Friday, September 12, 2014

STAMPtember Creations Plus Blog Hop Winner!

Hello!

I have two cards to share with you today, using some fun goodies from Simon Says Stamps' STAMPtember release. But before I get to my cards, the winners from the STAMPtember blog hop have all been announced over on the SSS blog here.

The winner from my blog is . . . . . . . . . .LESLIE GOOD!!! Congratulations, Leslie! Simon Says Stamp has sent you an email.

Okay, I've been having fun creating lots of cards lately but seem to have no time to blog about them. I hate when that happens! So, I figured it will save time to share two of them in one post. They are both Christmas cards and I must say, it sure is gonna be a delight making cards this year with all the wonderful products out there!

This first card is for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is to make your own background. I used a new SSS stencil called, Swirls and Dots, adding the colors with two of their new inks - Cobblestone and Maliblue. Love them together!


The same inks were used to stamp the ornaments and the sentiment is from that same Ornaments set.

There is a wonderful, Wink of Stella sparkle on each ornament that is totally invisible in the above photo so here's a close-up.



I thought the MME Enamel Dots perfectly matched the inks!

My second card is a favorite because it uses the cutest die from the release! I absolutely love this die!

 

Seriously, isn't that adorable! So many possibilities with this cutie! It's called, Pile of Gifts. Before adhering the cut out panel to my card base, I first traced each little open spot lightly with a pencil. That way, I knew where I wanted each color to go. I used colored pencils, then carefully adhered the panel over the colored areas with dimensional adhesive. That die-cut sentiment is from the Deco Trees Die set.


Yup, more sparkle - can't put down that Wink of Stella pen!

Alrighty then, that's it for me - gotta run and get ready for work. Hope you all have a fabulous weekend! Thanks for the visit! ♥

20 comments:

Virginia Lu said...

Wow!! Gorgeous cards, Barb! The first card's colors re absolutely sophisticated and classy! BEAUTIFUL stamping BTW! I adore the 2nd card's use of colors and glitter! Way to rock those new dies! I have missed seeing your blog, my friend!

Virginia Lu said...

Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Create Your Own Background Challenge! ;)

joy said...

Barb, I absolutely love these cards you have posted today! The background is gorgeous with those two colors. And, the gift die is definitely a festive one and can be used all year round; great bonus! Thanks for the inspiration.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Barb :-) both of them are gorgeous and I love the new colours of ink pads, they do look fabulous together !

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

Deepti said...

Gorgeous creations !!!

icardeveryone01 said...

Gorgeous creations, Barb... cannot wait to play with the pkgs. die that I received this week... must complete my canning project though =/ Hot pepper jelly today!!
=] Michele

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats to Leslie on her win!!!

Absolutely gorgeous cards, Barb! I love the color combo you chose for the first one and how you added sparkle to the ornaments! Your second card is so sweet...beautiful inking on your background for the presents, and I love, love the sentiment! You always inspire me with your creations :)

Greta said...

Oh how I love these cards, Barb! I love WOS, too!

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb these are both so gorgeous! Total inspiration to try something different! Happy weekend!

Alanna said...

I love these both and have that ornament set you used on the first one. Thanks for the inspiration.

Nat said...

love both designs!! wonderful :)

Laura B. said...

Gorgeous work with these new stencils and dies...I love the added wink of stella on the colorful stacked gifts!

Dawn Turley said...

two absolutely gorgeous cards Barb. The ink colours are amazing together.

Brenda said...

These are wonderful Barb! That die is really nice, love how you popped that panel up. Getting an early start on Christmas, I am also trying!

Martha said...

Hi, Barb! What beautiful Christmas cards you've created with the new SSS items! OH, that Pile of Gifts die is just too sweet! The Wink of Stella is the perfect finishing touch! Love it! ♥

alexandra s.m. said...

wonderful C&S cards Barb!
Thank YOu~

Jingle said...

These are very pretty!

Leni said...

Beautiful cards! love the first one with the new inks, beautiful colors!

Chark said...

I really love these and that gift one is sooo great!

Katie said...

LOVE these cards!!
Just FYI, your "sign up by email" keeps saying that I am getting your blogposts, but I have never received them, but I don't. Is there any thing you can do from your end? I don't actually get mail at the google account and I only read mail on my Comcast site, and don't have a Blog. Thanks!!