Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Hello Gorgeous Blog Hop!

Today is the first day of two Blog Hops over at the the Simon Says Stamp Blog, celebrating the wonderful new Simon Says Stamp Hello Gorgeous release!!  I am thrilled and honored to be a part of this release, celebrating Springtime, Mother's Day, and simply, everyday! I have used one of the wonderful new dies from this release, Stained Glass Sun die for both cards, to make a couple cards to share with you today...
I know this is a sun die, but when I first saw it, I saw a sunflower!  In light of the what is happening in Ukraine, I chose to make this a sunflower for Ukraine.  I chose a blue background, which is meant to be a blue sky, the blue of the sky and yellow of the sunflower are the colors of the Ukrainian flag, and the sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine. I chose the sentiment from a pretty new set of Simon sentiment stamps, XL Spring Greetings.  I thought this sentiment fit the blooming sunflowers of Ukraine and the hope of peace for this country.  I stamped the sentiment in Simon Mocha ink.  Here's a close up...

The second card I chose to make as a sun...
I used three different shades of paint chips for my shaded sun.  Just as with the first, I layered the sun die cut from underneath the top layer.  I used an older Simon sentiment die and a sentiment from You Matter.  I die cut the sentiment from a paint chip, like the sun.  Here's a close up...
What a wonderful die, and the new XL greetings are lovely!  I had such fun making my cards...my fun is shown above, your fun begins below!
Simon is generously giving a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from our comment sections, so the more hop blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to win!  Winners will be chosen and posted on the Simon Blog on Wednesday, March 30th, so make sure you check the Simon Blog on the 30th, to see if you are a winner!!  
The list of participants of today's hop are listed below:
A couple things before I go...don't forget the offer in the banner at the top of my post! Simon is offering an exclusive  Birthday Wishes stamp set with any purchase!  Simply use the code HBD322, when checking out, to get your wonderful stamp set!  Just remember, the offer is only good until the end of the day on March 27th,  OR until supplies last!

Second...there is another blog hop tomorrow!  So please visit the Simon Blog tomorrow, for another day of celebration and inspiration!

Thank you so much for stopping by, and keep on hopping!! 

Hugs!! Lisa

73 comments:

  1. Gorgeous sunflowers! What lovely colors and design!

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  2. Very pretty sunflowers. Love the colors. Prayers for Ukraine. tyfs :)

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  3. Such great card designs! TFS!

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  4. Gorgeous cards! Love the colors and designs.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Love that stained glass sun die and your cards.

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  6. That sun die does look like a beautiful sunflower--love how you did that in support of the good people of Ukraine! (((hugs))) That BIG bold sentiment looks amazing paired with it! Pderfect!

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  7. Both cards are beautiful. Hope and prayers for those who live in Ukraine!

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  8. Like all things Sunshine and that is partly bee-cause of my nickname.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  9. Love your cards,Lisa! They are simple & stunning!

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  10. I saw a sunflower too not the sun dial! You have created 2 stunning cards .

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  11. These are wonderful dies and they bring to mind Ukraine. Thanks for sharing your lovely projects!

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  12. Gorgeous! I love the simplicity

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  13. Love how simple the cards are.

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  14. How clever to use that as a sunflower...it looks awesome as well as your sunshine card! I love clean and simple with all that crisp white space.

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  15. Such pretty cards! Your blue/yellow is just so thoughtful! Love that unique stained glass die!

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  16. What pretty cards and a great message.

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  17. I love how you used this die, awesome cards.

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  18. Amazing cards. I love the sentiments, especially the first one.

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  19. I love the different ways you used this die! Gorgeous cards! 💖

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  20. Beautiful! I love that you used the die as a sunflower!

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  21. I love how you have used die so creatively.

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  22. the flames are spectacular.
    Beautiful cards. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. Such pretty cards! I really love the die and you showed spectacular designs with it!

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  24. So simple yet elegant. Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us!

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  25. I love how you saw beyond the sun and created a sunflowers card in support of Ukraine.

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  26. The sunflower is beautiful. I don't know if I would have seen it before, but it seems clear now. And I like the idea of using paint chips. Thanks for the ideas!

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  27. Great cards. Love the bright yellow 'sunshine' sentiment to match the sun!

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  28. The sun as a sunflower, I love it! This die is wonderful.

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  29. How clever to create a sunflower...now I've got to add that die to my wishlist! Love, love the cards!

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  30. What a brilliant idea, and 2 beautiful cards.

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  31. Wonderful card designs!

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  32. WOW! Love this die done as a sunflower.

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  33. wonderful cards... it definitely can double for a sunflower!

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  34. Love your sunflower version! Beautiful cards!

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  35. I love how you turned this into a sunflower!!!Really Beautiful cards!!!

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  36. Love the sunflower card! very pretty!

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  37. I saw this die as a sunflower as well. Beautiful card!

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  38. Wonderful card honoring Ukraine. And I love the sunny card done with paint chips. TFS

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  39. beautiful cards - thank you for sharing.

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  40. Wonderful use of this sun die! so lovely!!!!

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  41. Another great die, your second card is my favourite but well done on both.

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  42. Great example of showing a die's versatility. They're called sunflowers for a reason!

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  43. Beautiful and elegant!

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  44. Thank you, Lisa!!! I knew I was associating that shape w/ something other than the sun. Duh!! A SUNFLOWER!! How could I not have seen it? IDK, but I didn't. I LOVE your card and thank you for providing another testimony to Ukraine and its people. Your second card is also exceptional. Both are very pretty!!
    Lori S in PA

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  45. Great job. Very pretty cards.

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  46. Very creative cards!
    The first card in support of Ukraine is my favorite.
    Thanks for giving this die a new creative twist,

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  47. I love that you used the die for the sun and sunflower. What a clever idea!

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  48. Very cheerful snd happy!

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  49. I now see that this die can be a flower or a sunrise. Pretty cards.

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  50. Fantastic cards! Definitely a sunflower and it's beautiful :)

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  51. Lovely and touching. When I first saw this die I thought sunflower and did not even see the sun in it, guess our hearts are there. Just beautiful

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  52. Fabulous cards. I like how you made it a sunflower on the first one.

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  53. BRILLIANT Design! I only saw the 'sun' and my hat is off to you...A PERFECT SUNFLOWER!♥♥♥ A beautiful card and a beautiful tribute to Ukraine!

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  54. lovely clean and simple creations!!

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  55. This is such a wonderful die. Your cards are so pretty and I love the encouraging sentiments.

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  56. Clean and simple! Love these cards.

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  57. I love these cards and always love your style! I too see a sunflower... love how you demonstrated a couple of varieties to use that die! And loving the sentiments too! Thanks for sharing your ideas and inspiration!

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  58. Lovely! I like the colors of both cards! Delightful!

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  59. So pretty! Love your sunflower and sun card. Versatility.

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  60. Such a wonderful set of CAS cards with that unique die. Love the two different interpretations of the die and sentiments so much.

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  61. So perfect for spring! Clean and simple!

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  62. When this release was first revealed, I saw the Glass Sun die the same way you did as the petals of a sunflower. In my mind’s eye I also put the blue sky behind it. But I really like all the ways you’ve showcased this new item. Your cards are beautiful and I’m praying for the Ukraine, too.

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  63. Striking cards! I love the way you used the wonderful colours with this stunning die cut! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Take care! :)

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  64. Wow, how fantastic, I love both versions!

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  65. Wonderful idea making the die into a sunflower.

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  66. Love your sunflower and sun card.

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