Friday, October 13, 2017

SSS Making Spirits Bright Blog Hop Release, Day 2!

Hey guys!

Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp, Making Spirits Bright, blog hop! 


If you've been following along the hop you should have arrived from Jessica Frost-Ballas' blog. Isn't she amazing?! And did you know this is day 2 of the hop? That's right! Day 1 was yesterday, so if you missed it, you can go to Simon's blog post here to catch up. If you'd like to start at the beginning of today's hop, click here.

You're FOR SURE gonna want to stop and comment on as many blogs along the hop as you can because Simon will be choosing one winner from the comments on each and every stop, to give away $25 gift cards! Whoop! They will announce the winners on their blog Tuesday, October 17.

This holiday release is so much fun! There's something for everyone, including adorable ghosts for halloween, wonderful sets for giving thanks and lots of fabulous products for the upcoming Christmas season! 

You can check out all the new products here, or click the individual images below my post, using the affiliate links.

I was sent some products to play with and boy, did I have fun doing just that!

This first card uses the inlaid die-cutting technique and only a tiny bit of Copic coloring. The, Needle Wreath die is really cute!


The "berries" were created by just dotting the color with a red Copic Marker. So easy and quick!

On my next card, I used the, Give Thanks stamp and die set.



I did some more quick, Copic coloring on these adorable images. And that beautiful scroll stamp comes in the set. You could also stamp that image twice, making a circular "frame" to showcase the pumpkin or even a Christmas tree image, which also comes in this versatile set! The scroll actually comes in a more curved shape but I stretched it out on my acrylic block, before stamping, so it would fit my design. Here's a close-up with the card front lifted.


 For my next card, I used the awesome, Christmas Trees die set. The possibilities with this die set are limitless too!



Lots of fun, inky goodness on this one, using distress inks. And can you see the soft pattern in the background? That was created using a new stencil set called, Frozen Fractals, which includes FOUR different stencils that are all gorgeous! The sentiment is from the, Give Thanks set.

Only two more - hang in there! I wanted to play a bit more with the, Frozen Fractals stencil set. I used all four stencils with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. The sentiment is from an older SSS set.



Okay, last one. I love this gorgeous, new die, called, Holly Triptych. It's a small die, so I decided to cut it twice, flipping it around and lining it up. I like it but I wish I would've left the "frame" area white and the background blue. Oh, well, we live and learn, right? More quick Copic coloring and the sentiment is again from the Give Thanks set.



The next stop on the hop is the fabulous and talented, Heather Hoffman. You can find her blog hop post here.

Thanks so much for stopping by! ♥





Here are the individual links to the new release.

 
And here are some other products I used on my cards.

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Shari Czerwinski said...

Wow! Love all the cards! Beautiful colors :)

Kris Schleich said...

Beautiful work! Thank you for the ideas!

CinnamonSally said...

OM Goodness Barb you have been busy, love all your beautiful cards.

Sarah M said...

Love your cards using these new products (and the old "believe" die, which I have and now need to pull out)! Thanks!

pcm said...

wow barb! you've been busy. so many great samples. i love the inlaid die cut wreath!

Angela R said...

Awesome job Barb! These cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Kelli Moss said...

These are all beautiful! Well done Barb!!!!

Nandini said...

The cards are absolutely gorgeous! Especially love the second card.

Amanda Lanager said...

Awesome designs! Thanks for sharing!

Jenny said...

Great job creating with this release. Thanks for sharing !

Arianna Barbara said...

Gorgeous cards!!! Love your awesome colouring!!!

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

Beautiful Cards!

Jackie Parkins said...

You have been busy! I love these cards, you've given me so many great ideas for the things in this release.

Destin Lover said...

Love your cards... the Give Thanks card is my favorite!

Debra Rumpza said...

Beautiful cards! I love the wreath!

Susie said...

What a beautiful showcase of cards for the Making Spirits Bright release! Outstanding work and top notch in my book!

Therese Angelini said...

Love all the cards. That last one is a knock out even with the blue on the frame! Thanks for all your inspiration!!

Connie G said...

Such wonderful eye candy! I adore the pumpkin card!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Stunning cards. LOVE your clean and simple designs:)

Cecelia Haxton said...

Awesome use of the new releases! All your cards are inspiring and give great ideas to try. I especially love the wreath card - so beautifully done!

Sara Wright said...

What a selection you have created for us! I love the pumpkins! (Thanksgiving is my most favorite holiday).

Susan Wareham said...

WOW so many different designs and some are so clever thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration

Pat Blankenship said...

Beautiful use of Copics and Distress inks. Lots of inspiration here!

Lynda MacLellan said...

All of your cards are wonderful! I especially love the inlaid die cut wreath...great idea!

Stanlee Runner said...

Beautiful cards! And the holly triptychs card could not have been any prettier.

Joy Meadows said...

What beautiful cards, Barb! Love each and every one of them.

Ilda Dias said...

Wow, you've been busy! Great job showcasing the new release Barb! Love all you creations :)

Susi K. said...

Love all the inspiration you've provided using this new release - fabulous projects!

Janet D. said...

Oh my gosh I just love all of your cards!

Christy Malone said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful cards. You are so creative.

Melissa Friedrich said...

GORGEOUS cards, all of them! Great copic coloring (you had me at quick and easy) and the watercolored trees are my fave ... maybe easy to mass produce I'm thinking.

bev p said...

So... I was scrolling down, smiling a lot, and got to the last card and found myself holding my breath! I liked this die when I first saw it, but seeing it done like this is a stunner! Just beautiful. I like the frame blue, but I see what you mean about switching up the color scheme. I am so glad you left it in the line-up! Wouoldn't it be beautiful cut out of some subtle woodgrain embossed paper? Just a thought! Thank you so much.

Teresa Selby said...

Great cards. I loved them. Keep up the great cards and doing a wonderful job.

Jeanne Beam said...

Thanks for sharing all your gorgeous cards. This is a great release.

KyleneMildon said...

Love all of these cards

Daria Z. said...

Barb, you've been busy! Such fabulous cards, too. I really love that sweet wreath.

sentsue said...

Wow. You really cranked out some awesome cards. Love the simplicity of the wreath card. That just speakes to me.

Mirella said...

Oh my goodness, I kept reading through your post and scrolling down, and with each card I was thinking "oh yes, that's my favourite"... and then I saw the next card, and I was thinking "no, that one is even better!".... Oooooh, too much inspiration with gorgeousness!

Cindy Aguirre said...

Beautiful cards! The second card is absolutely stunning. Great design!

Maureen Reiss said...

Oh WOW!! These are Really Beautiful cards!!!

Where Imagination Takes Me said...

love all your cards but the last one is so different, what a great way to use the Holly Triptych die. That one is now on my wish list too!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Five gorgeous cards, Barb! Especially love the pumpkin one!! Looks like a fabulous Simon release!!

Karthikha said...

Beautiful creations!! :)

Rebecca Yahrling said...

LOve all of your beautiful cards! Love the pumpkin card very much. The design of it is lovely.

Broni said...

Wow, Barb! These cards are all so awesome!!

Maaike Uijthoven said...

awseome cards, love the stacked trees and your wreath is gorgeous too

Nana said...

Beautiful cards love the colors.

Linda Towill said...

Your cards have a unique vibe and I love them! Gorgeous!

craft confectionery said...

You knocked it out of the park, I just love all of these ....I am a new follower

Kathy Johnson said...

Great cards!

Tracy Brown said...

Such great cards! You gave us so much inspiration! Thx for sharing!

Scrapperdipper said...

I am always amazed at your cards. I love how you have such a varied style, and they are all beautiful! Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us.

Francine D said...

Love that pumpkin card and how it opens.. What a creative idea! Love all your ideas, but that one is so unique!

Shannon said...

Fabulous cars! love the backgrounds you created with Frozen Fractals and the Pumpkin Trio is simply awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Basiljen said...

LOVE the holly tryptic.

Cynthia Cole said...

So many beautiful cards!

Mary W said...

The colors you chose are so frosty and joyful - the background is perfect!

Jenn Martin said...

Amazing cards! I love them all!

StarSpry said...

Such beautiful cards! I really like the Needle Wreath die card :)

Barbara said...

All your cards are fabulous! I just loved everyone! Great work with these new dies and stamps!

Carol Ric said...

Beautiful cards and great ideas.

Maryjo Monterosso said...

Such beautiful cards and wonderful inspiration.

Diane Bolton said...

great cards. love the large sentiment dies!

Lonya Mathys said...

Glad I don't have to pick a favorite because I like all of your cards!

Isabel Z said...

I love blog hops because they inspire me to create.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love the inlaid wreath. It si fantastic. I pinned it so I remember that technique.

Dena J said...

All beautiful cards - the Give Thanks is my favorite. Love the way it opens! Thank you for the inspiration.

Heather M said...

Beautiful cards. Fabulous ideas!! I love your Believe care with the gorgeous snowflake and color.

Оля Першина said...

I love each and every one of these lovely and inspiring cards.

Linda Kunsman said...

these are all such beautifully designed cards Barb!

Sundaystamper said...

I adore the Christmas wreath and pumpkin cards...CAS perfection

Berina RGA said...

Such adorable cards! Ilove the wreath card! The pumpkin card is so pretty! I love the last one! That is stunnung!!

Lagene said...

Wonderful cards! I especially love your pumpkin card, thanks for the video!

Lisa K said...

These are gorgeous cards! Selecting a favorite just can't happen. Thanks for the inspiration.

Nox said...

Gorgeous cards - I love the beautiful water colouring.

KimCreate said...

Very beautiful card samples of the great release products! Tfs.

Patty said...

You have been busy! Love the Holly tryptich card especially and the pine boughs wreath

Janice said...

Lovely cards! Thanks for sharing them today!

Anna Sigga said...

Beautiful cretions!

LINDA OGBURN said...

Love all the cards you have been a busy bee

Michelle H said...

Thank you for all of your beautiful inspiration.

Windy said...

Wow, such wonderful cards! I really like the Thanksgiving card, as that’s what I’m planning right now.

sotama14 said...

Great cards !!

Carole Pelletier said...

Wouldn’t have thought to create a triptych with the branch stamp! Very creative. My favourite is of course the thanksgiving one. I’m a sucker for pumpkins. Thanks.

Susan Green said...

WOW....fun cards with fun products.

Liz Vefall said...

Great inspiration!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Sweet and fun creations!

Marcie Lovett said...

They're all wonderful. The coloring on the pumpkins is fabulous and the inlay is superb.

Ann Kulseth said...

So pretty, Barb - hope you are enjoying fall in Minnesota, the season of change. :)

Mary Jo Stew said...

Love the cards, especially the pumpkin.

kerry myers said...

Absolutely fabulous!!!! I got lost in your blog looking at all your inspirational cards!!! Love your colors.

Lorie Brunner said...

Beautiful cards!! I ordered the needle wreath die, can't wait to get it!

Pk Marchand said...

Wonderful, Beautiful cards..Love that you did some pumpkins and they are so pretty. Thanks for all the great ideas.

Louanne said...

Beautiful cards - WOW! This looks like a fun release with lots of new goodies to choose from !

Cyndi Morris said...

Beautiful cards. Love the design of the Give Thanks card.

Linda M said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing them!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful & festive creations. Like the coloring/inking.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

brunzybruce said...

I was hoping someone would use this die. Very cleaver and beautiful!

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for giving us so many samples. There are so many terrific stamps, dies and stencils in this release. You really showcased a lot of them.

Val said...

All of your cards are awesome!

sandie said...

love the classic look of that wreath card

Roberta said...

Barb, Love your cards posted here. I think the pumpkin one is my favorite. Thank you for sharing.

Nathalie Paquette said...

Beautiful cards !!

Deborah R said...

I was hoping someone would show the pine needle wreath. It is so lovely. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous designs! LOVE!

Ashlyn Jaggernath said...

Really lovely ideas for the new products. Love them all!

andrea said...

Loved the inlaid coloring technique of the wreath! Lots of great ideas!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are wonderful!!! Love them all and this new release!!!

Lindar C said...

These are such beautiful cards, gave me ideas for my cards this year.

Deborah Kaye said...

Your cards are great! I really like the holly die cut one. :)

Kristy Mattix said...

So many cards and so many ideas. Thanks for sharing!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Stunning projects. TFS

Judie said...

Awesome cards! The pumpkin one is super unique and amazing!!!

Dawn Jones said...

I loved the triptych die and was so pleased to see how you used it. Leaving the background white was perfect for showing off the holly berries.

Bunny said...

It looks like you had a lot of fun playing with the new stuff. I think my favorite is the inlay wreath. That is gorgeous. [Bunny]

Kim Salito said...

All of your cards are wonderful. I really like the simplicity of the inlaid wreath.

Pamela said...

Great card ideas. You have the gift of being able to make cards with a lot of
white space, I can't seem to conquer that, mine always need "more".

Becky Moore said...

Fabulous cards! Each one is amazing in it's own way! Thank you so much for sharing your talent and creativity.

duchessmel said...

Your cards are all gorgeous, but I especially love the way you used the Holly Triptych. It is just glorious! Thanks so much for sharing!

Harmony Rose Lane said...

Love your pumpkins—the shading is superb!

kathymcc said...

Love all your cards, Barb! My favorite is the Give Thanks pumpkins card!! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome creativity!

Cheryl Cain said...

Absolutely beautiful cards!

McStamper said...

Wonderful cards. Especially love the trees and pumpkins. Thanks for sharing your great ideas.

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Barb, these are all amazing. I am loving the Pine Needles collection of dies. So I was excited to see you used them, they really are beautiful. Clearly you had a lot of fun playing with the new release. Lucky you, well done!

Sheila said...

What beautiful, eye-catching cards. I so appreciate the variety of cards..inspiring!

Nikki said...

Awesome cards!

Tracy A said...

Wonderful cards. I especially love the holly card.

Robyn Oliver said...

Fabulous cards Barb, love the wreath one

Foodista88 said...

I am loving your stunning wreath card! So beautiful!

Lee Newton said...

I love the new pine wreath and love what you did with it! But all were terrific.

Sue LD said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards!

Patt H. said...

Love the simplicity of the gorgeous wreath card & my favorite of all these beautiful creations is the Holly Triptych. Absolutely beautiful!

mirella mendez said...

Simple and elegant! Good job.

Sandy C. said...

All your cards are amazing!!! Wow!!! I love them all. Thanks!!!

Helen Budz said...

What a great selection of cards. tfs.

Brithzi said...

Thanks for sharing all your wonderful cards. Beautiful!

Cath Sheard said...

Peacock Feathers really is the perfect ink for all ocassions - thank you for your cards.

Becky S. said...

Love these cards- I think I like the last one best! (after you said that- I thought- yeah- maybe white framing would be better- Very pretty though!)

lindaplus3 said...

Thank you very much for sharing all of your cards... So many different styles and each and every one is beautiful and a must try :)

Memories by Manda said...

All of your cards are lovely!

Tracy Chambers said...

All your cards are gorgeous, but I have to say the pumpkin card is my favorite. I love the colors and the layout. I haven't ever made a card with a cut out front and the image inside, I am going to do this now. You have inspired me, thank you.
Take care
Tracy

Rosemary said...

really beautiful set of cards, barb!

Angela Walters said...

Thank you so much for making all of these cards to show off the many new products from SSS. They are all wonderful!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Wow, clearly these products got you inspired cause you got busy! I can't pick a favorite, they're all great! I can tell I'll be placing a large order in the very near future :-)

Terri Brodhagen said...

You were not fooling around were you? What lovely cards you have crafted. Thank you for sharing your work and showing the possibilities.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous cards! I really love that pretty wreath on your first card... so delicate!

Amy C. said...

I really love your pumpkin card!

Michelle Peacey said...

The card with the holly branches is gorgeous!

KathyA. said...

All three of your cards gave me joy! Thanks!

sotama14 said...

Great cards !!

LC Lamothe said...

Such awesome inspiration! Your cards are BEAUTIFUL!!!

Julie Bodenheimer said...

Wow! Beautiful cards!

Stacy said...

Your wreath card stood out for me. It is so clean with the crisp white, showcasing the beautiful diecuts ;). Beautiful.

Carolyn Steele said...

What great cards! Great variety of beautiful projects

cindybearj said...

All your cards are gorgeous! The first one has my heart, I love clean and simple.

Dar said...

So much inspiration from your fantastic cards. The idea of flipping the die around and cutting the other way is brilliant! :)

sharpstamps said...

Great cards. My favourite is the needle wreath - so clean and simple.

Roz M. said...

Gosh, Barb, you have been super-busy! I love the CAS look of your cards - clean, fresh and so sweet. And they're all lovely but I think the first one (with the pine needles wreath) is my pick :-)).

Donna said...

There is so much in this new release. I can see why you can't stop with just one card. Really stunning work. And it's hard to admit that you don;t quite like a finished card but I think it's awesome that you showed it anyway. The card is still pretty but it's fun to see what you would change if you did it again. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Renee VanEpps said...

LOL Now I want to see that last card flipped the way you wished you had done it!!!!! I thought it looked pretty until I read what you wrote and now I can't stop thinking about it the other way!!! OCD coming out I guess LOL. FANTASTIC cards - all of them!

Lieve said...

Wow, you made a whole set of cards. They are all stylisch and beautiful; but my favourites are the one with the christmas trees and the "believe-card".
Thank you for sharing your creativity !

Colleen Howell said...

Wonderful cards but the Give Thanks is my favorite, so pretty

Cheyenne said...

What fun ideas!! Thanks for all the inspiration!!

Phyllis said...

These cards are so pretty that I couldn't begin to pick a favorite. You inspire me.

Holly said...

I LOVE your "give thanks" card with the pumpkins the best! All your cards are pretty.

Laura said...

So pretty!

Julie Steed said...

all of your cards are amazing but I especially love your Give Thanks one. wow!

Alaska .Kris said...

Wow those cards just got better and better as I went down the page!

Tricia Ann said...

Wow, your cards are the bomb! I love the wreath, pumpkins and holly cards.

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

That's an awesome bundle of cards !

Kathy Thisted said...

Wow! you are incredibly prolific and have a fantastic set of cards to be inspired by. Love the variety

Scrap de Marie-Jo said...

Oh my goodness, your Pumpkin card is simply, incredibly, stunning!

Stef Perry said...

Thank you for sharing all these stunning cards! OMG you were a busy crafter, and I love to pieces every one of your creations.

Sabrina said...

Very lovely cards!!

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Lovely cards! Very unique and diverse selection and they really make me want this WHOLE RELEASE!

Pati said...

Beautiful & creative cards! i really like your pumpkin window card and what a creative use of the Holly window die!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a wonderful set of cards! I think my favorite is the pumpkin one, the coloring is wonderful and love the peek when it's closed and then the full up look when open.

Margaret said...

Love your cards, and your coloring is wonderful - wish I could do that!

maria f. said...

Very creative how you doubled that triptych die!!! My favorite(s) are the first two with all that wonderful white space and the gorgeous Christmas and Thanksgiving iconic images.

Rema said...

Beautiful card!

Judy Tuck said...

Wow you have been busy Barb! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us!

Deeps said...

Oh wow, you’ve had a lot of fun creating. I love all your cards. Very nice and I need to get the Frozen fractals stencils.

Dana Joy said...

Oh Barb these cards are gorgeous. You ladies sure are enabling me today. I really can’t tell you which card I love the most of yours today. Fabulous work sweetheart!!

Laura Peddicord said...

Thank you for sharing more than one beautiful card for the blog hop. By seeing every card that you share, gives more examples of the different items in the release and additional ideas of how they might be used. Your cards are all beautiful and they used so many items from the release. Thanks again!.

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, these are all fabulous!

wendance said...

Such Pretty Cards!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Stacey Kowbel said...

So many beautiful cards! I love your pumpkins.

IWannaStampRightNow said...

I love seeing CAS cards. Your first card is so pretty

DebbieC said...

Great cards. My favorite is your last one with the blue frame.
DebbieC

Natalie Winterstein said...

Your cards are stunning!!!

Laura Chiesa said...

Really beautiful cards!!!

Lori Hefner said...

I love that you created so many different cards! They are all so lovely. I was trying to decide if I had a favorite, but I really love them all:) Thank you so much for all the inspiration!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow he did an amazing job with this release! I really like the card with the pumpkins on the inside and the last card where the outside is blue in the inside of the frame as white I would keep it this way.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Wow your creations are beautiful.

c.darwin said...

Your needle wreath card is one of my favorites from the entire blog hop! Thanks for sharing so many beautiful projects.

Annalisa Young said...

So many great ideas! The minimalist copic coloring on the wreath was a really different look than what I've seen. I'll have to try that, because it looked lovely. And I also enjoyed the almost pastel look of the die-cut trees. But I have to say that your crowning achievement has to be the use of the holly triptych. Flipping it to make a larger version was genius, and I love how it turned out.

Loly Borda said...

Wow! You have been busy! Beautiful cards! My favorite is the Give thanks, such a cool design. TFS

sheri chandler said...

Love! Love! Love all the cards, thank you for all the new ideas.

Lee said...

I love your work - the pumpkins are my favorite!

Christy Q said...

Wow, so many fantastic projects! I love your tree card - reminds me of a Christmas tree farm. But my favorite is your fall card with the pumpkins. I love how you created the scene on the inside - what a great technique!

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