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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.

If you are doing any shopping don’t forget your free gift with purchase as shown at the top of this post!


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. Beautiful card! And I’ve pulled from the garbage can the next morning and continued through!

  2. Rebecca VanDyke says:

    I also have came back to a card and thought oh this will work! Thanks for being so real! You are an inspiration!

  3. Maureen R says:

    I’m glad you stuck with it!!! Beautiful card!!!!

  4. Heike Carlson says:

    This card turned out so pretty. Glad you continued with it.

  5. Stacey Kowbel says:

    Oh my gosh, such a gorgeous card!

  6. Jeannine D. says:

    Fun card – thank you for sharing

  7. Teresa Doyle says:

    Mindy, I can’t tell you how many cards I’ve made and nearly threw away but you are right about pushing through. Some of my favourite ones ‘almost never were’! 🥴
    A very pretty card.

  8. Colleen Dawn Moore says:

    great colours

  9. Nandini says:

    So pretty!

  10. SSchmidt says:

    That stencil is calling my name. Love your card.

  11. bwalborn says:


  12. Lori L says:

    Thanks for rescuing your card, it’s so pretty!
    As a perfectionist, there have been many times when I have been tempted not to go with what I had planned and just toss my card. Sometimes we are our own worst critics!

  13. sandieherron says:

    Love this card. Bought the stencil so will try my hand at making something special.

  14. soft, and bold, and beautiful!

  15. Debbie Whitmore says:

    Love that stencil. Glad you stuck with it.


    I love those 2 colors together!

  17. Mitzi says:

    I just found a box of card backgrounds that were in the back of a cupboard, ones that I hadn’t liked in the past, but now I’ve learned new ways to “fix” them. Glad you kept on with a card you didn’t like at first.

  18. Sandra Baggarly says:

    Love your card! It’s nice to know others have those same issues sometimes.

  19. Great card. I like how you worked past the point you didn’t like it and it turned out super.

  20. So pretty. I like these colors together.

  21. Carol E. Wortman says:

    That is a great lesson. Especially the solution to too much white was a large white border, gosh that was not what I was expecting. Great cas card! Sweet delicate stencil.

  22. Jill Rauenhorst says:

    Way to stick with it, fabulous card!

  23. Jade says:

    Pretty! I love the colors! Wonderful!

  24. Cheriese H says:

    very pretty!

  25. Amy Cooley says:

    The blue and green combo is so pretty together!

  26. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    I love how your card turned out. Thanks for the reminder to push through and not throw away. The colors were a great choice and I love the wide white border!

  27. Loving that color combination! So pretty!

  28. Love this card, Mindy! The colors are perfect.

  29. Jeanne Rice says:

    I think your card came out gorgeous! Good tip with the Pixie spray. I love the color of blue. Quick and easy card.

  30. karenladd says:

    I’m so glad you finished your card Mindy because the results are beautiful. Loving the soft colors and ink blending.

  31. Ana G says:

    My favorite color combination! I love that stencil and die. I see many way to use it.

  32. So pretty! We really are our own worst enemies! So pleased you perservered. Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Take care! 🙂

  33. How lovely, the colours go so well together, and I love the bold sentiment, too!

  34. Megan Richardson says:

    making blue and green look wow together

  35. Glad you actually finished this one — It ended up turning out lovely!

  36. Shar Zar says:

    The lime and turquoise combination is striking.

  37. I like blue and green together.

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