Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Today's the day! A new release and a blog hop!!!


  Hi! I'm so glad you could make it. Did you arrive from the Peachy Keen blog? Great!
'Coz if you are taking part in the hop, that is where you need to start.

What a frantic couple of days it's been!! The blog hop was a last minute decision. It's very late in the making, so please allow us a little slack if there's a bit of a glitch here and there. (It will be here if anywhere, I'm good at glitches)! LOL

If you didn't visit Peachy Keen first, I can reveal the most precious stamp set in the whole wide world here..................



Isn't it just FABULOUS!

I was delighted at the new set just because it's SO cute, but when I saw the name, I just cried!
Then I cried again when I found out that it was for all the stuff I'd had going on over the past 6 months.
(If you don't know, I lost my mum on 9th December. Her funeral was 21st December. We didn't bother with much of a Christmas. Spent January sorting mum's estate out. Had my mammogram in February. Was recalled and told I had breast cancer. Admitted to hospital on 25th March. Lump removed and had re-constructive surgery to both breasts. Am at present attending Christie hospital in Manchester daily, for radiotherapy. It's been a gruesome 6 months and Kathy has wiped all the bad from those months with this act of total friendship. I couldn't feel more honoured, or valued if I'd won an Oscar!!! I actually couldn't feel any better if I HAD!!!
What a fabulous gift to lift my spirits after the worse 6 months EVVAH!!! I can't hope to repay such kindness.
(The little fur baby, is based on my dog Harvey)!!! Ha Ha!  You can see him at the top of my blog.
When I was 'helping' Kathy tweak the images, I had no idea what she and the other girls were scheming and I will be forever grateful to them all for this privilege.

 If you would like to win this brand new Peachy Keen set, all you have to do, is leave me a comment telling me which of these three cards is your favourite. 

(I couldn't ink this set up fast enough when it dropped onto my mat and then I couldn't stop)!!

No 1

No 2


Or
No 3


 I will keep the competition going until Friday midnight GMT, (6pm CST) and I will announce a winner on Saturday.

Here is the order of the hop.........
Peachy Keen
Me
Lorie
Janice
Nikki
Emma
Heidi
Samantha
Lisa
Angelica
(Our lovely Sonia is in the process of moving house, so can't join us today).
Every card the girls made for this hop is totally STUNNING!!! I can't WAIT for you to see them all.

Make sure you visit ALL the blogs, as there are prizes on offer on some of the blogs and we wouldn't want you to miss the chance of a prize!!
 Your next stop is  LORIE. Go see her fab creations!!!

Good luck and have fun!!!
Viv xxx

196 comments:

BAHGL said...

You sure have had a rough couple months!! Here is to hoping the last half of the year will be better!
I LOVE all three of your cards and couldn't pick just one. When I saw the first, I said "Oh ya, that is beautiful and will my fav" Then I scrolled down to the second and said the same thing. Same with the third!

Manhattan Mandie said...

Wow, rough year so far. Hope the rest of the year will be better! I love all three cards but I think #1 is my favorite. The little puppy is just too cute!!!

Bonnie said...

All three are just too cute but since I have to choose I think #1 is the one I would pick

Micia said...

What a Cute stamp set! what a awesome gift to you :). mu Grandmother also had breast cancer and is now in remission. It was a long hard journey for her but she made it though. Her friends and family kept her strong with all the support. It seems you have that here, w/ your friends @PKS and also BLOG friends. I will keep you in my prayers for a healthy outcome and that this journey is easier on your body and your spirit.

M

mrspiercy2u@gmail.com

Amanda said...

Too cute!! I love the 1st one. Sorry you have had such a rough time over the past months. Thanks for taking time and sharing!

amandawoodau@hotmail.com

Maria said...

Do I really have to choose just one? They are all so beautiful! And those stamps are soooo cute! Hope things get better for you... Take Care ~mlvillatoro@gmail.com

Lisa B said...

Oh Viv....I am continually being stunned by your amazing work. You truly are a beautiful person inside and out and DESERVE such a wonderful tribute. You know now that people all over the world care about you!! Gotta go clean my house so I can ink up my Viv...do I apologize for getting you dirty since it's you??? LOL!

Micia said...

OH!.... And I love card #3. I think maybe because it reminds me of myself when I was little. I love the pearls and the paper. it all meshes very well together GOOD JOB!

M

Mrspiercy2u@gmail.com

MiamiKel said...

OH Viv, reading your story brought tears to my eyes ~ what a struggle you've had the past year and yet you remain a constant inspiration with your posts and creations. Blessings to you!

Your three cards are just as beautiful as can be - each with just the perfect colorings and all the right touches in all the right places!

Sending wishes of healing and peace your way today (and I LOVE the music playing on your blog!)

x0x0

MiamiKel said...

Oops, sent too fast -- VERY hard to pick, but I love #3 most of all :)

Blessings!

Momto3kids said...

Wow, I would love to have the skill of being able to create such beautiful cards! Maybe with time and more practice. But what a blessing it is to have friends like that, and to honor you with something so special. I would have to say #1 is my favorite! But truely they are ALL beautiful! TFS

ScrappingStephanie said...

Viv, congrats on having a stamp set named after you. You deserve it! Omygosh...I can't believe you are asking for a favorite, they are all so beautiful. If I had to pick a favorite it would be number one. The only reason I chose this on is because there is something so sweet and innocent about a little girl and her puppy! I also LOVE the colors you chose to use for the image, it just pulls everything together so nicely! God Bless You!:) TFS.

http://stephanieandthebug.blogspot.com/

sar342@aol.com

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

YOU ARE A DOLL!! All of these cards are beautiful just like you and I couldn't EVER pick a favorite! I know how much you loved your puppy though.. so IF I HAD TO CHOOSE.. I would choose the one with you and HARVEY!! I LOVE THEM ALL you are a such a talent and inspiration! WE LOVE YOU VIV! :)BIG PEACHY HUGS!! Friends Forever! Love, Kathy

Mrs B said...

Viv, Sorry to hear you have had such a rough year! This stamp set is definetly the "feel better" medicine! what an honor to have a set named after you! I just love Viv with the little turtle! So darn cute!!!!!
Thanks for the chance to win!
CindyB

beadz said...

Bless you heart, Viv. I am so sorry to hear of everything that has been going on with you. I will keep you in my prayers.

As for your cards, they are all lovely, but I think #1 is my favorite.

hugs,
Gini

Kerry said...

A hard decision but I would have to pick #1. Beautiful cards.
mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

*Star said...

Wow, you have gone through alot these last 6 months. I'm glad things are starting to look up.
I love all three cards but I would have to say my very favorite one is the first one. Have a great day!

star24601@gmail.com

Sharon said...

God always sends things our way when we need them the most! I love all three of your cards. Simply awesome, but that first one with the little puppy wins by a little bitty margin!! :)

Teri A said...

I am so sorry to hear that you have had a bad time I can see where using these new stamps can take your mind off of the bad and get it on to something else.
Thank you for the chance to win, as hard as it was I had to pick #2 I love them all but #2 is my fav

Thanks,
Teri
teri.barefoot@gmail.com

Janice W. said...

Hi Viv,
All 3 cards are wonderful but I have to agree with Kathy. My favorite is you with your little Harvey. The way you colored "your" face is perfect. It glows, like you, with love and happiness. Even though it is the same image on all three cards, your face and smile outshine the other 2, just like your real, sweet face shines, through all the struggles you have been through. Thanks for being such an inspiration and a blessing!
Love you Viv!
Janice

Adeline Ng said...

Hi Viv

cyber big hug, awww, you sure have had a rough time! And I do want to thank you so much for all the encouragements you have been leaving at my blog! And I love all your creations!

If I do have to choose I would choose the 3rd card is my favourite because I just took out this very 2010 cosmo cricket garden variety bloomers pattern paper and was trying to make a card with it. I simply have to order this set of stamps, it is soooo cute!

Thanks once again Viv :-)

Affectionately
Adeline

Debbie said...

Hi Vivian,
I must say I love #1 :) Something about the cheery colors of spring and summer. New fresh starts... my mother had breast cancer twice and I wish you all the health you can handle :)
Debbie
itsmedebbieatgmaildotcom

Jeannette said...

I LOVE the friends forever card--what a great tribute to a friend!

deb said...

#2 is my favorite but only by a pinch! Keep up the good spirits and good luck with your treatments!

so_sweet_n_simple said...

i love them all, but if i had to choose it would be #3 what a nice gift. God Bless you on your hard journey

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear of all the stress you have had in such a short time,my thoughts and prayers will stay with you as I hop, hop, hop this morning.
All of your cards are amazing and it took me some time but I believe I like #3 with the turtle the best.
Jeane

Debbie said...
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Heather said...

so sorry to hear about the tough time you have had the past 6 or so months. Big hugs to you and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers as this journey is not over yet.

Although I like them all my favourite is card #2. No real reason :)

Marilyn said...

Viv-praying for you as you have had such a rough 6 months. Your positive attitude will keep you going.
I like card #3 as it is so cheerful and I love the turtle

Marilyn
mjrick1224 at yahoo dot com

My Creative Time said...

Oh Miss Viv, you are such an AMAZING lady my friend!;) I LOVE ALL of your beautiful creations, but if I had to pick just one, I would go w/you & Harvey! You know how I feel about our "Furry Babies" :) LOve You & thank you for this FUN blog hop!;)
Big Peachy Hugs,
Emma;)

Lori Servies said...

I love #3. I really love the colors and the turtle.
lori servies
lservies at aol dot com

Nikki the *scrappinNavyWife* said...

how on earth can you expect someone to pick just ONE! LOL they are all AMAZING!!!!! Although, I guess I "extra" love the 3rd one ;o) I am SO HAPPY that YOU are SO HAPPY about your namesake set! You deserve it!

BIG FAT PEACHY HUGS!!!!
Nikki

janeskeepsakes said...

Love these stamps. They are a must have. Thank you for sharing!

Bobbi said...

So sorry for your loss and hope that all is going well with your surgery and recovery. I like all three cards but have to say that No. 2 is my favorite because of the colors.

Adorable Annagrams said...

i admire your courage and strength through this difficult time. i'm sure you have the support of many loved ones who are there with you every step of the way.
thanks for doing this and congrats on the new release!
#1 is my fav. mainly b/c of the sentiment, it's cute!
-anna
atang1125@gmail.com

Trish Sprouse said...

I think the cutest is the turtle. My daughter's nickname is Turtle :) Adorable!

nadine said...

Wow so hard to choose they are all simply beautiful cards. Since I adore the little turtle I will have to choose card # 3. So sorry to hear of all of your trials. I will say a prayer for you.

Alma said...

I'm sorry you've had a bad couple of months. You're in my prayers :) I LOVE card number 3!! But they are all beautiful!

Jackie said...

I am sitting here blubbering for you Viv, it is indeed an honour but a very well deserved one, it couldn't happen to a nicer person :o)
I love them all but it has to be No 1 because both you and Harvey are on it :o)
Love and hugs,
Jackie xxxxx

Holly said...

Oh my goodness, what a tough time that must have been to go through. I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm so super excited for you to have this new stamp set created for you (and everyone else). Such a enormous gesture, I love it! :)


I really like the first card! so super cute!
take care of yourself, <3 Holly

Helen said...

I really pray you are on the mend! This is just the cutest stamp set! How can I pick just one card? They are all cute, but if I had to pick one it would be the 1st since I love doggies!

Lorie said...

Hey there, Viv! Are you enjoying your day? Bless you my friend for all that you've gone through. There's so many wonderful times ahead making LOTS of amazing things with your beautiful stamp set! I love ya, Viv!

Lorie

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

That's the sweetest thing! Congrats on your own set!
If I really have to pick one, it's the first one with the friends sentiment! Keep hanging in there!

Anonymous said...

Card number three is my favorite. Cute stamp set.

thanks

Wendy

wendy@cadance.com

Leslie L. said...

They all turned out wonderful Viv!! The images are great and I love that they surprised you with the tribute. My favorite is #3...the little polka-dot dress is precious.

Jamie said...

I would have to say the #1 is my favorite! I am so sorry that the last 6mo. have been so hard. I really hope that the next 6 months are fabulous! The set is perfect!!

jenblue said...

What a beautiful stamp set they have made in your honour! Really hope things turn around for you now! My favorite of the three cards is the third one - I love the pearls and the way you did the ribbon.
qtme2003@yahoo.ca

Kathy said...

Your post made me cry! What a great bunch of friends you have!

My favorite is #1 because of the adorable puppy!

Keep up the great work and I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers!

Much love,
Kathy

Jessica Wekenman said...

I have to say my fav is #2. I love that lil' dolly in the wagon, and I love the embossed background! I had that same folder in my hand while shopping Sat night... regreting not buying it :( But, I really love all 3 of the cards! Adorable set!

Judy said...

Dear Viv, What a year your have had. I too lost my mom last year and I know what you are going through. I love all the cards, but if I have to choose I'll pick number one. Thanks for sharing your talent. Judy Ellen

Marisa said...

Darling set of cards, Viv, and a cute set!! What a wonderful tribute to you, and what wonderful medicine for the soul :D

Love all three cards! Had to do eeny, meeny, miney, moe and got #3 LOL!

Hang in there, the worst of it is almost over (((hugs)))

Peekpu said...

Wow - I am so sorry to hear about your last 6 months. I know everyone has a story, but we seldom think about what it is... and I truely wish you the best in recovery, and care.

My Favorite Card is the first one. I have my own tiny Blue eyed Blonde, who is in love with all things puppy - and that is how I pictured it!!

All the best to you and yours. :)

Paper Craft'n said...

Do I have to pick all three are adorable. I am so sorry for all you have been going through. I will keep you in my prayers.

Mari Harpham said...

So sorry for all the pain and tumoil that you are going through. You are so up-beat despite everything.

I love all three. But the first one in the green dress with the dog is my favorite.

aimado said...

I really like card #1 but I am partial to anything with a puppy. I wish you a quick recovery and good health to come!

Anonymous said...

The cards are all adorable...my favorite is # 2. Marsha

Jessica said...

This new stamp set is so cute! Awesome creations too; you are so talented! If I had to pick my favorite, it would have to be #1. Reason? She's blonde and I love the yellow and green color combination. Thank you so much for the giveaway opportunity! I hope I'm the big winner!!!!

Jessica
jesyca34@yahoo.com
http://scrapobsesswithjess.blogspot.com/

Denise said...

Wow, You are a very strong woman! I am so glad that I was able to stumble on to your blog!! I am not going to say I am sorry, because you have heard that a lot!! I am going to say Congrats for beating the big C and I will have you in my prayers!! :=) Thanks for shareing, I can't just pick one, they all are wonderful!! :=)

JennyKozar said...

Seriously we have to pick just 1?!?! I love them all but if I could only have 1 it would be the second - I love pink!

Creative Expressions by Lynn said...

I think they are all so pretty! But I like number 2 because I love the doll in the wagon. :) and the colors.
Lynn
passionwriter@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Now I'm crying... big supported of breast cancer.. keep fighting girl...
All three are beautiful.. but Im a green lover.. go with #1.

Ivette_aviles@yahoo.com

Tiffani said...

These stamps are so cute! All of the cards are adorable, but I guess I would have to say NO. 1 is my favorite! Stay Strong!

Tiffani
Tmetz at indstate dot edu

Iva Youngs said...

Love all of your work. Thanks for the chance to win. I really like card no. 1

Linda said...

I am in love with card # 2. What a road you have had! My best wishes to you. I am so glad you have had Kathy in your life! Isn't she wonderful? Congratulations on the new stamping set. I just love it!

Linda

Tammy said...

What you have managed to go through and still be an inspiration to others...remarkable. May you always be blessed and happy.
I love all three but #1 stands out more.
smiles...always, Tammy

Adriana said...

Wishing you a better year and keep your head up high:)! I love all three of your cute cards, but there is always something about red that gets my attention. So I would have to say my favorite is card #3.

www.heartswildcreations.blogspot.com

Jamiecrafts said...

oh #3 for sure, I am growing a special attachment to that little turtle :)

LUV2SCRAP said...

Now this is tuff but I have to choose #3 because of the red that makes it pop. Love this new stamp set...great job.

GiGi said...

What a great friend you have! You are a lucky person. I like # 1 best. Although they are all great. Best of luck to you!!! Hugs, GiGi

Jessica said...

Wow, what an awesome gesture for you. I sure how this helps to get you on the mend! Take care of yourself. The 3 cards are beautiful but if I had to pick one it would be the first "friends forever" card.
Great work!
Jessica
the creative stamper @ comcast dot net
thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com

Cristi said...

I am torn between #1 and #3 but I think #3 is my fav. I love this stampset. I am so excited I just won it from Emma. You are such an insperation!! I will be praying for you.
HUGS
Cristi AKA Scrappin5littlecupcakes

Kathy said...

OMG! How does a person choose, they are all beautiful, I am partial to #3, I love the turtle. I hope your year turns around and all good things come your way. Kathy

kheitkamp@adelphia.net

Lori said...

What a great honor to have such a beautiful set of stamps named after you! I hope the next 6 months is a little nicer to you. I have to say I love all 3 of your cards I am not sure I could pick! Thank you for a chance to win them.

~lori gallionlori at gmail dot com
(idreaminscrapbooking.blogspot.com)

bumblebee creations said...

I have to say that #2 caught my eye first! Love these new stamps, gorgeous set!!!! good luck to you --you have great friends!!! : )

Jenny said...

Love your puppy card...It ROCKS!!

The Gatherums said...

All three are great cards, but number one is my favorite. It is more my style.

Renae said...

What a blessing to have such great friends and these stamps made in your honor wow they are lovely!! I wish you a speedy and full recovery!
I love all of the cards you made but if I must pick one I will say #1 because I love dogs:)
HUGS to you Viv!!

~Renae

penny said...

favorite????? r u kidding me, I couldn't decide, they are all absolutely fabulous, what an honor it must be to have something created personally for you.

PennyG

moosecollector17@yahoo.com

My Quilling Nest said...

These cards are just stunning!!! I love them all but I think my favorite is Card #1.. I love green!
Great work!!

Quilled Hugs,
Linda K.

Miss Giebel said...

Hi Viv,
omgosh I can't decide which one I love the best! All three are awesome! I love how you colored the hair on Viv #3! Your work is simply gorgeous! As gorgeous as you are inside and out!! I'm so happy to be able to call you my friend!!
big hugs and lots of love,
Heidi
xo

Wendy said...

Wow! I cried a little reading your story. My mother died of cancer when I was 17, just a week before Christmas. I can totally relate to that. *HUGS* to you. All the cards you made are beautiful, but my favorite is the first one. I love the green. I definitely see this set in my collection soon!

candyscorner said...

Viv,
I am so sorry for all the turmoil you have been through the last several months. I hope this is start of many wonderful things!
BTW, your cards are gorgeous! The last one is my favorite. It brings back memories of my childhood.
Candy

Jacqui said...

Difficult to choose between the ist and the 3rd cards. I am so into green at the moment. I think I will go with the first one because it reminds me of my dog.
Hope the second half of the year is better than the first for you.

durham.j@shaw.ca

Raven Baca said...

Viv I think this is a fabulous set that's marks the beginning of great things! I wish you the best 6 months going forward. My favorite card out of those three is the first I just love the green and yellows together.
Big hugs,
Raven

ddinak said...

VIV~Wow, what a past half year you've had! Hope your continued treatment is over soon and you have a clean bill of health! My favorite would have to be No 3 for the pearls (though, I do love that brown haired no3) Thanks fo sharing your ideas!

Sweetest Harmony said...

They are ALL great but Number 3 is my fav! What a sweeet gift as well :) Thanks for the chance to win.
Jessi
Jessirenae485 at aol dot com

scrapperbecka said...

They are all so cute, it is hard to decide. I like the 1st one the best...

Amber said...

Hi Viv,

I am so sorry and send my condolences to you an your family! I am a big supportive of breast cancer and will continue to support. You will be in my prayers and continue to whip cancers butt. You have such a beautiful person inside an out. You are VERY VERY talented. I LOVE ALL your cards since I have to choose only one - I will go with NO1. Your little doggie is so cuuuute.

God bless,
Amber
dolphinsong27@yahoo.com

Sammibug said...

What a cute stamp set! Number 2 is my favorite! I love the colors!
lunalayercakemall@yahoo.com

AUSTINSGRAMM said...

What a great friend you have in Kathy and such a pretty stamp set. It is so hard to choose from the 3 cause they are all so awesome. But if I have to the 1st would probably be my choice.
My heart and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult journey..
hugs,
bobbi

icelady said...

Viv I am proud to count you as my friend, and know what you have been going through, you are one of the strongest people I know, and deserve the honour you have been given.
I love No 1, it just reminds me of Harvey trotting along behind you when you take him out .
Chin up Viv, you are doing so well.
Love Sandra xxx

mash723 said...

well.....its a hard decision b/c they are all adorable....but if I had to pick one, it would be #1. TFS and good luck to you!

im_mari723@yahoo.com

Lainey said...

This set is so darling and what a wonderful friendship you must have. Will keep you in my prayers and hope that all gets better for you. So very sorry about the loss of your mom. All 3 cards are just darling and hard to choose but if hard pressed, I think I will say #2... love the rosiness of the cards and gotta love a lil' brunette girl pulling her wagon and doll.

Mary said...

Vivienne, what a wonderful collection! I am sorry to hear about your last 6 months but what an uplifting gift. I love ALL your cards but think I'm partial to #2.TFS, Mary M

Melissa said...

Hey Viv! I definitely liked #2 the best. As I read your blog entry and was reminded of your struggles the last six months I could not help but think of my Grandpa who is presently dying of terminal cancer. Then I saw the little girl pulling the wagon with her dolly and had a overwhelming feeling of just wanting to go back and be a little girl again and be able to feel all the carefree feelings of that time all over again. My precious baby is just about to turn two and I love to watch her with her doll babies! I pray the Lord's blessing over you. I pray for continued healing for you and for strength for you and all in your family who share this struggle at your side. May peace overwhelm you as the Lord picks you up and carries you through all you must endure.
Hugs, Melissa M

Handcrafted With Love said...

Well Viv you really do deserve this honour after all that you have been through over the last 6-7months. I know how much Harvey means to you so having a stamp that relates to him is wonderful. Take Care Viv and not too much longer until the daily hospital trips will be finished with.

Loads of Love & Hugs,
Pam xx

Abby said...

Are you kidding choose?!?!?!?! :) I love all three!!! But, my fave is the third!!! I love the color combination!!!

Nanascreativecorner said...

Hi so sorry to hear about your mom and what you have went through but I do believe we grow stronger through trials, as tough as they are. We have had a few like yours. I really like #2, reminds me of when my now grown daughter used to always have here baby with her. Thank you for sharing and I will continue to pray for you and your family.

cgl1539 said...

I am so sorry to hear about your troubles over the last six months. Most especially losing your mom, I am so close to my mom and cant imagine losing her especially that close to christmas. Okay tearing up now, so I will just say the first one is my favorite. I love her blond hair and the color combo is my favorite. They are all adorable though and congrats on having such wonderful friends.

Lula said...

I like #3 the best, but they are all awesome!

lula1206@yahoo.com

Carol said...

All the cards are adorable! I think I favor card #2 the best. i love the papers, colors and the over all look is so pleasing to the eye. Thanks for sharing.

GrannyCharlotte said...

These are such cute stamps. I sure hope you are feeling much better and are on your way to a full recovery. It was hard to pick a card as the best one, because all three are absolutely precious. The (Doll) is the one I would pick because my darling GD loves dolls and the color pink:) TFS and God Bless.

Whitney said...

What beautiful stamps. I love the top one with the girl and the dog. Very impressive! I also wanted you to know that I am adding you to my prayer list. I am so sorry to hear about your mum and your health problems. I found your site through Peach Keen blog, but will stay around to get some wonderful ideas. Praying for your health!

Whitney
kwclay@hotmail.com

Beth said...

I made it to your page! I am so sorry to hear of the things over the past six months. I have to choose one card...I pick....#3. I love all the colors and the embellishments added. Super cute!

stinkinsweetscrappin@gmail.com

Steve and Judy Else said...

Thank you for sharing your story.

I love all 3 of your cards but I think I like number 1 the best - I love dogs and green!

Judy

Beckie W said...

You are in my prayers! I lost my mom this past October, so I understand. You have some very special friends. How can I pick my favorite. They are all so so cute!

Stephenie said...

I am glad you have made it through to the other side of what you have experienced. I hope this is the first of many signs of friendship and caring by those around you! You have inspired a gorgeous set. My favorite is No.2

Thanks for being you!!

Madison said...

Wow you have been through alot recently. I hope that you can have some relaxing time.
I like the turtle card the best

Bearylish said...

What a precious gift. I am so glad that you seem to be doing okay. All three of the cards are wonderful but my favorite is #1 I love the green color of the cardstock and the girls dress and bow.

Lisa said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. It's funny what life throws at us but we have to find strength to go on living. I pray that you are blessed with Health and Happiness. My deepest sympathies for the loss of your Mom. God Bless. I love all three of your cards, but #2 popped out at me because I love those colors.

Marey said...

I love all of them but if I had to choose it would be #1. I'm partial to the colors that were used. Great Job!!
Best of luck to you, Viv.

Alison K said...

The little blondie in No 1 stole my heart right away... reminds me of a pic of me when I was little that my mom has framed in her bedroom :) that's my vote!

ERMAPAR said...

My fav is card number 3. After raising our states turtle for over a year I tend to lean toward anything with a turtle on it.But I do love all of your ideas,
Thanks
Ermapar

debinicol said...

congrats on surviving the past 6 months, first. We are strong women because we are true survivors.
My favorite is the first as I can see you pulling your little fur baby that way.
congrats, too for the set in your name...God bless you with continued strength.

Samantha Casey said...

Viv! I think all three of your cards are fabulous! I think it is so interesting how the girl's look transforms so much by just using different colors. ( of course you colored them amazing like always!) You have showcased this set so well! I am so happy that this stamp set was inspired by you! You are an amazingly talented person, and your strength is inspiring. You deserve to have this stamp set in your name! Amazing job!
-Samantha

Maria said...

All of the cards of fabulous, but since I can only pick one it has to be #1 for me.

Pink Cricut said...

#1 is my favorite! Thanks for the great giveaway Viv- I love these darling stamps!

Running Turtle said...

Tough decisions... I like #! but only because I am partial to my blonde hair...hahaha And the fur baby... I have two! These are amazing! Positive thought go out to you and your family!
Tinab32@cox.net

Elisha said...

My favorite card is No 1.

~Elisha
elishacarter@msn.com

Brenda Funaro said...

Wow - how can I pick just 1? They are all saweet! Sorry abou the past 6 months - that really is yucky but you have survived! Keep going - what an honor to have this stamp set named after YOU!

Stephanie said...

I love the pink card! all the colors go so well together...but then again all the color combos look just lovely! I love that this stamp set is dedicated to you...

scortez1227@yahoo.com

Carrie said...

Hi...
I love them all, but my fav is prob the pink one! lol
I wish u the best in ur recovery!
thanks
Carrie
my2sons311@verizon.net

Jeanene said...

Wish you all the best for a 10 year breast cancer survivor. My fav is number 1. Love the stamps and your cards ROCK!

Lori said...

I truely hope this next year is Amazing for you!! I love all three of the cards, but I think #3 is my favorite. Love the colors:)

bananalori@gmail.com

KinderStampO said...

Oh I love number 3. Too cute : )

Jess - KinderStampO
info@kinderstampo.com

sillyp said...

What a great gift you recieved, and now you are giving back with your creations. Thank you, I like #3 her cheeks are adorable, how did you do that?
I'll add you to my prayer list.
Silvia P
cornerstone(dot)cs@cox.net

RDH said...

OOPS!!! I think I messed up my first comment!!! I hope your health gets better FAST!! I am a dog lover so I pick #1.
Heather RDH
http://rdhcardcrafter.blogspot.com/

CraftsManda said...

Your cards are darling! So hard to pick just one... But, I'd have to say #1 is my favorite. The colors are beautfiul and the details are stunning. I do love ALl of your work though! :)

at home ink at q dot com

Dorian said...

What a wonderful gesture, I am very moved by your story and I hope you know that we are all pulling for you! I think that if I had to pick, I would pick your first card as my favorite, but I love them all.
Blessings to you.

Janet Licari said...

So hard to choose! I think #2
quilt4fun2athotmaildotcom

Jessica said...

They are all really cute. But if I must pick a favorite I have to say it is No. 1. I love the little dog and the colors you chose for this card are really pretty.

DoubleClick Connections said...

Your story is amazing, you are in my thoughts! All the cards are beautiful but I think # 3 is the cutest!

Carol<>< said...

what an awesome surprise for you,
I would have to say #2, I never liked pink growing up as a child, my mom made me wear it, then I had 4 girls No boys. well, everything was pink for a long time, I must say the pinks have gotten better over the years.
Thanks for sharing,
Carol N<><

Brenda said...

Hi Viv!

All of your cards are great but my favorite is #1! That was so sweet of Kathy to make this set for you-you are very special and I wish you well.
Hugs, Brenda

Patti said...

I love card #3. I really love the colors.

Patti
bbitster@windstream.net

Upsy Daisy said...

Oh my, I am touched by your story of the past months. I pray that you continue to recover both with your health and your heart and the loss of you mom. I love all 3 of your cards and have a hard time picking...so I will have to go with # 3!! Thanks for a chance to win!

Scrapente said...

i really like the first card.....its soooo cute

scrapente at hotmail dot com

kaejaesmom said...

Praying you will have a total recovery!! The #2 card is my favorite!! Thanks for the chance to win!! Best Wishes
jenn _ andy at hotmail dot com

the purple muse said...

Love number one! Besides purple of love bright green:-) So excited to be doing another blog hop. Thanks for sharing your creations.

Angelica said...

Beautiful cards, beautiful stamp set, beautiful person! Love your cards Viv and we love you!! Big hugs, Angelica

Anonymous said...

I love all three so it is hard to chose. Monique Barr~victory-n-christ@hotmail.com

Cynthia Crusan-Noble said...

I love the first card because I love doggies and have had many special doggie friends in my life and I couldn't imagine going through cancer with my husband who is a 5 time survivor without one of those glorious creatures. I am a little biased? I guess so. Ccn35@aol.com Survivors are very special people. Bless you. Love your music.

readysetstamp said...

Hope this year brings you much joy! I love all three cards, but my favorite is #3 becuase of the red that really makes this card stand out. XOXO, Julie. :0)

readysetstamp at yahoo dot com

Big Time Stamper Want to Be said...

I think I am going to have to go with #3. All of yours are lovely. Hang in there! Prayers your way.

Teresa H
buzzanddax@gmail.com

Kathy said...

Wow, you sure have gone through alot. Sorry to hear about your mom and the "C". I have 2 friends going through treatment right now. I'm glad you have something like stamping to escape to. I love all your cards. But if I have to choose, I'll choose #1. I love the bright and cheery green. Thanks for sharing!
kmgillon at yahoo dot com

Melissa said...

I love the turtle card! You did a wonderful job on all of them!

Melissa
dolfnz777@yahoo.com

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Mad Crafter said...

Viv, you have been through your share of hard times! I pray for peace and good health for you. All of your cards are really beautiful. I love #1 because I know how much your dog means to you:) It is adorable:)
~Madison

GiGi said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. All three cards are beautiful, but if I have to choose a favorite, I guess it would be number one. This stamp set is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

GiGi

gigiact2 at bellsouth dot net

joeygirl86 said...

Wow I just loove #3! The colors are one of my favorite color choices! And that new stamp set is perfect! TFS!

Anonymous said...

They are all too cute!!I can't decide. Thanks for sharing.

Alicia
alicia.soto@att.net

Marilyn said...

Thank you for sharing your heart, losing one's mum is the worst!! I pray that you get back to full health very soon. I like the reddish one because the sweet little girl looks so good in red. ALL of them are so precious though!
Marilyn
flowerfarm at goskywest dot com

Tracey said...

They are all so cute..........These are some I need to get. I choose 3

Anonymous said...

I love #3! It is soooo cute! Love the colors!
~Valerie
cropperscouture@gmail.com

Kelley-Lou-Who said...

I'm glad things are looking up for you!

I like card number 3 cuz green is my favorite color!

kelleylouwho at gmail dot com

Josie0602 said...

How to choose a favorite? They are all so gorgeous! I think I like 2 best because of the color but the stamps are fantastic on all 3

Indypam1 said...

There is no way I could pick a favorite. I love all 3. Great color choices. Thanks so much for the chance to win.
Pam

Anonymous said...

I love card #1 with the bright colors! So refreshing and cute as can be.
Hope you are doing well!!

Elaine
Leb30@verizon.net

Carol Hager said...

Hi, Viv! Greetings from Central, IL.

I am sorry to hear you have been ill. I too have had my share--but not like you!

I have to be honest, I like the third card because that card drew me to your blog. I love your music too! I also like all three cards--hard choice.

Rene said...

I am glad something so sweet came out of all of this for you. Having to pick between 3 awesome cards is really hard, but I think #2 is my favorite.
Corinne

ronnieandcorinne@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

I really like them all...but if I were forced to choose, I would have to pick number 1..but I really like number 2 too...

Lori

petiepie2@aol.com

Sharon Mayes said...

Gosh they are all fantastic. BUT I think number 2 is definitely my favourite by a little bit. She just looks so cute and adorable.

Kim H said...

I can't believe you are asking which card is our favorite! They are ALL amazing! If I had to pick...it would be #1.
I wish you only health, happiness and love during your difficult time. Your year will only get better!

Thank You for the fun "Hop"!

Kim H
http://scrapinmomofoneinspiringlittleboy.blogspot.com/

Cathy said...

Hi Vivienne! The stamp set is adorable! What an honor for the set to be named after you! A positive attitude goes a long way in healing and recovery...I'm sure this helps. God bless you! If I have to pick just one of my favorite, I have to say I like #1 the best. I love the colors and the sentiment!
Cathy
cathyhartleatgmaildotcom

Heather said...

I love them all but I have to say Number 3 is my favorite. So cute!

Heather
uofkgirl@gmail.com

BethanyR said...

WOW! LOVe this set and your cards...I love card 1 b/c of the dog...what a special surprise for you...I bet it lifted your spirits so high that you are floating on cloud 9!

dmorrison said...

I love them all, but #2 reminds me of my beautiful Grandaughter.

Bobbi said...

I love # 2! They are all absolutely adorable!

Gemini-Heather said...

So sorry to hear of all your sadness. Our scrapping community really does take you to another world and help replace the sadness with happiness. My son was just diagnosed with cancer for the second time last week. He had it once when he was 17 now he is 22. I didn't realize the significance of this stamp and now I know I would use them and everytime I would think of you and your great amount of strength and send a prayer for happiness and health for you. I love the card number two. I am a total sucker for scallops and red!! Thanks so much for sharing your story. I hope it has lifted some weight off you!

Heather dot Dumond at Maine dot edu

if you visit my blog now you know the REAL reason for my hiatus.

Scattered said...

Hi Viv
My favorite if I have to choose 'one'
would be the first one, the colours are beautiful.
And the subject defiantly fits 'you taking Harvey walkies'

felkatz said...

they are all tooo pretty to pick just one.. but I think the 1st one..i like yellow its cute. all are...

thanks

Cor* said...

Oh Viv. I am honored to know of such a survivor and friend to all! You are obviously a great inspiration to a great many people! Rock on Girl! I like the first card best! LOVE THAT DOG! They are all great of course!!

Jody said...

I love them all and its so hard to choose...but I guess #2 would be a little cuter to me because its done in pinks...they are all so adorable. so I would love to win this set! Thanks

Vanessa VH said...

Love the stamp set! How special to have it named for you :-) Hugs in this tough time....

I love number 1, but number 3 is a real close second for me.

Happy Scrapper said...

Card #2 is my favorite.I love the color that was used.

nan
nan3851 at msn dot com

M. Michelle said...

I was trying to decide if I liked 1 or 3 better... I think I might have to go with 1 but all 3 are adorable!! What an honor for PKS to do this for you and I think to myself that you must be a pretty special person for them to do this... Great work and God Bless you and your family! Wondeful work!

mary said...

What awful few months you have been having. I am hoping that things pick up and get better for you. I like the girl with the little red wagon best. They are all so cute. You did a wonderful job on all of them.
mdot kdot schmidt athotmail dotcom

Beth Norman said...

Congratulations, Viv. How special to have a stamp set named after you. I love all your cards; they are so different, but if I HAVE to, I'll go with #3.

hugx

jellybean said...

They are all very beautiful but since I have to pick a favorite....number 3. The turtle is sooo cute and I love the pop of red with the pearls.

I wish you health and happiness.

momcgw said...

This is an amazing set and AWESOME cards....wow.

LeaCogs said...

They are stunning cards Vivienne and I hope you are well and truly on the mend. I loved #1 as she looks like my daughter Molly, I loved #2 as she looks like my daughters Lily and Abby but I have to say #3 is my favourite because when I am older with a few more greys, I hope I still have the joy of life that little Vivienne has playing with her turtle! Blessings to you xo

dini said...

Wow, what a precious gift. Bless your heart for all you have been going through! Glad you have stamping to clear your mind and help you through. God bless--

Dina

ctimzthree said...

My favorite is number 1...although they are all super cute! This is my first blog hop...how fun!!

ps...good luck with your health!

cassandracaubleatyahoodotcom

Carol said...

I'm sorry you had such a rough time of it.... What a great honor to have this stamp set named after you.

I like no. 2.

Rachael said...

Wow! all three are great, it's a tough call but i love the colours in card 2.

Beth said...

My favorite is #1. I am so glad you have Harvey to help you through these past few months. I don't know what I would do without my fur babies. God bless you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I love all your cards but I would have to pick #1! You are very talented.

Sarah
swilson71506@live.com

Alex said...

I'm so sorry you've had a rough time, but OH the power of friends and kindness, what a blessing :)
I can't decide which card I like best, impossible I love all 3 :) Hope you recover quickly and all goes well :) love your work:)

Alex

thecondes@gmail.com

issy said...

All three cards are stunning, but my favorite is no 1 cause its got me boyfriend on....
What a lovely friend to have Viv, it is indeed an honour to have a set of stamps named after you.

Kathy you have my blessings for making my friend smile.

hugs
issy

Tammy said...

Viv, what an honor to have a PK set of your own, but I have to say, you have earned it, I am so sorry to hear of your troubles, I hope all is much sunnier now and in the future, you are in my thoughts and prayers. As far as my favorite of the three cards, it is possible to choose? I loe them all but if I have to choose then I choose #3, because it has red in it and red is my favorite color! LOL
Tammy

Dawnica said...

They are all really cute, but I love the green colors in No.1

crazyaboutcricut said...

I'm glad you have such a good friend who can lift your spirits, we can all use someone like that! All 3 of your cards are gorgeous, but I love the color combo in #1 :)

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about the hard year you've had. This stamp set is GREAT! I'd pick #3 for my favorite.

Thanks for your inspiration.

blply05 at yahoo dot com

Jennifer said...

Oh, Vivienne!

My heart goes out to you!!! :) Hear's hoping that you're better in no time...you certainly have people that care about you! That was such a lovely gesture. Your special stamp set couldn't be any cuter!

What a tough decision!!! I honestly love ALL your cards (you're awfully talented)! They are one prettier than the next. But I think I'll pick #1, because Harvey is just too adorable!!!

Take care & thank you so much for sharing,

Jennifer
-partridgelu@yahoo.com

flowerdisco said...

Viv...I just joined PK's blog and that is where I met you and the story behind the stamps. I am going to give you a big hug for being such a brave women...Keep strong my dear...keep strong.

Oh! I almost forgot! Even I love the bright colors of #3 I am going with #2. Love the colors, the rag doll and the embossed background and of course now I love Viv and friends!

Glora said...

Viv, I know I'm too late for the drawing and that is fine. I was on holiday and away from the computer. But I just had to comment on this. I was ECSTATIC when I saw this set and wondered if it was named in honor of you! I'm SO glad that it was. All three cards are priceless and it would be hard to choose a favorite. I am leaning towards the 1st one but LOVE them all!!! I hope that times will get a little easier for you and your family. Best of luck and big hugs!!!!

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