Friday, July 26, 2019

SSS Believe In You Release Blog Hop!

Hey guys!

Welcome to my stop on day 1 of the Simon Says Stamp, Believe In You release blog hop. I'm so happy you're here and I'm excited to share lots of cards with you today!



FREE GIFT:
Did you know that Tim Holtz is Simon's Brand of the Month for July?


If you purchase any Tim Holtz product now through the 31st, Simon will add a Mini Distress Resist Spray to your order for free, while supplies last! So fun!

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 blog Wednesday, July 31st.

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 and here's the link to the new, Believe In You Gallery. There is so much inspiration there! I encourage you to check them out. 

CARDS:  
I have lots of card to show you today, so lets get started. (The new release products and other products used are listed below.)

My first two cards are simple and pretty. I used the "Sunflower Stem" Die for both of them. One was created with Distress Oxide Inks and the other with Alcohol Inks. So easy!







      
For my next card, I used a really cool set called, "Thanks and Encouragement Word Mix 1" and I decided to use the sentiments, from one of the mixes, all together, to create a sort-of subway art look.


Next up is the pretty, "Daisy Square" Die. I love this little die and thought a shaker card would be fun. I used a couple of Copic Markers to add some simple shading to the dies, and a bit of Distress Oxides for the background.





The new, "Scallop Waves Cling" stamp is so fun! I white embossed the image and used Distress Oxides with the resist technique. I couldn't "resist" making some rainbows out of a few of the waves with a very steady, light hand using Copic Markers.



This next one is another really simple card. Just a fun stencil, one Distress Oxide Ink color and some shimmer spray. The stencil is called, "Faceted Stripes" and it's really cool! 


Okay, last card. I adore this stamp set! It's called, "Never Quit Swimming" and I had so much fun creating this one. The critters are adorable and fun to color, giving you endless possibilities for creating some really cute cards! And I love the fun sentiments included in this set too.


Whew! If you're still here, thanks for sticking it out to the end. I know that was a lot of cards but as always, I want to show you as much as I can to help inspire you with this awesome new release. I hope I've done just that!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of the hop and don't forget tomorrow is day 2, with lots more inspiration coming your way.

Blog Hop Order:

Simon Says Stamp Blog 
         Cathy Zielske
        Nina-Marie Trapani
        Jessica Frost-Ballas
        Amy Rysavy
        Suzy Plantamura
        Lisa Addesa
        Heather Ruwe
        Gayatri Murali
        Barb Engler  (you are here)
         Marge Yoon
        Lea Lawson



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153 comments:

Kelsey Thomas said...

Your cards are so beautiful! :)

Debbie Rumpza said...

Great cards! I really love those little shaker windows with daisies. Super cute!!

Kelly B. said...

Love all your cards!

sentsue said...

So many fun cards. Nice work!

Karthikha said...

Fantastic set of cards!! I love them all, especially the first and last ones :)

Isabel Z said...

Love what you created!

lunnacreates said...

These are fantastic!

Bonnie said...

Wow, your cards are stunning !!

Angela S said...

I love how you've done those floral shaker cards! So simple, yet elegant and the shaker bits add that bit of fun and interactivity. Beautiful job!

Pennie said...

Barb, your cards always amaze me. You are so creative and offer so much inspiration! I love all your cards!

kreativekate said...

Beautiful cards!

Jeanne Beam said...

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

Nina Houghton said...

Wow! You really showcase the versatility of this release. Thank you for the inspiration.

Susan B. said...

I love the Daisy Square die card. Thanks for all the new ideas, love the alcohol ink strip.

Barbara said...

It was well worth "sticking it out" to the end because your cards are beautiful and inspiring!

Unknown said...

Love your cards you do such amazing work

Shar Z said...

So creative.

Brenda Kuder said...

Pretty cards! I love the last one!

ericastwilight said...

Love all the colors and you did amazing with all the card designs. Can't decide which is my favorite, maybe the one with the sea creatures, so cute. Thanks for sharing.

Nandini said...

Wow! These cards are so gorgeous! Really love the color combos you have used!

Carolyn Bosley said...

Love the sea creatures peeking through the circles. Great card!

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!!! Really Fabulous cards!!!

ArlaMo said...

Loving all the inspiration! Your cards are great - thanks for sharing!

ScrappyTeacher said...

I do love the undersea creatures. Very lovely cards.

Debbie said...

just love these cards! I especially love the shades of pink and yellow you used on the shaker card!

shy324 said...

I love the simplicity of your card, they so lovely!

Dee Earnshaw said...

really wowed by the creativity of your lovely cards - so many wonderful ideas to try out

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous cards, Barb! I love how your CAS style shines through on each one...especially the lovely pink on the first card! Off to shop :)

Linda Kunsman said...

ooh what really beautiful cards- love em all!

Golda said...

Looking at each of your creations just made me happy. Beautiful work!

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Barb, YES, I am still here! (Suzy had like 24.... BUT, like yours it is always worth the read! HAHA)
Your cards are all so beautiful but I have to admit your first 2 are simple AND pretty AND my faves. WOW they are gorgeous. Very well done!

Louanne said...

Wow. Great card designs!

M said...

I love the soft colours. Beautiful cards!

Karen W said...

Great cards. I love how you use color to make the cards pop.

maspag said...

Love the soft pastels. Beautiful cards all.

Deb Selby said...

Wowser Great lineup of cards.

Gretchen Wilson said...

AWESOMENESS! Such creative cards, I thank you for sharing your talent!💜🤗

Desert Kat said...

Your cards are really amazing. Thanks for the link to the gallery. I did not know this.

Queen Mary said...

Barb, not sure if I've been to your blog before or not, but I very much enjoyed your cards, such great diversity among them! Great style and skill, I'm very impressed! I'll be exploring more of your blog! TFS.

Frances said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards. Love them all.

phlower said...

Wow! So many beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Eve N said...

Lots of great cards here! I'm definitely going to try your idea of using several coordinating sentiments as the entire cardfront...looks so nice.

LauraL said...

Love the daisies. Great ideas

Cheryl S. said...

Wonderful ideas here. Love them all!

Cheryl S. said...

All terrific cards and thank you for sharing.

Andre M. said...

You've shared a wonderful range of cards with this fun release, my fave is the sweet daisy shaker, love the palette!

Jenrescuemama said...

Fantastic cards! I do love that you colored rainbows 🌈 in!

Gail said...

All of these cards are beautiful!

Unknown said...

So many beautiful cards you shared!! Amazing creativity.

Unknown said...

Very beautiful cards such a great job. Thanks for sharing.

Janet D. said...

Beautiful cards!

Cyndi said...

Gorgeous cards. My favorites are the first two. The colors are beautiful and the Sunflower die is one of my favorite from this fantastic release.

Ronnie said...

The sun flower die made the most beautiful card with the blue spray. The die is my favorite from the release. Thanks for the beautiful ideas!

love2stamp said...

Lovely cards, Barb, showcasing the various stamps, stencils and dies from the awesome new release!

Carol T said...

Such great colors. Beautiful cards.

sharon g said...

Oh, I love the sea creatures. The die cut flowers are really nice too, but the SEA CREATURES!!!

Zlatka said...

Stunning cards! Great color choices!

B. Poteraj said...

The backgrounds on the first 2 are my favorites. Very simple and nice

Gayle said...

Beautiful cards and love the sea critters in never quit swimming set.

NickiB said...

I love what you did with the scalloped waves

Unknown said...

So much inspiration and all of it is great! Beautiful cards!

MadeByMeghanK said...

These are all stunning! I love the CAS first two and the shaker flower one! WOW!

Kentucky Daisy said...

So many great designs!! I think my favorite is the Daisy Square card because it offers not only beauty, but also so much encouragement!!! I also really like the "subway art" design with the Encouragement Mix stamps. It turned out great!

thescrappydiva said...

I just love every one of your cards. That sunflower die is beautiful on any background. I have the sunflower die coming and can't wait to use it. So much inspiration!

Gab said...

You have outdone yourself! Your cards are amazing!

Jean said...

Stunning cards!

Darlene DeSario said...

I love love love your flower cards. All are great. The release sure speaks to me with your cards. Thank you.

La Rae said...

Such a great variety of cards.

Tracy Chambers said...

So grateful I don't HAVE to pick a favorite, they are all so stunning. Thank you for inspiring me

Carol said...

Love your cards, Barb! My favourite is your turquoise blue alcohol ink card. Stunning! Thanks for all of the inspiration.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What sweet cards. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

RobiW said...

Fun cards! Love the variety of designs. Nicely done!!

Greta said...

Wonderful cards, Barb! I especially love the first 2!

Hummingbird said...

Very pretty cards! I love sunflowers!Thanks for sharing.

Dawn T said...

All your cards are stunning but have to say the first pink card with the white daisy just sings. It is gorgeous

SD pooja said...

Wonderful cards all of them and the third one with thanks and encouragement set is my favorite.

Lisa Byers said...

Fabulous array of beautiful cards. I can’t pick a favorite because they are all so gorgeous!!

Gardenrose said...

Adore the portholes with the sea creatures! so creative!!

LittleSher said...

Wow! So many samples... so little time.

Stefanie White said...

Awesome cards Barb! You always do such a great job of showing us different possibilities of the stamp and die sets.

colleen said...

you have been a busy lady making inspirational cards

ckd said...

Beautiful cards, thank you for sharing.

DeniseHB said...

Your creativity is inspiring! Each card is so different yet so beautiful. Thank you for sharing so many wonderful ways to use these stamps. Love the sunflower die but also do love the Just keep swimming stamp set also. thank you

Mary Kay Ross said...

Fantastic cards! I love them all. I especially like how you took that sentiment stamp and put them all on one card! Great thinking!!!

Dana M said...

Lovely, sweet and fun cards! Such creative designs and great inspiration.

Grama's Inky Spot said...

The alcohol ink sunflowers is my favorite (the colors!!!) And also love the just keep swimming, can you tell blues are my jam?

Holly's Handmade Card said...

Gorgeous cards, Barb! Love every single one! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Jo Malicoat said...

Wow! What a great bunch of cards you put together! The sympathy card is just beautiful, but I really love the one with all the sea critters, just adorable!

Diane said...

Stunning cards...love the simplicity of some and the colors of others and ALL are so beautifully designed...I needed some 'mojo' and you have inspired me!!

TLady said...

WOW!!! SO MANY WONDERFUL CARDS!!! ;) I THINK you had a SUPER TIME CREATING with your new goodies! LOL LOVE THEM ALL!!! ;) SO MANY GREAT IDEAS HERE!!!!!!!!! :) A SUPER JOB, Barb!!!! ;)<3

Karen H said...

Spectacular, stunning, gorgeous cards! I'm in awe of your creativity. Thanks for sharing your inspiration, Barb.

V. K. said...

Love how you reversed the design on your sunflower cards creating the background for the flower. I love it! Great cards.

Anushree Vaish said...

Gorgeous cards with beautiful colors! Great release.
Thanks for sharing…

Jan said...

Wonderful cards. I love the way you utilized the dies and stamps

Kathy B said...

I love the variety of cards... oh, the possiblities!!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous cards, I especially love the sunflower with the blue background!

Mrsfish02 said...

Done that for sure... most beautiful. Several of the products are already on my wishlist. Such a great job and I for one am inspired!!!

Heather M said...

WOW!! What a great set of cards! So many amazing ideas and creations! Thanks!

Kerry M said...

Super cute water animal card! I love all your examples!

Nana Griffin said...

Wonderful ideas.

Unknown said...

Love all the cards...they gave me lots of idea...thank you

Nox said...

Wonderful variety of cards; so inspirational. I especially love the pink floral windows card. Just so lovely!

Susan Carlson said...

I really like your style! Thank you for so many excellent examples! Beautiful!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the shading behind the
flowers of the first two cards.
Simple but so beautiful.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot0com

Linda said...

All of your cards are awesome especially the first two flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

dolphinlover said...

Unique collection of cards.

bzyPTmom said...

Wow, thanks for sharing all of these awesome cards. This is a super rrelease from SSS!

Megan said...

Holy smokes, you've been busy, Barb! I love the soft background you created for your first one!

Shelly said...

Wow! You were so busy and every card is an inspiration! 🤗 I loved them all, but especially the peaceful sympathy card and the windows of sea creatures. You really outdid yourself and showcased this new Simon Says Stamp release so creatively! BRAVO! 🎉🎉🎉

Laura said...

How can you choose a favorite when they are all so stunning!

Migdalia said...

Such beautiful cards! I love the ones with the sunflowers!! Gorgeous!Awesome job!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia Rodriguez
Migdalia's Crafts

McCoko said...

All of your cards are absolutely fabulous. Just beautiful!

Kathy J in Ellicott City said...

Great cards!

Linnea S said...

luv how you showcased the different feel of different background colors behind the same neutral die-cut. just wonderful!

Nouveau Chef said...

Oh my - those are beautiful cards. I really like the background techniques you used for the two sunflower cards. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Great cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cindi said...

Beautiful cards!

Mendy said...

Wow, just had to follow you. Can't even decide which one i like the most.

bluemoon said...

Ohh! Your cards are beyond beautiful! I adore the sunflower die cards and daisy die card, they grab my heart. Your striped background is so delicate and pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Mary-Anne V said...

thank you for all these fabulous cards...such great inspiration.

Amy Lombardo said...

Barb, omg! I love all your cards! So pretty!!!!

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Love all your cards! The colors you chose are so pretty and the coloring of the sea creatures is great!

Unknown said...

You're right! Your cards are simple and pretty. That pink and white one has just stolen my heart. That die is simply gorgeous, and paired with that soft pink background, it just pulled me in!! Great job! :)
Angie
abcammack@comcast.net

Plum Crazy Valerie said...

So many cards so little time??? I especially like your shaker card. Nice color combinations throughout.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! I really love the flower dies! The sea critters are adorable!

Helen said...

Wow! Barb, your cards are all so gorgeous! I find it hard to choose a favourite! Thanks for all the designs ideas and the hints on SSS posts. Thanks so much for sharing.

Unknown said...

Tricia Podmore stopping in to say WOW your cards are awesome and you are sooo inspiring.

Sabrina said...

Very pretty and I just adore your last card!!

Andrea Hastilow said...

You look like you had an amazing time doing all these fabulous card designs. I'm adoring the daisy square the most but i m biased towards daisies x

Brenda in IN said...

I love how you did the flower cards, so soft and subtle. All the cards are great. The little sea critters are so fun and I love the design.

Chandhini said...

Simply awesome,love the simplicity of first two cards, the last being my fave.

Carolee McCaslin said...

WOW your cards are amazing!!!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

What a nice variety of cards! I love the pink background on the first card and the shaker card is really pretty!

Audrey said...

Amazing cards! Thanks for sharing!!

Mimi's Craftroom said...

Wow I love your cards. Especially the daisy cards.

Teri S said...

Each of these is so different but I found myself drawn to your use of balance in each of them. Lovely cards!

Dots said...

The daisy cards are definitely my favorite. So happy. I want to try one today! Thanks for your inspiration

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful group of cards! Love the sunflower die cut cards, the touch of rainbow that you added to the Scallop Waves and the never quit swimming one. The sea creatures are very cute.

Aimee Phillips said...

Love all that you made, but the ones with the sunflower die are my favorite. I can see this die being used in many ways. Thanks for inspiring.

Sue D said...

Pretty and cute creations. Love the sunflowers.

Amy C. said...

Beautiful variety of cards! Love these new releases.

cghundley said...

What a fun bunch
of cards. Love
the first two
and the purple
one!
Carla from Utah

Heather DePasquale said...

Love your colorful backgrounds. Look forward to using these flower dies.

JMN said...

Love your cards you do such amazing work! Thanks for sharing.

Mirella said...

Fabulous cards, Barb, I especially love the one with the daisy squares!

DJ said...

So many gorgeous cards it’s hard to choose a favorite! I think I love the blue sympathy card the best although the sea critters are pretty darned cute! TFS.

Nancy R. said...

I love how you incorporated rainbows in your scallop background. A fun twist on the use of that stamp. Thanks for sharing about the Hero Arts gallery, I will check that out!

Patty said...

Wow!! Loving all your cards!!

Art Conquers said...

Aww! Those cards are fabulous !Thanks for the inspiration!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Wow! 7 beautiful cards!!! I love the first 2 flower cards so much!!! I don't have a die like that (yet) but it gives me so many ideas of what you could do with it!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Thanks, Barb, for the various ideas and inspiration of your group of cards! I wish that I could order all of them!

S Jameson said...

Someone had a lot of fun card making! :) Those sea critters are too adorable -- especially love the tones on the octopus -- fantastic bundle of cards.

Kelly Kennedy said...

Loving all the wonderful colours! So beautiful!