Saturday, October 1, 2016

Hello World Blog Hop


Hi everyone!  Happy World Card Making Day!

Today I am so excited to be participating in a fun blog hop that "gives back"!  You should have arrived here from Miriam Prantner's blog.  If not, you can start at the beginning on Catherine's blog.

Catherine has wanted to add a "Giving Back" element to her business for some time now and NOW is the time and perfect opportunity for our card making community to help "give back" by helping to raise money to purchase computers for Jennifer Ingle's husband's class in Boston.  You can read more here:   https://www.donorschoose.org/project/chromebooks-for-urban-education/2208813/

YOU can help by purchasing a brand new stamp & die set illustrated by Chaitali Narla for Catherine Pooler Designs called Hello World.  All profits from the sale of this stamp set and the coordinating dies from Saturday Oct. 1-Friday, Oct. 7 will purchase computers and other school supplies for Sean's classroom.  So cool, right?!!!

Here are a couple cards I created using the Hello World stamp set and dies.


As you can see on my card there are many different "hello" and "Hi" stamps in several languages with fun greetings to stamp with it to tie in all the elements above.  I decided to use all of the big sentiment images on my card.  I placed them where I wanted them on my clear block then stamped and heat embossed using silver pearl embossing powder.  I then masked off the edges using post it tape and sponged to create a colorful focal point.  I then stamped, embossed and die cut the biggest hello stamp from the set.  Attached that to my card along with a heat embossed friend sentiment that comes in the set.

Here is another card I wanted to share.


This card uses one of the Hello's in the Hello World stamp set, but it also uses the amazing Yay Stripes! stamp set that Catherine designed and has for sale today in her store.  :)  Awesome, right?!

Make sure you head on over to Catherine's blog to watch her video sharing how this "giving back" promotion came about.

Click here to visit the store and help us raise funds to open the world for these kids through computers!

Your next stop on the hop is the amazing Amy Scheffer.

Here is the full hop list.


Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

51 comments:

  1. I love the dotted chevron card I so need to get that set.

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  2. great cards. Love the way you added the colored focal point on the first one. The second one is so strking. did you clear or white emboss before coloring?

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    1. Thank you, Aunt Mary! I used white embossing powder, then sponged the color over. :)

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  3. I love how you used all of the stamps for the background.

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  4. What beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing

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  5. Great cards Kristie! I especially LOVE the second one - awesome!!

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  6. I love gourds Kristie! They are so pretty! Tfs

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  7. Oh, WOW, Kristie! Look at how those colors POP!!! These are both absolutely fantastic! I cannot thank you enough for being a part of this special blog hop today! Thank you!

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  8. What a way to bring a smile to a friends face with the first card. It just sings "happy, happy, hello" and the second card is beautiful and makes you feel pretty just looking at it. Love them both!

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  9. Pretty cards Kristie. Love the colors and design.
    Happy World Card Making Day and have a great weekend.

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  10. Fabulous colors on both cards!!

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  11. Beautiful cards Kristie! I love a good blended background, and your colors just pop :)

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  12. Both cards are beautiful and striking. I'm honored to be a part of this blog hop with you, Kristie!

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  13. I love your use of big bold colors!! Both examples just made me smile!

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  14. Both of these cards are absolutely beautiful.

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  15. Your cards are stunning! Love the dot one!

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  16. Yay for teachers, and for all of you fabulously talented cardmaker's who give so freely! LOve your style, girlfriend!!
    :)

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  17. Stunning cards Kristie!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  18. WOW! Love the colors and the use of the stamps to create the background!

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  19. Love the dotted chevron. I've already ordered that set. Such a good cause.

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  20. I'm loving the dotted chevron card, tho I would change the color.

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  21. Beautiful backgrounds, these are fantastic!

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  22. I love the Hello World set and ordered it! I love that I am able to be a part of helping kids get the tools they need to succeed! Your cards are awesome!! Especially the second one~ *sigh* totally beautiful! TFS!

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  23. I really like both your cards. Both are simple, colorful and fun. What a great combination.

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  24. Loving the poke-a-dot chevron....so fun!

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  25. Loving the poke-a-dot chevron....so fun!

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  26. Love the second hello card best, but both cards appeal to me - thanks for the great ideas

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  27. I loved the beautiful bright colors of both cards! So pretty! Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

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  28. LOVE LOVE the colorful IMPACT your cards always have!!!!
    Hope you are able to stop by my lil ole blog too! Thanks for joining in this great cause, so happy to be able to do this as well!!!

    HUGS Kimberly Wiener
    http://wienerhoneymooners.blogspot.com/2016/10/hello-world-blog-hop.html

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  29. totally gorgeous cards Kristie.

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  30. I love your colorful Hello card! It's so fun and cheerful and as an educator myself, I am so thrilled to see what a really great organization all this is going to! Amazing!

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  31. Both great cards kristie! Love your colorful background with all the hellos!

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  32. The colours are gorgeous! The card with the polk-a-dots is my favourite.

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  33. Love the blending of the colors
    on both cards. the multiple
    ways to say Hello is fun.
    The pattern on the second is
    great.
    thanks for sharing.

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  34. As always Kristie awesome cards. I love them!

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  35. Kristie, love them both! The masking on the first one is perfect and super pretty colors on the 2nd one!

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  36. I love, love, love the pop of color on the first one and the stunning ombre on the second one! Amazingly wonderful cards!!!!!

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  37. Both cards are so cute and unexpected!

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  38. I love the bright ombre backgrounds!!

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  39. Love both your cards. They are amazing, it is a great cause.

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  40. I love both of your cards, but the second one is fabulous! I think the dotted chevron is amazing! And such a great cause! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  41. Both cards are great - I love the masking on the first. The added enamel dots on the bottom of the second card are the perfect touch!

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  42. Lovely card. I love your background.

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  43. Both cards are simply beautiful!

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Your comments are much appreciated. Thank you!

Hugs,
Kristie