Saturday, March 9, 2019

SSS Fresh Bloom Release Blog Hop + Prizes!

Hey guys!

I am so excited about Simon Says Stamp's new, Fresh Bloom release because when you live in snowy, cold Minnesota - anything having to do with springtime makes ya happy! 

https://bit.ly/2TvlA3i

FREE GIFT
As you can see in the banner below, there's a code you can use to receive a free, Lucky To Know You die, with any purchase, while supplies last. The code is FRBLM89. The code will expire on Sunday, March 10 at 11:59pm EDT.


GIVEAWAY
Simon is also giving away a $25 gift certificate at every stop along the hop! They'll choose the winners from the comment sections on each blog, so be sure to leave a comment below. They'll be announcing the winners on Wednesday, March 13, on their blog.

GALLERIES
Did you know Simon has card galleries on their blog, where you can link up your very own cards and/or projects, for everyone to see? You can find the galleries right here.

I'm so glad you've stopped by today! You should've arrived here from Anna's blog, Love, Live, Create. If you want to start at the beginning of today's hop, you can start here at Simon's blog. This is day 2 of the hop, so if you'd like to check out day 1, you can click here.

Okay, let's get to my cards - I went a little crazy with the products I was sent and had so much fun playing with it all. I'm sharing A LOT of cards, so I won't go into too many details about how each one was created, but if you have any questions, just ask and I'll reply as soon as I can.

All the products I used are listed below in the affiliate links, at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support!

My first two cards use a beautiful stamp set called, Blossoming. I kept both cards very simple, using Zig markers on the first, and Copics on the second.



My next two cards have flowers too. Shouldn't surprise anyone lol! The first one uses the Buttercup stamp set. It's such a delightful set!
 Aren't those the sweetest flowers?!

And this next card uses the gorgeous, Dahlia Stem die. I Love this die! All I did was color each individual petal and leaf with some pink and green Copic Markers, then pieced it all back together for a clean and simple card.

Okay, as you probably know, Alcohol Inks are all the rage again right now, so I used them for my next two cards, along with a wonderful, sentiment stamp and die set called, You Got This. It has some beautiful, encouraging sentiments and look closely at how cool the dies cut out around them. Love that!



Yes, there's more - 4 more to be exact. But wait! I used the same stamp set for each of them because it's that good. Seriously, it's a must have! It's called, Geometric Pattern Builder and I couldn't stop playing with it! And on the first three, I used sentiments from the, You Got This set. So fun! This first one was created with Distress Oxide Inks.

For this one, I used Copic Markers.

 And watercolors were used on the last two.


Love how this one turned out!


If you're still with me, thank you! I know that was a long post but I hope I've inspired you to check out these products, plus many more that are available with this fabulous, new release!

Next up on the hop is Kristina, at her blog, Lachristanel Design.

Enjoy the last couple stops on the hop and thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,






NEW RELEASE PRODUCTS


OTHER PRODUCTS USED 

168 comments:

Brenda in IN said...

You sure brought Spring with your first two cards. Those are beautiful. I love how you used the geometric stamps and the bright, happy colors. Great new release.

CinnamonSally said...

Wow you have been busy Barb, love all your bright cheerful cards. That tree stamp is a beauty.

Shari Czerwinski said...

Wow so many beautiful cards! Love the watercolor backgrounds and you shading is great!

Pennie Glasser said...

Awesome cards! So much gorgeous color going on! I love it!

Sue McRae said...

Wow, what an amazing collection of cards Barb! Really love how your alcohol ink backgrounds turned out, very artsy!

Teresa Doyle said...

WOWZERS Barb, you have been a busy lady! Yes, the buttercups are sweet, very nice on each and everyone actually. Your colouring is amazing with all of the different mediums as well. You have certainly done a great job highlighting this release.

Henriƫtte said...

Wow Barb, what a great bunch of awesome cards did you made. You must had a lot of craftfun! They are all gorgeous, I can't even pick a favorite. Thank you so much for sharing these great inspirational cards with the stunning new release.
Have a wonderful weekend.

connie said...

Beautiful cards!

Debra Rumpza said...

Wow you have been creating your little heart out! So many beautiful designs!

BeverlyBL said...

Your "I Believe in You" card is my ABSOLUTE favorite. So fun and colorful. All of your cards are amazing.

Nandini said...

Wow! Thanks for the amazing inspiration! My favourite cards are the ones with the Geometric Pattern Builder stamp set. I really love this one. And you have used it so creatively!

Andrea Hastilow said...

Oh my goodness you've had a good time playing with all these products. So much colourful, beautiful inspiration on one post, I can't pick a single favourite, each is more stunning than the next. Thank you for sharing all these x

Jean said...

Such lovely cards! Love all the different styles! Wonderful kit!

Sheri said...

Great assortment of cards. I love alcohol inks as well. You did amazing work with them. Thanks for the inspiration

Mary Miller said...

Barb, your cars are amazing. Each card became my new favorite. I can't pick the one that I like the most. Congrats on a great group of cards. Well done.

Ruth Doherty said...

Wow...what a gorgeous array of inspiration! Amazing!

Dee Earnshaw said...

wow your cards are amazing - so many styles and designs - I am breathless with excitement at all the wonderful ideas you have shown!!!!

Patty said...

OH WOW!! So many beautiful creations!! I'm really loving the tree cards & that stunning Dahlia card!!

Sharon said...

WOW! So many cute and colorful designs! Love them all!

Cinny B said...

So much to like. The very first card is my favorite but the alcohol ink background is gorgeous as well

NancyR said...

I love all the new geometric designs and these cards are beautiful.

Greta said...

This is my favorite release in ages! Boy did you make magic with these products, Barb! I didn't put the tree on my wishlist, but seeing your beautiful cards makes me add it! Really love the CAS card with the Dahlia die! The dies to cut out those sentiments are such a great idea! Lots of inspiration here!

Karthikha said...

Wow! So many super beautiful cards!! I love each one of them! The floral cards are my most fav :)

Jackie Parkins said...

Wow! Those are beautiful! I love every single one of them.

TLady said...

I am BLOWN AWAY by ALL of your cards, Barb! It SHOWS that YOU TOO think this is an EXCELLENT RELEASE! LOVE EVERYTHING!!!! You are DEFIANTLY BLESSED!!!! ;)

Barbara said...

Wow! This is an impressive array of beautiful cards! There's so much in this release from SSS to like and I just added the You Got This stamp to my wish list thanks to your cards!

DJ said...

I love your cards. It's hard to choose a favorite. They are all beautiful. TFS!

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards--love the ones with the trees.

Sophie Farah said...

Oh I love all of your card projects!! Especially the last one - the rainbow congratulations!! It is SUCH a happy card!

Unknown said...

I love those bright beautiful colors, very inspiring!

Teri Smith said...

Barb, every one of your amazing, beautiful cards are just OUSTANDING! You've created a feast for our eyes indeed! I have so enjoyed looking at each one. You have showcased this great release spectacularly! There are just too many things I'd like to have. Thanks so much!

Jeffrey Thomas said...

Love the Blossoming tree!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Goodness! I love all of the cards you made! The last ones, using the geometric designs and the colors are all stunning.

Hope Mitchell said...

Especially like what you have done with the florals. Very lovely.

Cindy Aguirre said...

Beautiful cards! I love the buttercup card!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Those trees look great. :)

Lynne Dillard said...

All of these cards are outstanding! The geometric cards are wonderful.

Emma Rose said...

I love all the different blossoming cards

kreativekate said...

I LOVE the alcohol ink backgrounds!

Kelly K said...

beautiful cards - thanks so much for sharing your art. I'm craving spring too.

Sue R said...

All the cards were great. I think I liked the last geometric one the best.

sharon g said...

I especially like the trees. NICE JOB

Jane Elliott said...

I really like your cards. They are very bright and cheerful.

Joela Pascoe said...

Love what you did with the geometric patterns so cool looking

Melissa Harris said...

Love all your cards, but the CAS dahlia and the alcohol ink backgrounds would be my favorites. Beautiful work!

Arlene said...

WOW, I don't know how I can tell you how much I loved each delightful and colorful card, except that I was wowed.

Kaye Thrasher said...

So many beautiful cards. Love all the great ideas for this release. Thanks for sharing your art.šŸ§

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wow, so many gorgeous cards you've created. Your backgrounds are beautiful. I absoloutely love what you did with the Dahlia Stem die.

Mary said...

Stunning!! Beautiful cards!!

Nox said...

Gorgeous cards - I especially love your first two - those blooming trees are so pretty!

Stacey Kowbel said...

So many fabulous cards! I love them all!

sylvia g said...

Can't pick a favorite but you do bring joy. Wonderful ideas for this spring release. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

Laurie Schlichter said...

I absolutely love �� the rainbow cards and the sentiments are so heartfelt and encouraging!

Unknown said...

Lovely cards thanks for sharing

Melissa Bi. said...

Wow - so many beautiful cards. The patterns & colors on alcohol ink cards are just stunning.

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!!! Gorgeous cards!!! I love all of the geometric cards!!

Lynnie said...

Thanks for all the beautiful eye candy!!! XXOO

Cards by Maaike said...

fabulous set of cards, Ilove the one with the alcohol ink, such a vibrant card

Tami R said...

Wow! I love ALL of your cards! I just can’t pick a favorite!

Pam Sparks said...

Beautiful cards Barb!!! Stunning!

Cindi said...

Beautiful cards! I love all your amazing designs!

The Ink Tinker said...

Wow! A tour de force of the release. Actually, thank you for doing so many cards and showing us different ways to use elements of the release. I especially liked your alcohol ink cards and the "You got this" is my fav. Thanks for using the Buttercup set - it's the first time I've seen it in this release hop.

Kathy McCluskey said...

Barb, you definitely inspired me with all of your beautiful cards!! I really loved them all, but that last one is a real stunner!! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing creativity with all of us!!

Terry Deason said...

I love the geometric designs. Gorgeous cards!

Rose said...

Loved the "blue tree" Blossoming. It reminded me of Forget-Me-Nots--on a tree. Also loved the coloring of the Dahlia Stem--I've ordered that die. I also love the color combinations of This Too Shall Pass

Unknown said...

So many different cards with great new ideas!! Beautiful and inspiring work.

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Thank you, Barb, for sharing so many ideas today with this wonderful release! I love the tree, the alcohol ink backgrounds with those sentiments and intrigued by the last set.

Leni said...

Beautiful cards Barb! Love the cards with geometric design. So colorful and fun!

Janet D. said...

Fabulous cards with amazing coloring!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Sweet and so Perfect!

sotama14 said...

Beautiful cards!! so vibrant colors :)

Karen said...

A truly amazing array of cards! Love your two floral cards and the fabulous rainbow coloring you did on several others.

nhgrammo said...

Great cards and each so different! lots of ideas and inspiration....Thank you for sharing.

1jmass said...

I love to see different cards made from the same stamp set. Your definitely shows how versatile the shape set can be. Thanks for sharing your ideas and creativity.

Connie G said...

Wow! You have a lot of projects here - you must have been busy!! they are all awesome!

Kathy Anderson said...

Those geometric pattern stamps are amazing - great backgrounds

Conniecrafter said...

Fantastic spring cards, my favorite are the blooming trees and the flowers!

Brenda Kuder said...

Beautiful cards! Lots of great inspiration!

Trina P. said...

You knocked it out of the park, Barb! Saw these. gorgeousness on IG already, and seeingeup clise did not disappoint. So inspiring. x

Stef Perry said...

So many great cards, I love them all! Thanks for sharing so many examples of how to use the geometric patterns stamp!

itsablingfling said...

Amazing! Beautiful collection!

TereW said...

I love the alcohol ink backgrounds and geometric cards, so bright and colorful!

Denise Mlady said...

Wow, these are all great cards, looks like you were having fun! I especially love the ones with the Geometric Builder patterns. I wasn't drawn to it originally but now I see the potential.

Judy B said...

Wow! What an amazing array of beautiful cards using the new release from Simon Says Stamps!! There are so many great examples, and I must say I loved each and every one. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Alice Varallo said...

beautiful cards, great use of color

Linda Kunsman said...

gorgeous assortment of cards!!!

jeannieob said...

Wow I love every single card you made! so colorful!

Barbara-Jean said...

Wow, all those cards are great! All so different! My favorite is the cherry blossom tree set...delicate tree and sentiments, too.

Really like the title of your blog, too!

Lieve said...

What a great series of cards ! All so different, all great !
I'm glad I came across your blog, thanks to the hop.

Karen H said...

Love your cards, all so different but each one is gorgeous. TFS!

Kiyandesu said...

All of your cards are wonderful! So many different techniques! My favorite is the dahlia stem die cut. Clean and simple with beautiful coloring.

Darlene Renshaw said...

I can not pick a favorite because your cards are all so pretty. The rainbow color ones really stand out but the flowers and trees are also so nice.

Lori said...

I love these bright beautiful cards!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! LOVING the NEW Release and the AMAZING Inspiration!! Such BEAUTIFUL Designs!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS Weekend!!

Gayle Bartholomew said...

this is such a great release and you used so many of the wonderful items. Thanks for showing the possibilities with your wonderful cards..loved tham all.

Lisa Byers said...

Wow, I love colorful cards and you made a lot of them!! I love your alcohol ink backgrounds, so fabulous!! Great inspiration!!

Claire Broadwater said...

GORGEOUSSSSS cards! I love all the bright, beautiful colors! XX

Lee said...

Wow - what a great set of cards!

Natalie Winterstein said...

Wow, amazing cards! They are all so beautiful!

Cheriese said...

WOW stunning cards! Loving all the spring inspiration!!!

Candy said...

So many amazing cards—thanks for the freat ideas.

Jennifer Rasnick said...

I just love that tree!

Louanne said...

So many great cards using the new Fresh Blooms products! Just, WOW!

Regina said...

Wow--overachiever! Great cards.

Carmela Hubler said...

A beautiful array of cards! Love the colors!

Toni said...


All of your cards are fabulous. Love the delicate tree with spring blossoms and the effect with alcohol inks.

roni fajardo said...

Wow, so very impressive! Love everything you showcased, you’re very talented. Colors are your one of your expertise!

Stanlee Runner said...

Absolutely amazing cards, I want to try everything. My wish list just got much longer. Thanks for sharing.

Heather M said...

Love the Geometric Pattern Builder!!! You created a fabulous group of cards with it. Your Blooming tree cars are lovely!!

Fantastic set of cards with an Amazing release!

Tracey Landt said...

Wow Barb, what a beautiful selection of cards you have made. I love them all.
Thank you for sharing your talents with us!
T x

Eve N said...

The first 2 cards are like a fresh breath of Spring, & I love how the You Got This sentiments and geometric designs are so contemporary and clean.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards to feature these pretty stamps and dies! Love the Blooming set with that lovely tree design!

Dana M said...

Wow, amazing collection of cards! Everything from fun, sweet, beautiful and all perfectly wonderful.

Jennifer Nicole said...

I just love your backgrounds and all your cards I love your cherry blossom tree card especially super awesomeness!

Cathy Lillie said...

Wow Barb, these are amazing cards! Your coloring on the trees is phenomenal - the pink one is especially beautiful. It looks like you had so much fun working with the Geometric Pattern Builder. I love the variety of cards you created!

Super Stick Chick said...

Gorgeous cards and great coloring! Love the fun new products by Simon.

Jodi Warren said...

Those were gorgeous cards. Love the different looks you got on all of them.

Jen said...

I love how varied each of your cards are. They are all beautiful!

Dawn Turley said...

So great to see your beautiful work Barb. Some amazing samples. Thanks for sharing

Mirella said...

WOWZA, Barb, what a stunning selection of cards! Love them all, especially the pink delicate flower, and the beautiful trees!

Cindy Casdorph said...

Well it is easy to see that everyone loves your cards and bright colors...so many comments. They are bright, cheerful and fun. I loved them all as well. Keep up the good work!

Immi said...

I love all the bright colors!

Surekha Galagoda said...

Dear Barb
Wow you have used the blossoming stamp set ,buttercup stamp set and stamp and die set u got this from the Fresh bloom collection of Simon Says stamp to create your lovely cards. You had a card with the sentiment Hang in there. I like it most as I have to make a card for a friend with this sentiment as his wife is really sick. I love your colors too.It is real inspiration for Spring. tc stay blessed always. love and hugs from Sri Lanka

Jane M said...

Wow, lots of great samples on how to use the new release . So many great ideas. I would love to see a you tube on some of your examples.

Lisa A said...

I love all of your cards. So beautiful.

Sindhu said...

awesome cards...great inspirations...

Kelly said...

Amazing cards

Mary Holshouser said...

A spectacular mix of cards.
Love the first - the trees.
Gorgeous. thanks for
sharing.
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Marilee said...

Love all of your cards. I especially like the Blossoming cards. That tree is beautiful and reminds me that spring is coming.

Heike said...

Such beautiful cards. Really like the inlaid dahlia card you did.

janegirl said...

Love the trust your gut card, so cute!

Subhashini Swaminathan said...

Oh wow! That's a whole lot of inspiration for us! Love the alcohol ink card and the rainbow card the most.

ODETTE SIMMONS said...

Your cards are stunning. Very beautiful and colorful. I love this SSS release

Avra Williams said...

Wow! So many beautiful cards!

Karen Berry said...

Wow! All the cards with alcohol ink! Love this whole series! Thank you for sharing and the inspiration!
Karen Berry

PinkScrapper said...

I can't wait to get my hands on that geometric builder set! Thanks for the inspiration.

Cheryl Rigney said...

Wow!! So many beautiful cards!! Love the coloring on the Blossoming cards!

cjknick said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks so much for sharing

Cyndi Morris said...

This release has something for everyone! I love the florals and the geometric designs. All your cards are gorgeous.

Linnea S said...

you definitely had fun! really inspired by the Hang in There card! so pretty!

Sabrina said...

Very stunning and beautiful cards!!

Annette Gordon said...

There is so many stunning cards I don't know where to start. I love the alcohol ink cards. But my favourite is the flower that you die cut and then filled back in and coloured. So so pretty! I just love all the inspiration. Now to determine which items to get from this release. Such a hard decision!

Nana Griffin said...

All your cards are very lovely.

Jeanne Beam said...

Wow! So many gorgeous cards! The alcohol background is amazing.
Thanks so much for sharing...

Retta Lutte said...

What unique and colorful cards!

Hannah D said...

Beautiful work

Talitha said...

What a great, creative variety of cards. Love the cherry trees.

JimandPeg Zeleznik said...

Your cards are amazing-thanks so much for sharing!

snowdraak said...

Wow, what a great assortment of cards. I really love the alcohol ink on the one card.

Brenda M said...

WOW I love all the cards you created - they are all so amazing!

Carolee McCaslin said...

LOVE all of your awesome cards!!!!

Starr Patrick said...

These cards are all so beautiful. thank you for sharing.

Unknown said...

Absolutely beautiful cards! The pink dahlia card just stopped me in my tracks!! AMAZING!
Thanks so much,
Angie
abcammack@comcast.net

Kelly Hunsaker said...

Your crds are all so lovely -- thanks for sharing your talents!

Leanne said...

Gorgeous cards! Love them all.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! What a wonderful colouring!!! I’m in love for your stunning cards!!!

Lagene said...

WOWZERS! GORGEOUS cards, so many looks and medias! I especially love the loose alcohol inked background card.

bzyPTmom said...

So many cards Barb and all are so lovely! Different styles from sweet to cute to elegant-just awesome! This is a terrific release!

Lisa A creations said...

Beautiful cards! So much inspiration. I especially like the ones with the colorful flowers.

LmichelleH said...

Such a beautiful assortment of cards. I love them all. Such a great release.

Annalisa Young said...

I'm happy to see you could at least have some flowers and blooming trees in card form! But I think my favorites are how you used the pattern stamps. Those are so fun. Thanks for sharing with us, and I hope you get some real spring soon!

Denise Ward said...

W O W !! Every single card you made is utterly fantastic! They are colorful, beautiful, and have such great messages. Anyone would be greatly blessed to receive one of these!

Jaycee C. said...

All of your cards are really beautiful; however, I especially love the geometric ones - the colors and layouts are way COOL!

Chandhini Swaminathan said...

Great cards, love the choice of colors.

Sheila said...

Wow! What a variety of cards!! You are quite creative and prolific. I especially like the cards created with the alcohol inks as that's one of my favorite mediums. The free flowing/abstract look is what I favor. I also like the sentiment "this too shall pass."

Papercrafts by Cindyellen said...

these are such beautiful cards. really, there isn't a bad item in the entire release. there goes my money *flitter flitter flitter

Betsy Wilson CZT said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards! I especially love what you did with the geometric pattern builders❤️

Unknown said...

So excited to continue to follow you on your new path, always loved reading your blog posts and following your adventures.thanks productreviewsescent