Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Playing With Simon Says Stamp's, "You Have My Heart" Release

Hi there crafters!

I've got a bunch of cards to share with you today, using some new stamps and dies from the Simon Says Stamp, You Have My Heart Release.

Retirement sure does fit me well! I knew I'd have more time to create but I'm loving it even more than I thought I would! Now if I could just stop creating and get this house in order - lol!

I know many of you have seen Simon's newest release. If not, head over here to check it out! It's awesome! 

Here are the cards I've created recently.
Is this not the cutest set? Seriously love it! I's called Stacking Animals and they are so fun to color!
 


This Scribble Heart and Arrow die set is really cool! Had to create a shaker card with it! 



And then there's the Heart Breeze die! So intricate and pretty! I used foil cardstock for this one. Simple but effective!



The Roses For You stamp and die set was created by the amazing and talented Shari Carroll and it is gorgeous! This one in blue . . . 



 . . . and one in pink. :)




Okay, I'll be honest. This card took me FOREVER! I know it looks simple but . . . yikes! I used one of the two heart dies from the set, Heart Duet (from their Diecember release.) Then I added all those tiny flowers and leaves from the Mini Flowers and Leaves die set. I DO love how it turned out and it's another shaker - yes! *fist pump*


 
This last one is from Simon's Diecember release but I wanted to share it too. I love playing with watercolors to create fun backgrounds! I added the fabulous and popular, Stacked Hearts die. I cut it apart and offset the different pieces on the panel. And that sentiment? Love it! It's the Painted Hugs die.

Whew! Thanks for hanging in there with me - that was quite a few cards! In the future, I'm hoping to post more often here on my blog with only a card or two at a time. We'll see if that happens - ha! 

I always appreciate your visits and love reading your comments! Thank you for stopping by! ♥

 

22 comments:

TK said...

Man oh Man!! What pure gorgeousness! Love all of them, but I may have to CASE a few...

Barb Ghig said...

Happy Retirement!!! I'm so glad you have more time to 'hang out with us', Barb! Your water coloring is amazing, and your shaker cards are gorgeous! I love how you played with all the new stamps and dies...putting a few on my wishlist, for sure! Thanks so much for sharing all of these beauties with us!

Lin said...

So glad to hear you're enjoying your retirement, Barb! I love the cards you've been making - my favorite is that heart with little blue flowers! Couldn't be more darling!

Lynn said...

So happy you are easing right into retirement. You have been a busy bee..and I am in love with all your cards. Shows how versatile your style is. Love them!

Cat Craig said...

Congratulations on your retirement...isn't it wonderful to be able to pick and choose what you fill your day with? Enjoy it it is well earned.

You have created a fabulous grouping of cards here. Each one is so perfectly designed, and brings a smile. Wonderful way to show off those Simon's products.

Karen B. said...

Your rose cards are just gorgeous and you can tell they are made with love. That fisrt card is so cute! Glad to hear you get time to create....I am just finding time for myself again.

Sue McRae said...

What a fabulous mix of cards Barb! I really do love those cutie animals on the first card, they make me smile! Glad you are enjoying retirement!

maria f. said...

Well congrats on your retirement! I'm sure the flowers miss you but I bet you're just fine without them ;) Love all these, especially the first (the dots on the elephant!) and last (wow that color). Enjoy your "free" time!

Greta said...

Retirement obviously suits you, Barb! Terrific cards--love them all, but the first shaker has my heart! Love the new release--more for my wishlist!

Dawn Turley said...

what a bunch of amazing cards Barb. You have been a busy beaver.

Barb said...

Beautiful job, Barb. Love your cards!

I Card Everyone said...

Barb the house will wait until Winter is over! This is YOUR time, and you've made all these lovelies happen! I think we are all going to enjoy your retirement! LOve Shari's stamp set - putting it to use today!
=]

CinnamonSally said...

Retirement is amazing isn't it. Not sure how I ever had time to work lol!! My you have been busy with all these cards Barb and they are all so pretty. I really love your shaker card!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb so many gorgeous cards! I love all the fabulous techniques!

Shirley said...

Oh WOW!! Love all the cards...all beautiful, colorful, great design and rally AWESOME.

Cindy C. said...

The string of beautiful cards is proof that you're enjoying your retirement creating!! The house isn't gonna go anywhere, I'd say take your time on that! :D

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Wonderful batch of cards, Barb! Especially love the hugs card with all the hearts - great background!

Martha said...

WOW, Barb, what lovely cards you've created. Each one has your special touch.

ENJOY your play time. You've certainly earned it.
HUGS! ♥

Yolanda Garrido said...

These bunch of cards are really gorgeous!!! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

donna mikasa said...

Love all your creations, Barb, but you can probably guess which one is my fave--the last one with all it's inky goodness! And what a gorgeous color combo!

Virginia Lu said...

Looks like retirement is treating you VERY well, Barb! I kept coming back in the last few weeks and finally got to see your latest blog post today. I adore the first scene card that you created. The rest of the cards are full of delight and wonder. Hope you post more!

Nancy said...

I saw some of these on Flickr and had to stop by! Such beautiful cards, Barb! So happy you are enjoying retirement! My advice, "Just let the house go!"