Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sweet -n Sassy Blog Hop

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Good morning, and welcome to the Sweet -n Sassy Stamps September Release Blog Hop.  If you arrived here from the wonderfully talented Lisa's Blog, then you're on the right track for the hop, but if you just happened by, then you're going to want to go back to the beginning and start at the SNSS Blog, and hop along from there, so you don't miss one wonderful creation.  The exciting news is that there are 10 new stamp sets being released today at Sweet -n Sassy Stamps, and  each Sweet -n Sassy Design Diva on this hop will be sharing beautiful things they've created with different stamp sets from this release.  So without further delay, let's get on with the cards!!

For my first card, I used the Christmas Wonder stamp set.    This beautiful set features the sweet shepherd boy experiencing the wonder of that beautiful Christmas Star.  This 4 piece stamp set is full of possibilities for beautiful scenic Christmas cards.  I stamped this image with Memento ink, and colored with Copic markers.  I added some heavy sponging to the edges of the image, and embellished with some rhinestone sparkles and ribbon.  The designer paper is from Daisy D's, and the card stock all comes from Stampin' Up!.





















The sketch I used for this card comes from Jeanette Olen, and as you've seen from her blog, she's offered up a challenge for you to win a prize by playing along with her sketch challenge.  Chris Dickinson, and Tricia Traxler are also offering challenges for you to play along with, and of course there'll be a chance for more prizes with each challenge.  You'll find out what they've got up their crafty sleeves once you hop along to their blogs.  

 Your next stop on this happy hop will be the talented Nancy Brown.  Nancy makes some of the most incredible cards and her hand stitching is something that I am in constant awe of.  I know you're going to love her beautiful work as much as I do.  Below, you'll find a complete list of stops on this blog hop in correct order, in case you happen to get lost along the way. 


Thanks so much for hopping along with us today.  I hope you enjoy it, and find yourself inspired to create something beautiful!  Wishing you many happy blessings, and of course lots of happy stamping!
Love ya,

37 comments:

Glora said...

This is beautiful! It is like a piece of art ready to be framed. Awesome job Lorie.

~Beth said...

Beautiful! Gorgeous! Love it! Thanks Lorie!
~Beth

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card, just perfect :o)
Jackie xx

Viv said...

OH MY Lorie!! When I opened this post and saw this wonderful card, my first thought was that you'd glued a picture on the front of your card!! After telling myself not to be so daft, I realised you'd coloured it all. (I shudda known, shouldn't I)! What a fabulous and awe inspiring piece of work my friend! Brilliant.
Hugs Viv xxx

Celeste said...

Beautiful card...

Korin said...

Wow, Lorie, this is absolutely gorgeous! Your night scene is just perfect!

Sandy said...

This is such a BEAUTIFUL card! The coloring is amazing which you have such a way with! Anyone would be awe struck receiving this Christmas card! JUST GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Robin Parker said...

OMG!! This is awesome. The image is fab and the DP is wonderful. Great job and thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Chrissy D said...

YOWZA! Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! Love the way you created the night sky!

Chrisd said...

What beautiful results with your papercrafting. Thanks for sharing with us.

Kim said...

Lorie...this is amazing! Wow!! The colors are so vibrant, love the bling on the star, really beautiful!!

Tink said...

Beautiful Card!

Thebug415 said...

VERY Pretty. Love how you blinged the star up.

Stephanie said...

Wow!

Stampvanwinkle said...

So Beautiful Lorie! Wonderful work.

Tricia said...

Oh, wow! I love that. What a spectacular card!!!!

Mrs B said...

Oh, such a beautiful card! Please stop by my blog I have left you something!
Hugs,
cindyB

Ceal said...

wow Lorie, gorgeous card and beautiful colored!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Gorgeous colors!!

Tammy Q Howell said...

That is so cute! Love your coloring.

auntie lisa said...

Wow....very lovely! This is a nice set for the Christmas season. You did a great job coloring!
Lisa

Kim H said...

Lorie~ You always amaze me with your work! Everything always looks gorgeous! Beautiful card!
tfs
Kim H
rkrharris at comcast dot net

Cheryl said...

Beautiful!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Lori you have always amazed me with all of your creativity, but this one is breath taking. I opened your blog link and immediately said, 'Wow, that is stunning!" Really this is something I could look at all day long. I am not kidding. I am big on cards stating the true meaning off Christmas and this is a winner. The image itself is wonderful and to send a card like this would truly give the reciever of such a card, the opportunity to feel the awe and wonder of the moment that this little sheperd must have felt on that night so long ago. Thanks for blessing me with your inspiring card. Hugs.

Maria Matter said...

Lorie, this is beautiful!!! fantastic coloring!
TFS!

Lagene said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!!!

linda said...

BEAUTIFUL CARD, I LOVE THE SKY AND SAND.

Anita said...

Amazing card!

Judy McMullen said...

Absolutely awesome card, Lorie! What a wonderful image and so beautifully colored!! Every card you create is a true work of art!!!

Jerusha said...

What a beautiful card, a perfect image. I love the way you have coloured it, it really just pops! I need lessons on how to colour the night like that. Lovely!!

FileKutz said...

B.A.E. Utiful!!

Imke said...

Awesome Lorie ! I like how you colored the sky - fantastic !

Jan G said...

Love your card!

mochamama said...

This is such a beautiful portrayal of Christmas. Love this card!!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a gorgeous card, Lorie! I love the image and the way you colored it. Great focal piece!!!

djones said...

Stunning card, it is absolutely gorgeous. Love the rich colors.

kadie said...

This is TRULY stunning, Lorie!! Man, I wish I could color like that! It looks straight off the shelves at the store! Outstanding!

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