Friday, April 17, 2020

#spreadjoynotgerms Blog Hop


Welcome to the #spreadjoynotgerms blog hop! This is a hop all about spreading cheer and encouragement and also a call to send those cards out that you are making (note to myself: SEND those cards!).  There are 31 sponsors and over 150 bloggers participating in this event!  If you are following along on the hop you should have come from Carly Tee Minner's blog.  If you would like to start at the beginning, check out Catherine Pooler's blog post who is also a sponsor of this event!  Thanks also goes out to Hedgehog Hollow who helped Catherine organize this event!  


Whimsical Blooms Angled Square Sunscreen Required Yellow Cherries Jen Carter


For this card I created my own patterned paper.  I used one of my favorite Catherine Pooler stamps sets to create the cherry piece!  The stamps are from the Whimsical Blooms Stamps Set and it was easy to stamp this piece quickly since the cherries and leaves are separate.  I stamped them using Samba & Lime Rickey inks. I then die cut the side of the piece with the pretty Bordering Sweet die.  

Whimsical Blooms Angled Square Sunscreen Required Yellow Cherries Jen Carter Closeup

I layered the cherries on top of a piece of cardstock that I had stamped with the must have Angled Square Background Stamp (I LOVE this stamp!!), stamped in the fabulous Catherine Pooler Tiara ink.  The sentiment comes from the Sunscreen Required stamp set.  I tied some Grass Green twine around the bottom panel to finish the card off.  









The next stop on this blog hop is to Effie Cho's blog with The Ton.  If you get lost along the way, visit Catherine Pooler's blog for a full list of participants.  



Leave a comment about what you've found that's encouraged you or brightened your day during this difficult time in our world for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate on my blog!  There are TONS of other prizes along the blog hop too but just by commenting on my blog you are in the running for a $20 Gift Certificate to the Catherine Pooler Designs store!  Thanks Catherine!  The deadline to enter to win this and all of the other prizes is Friday, April 24th.

Also, check out all of the 31 fantastic sponsors:


There are chances to win prizes from these companies all throughout the blog hop, so the more blogs you comment on the better your chances are of winning!  The prizes will be randomly drawn from all the participating blogs and all the comments left. (Except for the prize that I'm offering on my blog of course and that winner will come only from the comments left on my post!)  Winners will be announced on Monday, April 27 on Catherine Pooler's blog and on the Hedgehog Hollow blog. 






Whimsical Blooms Stamps
Whimsical Blooms Stamps
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Whimsical Blooms Dies
Whimsical Blooms Dies
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Angled Squares Background Stamp
Angled Squares Background Stamp
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Bordering Sweet Dies
Bordering Sweet Dies
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CP
Sunscreen Required Stamp Set
Sunscreen Required Stamp Set
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Sunscreen Required Dies
Sunscreen Required Dies
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Samba
Samba
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Tiara
Tiara
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Lime Rickey
Lime Rickey
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Aquatini
Aquatini
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All Inks Bundle
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All Inks & Refills Bundle
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ALL CP Inks
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Grass Green Twine
Grass Green Twine
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Premium White Cardstock
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Border Grid Block
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Small Square Acrylic Grid Block
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Small Rectangle Acrylic Grid Block
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Round Grid Block 2.75
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Acrylic Grid 6 Block Bundle
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All Acrylic Grid Blocks
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Mini Scoring Board
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ACOT | SBP
Fiskars 12
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Titanium Blades
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ATG Gun
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ATG Refill
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151 comments:

Barb said...

I love the colors of this card--it does put a smile on my face! Thanks for participating!

Nicole said...

Adorable card, love the cherries!

Justin Averill said...

This project is giving me summer vibes and I love it! I'm currently looking our the window of my suburban Chicago condo, and we're getting snow. I am so ready for warmer weather!

Gail said...

Cherrie and that border are fabulous -stunning work - tfs and being part of the hop blessings

Priya said...

Love the colours and elegant card

Sheila R said...

Cute, thanks for thinking of us and sharing.

Mary Ellen Lounsbery said...

Bright and cheery! Love!

Isabel Z said...

Love this!

Joy Wilson said...

Wow! I love how the yellow really makes the cherries stand out! Great card!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps

Dani said...

Happy pops of colorr, thanks for sharing!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi there, Jen. What a gorgeous card. Those cherries are so delicious and combined so sweetly with your other colors. Love this! Thanks for sharing your talents in this special event. I really hope you're having fun in the craft room during this chaos.

I'm not on the blog hop list, but I am participating as part of the Paper Sweeties DT if you'd like to stop by and see my project. Hope you're staying safe and healthy.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

*Vicki* said...

Adorable card Jen! Love the cherries and cute layout of this! TFS!

Sandy said...

Love your bright and fun card! Thank you for sharing.
Stay healthy

Kerys said...

Adorable, bright fresh card. I love it! x

deb c said...

Love your card! All of these great Blog Hops are making me smile! So much inspiration!!

Mcscrap said...

Thanks for sharing. Great card!

Maria said...

Pretty card!! Love the cherries and yellow stripes!!

Christine said...

I just adore this card! The cheerful yellow pattern and the cherries just scream JOY! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Love the colors beautifully done tyfs

Jenny McGee said...

Thank you for the inspiration, especially during this difficult time. A nice pick me up.

Lisa said...

Your card is so cheerful! Thank you for the inspiration!

berucrafts said...

bright colors... wonderful card. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Hugs
Ute
DT Whimsy Stamps

Amanda Wilcox said...

This is a really fun combo! I like it a lot! Thanks for sharing!

Connie Lutz said...

Sweet card - love the colors!

Linda said...

Charming design~Really puts a smile on your face. TFS

Arlene said...

Such a cheery card with nice bright summer colors.

Lynn McAuley said...

How sweet it is!! Great design!

LoraLea1 said...

Love your card, so springy and cheery!

Krystin said...

Beautiful!

Kim B said...

I love this! Summertime colors :)

MadeByMeghanK said...

Awwww! I love the little cherries! This is sooo cute

Gina K said...

Love the cherries with the yellow! Hmmm...many things have encouraged me during these times but I think one of the most encouraging/hopeful has been watching so many people gather together to make masks and face pieces for our front line workers. it warms my heart.

Joyce Stuart said...

Love those cherries.

Brenda G. said...

What a cheery cherry card! I love the colors!:)

Virginia said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

mamawcindy said...

Your card is so bright and cheerful. The perfect card to send to someone to lift their spirits.

Linda Callahan said...

Homespun delight!

Phyllis said...

Perfect sentiment for the cherries!

Carol Wortman said...

That's easy! I am compromised and have not left the house since March 12th. Making and receiving phone calls from most everyone I have known, the reconnecting, the suprise in the voice when you call, the sincerity of happiness a phone call brings. That's golden! But my favorite heart warming is my precious hubby who has had done everything to keep me safe and in my "bubble". And you know what I do hermit very well. Thanks for the hop. Please be well!

Jean said...

Darling card! perfect for this hop! Thank you to all who have come together!

Debi Lowery said...

Love the cherries. I need some "summer" . Its still been like winter here. Even snowed on Easter. TFS

Angel said...

Being able to zoom with friends and get outside brightens my day!

Marie Bingaman said...

I just rest assured that Mother Nature is continuing to do what she does...change the seasons, and bring us warm, sunny days! Pretty card! :)

stampcz said...

Very pretty!

Ann D said...

I love the springy colors and sweet sentiment. Thank you for sharing.

Marylin S said...

Thank you for taking part in this fun blog hop, and for sharing the joy with all of us!

abhoneyab said...

Great idea! This is so wonderful to do! Thank you!

Mirella said...

What a fun summery card, love the cherries!

Andrea Shell said...

What a fun card! Love the bright, happy colors!

Cheryl said...

So cute and homey! Great card!

Cheryl
http://shestamps.blogspot.com/

Kelly said...

cute card and such cheerful color combo! Love her inks and love your card.

Cardogram said...

Omg the card is so beautiful and the stamping with the amazing CP inks is so perfect looks like it is a pattern paper.. Lovely yellow and red ❤️❤️❤️

Sandie Duggan said...

I love your cards. They made me smile with your beautiful color selections. Spring is here, can’t wait to get out and enjoy the season. Thank you for sharing.

Robyn said...

Love your card and how the cherries pop with color.

Maura said...

Lovely card and I have to agree with you - the angled square stamp is AWESOME! Thanks for inspiring!

Jane Harrah said...

Bautiful. I love this blog hop~

Betty Lou said...

Great card! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing!

Karyn said...

CP inks have amazing colors! Thanks for spreading joy!

Wendy said...

Love your gorgeous! I love spreading joy sending handmade cards..Thanks for sharing x

nonnacindy said...

Love this bright and cheerful card. I know there is not a lot of things to be encouraged about.....but we do have our health (if we don't have the virus) and I know it will be over and then a memory.

Judy Rozema said...

This is such a cheery card!

Kristina "Tina" said...

Fun, bright, uplifting card. Thanks for sharing

Eve N said...

Love how you created your own paper... the geometric squares are perfect under the little cherries. What encourages me is that the majority of people are staying home and when they go out, they wear masks to prevent spread of the covid virus!

Laurie K. said...

Thank you for this bright and cheery card.

Dee Earnshaw said...

lovely card - thanks for sharing
I have reconnected with a lot of my friends through Face time - really brighten my day

sharon g said...

I LOVE the cherries. All fruit images, but especially cherries and berries :)

Michelle said...

Great card, I liked the cherry edge and the background you created.

Debbie said...

I love the homespun feel to this sweet card ... reminds me of homemade cherry jam!!

Laurie said...

Thank you for sharing this darling card. I forget how nice it is to make our own "patterned paper". I am working from home during this time and I miss the personal interaction with my co-workers. So one thing I find brightens my day is when I catch a "live" on my lunch break or in the evening. It gives me a total distraction from the current state of things.

Kristina "Tina" said...

Super sweet! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Byers said...

Love this beautiful card!! So pretty and delightful.

Sugar Land Scrapper said...

Love your card's background and the fruit images! Lovely. Thanks for sharing

Olivia said...

super creative with making your own background.

Chrystyna said...

Love your color combo using my favorite inks! Great inspiration! Thanks for sharing and participation in this blog hop. Be well and stay healthy.

MariLynn said...

Pretty cheery card. Thanks for sharing joy with your project for the Spread Joy Not Germs Bloghop. Blessings.

ksplumlee said...

Your card is fun and inspirational. I love the cherries. We made a cherry cobbler tonight, so it was perfect timing. I am spending time during this difficult time for our nation doing crafts. It helps make the time go by faster. I love the Bloghop because it changes things up. Thanks for sharing and stay safe.

Roberta Stevenson said...

Awesome CAS card. I continue to remain upbeat because I've been making cards everyday! I'm still working from home during the day, but as soon as I'm off, I start working on my cards and disappear into my happy place of creativity. I always like to look at the positive things in life. I live day to day and when I wake up in the morning, I say thank you and today is going to be a good day! I also design cards for 3 different sites, so that keeps me busy too. LOL! Thanks for spreading some joy today and being part of this amazing hop!

Lisa said...

Hey Jen, I love your happy card, the cherries are so bright and cheerful and the colors go so well together! I am a nurse and I work night shift so to answer your question about what makes me happy and brings me joy... seeing my kids faces in the morning and knowing we are all safe and ok. Thanks for some brightness in this dreary situation!

Debbie Bonner said...

Such a bright and beautiful card. I am trying to send more cards out to help the people in Senior Living homes (like my mother) that are isolated alone in their rooms.

Crafty Amy said...

What a bright happy card! I love it :D

Huge hugs

Amy xx

Natalie said...

Great card, especially for spring or summer

Karen B. said...

Always a fan of your bright and cheery cards, love this!

gail said...

happy happy card!

Kristie Goulet said...

Awesome card, Jen! Thank you for helping to spread joy!

paperplay said...

Such a "cherry" card, something we all need during this crazy time. Thanks for sharing your JOY.

Krystin said...

This color palette is pure happiness! 🌞 🎨 ✨

Amber Fite said...

So pretty, thanks for sharing

Annamarie's Blog said...

Hi Love your card. Very happy, cheerful colours. Could just eat the cherries now! xx

Patty said...

This is so pretty and do you know...I have tons of pretty border punches that I totally forget I have! I'm going to drag them out and start using them on cards!

Nandini said...

Thanks for the amazing inspiration! This card is really beautiful!

ksdavis1947 said...

Bright and cheerful card. TFS

CJordan7496 said...

Such a lovely card!! Love the colors!! Thank you for sharing!!

Aimee's Stamping Adventures said...

Love the card you created using Catherine Pooler products. Everything you used looks awesome. Such beautiful ink colors and love that you can use ink to paper to get perfect match of a color for your own colored paper.

Heather said...

What a sweet card!! I love your mix of (handmade!) patterns; so fun! We have a ten month old little kitten and he is always brightening our day with his sweet face and crazy antics!

Robin M said...

Love the bright and cheerful colors!

creativetimewithme said...

Love the colors in your card!!! It's just so cheerful<3<3<3 Stay safe! Stay healthy! Stay crafty!

Kristina H said...

You are right. That angled square background looks awesome. Oh so lovely cherry card!

Denise Bryant said...

Adorable card with a pretty color combo! Love it! Thanks for spreading the joy!

Denise Bryant said...

A walk down to the mailbox is something that brightens my day! I live in a rural setting, so I see chickens, goats and 2 Clydesdale horses along the way!

Amy Martin said...

Such a bright and cheery card! Going for walks with my family and seeing the flowers bloom.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a joyful, fabulous creation! Love this to bits, those cherries just make me smile. Fabulous! Hugs, Wends xoxo

Sidelle Menon said...

adorable card xx

June Sefscik said...

I love the "Happy" summer colors

Billie Dee said...

What a cheerful and encouraging card! And thank you for all the new links to follow!

Mendy said...

Love your color combo. Cherries are just to cute. Interesting blog, I will be back. :)

Lagene said...

Lovely creation! Awesome event to spread Joy during these uncertain times! Thanks for the chance to win!

Reneeleeak said...

What a fun, cheery card! What brightens my day during this difficult time in our world is to reflect on the good things in my life & not the bad.

Cyndi said...

Beautiful, fun card. I love the design.

Tami said...

I'm calling this time period the pandemic pandemonium. I'm encouraged by the number of people who are stepping out of their comfort zone to help others, to cheer others, and that we are having more conversations about God and how He is in control. Your card is lovely and would certainly make someone smile when they opened their snail mail!

cebelica said...

This is such a lovely card. I like the colours and the design.
During this time I get to spend much more time with my family and I am really grateful for that. xx

Karthikha said...

Beautiful cheerful card! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute card Jen. Love the sweet cherries and the bright colors! I am homeschooling so not much has changed, but I like we are forced away from some of our idols and distractions and it allows us to realize that simple is good! Thanks for the inspiration. God bless!

Joanne G said...

Cute card. I'm going to get those stamps and dies out and use them again! Thanks for sharing.

Jessie said...

Beautiful cards

Lauryne Cunningham said...

This is the sweetest card! I love the design and these two patterns look so pretty together!

Mary-Anne V said...

Such a sweet card...love how you combined the cherries and the plaid pattern. I am finding the willingness of people to send out encouragement via cards, sidewalk chalk notes, snacks etc to those essential works who keep our lives moving along very encouraging.

Jane said...

this will be a great card to give when attending a summertime party, I hope we get to attend summertime parties! Thank you for sharing, I plan to copy this one.

Sammy said...

Love this! What a great design!

Mary Holshouser said...

My day is brightened when I get up
in the morning and the sun is shining.
There is no threat of rain and it's
going to be a great day. Your card
is colorful and so pretty. Love
the cherries. thanks for sharing
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Bonnie Peffer said...

This card made me smile! Bright, cheery and colorful! Beautiful! TFS!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Super sweet card. Thanks for sharing

Ms. Tamp said...

Nice layers. Great scene created.

Susanne Wichert said...

I like this card!

JJ Barrett said...

Fun, bright and cheery card! Thank you for sharing. :) XO

Lynn Hill said...

I love your very simple card and the fact that you made it with Catherine Pooler inks. The second best thing is that you included a click-on list of the supplies you used so that I can repeat this card if I want. I also LOVE that you are giving away an EXTRA gift certificate just for commenting on YOUR blog post! I will have to add that I like your side bar ads because I enjoy seeing where other people get their inspiration and their products. Thanks!

Jen said...

So cute!

Laurie2cats said...

This card is so cheerful, I love the patterned paper that you created. The thing that has literally brightened my day is the sun. We have had some sunny but mild weather for about a week and I am really enjoying working in the garden (weeding is my zen) and seeing the spring flowers bloom.

Jill D. said...

So pretty, Jen. Love it.

Kathy Dippner said...

Wonderful card! I love the graphic pattern with the cherries. Great color choices also. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

So sweet and pretty! Definitely will make someone smile! I've been receiving some fun cards and that makes me happy... now I just have to get some sent out! Thanks for the inspiration!

JMN said...

Adorable card, love these colors. Thanks for participating on this wonderful blog hop.

TracyM #6773 said...

SWEET card :)
LOVE your pretty colours and design!
Thank You for sharing and INSPIRING!

ALL the wonderful creations shared on this blog hop have brightened my DAYS (I'm a slow hopper), I'm also taking great pleasure from making crafty activities for the neighbourhood kids to get creative with, a distraction for them and their parents that make my day when displayed on their windows and we see them when walking by :)

Karen Hoskins said...

Cute idea to make a stamped background. Inspiration! Thank you for sharing. Please stay safe.

Kraftsbyus4u said...

Sweet card juicy with color. Made me think of picking cherries with my children on a field trip where this one student would pick a cherry then eat a cherry. So he didn't have many to take home but they where juicy.

The Craft Princess said...

Sweet card....very creative :) Hugs...Janie

Valerija said...

Awwhh this card is so very cute, that sentiment is adorable,well done! xx

Vivian C. said...

Wonderful bright and cheery card.

PinkLadyCarol said...

Your card is bright and cheery -- it puts a smile on my face. TFS and participating in the blog hop.

Jennifer C. said...

Honestly the thing that has brightened my days the most is the crafting community. The effort of you and other creators is so touching. Thank you for participating in this excellent way to encourage stay-at-home!

Paper Hugs by April said...

So cheery and happy- Thank you for sharing!

Wendi J said...

Beautiful cheery card.

Dana M said...

Super sweet card! Such a lovely and fresh design. I love how everyone is coming together to spread kindness and support one another.

Ava Gavloski said...

My day is brightened by frequent phone calls to my friends to see how they are spending time within their homes.

JulesP- Aus said...

Such a cute, bright and cheery card. Thanks for sharing!

Mona Sen said...

Such a fun card!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

loving the cheery colors and design!

Connie said...

Hi Jen :) What a fresh and delightful card!!! Love your color palette and repetition of the circles against the geometric shapes! Thanks for inspiring me :)

DorothyA said...

Beautiful card! I love the paper backgrounds you made, especially the yellow! Very happy, warm sentiment and colors! Thank you.

DJ said...

Love the paper you did by yourself thanks so much for sharing joy

Tina Z. said...

Adorable card!

Sue D said...

Love the colors and patterns.
Have our family get together with zoom on Easter brightened my day.

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