Monday, April 23, 2018

2018 Mega Sponsor Spring Blog Hop

2018 Mega Sponsor Spring Blog Hop Begins Today!

Hello Stamping Fans!

Today, we are excited to kickoff the Mega Sponsor Spring Blog Hop! You might have seen some "coming soon" posts and the day is finally here! We have partnered with 17 other stamp and papercraft companies to do a special blog hop and will be giving away 18 prizes to 18 lucky winners!

Blog hop begins today, April 23 12 noon EST
Ends Friday, May 4 12 midnight EST
Winners announced: Friday May 11, 12 noon EST

Here's how you enter:
1) Follow this blog and each participating sponsor in the hop

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2) Comment at each blog stop

We would love to know your favorite spring stamp set! Can be from any stamp company!



2018 Mega Sponsor Blog Hop


We also wanted to give away some special blog candy for stopping by today!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

*You can enter by signing in with your Facebook account or email address. If using Facebook, be aware we will be contacting winners through the email linked to their account.

For our special blog hop today, our DT Jil Lebel is sharing some spring inspiration!

It's finally starting to feel like Spring here in Florida. That's unusual because it's usually hot here by now. I'm not complaining because I love it when it's warm with cooler evenings. I've been enjoying having a reason to finally create Spring cards. Today I used Cottage and Die Set 4746 with WC Sentiments Set 4903 for my card.

I stamped the cottage onto Bristol paper using Onyx Black Versafine Ink. Then I lined up the matching dies for the window and door and cut them with my die cut machine. I wanted my card to look Springy, so I kept my colors very light. I colored the entire image in two layers of color with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers spreading the color out with a brush. Once everything was dry, I cut the cottage out with my detail scissors. I cut the fence from the WC Fence Die 4967 from Bristol paper and colored it with the English Lavender marker and set it aside to dry. I stamped Happiness grows from the WC Sentiments Set 4903 onto a cloud die cut from Bristol paper with Onyx Black Versafine Ink.


For the grass, I colored my Olive Green Marvy LePlume II marker onto a Watercolor Palette and used a brush to add color to the bottom of a piece of Canson XL watercolor paper. I used Prussian Blue from the Watercolor Palette and my brush to add cloud shapes along the top of the paper. I attached a piece of Kioshi paper from Basic Gray to my note card before I attached the piece of Canson paper to it with foam tape. I added in some tiny punched flowers from patterned paper scraps then added gems to their centers. 


Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers Used :
Duck - Yellow, Tea Rose
Stones - Blue Gray, Beige
House - Pale Dawn Gray, Haze Blue, Tea Rose, S. Almond Pink, English Lavender

Thanks for stopping by and Have a Great Day!


Thank you Jil for that fabulous project!

Thanks for joining the Mega Sponsor Blog Hop! Make sure to leave a comment below with your favorite spring stamp set, and then hop over to our industry besties, Rick and Kelley at ...
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Happy Stamping!

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Cindy G. said...

How cute is that card!! Very creative. Love the cottage look. It would be an easy stamp to also watercolor!

Carol Doggett said...

Love all the detail to your stamps. Big AI fan!

Debra Clark said...

This card is so cute, love the color of the roof.

Super Stick Chick said...

My favorite?! All of them!!!

Joanna Szczurowska said...

This flowers on fence are sooo cute:)

Karen said...

Beautiful card! It is hard to pick just one favorite when there are so many.

Scarlett Theron Rush said...

Very artsy!

Michelle Uhlenhake said...

Very cute card! Bring on spring....I am so ready!

Sharon Maldonado said...

Very Springy card! Love the duck weather vane!

Shannon said...

I love the watercolor collection. So excited to take the class at scrapbook convention.

Debra Rumpza said...

Love the little cottage card! Happy spring!

Lisa Stolp said...

Adorable! The cottage is so cute. I love t ghe colors you used. Thanks for sponsoring the hop!

Isabel Z said...

I love blog hops because they inspire me to create.

k ostgard said...

Love the cottage card I am big fan of art impressions water color stamps love them.
Thanks for sharing.
Have blessed day!
Kimberly

k ostgard said...

Favorite spring stamp wishing well water color

Melissa Holway said...

Love the watercolor on the cottage roof! My favorite stamp(s) are your Girlfriends stamps. They make me SMILE! :)

bhappetat said...

Cute cottage. Love the shingles

Lorie Ramey said...

Inspiring!

ESUE said...

Such a great card. I love the AI products. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jen said...

Lovely creation.
Thanks for sharing.

Kathy JH said...

LOVE AI stamps! I took one of your classes last year at the Scrapbook Expo in Orlando - really really great class! I love this cottage stamp - is it new? I haven't seen it before.

Vicky Claypoole said...

Such a cute cottage!!! And the colors are fabulous!!

Maggie Neil said...

Absolutely awe inspiring card! I really like the warmth of the cottage.
Looking forward to seeing more of your products.

srob said...

That cottage stamp is so cute!

Andrea W said...

Such a pretty card! The colors and design are lovely.

Laetitia Lisa said...

This cottage is PERFECT and your card is very pretty !! :)

Marsha J Reed said...

Lovely cottage set. Very pretty card.

Dee Earnshaw said...

sweet card:)

justmeonly said...

Cute cottage! Reminds me of a candy decorated gingerbread house!!

MJ said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for the inspiration.

Dawn Young said...

Love the little cottage!!

Yaneth Mondragon said...

Love the products!!!

Carol Marie said...

Creative Card!

D Golly said...

Cute cards. Fun blog.

Tricia O said...

Love all the stamps!! Great card Jil!

Lily said...

Thank you for the inspirations and blog hop!

Jeanne Beam said...

Sweet card. Spring is nice in Florida. Thanks for sharing...

TheWinstonFamily said...

Pretty card. Thanks for sharing.

Anne B said...

Cute card and thanks for the chance to win!

Dana M said...

What a beautiful card, amazing details! Thanks for your participation in this fun blog hop and your generosity.

Ericka said...

Beautiful card and details. Thank you

Gayle Bartholomew said...

Very cute card, wonderful coloring on it. Thanks for sharing.

Rachel Russell said...

Thank you so much for the opportunity to win. I'd have to say my favorite stamp set thus far in my card making/stamping journey is my monogram stamp(s) from Concord and 9th, but asking me to pick a favorite is like asking me to pick a favorite child and I have twins :)

Kimberly Robson said...

love it all

Ang said...

Very cute card, love all the color.
Thanks for sharing
Ang

Lindar C said...

Such a cute card, I also love Watercolor Wednesdays.

TLI74 said...

Very fun stuff

IraChe said...

Очень красивая открытка! Красивое сочетание цветов.

Debbie Farrell said...

Love this card!

Dar said...

Love the cottage! My favourite spring stamp... gee there are too many of them to pick just one! :)

Judy h said...

Love that cottage, so much detail.

ednamburgess said...

Love this cute house. Almost like a fairy-tale. Getting lots of your stamps and having a ball making watercolor cards. Anxious to go to Novi, Mi. to take one of your classes. Edna B.

ShibaMom95 said...

Love!

Donna Whitten said...

What a cute card, love it! Favorite? You've got to be kidding!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Awesome cards!

Maureen Morton said...

What a sweet little cottage! I especially love the shutters and the soft colors. You rock!

Sandy said...

Love this cottage and love the colors!

Jennifer said...

Super pretty - I love your color choices and shading!

Denise Bryant said...

Love this charming scene! Darling card!

Frances said...

I love how you colored the shutters and the curtains in the windows behind. I also liked the roof. It made me think of Necco wafers on a gingerbread house...yummy!

Heidi Stamps said...

What a sweet springy house! I agree those colors do look like necco wafers.

TLady said...

What a SWEET little house! I LOVE the little Necco type shingle roof! LOL (I see now, I am not the only one thinking this! ) A VERY SWEET IMAGE, & I ALWAYS SMILE when I see your images! ;)

Joy Meadows said...

Such a beautiful little cottage! Love this card.

Megan said...

Thanks for the chances to win!

Amy C. said...

This is such a charming card! I love the colorful tiles on the cottage. Thanks for participating in this inspiring hop.

Brandi R said...

Darling card. That cottage is so sweet. Love this ♥

Wendy Lambert said...

Oh, I really like this. I love pastel colors.

Sheila Munro said...

Love the cottage roof.

Margie F said...

I love, love, love everything about Art Impressions. Bonnie makes the cutest stamps. This card is so cute.

Melanie Sue Jerome said...

Your blog makes me smile, love the houses

see mary stamp said...

New to Watercoloring the Art Impressions way since last year. I love any of the watercolor projects, but have especially enjoying the spring flowers showing up in the design teams projects after an especially long winter!

Heidi Johnson said...

Great card.

Sue D said...

Love this cute little scene!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love this, so fabulous!!!!

paula Riehl said...

love the house card

Shirl said...

Very colorful house and fence..thanks for sharing.

Julie Booker said...

I love the watercolour used on this card. You have a created a lovely scene.

Laura Rozsonits said...

Very cute card.

Kim Hameister said...

What an awesome card! Perfect for so many occasions. I would love to color that house, especially the shingles!! ♥

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! Such AMAZING Coloring!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! <3

Laurie in MN said...

Hello! I can't say which spring stamp set is my favorite. I love the circle tri-fold cards. I own many of your stamps and stamp sets and started buying the dies that match. Your company continues to lead the industry in new ideas and designs.

Rhodé said...

What a cute house! Beautifully colored.

Mirella said...

What a beautiful card, love the design! Thank you for participating in this blog hop, and being one of the sponsors!

Beth Mueller said...

Now I have come across a sweet little cottage where i will take a much needed rest after counting all the bunnies i saw while i was flying a beautifully colored kite and eating cherries at the end of a rainbow in the sunshne. Writing these comments have made me sealiously tired!!!

Teri W said...

Love your sweet scenes

Stephanie Walter said...

Your card is lovely - the coloring is great - makes me want to get out my markers

Kiwigirl said...

Cute card!

Little Miss said...

So lovely card!

Viv Cunningham said...

Such a cute little cottage, right out of a story book. Love it !

Amy McCue said...

I love you watercolor series. So pretty!

Pennie Glasser said...

I love all the detail on this stamp. Wow! This card is adorable!

~amy~ said...

Such a pretty card! Love the color choices.
Gotta love AI for all the fun designs...I especially love all the coffee themed ones.

Gab said...

That is such a pretty card!!. The cottage is adorable!

Kari S said...

This is a beautiful card.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card!!!
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Sabrina said...

Absolutely beautiful card!!!

Michelle Varol said...

How sweet...

aussiekez said...

What a gorgeous little house. Love the garden.

DPeterson said...

I so love the watercoloring, I'm addicted.

Kelli Tillman said...

I love the cottage with the picket fence. Very well done and very cute.

Sonja said...

Love your card & color choices-so pretty!!!

Jill Tribell said...

So nice. I need to work on my color blending skills.

Denise Evans said...

Oh my gosh! This is so cute! Love this little cottage!!

sunshine said...

I think your stamps and dies are great! I ALWAYS find ones I really like and this cottage is one of them! Great card!

kim fuller said...

Love the duck on the roof and the cute little fence, so charming!!

Karen Wedding said...

I don't know about my favorite stamp set, but my favorite spring stamp is "A day spent window." Actually, I love several of the window stamps, so maybe that's my favorite set.

Cyndi Morris said...

Love that cottage, and the coloring is beautiful. Great card.

Lois Carrie said...

Love the shingles and the gem for the door knob!!

Maryjo Monterosso said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this house. The roof is stone details are wonderful. Great work.

Sara Wright said...

Beautiful cottage. It turned out wonderfully.

Lisa A creations said...

Cute card! Loving the textured look.

Crystal said...

You are my absolute favorite stamp company!! You have it all...lovely scene builder, beautiful watercolor, sassy, somber and funny. Today's cards are lovely.

aquablues said...

Very sweet cottage card. My favorite Spring set is ME's, Bunnies. Off topic, just learned that you are in Salem? I'm in Myrtle Point. We're practically neighbors.

Connie H. said...

Love Jil’s lovely card. Your stamps are always so cute and clever. I love them!

Patricia Metz said...

So sweet...great new home card!

conil said...

Always a pleasure to see what you're coloring and enjoying the results.

Trisha Layman said...

What a cute cottage! Love the design and the little details that pull the card together. The little duck is very sweet. Thanks for sharing your creative card idea!

Colorado Crafter said...

I'm new to your blog and just subscribed, but I'm not new to your wonderful stamps. They are fantastic!!!! This card is lovely!!! The cottage is so sweet!!!

Maureen Reiss said...

Really lovely card!!

Karthikha said...

That's a lovely card! My fav spring stamp is Spring Birds from YNS :)

joanne darrell said...

The Waterfall collection is my favourite.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What an amazing card. Love the house with that door. The fence looks great with the sweet flowers... such a happy card!

10s4funmom said...

Love the watercolor!

Margaret said...

That is one beautiful card - the coloring is amazing! My current favorite stamp set for spring is Elle's Studio Happy Moments - it's an Easter set, full of bunnies and happy sentiments!

MagsK said...

I love the color palette on the card and the stamp set has so many possibilities.

Paula Sumimoto-Matsushima said...

Wow what awesome companies banning together for this hop, so much crafting to be done!

Michele K. Henderson said...

This is so adorable! I love the colors in the little house!

Mrsfish02 said...

I would love to live in that sweet cottage. I love how your instructions are really clear on your stamp and die sets. Super fun and nicely done...

Sherri Little said...

Very detailed card.

Marty said...

LOVE THE COTTAGE AND THE COLORS ARE SO NICE. iT'S LIKE ONE CAN IMAGINE LIVING IN.
MY FAVORITE SPRING STAMP SET IS Toadally Awesome BY LAWN FAWN. But all of these companies are AWESOME , I would purchase a stamp set or die from any of these companies

Efrat said...

Beautiful.

mtscrapgal said...

I follow you on Blogger. I love your stamps. The watercolor stamps are so beautiful. My favorites are the Sassy ladies. Thanks for sponsoring the hop.

Pamela Gentry Bailey said...

Love this set reminds me of a fairytale cottage.

Dodyrn said...

I love how you have the whimsical side and more serious side available as well as all the nature and peaceful and serene sets as well. You have such an amazing selection that you can't go wrong.

mary ann said...

Wish I could live in your beautiful cottage!

Colleen Howell said...

Love the card, I follow you on several different sites. I love your water coloring stamps. I really do not have a lot of new stamps for spring so could not tell you my favorite.

greenize said...

Love the colors - cute card! Thanks for sharing!

StarSpry said...

What a pretty card!

Janet D. said...

How creative! Love this little cottage! I already follow your blog!

Carolina Kathy said...

I have always loved your stamps and have many but not the new ones! Thx for the chance to win.

Julie said...

Sweet cottage!

Sue Smith said...

What a pretty card. I really like that white picket fence. I am so ready for Spring and this blog hop is so much fun. Thanks for sharing :)

mddavis53 said...

Love this but nothing can surpass the landscape elements for water coloring in my mind.

Janet S said...

I love the Cottage Circlet stamp and die set. I have the birthday circlet and love it. I have quite a few on my list of got-to-haves. :D

Cheryl Alcaraz said...

Looking to get my hands on one of the Anniversary Couples - so adorable! The cottage is really sweet too - thanks for sharing!

Helen said...

This card is just gorgeous! I love all your stamps, but my current favourites at the Circlet Mini Tryfold card sets. They are soooo much fun to play with! I love to keep up with the news on your fb page!

Iris said...

Such a pretty card. I follow you with bloglovin.

Decolua Schwab said...

Very nice card. Really detailed and yet simple!

Nathalia O'Connell said...

Love the cute cottage card. I'm looking forward to all the floral stamps this spring. I follow Art Impression Stamps on Feedly. Thanks for sponsoring this awesome hop!

MiamiKel said...

such an enchanting little home with beautiful colors! I wouldn't mind living here in real life! GORGEOUS! ♥

sentsue said...

So many details to keep your eyes busy.

Cindy Huggenvik said...

Cute stamps. I would love to play with them.

Carmela Hubler said...

I love the house and the colorful roof! Great project and gorgeous stamps.

Kelly Kennedy said...

That is a beautiful card!

Connie said...

Precious cards. That little cottage is adorable. I love the colors.

Jenny Rutherford said...

Love the detail in this card, so cute!

kcwong said...

Wow!! That is sooo nice and a great way to showcase the cottage set!!!

Rosy Newlun said...

So far my fav spring set is Birdie Brown Rain or Shine over at MFT (no offense, but you asked no matter whose lol). But I love all the stamp companies and am too embarrassed to say how many sets I own from everyone. PS PLEASE let us know WHERE the winners will be announced. Thanks so much ♥

Rosy Newlun said...

OOoops - and I LOVE the way the roof of the cottage is painted. Holy smokes it is gorgeous! And the rocks along the bottom of the cottage.

Melody LoveGreen said...

I love the colors chosen for this card ! It looks so peaceful and springy !

Rebecca Wilson said...

I love this super cute house the extra details really make it stand out.

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

what a gorgeous house!

Nana said...

Cute card

Jean said...

So many fun details in this house. Great colors too. I love the florals- can’t never have too many.

Archana Kasturi said...

I love your stamps.

Diane said...

That's the cutest card...love the pretty colors and all the detail of the stamp!!

Mom-Mom Gail said...

I have so many of your stamps...love them!!!

Diana Miranda said...

Cute card love the lilac color.

Diana said...

My favorite spring stamp set is My Favorite Things All About Mom

Debbie Scassera said...

Lovely card! It certainly makes you feel happy.

Barbara Rokke said...

Cute Card - it would make a great house warming card!

Sanju said...

love your card! I am so excited exploring your stamps. My favorite spring stamp set is beautiful day by Simon says stamp. Thanks for this wonderful blog hop.

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Beautiful card!!!

Cindy said...

Love your adorable card!

Sue McRae said...

Very sweet spring card. I don't have a fave spring stamp set, though I do love using floral stamps this time of the year.

cghundley said...

Beautiful house on
this lovely card.
Carla from Utah

cghundley said...

Not exactly Spring,
but I love the
Mouse slider set.
Carla from Utah

Cathy Lillie said...

Cute card - love the little duck on the weathervane! I'm interested in your watercoloring stamp sets. They seem like a great way to get started into the medium. My current favorite stamp set is Heart Spots by Reverse Confetti.

Cynthia Cole said...

My favorite Spring stamp set is Girlfriends Petal Pushers. Adorable cottage house card!

Denise Terry said...

I really need to work on my coloring. This is beautiful!

Mary Holshouser said...

I love that little cottage. Having
a die and stamp together is a great
idea. The shingles on the house
look like little pieces of candy.
The coloring is fantastic.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Candy said...

Another fabulous card using AI product. Just love it.

Cassandra said...

This looks like the comfiest house to live in. Perfect for a good cuppa tea and a long book. :)

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

You rock our stamping world and this 3D cottage is just one reason! Fabulous coloring and design. LOve your new "wing" stamps that are so hilarious!!

Stampin Mindy said...

That little house is so cute. Beautiful coloring as well.

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

My favorite spring stamp set are the roses from Altenew, but I love so many new things from the list in this hop. This card is darling. Love the coloring and design. Just lovely.

Card Happy One said...

My favorite spring stamp set currently is Rain or Shine from MFT by Birdie Brown...probably because I'm from Seattle:)

Jennifer Driesch said...

So beautiful!!!

Leslee said...

Love the cute cottage in the springtime!

Lindsay S said...

Such a cute card! I could never pick a favorite spring stamp set - I love them all!

Roberta said...

Art Impressions thank you for this opportunity. Jil this is a lovely card thank you for sharing. I follow Art Impressions on Instagram.

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my gosh, Jil! I am your biggest fan. I love everything you touch!! Spectacular!!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love this cottage die and the colors!

Jeannean said...

I love your images!! I just got into the watercolor line! Can those be my favorite spring stamps? I love the old truck and the wishing well; the critters are so cute, along with the bunnies, kitties and puppies!! LOL! I follow you everywhere I can!

Deepti Aggarwal said...

WOW!!! What a wonderful design.. Love the beautiful scene you have created.. Thanks for sharing!! Hugsxx Deepti

Sherri/Here Goes My Life said...

OMG such a cute card TFS!

Blanka Herrmann said...

Love this!

Good Kardma by Jules said...

What a great card! Love the homey feel. Thank you for the chance to win!

Elle Kay said...

Beautiful card!

Nichole Wade said...

Wonderful set! This would make a fantastic welcome to your new home card.

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