Friday, March 6, 2020

Lucky to Know You Blog Hop!

I am so thrilled to be a part of today's Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop, celebrating Simon's newest release, Lucky to Know You!  This release is full of a variety of wonderful stamps and dies, many that celebrate Spring!  I have used the beautiful new Daffodil die and a wonderful CZ Design sentiment set to make a couple cards celebrating friends and Spring...
I was inspired by daffodils I spied while walking around the lake near my house, daffodils with a dark yellow center and off white outside petals...
I die cut and layered the outline of the flower and leaves, then filled it with two shades of yellow and green paint chip pieces and light cream color card stock. Below is a pic showing what the die cut looks like as I started the layering of this pretty flower.   I used my tombow runner to cover the bottom layer of the flower with adhesive, then covered with just a flower outline die cut, then filled with paint chips!  That way, adhesive holds both the outline and pieces down without extra work.  I then put another two adhered layers of just the outlines over these two layers.  
Next, I popped up a circular cut frame over the flower with a pretty sentiment from the new CZ Design Clean Line Faith stamp set, and adhered it all to a polka dotted piece of paper and card.  Here's a close up... 
The second one, much like the first, except this time an all yellow daffodil...
We had a "bad" snow storm here in Virginia a couple weeks ago...a mere dusting of snow.  Planning for the worst, I decided to cut the daffodils in my backyard, and enjoy them indoors instead of having them die in the snow...

I did notice that these daffodils have a slighter darker middle than the petals, so that's what I did with my paint chips.  The petals are one color, and the middle actually has two darker shades than the petals.  I layered this one like the first, and adhered to gray polka dotted paper.   
OK...my fun is above, your fun is below!  
Simon Says Stamp will be generously giving a $25 coupon to one commenter from each and every blog on the hop, simply leave a comment for a chance to win!!  The winners will be chosen and be posted on the Simon Says Stamp Blog on Wednesday, March 11th, 
so make sure you check the blog on the 11th, to see if you're a winner!


   The list of participants of the hop are below.  If you get lost, you can head to the Simon Says Stamp Blog...hope you will check out all the amazing artists' inspiration today!! 
Two things before I go...
1.  Don't forget the offers in the heading!!  A free adorable stamp set(WLY777) OR a  fun enamel pin(FLF 584), with purchase, until March 8, while supplies last!
2.  Don't forget that there's a second blog hop tomorrow at the Simon Blog...hope you will check back for MORE inspiration!!
Okay...have a wonderful day...hop on!!

Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

126 comments:

  1. You brought spring inside! I love this field and how you used paint chips for the color shades.

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  2. Nothing says "Spring" to me any more than daffodils. Your cards are beautiful.

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  3. Very elegant and beautiful. Love the gorgeous color combos.

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  4. I adore the daffodil!!!

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  5. I love flowers! All flowers! And the daffodils are so dainty & pretty. Your cards are all beautiful.

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous and cheerful!!

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  7. These are beautiful, I really love your style.

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  8. Your card is just lovely!

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  9. I never know what to do with stand alone dies but this daffodil is beautiful! Back to the ordering I go! thanks so much!

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  10. Great cards! I love the realistic look of the daffodils!

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  11. Beautiful cards! I love those daffodils! Thank you.

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  12. That daffodil die is sweet - my favorite spring flower!! Great inspiration!!

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  13. Your beautiful daffodil is all I'll see for awhile unless I bring some home from the grocery store! Love the design of your gorgeous card!

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  14. Your cards are so beautiful. I love that your daffodil inspiration was from those around you! My mini daffodils by my front steps look ready to burst into bloom and I'm keeping a close eye on them and plan to cut a bouquet as soon as they do because it's going to get cold again here! Now you've made me want this die set too! :)

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  15. Thanks for a chance to win!! I love to enter drawings. :)
    Kim Kern

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  16. Both cards are lovely, Lisa. I really love the way the daffodil pops against the black and white.

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  17. Daffodils are one of my favorite flowers, just finished a spring wreath using them!

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  18. I love using paint chips... they have such wonderful shadings. Glad you saved those beautiful daffodils. Would have been a shame to lose them to a brief snow event. Thanks for hopping, this release has loads to offer.

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  19. Love your cards, love the daffodil die. My mom always had daffodils growing by her house in the Spring. Loved it, and this reminds me of home.

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  20. Beautiful cards! Love that flower die cut!

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  21. Daffodils are spring essentials! Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your die cut inspiration.

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  22. Love that you added circle frame... Great way to ground that lovely daffodil

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  23. Your cards are beautiful ! Let spring begin soon !

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  24. Dots for you pp bg is very cool, the black is my most loved.

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  26. This is so pretty. I love the outline in the flower.

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  27. So pretty both your cards and your garden daffodils.

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  28. Your daffodils are beautiful! What a perfect way to welcome Spring! Thank you!

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  29. Love both cards, and really liked your tutorial about how to do the inlay. So easy when you have a base to work with, and I am going to try that for sure! I also like that you used paint chips for your flower colors---nice, bold, and smooth colors! Thanks for some great ideas!

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  30. Loving the daffodil!

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  31. This is gorgeous, so clean and just perfect for spring!

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  32. beautiful card - LOVE the layered look of the daffodil

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  33. How fortunate you are to have real live daffodils to use as a model for your card! You did a nice job copying nature, too.

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  34. Beautiful card and flower. Perfect Cynthia Leslie

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  35. Beautiful card your flowers look just like the ones in my yard! Thanks for the reminder of using paint chips, I have used them in the past. Thanks for a chance to win and Happy Crafting Everyone.

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    1. I'm SO excited thanks to your Blog I'm a Winner! It's my 1st Blog Hop Win. So thank you again and thank you to Simon Says Stamps!

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  36. Daffodils are one of my favorite flowers. When I see them come up in my yard it makes me realize spring is so close.

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  37. I love the dark background with the daffodil...great design.

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  38. What a gorgeous and happy Spring cards did you make Lisa.
    My favorite is the first one.
    Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration and have a great weekend.

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  39. Lovely card.I loved the background.Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

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  40. I love Simon's Stem dies and that daffodil is gorgeous. Beautiful card.

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  41. the daffodil die is beautiful and the way you've used it is great! Such a sign of spring, even as the weather changes so rapidly!

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  42. Oh wow! Super beautiful cards! And great takes on the inspirations! :)

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  43. The Daffodil pops bee-utifully against the background.

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  44. So simple and absolutely beautiful. Love your use of the daffodil die!

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  45. beautiful and elegant card. love it

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  46. Great daffodil design and I Love your cards! Very inspiring!

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  47. Awesome daffodils! I LOVE that you showed the photos that inspired you!

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  48. I had to reread where you said you had a snowstorm! LOL Your cards are beautiful! I love how you did the flowers!

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  49. Oh my word- your daffodils are stunning! I'm particularly enamored with the ivory/yellow against the black/white polka-- such a stunning and elegant look! Glad you were able to save the real daffodils from freezing and enjoy them! :-)

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  50. I love how clean and simply your daffodil card is. Yes, spring is coming.

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  51. I love how clean and simply your daffodil card is. Yes, spring is coming.

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  52. Gorgeous! And what a great way to use paint chips! Thanks for sharing!

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  53. Daffodils are one of my favorite flowers. I love how you used paint chips. Your cards are awesome. Thanks for the amazing inspiration.

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  54. Love the daffodil on the black
    background. Beautiful cards.
    thanks for sharing
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  55. Thanks for sharing! Daffodils are the sign that spring is here! Yeah!

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  56. gorgeous creation! love the inspo!

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  57. Oh these are fantastic! Fabulous design and LOVE the background paper behind those beautiful daffodils ♥

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  58. Beautiful! Did you use actual paint chips? They worked out great!! What a beautiful die. And what beautiful flowers! I bet you get lots of inspiration and lots of use out of this die!!!!!

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  59. Daffodils are a favorite of mine. I just need a job that pays more with more time off to play with all the products!

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  60. Beautiful cards! I love Daffodils, every year when Trader Joe's sell them and I will definitely get them.

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  61. Love the card. It is simple but lovely.

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  62. I like the dotted backgrounds of the cards. The yellow centers are eye catching.

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  63. Beautiful cards...These flowers are looking wonderful!!

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  64. Love the card, this die is awesome and can be used in so many ways

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  65. Love your card, it's a classic. Clean, simple and so very effective.

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  66. Absolutely beautiful card!!

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  67. What beautiful designs. Love the Daffodil die on the gray background!

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  68. Wish our daffodils were blooming in Ky. Guess Ill have to make your gorgeous cards while I'm waiting.

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  69. Fabulous cards & release! I can't wait for spring!

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  70. I LOVE these CAS cards!! I actually saw them on instagram before I did the hop! They are beautiful and I want that die!!

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  71. You have no idea how much I love these cards!!! Not only are they beautiful and thoughtful, but they have the daffodil that was my Mom's favorite flower. She would have absolutely LOVED these cards!! <3 Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful designs!

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  72. This design is so elegant, love the variety in the daffodils!

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  73. This card is so elegant! That die is a must have!

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  74. Wonderful cards! The die cut flower on the black is stunning!

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  75. I love how crisp it looks!

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  76. Daffodils are a sure sign of spring....unfortunately they are still buried under a few feet of snow here in Manitoba! Thanks for sharing your lovely cards & giving me a little peek at what is to come!

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  77. Love the daffodil die and the hints you created with it.

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  78. Beautiful cards! These dies are so versatile. I just love them.

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  79. GORGEOUS creations! Great release! I especially love daffodils, ours are in full bloom in Oregon right now!

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  80. This is such a pretty card!

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  81. Beautiful card and I love the detail in coloring the daffodil. Thanks for sharing!

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  82. Absolutely Beautiful cards!!!

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  83. can hardly wait for our daffys to pop

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  84. You recreated the daffodils wonderfully!

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  85. Your daffodils are gorgeous and using the paint chips was an inspired idea. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  86. What a beautiful and elegant design, I really love this!

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  87. I like the polka dot backgrounds for these pretty daffodil cards.

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  88. I love how your garden daffodils gave you inspiration!

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  89. So pretty I just love this card design! Not too hard but the results are awesome!

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  90. No daffodils here yet but I am looking forward to them being just as beautiful as your card! I love daffoldils!

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  91. Gorgeous!! I LOVE, love, love the dotted paper in the opening behind the beautiful daff die cut!

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  92. Such a pretty card! I just love daffodils!

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  93. What beautiful cards! I really love how you inlaid the colors into the daffodil and placed them over the polka dot papers! :)

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  94. That daffodil is now on my wish list. It keeps growing. Love what you did with it.

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  95. So pretty! I love daffodils!

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  96. I love both of your daffodil cards. They are beautiful. I already bought this die so I will be borrowing your design to make a thank you card. Thanks for sharing your time and talent!

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  97. So pretty. I really like how the daffodil is set off by the circle.

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  98. Beautiful cards. I love the layout and the backgrounds make the flowers pop. Take care Tracy

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  99. SWOON!! STUNNING Designs!! I LOVE them ALL!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

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  100. Such pretty cards! Love the daffodil die...
    Thanks for sharing.

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  101. Love the intricacy on the daffodil die. Your card is lovely.

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  102. I love how you used real daffodils to inspire you.

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  103. beautiful! I love how you have the yellow inside the daffodils and they come to life on top of the pattern paper! Stunning!

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  104. Spectacular cards!! Great detail and love the pattern paper!!

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  105. What a pretty and elegant set of cards.

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  106. Beautiful cards! I would have never thought of black and white for spring cards but I love how they work with the yellow daffodil!!

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  107. Such a sweet card, love the daffodil.

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  108. Amazing cards! Loving the new release bursting with spring!

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  109. WOW Lisa :) Your cards are terrific and I love that you took your inspiration from the real things!!! Daffodils are one of our first signs of Spring here in OK and I just lov'm! Now following you on IG too! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  110. Such sweet cards. Love that you added your inspiration pictures.

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  111. Such gorgeous daffodils are surely gonna cheer up the recipient

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  112. I'm SO excited thanks to your Blog I'm a Winner! It's my 1st Blog Hop Win. So thank you again and thank you to Simon Says Stamps!

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa