Sunny Vibes – Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop Day 1

Bold Seashells

Hi there!

Today I’m super excited to be participating in a Blog Hop to celebrate the Simon Says Stamp Sunny Vibes Release! 

If you’re following along on the hop you probably got here from Karin Åkesdotter‘s blog – but if not, you can start from the top at the Simon Says Stamp Blog!    

From now until 6/23 at 11:59 pm ET you can use the code HELLO and get an adorable Hello Stamp and Die set FREE with any purchase of $50 or more! Be sure to see the graphic below for how to add the set to your cart – along with a few additional details.

Be sure to leave a comment below (and at each stop on the hop) because Simon is giving away a $25 coupon to one commenter on each blog!  Winners will be posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, June 26th. If you’re a winner, just email Simon Says Stamp to claim your prize!

For my stop on the hop, I’m sharing this bold and bright seashell card I created using items from this amazing release!  

This card features the Beachcombing Stamp Set with the coordinating dies.  I just love all the bold color on this card!  To get this look, I white heat embossed the images onto watercolor cardstock and then colored them with Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers.  I used the brush markers to create the background for the card as well

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and for joining in on our Hop!  If you’re following along in order, your next stop will be Tracy Ware and I know you won’t want to miss it!  The full list of blogs on the hop today are:

Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Nina-Marie Trapani

Caly Person

Jennifer McGuire

Suzy Plantamura

Amy Rysavy

Debby Hughes

Lisa Addesa

Alberto Gava

Barb Engler

Kath Stewart

Karin Åkesdotter

Jean Doeringsfeld <–you are here

Tracy Ware

Daniel West

Don’t forget to leave a comment below for a chance to win!  And if you are looking for even more inspiration OR you want to share your own beautiful creations for ANY release – be sure to check out Simon’s Galleries!

Have a wonderfully creative day, everyone!



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  1. B Dixon

    The colors you chose we so striking! I love the look!

  2. Bridget N

    Cute card! I love the colors you chose. TFS 🙂

  3. Alexandra Y

    Absolutely Stunning!

  4. berryblue

    This card just screams summertime! It is a delight!

  5. Valerie Hayden

    Well we’re at the beach, love the colors!

  6. Laurie Black

    Fabulous card! Beautiful colors and pretty arrangement.

  7. Cathy R

    Beautiful card, love those vibrant colours!

  8. Dee Earnshaw

    love the colors on this card – thanks for shairng

  9. Karen L K

    The bold color of the seashells looks great!

  10. Lynn Chan

    Extremely lovely card! 🙂

  11. Reiko F

    Love the colors and the softness of the card.

  12. Shawna

    What a lovely card

  13. Orit Viderman

    Love this design.

  14. Maureen Reiss

    Really Beautiful card!!!! That background is Fabulous!!!

  15. Tammy Lynne Davis

    What gorgeous colors! Your card is beautiful!

  16. Judy Teets

    Love, love, love this card. The colors are perfect and remind me of the ocean.

  17. Donna Phelan

    Beautiful water coloring! Love the beachcombing theme (I live on Cape Cod–such a wonderful pastime!) This card is my most favorite so far! LOVE it! TFS!!!

  18. Kathy Crowley

    Thank you for sharing your cards. I love the colors.

  19. Marisela Delgado

    Beautiful colors! 💜💜💜

  20. Rosemary D

    Beautiful card! The coloring is gorgeous.

  21. Cate

    Beautiful watercoloring!

  22. Kim Ries

    Your color choices are beautiful! Love this card!

  23. Joann Bedsaul

    Wow!! Beautiful card! Love your color choices, so vibrant. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Karen B Walker

    What a fabulous card–vibrant colors, great design! Will make any recipient very happy!

  25. Carrianne Banul

    Gorgeous card with pretty vibrant colors. Love the seashells!

  26. Suzie Tyner

    I loved your card. I got a bit tickled when Heidi mentioned that ribbon used to be popular and was making a comeback because I’ve been using it for years and years. 😃

  27. Sue D

    Love the colors on this pretty seashell card.

  28. Susan sonnier


  29. Bonnie

    I always love your designs, Jean, and this one is at the top of the list! Love those bright, watery colors!

  30. Patti Nienberg

    Beautiful card!

  31. Lauryne Cunningham

    So pretty! I love the bow!

  32. Beth M

    Lovely beachy summer card. Perfect colors for this card.

  33. Sharon Gullikson

    I love that you used several colors but it is not rainbow!!!!!!! It’s so pretty.

  34. Patty A Eifert

    Beautiful card! Love that background you created!

    • Connie Hostak

      I just love the colors you used on this yummy card!

  35. Tracy Ackerley

    Stunning background! The beach is my happy place lol.

  36. Lila Wetzel

    Beautiful card. Reminds me of when we use to vacation in Boca Grande, FL The beach was full of seashells.

  37. Denise Bryant

    Awesome colors and textures on your beautiful card! Love the seashell designs and pretty background!

  38. Miesje

    What a fun beachy card.

  39. Kim M Jacobs

    Really beautiful. Love those colors! 💜

  40. Savannagh Kacey

    Beautiful card! That bow totally looks like it is floating!

  41. Meghan Kennihan

    I LOVE the seashells! Perfect summer card!

  42. Barbara Matthews

    I grew up close to a beach and it was so fun to look for colourful seashells. Thank you for sharing your card, I love it!

  43. Jade

    I love your card! The colors are striking and I like the bright watercolors. Thank you.

  44. Lori

    Beautiful colors, the ribbon is a nice added touch.

  45. Kay Furnish

    Jean, your background really caught my eye! Simply gorgeous! I love that SSS had matching dies for these shells.

  46. Gayle I.

    Beautiful seashell card!

  47. robiw

    Great summer vibe — beautiful colors!

  48. S. M.

    So, so pretty – love the blended ocean background and the addition of the water droplets!!

  49. Angy Hughes

    Love the watercoloring – you created such a beautiful scene.

  50. Jacqueline Nigro

    So beautiful – I love this stamp set

  51. Monica Schalk

    Your card is stunning! I love the water coloring. I’m a beach girl and your card really touched my soul. Seas the day! TFS

  52. Donna Brown

    One of the best sets u have put out. Absolutely beautiful

  53. Zlatka K

    Gorgeous card! I love the watercoloring!

  54. Valerie Peterson

    So beautiful!

  55. Eva N

    Lovely, ethereal card. Your colors are perfect.

  56. Michelle Hackett

    Such a beautiful blend of colors. Outstanding design.



  58. Barbara-Jean K

    Love your blended background as well as the shells! Great card!

  59. Debbie Rey

    I like the graduated background with the water droplets with the colorful shells on top. This card is demonstrates a fun way to use color.

  60. Bo Gilmore

    Hi Jean. Your card so beautiful. I like that you used watercolor for the beach theme. Your are really good at that technique. I love the vibrant colors you chose and the BIG water droplets are a perfect addition.

  61. Valerie Peterson

    I love your card!

  62. Lori Spitzer

    Dear Jean –
    Darn it! I had convinced myself that I did not need this Beachcomber set. I’d looked at it, longed for it and then told myself to behave, to remember how my credit card did not need any scorch marks on it. Then I saw this card!! It’s GORGEOUS!!!!!!! TFS –
    Lori S in PA

  63. Darcy

    Absolutely love the bright colors and your watercoloring. Thanks for sharing!

  64. Donna Tuschoff

    Gorgeous card… the seashells.

    • Susan White

      Such vibrant colours – really lovely card.

  65. Kimberly Perry

    I never would have thought to do the seashells in those colors! I love how you thought outside the box. Thank you for sharing


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I fell in love with card-making many years ago and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. I love trying out new techniques and finding the perfect color combination for whatever I’m creating.

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