Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Lily Pad Cards and my First Blog Hop!!


Wecome to the Lily Pad Blog Hop!!!!

 Hi everyone, its Wednesday and another exciting day in this fabulous Blog Hopping week, you have now reached hop 3 of day 3  and you should have arrived here from the wonderful  Virginia's blog . If you missed any hops on the way please go to The Lily Pad Cards to start at the beginning.

This blog hop started on Monday and features seven blogs per day,  it culminates on Friday, April 1, with the grand opening of Lily Pad Cards. Lily Pad Cards is a new challenge blog that will feature interviews, articles, videos, challenges, great prizes, and more!

Although Lily Pad doesn’t officially bloom until April 1, 2011, you’ll be able to see a new sneak peek every day until then. And you’ll definitely want to drop by because there are three HUGE prize packages with a total retail value of over $800 - including a $100 gift certificate to a very popular online store! Go here for specific prize details and contest rules.

The hop’s theme is "Welcome" because not only are we welcoming Lily Pad Cards to the neighborhood, but we’re also welcoming all of you to come in and join in all the fun.

 I have decided to make two cards for the hop.

This is my first card and very much my style, I love pretty feminine cards with bling, butterflies and flowers!! I have made the background with a mixture of distress inks and perfect pearls for shimmer.  I then lightly stamped on the graph background stamp.  The butterflies are from Hero Arts and are stamped onto coloured vellum and embossed with white embossing powder, then layered up for texture. The handmade roses are made using a sizzix die cut (Thanks Suze)! I have generated the sentiment on the computer.

My second card is just a bit of fun to welcome all you hoppers to my blog!!! I wanted to make a card with a blue frog and a lily pad and as I didn't have the right stamps I just found the image on google and paper pieced it.  The jumping frogs in the background are made with a punch that I have had for years.

Please now hop to the next stop, which is over at Simon Says Stamps.  If you hit a bad link you can always go here to continue hopping.  Please report any bad links to webmaster@interlinkz.com.

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you enjoy the rest of your hop!!!!


 Supplies for top card: Hero Arts Stamps S5435 Graph background. CL383 Antique engravings. Distress inks in, Bundled Sage, Mustard Seed Yellow, Spiced Marmalade, Dusty Concord. Perfect Pearls, Lace, roses and gems.

152 comments:

Sarah said...

Wonderful cards, Sally! Love the flowers and butterfly in the first one and your 2nd card is so much fun! Love the blue frogs!

Sherri Thompson said...

Oh my goodness, Sally-I love the colors and layers on your first card! What gorgeous flowers...and colors...and textures! Thanks so much for hopping with us today!

Pia said...

Hi Sally, so nice to see you at the hop today! Stunning card, the first one! And l love your blue froggies !! Hugs, Pia

Tenia Nelson said...

What wonderful cards!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

bosenberries said...

The fist card is beautiful and second super fun!! Enjoying the hop today..
Robin

Isha said...

Gorgeous cards Sally. Lovely colors of the first one and the second is so Cute!!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Happy hop day! Love your cards Sally, and I just have to say.. the frog punch? PROOF that our supplies are timeless!!!!!! Cute cute cute!!

Deirdre said...

Sally, amazing cards. Love how you used the 3G flower die - isn't it just the best! Adore them both, ur froggies are adorable. Enjoy your day! Dee

Nancy said...

Oh my Sally! what a range of styles today...such elegance and such charming fun! Gotta love your blue frogs!
blessings~

Barb said...

Sally, congrats on your first blog hop! Your first card is so gorgeous! Love the beautiful colors with the graph background and your butterfly is so pretty! What a fun frog card! Adorable image and perfect for the hop! :)

Shelley said...

Way to go for your fist hop great cards!!!!!

Vera Rhuhay said...

Wow...the first card is so stunning,Sally! Love it! and the froggie card is so fun :)

Kelly Rasmussen said...

great cards! love those flowers and background on the first card.

Theresa said...

Great cards! Really hopping with fun! TFS!

Lin said...

Wow, Sally, you hit this out of the world! Love your beautiful feminine card of course, I always do, but the blue frogs are so much fun!!! Well done!

Donna said...

Stunning cards Sally, love them both, the rich background colors are so pretty and so well blended, just lovely.
And love the adorable Frogs in the second card, the large one is too cute, another great card.
Wonderful work!

Donna Przy...

Vicky said...

Wow Sally! Amazing cards! Both of them! Thank you so much for being a pad in our Lilypad blog hop!

Jennifer said...

Wonderful cards, Sally! Beautiful elements on the first card and your frog is adorable! I know it is not your usual style, but you do it well :)
(Jenifer Ann)

Kelly Booth said...

Wonderful cards Sally...the froggie is so cute!

judkajudi said...

Sally, your first card is so lovely and feminine; and the froggie card is genius! made me smile big! Love your work.

Maryann said...

Awesome cards, and both have one of favorits on them, one the butterflies and two the cutie frogs he he he I just sooo love them.

Tanya said...

Beautiful, love the frog, soooo cute!

Maryann said...

I just love these cards. They both have one of my fvorits on them, one the butterfly and two these cutie little frogs he he he I just love them.

Suzanne C said...

Sally.. The first card is just beautiful and very you! :) The second card is super fun and perfect for the hoppity hop!

marla said...

HOw adorable.!! Love your rolled roses and that paper pieced frog with the jumping frogs is cute also!!

Virginia L. said...

BEAUTIFUL, Sally! Love the eye-catching background for the butterfly! The froggie card is SO fun!! Love your cretive ideas!

joy said...

Oh, Sally! Your first card is just gorgeous - I love your style, as you know! And, that blue frog is just too darned cute - what a great way to welcome everyone to the hop!

Lillian Child said...

What a perfect sentiment for this event. Welcome hoppers! LOVE IT! And what a fabulous blog you have here. Love your creative style!!! And I am now a follower of your blog. So very nice to meet you!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Kim B said...

Wonderful cards!!!

Gloria said...

That butterfly card is so beautiful and the froggie card is so much fun!!! Excellent job on both.

Kristie Maynard said...

Absolutely gorgeous background on that first card! All around beautiful.
Love the hoppiness of the second one!

Tere said...

Both cards are sooo beautiful!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Lovely cards!!! The butterfly is gorgeous, and your jumping frogs are adorable!

sharon g said...

I like your sprayed background. I'm just getting into sprays, so I really notice them. Nice job.

Sharon D from Canada said...

Your first card is so pretty, Sally - I love your gorgeous bg and the fab vellum butterfly!
And how fun and perfect to do a pieced frog and lily pad card too!
And aren't you good at keeping secrets too!?! :)

Arlene said...

Wonderful cards - love the shimmering beauty of the first and the wonderful whimsical touches of the second.

Sharla said...

Love your cards, the first one is so pretty and I just love your frog card, too cute!

Jan Garber said...

How creative! Love the idea that you don't have to spend oodles of money on tons of supplies! Thanks!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Sally, your 1st card is a beauty and the 2nd card is such a fun card!

forpahl5 said...

Oh my goodness what a great frog! I love the blue! thanks for sharing!

forpahl5atgmaildotcom

Brenda said...

I love your first card because it is so you and that double butterfly on vellum is precious! And I adore the second card, a chance to see the fun side of you! Just love those punched out frogs!

Sandra said...

wonderful cards! love the use of patterned paper.
Sandra ltb

Angel said...

I especially love your butterfly card, but the frog one is C U T E!

Tiffany said...

Love your cards, beautiful and elegant on your first one and fun and whimsical on your 2nd card!

PatS said...

Sally, two great cards! Love them.

Nichol Magouirk said...

love your cards!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous flowers on the distressed card! And the Hoppers card is too cute!!

Deborah said...

Sally, I'm so honored that we're your first hop! That is so fantastic - and so are these cards!!! They are wonderful! (I want that flower die now!)
Smooches!

Eli said...

Wonderful. Butterflies and flowers are my favorite things for the cards.

Natasha Kara said...

Such great cards. You butterfly card is exquisite! Love every detail. And your blue frog is super fun :)

Betty J Schaub said...

OMW! Which one do I like better... no choosing, I love them both!!

Hannah. F said...

Love both of these Sally! especially the blue frog card!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love both cards Sally! you have a great style!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Great job, Sally! Both cards are wonderful!

Giovana said...

Fantastic cards Sally!!

sheila said...

both cards are really terrific Sally, but that first card....wow o' wow! that has stolen my heart with it's colors, bg and amazing butterfly!

Patti Senter aka NW Lady said...

Oh Sally love your cards! I really like the addition of the graph stamp on the background of the first card. But, that little hopper just stole my heart, I love that he/she is blue! Thanks for the blog hop stop! Patti

Daria Z. said...

LOVE them both, Sally! The first is just so beautiful - love the colors, but the second is too, too cute!

Dilsaver Designs said...

Love the distressed background, great colors and really cute cards!

paperpapier said...

the flowers are so beautiful. The embossed velum butterfly is superb!

mamawcindy said...

Your first card is so pretty and your second one is Adorable!!!!!! TFS :0)

Anette H said...

oh WOW, how cute, Sally!

Janet L. said...

Great cards, Sally, they both made me smile, especially the frog one.

Cassie_lu said...

love the background you created on the first card.

Irini said...

WOW your cards are beautiful... I fell in love with the butterfly card...just gorgeous!

Froggietalks said...

Both cards are gorgeous Sally.. I love the use of the butterfly on vellum, it's so pretty. And the blue frog is a hoot!

Kelly in Canada said...

wow! your cards are lovely...now i have some new stamps on my hero arts list. oh dear.

Melissa Shea said...

They are both adorable! I love the background on the first one and the hopping frogs on the second one!

Dotty Jo said...

Hi Sally, isn't this fun! Love your cards - two different styles but both are great. Must go hop... Jo x

Jennie said...

So very cute! Love the butterfly card and your adorable froggy one!

DeAnna said...

Both cards are fabulous! I love the background made with distress inks and perfect pearls - one of my favorite techniques!

Sue D said...

Beautiful butterfly card--love the embossing! The frog card is adorable with all the jumping frogs!

Jo said...

Both of your cards are beautiful. That frog is sooo fun. I look forward to going back through your entries and also looking forward to the new ones you post.

Tejal said...

This is soo soo awesome!! I love the card with the butterfly but love the blue froggy even more!! What a cute cute way to welcome us!! thanks so much for sharing!

Anneke said...

Lovely cards, the first one is my favourite!

Christina V. said...

Lovely cards!!! You have used adorable stamps and colours!

Sanne said...

He he - that frog made me smile BIG Sally - perfect for the blog hop! The first card is so beautiful - what a gorgeous background - Yum!

kys said...

Great cards! I love them :) Thanks for sharing

Rhonda Miller said...

These are both cute. I just love your flowers and the frogs. TFS.

Μυρτώ said...

Both cards are very sweet! I love your background!

Patricia said...

Love your cards but the frog card is tunning =P

joni said...

Oh Sally, I really enjoyed your cards! I love the flowers and the blue frogs are just so sweet and adorable! What a nice welcome! TFS
hugs,
joni

ChickieChirps said...

Both awesome cards! I particularly love the background on the first one... beautiful colours!

Arabella

Gaby Seminario said...

lovely cards!

PamS said...

You have two very different cards. A very gorgeous card and a fun card. Love your blue frogs.

Tetcha Simmer said...

Congrats on your first blog hop, both cards are fantastic!

Godelieve said...

Both cards are gorgeous!!

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

All your cards are beautiful, but this one is so cute and I love blue!

Janet Z said...

Your cards have put a smile on my face!

Jeanette Marchand said...

Beautiful cards!

Colorado Crafter said...

I love both of your cards! Lovely work!

Susan Grapengater said...

Both cards are super cute and pretty!

Lisa R. said...

Love the background of first card! Cute happy second card! Happy crafting. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Harriet Skelly said...

I love both of your cards! The punched frogs are adorable!!

felkatz said...

ohh my i'm soo loving the frogs! too cute!!

tfs

BunnyFreak said...

Great cards and wonderful variety.

Tracey said...

LOVELY cards Sally!!!!!

Elizabeth said...

Love the blue frogs!!!!

Anita said...

Stunning cards!

Lisa said...

Your first card is a real beauty, Sally! Love the frogs on the second one too- makes me smile :)

Cathy A said...

Both adorable sally, congratulations on your first hop

Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

Love your cards and this hop. Can't wait to see more. Smooches... scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com

rstuck2003 said...

Love both cards! The butterfly is stunning with the bling and the frog is just too cute!!

Pam said...

I love these cards! Great job!

Lynyrd said...

Both cards are so cute...the leaping frogs are the best!

Amy said...

LOL! Your frog card is super cute and so perfect for the hop! The butterfly card is simply gorgeous...love everything about it!

MicheyMoo said...

Sally....these are both gorgeous cards!! I love the one that reflects your style - the vellum butterflies are stunning and your shading/inking on the background is fantastic. And those blue frogs - how stinking cute are they!! xx

Angel said...

Love both of your cards, just lovely, thanks for sharing with all of us Hoppers. Your Blog Site is fabulous too.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fab cards, Sally! Love the vibrant colors on the butterfly card and the fun punched froggies on the other darling card!

diana said...

Great cards - a little vintage, a little froggy! :-) Thanks for sharing.

Yvonne said...

Lovely cards!

di said...

Both cards are beautiful. I just love the blue frog though, he can live by my pool anyday.

papertrails leaver said...

sweet and cute your cards are!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Fun froggies and I love the gorgeous background on the first card.

Kimba's Kreations said...

I love BOTH your cards!!!
Congrats on your FIRST blog hop!!!!

Shirley N said...

Fabulous cards, love your colors on both!

Debbi said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the flowers and the frogs.
*smiles*
debbi

Lucille K said...

Love your cards, Sally. The roses and the frog punch outs are wonderful :)

Christiana said...

Two great cards! Hippity hop!

One Scrappy Gal said...

I love both cards. Those froggies and adorable!

joanieg said...

Wow Sally both your cards are just beautiful. I love the colors and flowers on the first one and the jumping frogs on the second are the cutest thing ever!!! You did a terrific job! Thank you for sharing and inspiring us!!

Joanie

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Beautiful butterfly... cute frogs... a double delight!!!

Billie A said...

Great cards love the colors and flowers in the first one. The second one great frogs. Love the leaping frogs. really cute like how its put together.

Judy said...

Fantastic cards, love the froggy card, makes me want to hop on over. TFS

Susan said...

Your cards are wonderful. I especially liked the first card -- so feminine!

Deb said...

Sally your card is darling!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such beautiful cards, Sally! TFS =)

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful cards, Sally! Love the froggie card!

Dawn said...

love both cards Sally...the first is so elegant and pretty and your second is just down right cute.

Katie said...

Both of your designs are fabulous! I love the background you created with your first card! And your flowers are wonderful. Also like how you did your sentiment with the faux stitching underling the word. Also love your second card! :) Thank you for sharing.

Katie

Alice Wertz said...

LOVE the beautiful lush colors on your first card. gorgeousness! and the second one is soooooooo cute! fabulous work, Sally!

Katherine said...

Beautiful.

Joy said...

Your first card Sally, what more can I say but stunning..the colours are so warm and inviting and your second card with the fog, so fitting for the event...love them both..Hugs!

Yvette said...

Love the warm colors af the bg of the first card, and the blue frog is super cute!

NatQuebec said...

2 nice cards but I really love the froggy one ;-)

Robin K. said...

Congrats on being a Lily Pad dt member Sally! Your first card is stunning and the second one is super duper cute!

Atticelf said...

I love them both. The beautiful background and romantic style of the first and fun froggy theme of the second. TFS!

Sueli Pinheiro said...

Muito lindo seu cartão! Parabéns!

Cathy said...

Such great ART. :) LOVE the beauty of the first card and the blue frog whimsy of the second! FABULOUS.

{VICKI} said...

havin a Hoppin Good time

Ola said...

Your first card is gorgeous! I love the background colors & the butterfly is stuning!!!

Your second card is so fun.... I love it!

Thank you so mudh ror sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot
zloee

Nona said...

Both your cards are amazing, Sally! The first one is absolutely beautiful and second is just too cute. Thanks for sharing :)

Sinihilkka said...

Sweet cards! Thanks for showing them :)

Jette / ma11edina said...

2 beautiful cards!!! Love the distressing and the colors of the first card! And the second is totally cute :))

Cris said...

Great cards!!! Love the coloring on the background of the first card, and the frogs are so cute!

Message Keeper said...

Sally, your second card is such a fun card! I like the punched frog, so cute!

Kathy said...

OH Sally what a delight to see both of your cards. One is so elegant and the other one is so darn adorable!!!!!!!! I just love all the inspiration on your blog. Many hugs,Kathy

GrammaR said...

I love the colors of the first card and laughed when I saw the second. Great job.

Fika said...

love the beautiful flowers on your first card Sally and the blue froggie card is just so cute!! :)

Renee VanEpps said...

Your cards are gorgeous!!!

Heather Maria said...

Sally, your first card is absolutely gorgeous and I love the fun and adorable froggie card!

donna mikasa said...

Hi Sally! I was proud to be hopping with you and Lilypad Cards and I'm glad I'm catching up with your work. LOVE your cards and your style! The background on the first card is amazing!