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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Cathy Green said...

Great ideas, I love your cards. Thanks!

Annette Vesth said...

Wonderful cards. I love the sparkling.
I have so many ideas with that stamp set and coordinating dies.

Arantxa Fariña said...

I adore these cards. Toooooooooo cute!

Beach Girl 115 said...

Your cards are amazing, but my favorite has to be the one with the glitter cones. So sparkly!

Adam said...

Cute cards

Adam said...

Cute cards

Unknown said...

Yummy cards!

MyLittleBlueDog said...

Lovely and summery.

Unknown said...

Yummy cards!

Linda said...

Great cards and love the chocolate on top of the ice cream. Thankis for sharing.

Linda D.

Theresa said...

so yummy! those icecreams look good to eat xx

Laura Norris said...

Wonderful ice cream Barb! Great cards.

Sarah G said...

So fun to see you on the blog hop, Barb! Your cards are amazing - you have really made these great products shine (and my mouth water)!

Unknown said...

Love the Ice cream

Panda8ngel said...

I love all the sparkles!!! what great cards for the summer. :)

Carol Ric said...

Lovely

Scrapthat said...

Very pretty though my personal fave is the rainbow!! :D
TFS!

Judy said...

Your glitter card is beautiful! I love the colors you chose. Thanks for sharing all 3 cards with us today.

Cat Craig said...

Barb such fun cards. I love that you showed the versatility of the die with your stacked ice cream cone. Great cutting on the chocolate sauce!

Sheila_G said...

Your cards are cute.

Kim said...

Love the sparkle & shine on the ice cream! Beautiful cards.

Anonymous said...

OMGEEEEEEE! You must have spent days creating these cards! Wow so so so cute

Julie said...

Love how clean and simple your first card is...the colors really pop!

Rufred said...

The cones make me a bit hungry...they are awesome with the glossy accents.

saraskid said...

Your cards are cheerful--anyone getting one would be delighted.

Melody said...

Your cards are so stinkin cute. Congrats on the invite.

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing yours cards!

Unknown said...

You are being watched, over and over again! Love the ice cream cones and the color ideas are perfect.

Dottie J said...

loving all the glitter! those parade dies are so much fun with the inlay technique.

Jayell said...

This die is cute! Love your cards and I love the glitter paper too.

Unknown said...

Your cards are adorable. You gave me a hankering for an ice cream cone.

Robin said...

Just YUMMY!. Great cards and wonderful release.

Lyn said...

Love Love LOVE! I have never been on your blog before, but I will definitely be coming back often to see what you create!

Becky said...

Cool cones.

Lysa said...

Oh, how I would love to have that rainbow assortment of ice cream right now... so blasted hot here in AZ! LOVE your twinkling cards! :)

Lisa said...

Fabulous cards I love this release :)

Amy Downey said...

Love the glittery ice cream scoops!!! and the chocolate sauce........thanks for ideas!!!
Amy D.

Unknown said...

great ice cream cards! I love the choc syrup on top
thanks
Holly

Marlyn Rojas said...

Beautiful cards! I love the sparkly topping of the ice creams!

Unknown said...

Love the glitter card, so cute.

Robin said...

sooooo cute!

Dee Miranda said...

The last card with the ice cream stacked is my favorite!! So wonderful! The other ones are great as well but the last one just caught my eye (:

-Dee

Charity Chamberlain said...

Superb cards!!! Great techniques used on each of them!

Kelly O said...

Love all the sparkles on the ice creams! Now I'm hungry!

Anonymous said...

I really like the first glittery technique..really nice! The 3rd card's detail is really "sweet" too!

pajaropr said...

Awesome cards, thant you

Sheila H said...

Amazing projects - love those ice cream cones!

Robin said...

Yummy cards. A lot going on while trying to hop, couldn't remember if I commented.

Megan McDonald said...

I love this die, your cards are brilliant and bright

Delia said...

Amazing cards, I love the glossy glittery details.

Tasha said...

Can't get enough of these adorable ice cream comes! Thanks for sharing.

Rebecca Ednie said...

The ice cream comes are so cute!

Diane said...

OM Goodness! Love those Ice Cream Cones. You have done a wonderful job on these cards. Thank you for sharing.

Megan said...

These cards look delicious!

Unknown said...

Absolutely LOVE these cards Barb!!!! WOW!

Craftyziti said...

Love your cards, esp the inlaid die look!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

I love your clean and simple style!

Unknown said...

Cute cards!

Kathy S said...

You've made your cones look so edible. YUMMY

Anne Harada said...

All of these look good enough to eat! What wonderful inspiration! Those dies look like so much fun, I can't wait to get mine!

newscrapper said...

I love your ice cream, I think I need to go to the store and get some now its hot here in WA ;-)

dianemdb said...

ice cream looks good enough to eat!

Annan said...

All of your cards look yummy. Such fun dies!

Kailash said...

Such pretty creative cards Barb, love the sparkle and glitter on the cones, so fun!!!

Beth L. said...

Yummy cards! I love the glitter ice cream cone card. Great job.

Heather M said...

Lovely ice cream cards! I think I need to go get a scoop or two! :)

jeanine said...

Adorable cards! Thanks for the chance to win!

Unknown said...

Love these cards! Amazing Release.

Jana said...

So cute!

Kelly B. said...

Great release! Would love to win!

Unknown said...

Love all of the ice cream cone cards. Lots of great Ideas!

Betty Sue said...

Great cards!!

Coralynn Murray said...

Great cards! I love what you've done with the ice cream dies!

Ferretti said...

What fun cards!!! Thank you
I guess you love ice cream. Lol

Ruth G said...

The gloss and glitter really made your cards all that much more fun (and how much more fun can ice cream be?) TFS!

Barbara M. said...

Your cards are toooo cute!

MelissaF said...

LOVE all the bright and happy ice cream cones, especially the inlay die cuts.

Debra said...

Your cards are yummy...and creative.

Unknown said...

I love the ice cream cards, particularly the last with the chocolate topping!

Anonymous said...

Love the bright ice creams and the added chocolate topping. Great effect with wink of stella and glossy accents. Thanks.

Lee said...

I love the chocolate coating on this top of the cone! great accents!!

Debbie said...

What a nice touch to add sparkle to the ice cream!

Inks4fun said...

I love the ice cream cones, they are just perfect for kids cards, which can always be a challenge. Your cards show a great variety of layouts for them.

Karen said...

LOVE those ice cream cones, and you've shown us lots of possibilities!

Unknown said...

Your cards look so yummy! Love all the gloss and sparkle!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous cards! Really loving the ice-cream dies. Cannot wait to try them out myself. Thank you for sharing :D

liz said...

I ove the first card, Glossy accents are great

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb awesome cards that look good enough to eat. I love the bright glossy accents with the Wink of Stella glitter! Yum!

Diana N. said...

Love, love, love all three cards and cones! The glittered parade of cones is absolutely stellar!

Valerie Bullock said...

Barb - great cards! Thanks for the inspiration. Another great release from SSS!!

Unknown said...

So many flavors, so little time....Great projects!

Pam said...

I like all three cards. The ice cream is beginning to be my fave!

Mommie2Quads said...

Your ice cream cards are by far my fav along this hop, thanks for sharing, lot the wink of stella on the ice cream

Lee said...

Cute cards. I love the looks

Chark said...

Is it weird that I wanna eat these cards? :)

Helen F. said...

Barb, you have created the most adorable cards with these ice cream treats :-) Thanks for showing us the versatility of the new stamps and dies!

BeckyR71 said...

I love the ice cream cones! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

Teresa said...

Lovely cards.

Jessika said...

Neat "chocolate sauce" technique!

Morissa Sweeney (YT - ShamrockShe) said...

Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents = Beautiful!

dyeandpigment said...

Beautiful work on the ice cream cards. Thanks so much.

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SueB said...

lovin' the ice cream outline die and your cards; thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

Lynne said...

You can never go wrong with ice cream cones! Really cute card, as always!

Memories by Manda said...

Cute card - love the glossy accents on the icecream.

Amelia said...

Great cards. Thanks for the ideas.

Greta said...

Darling cards, Barb! Congrats on being picked for the hop!

Unknown said...

Love your work!

Denise G. said...

Love the inlaid look with the first card.

Jessica Frost-Ballas said...

I LOVE the ice cream cones! The glossy accents is a perfect touch!

Carole said...

These are such yummy cards. Love the chocolate on top

Rufus said...

These are just sweet and dang it the last one has made me hungry!!! Now I need an ice cream cone. LOL
R/

JenniferPetty said...

Very pretty and good enough to eat. So neat. Great job. Thank you for sharing.

Priscilla Joseph said...

I think your extra long hours on that card paid off. Amazing!

Unknown said...

So fun cute & yummy cards!!! already placed my order! Thanks for the inspiration Barb!! Blessings!

Tricia Barber said...

Great release! So much fun!

Jan Scholl said...

One of the best releases in a long time.

Mary R. said...

I love all the sparkle and dimension you were able to achieve. The glossy accents and WINK OF STELLA made your ice cream look delicious;)

Cascadian Blooms said...

Great cards...thanks for all the good ideas!

Unknown said...

I love this new die set! So, so cute! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Cynthia Faulkner said...

Gosh! You made that really look like chocolate sauce on top. So neat!

Debican said...

What an interesting die. I'm not sure I've seen one like this. Golly your cards are super sweet :)

Sandy Small said...

Cool cards! I have never used Simon Says product, so it would be nice to win.

Unknown said...

Super cute cards! Love the gloss and glitter.

cosie said...

Love the sparkle on the cones,just love all the cards.

Unknown said...

such beautiful cards! love the sparkles, so fun!

Andriana Draganic said...

just love all that sparkle!

Phyllis Beaver said...

Such a great release! Your cards are adorable and make me want to eat ice cream now!

Gabi MeWi said...

Love all this cards,but : now I´m hungry for icecream ;-).

Unknown said...

Love all of the different examples! Each one is wonderfully done!

Demae said...

Very nice cards!

Unknown said...

this ice cream die is so cute!!

Joanne Williams said...

Very nice! Thanks for sharing.

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Adorable cards!! I love the bright glittery scoops of ice cream!

Shona Chambers said...

How funny, I'm just about to finish off a card that I made today with the same glitter paper (just in different colours) and I love the finish it has. Your projects are delicious and love your glossy accents ice creams!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Adorable cards! Love the new die cuts!

Celeste Goff said...

What great ice cream cone cards! I love all of the techniques you used on them!

Sandy said...

Love all the different looks. The inlaid diecuts look great.

ionabunny said...

Three fantastic cards really showing the versatility of this die.

Donna said...

The ice cream cones are a great addition- makes for a sweet card that's sure to bring a smile. Love the glossy accents over the glitter!

Lina Delgado said...

Great cards!

Cecilie said...

Now I want ice cream:D

Unknown said...

I am really liking the ice cream stamp, it screams summer.

Irene said...

Very inspiring....thanks for showing several different options and techniques for the dies.

Grace said...

Adorable. Love the ice cream cones

Anonymous said...

So many ways to embellish the ice cream cones. Wonderful cards.

canadian_liner said...

Wow, way to work those icecream cone dies! Love all the different ways you experimented (thanks for doing all the hard work, so your fans don't have to!). Can't wait to see your next projects with these SSS supplies.

Nomie said...

Loved all your cards so cute!!

Unknown said...

I love your cheerful, bright and totally yummy looking cards!

Jennifer Gayle said...

I love the cards! So cute!

Sherrie said...

I simple love this die set, so many ways to use it. Love the cards.

Anonymous said...

Great cards, I really like the first one with the color pencils!

Anonymous said...

Nicely done. Stylish cards. Thanks.

Jill said...

Beautiful cards and so fun!!

Rita said...

Yummy looking ice cream cones.

Barbra said...

All your cards are amazing...truly!

Patty said...

All awesome cards!! I love the ice cream cone parade die. My favorite is your first card with the glossy accents!!

Brenda in IN said...

I like them all but my favorite is the last card with the cones stacked with different flavors. Great cards.

jennifer mitten said...

"Sweet" cards! Love the ice cream motif, my family symbol....

Chris Dring said...

Wow! Your cards are all so fabulous! TFS!

Barbara said...

What a great way to use these new dies! All the cards are fantastic, but I must say that the three scoops card with the chocolate on top is my favorite! that is so clever and I love the background, too!

Mildred Mildew said...

Barb, these cards are so cutle...love the CAS style. I think the Ice Cream Cones Parade die is my favorite of this new release!

Anonymous said...

Cute cards, love the glitter on the ice cream :)

Diane said...

Your cards is so adorable. Thanks for sharing.

Maureen Chandler said...

Your cards are delicious! Thanks for the various techniques - love them!!

Janine said...

my favorite is the first card but i love bright colors! :) great job!

Kathie B said...

Thanks for the great cards. The use of the glitter paper on the second card is just stunning. It has me thinking...

Lisa T. said...

Cute cards ~ especially like the rainbow one and the sentiment. The chocolate topping was a fun touch on the other card...tempts my sweet tooth! :)

Sheri said...

How cute! Thanks for sharing!

MiamiKel said...

Perfect ice cream cards! Yummy yet calorie free! Tee hee! I love your blog, your outlook and agree that each day is the gift you make it ;) Your cards are just beautiful, no matter how long they took to make :) TFS!

Unknown said...

Love, love, love your cards! Totally yummy!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love all of the glitter. Great cards..... TFS

egg said...

Barb, love the fun ice cream cones and what amazing colors! Thanks so much for sharing!

Tona said...

I LOVE all of your cards!

Rita said...

Yummy ice cream cones. Great card.

Anonymous said...

very cute.

Amrita said...

cute cards!

wilson.marie65 said...

Yummy goodness...all the cards made me so happy... they are really cute Barb.. :)

Unknown said...

Summery ideas for colorful, fun creations. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

You sure made the ice cream look versatile.

bzyPTmom said...

You are making me crave an ice cream cone--but please make mine gluten free! Love your projects!

Traci said...

One of my favorites for sure! Tfs! Hugs Traci

slidewithme said...

OOoh the one with chocolate!

Sandy Rizzo said...

I love your ice cream card. The colors you chose just POP!

Sarah said...

Brilliant cards. Who doesn't love ice cream...

Miriam Prantner said...

Loving all those shimmery ice cream cones! Wonderful cards!

AScrapOfKindness said...

I love this die and combined with the glitter paper (which I just discovered myself and love!) the card is fabulous.

nic_003_5 said...

love the ice cream cones

Rachel K said...

Beautiful cards! The third one might be my favorite, who can resist a splattered background?! ;)

Unknown said...

Great cards! Love the ice cream cones :)

Amanda said...

Very cute cards! I love your shiny chocolate topping!

Michelle Simone said...

Beautiful cards!!

Judy Tuck said...

Your ice cream scoops look yummy. Super fun cards!

Andrea Garland said...

My favorite is the last one with all that chocolate :)

Candy said...

Fabulous cards! I love all the glitter and sparkle!

maureen said...

love this die and your cards.... thank you

Pat said...

I love both of the ice cream cones, the wink of stella and then the glossy accents, on the first and then the use of glitter paper on the second, give it a great look. x

Sharon said...

Congratulations on your invite, I think you have done these little cones justice, all your cards are yummy!

ALB said...

Love those ice cream cones!

Val said...

Fun ice-cream cards! Love them!!

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