Hello, friend and lucky hopper! I’m so glad you hopped by today.  As “luck” would have it, I’ve got two projects to share on Day 1 of the Simon Says Stamp Lucky to Know You release blog hop. There’s also an opportunity for you win a gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp by simply leaving me a comment below. Don’t forget before you leave! Let’s start off with my first card…

Gnome Spring Gnome!

These sweet spring gnomes are right at home in this lovely tulip garden. I wish these lovely tulips were in my garden. 🙂 I used the following Simon Says Stamp products to create this 5″ X 7″ card:

The tulips are so easy to make with this layering set. The Layering Tulips stencil set includes four layers so you can add varied colors for depth to the leaves and blossoms. I used the following Distressed Oxide Inks  for these tulips:

Yellow Tulips:  Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed

Peach Tulips: Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade and Abandoned Coral

Leaves: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Lucky Clover, Forest Moss

The background is simply black watercolor paint splattered on 80lb white cardstock. The gnomes were colored using Copic Markers in shades of yellows and corals. Foam tape was used to create more dimension between the layers. The phrase was heat embossed using WOW! White Opaque embossing powder and a Versamark pad.

Inlaid Cross and Crocus Sympathy

My second card takes a more serious turn as a sympathy card. I used soothing colors in blues, greens and yellows for this 5″ X 7″ card. The card features the following products:

CZ Design Inlaid Cross die set

Crocus Flower die set

CZ Design Clean Line Everyday stamp and die sets (from the Believe In You release)

The background and the cross inlays were created with watercolors using Canson XL Watercolor paper and Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 color watercolor set . I die cut the crosses and the crocus and assembled the elements. Next, I added the crocus in white outline to the background and layered the crosses and filled crocus on top. I added foam tape to the top cross for added dimension. Lastly, I added the sentiment, “with sympathy” stamped using a Versafine Black Oynx ink pad and die cut it out.

More Inspiration

I have more ideas for this release on my blog. Be sure to check them out for more inspiration below. You can also find more inspiration on Instagram by searching #SSSLuckyToKnowYou hashtag and also on the Simon Says Stamp Lucky to Know You gallery. Ready to shop? Here’s a link to the entire release.

     Spring Greetings from the Gnomes


Two Ears, Tu-Lips!

Inlaid Cross and Crocus for Easter

Next up…

Before you hop on like a bunny, LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW FOR A CHANCE TO WIN a gift certificate. Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment sections. Simon will choose winners over the weekend and post on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.


  • Use codes: WLY777 and FLF584 for free stuff!
  • Free gifts are while supplies last.
  • This promotion will expire on 3/8 at 11:59 pm EDT.

Thank you for you using my shopping links. 🙂 I’m so LUCKY TO KNOW YOU!


Now it’s time to hop to the next stop, Lin Brandyberry. In case you missed one, here’s all the stops links below:

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Cathy Zielske

Nina-Marie Trapani

Nichol Spohr

Lisa Addesa

Heather Ruwe

Suzy Plantamura

Barb Engler

Cheiron Brandon

Lea Lawson

Betty Wright

Bobbi Lemanski (YOU ARE HERE)

Lin Brandyberry

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Bobbi Hartmann Lemanski, Bobbi Hart♥ Design

Adding h♥art into every design