Thursday, November 29, 2012

Friends of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog Hop



Happy Thursday and welcome to the Charmed Life Blog. Today I am celebrating with Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps 5th anniversary. Korin has invited me to be a part of this Friends of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog Hop.

My relationship started with Korin and SNSS back in February of 2011. It was a Tuesday morning and she sent me an email inviting me to be a part of her design team. I still have the email by the way.

Little did she know that I was feeling down because just the day before I had received the news that I did not make the final cut for the Spellbinders design team. I was in the final round of  20 but only 12 made the team. Korin's email put me on cloud 9 and I did not have to think about it very long before I said yes.

It was so exciting working with her for 6 months. She is such an encourager and so supportive of my work. So thank you Korin for a chance to celebrate with you.

There are prizes to be won for joining us in this hop.

~There will be 4 random participants that will win a $15 store credit to SNSS.

~To be included in the drawings, comments must be left by midnight EST Friday, November 30th.

~The winners will be announced on the SNSS Blog on December 1st at 8am EST

For my card today I used the Christmas Light set, candle die and the Light of Christmas background stamp. I colored my candle with copics and prismacolor pencils.


My designer paper is from BoBunny -the "Father Christmas" collection and also Provo Crafts "winter berries".  The cardstock is Stampin-Up's cherry cobbler, very vanilla and Bazzill ivy.  

The oval dies are Spellbinders floral and small ovals. I sponged the background with some distress inks. An idea that I borrowed from Cathy McCauley.
To complete my card I punched a mini tag and stamped the word "Christmas". It's from the Christmas Light set.
 
The card layout is this weeks Splitcoaststampers sketch #413.

That's it for me so leave a comment for a chance to win and then move to the next blog. The blog hop order is listed below.





26 comments:

  1. aaaahhhh the ambiance of candle light! Love how you captured that on your card! very nice.

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  2. Reminds me of Christmas programs at church.

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  3. Really beautiful ... I especially like the "glow" of the oval layer directly behind your candle!

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  4. Oh, how pretty Mary. Love the pretty image cut out and over the fabulous sponged oval. Very elegant. So glad you joined us in the hop.

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  5. Mary, your background glow really sets this stamp off to perfection. So beautiful!

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  6. Loving the new Christmas images! Like how you stamped the script behind the main image.

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  7. Soo Pretty Pretty! Love how you created the Warm candle glow! Love this! 8-)

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  8. Oh my WORD I love that glow! Brilliant card!

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  9. This is such a delightful card! Love how you've popped up the image!

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  10. so pretty--I like your coloring.

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  11. This is gorgeous, Mary! Love the glowing BG in the oval!

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  12. Beautiful card. I love the light behind the candle you created with your shaded oval.

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  13. great use of the sketch...wonderful Christmas card.

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  14. Such a warm glow around the candle. Great job!

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  15. Lovely card; great details. Thanks for sharing

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  16. Your orangey layer really makes the candle glow. This is so beautiful.

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  17. This is gorgeous! I love the "glow" behind the image and the wonderful papers.

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  18. Lovely design and coloring, Mary.

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  19. What a lovely story of how you came to be on the SNSS DT!!! Gorgeous card!!! Stunning colors!!!! Beautiful design!

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  20. Beautiful card! I love the waxy drips on the candle and the papers are wonderful!

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