Friday, May 31, 2013

Simon Says Stamp Summer Release Blog Hop!!

I am so excited to be a part of the  Simon Says Stamp Summer Release Blog Hop today!!!  This new release has ABSOLUTELY BLOWN ME AWAY with all the wonderful stamps and dies...AMAZING!!  If you are anything like me, and love dies half as much as I do, then I'm certain this release will thrill you to pieces, as well!!  There are OVER 20 new dies in all...PERFECT for creating fun and beautiful Summer cards and projects!!  There are also 8 new stamp sets with flowers, all kinds of sentiments(PERFECT with all the dies) and adorable animals!!  
I LOVE butterflies...they are not only so beautiful, but they have a very special meaning to me, personally!!  One of the biggest thrills I have when Summer comes, is seeing the beautiful Swallowtails and Monarch butterflies that flutter around in my backyard!!  So... I thought it very fitting to make my cards (one turned into 3:)!!)  for this blog using the beautiful  new Devonshire and Chrissy butterfly dies... along with the BE and HAPPY sentiment stamps and coordinating die...
If you know know I LOVE RAINBOWS...they make me HAPPY!!  I die cut the butterfly with black paper twice and adhered together.  I used the solid Chrissy butterfly die to have a backing for the all the colored pieces I would be putting in the black die cut butterfly.  Used a rainbow of colors, die cut in each color and pieced the colors into the black one.  Die cut the sentiment and stamped following the butterfly's wing.  
I then used the  the die cut colored butterflies left from making the first card and made a second card...what a TOTALLY different look, right?!...
I die cut the butterflies out of the white panel and popped up the panel on the card with 1/8" EK success dots, making the panel really pop off the card.  I used 1/16" dots behind the butterflies so that they would lay lower than the apertures.  
So... a fun, then whimsical and now, a more realistic butterfly...
Die cut in black like the first card, then added royal blue paper into the cuts and dotted with white gel pen. Strips of diagonally placed paper...The possibilities with this gorgeous butterfly are WILL be seeing lots more from me with it in the future!!

NOW...enough of MY fun, and on to yours!!  Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a GRAB BAG filled with stamps paper and embellishments to one randomly selected commenter on every blog in the hop!!  

The giveaway will remain open until next Thursday, June 6th at 9PM!  The winners will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp Blog on Friday, June 7th!

You should have arrived here from the amazing Joy Taylor's blog, and although I am the last blog on the hop list, if you joined the hop somewhere in between, the next stop will be at the beginning of the hop and the Simon Says Stamp Blog!  If you encounter any problems or broken links, you can always go back to the Simon Says Stamp Blog for a list of all the artists participating in the hop and links to their blogs!
I am going to provide links to the supplies used on these cards as well as links to ALL the release products...Simon has outdone themselves with this incredible release...hope you'll enjoy perusing all the goodies:)!!  
Thanks so much for joining me and the hop today and through the week...don't forget to comment for a chance to win ... hope your week is wonderful!!!  Lisa

Supplies used on my cards:

The Whole Release: