Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps October Release Blog Hop!

I have three posts up today, so please click the links if you are looking for


I am very happy to share the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Release Day Blog Hop with you! Since I am the October Guest DT Member, I also get to play along in the Release Hop! 

The SNSS DT has been busy preparing for today's fabulous blog hop and virtual stamp day and we hope you will join us in celebrating our newest stamp sets--this month we are focusing on Christmas!

The blog hop starts at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog. We've got lots of eye candy to share that will certainly put you in the holiday mood. Be sure not to miss a single stop along the way because we'll be drawing one lucky commenter from a random DT blog to win a $25 credit to the store!!

Here is the list of stops along the hop today:

Gloria Stengel - YOU ARE HERE
Kim Schofield

After you're finished hopping we invite you to join us for a fun day of challenges during our Virtual Stamp Day in our Splitcoaststampers Member Company Forum. We're giving away more fun prizes so you won't want to miss it!
 
Enjoy the hop and happy stamping!!

Here is the card I made using the NEW Old-Fashioned Christmas stamp set.


I stamped the image in black dye ink, then I sponged with ice blue chalk ink. Since I love the combination of pale blue and red together, I used some paper with a red stripe and a few red bows. The pale blue makes the red pop right off the page.


I tied some bows in blue, white and red. I think adding the snowflake button and the mini bells screams White Christmas!


I grew up in the country, so a "country Christmas" still speaks to my heart. I always feel a bit sad that my kids have only ever known "suburban Christmas" in their lives. And much of their lives have been spent in the "sun belt" without snow and all the festivities that I remember growing up on a Pennsylvania Dutch community. Therefore, I wish EVERYONE and old fashioned Christmas this year!


Have fun looking at all the new release stamps! I hope you enjoy the hop. Now, zip on over to Kim Schofield's blog for more inspiration!

Here is the NEW release!



Cardstock: American Crafts Blue; Stampin' Up! Whisper White
Designer paper: Echo Park Season's Greetings; Melissa Frances Home for the Holidays
Stamps: Sweet n Sassy Stamps Old-Fashioned Christmas (SNS-12-068)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ice Blue
Die cuts: Spellbinders Asian Accents, Classic Rectangles Large; My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag Stax
Ribbon and Twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Button: Dress it Up
Bells: Darice
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape runner; Beacon Fabri-tac; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares
Tools: Bow Easy; Spellbinders Grand Calibur

35 comments:

Bridget said...

Oh my goodness, Gloria, this is gorgeous, the colors pop, and the garland of ribbon, bells, and snowflake - just fabulous!

Teri said...

Beautiful card! Love the details and the colors.

Kim said...

Hi Gloria! What a beautiful creation! I love the addition of the snowflake, jingle bells, and bow...so pretty!

merrymstamper said...

Gloria, you rock this set!!! Love the bit of red with your blue...it is striking! Beautiful work.

Kim S said...

Gorgeous!! I agree with your pop of red - it's the perfect festive touch to the gentle scene!

KimCreate said...

Oh so gorgeous!!! The bow cluster is to die for!

Jennie said...

Beautiful card Gloria! Love the papers you used and the ribbon treatment!

Rebecca Wagner said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors you used.

Beverly said...

Gloria, I love the blue and red ribbon with the snowflake and bell and also the unexpected (for me) striped paper for this design. Will be sending you breakfast options later today, can't wait to see you!

Cathymac said...

The image and design on your Christmas card is absolutely beautiful, Gloria, but the ribbon and bow treatment brings a whole new level of elegance...just gorgeous!

Basslady said...

fab card with awesome details!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Marla said...

Lovely colors and very fun bell. I love the border punch you used!! TFS

Maria said...

What a beautiful card

jimlynn said...

Simply gorgeous! Love the addition of those bells.
LYnn

Maria said...

great job. beautiful cards

Marsha said...

Love your ribbon treatment with the spots of color to match the DP

donnaben said...

Love your card, great colors. Thanks for sharing your ideas

Donna B

Miriam Prantner said...

So pretty! Love the jingle bells and the blues.

jan farnworth said...

so pretty love the bells

Maureen R said...

You're right, the colors do POP! I love this combo, thanks for sharing it.
Hugs,
Maureen

buggin2stamp said...

Beautiful card! You used one of my favorite color combos. I love the fun bow with the snowflake and bells.

Sue D said...

Lovely card--I like the colors and the jingle bells and snowflake on the bow.

Stampin_melissa said...

I just love the softness of this, what a lovely card!

Carol L said...

I just love this image and the card you created with it! That little bouquet of ferns, ribbon, snowflake, & jingle bells looks sensational! Awesome!!

Amy Kolling said...

Love your color combo!!! The pop of red was perfect!

StampingJudy said...

Wonderful cards!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow this is so amazing!! I just love your ribbon treatment with this gorgeous image!! :) Thanks for the fun blog hop! HUGS!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What an elegant card Gloria. Love the colors and the fabulous ribbon/bell embellishment.

Mary Kruschke said...

By using the light blue color on your card you made it just seems so frosty! Outstanding!

Makiko Jones said...

This is super gorgeous!! I love the ribbon & bell embellishments!

Heather said...

This is beautiful!! I love little bits of color against the soft blue and that bow is GORGEOUS!

Flo S. said...

A beautiful card. I love the ribbon detail, I think I have those very buttons too.

rizzosw said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing!

Ava Gavloski said...

great old fashioned christmas card gloria, yes, i love the colortones as well.
ava g

ajax said...

Someday I hope to have an old fashioned Christmas with snow. It won't be in Florida though. I love your card and the colors in the background make it perfect. Thanks