Monday, March 28, 2011

Hello and welcome Lily Pad cards!

Hey there friends! I'm so excited this morning because I have been asked to participate in the Grand Opening blog hop for the new Lily Pad Cards challenge blog! I am stop #3 on this first day of the week long hop so if you have come here from Donna's blog then you are on the right track. Everything kicks off today and the hop will feature seven blogs per day until 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 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 all of the fun. :)

I used Princess Isadora on my card today because I thought it would be fun to alter her a bit and have her 'welcoming' a little froggy friend (in honor of Lily Pad challenges) rather than the original bird that normally perches on her finger. Then I just about threw everything but the kitchen sink onto the card, LOL! Seriously though, with that great floral print that kinda reminded me of a secret garden I wanted to continue that theme through to the embellishments as well.

Ok, time for me to send you on your way... thanks so much for stopping by! The next stop on the hop is Pia’s blog... enjoy all of the inspiration today and be sure to mark your calendars for Lily Pad Cards on April 1st!

Toodles! :)
Supply list:

cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It

paper- Sassafras (Sweetly Smitten), My Mind's Eye (green)

stamps- Sweet November (Princess Isadora), Hero Arts (sentiment)

ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown

Little Yellow Bicycle doily

American Crafts ribbon roses


Maya Road leaf stick pins

crinkled ribbon (from Kiara)

Kaiser Craft gems

tag

Prima flowers

Copic Spica glitter pen

Copic markers:

skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20

hair- E50, E51, E53, 0

clothes- RV10, RV11, RV02, RV55, E40, E41, 0, YG00, YG13, YG67, BV02, BV04, BV08, Y11, Y13, Y26, Y28, B02, B04

191 comments:

Sarah said...

Wow! Beautiful card! Your coloring is AMAZING! So many fabulous details!

sheila said...

this is a seriously beautiful card! love the color combo.

Laura O'Donnell said...

your card is just dreamy!

Sherri Thompson said...

Amy, this is such a lovely card-I am in awe at your coloring! Perfect! Thanks for sharing such a sweet card and welcoming readers to the blog.

judy said...

Your coloring is awesome!

Vicky said...

Such a beauty! And she is holding an adorable little frog! Thank you so much for being one of our lilypads in this blog hop!

Lin said...

What a great card for Lily Pad's opening - LOVE that princess and her frog! Beautifully done, and love the colors!

Nancy said...

Really beautiful card, your coloring is amazing! Happy hopping this week!
blessings~

Vera Rhuhay said...

Beautiful card as always,Amy!

Tejal said...

Amazing coloring..love this card..TFS!! I'm having fun hopping right now!
Tejal

catdidit said...

Gorgeous! Awesome coloring and florals!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Beautiful card!! Love your coloring of the princess, and the DP and doily is the perfect backdrop.

Hannah. F said...

Such a lovey Card Amy! Thanks for sharing!

Becky said...

Beautiful card
hugs
poochietoo@gmail

Irini said...

Lovely card!!! I love how the princess is holding the frog...too cute!!

Barb said...

Gorgeous colors! Amazing card!

Jennie said...

So pretty and love your coloring!

Tasha said...

Stunning card Amy, i love this image of yours she is so fun and i love the colours you have used
love tasha xx

Sharon D from Canada said...

That teeny tiny frog is SOOOO cute!!! I love your sweet card - wonderful colouring and the little sentiment tag is adorabable!

Pia said...

Amy this is darling!! Perfect image for the blog hop :) Your coloring is AMAZING! Have a great day.

Susan Grapengater said...

Just lovely: colors, flowers, and cute little frog!

Melissa S said...

She's so cute. I love the frog!

Sue D said...

Very clever to use the frog for a welcome to lily pad!

MicheyMoo said...

Amy darling!! Its gorgeous. I love your SNS girls and I really need to dig this beauty out this week and get her inky!! Love the background DP too!! Gorgeous elements that all together = a stunning card!! xx

Suzanne C said...

Your princess is so beautiful! Lovely design and the frog is so cute.

Deborah said...

I am blown away....

gobeagirl said...

Hi Amy. This is just gorgeous! I love how she is laying on your beautiful ribbon. Great card and coloring as always. Love it. BTW, thanks for the heads-up with my stamps delema. lol... I really appriciate it. Have a wonderful Monday. Hugs, Lisa

Fika said...

Hi Amy.. the frog is super cute and the fairy princess looks soo beautiful!! love it :)

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

O so dreamy! A beauty.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Fabulous card, Amy! What cute way to welcome the "frog"! :)

Sanne said...

Great colors on a cute card!

Kelly Booth said...

Love your girly card Amy...so very pretty!

L-Bee said...

Cute card, love the colours... L

Robin K. said...

This does remind me of a secret garden! Beautiful colors!

Kay said...

So pretty, and I love those beautiful roses!

Brenda said...

So pretty and whimsical Amy! Lovely card!

joy said...

Such a feminine and pretty card, Amy! Love the coloring you have done!

Maureen Morton said...

Amy, this is a true beauty! Thanks for the Copic info - I am still learning!

Lisa said...

The frog on her finger!! So cute :) Love it!

Deirdre said...

Amy - adore what you created - so beautiful. Adore the froggie too.

Tiffany said...

Perfect card! She looks so sweet gazing at that little froggie!

♥Rach♥ said...

Oh I just love it! Fab colors and papers all those embellies are just fabulous. Really gorgeous :0)

Lau W said...

Wow ! beautiful colors and superb creation ! all details are fabulous !
xxx

Lucy Abrams said...

What a pretty card! Love it. :)

Nancy Thomas said...

Such a beautiful, feminine card. Hmmm....if she kisses him will he turn into a prince?

Mary Jane W said...

Your card is so sweet. TFS

Christiana said...

Wow, she is lovely! And I adore the "secret garden" scene you've created for her and her froggy friend to live in!

Can't wait to hear more about Lily Pad cards! Sounds exciting!

Juls said...

wow!!! this is just gorgeous!! Hugs Juls

Trinh said...

Gorgeous!

Penni said...

Wow what a beautiful card. Sooo pretty.

Hugs
Penni
X

Christina V. said...

Very nice and romantic card!!! Have a nice evening!

Virginia L. said...

GORGEOUS card, Amy! Love the coloring and details!! What a TREAT to see!

Stephanie Zito said...

Oh wow! This is absolutely stunning and gorgeous! Love your colouring and details!

Lisa said...

Beautiful coloring job with the copics, I am just getting started with them. You've given me something to aspire to :)

F said...

Love the design and colors of your card...soooo very pretty!

CinnamonSally said...

Such a beautiful card, great colouring and off I hop again LOL!!

Froggietalks said...

I love the floating princess and the frog! Too cute :)

My name is Julie and I am a paper addict. said...

The frog is perfect! What a cute card.

Anette H said...

Gorgeous!

PamS said...

Gorgeous card! Love all those colors together.

Sue McRae said...

Such a pretty and feminine card!

Alana R. said...

Cute idea adding the frog! Great springy card! Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Nichol Magouirk said...

This is INCREDIBLE!!! Stunning!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Amazing card with beautiful images and colours.

Marie

Jenny said...

Love the use of that doily.. need to remember that. Congrats on being asked to participate on this fun new adventure!

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card sweetie!!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Beautiful card! TFS =)

DeAnna said...

Congratulations! Great card, beautiful coloring!

kys said...

Sweet card :) Thanks for sharing

Judy1223 said...

Amy, what a wonderful, dreamy card!

ChickieChirps said...

Very sweet Amy!

Arabella

Leanne said...

A very pretty scene Amy. Will the frog turn in to Prince Charming? hahaha.. Lovely colors and lovely details. TFS!

Tanya said...

Lovely coloring, and love the doily!

Eli said...

Lovely. You have the frog too. I think they look super cute :)

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous card Amy! Hop, hop, hop! Jo x

Shaela said...

GORGEOUS card!! So pretty. I really need to get some of these princesses of yours, lol

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Gorgeous!!!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Your colors are beautiful!

AnitaRex said...

Oh what a pretty pretty card!

Jette / ma11edina said...

Looovely card! Love the colours and your coloring is so beautiful!!

Laurel said...

So pretty!

Godelieve said...

Love your dreamy card!

Jenny said...

Cute card!! :)

Patricia said...

So beautiful card love your colorind and your color combo =P

eva said...

such a pretty card! and wow, a new challenge blog--sounds pretty exciting!

Kelly Rasmussen said...

very pretty!

Sue said...

GREAT

Larisa said...

It is so gentle! Great colouring!! Love it)

Daria Z. said...

Your card is gorgeous...and I love the fairy tale theme.

Isha said...

Its a stunner. Love this card.

Lillian Child said...

She is so pretty. And you're coloring skills are amazing. Beautiful card creation!

NinaB said...

Wow, so soft and beautiful. It's an honor to be hopping along with you!

bosenberries said...

Love the little froggie prince! Super clever! Enjoying the hop...
Robin

Ελένη said...

Love the colors! Beautiful card!

Danni said...

Beautiful card...just beautiful!!

Kayleen said...

Wow, that's impressive!

Juut said...

Cute little princess. And cute little frog ;-)

Giovana said...

What an adorable card!!

Shirley N said...

Love all the flowers and your colors, just beautiful Amy! And Princess Isadora IS ADORA BLE!!!

Kristie Maynard said...

What a very pretty card! TFS!

Cathy A said...

Love all the feminine flowers on this card

RiNNE said...

Very pretty!! The pink and blue are soo gorgeous together!!

Tami said...

what a beautiful card- LOVE the doily!

Rhonda Miller said...

This is so exciting and I'm glad to see you're a part of it. Your card is fabulous.

Tracey said...

GORGEOUS!!!!

sharon g said...

Very cute card. It would be perfect for a little girl.

Diane said...

Love the details!!! THanks for the inspiration and the link to the pearl sprays!

One Scrappy Gal said...

How sweet is this card! I'm looking forward to Lily Pad Cards!!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Beautiful card.

judkajudi said...

Love your very detailed welcome card! Looking forward to April 1at!

Anita said...

Stunning card!

natashakara said...

So very pretty:) I love all the extra details that make this card stand out :)

Shelley said...

Beautiful!!!

Katie said...

Really pretty card! Love the paper and embellishments, everything together looks really pretty! Thank you for sharing!

Katie

Karen said...

What a wonderful card!

Lucille K said...

Such a pretty card and the tiny frog is precious :)

1LuvnMama said...

Wow, luv the papers! So pretty with Princess Isadora being the focal point. You are taking me away to such a magical place with this card Amy! :)

Patti Senter aka NW Lady said...

Love how you placed the doily and tiny tag. She's just darling and I love how you've colored her. Thanks for the fun blog hop stop, I'm sure I'll be back again! Patti

Melissa Shea said...

Love the adorable princess!

Stamping Cafe said...

OMG... gorgeous card, Amy! Amazing image, amazing colors, amazing coloring, amazing everything!! The Victoria Lynn pearl sprays is perfect for Princess Isadora!!

Gale said...

Beautiful. Love the colors. Happy Hopping!

felkatz said...

wowo.. that is such a pretty card!!

tfs

House On Beach Street said...

Gorgeous colors.

Calypso said...

This is the reason I love blog hops....You find new and amazing bloggers, such as yourself. I just went through your blog and I have to say is WOW!!! Your cards incredible....amazing coloring WOW!!

Brooke said...

Very nice card! Thanks for sharing!

Shelby Goolsby said...

Such a pretty card!! I love how you added the frog, you are always so creative. Hugs,Shelby

Lisa Hjulberg said...

You are the best alterer (is that a word?)! Every time I see you do it, I tell myself to give it a try. Today is no different! What a perfect card for this launch... pad... ribbit! Seriously cute, Amy. It does look like a secret garden.

Hugs,
Lisa

BunnyFreak said...

Great coloring. Love the dimension.

joanieg said...

Your card is so pretty and whimsical! Great card!!

Joanie

Alice Wertz said...

ahhh.... such a beauty, Amy!! so dreamy and springy! gorgeous card! so happy that you are hopping, too! =)

marla said...

Very pretty card. I love how the pink stands out!!

Pam said...

This is beautiful! Love all the details.

Arlene said...

What a fun card! Love all the fun things going on.

diana said...

Such a pretty card. Love the colours, the DP and the flowers especially. TFS ;-)

Simone said...

This is such a beautiful card! :)

paperpapier said...

beautiful card as always...!

Cris said...

Wow! Great coloring and great card!

Nona said...

Your card is so lovely, Amy! I love your coloring :)

Dawn said...

wow wee.... love this card - excited to see this wonderful blog hop

Andrea said...

WOW - the card is beautiful!
xAndrea

Debbi said...

Such a pretty card! Love the flowers.
*smiles*
debbi

Joy said...

Super pretty welcome card..love it, love the colours so pretty!

Julye said...

Fab card and love finding new blogs will hop on over for a looksie, thanks.

Beverly said...

What a lovely card...love all the flowers. Thanks for sharing with us...hoppping onto the next Lily pad. : )

mp said...

Adorable! So fun!

Mary Dawn said...

i really love your stamps! i think i need more, especially this one!

Kelly in Canada said...

this is oh, so pretty.

Angel said...

Fabulous colors and an awesome card!! TFS!

Jeanette Marchand said...

Beautiful card. Love all the flowers.

Μυρτώ said...

You have used so bright and happy colors! And the use of the stamp is so clever!

Roxanne24 said...

BEAUTIFUL card!! I love it!

Tere said...

She is gorgeous. Beautiful card!!!

Tiffany said...

Super sweet, love the array of colors on your card, very pretty design!

Cathy said...

Wow oh WOW your card is STUNNING!!! Really beautiful work of art! Lovin' the frog blog hop! :)

joni said...

Gorgeous card! Love her...coloring is awesome! And I'm loving the flowers and the lil tag too! TFS
hugs,
joni

Yvonne said...

Adorable!!

Jennifer said...

So sweet...adorable princess!

{VICKI} said...

just hoppin thru

Tetcha Simmer said...

Love it!! Makes me think of a fairytale princess looking for her prince...

Donna said...

Love your princess card, lots of soft pretty colors and your eye to detail is so obvious.
Wonderful card!!
Thanks
Donna Przy....

nancy said...

Hope some day with lots of practice I can color that good----I say priceless---Nancy mtbootleggerz@msn.com

Katherine said...

Lovely card.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a sweet princess card - love the coloring and the details here!

Lynyrd said...

Super pretty card, love the colors...tfs

Deb said...

Very Pretty card, love the colors!

Cassie_lu said...

love how the image is laying down and the frame you created for her

Ola said...

Your card is so adorable.... I love how you have the frog perched on her hand!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

rstuck2003 said...

This card is beautiful! Thank you for sharing!!

Tenia Nelson said...

so so so pretty!!!

Gloria said...

Fantastic job coloring

Susan said...

I really like the colours you chose and the beautiful flowers.

Lori said...

Beautiful card!

Angela said...

Cute card :-)

ivy said...

beautiful coloring! pretty!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful Card!

Theresa said...

Lovely card. Love the colors and coloring!

Tanya said...

Beautiful! Lovely colors and love all the flowers.

Lagene said...

WOW!!! Gorgeous coloring & composition of your card!

Yvette said...

Great coloring!

Janet Z said...

So pretty!

Harriet Skelly said...

What a beautiful card - your coloring is awesome!

di said...

The coloring is amazing, so well done.

Deanna said...

Very artful. Lovely!

GrammaR said...

I love Princess Isadora looking at the frog. Will she kiss him on Friday, turning him into a prince leading a new blog?

Cathy Fong said...

beautiful card! love the details ^^

Randellyn said...

A lot of nice details and a great way to Welcome the New Frog in Town.

Kimba's Kreations said...

Your coloring is AWESOME!! PRETTY card!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

oh how pretty amy! love the sweet soft colors. love the soft tealish/blue and pink together. sweet image. thanks for sharing! *hugs* steph :)

Message Keeper said...

Oh! How nice of you to alter the image just to welcome Lily Pad Cards! So sweet of you!

sunnysideup/doreensng said...

Love your colouring and all the details! Thanks for sharing you lovely card creation!
hugs
doreen

Sinihilkka said...

Your card is so pretty Amy! Princess Isadora is a beauty, and the card has great colours :)