Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Some happy news!


Hi everyone!  I'm so pleased to tell you that I'll be a guest designer at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog all this month of December!  Many thanks to Joy Taylor for recruiting me - I know we're going to have lots of fun!  I hope you'll join me every Wednesday this month as I play along with the Design Team!

This week, Joy has provided a beautiful photo montage:


{images courtesy of Pinterest}

Beautiful, isn't it?  My eye went right to the music and the many greens, so here is my take on it:

Holly Branch Christmas

I used these Hero Arts stamps: Classic Holly, Music Background, and Sending Holiday Cheer, these Spellbinders Nestabilities dies: Classic Oval Large and Scalloped Oval Large.  I also used old paper distress ink for the subtle music behind the holly branch, and I coated it with Glossy Accents to give it dimension. Here's a closer look: 

detail, SSS


I hope you'll join us this week at the Simon Says Stamp blog - there's a $50.00 gift certificate up for grabs from the Simon Says Stamp Superstore!

                            

25 comments:

  1. Your card is stunning Lin, I am super pleased that you are joining us this month....hugs!

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  2. Gorgeous card Lin :-) I have been admiring this in the DT blog for a few days !! absolutely stunning !! Great choice of stamps and colours ,, beautifully done ! :-)

    I am so glad you agreed to join us for December :-) I know it is a busy month for everyone and to accept more work is very much appreciated xx :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  3. Way to go Lin!!! Beautiful card!

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  4. Congratulations. Super with the traditional seasonal colours & I especially like the way those holly leaves extend beyond the image panel & your gorgeous little bow.
    Paula (PEP)

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  5. I'm so happy for you, my friend! Congratulations! Love this beautiful card, and I'm really looking forward to seeing more each Wednesday! Hugs! :)

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  6. Congratulations, Lin! What a treat for SSS fans everywhere to have you as a guest designer all month :)

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  7. Congratulations on your guest slot Lin, this card is fabulous.

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  8. So happy for you my friend! Enjoy your Guest Designer Month, I know you will provide us all with fabulous inspiration...like this beauty! Truly a gorgeous card, Lin.

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  9. Hi, Lin! Just popping in to say congrats on being guest designer for SSS! Love this card - really pretty! Will be checking the site for more of your inspiration.

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  10. OH AWESOME!!! What a perfect blog for you to be a GD!! LOVE your card - I can't wait to see what else you have for us! Hugs, Marcy xoxo

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  11. congratulations, Lin!! so excited for you! =) beautiful and classy holiday card, too! love the design!

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  12. Huge congrats Lin! I am so happy for you (and US who will be inspired by you)! Loving your card with the wonderful colours and textures!

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  13. Congrats Lin! Wonderful holiday card and I love the idea of stamping the music background on pp.

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  14. Gorgeous card, Lin! I love the design and the classic Christmas colors you used :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  15. Congratulations Lin! Beautiful card.

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  16. STUNNING card Lin!!! HUGE CONGRATS on Guest Designing on Simon Says...I would LOVE that gig!!

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  17. Your card is most beautiful, and speaks so much of the holiday season. Congratulations on your guest design spot too, so worthy of it!

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  18. Congrats on being names a guest designer at SSS this month... Your card is gorgeous, as always!

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  19. Beautiful greens and I love the touch of the ruby red on this! Congrats on your guest designing! Looking forward to your month long creations!

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  20. you'll be a great designer for Simon Says Lin. Congrats... lovely card and a big congrats on your published card at Papercrafts. Saw it on the digi issue

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  21. Whoo Hoo! Well deserved! Beautiful card based on the inspiration!

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  22. So excited that we will be seeing more of you. This vintage card is lovely - I know how you love that music stamp!

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  23. Big congrats Lin! I am sure they are very happy to have you as a guest. Lovely card!

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!