Monday, November 7, 2011

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Birthday Blog Hop




Hello and welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Birthday Blog Hop!  Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is so excited to be celebrating four wonderful years!  I was very blessed to design for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps as my first ever design team assignment, and after nearly two years of designing for Sweet 'n Sassy, I remain a fan and friend, AND always will!!   A fantastic group of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps design team members past and present, along with some special friends, have put together this fabulous Birthday Blog Hop to kick off a whole month of fun. We have 37 stops so the hop will take place over three days - feel free to take your time visiting each blog!  You have until 11:59pm EST November 9th to leave comments on as many blogs as you can.  On Saturday, November 12th Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps will announce FOUR winners (chosen at random from comments on random stops along the hop); each lucky winner will receive a prize pack including stamps, dies, paper & twine valued at $40! 

If you have been following along already you should have come from the talented Tami Mayberry's blog.  If you are only starting here, please head back to the SNSS blog and go from there.  You won't want to miss any stops along the way!  Also, don't forget to comment on as many stops as you can....the more comments the better your chance of winning one of the fabulous prize packs! :)

Here is what I created for this hop using the gorgeous Christmas Candle digital stamp.
 I used some of the beautiful Wassail paper from Basic Grey, which I thought went so well with the vintage style of this image.  I added a bit of stickles to the candle for dimension and sparkle, and I thought a bow with  some of this gorgeous waffle weave ribbon from Stampin' Up! would be just the ticket.  As I mentioned earlier, the image was printed digitally and then colored with Copic markers.  For the finishing touch, I sponged the edges of the image with some Tim Holtz distress ink in vintage photo.  I love that it actually looks like the edges are burnt.

I'm so glad you're hopping with us today, and   your next stop on the hop is at the amazing Darsie Bruno's blog, but just in case there are any hiccups, here is the whole list of celebrants on this party train:


 Thanks again for stopping by and hopping along with us today!  Have a blessed and beautiful day, and happy stamping, too!!

69 comments:

Sandy said...

This is just so beautiful but that's the way all of your cards are! I love the way you color your images. Your card has such warmth and beauty!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is one heck of a talented hop! So happy to help celebrate! Your holiday creation is gorgeous.

Jingle said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Colored perfectly!

April said...

Gorgeous Ms. Lorie!! I love the glow of the candle, and that dp is delicious!!

Tami B. said...

This is so pretty.

Beate said...

Absolutely gorgeous card.
Hugs and smiles

Lydia said...

Oh my goodness - this is SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!

I love your coloring - and that candle glow - WOW.

Dee said...

WOW, what an elegant, rich card! The colours are beautiful and your colouring only adds to the beauty of the card. Thanks!

Jennie said...

Beautiful card and love the dp you used!!

Carol E said...

Beautiful card, love the colors, thank you so much for sharing it.

Jerusha said...

I love your warm, rich card. It's perfect for the upcoming Christmas season!

Riette said...

Very lovely layers and colors!

Whimcees said...

Hello!

This image is lovely and you have created a wonderful card with it!

Wishing you a happy day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Frances Brown said...

love the colors on the card.

Ceal said...

Beautiful as always Lorie!

Basslady said...

this card is so adorable!

the colouring is so gorgeous and fabulous!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Ruthie @ SeptemberNinth said...

Hi Lorie!

You card is gorgeous!

Ruthie :)

Sasha said...

Beautiful traditional Christmas card and coloured so perfectly:)

Miriam Prantner said...

Wow. You did just an amazing job coloring this! It looks well, amazing.

Emily Painter-Davis said...

I love this. It's so real looking. I love that the wax looks all melty... the edges are great too.
em

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

This card is so pretty--love the quilted ribbon and the glitter on the candle!

Chris L.

Caity Sue said...

Very beautiful and so Christmassy! Thanks for sharing!

Holly aka Toy said...

Gah! Lorie, your coloring is exquisite! This is my current favorite SNSS image, too. So much eye candy!! And I was surfing your site and saw the stamps you design... *LOVE*!!! You're one talented lady!
HUGS!

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW! Stunning coloring!!

mitz said...

...Lorie.. beautiful card.. beautiful coloring.. just a great job..
mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Lorie. One of my favortie images. The coloring and sponging are fabulous! :o)

Krissy said...

beautiful!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Beautiful card!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Angie said...

OOOOH! Love your card. I think I am going to have to purchase some stickles!!! I haven't done that yet. Gorgeous card! Frame worthy for sure!

ScrapNMore said...

Wow! My first thought was - she burnt the edges! The distress ink and the ribbon is a nice touch to an already beautiful card. It really makes me feel like I'm in a nice cozy room.

forpahl5 said...

Love the card! Thanks for sharing!

suem66 said...

Love the candel stamp. Really pretty.

Kim O'Connell said...

WOW! Your coloring is AWESOME!

Kristin said...

Elegant and lovely. I think the ribbon made me drool a little on my keyboard! LOL :) Cheers

Indy said...

Beautiful work!

merrymstamper said...

gorgeous depth of colour!!! wow! love this image too and you made an amazing card with it.

Jessica said...

Oh how pretty! LOVE that image - your coloring is amazing!

Crafty Math Chick said...

WOW! Stunning use of light in this card! Your shading is spectacular!

Shannon White said...

Wow! What Gorgeous coloring and I just Love the candle glow! So Beautiful! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Peggy said...

Great image and beautiful coloring.
Blessings,
Peggy Allen

Jenny said...

What an amazingly beautiful card! The color is perfect! I just love it!!!!

Anita said...

Your coloring is amazing. Stunning card!

Karen L said...

So beautiful and traditional looking! This is a wonderful card!

Karen L said...

Your card is so warm and traditional looking...I love it!

Char said...

Wow...love the candle, the beautiful coloring job, all the papers....everything about this card!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful!! I love Basic Grey too! Love the vintage feel of this card.

maryr917 said...

Gorgeous card Lori love this image and your fantastic coloring

Marie said...

What a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.

Harriet Skelly said...

Lorie this is such a beautifully colored card!

synthis said...

I love the colors and layers you used. Very nicely done.

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

beautiful papers, love the bow and love how you made that candle glow. TFS.

Cathy -Mercieschild said...

What a beautiful card. I love everything about it. the papers, the layering and the beautiful coloring on that image. I love that image. What an awesome job you have done. Thank you for sharing it with us, hugs Cathy k

Anonymous said...

What a stunning card...your coloring is absolutely gorgeous!
S. Kennedy
KraftyKenz@aol.com

Kaye W. said...

Your coloring is stunning! This card reminds me of the candlelight services at church! Beautiful work!

Janice M said...

Very pretty! I like all your sponging.

peggy wainman said...

Love the glow!

Cindy Lou said...

Beautiful card. So many layers, perfect paper (Wassil from BG is also one of my favs) and your coloring, distressing and highlighting are just perfect. Thanks for sharing!

Newbie said...

Beautiful card! Love that image!! The ribbon and bow are beautiful and goes perfectly with the paper! And your coloring is gorgeous!

Sue D said...

Gorgeous stamp and card!

Robin Parker said...

Lorie, this is so pretty and perfect for Christmas. Love the ribbon and bow.

Cathymac said...

Jaw-dropping gorgeous! The coloring on the elegant candle image is phenomenal...one of my favorite SNSS images!

Anonymous said...

great job sponging to make it looked burnt

Dawn Braun said...

Your coloring is AMAZING and love that beautiful bow!

Emily said...

So beautiful and I love the inked edges.

Makiko Jones said...

This is stunning! I love the traditional Christmas look! Your coloring is beautiful!

Chrissy D said...

WOW - your coloring is AMAZING!!! Gorgeous card, Lorie!

Tracy said...

Heart warmingly beautiful! Love your designs, color choices, and technique!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

WOW! What a gorgeous and WARM card! Love your coloring!!!

Hi...I'm Cindy said...

another gorgeous creation.... :)

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