Friday, April 13, 2018

SSS Fluttering By Release Blog Hop!

Hey guys!

Welcome to my blog! I'm so happy and excited to share my cards using products from the Simon Says Stamp, Fluttering By release!


It's an awesome release with so many fun goodies but before I show you what I've created, I want to tell you that Simon is giving away a $25 gift card at each stop along the hop, randomly chosen from all the comment sections - yay! They'll be announcing all the winners on their blog on Wednesday.

If you're following along with the hop, you should've arrived here from Lisa Addesa'a blog, I'm in Haven. She is so talented, isn't she?! The start of today's hop can be found here at Simon's blog. This is day 2 of the hop, so if you missed day 1, you can click here to start from the beginning.

Whenever I receive goodies from Simon, I always try to use every product they send so I can give you guys some ideas on using them. Of course that means I've got lots of cards to share today. I hope seven of them isn't too many! Lol! I'm gonna try not to be too wordy in my card descriptions so this post doesn't drag on forever, but if you have a question, you can send me an email. Just click the, "About Me" link, located across the top of my blog. You'll find my email address there.

All the products from this release, and others I used on my cards, will be listed in the affiliate links at the bottom of this post.

Okay, for my first card, I used the "Woodgrain Block" die. I just cut it from white cardstock and shaded it a bit with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I wanted a masculine look.

My second card took me quite awhile to create - ha! I used the, "New Beginnings" Stencil, which is a beautiful tree. Believe or not, I used colored pencils, then added some highlights with a few Copic Markers. And that sentiment is from the, "Mom Flowers" stamp set.

Next up is one of my favorites from this release. It's a cling stamp called, "Center Cut Flowers." I love that the center portion of the stamp can be removed, or you can keep it in place, like I did on this card. Don't ya love that sentiment? It's also from the, "Mom Flowers" set.

I used the same stamp for the next card but this time I only stamped the center portion. I decided it'd be fun to create a circle shaped card.


Another view so you can see the dimension.

This next one uses another fave. The, "Butterfly Shimmer die." It creates such pretty cards! I kept mine very neutral but man, could you ever create lots of different looks with this one! The sentiment is the, "Happy Birthday Script" die.

Here's another neutral card. I know - strange for me but I love the simple, soft look! I used the, "Mom Flowers" stamp set again. Yes, there are flowers in the set too, along with some wonderful sentiments!

 And finally my last card - thanks for hanging in there with this long post! These flowers are the same ones I used above. The bold Copic colors are more my style and I love using purple and orange together!

That's it - ya made it to the end - yay! Thanks so much for stopping by! Next up on the hop is Jean Manis. I know you'll adore whatever she's created! I love her work!

Enjoy the rest of the hop! ♥

 



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192 comments:

Karthikha said...

Beautiful set of creations!! :)

Susie said...

Wonderful cards, Barb! Because masculine cards can be so difficult to design, I have to choose that one as my favorite. Sponging some ink on the die was a great idea too. It's a handsome card, and staged so nicely in the photograph. Definitely a favorite for me. Your florals are are always beautiful, especially paired with your skill using Zigs. Wonderful release and a great job showcasing the products!

Alicia Lutman said...

Wow! That's a whole lot of inspiration tight there! Awesome!

Mindy Eggen Design said...

wow! you've been busy! these are all amazing! especially love the bright flowers !

Michelle H said...

Wow, great cards. That circle card with the layers was amazing.

Jackie Parkins said...

WOW! So many gorgeous creations! Your colored pencil tree is magnificent. I love the bright colors on the flowers on the others and the stacked circle is a neat idea.

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Barb! These are ALL amazing! You certainly DID use a lot of the new products. Thank you for that as I love to see as many new ideas as new products, just makes it easier to choose which ones you want/"need" the most! LOL
Wonderful samples, TFS!

Debra Rumpza said...

Fabulous cards! I love that you made such a variety showcasing so many different products and styles.

Joy Meadows said...

LOVE all of your cards, Barb! So many things to add to my wish list. Thanks for the inspiration.

Rita Kegg said...

Your cards are all different styles and all beautiful. Great job!

CinnamonSally said...

My you have been busy Barb, love all your designs especially the circular card with dimension. The Simon Says new release is a winner , love all the new products!!

Nancy R. said...

I especially like your Thinking of you makes my heart happy card. Cheery!

NittyPearl said...

Beautiful job

Cassie said...

Holy cow...I'm not sure which card I love more...they are all so wonderful! Can't wait to get the items I already ordered from this set & already added more to my wish list.

Nancy said...

So many beautiful cards, Barb! Always nice to see your lovely creations!

Jane M said...

All the cards are beautiful. I especially like the one with the butterflies cut into the paper and the silver sparkle paper behind the openings.

Carol McGregor said...

Marvelous cards. Love the unique use of the products. You are very talented. My favorite is the circle card using the cut out flower background stamp. Thanks for sharing.

Annette Reed said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love the butterfly die with the glitter paper. I didn't realize the woodgrain was a die. I'm going to have to get that one.

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

So much variety and beautiful designs with these new sets! Thank you for the inspiration and love that new center cut flower stamp!

Connie H. said...

These cards are awesome. As I scrolled through them, I think I liked each one more. The one with the blue flowers is really stunning!

Patricia said...

I love the really neutral flowers, but my favorite is the purple and orange flowers card! Really love those bright colors with this flower! All of your cards are wonderful though!

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

What a great set of cards! That first one is a PERFECT masculine card and they are hard to accomplish. The circle card is gorgeous! The coloring is beautiful, the dimension and shape make it really stand out.

Jill D. said...

Lovely cards. The flowers are beautiful

Joanna Szczurowska said...

I love your flowers!

Robin said...

What beautiful cards, you have been busy! I love how you colored all the flowers, so lovely!!!

Dina Glass said...

Ohhh! the round card is my fav! Just love it.

astarr said...

I'm really loving those floral cards!

Beth said...

Thanks for the sample with the butterfly shimmer die. That's one I really needed to see to get an idea of how to use it. I also love the size and flower in the stamp with the cut out.

Barb said...

Love all the beautiful cards, Barb

Jeanne Beam said...

l love all seven of your beautiful cards. Thanks so much for sharing...

Tammy said...

WOW stunning cards! All so beautiful, I love the layered circle card, what a gorgeous design!

Janeen said...

the shimmer butterflies....wow!

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous cards, Barb! The Center Cut Flower is my favorite too. I avoid buying rubber stamps, but I will make an exception for that stamp. x

Nox said...

Wonderful cards - they are all so wonderfully inspirational. Your round thanks card took my breath away and I love the monochromatic cards. So simply stunning!

Purple Princess said...

Wonderful cards! I love the gray Mom card!!

Busy Faith said...

Really like the masculine happy birthday card

Melody LoveGreen said...

Thank you for showcasing so many wonderful products ! I think I need to get each one of them ! TFS.

Janet D. said...

WOW, thank you for sharing your wonderful cards! Great designs!

Isabel Z said...

I love blog hops because they inspire me to create!!! Thank you.

Jennifer Kray said...

Such wonderful cards. I especially like the earthy, woody inspired cards - very creative and beautiful. x

Kelsey Thomas said...

Awesome cards!

Karen said...

WOW so many beautiful cards here!! Thanks for all the inspiration.

D Golly said...

Thanks for sharing such lovely projects. I appreciate all the inspiration.

sotama14 said...

Beautiful cards !! Love the color combos that you used !!

Dee Earnshaw said...

wow love how different all your cards are - so inspiring and creative:)

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!!!! Soooo many Amazing cards!!!

K . Shuster said...

Very pretty cards!

Karen H said...

Oh My Goodness....Beautiful cards! Thanks for all the gorgeous inspiration.

Renate Harrison said...

Thanks for sharing Barb. These are beautiful examples of this very versatile release!

Berina RGA said...

Wow!! So many beautiful cards!! I love your coloring and your choice of colors! Fabulous work!

Little Hippo Cards said...

I love the look of copics, have a bazillion of them, love
the art of coloring & yet I rarely do it. I need to get back
on track with it.Thanks!!!

Marie Halstead said...

The circle-shaped card really caught my eye, because of the dimension. The other one I really like was the Mom one with the tree. Good job on all of them!

Katy Glenn said...

Each card is so unique and colorful. Thanks for sharing.

Treva Grett said...

Beautiful cards!

Gail said...

Your art work is outstanding - Loving all of your ideas you have posted for this hop and inspiration - great projects - TFS

Barbara said...

Such a beautiful range of colors from bright to shimmery. Your cards are lovely.

Annette Gordon said...

All your cards are stunning. I would never have thought to colour in the stencil. It looks gorgeous so worth the time.

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for showing us so many beautiful parts of this release. I like both the simple and more colorful cards. You are a real artist.

Janice said...

great projects, really like the woodgrain embossing folder

Lisa Moline said...

I love all of your beautiful cards! Especially the round one! And that woodgrain makes a great background for a masculine card! The last one too, is gorgeous! I love the colors you used in that one, I love orange and purple together! Thank you for so much inspiration!

Anonymous said...

So many pretty cards shown to inspire us. I was so happy to see how the butterfly shimmer die looked on a card.

Lisa O'Reilly said...

Beautiful cards. I really like the circle card!

Cards by Maaike said...

all fabulous cards but I especially love the butterfly trail one, superb!

kathy mccreary said...

Thanks for making so many cute cards to enable us to have to order again from Simon Says!
LOL Love the new stuff!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Great projects. I really love the masculine card.

bev p said...

Ok, so I loved them all, and even caught myself holding my breath as I tried to figure out how you did a couple of them. As much as I appreciate your use of color, I think my favorite may the the very neutral flowers from the Mom set. It is really stunning. Thank you.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

a wonderful set of cards, of course, I do tend to like the ones with bright colors
thanks for sharing
Barb Housner

Janet Smith said...

My favorite are the flowers. Very beautiful!

NancyR said...

Very different cards. Love your "look" and ideas.

Maggie Dudley said...

Wonderful cards! I especially love the all white birthday Butterfly Card!

Cindaku said...

Wow! All of your cards are fantastic. I think my favorite is the one using both parts of the Center Cut Flowers stamp set.

Brandi R said...

Wow! Busy busy bee! These are utterly fabulous. Love your style. ♥

Dar said...

What a great variety of cards! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Carol said...

Ooooh! I can’t decide which is my favorite! I think I like the monotone flower card or the white butterfly card the best and then I look at the pretty colorful flower cards! I just can’t decide!

Carolina Kathy said...

Your cards are all fabulous! Love the fact that you made different ones which shows how creative you are! Thanks for sharing!

Daniela said...

Wow all the cards are amazing!

Cynthia Cole said...

All of your cards are beautifully done and my fave is your circle card!

Martha Herrera said...

Love the variety of cards! Thanks for sharing.

Greta said...

Lots more for my wishlist! Love your neutral cards this time, Barb--soft & beautiful! Your bright floral card is so striking--wonderful coloring!

Stacey Palmer said...

Beautiful cards. So much inspiration. Thanks

Kphillips2232 said...

Love to see a masculine card. Thank you.

Cindy Aguirre said...

I love all of your cards! Really love the flower cards!

SusanD in WA said...

Nice showcase of some of the products I hadn’t even noticed. Good job!

Stef Perry said...

Oh my I'm just blown away by all this beautiful inspiraton! Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas and card designs!

Barbara said...

Your creativity is showing in these beautiful cards.

Cath Sheard said...

OOh my, I love the purple and orange card. Not a combo I had thought of using, but boy, I am sold!!

Helen Budz said...

Barb, these are great cards...especially like what you created with the flower stamps--so lovely. Thanks for sharing all.

charlsie smith said...

Beautiful cards. I love the woodgrain. Thank you

Dawn Jones said...

I live circle cards and this stamp makes a perfect circle card. Thanks for sharing.

Stampin Mindy said...

Wow! These are awesome. Beautifully colored.

Kathy Ferg said...

I loved your elegant cards using the new Simon Says products. Thanks for sharing!

Sherry Butcher said...

wow! There are so many ideas to use the new release. Love yur designs and colors.
Thanks for sharing.

Leslie L. said...

All of your cards are wonderful but the color pop on the last one just really stood out.

CatherineD said...

What a wonderful set of cards to inspire. My favorites would be the first one, the yellow floral one, and the last purple and orange one. I love the bright colors.

Linda Kunsman said...

gorgeous cards!! I can see how the new release has inspired you so!

Cat Craig said...

Lovely collection of cards Barb, enjoyed seeing them all.

Texan Princess said...

Oh man, how did I miss that woodgrain block die when I placed my order?! Now I have to go back for it. Thanks for highlighting it. It is a perfect touch on masculine and more rustic cards.

Barb Ghig said...

My goodness, you have been a busy girl, Barb! Every one of your cards is absolutely GORGEOUS! Your Copic coloring is amazing, and I love how you used your Zigs and pencils to color the blooms! I also love how you colored your stencil...so clever! You have certainly inspired me to start shopping...Thanks!

Kijo Guyer said...

I so love the tree stencil and Nina's floral stamp - gorgeous cards, very inspiring.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Pretty. Your coloring is wonderful.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Lindar C said...

Beautiful cards, thanks for showing many ways to use these products.

Carolee McCaslin said...

WOW your cards are all so wonderful!!!

JanTink said...

Love it all!

Sue D said...

Thanks for sharing so many inspiring cards.

Stacy said...

Those are some great cards. That floral background stamp I just love!

kathymcc said...

Barb, your cards are so beautiful and so creative! I love your simple masculine card! Your tree card is gorgeous...great way to use colored pencils with a stencil! The Center Cut Flowers card awesome....especially that layered circle one! And, your neutral cards look so elegant! Like I said, love them all!!

Dana M said...

Wow, look at all of those amazing cards! I don't think I could pick a favorite, but the floral circle card is pretty cool - love the dimension.

Heather M said...

Wow, great cards. That circle card with the layers is lovely!

Gayle Bartholomew said...

All your cards are great and you shared so many wonderful ideas. Thanks.

Cheriese said...

I always have a hard time trying to come up with masculine cards - the wood grain die is perfect!!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Beautiful cards!

Heather DePasquale said...

Beautiful cards. I love your color penciled tree. So many options with this new release! Thanks SSS!

Kim Hund said...

Beautiful cards. Love your layering and color choices.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful cards. I can’t wait to use my center cut flower stamp...

Marge said...

Wow, Wow, Wow, Barb ! I'm in awe of your design creativity !! Each card is so uniquely designed and beautifully done ! I especially love the second card you made using the tree Stencil. You really made a beautiful tree card, just perfect for Moms. Thanks for the inspiration. Big congratulations on your joining to the Blog hops too ! Love . Marge

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Liz Ford said...

So, so many great cards! I love the center cut flowers stamp and how you used the one on the circles and popped up each level and how you colored the frame around the one in the yellows and pinks! So, so beautiful! All your cards were lovely and I now have a new blog to follow!

Linda M said...

Wow, what a great set of cards! The first and last ones are my favorites!

Memories by Manda said...

All of your cards are lovely.

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Wow, you were busy! All the cards were great but I really loved the yellow center cut flowers!!!

Melissa Watson said...

Beautiful cards! I love them all but especially the neutral ones. They are simple yet elegant!

Billie A said...

Beautiful stunning cards. I love the dies, stencils and stamps. Wonderful colors your cards are beautiful.

Denise Bryant said...

Such pretty cards! Love that Butterfly Shimmer die!

Valerie Hayden said...

Lovely, really like the grey on grey.

Julie Bodenheimer said...

All of your cards are gorgeous! I love the different ways you used and colored the flowers...gorgeous!

cindybearj said...

Your cards are so beautiful. As much as I love all the colors, I think my favorite is the all white one!

Linda Westfall said...

Beautiful cards. I can’t decide which was my favorite because they were all great.

hilhashi said...

Pretty cards, especially the ones using the center cut flower stamp. Niceness!

Cathy Lillie said...

Gorgeous set of cards! I love the Butterfly Shimmer Die, especially backed with the glitter paper. It's such an elegant look.

Jodi Warren said...

Love the partial die cut circle card with layers, gorgeous. Beautiful butterfly card also. Great set of cards.

Monique MacDuffee said...

Nice idea for a man's card.

Lee said...

Love the cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

Danielle Dietz said...

Love all the cards but especially the round one. So pretty!

Donna Lindner said...

all the card are so pretty and the first card would make a great card for a man. but loved them all

Barb Oliver said...

Barb, I agree with many of the earlier comments. Your cards are truly amazing and beautiful.. I also love that you have given inspiration for so many products. Thanks for sharing!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Adorable set of cards!!! Beautiful colouring!!!

Nathalie Paquette said...

Wow, such beautiful cards !

Donna Phelan said...

Fantastic cards! Your colors are so bright and beautiful! TFS!!!

Sabrina said...

Very lovely cards!!

Becca4296 said...

Such a cool collection of cards

Colleen Howell said...

These are all so good, my favorite is the round one with the flowers, super cute card

Lisa A said...

Love all the cards. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

Denise Ward said...

Wow! I love all of your designs, especially the last one with the pop of purple and orange flowers!! :) I was glad to see the woodgrain and Happy Birthday dies used. I think you are one of the few to use them and I really think they work so well in your design. Perfect for a masculine card! :)

Dorthy said...

WOW! What a wonderful variety of ways to use this 'fluttering' release. The man's card is simple.

Mirella said...

WOW, Barb, these are all so wonderful, and versatile, too! I especially love the circular card, but they're all truly wonderful!

Lagene said...

Wonderful projects! Great Release! I especially love the beautiful flower surrounded MOM card!

Sheryl Hurley said...

beautiful cards

Sue D said...

TFS your beautiful, creative, and varied set of cards! I especially like the cards using the Center Cut Flower set... the blue one is absolutely stunning and the design so clever. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sandra Bonagura said...

thanks for displaying several forms of coloring .... love that!

Jill Rauenhorst said...

Absolutely wonderful cards! Hard to choose, but I think my favorites are the shimmer buterfly and the round card....but I also love the masculine card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda said...

Great cards and coloring. I also like the simplicity of the first card. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Emily Simon said...

Beautiful cards! Such wonderful inspiration!

Mary Holshouser said...

So many different styles and all are wonderful.
Love the masculine feel of the first card.
The use of the neutral colors on those cards
are so perfect. thanks for sharing
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sylvia g said...

All lovely but the circle card is my favorite, may NEED that stamp.

Megan said...

Wow, Barb! You've been busy :) I absolutely love your bold Copic coloring in that last card!! So pretty!

Angela R said...

Awesome cards! The one using the tree die is my favorite!

Christy Malone said...

All of your cards are so pretty! Thank you for sharing them with us.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Such fabulous cards! I love your first card - great masculine card!

Lana Leigh Branham said...

Wonderful cards! Great ideas!

Karen Goulet said...

What can I say but...Wonderful!

F. Andre said...

What a fabulous showcase of these new products.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Wow !! You’ve made such a wonderful variety of cards designs !! And every single one of them is truly lovely !!
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Gail said...

Thanks for the masculine card. They’re always so hard! Love all of your cards but especially the white Happy Birthday!

Karen said...

Wow! What fabulous cards!

Amy C. said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards with these wonderful new products!

Denise Gutshall said...

Wow! What a fabulous set of cards! I can't even pick a favorite among all the wonderful choices! I love what you did with the center cut stamps -- I overlooked that stamp in my first view of the new release and you showed me the possibilities! The coloring in the tree is gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

sentsue said...

What an amazing mix of cards. Beautiful work!

Regina said...

As much as I love the bright colors, the subdued tone on tone card really caught my eye.

Anushree Vaish said...

Beautiful cards....all are so cheerful!!

Candy said...

The tone on tone cards are the best!

Annalisa Young said...

You are so prolific! I'm amazed at how you can just keep coming up with new twists on ideas and products. Thank you so much for sharing so many amazing ideas with us. I feel like I need to keep this post open in a tab all the time in case I need inspiration for pretty much any card!

Michelle Sellers said...

Your cards look like you had so much fun. I really like the circle dimensional cars because it's different and the first time I have seen this technique. Wow!!

Super Stick Chick said...

So many fabulous cards! Love your fun and bright designs. Stay warm with all the snow!

Tracy Chambers said...

Hi Barb,
I love the masculine card, I love the circle card, I love the neural cards.... oh wait I just love them all. I'm very inspired by the circle card and have a great idea in mind now.
Take care
Tracy

Laetitia Lisa said...

wow ! It's magic !! How I love your colouring on these flowers !! Wonderful cards and such a beautiful release !!

Dawn Turley said...

what a totally awesome display of stunning cards Barb. You really outdid yourself with this lot.

Cindy Martin said...

The butterflies and the flower stamp will definitely be must have stamps for me

StarSpry said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing so many examples :) I love the wood grain birthday card!

Shanna said...

I love all of the new ideas!

Betty Neville said...

Great job showcasing the new products! Awesome cards- I really like the ones using the center cut flowers!

Lynne in NI said...

Wonderful cards! The orange / purple one is my fave :)

Carolyn Steele said...

What a wonderful array of cards - something for everyone. My favorite was the monochromatic mother’s day Card. I just love the simplicity and how understated it is.

Patty said...

Oh my goodness....you went overboard!! I can understand why with such a fantastic release!! Love your cards!!

Rebecca RamirezBarnes said...

Wow!! Such fabulous cards! Love all of them!!

phlower said...

Wow! You have created some beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Sheila said...

Super cards, but I'm espeially partial to the Happy Birthday and subtle cards.

steelrfan57 said...

Really love your simplicity of some of your cards, they are beautiful and simple!! Love your blending of your colors on your other cards too!! Wow you've done an awesome job and thank you for sharing with us your WONDERFUL talent!!!🏵🏵🌹🌹💐💐🦋🦋

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful cards! I love your CAS style and you've clearly mastered both the masculine and feminine looks!

Mary-Anne V said...

Such a great variety of cards using this release .thank you for showing us all the different ways.

Stephanie Savidge said...

Your first card would also look great for a Father's Day card. Nice work on all.

Carrie Sedlack said...

So Beautiful!

Johanna said...

Beautiful creations and a great release.