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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Terri Trotter Earley said...

Looking fabulous!

Unknown said...

Ice cream cones - those are the best!

Unknown said...

Cute cards!!!! I love the ice cream cones!!!! They look so real!!!

Amy Kolling said...

You don't know how excited I was to see your name on the blog hop list Barb!!! Fabulous showcase of the icecream die and now it's hopped into my cart!!! Have a great weekend and we'll see you on Instagram! :)

Kathie ~ Beary Wishes said...

So sparkly, beautiful cards

CatSharp said...

Cute cards Barb. Thanks for sharing!

Cindy said...

Love how you paired the ice cream cones with the Color Me Sunshine sentiment!

Carol Cel said...

such cute project! I can't wait to get these

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the yummy treats. The time it took was well worth it because the creations are great.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Lagene said...

Love your glittery ice cream cones!

Unknown said...

I love your cards and the glossy accents was a great addition for the ice cream and chocolate syrup.

Gwen said...

Love all your ice cream cone cards! Adorable!

Pat Y said...

love the way yo used the same image so many different ways. Each one is as awesome the next.

The Hardy Stamper said...

A fabulous trio of cool cards!

croppinmama said...

Thanks for sharing not one but three great designs! Love all the sparkle and shine, too. Great use of the glitter paper.

Unknown said...

Cute ideas. Love the ice cream cones!

Janet's Joy said...

Okay now I want an ice cream cone!! Awesome cards!!

Misti said...

So cute!!!

Charlotte C said...

Love this ice cream cone die. I can see me using it often, from cards to scrapbook. Hope I win, too.

Becky S. said...

these look great! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jessica said...

Very cute cards! I love the ice cream cones.

TracyM #6773 said...

FUN & TASTY cards Barb!!!
LOVE the CUTE designs of each one and ALL of the techniques you have used to create them with the DELICIOUS flavours, shine & sparkle ... you have me intrigued about the 2nd card now, I LOVE it and NEED to learn MORE about how long it took to make and HOW you made it too!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and CRAFTY TEMPTATION :)

Unknown said...

Gosh, Barb, these art so inviting I almost wanted to like my computer screen, haha. I loved all three! I think I really want this ice cream cone die!

Carol said...

What a wonderful trio of cards, Barb! So much fun! Such a cute die set - bring on the party!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Love all of your cards- the Crystal Effects looks great on the first, the inlay within the circle inlay is awesome and love the spattering on the third.

Denise Bryant said...

Fun card ideas! Lovin' the ice cream cones die!

Pat Scambia said...

Cards are adorable.

Neesey said...

I am in love with this die. It is so amazing. Thanks for sharing your cards.

Bridget said...

Love all the ice cream cones and the shimmer and gloss you gave them.

pta4him said...

Love the ice cream cards. Thanks so much for sharing.

Unknown said...

Those are some cute cards!

bjmartin said...

Very cute - love the yummy ice cream cards!

Lynne in NI said...

Fab cards, I LOVE this ice cream die :)

Unknown said...

what a great ideas! I like seeing how you can use one stamp set for different cards!

Ria said...

Thank you Barb, I love your cards

nic_003_5 said...

love the sparkly icecream it looks scrummy

Jean M said...

such yummy cards!!

Unknown said...

Very nice

Teresa Ciarleglio said...

Really cute and sparkly cards!

zehra said...

Sweet cards, love the inlay

gabriella said...

Love the hi card with stacked ice cream

Unknown said...

Great cards. Those ice creams look good enough to eat :-)

stampinfun71 said...

these are all wonderful but I truly adore how you drew the lines in on your "sugar cones' they look so life-like and the glossy accents is so fun with these ice-cream stamps & dies! LOVE IT ALL!

Ruby Craft said...

Fun! Fun! Fun! Your cards are certainly cheerful, love the colors and your designs certainly show how versatile the parade set can be.

Unknown said...

Great cards!

calamity jane said...

Who doesn't love ice cream cones in the summertime??!!!! Or any time of the year for me!!!!!

PoJo said...

Love all your variations of ice cream cones! They are sooooo yummy!

Mary-Anne V said...

wonderful ice cream cards...love the glossy accents and sparkle on them.

Carol Held said...

Love the different ways you made ICECREAM more tantalizingly YUMMY! The one that took the longest, looks the YUMMIEST! Isn't that always the way it is? Lol TFS

Unknown said...

Your cards are amazing! Gotta love the new releases from SSS!

NatQuebec said...

Really cute and "delicious" cards ;-)

Unknown said...

All of the cards are so cute, but I love the rainbow colored one!

Lisa Wright said...

I'll be ordering this one for sure!! So many possibilities with the ice cream cone dies.

Kraftychick said...

Super ideas for this die - LOVE your use of colors and glittery paper and pens! TFS!

PROcreation Designs said...

I am a 'glitter girl' and so love these cards. I love the ice cream die/stamps and have already ordered them!

Unknown said...

Love the card with the wink of stella glitter pen. Thanks for sharing!

Ellen J. said...

Cute cards. I want an ice cream cone!

Unknown said...

I'm absolutely loving this ice cream die! These are so cute!

Unknown said...

Love the cards, they are so cute!

Karen said...

Love seeing the different ways you used the same thing.

Amy C. said...

These ice cream cone cards are irresistible! I love the sparkle and shimmer!

Unknown said...

How fun and festive your cards look. Now I need to have some ice cream, or even better these dies!

pcm said...

congrats barb! such fun new products! great cards!

Demonica said...

Nice cards!

Janis said...

The inlaid technique makes such a finished look to these super-fun and yummy cards!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Robin Cooper said...

Fun cards!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win some great stuff!!!

Anonymous said...

Love your ideas for the new stamp sets. The more I see them from the other "hop stops" I just HAVE to have that fish set! Great job and thanks for sharing.

Cindi said...

Your ice cream cards are a colorful, summery treat!

Jean Bullock said...

Love all the ice cream cone variations on your cards. Especially cool how you made the chocolate syrup on the last one. Love it.

Unknown said...

Adorable cards. Enjoyed your blog. It got my brain turning on what I could do. Thanks for sharing.

Sun Hee Metzger said...

love wink of stella pens - great cards!

CyndyBr7 said...

Wow! Another great use for those great ice cream cones! Thanks for the inspiration.

Donna said...

Enjoyed the different cards for showcasing the ice cream.

linf54 said...

Your cards are too cute, makes me want to have a cone right now!

C Aguirre said...

your ice-cream cones look so yummy!

Unknown said...

I simply adore that icecream die. You showed us that you can do so much with it. So cute! And it help that I'm a huge fan of icecream... just ask my fam :)

Dawn S. said...

Love all of the ice cream cones - the colour, shimmer and overall yumminess!!

Jen Hayes said...

Such a fun release! Love the ice cream parade!

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing Barb!

anni said...

Love all the cards! So cute!

Loly Borda said...

Fabulous showcase of the new products Barb! Love all of your ice-cream cards! TFS

craftycreationsbyniki said...

What great cards. I can't wait to get my hands on that die.

Unknown said...

Very cute cards. With the extreme heat we've been having, a bit of ice cream would go a long way! Thanks.

Karen Schroeder said...

So cool! I love how you made the ice cream in your first card!

Dawn T said...

just wonderful Barb. Your cards are all such neat samples for Simon Says. Stunning!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

I am loving the ice cream cone
wonderful projects thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

Marisol Benitez said...

WOW! You are so cool!

Cheri Burry said...

I love your ice-cream cards they are so cute!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Very, very pretty

Anita in France said...

Such cute cards, Barb ... love all that shimmer and shine! Anita :)

Unknown said...

This card makes you want to lick eat it. Love the way you used the glossy accents with the wink of stella.

C said...

love all your cards!

Kayla said...

These cards are so cute for summer!

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your YUMMY card. Love it.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Leanne said...

I love the rainbow cones on the first card!

Unknown said...

Cute cards! I absolutely love the Popsicle die!

Heather DePasquale said...

The simplicity and coloring of these cards make them so refreshing and inviting. Can't wait to get that ice cream set-AWESOME!

Marianne said...

Wonderful cards, Barb, and congrats on being invited to join the hop!

Unknown said...

I do love ice cream - our whole family adores ice cream so you know who now NEEDS the ice cream cone die! i love it!!

KFlaherty said...

All of your cards make the cones look so scrumptious!

Amber Sheaves said...

Lovely cards. I love that triple scoop though. YUM!

kathy e said...

Your cards are adorable--and I truly NEED that Wink of Stella pen!

Unknown said...

Love your ice cream cards, they look good enough to eat.

Quiche said...

Love all your clean and simple cards!! So much inspiration!

Kristen said...

I love the glittery ice cream!

Maria Giselle B. said...

Love the glittered ice cream card.

Anonymous said...

Great cards. Everything is so summery. We really need that after the winter most of us had.

Tigerberry said...

I just started using the Wink of Stella pens and love them, but never thought to add Glossy Accents on top of them.

Laura Capote said...

Adorable.

Unknown said...

Cute cards. I like the textures . Thanks for sharing

Janeen said...

i love the design of your second card

Laura Helen Lester said...

I love all the cards, but the first one is my absolute favorite! I love the glitter and glossiness of it!

DisenosdelCorazon said...

These ice team cones all look yummy. The chocolate dipped one is my favorite!

Annie A said...

I love this new release and love what you have done with it!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the rainbow card.

Hamutal Shafrir said...

Lovely cards! This new die is so versatile and you've showcased it beautifully :) Thank you for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Unique card designs. I loved them.

Angie M said...

So fun! Love the three cards you made! Love seeing the versatility of the sets

Trina said...

The ice cream cones look so yummy.

Torrie said...

Your cards are so different from each other and fun. The chocolate is a nice touch on that last one.

Unknown said...

Such fun cards. Love all the paper piecing.

Selene said...

Okay, now i want some icecream =)

Anonymous said...

You're making me hungry for ice cream! Perfect for Summer, Barb.

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards!! Thanks so much. I love the new products from SSS.

tara said...

Love all the cards.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful cards! This release is excellent!

Letty Abad said...

Great collection , thanks for the chance to win!

Letty Abad said...

Great collection , thanks for the chance to win!

Nicole said...

Wow! Your cards are fantastic! Love the glitter and glossy accents look!

byAnnette said...

Such fun cards!
The first one is my favorite with all the glossy flavors!

Unknown said...

These ice cream cards are so perfect for summer! The glitter is a great accent.

Tania said...

Those cards are great and give me yet another reason to add that die to my cart!

Lisa Savini said...

Simple and lovely cards. Great work!

Unknown said...

love your inlay die cutting technique- great colour combinations!

Ying said...

Love your fun cards!

Pat said...

These are all amazing!!!! Great job!

Unknown said...

Oh what beautiful and colourful cards!!!

Unknown said...

Hi Barb! Love what you did with the ice cream cones! This happens to be MY FAVORITE of all the releases! Nice card.

Janet said...

Totally awesome cards!!
Love all the new products!
~God bless~

Janet said...

Totally awesome cards!!
Love all the new products!
~God bless~

Liliana said...

Super cute cards!

Unknown said...

Love, love, love the glitter!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOW!! LOVING the New Release and the AMAZING Inspiration!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chances to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Susan said...

Love all the different ways to use the ice cream die and stamp set. Great cards! Loving this SSS release!!!

Carol McCready said...

Fantastic cards. The first one is my favorite.

Anonymous said...

Love these ice cream, great product release too. Love them

brenda said...

Love your cards - thanks so much for sharing them!!

Michelle said...

great cards!!!

Diane said...

So many ways to highlight the ice cream! I love all of the techniques! Thanks for sharing your designs.

Donna said...

Yummy cards! The ice cream cones have been very popular on this hop. Love how you made them sparkle. Thanks for the fun hop!

Jameela said...

Such a cute, cute card! Thank you for the chance to win!

Dinx said...

These cards are amazing, definitely good enough to eat. This is such a cute release from SSS.

Jennifer L. said...

Cute cards! Love all the shine and glitter, especially on the chocolate coating.

Unknown said...

I love the 3rd card. The other ones are adorable too! Thank you for sharing.

Unknown said...

Oh my I love your cards they are all so adorable and I love the ice cream stamp and die set so much...its so so cute.

Unknown said...

I love how you worked in Glossy Accents on these cards!

Small T said...

Really adorable cards! I love them! xo

wroberts2 said...

Love the ice cream cone parade die. How pretty with the glitter!

maria f. said...

Missed the hop but love 1) that you were in the lineup and 2) what you did with those sweet ice cream cones. My fave is clearly the rainbow array with all that lovely white space ;)

Helen Gullett said...

Barb.... you inspire me more!!! Love those ice cream cards!!!! They are cool!

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