Monday, June 13, 2011

Stamper's Dream & Friends Blog Hop

Good morning!  Today I have the pleasure of joining the Dream Team at Stamper's Dream for the Stamper's Dream & Friends Blog Hop!!  I am honored that Michelle invited me to participate. . .thanks, Michelle! 

For my card, I used the adorable Tree Swing Cling Stamp from Stampendous.  I paired the stamp up with some Hello Luscious paper from Basic Grey.  I colored the image using Copic markers and added some bling from Kaisercraft and drew a frame with a pen and ruler. 

Here is the list of everyone who is participating in today's hop.  Be sure and visit each blog to see some amazing eye candy!  There is even a prize hidden along the hop (pictured below), so be sure and leave comments for a chance to win!   Michelle will announce which designer had the hidden blog candy, and the winner of the blog candy the evening of Thursday, June 16, so check back to see if it's YOU!

Debbie Olson
Becca Feeken
Michelle Rodgers
Laurie Schmidlin
Amy Sheffer
Denise Marzec
Tosh Leyendekker
Mona Pendleton
Cindy Lawrence
Silke Ledlow
Arlene Cuevas
Charmaine Ikach  --> you are here!  :)
Mariana Grigsby
Lea Lawson
Joan Ervin
Teresa Kline
Jeanne Streiff
Kellie Fortin
Christina Fischer
Jo Thompson

Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping! 


134 comments:

Tina Bailie said...

This is adorable!

Tanja said...

Lovely card Charmaine the colours you have coloured the image are soft and pretty and work so well with the background paper.

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Your card is just so fresh and beautiful.... love your coloring and the lovely papers you choose too. This is going to be a FUN hop... so off I go!!

Sonia said...

Such a fun card! Love how the way you used the background papers adds to the fun feel of the card.

Carol said...

Love the tree stamp, and how the frame made it pop.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Cute card. I love the colors.

Charlotte said...

Cute card. Absolutely love the patchwork background. And, those papers are wonderful.

Colleen said...

I also love the tree swing stamp. The patchwork design is very fitting with the type of swing on the tree. Lovely!

happy said...

Simply elegant!

Sassy said...

So sweet and adorable.

Karin said...

That is just such a sweet and charming card :)

Susan said...

Simple and sweet. Love the card!

Lillian Child said...

What a delightful card creation!

Stephanie Lee said...

Love the soft and fresh colors of your card!!

Cathy Clark said...

Simply adorable!!! Love this card!

forpahl5 said...

Love the card! Thanks for sharing I hope to win!!!!

PJ said...

Great image with the sentiment!! It's so sweet...

Ronda Archangelo said...

Love your card and the pieced/quilted background...this is my kind of card! Thanks for sharing it.

Becky said...

This is so cute..

Vail's Creative Endeavors said...

Cute card,pretty colors.

Judy Cook said...

What a cute card. I love the swing. I'll be getting this stamp.

Barbara Bruder said...

What a cute card!!

Luanne said...

So sweet! Love your starburst of wonderful papers - some of my favorites!

Carole said...

Swinging fun

Kendra said...

Cool tree, what a cute card!

Michelle said...

So stinkin' cute, Charmaine!!! Love the frame you drew around the main panel, the grass, and your perfect shading. I told you that stamp had your name written all over it! LOL! Thanks for hopping with us, my sweet friend! :D

Mickie said...

So cute, fresh and fun!

Trish. said...

wonderful, it makes me think of "days gone by"
Hugs Trish.

Laura /sandytoz said...

Just a swingin...

Lea L. said...

This is so sweet and full of whimsy! Love how you've used the tree stamp!

Jen said...

What a sweet card!

Jo said...

great card Charmaine. tfs.

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Charmaine, what sweet card!! I adore the stitched background! How fun!!! Hugs friend!

neddgirl said...

Wonderfully Gorgeous!

Rebecca
brrck@yahoo.com

Caroline said...

Very cute card.

sherryl said...

Nice youthful card Charmaine, love the colors.Your blog is in my favorites and Im glad the blog hop brings me here today.

meemee48 said...

What a cheery card!

Susan said...

I like your quilted background and that lovely, inviting swing.

rush said...

cute card. thank you for sharing.

Lucy said...

very sweet; like the use of scraps!

Peachy Wessels said...

Fun card - reminds me of summer!

Ginny K. said...

LOve your card, I love tree swings, they remind me of my childhood. And I love the background of your card with its quilt like appearance!! LOvely! ~Gin~

Meghan said...

Such a cute card...love the colours.

ArtisticInkspirations said...

Reminds me of the old pecan tree back home where we used to have an old swing.. Lovely

Janice said...

i was going to say I loved the designer paper and then realized you pieced it together....clever girl! Lovely card. Thanks for sharing.

frannie_d said...

Such cuteness! Love your colour palette!

FM said...

Sweet card.

jjocarlson said...

Love this card! Love the colors in it>

Bonnie in SC said...

This card is great. Some times the simplest cards are the sweetest. Thanks for sharing.

Billie Dee said...

Very cute! How did you ever match up that DP? Wow.

Passioknitgirl said...

I really like the pieced background. Nice card.

Rebecca Ednie said...

Very cute card. Love the bg paper!

Christine from FL said...

Too cute!!!

Cindy said...

Darling tree swing. Love your card.

Rufus said...

Like your swing, the frame really makes it stand out from your quilted background.
R/

Gabby said...

Love your "quilted" background! :)

Cheryl Winget said...

The image you chose is so perfect for a friend card. There's something about a swing that says "friend." Swinging is just no fun without a friend.

MimiPatty said...

Very serene and peaceful.

bethann said...

cute, image of spring/summer fun

Renee VanEpps said...

Oh so cute!! Great stamp and coloring!

Erin Glee said...

Sweet summer(almost) card! Pretty...

Anonymous said...

What a lovely tree swing! Jeneen

mary said...

cute card!

Moira said...

love the paper pieced background - delightful and cheerful card! TFS

Barb Ghig said...

Such a pretty card, Charmaine!
Thanks so much for a chance to win this fabulous blog candy!

Karen said...

This just FEELS like summer. So cute!

Mary Jo said...

What a cute card. It helps give the feeling of summer.

schmidtrv said...

Great summer card. Good coloring & nice touch to add a frame.
Vicky Schmidt

PJ said...

Sweet card... The empty swing design really matches the sentiment. Excellent design!

JoAnne said...

This blog has the most talented group of artists and I am so glad I found your blog. Thank you for sharing inspiration with all your fellow stamp/paper addicts.

sharon said...

What a fun and springtime card.
Sharon L

Anonymous said...

A fun image on a cute card.

Anonymous said...

very cute.
Yvonne

Anonymous said...

Oh, what a great card. That tree swing brings back so many memories
ColleenB.

Elaine said...

Very nice coloring and I like the border you created for the image!

Candy Meyers said...

Cute card. Neat papers that add a lot to the design.
Thanks loads,
Candy Meyers

Mercy's Pages said...

great card :) mercy

Diane said...

Very cute...brings back a few childhood memories!!

Bonnie said...

What is it about a tree that gives ou such peace?

Joan Ervin said...

This is just toooo cute...love the little tree and the pretty paper in the background!!!!

Gail Burgo said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Magi said...

Charmaine, What a delightful card! I love the coloring and the abstract background! Makes you want to find a tree just like that one and go for a swing! Thank you! Blessings to you and your family . . . Hugs, Magi

Marge said...

What a sweet card! TFS!!!

Sandra said...

how peaceful!
Sandra ltb

Rea said...

Cute card, and adorable image. I like how you kept it simple.

Georgee said...

Great card!! Love the image.

Susan said...

A DOR A BLE!!! loved the quilt behind the image!
:)
Susan

Cheryl said...

Such a sweet card. Love the colors.

Deirdre said...

So gorgeous, love what you created.

Jean C said...

I love ysour card. When do you have time to stamp with 4 little ones!

Helen said...

So cute. It makes you think of being outside in the fresh air and sunshine and having lots of fun!

Laraine R said...

Great card!!

Studio Beis said...

Cute Card!!

Cheryl S. said...

What a fun card and it certainly would put the a smile on the recipient's face!

irishgalkelly said...

Great card for summer! Love this stamp and the carefree vibe it gives.

Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful, Charmaine! That image evokes such a warm, wistful feeling, and your quilt-style background enhances it perfectly!

ladybugg61 said...

Nice choice of DP to match that lovely image stamp!

Linda F. said...

Thanks for sharing. Nice selection of paper with the simple theme.

debbie said...

Oh what a fun card! Love it, Charmaine. Nicely done.

Paula said...

This reminds me of my Mother's quilts. How fun :)

carold said...

Cute card. I love the paper you used.

Anonymous said...

Cute card. Springy patterned papers.

Thank you for sharing.
Carol Froehlich

Ratty Hugs said...

Super Summery card. Now to go find a swing.
~C8>

Linda Monroe said...

so cute.

Corina said...

So sweet. Absolutely love the quilted background. Brings back memories of those lazy summer days!

Beverly S. said...

Cute image...love your pretty card with it. :)

Deb said...

Love the image! the background just makes it. Great Card!!!!

dani.beckman said...

The stitched paper pieced background is amazing.... Perfect compliment to the image... Almost like rays of sun (in my mind).....

nthornton918 said...

I really like how your pattern paper is reminds me of my grandma's quilting, it's comforting and sweet. Very cute tfs.

donna calamari said...

Very cute!

greenize said...

Cute card! But you always have cute ideas to share with us! Thanks for sharing...

scrapfancy said...

I love the background paper and the stamp just brings back so many memories of childhood.

Lily55 said...

Love the stamp, the coloring, and how you used the great BG paper. inspirational.

Princess said...

I simply adore this card! I'm in love with the stitching and sun ray pattern! Love your choice of colors and papers. This is so cheery! Love it!

christi said...

this is a cute card. i love the way you fanned the paper.

joanieg said...

How very simple yet elegant! Love your coloring. Great card!!

Shannah said...

So sweet and cheerful!

Carly said...

very nice! could be a birthday, sympathy or anything card for male or female. Wonderful choices!

Dianne said...

Just a really cute card. Colours are great too.

Dianne said...

Lovely card. Thanks for sharing.

Roberta said...

Too cute love the details! TFS

Gail said...

I just love that big old tree. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

sdoll said...

What a sweet card.

Joanne O'Brien said...

I loved this sweet card. Thanks for the ideas.

Breaking Free From Old Ways said...

I love these colors

Jo4Him said...

Cute card; thanks for sharing. Great blog candy-wonderful that they are sharing with us.

Jo4Him said...

(This may be a duplicate, sorry) Cute card; thanks for sharing. Wonderful blog candy-it's so great that they are sharing with us!

Sue D said...

Great tree and I like the frame.

Shirley said...

Your swing makes me want to get into it. Cute card and love how you did the background. Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us.
Shirley L.
Roseville, CA

Kezzy said...

Gorgeous card, very cute. Kezzy x

Lynn said...

I love that patchwork background on your sweet card.

Bonnie P said...

Very summer card. Pretty!

Brenda said...

Lovely card. Always like trees.

K. Joy said...

Oh, I really like that stamp. It reminds me of the swing at my Grandparent's house. :) Love the colors on your card, and how you made it look like a quilt! Thanks for sharing!!

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