Friday, April 17, 2020

#spreadjoynotgerms Blog Hop!


I'm thrilled to be a part of this amazing blog hop. We definitely need JOY right now and what better way to make people smile. There are tons of wonderful sponsors participating and offering amazing prizes! Check out this great group of sponsors:




I created a few cards using new digi stamps from Unity Stamp Co. Unity created some digi stamps available for a limited time during this crisis.

This beautiful flower is from the set called In this Together. I used watercolors from Jane Davenport to color and added some sparkle to the middle using Nuvo Drops.




Thank you to all those on the front lines during this time.  To honor them Unity created a few wonderful sets called Part of a Miracle and Work of Heart



And this cutie pie is from a set called Nurture Your Soul

Be sure to continue on this hop and hop on over to Allison's Blog from Catherine Pooler Designs for amazing inspiration and smiles!

Deadline to enter is April 24 and winners will be announced on Monday, April 27 on the Catherine Pooler Designs and Hedgehog Hollow blogs.

Check out these amazing sponsors:
  • Catherine Pooler Designs - $20 Gift Certificate on the CP blog and each of the Brand Ambassadors' blogs
  • Hedgehog Hollow - one month free sub to the box with free us shipping
  • CAS-ual Fridays - Win the new release - over $80 value
  • Heffy Doodle - £35 voucher for the store
  • Whimsy Stamps - $15 GC on each of their Creative Team team blogs
  • Sassy and Crafty Stamps - $35 Gift Certificate
  • The Ton - $20 Gift Certificate (stamps, dies, ink or sequins)
  • Ellen Hutson - $35 Gift Certificate
  • Polka Dot Orchard- $20 Gift Certificate
  • Ink on 3 - $35 Gift Certificate
  • Brutus Monroe - $50 GC
  • STAMPlorations - $25 gift code on the STAMPlorations blog + $10 gift code on each designer blogs.
  • Trinity Stamps- $25 Gift Certificate
  • WOW! Embossing Powder - two gift vouchers 1 x £30 and 1 x $30 that covers the USA, UK and Europe 
  • Greeting Farm -$25 Gift Certificate
  • Miss Ink Stamps -$25 Gift Certificate
  • Pear Blossom Press -$25 gift certificate
  • Trinity Stamps -$25 Gift Certificate
  • Paper Sweeties - $50 Gift Certificate
  • Xyron - Mega Runner, Refill & 1.5 inch sticker maker, refill
  • Beacon - Product gift bag
  • Artesprix - Getting Started Kit
  • iCrafter - $20 Gift Certificate
  • Joy Clair - $25 Gift Certificate
  • Dina Kowal - Two $10 gift codes to Dina Kowal Creative
  • Rabbit Hole Designs - $10.00 gift code on each DT members blogs
  • You're Next Stamp - $25 Gift Certificate
  • Taylored Expressions - $50 Gift Certificate
  • Pink and Main - $25 Gift Certificate
  • Unity - two $25 Gift Certificates
  • Dress My Craft - $35 gift certificate



Thanks so much for stopping by! Stay safe and well and remember to stay Joyful!

Maria


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Erica A-B said...

All your cards are lovely but the flower stole my heart!

Helen said...

Great cards, Maria!I love that beautiful flower card and your health worker cards are perfect for so many of our front line helpers! Stay safe! :)

Kristie Goulet said...

These are all great cards, Maria!

Tami said...

I love those healthcare professional cards! This is something I can use always and not just during the pandemic.

Barb said...

I love these cards--it does put a smile on my face! Thanks for participating!

Unknown said...

Such pretty cards the little girl is so sweet thank you for sharing your designs

Sprytebyrd said...

Such pretty cards! Thanks for sharing!

Ashlee said...

What a fantastic bunch of cards, you have been busy... 😁

Gaylynn said...

Hi Maria. Lovin' all of your projects for today's hop. I think the flower is my favorite, especially with such encouraging words. Be well my friend and craft on.

MelissaKlepser said...

Love your cards.

Kim said...

I really like your nurse/doctor cards. Great job coloring them all.

Joyce Stuart said...

Great to see something different. Love the layouts. Always choose plaid.

Justin Averill said...

This is such a great collection of cards and so perfect for this current time we're in! Thank you so much for sharing :)

Monika Skinner said...

Lovely set of cards. I especially like the sunshine one. Wishing you a wonderful day.

Priya said...

Love the floral cards. The nurse and doctor card is brilliant.
Thanks for the hop.

Donna Hawkins said...

Love your cards. Love the nurse/doctor cards as it gave me great ideas for recognizing these wonderful workers not just now but in the future.

~amy~ said...

What fun cards, I love them all, that bloom is gorgeous.

Paula W said...

I love that so many companies are giving free downloads so we can recognize our hero’s. Yours are so cute!

Ashley M said...

Wonderful set of cards. Thank you for sharing!

Christine said...

What a fabulous collection of cards! I love the sentiment on the floral card and the tribute to our medical heroes!

Tenia Nelson said...

Wonderful cards! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

Yay to health care workers!

Michele Gross said...

Wonderful collection of cards! I hope you send them out, they will surely make someone's day :)

Nicole said...

Lovely cards!! I especially like the heath care worker cards.

Uniqueme114 said...

I love all of your cards! Thank you for sharing!

Elizabeth Roberts said...

Love these cards especially the flower. Thank you for your participation in the hop.

Karyn said...

The nurse/doctor cards are a nice way to say Thank you to our Frontline heros!
Love that little girl stamp, so cute

MariLynn said...

Great cards. I especially like how you colored the floral one. Thanks for sharing on the Spread Joy Not Germs Bloghop. Blessings.

Tammy G said...

So nice!

Laurie said...

I like the different styles of the cards you chose to showcase. Thank you for your inspiration!

Carol Wortman said...

Beautiful cards. The medical thank yous felt vintage and warm. Thanks and please be well!

Ashley Jones said...

Love the health care workers cards!

Ann Cifaldi said...

Awesome cards you sure have been busy. I love all your cards. I can't pick just one a a favorite.

Liz Williams said...

I am a big fan of Unity and love these fabulous digitals. These are very encouraging especially with what we are experiencing.

Sandy said...

Your pink flower card is so bright and beautiful! All the healthcare worker cards are awesome also.
Stay healthy!

Terri C said...

Such sweet cards and I love the healthcare workers! Stay safe!

Jennifer said...

Love the way you used your patterned papers!!

Lisa said...

beautiful coloring - great cards!

Sheila R said...

Cute, thanks for thinking of us and sharing.

Sheila R said...

Cute, thanks for thinking of us and sharing.

Natasa said...

Fabulous cards! Very encouraging!

Gail said...

Like the mask cards--- appropriate at such a time as this -you have stunning work her my dear, Thanks for sharing on the Spread Joy Not Germs Blog hop. Blessings. Gail in MI safe and healthy!

Maria said...

Wonderful cards! Very pretty card with the stunning flower! And, love the last two cards with the health care workers, our heroes!!

Gail said...

Thanks for sharing Unity's medical staff cards. Very appropriate now . Gail from Illinois

Mary Ellen Lounsbery said...

Great cards!

Diane said...

I love your cards! Especially the nurse and doctor ones!

Katelyn Balkum said...

Great cards i love the flower one.

Susanne Wichert said...

I love the stamps from Unity Stamp Co. :)

Maura said...

Beautiful cards and so appropriate for this time - thanks for sharing!!!

Betsy Calvin said...

Thanks for sharing your creativity!

*Vicki* said...

Brilliant set of cards here! Love that floral so much! TFS!

Gina K said...

Wonderful cards!

Linda said...

Love all of the cards, especially the flower. Each did bring a smile to my face. Thank you!

Lisa said...

Fantastic cards! I love the variety of ideas!

Cheryl said...
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Wendy said...

Bought a laser printer so I can copic digi stamps!

Inkon3 said...

Such beautiful and heartwarming projects!!! Love them all!!! ~ Fleurette

Jane said...

Such lovely cards, stay safe and thanks for being a part of this fab hop xx

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous cards! I am going to have to head over to Unity to purchase "In this together". I love the flower.

Cheryl
http://shestamps.blogspot.com/

berucrafts said...

wow, what for great cards you made. Hugs
Ute
DT Whimsy Stamps

Alaine Tanner said...

Your flower card is stunning.

Cindi said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you so much for sharing.

Becca Yahrling said...

Awesome array of cards to celebrate our heroes
during this time in our lives. And the last card
is so sweet.

Vickie jo said...

OH, that flower! Simply gorgeous! Those cards for the frontline heros are wonderful as is the cute little girl.

deb c said...

Such wonderful cards! Love the Hero's series and little girl as well!! Thank you for sharing

Cheryl Heard said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing on the hop!

Cat Arenzana said...

Fabulous cards! The watercoloring on the flower is so pretty. tifs

mamawcindy said...

Wonderful cards, that flower card is gorgeous.Thanks for sharing and stay safe.

Leen said...

I love all of your cards!

paperplay said...

Wonderful cards but that flower is amazing.

Jo Ann Lovell said...

Great cards and those flowers are beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

Lori said...

Really cute cards!

Pam Bertouille said...

Beautiful cards. Love the color of the flower one. Stay safe

Kerys said...

Gorgeous cards! Love unity stamps x

Juli Hisey said...

Love your cards, but especially the flower

Nathalia O. said...

Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

Mcscrap said...

Unity is my favorite!!! Great cards and thanks for sharing!

Joanne G said...

Beautiful cards. Love the flower and the health care workers. Thank you for sharing.

Unknown said...

Nice cards. Very unique.

Mrs. Lowry said...

Love your cards! So appropriate for the times. Working in an elementary school, I love the little girl with the watering can. I've never seen Unity stamps before - now a whole new place to explore!

Vickie said...

Love all the different borders

Lori Kobular said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I love the way you colored the flower on the first one and I love the dies you used on the next two for the doctors and nurses! What a fun hope and I love all the inspiration I am getting, I will be creating something when I am done with the blog hop! Thank you and Stay SAFE!!

M said...

Beautiful cards. The escort the first responders will be so appreciated.

Sarah said...

Love the cards!

Joyce said...

Awesome cards for a uniques time in history!

Kelly said...

love the cards. Love the healthcare ones especially

Elizabeth said...

The little girl from nuture your soul is my favorite so cute!

Joanne said...

Absolutely love your work.

Unknown said...

Nice cards. I especially liked the little girl watering the flower.

Phyllis said...

Perfect cards for the times.

Amanda Wilcox said...

What a fabulous set of cards!!! Spread the love!

Lucy said...

I love your card ideas, I've never seen these stamps before, Thanks!

A.Rose said...

I haven’t downloaded from Unity yet but your cards make me want to. That flower is stunning!

Roberta Stevenson said...

Gorgeous cards! Love everything about all of them. Thanks for being part of this hop and spreading some joy!

Scrapbook13 said...

Awesome cards! Loved the little girl with her watering can :)

Andi Z said...

I've never used a digi stamp, but given the number of stamps I have that have never been inked I'm going to keep it that way for another decade! TFS! I was happy to see the specific images for healthcare workers. Stay healthy!

Judy F. said...

Thanks for showing those health care worker cards--they're lovely! And thanks for doing your part in this blog hop!

Connie Lutz said...

Great cards!

Sarah said...

Lovely cards.

MaryEllen said...

wonderful cards love how you colored them thanks for doing the hop

Jenny McGee said...

Thanks for lifting me up during this difficult time.

abhoneyab said...

Great ideas! I love this hop! Take care and stay safe!

Kraftsbyus4u said...

These cards are so heartwarming

Debra said...

Thank you for sharing.

Hadassah said...

Awesome ideas and very inspiring as well.

Jane Harrah said...

Such beautiful cards and love the nurse and doctor!

sodell said...

Maria, Your cards are wonderful! I'm so glad you used the stamps from Unity so we all know they are available. Thanks so much for sharing!-Stacy

Debi Lowery said...

A beautiful floral. What a wonderful set to honor our healthcare workers. TFS

Lynne Dillard said...

Maria,

These cards are so wonderful! I did not know about the Unity Stamps. Thanks for sharing.
Harrisburg, PA

Marylin S said...

Beautiful!

Jean said...

Darling cards and perfect for this amazing hop! Thanks to everyone who has come together for this event!

Emily O. said...

The flower is just amazing. Your watercolor technique is perfect. And I love the other styles as well. I had never heard of a digi stamp, what a great way to expand your collection without needing more storage.

Crafting with Andrea said...

Awesome cards. The flower is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy G said...

Love your cards! Thx for helping to motivate me!

Billie Sue Woolley said...

Beautiful floral card and I really like the health care workers as well.

Rene said...

The floral card is magnificent!!
The other cards are lovely too!
Thanks for spreading joy with this lovely hop!

Terri said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you so much for sharing!

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing your creativity! As a nurse myself, I particularly enjoy the "realistic" images of healthcare professionals.

Marie Bingaman said...

Your cards are wonderful! :)

Debbie Bonner said...

Great cards, they are so inspiring. TFS

Jane said...

Love the medical worker cards. Will look into getting those.

ksdavis1947 said...

What wonderfully appropriate health worker cards! Love them. Thanks for sharing.

Dedra Edwards said...

Thanks for sharing.

Annamarie's Blog said...

Hi I have to admit I have never used digi stamps. The ones you have used are totally amazing and apt for today's situation. Love them.

Jessi Brown said...

Such a beautiful card, thanks for the inspiration and chance to win!

Jessi Brown

Jodibiz4 said...

That nurse card stole my heart!! My baby sis is deployed to NYC right now!! So you totally won my heart with that!! Thank you for sharing your talent! Stay well and keep creating!

nancy y said...

These are fantastic, what great ideas for our hard working doctors and nurses!

Dawn Spengler said...

My son is a nurse working in the Covid unit in his hospital. So, I really love those sets!❤️

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fun blog hop! Those new sets are amazing with the front line workers! They are the heroes for sure! Thanks for the inspiration. God bless!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous cards. Thanks for sharing

Unknown said...

This is such a great idea and way to share creativity together! Your cards are great! Thank you !

Denise said...
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Denise said...

Thanks for creating so many beautiful cards. The colors in the flower card are just perfect!

Beans827 said...

Love your cards for the Health Care workers! Great sentiments as well!

Connie said...

These cards are absolutely inspirational and the sentiments are wonderfully true!!! So thankful for those on the front lines! Thanks for sharing :)

Lucy E. said...

That floral card is gorgeous!
I love the healthcare worker
cards too!

Lisa Byers said...

Love your cards, very inspirational. Especially in these times. I am so glad that the stamp makers have come out with the health care worker stamps. What a wonderful idea. Thank you for your delightful cards.

Paula's favorite Aunt Cindy said...

I thought I just loved the rose card and the beautiful colors until I came to the healthcare workers. As a office personal in the health industry and the things we are dealing with right now, this is such a change of pace while remembering all we have to do each day. On top of that, my cousin is a Respiratory Therapist who is in the front lines daily. I love this card and immediately thought of her. Thank you for your inspirations

ckd said...

Love all of your cards. The two with the face masks are very appropriate for what were are now in the middle of. thank you

Natalie said...

Such a nice assortment of cards. thanks

Unknown said...

Very sweet cards! Thanks

Sue Cooley said...

I love that floral card. The coloring is beautiful!

Karen B. said...

How fantastic are these cards for healthcare workers! Well done!

Karen Letchworth said...

Each one of your cards turned out FAB, Ria. Thanks so much for taking part in this special event. I hope you and your family stay safe and healthy, and thanks so much for the wonderful art you've shared.

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

Lynn McAuley said...

I purchased most of these Unity images the day they went on sale and have loved creating with them. Thanks for inspiring me with new ways to use them!! Your cards a beautiful!

nascargirl58 said...

Very inspiring. These are beautiful.

Beverly said...

That is so adorable that you have cards for the doctors and nurses. What a great idea!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Pretty cards! My favorite is the floral card. Thanks for inspiring me today!
:) Marie

Laura P said...

Love the intense pink on the flower card!

Zina said...

Thanks for sharing your cards

stampcz said...

Very creative!

Marilyn32 said...

Love all the cards! Thank you for sharing.

Bonnie Peffer said...

Support for our healthcare workers is so important. These are great cards for just that! TFS!

Teresa said...

Love all your cards. My favorite is the lovely floral card.

meRilin K said...

Watercoloured flowers are just so beautiful, so vibrant.

Kari S said...

I love your medical hero cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

NatQuebec said...

Very beautiful cards 😊 I am sending cards too.

Betty Lou said...

Great cards! Beautiful flower! Thanks for sharing!

Judy Inukai said...

What wonderful cards. The floral card is gorgeous. Love the sentiment on it too.

Kate Y said...

Love your cards, especially the frontline ones!!

Kim B said...

Love your cards! Great inspiration!

Sandy said...

I have been enjoying adding digital stamps into my crafting supplies. Love your watercoloring. I have some cheapy watercolors....maybe time to give it a try.

Amy Hoptay said...

Beautiful watercoloring! And thanks for the mention of the special stamp sets!

Laurie K. said...

These are wonderful cards. The beautiful rose and the healthcare workers are perfect in times like these.

Lois said...

Wonderful cards all! The first one with the rose is gorgeous!

Michelle said...

Really enjoyed seeing how you used the digital images that have been shared. Thank you for sharing your creations.

Jill said...

Very thoughtful and creative cards.

Darlene DeSario said...

Lovely cards. The digi stamp is a great way to limit shipping if that is not allowed in your area right now and still release some new products. The little girl is my favorite, but they all were pretty. tyfs

Sugar Land Scrapper said...

Love the cards. My favorite is the little girl! Such a cute one!

Jennifrann said...

Your cards are perfect for the theme!

Dawn said...

Very nice!

Sandie Duggan said...

Love your cards. The health care ones are so very needed right now. Thank you for offering your inspiration.

ksplumlee said...

Beautiful cards. I LOVE the health care cards. It's sure to perk up their spirits.

Dawn said...

Love the flower, very pretty. The health care ones are so right now. Thanks for sharing.

Nance said...

Lovely cards. Wonderful healthcare cards. My hubs is an ER nurse so I'm going to get those now. :). Thank you for sharing and spreading the joy!

Paper Hugs by April said...

Love all your cards!

Anne said...

The healthcare cards touched my heart since I work at a hospital. Thanks so much!

Joanie said...

Love the cards especially the healthcare cards!!!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Beautiful cards! I LOVE that you made the healthcare ones!!!

DJ said...

Love the healthcare digital stamps ! I know a lot of people appreciate those cards ! Nice work !

Virginia said...

What nice cards!

Mary Ellen Harrison abeautifulscrapbook@gmail.com said...

Fabulous cards! I love your cards for healthcare workers...so special and thoughtful.

Jen said...

More cute cards on the blog hop!

Jen said...

More cute cards on the blog hop!

Carmela said...

Love the medical cards!

Farley said...

What a wonderful and thoughtful collection of cards! Stay safe and keep well.

Laurie said...

I love the cards for the healthcare workers! As a nurse, it is wonderful to find sentiments and stamps that portray us in a positive light and express gratitude for what we do. That sounds a little selfish, but after a shift of being hit, kicked, punched, spit on, and yelled at, it's nice to know someone likes us!!

Jane said...

these cards are special, thank you for sharing them for us to CASE.

Janet Trapp said...

Awesomeness ❣️ Wow what an awesome inspiring hop with so many talented artists! Thanks for spreading joy and so many fun giveaways! God bless!

Jamie said...

Love the flower card! Thanks for sharing!

Reneeleeak said...

Very pretty cards! Thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

What a fabulous collection of cards! I love that first one with the gorgeous flower!

Chrystyna said...

All of your cards a wonderful, but my favorite is the beautiful red flower and a perfect sentiment to go with it. Thanks for joining this blog hop and sharing your cards. Be well and stay healthy!

PinkLadyCarol said...

The health care workers cards are great! I love the flower card... I believe it is time for me to try the Unity digi stamps.

Karen Hoskins said...

I have just started to experiment with digi stamps. I really liked seeing cards yu made using them.

Ebrown said...

Awesome cards! I love the healthcare worker cards especially - nice to know those of us on the front lines are appreciated. Thanks so much for sharing those.

Ava Gavloski said...

Great presentation of the Unity digi

Tammy Reagan said...

Great Cards. Loved the healthcare worker cards.

Christy Marks said...

I love that flower!

Teresa said...

Love the flower car! Just beautiful!!!

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