Friday, February 26, 2021

SSS Hello Beautiful Blog Hop - Day 1!

 Hi guys!


I'm back today with a post for the Simon Says Stamp, Hello Beautiful release! It's part of a blog hop, so if you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, click here to be taken to Simon's blog.

 


FREE GIFT: 

As you can see from the banner above, Simon is giving away the gorgeous Rose Trio Stencil, with purchase! Use the code RSE542 at checkout to receive this beautiful stencil for free! This promotion will expire 2/28 at 11:59 pm EST.

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, March 3rd. 

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 Hello Beautiful gallery. There is so much inspiration to see! I encourage you to check them out and add your own cards/projects.
 
MY CARDS:

I was sent some fabulous products to play with and I had so much fun! For my first two cards, I used the beautiful, Spring Blooms Corner Wafer Die. I just ink-blended a white piece of card stock, then die-cut into that panel. Love when you can get two for one!



 

I love this next product! It's called, Botanical Split Background Cling. On the first card, I did some emboss resist and on the second card, I tried a fun technique called, Emerging Watercolor. I learned it from Gina K. over on her YouTube channel.


 

 

Up next is the awesome, Mix and Match Squares Stencil. I love all the possibilities with this one! I chose to create a fun, rainbow card.

 

 

Last but certainly not least is this adorable coloring card, illustrated by Suzy Plantamura! These card-packs are filled with a bunch of different images and this particular package is called, Suzy's Easter Pals. Eeeep! So cute! I used Copics to color this one but you can also use watercolors. And I cut the panel out with one of the dies from the, Chunky A2 Scalloped Rectangles die set. So fun!


Okay, that's it for me. I hope I've given you some ideas for using a few of the products from this fantastic new release!

Up next is the amazingly talented Lea Lawson!

Enjoy the rest of the hop and don't forget to stop by Simon's blog again tomorrow, for day 2 of the hop!

HOP ORDER:

Simon Says Stamp Blog   

Jennifer McGuire

Cathy Zielske

Nina-Marie Trapani

Caly Person

Nichol Spohr

Amy Rysavy

Yana Smakula

Heather Ruwe

Lisa Addesa

Suzy Plantamura

Sidnie Des Jardins

Cheiron Brandon

Barb Engler

Lea Lawson

Kathy Racoosin

Jo Nevill

NEW RELEASE PRODUCTS AND OTHER PRODUCTS: (affiliate links used at no cost to you)

118 comments:

Jean B said...

Such cute Spring cards - great use of SSS products.

Tamara I said...

Love the Botanical background cards. Such colorful floral goodness!

Donna Griffin said...

Oh my Barb! All these creations are spectacular!! And I will have to check out that Gina K technique you referenced! Thanks for sharing!

Sindhu said...

beautiful array of cards... love the first set of cards...

Flo said...

WOW great colors

Unknown said...

I love these cards! Great inspiration. Thank you.

blsmats said...

Awesome cards ... love the ink blending.

Christine Kiehl said...

So many wonderful cards you made to share on this super fun hop! Thank you!

Carol said...

Emerging watercolor... that's new to me. Definitely love the results with your blue card! So, so pretty!

Joanne said...

Your color blending is so perfectly done! Lovely cards.

KnitterNin said...

Your use of color is wonderful! I especially appreciate the tip on emerging watercolor. Thank you!

Pennie said...

Gorgeous

Marcy said...

Love your cards & the bright, cheerful colors you use. Two for one is perfect, love that too!

Dee Earnshaw said...

sweet cards - very colorful - the last card is too cute

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful variety of creations using Spring colors.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Nancy R. said...

I love two for one cards! Lovely coloring on Suzy's card panel as well!

Joni J. Seith said...

Your cards are great!!!

Barbara said...

Such beautiful creations. There is something for everyone!

sharon g said...

I like how you used the dies....very pretty

JHixon said...

Right away my eyes went to the blue Botanical split card. It's absolutely gorgeous! Perfect just as it is, or would make a great background.

Jade said...

What happy and sweet cards! I love your color combinations! Fantastic!

Tami said...

Beautiful cards.

Cyndi said...

Wonderful cards. I especially love the first one; the Spring Blooms Corner Wafer Die is one of my favorites from this fantastic release.

Dmorgan said...

I really love those first cards with the corner die. My eye just zoomed right in! I must say I also loved each of your other cards and appreciated seeing the different techniques you used. Yup, right off to SS to place an order!

Mary Holshouser said...

Two-fers are wonderful.
Both cards are fantastic.
Love that little bunny.
Fantastic coloring.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Roxy T said...

Pretty cards. My favorite is the corner spring blooms inlay card. That is one of my favorite techniques!

Barb said...

Lovely cards, Barb!!

Carol said...

Love these cards.

Cathy B said...

I love all the bright colors on these cards and that bunny is so adorable!
God bless you for sharing your amazing talent.

L said...

Gorgeous cards!
Adorable bunny, thanks for sharing.

Rel said...

Thanks for the inspiration!

Janet D. said...

Such pretty cards! So happy and spring like!!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Fantastic cards! I love the bright colored squares!

mousekemom said...

Love the fresh, bright colors. I am a sucker for distress inks. Great coloring on the bunny too!

bzyPTmom said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards made with the latest release. I love those water coloring cards too, always fun to do those and have a card ready to go! Thanks for sharing with us!

Sheri L. Waddell said...

Great cards!! I love the background on the for a Good Friend card. It is beautiful!!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love the bright colors and that bunny is just too cute!

Susanbcards said...

The mix and match squares are so unique, really eye catching!

NancyR said...

Beautiful backgrounds! Especially love the 2 for 1.

Donna Esmiol said...

Wow! A color punch to the face, I love it!

Elizabeth P said...

Your cards are so pretty. I love the bunny!
Elizabeth Petersen

Patty said...

You're a girl after my own heart lol!! I LOVE flower dies and stamps!! And I did actually watch the Gina K video about emerging watercolor and plan to try it this weekend!! Also...I am a lover of any geometric shape so I'm totally drawn to that squares stencil!!

Ava Gavloski said...

Your card samples are very artistic. Great ink blending.

Cheriese said...

loving the spring colours!!

Unknown said...

I love your cards, especially the ones with emerging watercolors and the resist technique. I keep adding products from this release to my wish list.

Emma S. said...

Great cards. I really like the ix and Match squares stencil now that I see what you've done.

Jeanne Beam said...

Such wonderful cards! From gorgeous to adorable...
Thanks for sharing.

JP said...

I love how you have 2 different examples of the metal die and the stamp, just stunning!! Your cards are beautiful and I love the way that you use color!! Simplicity equals elegant and cute!! Thank you for sharing!!

Tamra B said...

Very adorable cards!

Shanna said...

Beautiful cards!

Sue Smith said...

I love your cards. I was curious what the die was like and now I know, thanks for using it for one of your presentations. TFS

Unknown said...

Great ideas. Love the color blended cards!

Beverly S. said...

Colorful and fun cards. Thanks for sharing! I am loving this new Simon Says Stamp release!!!!

Mary Ann said...

Your cards are so pretty! I love your color choices!

Evelyn said...

Beautiful card!

Carol Wortman said...

Wow GREAT colors! The corner die is gorgeous. Love how it shows a good amount of color from behind. Wonderful release!

Carol Wortman said...

So bright, cheerful and yay to a 2fer! Love this release!

Denise Bryant said...

Such pretty cards! I especially love that beautiful corner die! Awesome design!

Kailash said...

Gorgeous card designs, especially love your use of the spring blooms die!

Linda Wood said...

I love your cards. I especially am intrigued by the split cling stamp flowers and the effect you got with it. Very appealing. Thank you.

Dawn T said...

Superb samples Barb, you never fail to impress!

Helen said...

So gorgeous, Barb!! I love your gorgeous colours and clevef designs! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Stay safe! :)

Judy Inukai said...

Wonderful cards. I always love when you can get two cards out of one as you did with that beautiful corner die.

Julie Q said...

Very colorful cards that remind me of Spring. Thanks for the inspiration!

Pavenengo69 said...

Love these cards!!! Always looking for inspiration and I've found it. Thanks for sharing.

Maureen Reiss said...

Fabulous cards!!! So colorful and Fun!!!

Liz said...

Inspiring creativity! Thank you for sharing!

Robin said...

Great cards & love the different techniques that you used.

Mimi's Craftroom said...

Wow! Your cards are fabulous. I love the bold colors.

Unknown said...

Pretty cards! That bunny is too cute! Love it!
Donna de Gale-Kalloo
degalekalloo@gmail.com

Toni Hinchcliffe said...

Really fun techniques!

Nandini said...

Wow! This is beautiful! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!

April said...

Thanks for all the great inspiration! Your cards are wonderful. xx

Andrea Murdock said...

I love these cards so much

Tiesha McKinney said...

Nice cards. I especially love the colors.

Pauline said...

Beautiful cards! Great colour choices. Thanks for the inspiration.

Denise F. said...

Barb, I really like all of your cards, but you are the first, I’ve seen so far using the Corner Wafer die. Love the impact with such minimal coloring and two cards is a bonus😀

Kris in Alaska said...

That bunny is too adorable!

Irishtiger06 said...

Gorgeous array of cards, especially love the twofer 😉😁

Heather DePasquale said...

So much inky fun! Love all your cards!

Carmela said...

Lovely backgrounds.

kittenkohl said...

Pretty colours! Thanks for the hop.

kittenkohl said...

Pretty colours! Thanks for the hop.

kittenkohl said...

Pretty colours! Thanks for the hop.

Angela Sprouse said...

Love the bright colors! Lovely cards!

Joy Meadows said...

Your cards are so pretty, Barb! I love this new release so much.

Kathy J in Ellicott City said...

What great colors! Love the cards!

Judy said...

I love your color palette! Beautiful job!

Gab said...

Oh wow, these are amazing!

Natasha Vacca said...

These are Amazing Barb!!!!!!!!

Maria said...

Beautiful cards Barb! I really love the die.

NWFlamingo said...

This release is fantastic, and so are your cards.

Carolee McCaslin said...

LOVE your cards!!!

Kim said...

These cards are great! Thank you!

Lara Read said...

Fantastic!! Thank you for showing your talents. So many great ideas! 🤯

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Très jolies cartes.
J'aime beaucoup les deux premières, surtout celle qui récupère les dies colorés de l'autre : la plus blanche.
L'effet est magnifique.
MaryannG

Very pretty cards.
I really like the first two, especially the one that recovers the colored dies of the other: the whitest.
The effect is magnificent.

At Paula's Place said...

I am new to your blog because of the blog hop and I love it. Nice big dark lettering, easy for older eyes to read and your cards are simply beautiful. Great ideas. thank you.

Megan said...

You've been busy again, Barb! I love your emerging watercolor card! And the rainbow square stencils is fabulous, too! OK, they're all great!

Prentzess said...

I, too, like getting two cards with one technique like the corner die cards you did.

Natalie Blais said...

I love the die cut one so much! Going to try that today!

Cherry Robinson said...

Love your cards Barb. You went in a different direction from others in the hop and I quite enjoyed seeing some different product used... especially the squares stencil which I have purchased. Thank you for the inspiration!❤️

Sra. Spitzer said...

Hi, Barb - Heavens, you have given us such a generous portion of inspiration! I love, love, love that corner die (has a long title but it's ---Blooms Corner Die or something close - can't remember its title now) and already ordered it. A cool extra benefit of that card is that you get two cards out of every time you use it -- or you can, if you want. Your beautiful card confirmed my choice. I think your card that features Suzy's work is ADORABLE! Your "for a good friend" and "Feel better soon" cards are also top-notch. Just glorious, all of them!
TFS -
Lori S in PA

Mirella said...

So many gorgeous makes, Barb! I especially love the first two!

Sandy said...

So many great cards! I especially love the split background ones.

Lisa A said...

I love all your cards. That bunny is adorable.

Dawn Tooley said...

Beautiful cards! I love that you can get two for one! Thanks for sharing!

Dawn Tooley said...

Beautiful cards! I love that you can get two for one! Thanks for sharing!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Love all of the fun, bright colors!

Cathy Lillie said...

Great assortment of cards you created. I love that most of them didn’t require coloring. The inlay cards are my favorite - such a lovely technique!

Shar Zar said...

So many attractive & colorful cards.

Brebda said...

Bright and beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Angie Cammack said...

Such a beautiful variety of cards you've created!! Thank you for the inspiration. :)
Angie
abcammack@comcast.net

Gail Spresser said...

Bright and Beautiful Cards. Thank you.

Sue D said...

Beautiful and cute cards. Love the colors.

Judi Knecht said...

I have to checkout this emerging watercolor technique. Your card was simply amazing. Thank you for sharing your art.

Tina Z. said...

Beautiful cards.

Denise K said...

love the two for one card ideas - I need to do this more!! I have been learning so much from all of the wonderful designers on the hop and your cards are just so colorful and cheery! Love them!!

Karen Schroeder said...

Love, love all your cards!