Friday, April 17, 2020

#spreadjoynotgerms Blog Hop



Hello Everyone!

I am so excited to be a part of this special blog hop to spread some joy during this period when we have to keep to social distancing.  We hope to bring some inspiration your way and to encourage you to send cards to your friends and family to bring some sunshine into their lives.

If, at any time you get lost along the hop, please click to Catherine Pooler's blog or Hedgehog Hollow's blog for the full list of participants.

I am representing Unity Stamp Co in this blog hop
and they have two $25 Gift Certificates to giveaway.

Unity has made available some amazing digi stamps during this period and here are a couple of them...

On this card, I used the beautiful stamp Faith Not Fear.



On this card, I used the digital stamp A Work of Heart.

Please also visit Unity Stamp Co's blog for more information.

In your comment, please let me know one thing that brightens your day during this period of lockdown.

There are a total of at least 31 Sponsors in this hop.  

All you need to do is comment as you hop with us and the prizes will be randomly drawn from all the blogs. The more you comment, the higher chance you have to win!  Some of the sponsors will be offering discounts and freebies from their blogs, so please check them out too.

The deadline to enter is April 24th for prizes.  
Winners will be announced on Monday, April 27th on Catherine and Alexandra's blogs.  All prizes info will be listed on their blogs as well.

The next blog in the hop is Helen... 
I'm sure she has some fabulous projects to share.

Thank you for visiting me.

Good luck!

Here's a list of some of the Prizes:

Catherine Pooler Designs - $20 Gift Certificate on the CP blog and each of the Brand Ambassadors' blogs
Hedgehog Hollow - One month free subscription to the box with free US shipping
CAS-ual Fridays - Win the new release - over $80 value
Sassy and Crafty Stamps - $35 Gift Certificate
Ellen Hutson - $35 Gift Certificate
Polka Dot Orchard- $20 Gift Certificate
Ink on 3 - $35 Gift Certificate
Brutus Monroe - $50 Gift Certificate
Greeting Farm -$25 Gift Certificate
Miss Ink Stamps -$25 Gift Certificate
Pear Blossom Press -$25 gift certificate
Trinity Stamps -$25 Gift Certificate
You're Next Stamp - $25 Gift Certificate
Taylored Expressions - $50 Gift Certificate
Pink and Main - $25 Gift Certificate
Unity - two $25 Gift Certificates
Dress My Craft - $35 gift certificate

166 comments:

Gaylynn said...

Hi Kary. Your cards are stunning and perfectly colored. I admire you and your work so much. Be safe my friend and keep sharing the crafty love.

Dani said...

GORGEOUS stamps!! Love the chance to get introduced to so many new crafty folks!

Barb said...

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

Debbie M said...

Beautiful coloring!!!!

Kelly Lloyd said...

Fab creation and colouring
Hopping on by
Stay safe x

Carol S said...

Wonderful cards!

Justin Averill said...

Your coloring is absolutely awesome!! These projects are amazing!

Nicole said...

Beautiful cards! Love your coloring!!

Brenda G. said...

These are just lovely. One thing that makes me happy or the day brighter is the sun shining. When it's gloomy out then it's just kind of depressing. When the sun is out it feels like everything will be fine. :)

Priya said...

Love both the cards.

Gail said...

These take the prize - oh my oh my love that brick wall a bunch - your art is stunning! TFS and being part of the hop-- blessings

Kathy said...

Love the sentiment Faith Over Fear. Thanks for sharing.

Sheila R said...

Cute, thanks for thinking of us and sharing._

Mary Ellen Lounsbery said...

Fantastic coloring and what timely cards!

Isabel Z said...

Thank you for sharing; these are amazing.

Peri said...

Beautiful cards...thank you for sharing.xx

*Vicki* said...

Really fantastic images and your coloring is gorgeous!! TFS!

Sandy said...

Fabulous cards! Your coloring is great.
Stay Healthy

Liz Williams said...

I'm a big Unity fan, so I recognize these images and love what you have done with these. These digitals came at just a perfect time for me and love that they fit the situation we are dealing with now.

Kerys said...

Love them both! The first is just beautiful x

deb c said...

Great cards! What brightens my day are all the crafters joining together to bring us Blog Hops and lot's more videos!! Thanks so much!

Mcscrap said...

Unity is my absolutely favorite company!! Your cards are amazing!

Lisa said...

Fantastic designs and coloring! My two cats brighten my day everyday. I'm thankful for their snuggles!

Leen said...

Both of your cards are beautiful! What really brightens my days is spending time in the craft room and checking out the amazing talent online!

abhoneyab said...

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

Maria said...

Stunning cards with awesome images colored so beautifully...well done!!!

Christine said...

I love the Unity images, and you have colored them so very beautifully!

Cheryl said...

You colored these images beautifully!

Cheryl
http://shestamps.blogspot.com/

berucrafts said...

great cards... Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Hugs
Ute
DT Whimsy Stamps

Amanda Wilcox said...

Great cards with amazing coloring! I love them both!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

lovely cards! I love having time to create cards and take long walks in our neighborhood during this crazy lockdown time. Thanks for inspiring me today!
:) Marie

Connie Lutz said...

Beautiful coloring and shading!

Becca Yahrling said...

Beautifully designed and colored.
Always love your projects.

Lisa xx said...

Both such beautiful cards, your colouring looks absolutely stunning btw, the sentiment of Faith Not Fear, really touched me

ckd said...

Wow great cards and great sentiments. thank you

Cindi said...

Gorgeous cards!

Dawn Spengler said...

I am happy knowing my son, the nurse, is out there helping people. He works in the Covid unit.

Lynn McAuley said...

Gorgeous coloring on these remarkable Unity images!!

mamawcindy said...

Both of your cards are wonderful. Love your coloring. I have just recently started coloring. Thanks for sharing!

Carol Wortman said...

The coloring is exceptional. Beautiful cards with beautiful sentiment.
Thanks and please be well!

Dolly LaBelle said...

Very special cards of caring! Beautiful, thank you for sharing!

Cindy G said...

Making and writing cards and getting lots of exercise brightens my days in these tough times!

Natalie said...

Great color and anyone would love to receive these

Kim B said...

Love your coloring.

Joyce Stuart said...

Realistic cards, to the point sentiments.

Lois said...

Two lovely cards. Your coloring is amazing!

Gina K said...

Such nice cards! Love those images, too. One thing that makes me smile during this lockdown is my cat and his antics. He's just a crazy guy, and his brother is more of the same. lol

MadeByMeghanK said...

Absolutely amazing coloring! The nurses are just incredible!

NatQuebec said...

Great cards 😊

Linda said...

Great cards! Love the brick wall behind the nurses!

Linda Abel

Phyllis said...

Perfect cards for these days.

Virginia said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Linda Callahan said...

Wonderful designs!

Jean said...

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

Debi Lowery said...

Your cards are amazing. Love your coloring and the healthcare workers image is wonderful for these times. TFS

Marie Bingaman said...

What brightens my day is knowing that despite these trying times, Mother Nature is still doing what she does, and changing the seasons! Your cards are perfect for the times! :)

Kristina "Tina" said...

Wow! Your coloring is so inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

Laurie said...

Great cards, especially for these times. I'm really enjoying all the "lives" that crafters are doing and am sometimes able to craft along with them. It's really a great way to escape and distract me from worrying. Thanks so much for your inspiration.

Marylin S said...

Thank you for joining in on the blog hop, and for sharing the joy with all of us!

Chrystyna said...

Great cards. Thanks for sharing.

kiwimeskreations said...

So wonderful to see you blogging again Kary - I have missed it. Loving how you have coloured these amazing images! You have really made a superb job of both cards.
What brings me joy in this time of lock down - having my daughter in law ride or walk past my place, and being able to see two of my grandies, albeit at the required 2 metres distance!
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Sandie Duggan said...

Great cards with meaningful sentiments. You did a treat job. Thank you for sharing.

Kelly said...

wowza beautiful coloring of the clothing!

Cardogram said...

Wow love your copic coloring.. This is fantastic and so so beautiful ❤️❤️❤️

Jane Harrah said...

Such great cards. What brightens my day is blog hops and card making!

Karyn said...

These are awesome!

Donna Hawkins said...

Wow your comic coloring is out of this world. I truly love your cards and they are so fabulous in the message they will send. Great work. Thanks for helping to spread the joy.

Anne said...

Love the sentiment "faith over fear"! Your cards are beautiful! Great job on the coloring as well.

Wendy said...

Great cards, beautifully coloured.. .....Thanks for sharing x

Eve N said...

You really made the most of these digi stamps, bringng the images to life. I never have luck coloring digital stamps, probably because my inkjet ink isn't permanent enough, but they do have a lot of designs available.

Patty said...

Wow! Those images are just perfect for all the caregivers!! And you do a beautiful job coloring them! Actually the one thing that brightens my day during this period is the sunshine lol!! It's been kind of cold and rainy and dreary here in Kentucky recently. It always lifts me up to see the sunshine even when it's cold. That and knowing all of my family are safe from this virus so far!

Laurie K. said...

Love your beautiful cards. They are perfect.

Dee Earnshaw said...

your cards are amazing - love these images
My day is always brightened when I walk into my craft room:)

Debbie Bonner said...

Beautiful cards, your coloring is awesome. My dog brightens my day by being silly chasing his tail in a circle or stealing clothes out of a laundry basket. He makes it hard to be serious for long.

sharon g said...

THANK YOU for the faith over fear. The hysteria of others is driving me nuts.

Mirella said...

Both cards are lovely, but I especially like the second one - great design!

Susanne Wichert said...

I'm crazy in love with Unity Stamp Co. Stamps...!

Susanne Wichert said...

What brightens my day is to know that God will always be with us.

Annamarie's Blog said...

Your cards are beautiful and so appropriate. The subtle colouring is lovely and the first card with the girl and the sentiment is sublime. xx

Michelle said...

Gorgeous cards! Your coloring is so pretty. They're so dramatic and soft at the same time.

Debbie said...

Gorgeous coloring and beautiful cards!!

Jen said...

Love the hop.

Lisa Byers said...

Love your cards!! Love the stamps!! Great designs!!

Sugar Land Scrapper said...

Wonderful cards. Perfect for first responders!

creativetimewithme said...

Love your cards!!! Especially the healthcare workers one<3<3<3 Stay healthy! Stay safe! Keep crafting!

Nicole Pigg said...

Beautifully done!

MariLynn said...

Beautiful cards. I Love how you have the images colored. Thanks for sharing joy with your project for the Spread Joy Not Germs Bloghop. Blessings.

Jamie said...

What brightens my day is when I get to talk to my loved ones near and far and know they are all healthy for one more day!
Your cards are very nice. I've never tried a digi stamp, but I think I will!

ksplumlee said...

Beautiful cards. I love the colors you used. Thank you for sharing. Stay safe.

Jane said...

music, I have a friend that gives a morning concert, mostly piano, sometimes guitar or kazoo. every morning, so music brings me joy. Crafting, including craft alongs over the internet with my grand daughter.

Roberta Stevenson said...

Your colouring is stunning! I continue to make cards everyday as it lets me escape into my own little world. Creating makes me happy as there is always joy in seeing your finished projects and knowing that you are making something to eventually give to someone to make them happy too! Thanks for spreading some joy today and being part of this amazing hop!

Lisa said...

Hi Kary, your cards are stunning and soulful! Your incredible coloring brings out so much personality to the images! Your second card really speaks to me as I am a nurse and this card is super thoughtful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Crafty Amy said...

Great cards. Thank you for the inspiration :D
Huge hugs
Amy xx

Kristie Goulet said...

Great cards that are perfect for spreading joy!

Karen B. said...

Your coloring is absolutely exquisite! Love these images too.

gail said...

excellent coloring - powerful digi images

paperplay said...

What gorgeous coloring. Sure to bring JOY to the recipient. My brightest part of my day is face timing with my grands....they make me smile no matter what mood I was in.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic cards Kary! I love those images... especially the nurses/doctors... so perfect and precious! Great coloring! Thanks for the inspiration. God bless!

Wendy said...

Love Unity Stamp Co!

Kristina H said...

Both cards are perfect! Thank you for sharing! Things that bring me joy right now are sunshine and walks with my family!

Shirley Attanaro said...

Glad there are sentiment stamps out there for thanking medical workers. God bless them.

Unknown said...

Such beautiful coloring thanks for sharing

Amber Fite said...

Very pretty

Elizabeth Roberts said...

Beautiful cards! When I’m not working, I like to create and send cards to help brighten someone’s day.

SandyK said...

I love those digi stamps - your cards are fantastic!

Paper Hugs by April said...

Love the faith over fear sentiment. The sounds of the birds chirping, green grass brings, and vegetable seedlings growing bring me joy

CJordan7496 said...

Really pretty cards!!! Thank you for sharing. Seeing things that are being done for others has really been uplifting.

Nandini said...

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

Heather said...

Oh, wow!!! That first card is GORGEOUS!!! The image is really beautiful, but your fabulous coloring make it come alive!! And the second card is really fabulous as well. We have a 10 month old kitten and he is soooo crazy, and adorable!! His antics always bring a smile to our faces. Also, my husband was laid off, which could seem like a bad thing. BUT, he used to have to drive two hours, each way, to work, so we (my kids and I) didn't see a lot of him. But now we get to see him all the time!

Tami said...

Love the cards you've created but the coloring on the first one is amazing! Since I tend toward solid stamps, this is amazing to me -- wouldn't even attempt it!

The one thing that brings me happiness and joy during this pandemic pandemonium is waking up each morning and counting my blessings. I have time each day to stamp and create, so I can send folded hugs to the important people in my life. My hubs and I are retired, so it isn't much of a change to us, but I know that everyone in my family is safe, healthy, and has enough money to ride this through while they work at home. I am truly blessed!

Reneeleeak said...

Your coloring just makes the cards extremely beautiful! Great job & thanks for sharing your cards with us.
What brightens my day during this period of lockdown is to just give someone a phone call to just say hello.

Mary-Anne V said...

What wonderful and fitting cards...love the images on both.

Aimee's Stamping Adventures said...

You truly made some beautiful cards using Unity Stamp Company digi's.
I love the digi A Work of Heart. Such a great image with all is going on and throughout the year. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Stay safe.

Robin M said...

Having my own craft space to go to after working brightens my day. The shading and coloring you have in your cards is awesome.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful coloring on these pretty images!
Sitting here with my kitty on my lap brightens my day. This is our routine every evening, and she lets me know when she's ready to settle in with me!

Mendy said...

Your coloring is absolutely gorgeous. Great cards! My favorite Wow embossing powder is Fairy Tale.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Gorgeous creations! So perfect for our current days. Love your Unity creations. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Sidelle Menon said...

Such lovely cards!Love the coloring on both of them xx

Krystin said...

Art is definitely brightening my days lately; thank you for sharing yours! ✨

Lagene said...

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

cebelica said...

These are wonderful.
Right now I'm enjoying the extra time I get to spend with my family. That's precious to me. xx

Karthikha said...

These cards are awesome! I love your coloring! <3

Amy Martin said...

Amazing cards!! One thing that brightens my day is the sun. For the first part of our lockdown we have dealt with major snow storms. Causing power outages and it to be so cold. So seeing the sun, the warmer weather and seeing the flowers in bloom have brightened my days up.

Bonnie Peffer said...

Faith without fear is a great way to think everyday. Your healthcare workers on your second card are really cute with their little masks. I am blessed and look forward to video chatting with my family any time I can. Especially my son serving overseas. Thank you for sharing your talent and beautiful cards.

Bryantmcr@gmail.com said...

Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing

Jessie said...

Beautiful cards

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Great cards! Love these images!

JJ Barrett said...

Fun cards! Love your coloring. Thanks for sharing. XO :)

PinkLadyCarol said...

The Unity Digi Stamps are very nice, but your coloring is exceptional!! I am definitely going to check
Out the Digi Stamps that Unity has. TFS

PinkLadyCarol said...

The Unity Digi Stamps are very nice, but your coloring is exceptional!! I am definitely going to check
Out the Digi Stamps that Unity has. TFS

Besides being with my hubby, being able to craft during this time brings me joy.

Sammy said...

Both are gorgeous, but that first one is especially stunning! Love it!

Lynn Hill said...

I love your skin tones!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Awesome cards. Since I am still working, I still get contact with the outside world, but driving into work is wonderful. Traffic is nothing and my 45-50 minute commute is down to 25 min. And the weather has been super nice.

The Craft Princess said...

Absolutely wonderful cards and beautifully colored :) Hugs...Janie

Ms. Tamp said...

Nice shares. Good coloring.

Mary Holshouser said...

The first lady looks so serene and
her coloring is great. The
second card is for some very
important people. thanks for
sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL cards!
LOVE your images and colouring, such pretty designs too!
Thank You for sharing and INSPIRING!

Holly Mahoney said...

Your coloring is gorgeous!! Both cards are lovely. Something that brightens my day is baking. It reminds me of my grandma and the smells from her kitchen.

Laurie2cats said...

Wonderful cards, beautifully colored. Playing in my craft space brings me joy, and this blog hop is supplying lots of inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

Teri S. said...

Your cards are incredible in the content, the layout, the colouring & the messages on them. Love them both!
I've never used digi stamps before, but I'm going to have to investigate them & see if my ink jet printer will do them justice. I'd always thought one needed a laser printer. If not, so much the better. What brings me joy is hanging my laundry on the outside line & listening to the bird calls & giving thanks to God for where I live & what the day is going to bring.

Jill D. said...

Great coloring.

Germaine said...

Your choice of images, especially the “ Faith, not fear” one were so apropos to all that this blog is about. You did a spectacular coloring them, as well!

Kathy Dippner said...

Wonderful cards! I love the new Unity digital stamps and love how you colored and created with them. Thank you for sharing.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Your images and sentiments are stunning!! Love both!! #spreadjoynotgerms

Helen said...

Such wonderful images on your beautiful cards, Kary! Gorgeous colouring!!! Thanks so much for sharing! Say safe!~ :)

Karen Hoskins said...

Beautiful coloring job. My son is an essential worker. His return home after work from the outside (LOL) brightens my day. Thank you for sharing. Please stay safe.

Vivian C. said...

Great cards. Sending and receiving happy mail brings me joy.

Dana M said...

Fabulous cards with such beautiful coloring - awesome!

Kraftsbyus4u said...

Wow these are stunning, on point and top of the line. I love these cards.

Valerija said...

Your cards are stunning. Love the images and your colouring.
Valerija xx

Sandee Lunneborg said...

Love your cards and Unity! Your coloring is amazing I struggle with shading!! One thing that brightens my day is my dogs and cats!!

Rene said...

I like both cards, The colouring of the first one is really so beautiful! Fabulous colours!
I like to walk in my small garden every day and take a few photos to keep a visual journal, That really brightens my day.
Thanks for a lovely hop.

Wendi J said...

Beautiful coloring. It's nice that some company are making images available that fix what we are going thru right now.

Jennifer C. said...

Thank you for participating in this excellent way to encourage stay-at-home! One thing that brightens my lockdown days is my cat Tyson. He's an indoor-only cat, so the stay-at-home order is no big deal for him. 😉 He greets me with love and joy no matter what's going on.

Connie said...

Hi Kary :) Unity has some terrific stamps and your coloring is impeccable!!! Great cards! Thanks for inspiring me :)

Dawn Fields said...

The first card is gorgeous! I love the design of the second one. Thanks for the inspiration!

Groovy Deborah said...

Wow doesn’t even seem like a bitch g enough word, so to the first I’ll say Amen. To the 2nd, thank you, my daughter is an RN so it’s nice to see the medical staff represented like you’ve done. Just gorgeous!!!

JulesP- Aus said...

Absolutely stunning! The colours and colouring are amazing. Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing!

JulesP- Aus said...

Oh and something that brightens my day in lockdown is the time I get to spend with my kids. We are getting to do more together, baking, crafting, cleaning and exercising. Precious times!

Mona Sen said...

Your coloring is stunning!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Fantastic coloring, love these!

Sue D said...

Wonderful coloring and I like the sentiments.

DorothyA said...

Beautiful, inspiring cards! Both are wonderful. The first reminds me to have faith and pray! So comforting!

DJ said...

What brightens my day is walking and dancing an hour each in a local school parking lot by myself under the canopy where the bus is used to pick up the kids so it’s nice and cool then I come home and read your blog and get inspired to get my cards done

Alma Dirpaul said...

I am a nurse. Thanks for those great cards!!

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Beautiful cards! One thing that brightens my day about "lock down" is family dinners together. And still connecting to friends/family on the internet, seeing so much inspiration and more time to craft. So, I guess more than one thing! Thank Unity for Sponsoring a wonderful hop and thank you for the inspiration!