28 Lilac Lane Blog Hop

Hey there friends! I am so happy you are joining me today as I take part in the 28 Lilac Lane blog hop that is happening this weekend!

I am so happy to be one of multiple stops in the hop; my friend May Flaum is the creator of 28 Lilac Lane and is the mastermind behind the gorgeous embellishment collections. So make sure you head down to the bottom of this post to see the complete list of stops. PLUS, when you leave a comment on this post -and on each stop in the hop- you have a chance to win one of the fabulous 28 Lilac Lane embellishment kits that are being given away!

Today I’ve used a couple of my favorite embellishment sets from 28 Lilac Lane; Tropical Twist and Pumpkin Spice, and I’ve used these kits to embellish some of the Simon Says Stamp summer watercolor printed cards! If you have been looking for 28 Lilac Lane kits, you can find them at Simon Says Stamp.

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I actually took these coloring cards with me on vacation and colored them in while I enjoyed some relaxation! These are great for taking on the road because you can just pop these and a few coloring supplies into a bag, which is exactly what I did! When I got back I turned them into cards, but the bulk of the work was done away from my craft desk.

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My first card features the fabulous palm tree, which I colored with Copic markers; I didn’t keep track of the color combinations on any of these cards, but you can easily replicate them by finding similar colors in your collections.

For the palm tree card I added texture many areas of the card using feathering and stippling; I also added details with my white gel pen and a Spectrum Noir sparkle brush. For the embellishments on this card, I used buttons and seed beads from the Pumpkin Spice embellishment bottle.

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This second card makes me wish I was in Hawaii right now! I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers for this one, and colored in the wreath of pineapples using a variety of bright, tropical shades. After coloring this wreath, I fussy cut it from the card it was drawn onto (there was additional words to the sentiment underneath the wreath but I wanted just the words “aloha”). After fussy cutting the wreath, I layered it onto a white card base that I had applied a wave stencil pattern onto using natural distress ink colors.

For embellishments on this one, I used a bunch of seed beads and half pearls from the Tropical Twist kit, along with a bit of hemp tied across the top.

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Finally, I have this super fun flip flop card! This one is my absolute favorite of them all I think… but it’s really hard to decide! This card is colored with Zig Clean Color markers as well, and I fussy cut both the flip flops and the sentiment from the watercolor card  because I wanted to pop them up. They are popped up off of a white card base that I ink blended some yellow distress ink onto, which really sets off the colors in the flip flops perfectly!

To embellish this one, I used seed beads and sequins from the Tropical Twist kit, as well as lots of shimmer using my Spectrum Noir sparkle brush pen.

These cards were so much fun to create, and I love how taking the watercolor printables with me on my trip allowed me to get in some relaxing coloring time, which I could later use to create these three cards!



There is much more 28 Lilac Lane inspiration to be seen in this hop, so make sure you visit my friends below to see what beautiful creations they have dreamed up! And remember, there are prizes being given away in this hop, so be sure to leave comments on each stop to increase your chances of winning!

May Flaum
Chari Moss
Ashli Oliver
Audrey Pettit 
Nina-Marie Trapani … that’s me! :D
Emma Williams 



If you enjoyed these cards, be sure to check out some of my other most recent posts! Click on the photos to be taken to the corresponding blog posts.

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Do you like to color???? Check out the Daily Marker’s 30 day coloring challenge happening now through August 5th! Kathy Racoosin hosts the challenge and she’s an AMAZING coloring artist! You have to check it out if you haven’t already!!!!




If you are interested in any of the products used in this post, I have them all linked below to Simon Says Stamp. Affiliate links used when possible.

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40 Responses

  1. JoAnn Girimonte says:

    Beautiful cards. The coloring is amazing. I just love your work. Thank you for sharing. Also I just love the embellishments.

  2. ireneaddison says:

    The coloring on these cards are spectacular and the addition of the embellishments just wow me! Love the seed beads…so unexpected!

  3. Oh wow! Simply stunning creations! I love how you used buttons and pearls on your funny and super colourfully cards! I would love to try it!!!!

  4. I love these fun, beachy cards! Your use of the 28 Lilac Lane Embellishments is right on the spot, so to speak. I like the Tropical Twist also!

  5. Carol K says:

    AlohA! Such festive cards. . . .

  6. Melissa L. says:

    Such amazing color! Really like how bright and happy all three cards are. Love it. Thank you for inspiring us.

  7. Julie B says:

    Stunning colors! And the 28 Lilac Lane buttons and pearls were the perfect accents. Thank you for the inspiration!

  8. Jan Elmore says:

    Your color choices are always so terrific! What fun themes and designs!

  9. onecraftystamper says:

    What fun touches on your bright and cheery cards!

  10. pam reznick says:

    Love all the new ideas for using all my buttons!Thx. 💜

  11. WOW, these cards just make you smile, they are so bright and pretty, I LOVE them,Beautiful coloring. Thanks for sharing. Love the collection, way to go May.

  12. Amanda Pink says:

    What a wonderful collection of cards . They have a real ‘feel good factor’ with all those bright , summery colours and images . They really have brightened up my day – thank you x

  13. Teresa Doyle says:

    These are just beautiful Nina, very bright and cheery. I want to go to Hawaii now…LOL

  14. Teresa Brock says:

    Lovely bright and cheery cards!

  15. craftytreen says:

    what fabulous colors and i love the way you used the 28 lilac lane embellishments! you are so talented. thanks for sharing your talent with us! hugs, treen

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