Well, it was about time !!! I couldn’t keep it a secret any more. The time has come to give you a shout!

A new blog is launching and me and Deborah are responsible for this! Lily Pad Cards is a new challenge blog (associated with Inlinkz) that will feature interviews, articles, videos, challenges, card swaps, great prizes, and more!
There is no better way to celebrate than a blog hop with top bloggers on the card field!

So welcome to stop #1 in the Lily Pad Cards blog hop! This blog hop starts today and will feature seven blogs per day when it culminates on Friday, April 1, with the grand opening of Lily Pad Cards. You can’t even imagine who are participating!!! So hop along with us!

Although Lily Pad doesn’t officially bloom until April 1, 2011, you’ll be able to see a new sneak peek every day until then. And you’ll definitely want to drop by because there are three prize packages with a total retail value of over $800 – including a $100 gift certificate to a very popular online store! Go here for specific prize details and contest rules.

The hop’s theme is Welcome because not only are we welcoming Lily Pad Cards to the neighborhood, but we’re also welcoming all of you to come in and join in all the fun.

Welcome Lily Pad Cards!

Well, can you see the symbolism of this card? That cute little birdie is our new blog that just moved into the neighborhood! Good Luck Lily Pad!!!

You can enjoy the video and then visit the next stop on the hop Three Umbrellas by the sweet and talented Donna Mikasa.

Thanks for stopping by!

If you hit a bad link, you can always go here and click on the next link in the hop. Please report any bad links to [email protected].



  1. Whoo hoo, Vicky! LOVE your card! So sweet and symbolic! Congrats on today! It’s so exciting to see everything coming together!

  2. I love your adorable card! I’m so excited about this new challenge blog & can’t wait to see what you & Deborah have been up to.

  3. Perfect card for the challenge, Vicky! Glad to see that the birdies are all dressed up in glitter to mark the opening of your new venture – congratulations!

  4. So excited for this new Lily Pad blog hop…. love the first opening Welcome card – the brids are adorable! Lovely scene in the tree…. what better way to welcome a froggie???

  5. Wahoooooooo you have finally launched!!! It’s a hoppy day for all of us. Love your card and just everything Lily Pad. I hope you and Aris will be celebrating BIG tonight. Hugs, Kathy

  6. Yay!! So excited though it took me a little bit to figure out just what was going on over on twitter. This looks like the start of a whole lotta fun and creativity. Can’t wait to see how the week unfolds and the BIG reveal on Friday!! WooHoo.xx

  7. Congrats on your new venture, Vicky – it looks like such fun and I wish you much success! And what a sweet and cute card to get started – I love your glittery birds and wonderful ‘just moving in’ birdhouse!

  8. Congratulations Vicky on your new venture..Wishing you all the luck and love in the world!! I love this adorable card..so pretty! love the little birdies!

  9. Everytime I see you create a card it becomes my favorite. You are so creative! Good luck on this new venture. I’m off to enjoy the blog hop and Lily Pad

  10. So THIS is what I’ve been hearing about all over Twitter the last couple of days! Congratulations! And Welcome to Lily Pad Cards! I can’t wait to learn all about it!

    Adorable card. I love it so much. Thanks for another great video!

  11. Love this cute welcome card, Vicky! And, I am excited to see what’s in store at Lily Pad Cards, too. Sounds like so much fun. Now I am going to check out the other blogs for the day!

  12. Hi Vicky, Congrats on your new site. I am so excited to see everything. I also have to say that I really enjoyed watching your video of how you made this adorable card. Thanks for sharing and I am really going to enjoy your the Lilly Pad. Hugs, Lisa G

  13. super cute! so creative and love the welcome, new, invitation idea! I bought this set last year or maybe the year b/4, can’t remember for sure but it’s never been used! Wonderful inspiration to use it! I’d never thought to use the Quick picker upper thing to apply glue! I will now! love that tool and Mono Multi! I never stand my mono multi up, always keep it laying down and then it comes out easier! TFS! and all the best on the new challenge blog!
    Pam Going Postal

  14. Really exciting news!! Welcome Lily Pad Cards! Looking forward to all it has to offer us paper addicts! Thanks for a fun and inspirational hop and the video tut!!

  15. What a PERFECT card for the new Lily Pad Cards bog hop, Vicky!! LOVE the cute scene you created. I’m so thrilled for you about this challenge blog! Wish you all the success and FUN!! I know you already have both 🙂 xoxo

  16. Hi Vicky! LOVE your card and your awesome video, too! I’m honored to be a part of the hop and you and Deborah have my best wishes for Lily Pad Cards! Woo hooo!!!!

  17. Absolutely adorable card! Love the scene you’ve created with those cute little birds, what a great way to kick off the hop!
    All the best to you and Deborah with Lily Pad Cards and thanks so much for inviting me to play along!

  18. Absolutely adorable! Love your video’s 🙂 AND Congratulations on Lily Pad – how exciting! Sounds like it will be a wonderful place to be and hang out!

  19. What a lovely card, love the cute little scene!! Congrats on your new challenge blog, it looks so exiting! I´ll hop over to the next blog :))

  20. adorable card!
    congrats on the new venture! can’t wait to see what you have in store for us! 🙂

  21. Vicky, your card is just delightful. And great video tutorial. Love the shine you added to the sun and birds. And a HUGE congrats on the new blog!! Glad I’m able to be here for its launch!

  22. How simply adorable is this! I love all the little details, esp the glittered birds. A perfect card to welcome Lily Pad Cards!

  23. Congrats on your new venture, so exciting! Love your adorable card and your video was so inspiring and fun to watch. Now I got to get me a Quickstik too, lol! TFS!

  24. Congratulations on your new venture! It looks like such fun! Your card is just adorable, as are all your cards. I’m looking forward to seeing what you will do on the new blog. WooooHoooo!

  25. First of all, congratulations on what appears to be a truly first class adventure! Looking forward to April 1at! And I love the Welcome card!!

  26. Yay! I’m so excited for the new blog! Love this card too! The flying bird moving the house is too cute! I had no idea you were behind that linky thing!

  27. Wonderful card Vicky. CONGRATS on the start of your new blog and fun adventure, you can be sure I’ll be stopping by quite often to see what’s going on!!!! Hugs my friend, Patti

  28. Congratulations on the new blog! Very exciting and you’ve kicked it off with a wonderful blog hop. 1st card on the stop is really cute.

  29. Vicky-
    LOVE THIS!!! Love the idea behind the new blog and I am really looking forward to seeing these great ideas come to life!! You ladies are just brilliant and I am glad to join the fun.

    Beautiful card too….love those birdies!!

  30. Great card! Loved your design. Congratulations on your new design. I can tell already I will be buying them!!


  31. What a cute card! Cant wait to see the new blog, it sounds great! And thank you for the chance to win!!!

  32. I’m so exited about this new blog…
    Good Lucj with this new awesome project!!!!
    oh… LOVE your card ant thank you for the fun video!!!!

  33. Γειά σου Vicky! Love your WELCOME card… but most of all I love the way you present it! Your videos are “educative” for all of us who are new at card making! Thank you SO much! Sonia

  34. Super sweet card my friend! Couldn’t have created a more happier scenery for your debut of the new blog! BIG congrats to you and Deborah, hugs!

  35. Beautiful card! Love the symbolism! And I love how the lil birdie is carrying the new house to its new location! Clever! TFS

  36. This is my first visit to your blog and I love it. BTW Lily Pad sent me. And thanks for the free templates, I just love SVGs. I will come back often as your inspirations and tuts are great.

  37. So glad to be involved, love the sounds of all that is going on, just trying to catch up with everything today on day 2, was not around yesterday, so onward I go!! Love these blog hops, no better way than this to get to know everyone!!
    Donna P.

  38. Each card I see that you have made—I thnk this is the cutest one ever—-then you make another one, and I think that of that one too. Your cards are so cute — just love the extra touches you put on them. Thanks so much for sharring with us—-Nancy [email protected]

  39. I’m so super excited that I’ve found the Lily Pad Cards…. and your blog!!!! I can’t wait to see what all is in store for us!!!!

    I love your card… it’s super cute & I love the how it shows you’re new to the neighborhood!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!!

    okj83 at live dot com

  40. I always enjoying checking your blog to see what you have done.. today’s videos is great (as always!)… can’t wait to see what is coming next!

  41. That card is very cute and its with one of the Hero Arts stamp sets I don’t have GRRRR guess I will have to get it now …..lol
    Thank you for the inspiration 🙂

  42. Well firstly big congrats on the success of Lily Pad, cannot wait for the big unveil on the 1st, secondly what a way to start this wonderful blog hop..you ROCK! hugs!

  43. Love how you use this Hero Arts CL439 Kiss from the Sun for this welcome card! What a brilliant idea on welcoming! Thanks for the inspirations! Definitely will follow the blog hop and cannot wait for the Lily Pad Cards to bloom!

  44. That card is way too cute! However I have to say I am most in love with how you do your videos! I really enjoyed watching you make your card! Thanks for sharing.

  45. Congratulations and Welcome. Excited for new Lily Pad Blog, looks like a place that will be very fun to drop in on. Your card is totally darling, and I have never seen the quick stick picker upper dealy bob you used before, but now just have to have one.
    Thanks for sharing and best of luck.

  46. Vicki I love your videos and am always inspired. I think that I first learned about them in or HA Flicker Group. So happy to see you gals from our group get this Lily Pad Hopping! Lol. SO very proud of you for taking this leap of faith! Lol! Just had to say it! Lol! Love your videos so much, even before now that I think that I am already subscribed to your channel at You Tube. Keep up the good work friend and big congrats to you. Hugs.

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