cards!

CinnamonSally said...

Wow I love both cards, and look at all those new goodies at Simon Says!!

nancybabb said...

LOVE LOVE BOTH! What a LOT of work! Didn't think I needed a grid stamp but maybe I do!

Diane Jaquay said...

Love them both, but WOW, the 2nd one blows me away, so PRETTY!!!

Cynthia Clark said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Love them both, but I'm blown away by the second one! So awesome!

Jessie said...

Love the first card! A really nice masculine card.

Denise Bryant said...

Love the first card with the gingham stencil design, but wow... that second card is a knockout! Fabulous colors! Gotta get that Grid Background stamp and try this! Beautiful!

karenb said...

Love both cards! Nice!

Emily Lauritzen said...

Oh my gosh, that grid background is amazing!!! I love the spectrum of colors and all the adorable sparkle!!! <3

Robyn said...

The gingham card is a great masculine design, and I LOVE the dimension you got with your coloring of the grid stamp! Really cool!

Lee said...

Ok that second card, wow! Really, just wow. I loved both of them but the way you did the rainbow effect on the second really blew me away!

Marcie S. said...

Fabulous cards as always! Love the sparkly, rainbow one!

Ginny Diep said...

I absolutely love the small square card. Such a neat way to use the Inktense pencils!!!

Val said...

Awesome cards! I wasn't sure about the gingham stencil, but now, I think it goes on my "must have" list!

Tanis Scott said...

Very cool cards, especially the rainbow of colors on the second one!

Patchi said...

I'm really loving all the techniques, and the gingham is my favorite stencil from this new release :)

Lisa Savini said...

I love both of these, first one is a great guy card.

Maureen Jones said...

I really love the sparkly, rainbow colored card!

Judy Tuck said...

Both of your cards are fantastic but I especially love the second one with all the cute coloured squares. That Wink of Stella really adds a super touch of sparkle.

Diane Stricker said...

Your cards are fantastic.

Sheila_G said...

Great cards and exciting release!

Lin said...

Both cards are lovely - but the grid card is just stunning!

Alexia Misso said...

Love both of your cards, the second one is so colorful! <3 it!

Fran said...

Great cards and great release for Simon Says.

chaddy233 said...

Love both these cards, but ADORE the Hello Card!!

Keathe said...

I really love the look you got with the stencil and the distress inks!

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Lisbeth Rimmer said...

Love them both, especially the second one with all the colors

Four11Lady said...

Both cards are exquisite, but my favorite is the first one....no, the second, nooooooooo.........I cannot decide..........I love them BOTH! This is going to be a very costly release for me..........

Lisa Geraty said...

I am surprisingly loving that gingham stencil, I think I just needed to see it in action. And the sparkly color on the second card has put me in hog heaven! I love bright colors & sparkle!!

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

fantastic new release and fab cards.

Grandma L said...

Beautiful amazing cards. Thanks.

Teresa Ciarleglio said...

Amazing cards!

Carole RB said...

I love your card.

Kelly said...

Super wow on that second card. It's gorgeous!

Rossana said...

Fab release!! Love your cards...so beautiful!!

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

Fantastic masculine card .. and love the rainbow shimmer on the second! Absolutely awesome collection. So many things to add to my wishlist - and I had thought I could stop buying supplies!

Immi said...

It's not always easy to achieve a masculine look, but you've done it - and with gingham, too! I also loved your sparkly watercolor card.

Lisa K said...

Great cards!

Scrapthat said...

Ooo la la! all blingy and beautiful! Great cards!! TFS

Anonymous said...

AWESOME cards! Thanks for sharing:)
Carolee Mccaslin

Skraperella said...

I love both your cards Sarah, that gingham stencil is amazing!

cheryl l. said...

Fantastic cards. The first would make a great card for a guy.

colleenk said...

Wow! Great cards! Both are amazing!

Tona said...

Two totally different yet equally fantastic cards!

Cindy C. said...

Impressive!! I love what you did with those stencils Sarah! Thanks for the inspirations!!

Thordis said...

Both of your card are really stunning... This new release is awesome :)

jasann said...

Super male cards!!!!

Bernice Piotrowski said...

So great to see some masculine cards in the mix, and yours is a great design! Both cards are beautiful.

CathyL said...

Great uses of those stencils, Sarah!

jthstamper said...

Love the gingham stencil!

keysha said...

I love both of your cards! Especially the first one. The Gingham Stencil is at the top of my wish list!

forpahl5 said...

Very cute!!!!!!!!! Thanks

keysha said...

I love both of your cards! Especially the first one. The Gingham Stencil is at the top of my wish list!

Franziska Langer said...

The second card is really stunning, the effect of the Glitter-pen is amazing. Thanks for sharing!

Laura M. said...

Lovely cards! TFS :)

Lillian Child said...

Shut the front door! LOVE LOVE LOVE that rainbow grid ... WOW!!!!

Diana N. said...

Two wonderful cards! The rainbow grid is so enchanting!

conil said...

WOW! Amazing work with the stencil, very masculine. The way you used that grid stamp is glorious.

Pam W Merwin said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE what you did with the Grid Background ~ your colors are amazing and the Glitter is the prefect touch!!! Love how you set the Gingham Stencil at an angle - great colors on this one too :)

Bev Hill said...

Your masculine card is great, but your rainbow grid card is pure awesomeness!. Love the colors and the glitter is a perfect touch.

LaurieJ said...

The first card - stencil perfection! The second card - watercolor perfection! Well done and thanks for sharing.

jbonomo said...

Cool card! Loved the colors on the second card.....I never would have considered that stamp until I saw your example. Thank you!

Cara said...

I absolutely love the second card. It is so colorful and glittery! Love it!

Amber Marino said...

I love both your cards! Thanks for showing a nice masculine card and then a very pretty feminine card.

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Love your cards!

Jeannie said...

I would have never thought to use gingham on a more gender-neutral or masculine card, but you made it look perfectly natural! I love it!

Tori Bissell said...

you use sparkles like a pro

Sharron said...

Fabulous job on both cards! I'm really loving the gingham stencil!

Melody said...

The most noticeable item of the collection. Very special.

wilson.marie65 said...

Yes ma'am, I am gonna need to get all the stencils too....along with all the other new releases.. lol Maybe I will win the lottery!! haha.... I love the grid card...awesome beauty
good luck everyone
:)
marie

nancy said...

Wonderful cards! I really like what you did with the grid background card!

Amante del Papel said...

Both cards are beautiful, but my favorite was the second is amazing how looks like!

Jen Carter said...

Such fun backgrounds you created with this stencil!

Barb Ghig said...

Both cards are just beautiful, Sarah! Thanks so much for being part of the hop!

angelammartin said...

wow!! These cards are awesome, thanks for sharing :)

Jo Manna said...

Great colors, beautiful design, thx.

Deborah said...

Wow you really worked that stencil and BG stamp your cards are simply amazing!

ionabunny said...

Love the stencil card. Fantastic

Kristen V said...

I love your cards!

Teri said...

Great masqueline card - and adore the rainbow coloring of the hello card. Wink of Stella....sigh - love it.

miki g said...

loved the variety in your cards!
thanks for sharing

Ann Marie Ritchey said...

This is my first BLOG HOP and I had so much fun! I ordered this grid background stamp earlier today. I was planning to use my Inktense pencils to do a similar background. I love the rainbow effect. I love the card--Thanks so much.

Diane Lucas said...

Absolutely loving both cards! Stamps are now on my wish list!

Lura said...

Great cards both of them. I like how very GUY the first one is and the second one would make everyone think you spent hours in the stamping room.

TenSGal said...

wow....absolutely gorgeous cards. Love the masculine one...and if you do need someone to send an invitation to when you use the background for a red and white tablecloth card...well, you can send one to me! I'd be glad to come! :)
Love the hello card....looks like a lot of work but so worth it!
Beautiful!

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Simply wow!

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Simply wow!

kreativekymona.com said...

I love the second card. That is my favorite. Do you mind sharing how you create that card? Awesome job!!!

Lisa Bergen-Wilson said...

Such beautiful cards! Thank you!

SharronC said...

Such a gorgeous concept!!

Elizabeth Campau said...

Oh I so want my new stuff now! I am so inspired,thank you!

MyLittleBlueDog said...

Love it!

Janet said...

these are great creations - the 2nd one reminds me of the colorful glass windows you can find from time to time - just beautiful

Sharon said...

Fantastic cards!

Tracy said...

Wow these cards are amazing. I love all the color in the little squares. Thanks for sharing.

cghundley said...

What great cards!
Love the stencils
you used and the
colors!
Carla from Utah

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