Welcome to Viva Las Vegastamps! Blog Hop!

Welcome to Viva Las Vegastamps! Blog Hop!2017-12-27T11:23:07-04:00

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Viva Las Vegastamps! Blog HopHappy New Year!! To kick off the year with a bang, Viva Las Vegastamps! is hosting a blog hop! If you’ve come here from Aimee Fleck’s Blog, then you’re in the right place. To start the hop from the beginning, please go to the Viva Las Vegastamps! blog.

If you like blog candy, this hop is for you!  Each blog on the hop will pick one winner who will get a $15 gift certificate to the Viva Las Vegastamps! Online Store.  One grand prize winner will win a $25 gift certificate to the Viva Las Vegastamps! Online Store. To enter, just leave a comment on each blog.

I’ll be picking the winner from my blog on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at noon EST, so get your comment in before then.

For my first post of 2012, I made this cute New Year’s card with animals participating in the celebration. The dog is blowing it’s horn and thinking dog thoughts while the cat is tolerating the dog and wishing it would go away.

I used these five Viva Las Vegastamps! in my project:
Clown Cat 
Pug In Party Hat
Party Horn
Another Year Down The Drain
Sometimes I Like To Drink

First I stamped all stamps on white cardstock, and then colored with Copic markers. I cut them out and adhered them to matching background paper and card as shown in picture. For the “Another Year” sentiment, I chose to cut out each word individually and ink the edges. For the “Sometimes I Like To Drink” sentiment, I cut out the main speech bubble, and also stamped the stamp directly on background paper. I glued the cut out speech bubble in place and used a white pen to color in the smaller bubbles on the pink paper. I hope you like it, I had fun making it!


Viva Las VegaStamps!The next stop on your blog hop is Lea Cioci’s Blog. Enjoy the hop, good luck and Happy New Year!

Happy Crafting!



  1. Robert Rosendale December 31, 2011 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    Nice Party Card……Happy ‎2♥12 …let the creativity begin.

  2. Aimee December 31, 2011 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    OMG Joe, I love it!!! So funny!



  3. Debbie Buckland January 1, 2012 at 12:04 am - Reply

    Lol cool. Weird but cool

  4. Kay January 1, 2012 at 12:06 am - Reply

    Fun card! Thank you for the inspiration. I'm already a follower. Happy New Year.

  5. Angi Hay January 1, 2012 at 4:50 am - Reply

    Too cute ! Viva has such a great selection of stamps. Love the ones you used on this project !

  6. Charo Munoz January 1, 2012 at 5:29 am - Reply

    Two Joes in the same blog hop, i got confused.

    You also have a great sense of humor, bright card!

  7. Joe Rotella January 1, 2012 at 5:43 am - Reply

    I love your sense of humor! Happy New Year!

  8. Terri Sproul January 1, 2012 at 6:01 am - Reply

    you are so funny…..

  9. Rachel January 1, 2012 at 6:15 am - Reply

    nice card!

  10. Brenda Davis January 1, 2012 at 6:20 am - Reply

    Oh just wonderful! I rescue dogs and cats! Fun fun fun!

  11. Amanda January 1, 2012 at 6:24 am - Reply

    I love the card! I have a fondness for pugs 😀

  12. ~steph~ January 1, 2012 at 6:37 am - Reply

    This one made me LOL! Love the brightly colored background, poor kitty – looks like she can't wiat for the party to be over. Happy New Year!

  13. KathyJo Ritchie January 1, 2012 at 6:46 am - Reply

    Love it! It made me smile as soon as I saw it. I could so see our cat and dogs in this same situation. She tolerates them and they torment her. I will definitely be watching your creations.

  14. Amy Day January 1, 2012 at 7:04 am - Reply

    OK, you know this is going to be my fav! Love! Love! Love it! If the kitty were black, it could be Elphaba and Frankie partying!

  15. Betsy January 1, 2012 at 7:32 am - Reply

    This card's got personality!! Great colors, great composition!

  16. Lisa Fulmer January 1, 2012 at 7:57 am - Reply

    fluuush! thanks for the opp

  17. Susan M. Brown {sbar January 1, 2012 at 8:17 am - Reply

    Happy New Year Joe!!! I love your card and I like to drink "ALL" the time, too…OK only when I'm stamping. Thanks for this fun and festive card : )

  18. Sandra Strait January 1, 2012 at 8:29 am - Reply

    What a wonderful card!

  19. Clare Dempsey January 1, 2012 at 9:10 am - Reply

    Too funny! I'm following! Thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

  20. Ana Maria January 1, 2012 at 10:11 am - Reply

    What a great sense of humor, it was hilarious, can stop laughing!!!!!

  21. Gini Cagle January 1, 2012 at 10:14 am - Reply

    What a fun card! Happy New Year!


  22. Leslie Owens January 1, 2012 at 11:02 am - Reply

    Fun and cute card!! Happy New Year!


  23. 2amscrapper January 1, 2012 at 11:10 am - Reply

    cute card!

  24. Connie Lutz January 1, 2012 at 11:40 am - Reply

    Very cool! Happy New Year!

  25. Vicki Wilson January 1, 2012 at 11:41 am - Reply

    Cute, fun card. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Lee in Texas January 1, 2012 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    I like the card—esp with animals!

  27. Tamara January 1, 2012 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    Fun card!

  28. Marcia Prater January 1, 2012 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    I love this site and will be one of my favorites for 2012. Thank you!!

  29. Gina Patt January 1, 2012 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    That's a really cute card. I'll have to order the stamps.

  30. Tammylee January 1, 2012 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    Cute project, my coMputer is not letting me follow you righ now. Not sure what the problem is. Could be blogger again!

  31. jennifer January 1, 2012 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    cute card, happy new year

  32. Inky Whiskers January 1, 2012 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    You party animal!

  33. Jocelyn January 1, 2012 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    Haha! That is stinkin' cute!

  34. Miki January 1, 2012 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    That cat really does NOT look amused! Too funny! The way you used the background papers really adds a lot of movement & interest to the card. Great card!

  35. Karen January 1, 2012 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    I love this card! Great images & techniques. Happy New Year!

  36. Martha January 1, 2012 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    Joe, what a funny card….absolutely love the "sentiment". You've got a great sense of humor!


  37. karenladd January 1, 2012 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    Ha ha…this card had me laughing!! Don't know which is funnier, that partying pug, or the cranky cat!!!

  38. Deb Brem January 1, 2012 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    Love the card teh look on the dogs face is priceless!

  39. Betsy Brett January 1, 2012 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    Always enjoy the animal themes! Very cute!

  40. Barbara January 1, 2012 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    Great use of so many stamps. Happy New Year.

  41. Valerie Pittier January 1, 2012 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    Fun card – and the cat response is so, well, cat! Love it! Thanks for the blog hop!

  42. Cathy P January 1, 2012 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    This is so bright and fun. Great card.

  43. Diana Enns January 1, 2012 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    What a cute card – you do have quite the sense of humor when it comes to these cards 🙂



  44. NWFlamingo January 1, 2012 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    Yup. 2011 is all washed up.

  45. steph vlach January 1, 2012 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    great!! thanks for the blog hop!!

    happy new year 🙂


  46. Yelowflower Mo January 1, 2012 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    ok, here we go, started the hop and am now a follower, show me some awesome stuff!!!

  47. steph vlach January 1, 2012 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    great blog hop…thank you!!

    happy 2012!!


  48. linda trzos January 2, 2012 at 12:20 am - Reply

    Love this! 🙂 so whimsical!

  49. Nancy January 2, 2012 at 5:42 am - Reply

    Funny – and my sentiments exactly for 2011!

  50. Laurie Laikam January 2, 2012 at 7:09 am - Reply

    This is a fun card! Wonder if animals celebrate holidays?

  51. trisha too January 2, 2012 at 7:41 am - Reply

    Hey, I know that cat!

    Fun card!!


  52. Michelle Frae Cummin January 2, 2012 at 8:01 am - Reply

    Great card! Thanks for sharing!

  53. Mary Jean January 2, 2012 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    Love the tutorial on the bowling ally, even my husband stopped by and took a look, looking forward to trying the technique myself. I just had to bookmark your site!

  54. Chookietoo January 2, 2012 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    Happy. New Year to all. I didn't,t send mt Christmas cards as I was traveling os. So these New Year cards will fit the bill nicely ab

    Nd a great start to my 2012 stash of creative ideas. Thanks for sharing!


  55. Terry January 2, 2012 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    Love that sentiment! Great card for ringing in the New Year! Happy "2012." Already a follower!

  56. Shartl January 2, 2012 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    I have both a cat and a dog, and this card is so much like real life! That clown cat is cracking me up!

  57. Jennifer Fleck January 2, 2012 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    That would totally be my cat! I can totally relate! I love it! It is awesome.

  58. Mary Coleman January 2, 2012 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    Hahahaha…great one! Love to use animals in hats….. Very funny.

  59. Star January 2, 2012 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    OMG! I don't own an electric die cut machine.., I should though, shouldn't I? Oh, but which one? I hope your blog will answer this question! Anyway, loved the card – I have a Brussels Griffon – that pug looks a lot like my dog.

    • Joe Rotella January 3, 2012 at 5:06 am - Reply

      Hi Star!!
      I just emailed you – hope I have the right address! – about cutting machines. Thanks for the comment!
      Joe R.

  60. Star January 2, 2012 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    Hey, wait a minute – are Joe Rotella and Joe Morgan the same person? I'm dazed & confused!

    • Joe Rotella January 3, 2012 at 5:07 am - Reply

      LOL! Nope – we're two different people who both love to craft!

  61. FrancineB January 2, 2012 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    LOL Great card. Love the cat's expression.

  62. leslierahye January 3, 2012 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    H I L A R I O U S card Joe! The face on the cat is priceless! 🙂

    Happy New Year!

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