Friday, April 20, 2018

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop!

Hey guys!

Welcome to my stop on the Altenew "Celebrating Parents Card Drive" blog hop! 


I'm so glad you're here and I'm excited to share a few cards with you for this important cause! If you're following along the hop, you should've arrived from the amazing and oh, so talented, Erum's blog. If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, Click here to go to Altenew's blog.

Altenew's goal is to send cards to the elderly who live in nursing homes or shelters to let them know they're not forgotten. Please check out the Celebrating Parents Card Drive and join this great cause by sending in some cards!

Special Offer:

Save 35% Off on the Best Dad Stamp & Die Bundle from 4/20/2018 until 4/23/2018 at 11:59 pm EDT. No coupon code needed to enjoy this deal. Proceeds will



Prizes! 

**Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. Be sure to leave comments by May 6th at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs along the hop and will be announced on the Altenew blog on Mother's Day, May 13th, 2018.
**Altenew is also letting me give away another $20 gift certificate, randomly chosen from the comments here on my blog hop post - yay! I will announce that winner on my blog, May 10, 2018.

Whew! Now that all the important business of this hop is taken care of, let's get to the creations! (All products used will be listed at the end of this post.)

I used the Best Dad Stamp set for my first two cards. A simple, shaded background, stamped with lots of different images from the set and an added sentiment, make for a quick and easy card!

For the second one, I also used the coordinating die set. These images are so fun to color and cut out! Then you just add them to your card base to create an adorable, little scene!

My third and fourth cards had to have some flowers because we can't forget about the mom's out there! This next one uses Altenew's, Forever and Always stamp set and I loved doing a bit of water coloring with this beautiful stamp! I used my Zig Markers.

For my last card, I used the gorgeous, Happy Bloom stamp set but colored the images with Copic Markers this time. Red roses are the perfect way to celebrate mom!

That's it for me - I hope you enjoyed my cards! The next stop on the hop is the talented, Nina Marie!

Thanks for stopping by! ♥


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70 comments:

julie-anne hoffmann said...

What a wonderful cause. I really love these cards. They are really beautiful. Thank you

Marge said...

Oh Barb! I really love these beautiful cards you made! Amazing. Thanks for the inspiration. ♡

Shanna said...

I love all of the new ideas!

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderful cards celebrating parents.

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards, what a wonderful way to celebrate our parents!

Purple Princess said...

Amazing cards!!

Martha Herrera said...

Beautiful cards! Love them both.
Thanks for sharing.

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful cards and I love the mother's day cards with the florals. So pretty.

Lynne said...

Nice cards. Liked the second Father's Day and the first Mother's Day cards the best.

Brenda Kuder said...

Very nice card. I really like the Mother's day one.

The Make & Take Club said...

You colored those flowers beautifully.

Leni said...

Lovely cards Barb! Love the flowercard with banner!

Laetitia Lisa said...

How lovely is this "endless love" item on your card :) Pretty cards :)

Joy Meadows said...

Your cards are fabulous, Barb! I love the last Mother's Day card the best.

Nancy R. said...

I love the red on the crisp white! Stunning

Cyndi Morris said...

Beautiful cards. The Mother's Day cards are breathtaking.

Mary McCaslin said...

Just so beautiful!

Mary McCaslin said...

Lovely design work!

Jan Arnold said...

Great cards! Love the red roses - ahhh, perfection! Thanks for warring your creativity with us!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

All 4 cards are great but of course I gravitate towards the Mom cards, because, hello... flowers! And so beautifully colored! Dad cards are always hard for me every year as there is no stamp set that really matches either my Dad or my hubby's personality! I usually make something geometric and use a simple sentiment, or draw or create the designs I want! :-)

Kelsey Thomas said...

Awesome cards!

Bea Connor said...

Great cards-love them all!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Awesome cards to celebrate mom & dad. I love your pretty floral cards ... your coloring is divine.

Viki Banaszak said...

What awesome cards! TFS

Katie Baird said...

Wow! Your water colored card is definitely my favorite (though all are great;) Love this blog hop, great cause!

NittyPearl said...

Love your cards

Dana M said...

Fantastic cards! Terrific coloring and beautifully composed.

Angela said...

Fantastic cards!!! Love them all. Thanks for your inspiration. 😊❤️

Dawn Turley said...

stunning Barb. what an awesome set of cards

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Barb, these are ALL amazing. Your colouring on the Mother's day cards is perfection! Beautiful job!

Debra Rumpza said...

Great cards. I especially love your florals.

Jeanne Beam said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards. They are amazing...

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow love all your cards - so many ideas to try out - just gorgeous:)

Maryam said...

They are all so pretty. LLove be the endless love on the tape. And the flowers are so amazing..unique cards Barb

Patty said...

Your Dad cards are really cool & your Mother's day cards are gorgeous!

Carol Rossouw said...

This is such a lovely idea from a super stamp company & I'm glad to be a part of this blog hop. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

There is a lot of creativity in your cards.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic cards Barb. Love the pretty and fun images. Great coloring and designs. The happy bloom images are gorgeous! Also love the striped border.

Marcie Lovett said...

Beautiful coloring!

Mirella said...

Wow, Barb, these are so so beautiful, I love them all! Great designs, fantastic colouring - thanks so much for sharing, and for the inspiration!

Hussena said...

Absolutely amazing cards .Especially in love with your last card and the gorgeous coloring you have done on it !

Heather DePasquale said...

Wow! Love all your cards! So many great ideas and elements. Thanks for sharing!

Nana Griffin said...

Great ideas. My favorite is the red flowers.

Sue D said...

Wonderful card designs for moms and dads.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Lisa Moline said...

Beautiful cards! I love the last one - those red roses are gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration!

Heather said...

Ooooo . . . gorgeous!! These are all fabulous! I love the first one and the the last; both a stunning!

Brandi R said...

Fantastic cards. Love the designs ♥

Karthikha said...

Fabulous set of creations! The floral ones are so gorgeous!! <3

charly said...

Beautiful coloring with the Forever and Always stamp set. This one is a favorite of mine, well actually it's hard to choose, there are so many great ones from Altenew. I only wish their customer service was better - I placed an order back in February and am still waiting for the replacement items (stamps and a dry ink) that were never shipped to me. I have even received another of my orders in the meantime. :(

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

Fantastic cards! Your masculine cards are great and your flowers are so beautifully colored

Barb Ghig said...

Really striking cards, Barb! Your Father's Day cards are perfect and I love how you colored both Mother's Day cards! I'm sure the recipients are really going to appreciate all the love you put into your creations!!!

Julie Ann said...

I love your cards and it is a great cause.

Cynthia Cole said...

Lovely array of cards for mom and dad!

Raga Senthil said...

Amazing cards.love both of them 😊💕❤️. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lori said...

Love it! :)

Iris said...

Such a pretty cards- love the crisp, clean look.

Kathy McCluskey said...

Barb, your cards are so awesome! I especially love your Mother's Day cards...so, so beautiful! Your watercoloring with Zig markers is so pretty! Love the Dad cards, too! So many cute Dad stamps!!

D.L. Flowers said...

Lovely, Lovely cards! Thanks for sharing with us!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love your clean and colorful designs. Thanks for the inspiration

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Your flowers are gorgeous! Beautiful coloring!

Dawn Jones said...

I love my zig watercolors and am always glad to see new stamps to use them. Love the cards.

Annalisa Young said...

Simply beautiful. These are all very elegant and just great for the card drive. I particularly like how you put the shading behind the bouquet in the 3rd card. It just helps the whole thing pop. Thanks for sharing and for supporting such a wonderful cause!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Love all of those Altenew masculine images and the cluster of flowers for the mom's day as well!! Great cards and cause for our support!

Nandini said...

Love the concept of this blog hop. The inspiration cards are gorgeous.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Wonderful cards! Love your designs!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! I really appreciate the idea of this Celebrating Parents hop!

F. Andre said...

Lovely design and layout on these two cards. Thanks for sharing.

Mirella said...

Will you be announcing the winner of the gift certificate, Barb? :-)

Karthikha said...

Hello :) Dropping by to know if the winner for this giveaway was announced..

Greta said...

Love the masculine cards & your flowers are gorgeous, Barb!