Friday, April 17, 2020

#SpreadJoyNotGerms Official Blog Hop!



Hi friends and welcome to my stop on the Spread Joy Not Germs Blog Hop! One of the things I love about crafting is the community. There has been no shortage of inspiration since most of the world has gone on lock down. From watching my favorite artists do daily demos on facebook to getting together with other YouTubers for incredible live streams, one thing artist and crafters know how to do is inspire and encourage! That's exactly what this blog hop is all about. So, snuggle in, grab your favorite hot cuppa or snack, and join 153 bloggers come together as we spread joy while you stay home.

For a complete hop list please head over to Catherine Pooler or The Hedgehog Hollow - you can also find out all the details on our sponsor prizes there. In a nutshell we have 31 amazing sponsors and you can leave a comment right here on my blog (and as many of the other bloggers as well) to enter...the more comments you leave, the more entries you have. There is plenty of time for you to leave your comments until April 24.


For my card today, I wanted to use as many of my favorite products as possible. Starting with these new cute stamps from a new to the scene company called Sassy and Crafty! When my friend Beth told me she was designing again and I saw these OMG girls, I knew she was on to something and I couldn't wait to color them. I also thought the Comic Book Stencil was genius and knew immediately that I would be creating a fun card with both of these products. You know, I want to spread joy...but I also have a little snark in me and well, I just hope this card makes you smile because honestly, I'd like to tell all this bad stuff happening in the world to just kiss off...haha wouldn't you!? My favorite size card to make is generally the A2 but I've been seeing these slimline cards take over the crafty scene and I had to try it especially for this comic book look...and can I just say, I might have a new favorite card size? I don't know why but it is SO fun to create this different size card. 


I love watercolor...pretty much any brand is my favorite. I have been eyeing the Karin Brushmarker Pro's for a LONG time...probably over a year since I started seeing amazing lettering done with them on instagram. Last month, I finally took the plunge and got a set of 60 to try for myself after sampling a few and let me tell you, I LOVE coloring with them. It's like having the pigment loaded just perfectly on my brush and makes coloring a breeze. They blend and move so nicely as you can see in this close up. My favorite style with watercolor is loose and breezy...these definitely fit my niche. 

If you'd like to see this card come together, please feel free to enjoy my process video below. It was a fun one to put together using some of my favorite things from our sponsors like Wow! Embossing Powder, Brutus Monroe, Sassy and Crafty and more. 


If you'd prefer to just head on over to the next stop on the hop, feel free to check out Lisa's Blog now! Thank you all so much for stopping by. Stay safe and Stay Encouraged. We will get through this.

Please support and thank our amazing sponsors!!! Without each and everyone of them creating amazing products, this hop would not be possible as every single one of us use something from each one along the way. I know there are so many of my favorites here generously donating prizes and I love them all.

I have started including affiliate links for all the supplies used in my videos here. Using the links when you see something you like helps me with a teeny tiny kickback without changing the price for you at all. It's an easy way for you to support my art and my channel so I can continue to create good content for you. Thank you so much!

122 comments :

Laurie said...

I really enjoyed watching you create this card. This design concept is great for my daughter's birthday card. She has outgrown flowers and is into graphic novels so it's totally her vibe. Thank you for the inspiration!

Krystin said...

I absolutely LOVE the pop art comic strip style of this card. This stamp and stencil are definitely going on my wishlist.

Cheryl Heard said...

I like the snark! Stay you and keep creating your lovely work!

Barb said...

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

Nicole said...

Very cool card! The colors really make the lady pop. Love it!

Justin Averill said...

Oh wow!! I love how you colored this girl up, and all the comic elements to your project!

Vannessa Osbourn said...

Such a creative card!! Love it!

Vivi Casale said...

awesome card! love it!
Vivi

Mcscrap said...

Amazing job!!! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing!

Priya said...

beautiful card

Mary Ellen Lounsbery said...

Amazing!

Blankina said...

Wow, love the wow embossingpowders and your card is so flashy, that stamp is coloured in these cartoon type of colours, thanks for the inspiration and hop, hugs Blankina

Heather Clay said...

I loved watching the process video for this card.

Lois said...

Love the background for your gal with an attitude!

Debbie Bonner said...

Super card and great sentiment. Thanks so much.

Isabel Z said...

such a unique card--love it!

Evangeline said...

Evangeline C. I love this card to interact with my granddaughters. We will have so much fun. Thank you for sharing.

*Vicki* said...

Fantastic card!! Loved watching you color the image and your background sparkle details are stunning!! TFS!

Connie Lutz said...

Love everything about this card - great image and sentiment and clever layout!

Natalie said...

Such a great pop art feel

Jennifrann said...

Ha! This is SO fun!! What a great comic book inspired design!

linda said...

I love your slimline card!!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Carisa, this was so cool to watch you create! LOVE your process and the result is sassy and fantastic! Yep, love the sentiment! Gorgeous creation for the hop, very inspiring!! Hugs, Wends xoxo

Jaspere said...

Live that image and your coloring is amazing

Unknown said...

This is so powerful! Fun! I love it!

MadeByMeghanK said...

What a fabulous image and I love this slimline!

stampcz said...

She’s so sassy!

meRilin K said...

That card is just something else, I really like this comic book vibe!

abhoneyab said...

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

Gina K said...

I absolutely love the comic book style of this card! Fantastic!

Chandhini said...

Such a quirky card, love the girl stamp, wonderful coloring.

Christine said...

Love the graphic background, the slim silhouette, and the touch of snark. Very cute!

Andrea Shell said...

This is such a fun, colorful card! Love the sentiment!

Lynn McAuley said...

Awesome card with this uniquely fabulous image!! I love your sensational design!

Kelly said...

wowza this card is so unique. love the comic book look and bright colors

Amanda Wilcox said...

Ummm, pardon my language but this card is just bad ass!!! I freaking LOVE IT!!!

Lisa said...

Love this!! That stamp set is awesome... must check these out! And I do love that comic book stencil!! What a great idea! Love your beautiful creation!

mamawcindy said...

Loving your card. Great sentiment, Made me smile. Love the shape to. Thanks for sharing this awesome card and stay safe.

berucrafts said...

love this... Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Hugs
Ute
DT Whimsy Stamps

sharon g said...

I really like her hair!

JourneyCoachJenn said...

Fantastic card! Love the vibrant colors!

Marylin S said...

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

Karyn said...

Love this! Just like a comic book. Way cool

Anita Bale said...

What a great card....just awesome

Laurie K. said...

Love this card with attitude.

Michelle said...

What a fun slimline card. Thank you for sharing.

Cheryl said...

So sassy! Love it!

Cheryl
http://shestamps.blogspot.com/

Eve N said...

Oh I love this card. Never heard of Sassy and Crafty, but will definitely be checking out their store now.

ksdavis1947 said...

Such a unique card! I love your talent and your daring to reach outside the usual. Great job!

Debbie said...

Love that sparkle background you've created!

Chrystyna said...

Thanks for sharing your amazing card!

Anna M. said...

Wonderful card!!

Janet said...

Awesome card! I feel it tells a story.

Jane Harrah said...

I just love sassy

mumbird3 said...

Oh my gosh your card is right on point! Love it!

CAlderman said...

Love this card! And that WOW! embossing powder looks fabulous. Shiny...

CJordan7496 said...

I like that this card is a bit snarky :) and I really like the comic book feel. Thank you for sharing!!!

Joy Wilson said...

Fabulous card! So creative!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps

Lisa said...

I LOVE your card! Color and snark! YES! Thank you for sharing your video with info on the watercolor pens. I have to check those out!

Nandini said...

So cool! Love the comic book style design. Pops of sparkle are looking really great!

Dawn Fields said...

Wow! I just love everything about this card! It's fabulous!

Ava Gavloski said...

Love everything about this card - great image and sentiment and clever layout! As soon as I saw it, that sentiment was perfect.

Brenda G. said...

Fabulous card! :)

Karen B. said...

LOVE the purple hair! Your coloring is fantastic.

Carol Wortman said...

BAM....POW...TERRIFIC! I loved this, yuppers a little bit snarky and lovably sassy! (Sorry about Fla) perfect card for slimline and love the stencil textures! Thanks and be well!

gail said...

great comic book feel - very different, nice

Jean said...

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

Amy Martin said...

Awesome card!! Thank you for sharing.

Aunt Denise said...

What a perfect card for today’s crappy situation! It’s beautiful too! Thanks for sharing your great design!

Inspired Cdn said...

I love the comic strip style of your card. The sassy girl and sentiment are fabulous. It definitely put a smile on my face. Thank you for sharing.

Sidelle Menon said...

such a fun card! thanks for sharing x

Lisa Byers said...

So AWESOME!!!! I love this style!! This is just fabulous!!!

Ana Korban said...

Super cute!! I wish we could blow it away 😊

Teri S. said...

Thank you for the introduction to this new stamp company, Sassy & Crafty. I'm definitely going to check them out. I think your comic book style card is brilliant! I enjoyed watching your video to see the process.

Mirella said...

hahaha, really fun card, I like your comic book look! New company to me, thanks for sharing!

ksplumlee said...

Super cute card. Thanks for sharing. Stay safe.

Cindi said...

Gorgeous card!

Ericka Strange said...

Love your card and all the beautiful sparkle and shine! The sentiment is awesome! Great job!

Mendy said...

Such a unique creative card. Love all the colors you used.

Roberta Stevenson said...

Gorgeous colouring and love your background too! Thanks for spreading some joy today and being part of this amazing hop!

Kristina "Tina" said...

Yup, slimline cards are so fun and what I'm into too, right now! Adore your coloring. Thanks for sharing

creativetimewithme said...

Your card is gorgeous!!! Love the coloring job you did and the stencils<3<3<3 Stay healthy! Stay safe! Stay crafty!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Oh my goodness, what bold fun!!! Love your coloring and images especially!!! #spreadjoynotgerms

Sammy said...

Love, love, LOVE this!

Kristie Goulet said...

Very cool card! Thank you for helping to spread joy!

Crafty Amy said...

What a great card! I love the pop art style of it :D

Huge hugs

Amy xx

Dana W said...

How fun!! I LOVE the sentiment!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

great card - beautifully created

Debbie J said...

So Cool! Thanks for sharing!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love snarky. Great card.
thanks for sharing
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Tami said...

I have a complete file on my computer of quotes for snarky cards! Absolutely loved this because it is bright, cheerful and FUNNY! Laughter is the perfect and best medicine!

KimC said...

Love snarky and creativity and you gave us both. Thanks so much for sharing.

Jessie said...

Awesome card

Heather said...

This card is AWESOME!!! A little sassy for sure, but fabulous!! Your coloring is stunning and the sparkle is the perfect finishing touch!

Denise Bryant said...

Love your card! Awesome colors and textures, and beautiful coloring too! Thanks for spreading joy!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

What a fun card! I love all the glitter! Thanks for the awesome video- I enjoyed watching you watercolor!

Sprytebyrd said...

Seriously - this is THE most awesome card ever! Love it and love you!

Karthikha said...

That's an awesome card! Great feminine design :)

cebelica said...

I love how sparkly your card is. It looks amazing! xx

DorothyA said...

This is such a fun card in so many ways! Love the comic book look, slim line card size, fantastic, versatile stencil, and your video demo! Thank you for creating and sharing such a wonderful card made with great products!

Jen said...

Super cute. Lovin the hop

Ms. Tamp said...

I like the idea to have a comic look for the slim card.

TracyM #6773 said...

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS card!
LOVE your image and sentiment, LOVE the colours and touch of SPARKLE in your design too, it makes me SMILE :)
Thank You for sharing and INSPIRING!

Jenrescuemama said...

Great card! A style like this is a bit outside my comfort zone, but now I’m feeling encouraged to try!

Kristina H said...

Your slimline card is so fun and FABULOUS! I love it!

Lynn Hill said...

I have been seeing a lot of the slimline cards in the atmosphere recently too. I like them and have them on my list to work on the rest of this week and next. Thanks for sharing your inspiration!

Reneeleeak said...

What a great card. I really like the Comic book affect. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Susanne Wichert said...

What a cool stamp :)

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love that sentiment. Thanks for sharing

Kathy Dippner said...

Fantastic card! I haven't made any but I love the slimline cards that I have been seeing. Your design worked really well on the slimline. Thank you for sharing. (Love the nails)

Robin M said...

Great pop art! Beautiful card.

Jennifer C. said...

Thank you for participating in this excellent way to encourage stay-at-home! I love that glittery background and the comic book feel of your card. TFS!

Dana M said...

Absolutely fantastic card! Fun and playful images and design. Love the addition of the sparkle and shine.

Valerija said...

Super cute image and adorable background. Love your card.
Valerija xx

JulesP- Aus said...

Awesome card. Love the layout, colours and elements. Thanks for sharing.

Laurie2cats said...

Great card! I love the fresh design and slimline shape

Unknown said...

Very bright card.

Sandee Lunneborg said...

Awesome sauce!! Great card and hey, don't we all have a little snark in us??!! lol!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow fun sassy card.

Connie said...

Hi Carisa :) This is the first comic book inspired card I've ever seen!!! Unique and crazy cool! Great coloring too! Thanks for inspiring me :)

DJ said...

I really enjoy snarky cards to it makes it more fun to get through things thank you for your inspiration

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Awesome card, girlfriend! Love this sassy girl. And you colored her beautifully. And I love the slimline look and that comic strip too, awesomeness! Hope all is well and safe in your neck of the woods. Take care! Thanks for a wonderful hop and the inspiration!

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