Today is a special day.
It's the #SpreadJoyNotGerms Blog Hop!
This is the creation of Catherine Pooler of Catherine Pooler Designs and Alexandra Stapleton-Smith of Hedgehog Hollow to spread some joy during this very challenging time we are all experiencing. I'm so thrilled that Catherine invited me to be a part of it!
The purpose of the blog hop is to share happy cards to spread some smiles and give inspiration to others to send their hand made cards at this time.
This is an amazing blog hop with 31 sponsors offering more than 50 prizes and over 150 bloggers participating in this hop! The complete list can be found on Catherine's and Alexandra's blogs.
That is a lot of blogs to hop but, the more you comment, the better chance to win! The prizes will be randomly drawn from all the blogs and all the comments. Some companies are offering discounts and freebies as well!
When Catherine invited me to join the hop I had been working on some cards to give to my husband's coworkers so I am sharing them on this hop. My husband, Dave, is an ER nurse at UNC Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC. Many of his coworkers usually buy my cards throughout the year. Yet, now I thought they need the cards themselves and I needed to let them know they're appreciated for all the hard work and sacrifices they make all the time but especially right now. So, I'm purging much of my stash to make sure every one of the staff gets a card. There just happens to be about 265 ER staff! More than my stash. So I asked Bonnie Klass, as well as Catherine, for any extra cards they had in their stash to add to mine. I also received a small box full from a fellow Stamp Nation member, Jill Duplessie. I am so thrilled for Dave to be able to walk into the ER with arm loads of cards for everyone!
Now here are my cards for today---
I have had the Folded Hug stamp by Trinity Stamps for a while and this is a perfect time to use it. I stamped it up in CP Midnight ink and then matched it up with various dies, patterned paper, and ink from Catherine Pooler Designs to get six different looks.
The above card was made with a cardbase of Sand Dunes with a small layer of striped patterned paper from CP Designs Fresh & Fruity. I also used the Sending Hugs die by Trinity Stamps and cut it from the same striped pattern paper as well as two white cardstock ones to bump it up. I did this on several of the cards. I colored in the leaves and hearts of the sentiment with Catherine Pooler Inks - Mardi Gras, Tiki Torch, Be Mine and Samba.
The third one I used the CP Designs Throwing Confetti Cover Plate atop midnight cardstock base. I added a Midnight CP Designs Postage stamp die under the sentiment rectangle. I used the Sending Hugs die again on this card with the striped pattern paper from Fresh & Fruity. I colored the sentiment with Lime Rickey and Be Mine.
This rainbow background I sponged a while back with CP Inks and it was just waiting for the perfect card. I cut the HUG(Trinity Stamps) from the center of the panel where it would be hidden by the sentiment panel. I cut two white HUGs also to bump it up. CP inks used: Tiki Torch, Orange Twist, Flirty Fucshia and Grape Crush. I cut the Skyscape die from Midnight cardstock to layer under the sentiment layer.
Next I decided to make my own stenciled background using the CP Designs Bear Grass Stencil. I tilted it and brushed on Mardi Gras, Lime Rickey, Tiki Torch, Be Mine and Samba. I used a white CP Designs Postage stamp die for the middle layer and I used another striped cut Hug bumped up with white layers.
For the final card, I used more of the striped pattern paper from Fresh & Fruity for my background and the "hug". I made Midnight borders around both layers.
The next blog for you to hop to from here is Anita Madden.If you get lost on the way, you can always head back to Catherine Pooler Designs or Hedgehog Hollow for the full hop list.
The Deadline to enter is April 24 for prizes.
Winners will be announced on Monday, April 27 on Catherine and Alexandra's blogs.
Thank you for stopping by my blog and be sure and leave a comment. And, why not send someone a Happy card today and be sure to #SpreadJoyNotGerms!
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I love the bright colors of these cards--it does put a smile on my face! Thanks for participating!
I love the sentiment and your bright fun cards!
This is such a fun way to take the same card layout and give it so many different looks with different ink and paper choices!!
Love your cards thank you for sharing
Great cards! Love the different looks and a perfect sentiment!
This is amazing set of cards
So funny. I send my daughter long distance hugs all the time. A must have for me.
Nice set of cards!
I stopped to say a prayer for you and your husband. How vital our health care workers are right now, and their families give so much, too. My brand new daughter-in-law is also a brand-new nurse, and I admire her and all who are on the front lines so much!
Your paper hugs are gorgeous, and I know they will be a blessing!
Nancy, every single HUG card is fabulous! Love all the colors and combinations. What a great thing making cards for all the staff. Stay Healthy!
Love the cards and each one was so unique and fun. Thank you!
Every one of these cards bring a smile and I’m sure the ER workers will love them.
Fabulous HUG cards! So much diversity and super cool to send - everyone needs a hug- spreading joy to workers - fabulous TFS and for the hop
Each one of those is truly a gift. Gorgeous happy cards!! What a wonderful thing you are doing to give cards to everyone and a special thank you to your husband! All the nurses and doctors and techs deserve so much love and appreciation. My family is staying home!
Fun way to use patterned papers!!!
Fabulous hug cards!
Cute, thanks for thinking of us and sharing.
Wonderful cards with beautiful color!!!
Paper hugs are the next best thing to the real ones.
Oh my word, those hugs!
What a beautiful way to spread encouragement to this ever giving group of healers! We sit playing and having fun on a great hop and they just wish for sleep and an end to this! Thanks to them and to you and please all be well!
Omg, I love the sentiment! :)
Yourcards are wow
How stinkin' CUTE are these cards! I love them and sure to brighten up everyone's day! How cool that you are able to bring these smiles to much needed heros for their service! Please say thank you to your hubby from us! TFS :)
Thanks to your husband and all of his fellow Healthcare providers! I love that they will each get their own card!
Wow! You need a lot of cards. I know they will be thrilled to get any of these cards. They are lovely.
lol... this sentiment is really fantastic. Love your great cards... Thanks for sharing your inspiration.
DT Whimsy Stamps
What great cards! I love the sentiment, perfect for today!! Sending prayers for you husband and all those who are working under such stressful environments.
Thanks for sharing!
I love all the different ways you used this stamp. And giving cards to 265 of your husband's co-workers? That is the best!
Your cards are gorgeous! I am sure they will make the hard working men and women smile. Tell your husband I said thank you for all he is doing and I hope you all stay safe.
Blessings to you and your family. I am sure the hospital workers will appreciate being thanked with such beautiful cards.
These are beautiful cards! I'm sure everyone who receives one just loves them and the love associated with them.
Absolutely awesome group of cards!
These are amazing!! I love them all! Thanks for sharing.
Adorable! I have just got this stamp to make some cards for the local nursing home x
These are such cool cards, really like the saying! Prayers for your husband and his co workers as they go through this difficult time! Thanks so much!
What a perfect card for the times! All your wonderful samples make it easy to create.
Oh I love your fun cards. Great sentiment. Especially for times like we are in right now. Sure to bring smiles.
these are SO FUN. Love how you've coordinated the panel/words to match
Thanks for lifting me up during this difficult time.
Great ideas! I love this hop! Take care and stay safe!
Thank you for sharing these fun cards!
I love The big Hugs stamp & die from Trinity stamps... especially when you make a rainbow out of it and put it on a card. Love it!
Love the sentiment!
Your cards put a smile on my face. Love the sentiment.
these are so darn cute! I love the sentiment
Gorgeous cards. Love how you used the stamp set in so many different ways! Everyone needs a little hug today! Thanks for spreading some joy and being part of this hop today! Big HUGS!
enjoying the hop
What a great line up of cards, Nancy! Love it.
First of all I want to thank you and your husband for all that you are doing to help fight this virus. Your card is by far my favorite so far and I am now heading over to buy this stamp. What a perfect way to honor those fabulous people!!
These cards are great. We need bright and cheerful right now.
I love these! I just ordered the stamp set!!
Such great cards. The perfect sentiment. Thanks for sharing and thank you to your husband for all he is doing.
Cheerful cards - love all the layering!
Darling cards! perfect for this hop! Thank you to all who have come together!
Bright and fun cards, reminds me of Mary Englebright. Thanks.
Jessi Brown- Love these cards! Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win!
What a wonderful thing you are doing for all the staff and what a perfect sentiment! Thx!
I love that stamp! You are an angel for sending those cards in with your husband for all the staff! I sent one to one of my nurses and she called me almost in tears thanking me. Blessings to you and prayers for your husband's safety!
Nance your cards are wonderful. I hope your husband stays safe. Take care. Betty
I love your fun cards! As a nurse myself, I know I would be thrilled to receive something so unique and thoughtful. Thank you for sharing!
Love these! So colorful and so different!
Great greeting to go with fun card! Thank you for sharing!
Love the sentiment in all of its renditions! Bright and happy cards.
Super cute cards and great sentiment!
This is such a sweet thing to send cards to your husband’s coworkers. My son is a first responder in Raleigh Durham, NC. I live in AL. Please tell your husband thank you and we are praying for him. I love these cards. The verse is perfect and the colors and papers are so bright and cheery. Thank you for being a part of this blog hop and for sharing with us!
Great cards, I love the sentiment. thanks to you and your husband for all of the work you are both doing during this trying time.
I adore these cards and applaud you for sending cards to the nurses and doctors who are working with your hubs in the ER. What a nice way of saying thank you! I am going to Trinity Stamps (new to me) to buy this stamp set. Absolutely love it. The rainbow background is my favorite, but the stripes are certainly speaking to me too. Love your style! Stay healthy and safe and tell your hubs others around the world are sending thanks his way too!
How cute are these!! I love these fun and fabulous paper hugs!!
Everybody needs a hug. Your cards will bring JOY to each and every recipient.
These are beautiful cards. Thank your husband for all the work he is doing. And your gift is wonderful as well.
Prayed for your hubby and you and all the other ones on the front lines!!! Please thank him for me! I think it's awesome that you're sending cards to work with him! These are so bright, colorful and cheery and so appropriate for right now!!! Thanks for inspiring me :)
Such fantastic cards. Bright and cheery, what a great sentiment. Thanks for sharing.
Your cards are very unique. You really have given a lot of thought to the use of your stash. I really love them as they show that you care about the people you are giving them too. Hope you and your family stay well and safe.xx
What a sweet soul you have, I'm sure each every one of them appreciated your cards! Lovely designs.
What a great stamp and die set, my friend! The CP papers made it extra festive! What could be a better card to send to the ER staff. I hope these cards let them know how much they are appreciated!
You have a great group of uplifting colorful cards thanks for being part of the blog hop
Your generosity is inspiring! ✨
What a wonderful thing you are doing giving cards to all your husband's coworkers. Your cards are so cheerful.
Such beautiful cards, the recipents are very lucky.
A friend just showed me this stamp.
Oh no! seeing your fun cards has made me put this stamp on my wish list. Great job of selling it with all those bright backgrounds. Thanks for inspiring me today!
I like all the ways you showed how to use this card.
I love all of these!! Amazing and all made me happy!
Pretty no contact hugs
Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing!
I really like that stamp set you used.......so fun. What a wonderful variety of cards. TFS
Beautiful cards! Who doesn't like a hug?
Bless your husband and his coworkers. Your cards will be greatly appreciated, I’m sure.
Love your wonderful cards and the absolutely perfect sentiment.
What a great sentiment
Beautiful cards! This stamp set is great! :)
Great cards! Love the sentiment and your ink blended and stenciled backgrounds are beautiful!
Wow! Terrific cards, especially for the times we are living now. I especially like the rainbow stripe card with the Fresh and Fruity paper.
Very fun, thoughtful and I am sure, appreciated cards!
Love the stripes!
I LOVE that HUGS sentiment! What great colors!
So much fun, when it's needed the most!
I'm a hugger and really like this stamp! I loved how you created a variety of cards using this stamp.
Love these cards! Love this stamp! Gotta have this stamp. YEAH!!
I just love the postage stamp die. It will be added to my wishlist. Thank you so much for sharing!
Love the rainbow hugs!
What a FABULOUS set of cards you've created here, Nancy. You're so super talented, and I thank you for sharing your wonderful art in this special blog hop. I hope you're staying safe and healthy and enjoying your extra crafty time.
I do like your cards and the variety you had. Thanks for being part of the hop!
I want to order this stamp right away. Love these cards
Great sentiment to send hugs. Love it. Thanks for sharing
What a fun, Happy Card! I love the saying and I also love your Sloth card... He makes me smile :-)
What a fun sentiment! I enjoyed seeing all the different ways you used it. Thank you.
You are SO creative! So many different looks from one design! Thanks for sharing your great design!
These are incredible
Fantastic cards! The sentiment is so fantastic that I went and ordered it from myself. Your husband's coworkers are very lucky recipients of these wonderful cards. They deserve this and much more for all they do during this pandemic. Thanks for sharing. Be well and stay healthy!
I love every single one of those cards. So pretty. Thank you for sharing!💜
Pinned it, can't wait to make it, tomorrow, I'm on it!
Thank you to your Hubby for all he does ! Stay safe and keep on sending the Hugs !
First, thank you and your husband for his work taking care of those who are ill. Your family is truly putting itself on the line for the rest of us.
And thanks for showing how one uplifting card design can look so different!
Such different looks with the same die, stamp, and all are great! tyfs and inspiring to spread kindness.
Such a cute saying! I like how you used the same background rainbow paper for the hug word. That die/ stamp looks so versatile.
Nance, your cads are fun and unique. I love your style. Warm Regards to your partner. Stay safe and well.
Nance, heartiest thanks to you and your husband. Prayers to all those who are fighting against illness.. I love the cards that you've created with so much variation. All of them are adorable ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
I love your hugs, fun to see there are so many ways to use that bold sentiment !! Thanks for the inspiration and hop, hugs Blankina
You have surely been busy! Thanks for sending that encouragement with your husband. Hope you are staying healthy! TFS your creations, I enjoyed every one.
Your cards are fantastic! I love that sentiment! I love your gesture of giving a handmade card to everyone in the ER, and I hope your hubby stays well.
So bright and cheerful. Exactly how I feel when I get a hug. Thank you for sharing.
Fantastic cards Nance. Love the cheerful colors and the sentiment! Oh, how they deserve a hug and even more! Thank your husband for his work... so brave! What a great way to thank our heroes by giving them all hand made cards! Thanks for the inspiration. God bless!
Nance, your cards are the sweetest eye candy! They will definitely put a smile on our healthcare workers faces. Bright colors & Hugs — there’s nothing better. Thanks to your husband and ALL the heros working so hard to keep us healthy! (I live on the NC coast /Topsail Island area)
Beautiful cards. So cheery. Love the sentiment. Tell your husband thank you from me. Thanks for sharing with the Spread Joy Not Germs bloghop. Blessings.
I love that you got so many different looks with one stamp - and they’re all beautiful!
the sentiments are just perfect for the season we are in! Thank you.
What an amazing line up of bright happy cards :D
Thank you for inspiring me.
I love, love these cards! This stamp would be good for so many things! Thanks for sharing and for making cards for the medical workers!
These are so cute! Love that you made multiples and they're all different!
Wow, Wow, Wow!! All such bright cheerful cards! And what an amazing thing for you to make so many cards! Glad you got some wonderful people to help you! Hope you and your hubby and his coworkers all stay safe! They are true heros!
I love how you made the same card six different ways. They are awesome!!! Thanks and be safe.
Such phenomenal cards using the This is not a card but a folded hug stamp from Trinity Stamp. I can't tell you how many times I wish I could send a hug across the miles to friends and family and this stamp set would make it so much fun to do.
WOW, that's the perfect set for this challenging time, Nance! Such bright, cheery and FUN cards - xoxo
I love how creative your cards are with the same stamp. So many different looks but all a joy to receive. Stay safe and keep well.
these cards really will HUG their recipient.
These are fantastic, I love that stamp set, too, so perfect for the current times!
Please thank your husband for all he does and thank you to you for making his coworkers days brighter! I love all the different ways you creatively used this stamp!!
Special thanks to your husband and all his coworkers for the work they do every day and especially during these tough times. What wonderful cards I just love that sentiment.
Your cards are going to make the perfect hug! You are so sweet to give all those cards to the very deserving staff!
Love your cards
Pretty, fun cards! Thanks for sharing. XO
LOVE your fun set of cards - the sentiment is delightful:)
First, I love the stamp! Second, you've been very creative with it! Thanks!
I really like how bright your cards are. You did an amazing job! xx
lovey array of cards xxx
I really like the striped letters. So cute.
I love your colorful array of hug cards. There's a lotta loving in those cards. Thank you for being such a wonderful person!!
Nancy, Any ER staff would love to receive your bright and cheerful HUGS! I'm sending a big Thank You to your husband for being on the frontline and doing what he does for those who need his care. God Bless him. And thank you for sharing these uplifting cards.
how fun are these! God bless your husband and keep him safe!
Fabulous cards, love them.. ...Thanks for sharing x
I love all the different takes on one card. So sweet of you to send all those cards to the staff....BIG hugs to you #1 man!! Be well.
I like them all but my favorite is the one with the confetti cover plate. Thank you for being a part of this blog.
Your cards are wonderful!!! That sentiment is perfect for making cards right now<3<3<3 Stay healthy! Stay safe! Keep crafting!
These are amazing, my friend. I love the bright colors, texture and details you put into each one. I feel privileged to be helping you with this task. I will have another box ready soon. Stay well.
This hug sentiment is so great! Love the cards.
What an amazing set of card. Thanks for doing something so nice for your husbands hospital.
Great cards for a wonderful cause. I'm sure they will be greatly appreciated. Thank you to your husband and his colleagues on the front line. As an Acute Care NP in the hospital setting, I can relate to the stress of going to work each day. Stay safe and thanks for sharing your wonderful cards.
Oh, these are so fun!!! The sentiment is fabulous and I love all the bright, happy colors and papers you used!
What fabulous creations! LOVE them all!! Such a perfect and wonderful sentiment for these difficult days! Love all the different takes on the design too. Fabulousness in every design! Hugs, Wends xoxo
What a wonderful sentiment! I love your set of bright happy cards, Nance!!! I'm sure they would brighten anyone's day! Stay safe! :)
What awesome cards! I'm sure they will be appreciated!
Great cards, great sentiment. We owe a debit of gratitude to your husband and all the nurses out there and so many others.
Love how you used the same sentiment to create multiple different cards! Thank you for thinking of the Health Care professionals during this time. Thinking of your husband and sending prayers during this difficult time.
Oh, my that's alot of cards what a awesome gesture I'm sure they will love these beautiful cards!
Love everything about your cards.
This stamp is so awesome! Great cards!
I love seeing one image and so many different creations. These are so colorful and fun.
I absolutely LOVE this sentiment! It's perfect!
Thank you for helping to spread joy, Nance!
Hey, if you need more cards please let me know. I'm happy to send you some!
I love the sentiment! The cards are perfect for this time in life.
I love all of your colorful cards! They are just so cheerful and what a great sentiment! Love all the rainbow colors you used! Thanks for the Inspiration and Stay SAFE!
Wow!!! These are awesome!! I really love that stamp and the die-cut set too!! Thank you so much for sharing!!
Wow - this is a delightful assortment of cards with that fun sentiment - thanks for inspiring!
Beautiful cards with such a lovely and fitting sentiment. i am sure they were very much appreciated by your husband's coworkers. Hope you're having a wonderful day!
Wow! These cards are amazing! Sure to brighten everyone's day!
Awesome sentiments, AWESOME creations! Awesome event to spread Joy during these uncertain times! Thanks for the chance to win!
I love your cards!
Love that sentiment!
Love all your cards. Not only do I love that sentiment, I love all the ideas for using the brightly colored Totally rad papers. Showing just an edge of those bright papers is perfect for not overwhelming small stamped images.
Love the colors and especially the sentiment on this card!
I love each of your cards and it's next to impossible to say which one is my favorite. I love the bright colors you used and I supposed if I would have to pick I would select the card with the Sand Dunes base and layering. I hope those stitched edges never go out of style because I just love them!! Thanks for sharing your inspiration and giving me MORE stamps to want.
Best hug you can get right now. They are all beautiful cards.
Love how bright and cheerful these cards are. Would love to have that image too!
These are great cards that you are sending to the hospital staff. I'm sure they will love them. Thank you to your husband and his fellow healthcare worker's! Stay safe and healthy. Thank you for sharing your cards with all of us.
Nance, thank you! Your cards are like standing in a candy shop :) Such happiness.
Great, warm hugs to you and your sacrificing husband! Wonderful cards, love the inlayed words.
Love that rainbow hug. I need this stamp, so adorable. Tell Dave, thank you for all he does. :) My favorite Wow embossing powder is Fairy Tale.
I love the sentiment. The polka dot card is my fave!
Thanks for the HUG!! Love it!!
I just love these cards bright and happy like and the sentiment is just so touching when we can't hug just means so much more, its perfect way to send a hug, thank you for creating. Megan Flynn Aus https://meganskaszazzblog.wordpress.com/
I love your hug cards! I pray your husband stays safe and healthy and you too!
Awesome cards! What fun ways to create different cards with the same sentiment- love the one with the black matte, the blue HUG really pops!
What a beautiful thing, to provide hugs to all those hard workers. And thank you for showing the many different ways 1 stamp can look.
Fabulous cards!! I'm sure the ER staff will appreciate them!!
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