Thursday, January 20, 2022

SSS (To The Moon) And Back Again Releases Blog Hop Day 1!

 Hi guys!

Welcome to my blog! I'm so excited to be a part of the Simon Says Stamp, And Back Again release blog hop!

 


You might be a bit confused by the title of my post so let me explain. Last month, Simon released a new collection of products called, "To The Moon." It was a fabulous release but because of the holidays, we did not have a blog hop. Now, Simon is releasing another new collection called, "And Back Again." Isn't that fun? To The Moon - And Back Again! So today, I thought it would be a good idea to share a bunch of cards with you from BOTH releases!

 

FREE GIFT:


As you can see from the banner above, if you shop during the, "And Back Again" release blog hop, you'll receive Simon's exclusive, Love Gnome 3X4 stamp set FOR FREE, with any purchase! Just use the code: GNOMIE at checkout. This promotion will expire 1/23 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, January 26.

 

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, And Back Again gallery. And just in case you'd like to take a look at last month's gallery, here's the To The Moon Release one. There is so much inspiration to see! I encourage you to check them out and add your own cards/projects.

 

MY CARDS:

I'm going to start with cards I created for the, "And Back Again release." I had lots of fun playing with some of the new products!

I used a couple of awesome products on my first card. The Exotic Vines embossing folder and the Fancy Cake die set.

 

 

And because I had those peachy-pink inks from Simon still on my desk, I pulled out the new, Heart Masks stencil set. Boy are there endless possibilities with this fun set! I kept mine simple. The sentiment is from the new, Friend Greetings stamp set.

 

 

This next card was created using the Exotic Vines embossing folder and Copic markers. It's tough to see the dimension in the photo but all the colored areas are raised from the embossing. And that fabulous sentiment is from the, Outline Love die set.

 

 

I just had to use it one more time! It's such a pretty embossing folder! This one is an ode to my friend, Susan Opal. She makes the most beautiful cards and usually adds a pretty ribbon. It's been way too long since I've used ribbon, or a bow, on a card. I need to also mention that Simon's Pawsitively Saturated Inks work amazingly well with a brayer and an embossing folder! And with this new release, the reinkers are now available! Yay! The sentiment is from the Friend Greetings set.

 

Last up is this pretty, Snowflake card. It's still winter here in Minnesota, so these Watercolor Card packs, illustrated by Suzy Plantamura, are perfect for this time of year!


 

And here is a collage of the cards I created using last month's release called, To The Moon. I won't go into any explanations of how I made each one because this post is already too long! If you have any questions, let me know in a comment below and I'll try to answer as best I can.

 

Okay, that's it for me. I hope you've enjoyed the hop and that I've given you a few ideas on how to use some of the products from both of these fabulous releases! Thank you so much for stopping by!





HOP ORDER:

Simon Says Stamp Blog   

Nina-Marie Trapani

Caly Person

Nichol Spohr

Jennifer McGuire

Cathy Zielske

Suzy Plantamura

Sidnie Des Jardins

Lisa Addesa

Keisha Charles

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Bibi Cameron

Yana Smakula

Mindy Eggen

Barb Engler





NEW RELEASE PRODUCTS: 

Products are linked below - including affiliate links. This simply means that if you use one of my links when making a purchase, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for supporting my blog! More affiliate info here.

94 comments:

Becky said...

Wonderful cards.

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love them all! The texture with the embossing and especially that LOVE one!

Sra. Spitzer said...

Dear Barb - I think all of these are very pretty. I especially love the "Hello, friend" and the way you embellished the "LOVE" card that is blue/green. Your work is always exceptional. TFS -
Lori S in PA

Mel said...

Love the depth that you created!! These are so cute

sharon g said...

I really love the embossed cards. They look amazing!!! The green is really special.

Nancy R. said...

Very nice variety of techniques & supplies! I love the coloring on the embossed card. I am sure it took time but it turned out beautifully!

Lauren said...

I love the exotic vines card! That is such a good idea! To color on the embossed part. That embossing folder is definitely on my shopping list.

NancyR said...

Your embossing folder cards are wonderful! I need to drag out my brayer and put it to use again.

Barbara said...

Thanks for sharing some beautiful ideas for using these great products!

Tammy F said...

❤️❤️❤️the cards made with exotic vines! Beautiful job!

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!!! So many Amazing cards!!! I love your 3D embossed cards!!!

Hannah Marie said...

Cute cards.

Alexandra Y said...

So beautiful! That embossing folder is truly stunning!

Greta said...

You've showcased a couple products that caught my eye, so thanks for the great inspiration! Love the Friend Greetings & those watercolor cards!

Dee Earnshaw said...

beautiful work - love how you used these products and the wonderful color schemes you used

Debbie said...

The Love card is my favorite.

Angie Cammack said...

Barb, your cards are so pretty, and I love your "Love" card. Thanks for sharing. :)
Angie
abcammack@comcast.net

Quafting with Aunt Cheri said...

I love the hearts and snowflakes!

Mrsfish02 said...

Great release here...loving that vine embossing folder. I had to look twice at the lovely blue and green one. I actually thought it was a stamp...nicely done!

JulieRig said...

The ombre cake and the green rainy days cards are so elegant. I really love the bright colors and they are both elegant cards. Thanks for sharing them.

Unknown said...

Love all of your cards! That embossing folder is fabulous, love how you colored the raised parts on the one card!

Mom-Mom Gail said...

Really enjoying seeing all of them, but the geometric background is stunning!

azjoyace said...

Wonderful cards! Awesome techniques!

Lindar C said...

Beautiful cards! I love the Exotic Vines embossing folder.

Cyndi said...

Wonderful cards -- love them all!

Unknown said...

I need to try the technique using Copics after embossing.

Jeanne Beam said...

All of your cards are absolutely gorgeous!. Love the colors.
Thanks for sharing.

bzyPTmom said...

Gorgeous cards--I love the colors and all of the textures. This new release from Simon is awesome!

Becca Yahrling said...

A truly gorgeous array of cards.

Kathy J in Ellicott City said...

What a great set of cards!

Spinning Dervish said...

Very pretty!

I Card Everyone said...

Barb, that embossing folder is at the top of my list!! Gorgeous creations using it - loving the green be-ribboned one the very most!
=]

Suzanne Guardiola said...

I love the colors you chose. All of these cards are beautiful! Love is in the air.

Miesje Flach said...

Wonderful samples! Love them all! Want it all!!!!

Tami B. said...

I was already in love with the Exotic Vines embossing folder, but seeing the way you colored it with Copics takes it to a "whole 'nuther level" (that's southern for "above and beyond," and such great colors too.

Beatrice said...

What beautiful cards you designed from this release!

Donna Griffin said...

Love that Exotic Vine embossing folder and both cards you made using it! I never thought to use Copic markers to color the raised parts. Genius!! Thanks for sharing all the inspiration!! Stay warm!! It’s freezing here in Chicagoland too!!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Love the embossing folder and cake!

Cheriese said...

super pretty cards!!

Kathy Raker said...

Wonderful ideas, great inspiration and creativity. Stunning!

Lana said...

Fantastic cards. I'm partial to the blues and greens on your one card. Fabulous!

Helen said...

Wow!! So many wonderful creations. Loving them all. Great inspiration!!

Ms. Tamp said...

Nice project shares for the release.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Beautiful cards! I love the cake!

Marlee K said...

Your cards are more than the sum of their parts. Proof you don’t need a gazillion products to make beautiful, meaningful cards. Thank you!

Kristina "Tina" said...

So many great new products and so much great inspiration along the hop. Thanks for inspiring things for all of your ideas. They're wonderfully put together.

Roxy T said...

You have made Exotic Vines shine.

kraftyiam said...

Howdy Barb, wow your combination of SSS products in your creations are quite stunning. Very well done.

Jeanne Rice said...

Great cards. Love so many of the products. Thanks for sharing.

Karen Williams said...

What a wonderful talent you have, thank you for sharing!

Mary Holshouser said...

Wonderful collection of cards.
The tall candles are fun.
Love the shading of the hearts.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Reiko Flanigan said...

Great cards and lots of ideas!

Lori Podolsky said...

I just love all your beautiful cards, Barb. I especially love the fabulous embossing folder. Thank you for sharing. Enjoy your day.

Ann Apolito said...

Gorgeous cards, I can't pick a favorite.

LIsa S said...

Lots of beautiful inspiration! Thanks for sharing:)

Talitha said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the peachy color scheme. Thanks.

Kimlovespaper said...

Thank you for such a beautiful collage of cards! My favorite is the first one with the geometric background - stunning!

Susan said...

Amazing embossing folder techniques.

Shar Zar said...

Outstanding variety of cards.

Janet D. said...

Wonderful cards, I love your embossed cards!

Megan R said...

That is a rainbow of inspiration, thank you, I will be revisiting this blog again form my crafting table

Michelle said...

Oh my!! What a collection of beautiful cards! And thank you for letting me know about SSS Gallery of inspiration! Yay!!

L said...

Thanks for sharing so many wonderful cards and for sharing your talent!
What kind of paper was used on the embossed card from the To the Moon?

Helen said...

So many wonderful cards Barb!! I fell in love with the green EF card!! SO striking! Thanks for the great inspiration. Stay safe! :)

Unknown said...

A remarkable array of variations on a theme and such a comprehensive use of this release. Thank you.

Dawn T said...

Just love seeing your projects Barb. You never fail to impress. Lovely samples.

Nandini said...

Gorgeous cards. I really love the snowflake card.

Sue McRae said...

Fabulous mix of card designs Barb!

Katherine K :) said...

Gosh! So many beautiful samples. I have to admit, though, the heart stencil masks sample captured my eye and is truly a favourite from the hop. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!

Marie H said...

Terrific cards! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Lucy E. said...

Lovely shading and coloring! Amazing cards!

Unknown said...

Ohhhh! I love all of your card ideas!
Everyone in the blog hop has sooo many fabulous cards! I look forward to trying!

Giselaine said...

Wonderful cards, Barb. The 3D Exotic Vine folder gives stunning results.

Mirella said...

So beautiful, Barb, I love them all! The green card stands out to me most, as we rarely see green cards, and they're so soothing for the eyes, especially after the greys of winter, haha!

Sandy said...

So many pretty cards! Thanks for sharing.

cardmakinglady said...

love all of these pretty cards!!

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Tina Z. said...

Wow, your projects are amazing!

D.L. Walls said...

You've created so manu lovely inspiration projects. TFS!

NPurdum56 said...

What great cards from this and the previous release. Thanks for sharing!

Susan Anglesey said...

Lovely cards! I enjoyed the process

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