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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Joan V said...

Love that darling spring set of cards. The Artsy Flower card is awesome. Looks like so many possibilities with that set.

CinnamonSally said...

Wow Barb your cards are stunning, I love all the new products but I think the Artsy Flowers are my favourite.

Laurie said...

Love the white backgrounds/edges so the coloring really pops out!

Joan said...

Ooh, these cards are so pretty...love the colorful flowers and sentiment. I purchased the flower set, but now I want the rest. Thanks you.

Shillig Family said...

I love the white backgrounds with the texture on them. Very cute!

Kim Bennett said...

I love your cards...thank you for sharing!!!!!!!!

Sally Ann Bird said...

Wow! Your cards are so sweet and beautiful! They make me happy! Thanks for sharing!!

Rachel Groner said...

The seed cards are so cute, love the embossed backgrounds

Lisa K said...

Love the spring seed cards! The embossed backgrounds add such a dimension to these cards. I like the other card with the artsy flowers. Very different from anything I create. Seems unexpected.

Em said...

Just love that Spring Seeds stamp set and coordinating dies. Sweet.

Scrapthat said...

Oh man Barb!......LOVE LOVE LOVE your cards girl!! TFS :D

Nox said...

Beautiful cards - I love them as panels on the embossed backgrounds.

Norine said...

Just beautiful

Barb said...

Love your work, Barb! Fresh spring flowers and colors!!!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love the simple backgrounds - they make the little images POP!!! Thanks for the inspiration:)

Pam Sparks said...

So pretty and cute Barb! Love them all!

Jfer said...

These are adorable! I LOVE the simple white background and use of the embossing folders! So cute and clean looking!

Lori Hefner said...

Love that Artsy Flower Parts stamp set, and love the card! The background is beautiful!!

Carol Doggett said...

Beautiful CAS cards! Perfection!

C Gray said...

Love the embossing with these stamps. Takes it from simple to elegant and beautiful.

LesLee said...

Beautiful CAS cards... I love them all.. thanks so much for sharing.

Evelyn vasquez said...

So sweet.

Sue said...

I am just loving this new release. Your cards are so cute and I love the color choices.

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Fantastic cards. I really like the embossed backgrounds as it makes the focal images so much more striking. Cheers.

Helen Budz said...

Thanks for sharing these cards. The focal images are lovely and I especially liked the backgrounds you created with dry embossing and the lightly colored stamps on the last card.

Migdalia said...

I love the embossed texture!Gorgeous cards!!

Debra Rumpza said...

Super cute cards ! I love the Next Level Embossing folders!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I love the Spring Seeds set; I think it's so cute! And I love the design of your cards. Perfect CAS.

Beth Johnson said...

Enjoy the embossed background against the lovely seed stamps!

Lynnea Hollendonner said...

These are all so happy and have me wishing for spring!

Virginia said...

Love the colorful cards, especially the polka dotted boots!

BARBARA SCHMIDT said...

Soooo cute.

wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are beautiful and your coloring is awesome. Thank you, for sharing.

Peggy Pride said...

Love the backgrounds on these cards. Thanks!

Michelle Varol said...

Wow.. beautiful cards.. Love em!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Adorable set of cards!!!

Audrey Meyer said...

Sweet ideas

Andrea S. said...

I really love the simplicity of your cards. They are so sweet and whimsical, especially the floral card at the end.

Esther said...

Your cards are just so happy, they put a smile on my face :)

Sabrina said...

OH so beautiful!!!

Jackie Parkins said...

Beautiful! The textured white backgrounds really make the image pop and your coloring is perfect. I love the bright, bold colors you used.

Mary Miller said...

Love the cards. I am really enjoying the blog. I love the hand lettering stamps.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Five fabulous cards, Barb! Especially love the hello spring with the rain boots - so cute!!

Linda Kunsman said...

these cards are all outstanding-gorgeous!!

Elise Smith said...

Adorable cards! Those Spring images really pop against the embossed, white backgrounds. And those colorful artsy flowers are so much fun :)

Lisa Maxner said...

Your cards are so pretty. I love the purple polka dot rubber boots, they are adorable.

Kim Salito said...

Great cards. I love the embossing, it really enhances the stamped center.

Sharon said...

Love the subtle embossed background on your first cards as they really pull your eye into those vibrant focal points. Such super stamps. The funky floral card at the end is a real beauty. It has such a cool contemporary feel and this time the subtle background stamping adds a lovely depth of detail.

eliza said...

Those white embossed backgrounds are perfect. I love that technique!

Allie said...

Beautiful cards! I really love those purple polka dot rain boots!

Ilda Dias said...

Your cards a SO pretty Barb. Love how the colors pop off the white background. Thanks for inspiring us :)

Donna said...

Love the background on your cards, thanks for the inspiration

CandaceCanSew said...

I like the one with all the flowers the best. very pretty!

Brenda in IN said...

I love that Spring Seed set and your set of cards really showcase it. The use of embossing folders behind the images made such lovely extra texture. The spring image is so sweet. The happy flowers made me smile with those lovely spring colors you used.

Maryjo Monterosso said...

Love your use of the embossed backgrounds. Your cards are absolutely lovely

Eunyi Kirst said...

How fun!

bev p said...

I always need to be reminded about how effective a small image is on an embossed background and why I bought all those folders! Time to get them out and use them! Thanks for the reminder. I totally agree: the new colors are just delicious.

Pat said...

Cute cards, Barb. My favorite is the one with the rainboots.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh beautiful work!

Amy Morose said...

Love the clean and simple backgrounds!

Tami B said...

Your cards are wonderful. I love the embossed backgrounds.

Gretchen Nelson said...

Love that stamp set, and the we are memory keepers backgrounds.

Chris Handy said...

Darling cards

Mama4Christ said...

I like the artsy flower parts stamps and I can't wait to get creating with it.

Nicki Wong said...

The embossing just made the perfect background for a simple design. I love it.

Rosemary Bryson said...

My fav is the one on craft!

Cindy Aguirre said...

Love your cards! The background are terrific!

Sue LD said...

Great cards. I like the embossed backgrounds and your coloring.

Karen Judy said...

I love that you dry embossed the backgrounds which made your beautiful coloring really "pop" from the card!

joy said...

Beautiful cards, Barb! I like the flowers with the sequins so much.

pegg said...

Really fun set of spring cards! Love the texture as a backdrop as well!

Marcia McCullough said...

Very beautiful cards!

SherriC. said...

Beautiful cards!!!
Tfs!!

soumya nambiar said...

Love the simplicity of your cards. Thanks so much for sharing!

Kathy Thisted said...

very fun cards

Sunshine said...

So pretty! Love those flowers!-Michelle Daigle

conil said...

Brilliant of you to layer those delicate stamps over the embossed CS.

Natalia V said...

Barb, these are all delightful! I'm absoultely in love with the artsy florals card! Have a good weekend!

Pam said...

Beautiful cards. I love the embossed backgrounds and the bright springy colors.

Caly Person said...

These are wonderful! I love the white background with 3D texture and the flower card is beautifully colored with bright colors. Thanks for sharing!

Tami in Texas said...

Awesome Barb! Great use of fantastic new supplies!!

Carito said...

Love all the new products and cards!!!

Nikki said...

Beautiful cards. Love those Next Level embossing folders.

DangerGirl said...

Those artsy flowers are inspiring!

The Red Haired Lass said...

Lovely cards, those backgrounds really make a big difference!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful cards, especially like the one with the Artsy Flowers!!!

Kim Hamilton said...

Oh but this release!! I love your projects Barb! What a great hop!

nancy y said...

wow, these are great cards. Love the backgrounds and how the sweet images just pop!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful cards! I love the simplicity of the images with those 3D backgrounds!

michelle in mi said...

Your cards make me wish that Spring would get here sooner-they are delightful!

Jingle said...

These are very pretty! I love the embossed backgrounds!

Karen Aicken said...

Those embossed backgrounds just make the images POP!

Marilyn M. said...

Beautiful, clean cards. Love those embossing folders. I need to use mine more often.

Sandy Griffin said...

Love the bunny and the carrot cards. So cute and springy.

StampinLouie said...

All of your cards are so sweet and Springy! I love Spring cards!

Windy said...

Cute cards! The embossed background sets off the images.

Melanie@ said...

Your rubber boots make me want to go splash in some puddles but unfortunately everything is currently still frozen where I am. sigh

Tracy said...

oh so very cute! Love them all:)

Pam Pam said...

I love the watering can. Makes me ansy for spring. Problem is its 10 degrees today 😩

Sally Malec said...

Love the embossed backgrounds and the simplicity of the artsy flower part stamps. The card turned out great.

Becca4296 said...

Love the dry embossed backgrounds

Margreet said...

Gorgeous cards....they look so good in combination with the dry embossing....your flower card is a real joy!
xxx Margreet

Oliev said...

Gorgeous cards!

Stef Perry said...

Love both of these sets and this release, I can see why you ordered more! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards - lovely inspiration!

richardbreaks said...

These are so fab. The embossed cards are wonderful, and the bright flowers really make me smile!

Julie M said...

Love your cards.

lynda said...

Oh, Barb...these little cards are darling. I love the way the bright colors pop on the white embossed cards! Beautifully done. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Now I think I must have this set!

Tracey Randolph said...

Very bright & "springy" cards!

Alice Saulnier said...

Love the embossed backgrounds. They're all stunning!

Magic Mom said...

Adorable... you've inspired me to dust off my embossing folders!

Tracy Lustick said...

Barb , you and I have similar taste is style ! I adore simple elegance ! Nice job !

Kara Simpkins said...

I love these cards. I love the backgrounds!

theodora said...

Very preety yes simple. I love this new series by SSS!

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

So pretty! Love the pops of color over the white embossed backgrounds. And, your other card is very fun too. Thanks!

Irene said...

I didn't think I would use the seed packet stamp, but you have reaally inspired me with your cute cards

Janet D. said...

Your cards are darling...I think I need this stamp!

Suzanne B. Webb said...

Great cards, those are just the cutest stamp sets!

Carol said...

Very cute cards.

CreatebyAshB said...

These are so cute! Love the embossed backgrounds

Ana said...

Very cute cards, backgrounds really make the images and sentiments stand out! Thank you :)

Sue R said...

Nice cards.

Jane Cordell said...

Love the new stuff...the images are so cute

Dawn said...

so amazing ... so talented. I love these

Cheryl said...

Beautiful cards, I love the colors and the embossed backgrounds!

Lorie Brunner said...

I really want the rainboots stamps. The colors that your used are just awesome!! Thanks for sharing!!

Gloria Kratz said...

Love the embossing beautiful cards

Sherri Clifford said...

Beautiful cards!

Susie said...

It looks like your weather is beginning to thaw out, Barb! I know that makes you a happy gal (she smiles). We have an extra season in Charleston (laughing), it's called pollen season - you have never seen the likes of it!!! It will continue through May. Along with the pollen come what the southerners call "no-see'um's" and mosquitoes - ugh! The mosquitoes are so big here they should be the state bird - seriously!

Your cards today are a delight, and the different backgrounds make them all pop - love em'! Lovely Copic coloring too. Nice to see you on the hop.

Hugs, Susie ~

Rose Mary Smalley said...

I loved your cards....great colors...thank you so much for sharing!!!!

Sandy Meador said...

The embossed background on the cards adds just the right touch. The Artsy Flower card is also my favorite.

xxxhrmxxx said...

Your cards are super cute, love the embossed background, great idea, thanks for sharing!

tazwwoman said...

Just love those cute sets. So many different color ideas.

Isabel Z said...

Love your posts; they always inspire me to create. Thank you.

Lindsey said...

Super cute cards!!

Revital Zuckerstein said...

I loved the white cards, their texture is so nice!

Sister sue said...

Loved your Spring Cards. Great job!

Lydia Lee said...

So sweet and simplistic! Thanks for the inspiration!

solarj said...

Love the background. makes the rest of cards pop.

Lisa A creations said...

Super cute cards! I love how the white backgrounds make the colorful flowers pop. Thanks for sharing!

dkweaver said...

I love the intense pop of color of the characters on those pristine white embossed backgrounds - lovely.

Barbara said...

The artsy flowers is one of my favorite sets from this new release and I love your card. In fact, all your cards are great and make me wish for Spring!

Nana Griffin said...

Great cards and backgrounds to go with them.

Lillian Child said...

Love the 3D effect of these delightful card creations!

M. Austen said...

Adorable cards!

Katie Mowery said...

These are fantastic! So "Spring-y"! Love your backgrounds and the stamp set :)

Pam said...

Beautiful cards. Love the embossing.

Cyndi Morris said...


this is a beautiful release. I love the Spring Seeds set -- that bunny is adorable.

Claudia said...

Sooooo nice, those backgrounds with the combination of the lovely spring stamps. Thx for the inspiring ideas!!

Lindar C said...

I just can't help but smile when I see this card, it's so happy!

Cheryl said...

I love your cards. So beautiful!

Marylou Cotton said...

Pretty set of cards

Johnnice Steele said...

These cards are so fresh and springy looking! I look forward to seeing more of your creativity.

Cheryl Rigney said...

Great cards! I am so ready for Spring.

Jenny said...

This is so inspiring! Thanks!

patti said...

These are all so cute!!

Tink said...

WOW! Such pretty cards!

Nancy Stott said...

Beautiful cards! I especially like your Artsy Flower Parts card.

Dena Schaufele said...

great work

Polly Zastawnik said...

Very nice cards, thanks for sharing!

Angela said...

Especially love the flower card!

Holly said...

So cute! I love the embossed backgrounds!

Evergreen said...

love the bunny card.

nannersmom said...

Beautiful cards. I love the simple embossing of white--they really make the colored flowers pop!

Scraplea 1 said...

Fun spring cards! Looking forward to nice weather. Thanks for sharing on this fun SSS blog hop!!

Becca Cruger said...

Who needs Spring to come when I can just sit here and look and these warm and cheery cards? Absolutely pretty designs.

Elaine said...

Love your beautifully made cards!

Rosemary said...

super sweet set of cards, barb!!

Dianne said...

I just love this set. Thanks for sharing

kartelene said...

those are so so cute little design love them all wow beautiful work thank you so much

Sue Denoncour said...

WOW... your cards are outstanding. I especially like the spring seed set. Love the embossed white backgrounds with the bright cheerful center pieces... so refreshing. TFS your talent and inspiration!!

CORNISH said...

Great cards, great coloring and great backgrounds.
DebbieC

cincinnattigirl said...

Such lovely cards and so simple.

Super Stick Chick said...

Fabulous cards, love the new stamp sets and how you make all of your images POP!

Janice Thornton said...

Lovely cards - perfect for spring.

Michelle H said...

These are amazing. Love the embossed backgrounds. Simple cards, but very beautiful.

Cheyenne said...

That spring set of cards is adorable. The simplicity is gorgeous and sometimes something I need to try. I tend to get too complicated with my cards at time.

Niki Jorgensen said...

Darling set of cards - so clean and simple with a burst of color. Love them all. Thank you!

Pam Crusberg said...

I love your cards from top to bottom! That bunny is so adorable!

mom2five said...

cute cards - love the die cut flowers

Daria Z. said...

Barb, your white on white backgrounds are perfect for your beautifully colored images! Love them all.

Ro Love said...

Wow, beautiful work my friend!

Mary Webster said...

I like your work. the embossed backgrounds are nice.

Debbie said...

Adorable cards!

Memories by Manda said...

You made quite a few examples - you must've had fun playing with the new release! They are all great and I love the embossed backgrounds.

Barbara said...

The seed stamp is one of my favorites in the release. Thanks......

Leni said...

I am in love with the spring seeds stamp set!

stampyra said...

Lovely cards! I really love what you did with the Spring stamp set. You really highlighted the stamp set! Jil

John K said...

I really like embossing folders- they are so easy to do and really add a lot to a card. Excellent colors in this new collection and I like the way you put things together. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

Loopyloo said...

Great cards and choice of colours

Pk Marchand said...

Love your cards and the many wonderful colors..make me think spring. Thanks

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the Spring cards w/ wonderful stamping, coloring, framing, embossing, etc.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Katie said...

I love your work! Thanks for the chance to win!

Angie Linton said...

Very pretty cards and your coloring is just gorgeous!

Cynthia Cole said...

Love your cards!

Carolyn Steele said...

Your coloring is wonderful and the card set is just beautiful! That is such a great stamp set and the embossing really set it off. My favorite though is your Arty Flowers. What fun those look like!

Lueyes said...

Beautiful cards; just right for Spring!

Ann (Miss Sweetstory) said...

Lovely cards, but I like your attitude even more...recognizing your fellow artists in your post and being excited about them and their talents is a day brightener for me.

Nana said...

I love how the embossed background makes everything pop. Beautiful.

CraftyPaws said...

All your cards are absolutely precious! I especially love the embossed card front backgrounds. So sweet and sophisticated too. :)

CeCe Carter said...

Barb, I just love what you created with the Spring Seeds Cards! I loved how feminine the cards turned out. Thank you so much for sharing!

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