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Friday, November 16, 2012

Christmas/Winter Wishes Hop with Sean and Regina

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 Rebecca 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” that was released yesterday during the Stamp TV October Release Party.  Becky’s blog address is:
Here is the card I made for the hop. It is a somewhat different style than I usually make. I tend more toward the 'clean and simple' type cards, but this one just seemed to need more layers and action! I hope you like it!

This card was made using Becky's set, "Mistletoe Memories." I used Gina K Designs Pure Luxury card stock and patterned paper, including White, Warm Cocoa, Cherry Red and Dark Sage along with "Merry Little Christmas" patterned paper. I embossed the base with the Cuttlebug folder called "Mistletoe Kisses." I used the text stamp and the Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays stamps to create the rectangle and square layers. The rest of the pieces are stamps from the Mistletoe Memories set including the 'mistletoe memories' circle, the 'sealed with a kiss' sentiment and the mistletoe and berries. All ink used on the card is Memento.

I had fun making this rather non-traditional holiday card. I hope you enjoyed seeing it. And now . . .
It is your turn to blog hop with all of our friends!   
The rules are simple:
  1. Visit each participating blog on the list below.  
  2. Leave a comment for the blog host designer.
  3. Become a follower of each participating blog.
If you follow rules 1 – 3, 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
Lori McAree
Kyra Sanders (Ky)
Kay Simmons
Penny O’Dell
Ina Grehan
Sherian Dixon

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

Thank you for visiting my blog.  Now, go to Penny's blog at:


Maria said...

very cute card

Penny Odell said...

Love your card and those layers are awesome. Beautiful job....

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a pretty card. So many beautiful layers to it.

Lori said...

Great card Kay!!

Susan Sieracki said...

Really cool card sample. I love all the different elements you used.

Ina said...

Love non traditional cards. What a super job you did on this one - all those layers. Fabulous.

Sharyn Polesel said...

Great cards! I especially love the Christmas tree with the liquid pearl pretty!

Marianne said...

i love the colors, layers and embellishments you used! Thanks for sharing

Kitty said...

Your cards is lovely


Connie Ludgate said...

Very nice card. I am already following your blog. Thank you for sharing.

Harriet said...

The layers of your card make an intriquing combination.

naneruth said...

Cute idea and love all the layers and how you put them together.

Scrapacat said...

Such a great card. I love all the elements. The mistletoe sprig is perfect as an anchor for the sentiment!

meemee48 said...

Love your card, especially the embossed background.