Friday, May 18, 2018

SSS Sending Sunshine Release Blog Hop!

Hey guys!

I'm so excited to share lots of cards with you today for my stop on day 2 of Simon Says Stamp's, Sending Sunshine release blog hop! 


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Let's take care of the important stuff first though. Simon is giving away a $25 gift certificate at each stop along the hop - whoot! All you need to do is comment on as many blogs as you can, for a better chance at winning! Simon will announce the winners over on their blog on Wednesday, May 23rd.


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AND . . . I have a coupon code for you too! If you use the code, SUNSHINE with your purchase, Simon will send you a free gift! How cool is that?! The code will expire on 5/20 at 11:59pm EST.

If you've been following along on the hop, you should've arrived from the very talented, Amy Rysavy's blog, Prairie Paper and Ink. If you'd like to start at the beginning of today's hop, head to the Simon Says Stamp blog. If you missed day 1 of the hop, head here.

I've created lots of cards with the goodies I received, so I won't go into to too much detail for each one, otherwise this already long post would be even longer! If you happen to have any questions, just email me and I'll respond. You can find my email here.

All the products I used are listed below this post in the affiliate links, at no extra cost to you.

First up is this really cool, graphic background cling stamp called, Deco Diamonds.There are so many different techniques you could use with this fun stamp! I used the resist technique and Distress inks with water on my first two cards but on the second one, I added more color around the squares with a Zig marker.






And because I love the, You Are My Sunshine sentiment die, I used it on another card, along with an older stamp called, Center Cut Flowers, from Simon's previous release. I colored the flowers with Copic markers.



This next stamp set is really pretty! It's called, Wreath Greetings and I loved doing a bit of messy water coloring on the wreath!



I used another image from the same set on the card below, with some very simple Copic coloring.



For this next one, I used the beautiful, Flower Cluster die. I left it white but just think of all the ways you could use this pretty die! My background was created with Distress Inks and water.


Okay, to say I love this next stamp set is an understatement! It's called, Hello There and it is so adorable! I used it on my next two cards. On the first one I just created a simple watercolor background with Distress Inks and colored the critters with Zig markers. Don't ya just love the tin cans with string! Makes me giggle!



I decided I wanted a different design for the next card by placing the critters further apart but I still wanted to use the tin cans, so I added real string this time! Ha! Can ya see it?


Here's a close-up.


And last but not least, the gorgeous, Spring Flower Burst! I adore this set and had so much fun water coloring this image!



That's it for me! Next up on the hop is Jean Manis at her blog, Right as Rain. I know you'll love what she has to share! 

I hope I've given you some inspiration today! Thank you so much for stopping by! ♥







Here's a list of all the new, Sending Sunshine products:



And here are the other products I used on my cards: 

 

166 comments:

Mindy Eggen Design said...

all of your cards are absolutely stunning! can't wait to play with that critter set!

Lori Kobular said...

So many awesome cards! They are so bright and colorful~ just filled with Sunshine! My favorite is the wreath card ~ love it! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration and the chance to win a prize!!

Betty BH said...

I really love your choice of colors....especially the blues & purples. GORGEOUS. Thanks for sharing.

Purple Princess said...

Great cards! I love the background stamps!!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Wow, Barb, you have been a busy bee making some awesome and beautifully colored cards! Your coloring of the Spring Flower Burst is magnificent and stunning. Thank you for all the glorious inspiration!!

Anja Curvers said...

Wow so much inspiration here and I love them all don’t know which one I love more they all are amazing. I think I must have this whole release I really do. Help!!!!! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Teresa Doyle said...

WOWZERS Barb!!!! These are ALL FANTASTIC! You have certainly been having fun with this release, (I could too!) Oh my goodness I L♥VE your cards, very well done!

Debra Rumpza said...

So many cute cards! I love the background stamp embossed in white.

Eve N said...

Wonderful variety of cards! Every one had such pretty details and gave me some great ideas. Thanks!

Trina P. said...

Super fun and beautiful collection of cards, Barb! Love the variety. x

Jackie Parkins said...

Wow! these are fabulous! The Deco Diamonds background and Flower Cluster die are my favorites from this release and I love what you've done with them...and all of the others.

Becky Reeder said...

Amazing cards, makes me want all the stamps and dies in the release!

Holly Hunka said...

I love the critter cards ♥️

Cynthia Cole said...

A ton of fabulous cards!

Ddlove 3 said...

Love all the cards you made! Beautiful!

Kphillips2232 said...

Thank you for so many different sample cards.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Love all your amazing cards!!! Colors are beautiful!!!

KristenMary said...

I love all of these happy colors!

pamboe said...

I just love your bright color combos!

Angela Lunn said...

OMG! Love all of these!

Cassie said...

Holy cow...all of your cards are Amazeballs! The floral ones are my favorites though, so bright & colorful! Beautiful job!

TLady said...

OH MY! SO MANY WONDERFUL CREATIONS! I ADORE that squared background stamp/card, & the floral spray die/card! There is SO MUCH TO LOVE in this release!!!! SUPER JOB, Barb!!!! ;)

Linda M said...

Wow, what a gorgeous assortment of cards! Thanks for all of the fabulous ideas!

Linda Kunsman said...

wow- what a fabulous variety of wonderful cards and inspirations!

NancyR said...

Beautiful! I don't do as much watercoloring as I should.

Cindy Aguirre said...

Love your cards! My favorites are the watercolored wreath and the koala hello cards! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Joy Meadows said...

Love each one of your cards, Barb! This new release is so fabulous.

cmoch said...

Wonderful cards, love the assortment!

Annette Gordon said...

WOW! What a lot of time and effort to make all those cards! Too much greatness all in one post! Each one is fabulous! I love the hello with the animals. The background you created goes so perfectly. And those wreath cards! Stunning. I also love the first few cards you made with the background stamp.

Janet McCurry said...

Great designs and you have great ideas! thanks!

KellyAnn Butler-Fusco said...

Holy smokes! You sure made alot of cards! They are all beautiful. Im loving that wreath one too. Very nice!

Stacy Petersen said...

Really love what you did with the deco diamonds background stamp.

K . Shuster said...

Love your little critter cards, especially the one with the tin cans! Reminds me of my childhood.

Jeanne Beam said...

Such beautiful and fun cards. Love the critters.
Thanks for sharing....

Jackie S said...

Each of these are amazing! Love the messy look of the "Thank You" card

Sabrina said...

So stunning and so beautiful!!!

Linda said...

Great cards and I love the little critters. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Connie H. said...

These cards are awesome! I really loved several of them and one of my very favorites was the flowers that you colored. The critters were adorable also.

ScrapaDiddle said...

Your cards are great!

Theresa said...

Love your cards....

Janet D. said...

Great variety of cards and I love them all!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Those little critter cards are too cute! :)

Jen said...

What a collection of beautiful cards!

blaze said...

You have been ambitious! Your cards are all so lovely.

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

So much inspiration in all of these cards. What a fantastic collection you have shared!

Glenda Demorest said...

I love all of these cards. Especially the koala one.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

So many beautiful cards with so many of the new stamps and dies! Great work and inspiration!

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!! FABULOUS cards!!!

tiggermama said...

i'm here for the blog hop! what beautiful cards. i got the full card die and am looking forward to using it!!

Robi Wax said...

Love the bright colors and beautiful backgrounds!

LadyRobyn said...

So many amazing cards and loved all the different techniques you showcased.

Cindy C. said...

Hi Barb, such a pleasure to stop by here. Thanks for sharing these beautiful and inspiring cards showcasing the Sunshine release!!

CaroleD said...

Love all the happy colors and beautiful designs!

Embley Veronica said...

I love the wreath cards. Amazing!

Dee Earnshaw said...

wow very creative use of these new stamps and dies - thanks for the fresh ideas:)

Sue Smith said...

Oh my gosh !! You have been busy with making such fantastic cards. It is so hard to decide which stamp, die or stencil I like best cause I want them all !! :)

Golda said...

You made a lot of beautiful cards and did a whole lot of coloring, but all are great. Love the blues and purples together with white.

Kim Salito said...

You have been busy, all of your cards are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

phlower said...

Thank you for all of the beautiful inspiration! You have created a group of fantastic cards with just gorgeous colors!

jeanchaneyaz said...

Such beautiful and inspiring cards!

Melynn Long said...

Beautiful, fun and happy cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lindar C said...

Your cards are fantastic, I especially love the "messy" watercolor wreath, so beautiful.

Bronwyn Batts said...

My absolute favorite card was the happy spring with all the bright colors. It's just gorgeous.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful backgrounds, colors & more on the creations.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Marcie Lovett said...

Love those diamonds. Hard to believe it's the same stamp.

Heather M said...

Fabulous creations!! Love all the beautiful colors and ideas!

Daria Z. said...

Fabulous cards, Barb! I love the first two with the watercolor - especially the second one where you added more color with the Zigs. The string on the tin can card just made me smile.

Cyndi Morris said...

I love all your projects, but especially the ones that use my two favorite products from this release -- the Flower Cluster die and the Deco Diamonds background stamp. Your colors are amazing.

Tracy Fletcher said...

Wow some beautiful and cute cards!

Dana M said...

Wow, amazing cards! So much fantastic inspiration and great use of these amazing new products.

Barbara said...

Wow! You've been so busy creating all these beautiful cards to share. My absolute favorite is the Thank You wreath card, but if I were to receive any of these, I would be happy! :)

Traci said...

Hi Barb,

Great range of techniques!! I love the deco diamonds resist background, I'm going to have to have that soon. Thanks for sharing.

Janice said...

What a lovely group of cards - a real feast for the eyes!

Stef Perry said...

So many gorgeous cards, love them all! Thanks fornthe beautiful inspiration!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, you have really taken on the task of using most of the release! Bravo!💜🤗

Yvonne said...

Your coloring is gorgeous!

Jan G said...

Love the wreath card and the geometric background cards.

Nana Griffin said...

Wonderful! Love them all.

Meghan Kennihan said...

Such amazing creativity and variety! I love all these cards! Great job!

Jane M said...

Oh my, it looks like you sure had fun making lots of cards. The cards are so different and they are all so nice.

Debbie Brackett said...

Love your cards.

D Golly said...

WOW! So many wonderful cards. Thanks for all your time and inspiration.

Twila Ormsby said...

So many FABULOUS cards, such fun! Thank you for sharing!!!!

Isabelle Baudin said...

You visibly had plenty fun with this release, and you did a fantastic job : your cards are amazing ! All of them !

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! LOVING the NEW RELEASE!! Your Cards are BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for sharing the AMAZING Inspiration and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Jasmine said...

I love all the beautiful cards
Very creative

Karen R said...

You have done an amazing job showcasing the fabulous new release!! I love the messy watered colored wreath and the Deco Diamonds backgrounds!!

Kelli Tillman said...

I love all of the cards you made. This is an amazing release fro SSS. There is not one thing that I dont like or wouldnt use. The blog hop has been amazing and I love seeing everyones different ideas with the same stamps and dies. Thank you for sharing.

Constance Hollenbeck said...

Love all your cards and the colors !

Johanna said...

Something for everyone and all are beautiful.

Jennifer said...

Amazing designs Barb! Love them and the way you showcased this new release!

Prentzess said...

Such variety of style! I like them all!

Nancy Walburn said...

Love your happy spring card....thank you!

Christine Campbell said...

Your work is so bright and cheerful, I am a fan! Well done!

Joela Pascoe said...

Your cards are awesome love the bright colours.

Cinny B said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing

Violet said...

WOW, you created a LOT of beautiful, cheery cards! I can't pick a favorite. It makes me want to purchase the entire product line in this release!!

Nox said...

Wonderful cards! First of all - so prolific and different! Love the wonderful washes of colour on all of them. These are a fantastic showcase for the new release!

Mary-Anne V said...

wow you did such a fabulous job with all these different cards! Amazing.

BeverlyBL said...

What a great bunch of cards. Thanks so much!

Cindy Wilson said...

Looks like you had lots of creative fun. Well done.

D.Ann C said...

I love what you did with the deco diamonds and the critters playing telephone are just too stinkin' cute!

JJUMS said...

I love all your card designs!!! ❤️❤️❤️

Kathy McCluskey said...

I love your cards, Barb! Your first card using that Deco Diamond background stamp is just so beautiful! Your flower cards are gorgeous, too! Thank you for sharing your amazing creativity with us...so inspiring!!

ljcasselman said...

Your work is virtually flawless! Such beautiful colors too!

Deeps said...

Love all your cards, but in particular love the 2 cards you made with the Deco diamond background stamp a lot.

Jackie Porter said...

Beautiful Cards!!!

Jeannie Fannin said...

So many beautiful cards. I totally love the art deco background stamp.

Denise Ward said...

What a great assortment of cards you made!! it is really too difficult to pick a favorite! You have beautiful florals, fun little monkeys, and cool geometric designs and they are each wonderful. I'd like to have them all!

Gab said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!! your cards are so so pretty! Great colours - I especially love the watercolour wreath!

Denise Mlady said...

All your cards are fantastic. I really like that diamond background and the critters are so cute!

Carrie said...

I love all your cards Barb! Thanks for sharing! There is so much inspiration just in this one post!

Teena Perine said...

Love the deco diamond !

Cathy Lillie said...

Fantastic cards, Barb! I love the wreath card and the watercoloring of the Spring Flower Burst. Such a cute "hello" background on the monkey and koala card.

cindybearj said...

I love all your cards! They are all so beautiful and the colors are awesome.

Brenda M said...

All your cards are terrific! I really love the first one (the color combination of salty ocean, peacock feathers and wilted violet) really speaks to me and the wreath stamp set is definitely at the top of my wish list.

Susan Jean said...

Love these cards!! I really need to try the no line coloring. SO cool!! TFS!!

Joanna Szczurowska said...

Love your coloring

Karthikha said...

So many fantastic cards!! Each one is beautiful!!

Carissa Brownlee said...

Looks like you had lots of fun making cards! I like the blue squares and the water color flowers you did were AMAZING.

Amy Brown said...

How gorgeous~ I love the different cards you created with this fun release. Thank you for sharing!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

So much inspiration and cuteness here. I love the diamond background stamp and you have given me some more ideas or how to use it.

Dawn Turley said...

wow Barb. You have been very busy. An amazing set of cards.

Melissa Edwards said...

The blues and violets are beautiful in the watercolor wreath card! I absolutely love what you have done with the new release! can't wait to try it myself!

Colleen Howell said...

You have so many awesome cards, love the yellow and orange with the diamond background. But then I saw your critter cards and they made me smile, so cute

Isabel Z said...

I love blog hops because they inspire me to create--thank you!

Barbara said...

Great collection of different style cards!

Mrsfish02 said...

Great examples on so many of the items in this release. Love the deco diamonds but my favorite is the tin cans... spent many hours playing telephone with cans and a string in my childhood days. Thanks for that....

Teri Klawitter said...

Hello! My favorite is the "You are my Sunshine" card. Trying to win for PuppyUpMadison.org Fundrasing for canine cancer!

Mirella said...

These are all beautiful, Barb, I love all the fantastic colours!

VNARN said...

So many styles and ideas. You are truly creative and inspiring.

Brenda in IN said...

These are beautiful cards. My favorite are the ones with the critters talking though the tin cans. I remember doing that as a kid. Adding the string is so clever.

Peculiaris said...

So many fun cards! This release is amazing, thanks fro sharing so many ideas! Your coloring is stunning and the critter cards just cracked me up!

Craft Bunny said...

So many great inspirations!

Carolyn Steele said...

I laughed at your closing ‘That’s it’ like you only had one card!! You had a ton of beautiful cards! I can’t even pick a favorite and so many different styles. Something for everyone - just like this release!!

Karen said...

Wow! What a fabulous collection of cards! I can't pick a fave, there are so many I like.

Keely said...

Great cards! My favorite is the Happy Spring! I love all the color you put into this one! Very cheerful!

CinnamonSally said...

OMG Barb you have been busy, love all your creations and I love this new release!!

Sue D said...

Wonderful variety from pretty to cute.

StarSpry said...

All of your cards are so great! I love how you added string to the tin cans :)

Leni said...

Gorgeous cards, love the wreaths, de animals, but the last card is my favorite! Greta colors and design!

SabineV said...

I love all of the cards you created!

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic cards.
I thtnk my favorite is the big
wreach with the "you are my
sunshine". Looks like
summer and happy.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Malaika said...

I simply love these cards! And the animals are so cute!

Laetitia Lisa said...

So many wonderful cards here !! Congrats I love your style very much ! This is a great great release, can't wait to get my hands on some of these items :)

Natalie Winterstein said...

Wow, all of your cards are so beautiful!

Windy said...

What great cards! I love that geometric background stamp, and had a good chuckle when I saw the string between the two critters. Great idea!

Lori said...

Love all of your cards! So fun!

Cheriese said...

Love your messy watercolouring!!

Linda Anderson said...

Amazing cards! They just kept coming, one amazing card after another. So much inspiration. Thank you!

Sue D said...

What a great collection of cards using the new release products! Love the Deco Diamonds stamp and your cards using it are beautiful... love the colors and highlights you added. TFS your talent and inspiration on this hop!

charlsie smith said...

Great and beautiful cards. You were very busy

Tracy Chambers said...

So many beautiful cards.... I really love the geometric background with the red, orange and yellow (these seem to be colours I am leaning to lately)

Sanju said...

Love all these cards. Thanks for sharing so many!

Esperança Costa said...

Such beautiful cards. You are always an inspiration.

shy324 said...

Beautiful and cute cards. I just love the little critters, my favorite was the one with the can telephones. So cute how you separated them and used string to connect them.

Monica H said...

Love all these cards!the little critters are adorable and all your coloring is amazing.

LmichelleH said...

Wow you really did a bunch of cute cards. Well done.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the Deco Diamonds design!

bzyPTmom said...

Simply amazing cards Barb--of course the Hello card with the cat is a favorite, but there are gorgeous florals and cute animals and amazing backgrounds! Great job and thanks for inspiring us!

Liz Ford said...

WOW!!! Your talent is awesome! Such a variety of cards. I would have been just happy to see the first two with the Deco Diamonds background. But then you went above and beyond and created that wonderful HELLO card with the monkey and the tin can phone line! Your last card is now my favorite! Thank you for showing us all the great ideas and ways to use these new items. Cheers!!!

sotama14 said...

Love all your cards !! The colors that you used and the designs are really great

Karenajo said...

Spectacular release and love all your inspirational cards ! Thanks for sharing !

Miriam Prantner said...

Great set of cards! Such a fun release! I'm especially loving those background stamp cards and how different the cards are!

Amy C. said...

All of your cards are so wonderful and show off all these great new products!

Mary e. said...

You made some really pretty and cute cards. May be too late for the drawing but still was impressed and had to let you know!!