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and I hope you enjoyed our Blog Hop today. I'm already looking forward to the next one!
Without any further ado, the winner of my extra set is
9kids Who Said: I have five daughters, so this set would be perfect! Love what you've done with it here, too!
I'm going to leave a comment on your blog but please email me with your mailing address so I can get your set out to you right away. To anyone that was interested, the set is already available at MFT and priced at $15.95 its a great bargain for all those gift ideas you'd mentioned!
See you tomorrow!
Nov 18, 2008
Hope you'll come back tomorrow (actually just really late tonight...) for the next installment of MFT's Blog Hop! We'll be celebrating tomorrow's release of the next BC Dzyns set! And, guess what??? I have an extra set to give away as blog candy!!!
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I think I have mentioned that I'm into some really non traditional Christmas color schemes this year? Quite possibly because I'm just adoring this line of paper from October Afternoon. Isn't is just cozy... that an my addiction to kraft cardstock.
This stamp set is titled "Joyeux Noel" from Cornish Heritage Farms -- eeks when I just went to link it - I noticed its on SALE! RUN RUN!!
I think is going to be my Christmas Card stamp set. I'm just waiting on one more element that is making its way to me from Polka Dot Plaza to finish the job. Well actually, to start the job, but you know what I mean.
I'm tempted to go all crazy with layers and buttons and "stuff" but I keep reminding myself, if I'm going to make LOTS of these, I've got to go clean. I really really want to add machine stitching all over this baby, but its for a class (possibly a kit, we haven't decided) over at Right at Home. Left to my own devices, every inch of this would be distressed and stitched, and I might even use the cracked glass technique, but that's just not practical for class huh??
I'm planning on bringing parts and pieces of my Christmas cards to work on during our Thanksgiving holiday... maybe the boys will cooperate by watching Wall-e or playing games?
I'm also going to be whipping up lots of these, and filling them with chocolate covered cranberries for treats for the mailman, the bus driver etc. Going to load up on them at Sweet Inspirations. I can taste them already.....Hey, did you know those babies were an Oprah's Favorite item one year? Trust me, they're amazing!!
One more coordinated item left in this set that still needs some designing. First, I've got to clean up this house so that my sweet husband thinks I've done something other than just STAMP while he's been away on business......
Nov 13, 2008
When my sewing machine is threaded and has a full bobbin, I'll sew anything that gets too close. I've been having lots of fun zig zagging all my cards together lately. And when I don't --- I feel like something is missing.
This paper is Wassail from Basic Grey. Love the richness of the colors, and of course, it goes with one of my favorite neutrals, Close to Cocoa.
And, of course, Gina's new "Pure Luxury Paper" is simply AMAZING - you'll love it, I mean just look how crisp my embossing is on the nestie! YUM. And amazing for cardbases, so sturdy despite the many layers I have hanging off of it right now!
Now my next preview couldn't be more different, but it is from the other very talented artist in the Krupsky household - Alicia! When I went on a hunt for paper for these Besties, I walked to a totally different section of my LSS to see what fun, and young paper I could find.
While my style is usually way more "custesy" this was fun to step way out of my box and try something totally new. Alicia is such a sweetheart, and I'm so happy for her to be releasing her second set. How lucky is that budding young artist to have a mom like Gina to make her dreams come true??
This was for sure, a great opportunity to test out Gina K's Pure Luxury cardstock with my Copic markers, and let me tell you this paper rocks for Copics. I wanted really vibrant colors, and I was able to layer and layer and layer the ink without any bleeding or feathering. If you've used Copics, they you know its all about the ink and paper selection.
The young girls I watch saw this card in progress and screamed "oooohhh its BRATZ dolls!" They loved it.
Now that you've seen my two previews, I hope you'll hop around to visit Gina who will have previews of both sets today, as well as all the DT members who have previews for you with the newest sets......
Last but not least don't forget to stop by the Gina K Member Company forum on Splitcoast for tonight's Launch Party from 7-10pm CST. There will be chances at free stamp sets, challenges, and as always, lots of chatter and additional previews from the Design Team.
Nov 12, 2008
If you have any questions, I'd be more than happy to put you in touch with my friend! Thanks for looking!