Friday, August 7, 2020

SSS Let's Connect Release Blog Hop!

Hey guys!
Welcome to my stop on day 1 of the Simon Says Stamp, Let's Connect release Blog Hop! I'm so happy you're here! It's an amazing release with so many fun products!

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

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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 Let's Connect 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 are listed below in the affiliate links, at no cost to you.
My first card uses the gorgeous, "Drawn Daisies" cling stamp. I couldn't wait to do a little water coloring with my Karin Markers, after white embossing the flowers.

These next cutie patooties are from the, "Unicorn Love" stamp set. There are several adorable images included in this set, giving you a ton of options for creating lots of fun cards! I just used simple Copic coloring to create a birthday card.

Okay, so this next stamp set is the cutest! It's called, "Gnome School." If you love gnomes, this one's for you. And I love the playful sentiments, making it even more fun. Especially for all those homeschooling moms and kids out there right now! Or should I say gnomeschooling? (hee, hee!)

My next card features the beautiful, "Detail Petal Plate." I have so many ideas for this one. It might look like this took a long time but it really was fairly quick to color and I love how it turned out!

And this pretty die is called, "Poppy Stem." I just cut out a bunch of them from white cardstock, colored them with Copic markers and adhered them to a black, slimline card base. The white splatters give it a bit more texture.

I hope I've given your some fun ideas on how to use some of the new products from this Fabulous 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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127 comments:

Natasha V said...

Wow!!!!!’n Barb these are AMAZING!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing your talent & ideas!!!!!

SabineV said...

Great cards!!! Those unicorns are beyond adorable!

Christine said...

Stunning florals, and those little unicorns make me smile!

Susan said...

I never would have thought to colour in the flowers of the detail petal plate, but I love that look! And those little rainbow unicorns are just too cute. They remind me of the fairground when I was a kid and they had that big white unicorn with the rainbow mane. I never won one, but I always wanted to :P

Autumn Bell said...

Barb... those unicorns are just EVERYTHING! Thank you for the inspiration. This is a fantastic SSS release. Have a wonderful weekend!

Candy said...

I really have to start using more black Cardstock!

Cindy said...

Love your adorable cards!

sharon g said...

Your first card is especially pretty. I like how you shaded the petals.

Unknown said...

Fantastic cards!! Definitely need to add a few more things to my order.

C Aguirre said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the unicorn card! Thanks for sharing them!

Peggy McCullar said...

Barb your cards are amazing! Thank you for sharing! I’ve done a little shopping already but may need to get a couple of other things before sells out! Beautiful cards! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


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Kit A said...

Wow! Barb these cards are fantastic! The first one with the watercolor flowers is beautiful. The little unicorns are so happy and the last one with the die cut flower is just gorgeous. I'm going to have to try that.

Cherie said...

Those poppies against the BLACK background!!!! I'm in LOVE!

Andre M. said...

Spectacular florals for your cards, such sweet little images.

Flo said...

All so very cute, Gnome home was my fav, Thanks Barb

Fonda said...

I especially like that last card with the flowers!

Susan said...

That daisy background stamp is my favorite. I love how you colored it in too. Beautiful cards.

Jo Ann said...

What great ideas!

Leora said...

Love your cards!

Mary Kay Ross said...

Beautiful cards! I love them!

Susan L said...

I love all of the cards. But I am obsessed with the Gnomes
Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent.

Sheri L. Waddell said...

Your cards are so pretty and cute!! I really like the one with the daisy background stamp!

Patty said...

Wowzer!! You outdid yourself with all these beautiful creations!! Stunning coloring, also adorable unicorns & gnomes! And it blew me away how you colored in the flowers on that background die!! You are definitely rocking this new release!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the poppy stem card.
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Patricia said...

Absolutely love your beautiful card with the Detail Petal Plate!!

My Side of Oz said...

I adore you gnome school! It made me smile so big! The slim line card is too awesome! I can't pick a favorite; they are all splendid!

I Card Everyone said...

As darling as all those critters are, Barb, I keep coming back to those gorgeous Brown-eyed Susans I love so much! Fabulous cards, my friend!
=]

Bunny Dobbie said...

Beautiful cards Barb! Love the first one with the white outline flowers.

Mary-Anne V said...

Just a wonderful and fun collection of cards...love them.

Lisaa728 said...

OMG those unicorns just pop off and say "Come have fun with us!" and I love the poppy card, simple but so engaging! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration pieces!

NancyR said...

Great cards! Those little unicorns are adorable, but my favorite is coloring in the pierced background.

Retta said...

I love all your cards! Each one is unique and special. Thank you for sharing!

Cyndi said...

Your cards are wonderful. I love the Unicorn Love and Gnome School sets. What fun it would be to make cards for my grandchildren with these.

Irishtiger06 said...

Wonderful variety of cards, thanks for sharing!

Becca Yahrling said...

Wow, wow and more wow! Always love the variety of inspiration you create. Love it all.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Fond of your Daisies and Daisy flowers in general. I have Shasta Daisies growing in my backyard.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Jean said...

Wonderful cards, but my eye went to the gnomes and schoolhouse and unicorns. Love your coloring but all the cards were gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

Lara Read said...

Your cards are fabulous as well! Nice work!

Vikki H said...

I saw your cards on Instagram and came on over to get more details! Lovely cards, especially liked the daisies, green background design and the black slimline!.

The Firth Five said...

LOVE the unicorns!! The colors just pop out

MadeByMeghanK said...

I LOVE the unicorns and the floral cards are gorgeous!

ScrappyTeacher said...

What a great hop! So many wonderful ideas.

Bast said...

Your flowers are simply beautiful. Love those adorable little unicorns.

Janet D. said...

I don't even know where to begin! They are all fantastic!

Susang said...

Beautiful coloring!! Love them all.

Toni Kwaiser said...

Love all of your cards!!!

Barbara-Jean said...

You showed the great variety of this release in such a delightful way. Something for everyone here!

BCheetham said...

Loved the Poppy card, so colorful!

Deaf Sheltie Mom said...

Love all of your cards! the unicorn card is adorable, but the die plate card is stunning! Thank you for sharing all of your ideas!

Barbara said...

Love all of these but especially the poppy card! Great inspiration!

azjoyace said...

Love your cards. The daisies is my favorite. Thank you so much

Sandy said...

Great cards & great ideas for using these products! Thank you for sharing!

Judy Inukai said...

What wonderful cards. Love how you used the background die. The coloring on the gnome home is amazing. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Papercrafts by Cindyellen said...

Really a great release and I love how you've used both the stamps and the dies. really nice.

willmare said...

Hi Barb, thanks for inviting me into your world of stamping and more!! I LOVE what you've done with the gnome card and petal Detail die.....such creativity you've shown!! Thanks also for sharing your cat, Murphy!! We have 2 barn cats that we love, named Blackie and Goldie.

Julie W said...

These cards are fabulous! Hard to believe these are all from the same release, given the variety and amazing options, so many of which you beautifully showcased. My favorite is the poppy stems card- very striking against the dark background, and, as w/ all of the cards, your coloring is stellar! YES, you certainly did give me some (more like a ton) of fun ideas! Thanks for all of the inspiration! Stay safe.

Karen said...

Great cards; my favorite are the poppy stems on the black card stock--so gorgeous.

maspag said...

Love how you colored the petal plate. Would not have thought to do that,

Giselle said...

Your cards are awesome! It helps having great stamps and dies but your use of black for a background is stunning!

SueB said...

WOW....you’ve been busy! Love all of your cards.

Cynthia Evanoff said...

Very nice cards esp. the little unicorns

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!!! Fabulous cards!!! I love how you colored the background die!!! Stunning!!!

Carol Wortman said...

You were on a roll! Beautiful. The flowers are lovely and I really love that cover plate... but I wonder if the little holes are hard to clean from the die and paper. You're so funny...gnome school, chuckled pit loud.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! I am really loving the daisies and the poppies! Love your gorgeous coloring!

Dawn T said...

Amazing cards Barb. It's so good to see your beautiful work. Some lovely products in this release for sure.

Shona Chambers said...

Boy have you been busy!! So many incredible cards and bet your inspiring lots of people to buy this release. Such gorgeous painting of the flowers and your little gnome school scene is adorable!!

Helen said...

Wow! What a gorgeous set of cards to showcase this wonderful new release, Barb! I love them all! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Take care! :)

Mirella said...

So beautiful, Barb, love them all!

Lois said...

Love your cards. Thanks for sharing

Kathy J in Ellicott City said...

What an excellent variety of cards! I love them all, but especially the one with a gnome on it as I am partial to gnomes.

scrapchick2 said...

You did an amazing job on a variety of cards.

Megan said...

I really love the watercoloring on the flowers, Barb! So pretty!

Joy Meadows said...

Your cards are absolutely amazing, Barb! Love each one of them; can't pick a favorite.

Dee Earnshaw said...

your cards are gorgeous - you have show cased these new products beautifully - now I want them all!!!!!

PixelsCraftyCreations said...

That unicorn card is sooo cute thanks for sharing.

Teri S. said...

Such a super variety of cards Barb! Love the first one especially. How creative to think to colour in the Petals from the die - they do look great. I also like the row of poppies on the front of the black background of the slimline card as well.

Kim Lundstrom said...

Wow! Beautiful cards!

Beverly said...

Wow! What wonderful cards! You really showcased the new release with your creativity!

Trina P. said...

Hands down this is the best post of the hop for both days! Beautiful cards and colouring on all. Love your Poppy Stem card... it just pops against that black and drew me in! Amazing!

bzyPTmom said...

So many gorgeous cards, so inspiring. My favorite is the final flowers on black background, just awesome! That it is a die rather than stamp blows me away.

Chandhini said...

All your cards are just amazing, love how you the flowers pop out against the black in the last one.

Donna3d said...

Great cards! I especially like the first one!

Laurie said...

Wonderful cards! They’re all so different but amazing designs. Thanks for sharing.

RobiW said...

Adorable cards! What a great set.

Nandini said...

Wow! Thanks for the amazing inspiration! The new release is just fabulous! I especially love the beautiful background stamps and the gorgeous dies.

Holly's Handmade Card said...

Wow! These cards are so pretty, Barb! I love all of them, specially the daisies and the one with the detail petal cover plate! Thanks for your inspiration!

Talitha said...

Love your "Gnome School". This is a great release.

KathyMcc said...

I love all your cards, Barb, but my favorite is the one you did with the Drawn Daisies Cling Stamp! The technique you used to color them is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity with us!

Eve N said...

You've given me so many great ideas for using this new release....thanks!

DorothyA said...

Wow, so many beautiful cards with wonderful new products! Thanks you for the inspiration.

Tiesha McKinney said...

These cards are great! The coloring is great. Thanks for sharing and giving some inspiration.

Wendy Cole said...

These are all great, The gnomes are so cute!

shannon said...

Rainbow blending is stunning!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Awesome cards! I love the flowers on the dark background!

Yvenn Lee said...

You have stunning projects! Barb! They all are so pretty and amazing. Love them!!

Holly said...

Great cards! I love the daisy one the best.

Shar Z said...

Gorgeous coloring.

meme said...

Love your ideas for your great cards. Thanks so much for sharing.

Jeanne Beam said...

Such wonderful cards! Love them...
Thanks for sharing.

Tracy Chambers said...

The unicorns are the cutest. Love the cards

Jill said...

What a great release, so many wonderful things to choose from! I love it all!

Unknown said...

These cards are great! You are so talented. Thank you for sharing your art with us

Paula H. said...

Love your use of color and mediums.

Kailash said...

Fabulous designs, especially love the daisies which you colored beautifully!

SabineV said...

Great cards, i love them all!!!

Gloria G said...

Beautiful cards. Quick and easy to do. Thank you for sharing.

Melissa McNeil said...

Just beautiful!!! I'm always in awe of those that can watercolor like this.

Tammy Hanson said...

Wow you have been very busy! So many lovely examples of how to use this great release of products.

Lisa Byers said...

Your cards are amazing!! I love the flowers!!!

LBudke said...

Barb, these cards are beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration.

Jade said...

So many wonderful cards and ideas. Your cards are incredible! I especially like the daisies and unicorns. Fabulous coloring on the gnomes!

momi said...

You created a lot of beautiful cards! Each one is different and one of a kind. Thank you for sharing your great ideas!

Joanne Hoffmann said...

What a creative inspiring collection of cards...absolutely wonderful!!

Ms. Tamp said...

Nice background color option. I like the ideas shared.

Laurie2cats said...

Beautiful cards! The colored background die is my favorite technique. Thanks for sharing.

blaze said...

Spent a good amount of time studying your coloring because it is just beautiful! Thank you!

Cheriese said...

love your creations - super adorable unicorns ahh!

Larissa Heskett said...

SWOON!! Such BEAUTIFUL Cards!! I LOVE them all, but the Daisy one is my FAVORITE!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

Tina Z. said...

wow, absolutely stunning!!

Little Hippo Cards said...

Coloring the detail petal plate card part is not something i would ever have thought of but it makes for an amazing background. I think this qualifies as my A-HA moment of the blog hop. Thank you!!!

Debby Green said...

Amazing cards! Really love what you did with the background die. So different!

ang4tnr said...

These cards are so cute. I am going to have to borrow some of your ideas.

L in MN said...

Hello, I love the colors you chose for the slimline card with the black background. It is very dramatic. At first, I thought it was a stamp not a metal die.

Gab said...

Really great cards ... those unicorns are too cute

teacherk said...

Love these cards! Very cute and pretty

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Connie said...

Hi Barb :) You've been one beautifully busy lady!!! Such a wonderful showcasing of this new release! Thanks for inspiring me :)