Monday, September 2, 2019

STAMPtember Blog Party + Free Gift Code!

Hey guys!

It's the most wonderful time of year! STAMPtember is here and I'm so excited! 

STAMPtember

I always love this month because over at Simon Says Stamp, they celebrate card makers and crafters all month long with new, awesome products, tons of inspiration, amazing projects, collaboration stamp sets with our favorite companies, giveaways, surprises and so much more! And it's the 10th anniversary of STAMPtember this year, so it's even more exciting!

STAMPtember

It's a month filled with the love of stamping and it brings so many of us together, making this hobby even better! ♥♥♥

There are a lot of designers posting today and each one of us has a different coupon code for you to use to get free products - yay! Think of it as a scavenger hunt for some fun, free stuff! It all starts on Simon's blog where you'll find a list of everyone who is participating in the party.

FREE GIFT! 
I've got a special code for you today, for a free bottle of Tonic Studios Mini Nuvo drops in the beautiful, Bohemian Teal color! Just use the code in the graphic below with ANY purchase.



GIVEAWAY!
And did you see this?! Such an amazing giveaway! Take a look and read below! It is so generous of Simon Says Stamp!




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 a link to the STAMPtember Gallery.


CARDS
Okay, so I was generously sent some new products to play with and I'm excited to share my cards with you.

Have you ever ordered Suzy's Watercolor Card sets? Oh, my gosh, I love them! I love to color most of all, so they're perfect for me. But they are also so awesome for practicing your coloring. They come in a pack of like 10-15 and are pre-printed on watercolor paper but you don't have to watercolor with them. You can use markers or pencils too! I loved this pack created for STAMPtember and I've created 3 cards so far.


This first one comes without a sentiment so I added one from an older set called, "Choose Happy." I used Copic markers to color the cute scene.


This one was just so fun to color! I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers this time for a watercolor look.


The reason this one is cut into a square is because one of my red Copic markers blobbed all over but it turned out so cute, I couldn't bear to throw it away! There is always a way to fix those mistakes. The sentiment was added from the "30 Days of Thankful" set, which was designed by Cathy Zielske for STAMPtember.

For my next card I used the beautiful Tumbling Leaves stencil. I love how this turned out too! So sparkly!
It was so easy to create the pretty sparkle on this card. All I did was use a couple of soft Distress Oxide Ink colors to blend through the stencil, then I spread some clear embossing paste right over the colors, again through the stencil. Simon has a gorgeous glitter that I used to sprinkle over the embossing paste before it dried and the ink colors still show through. I hope you'll give this fun technique a try! And the sentiment is again from the "30 Days of Thankful" set.

My next two cards were created using the gorgeous, "Poinsettia Background" cling stamp. I LOVE this stamp!

I have always loved pink poinsettias so I just had to color the flowers in a soft pink shade! I used my Zig markers again to do some water coloring. The sentiment is from an older set called, "Christmas Essentials."

Last but not least is this beauty. The traditional red poinsettias, colored with Copic markers.
I thought the sentiment from last year's, "Stained Glass Greetings" set was perfect but I didn't like how busy it looked against an already busy background, so I just colored in the open areas of the stamp with a black marker and liked it much better! 

That's it for me. I really hope I've inspired you to give some of these products a try! 

HAPPY STAMPtember!!!






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102 comments:

Colleen said...

Love them all but really love the gorgeous pink poinsettia card! They are my favorite color which in my area is very hard to find for some reason.

Ruth said...

Beautiful cards! TFS.

Lana said...

Love your watercolor cards! Great colors!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

love those watercolor cards to color - take them when I travel so I have something to do. Beautiful cards
thanks for sharing
Barb Housner

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Barb, these are ALL amazing cards. I especially love the Poinsettia cards, simply stunning!

jazzyscrapper said...

I just love that Tumbling Leaves card.

Annette Gordon said...

Just love all the cards, especially the poinsettia's and the tumbling leaves. You have a talent for colour! And I love nuvo drops, so what a nice surprise! So glad I stopped by your blog! Happy Stamptember!

Becca Yahrling said...

Beautiful cards, fabulously colored. And those sparkly leaves are stunning!

Barbara said...

These all look beautiful. Great job on all....well the poinsettias are my faves!

Gail said...

Just beautiful!

Lisa said...

Oh my! So much beauty here and that fox IS adorable... definitely worth saving!! Those poinsettia backgrounds and love what you did with the stencil! Awesome! Thanks for the code!

Jane Elliott said...

These are very beautiful cards. I love them all.

Irishtiger06 said...

Wow...stunning coloring! Especially the scarecrow scene leaves me with the “how’d you do that?!” Feeling, it looks printed!

Deb Selby said...

Had my eye on the falling leaves stencil and your card convinced me that I need it in my cart.

Teena said...

That pink Poinsettia is beautiful!

Laurie said...

Really love the coloring - cut new set!

Pennie said...

Beautiful cards, Barb!

V. K. said...

Beautiful cards! Love the poinsettia cards, especially in pink.

SPOgden said...

These are beautiful and WOW! that poinsettia card is gorgeous!

Lagene said...

Awesome creations, Happy SSS STAMPTEMBER! I especially love your poinsettia cards!

BeverlyBL said...

Wow! You were the busy girl doing lots of pretty, fun things. Thanks for the array.

Judy Inukai said...

Wonderful cards. Your tumbling leaves card is so pretty and sparkly. Love the red poinsettia background card too.

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Great array of projects...all beautiful. Thank you for sharing all of the great ways to use the new products.

Greta said...

Love all the new products SSS sent you, Barb--great release! Can't believe the look you got using Zigs on Suzy's card--just stunning! I do love poinsettias, so that bg stamp is tempting me big time! Your work is always inspiring!

Donna Cala said...

Poinsettias get me every time, and you did such agreat job coloring them. Especially the pink card. WOW!

Wilma D Davenport said...

Super cute. Love your coloring.

roseflowerbooks said...

Gorgeous coloring and I love what you did with all the products. My favorite has to be what you did with the leaves stencil, just gorgeous!!!!

Trina said...

Wow, your cards are awesome.

Cassandra said...

All the cards are gorgeous but thanks for the tips on the embossed card. I don't have any shimmer pastes but this is a fantastic way to use supplies I already have to make multiple glittery looks. :)

Aimee said...

Love all of these. This is my first Stamptember.

TLady said...

BEAUTIFUL WORK,Barb! LOVE ALL of the color & sparkle you've used on your cards! ;)<3

RobiW said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the stenciled leaves and the soft pink poinsettias!

Leslie L. said...

The pink poinsettias are gorgeous as is the tumbling leaves stencil with the glitter. Great projects!!

Beth said...

You are truly talented. Thanks for sharing

Mrsh1212 said...

I’m an October baby, so fall is my favorite season. I just love what you did with the watercolor pre-printed cards. I’ve never purchased them but I may this time after seeing your designs.

Jennifer Kellogg said...

Awesome cards - thanks for sharing!

Scrappin Ashley said...

Beautiful cads!!

Pam said...

Wow, that amazing cards! Love the poinsettias!

Renee B. said...

Beautiful cards....really love the little fox & that gorgeous pink poinsettia!
Hugs, Renee

Cindy C. said...

Fabulous projects!! And the red poinsettia is spectacular!!

Lisa A said...

Gorgeous cards.

Unknown said...

Wow, all your cards are stunning. The fox is so cute, I can see why you wanted to keep him. The glittery leaves and poinsettia cards are my favorites. Happy Stamptember!

Carrie said...

Awesome cards and I love the Stamptember new releases.

Kathy Jinkins said...

Love the leaves and the sparkle.

Stampin2day said...

Gorgeous! I already know I wanted the Joyful and the Poinsettia Background. But oh my goodness the Tumbling Leaves was not on my to get list..well...now it is!! I think seeing your card made me think...first of all it is drop dead gorgoeus! And second...think...you could use this for not only the fall, you could do it in Christmas Colors, spring colors..this will turn out to be so versatile that I do believe it may end up being one of my favs..and..it wasn't even on my to get list!! Thank you for the beautiful inspirations!

jamieruthp said...

Beautiful cards!!, fantastic coloring!

Henriëtte said...

Wow Barb, what a gorgeous cards. I love how you coloured Suzy's watercolor cards, especially the one you did with the Zigs, so beautiful.
And the awesome card with the stencil, I think this is my favorite ones from all you made today, such beautiful colours and shinny.
I love stencils!
And the cards made with the Poinsettia Background are also so gorgeous.
Thank you so much for sharing all these beauties.

Darnell said...

Holy cow, Barb, you really went above and beyond with this post jam-packed with card design ideas and inspiration! Thank you! Hugs, Darnell

VJT said...

Especially love your Poinsetta cards. Lovely!

Debbie said...

Beautiful cards!

Unknown said...

I absolutely LOVE the Tumbling Leaves card.
Well, I love them all, but I saw that card yesterday and wanted to know how you did it. I guessed wrong, so thank you for sharing how you made it.

Zlatka said...

So many beautiful cards! This release is amazing!

Jan said...

Beautiful cards....inspires me to start on my Christmas cards..

Christa said...

Love those watercolor cards and the poinsetta ones as well. Great release! TFS!!

Unknown said...

Very nice cards, especially the poinsettas. I would love to see you do a video showing how you color with your Zigs. These are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Unknown said...

So many wonderful cards and ideas. I love the leaf one so much! I tried to buy that stencil, and found it was sold out already. I'll try again later. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Kris said...

Your poinsettia's are beautiful!

Brenda Kuder said...

Beautiful cards and a great job coloring!

Kate Byrne said...

Lovely artwork!

Eulanda said...

WOW amazing lot of cards!!!

Pink Bunkadoo said...

The subtle shimmering leaves cars is so delicate.

Ann Keever said...

Love all your beautiful cards especially the one using Tumbling leaves!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Just gorgeous!

Karthikha said...

Beautiful cards!! <3

Sandy M said...

Who wouldn't love the pre-printed card set. Each one is so cute. I especially love the softness of the pink poinsettias

Talitha said...

Love all your cards. Your coloring is fabulous, especially the pink poinsettias!

KathyMcc said...

Love your cards, Barb! Those poinsettia cards are really gorgeous! Thanks for the great inspiration!

Karen said...

LOVE those pink poinsettias! All your cards are great.

littlesavedgirl said...

I really love the Watercolor card with that adorable fox 🦊!

Denise Mills said...

I love all of your cards, but i think the Poinsettia is my favorite!

cindybearj said...

Beautiful cards! I love the shimmery Thankful card!

Beth Merrill said...

These are all beautifully elegant cards, with lovely coloring!

Elise Converse said...

Loved the embossing paste covered with glitter applied through the stencil. It created a beautiful card and I can't wait to try to technique.

Mrsfish02 said...

Oh I love Suzy's cards. These look wonderful. Loving those poinsettias too. Nicely done.

Unknown said...

Love the lead stencil and paste card. Haven't used my paste in a while.

WendyLC said...

hi I love your cards

Susan Carlson said...

Love these cards Barb! Helps to see the cards from Suzy colored! And love the poinsettia & tumbled leaves cards - stunning. Thanks so much for making these products come alive!

Teresa said...

Such Talent! I love them all!

Anna Rodgers said...

All of your projects are so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Jean said...

Darling cards!

Susan Joyce said...

Totally delightful collection of cards, love all the design elements you shared.

Gab said...

Oh wow, you have totally outdone yourself! Your cards are amazing!!

Jeannean said...

You have been busy and made several beautiful cards!! I haven't tried the coloring cards and I am excited about the leaf stencil. Thanks for sharing how you made that card!

Plum Crazy Valerie said...

Love your work especially the tumbling leaves card.

Hummingbird said...

Great cards!Thanks for sharing.

Dawn T said...

Such lovely cards Barb. The stamps this month are fabulous.

Nicole Parmentier said...

Great products and examples!

Rebecca RamirezBarnes said...

Wow, so many amazing cards. Love the scatter leaves with the soft colors and sparkle.

Teri S. said...

What a MASSIVE release! There are so many products I'd like to have in my stash. You've used two of them which are the Tumbling Leaves & the Poinsettia background stamp. Your cards are beautiful & the colouring pages Suzy drew, you've coloured with those gorgeous fall colours.

CandyraeT said...

These cards are all great. Can't go wrong with such awesome products!

Karen B said...

I love what you did with the Christmas background stamps. The cards are lovely.

Linda P said...

stunning cards! Thanks for sharing!

Deb B. said...

Gorgeous cards!! Really love the fox. and the sparkly stenciled leaves

LittleSher said...

Excellent coloring on the poinsettias.

Annette Reed said...

Your cards are incredible and beautiful. I love that Fox and your bountiful blessings cards and that lead stenciled one is fabulous.

Veronica said...

My bank account has lowered!! OMG! I'm in love. Great cards.

Karen L K said...

Nice cards Barb! I am glad you used that poinsettia stamp because I have that one at the top of my list. Such great coloring on both of them. Nice falling leaves too.

I Card Everyone said...

I love your cards... your exquisite coloring … and hearing your voice as I read this post, Barb!
Fabulous!
=]

Melissa said...

I love the card with the tumbling leaves - beautiful cards!

S Jameson said...

Lovely! Your coloring is so realistic and beautiful. Glad you didn't do away with the fox -- he's too cute!

Barbara H said...

Beautiful cards and lots of inspiration, definitely want to try the falling leaves glitter and embossing technique.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the soft colors and shine of the tumbling leaves card!