Thursday, April 14, 2011

Guest Design at Lily Pad Cards


Yup, that's ME!! Taking a leap in the lily pond...

Today is my BIG blog day at the Lily Pad Cards . This is part 1 of my announcement for this week. When I got the invite for the guest design, I just received this stamp set Hero Arts (Type) and I had all sorts of ideas as to what to do with the set. Thus the theme of my guest design was born.
I was expected to make 3-4  cards for the Lily Pad Card blog, but..I ended up with more than I set out to make and after posting this, I have MORE ideas about this set! For now, I present you a few cards with different styles and design.
Sweet and girly---Have a HAPPY Birthday
Have a Happy birthday
Cool and modern--HUGS
Manly and sophisticated--hello
hello
Clean and Simple- "love always" and  "i love you"
 Retro/vintage and warm-"dear friend"
dear friend
I'm sure by now you have lots of ideas floating in your head about this set of stamps. Hope this inspires you somewhat. I'm having a small giveaway (details here and at the upper side bar). It will be wonderful if you can pay a visit at Lily Pad Cards  and become their follower!
Tomorrow.....yes, tomorrow, is the part 2 of the. BIG. announcement.

57 comments:

walchowDesign said...

Awwww.... Virginia you are full with great and wonderful ideas with all your cards. Love the first card

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous cards!!! And I'll be back tomorrow to see if I'm right with my guess.

Lin said...

Wonderful designs using just one set of stamps! Well done, my friend, so glad to see your talent being recognized! Can't wait to see what else you have to share with us tomorrow!!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Congrats Virginia! LOOOOOOOVE ALL of these cute cards! Can't wait for the rest of the announcement!!!

justsomestuffimade said...

Love these cards - I'm a sucker for that retro typewriter look right now, so that stamp set is totally up there on my wish list!!
Thanks again for the amazing giveaway chance. Can't wait to hear the rest of your big news :)
Hugs, Ruth S

Barb said...

What fun seeing you over in the pond this morning! I'm so happy for you, Virginia! Love every one of these fab cards! I'll be checking in here again tomorrow! Hugs!

Jo said...

That typewriter is too cute. Great idea!

gberry14 said...

What happy news! Love all these cards! So proud for you. Congrats! You made this set of stamps so fun!!-Leesa B

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Congrats on your guest DT spot, Virginia. Your card are ALL just darling! :)

Dotty Jo said...

These are great - love what you did with that stamp set! Big congrats on the guest spot... isn't Lily Pad great???!!! Jo x

Jeanette Marchand said...

Congratulations, Virginia! The cards are all wonderful! (My favourite is the first one.)

Froggietalks said...

Loving all the cards, and I see you have stuff to give away. :D it must be my NoScript, I can't see where to post to enter the giveaway......

rcwidow (Linda) said...

love all your cards! especially the "dear friend" with all of the pp! thanks for the inspiration.

CanadianScraps43 said...

Congrats on your GD work over with the Lily Pad Gals! Love your many takes on this stamps set. Your really one clever lady to come up with so many amazing ways to customize a card using this set.

marla said...

I LOVE the new Lily Pad Cards blog and thanks for sharing some wonderful vintage looking cards. I cant believe how many different looks you created with one stamp set!! You are very talented!!

Vicky said...

So happy you are our first ever guest designer!! These cards are a great example of how creative you can be with just one stamp!

Dwita said...

So happy for you. Congrats.. These cards are really showing how talented you are.

Shelley said...

Way to go and can"t wait for tomarrow!!!

CinnamonSally said...

Congratulations on your Guest DT slot Virginia, fabulous cards and all so different from one stamp set.

Eve said...

Congrats on your Guest DT at Lily Pad! I luv this stamp set & it's in my wishlist :-) They are all sweet cards, but i esp. luved the one (ot two) which the typewriters are in pink & blue, and "luv always" & " I love you" sentiments! So cuuute! :-)

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Congrats on you guest DT at Lily Pad! And you are on a roll! These cards are awesome, Virginia!

TanySol said...

Congrats Virginia!!!!!!!!!!! You have wonderful works!
I run to buy this stamp set :)
Fantastic cards!!!!! Looove the background on first card!
Thanks for sharing!

StampinCathy said...

WOW! All your cards are so fun. Love this set and love how you used them too.

Marie-Anne said...

Whow, you've made a lovely set of cards!

Marie-Anne

Lillian Child said...

I actually have this stamp set (still unopened) and you've definitely inspired me to get creative with it. And congrats on your new assignment! You will be fabulous!

MarcyK924 said...

Congrats on your guest spot on Lily Pad Virginia! The cream of the crop!!

Cathy A said...

Congrats on your guest spot, lovely cards.

Virginie said...

Congratulations Virginia!!! You desserve it!!!
All your cards are amazing!! Love all of them!!

Have a nice day!!
xoxo

Virginie

ps : did you receive something from France?... if not, I hope it won't be too long to be in your mailbox ;-)

Petra Tillmann said...

Congratulations, Virginia! Great how you used this Hero Arts set in so many ways. Your cards are all beautiful!

mcgeechs said...

Congrats, Love all your typing cards. So cute. I saw them on Lily Bee blog too. Thanks.

LindaC said...

I found my way here from Facebook through Lily Pad cards. I really like the typewriter stamp...so many uses for it. Really cute cards. I look forward to your next post. LindaC

Angi @ CokiePop said...

I sooooo love that typewriter. Gotta add it to my shopping list. LOL Adorable projects Virginia. :)

alexandra s.m. said...

Mega Congrats to you Sweet Virginia!
Love your cards ;-)

{{Hugs}} from Paris!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

So great to see you as guest at LPC, Virginia! Love your great batch of cards using the typewriter set from Hero Arts!

Tammy said...

WOW==you've been busy!! All great cards with that fun set!

ShaniKulani said...

sweet sentiments...Im looking at a typewriter stamp in a whole new way :)

Kathy said...

Hey BC just left you this comment so you don't miss it :)
The only thing missing is your bikini Miss Virginia!!!!! Welcome to the pond and your cards are “creative” I love how you think out of the box!!!!!! Each one is wonderful and way to blow then our of the water. Hugs,Kathy

in other words YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!! xx

Karen B. said...

I posted a comment over there about your cards, I didn't realize you had them here! They are all amazing. Can't wait for your announcement, whatever it is you totally deserve it~

Trinh said...

Great cards and congrats on your GD spot, Virginia! My fave is the last one! And I'm guessing that your announcement has something to do with a crown... :)

Karen from MI said...

CONGRATULATIONS, VIRGINIA! LOVE what you've created and all with the "Virginia" sweet touches! :) Great way to showcase the Hero set, too. What a wealth of inspiration you are, Virginia. Looks to me like you really enjoyed your special day/guest spot! :) So happy for you. Love, Karen ox

Piali said...

Congrats Virginia!!!
Fab Cards...brilliant use of the stamp set!!
You totally rocked it!!

Kelly Booth said...

Congrats Virginia.....loved each and every case you created with this fun set! Big hugs to you....

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Left you a huge comment over on LP!! LOOOOOOOVE these cards--love that pink and tan one! So gorgeous! LOVE that you used one stamp set for five different cards! LOVE LOVE LOVE that you were the GDT over there! CONGRATS!!

You always inspire me;) So glad that I know you! What a blessing you are!!

Amy C said...

What a great set of cards!! Congrats on your guest DT spot at LP!!

Dawn said...

congrats on your guest spot Virginia. Saw it over at Lily Pad last evening... so excited for you... now off to see your next post...even more exciting news I see...

Simone said...

Congratulations Virginia! Saw your post on the Lily Pad FB page! Way to go! Your cards are all gorgeous as always :)

Suzanne C said...

So happy to have you hopping into the pond with us! Beautiful selection of cards and they are all fantastic!

Disp6194 said...

I love all the different ways you used one stamp set, talk about versatile! I do have to say the Dear Friend card is my favorite. I {heart} those little hearts!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Wow Virginia - you've "typed" up a grand assortment of cards. I like how you switched up the styles.

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous use of this stamp set, it is indeed VERY versatile, thanks for the enabling V! I may just have to get this set now!

Arlene said...

Wonderful set - so many different styles and designs. Love them all.

Sherri Thompson said...

These cards are adorable, Virginia! I love the stamps set anyway, but your cards make me want it even more!

Deirdre said...

These are all absolutely amazing. Love what you created. Amazing stamps and amazing set of cards.

Brenda said...

Awesome designs Virginia! You really are talented! I love the colours you chose in your cards! Stunning collection!

Sue D said...

Great inspiration for using this set. My favorite is the manly and sophisticated one.

Alice Wertz said...

these are fabulous, V!!! LOVE how you used this set! thanks for the inspiration!!

Kimba's Kreations said...

All the cards are great! I am really loving that stamp set!