Friday, October 21, 2016

Believe in the Season Blog Hop!


Welcome to my blog for the Simon Says Stamp Believe in the Season blog hop! Do you love what you've seen so far?? I love hops for all the inspiration! This release is a stunner!!

I've created a card using unconventional colors... I seem to be stuck in a very pastel mood, I'm thinking if I avoid fall colors then cold winter weather won't come. Ha! One can only wish. 
I've white embossed a Color Me tree and used Distress inks for my paint. 


This next Circle Doodle background stamp is a winner... so versatile and great for any occasion! I white embossed it onto vellum and colored the backside with Copic markers. This technique would also be great with gold or silver embossing for a more dramatic effect. 


I hope you've found some inspiration in my creations. Below I have a list of all the stops for the hop.


GIVEAWAY TIME!!

We're trying something a little different this time. I get to choose a winner for a Simon Says Stamp $25 gift card from my blog comments and or social media posts. Make sure to comment below or on my social media platforms for a chance to win. I'll be using the hashtag #sssbelieve for projects I've created from this release. I'll be picking a winner on Friday, October 28th. Good luck everyone!!

    

Your next and final stop on the hop is to the talented Heather Hoffman

Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy your weekend!!

•Believe in the Season Release•


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Wilma Z said...

OMG, your cards are always sooooo beautiful and elegant. In love with your style!!!

Brenda Gordon said...

Your style always speaks to me! Beautiful cards today.

Shirley said...

Awesome release. Your card is very beautiful! Love not only card design, but all the colors used.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome cards using the pastels

CCDivaMM said...

the background stamp is something I have passed over in looking at the release, but your and several on the hop used it and it is so pretty.

Nox said...

Oh my - I LOVE that you used that background stamp as the pattern for the die cut! Wonderful card!!!

Jenny said...

LOVE!!!

Patti Johnson said...

love our card today. The colors you chose, and the textured tree is awesome!

Stephanie Savidge said...

Love the soft and pretty colors on your cards!

Debra Rumpza said...

Beautiful! Love your colors

TatianaCraftAndArt said...

All your color combos are just fantastic!!! Great cards!

Scrapthat said...

Very pretty Shari!! :D TFS

judy said...

I love the use of pastel colors and the Doodle Circles are fantastic!

joy said...

I, too, love pastels! This card is exquisitely gorgeous. The new background stamp is a must-have.

Colleen Howell said...

Very pretty and I do love the tree set, can be used for more than Christmas to me

Michelle Griffin said...

I said it at the beginning and I'll say it again, that circle doodle background stamp is my favorite, and I love the colors you used.
Thank you!

Judy said...

Beautiful cards! Love the background stamp - and the white embossed tree is stunning!

Donna Dambrot said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!

Kelly Massman said...

love the soft colors on your pretty cards!

Carol Doggett said...

You have such a fabulous eye for color! This is a stunning card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Lovely card. Love how creatively you made the tree - truly awesome inspiration:)

Karen said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors.

LesLee said...

Perfect.. as always... CAS and elegant..... love your style... thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win :)

ann greene said...

So much dimension. As far as I'm concerned, you can't get enough dimension. I just love the card.

Maaike Uijthoven said...

i thought the circles on that background stamps were wood slices and seeing them other than brown is pretty mind boggling, love your color combinations and the first card with the die cut window is perfect

Barb said...

I love the pastel palette and the beautiful release and cards, Shari. I'd love them all but I can only get a few. Your cards make the choice very difficult!

Debbie Vasel said...

Love the swirls.
Glad to see you using pastels still.

Tami Priebe said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

jeannieob said...

I love the first card you made, just gorgeous!! I love all the items in this release.

Marcie Lovett said...

I love that doodle stamp! It seems like a lot of bloggers on the hop are using non-traditional colors, which is really fun to see.

KimCreate said...

Beautiful scene card! Great new release products!

Carmen Lalande said...

I would never think to use pastel colours for a Christmas card but what you created has inspired me to try it! Lovely!!

Marci said...

I love the colors you used, gives everything an icy, frosty look. Very effective with that tree die and circle stamp.

Megan Harp said...

Oh my! How beautiful are these? You have amazing talent!!

Candy said...

Love the dimension and non traditional colors

CinnamonSally said...

I always love your cards Shari and this is no exception, you have a way with colour!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Beautiful card love the cool blues , great design

Nancy said...

OMG! So soft and beautiful!

Janet said...

Love the cards! Will have to use this technique and the colors!

Elaine said...

Beautiful cards....love them!

Amanda Hayes said...

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

Kimberly Rendino said...

Seriously gorgeous! I absolutely love your soft colors!

Di Wong said...

Beautiful cards! I love that dreamy quality to your designs.
That new SSS background stamp is one of my favorites.

Jo Lindskog said...

Loved the unconventional colors and using the background for the tree. Beautiful

Susan said...

Gorgeous! I really love the circle tree. Great colors and great creativity!

HeidiK said...

I absolutely love love love your unconventional colors! Beautiful card!

Donna Hendrick said...

Absolutely can't wait to get my hands on that background circle stamp. So many ideas so far...so little time...Thanks for the inspiration and the blog hop and the chance to win!!

Trina P. said...

Beautiful. Love the non traditional colors.

Mary W said...

The textures you achieved in the first card are amazing and it turned out beautiful. So much inspiration.

Team Clark said...

Beautiful window card and color palette!

Betty Keefe said...

love the soft colors you chose, Shari - beautiful card!

Rachel B. said...

Very nice colors! Great release!

Debbie Br said...

Love the softness of your card, just gorgeous!

Super Stick Chick said...

Wonderful and festive cards! Love your creative tree.

Pam H said...

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

Oliev said...

Simply stunning!

Cassandra said...

This colour combo is so lovely! I am loving all the non-tradition Christmas cards I am seeing. It is very inspiring.

Susie Sonnier said...

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

sentsue said...

Great color combo. Thanks for sharing.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

This release is simply amazing! I need to win the lottery so that I can get it all. lol
Your card is so pretty - love the circle doodle tree! And the BG of the circle doodle is just as awesome.

CraftyLittleLady said...

LOVE your card! I think it is so pretty and I find that your color combo is great! Such a fresh take on a holiday card!

Kari V. said...

Such a pretty tree!! And I love the colors!!

CathyL said...

Lovely pastel colors! Love the tree with the circle doodles.

Debbie Selby said...

Loving these colour combnations.

bev p said...

Really lovely. I like the softer colors, but i am ready for cooler weather. The calendar is saying "soup" but the thermometer says "salad!" I am noticing lots of crafty videos now have people in long sleeves! It's supposed to be fall here (VA), but I am in a t-shirt! Not looking for winter, mind you , just fall! Thank you for this beautiful reminder of what is coming!

Raquel Limtiaco said...

Very lovely! What a gorgeous tree!

Holly Duncan said...

Just stunning!

Jude U said...

Beautiful colors. Loved it!!!!

Lori B said...

Brilliant idea to use the "background" stamp as a way to detail your trees. Just LOVE how it turned out! And it's also nice to see use of softer colors in holiday cards. It really grabs your attention. Thank you for the great ideas!

Tammy J said...

Gorgeous card and I love the fact you cut the tree from the background stamp. Neat idea. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara Williams-Beaird said...

love your color choices.

Johanna said...

Such talent many thanks for sharing

Barbara said...

This is a great release...I've already ordered one stamp set, thinking that when everyone "hopped" and saw all the beautiful cards, it would be gone! I'm glad I did, because after seeing what everyone has created, it probably will be. Love your cards and the beautiful soft colors....they work for Christmas, too! :)

Malibu Kazoo said...

Really love your card!

Gloria Reynolds said...

Your cards are always so polished and professional, a quality so inspiration. Just love them!

Sue LD said...

Very pretty. I like the white embossing.

Lynn Atchley said...

So love the colors and just a lovely card!

Anonymous said...

Great "stretch" of the stamps! Tammie

Nancy Dempsey said...

Loving the soft, non-traditional colors. I must have the Circle Doodle stamp, your projects using it are awesome. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Carol Henderson said...

I just LOVE your soft colors. They are so soothing and lovely together. And, what a fun idea for Christmas, because they remind me of the softness id snow.

Cynthia Cole said...

Loved that you used pastels!

Nat Byrne said...

Wow, I love that circles stamp and to add it to a die cut, I just love it!

Cindy Major said...

This is so sweet! Love your colour selection!

Sabrina said...

Gorgeous card with beautiful colors!!

Joan Ferner said...

So beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Jane M said...

This is an amazing release! Beautiful cards!

Lynne said...

The Christmas tree is unique. Well done.

Kelli S. said...

Such lovely soft colors! Really beautiful.

Suzanne B. Webb said...

Great card, loving this new SSS release!

Jen Carter said...

So pretty! I love the softness of the card!

Lynn Wood said...

As usual, your card is gorgeous!!

Cori said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards!!

Jan in Tucson said...

Clean, simple, turquoise, AMAZING! Yep, it's a Shari Carroll card!

Kleri F said...

Stunning subtle cards!Absolutely great!Thank you for the inspiration!

Laura Vecitis said...

Beautiful colors! Lovely card!

Gail said...

Love, love the dimension!! Love it - so stunning TFS your beautiful card work - Thanks for the hop! ENjoy your day!

Margaret M. said...

I am usually a traditional red and green gal when it comes to Christmas but my goodness I really love the way you used pastels on the card. well done!

Debbie Scassera said...

Great cards the colors are beautiful.

Lanae said...

I love the pastel colors! Very wintry and very pretty! And you're right, I think that circle background is so versatile! Can't wait to get my hands on it!

SarahLou Cards said...

Gorgeous cards and colours - I think I've fallen in love with the Circle Doodle background stamp!

Karen said...

Doodles Circles has so much potential, and I love your tree card!

Linda T said...

Your cards are always so beautiful. I so adore your work. Love the circle backgrond and I'm in love with the trees.

Elaine Horton said...

Gorgeous card!! I am also being drawn to soft pastels this year!!

Elaine Horton said...

Gorgeous card!! I am also being drawn to soft pastels this year!!

Sherrie Johnson said...

Wow! Love, love these cards. I especially love that Circle Doodle background stamp. So versatile. And hey...I love your pastel colors, too.

Tanja Ongena said...

Beautifull cards! Love the background stamp!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love love LOVE this! The colors are so bright and cheerful and I love all the terrific design elements!

Nicole Vögeli said...

Love these soft colors so much! and your layout is fantastic!
Thank you for the inspiration!
Have a happy day, Nicole

Beth H. said...

So pretty! Love the soft colors you used.

Isabelle said...

Awesome colors for a soft Christmas ! I really love them. Your cards are beautiful.

Deeps said...

I am loving these pastel colors. They are so pretty.

Suzan D. said...

Love the Circle Doodle background stamp. Great cards.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Oh so clever. And Queen of colour combos. Love this.

Julie McMillin said...

Those colors - wow!!!

Jammie Baber said...

Great cards! Love the colors!!!

Ru Willis said...

I'm obsessed with anything stitched on a card! Love the soft colors as well. Awesome cards. Love them all but the first one in particular!

kReN K said...

I can definitely see the versatility of that Circle Doodle stamp. I love the oval framing and offset tree layout with the snowflakes. Lovely in pastels!

Amy Zou said...

The blog hop was amazing! So many new inspirations! What a beautiful card!

Cheryl Vandenberg said...

Beautiful card. Love the circles

kerry myers said...

That circle background stamp is fantastic and can be used for so many things!

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

Beautiful card! Love those pastels. The circle background stamp that matches the fun tree is going to be a popular one! Thanks so much.

Candy Rude said...

Love your soft colors for the holiday season!

Satori said...

Love your designs and colour combinations!

cebelica said...

Soooo pretty. I love the soft colours and the elegant look. Awesome! xx

Lillian Child said...

I always forget to use my vellum ... but always love when I stumble across a creative design using it ... love your card! Thanks for sharing with us.

Gayle said...

The card design is wonderful, and the colour palette just brings it all home! Stunning.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

so beautiful
thanks for sharing your creativity
Barb Housner

Leslie Kiley said...

Love the christmas tree card! Magical! Thank you for sharing with us!

The sacred/secular medley said...

Beautiful!

Debby Turner said...

Very nice! I love how so many of you used that large background stamp. So interesting all the different ways it's used. Thanks for sharing your talent.

xxxhrmxxx said...

That is an awesome idea, now I have a whole new use for all my background stamps.

Janet D. said...

Wonderful technique, thanks for sharing! Your card is gorgeous!

Alinsmajl said...

Love the first one!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful creations. Like the scene of the first with the stitched dies & opening. Like the artsy look of the circles.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Tigrrr said...

Your choice of colours are a delight, Shari. Thank you for the inspiration.

Z Sullivan said...

Gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing.

noodles said...

This is my favorite card so far.

Broni said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the embossed vellum circle background with the Copic coloring so much!!

A Tad Bit Off said...

Always anxious to see what you've done - and they're great!

{VICKI} said...

LOVELY!

Yanis Tanjaya said...

Love the unique Christmas tree on your card. So beautiful. Love the color combination too, it is so non traditional Christmas card.

Sarah M said...

Such a pretty card. I love the colors and the layout!

TLady said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! LOOOOOVE the BLUES!!! ;)

Shell said...

Totally love the colour combo you've used. I'm usually a real traditionalist when it comes to Christmas but your card is stunning!

Amy from NOLA said...

Really pretty. Great texture and color.

Lura said...

Your unconventional is always so beautiful - and I love the way you used that background stamp.

Nancee Purdum said...

What a great card! That background can be used for so many different occasions! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy M said...

Very cute love the use of the circle background

Sherrie K. said...

Amazing cards and wonderful color pallet! I love the way the tree turned out! CUTE design and awesome inspiration!
Sherrie K

Terri Zimmermann said...

Ooooo! I love these cards! Great way to use the circle stamp. A must have :)

Tamra B said...

Such a beautiful card!

Mrsfish02 said...

I think pastels are also festive. Love both cards a lot Shari. I am especially interested in the circles background stamp. I think that would get a lot of use. Thanks for hopping.

Katie Margolis said...

Your color choices are very elegant.

BunnyD said...

I love that Circle Doodle Background stamp. I love the way you used it for the tree pattern. Brilliant! Your colour choices are so pretty. Your work is always fabulous Shari

Laura said...

You skipped fall and went to soft snowy colors. Beautiful cards.

Sandy said...

I love the colors you used! Thanks for the chance to win.

Rosemary said...

so beautiful!! love the pastel colors!!

Ger said...

Loving your pastel mood! Gorgeous cards. Ger x

Geri Stuart said...

Oh what fun! Lovely coloring, cards, and release!

Sissyc said...

I love the pastel Colors, they are so calming.

Texan Princess said...

So soft & gorgeous! I can't wait to get to my craft desk!

Jana Cvijovic said...

Beautiful! <3

Irish Lass said...

Wow, very nice. Subtle and stylish.

Lindsay S said...

The pastel circle tree is gorgeous!

Dori Yannatone said...

I love the use of the Circle background on your tree! Beautiful and so soft and lovely!

Misty Elam said...

Love the blues in these cards!! Very nice!!

Jeanne-Marie said...

Your cards are beautiful! Your first card is so elegant and the water coloring on the tree using the circle design is so eye catching and elegant! Thank you for sharing your talent!

MP said...

Pretty colours, pretty card!

Pam Snider said...

Wow. Your card is so beautiful. Love your color choice and I am a sucker for white emobossing and vellum together...and circles. Hope to get to craft this during the weekend. Thanks for the inspiration.

Debbie said...

the unconventional colors are great! I love the design of your card. I WILL be pinning this one.

Mary Webster said...

I like the soft colors to go with the swirls.

Farida Rone said...

Wonderful release. Love it all!!!!
Your creation is super cute!

Lindar C said...

Very pretty, a fantastic release.

Maryanne said...

love your use of background stamp and pastels

Kanako Nakamura said...

Gorgeous! I love the combination of colors.

Susi K. said...

Wow! I've found more than inspiration by looking at this post! I've added to my Wish List for this fabulous release!

Melinda Ferraz said...

Beautiful card!

Lieve said...

I love the colours you used; so beautiful !!
Thank you for sharing.

Teresa Mikalouski said...

Colors are beautiful! Wow I can only dream of making anything that beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Christy Q said...

What a beautiful card, Shari!! I love the non-traditional colors you used for your tree - perfect for a quiet winter's night. Just lovely!!

richardbreaks said...

Shari, I just love your sense of color and composition. This card, like all your work, is stirring.

QuilterLaura said...

Such a beautiful card, ty!

Alison Day said...

Love your pastel cards!! Beautiful!

Michelle said...

Cool tip on coloring with the Copic on the back side. Beautiful results!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your card is wonderful!!! Love it and this new release:)

Ruthie said...

Pretty cards! Your circles background stamp card is great and has given me some ideas! Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win.

sotama14 said...

Love the colors of this card !!

Sarah Jacobs said...

Simply beautiful!!

robiw said...

simply stunning, Shari!

Kathy Thisted said...

thanks for yur lovely cards. Amid the Rich colors of Fall and the holidays the peace of pastels is a lovely respite.

Carol said...

Simply gorgeous cards, Shari! I especially like the soft colours on your first card. They give it a dreamy feeling. I'm really loving this release.

Cindy Thick said...

I like the blue color for Christmas. Pretty cards.

Carmela Hubler said...

Love the darling tree and the shimmer!

Jean McNulty said...

Your cards are beautiful!!!

Dena Schaufele said...

awesome cards

Janet Newberry said...

I love the pastel color palette for the holiday cards. Really special!

Jayell said...

I completely overlooked the background stamp first of all but now I've seen amazing cards using it and I have to have it!

Clara K said...

I love the soft colours you chose and your scene in the first card is so serene.

Roleen Thoele said...

Very pretty cards!

Golda said...

That is gorgeous! There are places where winter isn't so cold, says the Phoenician. ;-)

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