Sunday, April 17, 2011

Clear Dollar Stamps April Blog Hop ** Theme Challenge**

Hello Friends! It is time again for Clear Dollar Stamps' monthly blog hop! You should have hopped on over from the lovely and talented Lori's blog, if not, head back to Lori's blog where the hop starts! Your next stop will be the adorable and crafty Jerusha's blog.  BUT! before you go, I hope you will take a gander at my blog, and dont forget to comment! Our blog hop winners will be chosen from the comments left for the DT all during the hop!

Anyway.. I look forward to these blog hops every month ... I just love hopping around blogland to check out everyone's take on the same basic idea. This time, we were given a theme challenge....
An inspirational quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson: "The Earth laughs in flowers".

I took a bit of time to ponder this theme... I didnt want to do what one might first think of.. a flower card... I like flower cards, love to color flowers.. but there had to be something more.. the word "laughs" caught my eye and my imagination.. Laughing=fun. So, I came up with, what I think, is a fun take on the inspirational quote challenge.

I ended up using three different Clear Dollar Stamp sets .. the first being Hoppy Frogs ..  I just cant help but laugh at that frog! The second is Tulip Wreath .. the tulips match the dp perfectly! And the third is Summer Blooms Dahlia .. the sentiment, which happens to be exactly our theme! The inspirational quote !! HA!!

This month's prize is definately worth joining in on the hop.. TWO lucky winners will recieve a $10 gift certificate to the Clear Dollar Stamps store!


**Winners will be randomly chosen from comments received on two DT member blogs. Winners will be announced on the CDS blog Wednesday,  April 20th** 

Ok, up next is Jerusha's blog! Thank you so much for joining in on this month's hop! Keep leaving comments! Remember the more comments, the more chances you have to be a winner! Good Luck!

36 comments:

The Stamper's Touch said...

Oh my goodness Christi, this is fun!!! I adore those frogs, and this one is all set to hold something!!!!! Another funny...I didn't realize that quote was already in a stamp set!!!! Good for you for picking that up!!! Off to continue hopping.

Linda

Jan Hunnicutt said...

This is so cute Christi, I love your frog with flowers! Happy hopping :)

Tammy said...

I love the color combo on this card. Great Job!

True :) said...

Very pretty Christi! Love your take on it! The froggie did make me laugh!

Hugs,
True :D

Barb said...

Love it Christie!!!

Pamela said...

Great thinking..Love the frog!

Basslady said...

this is so sweet and delightful!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Shawnee said...

Wow such a cute card. I love the frog. Sooo cute.

Shawnee
quiverofangels.blogspot.com

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

So creative!
:-)

Shawna said...

Oh that is too cute!

Wildflower Scraps by Jasmin said...

So cute! That frog is ecstatic, great card!

Marsha said...

Very cute how you did the flowers with the frog.

April said...

This card is great! The frog is too cute! What fun.

April said...

What a fun card! great job. The frog is too cute!

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Christi, I love how you brought your card together! It really is fun! Great job I think that frog is perfect for this card. He makes me smile too! What wonderful creativity!
Hugs, Sarah

Jessica said...

Very cute! I just love Frogs! Always have, always will. TFS
Jessica

ellen_mangione said...

Like your idea. Neat to see the different takes on a theme.

Chrisd said...

Frogs with flowers work so well together.Plus, the hop is great too!

Christine said...

Love that tulip paper. I have it too. Now I have great inspiration for my paper. Thanks.

Heather said...

Your frog definitely made me chuckle, so I guess you hit the nail on the head. : ) Way to think outside the box.

Kathy D. said...

I love your take on the challenge! and I agree that frog just makes you smile!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

hee hee How cute is this, nicely done.

Sue D said...

Very fun card--love the frog!

Heidi Brawley said...

AWE this is cute Christi. What an adorable frog u used on your card!
~Heidi Brawley

Patti J said...

Too much fun!!! Great inspiration!!! Thanks for the Sunday chuckle - love your card!

Nana Donna said...

What a fun fun card, love that flower paper in the corner
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craftymom205 said...

Cute card.

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Jerusha said...

I am LOVING this! How cute is that frog holding the flowers. What a great idea!!

Tanja said...

Cute frog and lovely papers. Thanks for sharing.

beginning4fun said...

I love the wimsical frog he is so much fun to look at and the colors are wonderful! truely a work of art

Amy said...

love the papers on this one!

Donna said...

What an adorable card. Love that little frog. Thanks for the fun hop.

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a super design and mix of elements. Awesome!

Catherine Kraft said...

Love your "Happy" fun card! Love the sets you chose to work with.

Blessings~

Lisa Lara said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww how fun Christi. Love how you used the dp behind your image.

Sandybeaches said...

Love the colour combo & awesome design! Thanks for the inspiration:)