Young Crafters Unite Blog Hop

Hi there! Welcome to Young Crafters Unite Blog Hop! And welcome to my blog!


If you have been hoppin' with us today, you should have arrived here from Bunny Vance's blog.

The theme of this blog hop is not just about sharing some of our favorite things with you, but also that we are young crafters - not necessarily in age, but truly young at heart. For me, my favorite things in the world of paper and ink go hand in hand with being young at heart!

I am in LOVE with adorable images that are humorous and whimsical. Sometimes certain images reflect a fond memory of mine as a child or they are just so darn cute that I MUST add them to my stash and use them to create something special! Some of my favorites include Mo Manning's amazing digital art, adorable Paper Smooches stamps and super cute Lawn Fawn stamps. I also love coloring with Copics and paper piecing.

Now let's get to the good stuff! I hope you enjoy the cards I created using some of my favorite things!
(In case you want to know what stuff I used, my supply list will be at the very end of this post.) 

My "Wish Big" Card (using Mo Manning's Cotton Candy digi): 
Isn't she just the CUTEST?! Of course, I had to use my Copics to color this cutie. She reminded me of ME as a little girl in ponytails loving the ginormous cotton candy at the County Fair! I didn't want to share with anyone and I would eat the stuff until I felt sick LOL! The bright colors just make me happy! The layers are popped up with 3D dots for dimension.


My "Veg Out" Card (using Paper Smooches & Lawn Fawn stamps):

Another favorite of mine is paper piecing AKA fussy cutting! I love to mix up different prints to create texture and use bright colors that are eye catching. Since these veggies are out in the sun - I just had to give them some sunglasses! The cloud and sun are popped up with 3D dots for dimension.

That's all for me! Your next stop on the hop will be Jan Hunnicutt's blog.
Don't forget to leave comments at all of the blogs (including mine) along the hop - randomly selected hoppers will have the opportunity to win some goodies! Who doesn't like prizes? :)

THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by today! Have a festive and safe holiday weekend!

Stuff I Used: 
"Wish Big" card -
Mo Manning's "Cotton Candy" Digital Image / SU "Word Play" Stamps
Cardstock & Paper - Echo Park Summer Days 6x6 Paper, AMuse Studio Ocean CS, Creative Memories Pink & Purple CS, Cryogen Iridescent CS (for Copic coloring)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass & Pumice Stone, SU White Embossing Powder
Handmade Buttons - Jane Beljo (janeb74 on Etsy), The Twinery Twine in Blossom
Spellbinders Labels Ten, Big Scalloped Ovals Large, Standard Circles Large
Copics: Hair- E13, E17, E18, E19, Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20, Clothes - V15, V17 (shirt & shoes), B91, B93, B95 (overalls), Cotton Candy - RV000, RV00, RV02, B0000, B00, B01, B02, Ground Shadows - W0, W1, W3

"Veg Out" card-
Paper Smooches Stamps -Vegtastic, Spiffy Scooters, Hang Ups / Lawn Fawn Stamps-Clear To See
Cardstock & Paper - AMuse Cherry Polka Dot & Grass Gingham CS, SU (Stampin' Up) DP, Creative Memories Black CS, Kraft Outlet Kraft CS
SU White Embossing Powder
MFT Die-Namics Grass Die, Spellbinders Big Scalloped Circles Large

81 comments:

Marie / Legojenta said...

Cathy, these cards are both fabulous! I love the colors and your great coloring on the first card =) That cotton candy looks soo yummy! And your second card... Those veggies looks so fun and amazing with their sunglasses! What a great way of using the sunglasses from the Lawn Fawn set =) Thank you so much for joining our bloghop!

Heather I. said...

These are entirely too cutsie - and way creative!!! Love them!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Cathy your cards are absolutely adorable! Those vegies are too cute as is your little girl by Mo Manning, great work! Hey... I saw you are from Arizona and I'm curious as to where. I'm your next stop on the blog hop so leave me a comment and let me know please. I'm in Parker along the Arizona/California borders on the Colorado river.

Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend and happy hopping!

Jan

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Cathy I'm so happy to "meet you" today! Thanks for leaving a comment and letting me know where in AZ you are, how cool! I'd love to meet you in person one day too. Who knows, we aren't really very far away from each other :) Now I need to see if I can follow your blog so I can keep track of you! Have a great weekend my friend, Jan

Priya Mohan said...

Lovely card and bright colors..the veggies looks so cute with their sunglasses on!:)..it did put a smile on my face:)..thanks for sharing!

Katie said...

I adore your colors!

Alba said...

Your cards ara so funny! The first one is so sweet, mmmm I want cotton candy now!:-)

Aditya Gupta said...

your coloring is really fabulous.

Melissa Shea said...

I love the cutesy!

Angie said...

great cards!

Bunny Vance said...

Both of your cards are so cute!!! Love the shapes you used on the first one and the Veggies are darling! Thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Bunny
http://bunnyrunswithscissors.blogspot.com/
www.ajillianvancedesign.com

Lauren said...

That cotton candy looks good enough to eat! Yum! Love all of your vibrant colors!

Leanne said...

The cotton candy is tempting. The veggies cute too.

cutiephinphin said...

your cards are so cute especially the cotton candy. I used to eat so much till I got sick of it :P

Thanks for sharing.

Crafterkhush said...

This is absolutely adorable... The cotton candy looks real enough and good enough to be eaten.. got me tempted too.. Great work...TFS..


Hugs,
Khush

Wendy said...

Oh! my goodness that wish BIG card is too adorable...and your coloring looks wonderful.

Natasha said...

Oh your colouring is gorgeous! And I love how you used that Mo Manning image :)

judy said...

Great Copic coloring!!

Tania A said...

Such cute and happy cards!

Chari M. said...

Oh my goodness... sunglasses on vegetables! Brilliant! I love lawn fawn and paper smooches (however I have neither of these sets...yet!) Thanks for sharing you lovely creations!

yainea said...

So colorful! Adorable cards :) Thanks for sharing

DianeG said...

Awesome Veggie card! TFS!

Donna B. said...

Love your cards - especially the veggie one!!!

Kim Marie said...

Both great projects but that Veg Out card just cracks me up!!!!! :)
Kim Marie

Romaine said...

Your veggies are stinkin' cute!

Karen B. said...

These are two amazing cards, and really show off your diversity as a stamper!

Anonymous said...

so cute!
charlene k

Mubeena M. said...

adorable cards, love the colors!

Leezer said...

Love the cars...esp the veges...how cool! summer is finally here!

Sew-Ink said...

Very cute, love the first one and the second one is too cute! Thanks for sharing!

sharon g said...

Those are some COOL veggies!

Danielle said...

Such cute cards! Awesome copics work on the first one!

terisplace said...

Oh Cathy! Your veggie card makes me howl with laughter. LOVE it!

Teri

Lynsey said...

Your cards are so cute! I love all the bright colors on your blog.

Bunnyfreak said...

Your cards make me smile.

Disp6194 said...

Cathy your cards are so cute!! I adore the bright summer colors in the cotton candy card and your use of copis is amazing :)

Soleworks said...

Cathy, you are still as creative as ever...I totally LOVE the wish big card! very cute are you on Etsy yet?

Carrie

Stephanie said...

Such a cute card! I love that it is so colorful!!

KathyN said...

I LOVE your cards! And your veggie card is adorable! Love the use of the sunglasses on them! LOL!

Mad Crafter said...

Such a sweet card! I love how bright and cheery your cards are. You color so well. TFS! I am on the hop too. You can check out my project if you want. I am # 58:)
~Madison funkycards.blogspot.com

Dawn said...

what cute cards = Love the veggie one

Danielle Daws said...

Cute! I especially love the first card! :-)

Neha Jain said...

awwwwww...its cute

Anastasia (Νατάσα) said...

Cuuuuute! I especially like the veggies with the sunglasses ;o)

Elizabeth said...

Your cards made me smile:) Thank you! http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Lillian Child said...

Your cards are just ADORABLE!!

Nikhila said...

Awesome Job Cat.. .good luck in ur efforts....

Niki

Christiana said...

Two adorable cards! And you've got mad coloring skillz!

pcm said...

love that cotton candy!

AmyJRockstar said...

I just love your style so I had to become a follower. That card is genius with those adorable sunglasses! So darn cute. I'm in the hop too so be sure to swing by to win some candy!


Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!


XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

Emily Keaton said...

Great cards! I LOVE those cool veggies. Thanks for sharing. :)

Kelley said...

I love Mo's images, too. Your card is adorable. Right now I'm vegging out, so I can relate to that card! Thank you for sharing your creations.

narutopenguingirl said...

LOVE the little girl with the cotton candy! SO cute :)

Bonnie said...

Great cards. Love the cotton candy.

Jessica said...

these are so cute! love the fun images and saying! :)

The Constant Scrapper said...

Oh Cathy, your cards are so bright and fun. Just darling. You're so good at using Copics. :-)

Isha said...

Both the cards are gorgeous, lovely colors...coloring. Glad I got to know you and am your new follower too:))

lonely rubber stamp. said...

I love both cards- so adorable!

Amy McVey said...

Both cards are gorgeous! Love your veggie card!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Sweet card Cathy. Love the fun, bright colors! The colorful viggies are awesome. :o)

Amystarz said...

Your cards are so fun and cute!1 That first one gave me a hankering for cotton candy :)

MakingCardsIsFun! said...

Your cards are so wonderful! Thank you for checking out my blog! :)

I have a little question : lots of blogspot designers their blog is designed so pretty! Just like yours! I'm wondering how you do that? I'd like to make my own theme too for my blog! :)

Thank you ,
love,
Laura

MakingCardsIsFun! said...

Wooops ,I just see who designed your blog ,LOL. I didn't saw everything from the sidebar first ,sorry! :)
Hugs
Laura

cards by cara said...

These are too cute for words!! Love them!!

Patricia said...

great cards i love your coloring and your second card is super fun =P.Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog

Lynne in NI said...

Awww these are faublous, love your bright happy colours too!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

The shades on the veggies are too fun.

Carla said...

sooo adorable - love that Vegtastic PS set and the sunglasses are too cute! And why do I suddenly have a craving for cotton candy? :)

luvhymns said...

Such fun summer cards. Love the veggies with sunglasses. That made me laugh!

CuteCuteWorld said...

Cute cards :)

Britta Swiderski said...

Paper piecing is definitely one of my favorite techniques as well - it adds so much oomph for just sitting there and cutting things out for a while. :) Love both of your cards! Thank you so much for joining us on the Young Crafters Unite blog hop!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! THANKS for sharing!! Your stlye is very fun!! I LOVE the cards!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Sue D said...

Great cards using your favorite things--love the glasses on the veggies.

Elaine said...

Such fun, colorful projects!! Perfect for summer. :D
-Elaine Uhl
http://createNstamp.blogspot.com/

BethL said...

very impressive cards!! loved the veggies!! thanks for the giveaway!!

bethL
toothlesschef at comcast dot net

Stephanie Y. said...

The coloring on the cotton candy is amazing! You managed to create a light and airy texture to it...and now i'm craving cotton candy!

Rebecca T. said...

You have a very unique style. I like it!

Glory said...

Love the cotton candy card, very cute. 80)

Lucy Newton said...

Very nice cards!

Kim Hughes said...

those sun glasses add such a super cute touch Cathy! GREAT projects :)

Lori Barnett said...

GET OUT!!! These are so CUTE!!!

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