Monday, April 11, 2011

Stamper's Dream & Friends Blog Hop

I'm incredibly honored that Michelle asked me to participate in her Stamper's Dream & Friends blog hop today! Having the opportunity to join forces with these talented ladies is nothing short of exciting for me! I've known Michelle for a few years now and she carries all those great stamping supplies you want & need at StampersDream.com. You'll get super fast shipping and great customer service too! During this hop there will be some hidden blog candy along the way, so keep reading to learn how you might win!

I made 2 cards today using this adorable Penny Black Easter March stamp that you can find at StampersDream.com. I had so much fun coloring this fun image! I used Copics and created the background using a plaid embossing folder with some small green & yellow ink pads. I stamped alternating squares of color on the top portion only of the embossing folder, then carefully closed it over the cardstock and ran it through my Big Kick machine. I love the look you can achieve by using your embossing folders this way. If you click the photo to enlarge it, you'll see the glossy accents & stickles I added for interest.
Here's the 2nd card I made. For this one I used 2 MS hydrangea punches to create the vellum flowers and pulled out the sewing machine for some stitching around the edge.

There are 2 hidden blog candy prizes in this hop so you'll want to visit all of the participating blogs and leave a little love. The winners will be announced on the Stampers Dream blog on Thursday evening, April 14th as well as on each blog where the candy was hidden. Look at what you'll have a chance to win.....
This is the first hidden candy.....
And here is the 2nd! Who wouldn't want to win these yummy goodies?!

Here is the list of participating bloggers, so have fun hopping! Be sure to check back on Michelle's blog Thursday to see if you're a winner!

Becca Feeken
Michelle Rodgers
Jerri Kay Jimenez
Amy Sheffer
Denise Marzec
Arlene Cuevas
Leslie Miller
Cindy Lawrence
Kellie Fortin
Tosh Leyendekker
Jeanne Streiff
Mariana Grigsby
Joan Ervin
Lea Lawson
Frances Byrne
Christina Fischer
Carla Murphy
Teresa Kline
Carol Longacre - you're here!
Gabriela Divine


Thanks so much for stopping by today and good luck everyone!!

Carol

174 comments:

Gabriela said...

Carol - You stamped a hedgie! Hedgies are my all time favorites and just look at your perfect coloring and blending! Your little flowers add the perfect touch. What a darling card!

Gabriela Divine

Luana said...

How cute.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Oh Carol, they are both so light and carefree! You know I just adore the vellum flowers on the second card! Spring has sprung on your blog!

Ret said...

Hi Carol, your cards are so cute with the little Hedgie & Easter egg! I love your coloring and the texture that the vellum flowers create. Just delightful!!!

~ Jo ~ said...

Carol how adorable!!! I love the cards, and they look so much like Spring =)

Natasha said...

He is so cute, beautiful card, thanks for sharing.

GrannyCharlotte said...

What happy cards!!! The colors, stamp, sentiment and embellishments are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Tanja said...

These are nice, I love the stitching and the flowers on the second card.

wendy said...

Such a cute stamp. The copic markers really make the colors pop. Like how you created the plaid design.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Cute card. Love that little hedgehog!

bethann said...

so cute, what a great Easter card

merrymstamper said...

Adorable hedgie!! great colouring Carol!!! :-)

Kay said...

Two very cute cards, love the embossing on the background of the first one.Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

NewYankeeScrapper said...

I love your hedgehog!! THanks for sharing!

Teri said...

Love the little hedgehog and the look of the card!

Evette K. said...

Oh ty for using that wonderful hedgehog...my favorite!!! Your card is beyond great...just really love it. Ty for sharing. hugs.

marilynwillauer said...

Adorable card, so spring like!

Kim160 said...

So cute, anyone would love to receive this Easter card. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl said...

Love the springy colors. The little hedgehog is adorable!!

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Linda said...

Cute hedgehog, I love the card. Thank you for sharing.

Jerri Jimenez said...

This card is so adorable and so perfect for Easter! Just love it!

workofheart said...

Love this image and love those vellum flowers. I've never worked with vellum, just tracing paper and didn't have much luck. I see I'm going to have to give it another go - cause I love these! Thank you so much for sharing.

Laurie in MN said...

My daughters favorite images are the hedgehogs. Adorable card.

Michelle said...

The perfect Easter cards!!! Love how happy that hedgie looks skipping along! Your coloring and FAB sewing amaze me! Awesome job, my dear friend! Thanks so very much for hopping with us today!!!

Barbara said...

Super cute little hedge hog. The cards are wonderful.

Barbara said...

The little hedgehog is super cute. Wonderful cards.

Karol L said...

This is just about the cutest card I have seen, all the elements and colors are just outstanding. Cute!
Any one would love to receive this card for Easter.

KVencel said...

This is such an adorable card! The Easter hedgehog!

Tanya said...

this is darling! I love those Penny Black stamps, soooo cute! Love your use of glossy accents, I always forget to use mine!! TFS!!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Cute stamp and details.....lovely colors. TFS

Marit said...

This card is to cute

Jeanne S said...

What a sweet card! Such Springy colors!

Mrs Ham said...

Wonderful card. That image is just adorable. It make me smile.

hm1103 said...

A perfect Easter card.

marla said...

Penny Black stamps are adorable and fun to color!! You did a GREAT job with this one!!

Cheryl Winget said...

That little hedgehog is so adorable. Love the machine stitching and all the other details. TFS

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh adorable, he looks like a Bunny's helper!! Great coloring and and adorable card.

Maureen Chandler said...

Your cards are so cute - I love all the details! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

Lil said...

This is a great Easter card. I love hedgehogs!

Brenda said...

What an adorable Easter card - so pretty and cheerful!

Joan Ervin said...

Your cards are sooo cute...such pretty coloring and such fun and fabulous details!!!!

dclouser said...

Love this hedgie stamp. It makes such a unique and charming Easter card!

jimlynn said...

BOTH of these are just fabulous!!! Love that image too and your coloring is fantastic. SO VERY CUTE.
Lynn

Jessica said...

What an adorable card! All the cute little details are so sweet. I love all the color too. TFS,
Hugs, Jessica

Elizabeth said...

Very Cute! Thanks for the smile:)

Billie Dee said...

What a fun and cheerful card!

Gloria Westerman said...

So stinking cute.....love Penny Black stamps too....thank you for sharing....

Mommamea's favorite things said...

I love hedgehogs. This card is too cute. great coloring

Linda Palmer said...

Love your Penny Black image and how you colored it. Great card.

Nana Connie said...

I dearly love Penny Black images, especially the hedgehogs! You've done an incredible job on both cards. Love the flowers on the second one. TFS

Lea L. said...

This is darling! Such a perfect little card for spring!! ♥♥♥

zenaidacuevas said...

Lots of talent, love the variety of you work. Easter card is just to cute. Thanks for the invite to blog hop.

Wanda H said...

Really cute card!!!

Cheryl S. said...

Love the hedgie!! Your vellum flowers were a terrific touch as are the other embellishements.

Just Me... said...

just love the hedgehog and you do good work. Thanks for sharing

shellybob said...

What a HAPPY card. It made me smile, which is saying something for a Monday. Great job

Fernanda said...

yellow bow or purple flowers so hard to choose which I like best-they are both so cute!

meemee48 said...

What a Springy Easter card! Love the colors!

Marisa said...

I love PB critters and this image is adorable :) What an adorable spring card!

Marlene said...

What a sweet, adorable card! I used to have a hedgehog as a pet, you know. Her name was Mrs. Prickles. :) (The kids named her). Of course, this was when I lived in Canada...where they're commonly sold as pets.

mamaduck said...

I love your Hedgehog Easter card.

Clare said...

These cards are so Springy and cute! That hedgehog is darling! Beautiful coloring!

Designing with Debbie said...

Very Cute Easter card. This is so fun and festive. It screams Spring. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing

Ellen said...

Such a cute little Easter card for a child.

Ellen said...

What a cute little Easter card for a child.

patjomat said...

Such a cute and adorable card!!

Judith Kulm said...

Such a cute little critter!

Belinda Popovich said...

I love the easter hedgehog, too cute!

chrissy said...

OMG this stamp is so stinkin cute...the card is great...thank you for the chance to win.

connie said...

this is so cute!

dinosaur said...

Such a cute little hedgehog!

GrannieR said...

Very cute!

Candy Meyers said...

What an adorable csrd. Nicely colored, too.
Thanks loads,
Candy Meyers

jperr said...

Cute easter card.
Jocelan Perry

Joan V said...

Carol, oh how cute. I love Penny Black stamps and you made two cute cards! I love them both. Thanks for sharing.

Judy said...

What adorable spring cards! Love the plaid background you created for the first one and the stitching and flowers on the second one!

nancyproudfit said...

What a darling hedgehog. Love the colors.

Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful cards! Love the background technique on the first! Awesome coloring and details on both! So glad you're hopping with SD today!

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Adorable easter card!!!!

Kathy said...

This is such a cute stamp set. so springy too.

StampOwl said...

such a cheerful card :)

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, Both of these cards are so very special. Adorable, bright and cheery. I love that plaid ef and you did such a nice job of the small spots of color. Love, Love, Love the glossy accents on the hedgehog. The flowers are gorgeous on the second card. You inspire me every day. I hope to get back to schedule tomorrow. Actually my "babies" are going to have their teeth cleaned tomorrow so I don't know how I will be for the day. I do know I will be a wreck as they have to put them under to do this. Keep your fingers crossed for them, please. Talk soon. Hugs

Jackie said...

wow easter, I've got to get busy on my cards.Your's is so cute. thanks Jackie

Brenda W. said...

Really cute cards! Hedgies are always fun.

T said...

great job on both

Diane Jaquay said...

These are both SO cute, love that image! And I love how you cut the words on the first card, very whimsical!

bsirvine said...

I absolutely love the background of the first card and the flowers on the second are so sweet. Great job colouring this little guy.

Diane said...

What a sweet and adorable card....love all the stitching on it and all the details!!

Annette M said...

what a cute hedgehog!! Adorable cards.

bernietom47 said...

These cards are absolutely adorable. Superb coloring! Love the background papers. and the flowers. Thanks for the chance to win.
Blessings Bernie

Marina said...

What a cute card! Love it!
Thanks!

Creative Mish said...

What a cutie that little hedgie that is! And what a fun card!

Lovestampin said...

Lovely cheery Easter card. Thanks for sharing.

Sonia said...

Such cute cards- who wouldn't want to receive one of these?

Hannah Clark said...

Your colouring is amazing! I love the stitching too!

Rachel Brooks said...

What a cute card. Love that hedgehog!

Just a Few Designs said...

Hi there...those hedgehogs are just soo funny. One cant help but smile! You did such a wonderful job!! TFS!
hugs
Elsa

Adirondack Annie said...

Absolutely adorable! Love the coloring & how you added dimension to this sweet Easter Card!

Paula said...

Such a happy little guy! Very cute!

Denise Marzec said...

Eeeeek! Love what you did with the hedies, Carol. Both cards are SOOOOOOO stinkin' cuuuute!

Glitter Fantasies said...

Besides the card being so cute..thank you for the vellum flowers idea! I have been trying to figure out what to do with vellum - and I love the look of the flowers!
Jackie

Cindy Lou said...

Kewute! I just love the coloring job you did on this hedgie! The whole card is simply sweet, wish it was coming to me ;) Thanks for sharing!

Carla Murphy said...

Hi Carol - what a great card. Love all your stitching and those beautiful flowers. Great being on the hop with you today!

Karen said...

How cute. i love the flowers on your card.

rush said...

thank you for sharing.

Barbara said...

Cute little hedgie!
TFS

Benzi said...

Carol, I love what you did with that plaid embossing folder on your first card. And, your stitching is fabulous. Love, love those vellum hydrangeas. Great cards!!!

Auntie Em said...

Your card is darling! I love all the flowers and the shiny bow.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Holly said...

I love hedgehogs. This is way too cute!!!

nthornton918 said...

love the little hedgehog too cute, so glad I looked at Arlene's page today, or I wouldn't have seen any of the amazingly yummy projects all of you ladies have done for this hop. Thank you so much.

Linda Carson said...

Oh what a cheerful card! Love it!

Luv 2 Create said...

Cute! Looks like this little guy could use the exercise. hehe. Adorable card.
Marcie

Trish said...

Fabulous cards. I love the way you did your background on the first card using a plaid embossing folder and I will definitely give this a try. Also loved the gorgeous delicate flowers on your second card.
Thank you so much for the inspiration.
Hugs,
Trish x

Kaye said...

Nothing better than a porcupine at Easter...too cute...gotta luv it...

queenofnanas said...

Love this card and Penny Black.

Jeannie B said...

Very cute card! Thanks for sharing..

Julia Nowosielska said...

Love the Penny Black hedgehogs. The way you coloured the image is lovely. What a fun card!

LindaMar1 said...

Carol! Nice job! I like how you colored the embossed background to look plaid.Cool idea

Jan Musselman said...

Just adorable. He looks like he is off for a great picnic with an egg hunt of course.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, how cute! Love both cards. Your coloring is exquisite, and I love those beautiful punched vellum flowers. I'm inspired!

Mindy said...

Hello, hopping over from Butterfly Kisses and these cards and the little hedge hog make me SMILE! :) Very cute!

Vickie Merrick said...

The blog candy is great but my favorite part of blog hops is seeing all of this fantastic talent displayed!!!

Your card is so cute! All of the layers, embellishments and colors work so well together. I Love It!

Billie A said...

Really cute Easter card love Penny Black

sharon said...

Cute hedgie! Two cute cards.
Sharon L

Kelli B said...

Such sweet cards- I love the PB hedgie and your layouts. TFS

bernshwag said...

Adorable cards Carol, so bright and cheerie! I absolutely love the colorful plaid effect that you achieved using the embossing folder....just gorgeous!

Hugs,
Candi

Judi said...

What a fun card Carol. I love hedgehogs, so it was an instant hit with me.

Judi x

Peachy Wessels said...

What great cards - you just have to love that little hedgehog! Too cute!

Stephanie said...

Both cards are so adorable! Your coloring is fantastic!

Ratty Hugs said...

Sweet card, love the hedgies.

Moira said...

The hedgehog is adorable and the colors are just right for Spring! Thanks for sharing :)

Oma said...

The 1st card is really cute but I love the 2nd card!

Karen said...

Now that's an adorable Easter card! Love it.

DottyA Cards & Things said...

This is just a lovely card!!! The colors work so will with that beautiful stamp set...! Thanks for this chance to win.

irishgalkelly said...

Wow, two cards! Love the Easter theme and perfect coloring. The second card was my fav with those pretty flowers.

Garry said...

Gorgeous card and great colouring! Thanks for sharing.

mary lou said...

this card is so cute...the coloring is wonderful

Barbara said...

Awww...adorable.

cropnmoomsie said...

Cure card! So whimsical.

Cin said...

You're easter card is adorable! Have fun with the hop.

Nicole said...

Very cute. Love the flowers on the second one.

Sherry said...

This is an adorable card love the hedgehog thanks for sharing

Marian said...

Love your blog! Sooo cute!

Marian said...

Like your blog. Sooo cute!

Janice M said...

Adorable cards Carol! LOVE thise vellum flowers on the second card!!

Kathy O said...

Cute,cute card! Always like Penny Black stamps!

Kathy O said...

Great card! Always like the Penny Black stamps!

JD said...

Cute card, Carol

Scrapycandy said...

My neighbor owns a hedge hog and she can't go anywhere because she has to take care of it! :)

Teresa said...

Oh so very cute! Love the coloring on the Hedge Hog and really love the vellum flowers! Hugs, Teresa E.

Aissa's said...

Very Cute. The flowers are beautiful.

Lesley said...

Carol, your cards are adorable! The little "critters are so sweet. I especially like the second one with the flowers. They look so real!

Tricia6653 said...

Your work is cute. Love the hedgehog.

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schmidtrv said...

Ehat a cute card. Love the background paper,
Vicky S.

christi said...

these cards are just so cute for Easter. i love all of the cut work that you did.

Marie said...

Lovely work

Sandra said...

Cute!
Sandra ltb

Teri said...

Awwww... they are both just as adorable as can be! I'm such a hedgie fan!!
Teri

Lagene said...

What an adorable Easter card! Gotta love the Hedgie!

thefrashers said...

oh, i do love the hedgies, too. i like that you show two cards with the same stamp but very different looks. i love the colors on both of them. they are so cute but lovely too.

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

Tooo cute!!! Very sweet card!!!

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Karen said...

Cute Easter cards. Love that Penny Black hedgie.

Peggy said...

Absolutely love your card. Hedge Hogs are some of my favorites and the way you colored the card really makes it pop. And I love the stitching. Thanks for sharing.

clavell said...

Penny Black designs are sooo sweet and your card is adorable.

Yogi said...

cute image, cute card. wonderful blog candy

JoAnne said...

What a wonderful card and I think it is time I give in to my attraction for these little hedgies! Thank you for sharing with all of us.

DottyA Cards & Things said...

How charming!! The beautiful stamp set work so will with the colors you used!
Thanks for this chance to win.

Lynne said...

Both of your cards are simply awesome - thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

Carol -- I just love this Penny Black image and you've done two wonderful cards with it! I have to say that your vellum flowers on the second card really took my breath away!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

I just love your card!! The papers and colors you used work perfect with the lovely stamp set!
Thanks for this chance to win.

Janet L. said...

Cute and happy card!

Viviana Jara (Chile) said...

Nice card!!!!. Thank for the chance to win this candy :)

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joanieg said...

What a cute card. I love your paper choices too. Thank you so much.

Joanie

Tosha Leyendekker said...

This is charming! Love how you highlighted the sentiment and your coloring is awesome!!