Friday, March 22, 2024

SSS Be Bold Release Blog Hop Day 1!

Hi everyone!


Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp Be Bold release blog hop! If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, head over to Simon's blog here. This is day 1 of a 2-day hop, so don't forget to stop by Simon's blog tomorrow for a ton more inspiration!

BLOG HOP EXCLUSIVE:


As you can see from the banner above, Simon is giving you $7 off on your purchase of $40 or more if you shop during the hop! Just use the code: GREEN at checkout. This offer is good until Sunday 3/24 at 11:59pm ET.

GIVEAWAY:

Simon is 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 27th.

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 Be Bold Gallery. There is so much inspiration to see! I encourage you to check them out and add your own cards/projects as well! 

MY CARDS:

So many of the products in this release are right up my flower-loving alley! I was lucky to receive some products to play with but I also ordered lots more because this release is so fabulous! Anyway, my first card uses the beautiful, Lily of the Valley Arch embossing folder. I colored the raised image with Copic markers.



Next up is the Pretty Petals stamp set. This set is a multi-stamping set and so fun to play with! I used an older embossing folder to add some texture to the background. Simple and easy!



For my third card, I used the Lattice Tile stencil, along with the Meadow Swag die. The floral and leaf images were colored with Copics.



This card was a fun one to make! I used lots of pretty ink colors with the Lattice Tile stencil. The sentiments are from the Splendid Sentiment stamp set.



Okay, last card. This one also uses the Lattice Tile stencil but in a more subtle way. I inked up my card panel, then spritzed the stencil with some water and pressed it onto the panel to "lift off" some of the ink. Love that fun technique! And the flowers are from the Whirl Medallion die set.



That's it for me and I'm your last stop on today's hop. I hope I've given you a few ideas for using some of the products in this fantastic release. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,





HOP ORDER:

Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Nina-Marie Trapani

Suzy Plantamura

Barbara Tarayao

Kristina Werner

Cathy Zielske

Keisha Charles

Miriam Prantner

Heather Ruwe

Cheiron Brandon

Tina Smith

Jean Doeringsfeld

Emma Williams

Bobbi Lemanski

Jennifer Kotas

Barb Engler


BE BOLD 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 your support! More affiliate info here.

92 comments:

Lin said...

Hi Barb! I adore your blue lilies of the valley - beautiful work!!

Donna T. said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous projects!!!

Lisa Federspiel said...

WOW! Your cards are simply gorgeous!

Dawn said...

😀😊 So many incredibly beautiful cards. Thank you so much. You are very talented.

Greta said...

Your coloring of the embossing folder with Copics is amazing and something I wouldn't begin to attempt! Love the Pretty Petals card, too!

Mary B said...

I love the simplicity of the background of the Pretty Petal stamp. Really makes the flower shine.

Anonymous said...

Barb - What great colors you used on your cards. They are quite inspirational and I can't wait to try some of your ideas. Thanks for sharing, Love from California, Sandy

jsreader said...

Love all of your cards colors are beautiful

Kathy Fink said...

Love this whole release

gail said...

you have a simple elegant style, love it

goblue said...

Beautiful!

Cathy M said...

Love the lilly of the valley card.

Miesje Flach said...

I love these - especially the first one - so sweet!

Candus said...

Beautiful cards. Love the lattice stencil and the techniques you used. Thank you.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful variety of floral & more creations.
Melissa
"SunshineHoneyBee"

Maryrose said...

Your cards are lovely. Great job on the stenciling it really makes the cards stand out!

lkleback said...

The coloring is so beautiful!

Geri S said...

Beautiful cards with terrific colors! Love this new bold release!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fantastic cards! Your colouring is gorgeous!

Penny S said...

What great cards. Thanks for sharing.

Diane said...

Love Lily of Valley! So many talented people. Thank you!

Kim said...

So beautiful! Your coloring is amazing!

MadeByMeghanK said...

LOVE your floral cards! STUNNING!

Michelle R said...

Hi Barb. Your cards are all stunning.
Coloring is beautiful. Great work and thank you for sharing.

corky.kay@verizon.net said...

Okay, Barb, you did not disappoint (again). I love scrolling down and seeing the cards you make for these blog hops! There's no way I can pick one favorite because I love everything you do. I need to scroll back up and SUBSCRIBE! Thanks for sharing.

JR said...

love the range of design

CheriMrkva said...

I'm loving the stenciled backgrounds,they really make the cards pop.

Terry Deason said...

Beautiful cards

Candy said...

Those leaves on the first card look REAL

Donna Cheatle said...

I'm also a huge fan of florals, so this release is definitely calling my name! Beautiful cards. Excellent coloring skills here.

Reiko Flanigan said...

So many beautiful cards! I love all the colors and you did a wonderful job coloring. Thanks for the inspiration.

Veronica said...

Love how you made all these different flower cards. They are all so pretty. Thanks for sharing your creations and ideas with us.

Cindy Smith said...

Your cards are so beautiful. Your color choices are perfect.

Marilyn M said...

Love all your cards but the blue lily of the valley is AWESOME.

TerriB said...

Your coloring is SO realistic! Beautiful.

Carrianne said...

What a lovely display of all the fabulous products! This is a wonderful release with so many goodies! Thank you for sharing. I also appreciate the information regarding SSS card gallery. I will certainly look into that and maybe post some cards. Have a wonderful weekend.

CThurbz said...

Very pretty cards! Thanks for sharing!

Bonnie said...

Looks like you've had lots of fun with this release! I especially love what you did with all the flowers!

Anonymous said...

I quite like the second card and the last card.

Merrill P

Joann said...

Beautiful cards!!! Love the backgrounds and all the wonderful colors. Thanks for sharing.

Denise Bryant said...

Loving all the beautiful flowers! Gorgeous cards with these pretty designs!

Lynn Chan HJC said...

Beautiful florals! Such lovely cards!

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Your cards are always so beautiful. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Stamping911 said...

All of your cards are so beautiful!!

Deborah Hellman said...

Wow! So many beautiful inspiration cards.

Dawn T said...

Just beautiful inspiration Barb. Lovely cards

Shawna said...

Lovely cards!

Gayle I. said...

Very lovely cards!

DorothyA said...

Thank you for inspiring with that wonderful variety of cards you made. Each is a pleasure to see. I will return to get inspired again and again.

Kathy Raker said...

Beautiful and cheerful cards!

Lynne said...

A wonderful selection of cards, but I think the lily of the valley is my favourite. So elegant and beautifully coloured.

Donna Phelan said...

Such beautiful florals! Happy Spring!

Jessica Vasher said...

What a bunch of awesome cards Barb!

L said...

Couldn't pick a favorite, love all of them!
Thanks for sharing.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Wow! So many beautiful cards! I love them all!

Donna Karczewski said...

Stunning cards!

ljcasselman said...

So very beautiful!

Mary-Anne V said...

Fantastic cards...such great designs. Thanks for the inspiration.

Patty said...

OMG!! I LOVE all the designs and pretty colors you used on your cards!! I love that Lily of the Valley folder...I used to have some of those in the yard at my old house..so delicate!

paperplay said...

Such beautiful creations. That swag is perfectly highlighted with the way you did the background. I love that is cuts out the add on images all as one. That one is hoppin in my cart.

Pauline said...

Beautiful cards! My favourite is the Mother's Day card. thanks for all the inspiration.

Lila W said...

Love all your cards. So beautiful!

Barbara said...

Your cards are so beautiful!

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!!!! Really Beautiful cords!!!

Nana Griffin said...

Such wonderful cards you created.

Roblyn Henry said...

I can’t begin to pick a favorite because they’re all gorgeous! Such great inspiration!

Susan D said...

Your cards are beautiful. My is the lily of the valley since it’s one of my favorite flowers!

Kelley Clarke said...

Your mastery in coloring always amazes me. You sure have a way of bring your cards to life. Just loving seeing everything you make. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Orit Viderman said...

So many beautiful cards. You gave me a lot of inspiration.

Sylvia said...

I like all of you cards, but the third one is my favorite. The background does not over take the dies you have in the fore front. GReat job!

Susan said...

Beautiful cards!

Ann H said...

Great cards, love your coloring.

Cindi G said...

Wow. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing so many beautiful cards.

Kathy J in Ellicott City said...

Beautiful cards!

Alicia Enderle said...

These cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!!!!

Jeanne Rice said...

Beautiful cards. My favorite is the Lily of the Valley and Pretty Petal cards.

Von Marie said...

All of your cards are fantastic!!! Love the Lily of the Valley one.

Savannagh Kacey said...

I love the way you highlight flowers and just let them speak for themselves. And, I learned a new technique when you shared about misting a die and using it to lift color. Brilliant!

bzyPTmom said...

Your cards are gorgeous Barb! The coloring is magnificent and your card layouts are perfection! Thanks for the inspiration.

Donna said...

Beautiful cards and stenciling!

Daria Z. said...

Wow, Barb...you've been busy! Such a fabulous variety of cards - I can't choose a favorite - love them all!!

Kristine Boydstun said...

Gorgeous cards!! You were busy!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow! These are all so wonderful! I truly love the coloring of the first card!

meme said...

Love the cards.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Five!!! Beautiful cards!!! Love your gorgeous and inspiring cards!! Your coloring is fantastic!! Love it all!

Alexandra Y said...

These are all so stunning! I love the lily of the valley one so much!

Celeste Goff said...

Wow, you have been busy with this collection! Love all of your gorgeous and colorful cards!

Patricia Coleman said...

Beautiful cards!! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

Shar Zar said...

Your designs are amazing. I especially love the artwork in the leaves of the lily of the valley.

Sue D said...

I like the colors on your pretty card designs.

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Danyelle Dillon said...

Pretty cards. The new release is amazing. I need those new ink colors!