Spread Joy Not Germs Blog Hop


Welcome all, to the Spread Joy Not Germs Blog Hop! Woohoo, I know I've been teasing you that this was coming up, but when you see all the amazing sponsors involved you'll be glad I did! I am of course representing Whimsy Stamps as one of the sponsors for this hop and here on my blog and on the blogs of my Whimsy Stamps teamies, there will be Whimsy prizes, in the form of a $15 Gift Certificate. One comment chosen from each of our DT sites will win one of these $15 Gift Certificates!!




Welcome to the #spreadjoynotgerms Blog Hop!

We are really excited about spreading inspiration and joy

to our fellow stampers that are home, alone, anxious...or just bored!


This is a BIG HOP! We have 150 bloggers participating

and over 20 Companies offering prizes! 

The Hop goes live on April 17th 9am EDT



There are so many Hop Contributors, I won't put the full list here, but you can visit the Hedgehog Hollow or Catherine Pooler for the full Hop List. I will link up all of my Whimsy Teamies, so you don't miss any of their gorgeous creations. Remember each of these sites has a $15 Gift Certificate prize for one lucky commenter. So be sure to visit and comment.





Iris Wiechmann
Crystal Komara
Lisa Mensing
Sue Hastead
Alanna Moses
Andrea Shell
Michele Kovack
Jeanette Comerford
Kerys Sharrock
Wendy Nicola Jackson
Ute Berger
Katie Brooks
Tricia Barber


I'm excited to share my creations with you...

First up is a little cutie I created with a digital stamp from our Pollycraft Collection at Whimsy Stamps. This sweet lil' guy is called Grant and he's perfect for my sweet wee nephew's birthday coming up. If this isn't a little infusion of 'happy' I just don't know what is. I've coloured this cutie with Copic Markers.


I've used Toasted Almond Nuvo Embossing Mousse to create the background with a lovely Whimsy Stamps Butterfly Stencil and splattered a few iridescent droplets over the design too. I diecut the Happy Large Word Die from regular white cardstock and then added the Toasted Almond Mousse over it to give it the same pretty sheen as the butterflies. I happened to have the perfect card blank and envelope in my stash to use as the base for this design, so mounted the embellished cardstock onto the base, after diecutting a frame using a Whimsy Stamps Notched Squares Die. I've popped up the diecut centre on Thick Foam for dimension, but chose to keep the 'waste' from the diecutting and added that recessed on the card as a secondary frame. A sweet simple creation full of 'happy'.


This second creation, I made using one of our current 'Freebies' at Whimsy Stamps. We have two recent freebies, perfect for these difficult days we're experiencing right now. This cutie is one of three images in a set, drawn by our talented Whimsy Stamps artist Crissy Armstrong. I used one of the fabulous sentiments from the set to create the central sentiment, but opted to create a patterned paper using another Whimsy Stamps Clear Stamp Set called 'You Are'. I used the 'brave' sentiment and 'heart' from the set to create the background paper. I diecut the circle using the circle element from the Shaker Maker Combo Die Set and with some clear plastic and a few pretty Sequins turned the card into a shaker card. These sweet stamps are so perfect for creating cards to give to the 'essential personnel' in our lives. You can grab this freebie from the Whimsy Stamps website, just click through on the thumbnail below. 



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If you'd like to do the full hop or get lost along the way,
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30 Companies are offering more than 50 prizes on this hop!
Comment on the blogs on the hop to be entered.
No minimum number of comments required,
but the more blogs you comment on,
the greater chances of winning!



Sponsor and Prize List:

Catherine Pooler Designs - $20 Gift Certificate on the Catherine Pooler Blog and on each of the Brand Ambassadors' blogs
Hedgehog Hollow - one month free sub to the box with free US shipping
CAS-ual Fridays - Win the new release - over $80 value
Heffy Doodle - £35 voucher for the store
Whimsy Stamps - $15 GC on each of their Creative Team members blogs
Sassy and Crafty Stamps - $35 Gift Certificate
The Ton - $20 Gift Certificate (stamps, dies, ink or sequins)
Ellen Hutson - $35 Gift Certificate
Polka Dot Orchard- $20 Gift Certificate
Ink on 3 - $35 Gift Certificate
Brutus Monroe - $50 GC
STAMPlorations - $25 gift code on the STAMPlorations blog + $10 gift code on each designers blogs.
Unity - two $25 Gift Certificates
Pink and Main - $25 Gift Certificate
Taylored Expressions - $50 Gift Certificate
Trinity Stamps - $25 Gift Certificate
WOW! Embossing Powder - two gift vouchers 1 x £30 and 1 x $30 that covers the USA, UK and Europe.
The Greeting Farm -$25 Gift Certificate
Miss Ink Stamps -$25 Gift Certificate
Pear Blossom Press -$25 gift certificate
Paper Sweeties - $50 Gift Certificate
Xyron - Mega Runner, Refill & 1.5 inch sticker maker, refill
Dress My Craft - $35 gift certificate
Beacon - Product gift bag
Artesprix - Getting Started Kit
iCrafter - $20 Gift Certificate
Joy Clair - $25 Gift Certificate
Dina Kowal - Two $10 Gift Codes to Dina Kowal Creative
Rabbit Hole Designs - $10 Gift code on each DT members blogs
Your Next Stamp - $25 Gift Certificate

Deadline to enter is April 24th.
Winners will be announced on Monday April 27th,
on the Catherine Pooler Designs and Hedgehog Hollow Blogs.

I hope you enjoy this fantastic blog hop and
thanks for stopping by my blog!
It's a pleasure to have been part of this amazing blog hop.
I hope we've brought a little joy to your day during our 'lockdown' lives.
Stay safe and well.

Hugs and happy crafting xoxo

Update: If you hopped along with us for the #spreadjoynotgerms hop, but sure to check the winners out for the Whimsy Stamps prizes 'here' and for the main prize pool on Catherine Pooler's site 'here'.

Challenge Entries:
Love To Craft: #45 ~ April Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread: #117 ~ Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge: #8 ~ Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenges: #90 ~ Make A Shaker
Not Just Cards Challenge: April ~ Anything Goes
Through The Purple Haze: #166 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge: April ~ Add A Butterfly

Comments

Doudou said…
Beautiful card!
Chris said…
Both cards are gorgeous Wends! Beautifully designed and coloured as always, and of course the cutest of images!
What a lovely title for the blog hop too!
Hope you and your lovely family are keeping safe and well.
xx
Sue said…
Hi Wendy, both of your cards are beautiful! You always put everything together so perfectly, lovely colouring and layouts - gorgeousness! Hope you are managing to stay safe and well...xxx <3
love from
Sue...xxx <3
Judy Rozema said…
Both of your cards are so sweet! I love the sparkle in the first. And I always love a shaker!
Margreet said…
Both cards are adorable and I love your coloring!
xxx Margreet
Alanna said…
Such fun cards Wendy. You can't go wrong with shakers.
~Denise Lynn~ said…
These are fabulous Wends! Love those pretty gold butterflies too.
Barb said…
I love these cards--it does put a smile on my face! Thanks for participating!
Sarah said…
I adore all the Pollycraft characters so this cutie really is right up my street!! Great job of the penguin freebie too, I have these guys ready to be coloured up. Hope you are ok xx
Debbie M said…
These are so cute!!!!
Tracey T said…
Gorgeous cards, Wends and the hop is a fabulous idea. Hope you and the family are managing to stay safe and well. From what we've read & seen on the news it looks like NZ has had the most effective response to tackling the spread of the virus. My sister had been working from home in Wellington but was called back into the hospital last week in what sounds like an advisory role. Sending virtual hugs xx
Nicole said…
Adorable cards!
Justin Averill said…
Such a very cute project! Thanks for sharing!
Debbie Davis said…
These are both so sweet. Love the shiny butterflies! #whimsystamps
Gail said…
Fabulous art work - tfs and being in the hop!
Sheila R said…
Cute, thanks for thinking of us and sharing.
Priya said…
Beautiful array of cards.
Deb said…
Stunning cards Wendy, I just love Grant for birthdays, he is so perfect and love the way you coloured his balloons! Gorgeous hero card too, super fun design!
Blankina said…
Such a cute little guy and love that bold sentiment, the penguins are waiting to be get some colour hope I still have enough ink in my printer, thanks Wendy lovely inspiration and thanks for the hop, hugs Blankina
Isabel Z said…
These are so cute!
Lois said…
Two very cute cards!
*Vicki* said…
Hello sweet friend! :) Both of your creations are just amazing Wendy! Love the sweet little balloon guy with the butterflies behind him as well as your darling shaker!! TFS my dear!!
deb c said…
Love the cards!! TFS
Sandy said…
Both cards a definitely wonderful! Love seeing them.
Stay Healthy
Jenny McGee said…
Thank you for the inspiration, especially during this difficult time. A nice pick me up.
Dee Earnshaw said…
loving both your cards - LOVE the darling penguin on the shaker card
Lisa said…
Both cards are fantastic! Your coloring is so good!
berucrafts said…
Hi Wendy... I love both cards. The little guy holding balloons and a gift in his hands are so adorable and fits perfectly to the card. A lot of butterflies have fun to be happy... The second card are a wonderful shaker card. and your penguin are so amazing. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Thanks also for your comment on my blog. Yes, you can win my card...

Hugs
Ute
DT Whimsy Stamps
Nicole Pigg said…
Both are super fun cards!
Connie Lutz said…
Cute cards - thanks for sharing!
Lynn McAuley said…
Awesome work on these two delightful cards!
My Red Hen said…
Very cute cards an great coloring
MadeByMeghanK said…
He is soooo cute! I LOVE the butterfly background! Gorgeous!
Kim B said…
Soooo cute!
Andrea Shell said…
Your cards are so sweet!
Christine said…
Love your cards and am so grateful for the sweet digital set honoring our medical heroes!
Lucy Patrick said…
Both these cards are adorable Wends! I hope you're doing well and keeping safe XOX Lucy
Carol Wortman said…
Cute, cute, Cute with masterful coloring, WOW. Thanks for the inspiration and please be well! I've got to try these digital stamps.!
Ginger said…
Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!
Brenda G. said…
Oh gosh these are so very cute!! :)
mamawcindy said…
Love both of your cards Wendy, The one for your nephew is so sweet. Great coloring.
So glad you shared these wonderful cards. So cute!
Debi Lowery said…
Such sweet cards. Loe the penguin and the sentiment. TFS
Dawn T said…
Yeah to see you here Wendy. Your two cards are delightful. Beautifully done.
Great to see you as part of this amazing hop Wends - Loving your cards - the wee boy on the Happy one is a sweetie, and the Hero's one gave me a wonderful smile.
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine
abhoneyab said…
Great ideas! This is so wonderful to do! Thank you!
Gina K said…
Both of your cards are adorable!
Pamela Duncan said…
Love both your cards Wendy ~ of course our love for the penguins, sooo cute.
Joyce Stuart said…
Both of your cards are so darling.
Kelly said…
cute cards. I esp love the use of the butterfly stencil in the background!
Cardogram said…
Both the cards are super lovely Wendy.. I love the shaker card.., ❤️
Becca Yahrling said…
Super cute, adorable and so fun! Thanks so much
for your sponsorship. Love your stamps & dies.
Robyn said…
Awesome cards!
Northern Girl said…
This is adorable! Love it
Amanda Wilcox said…
Adorable cards! Your coloring is gorgeous!
Karyn said…
Cuteness overload! I really love that penguin and your coloring is so awesome.
Wendy said…
Gorgeous cards Wends, super cute images 😍 enjoying the hop, ..Thanks for sharing x
Hope you and family are keeping safe.
Hugs Wendy Xxx
Denise Bryant said…
Sweet card with a darling image! Love your beautiful coloring!
Denise Bryant said…
Love the cute shaker card too! Adorable penguin!
Super adorable card, Wendy. I'm loving the Whimsy Stamps I've seen in this hop and how creatively y'all use them. I'm inspired and uplifted, so THANKS.
Blessings,
karen Letchworth
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com
Eve N said…
These cards have the cutest characters! So far I've only gotten some dies from Whimsy, but the hop has shown me I need to check out your stamps, too.
Marylin S said…
Thank you for participating in this blog hop, and for sharing the joy with us!
sharon g said…
The little boy reminds me of my sweet little grandson. I call him Sir Smirksalot.
Lisa said…
omg... your Grant card is SO sweet and adorable!! And love the penguin... I did download that set so we'll see if I can find the time to use it... hope so! thanks for the inspiration!
Jane Harrah said…
Cute card and a wonderful hop. So much talent!
Lori said…
Very cute card, thanks for sharing!
Phyllis said…
A card to greatly appreciated the person scrubs.
Michelle said…
Two very cute cards. The coloring on both was really nice. Thank you for shaing.
Cheryl said…
Cute cards! Your nephew will love his birthday card.


Cheryl
http://shestamps.blogspot.com/
Love these cards. The characters are so adorable! Thanks for sharing!
Debbie said…
Two super sweet cards!!
Chrystyna said…
Cute cards. Thanks for sharing!
Laurie said…
Both your cards are absolutely adorable and definitely joy inducing. Thank you for sharing.
Lisa said…
Oh my goodness your cards are absolutely darling! Thanks for the inspiration!
D's Designs said…
Very sweet! Love the colors!
Crafty Amy said…
What cute cards! I love them both :D

Huge hugs

Amy xx
Natalie said…
Such darling cards you make
Tara Distel said…
Love your cards. The details are phenomenal.
gail said…
thanks for the incentive to use my mousse more
Gale said…
Cute, cute card Wendy! Thank you for sharing with us over here at the Crafty Calendar Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
Gale DT for
http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com/
Joy Wilson said…
Great card! I love the butterflies!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
ksplumlee said…
Adorable cards. I am very thankful for your downloads. They are fantastic. I will definitely use the a lot. Thanks for sharing. Stay safe.
Karen B. said…
This little shaker is most adorable, and your coloring is fantastic!
Candace O said…
Adorable Cards!
Nandini said…
Thanks for the amazing inspiration! These cards are really beautiful!
Teri S. said…
This is my introduction to Whimsy Stamps, believe it or not. Yes, I've lived a sheltered life... lol That's what my dear hubs says to me every now & then. I cannot believe how sweet your cards are! To think the 2nd is made from a digital image. That's another thing I've never used. I can see I'm going to have to spread my wings. :) Little Greg on the 1rst card is adorable & reminds me of our youngest 4 year old grandson. The whole card is adorable!
Mirella said…
Wow, these are such sweet cards! They're both really lovely, and the first one just made me smile to myself when I saw this sweet birthday boy!
ksdavis1947 said…
Love your cards. The medic one is so very special. Just found that image in Whimsy and can't wait to use it. TFS
CJordan7496 said…
Lovely cards!! The little birthday guy is cute!!! Thank you for sharing!!
Olivia said…
Both the cards are wonderfully done.
Lisa Byers said…
Your cards are precious!! Love the penguin!!
Robin M said…
Great cards! The penguins are so cute!
I love both of your cards you created using Digi's. Grant would be perfect for male birthdays. I always have a tough time finding a cute male image. The penguin is too cute for words!!. Penguins are one of my favorites to see when I go to the zoo. Love watching them play in the water. Stay safe.
Your cards are adorable<3<3<3 Stay healthy! Stay safe! Stay crafty!
Jean said…
Darling cards! perfect for this hop! Thank you to all who have come together!
Your cards are gorgeous and your colouring is stunning! Thanks for spreading some joy today and being part of this amazing hop!
Amy Martin said…
Your cards are adorable! Love those images.
Kristina "Tina" said…
Wow, your coloring. And those cute free downloads. Fun! Thanks for sharing
Sidelle Menon said…
lovely cards Wendy! loved the shaker card the most!
Kristie Goulet said…
Cute cards! Thank you for helping to spread joy!
Krystin said…
Those penguins! 🐧✨🤩
Fikreta said…
gorgeous cards!
Lagene said…
Gorgeous creations! Awesome event to spread Joy during these uncertain times! Thanks for the chance to win!
Darlene said…
WOW ... these are just fabulous! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
Please stop in for a visit!

Cindi said…
Beautiful cards! I love your coloring.
Lori Podolsky said…
Looking at your darling cards made me smile, Wendy! Thank you for joining our challenge at Lemon Shortbread. Good luck with your entry, and hope to see you again. Stay well and stay safe.
Hugs, Lori xx (DT)
Debbie Bonner said…
Super cards, I adore them. Thanks for joining this hop.
Tami said…
The penguin is my favorite but both cards are adorable. TFS!
Kristina H said…
Both cards are great! I can't decide who is cuter, Grant or the penguins!
Mendy said…
Love both of the cards you created. So cute and creative.
Heather said…
These are both so adorable!! I love the butterfly background on the first; the shimmer looks fabulous! And the second one is just so sweet!
Jessie said…
Beautiful cards
Karen Hoskins said…
I just love your card. It has three things that I just adore. Butterflies, balloons, and presents. I downloaded the freebie and your card gave me inspiration to start creating. Please stay safe.
Sammy said…
I adore both your cards hun! And this is such a fab idea for a blog hop too! x
Cute! Love that embossing mousse - the color and the texture. Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters!
Hi I love both your cards. The little boy one is very cute and the penguin shaker card really stands out. I love that they are digital stamps - I have never used digital stamps before - need to try this - thanks for the inspiration! xx
cebelica said…
I really like your card. They are so cute. And the shaker one has that added fun element to it. I just love it! xx
Mary Holshouser said…
The little boy is darling.
Love the gold lettering.
the penguin in its medical
gear is great. Wonderful
cards. thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com
Karthikha said…
Aww these cards are so adorable! I love them :)
Donna Hawkins said…
Adorable cards. Thanks for helping to spread joy.
Jamie said…
I love Grant! He is so cute:)
Thanks for sharing!
What cute cards! I love these images!
KimC said…
Great cards, so fun and whimsical. Love them both. Thanks for sharing.
Ms. Tamp said…
Wonderful coloring. I like the look of the butterflies.
TracyM #6773 said…
WONDERFUL cards Wendy!
LOVE your HAPPY little CUTIE and SUPER shaker, BOTH have AMAZING colouring and are such FUN designs :)
Thank You for sharing and INSPIRING!
SandyK said…
Those penguins are adorable! Love both of your cards.
Reneeleeak said…
Thanks for sharing the cute cards with us. Love the little penguin.
Valerija said…
Oh, I love these images, they are gorgeous! You made beautiful cards!
Lori Kobular said…
I love both of your cards! The birthday one is just so pretty with the butterfly flying around in the background! The one for someone on the medical team is perfect for this blog hop about Spreading Joy not Germs! Thank you for your wonderful inspiration and Stay SAFE!!
Jen said…
Cute collection!
DeniseHB said…
Love the cards you prepared for this hop. I am sending cards weekly to my RN daughter and her RN boyfriend who are both work in very active hospitals to help lift their spirits. You have inspired me - I love the little penguin dressed in scrubs! thank you.
Germaine said…
I am new to your company . Your images are just precious! I can’t wait to come back and go shopping!
Susanne Wichert said…
What a nice card! :)
Sue D said…
Cute cards. I like your coloring and the backgrounds.
Laurie2cats said…
cute cards, beautifully colored
Kathy Dippner said…
Wonderful cards! I'm going to check out the digital stamps. Thanks for sharing.
Mary-Anne V said…
what adorable cards...love the sweet boy and the cute penguin on the last card.
Ava Gavloski said…
shaker card is sweet
Cute cards, thanks so much for participating.
Super cute little guy. I love your color choices. Thanks for sharing
Jennifer C. said…
I love both the design and your coloring of that penguin healthcare worker! Thank you for participating in this excellent way to encourage stay-at-home!
Suzanne Zierman said…
So cute, love your ideas!
Groovy Deborah said…
Hi Wendy,
Those are really sweet images. I love the little kid, your colored your balloons perfectly! The penguin and share is another really great card. I’ll be back to check out your blog some more.

Stay safe and well :)
Wendi J said…
Beautiful card. Love the penguin.
Dana M said…
Oh what adorable cards! Incredible coloring and sweet designs.
Precious little boy bearing gifts is special but the little penguin steals my heart!! #spreadjoynotgerms
That little boy is so adorable!! Your cards are so sweet!
DorothyA said…
Darling cards! I am new to Whimsy stamps, and am so impressed! And love the free downloads during this time! When I am done trying to visit all these 100+ bloggers, I will relax and explore! LOL. Fun, busy bloghop! Wish I got started days ago!
JulesP- Aus said…
Wow Wendy these are so gorgeous. You've inspired me to jump on the Whimsy Stamps website. I've never used digital stamps for cards before but I'm keen to make something for my friends who are healthcare workers. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration.
Monika/Buzsy said…
Such pretty cards Wendy. Love the sweet images... especially the penguin in scrubs... so precious! The butterflies look so pretty in the background on the first card. Thank you for the inspiration! Stay safe! God bless!
absolutely love them!
Connie said…
Hi Wendy :) Your cards are sooooooo stinkin' cute!!! I love'm both! Thanks for inspiring me :)
PinkLadyCarol said…
Your cards are TOO cute!!! Guaranteed to put a smile on the recipient! TFS
Tina Z. said…
Beautiful cards, I like your design!
That penguin!!! Eeeeek so cute! Love Whimsy Stamps- I have the Adopt Don't Shop Cat Stamp Set.
DJ said…
Thanks for the inspiration and the freebie stamps link
Kraftsbyus4u said…
Both are cute cards!
Susan Y said…
Thanks for spreading joy! Love that color mousse too! Cards turned out sweet!
Darling cards! Thanks for a wonderful hop and the inspiration!
Eemeli said…
Cutie card -- both of them. Thanks for joining our "Shaker Card" themed challenge at Get Creative.

Hugs,
Eemeli {DT}

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