Friday, June 7, 2019

SSS Rest and Refresh Release Blog Hop!

Hey guys!

Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp, Rest and Refresh release blog hop! 


You should've arrived here from the VERY talented, Ankita and her blog, Glitter Doodles. If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, head to Simon's blog here.

I'm excited to share my cards with you! It's such a fun release with lots of fun products that you'll love playing with!

This is day 1 of the hop, so be sure to check Simon's blog again tomorrow, so you don't miss all the inspiration from day 2.

FREE GIFT
As you can see in the banner above, Simon has a code for you to receive a FREE Simon Says Stamp Coral Reef ink pad! The code is CRL898 and you can use it at checkout, with any purchase, while supplies last. The code will expire on Sunday, 6/9 at 11:59 pm EDT.


GIVEAWAY 
Simon is giving away a $25 gift card to every stop along the hop and will choose the winners from the comment sections! The winners will be announced on the Simon's blog Wednesday, June 12th.

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.  


CARDS
All products used are listed below in the affiliate links. 

I had so much fun playing with some of the new products! I must admit, it was a bit challenging for me this time, coming up with designs that don't have much to do with coloring. It was good for me though, to be pushed out of my Copic and water coloring comfort zone. Yay, me! (Insert fist pump here.)

I decided to create a shaker card with the "Anchor Tag" Die because. . . . well, who doesn't love a shaker, am I right?


I also played with another die, simply called, "Anchor" Die. I cut out two of them, quickly colored each one with a couple of Copic Markers and created this CAS card.


The, "Summa Time" stamp set is a cute one! As you can see in the photo, (off to the left) I used the sweet, little orange slice image to create my own, colorful, citrus-y background. After stamping and white embossing, I just used some Distress Oxide Inks with the resist technique. So easy to do!


Simon has more of their amazing, filigree dies available with this release too. On this card, I used the "Filigree Flower" Die but just the center portion. I cut them all out, shaded them with one Distress Oxide Ink pad, adhered them all down and added a sentiment. Simple but fun!


The "Hexagon Element" Die is a fun one! I used my Copics again to color each piece after die cutting the images. I did a little inlay technique but popped a few of them up for more dimension and interest. The sentiment on this one is from the "Summa Time" set. Love the whimsical fonts!


Okay, last card. Another filigree die called, "Filigree Wreath." I actually made a stencil out of the die cut this time, used soft Distress Oxide Ink colors and a blender tool to "color" through the stencil. I then cut out another image and lined it up over the colored portion. I love how this turned out - could be because my fave color combo is pink and green. ;)

I hope I've given you some inspiration for using some of the new release products! Your next stop on the hop is my sweet and very talented friend, Marge at her blog, Marge Crafts.

Thanks so much for stopping by! ♥





   

132 comments:

Billie Sue Woolley said...

Your cards are lovely. The pink one using the filigree wreath certainly caught my eye. What really struck me is the beautiful composition of your photos of your cards. Each photo is a work of art!

Unknown said...

That filigree wreath is absolutely gorgeous!!

Karthikha said...

Fantastic set of cards! Creative! :)

Kelsey Thomas said...

Lots of pretty cards! :)

kreativekate said...

This is a great release. I love what you created with the anchor dies!

Mj said...

What a great set of cards! I especially like the filigree!

Belinda said...

Beautiful cards!

Lynne said...

Liked them all. The splatters are such fun.

Pennie said...

You are amazing, as always!

Unknown said...

Such a cute set of cards!

Esther Asbury said...

What a lovely line-up of inspiration! Your cards are all so bright and cheery -- the last one is my favorite with those soft pinks!

Isabel Z said...

You are so talented!

Nina Houghton said...

Love the diversity of your cards! I especially like the anchor card - "Thanks For Always Being There." That would be a great card to someone who has been an anchor during a difficult time!

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Barb, you have been having some FUN playing with this release (and why wouldn't you?) These are amazing and yes, who doesn't love a shaker??? Great work!

Teri Spracklin said...

Oh my goodness - the blues paired with that lemon yellow? Gorgeous!!

sharon g said...

Your cards are really cute. I like the anchors, especially.

Susan B. said...

Beautiful cards! I love the filigree wreath, so dainty and can be used for so many cards!

Nox said...

Really cute cards - I love the overlapping anchors!

Kat said...

Your cards are ...refreshing!

Greta said...

Wow, Barb--you really knocked it out of the park today! I would never have thought about getting the anchor products, but your first 2 cards stopped me in my tracks as I just love them! The last one, though, is probably my favorite as I love pink & green, too--especially with a delicate image like that gorgeous die! More for my wishlist!

Barbara said...

All your cards are beautiful but the anchor cards are my favorites!

Becca Yahrling said...

I'm in love with your anchor cards. Both are really beautiful! Love the shaker element. The new floral wreath is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Teri S. said...

What a great assortment of cards Barb! Really shows a variety of products in this release & I appreciate that. Thanks.

Beth said...

Thank you for the lovely inspiration!

Laurie said...

What fun cards!! They are gorgeous!!

V. K. said...

My favorite is the double anchor card. Great idea. Next is the filigree card. All the cards are fantastic.

Donnalee Boisseau said...

Supercute! I especially love that last card!

Heather M said...

Fabulous set of cards! So pretty!

Della Cluff said...

All are awesome!

Melanie said...

Beautiful cards!

Unknown said...

I love your usage of the anchors - brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing

Unknown said...

I love your usage of the anchors - brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing

Emma S. said...

Wow! Lots of ideas! Love the anchors, simple and great colors!

Sue Rosa said...

Your wreath is my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

Nana Griffin said...

Love the different colors in the hexagon.

Janice said...

You've created a beautiful bunch of cards, each one different from the other, to showcase the new release. Great inspiration!

Sabrina said...

OMG!!! I love the colors of your background and the styles are so perfect!!

ArlaMo said...

Love all the cards. The "refreshed" is my favorite. Lots of fun summer colors!

Mrsfish02 said...

How much fun you had with this release. Beautiful examples all... loving the Your Light set.

Cyndi said...

Wonderful cards. I must admit the Summa Time set had not jumped out at me before, but I love the fun card you created with it.

Cheryl Rigney said...

Love the variety of your cards!! They're fantastic!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

your cards are so well designed - thanks for sharing:)

Stanlee Runner said...

Absolutely amazing cards, I love all the different cards. It’s impossible to pick a favorite.

Barbara-Jean said...

Each time a see a card with that hexagon die, I love it even more! Let's hope I'm a winner! You've done a great job of expanding beyond the die!

Jan said...

Love all the cards but especially like the anchor card with the splatters....

Debbie said...

awesome cards and I am definitely inspired by them. I just love the filigree dies in this release and I really like how you used the hexagon dies and colored them with copics

Jo Ann F. said...

I like all your cards and especially the clean and simple nautical ones.

It is ridiculous to spend 5 minutes clicking on security pictures and never advancing. I am not a robot but maybe you are.

Jeanne Beam said...

Love all your gorgeous cards!
Thanks so much for sharing...

Irishtiger06 said...

Love your nautical shaker, really can’t go wrong!

Joy Meadows said...

Your creativity has really gone hog wild with this release, Barb! Love each one of these beautiful cards.

Maureen Reiss said...

Super Fun and Fabulous cards!!!

Annie W said...

Awesome cards!! Thanks for sharing!!

Sweet Sarah said...

Wonderful creativity. Beautiful cards. Any videos coming?

Cindy C. said...

Such beautiful projects!!

Stef Perry said...

All your cards are terrific! Love the shaker and the uber feminine pink one!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love your CAS designs! Great splatters and inky backgrounds!

Linnea S said...

luv the blues!

Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat said...

Barb, your orange slice card has convinced me that I need to get that set! I love how vibrant and colourful, yet simple it is. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

These are so cute! Super fun release❣️

Jen P said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely collection of cards! Beautiful!

Memories by Manda said...

Youve made lots of lovely cards for the new release. Thanks for sharing.

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful CAS card! Loving how you put these new dies to work!

Carol H. said...

Oh wow Barb! So many beautiful cards! I love them all and especially the filigree wreath! So pretty!

Katherine Herbert said...

Great cards :)

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! Love the Filigree Wreath card! And the anchor cards are great! So perfect for summer!

C Aguirre said...

Cute cards! Thanks for sharing them!

Bev Page said...

Hello Barb. Wow, you have been a busy girl, but I don't blame you with so many gorgeous new "toys" to play with. Love this wonderful new release from SSS and your cards are just beautiful. Very sweet and colourful and I really like your designs. TFS.

Savannagh Kacey said...

I was inspired by how you got such different looks from the filigree die. Especially loved the pink and green combination of colors.

Karen Holberton said...

I really like the first card. It's lovely.

Holly's Handmade Card said...

Beautiful cards, Barb! Love them all! Love all the colors you used on the hexagon card.

Kristen Snoozy said...

Your anchor shaker card is great!

Dawn T said...

Stunning set of card Barb. I'm in love with your pretty pink one

Darlene DeSario said...

The orange card is great! The filigree is beautiful! Great release and you done well designing projects to showcase the possibilites

Rose Mary Smalley said...

I feel like I have just had a mini vacation while seeing all of your pretty cards. Starts out with vibrant sunshine colors to wake me up...and settles into mid day bright and then the softness of evening relaxing in the last card....thank you for my vacation. This is proving to be a very fun blog hop. Thank you so much for sharing your pretty work

Pat G said...

Your cards are refreshing, so fun and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Totally adorable!!! Fabulous set of cards!!!

inspiredbybarb said...

Great cards....Thanks for sharing.

Isabelle said...

Your cards are fantastic ! You offer us plenty varied inspiration.

nwilliams6 said...

Love everything you used and everything you did on these awesome cards. Wow.

Cindy Thick said...

Your cards turned out. Really love the anchor shaker card.

Pam G. said...

I wasn't sure how I would use the anchor dies, but I love what you've done with them. The splatter effect on the first one makes it look "wet" and even more nautical!

JMN said...

Fantastic set of cards. Awesome new release.

Debbie Rumpza said...

Lots of fabulous cards!

LittleSher said...

I like your citrus card. 🍊

Matt & Courtney said...

Love the unique way you utilized these items. Great inspiration!

C. Sage Deerborn said...

Great cards. My favorite one is the pink one.

Retta said...

Terrific cards! I love pink and green too! I've got to have that die!!!!!

Andrea Hastilow said...

WOW ! These are all stunning designs, looks like you've really enjoyed using all these fun products. I'm in love with that wreath x

Tina said...

I love your version of the hexagon pattern! So pretty!

Eve N said...

Using the filigree wreath as a stencil then adding a clean layer on top is a wonderful way to color the tiny pieces. I'll be trying this and some of your other great design ideas.

Merly said...

Beautiful cards 👍

Art Conquers said...

Fantastic cards.. each card is unique and different..

Annalisa said...

I love the bold, graphic design on most of your cards. And your splatters are a level of perfect that I'm a little jealous of. And then to round it all out with that soft pastel card? Just lovely. Thanks for sharing!

Kentucky Daisy said...

What a fun collection to celebrate this new release! Bold colors and SSS that covers so many different themes (nautical, friendship, fruit, flowers) make this set of cards ready to go for a lot of different occasions!

NancyR said...

All great cards. I really like the pastel colors. Thanks for sharing.

Tamara said...

I’m gonna go broke now that I saw all your cards! I want everything! Great showcase and amazing talent!!

cma21317 said...

all the cards are great. Love the blue and yellow combo,and the orange yellow.
I gravitate towards yellows, oranges and blues. Fabulous

Pieces of me said...

Wow you did a fabulous job on all your cards. I think the citrusy one with the Summa Time stamp set is my favorite. The bright colors just scream Summer.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Sue Hudson said...

Wow, you've been busy. It is a great release. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous cards

Patti H. said...

Totally awesome creations!! My fave is the fabulous hexagon card!

Diane T. said...

Love your filigree card. So beautiful!

DJ said...

Beautiful cards. I really love the filigree wreath. So pretty. TFS.

Janet D. said...

You've been busy! Your cards are awesome!

Lydia Hallum said...

Great cards, wonderful use of dies

thescrappydiva said...

This release is awesome. Love your cards, beautiful!

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards. Love the anchor shaker.

Marge said...

Wow, you made so many cards for this blog hop, Barb! I love that each one has unique design and different color schemes. You've shown how the new products can be used for various designs that gave me new inspirations. The pink wreath one is my favorite! Thank you for sharing and HUGS!

Amy C. said...

Your cards are so pretty! I like your clean style. Great new releases from SSS.

Lagene said...

Awesome creations! I especially love the blue background anchor die cut card!

Carmela said...

Your projects really showcase all the new products! Just love that filigree wreath and the nautical themed stamps and dies!

Tracy Chambers said...

Love these cards, especially the masculine ones. Thanks for sharing.
Take care Tracy

Viki Banaszak said...

Wow! You really went to town creating sweet cards for this release. I love the pink and green too.

Cheriese said...

wow superb creations as always!! Gorgeous colours!! & Always love a shaker tag!

Gab said...

Really really great cards

Maryam said...

Love the colors and the design.. So fresh and breathy

Mirella said...

Great happy and full of summer cards, Barb! The one with the citruses is so refreshing!

Sophie Farah said...

Beautiful cards!!! I especially LOVE that citrus one! So bright, summery and fun!

Patty said...

Holy Cow!! What a beautiful collection of cards!! Your first two anchor cards are my favorite!! I just love a clean & simple colorful card!!

Henriëtte said...

Wow Barb, thank you so much for the happy summerfeeling awesome cards you made with the products of this stunning new release. You make always such inspiring cards.

Suzan Dorchik said...

so many inspiring cards. thanks

bzyPTmom said...

Wow, such wonderful cards! Love the simplicity of the nautical cards and the last filigree card is stunning! Thanks for inspiring us with these lovely projects using the latest great release from SSS!

Lisa Byers said...

I love your delightful array of cards. They all feel like a cool breeze!! Beautiful cards and great designs, thank you for sharing!

Laraine R said...

Fabulous release! Love this release!

Laurie said...

Just a beautiful set of cards!!! Love them all.

Kathy Dippner said...

Great bunch of cards. Great colors and each very unique.

Bonnie T said...

thanks for the great ideas. your cards are so inspiring.

Kristina B. said...

Beautiful cards Barb!

Lisa A creations said...

Gorgeous cards! I especially like those Nautical themed stamps and dies.

KathyMcc said...

All your cards are great, Barb! I love how you made a shaker card from the anchor die...very cute! My favorite card is the last one with the filigree wreath die...that pink and green combination is just so lovely. What a great idea to make a stencil and then color the pieces in...easy and so creative!

Anushree Vaish said...

Very pretty cards!!Thanks for sharing.

Stacey Kowbel said...

So many fabulous cards! I really love the simplicity of the anchor design!

Cathy Loveless said...

I love 💕 your cards! You have taken this release to a new level. Spectacular work.