Friday, February 8, 2013

{Chinese New Year Blog Hop} 2013 Year of the Snake


Welcome to the Chinese New Year Blog Hop! I'm so glad you could join us. The Year of the Snake officially begins on Sunday, February 10th so be sure to wish all your Chinese friends longevity, happiness, wealth and good fortune during this two-week festival! My traditions involve getting together with family for a big meal, enjoying many sweets and exchanging red envelopes with money. Those who are married, like me, no longer receive the red envelopes so the kids will be the lucky ones this time. ;) Now, how 'bout a few cards using the free digis created especially for this occasion?


 This first card uses the cherry blossoms digi from Fresh Squeezed Stamps. I love those branches! I designed this card with my parents in mind, keeping black to a minimum. They like a lot of red and gold.


My second card uses the adorable girl from Angie Blom Designs. I smile every time I look at her and I love the handwritten sentiment! If you look closely, there are little snakes on the lanterns.


My third card features the regal Chinese New Year Rin from Sparkle Creations.  There's amazing detail on this one and it comes with two fabulous sentiments. You will definitely want to win this stamp set!

Edited to Add:


This fourth card features the digi by Dahlhouse Designs. I fussy cut the snake from its frame and rearranged the sentiment, measuring before printing, so it would fit in the upper left hand corner of the insert. I also used the reverse side of the embossing folder used on the first card. Supplies for all cards are listed below.

Here's who you'll be hopping with this week for a chance to win one of five fabulous prizes listed below:

Designers


Artists/Sponsors


~ Prizes Worth $230!!! ~

Celebrate with us by leaving a comment on all designer and artist/sponsor blogs! Pick up your free digis and cut files along the way and create something for a second chance to win. If you create something for the Chinese New Year, please post your project using the InLinkz Tool below and leave another comment here on my blog to let me know! Here's what you could win:

Lucky 8 Prize Pack
$100+ Value


Sponsor Prizes
Avocado Arts - 4 stamp sets
Fresh Squeezed Stamps - 1 stamp set
Mama Elephant - $20 gift certificate




You have until Friday, February 15th at 11:59 p.m. EST to comment or enter your digital project for a chance to win one of the five fabulous prizes. The winners will be chosen via Random.org and announced here on Saturday, February 16th. Winners will have until Friday, February 22nd at 11:59 p.m. to claim their prize. Second chance winners, if any, will be redrawn and announced here on Saturday, February 23rd.

Many thanks to our digi artists and sponsors for their contribution to this blog hop. We loved using the artists' drawings and we know you will, too. Thanks to our generous sponsors, we have so many amazing prizes to give away. And I am so fortunate to have these very talented designers participate in this hop with me. None of this would've been possible without all of your support and hard work.

Thank you so much for stopping by to celebrate with us! Now it's time to head on over to Alice Wertz's blog!!

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121 comments:

Tiff said...

Your cards are beautiful! Such expert coloring!

Teresa Pham said...

Great cards! Happy New Years!!

Jennifer said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love your cards and the digis...off to hop!

Lisa Petrella said...

Happy New Year, Emily! Your projects are FANTASTIC!! I especially LOVE that first card with the sparkle matting, lanterns, and embossing the background! Just GORGEOUS!!! And it was so much fun reading about your traditions!! Thanks for sharing!! What an awesome hop!

cutiephinphin said...

Fabulous cards! Love your coloring and the details you added.

Happy Chinese New Year and wishing you and your family health and happiness.

Kim Y. said...

These are wonderful!

Kris in Alaska said...

Awesome blog hop!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

irene said...

Love your cards. What a beautiful colored images. Bye Irene

Sabine said...

Your cards are so beautiful! What a fun hop :)

walchowDesign said...

It's so difficult find the CNY stamps and I love all these images you used, Emily! Thanks for organising this fun hop and "Gong Hei Fatt Choy" to you and your families!

Mary J said...

All three are stunniliscious, Em!! Fabby hop!

Jessi Fogan said...

Oh em gee! I don't even know which one I love best! These are all fabulous :) I can't remember if I'd said it before, but I miss being in Vancouver & celebrating CNY with the crowds. Small-town Maritimes isn't really a multi-cultural hub ;)

Sue - bearhouse said...

such a wonderful collection of gorgeous cards. I love the image and the colours and details are fabulous

Sue

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, wauw, Emily! These are so lovely! I especially love the design of the first one. The gold really adds the perfect finishing touch. So pretty!!! But the other two are also perfect, love the images! Hope all is well with you!
Hugs from the Netherlands!
Wendy

~amy~ said...

Emily, all your cards are so wonderful! I LOVE your coloring!

city said...

thanks for sharing...

Tracey said...

These are absolutely fabulous cards Emily!!! I love them!!

Pat K said...

Oh I'm so glad you did this hop...so much wonderful inspiration. Beautiful, modern creations. I know where to go next year. Hugs,x

Mary-Anne V said...

Happy Chinese New Year! When I read about this idea for a hop on your blog I was so happy...what a great idea. I love the elegance of the first card for your parents and the other two images are very cute. Enjoy this time with your family!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

It's a big celebration here in Mauritius too ... hope to play along.

richardbreaks said...

These card are wonderful! Thanks so much for the hop!

Farika Pramastij said...

Lovely cards... very inspiring :)

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Your cards are gorgeous, Emily! Hope you and your family have a great Chinese New year. May it be a prosperous year.

Lizzy C said...

Wow, your cards are fantastic! Love the clean and simple look and love how you colored the images!

Margie said...

Fun idea for a hop-and I love your cards!

melania deasy said...

Like always....I loveee your cards!! Thank you Emily for asking me join the blog hop :) I'm so honored!! Happy Chinese New Year :)

pcm said...

wow emily! this is an amazing hop! love your CNY cards. that first one is stunning!

Laura M. said...

Lovely cards! Thanks for the blog hop & the giveaways :)

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Lovely images! Thanks for sharing this hop!

JJ Bolton said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards Emily! Your coloring is amazing:) I just get drawn in by the rich colors! Thanks for putting together this hop!

Annette said...

wow fabulous cards Emily.. Happy Chinese New Year..

Dora said...

Wow three stunning cards, I love the style of them, so pretty .. and a Happy New Year to you xx

Margo said...

Great cards!! Love how you incorporated the red and golds throughout each card - nicely done!

Chitra Nair said...

Beautiful beautiful cards..
A Very Happy New Year to you..

Nancie Quah said...

Your cards are so beautiful.
Gong Xi Gong Xi!
Hugs, Nancie

Stacy B said...

Happy New Year Emily! You've really outdone yourself not only with your beautiful cards but in putting together this hop! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. Hope to find some time to play along.

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards with these wonderful images!

snappy scrappy said...

Wow...gorgeous cards!!! Lee-Ann :)

Linda said...

So nice to see how these went together-great color combinations.

Shauna K said...

these are so great!!! loving the LO on the first and third card, and the coloring on the second is fabulous :D

cardsbymo said...

Great cards! My old hometown used to have a Chinese New Year parade with a Dragon and fireworks. I really miss it!

Sharla said...

These cards are fabulous, what a great idea for a blog hop..can't wait to see what other projects are along the way!

Tasnim said...

These are such beautiful cards! Love the combination of gold and red, specially that flowery yellow strip on the this card, and the glittery mat on the first one!

Jessica Strider said...

Super cute cards! Can't wait to see what the other designers on the hop have come up with. I hope the Year of the Snake is a great one for you. :)

Dahliamemories CW said...

Beautiful cards. Your coloring is amazing. Thanks for organizing this. It sure add more festivity to my new year celebration. It is so much fun.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Nice! and I'm loving the hop too!

Evy said...

Love your cards! The clors are beautiful!

Hugs, Evy

Miriam Prantner said...

So pretty Em! When I grow up I want to color like you! Thanks so much for arranging this wonderful hop!

Emily Keaton said...

What an awesome concept for a blog hop, Emily! I can't wait to see what everyone has to share :-) A very happy Chinese new year to you!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Happy Chinese New Year!!! What a fun hop you have put together for us! Thank you so much for the fun, inspiration, and great digis along the way!
Lisa

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful cards and colored perfectly.

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Emily, Kung Hee Fat Choy! Beautifully colored and well done. Love them both! Glad you were able to do this hop this year. Hope to see it next year again!

donna mikasa said...

All of your cards are gorgeous, and I'm in love with the first one. Simple beauty at its best!

Sonia Y said...

I love your choice of colours for the cards and how elegant the first one is!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Hanneke said...

Wow, these cards are lovely and I have enjoyed this hop a lot! I am not that familiar with Chinese New Year so it was lovely to read about it on the blogs! Hugs, Hanneke

c.darwin said...

Happy new year to you! What a great reason for a blog hop and thanks for making it so fun. :)

Jocelyn Olson said...

Happy (almost) Chinese New Year, Emily! Your cards are fantastic. The embossing on the first card is such a great detail, and I love the gold accent! The girl in the second card is so sweet! The coloring is fantastic. I love that you added pp in the third card. *love* that digi! What a fab hop!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Love all three of your fabulous cards, thanks for a chance to win!

Stacy B said...

Created a card just for you and linked it up. Happy Chinese New Year Emily! I hope the year of the Snake is your best one yet.

Lea L. said...

These are so pretty! I love the gold in the background of the first one!

fun stamping said...

Your cards are fabulous, Emily! I amwishing you and your family a prosperous and healthy Chinese New year.

Lindsey said...

So unfair -- don't married people (especially parents!) need money the most? :P Maybe your little guy will share.
This is a fabulous trio of cards! I think my favourite is the one for your parents, it's so elegant and classy.

Sandra said...

Happy New Year! Love your cards!
Sandra ltb

Lee said...

such perfect coloring on your beautiful cards!

Amy Kolling said...

Wow Emily! Your cards are just perfection!! You rock the coloring!!!

frommycraftroom said...

Great cards. What a great chance for a hop and wonderful prize. I hope I get a chance to play as well. Thanks.

Kristina B. said...

Beatiful cards!!

canadian_liner said...

What a fabulous idea for the Chinese New Year blog hop! Our first son was born Feb. 10th in Vancouver (year of the sheep) and we celebrated with friends from Hong Kong, so it is one of our favorite times of the year. Can't wait to see the other submissions!

Lysa said...

Happy New Year Emily!

I can't wait to get my digis (thanks for all the freebies!) printed and colored to play along! :)

Crafty Jenn said...

Wow! Those are some terrific creations! Love the lanterns and Rin.

Scrappin' Diva said...

Happy New Year! Thank you for sharing your great card designs!

marianne-g said...

Your cards are a work of art. Happy New Year.

Marlena M. said...

Each of your cards are amazing Emily~lovely work!

Katie Bolinger said...

The princess is adorable. All great cards.

Michelle said...

Thank you for the sponsoring this blog hop!!! It is amazing :)

Isha Gupta said...

All your cards are stunning Emily. Love them. Have a great time celebrating the New Year with your family.

Mimi said...

such beautiful cards for chinese new year! ;D

Chris said...

Emily your cards are just so beautiful...thank you for sharing them with us!!!

Yvonne Morentin said...

awesome creation... love the colors...

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Indy said...

What wonderful creations! Happy New Year!

Donna Chartrand said...

Happy New Year! Love the gold...really stands out.

Memories by Manda said...

You made a lot of New Year cards! They are all great but my fav is the first one :) Thanks for organising the blog hop.

Brandy said...

Great cards! Off to the hop!

Glenda J said...

Thank you for sharing the traditions with us! LOVE these gorgeous cards. All so amazing. Thanks for doing this fabulous hop and for the chance to win some goodies! Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Two Crafty Catz said...

Beautiful cards!

Lucy Newton said...

Beautiful cards!!!

m said...

Gung Hay Fat Choy! I too will be celebrating the New Year's with my family eating lots of yummy food! Love your cards!

Pamela Romero said...

Beautiful cards. Great Blog Hop! Happy New Year

Pammlla (at) gmail (dot) com

Olivia said...

A gorgeous array of cards...love them all. happy New Year

Crafty Math Chick said...

This is so much fun Emily! Thank you for taking the time to inform us of some of your history and customs, sounds like fun! I do hope you have a wonderful year of the snake, even if no one has given you a red envelope yet. ;)
~ Meredith

Anna Wood said...

Wow! Your cards are so fun and different thanks so much for the chance to win. I just started my blog today! What a fun hop!

stylesplenty said...

Great cards and Happy New Year.

Kathy Salazar said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love the red & yellow- Thanks for sharing ;)

Chark said...

Beautifully done!

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful cards! What a special way to celebrate the Lunar New Year! And what awesome prizes to be won! Thanks for organizing!

Flora said...

Hey Emily, happy chinese new year! I am liking your 4th card with the unique snake design. Keep up the good work! :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Happy New Year's, great cards, off to check out some others.

Trinh said...

Happy new year, Emily! Hope this year brings you happiness, good health, and prosperity. Your cards are beautiful; wish I could color like you!

Jasmine said...

Thanks for this great blog hop, and Happy Lunar New Year! :)

Debstamps said...

Such a fun idea for a blog hop! I'm off to see everything in celebration of the New Year! Health, Happiness, and Good Fortune to you!

Maureen Morton said...

I couldn't wait to get home from a long weekend gone to see what you created. But, I never could have imagined.....these are all super-glorious! What a great blog hop! I can't get over the amazing work and inspiration. Thanks so much!

Cathi Kohn said...

Love the Cards... I need to buy the one of the stamp sets.

Jennifer Jackson said...


Cool cards - love the red and gold sparkle papers!

Jingle said...

These are SO fantastic!

Poorvi said...

Beautiful cards, Emily! Amazing coloring :) Love the rich gold and red combo.
Happy New Year!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I made a card and linked it up. However, it is not a blog so hope my link will work for an entry too.

canadian_liner said...

Emily, I've linked up my New Year/Birthday card. GREAT idea for this hop!

Thanh Vo said...

Thanks for organizing this blog hop, Emily! You're my first stop (linked from Sparkle) and I hope to be playing along using a couple of the digis. Happy Chinese New Year; all the best in the year of the snake!

Karenladd said...

WOW, I just love all the digis!! You did such an amazing job with them and I can't wait to start playing!

Vera Rhuhay said...

Happy New Year, Emily! Your projects are wonderful! Thanks for the inspirations , I enjoyed the blog hop :)

Message Keeper said...

Thanks, Emily for hosting this Chinese New Year Blog Hop! Hope to see more in the coming years! May the year of Snake brings you luck, happiness and prosperity!

Jess said...

A lot of fabulous cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Emily H said...

Fabulous cards! Happy New Year! I hope I will have time to make a card.

Cathy Fongjoyo said...

Cute creations!!! happy chinese new year!!! love this time of the year, i get to go back home celebrating with family

Barbara F said...

WOW! Great cards and great idea for a blog hop!! Happy New Year!!

Pamela said...

Wow I love your cards!! Happy [belated] new year! CNY this year was just so so crazy!

Chark said...

I linked up a card I made with the great art--love the free digis! and the inspiration!

Cindy C. said...

I linked up with a card made with digi stamp picked up from Mama Elephant. It's been really fun, thanks so much!

Monika Reeck said...

I forget to write that I am joining the challenge too Emily...but many thanks for your nice comment on my Blog...I dont have any cuttlebug maschine or big shoot dear..I bought the circle cutter only and that was the only one that I have, beside that I have many puncher but it is old version I know :) I have not much buy for my creating cards... :) you cant believe if I show my small cupboard to put my crafting things :) hugs

Denise Bryant said...

Amazing cards! Great color combinations!
DeniseB

jennifer mitten said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the lanterns....