March 19, 2010

Welcome to the Belles 'n Whistles " Spring, .... Cleaning,..... and Summertime" Blog Hop Release!

Welcome.....Welcome....Welcome to another Belles 'n Whistles Blog Hop!  I am so excited about this hop, and this release. I'm sure you've already seen enough to know why!  What do you think?  Are these new stamps exciting or what?  If you have stumbled upon my blog today not realizing that there was a blog hop going on, why not head over to the Belles 'n Whistles Blog where it all begins, and take part in all this excitement.  If you are here, you should have arrived from Iris' blog.    Her cards are awesome aren't they?  I'm so glad the she let Belle get her vacuuming done before she headed out with the little ones to the pool.  Spring cleaning never looked so fun before!  LOL

Along with a little Spring Cleaning, came a big change... and little re-arranging if you will.... LOL  Have you heard?  Belles `n Whistles stamps are now sparkling clear!  Designed by artist Elisabeth Bell, they are the finest of sparkling clear, genuine photopolymer stamps around, made in the U.S.!  Ready to use with an acrylic block, stamping couldn't be any simpler!  These sparkling clear stamps allow for effortless placement on craft projects, easy clean up and compact storage too!  Stamping clearly has never been so sweet!  You are sure to love your new sparkling clear Belles `n Whistles stamps!  I have to admit that I was worried, because I've always been a big fan of the deeply etched red rubber, but WOW - talk about AWESOME stamps, and not only that, but AWESOME Stamping quality too....You just can't go wrong with these!   I now have a NEW appreciation for Clear photopolymer stamps.  I really really love them!  

The important stuff......
Pre-orders begin: Saturday, March 20You can do this at the Belles 'n Whistles Shop
Shipping begins March 27...waaahooo!

Alright, you've all been holding on in suspense seeing only tid bits of sneak peeks, I know you must be dying to see everything now.  Summer has been so mischievous hasn't she?  ha ha....  I have had the honor of using "Goggles" which is just one of the fabulous new "Summertime" images.  But what I love even more is that I was able to accessorize this image with not one, but BOTH of the digi accessories also designed by Elisabeth Bell,  FUN...FUN...FUN I tell you.
This little guy is debating on whether or not he should get in that sparkling cold water.  You know he wants to, but should he????

I'm thinking he should, because boy that Summer sun looks hot.  He may never cool down if he doesn't take a few laps around that adorable little paddle pool.

Is he not the cutest little butterball you've ever seen.  Just look at those chunky little legs!  ha ha...  One would never know it to look at my son now that he's a teenager, but boy this little guy reminds me of my son when he was about 3 years old.   oh I'm just in love with this little guy.  He might end up with a sunburn if he doesn't get in that pool and cool down... do you think he'll step in?

Now before you leave here, I want to remind you to make sure to leave a comment on each persons blog including mine, and ending off with a comment back at the Belles 'n Whistles blog letting us know you've completed the hop, because one randomly chosen person will be winning the entire release!  WOW - does it possibly get any better than that? 

Alright, with that being said, I'm going to send you on your way, to see what "Summertime" Fun Susan has in store for you.

Thanks for stopping by today, Happy Hopping, and Good Luck!

107 comments:

Krümel said...

Lynda, this is amazing! He´s such a cutie and I can hear him thinking if he really wants to enter the pool.... And it seems like Mr Sun is telling him to do it - with the big smile he has on his face! Beautiful coloring and I love the sparkling water!

Love,
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Anki said...

Lynda - I love him! He's such a cutie and you've coloured him so well. Great to have such talent in our team! Kramis - Anki

Maria Therese said...

Your card is so cute!!

Sharon Mi. said...

Lynda, this is such a cute card. I'm in love with that bashful little guy by the wading pool.

Ulli said...

He's a sweet little cutie and he's put on a lovely card as well. Great job and happy blog hopping.

Dreja said...

So ein süßer kleiner Junge! Wundervoll!

Liebe Grüße Dreja

Debbie said...

Your coloring is fantastic. and I love the way you have his towel dangling through the circle. It reminds me of when my kids were little and we put them in the kiddie pool... Thanks for the memories..Miss those days

☼ Cheryl* said...

Hi Lynda!

I LOVE THIS!!! I can see my little boy being like this this Summer. Oh I need this image! hehe
Your card is fantastic, I love how you have used the digis too :)

Shirley N said...

Look how sweet he is, I love it! He is so adorable standing there deciding whether to go in or not. Sooo cute! Love your scene and your coloring!

Rosette said...

YAY Lynda.. you did it again! He's absolutely gorgeous, and I'm SURE he'll get in. NO child can resist water for long!!! LOL

Meretekj said...

Oh so cute:))
Wonderful card.

Beckie said...

He is just adorable. Thank you for sharing your lovely card. xx

jude said...

Lynda ...he's such a cutie pie and your card is gorgeous ,the layout and colouring is fab.Thanks for sharing
hugs jude:0

debby4000 said...

Oh he is adorable Lynda, gorgeous card.
luv
Debby

Lilian said...

My dear friend Lynda...your card is just pure FUN! I LOVE IT! The colors, the coloring, the details! You're right - he's one cute butterball!
Gotta get hopping.. chat with ya soon!
PS: Love your blog!!!

Iris said...

Lynda what a cutie!!! Who can resist that little boy? You did a great job coloring him and I love how you incorporated the new acessory digi's into your card! And your new blog layout is just as stunning! Great job!

Hugs,
Iris

Carrie said...

He just makes me happy!! This is such a great summery card. I love that you used the new digitals too. I'm very excited about that. Thanks!

ann marie said...

he is so cute. love it like how you ad some of the new images to the sides of your blog

Teresa said...

Love the card.

Rachel said...

Awe!!!! He is so adorable. Your coloring is sensational!!

Mina said...

oooohhhhhh hes gorgeous Lynda so cute makes you want to lift him and take him into the pool lol...love what you did with your blog
Mina xxx

Dena said...

OMG your sidebars are soooo adorable! I love how you did that!
Your card is veeeerrrry cute too! Look at his little belly!!! ha ha! Sweet image and wonderful card!
Hugs, Dena

Angela Weimer said...

He is so cute and sweet. I love your choice of colors here. Thanks for sharing. Angela

Cheryl said...

He is cute and cuddly! Yes I love what you did with both digi images.

Carol's Crafts said...

OMG he is so cute with those chubby little legs. I love the new digi accessories too. You did a great job coloring this little fella.

Tammi said...

Ooohhh he's so adorable!! Reminds me of my son too! Love the sparkling water and pretty colors & coloring! And your blog look is amazing too, nice way to use the images!!

Linda aka backroads girl said...

My oldest grandson could have posed for this stamp/picture! Love your card. It is soooo cute! Great job coloring. And yes, he needs to get into that pool and cool off! Must be his first time ;)

Hugs, Linda

Bobbi said...

OMG, I love him. He looks just like my DS with the blond hair and all. Love the colors on your card as well. TFS

Tammy D said...

Looks just like my son at that age. Love him.

Kathy said...

Oh Lynda he is just adorable!!! I love this sweet image and am so happy to see him as a stamp!! Love your combination of images you used!! So cute!
:)Kathy

Tracy said...

What a cute card- that little boy and his dinosaur towel/blanket is precious.

Tracy said...

A really cute creation with a really special image.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Poppet said...

Great card, love the colours used and the way you have used the brads with the braid. :-) xx

Heather said...

This is SO SO SO SO cute! Love your coloring! Wonderful job!

Lori said...

Awww...he just makes me GRIN!! He's soo cute - your card is amazing! TFS!!

Margreet said...

such a cute card and stamp Lynda....I love your blog layout!
xxx Margreet

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow!! You just can't GET any cuter than this!! I am right there with you about this image reminding me of my boys in younger years!! Wouldn't this be fabulous on a scrapbook page?!!! Oh I have ideas now!! Thank you!! HUGS

Crazy Creations said...

This great to cute HUGs Sarah

Sonya said...

OMG! Isn't he just too cute. Your sample is so lovely and I just LOVE this fantastic stamp. Another gotta have it!

beadz said...

Great card and that is just the cutest little image! I am loving this new release!
hugs,
Gini

Wendalyn said...

OMG this is sooo cute. I just love that little guy..

josie said...

Love this little guy he reminds me of my grandsons.great work.

charlene aka scrappygma said...

OMG what a little cutie he is !
Hugs

Marion said...

Lynda this is just one fabulous adorable card. Awesome colouring and I love the colours used. Great layout.
Marion

Brandi said...

Pure cuteness! I think he will get in the pool... eventually! :)

Mickey said...

Oooh such a sweet card. Really cute!

Marisa said...

He is definitely a cutie! Love the digi stamps in the background!

Sheila said...

Here comes Summer...absolutely beautiful! I love these stamps...all of them are adorable.

Hugs, Sheila

DebraK said...

ooouuu! I LOVE your website layout--so colorful! This is an awesome new stamp and you definately did it justice with your beautiful creation! love it! DebraK

jan farnworth said...

very cute

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Too cute! the lil boy is adorable. Fab card!

xoxo,
Lori

Eulanda said...

Great use of both digi stamps! And you're right he is a cutie! Love the summer feel of your card!

debcole said...

I Love your card. He is just the sweetest thing. I just want to nudge him right into the pool. Thanks so much for your hard work!!!! Beautiful!!!

Elise said...

Lynda! Thank you so much for the fun giggle you've arisen from me! Your post is soooo funny! Yes, he is definitely the cutest little "Butterball" I've ever seen! LOL! And yes, I think he should step in and do a few laps around that cute little pool too! :) Well, you've made such a BEAUTIFUL card here!!! I can't say enough how much I love those bright vivid colors! You've added so much life into this card with not only your gorgeous coloring and layering, but with your story as well! :)
Hugs,
Elise

Patricia Gessner said...

Lynda,
Just love the image and your card!!!
Brings back memories for me as well.
Patricia

Emily said...

Oh my goodness! I love LOVE him! His belly just makes me want to hug him. Adorable.

Patti said...

OOOOOH, Haaaa, It doesn't get any cuter than this. He looks like my 15 month old grandson. Gotta have all these stamps. Your cards are absolutely gorgous. TFS, Patti Jacobs

My name is Wynneth said...

Now these new stamps I just HAVE TO HAVE !!!! I love your creations :o)

hugs
wynneth
x

Janelle said...

He looks just like my brother did when he was little. I love that you incorporated three stamps to create a charming scene. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jan said...

He is darling and I just love everything about your card! So bright and cheerful, it makes me happy!
Jan

Simone P. said...

Wonderful card and the image is adorable. This little boy is a cutie!
Love this!

Kyoko said...

Such a sweet image! Makes me think back to when my boys were babies and I used to put them in those pools!

*Michaela* said...

Awwww... what s sweet card! Cute image, colored beautifully. And, BTW - love your blog's background - fabulous!!!
Hugs,
Michaela

autumn0725 said...

That is just adorable! Love the card and the stamp!

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Love your card, so pretty! Very cute little boy and his pool, great job, Lynda! ~Jeni

lorraine00 said...

Your card is so fun & happy! Every kid needs their own little pool!

cdm317 said...

I was so happy to see you mention about the new stamp format. I think I have a stamp heavy hand, and was a little nervous about my favorite stamps going photoploymer. Every time I use a clear stamp, my images always look too "fuzzy" seeing the wonderful cards today, and your art work has changed my mind! Thanks for the great blog!

Padster said...

What a little sweetie - the water looks lovely and warm
Love your blog background BTW
xx

stephanne said...

He's all geared up and ready to go, I suppose not getting in would be a shame at this point!! What a sweet image, all the chunky spots are in all the right places to mirror a kiddo of about 3, love Elisabeths attention to detail in creating these precious images!! Beautiful colour work and I love what you have done with the digi images too, what a precious scene!!
Have a great weekend,
Stephanne

Suzanne said...

I love the bright colors used. So cute!

Dorothy E said...

Such a cute little round tummied fellow! Gotta get into that pool! Looks hot out there!

JenRaff said...

Lynda, Your style is so beautiful! I just love the way you used the images for the pool, the little boy and the sun. Perfect!

Kathi said...

Hi, oh I just want to cuddle this little boy, wonderful image and card :-)
XX Kathi

artfulwhimsies said...

He reminds me just of my som when he was that age!! precious~

LorryS said...

I love him and can see him with red hair like my grandson

Michelle said...

Yay - an adorable boy image! And I love what you did with it. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us!

stampingsue said...

Oh what a sweet little boy.

Sue

Vanja said...

Gorgeous card! Such an adorable image.
Hugs, Vanja

MommaJess said...

OMG I have to have this image. I have two little boys and I LOVE this. Thanks for sharing such an amazing creation with us.

Deb said...

Lynda, I totally agree with you, love the chunky legs, and he is a little butterball. Your card is gorgeous!

Maryu said...

Wonderful card. Captures summer on paper.

Susan said...

How absolutely adorable he is! I love the colors and it makes me want to go and run and jump in the pool! I love the embellishments and the ribbon! Way too fun! Reminds me of the times my nephews and I had out in the yard when they were young. Oh, I simply adore him! Wasn't this fun?!

Big hugs,

Susan

Gail Moore said...

Oh, I love this.

Katie said...

This little guy is just adorable, I also love that you combined him with both of the new digis, great job! The whole thing is just too cute!!

dollydaydream said...

Aaawww, how cute is this little boy! He is the image of my not too small 14yr old when he was a toddler, love the image and the card is fabuluous, Love it!

debbies said...

What a cutie pie! Love that he's thinking about jumping in. CUTE

xxxtglxxx said...

He is adoreable!... I really love this card - it wouldnt fail to make anyone smile. You have done a stunning job, and your blog looks great too with the new images. Brilliant blog. xx

Tammy said...

What a sweet image....he is just debating I think...love what you did with this card.
smiles...Tammy
Oh yea....I love your background on your page....you did awesome on your coloring and designing...I so want it!!!! PERFECT!

HighDesertGal said...

this little cuddlebug is sure cute!

Rheannon said...

Awwwweeee.... SO precious.

Blankiefinder said...

This little boy is so adorable! Great card!

Shana said...

Lynda I love your bright colours! And the Belles n' Whistles images on the side of your blog are awesome!

joni h said...

such a cute image! love his little stomach! great coloring!

justliketink said...

OMG...he is soooooo stinkin" cute!!! Love the bright cheerful colors...

Judi said...

Oh, my goodness, another real cutie, I can see I'm going to have to get the whole set of these!!

Hugs

Judi xx

Pippin said...

What a cute card! Just love the little boy and his little stomach.

Naoual said...

WOW Lynda, this is truly gorgeous! Love the images you've used and your colouring is just beautiful! Love it!

Hugs, Naoual xx

Nic said...

Ahhh he's so cute. I love your colouring and the sparkling pool.
Nxx

craft_princess said...

Awww, what a cute boy card!! Very adorable!

Claudine said...

That boy is just so cute! And you did and awsome job coloring him! I must add him to my wish list.

Anne H. said...

Such a lovely card!
Beautiful colors and lovely details.
Such a sweet image!
I wish you a lovely WE!
Anne :)

Karyle said...

He is so cute.....I love your coloring. You did a wonderful job, thank you for sharing him.

Sinikka said...

How cute can a stamp be. He is adorable. Love your card......let the summer fun begin
Hugs Sinikka

Lindsy said...

Oh goodness he is absolutely PRECIOUS! Reminds me so much of my little guys =)

Erika said...

What a great card filled with summer spirit!
I just wanted to turn the page to see if he got into that sparkling cold water...

Jenny V. said...

Awwww, he so adorable. The image reminds me of how my son would use to wait for us to fill the pool with water. Great job on the card.

momofsixkids said...

He is so cute! I just love the card and the colors used. It really stands out. Keep up the great work!!

Scrappin' Hugs,
Dee