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Hello! I can’t quite believe and am totally delighted to be part of the party which is Simon Says Stamp’s Early Spring Release Hop! There are so many unique and fun options in this release. Take a little look:


There are 14 designers hopping along today and I can’t wait to see what everyone’s made! As for me, those that are regulars here know that I just can’t resist a bit of cute LOL. The adorable dog from the Circle Friends set was just calling my name:

 I coloured the little guy with my Copics and popped him up on a white panel with a negative circle die cut to show a peek of the striped circle from the same set stamped in Versamark on the kraft card base. Isn’t that the most adorable sentiment! It fit perfectly onto the square speech bubble from Talk Bubbles 2 – score! Finally I added a bit of colour with a strip of patterned paper and a die cut heart (Holiday Shapes). Now this card measures just a sweet 3×3 which just so happens is the perfect size for the Small Envelope die!

I cut the envelope from some matching paper and added a little label decorated with the Envelope Sentiments set. ‘Hug enclosed’ has just got to be the perfect envelope sentiment for all occasions. I also added the sweet hearts border at the top of the stamped lines.

 Now moving on to my second card, yep two cards today :) I loved the totally on trend sets Kelly Purkey has in the release and was actually inspired by the peeks of the hot of the press Kelly Purkey Project Kits! So here’s my inspiration:

And here’s my card:

I stamped, white heat embossed and die cut various elements from Kelly’s Happiness Is set and combined it with the ‘Happy Birthday’ from Square Sayings with matching die from Tri Squares and threw in the 24/7 numbers from Simple Numbers too. I foam mounted everything onto a panel white heat embossed with Hero Arts graph background

And now to the giveaway part! Leave a comment on this blog post and one lucky winner from my blog will receive a Simon Says Stamp Goody bag. We will randomly draw a winner at 9:00 AM EST on Wednesday, 4/3/13 so be sure to leave your comment by then. Also be sure to comment on each designer’s blog for 14 chances to win!

 Thanks for visiting! You should have arrived from the blog of the fabulous Lisa Spangler. The next stop in the Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Spring 2013 Blop Hop is the amazing designer of many of Simon’s exclusive products; Kristina Werner! If you encounter a broken link or would like to go to the start of the hop go to the Simon Says Stamp blog.

 Supplies: Ruff day? Stamps – Simon Says Stamp circle friends, envelope sentiments; Inks – Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, smokey gray Versamark, Hero Arts soft blossom; Card – Neenah solar white, Papertrey Ink kraft; Paper – My Mind’s Eye collectable memorable; Dies – Simon Says Stamp small envelope, talk bubbles 2 s144, holiday shapes s131, Spellbinders small circles, Papertrey Ink fillable frames 7; Twine – The Twinery blossom; Copics E53, E55, E57, E59, multiliner 0.05

Supplies: HAPPY Birthday. Stamps – Simon Says Stamp square sayings, Kelly Purkey/Simon Says Stamp happiness is, Hero Arts graph background s5435; Inks – Hero Arts orange soda, Versacolor turquoise, Versamark; Card – Bazzill card shoppe rainbow; Dies – Simon Says Stamp tri square, simple numbers, Spellbinders small circles; Embossing Powder – Hero Arts white



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