Alex Syberia Design May Digi Stamp Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

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Hello friends,

Welcome to the Alex Syberia Design May Digi Stamp Release Blog Hop! We are celebrating the May digi release and I’m so excited! Yay! The May Release is available to purchase in my Etsy shop.

This is my first Blog Hop. Our team has worked hard to complete some awesome projects for this hop! Make sure you hop around to all of the blogs/IG featured in the link list located at the bottom of this post for lots of inspiration using the new digi stamps!

Release

There are lots of new digi stamps being released today. This time I’ve illustrated 14 images for you. You can print them out and use them on cards, gift tags or many people use them for scrapbooking and journaling. I am a big fan of huge images and close-up images in cardmaking, so that why I draw detailed flowers, close-ups… And I make ready-to-use Slim Card Panels and Floral Frame Card Panels.

I’ve drawn not only flowers this time but something new for me and I hope you like it too.

I decided to illustrate some characters..that doesn’t sound like me..because you know, I love flowers and bouquets…
As an artist, I love learning about other cultures and customs, and I am always looking for new ways to be inspired. Everything in my creative process begins with inspiration or any memories and the thing is, we can’t get inspired whenever we wanted. The inspiration is an ongoing process that we need to train our mind to collect ideas and store it in a place where we can use whenever we need. And I found my old ideas to illustrate Matryoshka collection (Russian dolls/nesting dolls).

By the time I found that idea, I had already finished sketching my flower designs: Almond Blooms, White Jasmine, and Gardenias…And I thought that I need something from Japan…and immediately the other idea came to my mind, that I have to draw Japanese dolls this time, not Russian dolls. LOL

So, I illustrated three Japanese Kokeshi dolls. Kokeshi are simple wooden dolls with no arms or legs that have been crafted for more than 150 years as a toy for children, but later became popular among collectors. The origin of the name “Kokeshi” is unclear, some historians suggest that the name is a combination of names given to the dolls by their manufacturers. So, I gave names to my dolls too.  And their names mean:

Mitsuki – Beautiful moon

Akemi – Bright and Beautiful

Fumiko – Child of treasured beauty

These cards were made by Enna Adams:

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I wanted to share a short story about these characters with you. I think they are cute, what do you think? 🙂 I hope you like these dolls! I can’t wait to see what you will make with the new digi stamps!

Giveaway:

To celebrate this release, I’m giving away 7 $10 gift certificates. Please leave a comment on each of the participating designers’ blogs/IG accounts in this blog hop by 05/22/2020 for a chance to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs/IG accounts listed below and will be announced here (on this blog) on 05/23/2020.

Blog Hop:

Now I want to share stunning projects that my friends and guest designers made with this release!

And it’s time to head on over to my friend Amber’s blog, but before you go, don’t forget to leave a comment and let me know which digi stamp is your favorite and tell me what flower or character you’d love to see in the future. I’d love to hear from you!

IG Designers:
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Thank you so much for stopping by today and hopping along with us!

Have a fun and creative day!

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24 comments

Mindy Drummond May 19, 2020 - 9:10 pm

Alex you amaze me with each release and this one is exceptionally fabulous! I adore the flowers and succulents but the Japanese Kokeshi dolls are magnificent. Congrats on a great release and your first Blog Hop, I am so excited for you my friend.

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Pamela Palm May 18, 2020 - 6:26 pm

Love the white gardenia but the succulent is a close second. Such beautiful work!

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Aileen Ryan May 18, 2020 - 4:52 am

I’m not greedy, I want them all Alex, a stunning release and shown to perfection by the most amazing line up of guest designers. The dolls are a perfect edition that will play beautifully with your amazing blooms.

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Michele F May 18, 2020 - 1:12 am

Alexandra, you have amazed me once again … every bloom, leave, bouquet AND doll is fantastic, my friend!
Congratulations, sweetie!
=]

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Bonnie Crane May 18, 2020 - 12:18 am

Incredibly beautiful release, Alex! Your illustrations are amazing! Thank you for inviting me to participate in this event!

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Tanya C May 17, 2020 - 11:31 pm

I love your new release. The flowers are absolutely beautiful!

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Lisa Byers May 17, 2020 - 10:56 pm

I love your digis!! I have had fun coloring the ones I bought. My favorite flower has always been the gardenia. The fragrance is so heavenly. I would love to see you do a lily of the valley if you haven’t already. It’s my birth flower and my mother used to grow them when we lived in California. So pretty. Thanks for a chance to win more digis!!

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Stephanie Bee May 17, 2020 - 10:31 pm

I’m a flower person, so I love, love, love your Gardenias. I subscribe to Amber’s blog, so I came on to your site through her. I’m sure I’ll see many more beautiful ideas now that I’m here, but her interpretation is spectacular.

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Trijntje Huppel May 17, 2020 - 9:13 pm

Your new release is beautiful and I love the white jasmine -they will in bloom soon here in my garden – and the Cinese dolls are so sweet! The one with the glasses is so pretty!

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Audrina Thorsen May 17, 2020 - 9:02 pm

Alex, I love this release. The flowers are amazing and the dolls are as cute as can be. I’ve loved the cards I saw in Instagram. What beautiful creations they are.

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Marisela Delgado May 18, 2020 - 11:42 am

Wow! What gorgeous designs! Congrats!

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Von Marie May 17, 2020 - 7:57 pm

Beautiful Release!! I love your new florals and the cute dolls!!

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Danyelle Dillon May 17, 2020 - 7:49 pm

Very nice release. Love it.

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Jenny Lee May 17, 2020 - 7:05 pm

These are georgeous 💖 – you have truly caputured the look of the Kokeshi dolls. Thanks for sharing 🤗💞🌟🎎

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Rightbrainart May 17, 2020 - 6:48 pm

Incredible release Alex. All the images are stunning!!! Thank you for letting me be part of this release.

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Natasha Davies May 17, 2020 - 5:58 pm

I love this release so much Alex!!!!!!
I am genuinely in awe of these, wow!!!!

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Rosemary D May 17, 2020 - 5:07 pm

Your floral images are so amazing! This release if just beautiful! If it weren’t for the fact that I’m seriously digi challenged I would probably purchase many of them.

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Natasha Vacca May 17, 2020 - 4:54 pm

Your May release is stunning Alex!!!!!!! I love them all!!!! Congratulations to you!!!!!!! Love you art!!!!!

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Kim Ostern May 17, 2020 - 4:49 pm

Gorgeous release. I love the dolls and the fact that you named them.

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Sandi Maciver May 17, 2020 - 4:13 pm

Alex this release is stunning you make it so hard to decide, I guess I just have to have them all, haha….

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Anna Mahtani May 17, 2020 - 6:01 pm

Amazing release!! I love those Japanese dolls!! 😍

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Colleen M Balija May 17, 2020 - 4:10 pm

Alex this is an incredible release, maybe the best one you’ve ever done!!!!! Your inspiration amazes me!

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