Friday, January 10, 2020

SSS Hey Bestie and Love You More Releases Blog Hop!

Hey guys!

Welcome back to my blog! I'm so excited to be a part of day 1 of the Simon Says Stamp Hey Bestie and Love You More releases blog hop! 

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And what a fun idea to combine both releases into one blog hop! Most of my cards today only use the Hey Bestie products but I'll share some older cards I created too, from the Love You More release, which was launched back in December.

GIVEAWAY:
Simon is also giving away a $25 gift certificate at every stop along the hop, from the comment sections. Be sure leave a comment below for your chance to win! They'll announce all the winners on Wednesday, January 15th, on their blog.

SIMON GALLERIES:
Did you know Simon has card galleries for each of their releases and their 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 all the Simon Brand Galleries and here's the link to the Love You More release gallery and the Hey Bestie release gallery. There is so much inspiration to see! I encourage you to check them out and add your own cards/projects.

CARDS:
Okay, let's get to my cards. I had so much fun playing with the awesome products from this release! It's filled with so many fabulous and fun items that I know you'll all love! 

Products used are listed below in the compensated affiliate links, at no cost to you.

My first card uses the gorgeous, Be Kind stamp set. I adore this set! It has some beautiful leaf images, along with wonderful sentiments. I used Zig Markers on the white embossed leaves.
 
Up next is another card using the same, Be Kind set. This time I used Copic Markers for a brighter look. I also used the new, Miss You die set.

Next is the gorgeous, Snowflake Mandala die. This die is a biggie, guys and so intricate! I used Simon's silver glitter paper to cut it out and I love the sparkly look! And do ya see that sentiment? It's from the Miss You Reverse Sentiment Strips set.

I love this next stamp set. It's called Lifting Hearts and it's absolutely adorable! I mean, who doesn't love bunnies, mice and turtles floating up in the air with balloons?! Gah! Copic Markers were used for the coloring.

The Etched Snowflake Background cling stamp is a beauty! I created two, very different cards with it. There are lots of techniques you could use with this one, for sure! I first white embossed the image onto some glittery blue cardstock, cut it apart into strips, then adhered them to a white cardbase. I've added the You Are Loved die set for the sentiment. It's from the Love You More release.

Okay, here's my last card from the Hey Bestie release. I again used the Etched Snowflake Background cling stamp but this time, after white embossing it onto some watercolor cardstock, I added color with my Daniel Smith watercolors. I love this pretty combo of peach and aqua! The sentiment is from the same, Miss You die set I used above but this time I included the matching background die.

And here are a few cards I created, back in December for the Love You More release. 


If you'd like to check out the Love You More release, please click here.

BLOG HOP ORDER:
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Don't forget to swing over to Simon's blog tomorrow to start day 2 of the hop and thank you so much for stopping by! 





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134 comments:

kreativekate said...

Your glittery snowflake card is beautiful!

Diane z said...

That silver snowflake card is my favourite, love how delicate it is.

MadeByMeghanK said...

That bunny is my favorite stamp but your snowflake card is STUNNING!

Isabel Z said...

I am in awe of your gorgeous cards.

Dee Earnshaw said...

OMG - your cards are gorgeous - LOVE the soft, dreamy colors on them:)

Icardink said...

Wow Barb, you have been busy!! So many beautiful cards!

sharon g said...

SO many gorgeous cards. And the animals are precious!

Karthikha said...

What a fantastic array of cards!! The first one with the leaves is just gorgeous! Love it a lot! :)

Jo Malicoat said...

Your cards I so gorgeous, love every one of them! Very, very nice!

Barbara said...

Lots and lots and lots of amazing cards for us to be inspired by. I'll have to check this out more than once to take it all in. Impressive!

lunnacreates said...

Gorgeous cards!

Tami B. said...

These are all so pretty, but the snowflake card really took my breath away...talk about gorgeous!

Melissa Leftrick said...

Stunning! Love this release!

carol mcgregor said...

Stunning cards. This release just fuels the imagination. Thanks for sharing.

Terrie D. (StarSpry) said...

Your cards are so gorgeous! I love all the different ways you've used the stamps and dies! I especially love the card with the large snowflake mandala die and the cute animals with their balloons. :)

Lisa Byers said...

Oh my, such beautiful designs!! You have such a wonderful imagination!! Love your coloring on the critter card!!

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!!! Your cards are all so AMAZING!!!

Connie said...

These are so pretty. I really love the way you created the backgrounds.

Mary Holshouser said...

that silver snowflake with the
silver border is gorgeous.
Great collection of cards.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Embley Veronica said...

These cards are amazing! What color ink do you stamp the images in to get that beautiful vanishing edge effect?

Jackie S said...

I've never thought to emboss on glitter cardstock. What a great idea!

Emma S. said...

Wow, all of your designs are great but that Snowflake mandela card is sooooo pretty!

Leni said...

Very beautiful cards Barb. Of I had to choose... the first card would-be my number one:sooo elegant! And I love leaves! And the edged snowflakes are awesome!

Kandice J said...

Your miss you card is certainly beautiful and dynamic. I love the coloring, is just stands out with the copic markers. Great job. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Arlene said...

All of the cards are breathtaking. The colors on your first card set the tone for the whole parade of cards.

Gayle said...

Gorgeous cards.

Becca Yahrling said...

Always love the diversity of your cards. Love the adorable bunny, turtle & mice!! Soooo cute.

Joanne Hoffmann said...

Remarkable release and so very versatile…creative inspiration galore!!

Cyndi said...

I love your beautiful, colorful cards. I really love the Be Kind set.

I Card Everyone said...

Holy moley, batgirl!!! You've really have created a storm of gorgeous cards, Barb!!! Guess what? I ADORE the first one - yes, you had me at 'be kind!'
=] Michele

Jennifer Kellogg said...

Great cards! Thank you for sharing!

cjs said...

Love your cards. Love the white marker effect to make the outlines stand out on the design stand out more!

Nancy F said...

Love the cards!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Barb, your cards are just gorgeous! I love each and every single one! Fun designs and bright colors are the perfect combination!
Crafty Hugs,
Michele K. Henderson
crimsonowl@comcast.ne

Alison said...

These are so happy! Even the 'Miss You' cards. :D Such lovely use of color and playfulness. I love them all.

Johanna said...

Stunning cards and some great new products.

Barbara-Jean said...

All the cards are wonderful. Because I'm corresponding with a friend coping with depression, the "You lift me up" really speaks to my heart and soul!

Daria Z. said...

You sure have been busy, Barb!! Love them all, but especially the first one. I have to get that stamp set!!

Shirley N said...

Wow, so many beautiful cards. What an amazing job you did with this wonderful new release!

Brenda Rohlfing Simpson said...

Such beautiful cards! Your soft approach on the Be Kind card is heart-touching. The way you shaded the embossed leaves with the Zig markers is amazing! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Andrea Murdock said...

your cards blow my mind!

joni said...

Love all your cards!!!! This is a great release with so many possibilities!!! So excited!!!

Betty said...

fantastic array of cards, Barb - especially love the first one and the snowflake!

Bonnie said...

Gray is way high on my list of favorites, and you know how to make it even more special. Thanks for that.

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh Barb, these are all great. I especially like the first card and that silver snowflake...WOW! Fantastic work.

Toni said...

YOU have been busy with this release an I can see why. Your cards are all so pretty--and I love the leafy one the best of all!

Tammy said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful!

Janet D. said...

WOW you have been busy! and creative! Lovely work!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such beautiful cards!
Thanks for sharing...

Unknown said...

I love your cards but the first with subtle leaves done with the zig marker are my fave. Such a simply sophisticated card!

Bunny said...

How fortunate to be able to create so many lovely cards. What nice products. [Bunny]

Cheriese said...

super pretty cards - especially love that cute bunny!

Sherri P said...

pretty cards. nice products

Louanne said...

Absolutely LOVE the Snowflake mandala card! And, of course, the Be Kind stamp set is so very lovely. Wonderful cards - thanks for sharing your creations!

Eve N said...

Wow, your Be Kind cards are stunning! Lots of great things in this release, but between the beautiful font of this set and the lovely leaves, it's my favorite.

judy said...

I especially love your first card with the Be Kind stamp set--the water coloring and white embossing look lovely!!

Susan B. said...

Beautiful cards! Love the sentiments.

Amy C. said...

Beautiful variety of inspiration! These are great new releases from SSS.

Shauna said...

very pretty!!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! The Snowflake Mandala design is just gorgeous! Also love the card with all the sweet critters!

Plum Crazy Valerie said...

Wow you were busy, so many lovely cards, especially love the first card with the white embossing and wonderful coloring, however they are all terrific.

cjknick said...

Beautiful creations! Thanks for the chance to win.

La Rae said...

The colors on your "Miss You" card are gorgeous.

Holly's Handmade Card said...

Gorgeous cards, Barb! Love every single one!

Gab said...

Such pretty cards - everything from super elegant to super fun!

Brinda said...

Such beautiful cards!

Toni C said...

Wowsers, so many great cards! I was blown away by the first one and they just kept coming! :)

Germaine said...

Really pretty set of cards. Each one is prettier than the next.

MaryLikesMelon said...

Beautiful cards and beautiful color choices. I love the bold contrast in your coloring.

Sabrina said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Heidi Rees said...

Absolutely beautiful cards! The Be Kind set is my favorite from this release! Wonderful inspiration!

Karen said...

Fantastic cards! The first one with its subtle coloring is my favorite.

Mary-Anne V said...

Such fabulous collection of cards...love the elegant leaves.

CinnamonSally said...

All your cards are stunning Barb - also love the elegant leaves and the beautiful glittery snowflake.

Carol (HB) said...

oh my word Barb, you have created a gallery of gorgeous creations! That first one dropped my jaw and then from that point as I scrolled through it was just "wow wow wow"!

Henriƫtte said...

There are so many beautiful products in both releases and you picked a stamp set that is one of my most favorite of this release, the Be Kind stamp set. The cards you made are all gorgeous and such an inspiration, thank you so much for sharing Barb and have a great weekend.

Mirella said...

Oh gosh, Barb, these are all so beautiful! I love the sparkly snowflake, and the first card is my absolute favourite!

Megan said...

So many fabulous cards, Barb!

NancyR said...

Love the card, especially the snowflake. But those critters are also adorable.

Kathy J in Ellicott City said...

Great cards! Love all the techniques you used!

Grams716 said...

I love every single one of these cards!
I need you to be my neighbor and teach me! You're amazing

Lorraine Gall said...

Very beautiful cards!!

Julie W said...

These cards are amazing. You have a gift, which in thank you for sharing and using to inspire with these fabulous collections!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Wow! Beautiful cards! I love the yellow/gray color combination on your first card and your glittery snowflake!

Nandini said...

Thanks for the great inspiration. I love the new release. Loads of great products, especially the new envelope dies. It will be fun to make matching, funky envelopes so quickly!

Karen H said...

Splendid cards, love those little Lifting Hearts critters. They are the sweetest ever! Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Candy S. said...

Beautiful cards. Love all the inspiration.

Robin said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous, love all the inspiration!

Melody W. said...

WOW !! all cards are just amazing ! I especially love the leaves colored with zig. Thank you !

Nox said...

Lovely cards - I especially love those first two - I absolutely have to get that Be Kind set!

Joy Meadows said...

Each one of your cards is simply over the top gorgeous, Barb! love them all!!

Nana Griffin said...

So many wonderful ideas. Each one has its own wow factor.

DeniseHB said...

Glad you did not ask for us to post our favorite of your card creations. They are all wonderful and so diverse. Love these stamp and die sets.

Talitha said...

Your first card is my favorite, followed real closely by the snowflake. Both are just lovely.

Teri S said...

These are all so pretty! I love how much depth you’ve achieved in those leaves!!

A Severns said...

Very pretty cards. Love the colors used in leaves stamp from BE Kind foliage. Would love to see how you achieved the coloring with Zigs. The snowflake in glitter paper is great! May have to use this for christmas cards next year but like it as an everyday design.

Jean said...

You rocked these!

blaze said...

You've been busy! Such lovely cards!

Jo-Anne Hutsul said...

I certainly love floating bunnies, mice and turtles! I also really enjoyed your Be Kind card. Thanks for lifting me up!

Dana M said...

Wow, what stunning cards! Amazing designs and coloring. Fabulous variety.

Pat G said...

Awesome I love all of them. Great coloring and designs that make a combined choice of beautiful cards.

Katie Kinde said...

What lovely backgrounds!

Sue D said...

Pretty and cute cards. I like the colors and sparkle.

JulieetSteinbach said...

Very creative use of the release. So pretty. Thank you for sharing your work.

Rea' said...

Yes Lifting Hearts is adorable... my favorite! I love your copic work so pretty !

Darlene DeSario said...

lovely cards. You took this release to amazing heights. tyfs

Jennifer Rasnick said...

Everyone of these are beautiful!

Catherine said...

Beautiful cards! I love the use of glitter paper for the die cuts. I will have to try it out!

SabineV said...

beautiful!!! love your cards!

LittleSher said...

Nice cards samples. I like the subtle colors on the first card.

Migdalia said...

A beautiful assortment of cards!! Awesome job!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia Rodriguez
Migdalia's Crafts

Kelsey Thomas said...

Beautiful cards!

Lisa A said...

I love all your cards. My favorites are the snowflake and the Be Kind.

K.E. said...

these are very nice. I like the words that you used

Patty said...

OMG!! So many beautiful creations!!

Heather said...

Oh, wow!! What a fabulous collection of cards!! I LOVE that first card; those leaves look gorgeous embossed in white! And that snowflake die is STUNNING!

Denise F. said...

Your cards are great!!! This release has so many great choices!

Karen Page said...

So many awesome cards, but you blew me away with the Be Kind card! Now, ordinarily I don't like sets that insist on kindness cause it seems rude to tell someone else to be kind, or kindness matters. Just me. "Thank you for your kindness" seems more appropriate. That said, I will overlook the sentiment because your coloring is so spectacular!!! I love it so much!!!

Super Stick Chick said...

Wonderful cards! Love all your different designs and techniques.

Tracey Landt said...

Beautiful cards Barb. Thank you so much for sharing.
T x

DorothyA said...

All very beautiful. My favorites are the snowflake backgrounds. So fun to see how a background just makes the card.

Lagene said...

Awesome creations! I especially love the gorgeous Be Kind leaves on the first card!

Sue McRae said...

Amazing group of cards Barb! Looks like you had a fun and creative time with this release!

Heather M said...

Fabulous group of cards! I love our glittery snowflake card. YOur Be Kind leaves are so pretty. Love your flying critters!!

Thanks so much for creating and sharing!

Miesje Flach said...

What a wonderful variety of cards. I love them.

Annette Reed said...

Your cards are stunning! I love that glittery snowflake. Your first card is absolutely gorgeous. I love the color scheme and the way you colored and arrange the leaves. That sentiment font is beautiful.

Alice Zimmer said...

Your cards are amazing! The first with the beautifully colored leaves. Stunning! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and talents!

Chandhini said...

Stunning cards, love the different techniques used.

MiamiKel said...

Oh these are each so delightful! I love the stroll through creativity - from the freshness of the earthy flowers and the bright fun vivid and cheerful cards with the cute critters to the glitter and shine of the snowflake! You've covered it all! So so beautiful! TFS :)

Greta said...

Just love your cards, Barb! Love the softness of the first one & that snowflake card is gorgeous!

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