Friday, October 21, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Believe In The Season Blog Hop!

Hey guys!

Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp, Believe In The Season blog hop! I'm excited to share my cards with you today!



If you've come from Anna-Karin's amazing blog, you're in the right place. The hop started here, at the SSS blog, so if you find a broken link, you can head back there for the full list of blogs participating.

    ***COMMENT FOR PRIZE DRAWING NOW CLOSED***
Simon is letting each blog hop participant give away a $25 gift card to their online store! Woo, hoo! You just have to leave a comment below on this post, or on my Instagram post here by Wednesday, October 26, 11:59pm Eastern Time. I'll randomly select a winner from all those comments and announce it the next morning in a new blog post. Good luck!

This release is chock full of awesome holiday products! I've had such fun playing with some of them in the last couple of weeks, so let's get started.

For my first three cards, I used the adorable, Color Me Trees clear set.

So fun coloring these sweet trees with Copic markers and adding some white gel pen dots. I cut each piece individually (I didn't have the matching die but there is one!) and added foam adhesive for some dimension. Love how whimsical they look!



Is this tree fun, or what?! More, simple Copic coloring and a bit of shimmer added with Wink of Stella. I do like using non-traditional colors for Christmas.



For this one I used lots of water coloring. Distress Inks for the background and Zig markers on that fun, adorable tree.


I used the gorgeous, Nothern Lights Snowflakes die for this next card! What a beauty!
I die cut it out of watercolor cardstock and spritzed it with Peacock Feathers and Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stains. Then I just added some splatters, a few sequins and the silver embossed sentiment. Easy and quick!

Last but not least, is the pretty Poinsettia clear set.
Before retiring, I worked in a floral shop and always loved the gorgeous, blue, sparkly poinsettias that would come in during the holidays. That's where my inspiration came from for this card. I colored the flowers and leaves with Copics. I then added a little bit of Multi Matte Medium to the edges of each pedal and sprinkled that with Clear Rock Candy Dry Glitter Distress Stickles. It gives such a pretty shimmer!

I hope I've inspired you and given you some ideas for using these fabulous products for your holiday cards! There are tons more goodies to be seen in this release! You can click here to head over to Simon Says Stamp to see the full release.

The next stop on the hop is my wonderful, talented friend, Shari Carroll!

Thanks so much for the visit! ♥

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Brenda Gordon said...

Beautiful, I am so inspired.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Whoa! Fabulous array of cards -- your color combo is amazing~

CCDivaMM said...

The blue is really amazing on the poinsettia. love the coloring

Nox said...

I love the blue poinsettia card - such a wonderful look, and love the blue snowflake border card - great glitter!

Jenny said...

Love your cards!

Stephanie Savidge said...

Love how some of your cards are so clean and simple. Nice job!

Debra Rumpza said...

Beautiful cards...

Scrapthat said...

Awesome cards Barb! TFS them all with us! :D
Dolly (scrapthat)

joy said...

Such gorgeous creations, Barb! Love the new release.

TatianaCraftAndArt said...

Wow! So many wonderful examples, Barb! Love the color choice and Christmas sparkle too!!!

Colleen Howell said...

Very pretty and love your Blue Poinsettias

judy said...

Lovely cards!

Michelle Griffin said...

I started to smile at the very first card.. sweet!

Judy said...

Beautiful cards! The Seasons Greetings with the blue is stunning!

Kelly Massman said...

love your unique and fun style!

Tami B said...

These are all so pretty. Thank you for giving us such a wonderful variety to look at.

Carol Doggett said...

LOVE those blue poinsettias!!! Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful cards, put me in the Christmas spirit for sure!

Kimberly Rendino said...

All of these are wonderful, but the blue and silver poinsettias are simply stunning!

Karen said...

I love all of your cards!

Dee Earnshaw said...

What an incredible collection of pretty cards. LOVE your BLUE poinsettia - truly inspirational:)

LesLee said...

Wow.. they are all gorgeous and fun... but that poinsettia.. I have never seen a blue one.. but that one (blue) me away... thanks so much for sharing your wonderful cards... and the chance to win :)

ann greene said...

The last three cards really hit a chord with me. Love them.

Maaike Uijthoven said...

love love love the blue poinsettias, they look almost like lilies now, but they're stunning, all your cards are nice and cas, but the blue flowers..my favorite

Barb said...

Love all your cards with the new collection!

Chris Handy said...

Beautiful blue poinsettias

Becky M said...

Wow, love those blue poinsettias, Barb! The watercolored card is my second fave - I just can't get enough of watercolors!

Tami Priebe said...

Not even sure where to start ;) that holiday greetings is amazing and those flowers wow!! Love the colors and the way they pop right off the page. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!!

Marcie Lovett said...

Love the contemporary, non-traditional look of these cards!

jeannieob said...

Love the blue poinsettias! I love all the items in this release.

Carmen Lalande said...

The blue poinsettia is gorgeous! Lovely!

KimCreate said...

Super pretty cards! The release is fabulous!

Megan Harp said...

Fabulous cards! love the colors you chose!

CinnamonSally said...

Beautiful cards Barb,I love the greens and blues particularly on the third card.

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Beautiful cards love the colour combo

Tracey McNeely said...

All such gorgeous cards Barb. Love the blue and green theme!

Nancy said...

Love all your cards, Barb! That blue poinsettia is to die for! Amazing coloring!

Elaine said...

Very pretty cards!

Mary W said...

Really loved that Holiday Greetings card - so pretty. So cool - LOL.

Amanda Hayes said...

This blog hop is so fun! Just like this card making set! Great for scrapbooking too!

Di Wong said...

Wow! So many different cards - the third is my favorite since it's water color. They're all beautiful.

Virginia Lu said...

Squeal!! You knock this blog hop out of the ball park...each one is so beautiful done and well thought-out, Barb! That blue Poinsettia does remind me of the ones from floral shops here!! Love love it!

HeidiK said...

What an amazing group of cards. I couldn't pick a favorite if I had to. I love them all.

Susan said...

Gorgeous! I really like the Northern Lights die. Very fancy!

Donna Hendrick said...

Blue poinsettia! Wow! And the northern lights snowflake card is so elegant! Great cards!

Betty Keefe said...

what a lovely set of cards, Barb!

Team Clark said...

Really beautiful cards! I love the watercolored one so much!

Rachel B. said...

Beautiful set of cards!

Debbie Br said...

Love the background on your watercolor card!

Super Stick Chick said...

Wonderful and festive cards! Love how all of your cards are so different and all so beautiful.

Oliev said...

Awesome cards!

Pam H said...

Your cards are so elegant and beautiful. I am simply in love with them. Thank you for sharing.

Cassandra said...

Blue poinsettias?! I am goign to have to keep an eye out for those. Your cards are lovely!

Susie Sonnier said...

Gorgeous! This is such a great release, I want it ALL!

sentsue said...

Love how the trees in the first card look like they are tipping back and forth. Thanks for sharing.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Wow, so many beautiful cards! I especially love the blue poinsettia card - just stunning! Love the boldness of the color.

Penelope said...

Love all of the variation in your cards! Lots of great ideas!

CraftyLittleLady said...

Blue poinsettias are just gorgeous!!! I'm partial to blue and decorate my Christmas tree in blue poinsettias, so this is so totally up my alley :) LOVE it!

Kari V. said...

The blue poinsettias are my favorite!!! Pretty!

CathyL said...

Lovely cards, Barb!

Debbie Selby said...

Love the simple elegant look of your cards.

Raquel Limtiaco said...

Love those poinsettias!

Holly Duncan said...

The trees are fantastic!

bev p said...

Oh, my goodness! It just kept getting better and better. I have never seen a blue poinsettia, but your card is amazing! Thank you.

Lori B said...

I like the geometric simplicity of the tree cards. I'm always looking for great cards for "mass" production for Christmas and the card you made with the Northern Lights die fits the bill perfectly. Thank you for the great ideas!

Jude U said...

Loved those blue poinsettias!!!!

Tammy J said...

All the cards are so pretty but that blue poinsettia is gorgeous. Love it.

Johanna said...

Inspirational cards and so beautiful

Malibu Kazoo said...

Very pretty cards.

Allison Deaton said...

Love these beautiful cards

Carol Henderson said...

OK, you got me -- I am a sucker for blue! I absolutely love the poinsettias! Why haven't I ever thought of making a card like that? Duh....

gabriella said...

I like that holiday greetings card. It's simple yet stunning

Lynne said...

Lots of sparkle here. Well done.

Nancy Dempsey said...

What a great selection of techniques and finished projects. Love the blue poinsettia.

Lynn Atchley said...

Love the stained glass tree and the blue poinsettia was stunning.

Barbara said...

All your cards are just beautiful and great inspiration for everyone! I am in awe!

Joan Ferner said...

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Cynthia Cole said...

All of your cards are stunning!

cissi said...

Love your cards Barb. I didn't know that you can buy blue pointsettas. They must be beautiful!

Nat Byrne said...

The poinsettias are just gorgeous!

Cindy Major said...

A nice variety showcasing the new items! TFS!

Sabrina said...

Amazing cards and so beautiful!!!

Jane M said...

So many beautiful cards! Thank you for the inspiration.

Kelli S. said...

All really lovely cards! So pretty!

Suzanne B. Webb said...

Beautiful cards, loving the new big holiday sentiments!

Sue LD said...

Beautiful variety of cards. My favorite is the first one.

Jen Carter said...

All of your cards are gorgeous! Love all of the different ways you used the trees!

Cori said...

Fun cards!

Jan in Tucson said...

AMAZING color!

Jan in Tucson said...

AMAZING color!

Barb Ghig said...

Really GORGEOUS cards, Barb! It's hard to pick a favorite, but your sparkly Poinsettia's just take my breath away!

Margaret M. said...

Love all the cards but my fave is the silver and blue. Love the fresh look the card gives.

Laura Vecitis said...

Love the trees! Beautiful cards!!

Gail said...

All of these lovely creations have me in the Christmas mood - like seeing the different ideas you have created and of course the supplies and such used - TFS

Kleri F said...

Lovely cards!The poinsettia one is my favorite!tfs

Lanae said...

So pretty - I especially love the second colorful christmas card! Love that background!

SarahLou Cards said...

Gorgeous cards Barb, I wish I had your talent <3

Unknown said...

Nicely done. Finding that I am attracted to the blues and greens this year.

Linda T said...

Such lovely cards. Simple looking but so elegant. I love your first one as I adore the trees.

Karen said...

Such fun to see such differences in color and design! Love those trees!

Sherrie Johnson said...

Your cards are gorgeous. The first three made me smile...the adorable trees. Then that Northern Lights snowflakes die card...breathtaking! And wow...beautiful blue sparkly poinsettias! Just gorgeous. As I was scanning down to get to this comments section...I noticed a couple of other cards you've done previously. Okay...I have to follow your blog! Your coloring and cards are gorgeous!

Tanja Ongena said...

Great cards! Love the color combo's you used!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love your pretty trees! They are so bright and colorful! Very festive!

Nicole Vögeli said...

Totally fell in love with your first card! But all of them are so pretty and festive.
Thank you for the inspiration!
Have a happy day, Nicole

Beth H. said...

Oh my gosh! These are all so pretty! Love your blue poinsettias!

Deeps said...

Great cards especially the blue poinsettia.

Suzan D. said...

Great cards. Thanks.

Julie McMillin said...

That first one is my favorite - love the trees.

Ru Willis said...

I finally took the plunge and invested in a set of Zig markers earlier this year. Love seeing all the things you can do with them. Thanks for sharing such a cool technique. Looking forward to trying something new!

Cheryl Vandenberg said...

love the watercolor tree card.

Amy Zou said...

The blog hop was amazing! So many new inspirations!

kerry myers said...

Gorgeous!! The snowflake card is beautiful. I have a soft spot for the trees... great cards

Candy Rude said...

Love your cards, thanks for the ideas!

Satori said...

Great collection of Christmas cards in non-traditional colours!

cebelica said...

So many great ideas here. I like your unique cards. :) xx

Gayle said...

Distress inks make life so much better. Beautiful.

Lillian Child said...

WOW ... talk about some really creative cards! So many different techniques. Thanks for sharing with us!

kReN K said...

My goodness, you've been busy making such beautiful cards to inspire us! I love them all and especially the tree cards. So lovely and TFS!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

these are beautiful cards, love that border die
thanks for sharing your creativity
Barb Housner

Leslie Kiley said...

Wonderful fresh cards! Thank you for sharing them! I love getting inspired by your craft!

noodles said...

So many beautiful cards.

Debby Turner said...

Beautiful cards and I love how you colored the poinsettias. Thank you for sharing.

xxxhrmxxx said...

I love all those little trees, they make me so happy, thanks for that.

Janet D. said...

Such great cards, love the technique on your first card!

Alinsmajl said...

The first and last one are lovely!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful creations. The cutting of the trees looks whimsical & stylish at the same time. Like the Poinsettias shine.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Tigrrr said...

I certainly was inspired, Barb. Thank you for the inspiration!

Z Sullivan said...

I love the simple elegance of these cards. The blue poinsettias are simply stunning! Thanks for sharing.

Micgetsfit said...

Your cards are beautiful!

Broni said...

Absolutely gorgeous creations, Barb!! Thanks so much for sharing them!

A Tad Bit Off said...

Wide variety of great cards!

{VICKI} said...

WONDERFUL CARDS

Yanis Tanjaya said...

Love the blue color poinsettia. So pretty!

Shell said...

LOVE your card using the Northern Lights Snowflake die... wonderful card and gorgeous colours!

Sarah M said...

These are such pretty cards! The dies and stamps in the release are amazing!

Amy from NOLA said...

Love those trees!!!

TLady said...

I can tell you've enjoyed this release! LOL LOTS OF PRETTY CARDS for us to look at!! SUPER JOB on ALL OF THEM!!!! THANK YOU FOR SHARING WITH US!!! ;)

Lura said...

I was hoping someone would use that Nothern Lights Snowflakes die - worth the wait...

Tamra B said...

Great cards!

Kathy M said...

Such inspiration

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful collection of cards! The trees are so pretty...fun release and great inspiration!
Sherrie K

Nancee Purdum said...

Wow, what great cards! I love them all! :)

Terri Zimmermann said...

So perfect and simple!

Mrsfish02 said...

The blue poinsettia got me. Although all of your cards are really beautiful. It's just me. Love those poinsettia's. Thanks for hopping with SSS.

Magaly said...

Lovely cards Barb!
Amazing new products from SSS.

BunnyD said...

Your cards are simply lovely. That Northern Lights Snowflake die is amazing! Such intricate cuts. It makes an amazing statement all on its own!

Laura said...

Love the tree cards!! Thanks for sharing!

Sandy said...

I love your blue poinsettias! They're my favorite, too. Thanks for the chance to win.

Rosemary said...

what a lovely set of cards, barb!! the last one is just beautiful!!

Geri Stuart said...

Colorful, fun, gorgeous cards, thanks!

Sissyc said...

Lovely cards. I like seeing the more modern take you have on these.

Texan Princess said...

Oh what fun! I can't wait to get my hands on this release!

Lindsay S said...

Love all the funky tree designs!

Dori Yannatone said...

Love those little trees on the first card! So cute! Also your blue poinsettias are amazing!

Misty Elam said...

Wow, Barb. I always love what you come up with. I've never seen a blue poinsettia before. But if it looks anything like what you've colored here, they are absolutely beautiful. You've colored that flawlessly. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous work with us!!

Jeanne-Marie said...

Your blue poinsettia is just too gorgeous!! I love the blue and silver theme for Christmas as it is so enchanting! I also love the pieced Christmas trees, I hadn't seen those used yet. They are a unique take and I like them, makes me thinking of Charlie Brown.

MP said...

Love that Northern Lights Snowflake card.

Debbie said...

very creative. I really like the water color background

Lee Newton said...

Love all your trees and your blue poinsettia is gorgeous!

Vesta McDonald said...

Lovely cards. I especially like the card where you used Zig markers.

Mary Webster said...

So many great ideas. thanks for sharing.

Farida Rone said...

Wonderful release. Love it all!!!!
Your creations are super cute!

Lindar C said...

Such happy little trees, and beautiful blue poinsettias

Maryanne said...

Love your cards including the pastel tree

Kanako Nakamura said...

I love your creations! Thank you for sharing.

Valerie Wood said...

So very pretty!

Lieve said...

5 beautiful cards - thank you for sharing your creativity !
Cards 3 and 4 are my favourites.

Christy Q said...

You had me with your tree cards, Barb!! I love your first card especially because of the sentiment and the blue and green color combo - you can't go wrong with that color combination and those delightful trees!!!

Alison Day said...

Gorgeous cards - love that multipcoloured mosaic tree!!

Michelle said...

Wow, you've been busy! Love the watercolored one and the holiday greeting one especially.

TK said...

Wow! You rocked this one! So many beautiful cards, in a whole lotta mediums!

Susi K. said...

I LOVE what you did with the Color Me Trees images!

Ruthie said...

Wow beautiful cards! I love how you cut the trees and popped them up on your first card. Your blue Poinsettia card is stunning!

sotama14 said...

Great cards.

Sarah Jacobs said...

Unique color choice for the poinsettia...LUV it!!

robiw said...

Oh, my! these are beautiful! Great colors - so inspiring

Kathy Thisted said...

Fun, Fun, Fun... Thanks so much for your wonderful cards and inspiration! Your blue poinsettia is great!

Cindy Thick said...

I like the water color card. It is beautiful.

Wendy Stevens said...

I must now find myself on the hunt for blue poinsettias. I have never seen them, but your card was so fascinating it makes me want to see them up close and personal. Thank you for teaching me something altogether differently new!!!

Carmela Hubler said...

I really like all the tree combinations. Very pretty. The blue poinsettia is outstanding. Such a unique color combination. Love your projects.

Jean McNulty said...

Wow, I love all of your cards!!!

Dena Schaufele said...

love the joyful card

Janet Newberry said...

I love the diversity of the styles in your cards. They are all wonderful!

Clara K said...

Lovely cards! I love the first card with the white dots best.

Roleen Thoele said...

Absolutely beautiful color choice for the blue poinsettia.

Jayell said...

wow, such great cards!

Golda said...

What wonderful examples. I love that colorful tree, but those dark blue poinsettias are fabulous.

Sue McW said...

Beautiful cards. I love the northern lights die cut.

Teresa Doyle said...

Barb, your cards are all fantastic, the last two are especially beautiful!

Isabel Z said...

You always create such beautiful cards.

alfr@shaw.ca said...

Such beautiful cards, I just love love the blue pointsetta. Your card would match my fireplace mantel with the stunning shade of blue.

Ina Nelson said...

All the cards are amazing but the poinsettia is so beautiful.

Betty Warring said...

Love those trees! Love your colorful cards!

Russell Productions said...

Interesting cards. Thanks for sharing. Love them.

Lisa Stanley said...

love your cards - the watercolor is amazing!

Martha Aschenbrenner said...

Beautiful cards!

Christine said...

Love the fun trees and the poinsettias in blue!

Roz M. said...

Such a lovely set of cards, Barb! Pretty and super-creative! Thanks for all the inspiration and for the chance to win the generous prize!

Melynn said...

One great card after another-fabulous! Thanks for the fun ideas.

charktographer said...

Wow, I've never seen blue poinsettias before. Love the elegance and simplicity of all your cards. Very inspiring. Thank you for participating and sharing your work.

suzyQ said...

Wow Love the northern lights.

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