Monday, November 23, 2009
Christmas Hearth at Belles 'n Whistles Blog Hop and a Bit of Sweet Stuff, Too!!!
Happy Monday and welcome to Belles 'n Whistles Blog Hop where Summer is giving away a COMPLETE set of the new release stamps to some lucky hopper!! If you have arrived here first I would like to direct you to the Belles 'n Whistles Blog to begin the Hop. If you have arrived here from the gorgeous creations on Kathrin's blog, then we can hop right along!!
We are all thrilled to introduce you to the new release of beautiful Elisabeth Bell Holiday stamps at Belles 'n Whistles. The theme for this hop is Holiday Gifts/Gift Wrap--we were asked to decorate a gift bag or create a holiday gift using one of the images. For my projects I used the absolutely darling "Christmas Hearth" which will be available (along with all of the new release stamps) for pre-order TODAY, with shipping beginning the first of December. Since the holidays are right upon us, the supply of these stamps will be limited so I urge you to run over as soon as possible to make your selections!!!
For my card, I CASE'd a card I received from the magnificently talented Claudia, used Bazzill for the base, SU for all matting, and all DP is from SEI and a gift from the lovely and very creative Suzan. The images are all colored with Copics and I used the same ribbons and trims on all of the projects.
To match my card, I made a red sateen tote bag by increasing the size of the image and painting it with thinned acrylic paints.
Both the front and back of the tote is decorated...one side is the darling Christmas Hearth and the back, a decorated green felt Christmas tree.
You can see that I have added charms and buttons and bows and clay figures and flowers galore to both the card and the tote bag.
The format of the inside of this card style allows alot of creativity for a jotting spot. Of course I placed it in the traditional position rather than on the undecorated flap.
AND Now for some SWEET STUFF to let you know how much I appreciate your participating in our Belles 'n Whistles Blog Hop and to get both you and me into the real holiday spirit. I love Christmas so I wanted to give you a chance to win all things Christmas-y. I also wanted to use the extra images, so I decorated several acrylic boxes with the darling Christmas Hearth images. All I am asking you to do is make a comment here and mention the sweet stuff on your sidebar if you have a blog. I will ship worldwide. The winner will be selected on Friday, November 27 at 12:01 AM EST...Good Luck!!
6X6 Christmas Scrapbook Kit
Set of Martha Stewart Christmas Gift Tag Stamps
Box of Holiday Ribbons
Box of Chocolate-Dipped Peppermint Sticks
Box of Holiday Epoxy Stickers
Box of Red and Green Flowers
Box of Red/Green/White Tulle
CutterBee Bugs Collection
Whew!! And NOW, to continue the hop, please go over to see the absolutely beautiful creations that Lynda has made for us to see -- I have already had a peek and they are just darling!!!!!
Thank you so much for dropping by to see what's happening here today...it is always a joy and I love to read what you say about my creations. Have a wonderful week and be safe.....Big Hugs!!!