Friday, March 10, 2017

Simon Says Stamp March Release Blog Hop!

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Hi there!  




Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp, March release blog hop! It's a fabulous release, filled with beautiful springtime products and it's appropriately called, New Beginnings. You can check out the full release here.

If you're following along the hop, you should've arrived from Kathy Racoosin's blog, The Daily Marker. Isn't she amazing? So crazy talented! If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, head over to the Simon Says Stamp blog here, to see the full list of designers.

Prizes:
Simon is giving away a $25 gift certificate at EACH STOP on the blog hop! They'll randomly select the winners from our comment sections over the weekend and will announce them on their blog, Tuesday, March 14th. So be sure to leave a comment below for a chance! 

I was lucky enough to be sent a couple of the new stamp and die sets to play with and I'm excited to share my cards with you today! The products I used are all listed at the bottom of the post.

First up is a set of four cards created using the adorable, Spring Seeds stamp and die set.





These sweet little images are so fun to color! I cut them all out using the matching die set and popped them up onto dry embossed panels from We R Memory Keepers, before adhering to the card bases. Images were colored with Copic Markers

For my next card, I used the fun, Artsy Flower Parts stamp and die set. There are so many possibilities with this one!




I used lots of yummy, Simon Says Stamp inks. I stamped my images, die-cut them with the matching dies and arranged them onto a Fog cardstock panel with foam adhesive. I also stamped some of the images onto the white card base, using Fog Ink. The sentiment is from Simon's, Choose Happy stamp set. I think the colored sequins add to the whimsical look of the card, don't you?


I love this release and ordered lots more products as soon as it went live! Couldn't help myself - spring is my favorite time of the year! (for weather AND stamping!)


Your next stop on the hop is my sweet friend, Shari Carroll! She is an amazing artist with such an eye for color and card design - I just know she'll wow you!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you're enjoying the hop! ♥




 

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Rema said...

Beautiful! Love the embossing.

Maaike Uijthoven said...

super cards esp the little frames with the deeply embossed backgrounds, simple and plain but not boring, certainly eye catchers, well done

Marie-Pierre said...

Great inspiration for the spring

sharon said...

What fun, happy and colorful cards. Then stamp sets and inks are exceptional.

Jane Oelfke said...

Love the dry embossing folders as your backgrounds - really sets off the images!

Deb said...

What a beautiful set of cards! This may be my favorite set!

Sharon said...

Such fun cards! Love the bunny! and like how you emboss the backgrounds - very striking.

justtommie said...

I love the artsy flower card so much, the colors are perfect!

Stanlee Runner said...

Love the use of the background embossing. Beautiful cards.

Anna Sigga said...

Beautiful cards - so elegant!

Carole Pelletier said...

I just love the flower card! And the background paper on the other ones.

Marcia said...

Very nice cards - thanks for sharing.

Nanc said...

Thanks for bringing a little bit of spring into this cold & windy day.

Candy said...

Artsy flowers are so cute

kirsten brindley said...

Love them all! Your work is beautiful!

Deeps said...

Love the seed cards with theembossed backgrounds and the whimsy flowers are fabulous.

Sandy said...

These are terrific cards, especially the Artsy Flower Parts stamp card.

Crystal said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards...I particularly like the embossing as a base for the focal items (I had completely forgotten about embossing!). These new sets have such wonderful florals in them, not to mention bunnies (yay!).

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh wow Barb, these are all awesome cards. I am especially partial to the first two. Great work!

TLady said...

Seeing your cards, helps me see the BEAUTY in CAS! I strive to learn it, but it seems to ESCAPE! LOL What GORGEOUS WORK!!!!!!!!!!! I have a question for you. What paper or embossing folder did you use on the card with the triangle background? I've been seeing it around, but can't find if it is a paper or an embossing folder! I LOOOOOVE IT! LOL KEEP UP THE WONDERFUL WORK!!! ;)

Hey Jude Cards said...

So cute! I always forget about my embossing folders!!!!!!

Kelcy Brianna said...

I love all of your cards! The gardening one is probably my favorite, as I just planted my seeds yesterday (a little late...oops). Spring is my favorite season and you captured the season so well with all of these cards!

Johanna said...

Great creations and many thanks for sharing your talent.

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful designs!!!!

Barb Ghig said...

You have definitely showcased the new goodies beautifully, Barb! Such charming and lovely spring cards!!!

Pam Thompson said...

Believe it, or not, this is my first blog hop! I’ve recently become interested in card making and paper crafting and am having a ball learning so many new things. Looking forward to following the linky list to the end to view everyone’s many talents. I love the Spring Seeds stamps.

Patty said...

Wow Barb!! So colorful & so cheery & so much fun!! Love them!!

Vonmariedesign said...

These cards are so pretty, love the designs and beautifully colored.

Metty Fredricks said...

Just precious. Thanks so much.

D Golly said...

What beautiful cards. thanks for the inspiration.

Scrappin2gether said...

Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing

Sladjana Perisic said...

The cards made with Spring Seeds stamp and die set is the best.

Carolee McCaslin said...

WOW your cards are all so wonderful!!! Love them and this new release:)

Pink Bunkadoo Paper wonderment said...

Excellent backgrounds

Diane z said...

Love the clean embossed backgrounds. And the bright artsy flowers. Such pretty cards.

Tracy Hawkins said...

Barb these are wonderful cards! Love these florals and the beautiful colours you have used x

Shirley N said...

Beautiful set of cards! Love your embossed backgrounds and pretty colors!

Cindaku said...

I like how you colored the Spring Seeds stamps and the embossed backgrounds.

Meghan Peterson said...

These cards are so pretty! Love the pretty coloring on the clean dry embossed background. And also love how you used those folk-y florals - so beautiful!

Dawn Jones said...

I love the seed cards. I am really enjoying all the different ways to use these amazing new products from SS.

Michelle Adams said...

I love the quirky flower card.

Lacey said...

Love these cards and the contrast of the images on the white and using the embossing folders! So beautiful!!

Maureen Mumpton said...

My favorite is "Happy Looks Good on You".

Deb Kane said...

Everything is soo beautiful, so hard to choose just one.

Krista Schneider said...

Love the textured backgrounds - compliments the images so well. Nice!

gardener said...

I am just goofy silly over those little rain boots . Love how you showcased that set

Abby said...

Love the embossed backgrounds.

Scrappin2gether said...

My first blog hop. Loving it. So many pretty cards, so many great ideas

Megan said...

Fun, happy colors with the artsy flowers!

kathymcc said...

I love your cards, Barb!

Debi Vintinner said...

Love your cards!!So cute!!!

Phyllis said...

These cards are all so pretty. The images really pop on those embossed backgrounds. Clean and simple cards are my favorites.

Ann Meyer said...

These make me long for Spring!

Deedee Maldy said...

Barb, I'm so glad you used the artsy flower stamp set. I really wanted to see what it would look like all stamped out. Also wondering what kind of paper you used for the embossed pannels. Tjey look so white and crisp.

Sue Rose said...

Beautiful cards. Love them all and this release!

Veronica Hunt said...

These are so cute. Love the way you colored them with a simple background

Amy C. said...

Your clean designs and white embossed backgrounds really make your cards pop!

Z Sullivan said...

The seed stamp set looks great aginst those embossed bacgrounds. Thanks for the inspiration.

KarenB said...

I love the clean, fresh feel of your cards, especially the ones using the Spring Seeds stamps. Love the effect of the dry embossed backgrounds.

Carol Henderson said...

These cards are so sweet and cheerful. Perfect for spring, Easter or a party.

Susi K. said...

Beautiful choices for the BG dry embossing on your Spring Seeds card set!

WiscBecca said...

Oh I love those Artsy Flower parts images! So adorable - and you are right, could be used in so many different ways!

Charyl Hodges said...

Your cards are just so pretty.

Marie said...

They are simple but adorable; I really like them!

Pam D. said...

Great cards! The spring seed stamps stand out so well against the white embossed background. The artsy flower parts are one of my favorites in this release. Thanks for sharing.

noodles said...

Beautiful cards. Absolutly love the flower one.

Dana Joy said...

Oh Barb these cards are so awesome. This is have one amazing hop!

Beverly Perdue said...

Love the Spring Seeds stamp set. Great cards! I love your coloring.

The Crafty Critter said...

Wonderful cards! I love those cute little images on the first 4 cards. The last card is wonderful! Thank you for the inspiration to stamp the images in a neutral color on the card base!
-Miranda

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

5 beautiful cards with these gorgeous flower images! Love the white to show off the gorgeous colors!

Carmen Lalande said...

Love how your images pop on the embossed backgrounds! Thank you for sharing!

Ingrid said...

Such beautiful cards!! I love them.

Jbee said...

Very pretty and springy cards. Thanks for sharing

Maureen Chandler said...

Your cards are darling - thank you so much for sharing your talent!

Sarah Miller said...

Just beautiful! Spring is my favorite time of the year as well!

Carmela Hubler said...

I love all your cards. The one that really caught my eye was the one with the cute little rain boots. Also love the bunny!

Barbara Feldmann said...

The card are so cute...I love this stamp set. thanks for sharing

KayKreative said...

I really like the simplicity in your layouts. Also the flower cards is so fu!

Jeanette Ford said...

Pretty cards

Brandy said...

Adorable cards!

jenny said...

I love, love love the spring seed cards...delicate and understated! Beautiful!

Candy said...

Great cards!!

Gisèle Dumas said...

Makes me think spring might be around the corner. Love your cards.

bdconklin said...

The cards are so pretty. I love the embossed backgrounds. I need to use my embossing folders more often. Thanks for the inspiration.

Illustra Mistique said...

I love that beautiful white backgrounds with the colorful images and sentiments. Gorgeous!

Roz M. said...

I love your white-on-white backgrounds and beautifully coloured images - such a clean and pretty look!

Tanya Lochridge said...

I love the Flower Parts stamp -- as you said so many options! I also really like the background stamped with fog on the white paper. Just enough to give the white dimension. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

I absolutely love those stamps mounted on the embossed white, which really makes them pop! And your colorful floral assortment card made me just feel GOOD! Thanks for the inspiration in using some of the new release products!

Rose said...

Three lovely cards! Particularly love the Artsy Flower Parts & can see endless possibilities with this set. Love your colouring!

Kate said...

I love the use of white space!

Holly Pettingill said...

Your cards are simple but stunning. I love the subtle white textured backgrounds.

Kristie Maynard said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing them and your talent with us.

Melissa C said...

I love all the cards especially the Artsy Flower card! I bought that stamp and die set so I can't wait to play with it!

Becky M said...

Love that set of cards you did, and your Copic coloring/shading looks fantastic!

Cre8tive Crafter said...

Love your use of cream and white for contrast!!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Nice cards, all of them!

Betty said...

Beautiful cards and such a variety.

Arlene said...

Your embossed really make your stamps pop. Like the use of the fog ink. Beautiful coloring!

Debi Lowery said...

Really like these sets. Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing.

Anita Armstrong said...

The bunny is definitely my favorite love the cards

Marilyn Cruz said...

Wonderful cards. Great colors and they really say spring time. Thank you for sharing

Bridget said...

The set of 4 cards is adorable! The embossed background took a simple focal point and made it so elegant. Great job.

Regina girardi said...

Cute card and beautiful,love the embossed background.

Lindy said...

Love all of them, but always a sucker for bright florals.

Linda Carson said...

Love these delightful, springtime beauties!

Denise Bryant said...

Such sweet cards! These are a pure delight! Lovely images and embossed layers!

Billie A said...

Love the CAS look. Great colors and so ready for spring. Great embossed backgrounds. Beautiful cards.

Diane Manzi said...

I can't find the lady's name that I want to compliment!!! She is he first blogger who did the four related cards (BEAUTIFUL!!!) and then the single card!! I just ADORE that Easter card!!! I am going to try and duplicate something like that for all my sweet cuties that I send to for Easter!!! You win my vote for BEST SAMPLE MAKER!!!!

Dar said...

Such cute cards! Can't wait to try these stamps.

SMWhite said...

Love the embossing background...love the card.

StampinwithAloha said...

Lovely cards! I need to use my embossing folders! Thank you for the inspiration!

Karen Gerek said...

Great color choices. I loved the set of 4 cards - they're beautiful.

kristinasartcorner said...

Beautiful cards.I love embossed backgrounds. New SSS release is just adorable.Thanks for inspiration!

Anita in France said...

A collection of loveliness, Barb ... the textured backgrounds are fabulous! Anita :)

Dawn Young said...

Saw these on Instagram and love them!! So pretty!!

Billie A said...

Love your cards. those embossing folders add so much. The stamped images and colors are beautiful. Love this hop.

Joyce Casaldi said...

Very pretty!

Pip Lewer said...

Love all the cards especially the backgrounds.

Jillisgram said...

Very lovely cards!

Aroa said...

Me encanta el efecto "embossing" de la cartulina. Y los sellos coloreados resaltan aún más la sencillez de la tarjeta. El resultado es muy elegante y perfecto. ¡Me encantan!

Multiplicity Crafts said...

All of your cards were so adorable, Barb! TFS

Dana Driscoll said...

I just love these spring cards w embossing folders, sweet greenery. Thank you!

Pam S said...

Gorgeous!

rachelvass1982 said...

Love the clean simple fresh design of those spring cards!

FreeToBeMe..LisaJ said...

Bard,
Such lovely cards I love the whimsical flower card super cute.

Larisa said...

Brilliant ... Lovely cards ..

Irene said...

Barb, love your cards. The seed packet cards are fantastic with the embossed background!!

Sabrina Fioretti said...

Love your cards! This new release from SSS is terrific. Thank You for your blog!

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

WOW Barb these cards are fantastic!!!! I love the CAS style and that gorgeous pop from the embossing!!! Remember that every Friday a new anything goes challenge goes up on my blog and you should definitely start linking up your beautiful work. We have sponsors every week and lots of prizes!
Have a great weekend!!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Sherry said...

Great cards!!!

Colleen Howell said...

Love them both but the first set is my favorite, I am in love with this set.

Roberta Miga said...

Love your choice of combing texture with the simple spsring themed stamps. Gorgeous

impersenal said...

i have so many flower stamps but i simply must have the artsy flowers set. love the cards :)

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Wow. Your cards are so pretty. I like the spring look of all your coloring.

Annie Solomon said...

I absolutely LOVE the simplicity of your cards. The tone-on-tone backgrounds are fabulous and really make the color pop. Fantastic.

Scrapendous said...

great cards!

Carol Garcia said...

Cute layout and stamps!

Busy Faith said...

love the rainboots

Pam said...

love your cards....thanks for sharing with us!

ellenmcrawley said...

You have convinced me that I need this stamp set! Great cards.

Dale or Linda Elston said...

love this stamp and die set great for this time of year

Jan G. said...

So very cute....can't decide which one I like best.

SueB said...

pardon the drooling here, but that artsy flower card where you stamped the flowers in fog as your background?! oh my! thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

teresa currie said...

Love your dry embossing and your sweet coloring! You really are a master at card design!! :)

Tammy J said...

I love the cards and the embossing folders. They make the cards stand out.

Denise K said...

Love your spring cards. These are soo pretty!!

Viera Mosberger-Uvacek said...

Lovely creative way with the embossed backgrounds. Love the cards.

Danielle Dietz said...

The Next Level embossing folders really make your cards pop! Love all of the designs.

Lagene said...

Beautiful cards!

Christi Steinbeck said...

these are just stunning! thank you for sharing!

Vidalia Pimentel said...

So cute!

Grace Tolman said...

I love the subtle design of the embossed backgrounds. Thank you for sharing.

Pam Evans said...

Love love love your style.

barbara macaskill said...

LOVING the simplicity of your cards! They are perfect just as they are and sure to make the recipient's day! TFS!

Lyn C. said...

Nice ideas! I love the embossed backgrounds!

Bunny Dobbie said...

Ooo! Love the spring stamps on the dry embossed cards! Really sets them off beautifully. Gorgeous work.

Moira OReilly said...

Your cards are just so sweet and pretty!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Jackie S said...


I absolutely love the embossing on your cards. Makes the images pop off the page

Patt H. said...

The new Spring Seeds set is wonderful! I love every one of your awesome cards! The Artsy Flowers are cute also but I think Spring Seeds is first on my list after seeing all your pretty cards!

NicoleN said...

Amazing & beautiful cards. I like the embossed backgrounds, makes the stamped image pop!

Berina RGA said...

Such lovely cards!! Love those embossed backgrounds! The simple design speaks for itself!

Stacy said...

I love your cards. I love the dry embossed backgrounds on white paper. Makes the images just pop!

Suzanne C said...

Barb these cards are all beautiful! I love how you framed with the embossed background and the beautiful images centered with beautiful pops of color!

Janie B said...

Love your cards. thank you for sharing your art!

Jenniferk said...

Really gorgeous cards, each of them is coloured so beautifully and I love the embossed white backgrounds! Your cards make me think and wish for spring, especially the last one, such funky, fun flowers.

Annette Reed said...

Very lovely cards. Love those embossed backgrounds. Thanks for the inspiration. I like Spring too.

{mc} said...

Beautiful cards!

Sheila H said...

I love these images - they look great with the embossed backgrounds.

Evelyn said...

I love your cards, very beautiful coloring.

Gwen said...

Your cards are beautiful, the epitome of CAS in my mind! Love them all.

S. Denise Z said...

Your cards are pretty. Stopping by did bring me a bit of joy today!

Amante del Papel said...

the emboss in the cards are perfect!!!beautiful cards

Rachel said...

Thanks for sharing!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love how some of the cards have a
"wreath" design.
Beautiful cards.
thanks for sharing.

Heather M said...

Love the polka dot galoshes!! Fabulous set of cards! Perfectly Springy!

sharpstamps said...

Lovely cards, great embossed backgrounds.

Linda M said...

Beautiful cards! Love all of them!

Rhonda Miller said...

These are all beautiful. I love the embossed backgrounds and CAS layouts.

Marianne said...

Wonderful cards. Love how the white embossed background makes the images pop. But your last card is my favourite!

Barbara Green said...

All of your cards are happy and very spring like. Really nice.

M Strach said...

Awesome :)

Debbie B said...

WoW your cards are amazing! Love those 3D embossing folders. I always forget to use them. Thanks for the reminder because they are perfect here. Loving this blog hop with all it's talent! Thanks for sharing yours!

Gail said...

Barb, these are super cute creations! thanks for sharping your art work and talent on this hop! Blessings, Gail

Tasha Vovchuk said...

Such a joyful cards! I love the textured background against those pure images!

jandbspiegel said...

Great cards - I especially like the "artsy" flowers - so colorful and cute.

Laura P said...

Love the subtle embossed background on your first cards

Natalie said...

Your cards are wonderful. I love the theme of the set with the different backgrounds. All so pretty. Thanks for the inspiration!

emma sleppy said...

Wow love this blog hop and your cards too!

Keely said...

Absolutely love the Artsy Flower card! Great color & what fun!

Denise Ward said...

I love the various backgrounds you used on the Spring Seeds cards. They really allow these smaller scale images to take center stage and shine as they should. They are such cute designs and I especially love the bunny and the boots! :) The other card is cheerful and encouraging, so I really like ti, too!
There is just a lot of variety in this SSS release and I think everyone can find something to love and use!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love the simplicity of these. Pinned them!

Spirit Eagle said...

I love the artsy floral! So, so adorable!

NatNatBot said...

Thank you for sharing such beautiful CAS cards that are so inspiring.

Sandy Small said...

Cute cards! The textured backgrounds were great!

Karen Baughman said...

I'm inspired by your embossed backgrounds and the fog ink on the white background.

Sue Smith said...

Oh my golly !! What beautiful cards. I love the embossed backgrounds. Great job.

Kurtzweil's said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Tess L said...

Lovely Spring cards! very sweet!

Wedan Family said...

Beautiful cards. I love how you put the stamped image on a embossed background

Kit A said...

Beautiful cards! They make me happy. I am ready for spring.!

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