Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New Beginnings...

Welcome to Digistamps 4 Joy's New Beginnings Blog Hop!  You have arrived at Starla's blog in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA!

(Of course, there's no snow right now...today was a beautiful day in the mid-60's.  Lovin' it!)

Digistamps 4 Joy is running a blog hop from April 25th to Thursday, May 10th at 6AM CAT to introduce our new blog! During the hop, you will journey from our old blog, through all of the talented DT blogs, and end at the new blog.  Each and every stop on the hop is offering a fabulous prize, so make sure not to miss any!  The winners will be posted on the individual blogs on Friday, May 11.  A full list of winners will be posted on the new Digistamps 4 Joy blog on Sunday, May 13.

If you reached my blog from the lovely Margy, you are right on track.  If not, you might want to start at the current Digistamps 4 Joy blog to make sure you don't miss any stops!  The hop order should be listed on each blog so you don't get lost.  =D

Here's the order of the hop:

Well, here's my creation for our New Beginnings theme.  I decided that with June fast approaching, many people are starting to think about graduations...high school, college, etc.  I thought I would do a card from a mom to her son.  It could also be for a new job, a move...all kinds of things.

and here's a close up of the base.

 I decided to do an easel card. You never know, the son might want to display a card from his loving mother.  =D On the front I used one of the fabulous new images available in the NEW Digistamps 4 Joy shop.  It's called 4x4 Jeep and can be found here.  The image on the inside/base of the card is from Digi Doodle Shop, and it's called Boy & Vintage First Car.  I decided to go with this image because (A) it fit my theme/sentiment and (B)....the prize on my blog is $10 at Digi Doodle Shop!

Click on the badge above to check out their store.  There are all kinds of images for every person's taste.  

Ok, before you finish hopping, I should probably explain the rules for entering to win the prize.  (All blogs on the hop will have the same rules for their prizes.)  I definitely don't want any of you to miss out on the chance to win!

1. You MUST be a follower of each blog on the hop, except for the first stop.  (That is the current Digistamps 4 Joy blog and will no longer be active after the hop.)
2. You MUST leave a comment on each blog in the hop.  To make it easy on you, I'm not going to require any special kind of comment...but just make sure to say something!  =D
3.. You MUST be a member of the new Digstamps 4 Joy group on CDAC.   (If you're not a member of CDAC, please feel free to join.  It's free, and it's a fabulous group of digistampers and artists.  There are all kinds of challenges and tutorials...definitely a great community!  It's super easy to join, just click here and click on the "sign up" link.  Just don't forget to join the Digistamps 4 Joy group when you're done!)

Ok, that's it!  I hope you're having a blast, and good luck!  Your next stop is the fabulous Ursula.  See you soon!


ursula Uphof said...

I think your card is so Lovely Starla, very apt for many New beginnings. Warm wishes from SA

Charlene said...

Star this card is so terrific! The perfect type of card for a graduation, child moving out or moving away...or for a significant birthday. Love how you show the little boy with his little boy toy...and then the big boy toy!

Hugs ~ Char

Margaret said...

Your card is SUPER Starla, and so nice to see a pic of where you live. Not sure I would like all the snow though! Enjoy the hop. {{{hugs}}}

Olga said...

What a lovely card and great sentiment. I surely can associate with it.

Karen said...

A truly wonderful sentiment for a really lovely card!
I really do like this a lot. Smiles.
Just perfect.
Hugs to you,

Desire Fourie said...

Such a lovely creation and perfect for that man in our lives.
DS4J DT member

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

the bigger the boys, the bigger the toys! he'll probably want a truck! LOL.

how u b sunshine????? hope all is well. things good with me.

hugs :)

Sandi said...

Starla - awesome card and images! I've become a new follower here too.
Best of luck to all in this new venture.
♥ Sandi

Bunny said...

Brilliant card..
Caz xx

Pattie G said...

What a cute card! I love the coloing and that image is adorable. I am now a follower.

Pattie ♥

Irene Retuya said...

An adorable and cute card. Loving the car, just like i love the joy ride going through the hop.
cheers, irene

Faith A said...

Love this card and your sentiment is so true, I'm always telling my 36 year old son the same thing LOL

Ellis said...

Fantastic card you've made Starla, this is a great hope we are osting! =)
Hugs, Elenor DS4J DT

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a fabulous creation ... so sweet! Love the images, your coloring is awesome and the design is PERFECT! Great job! Good Luck on this new adventure!

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Hi! Loving your starry blog first of all :) You card is very pretty! Nice coloring too! Have a great day =D

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Hi! Loving your starry blog first of all :) You card is very pretty! Nice coloring too! Have a great day =D

THERESA said...

Absolutely adorable, love the bright colors, tfs!!
Already a follower........hehehehe
lotsa luv

Pumpy said...

Great Blog, and the card you made is very good. True, always be your little boy. xx

Sharon said...

I'm sure your son will post the card you have put so much love into. Both images are just great for a male card. I became a follower. Great hop.

Sandra said...

Great card, nice colors.
And the images are also very nice!
sometimes hard to find a image for a boy which isn't too childish.
Good luck with the new blog!

Vicki said...

Fabulous card, hon! LOVE it!

Melanie M said...

Great card Starla... keep up with the good work... x

Sandy said...

what a sweet sweet card! :)

I am a follower too!

Sandy S

Moments by Marla said...

What young man wouldn't love this card? Love everything about it. Great job!!!

Carole S said...

Brilliant male card, I feel they are always the hardest to do, this is a great one,love it, great work, love Carole lockhart Stuart. :)XXX (CDAC)

CTgirl said...

This is such a lovely card!
I like the colours and the images you used! Goes so well with the esentiments!

Lagene said...

Love your colors and the buttons make the perfect stop for your easel card!

suzARTe said...

this boy card is just adorable, I love the main images and the colours used, so bright and happy.

Enjoying doing the hop and have just become a follower of your blog :)