Tuesday, September 2, 2014

STAMPtember 2014 Blog Hop!

Hello!  



Welcome to another stop on the Simon Says Stamp, STAMPtember 2014 blog hop! If you've been following along, you should have just come from the sweet and talented, Laurie Willison's blog, Soapbox Creations. If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, head on over to the Simon Says Stamp blog where it all begins.

Before I share my cards, you should know that Simon Says Stamp is giving away a prize pack of a selection of items from our STAMPtember® giveaway stash at each stop on the hop! That's 19 chances to win!! So make sure you leave a comment at each stop to better your chances of winning. The giveaways for the prize packs will close at 6:00pm EST on Thursday September 11, 2014 and the complete winners list will be posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Friday September 12, 2014.


Okay, let's get started! I was sent some wonderful products to play with and boy, oh, boy did I ever have fun! I've created eight cards - I just did not want to stop playing.

The first few cards showcase the fun, Deco Tree Die set. It has such a brilliant design.


It's a really simple card, using the negative portion of the die-cut. This card could be easily mass produced for your Holiday card making. The Merry Christmas die comes in the set too. Here's a close-up so you can see just how cool it is.

I gently pulled up the swirls for a fun effect - isn't that neat?!

This next card uses the same tree die but with the positive die-cut. I also added a bit of dimension in the background using the Zig Zag Dots Stencil and some Texture Paste from Ranger. The Sentiment is from the new, Ornaments set.


And another close-up:



One more creation using this die. It's a gift tag.


I wanted to try the inlaid die-cutting technique with the tree and to make it stand out more, I added the white outline with a Signo Gel Pen. So, both the positive and negative die-cuts were used on the tag - so fun!

I have an elegant card to share next.


This is such a beautiful stamp set. It's called Ornaments and it comes with five different ornaments and some wonderful sentiments too. I embossed everything on this card in Ranger's Princess Gold Embossing Powder. See that swirly wire? That's one of the stamps included in this set.

Here's another fun card using the same set. 


I used the smallest ornament and stamped it with various pigment inks, then added Glossy Accents to each one for some shine.



The wires were stamped with Staz-On Silver Metallic Ink and the sentiment is from the Deco Tree Die set, this time cut from black cardstock.

There is another new stamp set called, Presents and Ornaments. I wanted to use a different image from the set, other than the presents, to show you how it can be used for other occasions besides Christmas and/or birthdays. There's an open circle image and I thought it would be fun to white emboss it several times and do some water coloring.


Isn't that fun? The large, Thank You sentiment is from the Many Thanks set. There are so many sentiments in this set - all with different fonts. It's difficult to see in the photo but inside some of the circles there's a teeny, tiny "Thanks" with a heart, which is also included in the set.

Are ya still here with me? Sorry it's getting long but just a few more. This next card was created with the new, Sketched Trees stamp set, along with the matching, Trees and Trunks die set.


After cutting out the trees, I decided I wanted the inner portion of them smaller, so I just used a scissors to make the adjustment. The background was created using that awesome, Zig Zag Dots Stencil again, along with Iced Spruce Distress Ink and water. I love how it turned out! The small, Love, Peace, Joy sentiment is from the Ornaments set.

Okay, two more. It's time for something other than Christmas. Are ya ready for some fruit?


Isn't that pear image adorable? It comes in a set called, You're So Sweet and I love it! I stamped the image with Archival Black Ink then did a bit of water coloring. I added some splatters and the Thank You sentiment and it was done - so easy!

There is a cherry image in the same set that I love even more than the pear. Take a look.


I did some more water coloring for this one - on the cherries and the background. And don't ya just love that sentiment? This set comes with many more images of fruit and four more sentiments.

Okay, that's it. (I'm sure you're all saying, "Finally!") Sorry my post was so long but I wanted you to get a good idea of how fun these new products are to play with. And there are sooo many more in this release. You can check them all out, together on one page, here.

Your next stop on the hop is Suzanne Dahlberg's blog, Freshly Noted. She creates such beautiful cards, I know you'll love what she has to share.

There's lots more fun coming our way this month, so be sure to check in often at the Simon Says Stamp blog!

Thanks so much for hopping along today! And Happy STAMPtember!!! ♥
 
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MyLittleBlueDog said...

Love the tree die.

Annette Allen said...

wow all of these are outstanding.. makes me want to start making my Christmas cards.. thanks for the inspiration..

Iva said...

great cards!

Katuan said...

I love this tree, great Card :)

Teodora said...

The Sketched Trees card is so lovely !

Elizabeth Campau said...

Wow Barb you very been very busy:) Love your cards and the variations:)

Ruth Anne M said...

Wonderful ideas.

Lucinde said...

Love the dotted backgrounds

~yIpPi3~ said...

Great cards!

dija farukee said...

Wow wowww. You outdid yourself. These new products are sure so fun, and have so many possibilities. I can see so many different things in my head using these dies and stamps. Thank you for the inspiration, lady.
Dija

Laura Turcotte said...

Yowza! You were busy! With all those new fun supplies, I would be happy and busy, too! You did an amazing job!

Laura C. said...

Lovely cards!!

tycodmom said...

You shared so many wonderful cards! Thank you for the inspiration.

Danie Bingham said...

wow!! that's a lot of inspiration !! fantastic thank you! fab release and giveaway!!

Hanne said...

So many gorgeous cards! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

cardsbymo.com said...

Don't apologize for making so many gorgeous cards! Each one is amazing!

Murtuza said...

Awesome Cards, I can only imagine how excited you must have been with the entire goodie box... Your cards are Fab. TFS

Heather Parry said...

What beautiful cards! I especially like the use of the stencil and the deco tree die.

Lynn said...

You've been busy and I love them all. Way to rock the new goodies Barb!

Kristie Goulet said...

WOW! Awesome eye candy here Barb. Great job!

Kathy S said...

Love the curly cut out tree card the best. Really fun.

Асель Бапанова said...

I love ALL of your cards!

Pippa67 said...

O wow Barb, you made so many beautiful cards. My favorite is the one with all the colored lights. I just love cards with some bright colors.

Liz Lumsden said...

Wow!You went crazy creative with your wonderful cards and tag! Love them.

camcas said...

Love the Christmas lights

Enfys said...

Fab cards Barb, I've fallen in love with your gold ornaments card, that swirly twine stamp.......!

Shannon Payne said...

Your designs are so classic - I can't wait to get started on holiday cards ;)

cissi said...

Love your cards Barb, that christmas tree die look awesome!

Vintagehandmade said...

Great cards! Cool!

Nancy said...

I like the Merry Christmas Small ornament card! They remind me of the old Christmas lights!

Sheila H said...

Your cards are absolutely amazing!

Beth H. said...

Wow! You really went to town with all the new products. Love the inspiration!

the primitive country bug said...

You have been busy!! Love all your fabulous cards!

Marika (MeandMinimegrafting) said...

Lovely cards!

Elisabeth Bowring said...

I love all of your modern Christmas card ideas!!

Ruby N said...

lovely cards!

Skraperella said...

You have been busy! Love all your cards Barb

Jingle said...

These are very cute cards!

Ela G said...

So many great ideas, wow, I am speechless. I especially love the negative tree, and that you used the ornaments as light bulbs for a non-Christmas card.

Love
Ela

Jan G said...

What cute cards! They look like you had tons of fun making them.

Beth Noble said...

Wow! So many great cards! I love the myriad looks you get from the Deco tree die!

Holly said...

I LOVE LOVE your creations!

Leslie said...

OMGosh you did have fun! These are lovely! I'm loving this release!

danni reid said...

Love all your cards especially your colorful ornaments card! You've put me in a Christmas-y mood:)

Sherrie said...

I really love the all over ornament card, very creative and festive. Love this release from SSS. :)

Stacey Heath said...

cute ornaments

Imke said...

My favorite is the one with the golden ornaments. It looks so elegant.

Barb said...

Wow! Thanks for all the ideas with the new collection. Love all the new stamps!

Sandie said...

Fantastic, thanks so much for sharing with us. cheers :)

Extrapale said...

Some great card designs here :D I especially like the stringed ornaments card! Very inspired right now! Lucy x

Chriss Blagrave said...

Amazing post Barb! Love all of the different creations you have shown us today!

Cecilie @ancema.dk said...

You've really gone to town with this release - so many stunning projects. Thank you for sharing.

sueincanada said...

Love all these cards and such a variety.

Tricia Newcomer said...

Those are all super cute! Love the swirl tree!

CraftyPaws said...

WOWsers you have been busy! Thanks for so many wonderful illustrations of how to play with these stamps and dies. I esp. love the one with the holiday light bulbs that you inked up and Glossy Accented (is that a verb?). LOL TFS Hugs, Kristina

tolebear lucy said...

What a great, fun and fresh way to use the new products. Thank you for sharing!

Amy McCue said...

I love that die cut tree. I Like the negative as well as the positive. It is so cool!

Tammy Mohr said...

You certainly have been busy. I love your cards and thanks for all the inspiration. I love the u ique ways you utilized the various parts of the die cuts. My favorite card is definitely the last card with the trees. But I really like the swirly tree die.

Lauren said...

These cards are so cute. This whole release looks like a lot of fun to play with.

Tammy Applegate said...

Great cards. Love the fruits. Thank you so much for sharing.

mbchetti said...

Cute cards. Like how you pulled the spirals of the tree up. Thanks for the chance...

louann said...

Fun ideas, great cards. Thanks

Cassandra Duchaine said...

Love these sleek, modern cards!

bbp said...

All of the cards are beautiful. I especially love the texture paste on the zigzag stencil. And pulling up the spirals on the tree in the first card!

Kim Mc said...

So many beautiful cards. Think I like the elegant gold one and the string of lights the best though. Can't wait to get started making these.

Dee dee said...

Wow, you were busy! Love all of the inspiration. Thanks!

Marlene Raygoza said...

Wonderful cards!

Tami B. said...

Why would you say, sorry for this post being so long, when it is filled with so many fantastic cards for us to see?! Outstanding job on all.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Wow! Amazing cards Barb. The elegant die-cut tree is so pretty. The Christmas light card is my favorite. So colorful!

Mary Duffek said...

Oh my word.... Love all of your cards and you out did yourself with all of your beautiful cards.

Chris' Creative Thoughts said...

Stamptember my favorite time of year. Thank you.

Stephanie Rodgers said...

So many beautiful cards! You were busy!

Natasa Kazmer said...

Loved them, pined them :)

Althea said...

All the cards are so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Natalie said...

wow you've been busy! love each and every card you made, I am really loving the aqua and white for Christmas!

Gabriela Seminario said...

Great cards, thank you for the ideas!

Kailash said...

Wow Barb, you showcased these products so creatively, each card is simply fabulous!!!

Stephanie R/S said...

Wow so many awesome cards I really luv the texture on the one using the chevron stencil n swirl tree

Katie Kinde said...

Thanks for all the inspiration!

joy said...

Your cards are awesome, Barb! I can tell you had fun playing with these new products and that you put a lot of thought into your designs. Great work!! Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Barb Ghig said...

No need to apologize for the long post, Barb! You have created eight really AMAZING cards! I can't even choose a favorite, because they are all so beautiful!

This was an awesome showcase of the new stamps and dies! Thanks so much for sharing your creations with us!

Lyn said...

Great cards! Each and every one of them was just fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration!

Vicki S said...

Very clever design!

Brianna Richardson said...

The stringed lights are my favorite! The colors on the white background is beautiful!

dedesu3 said...

Love those trees on the first cards.

forpahl5 said...

Wow you have been busy! love your ideas! Thanks for sharing them!

Di W said...

Lovely cards. I especially like the swirl tree die.

chera said...

I can't even pick which one I like the most!!! But I love how you showed so many different styles with the tree die!!!

Katrina McElhinney said...

I loved the card with the negative part of the die cut. Not sure I would have thought to use it that way.

candlesinthegarden said...

So many beautiful cards Barb! Love the simplicity of the first one with the die-cut tree and sentiment ;-)

Lenora Clark said...

All your cards are wonderful. Now I want these dies and stamps!

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! All beautiful cards!! The Deco Tree die is super!

ovidiusmd said...

Great ideas!

luluvision said...

Wow! That's a lot of cards! I can't decide which is my favorite! They all have something special. Thank you for sharing these with us!

scrapingalmutz said...

Love this tree die!

Barbara M. said...

Great cards, I especially like the Christmas lights! So cute!

Sam Olden said...

Wow, so many ideas. Love the sting of lights

Alanna said...

WOW, you've been busy. What a bunch of great cards.

icardeveryone01 said...

Holy moly, you have really gotten the creative mojo going at full-speed-ahead!! Barb, I couldn't begin to pick a fave [okay maybe I LOVE the ornaments with the silver swirly-twirl-y wire]...but, know this: you've made my shopping decisions much easier =]
Michele

SueZee Alg said...

You really outdid yourself. First I said "I want the Deco Tree Set" then "I want the Ornaments" and I went on and one. I really like your first card for Christmas mass-producing. Simple, elegant and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Betty Keefe said...

WOW - your really went to town with these great new stamps - the christmas tree ones with the various ways you used the die are fantastic!!!

Louise said...

Love the new release. Your cards are just great as always. I am such a fan of all your work.

Tracy Hiatt Grice said...

How lovely--your sense of layout is unique. Thanks for your nice work!

karen said...

Hi Barb~ what cute cards and the string of Christmas lights card is my favorite! Thanks for the inspiration : )

Glorie said...

Fabulous projects. Love the card with all the circles.

Alex said...

I love these cards !

Bev Hill said...

All your cards are amazing, impossible to pick a favorite. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jacki said...

I really like how you used the open circled stamp and the you are so sweet stamp set..

Lynnea Hollendonner said...

So many cards! I love the pears and the cherries! And the trees on the snow bank!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

I love that tree die. Just adorable

mikeslittlesis said...

All of your cards are fantastic.

Tammy J said...

WOW u went above and beyond. But my favorite is the Christmas lights. I just love it. They all are very nice and I would love to get anyone of them. You done a good job. TFS

Tanja said...

great cards and I really got to start with my Christmas cards :o) I am a bit nervous now

Sharie said...

Awesome cards!! love the Ornament cards..

Bev said...

Wow. So many cute and pretty cards. Thanks for all the great ideas.

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Fun and modern, love them.

Katy Elliott said...

That tree die is going to have to come home with me! xx

Natalia V said...

I love the festive colors! A great way to brighten up the day!

Christy said...

The pear card is my fav! Gorgeous work!!

Rosemary said...

what a wonderful set of cards, barb!!

Alma Dirpaul said...

Wow, you've been busy. Nice cards.

Scrapthat said...

WOWZA girl!! Someone was having fun and was inspired! Awesome work TFS

Amanda Farhang said...

The pear card is my fave! Love the colors!

Vesna said...

So many great cards, you have been busy :-D.

Natalia V said...

Amazing colors! Just right to brighten up the day!

Ginny Diep said...

So simple, yet so elegant! I love the cards and how wonderful they look!

Eva Mcr said...

I love the diecut of the christmas tree! so cute! you're very talented

Sue McRae said...

What a wonderful array of cards Barb! Looks like you had a lot of fun playing with the new release!

Laura in CT said...

So many great cards! I really like how you used the zig zag dots stencil.

Marcela Mock said...

AMAZING CARD! sorry for the cap! but is soooooo amazing!

Rita Wright said...

Great way to showcase that tree die. I love the cards with the fruit though! I might need that one first. ;)

Carol Doggett said...

Sooo many wonderful project...and a very generous giveaway!! TFS!

Susi Kelly said...

I can tell you're definitely smitten with these lovely new Simon Says Stamp products (I am too!) - gorgeous set of cards!

Annan said...

Lovely cards. All of them. You can never have too many ideas!

obee said...

You sure have been busy!! Clever ways to use that tree die... love the soft colors.. but you made that pear really speak to me! Looks like another addition to my shopping list!

Camilla said...

Fab selection of cards! Love that funky Christmas tree!

tanzi blue said...

Great holiday cards.

Chruss said...

Wooohooo, so many cards and new ideas! They're lovely, can't pic up any fav!

Nancy K said...

Awesome cards, Barb!! I love the Christmas lights card, it's so festive and fun!

Lisbeth Rimmer said...

I find all your cards amazing

kristinbfiore said...

Love the use of the princess gold embossing powder

Michelle said...

Wow.... you were busy/inspired! Beautiful projects with lovely color and detail!

MMSacca said...

Awesome ideas... Someone was a busy beaver... Loving that deco tree...

judy said...

Beautiful cards, Barb; I especially love the first one with the Deco Tree!

AScrapOfKindness said...

You are such an enabler. Your awesome creations make me want to purchase everything! Stencils are one of my favorite tools and I love your use of it. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

Vikki Hein said...

thanks for all the ideas on the new products, Barb. love those dies~

Kari V. said...

So many beautiful projects!! You are awesome to showcase so many of the new products for us! I can see that I'm going to absolutely need that zigzag dot stencil.

Roxanne Anderson said...

Wow thanks for all the great options you provided, both Christmas and thank you cards. I like the simple but cute cherry card and the teal Christmas card stands out for me too.

Eva said...

Your cards are beautiful!

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

My favorite in the new release is the Presents & Ornaments stamp set.

Noreen said...

Your cards are all interestingly unique - I love your use of the positive and negative.

Noreen
Crafty Journal

Susan Lang said...

You outdid yourself! So many beautiful cards.

Nicole Schick said...

I love the ornaments and lights!

Christine R. said...

Wow, so many great cards! And they are all so unique, especially the variety of uses for the Christmas tree die.

Cathy Homan said...

All the cards are wonderfully inspiring. Love the use of the Chevron embossing folder. Sure gives an illusion of snow falling.

Lillian Ostergaard said...

Wow! So many cards, so much inspiration--you just went to town! Thanks so much...

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! So much eye candy here to see! Every one has a special detail to it I don't know where to begin! You've done a beautiful job with showcasing the new products here! Thanks for sharing! Hugs - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Sue McW said...

Great cards!! All are beautiful!!

Terrie said...

All of these cards are stunning!

Yukari Y. said...

Love all of your creations! I especially love the way you used the texture paste on the second card, so pretty!

Gail Mc Nerney said...

Love the tree die...great use of die parts...so very cool....colorful ornaments and light bulbs....Great job!!

Unknown said...

I loved the colorful bulbs one, the glossy accents really make them look like light bulbs.
Nabile S

Unknown said...

What great cards. So fun and cheerful. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

MaryAnnHT said...

Beautiful---ALL of them! Great design, beautiful color choices and love the use of the negative from a die cut. I'm inspired. Thanks for sharing.

Diana Hadler said...

So fun and elegant! Perfect for different occasions!

Cathy Barbera said...

So many great cards. Love the tree die!

Michal Chapman Ramsey said...

love how you used the Deco Tree Die - thanks for sharing

Phyllis said...

One card is prettier than the next! Love the idea of using both the die cut and the negative to create 2 different cards.

Susan C said...

Wow what great cards! Especially love the tree die.
Thanks

Sharon Hayes said...

Love using the negative of the tree die. Simple but elegant card.

Tekie Tai said...

Oh.My.Gosh!!!! It went from great to fabulous

gypsyrover2006 said...

So many ideas. So creative. Thanks for sharing. :)

Patty said...

WOW!! All spectacular cards!! Thanks so much for showing us just how creative you can get with the new release!!

Sweet Kobylkin said...

Barb, thank you for demonstrating the new products. Love your pears, this stamp set goes on to my wishlist!

Sue D said...

Wow--you have been busy creating! Love the different ways you used the deco tree die.

Valerie said...

Wow, Barb, you outdid yourself!!! Such great examples. Thanks for the inspiration.

Terri said...

Absolutely beautiful cards. Looks like you had fun creating them!

Monica P said...

Wow, you had so much to share with us today, thank you so much. The simple pear card was my absolute favorite. Thanks for the chance to win.

Pam T. said...

Love the tree die! All of your cards are beautiful. Thanks for all of the inspiration from the new release.

Tigger's Mom said...

These are beautiful -- thanks for sharing!

Sharon Humber said...

Oh my gosh! So many cards! Wow, lots of inspiration here! Huge thanks!

Iris said...

Super cute projects - love the tree die.
isoscia at aol dot com

happyscrap said...

I love the clean lines of your cards! They are beautiful!
Martha from Norman

Scrapnbug C said...

Love your cards!!!! I would love the chance to try out some of Simon says products!!!!

BunnyD said...

Great idea to make use of the positive and negative of the tree. Super cards.

Cindy Lovell said...

WOW Barb,all of your projects are awesome! You have been one busy bee! Great job on showcasing this new awesome release!!
Have a fantastic day,
Cindy

Swh2013 said...

So fabulous! I love love all the cards!

Shirley said...

Barb,
Beautiful cards...love the zig zag background.

Sherry Leimgruber said...

These are so beautiful.

Terri E. said...

Tons of cards. Great inspiration

Melissa F said...

Love the spiral tree cards one using negative and the other the positive image, brilliant! Love the inlaid technique too and that zig zag stencil I gotta have.

Terry Morrow said...

wow all the new dies are awesome. Love your cards.

Carol Didier said...

Wow, Barb - you sure were creative with all your cards. I must admit a special love for the Deco Tree with its swirly bits.

Linda T said...

Oh my way beautiful cards. I just love all of them. The first one is so nice anc clean looking. Love the tree die. I just love the dot stencil which you used the embossing paste. Have this on my wish list and I was waiting to see what it would look like. I knew someone would be using it. Love the look. I really like the whole gold card. The ornament look so nice this way. The glossy accents on the bulb card just make these beautiful colored bulbs stand out so nicely. Thank you for sharing all you're wonderful ideas. Very nice cards.

unsainctified said...

I must say this is my favorite stop on the hop so far! I love each of your cards!!

marylouh said...

the cards are all so fun.
Love the negative cut of the christmas tree with the spirals pulled up. that one caught my eye but everything is wonderful.
thanks for sharing.

Jannette Davis said...

Wow! Beautiful work. Thanks for all your inspiration.

Martine Dubé said...

Beautiful cards!!!

sandysewin said...

What beautiful cards, so elegant. Thanks for the chance to win!

CandyW said...

Love, love, love your cards!!!

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