Sunday, April 1, 2012

Lily Pad Cards 1st Birthday Blog Hop!

Hello!  Welcome to the Lily Pad Cards First Birthday Blog Hop!  You should be joining us from Elizabeta's blog Cards by Eli.  As a past Guest Designer, I was so excited to get an invitation from Deborah to participate in this very big celebration!

There are three prize packages with a total retail value of over $300!  Very cool, huh?  These prizes will be awarded by random draw.  There are two ways to be eligible for the prize drawings. You can "like" us on Facebook but if you do not have a Facebook account, you can also be eligible for the drawings by leaving a comment on the Lily Pad blog.  To better your chances even more, leave comments on the blogs participating in the hop (including this one!)  For each comment you leave, you'll get your name entered again! (but only one comment per blog, please).
This blog hop will last for 1 week.  That means you can leave comments for a chance to win prizes until 12:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, April 8.

Here's the card I created to wish everyone at the Pad a very Happy 1st Birthday!



I've included closeups to show some of the details of the card.
I chose to use a shabby/vintage style for this card.  It's one of the many styles I enjoy creating (as you'll see, if you scroll through my blog)!
My supply list for this card:
card stock: naturals ivory (Stampin' Up!)
patterned paper: lost & found portabello road 6 x6 pad (My Mind's Eye)
stamps: postmarks, birthdays by the numbers (Papertrey Ink)
die: love lives here (Papertrey Ink)
other: kraft twill, kraft felt (Papertrey Ink), vintage buttons and trim (from an estate aution), scor-tape, thread, sewing machine

Thanks for stopping by!  The next stop on the hop is Tara's blog Inking on the Edge.  If you hit a bad link, you can always go back to Lily Pad to view the master list of blog links.  Please report any bad links to aris@inlinkz.com.


Happy Hopping!!!

141 comments:

  1. WONDERFUL card - so lovely! TFS
    Have a great day and a great hop, hugs, Karin

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  2. Susie your card is so beautiful!!! Love all those media mixed together, felt, buttons, stiching, chipboard... perfect! Thank you for being a stop and celebrating with us!

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  3. I just love shabby chic and you really know how to achieve the look. Wonderful card.

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  4. and stroll I did! luv luv your style...this is a great card! ty for sharing..and hats off to LP!

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  5. Very pretty card. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  6. What a sweet romantic card! Just love the soft colors!

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  7. This is such a beautiful creation. I love the faded denim and linen look of it! Great to celebrate with you on the hop!

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  8. Stunning creation - love all the layers and elements. Fabulous.

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  9. absolutely beautiful! love the color palette and the pretty papers!

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  10. I love the postcard on the card. A beautiful card design with lovely colors!

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  11. Pretty vintage card! Happy 1st blog-aversary to Lily Pad Cards! ;-)

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  12. Wow this is a really cool card. I adore the stamp on the chipboard. Very cool idea. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  13. What a lovely card...I love all the gorgeous vintage style elements!

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  14. Just gorgeous----blue is my favorite color. I could look at this all day long!

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  15. Stitching, lace, vintage....love it.
    Jan

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  16. Susie: What an absolutely gorgeous and stunning card you have created here to celebrate at Lily Pad Cards. I've been hopping along in the hopes of winning an InLinkz subscription. I recently took over a Christian Challenge Blog called:
    www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com and I would just LOVE for you to check it out and play along with us when you are able. Your work is great and would be a tremendous blessing to us. I hope you can visit soon.
    Thanks again for being part of the Lily Pad celebration.
    Hugs,
    Karen L

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  17. Susie, I love everything about your card. Love the Post Card image and then you stamping the butterfly .. the added touch with buttons! I will be following you and thanks for sharing with us.

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  18. I really love the muted tones and overall layout of this card. Really lovely!

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  19. Love all the different media you used on your card it is gorgeous

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  20. Love the lace and elegance of this

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  21. Gorgeous card!! Love the soft colors and the vintage look!

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  22. Such a soft and beautiful cards! I just love all the embellishments you chose too!

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

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  24. Such a stunning card! Love your style!!!

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  25. Beautiful card!!! Love the colors & all the embellishments!!!

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  26. Lovely card! Great design and beautiful details!

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  27. Love the vintage feel of this card.

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  28. Pretty card! I love the details!
    DeniseB

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  29. What a beautiful card you've created from this special celebration!

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  30. Beautiful cards. What a busy day you have had.

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  31. Absolutely love this vintage look! Colors are subtle but not washed out, perfect.

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  32. this is so beautiful, love your vintage style

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  33. Very pretty card...gotta love those buttons.
    Marie

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  34. I love the soft colours on this and your real mix of stamps. It makes the card look very elegant and chic.

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  35. So many amazing elements! Beautiful!

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  36. Susie this card is so pretty! I love the color combination along with the layering :)

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  37. Beautiful shabby chicness! Love the colors!

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  38. So pretty. I love the way you used the crochet ribbon. Very elegant and demure!

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  39. How pretty! Love the soft colors and that elegant butterfly.

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  40. Wow Very pretty card, I love the vintage, shabby chic style you have!!

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  41. Suuuch a beautiful card! Love it Susie!

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  42. What a beautiful card! I love the colours so soft!

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  43. Love the softness of your card. TFS

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  44. Such a delightful card - so vintage and softly sweet. Love the rich layers and textures. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. Wonderful card! Love the vintage touch!

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  46. Beautiful card. Love how you used the MME papers.

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  47. wow beautiful card. love the stitches over the stars. Thank you for sharing.

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  48. I really like the vintage look of this card

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  49. love the way you used the post images

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  50. LOVE LOVE it! such a sweet and elegant card...GORGEOUS!!!

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  51. This is a vintage looking beauty!

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  52. very beautiful! love the soft colors

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  53. Your colors and layers are wonderful!

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  54. How gorgeous! The ribbon looks fabulous on your card!

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  55. What an absolutely beautiful card, Susie!! Thanks for sharing!

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  56. GORGEOUS! I love your stitching, layers, colors, layout!

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  57. Beautiful card!!! So many pretty details to adore :)

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  58. beautiful carrd, love the colors and all the details on it

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  59. wonderful card - love the postcard theme and the colors you used!

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  60. Lovely vintage style!! I love the colors, too!

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  61. Such a pretty card! Love all the details and embellies!

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  62. Love the soft colors used in your card. So pretty. Thanks. jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

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  63. I just wanna go to the beach when I see your card! The collors remind me of the sea and beach. Very lovely card!

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  64. this card feels like an ocean breeze! lovely!

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  65. what a beautiful card. I love all the texture

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  66. I love your card! Very elegant with the stars border and the colors.

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  67. what a beautiful vintage card thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

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  68. Love the blue, very shabby chic, but still elegant. Thank you for sharing.

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  69. Very pretty--I like the postcard and the star border.

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  70. Your designs are really unique! Very talented and creative!

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  71. Beautiful Card! I love the colors you used, very pretty!

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  72. Hilde van RijnsoeverApril 4, 2012 at 4:52 AM

    Great color combo!

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  73. Lovely classic colours

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  74. This is absolutely beautiful! I love the color combination and the postmarks.

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  75. The lace and felt stars add just the right touch to your shabby card. Lovely and sweet. Thanks

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  76. I really love your soft coloured vintage card!

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  77. What a beautiful vintage looking card. I love it!

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  78. Love how you used the post card image and the soft colours.

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  79. This is just lovely...wonderful, soft colors!

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  80. This is a lovely and elegant card!

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  81. Lace, and felt, and is that a wood butterfly? I'm in love! I want to touch it :)

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  82. Happy Birthday Lily Pad Cards! Lovely soft card!

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  83. Love this card. Would make an excellent card for operation write home, I might have to attempt one like this.

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  84. An absolutely fun card. Love everything about it

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  85. Beautiful. I love the elegant look it has.

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  86. such a pretty pretty card! love all the stiching!

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  87. Lovely - I love the soft, subtle tones!

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  88. Wow this is totally stunning. I have seen alot of cards along the way but this one really jumped out at me. I love the layers and the vintage feel this card gives. Your ability to create such beauty surely must be a gift from on high. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs.

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  89. Love the soft vintage colours on the card

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  90. Beautiful card! I like your use of the postage stamps on it.

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  91. I'm in love with your treatment of the buttefly... Lovely vintage-y lace too.

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  92. love this nostalgic card!
    marie-anne

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  93. What a beautiful card! I love the colors and trim/felt you used to tie it all together. The buttons and die cuts are elegantly used as well. The other cards posted on your blog are beautiful also. Anyone receiving your cards has a gift to be cherished. :)

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  94. Love the colorson this card. Thanks for sharing.

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  95. love the vintage postcard style and love how you put postage stamp right on the butterfly, adds a cool meaning to "air mail"

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  96. I love the vintage look....so pretty!

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  97. Love the soothing colors and details on this card -- wonderful job.

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  98. Love your star border and the elegant colours!

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  99. Love your card, it is so pretty. The butterfly, post card, the row of stars and the lace are the elements I like.

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  100. The color scheme is so lovely. I love cream and blue. The stamp on the chipboard butterfly is a nice touch. It's a wonderful card!

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  101. Super cute card! Happy 1st birthday Lily Pad! I better get hopping if I want to be in the running to win some of these great prizes =)

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