Monday, July 12, 2010

Blog Candy: Love Joy Peace

Happy Monday, hope you had a great weekend! Today's card uses a fun color combo I don't think I have done before: navy*, lavender, violet and white. I love this non-traditional Christmas mix!
I stamped the "Fun Year Round" frame in Vivid Inky Blue on Pure Luxury White and then filled in a few areas outside the circles with different shades of purple Copics. Next I stamped the bubble burst and snowflake elements in blue, purple and lavender. TIP: to make the elements inside look more layered, mask the surrounding circles before stamping, see how the little heart in a circle is behind the larger one? It may be a little difficult to see in the pic, but I filled in some of the little spots inthe flakes with a Stardust pen, gives wonderful silver shine! I added some adhesive metal dots and rhinestones to the centers of the flakes for some sparkle and popped up the circle punched greeting centered over the large circle in the lower corner. The circles in the frame insure perfect placement opportunities for all your greetings and embellishments! Frame is layered on Pure Luxury In the Navy and Lovely Lavender. I really enjoy making more graphic, modern Christmas cards like these!


How about some blog candy? I have one copy of my new "Fun Year Round" set to give away. Leave me a comment below, I will randomly choose and post a winner tomorrow. Followers and subscribers can leave TWO comments! Not following yet? Go ahead and add me to your Blogspot or Google reader today and get two chances to win!

Thank you for visiting today! I look forward to finding some time after finsihing all my kids' activities to go through the CSS color challenge hop and hopefully make a card for the challenge myself! :)

*the navy may look a little black, but this combo looks so fresh in real life! I just can't figure out how to make my navy look more blue in pics (without distorting the other colors, of course!)

118 comments:

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Well, I hate being first, but someone has to! Great new set! Thanks for a chance to win it.

emarci said...

I love all of your designs, and I follow your blog in Google Reader, so I will leave two comments. Thanks for the chance to win.
<3<3

emarci said...

I am entering again! Thanks!

AG said...

I love this new set....it's so cool! Love the purple Christmas card, too!

AG said...

2nd subscriber post. :)

tlgirl353 said...

Melanie- Thank you for the chance to win your new set! Your cards are amazing!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win, it's my birthday and it would be a great present.

stampcz@verizon.net

tlgirl353 said...

Oh yes- I am already a follower!

Jeaneen said...

Great card and color combo - think I *need* this set!

Donna said...

Wonderful card! I love that color combination. I don;t think I've ever done anything quite that color either. But it definitely is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win your set!

Donna said...

Sounds like you have a busy day ahead! This is my second comment as a subscriber. Thanks for the inspiration!

Darlene L said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I really like that color combo especially with your new set! Your tips the other day were very well thought out too.

Darlene L said...

This is my second entry as a subscriber. I have enjoyed all of your stamp sets and use Just so hoppy often.

Gina Wrona said...

Great color combo for this new set!

Thanks,
Gina

Gina Wrona said...

2nd comment follower

Sweet card!

Hugs,
Gina

Cin said...

Love the new design! Thanks for the chance to with these.

Tina Gilliland said...

Eeeek!! MY kind of Christmas card colors! Love it, GF!

Cin said...

Second comment.

Pam said...

I love all your sets but this new one is really nice. Thans for a chance to win.

Pam said...

This is also my second post as a subscriber. Just have to say your family is just beautiful. Looks like yoou all have great time together.

JudyI St. Louis MO said...

What a great set and and a great opportunity to win it. Thanks

JudyI St. Louis MO said...

Woo Hoo! I get to enter a second time since I'm a subscriber. Thanks for another chance.

Jody said...

I really love the versatility of this set! Thanks for the chance to win.

StampinCathy said...

Your card is so cute. What a fun set. Thanks for a chance.

StampinCathy said...

Thanks for another chance. I'm a subscriber.

Janet said...

This is very pretty!

Kim Marie said...

Love the colors!! And your designs ALWAYS amaze me...the tip sheets are INVALUABLE! Any thoughts to putting them together in an ebook format?

Blessings!
Kim Marie

Kim Marie said...

Subscriber entry :)
Kim Marie

JessicaK said...

Ooh, I love the purple color scheme and it's so cool to see what all you can do with this pattern.

Penni said...

Oooh thanks for the chance to win some super candy.

Hugs
Penni
X

Penni said...

Second entry for being a follower.

Hugs
Penni
X

JessicaK said...

Once more for being a follower. Thanks Mel!

Shawna said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win your fab new set!

Darla said...

Wonderful card!! Not a colour combo I would normally think of for Christmas cards... love it!!

Peggy said...

I love the color combinations you used for card. Christmas in July is fun.

Darla said...

2nd subscriber post...
LOVE this set Melanie!

sandyh said...

i really want this new set, but at the moment it is not in my budget.
so, it would be wonderful if my name was picked to win!!!
thanks for the chance!
sandyh

sandyh said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
sandyh said...

2nd comment as subscriber....
sandyh

Ravengirl said...

What a fun card! I love non-traditionally colored Christmas card and this totally fits the bill!

Anonymous said...

Great card love your use of colors love a chance to win this set

Ravengirl said...

BTW, I added myself as a follower through Blogspot. Now you are there as well as in my personal favorites as bookmarked on my computer!

Julie said...

Cute set....thanks for the chance to win....
Julie G.

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

I like the color combination - has a cool, wintery feel to it - which I must say 'feels' kind of nice in our hot summer weather. :)

Julie said...

I am a follower of your blog and receive your emails. Love all the projects you post.
Thanks
Julie G.

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

Melanie - you are TWO good to us (hee hee) - and you do bring us "Fun Year Round". Have a great day!

seedstlc said...

The wheels are turning looking at this new layout. So may options, so little time.
I will keep my fingers crossed!!!!

Horsebroad said...

Love the set and love the use of my favorite color - lavendar!

Julie B. said...

Wow! What a great set, I would love to win it. I have not had a new set in so long. I can think of so many different ways to use it.

Anonymous said...

Awesome card. Thanks for the chance of winning this new set. Have a good one, Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne ( lhurlburt@cogeco.ca)

Teri said...

Cute stamps! So versatile too. Great job on the card.

Teri said...

Cute stamps! So versatile too. Great job on the card.

Teri said...

leaving my second message since I am a follower.

Anonymous said...

I am so excited to have a chance to win this new set. Thanks for all you do and the inspiration. Sandy

harrahx2 said...

Thanks so much for sharing. I have been on a stamping budget lately and love the opportunity to win! Love all your stamps and creations.

lisa808 said...

Lovely card. Thanks for the chance.

harrahx2 said...

Because I subscribe to your blog, I am entering a second time. I am a long time reader and love your alternative ideas!

lisa808 said...

Very versatile set. So many possibilities. Thanks for the subscriber second chance!

Tamara said...

This is a wonderful card. I am loving this stamp of yours.

Tamara said...

I read your post in my google reader. (2nd post)

Carri said...

I visit your blog every day because I find it so inspirational, but I rarely leave a comment. I love your beautiful work and I should tell you more often. Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us.

Sue said...

I love the combo and you did an awesome job with it! I get your updates daily and always impressed.

Sue said...

and my second one for being a follower - thanks for the chance to win.
Hugs

Sue D said...

Unique Christmas card--very versatile set! I like the color combo.

Sue D said...

I am a subscriber for my second entry.

Anita said...

Stunning card! What a fun color combination! Thanks for the chance to win.

Sharon said...

The past couple of years I've have been trying non-traditional christmas colours for my card. Love this one of yours!
thanks for the chance of win the stamps.
Sharon

Sharon said...

The past couple of years I've have been trying non-traditional christmas colours for my card. Love this one of yours!
thanks for the chance of win the stamps.
Sharon

Brenda said...

Melanie your card is gorgeous!!! I love those colors. And you stamp set is so fun. Thank you for the chance to win.

Brenda said...

2nd entry for being a follower. Thanks!

Linda Peterson said...

I read your blog every day and am a follower also.

Linda Peterson said...

2nd entry for being a follower.

rstuck2003 said...

What a great set. Thanks for sharing.

StampinDi said...

Another fantabulous set you created! Love visiting you blog and seeeing all your creations.

StampinDi said...

MY second entry for signing up to follow your blog.

Betty Benton said...

I receive your blog by FeedBlitz. Does that count as "following"? If so, here's my second comment!!

Betty Benton said...

Well, drats, don't think my first comment got posted. I'd love to win this fun new set!!

Sharon W. said...

I would so love to win this set. Thanks for the chance. I love your work and stamp sets.

Sandra said...

you are too good to us! thanks for the fun and all the inspiration Mel!
Sandra

Sharon W. said...

I'm on you email list and this is my second entry. I would soooooooooooooooooooo love to win this set. I love all of your stamp sets and have a lot of them, just not this one so please pick me.

Sandra said...

okay, I subscribe via google reader - would not miss my daily visits here!
Sandra

Cyndybr said...

I'm still saving up to buy your "A Beautiful Life" stamp set. Would love to have "Fun Year Round" as well.

Anonymous said...

I love the new set. Thanks for the chance to win.

Martha

Laraine R said...

Love the purple Christmas card!! Great inspiration!!

shinz @ cosycabin said...

gorgeous card!Thank you for the chance to win your new set!

Anonymous said...

I get your blog by E-mail and have been enjoying your creative projects for at least a year now. This one is no exception! Thanks for a chance to win this great new set.

Chris R. from Iowa

trish said...

Oh I would sooo love to win these fabulous stamps. Thank you for the opportunity to try and for your generousity. The completed card looks really fab.
Hugs,
Trish

trish said...

Hi,
My 2nd entry as I'm a follower of yours for quite a while now (and enjoy it thoroughly)
Hugs,
Trish

Ola said...

This card is gorgeous... I would have also never thought of those colors!!!

Thanks so much for sharing!!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Ola said...

I'm also already a follower!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Carolyn P. said...

This is a great stamp set.

Teepee said...

You may have started a trend for new Christmas colors! These are great.

MaxineD said...

Great colour combo - and thanks for the opportunity to win a set of your stamps!!

MaxineD said...

2nd subcriber post - this stamp has fascinated me form when i first saw if, so it would have a very good home woth me..... :-) Bless you and thanks for sharing.

Anne said...

See how many followers you have got...even from afar!!! Your stamps are simply amazing!!

Anne said...

How I wish I could win this set of stamp!!!

Chris said...

Melanie - another totally awesome stamp set! I love the large sets. They are so flexible. This circle set will be a wonderful counterpoint to the Inspiration Mosaic set!

Keep those sets coming!

Chris said...

Google Reader really helps keep me up to date! Love following your blog - its right at the top of my list! Thanks for the chance to win!

Marcia said...

Love this stamp set and all the cards you have made already!

Marcia said...

2nd subscriber post

Cathy said...

Great card, love the colors together. Thanks for a chance to win your blog candy.

Diana S said...

Love seeing your blog everyday. Thank you for the chance to win.

Deebi27 said...

I love this stamp set and I plan on making it my mine like the Mosaic. This non-traditional color combo is fabulous, It full of brightness and light!

Deebi27 said...

Why wouldn't every entry be a double subscriber??? So much to learn and get inspiration...I just can't imagine! Thanks!

Jan Castle said...

Really like the colors you used...don't think I have ever seen that combo before. I can imagine all kinds of uses for this set! Thanks for the chance to win it.

Terri E. said...

I adore the big image!

It's a great life!
Terri E.

Terri E. said...

Subscriber.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Neesey said...

I do enjoy seeing your daily posts. I am a follower. I appreciate the chance to win any of your sets. They are all so clever.

Peggy said...

Purple is my favorite color. I love it for Christmas. Great job.

Chrisd said...

Great idea and I have so many friends who would simply love the color choices you made-ooo!Great new set. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Chrisd said...

I love your posts as a subscriber! Thanks for the second chance too.

Betty said...

PROBABLY MISSED YOUR DRAWING but wanted to say your stuff rocks!

Betty said...

2nd subscriber post

Lisa F said...

Love the new set!

Lisa F said...

subscriber post

Patti P. said...

Mel, I have a friend that would adore this color combo...she is a purple kind of girl. Thanks for the chance to win your set. Always appreciate your tip sheet on your sets.

Patti P. said...

Putting my second chance in...thanks again!

Ruby said...

Love the color on this card and the new stamp set. tks for a chance to win some blog candy.