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Saturday, May 25, 2013

7 Months Till Christmas!!!

Hello and Welcome to our 7 Months Till Christmas Hop where our theme this month is.... Festive Flowers! I had so much fun making my cards for this hop and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.  But before I show you the cards I want you all to know that one of our Design Team member is not able to join us this month as she is at home taking care of her brand new baby boy - Congratulations TARA.  If you have time, please pop on over to her blog and and send her love and congratulations =)

I am the first stop on our fun little hope and at the end of this post Iwill have the full hop order for you to follow along.  If you are not a regular follower of our little hop we will each have 2 Christmas projects to show you in hopes to inspire you to get a head start on your Christmas projects as well to releave some of the stress that the wonderful holidays always seems to cause us =)

Here is my first card I have to show you following our Festive Flowers theme....
I fell in love with this image as soon as I saw the stamp, because it has my three favorite birds on it and I could not wait to play with it!

Here is a look at the inside of the card....
* Image:  NorthwoodsRubber Stamps Inc.
* Copic Xpress It Paper
* Copic Markers
* Memento Inks: Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk & Olive Grove
* Paper: Echo Park 6x6 Paper Pack, Very Merry Christmas
* Cardstock:  Michaels 8.5x11 Paper Pack
* Vellum frommy stash
* Spellbinders: Petite Ovals Large & Petite Scalloped Ovals Small
* Glue Dots
* 3D Pop Dots
* Quickie Glue
* Fairy Dust Glitter - Sugar Shimmer
* Sentiments:My Favorite Things, Mery & Bright + Sparkling Season Set
* Green Gem Brads:  Michaels
* Festive Flowers:  Michaels

Here is a close up of the beautiful birds to show you the Copic colours used....

* Blues:  B39, B37, B34
* Greys:  N6, N4, N2, N0, 0
* Reds:  R59, R39, R37, R35
* Browns:  E29, E27, E25, E53, E51, E50
* Oranges:  YR14, YR12
* Greens:  G29,24

Now on to my second card, but before you faint when looking at it I will warn you, no Copic markers were involved when making this card!  I know shocking isn't it - but I think it turned out so beautiful, check it out.... 

Here is a look at the inside of the card....
* Image:  Inkadinkadoo Winter Cabin Scene
* Memento Ink:  Rich Cocoa
* Copic Xpress It Paper
* Score Tape 6x6 Sheet (cut to size)
* Glitter Ritz: Warm Highlight
* Spellbinders:  Small Deckled Rectangles & Large Deckled Retangels
* Poinsettia Die: Marianne Designs
* Paper:  Teresa Colins 6x6 Paper Pad, Christmas Cottage
* Gold Cardstock: Creative Memories 12x12
* Inside Sentiment:  Craft Lounge, Merry Wishes Set
* 3D Pop Dots
* Glue Dots
* Stickles: Platinum

 Here is a closer look at the flower to see the embossing details as well as the stamped image too....

So what did you think?  I would love to hear your thoughs =)  Below you can find the hop order for this month, hope you have a great time hoping and visiting our talented Design Team, your next stop is my BFF Heather's Blog!

This Months Blog Hop Order:
Shari (you are here!)

Thank you for visiting us today and I hope that you enjoy our fun little hope we do every month on the 25th to count down to Christmas!

Until Next Time, Keep Crafting & Merry Christmas!!!


  1. Shari I love both of your creations!! The colours on your first card are stunning and the glittery snow on the second is beautiful. I hope that you have a great weekend.

  2. Two lovely cards Shari, love both of them and the flowers work really well.
    Sorry I couldn't join in this month.
    Have a good weekend.
    Hugs Sally xx

  3. Beautiful cards! Love the poinsettia's.

  4. Absolutely stunning, both of them. I like the glitter ritz one as it looks very sophisticated. The bird stamp also has three of my fave birds. Socks!

  5. Your cards are very elegan Shari love the sparkles hugs Nikki :)

  6. Gorgeous cards as always :) Definitely love the pretty.


  7. Such a wonderful post. Thanks for the share. It was very interesting and informative.

  8. Totally realized I forgot to go back and comment on everyone's post last month. :) sorry my mind filters are on work lately and everything else it kicks back out until something reminds me....

    - Beautiful cards as always my friend :)


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