Saturday, June 27, 2020

SSS Send Happiness Release Blog Hop Day 1

Hey guys!

Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp, Send Happiness release blog hop!


It is such a fun release, with so many awesome products and I'm excited to share my cards with you today!

If you'd like to start at the beginning of today's hop, click here to be taken to Simon's blog. 


FREE GIFT:
As you can see from the banner above, Simon is giving away your choice of one of four enamel pins with any purchase, until supplies last, if you shop during the blog hop! Depending on the pin you choose, use the corresponding code at checkout. Codes will expire on 6/29, at 11:59pm EDT.


GIVEAWAY:
Simon is also giving away a $25 gift certificate at every stop along the hop, from the comment sections! Be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win. Simon will announce the winners on their blog, on Wednesday, July 1st.  


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 new Send Happiness Gallery. There is so much inspiration to see! I encourage you to check them out and add your own cards/projects. 


MY CARDS: All products used are listed below in the compensated affiliate links, at no extra cost to you.
My first card showcases the adorable octopus from the Tenta-Cuddles stamp set. I love how he's hugging his sweet, little fish friend! I used Copic markers to color the images and Distress Oxide Inks for the background.


Next up is a stencil called, Starburst. I used bright yellow and orange to create a fun, celebratory card.


And who doesn't love Simon's filigree dies?! They've got this beautiful new one called, Filigree Message Rounded Rectangle. I used all the colors of the rainbow to create a simple but pretty effect. And the sentiment is from the new, Happy Reverse Sentiment Strips.


This next card showcases the fabulous Chunky Love You die set. It's big and bold and fabulous. I felt it needed an equally fabulous background, so I used some purple and blue Alcohol Inks to create one. The other sentiments are again from the Happy Reverse Sentiment Strips.



And last but not least is the Be a Mermaid stamp set. This set is so fun! It includes a couple of mermaid tails, bubbles, a few shells, waves and fun sentiments too, to help you create some wonderful scenes!

Okay, that's it for me. I hope I've given your some fun ideas on how to use some of the new products from this awesome release! Don't forget to check out Simon's blog tomorrow for day 2 of the hop! Thank you so much for stopping by! 

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145 comments:

MaryG said...

Love your cards!
The mermaid set is calling to me....
Thanks for the inspiration!

LBudke said...

Love the mermaid tail and the alcohol inked card. So very talented you are Barb. Thanks for providing us with inspiration.

Sabrina said...

That octopus is so stinkin' cute!!

Susan said...

Oh my. So many awesome cards here!

Wanda R. said...

Beautiful cards for a beautiful release. I really like the mermaid tail card and the chunky love you on alcohol ink BG.

LittleSher said...

Great card samples of the new SSS release!

MadeByMeghanK said...

These are amazing! I LOVE the alcohol ink card and the mermaid!

Gayle M. said...

These cards are all so amazing!! I love the Filigree most of all, it is just elegant!! Thank you for sharing these with us!!

NatQuebec said...

Very beautiful cards. 💕

Linda M said...

What a beautiful assortment of cards!

Megan said...

Oooooohhh, I love the alcohol ink card! The starburst stencil is fun, too! I hadn't seen that one used yet!

pamboe said...

The purple and blue alcohol inks with the I LOVE YOU die is fabulous!

Penny Klie said...

Great cards... the Octopus is so cute and I love the background colors on the LOVE YOU card. This is a great release from Simon Says Stamps.

Tami B. said...

I love all 5 of your cards. You did a great job on each one.

Andre M. said...

Beautiful palettes on this fun set of cards. Love love love those waves on your last card and the pretty alcohol ink background. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Miesje Flach said...

These are amazing! I love your color choices and your alcohol ink background - well WOW! Love these.

Gardenrose said...

Love that mermaid tale card!!

Sugar Land Scrapper said...

Love your alcohol inked background with the chunky sentiment! Clean and simple!

Titus said...

Wow...very pretty and colorful.

Marg said...

What wonderful cards. Each one has a different look and feel about them. I love the backgrounds.

Barbara said...

You showcased these designs in many wonderful and beautiful ways. Love them!

Lisa Byers said...

Such wonderful beautiful cards!! That octopus is so adorable!!!

Bernadette said...

Such a wide variety of cards and items in the new release. It’s making it hard to decide what to pick!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Awesome cards! I love the starburst card!

Toni Kwaiser said...

These are awesome cards!!! Great variety, and all gorgeous

Lara said...

So incredible thank you!

Jade said...

Lots of wonderful cards. I especially like the mermaid tail and the cute octopus.

Unknown said...

The background of the love you cared is just gorgeous :-)

Unknown said...

Great cards

Jeanne Beam said...

Gorgeous cards! Such a great release. Especially love the mermaid tail.
Thanks so much for sharing.

Joy Meadows said...

Your cards are so beautiful, Barb! I especially like the Love You card with the gorgeous background.

L said...

Very pretty cards!
I especially love the colors used on the Octopus card and the stitched circle gives the card a nice look.

sharon g said...

So cute that the octopus is hugging his friend the fish. Adorable card.

Cheryl H said...

Your octopus card is adorable, and I love the alcohol inked card...just right for that chunky sentiment

Mrsfish02 said...

Oh Barb, thanks for doing the card with the octopus... I loved it as soon as I saw it. So great... but then so are the rest of your beauties! Fun release and my list is growing.

C Clabaugh said...

I have a hard time making my alcohol inks blend. Yours are really well done.

Mirella said...

These are all amazing, Barb! The one with alcohol inks is my favourite, I think, but they're all great!

Nox said...

Wonderful cards - but that octupus one is even more so - I love that sentiment - so very very true for far too many of us right now!

Cyndi said...

"Send Happiness" is such an appropriate name for this fantastic release. Just looking at your wonderful projects made me smile!

Phyllis Freese said...

You've created such a variety of bright, beautiful cards her showcasing many items from this great new release. I love all the variety and the ideas you inspire.

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards! Love the bright colors. Thanks for sharing.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the colors, dies and so much more about the release. Hubby & I went to Galveston Island last yr and all the release makes me yearn to go to the beach again but the Vivid has put a damper on travels so virtual will be the norm for now.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Barb Martin said...

Your cards are such an inspiration! I love them all, but the alcohol ink colors are my fave! Great job!

Becca Yahrling said...

Very cool designs. Love them all.

momi said...

So many wonderful cards. The card you used alcohol inks is one of my favorites since I'm into alcohol art recently. You created stunning one!

Janet D. said...

Wow, fabulous cards! Love the octopus and the mermaid!

Penny4yerthots said...

What adorable cards! Loving this release.

Mary Kay Ross said...

This release is so fabulous and you have given us so many ideas!!! Love them all!

Brenda Kuder said...

Lovely cards! The first one is so sweet!

Holly's Handmade Card said...

Beautiful designs, Barb!! Love them all, they are gorgeous! Love the colors on the Mermaid one and the Octopus one is SO cute!!!

Christy Malone said...

Your cards are so great. I love your designs.

Zlatka said...

So many beautiful cards! I love the alcohol ink background.

Cindy Holmes said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards! I especially love the first card! Right now we could all use a card like that!

bzyPTmom said...

Wow, amazing and gorgeous cards using this new release from Simon.

Ana Korban said...

Love all the cards but the mermaid has my heart!!

Tammy said...

I especially like the stencil card. Lots of pretty cards.

Judy Inukai said...

What wonderfully inspiring cards. I love the sentiment on the first card. I want to give lots of people lots and lots of hugs when the pandemic is over. The filigree card is so elegant and cheerful. Love the rainbow colors.

C Aguirre said...

Fun cards! Thanks for the inspiratoon!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Awesome cards! Love that mermaid!

Maria said...

I love these cards! I already placed one order but I think I will need to place another one next week!

Kandice J said...

Absolutely love your hip hip hooray card! Really beautiful, lovely job! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Amy C. said...

I love the variety of cards you created with these fun new products!

Beth said...

What a wonderful variety of cards. I was drawn to the chunky "Love you" die set with the alcohol ink swirls.

Debby Green said...

Fabulous cards! I love the one using the stencil. Simple and so "happy" .

Lyn said...

loved the alcohol ink back ground card the best

Kristine Boydstun said...

These cards are fabulous!

Maureen Reiss said...

What a bunch of Beautiful cards!!! Soooo fun and colorful!!!

Lisa A said...

Your cards are amazing.

Macimbalo said...

Your cards are all amazing, such an inspiration! Thank you!

The Firth Five said...

Beautiful colors! Love the alcohol inks!

Jeanne Jenner said...

Beautiful cards, my favorite is the alcohol ink one.

Unknown said...

Thank you for the many many beautiful shares!

CJ said...

I didn’t think I needed the mermaid stamps...but you have changed my mind! Your cards are awesome!

Karen said...

A great set of cards! I love the Starburst stencil in particular.

Lisa W said...

Love your cards. Such cute ideas.

Cheriese said...

super sweet cards - that mermaid tale is so fun!

BeverlyBL said...

Love your “Love You” and mermaid tail. I’m a sucker for blues and purples and your cards fill the bill. Thanks so much.

Plum Crazy Valerie said...

So many varieties, all of them beautiful.

DorothyA said...

I really, really love this SSS release! It's so easy to miss something until I see it made into a card. And you have made so many beautiful cards! I'm going to go through this blog hop again when I'm done so I can appreciate them all!

Terrie D. (StarSpry) said...

What beautiful cards! I love all the different designs you shared, especially the cool mermaid card! :)

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous cards! Really loving that beautiful filigree die and the card you created with it! Your mermaid tail card is a favorite! Awesome colors!

Kelly said...

I love that you used an alcohol ink background. I am definitely going to do tht.

Gab said...

Amazing cards ... love the mermaid and the octopus ones!

CinnamonSally said...

My ypou have been busy Barb, lots of amazing cards and inspiration!

Helen said...

Your cards are truly amazing, Barb! I love the wonderful variety of styles and techniques you have used! I just love the octopus card - so cute!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

SD said...

Love all your cards, especially the first one...puts a smile on my face, thank you.

Edith Demshar said...

Oh my gosh! So hard to pick a favorite as all of your cards are fabulous! But the sweet octopus is just the cutest! Love your work! Thank you for sharing!

Tina Marie said...

These are all such great cards!

LBudke said...

The hip hip hooray card is stunning! love the color combinations.

Susie, Clermont FL said...

What a fun release....so many ideas

Kathy J in Ellicott City said...

What fabulous cards!

Giselle said...

Beautiful cards. I love the alcohol ink the best!

Ms. Tamp said...

I like the background and mix of color. Good combinations.

Deb Selby said...

All your cards are lovely. The alcohol ink background is perfect for sure.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love how you put the mermaid
body down into the water.
Funtastic collection of cards.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kathy Thisted said...

thank you for the inspiration and the way you showcased differnt styles of stamps and cards. Something for everyones comfort zone.

Nana Griffin said...

Awe, the Tentacuddles card is adorable. Great ideas.

Kentucky Daisy said...

These cards are fantastic, and Iespecially like the way you used the new Filigree Message die! 😊

Chandhini said...

All your cards are just amazing, love the filigree one.

Dee Earnshaw said...

gorgeous collection of cards - thanks for all the wonderful eye candy

Susan B. said...

All your cards are beautiful! I love the filigree die and the mermaid tail, so much fun in this release.

RobiW said...

These are all so beautiful! I especially love the mermaid!

Patty said...

These are all so beautiful!! Makes me want to buy everything you used!!

Anneleise Hampson said...

Love what you did with the alcohol inks! Stunning!

Danyelle Dillon said...

The Octopus card is my favorite. Such a cute character, I love the colors that you used. Very sweet, all the cards are very pretty! Thanks for sharing!

meme said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards. Love the colors and thanks for sharing them.

Mitzi said...

Beautiful card samples. I'm drawn to the Alcohol ink "love you" one and the mermaid tail card; probably because blue is one of my favorite colors.

shar said...

Love all the inspirational ideas...very fun to play with!!!

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful cards! I love the new filigree die. So pretty in white.

DMcKelvey said...

I love all of these cards, so pretty. The octopus card is just adorable. Great job!

LaurieN said...

Love Hip Hip Hooray and Love You background effect.

Super Stick Chick said...

Wonderful cards! Love this new release.

Amy said...

Great cards. Love all the ideas.

Peg Frushour said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards!!

melissa b. said...

Such fun cards. I especially love the "fireworks" hip hip hooray card.

Denise said...

Beautiful Cards, Thanks you so much! Denise

Cherry Robinson said...

Barb you created so much and wow I love all of it. Thank you for the generosity and the inspiration! 💗

Daria Z. said...

Boy, you've been busy, Barb! All of these are just delightful and beautiful!!

Teri S. said...

Oh Barb, each of your cards are just wonderfully designed, coloured & laid out! I'm really liking the waves SSS has put out in the stamp & die. They are about the best I've seen on the market. Love your alcohol ink background as well.

Miriam Prantner said...

I love the alcohol background on that Love You card and love the waves in the Mermaid set!

Tammy Hanson said...

Wonderful cards. Particularly like the filigree card and the mermaid one.

Annette Gordon said...

It is sooo hard to pick which card I like more. It was one amazing inspiration after another. Beautiful cards, all of them!

Dawn T. said...

Beautiful cards! I love the one with the filigree die! Thanks for sharing!

Jean said...

Stunning cards! This hop is filled with inspiration!

Nandini said...

Beautiful cards. I love all of them. My favorite is the alcohol ink one. I love the vivid background and the elegant word dies.

Annette Reed said...

Your cards are wonderful. That octopus is adorable and I love that alcohol ink background.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Such fabulous cards! I love all the bright colours you used in your designs!

Velichka Zheleva said...

Great cards, thank you for the tutorial :)

Dawn T said...

What stunning samples Barb. It is such fun to see your fabulous cards.

JMN said...

Wonderful cards (my favourite is the alcohol ink background card). Fantastic new release.

Jennifer Rasnick said...

Love that starburst stencil! I have so many ideas going through my head with that! Beautiful cards!

gail said...

I enjoyed the filigree card best but they were all wonderful.

Giselaine said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful cards, Barb. This is such a fun release from SSS and I have numerous favourites.

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVE these!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing!!

Colleen Guggenberger said...

thank you for sharing your wonderful creations!

Melanie said...

All of your cards are beautiful, and I have a particular fondness for cute little octupus!

Tina Z. said...

Such stunning cards!

Heather Jacobs said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing!

Mary-Anne V said...

What wonderful variety of cards...love that cute octopus.

Carol Wortman said...

Your cards are really beautiful and colorful.....BUT? When you start with a smiling sweetheart of an octopus hugging a fish looking up at that sweet face.... done, melted heart. Love it so much. This is a wonderful release!

Manda Moore said...

The filigree die is so beautiful with the rainbow behind it.

Anne M. said...

Love, love, love your cards! My favorites are the Hip Hip Hooray and I'm So Happy We're Friends. Thank you for sharing about the Simon Galleries. I did not know that. Love your work! Thanks so much for sharing.

V. K. said...

I was happy to see the Filigree die card. It is so pretty. The cards you created are all beautiful.

Karthikha said...

Fabulous creations!! Each one is awesome and unique! :)

Connie said...

Hi Barb :) You created a lovely selection of inspiration for us!!! Awesome! Thank you :)