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Hello Gorgeous Release Blog Hop Day 1

Hello friends! I”m excited to be joining Simon Says Stamp this month in a blog hop celebrating their latest release! So many amazing products! I already placed my order!

Today, let’s talk about cards that almost didn’t happen. What I mean is, a card you started, wasn’t happy with how it was going but you pushed through and ended up with a beautiful card. Has that happened to you? Well, that’s what my card today is all about.


I have a video walking you through the process of my card that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

My card features the new Daisies and Leaves stencil which is very delicate. This is one I would definitely recommend using Pixie Spray on to help adhere it to the card.

When we are working on cards, sometimes we have to push through one phase of it to get to the good part. When I first started ink blended, I wasn’t happy with my results.

But after I trimmed the panel down, I found that sweet spot.

I love the thick white border that I have which I think really makes the blended panel pop.

I finished it off by simply stamping a sentiment from Mom’s Spring Flowers to center with Versafine ink.

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Leave a comment to enter to win a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp. Winners will be picked from the comments and announced on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, March 30.


If you arrived here from the fabulous Heather Ruwe’s blog you are in the right spot!

Your next stop in the hop is the talented Barb Engler!

If you get lost along the way, be sure to head to the Simon Says Stamp blog to start from the beginning.


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  1. Oooo I LOVE your ink blending! GREAT COLORS!

  2. Beautiful job . I thank you for the video. Great aide for me…. tyfs 🙂

  3. Allie says:

    Gorgeous Mindy!

  4. Hi, M – I think you are too hard on yourself, but I get it. We’ve all had that happen. We think it’s “meh” but others say “fab!” or “pretty!” and we remain unconvinced. I think it’s a lovely card!!
    Lori S in PA

  5. Jeanne Beam says:

    Beautiful card! Love the colors and design.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Darci Hartman says:

    I love what you did on this card!

  7. Donna Phelan says:

    That daisy stencil creates such big bold beautiful daisies! FAB card! Happy Spring!

  8. Gloria says:

    Beautiful card

  9. sunshinehoneybee says:

    Wonderful ink blending on flower creation.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  10. barbara lassiter says:

    Gorgeous card. Love this stencil!

  11. Vicki W says:

    I love that you choose to use blue for your daisies. I feel like there is always a strong lean toward yellow or pink, but for me the crazy color daisies are always the most fun.

  12. Bj Clark says:

    Love the card and the way you blended the colors. I’m really starting to love the green and blue together.

  13. mlschneiderattnet says:

    Beautiful birthday card, Mindy!

  14. Barbara-Ann Conway-Myers says:

    I am glad you have reminded me about pushing through our creations when we feel that they might not be “quite right”. Your card is beautiful.

  15. Glenda Thorne says:

    There are no mistakes in crafting , only opportunities and You knocked this card out of the ball park!!! Stunning.

  16. Donna Walls says:

    Gorgeous card and color combo. TFS your inspiration!

  17. Fabulous ink blended background for the awesome daisies. Love daisies.

  18. Heather Armstrong says:

    Beautiful card!

  19. Shelice W says:

    Nice clean and simple card

  20. Monika Davis says:

    I am glad this card is! 🙂 Love that stencil and the sponging looks awesome!

  21. Patty A Eifert says:

    WOW! I’m really glad you stuck with it! It really did turn out beautiful! Love the bold black sentiment! I need to get my hands on that stencil!

  22. Kristine S says:

    Beautiful card!

  23. Gail Viele says:

    Love this card. Gotta add that stencil to my wish list. You used my favorite colors and I appreciate a stamped sentiment, reminds that I don’t always need to die cut!

  24. Lisa Achilles says:

    I’m so glad you stuck with the card. It’s beautiful.

  25. Rebekka says:

    beautiful card and beautiful colors.

  26. Cyndi Morris says:

    You ask if I have ever started a card, decided I wasn’t “feeling” it, and tossed it — yes, more times than I can count. However, I don’t toss it — I have an ever-growing folder labeled “fails” (I’m really cheap!). Your card turned out beautifully. You’ve inspired me.

  27. Alexandra Y says:

    Lovely card! The stencil looks so beautiful!

  28. Remember Bob Ross – there are no mistakes,
    only happy accidents. Love the card.
    thanks for sharing txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  29. Lorie Cohen says:

    Love the wide border and and the dimension really does work…great colors and I love these new xl word dies

  30. Marilyn Fisher says:

    So glad you “stuck with it” and shared your daisy card. The colors are gorgeous!

  31. sabelljones says:

    Great save Mindy! Your card turned out beautiful! And yes, I have had this happen to me too. Next time I’ll try cutting in down like you did. Thanks so much! 💖

  32. Sometimes my favorite part of the process is letting the card show you what it wants to become. This was a great example of that! Love the card.

  33. Anne says:

    I agree, Mindy. I think every crafter has ‘hit the wall’ when creating in one form or another. So glad you choose to push through. The outcome is stunning!

  34. Anne says:

    I think all crafters have ‘hit the wall’ at one time or another. So glad you pushed through. The result is stunning!

  35. Karen Draper says:

    It’s lovely.

  36. Beautiful card, Mindy. I love that daisy stencil and the colors you chose for your card. That was a good tip on trimming down a card to leave more white space around your inked panel.

  37. Marie Hansen says:

    Love this! So bright and pretty!

  38. Janet Durbin says:

    Love your color choices, great card!

  39. Tami B says:

    I love blue & green together, and your card turned out so pretty.

  40. Melissa Leftrick says:

    I really love this blend of colors! So pretty!

  41. I love clean and simple cards and how the background pops on yours…. gorgeous! Nicely done, Mindy!

  42. Judy Inukai says:

    I’m glad you hung with it – the blending is wonderful.

  43. I love your colour choices, so Springy!

  44. Pretty shade of blue and that green says Spring.

  45. Jenny Morin- Cebollero says:

    this is simple but really striking. I agree, the thick white border really makes it pop! I’ll have to keep that in mind!

  46. Susanbcards says:

    Wonderful! It ended up beautiful!

  47. Marisela Delgado says:

    You wouldn’t have the cult following that you do if you weren’t amazing! I know we’re faceless names on a blog, but we’re here, girlfriend, following you faithfully. You know that you’re loved! 😍😍😍

  48. Beautiful design and colors! Love the white border!

  49. ann tolman says:

    Love your colors- great that you kept on going to create this beautiful card

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