Hi all! Today I’m taking part in the Simon Says Stamp Summer Release Blog Hop! Since I designed a lot of the products in the release, I can’t wait to see what all the amazing designers made! :)

I shared the Summer 2013 release here at my blog a little bit ago, but here’s a refresher of the stamps and dies that I designed for the release:

Some dies match up with stamps, too…

Here’s the card I made for the hop using the new Pillow Talk stamp set

I used the Basic Borders stamp set from Mama Elephant to stamp the bands of color, and then white embossed the cat and pillow stamps. The cloud shape from Pillow Talk coordinates with one of the Talk Bubbles dies, so I die cut the bubble and stamped the bubble shape in Black Onyx Versafine ink. I also embossed the top half of the card using the Swiss Dots embossing folder from Cuttlebug.

And since today is Friday, here’s the video for the card!

Watch video below | Watch at YouTube


Giveaway Time!

Simon will be giving away a grab bag filled with stamps, paper, and embellishments (not new Summer Product) to one randomly selected commenter on every blog in the hop.  The giveaway will remain open until the Thursday, June 6 at 9 pm ET. Simon Says Stamp will select all of the random winners from each blog and announce them all on the Simon blog on Friday, June 7. I’ll also announce the winner from my blog.

Get Hopping!

There are awesome designers participating in the blog! Your next stop is Shari Carroll! If you find a broken link on the hop, you can go back to the beginning at the Simon blog. :)