Purple Onion Designs Surprise Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Surprise Bloghop for Purple Onion Designs! I have always loved these stamps and today I have a special holiday project to share with you (and a sale)!  To celebrate this weekend, Purple Onion Designs is offering 25% off all stamps in the shop here. Oh, I love a good sale!

There’s also prizes, stay tuned to see the details at the end of this post.

This first card project I’m sharing features some of my favorite characters:


The penguin is Frost, that cute bunny is named Fawn, and I also used the Log and Tree (that comes in a set of three different trees). The sentiment is Holly Jolly.. I love the mix of script and plain text!

Here’s a closer look at just how sweet these characters are! Don’t they make you feel like smiling?


Next is a tag featuring my all time favorite happy owl!


This is Flora and she’s just so happy! I love to color this stamp during the holiday season just to feel a bit of that joy… I used some striped washi tape for a more festive feel.

And the last project features my all-time favorite Santa:


Isn’t he great!? He has such a kindness about him. I simply colored up Santa, added some Copic coloring, and some swirly snow with a white gel pen. Voila! That’s really all you need with this image because it is such a great size for a card (this is a regular A2 size: 4.25″ x 5.5″). Love it!


In celebration of the hop, Sandy Allnock is giving away spots in a class of their choice to 3 lucky commenters along the bloghop – so be sure to comment everywhere! If the winner has already purchased a class during the current sale, that class fee can be refunded. Winner will be posted on Sandy’s blog on December 1, 2017. Good luck!

Here is the list of the hop! Your next stop is the talented Alice Wertz!

Sandy Allnock
Tracey MacDonald
Kelly Booth
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Sonja Kerkhoffs
Anna Lorenzetto
Sally On
Hannah Rubenstahl
Robyn Schultz
Simone Schwagler
Susen Srb
Nancy Thomas
Kari VanNoy  <— You are here!
Alice Wertz
Amy Yang
Vera Yates

Thank you so much for stopping by! I really appreciate your kind comments!

May your days be filled with sunshine,

Sunshine In My Pocket

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50 Responses to Purple Onion Designs Surprise Blog Hop!

  1. Amanda Hays November 24, 2017 at 8:35 am #

    How super cute are these!

  2. Kelly Booth November 24, 2017 at 9:11 am #

    Precious Creations…..

  3. Sandy Allnock November 24, 2017 at 9:19 am #

    Such very sweet coloring, so soft!!! I love them all!

  4. Debbie Rumpza November 24, 2017 at 9:45 am #

    Oh my heavens, I love that santa!!!

  5. Terri Scott - terriavidreader November 24, 2017 at 10:01 am #

    Love all these. Fabulous critters and coloring!

  6. Janet D. November 24, 2017 at 10:12 am #

    Oh my goodness, everything is wonderful!!

  7. Dawn-Marie Manning November 24, 2017 at 10:14 am #

    oh how cute they all are!

  8. Marla Harris November 24, 2017 at 10:54 am #

    Beautiful cards and tag. I am sure the recipients will love them.

  9. Laura L Hill November 24, 2017 at 10:59 am #

    The Santa card is wonderful, you captured his character by the way you colored him. It is definitely a card that has inspired me. Thanks for sharing your talents. Happy Holidays.

  10. candace12212014 November 24, 2017 at 11:17 am #

    Just darling! Makes me want to buy all of them.

  11. Carrie Erickson November 24, 2017 at 11:57 am #

    Love, love, love your card and tag. so adorable.

  12. Jennifer November 24, 2017 at 12:07 pm #

    Love your cards!

  13. Laura Buehler November 24, 2017 at 12:18 pm #

    What wonderful cards and tag.

  14. ~ginny November 24, 2017 at 2:13 pm #

    Thank you for participating in this hop… what a great little collection of super cute creations Kari! I really like the very soft backgrounds for each of the designs and especially your fussy cut images.

  15. Natalie Houston November 24, 2017 at 3:01 pm #

    Cards and tags are so cute!

  16. Jody B November 24, 2017 at 3:37 pm #

    I love all these images and what you did with them. So creative! They all make me smile!

  17. Al handmade November 24, 2017 at 4:11 pm #

    Love them all! Your coloring is fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration!

  18. Jennifer Richards November 24, 2017 at 6:44 pm #

    Love all of the great inspiration. You did a great job with all your designs. Love Purple Onion Designs stamps. TFS

  19. Nancy H Thomas November 24, 2017 at 7:46 pm #

    Adorable creations with all the fun POD critters and I love that Santa!

  20. Jackie Smith November 24, 2017 at 9:09 pm #

    What a really cute card!! Love the details!

  21. Denise Bryant November 24, 2017 at 9:17 pm #

    These creations are just delightful! I love the penguin and bunny on your card, and the adorable owl tag! Beautiful coloring on each one! And that Santa is awesome too! Such wonderful stamps from POD!

  22. Tami B November 24, 2017 at 9:47 pm #

    These are all really cute, but I LOVE the Santa.

  23. Marjorie Dumontier November 24, 2017 at 10:41 pm #

    Oh my goodness !! All your creations are just soo cute !

  24. Cindy Evanoff November 24, 2017 at 11:19 pm #

    You have made the little winter characters look so warm and adorable..thank you for your ideas

  25. Janine November 25, 2017 at 4:14 am #

    Especially love the tag! Cute cards

  26. Maranda M. November 25, 2017 at 5:12 am #

    Very nice work, Kari! Soooo sweet!

  27. Denise November 25, 2017 at 6:26 am #

    Love those little critters and the 3D snow softly falling behind them!

  28. Marilyn S November 25, 2017 at 8:30 am #

    These are so cute, each and every one of them!

  29. Andrea Hastilow November 25, 2017 at 8:54 am #

    The little critters on the first card look like they are having so much fun together in the snow, the tag is sweet I could never put it in a bin after unwrapping a gift with it on I would have to display it, & as for Santa he is fantastically cute, you’ve made him so bright & cheerful, thank you for sharing x

  30. Oliev November 25, 2017 at 9:33 am #

    Awesome cards and tag!

  31. Susen November 25, 2017 at 9:38 am #

    Love both cards and the sweet tag. Adorable!

  32. Debbie B November 25, 2017 at 10:38 am #

    Adorable card and tag! Love your coloring! So much talent in this blog hop! I’m loving it! Thank you for sharing! Love these POD stamps! I had no idea they had so many adorable critters! Love your Santa!

  33. Rhonds November 25, 2017 at 10:55 am #

    I love the Santa and your idea for a tag. Plan to combine them!!.

  34. Kirsty Vittetoe November 25, 2017 at 11:44 am #

    So Creative!!!!

  35. Leanna November 25, 2017 at 11:55 am #

    I love this happy soft scene.

  36. Isabelle November 25, 2017 at 1:23 pm #

    Adorable cards and tag ! This is a fantastic blog hop, we get plenty inspiration. I’ve just received my POD order and I’m now ready to star using my new stamps !

  37. Sue LD November 25, 2017 at 6:28 pm #

    Adorable cards and tag with these critters.

  38. DC November 25, 2017 at 11:52 pm #

    I love what you did with Santa’s suit. The detail made it pop! Thank you for the inspiration.

  39. Jiaying November 25, 2017 at 11:54 pm #

    Love the tag. Just looking at it makes me happy. :)

  40. Valerie Breingan November 26, 2017 at 9:26 am #

    I think Santa’s my favorite.I love them all though.Wonderful job.

  41. Chrissie November 26, 2017 at 11:34 am #

    both your card and tag look so happy 9 and cute ) 😉

  42. Chrissie November 26, 2017 at 11:38 am #

    what a stunning card! and i love that you off set the globe – you are very talented1 thanks for the share 😉

  43. Deborah Kaye November 26, 2017 at 12:45 pm #

    Such sweet cards. I love the snow you added on the Santa card. It makes him look like he has a subtle design on his outfit. That bunny with the mistletoe is so adorable!

  44. Sheri K November 26, 2017 at 1:32 pm #

    Love all of these great cards with such cute critters!

  45. Karen P November 26, 2017 at 4:35 pm #

    I too love this santa. Love the background on your card.

  46. Linda November 26, 2017 at 8:01 pm #

    All three of your creations are adorable. I really like the detail in Santa’s coat. I like that Flora’s scarf is so delicately off the tag. Great cards and tag.

  47. Gwen November 26, 2017 at 9:12 pm #

    Your cards are all so cute! Great designs and I love how you did the snow in swirls on your adorable santa card!

  48. Delia November 28, 2017 at 8:18 am #

    These are so cute. I like how they aren’t over worked either. The Santa is super cute.

  49. Teresa Doyle November 28, 2017 at 10:28 am #

    Wow Kari, these are all sweet and YES, Stacey’s images ALWAYS make me smile!


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