Sunday, April 1, 2012

Lily Pad Cards 1st Birthday Blog Hop!

Hi there!

It's a very special day today! The Lily Pad Cards blog turns 1 year old, and we're having a blog hop to celebrate! YAY!!





If you've come from the awesome and talented Cindy Chiu's blog, you're in the right spot. If not, make sure you go back to the beginning of the hop and follow along! The more you comment, the better your chances of winning some prizes!

There are three prize packages with a total retail value of over $300! These prizes will be awarded by random draw. To be eligible, please “like” us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lily-Pad-Cards/209133745764119, but if you don't have a Facebook account, you can also be eligible by commenting on the Lily Pad Cards blog. To better your chances even more, leave comments on the blogs participating in the hop. For each comment, you'll get your name entered again! (but only one comment per blog, please.) And the best part is, you'll have a week to comment - until Sunday, April 8th at 12:00 pm EST!

When I started to think about what I would create for this special day, I decided I wanted to somehow incorporate a picture of a lily pad into my card. I went searching on the web and found the perfect, uncolored drawing. I enlarged it a bit, printed it out and colored the image.

After finishing this card, I thought about Freddie the Frog. It wouldn't be a celebration without that cute, little guy! So I took the blog hop graphic above, printed it out, cut off the words, and added some patterned paper and a little string for a bow. So fun!


Happy 1st Birthday, Lily Pad Cards!!! And congratulations to Vicky and Deborah on a fabulous, successful, first year of fun!

Thanks for stopping by! Now it's time for you to hop on over to Dana's blog and see how she is celebrating this fun day! She has some serious talent that you do not want to miss!

Remember, If you hit a bad link, you can always go back to Lily Pad http://www.lilypad.inlinkz.com to view the master list of blog links. Please report any bad links to aris@inlinkz.com.


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Lynn said...

Oh my goodness...your lily pad is truly gorgeous Barb! Love it!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Oh Barb, your cards are absolutely FABULOUS! - wonderful for the Lily Pad celebrations! Love them!
Have a great day and a great hop, hugs, Karin

Dee in N.H. said...

Beautiful Lily pad! And I love that cute frog peeking out!

Patricia Rey said...

Omg your cards are so beautiful I love all of them =)

Gayatri said...

Perfect Birthday card for Lily Pad cards blog, Barb! Love it :)

cmatthews said...

Great cards! so creative!

Karen B. said...

Your first card is absolutely beautiful, and the second is way too much fun!

Vicky said...

Thank you Barb for being a member of our Lily Pad Dream Team! Both your cards are so beuatiful, but I have the feeling that Frederick will adore the second one ;)

Jane said...

Just Gorgeous!!!!!

Sandra said...

Your waterlily card is just beautiful - simply stunning!

Heather Maria said...

Wonderful cards, Barb! Fantastic colouring on the first card and I love how you sourced the image! Your second card is adorable - what a fun idea!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such pretty coloring on the first card! TFS =)

Cait said...

What a beautiful card...so soft and calming. Thanks for sharing it.

gRiSeL™ said...

LOVE your card, Barb!! So pretty!! I am in love with that natural twine. I need to get me some soon!! (: And those pearls are just divine! ♥

Jackie said...

Very creative - I love them both, but the first one is stunning! You always have such good ideas.

JOAN said...

Great card! Hugs, Joan

Kelly Massman said...

How beautiful!

cassie said...

love your card!

Cindy C. said...

OH what a beautiful card Barb! The design perfect for this special occassion!

mariangel said...

SO SWEET AND DELICATE

judkajudi said...

Barb, you have outdone yourself! These are perfect cards for the Lily Pad celebration! Congratulations to all of you on "your" birthday!

Deirdre said...

Fab creations Barb - love what you created.

Virginia L. said...

VERY impressive, my friend!! Your Lily Pad card is simply OUTSTANDING!! Wow, I just love the colors and composition! Way to celebrate the birthday blog hop! You are the best!xo

Lisa Sumpter said...

Lovely cards. Especially liking the second one!

Lisa xox

Dana D. said...

Beautiful card. Great colors. Very creative. Love it.

Cher said...

luv luv the cards! u are very talented...I agree...congrads to LP...awesome site!

Melissa Shea said...

Gorgeous coloring! Oh my word! Very creative how you got them too!

conil said...

So creative. Both cards are wonderful. The coloring on the Lily Pad is outstanding and your use of the graphic is just plain adorable.

pcm said...

Lovely cards!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so beautiful

judy said...

Lovely cards, Barb! I love what
you did with the lily pad drawing.

Riette said...

Beautiful coloring on the lily flower and leaves! Great to celebrate with you on the hop!

Scrapbookdoll said...

very nice card!
marie-anne raeman

Jessica Strider said...

Very pretty card. I love the pastel colours you used.

Leslie C said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for the chance to win!

One Scrappy Gal said...

Love your cards - both of them! Especially the lily picture. So beautiful!

Rosemary said...

your lily card is just lovely, barb!

Christa said...

Love the cards!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a sweet card! Love the coloring!

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

How innovative! (And technically gifted!) Such fun ideas. Love your colouring of the lily pad.

Dixie Cochran said...

2 clever cards! Love your lily pad card design. It's so soft and lovely. And what a cute card with the Monsieur!

Nan said...

Such a lovely, elegant card! And the second is so fun!

Katie said...

Wow! great lily pad image. I should check the web more often for images. :D

CinnamonSally said...

Both these cards are fabulous Barb, love your beautiful Lily and the second card is so clever.

Nancy said...

Hi sweet friend...what a fun celebration for Lily Pad Cards! You are so clever and your card is simply fabulous. I love the classy lily pad drawing, you've colored it so beautifully too. I love that you added the second card for Freddie, too. Happy hopping today, I'm so glad to be sharing this birthday with you and the rest of the Lily Pad team.

Kristie Maynard said...

Perfect cards for the celebration. Very well done. I like them both, but that lily pad one is wonderful!

luluvision said...

love the lily pads!

Michelle Lupton said...

Great colouring - love your cards!

Annan said...

Gorgeous and cute!

Kara Lynne said...

Both cards are great! Why not use the birthday graphic in the card, good idea!

Jan said...

I love the soft colors....colored pencil?
Jan

Theresa said...

Great cards, Barb! Your coloring of the first card is absolutely beautiful. What a clever idea for the fun and cheery second card!!!

Karen Letchworth said...

How appropriate that you would have a lily pad card for this blog post on the hop! Great job!
Karen L

diana said...

Great cards! Love the lilypad coloring. Happy 1st blog-aversary to Lily Pad Cards! ;-)

VanessaH58 said...

An elegant lily pad card, beautiful

Mary-Anne V said...

Cute cards...love the lily pad.

Kailash said...

Fabulous cards, love the coloring on the lily on the first card!!!

Trinh said...

Your lily pad card is gorgeous and the second one is so fun and cute!

Tracey said...

Such FABulous cards Barb!!

Barb Ghig said...

Your cards are ALWAYS beautiful and inspiring! Thanks so much for taking part in the hop!

Cathy A said...

Barb your first card is beautiful, then I saw your second one and it just made me giggle!

Sherry said...

What a great design it has such a quiet peaceful feel to it...thanks for sharing

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Lovely!

Jan said...

Love the card.

osirisandloki said...

what a great card! i just love your style of creativity! hugsxx happy birthday too!
www.osirisandloki.blogspot.com

stylesplenty said...

Fabulous card....

Carol Mc said...

Such a pretty card. Thanks for sharing.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful lily pad and flower! Lovely!

forpahl5 said...

thanks for sharing!

rossi73 said...

THat lily pad is very pretty very artsy! I love the cute froggy also

Glenna.Dowd said...

Very pretty lily pad

Memories by Manda said...

Lovely Lily Pads. i love the bonus logo card too. thanks for sharing

zehra said...

Sweet card, awesome coloring

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE LOVE both cards Barb...so VERY Pretty and Cute....xoxoxo!

donna mikasa said...

Love both of your cards, Barb! The first is so elegant and the second is genius! So happy to see Freddie here!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

the first card is so soft and lovely and the 2nd is so fun - thanks for sharing both

Barb Housner

A Crafty Person said...

I love the lily pads on this card! Very cute.

Delightful Designs by Katherine said...

Both cards are super. Thanks for sharing.

Simone said...

These are such fun and beautiful cards Barb! The way you coloured that lily picture is stunning!

Mubeena M. said...

Very beautiful!

Sue Bridges said...

Such appropriate cards. Excellent job!

Luanne said...

very lovely cards! love your coloring

marie said...

Very pretty cards.
Marie

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely card! I love the soft colors!
DeniseB

Elizabeth said...

Very pretty card!!!

Brenda said...

Fantastic cards Barb! I love all the thoughtfulness behind both cards! That lily pad card is awesome! Stunning coloring!

KristaB said...

Two great cards. The one with Freddie is so cute!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling cards, Barb - love the lily pad image and how you colored!

Cheryl S. said...

Fabulous cards. Loving the blog hop!

Kris said...

Two great cards! Thanks for sharing!

Melissa D said...

Great idea for the first card with the coloured image and cute use of the presents from the blog with the little froggy head peeping around for the second card. Nice work.

Heidi May said...

Fred would be so proud that you made this card. Love it.

joycemc57 said...

Great coloring on the lily pad card! Thank you for sharing both cards.

Disp6194 said...

Barb your cards are fabulous! You are such a clever girl to use the blog hop logo, love it :)

cutiephinphin said...

the lilypad card is just perfect... and the 2nd card is just ingenious.

Laurie said...

Such a pretty card, I love the soft colors!

Godelieve said...

Both cards look great!!

Isha said...

Both the cards are superb Barb!!! The Lily Pad graphic card is just perfect and great idea. TFS

Cheryl said...

How pretty! I love the soft coloring on your lily pad card. The Freddy card just makes me smile!

Alina said...

Fabulous card!

Dawn said...

both are just awesome Barb. Very cleverly done.

Karen said...

Great card Barb...how fun.

rlovew said...

Such cute cards- I love the way you used a coloring page item for a card - great and practical idea.

Susan said...

Two lovely card! Congratulations on Lily pad

Debbie said...

Very pretty card!

Maureen Morton said...

Pure genius, Barb! Once again you have blown me away...and, times TWO! These are so sweet and special and so unique. Love the soft coloring on the first and the second one makes me grin from ear to ear. You are hopin', girlfriend!

Melinda said...

Gorgeous lilypad!

marking said...

love the lilypad. Great card!

Debbie said...

love your card it is fabulous!

Judy1223 said...

Barb, TWO absolutely adorable cards! Look at that Freddy card...too fun! Love the lily card, too...both wonderful, as usual!

elizabeth said...

Beautiful cards. I love how you used the blog hop graphic. Very clever.

Sharon Roselli said...

wow your coloring is fantastic! beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

Camilla said...

Stunning!

cardsbymo said...

Your image is so beautifully colored! It looks like a watercolor painting. Bravo.

Betty said...

beautiful lily pad coloring and your froggie card is so cute!

Annette said...

your card is so perfect...love those lily pads...amazing card Barb...

Meagan said...

I love your cards!

Cassie_lu said...

great coloring on a sweet card

Linda Kay said...

Beautiful job coloring your "found" image!

Raven said...

Wow, two great card!

Stephanie said...

cute cards! I love the lily pads with the flowers!

mtscrapgal said...

You have expertise in making images work for you and great coloring. Both cards are wonderful. Thanks

Cindy said...

Lovely card & colors!

Jan Garber said...

Too cute, love that "Frederick" card! And your coloring of those water lilies is beautiful!

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards. Beautiful coloring on the lily card and I like how you took the blog hop graphic and turned it into a card.

Mari√ętte said...

Absolutely beautiful cards!

Lagene said...

Love your lilly pad card & the graphic card is so cute!

hilde said...

Saw your cards already on flickr. Love them Barb, awesome coloring!

Nina Yang said...

Beautiful!

Tricia said...

Such a lovely card, Barb!

Sherri said...

pretty card!

NWFlamingo said...

Water lilicious! If there isn't such a word there should be!

marla said...

Super cute cards that fit perfectly with the fun occasion of a birthday party. Thanks for sharing!!

Tasnim said...

oh, I just love the Lily pad card, the coloring is so soft and beautiful! just perfect for the occasion :-) and the second card is very cute too. Both amazing cards.

luv2scr@p said...

very clever!

Pam W Merwin said...

Saw the Lily Pad card on Flickr :) Hopped on over here to "hop" through the blogs! Love both of the cards - how creative! Happy Birthday Lily Pad!

Is said...

Hi Barb, so appropriate the lilypad in your card, it's really nice and of course I love the one with Freddie! :)
Greetings from Spain

Karen Diebolt said...

I love both your cards

Lin said...

They are both darling, my friend! So glad to say that we're sharing this experience!

Brenda said...

Beautiful card.
Cute card.
YOu covered it all!
Thanks for the chance.

kyhunter said...

Would not mind receiving this card! Thanks for sharing.

Emily H said...

Your card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Wee Von said...

Your card is spectacular. Love your coloring! Thanks for sharing

ZuluYankee said...

WOW! I love both of these cards!

Vic Lau said...

Very nice colouring for the lilypad! I like the string you've attached to the card too.

ivy said...

hi barb! your 1st card is beautiful and the 2nd card made me giggle!

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful coloring on the lilies and love the fun peeking frog on the 2nd card, Barb!

Countryside blossom said...

Happy birthday Lily Pad Cards! Thank you for the chance to win!

Divya@The Craft Angel said...

The cards are so apt!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Both of your cards are FAB Barb! Love them!

cardcreationsnz said...

Two wonderful cards. Love the lily pad and flower image of the first one. Wonderful colouring. Such a cute second card with Freddie the Frog.

Brooke said...

beautiful card. I love the lily pad

Deborah said...

Oh, look at you - you made two cards, and I love them both! Beautiful coloring on the lily pad and very clever indeed how you used the blog hop badge for a card!!!

Margaret said...

Both cards are so super cute!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Beautiful card, Barb! You always know how to make those flower shine.

scrapper-at-heart said...

Truly fabulous cards!!! The lily pad is gorgeous and both are so creative!!

Aida said...

Great Job! Thanks for sharing them with us!!

Melissa said...

The lily pad card is gorgeous and the other one is so cute! How fun!

Mitt said...

Like. Like. Like!!!

Angel said...

What a beautiful and elegant lily pad card, and what a creative idea to use the birthday graphic for your second card, really ingenious!

Kelly said...

love the coloring on the first one. The second is just adorable!

Yvette said...

Love both of your cards!

kingstonmama said...

Your lily pads and water lily are absolutely beautiful. Such pretty colors. Ann Y.

Auntie Em said...

Lovely cards! I really like your pretty water lily with the green pearls. The little froggy is so cute peeking around all the parcels. :)

Angela said...

That is so cute, better get hopping on my way there is a lot of hopping to do on this Birthday Blog Hop....lol

Susan F. said...

The lily pad is a piece of art. Fred froggy is so cute.

Crystalena82 said...

Awesome card and wonderful ideas! These turned out great!! :)

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Beautifully coloured card, Barb! TFS!!

alicew said...

This is so pretty! I'm really enjoying viewing all the cards here!

Patti L said...

Fantastic coloring and love the additional card you made as well.

N@ said...

Happy Birthday Lily Pad Cards! Cute cards!

Anabé said...

Hermosa tarjeta. Felicitaciones!

crimsonowlcreations said...

This was an awesome idea! I love the colors in the lily pad and the way the whole thing looks blended together. Nice work!

Kim said...

It's such a pretty card, just perfect. Thank you for sharing. :)

Lucille K said...

Very pretty card, Barb. Happy birthday Lily Pad. One year of fabulous inspiration and counting :)

Kawaii~Saru said...

Super Pretty card, I love the way you colored the lily pad :)

Cara said...

What a fantastic idea to take the actual blog hop graphic and turn it into a cute card. Very creative!

GrammySue's Creations said...

HI Barb, love your cards. The flower and the lily pads card is beautiful and the present card with the frog is very cute. I love how your turned the lily pad birthday celebration logo into a birthday card for this celebration. My reaction was "how cool is that". Very creative work.

joy said...

You are just so clever,Barb! Love the lily pad card, but the frog from the logo is just such a smart idea! Happy Birthday to Lily Pad and thanks for your inspiration as a design team member.

Laura Jane said...

NICE work Barb!

MarcyK924 said...

WOW, Barb! That lily pad is a work of art! And of course Freddie is a love! You are such an inspiration, not just with your cards, but as a friend! Hugs, Marcy

Lucy Newton said...

Beutifully colored card!

Marie said...

Lovely card. Thanks

CanadianScraps43 said...

What a beautiful card and I can't believe that you found this wonderful image on-line. It is totally gorgeous. I am so impress that you did 2 cards. Wow your on a roll!

Daria Z. said...

Love your creativity, Barb! If you don't have something - find it on the web!! Gorgeous card.

Jeanne said...

Wow - both your cards are great. Love the first, glad I stayed for the second!

~ Jo ~ said...

Such beautiful cards!

Robyn said...

The lily pad card is beautiful -- very calming colors. The frog one is cute!

Mom to Deanna said...

Very soft colors and I like it!

Betty J Schaub said...

very stylish!

onecraftymama said...

Oh, I don't even know which is my favourite! The lily is so elegant (and your colouring is amazing!) but the idea of using the hop graphic? Genius. Awesome :)

Vicky said...

beautiful card! Love it.

Angie said...

Oh what fun ideas!!!! Very clever!!! Beautiful cards!

AmberSkye said...

Great Card :) Wonderful coloring job too.

missstamper said...

Lovely lily pad card and cute Freddy frog card! Love them both!

pamselinski said...

Your lily pad is stunning and the card is beautiful. The second card is pretty cute too.

Mrs. Hill said...

That is a lovely colored image with the water lily and the lily pads. Just beautiful. Isn't that sentiment set gorgeous! Mine's on order. Great idea for the second one! It's not like Lily Pad would mind, since it's in their honor. :)

lisa808 said...

So pretty and so appropriate for the occasion.

AmyJ said...

Beautiful card. You colored it in wonderfully. Thanks for sharing.

k2designsnyc said...

Your cards are BEAUTIFUL!

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