Monday, July 25, 2011

SRU Birthday BASH Blog Hop and Challenge


The Stamps R Us Challenge blog is now officially one year old and do we ever have a Birthday Bash for you!  Not only do we have our regular challenge but also a whale of a Blog Hop.

The challenge for the next two weeks at SRU has the theme of "Birthday".  Is that easy or what!  Our sponsor for the challenge is Whimsie Doodles - AND to help celebrate our birthday, they'll be giving our fans a 10% off coupon good for 30 days from the start of the challenge.  For your shopping pleasure, the code for the 10% discount is SRU10. 

Now, for the Birthday Bash Blog Hop........ We have a FANTASTIC list of sponsors!  I'm going to list all the sponsors but please go to the SRU Challenge blog to see all the fabulous prizes you can win - just make sure you're sitting down when you do this because you just won't believe it!!

Sponsors are Inspired Stamps, K n K Designs, The Stamping Boutique, Cardmadfairy's,Squidgi Digi, Michelle Perkett Studio, Tiffany Doodles, Clear Dollar Stamps, Bug A Boo Stamps, Through the Craftroom Door, Color Me Creative Classroom, Bizzy Bec's, Oozak, and Whimsie Doodles!!!!

Be SURE you leave some love on all the DT sites as we will EACH have one of the prizes drawn from our comments.  Also enter the challenge as there will be more prizes there.

If you came from Kathy's Lucky Stamper blog you're on the right track.  Be sure and check out the SRU Challenge blog to get the entire list of all the DT members so you can comment on each of the sites and also get a list of the SUPER prizes.  We'll announce the winners on Thursday.  

Your next stop on the Hop is MARILYN at One Stamping Fool.

Challenges:  Paper Sundaes (beachy or Summer), The Pink Elephant (Fun in the Sun) and Corrosive Challenges by Janet (All about Kids).

Hope you enjoy my little card using one of the Whimsey Doodles images.......Now have fun on the HOP!

Lynn

78 comments:

Monica said...

What a cute image and super papers. The charm looks perfect and I like his swimming trunks!

xxx Monica

Kathy and Lucky said...

Love your card and that charm is so perfect for this card. Your coloring and clouds are perfection as always. Great stuff!!!

Marilyn Webb said...

Beautiful Lynn! I love the colors, they just pop right out at you, and awesome coloring!
hugs
Marilyn

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

As I told Kathy on the last stop, I don't think that cards for little boys are always easy to do. This is such a wonderful image! You have colored to perfection.

Lynn McAuley said...

What a delightful birthday card with this sweet beach boy in his fishy trunks and fun flip flops, Lynn!! Your delicately sponged clouds behind him and soft sand under his feet are absolute perfection! And what a fabulous sentiment to turn this wonderful image into a sensational birthday design!

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card with that fab coloured boy in his cute swimming trunk!
xxx Margreet

The Stamper's Touch said...

Ahhhhh, how adorable!! Love those bright beachy colors! They go perfectly with that sweet image!

Linda

Anne Temple said...

Great sentiment with that image. Love the colors you chose for this cute birthday card.

Lisa Oliver said...

Your use of color is fantastic! The designer paper is so cheerful and fun that any little boy (or his crafty mom!) would love it.

The sentiment is perfect and I totally would want to CASE it with this image, too!

Smiles, Lisa

Babette said...

The words and the little boy are the cutest together. Your card is adorable!

Lillian Child said...

What a delightful card, Lynn! Love the sand dollar!

xGemmax said...

I absolutely love this card hunni...love the fabbie papers you have used, great image which beautifully coloured & love the clouds too :D
hugs and xxx

silkeshimazu said...

Adorable! Love your coloring and stitching.

Becky said...

I love this, so adorable, and love the sentiment.

Sandi said...

Lynn - How cute is this card!! Love your coloring and elements overall!
♥ Sandi's Blog!

Tammy said...

Positively adorable Lynn! Your choice of dp is perfect for the sweet image.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

I love your birthday card Lynn and your clever sentiment too :)

Tammy said...

This is adorable Lynn!! I love your papers and that fabulous charm!
Tammy

kay said...

Oh, WOW! you're card is just amazing! Love the clean lines on it as well as the colors used. Thanks for sharing and leaving sweet comments in my blog :)

sgc said...

Great card--great color combo!

Collette said...

This is absolutely adorable - love that sand dollar charm you added too!

mousekemom said...

Too cute! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Cheryl said...

Super cute! I love the charm and the clouds.

Paige said...

Sweet card! Love the sketch you used and the patterned papers! Your coloring on the image is amazing!

Nana Connie said...

WOW! What a great card! Love thsoe papers. I definitely have to get over to Whimsy Doodles and get in on the sale. I also have to go sart the blog hop in the proper order. Then, I have to do a card for the challenge. Always need birthday cards!

anne said...

lovely card.. the patterns go so well together.. love the silver sand dollar charm it adds the finishing touch..

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love this little guy and the perfect stitching (I never get such a straight line). So well coordinated with all the great elements you used. Love it!

Patti P. said...

I love the sewing and that gorgeous charm with this adorable image is just perfect. Beautiful coloring, tfs.
Patti

Linda said...

Stunning card as always Lynn, love the image and the papers are lovely too. :)

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I have all boys so this is a great inspiration and I love to know where you got the sand dollar charm.? Oh Wow....I'm such a beach, water lover and this card yells ME!!

Marilyn said...

Great card Lynn and look at those soft, fluffy clouds! Great job colouring and you always pick the best papers.

Sheila said...

Great card Lynn! Love that image so off to have a lookie! Great hop too! Sheila:)X

Paula S. said...

Lovely card! I like that blue dotted paper you've tucked inside... its adds a touch of surprise and the bold stripe and stitching too. Great!

Tiggerbird said...

Such a great card, I particularly like the colours you have used... so cool!

Faye said...

Oh Lyn, this is super. I love your paper choices. Perfect for the cute little guy. xxx

Carol said...

What a cute little boy at the beach. I love your color choices. They look so cool and relaxing.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fab card Lynn, I like the papers and that charm.
Kevin xx

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Terrific Lynn!!! Adorable image with his fishy swim trunks!! I LOVE the silver seashell too! What a great touch!!!!

Maria :)

Carol L said...

I love the way you colored this image with his surfin' shorts and flip-flops, and the DP you chose just rocks this card! It's so flippin' CUTE!

Peggysue said...

Your card is soooo cute! And I am thrilled about the chance to win one of these wonderful prizes!

Kimberly said...

Your card is charming....ha ha ..love the charm you used and the design is fab...tfs
www.justwordz.ca

Sherry Hickey said...

Your card is delightful! Love the image, your stitching, colors -- everything!

rockwelldesigns said...

So sweet, love the bakers twine with the charm hanging from it.

Shannon White said...

Lynn this is sooo darned CUTE!! 8-) Love your Wonderful coloring and you picked the Perfect dp's to go with this image! Love Love Love the Sweet sand dollar charm and the bakers twine, just the Perfect touch! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Susan said...

nice card - love the colors - so bright and festive

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Lynn, your coloring is really beautiful! wow, love your clouds and sand! Your card is really sweet!! Great creativity!
Hugs, Sarah T

Georgia Ehrmann said...

adorable! I love your coloring and that sand dollar is the perfect touch!

MiamiKel said...

Oh what a fun card, Lynn! ONe of my fave papers from SU - well done! Gorgeous coloring! x00

Stephanie said...

Cute male card

Gram's Treasures said...

Love the cool colours you have used. Perfect for this image, and the hot weather we have been having.
Joyce xx

Ginny said...

love the colours on this fab card :)

Arlene said...

The stripes remind me of canvas in the background at the beach. WELL DONE! Great fun card.

Billie A said...

He is so cute and the sentiment is so darling sure goes well with this image. Great colors so darling.

jaydee said...

Lynn, as always, your ability to find just the right background DSP amazes me. This is adorable. Fabulous coloring, too. Finally, love the stitching!
hugs
jaydee

shersl84bed said...

Fun card, love the little charm, and the twine, and the stitching, so much creativity in this card. Nice job.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Cathy P in AZ said...

Such a sweet colorful card! LOVE the LO and your sewing is perfect!

Shirley said...

What a really sweet card and what a really cute and pretty charm too! Love it~

K. Joy said...

Oh this is so cute! What a perfect boy/guy card!! Love the design. Thanks for sharing!!

MEGAN said...

I love the card. Especially, the paper patterns and colors. Thatnks for sharing

Jenny said...

Such a cute image. Such a cute card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Paper Sundaes this week.

Julie Hoffman said...

Absolutely adorable! Love the image, papers, and layout! Super cute!

Shelby said...

What a great card for a little boys! The colors are so cute and really make the card stand out

deesdesigns said...

Fantastic summer card - the sentiment is perfection! Love the color palette you used!!!

Joan Ervin said...

I just love the papers and colors you used on this adorable card...they go perfectly with that sweet little boy image!!!!

Hannah L said...

Such a cute card with the little boy and seashell. I really like the dots and stripes put together.

Margaret said...

I love the sentiment w/ the little boy! And his trunks are too cute! Wonderful summer card!

Sandy G said...

Such an adorable card, reminds me of a day at the beach.

Moments by Marla said...

I alway love seeing more little boy images and this one is fabulous! You did a fabulous job coloring and putting together all of the colors. Thank you for sharing!!

ribenaruby said...

Lovely boy image and super paper colours to go with it! Ruby x

Sammibug said...

Wonderful card! Love all the blue and the use of the Baker's Twine. The seashell charm is a perfect finishing touch! Thanks for providing us with such fabulous inspiration on this hop!

Karen Howard said...

The sentiment goes perfectly with this image, so cute! Love your stitching, baker's twine and charm!

Sussie said...

Cute card! I love the bright blue colour on this one.
:) Happy summer to you!
SusanLotus, bloghopper

Imke said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet !! Thanks for playing along @ The Corrosive Challenge Blog.

Crystal said...

So cute, LOVE your layout & that fantastic sand dollar charm! Thanks for joining us in Paper Sundaes "Summer" Challenge :)

Carrie said...

this is so darling. love the colors

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute!! Love how you created a birthday card with Koale!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!

Jennipher Lowery said...

love the patterned paper in this Lynn! Super-cut image. Everything goes together so well on this card. Great work.

JoAnn said...

Love your card. The image is adorable and the colors are perfect for it. TFS