Thursday, January 10, 2019

BLOG HOP! SSS You Are Loved Release + Giveaway!

Hey guys!

I'm back today with more inspiration for Simon's You Are Loved release and I'm so excited to share some more cards with you! This is day 1 of a 2-day hop, so be sure to check out Simon's blog tomorrow too, for lots more inspiring creations!


If you've arrived here from Bibi Cameron's blog, you're in the right place. Isn't she amazing? So talented! If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, click here to go to Simon's blog.

First, we've got some fun stuff to talk about! Do you see that code in the above graphic? The code will give you a free Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Oxide Ink Pad (while supplies last!) with any purchase! How awesome is that?! The code will expire Sunday, 1/13 at 11:59 pm EST.

Also debuting today is a BRAND NEW set of watercolor prints from Suzy Plantamura called, Sending Love!


I am so excited about these prints! If you've never used them, they are so perfect for quick cardmaking and are great for practicing your water coloring, Copic coloring or any medium, really. I love them and can't WAIT to get my hands on this new pack! 

So now let's talk about the giveaway! Simon is generously giving away a $25.00 gift card at each stop along the hop! All you have to do is comment below for a chance to win. Simon will announce the winners on Wednesday, January 16th on their blog.

Okay, I've got five cards to show you today so let's get started!

I shared this first card over on my Instagram feed when the release went live but wanted to share it here too. I used the, So Loved stamp set with some pretty Simon inks. I love off-setting the outline of each stamp for a more whimsical look!

My next card uses the, Always and Forever stamp and die set. It's perfect for an anniversary, or just to let someone know you love them. Easy, simple ink blending and Copic coloring.

I used two of the new release products on this next card. The, Quilted Hearts Background Cling stamp and the, Windows to My Heart die, along with some Distress Oxide Inks. I love how this turned out!

Here's another simple card using the Quilted Hearts stamp but this time I also used some of the dies from the Ornate Love die set. I think these products were made for each other!

For my last card, I used the big, chunky letters that are included in the Ornate Love die set, along with the gorgeous, Damask Background Cling Stamp. Man, was this one ever fun to create! I love playing with Distress Inks, which I used on both the background and the letters.

If you're still on the fence about grabbing these products, don't be! They are all so versatile and perfect, not just for Valentine's Day, but for all year long! 

The next stop on the hop is the amazing, Anna-Karin at her blog, Layers of Ink.

Thank you so much for the visit! I love when you stop by and I love reading your comments! I hope you all know how much I appreciate it! ♥






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159 comments:

Isabel Z said...

You are so incredibly talented; I love what you create.

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! LOVE these!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for sharing all of the AMAZING Inspiration and for the chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS Week!!

Sophie Farah said...

Oh I just love your card with the always and forever set! And those light bulbs, so creative and unique, not something that is in a lot of sets! Your colors are so vibrant and beautiful TFS! :)

Sandi MacIver said...

Love all the bright and cheery colours you used on your cards today - totally fabulous

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Wonderful cards! Cheers.

Bunny said...

Beautiful cards. I love the Damask background and the DOX colors you used on the last card. [Bunny]

Dee Earnshaw said...

stunning work - love all these cards - so many designs and techniques - WOW!!!!!

Lisa Byers said...

All of your cards are so creative!! The light bulb card is so cute!! You sure displayed your brilliant talent!! Everything is fantastic!!

Karthikha said...

Wonderful set of cards! I love the light bulb one :)

TrainWithMeghan said...

Beautiful coloring and card designs! I love the light bulb one!

Kara Lynne said...

Wonderful cards, Barb! I love how you show how versatile these new stamps and dies can be! Such a fantastic new release!

sharon g said...

I especially like the purply hearts. They look great!

Chandhini Swaminathan said...

Great cards, love the techniques you have used, these are amazing.

DJ said...

I love your cards, I especially like the damask background and I love the colors you chose for it. Very nice! TFS!

Becca Yahrling said...

Lots of pretty! LOVE the last card and all it's glorious color. And that damask stamp is stunning. AND I adore white embossing.

kReN K said...

Seeing all your projects are making me feel very loved! Your work and these products are amazing! Thanks for sharing! kReN@afourthlife

Connie H. said...

Your cards are so nice. Loved them.

Nox said...

Great cards and love the new release. It is so fun and bright. I especially love the light bulb card - so cute!!!

Cindi said...

Beautiful cards!

Barb said...

Love the cards!

Susan Falkler said...

Love the lightbulb card. So cute.

Susie Sonnier said...

So much fun. great cards

Susan B. said...

Quilted heart and Ornate Love combo is sooo pretty!

Judie said...

Love all these colourful cards! The last one is really stunning!

Connie said...

These are all great. The light bulbs are really cute.

Kelsey Thomas said...

Cute cards!

Barbara said...

Wow! You've been busy and in the process, created some beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

Mirella said...

You clearly had lots of fun with these, Barb! I really like all your different designs. I must say though, the first one is definitely a favourite of mine - probably because I also really love that stamp set!

Benessi said...

Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing! My favorite is the anniversary card!

Debra Rumpza said...

Love all that you created! So many options available!

SueT said...

Your designs are so well coordinated. Beautiful use of color.

Siobhan Burtlow said...

Just gorgeous!!!

lexi_kaye said...

Your colors are great but I especially like card #3 and #5.

Mary Johnson said...

what great ideas! thanks for the inspiration!!

Born Again Farm Girl said...

Seriously beautiful use of these products, very inspired!

sentsue said...

Loving those lightbulbs! Beautiful work.

Elizabeth B said...

Your cards are beautiful. Love the Quilted Hearts background stamp. And off setting your colors on the flowers is a great technique. Wish I could come up with ideas like that!!! Thank you!

Janet D. said...

Wow, these are beautiful. Really, really love your first floral card!

Dawn Miller said...

My favorite is the Ornate Love. Love that background stamp!

Louanne said...

You were busy! Great variety of cards - love those lightbulbs! Thanks for sharing,

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Love this release!

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards! Love the lightbulbs!

Cindy Aguirre said...

Beautiful cards! I love all you examples! Thanks for sharing them!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Wow, you were really busy! My fav is the last card... love the color combo and the whole design of the card. I love the pink card too and I bet it could be make as a penny slider too! And while I liked the light bulb card, now I have the Debbie Boone song stuck in my head. Guess I'm showing my age!!!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love your style! it's so fun and whimsical, and the colors just pop right off the page! LOVE these!

JoAnn said...

Wonderful cards. The damask background and L O V E letters on the last one are so pretty.

Heidi Rees said...

Great cards! I love how each one is different. Great colors and design!

Mary said...

Cool release, and love your samples, especially the purple cards!

Macimbalo said...

Wow, love your designs and esp the colors you use - they are so pretty! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kari S said...

I love the quilted background with the cutout hearts! Thanks for the inspiration.

Cynthia Cole said...

Beautiful group of cards!

Sabrina said...

Very cute cards!!

Michelle W said...

Beautiful cards Barb! Thanks for the inspiration!

a simple girl said...

The colors and the layers... so bright! LOVE THEM ALL!! Thanks for the inspiration

Arianna Barbara said...

Awww!!! All your cards are so gorgeous!!! Love them!!!

Rose Mary Smalley said...

There isn’t one of these darling cards that I would not be thrilled to receive.....great work...thanks for sharing today!!!

Gail said...

Love all of your cards! You’re very talented!

Holly Stephens said...

I love your card using the lightbulb stamps. I’m in love with that stamp and really enjoy seeing how you use it. Thanks for sharing!

Brenda Kuder said...

Great cards! I love all of the examples.

Karen B said...

I love how each person has such awesome and uniquely different ideas. Your cards are truly beautiful and I would be excited to receive any one of them. Also, can't wait to order from this release.

Andrea Hastilow said...

Looooooove these cards, each one is so beautiful. I can't pick a favourite, I keep changing my mind as to which one. I really want to try these for myself. Thank you for the inspiration.

Linda said...

Beautiful cards and thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Anita Szokol said...

Lovely cards!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a very happy, happy, happy post with delightful cards!

Super Stick Chick said...

Fabulous cards, great release. Love all your creativity.

Denise Terry said...

I just love the cards you created and how you highlighted these products.

Super Stick Chick said...

Fabulous cards, great release. Love all your creativity.

Mirjana Mijalkovic said...

Awesome cards! I love this with light bulbs, it's so fun, and bright.

Kipp said...

Amazing Cards!

Rhonda said...

Great share, great cards, such talent. Thanks so much.

TLady said...

A WONDERFUL JOB on ALLL of your cards! Your Copic coloring is GORGEOUS!!! A SUPERB JOB on EVERY CARD, Barb!!!

Denise Mlady said...

Lovely cards! Really love the card with the beautiful Damask background and the cute light bulbs.

Amy Lombardo said...

I love your cards. Specifically the one with the damask pattern and love letters! One of my favorites!!!!

Dar said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Rachel Vass said...

So many wonderful examples for us, thank you! I especially love those florals.

Cyn Doll said...

This is so pretty. I love your cards. The Love card that is purple and blue is just amazing.

Bri K said...

I Love how simple they are it is so refreshing!

Teri Smith said...

That quilted heart stamp is so dainty & pretty. Your cards are each so different, one from the other & I think the lightbulbs with the hearts in them are so cute.

Judy B said...

Wow, just Wow!! You saved the best for last Barb and it is my favorite one of all the cards I've seen on here. Your cards are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Angela R said...

Love these cards! Especially the last one love the colors used on it.

Nancy said...

So fun an creative, Barb! Love them all!

Heather M said...

uWOW!! Love you damask with the gorgeous ink blending and embossing combo. The quilted hearts in the pink and the purple cards are so pretty!! The string of light bulbs is perfect with the anniversary sentiment. Your background with the flowers is lovely!

Kathy Johnson said...

Love your projects!

lattelover said...

I really like the quilted hearts background.

Cheriese said...

Gorgeous cards!! Loving all the inspiration!

Teresa Doyle said...

All great cards Barb, I am especially loving the last 3, so beautiful.

bluemoon said...

I appreciate all your hard work and creativity. Your cards are wonderful! Thank you so much.

Jaclyn W said...

Love the color choices in your last card! I love these blog hops to see how uniquely people use products, and especially how they use them together. I'm feeling so inspired!

Kaye Thrasher said...

Love your cards. They are very beautiful. Good card designs. Thanks so much for sharing your art.

Rea' said...

Oh my your variety of cards is beautiful, so much inspiration... certainly doesn't make the job of deciding which of the new release I want . You Are Loved release is amazing. I like your outline technique... must try it !

Sheila said...

What an array of unique cards. Inspiring! Thank you for sharing your ideas and talent!!

Toni said...

WOW! Your cards are so beautiful. Love your take on some of the new products.

Unknown said...

Love the cards. I would say the light bulbs are my favorite! Thank you for the inspiration. Happy Valentine's Day to you!
Karen Berry

Carmela Hubler said...

This is a great collection of cards! Each one is different and they are all so pretty. I especially love the heart die cuts.

Stacy H. said...

What a beautiful set of cards!

Jen said...

Terrific collection of cards! Love the colors especially on the last card. So beautiful!

Helen said...

Awesome Job.. "LOVE" is my Favorite :-)
Happy Creative New Year !!

Greta said...

Love the variety of your cards, Barb! The heart ones are really neat--I have that embossing folder & need to use it! The last card is stunning--love that background & your colors!

Jeannie Fannin said...

Great set of cards. Love them all but the colors on the love card really speak to me! Thanks!

Julie Harden said...

So beautiful cards, I love the selection of colours you used and the Purple Hearts are stunning. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

Dawn Turley said...

Stunning cards Barb. Some incredible backgrounds and stamping.

CinnamonSally said...

As always Barb you have been super creative, love all of your pretty designs.

Heidi G. S. said...

Love what you made. So many great cards.
Thanks for sharing

Subhashini Swaminathan said...

Absolutely love the cards; especially the third and last one stole my heart. Thanks for the great inspiration!

Jeanne said...

Thank you so much for sharing these lovely cards, Barb. They are all wonderful, and I was especially drawn to the last two. The pink hearts card is so charming and the colors in the damask background one are just gorgeous!

Emma Murphy-Smith said...

Fantastic cards! I'm in love with that damask background stamp <3

Steph Zerbe said...

These are all so beautiful!!!

mom2five said...

All your cards are beautiful. I'm especially fond of the You Light uo My Life stamp.

Karen H said...

Fabulous collection of gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing your talent and inspiration.

IWannaStampRightNow said...

I really enjoyed the purple heart card. Thanks for sharing

phlower said...

Gorgeous group of cards! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration!

Joy Meadows said...

Such gorgeousness!! I just love each of your cards so much; the colors are simply beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jenelle said...

All of your cards are gorgeous! I really like how you offset the outlines of the flower and leaf stamps on the first card.

lindaplus3 said...

Great job with all of your cards. You made so many different styles... glad I dont have to pick a face,,, all terrific... I also love your color choices...tyfs

Jean said...

Such beautiful cards which showcased this collection beautifully!

D.Ann C said...

So many LOVEly projects! I especially like that sweet little stack of hearts!

justMarie said...

Love all the cards you made! Thanks for the inspiration!

Maureen Reiss said...

Super Adorable cards!!!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such beautiful cards!
Thanks so much for sharing...

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! The Damask Background with 'LOVE' sentiment is my favorite! Gorgeous color combo!

Cathy Lillie said...

What a fabulous variety of cards! I've never off-set my outlines on my stamps before but I like the look and I'm going to give it a try after seeing yours that way. I also like how you added the quilted heart background behind the die cut hearts. Thanks for the inspiration!

Annalisa Young said...

What happy, bright colors. I think my favorite part of your cards is how you use layers; whether actual layers or just creating the dimension on a one-layer, all the focal images really pop. Thanks for sharing!

roni fajardo said...

Thank you for all the beautiful inspirations you’ve shared!

Viola Leary said...

That damask stamp that you used with heat embossing is seriously my favorite of the whole hope. It’s my colors, my style, everything. Did you make it just for me? I need do buy that stamp now. Thank you.

Viola Leary said...

I’m never sponged ink over a white stamped image. I love the ghosting, I’ve got to try it. Thank you, great card, as always

Stacey Kowbel said...

Such fantastic cards! I love all the colour combinations you used!

Henriëtte said...

Awesome cards Barb and great colours, they have lightened my day on this drizzly morning in the Netherlands. Thank you so much for sharing and have a great weekend.

Gab said...

Really fun cards

Nandini said...

Love the inspiration cards. The background stamps are gorgeous. The new release is really great.

Patty said...

Awesome cards!! Thanks for all the great ideas!!

Natalie Winterstein said...

Lovely cards! The quilted heart background is so adorable!

Mary Holshouser said...

The cards are fantastic but I
love the last the most.
The mix of colors is great.
the purple quilt hearts came
in second. thanks for
sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards you have created.

Carol said...

I love all your color choices. Such pretty cards!

LadyRobyn said...

Wow! I loved all your cards. The last one is my favorite.

Lagene said...

Awesome You Are Loved release! AWESOME creations! I especially love your 6 hearts card with the beautiful purple background for the hearts!

Cheryl L. said...

The purple hearts card is so great! Loved the use of the stamp for the hearts in the background. The damask card is gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration - gonna get that stamp!

Alycia said...

Thanks for the inspiration.

kerry myers said...

Wow! You had a number of wonderful ideas that got my mind flowing!!

Liz Ford said...

Hi! I really like your purple multi heart card! So fun! I also really dig the lightbulb card-what a fun and cute play on words!

Lisa A said...

I love the You light up my Life card. So cute.

Lori Kobular said...

So many beautiful cards! I really love the one with the damask background! The color combination and the love word going down the card make it so special!

Jodi Warren said...

Great cards for this wonderful release. Thanks for showing so many different products. Great job.

Gayle said...

Love your cards and ideas....the lightbulb card is adorable.

Linnea S said...

great inspiration! especially luv that last card!!

Barbara H said...

Great cards and thanks for sharing your designs.

Catherine Loveless said...

Your cards are beautiful and have absolutely convinced me I must have the quiltedhearts stamp! However, my favorite card is your last one.

Laura Peddicord said...

Your cards are so beautiful and colorful. The colors make them so bright and cheerful. Thank you so much for sharing them.

StarSpry said...

What beautiful cards! I especially love the pink and white card using the Quilted Hearts stamp. :)

Becca Neeley said...

Absolutely beautiful! You created amazing cards with this release...thanks for the inspiration!

Annette Gordon said...

All those cards are amazing! I just love the new background stamps from this release. I can't choice a favourite.

Cyndi Morris said...

Beautiful cards. The background you created on the first one is gorgeous. Love the styles.

Denise Ward said...

Really wonderful cards to showcase the new release items!! My favorite is the You Light Up My Life anniversary card!! Such a fun idea and it looks fantastic!!

mindy1414 said...

Wow, all wonderful cards! You showcased this release very well in your designs. The Big LOVE (the last one) is my favorite, the colors are yummy. Thanks for sharing them all and for the great inspiration! (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

Amy C. said...

I like all your cute and colorful cards for Valentine's Day!

Annette Reed said...

These are great. I love the last one with all the colors. It's very pretty.

Wendy Lambert said...

Very pretty cards. You really showed off the versatility of this release. Thank you for sharing.

Shelly said...

Your cards are just lovely! So many different designs! So much inspiration- thanks! 🎉💫✨

Amante del Papel said...

your cards are just amazing! so beautiful!