Friday, October 7, 2022

SSS Cozy Hugs Release Blog Hop Day 1!

 Hi everyone!

Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp, Cozy Hugs release blog hop!

I'm your last stop on the hop today. If you'd like to start at the beginning, click here to head to Simon's blog. And don't forget, the hop continues tomorrow with so much more inspiration!

FREE GIFT:


As you can see from the banner above, if you shop during the hop, you'll receive Simon's Giant Hugs Card Wrap die for free with a purchase of $75 or more! Use the code: COZY at checkout. This promotion ends at 11:59 pm ET on 10/9.

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, October 12th.

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, Cozy Hugs gallery. There is so much inspiration to see! I encourage you to check them out and add your own cards/projects!

MY CARDS:

I must admit, life got in the way the last coupe weeks and I was not able to create as many cards for the hop as I normally do. I feel so bad about that and the three cards I am sharing today are simple, easy and not my best work. I think we can all relate that there are times in our lives when other things take priority. **sigh** 

Anyway, on this first card, I used the adorable, Batty For You stamp set. I did not have the dies but these images are pretty easy to fussy cut. I colored the bat with Copics and used some white paint to splatter across the black cardstock. 



Next up is the fun, Turkey Day stamp set. The turkey images in this set are a riot! They definitely made me smile! Just some simple Copic coloring and using the small leaf image to stamp all over the background.



On my last card, I used the beautiful die called, Layered Warbler. I combined a bit of dark blue cardstock with some Copic colored pieces to put together this pretty bird. 


That's it for me and you are officially finished hopping for today. Don't forget to stop by Simon's blog again tomorrow for day 2 of the hop! 

I hope I've given you a little bit of inspiration today for using some of the products in this awesome release! Thank you so much for stopping by! Hugs!





HOP ORDER:

Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Nina-Marie Trapani

Caly Person

Nichol Spohr

Cathy Zielske

Amy Rysavy

Suzy Plantamura

Keisha Charles

Yana Smakula

Sidnie Des Jardins

Heather Ruwe

Bibi Cameron

Cheiron Brandon

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Lisa Addesa

Lea Lawson

Barb Engler


NEW RELEASE PRODUCTS:

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62 comments:

Deborah Hellman said...

Beautiful cards... great release items

Angela Hall said...

Awesome cards, love this release

Cindy C. said...

Fun cards!!

Debbie Carriere said...

I think your cards are fantastic! Love the bat!

Bosmom said...

I love this stamp. Gorgeous.

vickie said...

Love this set of cards. This is a great release.

Joanne said...

Oh, the bat!!! Love how you colored it and the black background. Excellent job with the coloring!!

greggers said...

If these cards aren't your best, I'll have to come back for more! Your cards are gorgeous. I love them!

Sue Smith said...

Love, love, love your cards. They are terrific. I do especially love the bat card 🙂❤

Unknown said...

What cute new releases....love the cute bat.

Mrsfish02 said...

I think all three are great! Love that happy bat and the lovely bird. I see that the embossing folder has a die to cut out that bird. So smart!! TFS

MadeByMeghanK said...

Fun fall cards! I LOVE the bat!

bzyPTmom said...

Great cards--so fun! Love the bird and the bat is cool. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kathy Y said...

Wonderful cards.

Giselle said...

Great cards! I love how you created dimension on the bat’s wings, very cool!

Elna (Peg and Thread) said...

I just love the bat card. Scary cute:)

L said...

Love all of them!
Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Such cute cards!!

Sra. Spitzer said...

Hi, Barb - It would be difficult to choose a favorite. I love the turkey card and I adore the pumpkins... These are all a total delight!
Lori S in PA

Janalee said...

What great cards! The bat is so cute!

Leah W. said...

Last on the blog list but you make a great "caboose!" :) Thanks for sharing!

Judy Inukai said...

Delightful cards. Love the turkey.

Jeanne Rice said...

Beautiful cards. Love the bat!

Zlatka said...

These cards are amazing! Love the bats!

Bonnie Lynn said...

I love all of your cards! That bat and turkey are just too cute.

Karen said...

Your cards are great--lack of time or not! LOVE the bat!

Angie Veneziale said...

Too cute! Love them!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful whimsy and coloring.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Amy M said...

Super cute cards - love the turkey one especially!

Phyllis said...

You have created some really cute cards. Your bat & turkey both have personality.

Jeanne Beam said...

Such fantastic cards! Love the cute bat
Thanks for sharing.

Jayne Haumschild said...

That bird card is absolutely gorgeous!

Vonmariedesign said...

Such cute cards!!! I love the bat one!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards with these critters! Love the bat, turkey and bird!

Alexandra Y said...

Lovely cards!

Dawn T said...

Delightful cards Barb. You might not think they are much, but I think they are awesome.

GreeneGoddess said...

Your bat is perfect! I love her!!!
Each card is so cute. Life did not seem to affect your creativity at all. Wonderful!

Donna Phelan said...

Fun and beautiful!

Mary Holshouser said...

Your bat is fangtastic.
Love the little turkey.
The bird is so pretty.
thanks for sharing
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Joy Meadows said...

Love each one of your cards, Barb! The turkey one is especially adorable.

Karen Letchworth said...

Your cards are super lovely. Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration.

Veronica said...

I love what you have done with and totally sold me on getting the products!

Carol Scheevel said...

I really like your Bat Card! He is super cute!

Gab said...

Really lovely cards

Kathy said...

Great inspiration thank you

Hannah Baum said...

Very nice cards

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: So lovely. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Kathy Eddy said...

Cute cards. Nice variety!

Amy Solovay said...

Don't worry, I think your simple but lovely cards will be better received than you might think. I used to manage a subdomain on a craft site that was one of the top-50 most-visited websites on the internet. My main takeaway from that experience: Most crafters do not want to invest sizable amounts of time in their projects. They want quick and easy projects. While I'm always impressed by the bloggers who spend hours on coloring and other details, it is actually the quick and easy projects the majority of crafters want most. For real!

Kathy J in Ellicott City said...

Great cards, you used some really great things from the release!

sharon g said...

Your bat is too cute! I love bats....really adorable.

Christine said...

Wonderful cards -- especially love the little bat!

Denise Fabian said...

That bat is wild...my grandsons would love it!

Mirella said...

So much cuteness, Barb! Thanks for the inspiration!

Karen Baughman said...

More great cards. I love the birds in this release.

Barbara H said...

Great cards. The bat is so cute!!

Maureen Reiss said...

Really Beautiful cards!!!!

Louanne said...

LOVE that goofy little bat!

Roxy T said...

The bat die is too cute. I really think the little ones will love it.

Kit A said...

The bat card is too cute! The coloring is just amazing! The turkey and bird cards are great too!

Shar Zar said...

Very enjoyable card designs.

nancy carroll said...

Love your cards!