Thursday, July 19, 2012

WELCOME TO THE JULY BLOG HOP!




Hi everyone!  Thanks for playing along in this new blog hop!  The Blog Hop with Sean & Regina is featuring cards and sentiments celebrating the Christmas/Winter season! Most of us are going through extreme heat right now and we are looking for some relief!  When I think of relief, I think of a crisp winter’s day (Florida style which means temps in the low 70’s instead of 90’s) watching the snow falling (wait, snow falling? Not down here!) and watching the neighborhood children outside playing and laughing.  I’m starting to cool just thinking about it (and looking forward to turning the A/C off for at least a day or two)!! 

Anyhoo, we have some amazing creations for you to see and what's even better is that there are goodies you can win!
  
Here are the items I used for this card:
Gina K Designs Cardstock and Design Paper: Hello Sunshine DP,
120# CS – white, Layering weight – white, and Lipstick Red CS; MAMBI DP
Gina K Designs Stamp Set: Wishing You Joy
Memento Inks: Tuxedo Black, Ladybug, Bahama Blue
Copic Markers: BG000, R20, R24, R27, YG67, YR23 and E99
Sakura Gellyroll: Copper, Silver and Clear
Spellbinders Nestabilities: Circles – Small, Labels 16
Zots, Pop Dots, Stamp-a-ma-Jig, Bow-Easy
GKD Calypso Blue Ribbon, Celebrate Holiday Ribbon


Now it is your turn to blog hop with all of our friends!  The rules are simple:

The Blog Hop with Sean & Regina participants are as follows:
1.       Sean
2.       Regina
3.       Zenita
4.       Lee
5.       Lori
6.       Jennifer
7.       Alex
8.       Madeleen
9.      Cheryl
10.   Tracy (You are here)
11.   Ceal
12.   Cheri


If you started on my blog, go to Sean’s blog first http://cardcraftyclub.blogspot.com/ and leave a comment (don’t forget to become a follower to enter a chance to win the grand prize of a Gina K. Designs stamp set, a Gina K. Designs DP pack, some card stock and embellishments)! 

Go down the list of blogs visiting all of them (see above).  Leave comments on their blog pages to be eligible for bonus blog candy from select blog hosts. Each blog will have the name and blog address for the next hop. 

Our number 2 on the list is Regina at http://cardsbyregina.blogspot.com/   

At the end of the hop, a random winner will be chosen for the Grand Prize and select blog hop hosts for Bonus Blog Candy.  The deadline for leaving comments is Monday, July 23, 2012 at 8pm CST.   Winners of the Grand Prize and bonus Blog Candy will be announced Tuesday, July 24, 2012.


Finally, a blog hop wouldn’t be a hop without some fun and Blog Candy! In honor of this first, Blog Hop with Sean and Regina, I am offering a StampTV $5 Gift Certificate!  To enter a chance to win, please leave a comment and become a follower of my blog.  A winner will be chosen at random and announced here on my blog on Tuesday, July 24th.  Good Luck and Thank you for visiting my blog and playing along.  Now, hop on over to Ceal's blog at http://simplybeautifulcreations.blogspot.com

35 comments:

alex said...

Gorgeous, the snowman is such a fun image :-)

Patti J said...

Can't resist a cute snowman! What a darling card - thanks for sharing :)

NJMullins said...

Wow we had the same brain wave. See my post on STV! I love your dp with your layout. Very fun!

Lori said...

Both of your cards are great!!!

catdidit said...

How awesome!! Love the blue tone you have used with the red!

Ceal said...

fabulous card! tfs

Cheri said...

I really love the blue you used with the red here, Tracy. So bright and happy! You've created a darling card with the image and the colors. I love it.

Vicki said...

Very pretty card. Love the red and blue.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I just love your snowman card. It is gorgeous in red and the lighter blue.

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is so pretty and your bow is super sweet.
I am a current follower.
Blessing hugs,
Teresa

Madeleen said...

I love the colour combos Tracy!

Zenita Smith said...

Beautiful card and I LOVE the colors that you used and of course it can't be winter without a snowman or two!! Thanks for sharing!
Z

Angie said...

Love your Snowman Christmas cards Tracy so gorgeous!

Linda said...

I love this card!

Cheryl Wright said...

Great card, Tracy! Love that image!!

CraftyMomFL said...

I saw your card - awesome and too funny definitely we are on the same brain wave!

meemee48 said...

Love the gorgeous frame around your snowman.

Aixa M. said...

Cute card, my fellow Floridian! Love the sparkle!

Ina said...

Christmas is all about snowmen even though we don't have snow here at Christmas (Australia). Love the touch of traditional and non traditional colours. Cute as can be.

Colourful Hands said...

Hi! I like the bright colours of your card! its really cute!

Auntie Em said...

Very cute card! I like the peppermint stripes with the pretty blue. Love the touches of sparkle and shimmer.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Judy Woodland said...

I love your little card Tracy!! The Sakura glitter pens just set the snowman off beautifully. He's one of my favorite Christmas stamps. Really cute.

Pamela Selinski said...

Love the blue and of course that stamp is awesome.

Sharon Jones said...

I love your snowman card, Tracy! Those colors are great together!

Tedra64 said...

Cute card. Like the addition of blue to the holiday card.

Linda Anderson said...

Such a sweetie of a card! I am such a sucker for snowmen and this one is so cute!! Love your colors too.

Linda

Karen Roth said...

Your card is so cute, hun! Are those little mugs of hot Cocoa? If so, you have my vote!
I love hot cocoa with mini marshmallows...mmm...yum-yum!

Babe O'Mara said...

I love your sweet card. The colors are perfect together. TFS I'm a new follower.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Gayle said...

So very cute and love the choice of the calypso blue for your frame....great patterned paper, too.

CraftyMomFL said...

Good eye Karen - yes, those are little cups of cocoa with a peppermint stick. That sort of was my inspiration for the color combo and candy cane ribbon.

CraftyMomFL said...

Thanks Teresa - to get a bow that small I use the Bow-Easy, an amazing tool!

mamawcindy said...

Love your Christmas Card! It's so Cute! It's 103 degree's with the heat Index here today in Indiana. So I am Loving this Blog Hop! I'm ready for a Snow Day! Thanks for Sharing! I'm already a follower of yours! :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com
cindys-greencricut.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

New follower. Your card is great (but I love your butterfly cards in the previous post!)....
www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com

Michele from MS said...

What a great card! I love the use of blue instead of the traditional red and green and the hot cocoa at the bottom is just perfect! Thanks so much for sharing! New follower #34!! msmith38652@gmail.com
http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

sophiesmama said...

Great card!! Thanks so much for playing the Christmas in July Challenge at Cardz TV!
Hugs,
Mary