Friday, July 11, 2014

Simon Says Stamp New Release Blog Hop!

Hi there!

Welcome to another stop on the Simon Says Stamp, This Is The Life, new release blog hop! If you've been following along, you should have just come from the fabulous, Sandy Allnock's blog. Isn't she amazing?!

If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, scoot on over to the Simon Says Stamp blog where you'll find a full list of the blogs.


If this is your first time stopping by my blog, welcome! I'm so glad you're here and hope you enjoy your visit.

I was really excited and felt so honored to receive an invitation from Simon Says Stamp to be a part of this fun day. They sent me some awesome goodies and I've been having a blast playing with it all! Thank you to Heidi and to everyone at SSS!

Before I share my cards, I want to mention that Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a prize pack at each stop along the hop, so be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win! The giveaways for the prize packs will close at 6:00pm EST on Thursday July 17, 2014. Here's what they're giving away.


How awesome is that?! If you've never used their cardstock and/or inks, you will LOVE them!

Okay, so for today's post, I'm showcasing another new Parade Die called, Ice Cream Cone Parade. It is so cute! I have three cards using this die. The first one is fairly simple, using the inlaid die-cutting technique and Copic Markers.


I added color to the cones with watercolor pencils, then drew in the lines with a darker shade. I also added a bit of shimmer to each scoop with a Wink of Stella Glitter Pen and added a layer of Glossy Accents for a fun, shiny look. The sentiment is from an older SSS set called, Color and Sunshine.


My second card uses a similar technique but was a bit more difficult to achieve. I won't tell you how long it took me to make this one - let's just say it took waaaay longer than it should have! ;)



 I used the inlaid technique here again but added a circle die-cut this time. I used glitter paper from Die Cuts With a View - love this stuff - I want to use it on every card!



And that beautiful sentiment is from the Friendship Messages clear set.

One more card using this fun die! This time I used only the ice cream cone, second from the left. I carefully cut it away from the rest of the die-cut and stacked three scoops on top of each other. 



 I had so much fun creating this one! A bit of splatter added to the background makes it even more playful. I added some sparkle embossing powder on the pink, top scoop, then hand cut the chocolate coating and covered it with Glossy Accents before adhering it on top.The pink and yellow scoops are raised up a bit with dimensional adhesive.



 That adorable, little "hi" is from Simon Says Stamp's Butterflies clear set.

 I would love to share more cards that I've made with some of the other goodies I received, but I don't want to overwhelm anyone, so I'll be sharing those in the coming days. Besides, you've got more hopping to do!

 Your next stop on the hop is the very talented, Lorraine Aquilina (Lols) and her blog, Lorraine's Loft!  I just know she's created something fabulous for you! If you run into a broken link, you can find the full list of blogs at the Simon Says Stamp blog. And if you'd like to see all the new goodies included in this release, just click here.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have fun hopping!



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Theresa said...

ADORABLE!! These cards are so cute!!!!

Carol Perry said...

Wow Barb, congratulations are in order. Also, your cards are just plain fabulous. Can't wait to see what else you've come up with. Enjoy your weekend.

Heidi Crowl said...

Stunning work Barb!! Love your bright and cheerful ice cream :) Makes me wanna party! Thank you for bringing life to these products! :)

Makaon said...

Your cards makes me wanna go outside and eat ice cream.... after shopping, of course :)

Annette Allen said...

how cute are those ice creams.. totally love the glitter.. fun fun cards.. love this new release..

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Barb ! I love all the ice creams and the colours,, YUM !! the splattering and sparkle are fabulous too, they look good enough to eat,, in fact I am going to have to go and raid the freezer now :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Tanja said...

whenever you are in doubt - add a little sparkle :o)

CraftyPaws said...

Ok, it's 8:37 am but now I want ice cream! LOL Thanks for some bright and cheerful cards to inspire me for the day! Hugs, Kristina

Stephanie Poteet said...

Your cards are just wonderful but I must admit the glitter cones are my favorite! I've recently fallen in love with glitter papers myself thanks to Jennifer's videos and now cannot live without it! Great release, congrats to all involved!

Iva said...

Yea for Ice Cream!!!

Mateja Povše said...

Love the glitter you used :) Super fun cards :)

Rene Sharp said...

Your cards are totally gorgeous. Such a fun hop!!

Lisa aka Myran said...

Super yummy and very pretty cards!

cropmom66 said...

Great job! I love all of the summer colors!

Jingle said...

Oh, I love the shine you've added to these! Such cute cards!

Martha said...

OH, Barb, your cards are all SO adorably SWEET! Love the pretty colors. Well done!

Amanda Speller said...

Your cards are fab!! love all the sparkle :)

Hugs Mandyxxx

Cyndie said...

All these ice cream cones and popsicles are seriously making me hungry! By the time I get to the end of the hop I will have looked at 10,000 calories! Thanks for your contribution!

Justin said...

Your cards are fun and look delicious! TFS! :-)

Tami B. said...

I think it's pretty evident that we are all in love with the new ice cream dies. Love what you did w/ them.

Carol Doggett said...

The ice cream dies are fabulous, as are your cards!

SingYi said...

luv the new release so much it is awesome....

Judith said...

What a great products, love your cards, Barb!

Melinda Couden said...

Two thumbs up on every single one of these cards! LOVE THEM!

Irines Avila said...

Cute card

Sue said...

Such a wonderful new collection! Thanks for the chance to win!

DoubleH said...

These are all simply wonderful!

Diane Loughrey said...

Love the little sparkle you added. But I like them all - great job.

loulou said...

Delicious cards. Love those glossy and sparkly icecreams. The fantastic results are definitely worth all your efforts.

Katherine K :) said...

Love your cards, those ice cream cones are a must have. Thanks for the inspiration!

camcas said...

Lovely card!

Diana Curtis said...

Love your cards!

Elizabeth Campau said...

Barb your cards are just yummy! Love all of the colors, such a summer feel!

Kimberly Eddy said...

Hi Barb! Love what you did with the ice cream cones! That glitter paper you used looks great with the cones and all the shiny goodness is awesome!! Good job!! Hugs!!

theCook said...

Wow love the look of the ice creams on the first card. Really looks like they are melting, you need to lick them quick before they run down on your clothes! Hmmm... feeling like having some ice cream now!

Heather Maria said...

Oh what wonderful cards, Barb! I love your designs and all the fun techniques you used to achieve so many different looks with these new stamps and dies!It's so hot here today (well by Irish standards anyway!) so I think I may just have to go have an ice cream after seeing all the delicious ones you made:)

Betty Keefe said...

what fun cards, Barb - love all your various techniques!!

Sandie said...

lots & lots of new goodies to inspire us all .... thank you so much :)

TheDuosclickinmom said...

It had never occurred to me to use my Stella Pen & Glossy Accents together as you did. I love the Look!! Look out, stash pile, I have something new to try. :)

Jo Manna said...

Yummy cards, thx :D

Amy McCue said...

Your ice cream cones are so cute!

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your Sweet cards Barb you Rocked the sets of this release....xoxoxoxoxox

Wendy Goundrey said...

Who doesn't love ice cream? These cards are so well done! Thanks for showing all three using the same dies.

ThePurplePlace said...

Woohoo!! How exciting to be part of this amazing new release!! That is such a wonderful honor and I love that you created so many fun and adorable things!!

I can see my budget is going down the tubes this month....I totally LOVE so many of the SSS Exclusives and always look forward to release day!!

Thanks for sharing!! And CONGRATS!! Lucky Gal!!

floralfrog said...

I love love love this stamp - so summery.

Stacy said...

What great cards. The ice cream cones are too cute.

toffy said...

There can never been too little icecream. Cute shiny cards!

Monica Maier said...

Loving the ice cream! My wish continually gets bigger and bigger!

Cindy Groh said...

Fabulous ice cream social! Makes me want to go up and get some. Love all the bright colors and fabulous techniques.

chera said...

Those ice cream cones are fabulous!!!!

Meagan Vaughn said...

I love those ice cream cones I really think I am going to have to get them :)

Melissa T. said...

So cute! Thank you for sharing with us! :)

Tracy E said...

Love the chocolate sauce.....it looks so real, YUM!

Candy B said...

Glitter and gloss! You had way too much fun. The ice cream cones really inspire. Just so terrific!

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful cards...my fav are the glossy ice cream cones!!

Susan Lang said...

I think the ice cream cone dies are the winners! Your cards are so cute.

Tammy said...

Such a great release. I love the cards you made!

truddabellz said...

Super cute! Simply yummy! I love the variety of examples you have showcased. Awesome!

Lin said...

Such a fun colorful post, Barb, and congrats to you on being part of the blog hop!! Love all these yummy cards!

Chitra Nair said...

Such a fun cards... Love this release, they are so cute...

windinstarsranch said...

Really cute. Like all the ways you used these.

Donna said...

Nice ice cream cone cards, I'm really lovin the new release!

Christina Hicks said...

Such pretty ice creams. I really love that glitter one.

Misty Lavigne said...

Such cute ways to use that die. Now, I want ice cream!

Ashley Harris said...

Love love love what you did with the ice cream!! FABULOUS!!

Angelic Bird Designs said...

I love this release! They just keep getting better!

Susan said...

Love the ice cream cones!!!

Ashley said...

Adorable.

ucaree said...

What cute cards! Love all the different ways you used the ice cream die!

forpahl5 said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing!

Thordis said...
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Thordis said...

How cute are those? I love to see so much inspiration and beautiful cards with only stamp set and die :)
Amazing job! Thanks for sharing!!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Love the ice cream cones! Great cards!

Colette Balzer said...

Beautiful cards!
Tfs

Tammy Applegate said...

Love the ice cream cones. The release is sweet too.

Deborah said...

I'm loving the new ice cream set! Love the cards you made!

Cornelia W said...

yummy, yummy, yummy - makes me crave ice cream right now!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Ice cream, we all scream for ice cream, cute cards.

Bastel-Troll said...

I love the colorfull ice cones

Jean said...

Love the variety of projects you showed with the die!

Virginia Lu said...

SPLENDID!! I adore each and every one of your ice cream creations! So inventive and lovely, Barb! The last card TOPS them all...the stacking ice cream really shows how versatile this set can be...thanks to your FABULOUS sample! I can almost taste the chocolate topping :)

amfuller said...

Makes me want some ice cream!

CJPillow said...

Thank you for showing the many ways the dies can be used.

Lori Kobular said...

I love all your projects! I can't seem to pick a favorite, I love the glossy accents on the ice cream cones and I love the splatter background on the last one! Great job!

Gina D'Urso said...

Love all the different way you used those ice cream cones, make me hungry. Love the cards, thanks for the inspiration!!!!

Natalie said...

I love all the glitter and glimmer! Lovely cards :)

Iris said...

Super cute cards - love the colors and the ice cream cones.
isoscia at aol dot com

Rachel B. said...

Great cards!

Kris Luvstocraft said...

Love the ice cream cones

Lisbeth Rimmer said...

Cute cards. Who do not like ice creme?

Charlene Walberg said...

I love the ice cream cone set!!

KimCreate said...

Super cute ice cream cones! Love the release!

Sue McRae said...

You really rocked those ice cream cones Barb! Your colourful and sparkly cards just scream summer!

Sallee P. said...

Cute cards! My fave is the one with glossy accents. Thanks for another chance at the awesome prize pack!

Kari V. said...

This ice cream looks delicious!! Love that glitter!

Sabrina said...

Such lovely cards!!

CinnamonSally said...

Wow Barb, you have really shown off that new die to perfection. Love all your cheerful cards!

Jennifer Greer said...

Your cards are adorable!

Shelley C said...

So festive and summery! Is that a word?? I really like the circle cut background.

Lisa Bryan said...

I love the spin you did on this die! So cute!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

fabulous ice cream projects!!!

TangledBlueRose said...

Wonderful cards, thanks for creating! Have a great day!

Beastybunny said...

These ice cream cone is so fun! And your cards are just fabulous!

Linda Anderson said...

Love all the sparkle and shine of these yummy creations.

Lee said...

Great idea! That ice cream die is precious!

kari said...

Love all your ice cream cone cards - so fun and summery!

Debbie Br said...

Love the new release!!

Felicia Friesen said...

Love the glittery-ness of them! Simple and sweet!

Eva said...

Love all the colours, glitter and sparkles of the ice cream cones!

Beth said...

Love the ice cream dies!

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clavell said...

Fun, Fun cards!!!

*Vicki* said...

Oh so bright and beautiful!! I really love the color and sparkle on your cones! :)

arl91 said...

Adorable cards!!

Tricia Schaden said...

cool ice cream card - love this die!

Linda T said...

What adorable cards! I just love the inlaid technique and love the glossy accents on the first card. Love the icecream die. Beautiful work!

Leanne said...

Love the ice cream cones, awesome job. Great new release, fun blog hop. I just can't seem to pick only one favorite..haaha! Way to go!

JanLee said...

I love the glitter papers too! The ice cream cone die is great, I can get my ice cream fix without gaining any weight! :)

Barb Ghig said...

What a wonderful surprise, and your cards are absolutely AMAZING, Barb! I really love how you used the inlaid die cut technique, and how you added so much fabulous sparkle and shine to your ice cream cones!

I'm so glad Heidi asked you to be part of the hop so you could share your really awesome cards with us, Barb...Thanks!!!

Marie said...

Love your cards!! So creative!! This is a great release!!

Martine Dubé said...

lovely cards love the new releases!!!

Fran said...

Great cards.

Sue D said...

Great variety of ice cream cone cards!

cghundley said...

Your cards are so
fun and full of
color!
Carla from Utah

Sweet Kobylkin said...

Dear Barb, what a beautiful work! Can't wait to see other projects you made with this release. Thank you for inspiration

Heather Sudduth said...

I love the use of the glossy accents on the ice cream!

Debbie Selby said...

Great cards. Ice Cream images are just so appealing to all ages.

Асель Бапанова said...

So pretty!

cissi said...

Love your cards Barb!

sueymem said...

love the topping on the ice cream

mrlcidra54 said...

Love the cards. Ice cream sounds so refreshing for the summer and the cones with all those lovely colors...hmmm, I'm in love with the colors and the ice cream layouts. Great Job

Sue Martin said...

So in love with this release....cannot wait to use them all!! Such beautiful cards!!

TK said...

Sooo cute. I love your cards and now, of course, I will need to order the dies too. :)

Marharyta Zhytkevich said...

This card so bright!
I love them!

Deb said...

Very cute cards. There are a lot of ways to use these ice cream cones! I really like your rainbow ice cream!

Fran Heupel said...

Very cute cards love the sparkle on the ice cream

Petti said...

Those ice cream...make me drooling!

Bev Hill said...

Excellent use of the ice cream dies. Love all three of your cards, couldn't pick a favorite.

Kristie Maynard said...

So many ways to use one die. Very nice, thanks for sharing these with us.

Rhea Skomorowski said...

The ice cream cones are a popular choice, and no wonder, because they are fabulous!

dianem said...

I'm thinking I REALLY need the ice cream die!

nicoleqmullen said...

Super adorable cards!! Love the new releases!

Robyn said...

Lovely ice cream cards! I like how you showed different ways of using the dies!

conil said...

Delicious post...love how much mileage you're getting out of this die. Every one of these cards are fabulous.

joy said...

Good to see you on the hop, barb! Love your cards and look forward to seeing more of them!

JanetH123 said...

Butterflies are the best.

Karla said...

Great to see a wonderful and different use of the stamp!

MarcyK924 said...

WOWZER, Barb, thanks for making me want to run out and have an ice cream cone!!! How fun are these cards???? I LOVE how each one is so different. You always have the most original ideas! XOXO

Cathy Homan said...

Great cards. Love all the color you incorporated. Thanks for sharing!

karenelr said...

Those ice creams look good enough to eat! Fabulous projects!

Penny Ward said...

Your ice cream cards are so pretty. Love the shine you achieved with the "Color my life" card.

Catherine said...

These are great examples, thanks!

Holly said...

So cute.. I love all that sparkle!!! This is such a fun set.

Sorgie Mossman said...

Just love all the ice cream. Great idea for adding chocolate topping.

D Walton said...

More great ideas on how to use the Ice Cream Dies. Thanks for them all.

Ann Kulseth said...

Who could resist an ice cream cone? Gotta have it! Thanks for the inspiration.

From the Corner... said...

These are really festive! I'm loving the ice cream set

Cheryl H said...

The more I see these cone dies, the more I HAVE to have them. Love the glossy accents on them.

grandmato20 said...

our cards are over the top -- and you are making me hungry for ice cream -- love Wink of Stella :)

Kathy E said...

Love all of your cards, I really love this new release

Lynnea Hollendonner said...

We all scream for ice cream!! Super cute cards!

Jen said...

Wow - love the ice cream cards...what a good idea for the chocolate coating :) First time to your blog but I will definitely be back!

Amante del Papel said...

wow this is fabulous, your card are so beauitful!

Terri said...

Awesome cards. I like the different techniques you used for the ice cream on the cones.

Diane Jaquay said...

The ice cream cones are SO adorable!!

Angel said...

Such bright and colorful cards, and I do love sparkle!

Pam W Merwin said...

These are all adorable cards with the ice cream die! Love, Love, Love your die over the circle - I can just imagine how tedious that was. Thanks for the inspiration :)

Threesia said...

I adore the card that simply says "Hi." Too cute!

PS: Here from Sandy Allnock's blog.

Alexia Misso said...

Very beautiful cards, the ice cream cone die is simply too cute!

Lynn (toomanycrayons) said...

Love the multiple examples of how to use the ice cream cones. Very cute.

Kris in Alaska said...

Yummy! Oh I can't believe how fabulous this release is! You rocked it too!

Laura Craigie said...

These are adorable!! :)

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Fabulous inspiration of the new SSS release!

Dima said...

Very yummy cards! Thanks!

Lucinde said...

Love the shine on the icecreams!

holly zylstra said...

you must love ICE CREAM . . .
I LOVE YOUR CARDS

Tracey Jean said...

Hurray for rainbow ice cream...

DoofyJEss2 said...

These cards are so cute and yummy!! Love the shiny glaze!!

Marcee Rodgers said...

Love how you showcased this set in different ways. The splatter background on the last card is fabulous!!

Izolda said...

So happy to see you in this hop! You've created amazing cards!!
Love all of them, especially the first one!

Teodora said...

Great ! Now I really want some ice cream ! They just look so cute and delicious !

Lucille K said...

What delicious ice cream cards you have created Barb :)

Colleen C. said...

Your cards are adorable. Love the new ice cream cone dies by SimonSaysStamp!

Deneen said...

Such a fun release! Love what you did with it!

adele holcomb said...

Cute cones -- the last one is my fave -- must be the chocolate on top!

Michele Swanberg said...

Very cute cards! I'm loving this latest SSS release!

Elin Larsson said...

I sooo love the rainbow icecreams!!!

Zituska said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the new release.

Jen Carter said...

Love those glossy ice cream cones!! Very cute!

Sharon Underwood said...

Yum! Love all the ice cream! I like the glitter paper, too.

Cindi said...

Love the card using Wink Of Stella!

Joan Smith said...

OMG you really did one outstanding creative job with your ice cream cone cards and by the time I saw each one I had to have some ice cream thanks allot *LOL* I want to know how many cones did you eat while you were creating??? again LOL
You sure did one out of bounds job with the new release. YOU ROCK!!

Tammy J said...

Until seeing your cards. I did not want that die. But now I do. And the cards turned out wonderful. I love them.

Debby said...

Really cute cards, look good enough to eat!

Jeannie said...

These are the yummiest cones I've seen so far! I love the glazing and juicy colors!

Jessie said...

Super fun and cute cards!

Angel Estes said...

Adorable cards!!

Immi said...

I love the sparkly ice cream! Three very nice cards!

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

Love all of your cards especially that last one with the yummy chocolate on top. Thanks so much.

Amy Acord said...

The ice cream cones look so life like in your cards!!! Beautiful!!

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