Saturday, June 8, 2019

Simon Says Stamp Rest & Refresh release blog hop

Hi Everyone!

I am super excited to be part of the  Simon Says Stamp Bloghop - So many WONDERFUL goodies in this cool Rest & Refresh release! Be sure to hop along (names and links below) for amazing inspiration. When you are done hopping - make sure to visit the Rest and Refresh Gallery for even more inspiration. When you have your goodies ordered don't forget to share your creation there too so we all can see it! There are different galleries for all the SSS releases so you can share your old designs there too if you haven't already!!!!

You can view all the beauties in the release HERE 


Congrats STAR sailor is for any of your sailor friends. My card is for my nephew who really is a star sailor - having won lots of sail races!   I started out by inking my background panel with distress ink; Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch and Black sooth. When that was completely dry I stamped and heat embossed the beautitiful Wavy Background. I then diecut the classic - but new (-:  anchor and stars from the Swirling Trail. For the alpha diecuts I used Rounded Alphabet Small  Outline Congrats from last month's release.












As always there's a lot of fun things going on whenever SSS has a new release:
  • If when you shop you use the code  CRL898you will get the Simon Exclusive Coral Reef Ink Pad *free* (while supplies last!) with any purchase.
  • The code will expire  6/9 at 11:59 pm EDT.

For my second card I wanted the cute Peeking Cat (there will be better pictures soon, but I am on vacation to Barcelona so these will have to do for now (: to shine and went super CAS. The bg panel is stamped with the Round and Round Background and heat embossed in white. For the inked center I used the same distressinks as for the card above. The sentiment is from one of my new top favorite sets - the Tiny Words Birthday.







  • SSS is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from our blog comment section so be sure to remember to comment (-: . They’ll choose my winner over the weekend and post on our Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday, the 22nd of May. If you are the lucky one you can email SSS to claim your prize :)






HOP ORDER:
Round and Round Background
Peeking Cat
Tiny Words Birthday

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Wishing you a fun hop and a wonderful day! Greetings from Barcelona:




 Karin

126 comments:

Carol said...

Love both cards. I especially like how you used a stencil with the cat card. Great idea!

Debbie Rumpza said...

Great card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous cards - your sponging is so pretty!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Such an awesome background! I love the Nautical look and the CAS cat card!

Irishtiger06 said...

Love the anchor on the ink blended card, perfect for sailors everywhere :-)

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Your nephew is going to just love this card that you made especially for him. I also loved that adorable kitty cat card. Very pretty with the all white on white background. Fun new release from Simon Says Stamp. Great job on both of your pretty cards. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a great weekend.

JMN said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards on this blog hop.

Kristine said...

I love that peeking cat die so much and your way of using it is so cute! Thank you for your great idea! I don't think I've seen your blog before, so I'm glad you were on the blog hop so I could see your work! Thank you!

Karthikha said...

Wonderful set of cards! I love the cool blues :) And that kitty is adorable! :)

Sandy M said...

Great cards! I esp loved the card for your nephew! Thanks for sharing!

Teri S. said...

What a fitting card you made for your nephew Karin! He will so appreciate it, I'm sure. The colours blended together so very well. I also think your peeking kitten is adorable & like the clean look of white on white with just a hint of colour. So well done! Thanks.

Unknown said...

I'm in love with your cards with their bright color & vibrancy. Thanks for sharing. I got some great ideas.

Deb Selby said...

Love the blue green colours

Lynne said...

Great to use a stencil and stamp and die all on the same card.

Janice said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

V. K. said...

Love the peeking cat card, my favorite. The Star Sailer card is beautifully blue.

Joy Meadows said...

The kitty card is so adorable; love the kitty die and the round and round background stamp together.

Susan B. said...

Beautiful colors. The peeking cat is so cute!

Iris Esther López said...

Great cards. Using the anchor for the O in sailor was a great idea.

Heather M said...

Love both of your cards. I especially like how you used the round and round stamp with the cat peeking out of the circle. Fabulous!

ArlaMo said...

Super cute cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

Becca Yahrling said...

Lovely and adorable! The kitty is one of my faves for this release.

Jean said...

Such fun cards! What a great release!

Shannon Lorenz-Hatch said...

Love the Peek a boo cat!

Barbara said...

Both cards are fun and cute! Your nephew is sure to love this card. These wonderful cards are a perfect ending for this blog hop and these amazing new products from SSS!

Dori said...

Cute cards! Love the cat!

Isabelle said...

Your cards are beautiful ! Blue is my color so of course, I love your selection.

Dotty Jo said...

Great cards! Jo x

Cyndi said...

I love these cards. The nautical themed card is beautiful and the Peeking Cat is so adorable. Wonderful release with something for everyone.

D Q said...

Beautiful cards!

Cheryl Rigney said...

These are fantastic cards!! I love how you inked the center, giving a colored background for the Peeking Cat.

La Rae said...

I really like the way you used the anchor to form the "O" in your sentiment. Very clever and effective.

sharon g said...

Oh the kitty is so cute. I like the background, too...

Holly's Handmade Card said...

Beautiful designs! Love the way you made the background, so pretty!

casey said...

Terrific cards.

Beth said...

Thank you for the lovely inspiration!

Gemilyn46 said...

That peeking kitty is so fun! Can't wait to try it out!

cma21317 said...

quite clever with the O. Love both cards

Dee Earnshaw said...

lovely cards - awesome inspiration !!!!

Maureen Reiss said...

These are Soooo Pretty!!! I love the kitty card!!!

Art Conquers said...

What a beautiful card.. thank you for the inspiration..

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! Loving that waves stamp, and the kitty is absolutely adorable!

NancyR said...

Love the kitty on the spotlight. Really makes him stand out. Great cards and thanks for sharing.

Barbara-Jean said...

Your cards are so vibrant and attractive!

C Aguirre said...

Cute cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mary Webster said...

Thanks for sharing. Nice cards.

JudyK said...

Love that cat card. You captured the ocean for sure!!! Thank you for sharing your talent!

Savannagh Kacey said...

The extra steps you take, like embossing the background on the cat card and using multiple layers of sentiments, really make your work stand out. You inspire me to go the extra mile!

Eve N said...

Your cards are really fresh and fun. Thanks for showing how a background stamp can be used to create different looks on the same card. I also will be taking a second look at some of the items you used from the last release. How did I miss that cute alphabet die!?

Jen P said...

What a fun card for your nephew! Love the colors!

Patti H. said...

The sailor card is perfect & using the round & round background behind the kitty is genius! Awesome cards! Enjoy your vacation!

Beverlee said...

Thank for 2 beautiful card... especially when you are on vacation in amazing Barcelona.

Jeanne Beam said...

Such fantastic cards! Great colors...
Thanks for sharing.

Pennie said...

Nice cards!

Sue Hudson said...

Great cards! I think that peeking kitty is so cute! The background is great and they way you carried it to the card front is really cool.

TLI74 said...

OMG I love them all. SO freaking awesome

crafty ashley said...

i really like how you painted the waves stamp. i have had the waves stencil for years and love it so the waves stamp is a good addition to my crafty lineup

Janet D. said...

Great cards!

Diane T. said...

Very nice cards!

Kathy J in Ellicott City said...

Beautiful Cards!

Sue D said...

Great cards. I really like the kitty.

thescrappydiva said...

Great cards. Thanks for your inspiration.

Kristen Snoozy said...

Beautiful! I couldn't quite see what the silhouette dies would look like on a card, but seeing your clean and crisp kitty cat card helped me understand the possiblities! Really lovely

Diane z said...

Love the background stamp and the colouring.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love your sailor card and I'm sure your nephew will too! Hope you are having fun in Barcelona!

Denise F. said...

Next to the Hexagon Die, the Peeking Cat is my favorite. TYFS

Beach Girl 115 said...

I love the wave background with all the blues.

Alison said...

Oh my gosh--that kitty card is killing me! So cute! What a great design.

Amy M said...

Love the alphabet you used and your background colors are great!

Lagene said...

Awesome creations! I especially love the Sailor card!

Amy C. said...

I love the blue hues on both of your designs!

Teresa Doyle said...

Karin your cards are sweet, very nicely done. I SO love the cat die.

Denise said...

So cute - Great card. Thanks, Denise

Pieces of me said...

Great cards, I love that little peeking kitty so cute. Thank you for sharing.

vickie said...

First visit to your blog. Love your cards. Thanks for sharing!

Jane S. said...

Your cards are great. The kitty one is especially cute!
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Jane S.

Tracy Chambers said...

Love your ideas and the background you created on the peek a boo cat is stunning.
Take care Tracy

Sydney Neal said...

Love the anchor card, the way you used the loop for the O in sailor, such a creative idea!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!! 🌊

Laurie said...

Adorable cards!! I love how you used the backgrounds! I love the background stamps!!

Viki Banaszak said...

These are great cards! I love the colors that you used.

Cheriese said...

OMG I need that peeking kitty in my life!!!

Stef Perry said...

Perfect sailing themed card for your nephew and the kitty card is so adorable! I always love seeing what you create, Karin!

Gab said...

such great cards

Nox said...

Wonderful cards - I love the blue inking and gold accents on your Star Sailor card!

Darlene DeSario said...

Great backgrounds! Pretty cards!type

Helen said...

Great cards, Karin! I love the gorgeous colour blending backgrounds to showcase the wonderful new elements. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring us all!

Mirella said...

Fantastic! The Star Sailor card has such a great design!

Maryam said...

Pretty cards..

SabineV said...

Both of these cards are great!

Sabrina said...

What darling and beautiful cards!!

Matt & Courtney said...

Great cards. I especially liked the window pained in watercolor, such a great pop of color as a focal point. Thank you for the inspiration!

Sophie Farah said...

Love these cards!!! I especially love the one using the peek a boo kitty in that window :) So fun!

Surekha Galagoda said...

Dear Karin
Both cards are lovely and your nephew is super lucky to get the nautical card. Love the little kitty faced Cas card too. Hugs

Paula Puckett said...

Such cute cards! I'll have to pick up that kitty die. My daughter would love to receive a card with a peeking kitty! TFS

Jackie S said...

Both cards are fantastic. But being a cat person, I love the kitten CAS card

Sheila Howard said...

Great inspiration! Loved the kitty!

Patty said...

Beautiful ink blending and awesome cards!!

Greta said...

Enjoy your vacation, Karin! Very creative & fun cards! Love the design of the cat card!

Arlene D said...

Love the use of the top of the anchor for the O in Sailor! Love the colors! And the kitty die!

Stanlee Runner said...

Beautiful cards. Using the anchor as part of the sentiment is genius! The kitten card is so cute, when you see it you have to smile.

Deborah said...

Well done! Clean and simple. Very classy!

Unknown said...

What wonderful cards from a wonderfully talented lady! Thank you for sharing.

bzyPTmom said...

Great cards, from the nautical to very cute kitty cat. Love the cool blue colors, my favorite!

Lisa Byers said...

Wonderful cards!! Loving those backgrounds, the colors are awesome!! The kitty is one of my favorites of the new releases. He is adorable!!! Thank you for sharing!!

Henriëtte said...

Gorgeous cards Karin, I love the first one, great backgroundblending.
Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration and have a great vacation.

Carmela said...

The background colors of your cards are so pretty! I love how you combined the different products together to create your projects!!

Lydia Hallum said...

Your use of Turquoise in different shads if great.

KristieKreates said...

Lovely cards, that cat one really grabs me. Thanks for sharing with us.

Kentucky Daisy said...

Both of the cards are fantastic and wonderfully showcase new products in the release. I am partial to the kitty, but the sailor card is really fun, too. Congrats to your nephew for his sailing achievements. :)

Gayle Bartholomew said...

Both of these cards are wonderful. I know your nephew is going to like the sailor card with its beautiful blue colors. Since I'm partial to cats, I really like the peeking kitty. Thanks for sharing.

Teri Terrific said...

Have a lovely vacation, and thanks for posting! I really like how bold the Star Sailor card is; it would be a welcome to any of our sailor boys. And who wouldn't like that adorable cat? The white-on-white makes a nice background. Thank you.

Kathy Dippner said...

Love both of your cards! Really like the simplicity of the cat card.

Debbie said...

great cards using some of my favorite colors!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are fantastic!

Cathy Loveless said...

I love your color combinations! You have such a spot on eye for color. Great cards.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Your colouring is pretty amazing! Love your creations!!!

DJ said...

What a fun card for your nephew. I love your blending. I also love the peekaboo cat. He’s just adorable!

Lisa A creations said...

Both cards are adorable!

KathyMcc said...

I love both of your cards, Karin! That peeking cat card is so adorable and background on the nautical card is so beautiful...your blending is so good!! Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity with us!

Laraine R said...

Great cards! Love this release!

Annalisa said...

I love it when you find those products that are just perfect for your loved ones. The card for your nephew is fantastic, and I bet he loved it. And the peekaboo cat is just too cute. Thanks for sharing with us!

mandalj said...

Love the card for your sailor nephew! I also love how you've coloured just the centre of the Round and Round background to highlight the cute cat!

Anushree Vaish said...

Lovely card!!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Such great cards! I love the kitty design!

Susie, Clermont FL said...

What great cards. They make me smile

StampingJudy said...

Nicely done!