Saturday, April 13, 2019

SSS Blossoms And Butterflies Release Blog Hop + Giveaways!

Hey guys!

Welcome to my blog! It's day 2 of the Blossoms and Butterflies release blog hop from Simon Says Stamp and I'm so excited!



You should've arrived here from the talented, Bibi Cameron's blog. If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, head over to Simon's blog. If you missed day 1 of the blog hop, click here.

FREE GIFT!
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GIVEAWAY!
Simon is also giving away a $25 gift certificate for every stop along the hop! Just leave a comment below for a chance to win.

GALLERIES!
Did you know Simon has galleries for each of their releases and card kits, and even a video gallery? It's true and you can add your very own cards and projects to these galleries! Here's a link to the Simon Brand Galleries

I received some awesome products to play with for the release and I had so much fun! On my first card, I used the, Sketchy Lines Background stamp with a couple of Distress Oxide Inks. The "gah" die-cut was created from the, Archie Jr Solid Alpha die set and the rest of the sentiment is from the fabulous, Tiny Words Encouragement stamp set. 


I used the same Tiny Words Encouragement set on my next card, along with an Alcohol Pearl Inked background.


There are so many perfect sentiments in this set to uplift, inspire and encourage. It's a must have!

Up next is this gorgeous, Floral Mix Background stamp! Gosh, I loved coloring this one! I used Copic Markers.


I though it would be fun to cut (gasp) the colored panel in half, pop them up with foam adhesive and stamp a sentiment in the center. It's another one from the Tiny Words Encouragement set.

With this release, there are also several beautiful Floral Frame dies. I was lucky enough to be able to play with the Poppy Frame Die and created this clean and simple card. The background was shaded with Distress Oxide Inks and I just quickly colored the die pieces with Copics.



And yes, you guessed it. Another sentiment from the Tiny Words Encouragement set. Told ya it's a fabulous set!

Okay, have you guys ever ordered Suzy's Watercolor Cards? I absolutely LOVE these paintable prints! They come in packs of 9-16 cards that are already printed with beautiful images that you can color with markers, pencils or watercolors. I was sent her newest pack and they are so beautiful and fun to color! I'm sharing three of them today. This first one was water colored with Zig Markers.



And the next two were colored with Copics.






I mean, aren't they perfect for springtime?! Some of them come with a printed sentiment, like the Mother's Day card above but others do not, so you can add your own, which I've done on the other two. 

So that's it for me. I hope I've inspired you and given you some ideas on using a few of the products from this awesome release!

The next stop on the hop is the very talented Ankita Gupta

Enjoy the rest of the hop and happy spring! ♥


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122 comments:

Jane M said...

Beautiful array of cards. I especially love the floral background card.

Jean Washburn said...

love the cards

Evelyn said...

Thanks for all your examples. Love each one. So much color and fun involved in each one!!

CinnamonSally said...

As always your cards are stunning Barb, love all the colouring so pretty!!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

So many wonderful cards! You've outdone yourself. I especially love those florals.

Sharie said...

I love all the florals you created.. the colors are awesome..

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your cards are so beautiful! I love them all!

MakeupAdikt4Ever said...

Beautiful collection of cards you have created. Your colouring and shading is amazing. I’m new to card marking and really want to try colouring :)

Debbie Rumpza said...

Love your card and the sentiment you custom created! Those alpha's are adorable!

TLady said...

SOMEONE HAD SOME FUN HERE! LOL Which is what you're supposed to do, right? ;) Your cards came out WONDERFULLY, Barb! LOOOVE the wide variety that you've showed us & the different styles!!!!!!!!!! WONDERFULLY & BEAUTIFULLY DONE!!! This is a FABULOUS RELEASE & HOP!!! ;)

Esther Asbury said...

Wow! What a beautiful line-up of inspiration! I think the flora mix background card is my favorite of all --- it so cheerfully "shouts" spring!

sentsue said...

Beautiful work!

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, so many stunning designs! Especially love the floral background...it really pops!

Kelsey Thomas said...

These are really pretty!

Mary Kay Ross said...

Fantastic cards. Thanks for sharing so many of them!!!

Barbara said...

These were all beautiful, one after the other. I must confess my favorite is the one using the alcohol ink, because that a gorgeous background! :)

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic projects. Love the first.
It has the look of a piece of loose
weave needlepoint canvas. Great
background for any design. the blend
of colors is great. thanks for
sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Helen said...

What a wonderful and diverse set of cards you have created Barb! All so pretty and different with their various techniques and colours! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration!

meme said...

Oh, my, I love all the cards that you colored. Great to hear about Suzy's watercolor cards and that they can also be colored with alcohol markers. I was wondering about what type of card stock is used because it's watercolor cards. Thanks for sharing and posting.

Janet D. said...

You have been busy, your cards are fantastic!

Siobhan Burtlow said...

Beautiful cards! I love the different designs you came up with and the coloring is gorgeous!

colleen said...

love the pastels best

Jennifer Scull said...

What a fabulous selection of cards you are sharing with us! I really like the one where you have split the panel. So clever and unique! :)

Greta said...

I really love the new background stamps & you've made magic with them, Barb! How lucky to get Suzy's set of cards! I keep putting them on my wishlist, but never order since I'm afraid I'd just ruin them. Hope you've survived the storm!

Cindy C. said...

An array of beautiful projects, thanks for sharing Barb!

Theresa G said...

So many fabulous cards. Can’t pick!

Laura P. said...

Thanks so much for the inspiration. I just ordered the floral background stamp and the poppy die last night. It was meant to be! Gorgeous cards!!!

Henriƫtte said...

gorgeous cards Barb, you can see that you where enjoying yourself.
I love that you showed so many different mediums and approach.
Thank you so much for this great inspirational post and have a great Sunday.

Eve N said...

Lovely cards. I can't wait to try to make some backgrounds like yours...stunning!

Dee Earnshaw said...

awesome collection of cards - love the different techniques you used:0

Heather M said...

Lovely group of cards! your coloring is amazing!

Kimlovespaper said...

Each card is so unique! I can tell you had a lot of fun with this collection, thanks so much for sharing your creations!

Cheryl Rigney said...

Such a fabulous array of cards!! The one using the Poppy Frame Die is my favorite!!

DJ said...

Wow! Gorgeous! I love the floral background and those floral frame dies. Your poppy card is so beautiful.

Karen Berry said...

The floral mix background stamp is my favorite. Love the way you colored it too. So many choices this time. You have been busy. Thank you for sharing and the inspiration.
Karen Berry

Linda Kunsman said...

I'd say you were inspired by the new release:):) They are all just gorgeous, and your coloring is superb!

LIZARD said...

Tons of wonderful examples of cards- so many pretty designs. My favorites are the ones you colored in towards the end of you post with the Copics!!! Such marvelous and spectacular color combos! Love the hibiscus it reminds me of when I lived in Hawaii.

V. K. said...

All so pretty and unique by design.

Barbara-Jean said...

What a wonderful assortment of cards! Your coloring is terrific. And yes, those tiny sentiments are super!

Deborah Smart said...

I absolutely am in love with everything in this new release! Thanks for sharing so many different projects - all amazing & gorgeous. I did actually LOL at your 'gah'! (how did you know I say that?!)

Louanne said...

Great cards - lots of great products in this release! Thanks for inspiring us!

Jean said...

Such gorgeous cards! You highlighted this release very well!

Nandini said...

The cards are absolutely beautiful! This is such a great release. I really love the new dies and the background stamps.

Patty said...

My Goodness...you are way to creative!! Love all your creations!!

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Wonderful set of cards, love the colors and different examples thanks for sharing your inspiration!







Dottie said...

I love the idea of cutting the image in half and putting the sentiment in the middle. I'm going to try it!

Denise Mlady said...

Beautiful cards! Your copic coloring is awesome and I really love the Sketchy Background and the large floral background.

C Aguirre said...

Beautiful cards!

Cyndi said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors. The floral background stamp is definitely one of my favorites from this fantastic release.

Brenda Kuder said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for making so many examples.

MadeByMeghanK said...

All are incredible! You really know how to color flowers! Just stunning!

Karen Baldwin said...

Such beautiful cards!!!

Jennifer Rasnick said...

Such beautiful cards!

Cindy K said...

Your cards are all beautifully colored. I love the color combinations.

LittleSher said...

Wow! So pretty!

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Holy Moly Frijole...7 beautiful cards!!! I loved them all. What beautiful crafting talents you have. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work today. I hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend. Hugs!

Terry's Crafty Fingers said...

Beautiful cards. Definitely gives me ideas. Would never have thought to cut the stamped image in half after coloring it, but I love the way it turned out.

Natalie Winterstein said...

Beautiful cards! I am in love with the hydrangea! Gorgeous!

Jen said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I am smitten with your card created with the floral background stamp.

Carol w said...

Beautiful cards!

Dayle said...

Wow! I love every single card! Each one is so beautiful!

Carol H. said...

You are so talented! I love all of these beautiful cards!

NWFlamingo said...

You had me at GAH! And then it got better! HA!

TNGyrl said...

Very pretty cards! Thank you for sharing!!!

Laura said...

coloring can be so therapeutic right!....you did a beautiful job.

JMN said...

Amazing array of beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing SSS new release.

Kandice J said...

Love the coloring of your cards. So beautiful. Lovely job. Great use of the SSS products. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Dawn T said...

you have outdone yourself this time Barb, Simply beautiful cards that showcase the release to perfection.

Bev Page said...

OMGOSH, so many beautiful and diverse cards from this fabulous new release! You have been such a busy girl, but there are so many beautiful products to play with. Loved each and every card! Thanks so much for giving me so much inspiration - loved your designs and your colouring is phenomenal. TFS.

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!!! What a bunch of STUNNING cards!!! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!!!

shy324 said...

Wow so many beautiful cards ! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Lagene said...

Awesome release, awesome creations!

sharon g said...

The Hydrangea is especially lovely. Nice job...

Andrea A said...

Beautiful cards!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Love your gorgeous coloring!

Lenore said...

Beautiful cards!!

Memories by Manda said...

Wow you made a lot of cards from the new release. All your projects are lovely.

Mifferss said...

Oh my Goodness!!! looks like you had A LOT of fun!!!! I Love your coloring!! all of these are beautiful, but I gotta say, that "GAH" card has to e my fave!!! simple..elegant...meaningful!!! LOVE IT!!! TYFS!!!!!!!
Marty

Ellie said...

Love all of your cards!!

scrAPpamondo said...

How many fabulous inspirational samples!! All adorable! Love the Words Encouragement set, it's so useful!

Unknown said...

wow, so many lovely cards

Moutti said...

Your cards are so lovely and stunning. What a variation! Thanks for sharing!
Danielle

Annette Reed said...

These are all stunning. Your coloring is flawless. I need to color more but I just don't have the patience.

Cheriese said...

Superb cards - those sentiments are so wonderful!!

Subhashini said...

Oh my goodness!!! So many wonderful projects. Thanks for the great inspiration!

Leanne said...

Gorgeous cards!

Fikreta said...

these cards are gorgeous!

Renee V said...

Oh my WOW! Your coloring is so amazing, especially the last two cards!!! And the third one - LOVE that you cut the panel like that - really adds so much interest! That floral background stamp is so pretty!

Christy Designs said...

Love ... love of your cards !!!

Nox said...

Stunning cards - great inspiration. I love your bright colouring too.

Mirella said...

Fabulous cards, Barb, I especially love the second one, with the alcohol ink background! You clearly had lots of fun with making these!

Teri S. said...

Seven beautiful examples from this wonderful release! Woohoo! You've been busy. I really like the way you cut your floral card in half & popped up the sentiment. Thanks!

Karthikha said...

Wonderful set of cards!! Each one is different and so beautiful! :)

Jeanne Beam said...

Such a wonderful set of cards. Love them.
Thanks for sharing...

Cindi said...

Beautiful cards!

S Jameson said...

Wow - thanks for sharing so many amazing cards with us. It looks like you had a ton of fun creating!

Unknown said...

I LOVE all the cards you made, but especially the floral mixed background card and Simon Says offering Unicorn Dust Glitter Free and a $25 chance for shopping - Whoo Hoo.....

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these!! Such BEAUTIFUL Card Designs!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

Diana Johnson said...

So many great cards, thanks!

Lisa Byers said...

All are so beautiful but that floral mix one is spectacular!! Your coloring skills are awesome!! Thank you for your Inspiration!!

Sandy M said...

So many beautiful cards. My favorites are the poppy and the zinnia cards. So pretty.

bzyPTmom said...

All of your work is gorgeous--I love this latest release, it's so pretty. I'm just crazy about flowers!

Dayna Y Jackson said...

That "Gah, Your amazing" card is so fun! Loving all of your cards!

Linnea S said...

SO much inspiration. I smiled out loud at your first card and I think I'm in luv with the sketchy lines!

Debbie said...

Love all your cards! lots of inspiration here.

Stacey Kowbel said...

So many fabulous cards! I love the Gah! card - so much fun!

Super Stick Chick said...

Fabulous cards! Love all your different coloring ideas.

Cathy Loveless said...

Your cards are beautiful,

Gab said...

REally gorgeous cards

Arianna Barbara said...

Gorgeous set of cards!!! Love your colouring!!!

Unknown said...

Just beautiful Barb! I think the big hydrangea you colored is my favorite. Still trying to get used to my Zig markers. :)
Angie
abcammack@comcast.net

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful projects. Thanks for sharing

Annalisa said...

I really like how you showed off a bunch of different techniques in your cards. They are all so pretty, and they really show off this release. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Lisa A creations said...

Beautiful coloring and cute cards!

KathyMcc said...

WOW...love ALL your beautiful cards, Barb! Your Copic coloring is just sensational! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration using the awesome new Simon products in the new release!

Annette Gordon said...

All the cards are amazing! But I love the card with the alcohol ink. It shows with very little supplies, you can make a stunning card! (but I still need to get me some alcohol inks!) lol

Kentucky Daisy said...

If you hoped the cards would be an encouragement to their recipients, you hit the nail on the head!
I have just finished my exercise prescribed by my physical therapist and my body is aching all over. Then I looked at your blog and find a card that says "Hang in there! This will all be worth it!" :) THANKS SO MUCH for that emotional boost when I needed it.
The other cards are simply beautiful, especially the one of the floral background that you Copic colored! GORGEOUS!
I liked ALL of them!

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Sue D said...

Beautiful and colorful variety.

SabineV said...

So much inspiration!!!! Everything is so beautiful!

Chandhini said...

Wow, so many inspirations, love each one of the cards.

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow what wonderful and gorgeous cards..I love this release.