Friday, November 16, 2012

Christmas/Winter Wishes

Hi everyone!  Thanks for playing along in our November blog hop!  The Blog Hop with Sean & Regina will now be featuring Gina K. Designs stamps only for our monthly blog hops starting this month!  A lot of us have started to create our holiday cards.  There are some amazing new stamp sets by Gina K. Designs that were released in October and we are sure to be inspired in the upcoming November release as well!  

This month, we are honored that we are joined by Becky Oehlers, a Gina K. Designs Illustrator who has created some beautiful stamp sets for Gina K. Designs available in the Stamp TV Store!
The blog hop designers have been busy creating a card or cards that we hope will inspire you to create some beautiful Christmas and winter themed cards for your family and friends.  Enjoy yourself as you hop along for the holidays! 


Becky Oehlers is a member of the Gina K. Designs Illustrator Team! Becky’s style is really fun, crisp and clean.  They are used to make wonderful cards with just the right message or can be used to add some fun to your scrapbooking pages.  In addition, Becky is one of the best card designers and artists in the craft world.  Go to Becky’s blog to look at the great things she has been up to AND view the card samples she has created with her newest stamp set “Mistletoe Memories".  

Speaking of Mistletoe Memories, my first card uses Becky's great set!!  This is such a fun set and I had a great time making my card!!  I used Memento Espresso Truffle for the stems and Northern Pine for the leaves.  The sentiment was embossed with red embossing powder and I found the little cotton balls in my stash and they fit in perfectly for the berries!!

This card was fun to make!!  I fell in love with this snowman from the moment on I saw him, he puts a big smile on my face!  :)  I started out by embossing him, then masking the snowball portion.  I sponged Memento Summer Sky starting at the ground, I then sponged Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Faded Jeans.  Finally I added Liquid Applique and fine glitter before heating.  I like to add glitter to Liquid Applique because alone it is sticky after heating but if you add glitter you won't have to worry about it sticking to the envelope!

Now it is your turn to blog hop with all of our friends!   
The rules are simple:

Visit each participating blog on the list below
Leave a comment for the blog 

If you follow the rules you will be eligible to win the grand prize of a Becky Oehlers stamp set for Gina K. Designs.
At the end of the hop, a random winner will be chosen for the Blog Hop Grand Prize using comments and followers from each blog. We have decided to keep the hop open from Friday – Monday.  We do this because some people that want to participate need more time to get through the entire hop.
 The deadline for leaving comments is Monday, November 19 at 8pm CST.  The winner will be chosen and announced on Tuesday, November 20, 2012.
The blog hop designer this month are as follows:

Sean Fetterman

Regina Hardy
Lee Murphy
Becky Oehlers
Ky Sanders
Kay Simmons
Penny O'Dell
Ina Grehan
Sherian Dixon
Giovana Smith

Please leave a comment for the blog hop design and sign up/follow each hop designer to be eligible to win the grand prize stamp set!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!   Now, head to Ky's blog!!



  1. Beautiful cards KY. I love your techniques. and that snowman is gorgeous!!!They both are gorgeous!

  2. What awesome cards. And, wow! That is a blizzard with that snowman. I love it.

  3. Lori....these are SO much fun! Great work!!! You ROCK!

  4. I love the!!!!!!!!!

  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE the snowman with all the snowballs around him...that is so adorable!

  6. Love both your cards Lori and the simplicity of the layouts - great for this time of year (snowman may be take a bit longer hehe) when we need lots to send to friends and family.

  7. Have both these sets so thanks for the fabulous inspiration and I am now so happy to have joined your site Lori

  8. Gorgeous cards. Thanks for the tip about the glitter, and for sharing.

  9. Great cards and I also love the snowperson.


  10. Your cards are lovely. I like the snowperson a lot


  11. I like the snowman too. I just joined your blog and am excited to be entered for a chance to win.

  12. Ah-maaaazing! I love the colors you chose for the mistletoe, and the off-set sentiment is really eye catching. That liquid applique - I'm going to have to try that! Great inspiration!

  13. Your cards are awesome Lori. Lovin those little cotton balls. Very clever.


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