Saturday, August 15, 2009

Let’s Celebrate with A Blog Hop!

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Hi everyone and welcome to my blog. It time to join the Alota Rubber Stamps Design Team for their Alota Anniversary Blog Hop!

Alota Rubber Stamps are celebrating their 14th Anniversary today … how exciting is that!!!!!!! So we are celebrating with our very first blog hop, when you get to the end of the hop you will find some nice surprises you can win …. so follow the links in our hop so you can join in the fun! I am the beginning of the hop, so let's get started!!!!!!

Today I am featuring two of the latest releases of Alota bugs, I am so excited to have new Alota bug stamps to play with. It was the Alota bugs that first introduced me to Alota Rubber Stamps & Helene the owner of the company … I just fell in love with those bugs! I guess you could say this was the very first design team I was on … way back before there was any such thing as design teams LOL … 10 years ago!

My first card uses the new 1995-2009 Celebration Bugs image and I thought this was perfect for this particular blog hop. It shows how the bugs looked at the very being when they first came out (the one on the right) and of course how they look today. … I added the number “14” to the little stamp in the centre of the bugs …. just for Alota Rubber Stamps Anniversary!

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My second card today uses the new Sprinkler Bugs …. aren’t they just adorable hehe! I added paper piercing to the top corners of my image panel. The layout for this is MTSC34 from Mercy’s Tuesday Sketch challenges.

Now before you continue on your blog hoping journey, Alota Rubber Stamps is offering 14% discount on all retail orders from now through to Tuesday August 18th. All you need to do is enter the coupon code ALOTA14Years when you place your order.

So now it is time to head on over to the creative Cindy Haffner’s blog so you can continue on your blog hopping journey. Enjoy the rest of the hop and thanks for dropping by!

Recipe:

Stamps: Sprinkler Bugs & 1995-2009 Celebration Bugs – Alota Rubber Stamps

Paper: White; Black; Real Red, Riding Hood Red - SU; Designer Papers – June Bug – Basic Grey; Other – Cosmo Cricket

Other: Black Ink; Red Grosgrain Ribbon; Black Brads; MS Zigzag Border Punch; Paper Piercing Mat & Tool; Foam Tape; Copics

29 comments:

MichelleO said...

Wonderful Frances! Love the colors.. and that is a PERFECT 14th anniversary card for Alota!
HUGS
MichelleO

Jóna said...

I am staying up a little bit, just so I cant play along :o) Like your cards Frances,hugs, Jóna

Cheryl Walker said...

Awwww these are both soooo cute!!! I love the celebration bugs toooo:) Have a wonderful night!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

SusanBluerobot said...

using the same stamp but they look so diferent
Love your cards

Helene said...

Thank you Frances for everything you have done for me over the years..Thank you for hosting out blog hop.

Hugs,
Helene

LEMphotography said...

Your cards are adorable!

Lauren

MiamiKel said...

Wow, Happy 14 years to ALota!! Cute card!

MiamiKel said...

Wow, Happy 14 years to ALota!! Cute card!

Tammy Murphy said...

So fun... these bugs are tooooo cute!

Anita said...

Cute cards!

Cindy said...

Those are the cutest bugs ever, love them and the cards you made.

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your sweet bugs!

Marie/bat3 said...

God morning from Sweden and what a cute card! I so exited to see the entire card so I’m going to jump on….

Anonymous said...

these are the cutest cards! you can't beat Alota images... fun to look and fun to color!!
thanks for the inspiration!
Judy
SCS-jaydekay

Stampin Mindy said...

That stamp is super cute, love the colors and your layout!

SemSee said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the celebration bugs, and how you've added the 14. And the Sprinkle Bugs stamp is just too cute! Hugs from the UK, Sem x

Biggan said...

Lovely cards!Fun way to celebrate Alota!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Now these are the kind of bugs I could like!

Katarina said...

I love your cards and the bugs look so happy.

PaperCrafty said...

Super cute cards!! Love the bugs!

Sue a/k/a MOUSEMOM40 said...

Adorable little sprinkler bugs! I love your background paper too - just gorgeous!

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Love the little bugs! and the idea of a flower bieng a fountain is just fab!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Looks like these charming little bugs are having quite the time down under Hoots!! Wish I could be there to party too!!!

kelly said...

These look great! Great colors!

Heidi said...

this is an adorable image and wonderfully colored.

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good evening Frances, wow these cards are gorgeous and what lovely new alota images. This blog hop is going to be a blast, hugs Linda x

KanataNewf said...

Love both of the cards - the sprinkler bugs are just too cute!

Claudia Rosa said...

sweet cards

Margie said...

Very sweet cards! My wish list is growing!