April 17, 2020

Spread Joy Not Germs Blog Hop


Hello Crafty Friends &
Welcome to the Spread Joy Not Germs Blog Hop.
 


This hop is a collaboration of many crafting companies and was set up by Catherine Pooler and Hedgehog Hollow. There will be lots of prizes and giveaways along the way. There are 31 (!!) Sponsors. For a full hop list and all the details on the hop or if you get lost on your way you can visit either of these two blogs!



This is a HUGE blog hop with over 140 participants. The prizes will be randomly drawn from all the blogs and all the comments. So you may leave as many comments on as many blogs as you can! Some of our sponsors are offering discounts and freebies which can only be found on the company blogs! So have fun hopping and commenting and keep in mind that the more you comment the more chances you will have of winning prizes ;-)
Deadline to enter the hop for prize eligibility is April 24th. Winners will be announced on Monday, April 27 on the blogs of Catherine Pooler and The Hedgehog Hollow.


I am promoting Whimsy Stamps in this hop today and I am happy to announce that I will be giving away a $15 Gift Certificate from Whimsy Stamps!  WOOHOO! So make sure and comment if you want to have a chance on winning.

Denise from Whimsy Stamps is very generous and the Whimsy prize will be a $15 Gift Certificate on each of the Creative Team team blogs!
You can visit the Whimsy Stamps Inspiration blog HERE to read more.

That means all my participating Whimsy teamies have a $15 gift certificate up for grabs! ;-) Make sure and check their blogs as well. Hint: There are some links for you further down ;-)

Ok and now on to the hop and my creations! If you have arrived here from Annette Allen then you are on the right track!

My card today showcases the NEW Cute Cacti clear stamp set with matching Cute Cacti Outline dies, the NEW Festive Desert 6x6 Designer Papers and the NEW Festive Edger die set

I colored my images with Copics and pencils. The wall behind the cacti was inked using the Brick stencil and Memento Potters Clay ink. 


The sentiment is included with the Cute Cacti clear stamp set. I stamped with Versamark ink and embossed using silver embossing powder. In real life it is much brighter and shinier than in the picture. It's always hard to catch shiny things in pictures.


As I mentioned above my participating Whimsy teamies have some prizes to giveaway as well:


To continue to the next stop in the hop please scroll down!


Here's my second card I created with these super cute cacti products from Whimsy Stamps 


This time I colored with Karin Brushmarker Pro. The die cut flower border was made using the Festive Edger die set and the pattern paper is from the Festive Desert 6x6 Designer Papers again.

Here's a shot from another angle:



I hope I could inspire you with my creations. Thank you for hopping along and good luck! 
Your next stop in the hop is Ardyth Percy-Robb.  

Here is a link list of all Whimsy products used on my cards:

   
 


*NEW 6x6 Paper Pack - Festive Desert - Whimsy Stamps   *NEW Cute Cacti Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps   *NEW Cute Cacti Outline Die Set - Whimsy Stamps   *NEW Festive Edger Die Set - Whimsy Stamps

 Karin Brushmarker Pro - Cerise 375   Nuve - Deluxe Adhesive   Crafty Foam Tape White


Stay healthy everyone and remember spread joy not germs! 


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Erica A-B said...

I love the cacti stamp and those patterned papers are GORGEOUS!!

Helen said...

What super fun, bright and happy cards, Iris! I love the wonderful images and DP!! Stay safe! :)

Barb said...

I love the bright colors of these cards--it does put a smile on my face! Thanks for participating!

Doudou said...

Great coloring . Love the bright colors !

Unknown said...

Such cute cards thank you for sharing

Margreet said...

Great coloring of the cute cacti stamps. Love your choice of DP!
xxx Margreet

Sue said...

Hi Iris, your card is beautiful, gorgeous layout and I am so taken with the Cute Cacti set! Hope you are managing to stay safe.
love from
Sue...xxx <3

Priya said...

Adorable cactus cards. They are so cute

Alanna said...

Your cacti cards are so cute Iris. Love them. Hope you remain safe and healthy friend

Joyce Stuart said...

You gotta love a pun. Funny cards will get us through.

Tenia Nelson said...

Super FUN cards!! Thanks for sharing!!

Christine said...

I love the diagonal panels with die cut accents. Such a fresh, eye-catching look to go along with your amazing coloring!

Nicole said...

Oh, my goodness. Love the cactus cards!! SOOOO CUTE!

Donna Hawkins said...

I love the fun and brightness of your cards! Amazing job! Thank you for spreading joy!

Kathy said...

The cacti just make me smile.

Lisa Mensing said...

Such cute cards with those adorable cactus! ❤

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Love these Iris! Such cute cards. :)

MariLynn said...

Cute cards. I especially like the first one you shared. I liked how you added a diagonal element to both your cards. It was very eye catching. Thanks for sharing on the Spread Joy Not Germs Bloghop. Blessings.

Gail said...

Amazing cactus cards! Thanks for sharing on the Spread Joy Not Germs Bloghop. Blessings. Gail in Michigan - safe and healthy! Yeah!

Karyn said...

Cute cute cute!! I needed some inspiration for cactus stamps. Love it

Sandy said...

Both your cards are so fun! The cacti and sentiments made me smile. The coordinating papers are really great! Stay Healthy!

Liz Williams said...

Fun papers, fun layouts, and adorable cactus. Win, win, win!!

Jane said...

I love those edge dies! Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Natasa said...

Fabulous cards! Love the colors!

Maria said...

Wonderful cards!! Awesome coloring!!

Carol Wortman said...

Hmmm love those edger dies. Cards are Cute, Cute, Cute! Thanks and please be well! Very generous!!

Sheila R said...

Cute, thanks for thinking of us and sharing.love whimsy

Mary Ellen Lounsbery said...

Great Aztec boarder!

Susanne Wichert said...

Omg, the cacti are a-dohhh-raaa-bellll!

Gina K said...

Your cute cards made me smile!

Ann Cifaldi said...

The cactus are so cute. The colors on these cards great! Thanks for sharing

*Vicki* said...

Hey Iris! Your cacti cards are adorable! Love the brick background and colors! The papers are so fun too! TFS!

Cheryl said...

So cute! I love the cacti stamps!


Cheryl
http://shestamps.blogspot.com/

Debbie Davis said...

These are just TOOOOO CUTE!! And don't worry the Cute Cacti set will be back in stock soon!

Becca Yahrling said...

These are such super cute designs! Love them both.

Cindi said...

Gorgeous cards! I love your coloring and designs. I think I need to get that paper now. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

berucrafts said...

Hi Iris... what for fantastic cards you made. I think I must have this cactus too. The first background paper remember me to a game that my boy play, called Mine Crafts (lol)... Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Hugs
Ute
DT Whimsy Stamps

deb c said...

Adorable cards! I love the pattern paper too. Very fun!! Love the "You Grow Girl" sentiment!! So fun

rightbrainart said...

Adorable cards!!!

Lisa said...

I just love the SW vibe of the first card! Great texture and colors!

Cheryl Heard said...

Those are whimsical cacti! So cute

Blankina said...

Hi I normally prefer cuddly images but I must say your catus card are fab and love the matching dp too, thanks for the inspiration and hop, hugs Blankina

Lori said...

Very cute cards, thanks!

Leen said...

Your cards are so pretty, but I must say, cactus with smiley faces are just over the top adorable!!!

Betsy Calvin said...

Such cute cards. Loving the use of pattern paper. Thanks for sharing!

Amanda Wilcox said...

Such great cards!!! I love texture and details!

Mcscrap said...

Nice cards. I never would have imagined using a cacti stamp on a card. It is super cute and I may have to get this stamp set!!

Kerys said...

Adorable cards - love this stamp set x

mamawcindy said...

Love your fun cards. Really like how you did the brick stencil. Love the papers to. Thanks for the Inspiration. I have got to get me some stencils. :) Stay safe!

Lori Kobular said...

Love the cactus stamps and the sentiments are just adorable! Thanks for the inspiration! Stay SAFE!

Kelly said...

awww smiley-faced cactus will certainly make someone smile!

A.Rose said...

How perfectly Southwestern your cards are. Truly earthy!

Laurie said...

Very cute cards that made me smile! Thank you for sharing.

Connie Lutz said...

Lovely coloring and shading ❣️

Peri said...

Adorable cards...thank you for your inspiration xx

Jenny McGee said...

Thanks for lifting me up during this difficult time.

abhoneyab said...

Great ideas! I love this hop! Take care and stay safe!

Jean said...

Darling cards and perfect for this amazing hop! Thanks to everyone who has come together for this event!

Roberta Stevenson said...

Your cards are both adorable and your colouring is amazing! Love your designs too! Thanks for being part of this hop and spreading some joy today!

Jane Harrah said...

Nice work. Very colorful!

alpeg said...

Great Hop

Debi Lowery said...

Really cute card. Love your coloring.

Sarah said...

Such fun cards. Thanks for sharing.

Terri said...

What cute and fun cards!

Marylin S said...

Those are rally cute!

Kraftsbyus4u said...

Love your coloring! These cards are so cute. I need this set in my stash!

Billie Sue Woolley said...

Very cute cards. Thank you for sharing.

Elizabeth Roberts said...

I like your cards. Those strip dies are great for accent details.

Debbie Bonner said...

Super cute cards, I love cactus. I grow a number of them. Thanks so much.

Cindy G said...

Love how the patterned paper matches your stamps!

Crafting with Andrea said...

Such fun cards. Im in love with the patterned paper that matches. Thanks for sharing!

Sharon Huffman said...

I love those cactus stamps! These would make anyone smile!

Jessi Brown said...

Jessi Brown- Such fun cards! Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win!

Susan said...

Your cards are so festive! Love the details you've added. Thank you for sharing!

Hadassah said...

So prickly cute! I love these cards.

Donna Cole said...

Cute cards!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

fabulous creations

Dawn Spengler said...

Creative details and really sweet!

ksdavis1947 said...

Fun, happy cards. Just what the doctor ordered! Love all of the bright colors.

Phyllis said...

cute cacti. Love the faces.

Beans827 said...

Very cute cards. I'm definitely partial to the whimsical! nice job!

Anonymous said...

I love these cute cards. The one with the diecuts at an angle is so creative! I will have to CASE. Such beautiful cards! Thank you for being a part of this blog hop and sharing your creativity!

ckd said...

Love your colorful cards. The Whimsy paper you used is awesome. thank you

Lynn McAuley said...

What fabulous designs with these bright, happy cacti!! Too, too cute!!

Annamarie's Blog said...

I really love cacti cards. The colours are cheery and the cacti fun! xx

Unknown said...

So much fun!!!

nascargirl58 said...

Lovely! Your shading is spot on.

Connie said...

Love! Love! Love your cacti cards....100% adorable!!! Thanks for inspiring me :)

NatQuebec said...

Very beautiful cards 😊

Judy Inukai said...

Cute cards.

Karen B. said...

Those cacti are absolutely adorable, lovely coloring!

Anonymous said...

Such happy cards, thank you. I need to get these cactus stamps!!

Betty Lou said...

Cute, cute!! Thanks for sharing!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Fun cactus stamped cards! Thanks for inspiring me today!
:) Marie

Jaime Clemens said...

Very cute, love it!

Kim B said...

Such cute and happy cards!

Laurie K. said...

Love your fun cards.

Marie Bingaman said...

These are too cute! :)

Lois said...

Love the cute little cacti on that first card!

Dawn said...

Very cute!

Anonymous said...

I love your use of color and texture and direction. I forgot how fun cards can look with different angles. Something I need to remember when I am creating. Thanks

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love these cacti! Too Cute!

Andrea Shell said...

These cards are so fun! I love your coloring and creative use of the Edger Dies!

Anne said...

I love fun cards and yours were adorable! Thanks for sharing.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love these guys. Fun projects. Thanks for sharing

Ginger said...

Love the cacti! and the sentiment being stuck with us is perfect!

Sandie Duggan said...

What a fun card. Great way to spread joy and cheer someone up. Thank you sor participating in the hop.

Judy F. said...

I especially like the first card. Thanks for participating in the hop.

Sue Cooley said...

I love these cards, the little faces are so cute!

Carmela said...

Cute cactus stamps and the paper is adorable!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Seriously COOL Iris! LOVE these sweet Cactus images. Your creations with them are utterly fabulous! LOVING the edge dies and your colouring on the cactus, swoon, AMAZING! Gorgeous creations hun, love these to bits! Hugs, Wends xoxo

Tammy G said...

So cute!

Karen Letchworth said...

So creative and super inspiring. you're one talented gal. Thanks for sharing your inspirations with us.

I'm not on the blog hop list, but I am participating as part of the Paper Sweeties DT if you'd like to stop by and see my project. Hope you're staying safe and healthy.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Jen said...

It’s so fun to color with alcohol inks.

Reneeleeak said...

What a fun card! Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

The colors are wonderful and the cute faces on the cacti made me smile.

Aunt Denise said...

Love the cacti, using the pink and black is so original and eye popping! Thanks for sharing your great design!

Christy Marks said...

These are fun cards!

Chrystyna said...

What cute cards you made. They definitely make one smile. Thanks for sharing!

Teresa said...

Adorable card. Love the colors,

Dawn said...

Thanks for sharing. I love the happy cacti. 💜

DJ said...

Cacti are sooo cute ! Thanks for doing this !

Darlene DeSario said...

cute designs using the cacti! tyfs

Eve N said...

I've bought some Whimsey dies but haven't really looked at the stamps. This is so cute that I'll have to look them over.

Renee Allen said...

Hi. I was only able to see one image of a card but it was lovely. Beautiful coloring. The other images were of a grayed-out do not enter sign. There was also a Pinterest icon that appeared when I scrolled down.

Joanne G said...

Love the smiling cacti! Very cute cards. Thanks for sharing.

Cardogram said...

Love the card Iris.. I love the pattern paper but mostly I am taken by the cactus stamp.. This is so adorable ❤️ ❤️

The Happy Craft Challenge said...

Oh I love this card very creative and using theme we don't see to much great work thank you for creating it Megan Flynn Aus https://meganskaszazzblog.wordpress.com/

Andi Z said...

Haha, faces on cacti. How can you not smile when looking at them? TFS!

Jennifrann said...

What a fabulous and fun southwestern style card! Adorable!

Dawn said...

I love the happy faces on your cacti. Thank you for sharing.

Pamela Duncan said...

Love those catcus! Your cards are always great.

Debbie S. said...

Really cute cards. Love your paper choices.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic cards Iris. Amazing coloring on both! The brick background looks awesome on the firs card... also like the designer papers! Thanks for the inspiration. God bless!

PinkLadyCarol said...

Truly whimsical cards! This is my introduction to Whimsy Stamps and your cute cactus cards make me smile.

Crafty Amy said...

What adorable fun cards :D

Huge hugs

Amy xx

Jamie said...

Your cards are so cute! I love Whimsy Stamps. I think I might have to checkout the Karin Brushmarker Pro that you used to color your second card. Your coloring job is awesome!

Patty said...

So cute and colorful! Love the patterned papers you used! I have a ton and am trying to incorporate them into my cards more!

Sugar Land Scrapper said...

These cacti stamps are so cute! Love them! Your cards are great!

ksplumlee said...

Your cards are adorable. I love the brick background. Thanks!!!

Maura said...

Your cacti are indeed CUTE - love the layouts of your cards and the pattern paper is AWESOME!!!!!!

Aimee's Stamping Adventures said...

You created some great inspiration using Whimsy stamps.
I absolutely love the U R Stuck with me card with the cactus and the amazing stencil background. Made me smile.

Lisa Reber said...

Beautiful coloring as always Iris! Finally broke down and bought the Karin brush market pro set... you are my inspiration! Hope we will still see you in June!!

Debbie said...

Cute cards!!

Northern Girl said...

Addorable, love the colouring💚

gail said...

who knew cactus's could be sooooooo cute.

Mirella said...

These are truly lovely and sweet!

Cheryl S. said...

Happy, fun cards to brighten anyone's day!!

Kristina H said...

Both cards are utterly adorable! I'm going to have to get that adorable paper!

Mary-Anne V said...

What adorable cacti cards...I love the designs and happy feel.

JJ Barrett said...

Cute! I love your bright fun cards. Beautiful coloring and great designs. Thanks for sharing. XO. :)

Natasha V said...

so fun and so cute!

Diane Morris said...

What cute paper and stamps! You have used them well. Thanks for sharing!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the cacti! Adorable cards!

cebelica said...

Your cards are wonderful. Who knew cacti could make such a great "center-of-attention-image"?!

Sidelle Menon said...

lovely cards xx

sharon g said...

How cute that you added a brick wall. Adorable.

Bonnie Peffer said...

Fun and cute cards! Bright and colorful papers. Love the little faces on the first card. TFS!

Lisa Byers said...

How utterly cute!! I love your adorable cactus!! Very bright and colorful cards, makes me happy!!

Lisa said...

those edger dies are fun - very cute cards!

Melanie said...

Such happy and cute little cacti! Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous, super cute cards.. ...Thanks for sharing x

Debbie Bonczek said...

These are the three C's . . . cute, cheerful and CREATIVE. Love them!

creativetimewithme said...

Your cards are adorable<3<3<3 Stay healthy! Stay safe! Keep crafting!

Jill D. said...

Adorable cards. Love all the details.

Ebrown said...

So cute! Love the cacti stamps... and that patterned paper! Awesome cards.

Wendi J said...

Very nice coloring.

Heather said...

Oh, how adorable!!! Love the cute cactuses, the fun layouts and the fabulous papers you used!

Amber Fite said...

Love this!!

Dawn T. said...

Thanks for sharing such cute cards!

Anne Marie@Married to the Empire said...

Such cute and fun cards!

Lisa said...

Such cute cacti! Love the background you created!

Sandee Lunneborg said...

I love your cards! Your coloring is amazing and I love your layouts! That little flower border is so sweet!

DorothyA said...

I am new to this company, and boy do those cards make me smile! And thank you for sharing about the company- so generous!

JMN said...

Cute cacti cards, love the colors. Thanks for sharing on this wonderful blog hop.

Isabel Z said...

Love what you created!

Robin M said...

Really love the designs and color choices.

Cathy said...

Love the colors and who doesn't love a cacti!!

Jeanette said...

Love the catus paper. Cute cards.

Natalie said...

Such cute little Cacti, nice card

Krystin said...

Those cacti are adorable and the coloring so vibrant! Love this!

CJordan7496 said...

I was just looking at this set the other day!! Your cards are lovely!!! Thank you for sharing!

Monika Skinner said...

The cacti are so sweet. Loving all the layers too. Hope you're having a great day!

Nandini said...

Very cute card. I love the gorgeous pattern papers.

Cat Arenzana said...

Adorable cards! I love how you incorporated the patterned paper! I sometimes struggle with patterned paper and getting just the right balance. tyfs!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous creations, I especially love the card using Kraft! Awesome event to spread Joy during these uncertain times! Thanks for the chance to win!

Melissa Leftrick said...

I love the cactus!! So much fun! Thank you for sharing.

D Q said...

Such a fun card!

Joyce said...

Oh my gosh those cacti are too cute!

Julie O'Neil said...

Love the cacti, super cute!

Janet said...

What fun cards!

Lynn Hill said...

I enjoyed your cards, particularly the one where you used a border die on the diagonal to make an interesting card! Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Candace O said...

Super cute cards - Love them!

TangledFun said...

How cheery! These cards are so fun and colorful! Thank you!

Angelartistok said...

Love the Cute Cacti cards!

Sue D said...

Cute cactus cards. I like the brick background on the first one.

Mendy said...

Those little cactus are the cutest thing ever!! My favorite Wow embossing powder is Fairy Tale.

Olivia said...

Oh what a great idea to fade out the bricks. Great card layout.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

These are the cutest cards- awesome coloring! I love the patterned papers!

Ms. Tamp said...

Great layers and combinations.

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