Monday, October 24, 2011

Holiday Greetings!

Happy Monday everyone---today I’m off to San Francisco for the day with my friends!  I’m so excited as I have ALWAYS wanted to go to San Francisco and see Fisherman’s Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge, Curviest Road and Alcatraz!  Whooohooo—if you live there you may see me bee-boppin’ down the sidewalks like a crazy fool hee hee.  Next time I come out this way I want to hit Carmel and Monterey too but for now I will enjoy every minute in San Fran Smile 

Tomorrow I head home—I get in around 8:30 pm and then I’m home for awhile until my classes in Chicago.  BUT YOU KNOW WHAT???  FRIDAY I get to go see Luke Bryan—FIRST ROW BABY---OH YEAH!!  I’m so excited that I can barely even think about it cuz it all just makes me GIDDY!!! LOL!  OMGoodness its gonna be a fun night and oh yeah I’m either getting up on that darn stage or I’m grabbin Mr. Bryan (in a very nice way ahemmmmm) hee hee.  We have to leave early as the concert is in Salem, VA (how appropriate for Halloween weekend ‘eh LOL) and Alexa gets to leave school at noon so you know she’s a happy girl. Third person in our little party is my mom and my mom is a bit like my hubby—she can be slightly overwhelmed..ahem..lol by myself and Alexa.  So she MAYYYY be trying to act like she doesn’t know us during the concert hee hee but that’s ok---gotta live in the moment KWIM and love every minute!  At least that’s how I live everyday!

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Holiday Greetings!!


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 Today I'm sharing another fun & new release from Gina K--this time its the fabulous StampTV Kit called "Wishing You Joy".  It is another fantastic stamp set packed to the gills with great images and sentiments for the holidays.  Not only that but you get some Luxury Cardstock, patterned paper (which I used above) and brads & ribbons.  The paper is beautiful--I love the mix of violets, golds, browns and snowflakes--so elegant.

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 I kept the design pretty simple because I think this would be a great holiday card that you could replicate multiple times easily to send.  I kept the colors to the violets with touches of gold for sparkle.  Those ornaments are so easy to color and I added gold accents with my Gold Sharpie Paint Pen.  I used my Spellbinders dies to cut my image and my scalloped matting.  Some gold brads at the bottom were added--but to bling them up I added Gold Stickles on top for sparkle.  A gold bow finishes off the card.

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The ornaments were colored with Copics and accented with gold---the oval frame was colored with my Gold Sharpie as well and then I put Gold Stickles on top for more sparkle.  You can NEVER have enough sparkle during the holidays---or at least that's my motto LOL!  Hope you enjoyed this and gets you thinking about the upcoming holidays (oh lordy I'm not ready yet).

Now make sure and hop to all the DT blogs below for your chance to win a free stamp set—just leave a comment on each as you hop!  You are sure to get lots of fun inspiration today for this fabulous StampTV Kit set!

92 comments:

  1. OOOOoooooo......
    Love how dark and rich this is!!! I am gonna HAVE to play with some purple as a Christmas color!!!
    Great job, Suzanne!!

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  2. You sound like a fun gal! Wish you were in IN but you are in the sunshine.
    Really like this card and the colors and patterns. Great look!
    Lynda
    flockerbie@indy.rr.com

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  3. Beautiful card, Suzanne!! I love the colours and the gold ribbon.

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  4. I must say I like the more non-traditional colors for Christmas! Lovely glitter on it.

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  5. Can't believe I am first? Your work is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Beautiful Card Suzanne! Love the deeper colors.

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  7. Wow! Stunning card!!!! The DP is amazing and how you put the papers and images together are just GORGEOUS!!!!

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  8. Very nice card and gold stickles!

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  9. Gorgeous, Suzanne! The gold looks so great with the kit papers. Love your perfect coloring!

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  10. What a gorgeous card Suzanne.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  11. Such a stunningly elegant card, I will be on the CASE as soon as my STV kit arrives, thank you so much for sharing

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  12. What a beautiful card. Like how you used different colors than you normally see on a holiday card.

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  13. What a pretty card! Like how you used colors not normally used for holiday cards.

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  14. Love this card particularly the plaid dp that sets off the ornaments. Always looking for non traditional colour combos. This one is great! TFS
    Karen

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  15. LOVE it!!! My fav colors and papers for the moment anyway. LOL Great ribbon!

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  16. You sure have an eye for combinations! Nice DP use, and you make it look very easy!

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  17. Love the colors and the patterned paper combos. Gorgeous card!
    bjohn3237 at aol dot com

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  18. A lovely, elegant card. Thanks for ideas on using purple/lavender in a Christmas card.

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  19. Love the non-traditional colors you used and that sparkly ribbon Suzanne!

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  20. Your card is gorgeous! Love the nontraditional purple.
    Candy
    candyscraftcorner.blogspot.com

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  21. I'm jealous. SanFran sounds fun. I love Luke Bryan too. I like the purple theme on the card.

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  22. Wow who would think the darker colors could be so effective great idea

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  23. Cute card Suzanne. Love the designer paper too!
    Hope you are having a great day today in San Francisco. It was GREAT meeting you in person... you made my day!
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  24. BEAUTIFUL card, so rich in color! Have fun on your trip!

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  25. What a very cute card! I love the use of the stickles!

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  26. Cute, cute, cute card, Suzanne. Love the mix of your patterned papers and the colors.

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  27. I love your beautiful card and how well you matched everything to those lovely papers. Awesome artwork. Have a super time too.

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  28. i really ilke your Christmas cards you make with the stamps. Everthing gose together so nice very nice card

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  29. I love the pattern combinations.

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  30. Stunning! I love the colour scheme.

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  31. Gorgeous card, love the design paper.

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  32. Your cards are very beautiful
    Thanks so much for sharing
    mema
    wilsonp58@yahoo.com

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  33. My Mom always told me you couldn't put two different patterns together!! Obviously she's never seen your great cards!

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  34. Thank you so much for sharing such a pretty card.

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  35. Very pretty! I really like the colors you chose as they are not the traditional Chrstmas colors.

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  36. wow how Beautiful is this love love your card the papers and the colors are perfect and its my fav. love how you layered your card and the ribbons is great it adds that special touch. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    www.anita-craft-corner.blogspot.com

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  37. Beautiful, Suzanne!!!! I love how you combine these beautiful papers and the colors of the ornaments! I really like the burgandy/lavendar for holiday colors!!!! Thanks for the inspiration and have a wonderful time in San Fran!!!! Hugs, Sharon :o)

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  38. Beautiful card, Suzanne! Love the non-traditional holiday colors!

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  39. Awesome papers in this kit - you guys are tempting me so much. LOL
    I would keep it simple, too, to showcase this gorgeous paper.

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  40. Beautiful card! Love the rich colors you've used here.

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  41. Suzanne this card is so striking. The color choice is outstanding

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  42. Very beautiful cards. Love your paper choices.

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  43. Oooohhh love these non-traditional colors for Christmas cards! So beautiful.
    Have fun in San Francisco!

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  44. Beautiful! Love the paper and the ornaments.

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  45. Very pretty--I like all the gold sparkles.

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  46. i love the colour theme it's different and striking!

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  47. Loved the card and the colors you used are not traditional colors but sure came out beautiful.
    thanks for sharing

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  48. love the cards, the colours, just everything about them.

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  49. Beautiful card Suzanne! Just love the DP!

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  50. This is darling and I really appreciate the ornaments done in purple!

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  51. Beautiful ornament card. Those designer papers are awesome.

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  52. Very pretty. Lovely combo of colors and DPs.

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  53. Beautiful card Suzanne! Love the colors!

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  54. great cards! You did a super job!

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  55. Wonderful cards! Such unusal colors but they work very well. Thanks!

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  56. Love the nontraditional colors for this holiday card. Lovely.

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  57. That is very pretty and the sparkle is perfect.

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  58. Love the card, Suzanne. Very elegant.
    Hope you are having a great time in SF. Alcatraz is so cool with so much history and I know you will love the Golden Gate bridge. Hope you get to see the sea lions on the Pier too.
    Safe Travels home and I must say I am so gealous you are going to see Luke Bryan.
    Hugz,
    Cathy Lee

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  59. Such a cute, fun project!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. Finally got to sit down and enjoy the HOP tonight - wow! Glad I did - loved your projects! Counting down until I get my StampTv kit in the mail! Thanks for sharing - you are awesome!

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  61. Have a great time in San Fran!! I love your card

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  62. Beautiful card Suzanne. I love the colors in that dp. You always make the most beautiful cards. Hope you have lots of fun in San Francisco. I love it there, especially shopping at Pier 39.

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  63. Oooh! This is beautiful! Love the colors you used on this - non-traditional but still very festive! Hope you had fun in SF! One of my all time favorite cities, and you would love, love Monterey and Camel. Just visited there in September for the second time. Very different from SF but fabulous in their own right.

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  64. Love the non-tradition colors you used in your card.
    Hazel
    hdhall6002(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  65. Oh fabulous color scheme! What elegance~

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  66. Love it suzanne and im pleased your having a good time at the moment galavanting around lol xxxx

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  67. Awesome card Suzanne! Love the non-traditional colors!

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  68. Love those colors together! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  69. Wow, what warm and inviting colors, just love this choice, just wonderful!!!
    And I hope you all have the best time at the concert, god I can't remember the last concert I went to, think it was Grand Funk Railroad and Humble Pie, bands nobody has probably heard of! Guess I am showing my age!!
    Anyway, have a GRAND time.
    Hugs
    Donna

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  70. Suzzane,
    Sounds like you are having a great time!! Enjoy.
    Love your card, love the warm inviting colors. This is a wonderful card that would be excellent to replicate if you have a lot to send to.
    Thanks for sharing your talents and stories.
    Donna
    Sorry if this is a repeat post, could not remember where I left off, have been on and off the computer, Apologies!

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  71. Beautiful colors- they really stand out

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  72. Have fun at the concert. Your card is cute. Love the colors and paper.

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  73. I love the richness of this elegant card! These new stamps are terrific.

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  74. cute card, love the color choice, so rich looking!

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  75. Suzanne,

    What can I say, your card is so beautiful. Love your selection of Designer Paper and, of course, your copic colouring!

    Barb O.

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  76. WOW!!!! What a gorgeous card, Suzanne; I love it!! The colors are terrific and it's beauty is in the understatement. It's just so cool in the non-traditional colors.

    Hope you had a great time sight seeing in San Francisco. It's such a fun city with so much to do. We have a great state with so many activities. When you come south, we'll entertain you here as well!!!

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  77. Such an elegant Christmas card - love it Suzanne!!!

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  78. Love the card. Not so traditional but so elegant. Have fun Friday but behave yourself. Those front row rowdies can get in trouuuuble.

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  79. Oh the depth and richness of the colors is amazing!!!

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I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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