Saturday, March 10, 2018

SSS Best Days Blog Hop!

Hey guys!

Welcome to my stop on day 2 of the Best Days blog hop, sponsored by Simon Says Stamp! I'm so happy you're here and can't wait to show you my cards, using some of the new products!


Day 1 of the hop was yesterday, so if you want to check that out, click here.

If you're hopping along today, you should've come from Heather Hoffman's blog. Isn't she talented?! Love her work! If you'd like to start from the beginning of today's hop, you can start here at Simon's blog

Simon will be giving away a $25 gift certificate at every stop on the hop from the comment sections! How awesome is that?! They'll announce the winners on their blog on Wednesday.

I was sent some of the new products and couldn't wait to play with them! I've created four cards for you today and I hope they give you some ideas and inspiration. All the products I used are listed below at the end of this post, in the affiliate links.

First up is the adorable, "Sweet Elephants" die set. This set comes with both a mama and a baby elephant. So cute!
I cut the images from white cardstock and then used Copic Markers for some easy coloring. You could definitely cut these from colored cardstock too. The sentiment is from an older set that I thought would be perfect for my design.

This next one is like springtime on a card! I am sooooo ready for all the snow to melt and warmer weather to take over!
The new, "Blooming Wave" die is a delight! I used the inlaid die cutting technique with the two "waves" across the center of the panel and then added a bunch more, separate flowers and leaves to fill in my design. I know I went a little nuts with all of them, but I couldn't help it. :) And again, a sentiment from an older set that I love!

My last two cards are my faves. If you know me at all, you know I love to color - especially flowers, so when Simon sent this stamp and die set to me, I was giddy! Remember Simon's "Spring Flowers" set? And their, "More Spring Flowers" set? Well, this one is called, "Even More Spring Flowers." Ha!

Pink and green is my fave color combo so I couldn't resist using those shades of Copics on these beautiful images. I used the matching dies, a heart die and a sentiment stamp and die set for my design.


And on my last card, I used just the stamp set and some water coloring. I do LOVE me some blues and greens too!

I hope my cards have inspired you! I ordered more of the new release the other day and I'm excited to get those products and play some more!

Your next stop on the hop is Bibi Cameron's blog. Get ready to be amazed because she makes fabulous cards! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! ♥





The new release products are listed first, followed by all other products used.

 

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Jackie S said...

Your last card is just stunning.

Cornelia Fulmore said...

Beautiful cards. I love the Sweet Elephants!

Mindy Eggen Design said...

oh Barb these are wonderful! and those flowers! let me go pick my jaw up off the floor! :-)

Debra Rumpza said...

I love your little train of elephants! So cute! But honestly every card in this post is amazing. Love the flowers... love the little flower die inlays. I forgot about that die. I need to add that one to my cart! Yikes. I have a very full cart from this release!

Diane said...

Wow, all your cards are gorgeous. This is such a great release.

Mirella said...

Oh wow, Barb, all of your cards are so stunning, love them! I kept scrolling down, and with each card I was more and more amazed! Thanks so much for all the inspiration!

Jackie Parkins said...

They are all beautiful but my favorite is the last one, it's amazing!

Monika Rueda said...

I really love all your cards, but the watercolor flowers are stunning!

Cindy Thick said...

Love your cards. That elephant one is so cute. I really like the flower cards-so pretty.

Anna Sigga said...

These cards are amazing!

Christa said...

Great cards! My fav is Look for the Miracles...very vibrant and stunning!

lynneatw said...

I love your beautiful cards especially the last one.

Sonja said...

Your cards are gorgeous! Love you coloring on those flowers!!!

Cynthia Cole said...

Your cards are super sweet!

Karthikha said...

All your cards are so beautiful! Each one is different and lovely :)

CrafteA said...

I just love florals

Sanju said...

Your elephants card is the cutest! Adorable creations overall!

L Verdolin said...

I'm loving all the products in this release, particularly the Even More Spring Flowers. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards!

Cindy Aguirre said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration! Looks like you had fun creating!

Jeanne Beam said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards. The elephant card is so sweet, love the sentiment and the flower cards are so lovely.

Barb said...

Love all your cards, Barb!

Nana Griffin said...

Your flower cards are so beautiful.

Dutchgirl said...

Love your cards! The last two cards are stunning!

Teresa Lentlie said...

You say you hope you've inspired us, and you absolutely have. I do have the Spring Flowers set, but I think I really have to have the new "Even More Spring Flowers" set. I love the cards you did using that set. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Debbie B said...

Beautiful cards! You did an amazing job with those flowers! I love your color combinations! Fantastic blog hop with so much talent & inspiraton! Thanks for sharing yours!

Karen H said...

Wow, I should say, inspiration abounds with your beautiful cards. Amazing colors. And those Sweet Elephants are so fun and adorable. Thank you for sharing your awesome talent and creativity.

Unknown said...

Love all the cards using the new products.

Nox said...

All beautiful cards! Love the floral ones the most!

MJ said...

All your cards are beautiful but the last one is my favorite. I love that sentiment. TFS

LadyRobyn said...

Awesome cards. Hey Sunshine is my favorite!

Linda M said...

Beautiful cards! This release has so many fabulous products!

Diane K said...

Oh Oh Oh - the elephants!!! And the shading on your “Miracle” card is incredible! TFS

Anja M. said...

Beautiful cards, love the last one!

Janet D. said...

Wow! Your cards are fabulous! Great inspiration!

Huntress said...

Oh, those last two flower cards are just fabulous.

Shatiel said...

the card with the flowers is my favorite of yours :D

F. Andre said...

Your cards are so lovely. The colouring on your florals is fantastic.

Gail said...

Stunning work - a TON of fun those elephants---love them!

Patty said...

Oh wow!! I was just blown away with every card as I scrolled down your post!! They are all just stupendous!!

Katherine Herbert said...

Very nice!

Carolee McCaslin said...

LOVE your FABULOUS cards!!!!

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful cards, Barb - your last card (blue one) is just gorgeous!!

Debbie Scassera said...

All your cards are gorgeous ! The blooming wave is my favorite.

Melissa Watson said...

ALL of these cards are GORGEOUS!!!! I LOVE them all! Thanks for sharing your ideas and techniques!

Heather M said...

LOVE the sentiment with the adorable elephant family!! The trail of blossoms is perfect for Spring!! Both of your flower cards are lovely!! Fabulous coloring!

Beverly Perdue said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the coloring of the spring flowers.

Cheryl Murphy said...

What a great release. I adore your coloring of the flowers. I am a sucker for flower stamps any day of the week.

Sherry Butcher said...

wonderful, I love your little train of elephants. Great job of sharing ideas and how to.
thanks for sharing.

Denise Gutshall said...

Wow! Amazing cards with wonderful coloring! You sold me on these stamps!

Nancy said...

Your cards are stunning, Barb! The watercolor card is just gorgeous!

Linda Kunsman said...

really beautiful cards!!

gabriella said...

Oh my goodness, I so love your flower card best. The colors are so vibrant

Isabelle Baudin said...

Your cards are really beautiful !

Sandra Colebank said...

I love your beautiful flower cards.

Isabel Z said...

Love seeing all of these creations!

Renate Harrison said...

Great watercoloring, beautiful card. The elephants are darling!

Sue D said...

Very pretty floral cards and love the cute card with the mama and baby elephants.

Barbara said...

Hey, all your cards are fantastic! I love your blog banner, too! What a fun blog hop with lots of great design ideas!

sotama14 said...

Very nice cards !! Love your last card, the colors that you used are so beautiful !!

Cacia said...

I love the pearlized touch you added to the baby elephants' ears!

Maria said...

The ELEPHANT one is Great!!! How True. BLESSINGS to you, too

Lindar C said...

These cards are lovely, such a fantastic release!

Sam B said...

Love your cards, especially the one with the Even More Spring Flowers in the blues/greens! So beautiful! TFS!

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic cards.
Love the parade of elephamts.
The flow of the flowers on
the second card is a great
idea. The colors are
wonderful.
thanks for sharing
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Scrap de Marie-Jo said...

This More Spring flowers set is soo gorgeous! Great inspirational cards! Thank you.

Julie Bodenheimer said...

Just when I think the next card can't possible be as fabulous as the one I'm currently looking at....

Mary Gillmarten said...

Wow Barb! Some incredible coloring there! I love your idea with the baby elephants and counting our blessings, and your patience with the tiny die cut flowers in the field of flowers -- gorgeous cards! TFS~

phlower said...

Four very creative and lovely cards! You must be a very patient person to do all of that inlay on those tiny flowers. That card is just stunning! Beautiful coloring on the florals and sweet design with the elephant family. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Jan Arnold said...

OMG! i love all of your cards, Barb! Gorgeous! love the elephants - the the little flowers - love pink and green together -and the last floral card is to die for
! thanks for sharing your creativity!

Billie A said...

Your cards are stunning. I love them all. Great stamps and dies. I love the color choices. I just love your work. Thanks for sharing.

Keely Jones said...

Love all the Spring color you are bringing to life on these cards! The elephants are amazing!

Connie G said...

All fabulous cards but my favorite is the baby elephants. Perfect sentiment to pair with them.

Stacey Palmer said...

Beautiful cards. I adore the elephants.

Teri Smith said...

Beautiful cards! I love two of the sentiments especially & the elephants. Elephants just make me smile every time I see them, in
any form.

Jill said...

Your cards are just beautiful. I love those adorable elephants, and that blooming wave will definitely be on my wish list.

Debbie Selby said...

Great variation on these cards. Thanks.

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Beautiful cards, especially that last one, wow!

Marie B. said...

Oh my, I am blown away by that last card! Absolutely STUNNING! 😍

Antoinette Lempicki said...

The floral cards are lovely. But the elephants speak to me!

Teresa Doyle said...

Barb, everyone of your cards are fabulous and the last one is STUNNING!

Judy Kilgore said...

Barb, your cards are awesome!! The elephants are so precious and your flowers are absolutely stunning!!! Thank you!

Luci Manos said...

Great cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!!! Your flower cards are sooooo Gorgeous!!! Super cute elephant card!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

ADORABLE and BEAUTIFUL cards!!!!

Natalie Winterstein said...

Wow, I love all of your cards!

Lindsey F said...

All your cards are really great. Whoever receives them is very lucky.

Karen said...

Your cards are definitely an inspiration! Those flowers are stunning.

Laurie B. said...

Beautiful work, your coloring is so artistic!

Lee said...

Wonderful cards! Thanks for sharing!

Cheriese said...

Super pretty!!

Jill D. said...

Love your cards, especially the elephants and the blue flowers. It is gorgeous.

brenda said...

Your cards are all so pretty - thank you for sharing them!

Amber Lindsey said...

I think my favorite is the last one. Absolutely stunning!

Sandy said...

I love the colors in these cards. The teal flowers are absolutely gorgeous. I couldn't choose a favorite here. I like them all. Thank you for sharing!

Joy Meadows said...

All four of your cards are just fabulous, Barb! I love the last one best, but the other ones run a close second. Thanks for the inspiration.

Karen Campbell said...

The More We Count Our Blessings.. oh my goodness I just love that card:)

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, what gorgeous cards! I love thus new release! Wow!

Stef Perry said...

Oh my, so much eye candy in your post! Four beautiful cards, but I especially love the last card with the watercoloring.

Marsha Guskey said...

All of your cards are so lovely. Thanks!

Megan said...

Fabulous cards, Barb! What did you use for your watercolors?

Memories by Manda said...

All of your cards are lovely. That elephant family though 💕

Annette Gordon said...

What amazing cards! Each one is stunning! From the cute elephants to the the awesome blue flowers.

Gilu J said...

Luv these pretty cards!

Tracy Chambers said...

Hi Barb,
Oh I love your cards, they are all so beautiful. But, the Elephants are my favorite, and that sentiment is so wonderful and well worth remembering.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Take care
Tracy

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely beautiful cards, Barb! I love how you colored the elephants with Copic markers and your watercoloring on the blooms is gorgeous! Thanks so much for your inspiration!

Jan Schul said...

I love them all, but that last card...wow!!! It is stunning and your water coloring is amazing!

Amy M. said...

Great cards! I especially love how soft and pretty your blue flower card is ❤️

Jessica MayDay said...

The "Look for the Miracles" made me swoon. Your coloring is amazing. Just elegant. <3

Cathy Lillie said...

Fantastic cards! I love the inlaid flowers of the blooming wave die! It just says Spring to me. Your last card with the blue flowers is absolutely stunning! Beautiful work!

Greta said...

All wonderful cards, Barb, but the last 2 are so gorgeous!

Linda Westfall said...

Very nice cards. Love your ideas.

Dawn Turley said...

totally amazing Barb. You have outdone yourself on these ones for sure. I LOVE them all... so many beautiful ideas

Cards by Maaike said...

aww those elephants are so so cute, the heart with the flowers is faublou sand the blue one is just gorgeous

Jackie said...

Lovely cards! That last one is stunning with those beautiful colours!! And then there's that elephant card. So adorable!! And I love that sentiment!!

ChristinaLabbe@aol.com said...

Beautiful cards! Especially loving your colour choices on the miracles card.

Lana said...

Love your cards! Each one is fantastic! Thanks for sharing your talent!

CinnamonSally said...

Wow Barb, I love all your cards, so many things added to my wish list (Oh No my poor purse)lol. Your elephants are super cute but my favourite is definitely the Love card with those stunning red flowers!

Susan White said...

Beautiful cards. I love the More Spring Flowers stamp set!!

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh wow! Gorgeous cards!!!

D Golly said...

Love the color combos for your floral cards. Thanks for sharing.

M Samuelson said...

OhMyWord!!!! all of your cards are beautiful but that last card with the blues and greens outlined with a wash of grey/gray *swoon*

Stacy said...

Your cards are beautiful. My fave is the single layer card with the 'more spring flowers'. KW designs those beautifully :)

jeannieob said...

Wow all your cards are absolutely stunning!!!

Rosemary said...

your cards are absolutely stunning, barb... especially the floral ones!!

Brandy said...

The shading on the miracles card is amazing! I wish I could master that technique. Lovely cards!

Sabrina said...

Just absolutely beautiful!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! Beautiful florals!

Dana M said...

Wow, amazing cards! Cute and sweet. Gorgeous and striking. Lovely inspiration.

Lana Leigh Branham said...

I am a new card maker and I love your elephants card. I want to try it! 😊

Lana Leigh Branham said...

I am a new card maker and I love your elephants card. I want to try it! 😊

Laraine R said...
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Laraine R said...

The elephant card is so cute & your flower cards is amazing! Love this release!

Karen R said...

Beautiful cards, Barb. I'm with you, I love red and green together.

Billie Sue Woolley said...

All your cards are lovely. I particularly liked the one that used the blooming wave.

shy324 said...

Really love the gray and blue card!

Donnalee said...

Beautiful cards! Really love the last one!

Donnalee said...

Beautiful cards! Really love the last one!

Down Home said...

Beautiful cards!!! very clever ideas!

NittyPearl said...

Love the blessing sentiment

Cyndi Morris said...

Wonderful cards. Great showcase for this exciting release.

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

They're all great cards, but the last one is simply stunning! I love the color combo, and especially love the soft gray background!!!

Dar said...

Your cards are simply stunning. thanks you for sharing your creativity. :)

Kathie Zimmerman said...

beautiful cards! you are very talented!

michiganderintexas said...

loving those silly elephants

Paula H. said...

Love the sweet little line of elephants! Your flower cards are so lovely and beautifully colored.

kelli horger said...

Love all these gorgeous cards - the blue flowers is my favorite - stunning

Sue in Grapevine said...

Your Blooming Wave card is so sweet & spring-like.

Sandra said...

Absolutely love the floral cards and the elephants!

blaze said...

Your floral cards are so inspirational! Gorgeous!

Henriëtte said...

What a gorgeous and versatile cards you made with the new SSS products Barb! I love them all but my favorite is the one with the elephants, so cute and the sentiment so true. Thank ou for these great examples.

SabineV said...

Absolutely stunning!!!!! Your cards are so beautiful!

Crystal said...

Beautiful

Tracey Magner said...

Hi Your card really are inspiring, I love them all. I adore that last one so pretty, just stunning, but I really loved them all, the first one my be my favorite. Thanks.

Catherine Loveless said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards. Your work is just lovely!

Sandy M said...

As usual my favorite cards are the ones with the flowers Especially the last blue one.

luvhymns said...

That "blooming wave" has got me by the throat!

janlesiak said...

Such lovely cards!

Dee Earnshaw said...

love the delightful array of different cards you created :)

Peggy M said...

Very nice! Thank you!

pam carr said...

hi, your cards are so full of inspiration, and so very pretty

Robi Wax said...

Beautiful cards! Love the inlay flowers -- so pretty.

Stefanie White said...

Barb, these are wonderful! I think your last card is my favorite!

Lee Newton said...

I can't believe how precious these elephants are . . .

Maria said...

Darling elephant card! All cards are beautiful! The flowers have amazing color...so pretty!!

BeverlyBL said...

That Blooming Wave makes a very cool card and of course the elephants are a must have for me.

StarSpry said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love the sentiment on the first one :)

byAnnette said...

Pretty Cards!
Especially love the last two florals!
Great designs & colors!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! My favorite is the little parade of elephants, but I also really love the movement of the flowers in the second.

happyscrap said...

Thank you for the gorgeous flower cards! They are so professional!

Daniela May said...

Wonderful use of this release - beautiful cards and great creativity Barb

Amy C. said...

Beautiful variety of cards! These new releases are amazing!

Karenajo said...

Your elephant card is so cute and I love the sentiment! All the florals are gorgeous - love the flowers in this release. Thanks for sharing!

Carrie said...

Awesome cards! Thanks for sharing!

Helen Budz said...

What a wonderfully diverse array of cards you've created! Love all of them. tfs

Connie said...

Love your style

Regina said...

Very fun cards--so ready for Spring!

Tracy Brown said...

Your cards are beautiful. Look for the miracles is a standout for me!

Kathy Ferguson said...

Your cards and sentiments are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Tammy H said...

Oh my you have been very creatively busy. Those cards are amazing but the blue/green floral one just screams to me. AMAZING...

Irene said...

Barb, your cards are stunning....such beautiful coloring!

Melanie Eisenhut said...

The flower cards are adorable! Love the colors

Shanna said...

I love all of your wonderful ideas!

Jean said...

Such fun cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

Anja Curvers said...

Your cards are stunning but I am in love with the last one. Those colors and the arrangement awesome love, love. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lisa A creations said...

I'm loving those sweet elephants from the new release! That first card is adorable!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Oh My !!! How adorable is your card with the elephants !!!
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Sugar Land Scrapper said...

Adorable! Love the card!

Annette Reed said...

I love the saying on the elephant card. Which set did it come from? Your two flower cards are gorgeous. I love the coloring and the layout.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous projects. Thanks for sharing

Maryam said...

Your coloring is amazing especially in the flower they are so unique and pretty.

Deb said...

I really like the miracles card!

Johanna (JP) said...

FABULOUS CARDS!!! I appreciate the way you used some older stamp sets from previous SSS Card Kits, keeping my stash alive. I also think the way your colored the flowers is absolutely flawless.

Unknown said...

Those elephants just take me back in time... Love these cards

Gina D said...

Wonderful cards, the elephants are adorable!!!

kathymcc said...

Your cards have definitely inspired me! The mama elephant with her 3 babies is so adorable! Your flower cards are so beautiful...that turquoise one is stunning! And I love the Blooming Wave card...that inlay technique is so eye-catching! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us!

Craft Bunny said...

Your last two cards are seriously amazing!

Stephanie Savidge said...

Elephant card is very cute. Like how you did a different color for the little ones ears.

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! Such BEAUTIFUL Cards!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Cheryl Alcaraz said...

All so adorable - thanks for sharing!!! :O)

Sue Smith said...

Barb, your cards are fabulous. I love the row of elephants. Darling card. Absolutely beautiful shading on the flower cards. Thanks for sharing ;)

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