Friday, April 17, 2020

Spread Joy Not Germs Hop



Today I am joining in the Spread Joy Not Germs Hop hosted by Catherine Pooler and Hedgehog Hollow .  Since I am on 2 of the design teams for a couple of the company sponsors, I have 2 cards for you all today.

I will start with products from the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp Company.  [The sentiment is beyond perfect for this hop]

 Right?!  This sentiment is from Doing Great.

I also sponged a rainbow background panel [again, perfect for this hop of joy], and then using the Trellis Cover Die, I cut the cover die out.


Just FYI, if you use my code below, you can save 15% off your CFS purchase.
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For my 2nd company, I am using STAMPlorations products. I used the awesome Hope Blooms stamp set.  Again, very appropriate for these crazy times.

 I used rainbow colors [very inspiring and hopeful] for a cheerful card.

 I also used the Hugs Word Die, [which unfortunately, is sold out].



You can use my code STAMPGIRLVICKID to save 20% off your purchase.   

Don't forget to leave a comment. Also, I am giving away a $10 gift code to STAMPlorations. I will randomly draw a winner from comments left here on my blog.  Just answer the following question;   

What good book/movie can you recommend for the stay-at-home status?

You can pop on over to both the CAS-ual Fridays blog, and the STAMPlorations Blog and check out the prizes that these companies are offering. 

Meanwhile, the next stop on this hop is Rachel WinnIf you get lost, you can always go to Catherine Pooler Blog or Hedgehog Hollow Blog for a full list of participants [and to see all the prizes available!].  While you don't need to comment on every post in the hop, you will increase your chances of winning if you do.




Thanks for stopping by~

161 comments:

designbydonna said...

Your colorful cards will surely bring a lot of joy. Good encouragement on the sentiments.

Betty said...

Great cards! Love them both!! ❤️

Barb said...

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

Debbie M said...

Love these! Great sentiments!

Judy Rozema said...

Hi Vicki! I love the graphic words and big sentiments on your colorful cards!

Nicole said...

Adorable cards! Thanks for sharing!

Carol S said...

Great cards!

Justin Averill said...

These sentiments are so perfect. Thanks for sharing!

Gail said...

Stunning card just for Like a time as this or anytime people need HOPE and encouragement TFS and being part of the hop-- blessings -

Sheila R said...

Cute, thanks for thinking of us and sharing.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Well both of these cards certainly spread cheer and joy! Great work Vicki! Stay well.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I find comfort in the Bible during this Covid-19 but I use that for all the time anyway. I try to read it every day.

Priya said...

Beautiful,colourful cards with wonderful sentiment

Natalie said...

so bright and cheery, super!

Mary Ellen Lounsbery said...

Great messages of encouragement!

D's Designs said...

I love that background on your first card, nice pattern!

Isabel Z said...

LOVE what you created!

Joy Wilson said...

I love these encouraging cards! So pretty!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps

Isabel Z said...

I was so excited to comment on the card that I forgot to answer the question. I am enjoying the book Huck Finn-an oldie but goodie.

Lisa Elton said...

Two warm and uplifting cards Vicki, very pretty!

*Vicki* said...

Hi Vicki! Both of your cards are fabulous!! That sentiment on the top card has me giggling! Love the bright colors too!! TFS!

Kerys said...

love both cards. fun and colorful x

deb c said...

Love the cards!! We just watched ONWARD, a Disney movie I believe. Super cute and fun!!

Sandy said...

Wonderful bright cards! Awesome work.
Stay Healthy

Jenny McGee said...

Thank you for the inspiration, especially during this difficult time. A nice pick me up.

Liz Williams said...

Vicki, these are marvelous and will have to go check out that die on your top card. Love that sentiment as well. How fun this blog hop has been!! TFS

Christine said...

Love your cards and the "real" sentiments!

Natalie said...

so bright and cheery (warm fuzzies)

Lisa said...

Just love that first card and the trellis background!

berucrafts said...

what for wonderful cards you made. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Hugs
Ute
DT Whimsy Stamps

Kathy N. said...

I like the colors and design. Thanks Vicki!

Nicole Pigg said...

These made me smile!

Connie Lutz said...

Lovely cards!

Lynn McAuley said...

Fabulous designs with these bold sentiments!

Michelle W said...

Two beautiful bright cards Vicki!

Kim B said...

Wonderful cards!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I LOVE these! The rainbow colors and fabulous sentiments!

Lori said...

Love your cards!

Virginia said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Brenda G. said...

Such nice cards! I recommend the movie "While You Were Sleeping". It's funny and romantic. :)

mamawcindy said...

Great cards, love the colors.

cghundley said...

Such lovely cards.
I love reading
Romance novels.
Carla from Utah

abhoneyab said...

Great idea! This is so wonderful to do! Thank you!

Gina K said...

Love how you used the cover die!

Susan B. said...

Thanks for your uplifting card ideas! Right now I’m reading Where the Crawdads Sing, a lovely book and relevant as you think about people alone or isolated! I hope everyone sends a card to someone who could use one.

Joyce Stuart said...

Greatest sentiment and so true. For an excellent read Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.

Kelly said...

great cards. I esp love the rainbow "hope"!!

Becca Yahrling said...

Your first card reminds me of my cousin - she is already planning a "I survived CoronaVirus" party!!! And the next two weeks are supposed to be really bad!! lol Love the inspiration!

Cardogram said...

Fantastic backgrounds of the cards and I love them so much ❤️❤️

Robyn said...

Great cards.

Amanda Wilcox said...

Great cards!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Karyn said...

Great Sentiments!!! We're all going to get thru this, keep sending smiles 😊

Eve N said...

Love both of your colorful cards. Easy but stunning. Both CAS-ual Fridays and Stamplorations are stores that carry fun & contemporary designs that I love!

I've been able to download some new books from my library & like the Britt Montero series by Edna Buchanan.

Marylin S said...

Thank you for participating in this blog hop, and for sharing the joy with us!

Laurie K. said...

Great cards and wonderful sentiments.

sharon g said...

The background colors look really pretty

Jane Harrah said...

Great card and thanks for sharing!!

Phyllis said...

The hope card is so appropriate for these days.

Cheryl said...

Cute cards! I really like the sentiment on the first one.

My DH and I are watching Ozark.
My DD and I are listing to American Gods audio book.



Cheryl
http://shestamps.blogspot.com/

Dawn said...

Lovely cards. Love rainbows. Thanks for sharing.

Sugar Land Scrapper said...

Love all these big bold words! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

Pretty rainbow backgrounds, Vicki!

Chrystyna said...

Great vibrant cards! Thanks for sharing and participating in this fun blog hop.

Chrystyna said...

I enjoyed the Knives Out movie. Usually love to read mysteries, but lately have just been reading romance novels for some happy endings. :-) Be well and stay healthy!

Laurie said...

Thanks for sharing these beautifully cheery cards. My suggestion for a good movie to watch is "A Beautiful day in the Neighborhood".

Lisa said...

Beautiful cards Vicki! I love the background on the first one so much! I love the movie The Greatest Showman and I also loved the Mama Mia movies! Thanks for the inspiration!

Crafty Amy said...

What a great collection of cards :D
Huge hugs
Amy xx

Lori Kobular said...

Both of your cards are beautiful, but my favorite is the Hope card! That is what we all need the most of right now ~ HOPE! Stay SAFE!

gail said...

loved the rainbow - pinned it.

ksplumlee said...

Great cards. I love the HOPE & Hugs card. It's sure to make anyone Happy!! Thanks for sharing. Stay safe.

Christjana Broetzmann said...

A good book would be any Nicholas Sparks or The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe: Narnia.

Amber Fite said...

Very nice

Karen B. said...

These are so encouraging, and wonderfully designed!

Teri S. said...

Vicki, I am so liking both of your cards! I think the trellis die looks fabulous in rainbow colours on your first card. Who wouldn't love to receive one of these?

Nandini said...

Thanks for the amazing inspiration! These cards are really beautiful!

Mirella said...

These are all great, I love the inspirational & encouraging sentiments!

Dee Earnshaw said...

darling cards - love the sentiments:)
Love jack reacher books - so fun

ksdavis1947 said...

Love the colors you used.Impressive backgrounds and designs. Perfect sentiments. TFS and being in the HOP!

Tammy Hanson said...

I love the sentiment about surviving 100% of your worst days. So appropriate right now.

CJordan7496 said...

Pretty card!!! I work in a warehouse so I was chosen with one other lady to keep things running as best as possible while others shelter at home, I'm also in my last semester of school (my graduation got postponed :( ) so I have a list of books a mile long that everyone has been able to catch up on and read during this. I'm really glad that folks share good books :). Thank you for sharing :)

Aimee's Stamping Adventures said...

I love both of your cards but your first one about surviving 100 percent of the bad ones is one I need to remind myself of. I know at times when dealing with those tough times if might feel like we never will get through them. Such a great encouragement card. Made me smile. Thank you.

Robin M said...

I don’t really have any suggestions as I don’t do either much, but I love the background die!

Lisa Byers said...

Love that saying!!! I have made it through a lot so I must be ok!!

creativetimewithme said...

Love your cards<3<3<3 Stay healthy! Stay safe! Stay crafty!

Kristina "Tina" said...

Thanks for sharing this stamping company, I don't see a lot of their items. Very kool stuff, great cards.

Kristina "Tina" said...

I forgot to answer your question, my favorite movies are laugh out loud ones. So I'd have to say gardians of the galaxy. One and two!!!

Jean said...

Darling cards! perfect for this hop! Thank you to all who have come together!

Roberta Stevenson said...

Love your joyful cards! Thanks for spreading some joy today and being part of this amazing hop! My husband and I love cartoons. I would recommend Minions 3 if your want a movie to make you laugh. Really love the minions.

Amy Martin said...

Such fun, colorful cards. The new jamanji 2 movie was pretty funny. But you do need to watch the first one before hand so you know what is going on.

Annamarie's Blog said...

Hi I love your colourful cards. The "Hope Hug" card is unique and really cheery. If you are looking for a book/movie - I would recommend a book series and tv series called Outlander. There are plenty of books to take you through the lock down and the series has been going for a few years now, so if you ration it (or binge it!) It will keep you going for a while. Keep safe and well. xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

That is SUCH a brilliant sentiment and I LOVE that background die. Fabulous!! Such a gorgeous creation. Really lovely. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Karen Ondes said...

Your cards will surely bring a lot of joy! So bright and cheery.

Sidelle Menon said...

such joyful cards Vicki! love them xx

Kristina H said...

Both cards are lovely! I'm going to recommend a TV show. If you like Sci Fi type shows watch The Expanse!

Kristie Goulet said...

These are both gorgeous! Thank you for helping to spread joy!

Krystin said...

This sentiment is perfect for the times! 💖

Lagene said...

Gorgeous creations! Awesome event to spread Joy during these uncertain times! Thanks for the chance to win!

Debbie Bonner said...

Super cards, I love them both. The sentiment will continue to be very true for a while. Thanks.

Karthikha said...

Wonderful set of uplifting cards! :)

Tami said...

I adore your style and follow your blog! Need the stamps by CAS-ual FRidays and will be coming back to get it through your link. Love those stamps! If you have Prime video, check out BOSCH. Awesome -- hubs is hooked. Books were written by Michael Connolly and the series is incredible.

Heather said...

These are so fun!! Love the bright, happy colors and the cheeky sentiment on the first! I don't know if it is your thing or not, but we just finished a Star Wars marathon with my brother-in-law. Watched one each night for a week and a half. You definitely figure out what is going on better that way!

Lisa said...

These are both beautiful and inspiring! My very favorite movie is Fried Green Tomatoes!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty cards! Love that cover die and the colors you used! Thanks for spreading joy on the hop!
I really liked a couple of books I read recently, both by Mary Kubica... Every Last Lie and When the Lights Go Out.

Jessie said...

Awesome cards

Dana W said...

Fabulous cards!! I especially love the background on the first card.

Reneeleeak said...

Very nice cards. The sentiments are great for what we're all going through. Comedy is a good remedy for a stay-at-home status so I think the movie "Just Visiting" is a good cure for that!

cebelica said...

I really like your cards. The colours you chose are awesome and so is the design.
As for book/movie suggestions... Hmmm... I really like S. Kinsella's books. I'm not sure about the movies, because I don't watch a whole lot of them, but if shows count, I would definitely recommend The big bang theory. :) xx

Sammy said...

love them both, but that second one especially grabbed me!

As for books and movies, there are SO many! I'm currently reading Italo Calvino's "If on a winter's night a traveller", which is sublime! Another recent favourite was "Circe" by madelaine Miller. Though for pure escapism, I think "The Princess Bride" can't be beaten (and the movie version is great too!)

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Awesome cards- love the color combinations!

Donna Hawkins said...

I love the cover plate die you used and the colors are gorgeous. Both cards are done so nicely. Thanks for helping to spread joy.

Mary Holshouser said...

I'm reading Stuart Woods "Hit List" right now.
I like detective/mysteries. Just finished
"Masket Prey" by John Sandford. those books
aren't for everybody, but I enjoy them.
Love the positive theme of your cards. thanks
for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jamie said...

I love the trellis cover die, very pretty!
I love the book Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris.

KimC said...

Hope and hugs are exactly what we need right now. Great cards. Thanks for sharing.

Ms. Tamp said...

Good share. Nice look of the die to use as a layer.

SandyK said...

Good book series for right now - Fablehaven. There are five books in the series, and they’re great adventures!

Susanne Wichert said...

I like this card! :)

JJ Barrett said...

I heard 1917 is a good movie. Love your sponging and rainbows! XO :)

DeniseHB said...

perfect cards to brighten someone's day and put a smile on their face no matter what is going on around them... thank you for sharing your time and creativity.

Jen said...

So colorful. Mi Need more inks.

Patty said...

Two very appropriate cards for this time in our lives!! So very colorful and that die you used on your first one is awesome!

Germaine said...

I just saw these images for the first time ar CAS-ual Stamper. You did a great job with them, and I appreciate the coupon code!

Bonnie Peffer said...

Both of your cards are bright, colorful and very uplifting. TFS!
Good book or movie for staying at home? Well, I haven't read a novel in quite a while, but I read the "good book"! As for movies, I am a big fan of musicals and older movies with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers! So pick one, and enjoy!

Susanne Wichert said...

I think 'The sound of music' is an awesome movie :)

Mary-Anne V said...

Love these colourful and uplifting cards. I love any movie that makes me laugh or want to sing along (eg. anything Disney/pixar, Kung Fu Panda, Coco, Aladdin with Will Smith!).

TracyM #6773 said...

FABULOUS cards!
LOVE your colours, sentiments and designs, SO UPLIFTING and CHEERY :)
Thank You for sharing and INSPIRING!

I have so many favourite movies to recommend, from comedies to sci fi and dramas. If you feel like singing along, Pitch Perfect perfect is fun and of course, if you have MANY hours to fill, you could never go past the Lord Of The Rings and Harry Potter series of movies ... enjoy :)

Lynn Hill said...

I like your Hope/Hugs card! the colors are great.

As far as what I would recommend to watch - If you have Netflix I would definitely recommend Anne with an E. It is family friendly and is an Anne of Green Gables retelling that is just precious. My husband and I watched the first episode and we were hooked - we blitzed through all three seasons. And, you don't need to worry about keeping up with the series forever because it is only three seasons - and ends in the perfect spot.

Thanks for sharing and for the discount codes as well.

KimK said...

Great cards! I especially like the first one. That's the best sentiment! Thank you!

KimK said...

'Where the Crawdads Sing' is a great book. You can't put it down!

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful cards! Movies I would choose for fun are 50 First Dates and Galaxy Quest. Both of these companies are new to me so thank you for the coupon codes.

Krissy said...

Great encouragement cards! Thanks for sharing

Krissy said...

SO cute!!! Thanks for sharing!

Laurie2cats said...

Lovely cards, very fitting for these times. I am currently enjoying the books by Gerald Durrell (the PBS series Durrells in Corfu is based on these).

Alma Dirpaul said...

What beautiful cards and appropriate sentiments.

LauraJ said...

Love your cards! I recommend Tina Frey’s book, “Bossypants.” SO funny!

Elizabeth Roberts said...

Those are great cards, I may have to do some shopping.

Ava Gavloski said...

Movies, I recommend that you go back to your favorites, Mine are Coal Miners Daughter, Titanic, Pearl Harbour... love to revisit those especially when there is nothing good on regular TV

Jennifer C. said...

Thank you for participating in this excellent way to encourage stay-at-home! My book recommendation is Quiet by Susan Cain. It's a great non-fiction book exploring the role of introverts in a society that prizes extroversion above all else. It's a particularly interesting read right now, when introverts are generally better able to handle staying at home.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the sentiment on your first card. Such a true statement right now. I think an easy read is in store right now. I love Debbie MacComber, the Good Yarn series.

Wendi J said...

Cute card. I have been "listening" to The Cat Who series by Lilian Jackson Braun and the series Miss Julia by Ann B Ross. My mom and grandma's got me into these.

Dana M said...

Bright and happy cards! Beautiful and creative designs. We have been enjoying The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Sandee Lunneborg said...

Great cards!! I like the way you made a rainbow background for that coverplate die.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Oh such a happy set of cards to cheer friends up!! Loving your design and colors! #spreadjoynotgerms

Valerija said...

So sweet and beautiful cards. Love the colours.

DorothyA said...

Very encouraging cards, sure to brighten the day for the receiver and all of us participating in this hop! Thanks for the inspiration!

Groovy Deborah said...

With one word you’ve managed to actually instill hope. What a GREAT word 😀😀😀😀😀 I’ll be popping back in; I really like your style. TFS, and be safe!

JulesP- Aus said...

I absolutely love these cards. So bright and happy! Thanks for sharing.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic cards Vicki. The colorful backgrounds looks great. That die-cut background is so pretty! I also love how you stamped the word with different colors... Thank you for the inspiration! Stay safe! God bless!

Mona Sen said...

Love these cards! And CAS-ual Fridays has such great sentiments!

PinkLadyCarol said...

Cheerful, happy cards — bright and perfect for these less than sunny days.
TFS and participating in the blog hop.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

These are super fun Vicki!

Karen Hoskins said...

I love the cards you shared. So bright and cheerful! Pretty Woman and Dirty Dancing both make me happy no matter how many times I watch them. If you haven't read books by Jodi Picoult or Karen Kingsbury, then try either of them. I promise you will not be disappointed. Thank you for participating in the hop. Please stay safe.

Connie said...

Hi Vicki :) Your cards are delightful! Love the patterned background on the first card and the "HOPE" patterned background on your second one! Thanks for inspiring me :)

Karen Hoskins said...

I love the cards you shared. So bright and cheerful. Thank you for participating in the hop. My two go to movies that always make me smile are Pretty Woman and Dirty Dancing. It doesn't matter how many times I watch them. They always make me happy. If you have never picked up a Karen Kingsbury or Jodi Picoult book then I highly recommend those two authors. Please stay safe.

mykidsaregrown said...

Thank you for sharing your colorful cards. We all need hugs at this time.

Paper Hugs by April said...

Really enjoyed the hope and hugs card.

DJ said...

Love theBIG SENTIMENTS

Kraftsbyus4u said...

My goto movie is A Few Good Men. Love the card thanks for sharing

Larissa Heskett said...

SWOON!! I LOVE both of the Cards that you shared!! Such HAPPY Designs!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

Jessi Brown said...

Love these cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

Sue D said...

Love the rainbow of colors on both of these. I usually just read non fiction books and we have been watching old tv shows like Psyche.

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Great cards Vicki! Very bright and cheerful! I recommend the hallmark murder/mysteries channel...some great mysteries movies this month. Or lovey dovey movies on their regular channel too. May you and your family be safe and healthy! Thanks for a wonderful hop and the inspiration!