Sunday, April 1, 2012

Lily Pad Cards’ First Birthday Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the Lily Pad Cards’ First Birthday Blog Hop!



You should have arrived here from Karin’s blog. I’m so delighted to be celebrating the 1st Birthday of Lily Pad Cards and to be part of this Blog Hop – congratulations and thanks Deborah and Vicky!

There are three prize packages with a total retail value of over $300 to be won! These prizes will be awarded by random draw. To be eligible, you need to “like” Lily Pad Cards on Facebook. To increase your chances of winning, you can leave a comment on each of the blogs participating in this hop (including the Lily Pad). Your name is entered in the draw each time you comment on a blog (but only one comment per blog, please). To be in with a chance to win one of these wonderful prizes, comments should be left by 12:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, April 8. Good luck!


The Dream Team!

Well for my cards today, I wanted to use colours inspired by lily pads and a certain fabulous frog – yes Frederick duPonde you know that’s you, and honestly, George Clooney isn’t a patch on you! In honour of the equally fabulous Vicky and Deborah, I also made sure I included the colours of the Greek and U.S. flags.

So below is my first card.

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Supplies: Hero Arts Stamps (Friends Definition, Wild Flowers and Birthday Messages), faded jeans distress ink, VersaMark, white embossing powder, card (cream & navy), upholstery fabric, baker’s twine and gems.

Of course I had to make a card especially for Frederick....



...and here it is

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Supplies: Hero Arts Stamps (Froggy, Be Happy, Write Your Message,Friendly Flags and Heart Owls), card (white, blue, green & red), inks (black, green & blue), Happy Birthday embossing folder, blue ProMarker, Glossy Accents, white pen, baker’s twine and gems.

Since it’s a day of celebration, I have some brownies and baklava at the ready and am now ready to enjoy lots of hopping! The next stop on the hop is Lidiya’s blog. If you hit a bad link, you can always go back to Lily Pad. to view the master list of blog links. Please report any bad links to aris@inlinkz.com. Thanks for visiting and have fun hopping:)

179 comments:

Rosemary said...

both cards are just fabulous, heather!! ths first is so elegant and the second just adorable!

Patricia Rey said...

Omg Heather both cards are so beautiful but second one is super cute.Hugs =)

cmatthews said...

Great cards!

Sherry said...

Two very cool cards love the way you used the fabric on the card what an interesting idea..thanks for sharing

Gayatri said...

I love both of them but the first one is my fav :)

Vicky said...

Thank you Heather Maria for both the cards!!! You really are amazing, and watching that photo we took last summer when I met Deborah brings so many happy memories!!! Frederick says he adores you!!! I wonder why?! LOL!

JOAN said...

Great card! Hugs, Joan

Cait said...

I love the idea of stamping on fabric...what a soft and pretty look.

Jackie said...

Both cards are wonderful. I never would have though of using upholstery fabric but I love the look.

gRiSeL™ said...

Wow, just absolutely GORGEOUS cards!!! The first one is just SO classy! The second one paints a big smile on my face!!! :D Lovely work!!!

Barb said...

Amazing cards, Heather! I can tell you put a lot of thought into both of them! What a perfect way to wish Lily Pad Cards a Happy 1st Birthday! Love your work! :)

jane said...

what wonderful cards.. and how fun that you made two... love the banners...

cassie said...

I love both of those! Great idea to stamp on upholstery fabric. I use upholstery fabric samples (from work) sometimes, but usually die cut them - going to try stamping on them.

Deirdre said...

AMAZING - love what you created. Fabulous creations. How are you doing? Hope you are doing well - haven't seen much of you about in blogland! I had a blast at the NEC last weekend (didn't buy half enough though!!! LOL!)

judkajudi said...

Fabulous birthday cards! Great for the celebration!

Kelly Massman said...

First, beautiful; second, so cute!!!

Cher said...

just beautifull....both ! luv that darn frog lol...your work is fab! ty for a chance

Karen B. said...

Both cars are utterly fantastic!

conil said...

Wow! Looking at your blog is a real treat. Both cards are fabulous.

Cindy C. said...

Wonderful cards Heather!

judy said...

Great cards, Heather! I especially love the first card and wonderful the floral looks stamped on fabric!!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

(-:
Your cards are FABULOUS!! Love them!
Have a great day and a great hop, hugs, Karin

Leslie C said...

I love your first card, very different!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Riette said...

Oh my gosh - stamping on fabric is awesome! Great to celebrate with you on the hop!

One Scrappy Gal said...

Love both cards! Fredrick won't be able to resist that froglet!

Brenda said...

Wow! A first time visitor and I am blown away by your talents. Your 2 cards demonstrte some of your range of talents.
Thanks for the chance.

Christa said...

Very cute card!! :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! Love the stamping on canvas, and that second card is so cute! Love how the frog is thinking of the other frog!

Virginia L. said...

You are amazing with these two totally different cards for the birthday blog hop! Way to go, Heather! And HUGE congrats on all your latest publication success! So happy for you!

pcm said...

Great cards!

Melissa Shea said...

you are too clever! Love your writing and the cards! Ms. Froggie dreaming about her Frederick is too cute! That HA card is absolutely stunning! Love the color blue and that texture!

Dixie Cochran said...

You really know how to make the colors pop! 2 terrific cards!

Nan said...

Both cards are really fab

Tonya Denton said...

WOW! I love your cards and your style! I'm so glad I decided to follow the blog hop from Darlene's Web site! I do believe you just found a new follower! :)

Katie said...

Great cards. I bet those brownies are yummy. Thanks for the inspiration.

Laura said...

very cute!

luluvision said...

I can't decide which card I like best! Love the use of the fabric and the frog one cracked me up!!

Nancy said...

You certainly outdid yourself, Heather! These cards are so fabulous! I love the colors of the flower card; stamping on fabric is brilliant! And your second card is so full of fun and personality, just like Freddy. I'm so glad you are celebrating with Lily Pad Cards.

Michelle Lupton said...

I love both your cards, but your first one is just so elegant and lovely! Nice job!

Jan said...

Wow! Love the fabric card especially.
Jan

Trinh said...

Two wonderful cards, Heather! The first is so pretty and the second is adorable!

Karen Letchworth said...

I just LOVE your cards - especially your use of the canvas. Thanks for being part of this fun celebration at Lily Pad Cards 1st Birthday Hop. I had so much fun, but it takes some BIG FROG LEGS to do all this hopping! LOL
Blessings,
Karen L

diana said...

Two great card! Wish I could share your baklava & brownies with you! ;-)
Happy 1st blog-aversary to Lily Pad Cards! ;-)

Tracey said...

Both cards made me smile....FABulous!!

Annan said...

Both of these cards are just wonderful!

Kara Lynne said...

Wonderful cards, love the use of the fabric. I'm sure Freddie is impressed!

Theresa said...

Awesome cards, Heather! Your froggie one is precious!

Cathy A said...

Love the use of fabric on the first card and your second one just made me giggle!

Jan said...

Great cards. Jan W

osirisandloki said...

what a great card! i just love your style of creativity! hugsxx happy birthday too!
www.osirisandloki.blogspot.com

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my, your cards are really amazing!!! I love that you used upholstery fabric with the gorgeous HA flower stamp! Your birthday card is also really darling...LOVE them both!!!

stylesplenty said...

Both cards are beautiful and thank you for showing me that i can use fabric to make cards, too.

Arlene said...

Love the fabric on the first card and that hoppy frog on the second... wonderful cards!

forpahl5 said...

Very darn cute! Thanks for sharing!

Suzanne C said...

Super fun cards! Love that you incorporated something for the frog! The frog thinking about a frog is brilliant!

Carol Mc said...

Love both the cards. First is my favorite.

Memories by Manda said...

I love the canvas card - gorgeous! Thanks for sharing

lalacraftworld said...

Both cards are adorable. I love your use of fabric on the first card! I love your embossing on the second card and the pennants!

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous cards! I love the fabric on the first, and that sweet frog on the second!
DeniseB

Evelyn vasquez said...

Both cards are super cute

LindaChad said...

Two very different cards which is so cool! I love whimsical cards so the frog card is my favorite!

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE both cards...the first one is just stunning!!!

Mubeena M. said...

love the stamping on canvas!

Delightful Designs by Katherine said...

Both cards are wonderful. I like the use of the fabric.

donna mikasa said...

Love your cards, Heather! You're the queen of stamping on fabric, and Freddy is adorable! Thanks for sharing the pic of Vicky and Deborah, too!

Kara Lynne said...

Love all the texture in your cards, wheather beautiful or fun!

marie said...

Very nice cards ...I really like your second card with the frog.
Marie

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

So beautiful, love your florals and the second card is so adorable

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Wonderful cards, Heather! That froggie one really made me smile and I love the blues in your flower card!

Kristie Maynard said...

Wonderful cards! Really love the stamping on the upholstery fabric. Very nice!

Cheryl S. said...

One word:FABULOUS!

Melissa D said...

Love the use of the fabric on the first card and the stamps on the second are very cute. Well done.

Disp6194 said...

Heather both your cards are wonderful! love how you added glossy accents to the frog's belly :)

Laurie said...

Really pretty card Heather and the Freddy one is super cute!

CinnamonSally said...

Oh Heather your cards are fabulous as always. Love your stamping on fabric, you do that so well. Your second card is super cute too!!

Cheryl said...

WOW! I love the stamping on fabric. That card is so elegant. And the other card is soooo cute! I'm sure it made Freddy smile, too.

Marie / Legojenta said...

Great cards! TFS =)

rossi73 said...

Heather these cards are fab! Funny, cute great design they have everything ...and some of my fav stamps too!

Holly Saveur said...

Cute cards!!

Isha said...

Both of your cards are stunning Heather. Love them. TFS

Debbie said...

Love your cards!

Melinda said...

Absolutely love the stamping on the fabric!!!

Maureen Morton said...

Your post put a big grin on my face this morning, Heather! And it shows how uniquely diverse and talented you are - you can produce such thoughtful beauties and you can have great fun with cuteness. Love these and you! Thanks for sharing.

marking said...

I love both cards but the froggy is my favorite.

Alina said...

Great cards! Love them both! The second card with the frog is adorable!

elizabeth said...

Such great cards! The second one is so funny.

Susan said...

Both card are absolutely amazing! I just love the way the fabric looks on the first one!

Sharon Roselli said...

Both cards are great but the ist one is so elegant. Love the burlap.your so creative. the 2nd card I'm sure is on Freddie favorites. Thanks for sharing.

Meagan said...

Great Cards

Cassie_lu said...

I really like the effect of the stamping on the fabric

cardsbymo said...

I am glad that I don't have to pick a favorite between these two cards. The stamped burlap is a stunner but the little frog girl dreaming of her frog guy is so cute!

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

Gorgeous cards . . . the elegant delicate flowers, and the fun frog with flags!

Raven said...

Two wonderful cards, the frog card is soo cute!!

Luanne said...

both cards are gorgeous! i really love the card for Fred. so sweet!

Jan Garber said...

Ooooh, I was just sitting thinking how good I have been on cutting back on sweets, then I read "BAKLAVA"! Only the best dessert in the world! Well, I have nothing even close to as good as that, so I'll be content with my yogurt (yea, sure...) Your cards are both so terrific. I bought the muslin paper to stamp on, and haven't yet. Your lily pad scene is so cute!

Godelieve said...

Beautiful work! I love how you used fabric on your card.

Betty said...

both cards are great - the first one is just lovely and your froggies are so cute!

Mariëtte said...

Your cards are fabulous as always :-)

Lagene said...

Gorgeous blue & kraft card!!!! & the froggy card is so CUTE!

Nina Yang said...

Soooooooo adorable! Envy that you had a photo with Mr. Freddie! :)

zehra said...

fabulous cards, love the fabric one, real elegant

Sherri said...

stamping on material, how cool.

marla said...

Great cards. Love the stamping on the linen fabric!!!

luv2scr@p said...

i just LOVE the navy and cream card!! just fab!!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

beautiful first card and the froggy card is so cute. thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

NWFlamingo said...

Love both of these, but especially the frog card!

Karen Diebolt said...

I love the burlap on the card. Both cards are great

Kris said...

Love both cards. Really like the use of the material on the first, will be trying this idea soon. Thanks for sharing.

Emily H said...

I love the texture you used!

walchowDesign said...

BOth cards are fabulous, Heather! The second card tickled me!!

Karen said...

love the fabric card...great job.

Sue Bridges said...

Great cards, love the fabric!

Hilde van Rijnsoever said...

Awesome and cute card!

Sue D said...

Both cards are fabulous--love how you stamped on fabric on the first and the dreaming frog is adorable!

Cindy said...

Love both cards especially the fabric one!

Margaret said...

Two great cards. I love the stamping on the fabric. Very pretty.

Wee Von said...

I luuuuvvvv the card for Vicky and Deborah. It is truely breathtaking. And of course Freddys card is super cute. Thank you for the inspiration.

Glenna.Dowd said...

Beautiful and festive!

scrapper-at-heart said...

Both cards are great! Love the first one and the printed fabric is fabulous!!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Heather, as always your cards knock my socks off. :) They are superb!

Kelly said...

both of these are just fabulous. The frog dreaming of the other frog is SO CLEVER!

mtscrapgal said...

Like the stamping on fabric in your first card. Beautiful blue sahdes. Love the embossing folder in the second card. Thanks

Brooke said...

both cards are adorable. I love the stamped on fabric look

Blossom said...

Happy birthday Lily Pad cards!Thank you for your lovely giveaways!

Auntie Em said...

Sorry I missed the brownies and Baklava but I am loving your cards! The pretty flowers on the canvas and the embossing backgrounds you used add a great texture. Hope the little blue froggy gal finds her dream frog! :D

Mary-Anne V said...

What a great card with the beautiful stamped canvas. I also like the cute froggy card.

A Crafty Person said...

I love both your cards, especially the 1st one stamped on fabric.

Alice W said...

Both cards are so pretty! You are so creative!

Crystalena82 said...

I love the colors and banners! Nice job! And, the first card turned out wonderfully! I love the use of the canvas. So pretty. :)

Anabé said...

Bellísimas!!!! Felicitaciones

Divya@The Craft Angel said...

Both cards are lovely! The froggie one is super cute :)

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Both cards are fabulous!! Love the wildflowers on fabric!! TFS!

crimsonowlcreations said...

I love your paper layering techniques! This is a great design!

Kim said...

I love both of your cards, both so different, and so nice. I just love the first one, so pretty, and the second is so festive. Thank you for sharing. :)

kyhunter said...

Wonderful cards

Kawaii~Saru said...

Both cards are awesome! I know Frederick will love his :) lol

cardcreationsnz said...

Both cards are stunning. The blue background on the first one looks great again the image stamped on fabric.

Such a cute card for Frederick too.

Vicki said...

Great cards. They are both great.

Deborah said...

Heather, you are killing me! That second card is no doubt the funniest thing I've seen anywhere all week! At first I thought it was Freddie dreaming of Freddie, but then Gigi said it was girl (pointing to the eyelashes). Either way, I think It's hysterical!!! Thank you so much for celebrating our one-year-anniversary with us!!!

Melissa said...

The first card is absolutely beautiful and the second one is just adorable!

Scrapbookdoll said...

love both cards
like the idea of stamping on textile
marie-anne

Brenda said...

Love the stamping on fabric, I am always of people who can do that as beautifully as you have! And I just love your colorful card for the FROG!

ZuluYankee said...

I love both of your cards! They are amazing!

Laura Jane said...

OOHH! BAKLAVA and BROWNIES...are there any left?
ELEGANT and CUTE cards

Cara said...

Both of your cards are fabulous. I really love the card with the fabric piece as your stamping canvas. What a beautiful idea.

Angela said...

That is so cute, better get hopping on my way there is a lot of hopping to do on this Birthday Blog Hop....lol

GrammySue's Creations said...

Your cards are wonderful. Love the flowers stamped on the fabric and your frogs are too cute.

Daria Z. said...

Both cards are wonderful, Heather!

Jeanne said...

Your first card is beautiful and the second card is just too too cute. I love them both! Way to go!!

~ Jo ~ said...

Oh these cards are just fantastic! I especially like the lil lady froggie dreaming of Mr. MrFroggy!

Susan F. said...

Both of the cards are great. I'm glad I don't have to vote on favorites becase I just can't. There are so many wonderful cards by all of the designers. I love the fabric background on the first card.

Lucy Newton said...

Beautiful cards!!!

onecraftymama said...

These are both brilliant and so different! I love your tribute to the creators of Lilypad as well as Mr. Frederick :)

N@ said...

Happy Birthday Lily Pad! Great cards! Love the textures!

Angie said...

Awww! Both cards are beautiful!!!! They are both so different! Isn't that what is so fun about this craft? So many styles available to us. Just gorgeous!!!

AmberSkye said...

Love the canvas.

Weenie Thomas said...

The first card is very pretty and the second is just adorable

Vicky said...

both cards are totally gorgeous and sooo different. Love them both

pamselinski said...

both cards are amazing. I love the textile used in the first one and the second card is just adorable.

Yvette said...

both cards are just fabulous, heather!! ths first is so elegant and the second is so cute!

Mom to Deanna said...

I have that stamp for the blue one, and I am going to use that idea! Great cards!

AmyJ said...

Beautiful cards.

rlovew said...

Love the stamped fabric on the first card.

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow Heather these cards are amazing. And you made two! Your on a roll girl! Love the first one it is so elegant and so much texture. The second one is so whimiscal and fun. Love all the layers and those stamps are super cute. Hugs.

missstamper said...

Wonderful cards, the blue is so calming.

Angel said...

both cards are very creative

k2designsnyc said...

BOTH cards are AWESOME!

maria f. said...

Love both of these cards. That wildflower stamp is so beautiful and you showcased it well. And Mr. Dreamy Fred... how fun.

lisa808 said...

Love how you stamped on the fabric for the first card and your second card is super cute.

Jessica Strider said...

Beautiful cards. Love your colour choices. :)

karenelr said...

Fantastic cards! I love the blue frog card--adorable! Thanks for sharing in the LPC blog hop!

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Love the way you stamped on fabric in the first card and the second one is so cute.

Heidi May said...

I love both cards, they are amazing (but I think I like the Frog one more). thanks for sharing.

Robyn said...

The colors on these cards are stunning! Thanks for sharing!

Mrs. Hill said...

I just love the stamping onto fabric. It's simple but has such impact! The card for Frederick is so adorable. What's the girl's name? ;-)

Camilla said...

Stunning!

Kelly said...

Super cute cards! Happy 1st birthday Lily Pad! I better get hopping if I want to be in the running to win some of these great prizes =)

lynda said...

Both of your cards are wonderful! I didn't know you could stamp on fabric.

Renee said...

That's so thoughtful of you to match the colors of their flags! And these cards are truly wonderful, very classy and professional looking!!

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