SSS~Pure Sunshine Release blog hop

PureSunshineBannerHello there! Today I’m joining Simon Says Stamp for a blog hop to promote their amazing new Pure Sunshine release. If you’re following the hop, then you should have arrived here from the talented Debby Hughes.
SSS~Thought BubbleI’m featuring the new Thought Bubble Stamp Set and Thought Bubble Dies. This set has the happiest feel to it, with trendy font combinations and it’s one that you’ll use over and over. The large thought bubbles can be used it so many ways. I had to refrain myself from making a shaker card, lol. I feel like I do that on every other post, but this die would be perfect for making one.
SSS~Thought BubbleHere’s a little, and I mean very short, ‘cuz I didn’t want to take up too much time. You’ve got some pure sunshine hoppin’ to do.
Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a goody bag to one commenter on every 
blog in the hop. That’s 15 different chances to win!
The giveaways for the goody bags will close at 6:00pm EST on Thursday May 22, 2014A complete winners list will be posted on the Simon blog on Friday May 23, 2014.

Your next stop on the hop is the ever so talented and sweet Stephanie Klauck.
Thanks so much for hopping by today

What I used:

Pure Sunshine Stamps:

Pure Sunshine Dies:

Pure Sunshine Stencils:

Pure Sunshine Combination Sets:

635 thoughts on “SSS~Pure Sunshine Release blog hop

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  2. It is so hard on my wallet when SSS comes out with a new set of products. I want them all. Your card is lovely. The colors so vibrant.

  3. Your background colouring is jus perfect! And please do make a shaker card with the new dies, I can never have enough of them.

  4. I keep visiting your blog even though it is hard for me….you have the same name as my sister who recently passed away 😥 ….. cute card and instructions… i have no dies and very few stamps so winning would be great! thanks

  5. Your card is so sweet, cute & fun just like you. I really love all your neat clever and creative ways that you used the new release goodies. I laughed when you talked about your craft mat and the tools I do the same thing and yep got the mat and it never leaves my table but at least you aren’t an impulse shopper and that’s a good thing. Always love what you do and how you do it and your videos are always so fun. You are just such a talented gal!!

  6. Laura love the gradient effect you created in the negative space. These double speech bubbles are very sweet!

  7. Super cute! Great blending!! I am so obsessed with shaker cards right now and the bubble die would be PERFECT for one!! Enjoy your new craft mat!!

  8. Love this blended look! Good for you for getting the craft mat and I love your new grid paper pad. I could listen to you all day long, you’re hilarious and so talented.

  9. Cute, cute card! I didn’t think the speech bubbles would make my heart sing, but apparently they do! ❤️

  10. great job-love how you are so relaxed with the videos-like we are all there watching at the kitchen table

  11. Cute, cute card. Love the gradient blending with the inks. Can’t wait to get my hands on these products.

  12. With the amazing colors of the background.. sequins or confetti for this would have been brilliant.. although the card in itself is a beauty. . Elegant and classy

  13. I am just loving the new releases from Simon. What a sweet and easy card. Thanks for the video showing us how to. I so love you’re work and ideas!

  14. Gorgeous ink blending and I love the speech bubbles – and you’re so right, great for shakers 🙂

  15. WOW!! LOVING your AMAZING Creation shared for today!! I LOVE the NEW Release!! THANKS for the Video Too I ALWAYS SMILE when I watch them!! =) THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chances to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  16. Love how you blend two similar colors, that’s a great look! And the thought bubble die is a must have!

  17. Awesome card, as usual! Love the fun colours you used in your card. I also want to say that you make the best videos! Love them!!

  18. Thought that I didn’t really NEED the thought bubble set, but after seeing your lovely card, I think I have changed my mind. What a simple, quick card but it packs a lot of style. Love it and thanks for the video.

  19. LOVE the gradient on both pieces! I never thought about using the thought bubble that way. I have the rectangle ones & now I can’t wait to get home & try that out!

  20. love the colors on the card. What a cool clean and simple card.. could make tons of these for my daughter to hand out to her friends….. i am in love with this die lol
    good luck everyone

  21. You always make cards that make me smile and I’m amazed at your talent.
    Blog Hops are so fun.
    Thank you for sharing…

  22. Wonderful CAS card. Absolutely awesome collection. So many things to add to my wishlist – and I had thought I could stop buying supplies!

  23. Great card! I love your videos and how you put so much of YOU into the video. I resist purchasing new items also and try to make do. Love that craft mat!

  24. Laura, I loved the distress ink colors blended to the middle. The green and blue look stunning!

  25. Love what you did with the thought bubble. I wasn’t sure exactly how I would use something like that… now I know. 🙂

  26. The speech bubble die is definitely on my wish list, especially after seeing your adorable card. The colors you chose to blend together were so perfect, in my opinion! 🙂

  27. Laura, I loved how you used the bubble die and heart die with the sentiment and the color combinations are perfect – thanks for the inspiration!

  28. Once again simple but awesome thanks for the video and I always enjoy your chatter as you go along I don’t know what I love more you or your cards…ok it’s a tie ha see ya soon!

  29. The Mint and Audrey Blue combination just makes me happy, just like your cards and videos always do!

  30. I love how you blended your colors together so wonderfully. I’m still working on my blending technique. And the color combo is perfect.

  31. Your ink blending really showcased this die and stamp so beautifully, Laura…Your card is stunning!

  32. I really love the colors on your card Laura! I want this stamp and die set after seeing what you created. Thanks for sharing.

  33. Thank you so much for the video. I have loved every piece of this release. And I think I now have two new favorite ink pads with the green and blue. Thank you!!

  34. I, too, love those color combinations you come up with! Totally in love with this deceptively simple card. I say deceptively even though it is because it takes some genius arty person to come up with it. TFS

  35. So very pretty! I love the way you blended the two inks. Those colors are favorites of mine, too!

  36. LOVE the blended colours you chose – the card is very simple but the colour choices and soft blended look make it so pretty !

  37. What a great card! I love that it is so simple yet so elegant. And yes, you need to keep that craft mat out all the time, it is wonderful!

  38. Very cute card! I love the two-toned effect and how easy the card was to make. Thank you for the video!

  39. Great card! That bubble would make a wonderful shaker card too. The colours are so pretty. Your cards are always so beautiful.

  40. Your card is so adorable! I have been loving thought and word bubbles lately and these are really fun!

  41. Love the card, Laura! It has the watercolor esque feel to it…and of course, Simon Says Stamp never fails with innovative and adorable designs.

  42. Until I saw your pretty card, I never thought to use more than one talk balloon. Thanks for the inspiration…. good job.

  43. YUM!! Love love the ink blending, Laura! Congrats on getting a Craft Mat (what’s THAT?LOL)! I need to save $ for more SSS stamps (and…food for my family)!

  44. This is super fabulous! I love how simple yet striking it is! And hey! LOVED your techniques over at the watercolour classes… Made two cards based on it! Yay to me!

  45. What a great card for such a simple design! I love the ombre look of the background, too. Thanks for the ideas!

  46. love the card….. I made a glass cutting plate covered with a craft matt….. an idea from Tammy Tutterow…. love this tool and the craft matt….. I am so into tools. thank you for the card and love your videos!

  47. Love the blue and green combo – one of my faves! This mega speech bubble is so fun and I agree that it would be perfect for a shaker card 🙂 Glad you are enjoying your new craft mat too! Thanks for bringing sunshine to my day 🙂

  48. This card is just CAS perfection! That little thought bubble is adorbs!! Beautiful ombre effect of your sponging, and those blending tools look so much nicer to use that a cut-up old piece of sponge! TFS!

  49. Gorgeous card! So glad my little 3 yr old wanted to see “a Laura Bassen video” today… she’s your youngest fan! and her mommy too of course!

  50. What a fun card! The color combo’s you used really made the card “happy”! Thanks for sharing. AJ@queenofmynest

  51. I really like how simple this card is, yet brilliant. Gotta get that die set! Thank you for sharing your creativity.

  52. Loved your card and the simplicity of it. I also liked how you used the two together. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  53. Laura, you quack me up in every video. i love what you did with your card, i’m totally inspired and so glad you finally bought yourself the Ranger mat. i have 3, one I cut up into smaller pieces, one i cut accidentally, but still use and a spare when i can’t locate the others!

  54. love the gradient color…makes me want to play with all my inks and experiment on different gradients… have note card set ideas flowing now. thanks for sharing

  55. I was wondering how this large die would be used and I love that you chose this die and how you used it to make your card. I love this look. Thanks and now I want this die and set too.. : )

  56. Okay, had NO idea that mint ink was that bright of a green. I must have it! Thanks for sharing–super cute card!

  57. Ooooooh!! Those colors are so beautiful together!! This card is so happy and cheerful I love it!!

  58. The colors are great — the gradient color really makes the card pop. I guess I will be getting some new inks.

  59. CHEERY & ELEGANT card Laura!!!
    LOVE your blended colors in the background of the thought bubble and the cute little heart one too. Having the top layer slightly smaller than the card base really adds a touch of WOW!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing the CRAFTY TEMPTATION of Pure Sunshine and your CREATIVE INSPIRATION 🙂

  60. Awesome release. Can’t wait to get my hands on these wonderful goodies. Thank you for the chance.

  61. all of the new products are so awesome…and you are right, I thought of a shaker card use for this too! I can’t help it, I love them AND people really like to receive them – hey it’s win/win! I am loving the hop!!!!!! Thank you

  62. Laura: What a happy yet elegant card. Love the ink blending technique for creating such beautiful color scheme. Cheers!

  63. Love the blended colors and the way you used the speech bubble die cut! Thanks for the inspiration!

  64. Oh My……I am going to blow my budget “big time” this month! It’s only been a couple days since this amazing release and I have already placed TWO orders….I had to think very carefully of what I wanted to order and placed my first order on release day….but I never even made it through the entire hop or the weekend, before I knew I had to order again! I always LOVE your creations, not to mention you videos, which always make my day! You’re such a natural, down to earth sweet person and you are a GEM to the paper-craft world….! Big hugs and thanks for sharing your stories with us….! Hugs….Lisa

  65. Such a cute card! Love the color gradients!! And, for the record, I adore your shaker cards!! They never get old!! 🙂

  66. Super cute idea with the Thought bubble die and stamp set! I definitely can see a shaker card outta this die!!!

  67. AMAZING COLOR!!! Love it! LOVE that die cut!
    The new releases are so versatile its hard to choose which ones to have

  68. Love your contribution to this “sunshine” hop! Such a cute little heart speech bubble—love that addition to your card! Perfect!

  69. I love the ideas from watching your videos. They are all so great and so versatile! LOVE this release!!!

  70. Thanks so much for the inspiration and video on a very cool way to use the speech bubbles! Wonderful colors!!

  71. I love the two toned inking on your card. The blue and green are two of my favorite colors also. Thanks for the video showing us how to make your card.

  72. I had to smile when you said: “I don’t need this. I don’t need that.” These kind of supplies are the ones you love the most, when you finally get them :-).

  73. Laura, I truly love this card – CAS but with a little extra pizazz! Thank you for sharing your fabulous creative talent and thanks to SSS for the chance to win a great goody bag. 🙂

  74. Laura your cards are always so cheerful and happy. Love the colors and stamps you used. Thanks for sharing.

  75. I always love your cards, and videos, and you did not disappoint this time! I really like the blended colors behind the large speech bubble, and the way you combined the 2 speech bubble dies is wonderful! Tfs!

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