Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Christmas Mail!

Had to come post a few beautiful cards I've received from friends, I'll be back to share more as I get them photographed and uploaded!

This first is from Kary Lim using Gina's "Blessed is the Season". She has a suck a knack for mixing prints and I love how she'll crop corners of paper with a scallops or a punch onto another pattern to make a collagey looking print, love those pearls, too! (and the inside was as pretty as the outside!)
The next is from Carla Suto, who used "Festive Frame" I love the glitter in the centers and the applique on the pine cones, it really makes the card! (Hee hee, I commented on this one in the STV gallery a few weeks ago, so she knew I liked it!)
The last is from Selma Stevenson, also using "Festive Frame", I love how differently they each interpreted the set to made the designs their own!

The glitter and embossing and way everything reflects the light on this card is just stunning, but also makes it hard to capture its true beauty in a photo. here's a closeup so you can see a bit of the shimmer (but still read the greeting!) She painstakingly layered up the poinsettias looks terrific, and isn't the purple, gold and white just regal?

Thank you so much for these cards!!! :)
I hope every one's mailboxes are overflowing with some handmade love (in addition to all those wonderful family photo cards that are also a joy to receive!) I sent out a lot of my own this year, but couldn't send them to every single person who has touched my life this year, unfortunately! I hope you know that most of the cards you see here, I really do create with YOU in mind, not because I always need something specific for a person or occasion, but in hopes that I can pass along some special tips or inspiration that can enrich your crafting and give you more mileage with your supplies. Although they might not physically end up in your snail mailbox, virtually every card I post is for YOU!
Hugs,
Melanie

6 comments:

Susan said...

All of cards are just beautiful. I love that stamp.

Tina Gilliland said...

Ohhh these are ALL just FABULOUS! Great job, ladies!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

What gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing them and thanks for all your wonderful inspiration throughout the year. Have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy,Creative New Year. Can't wait to see what fab stuff you come up with.

Cathy said...

Just gorgeous cards!!! Thank you for everything you have made throughout 2010 - can't wait to see what you have in store for the New Year! Merry Christmas! :)

Sandra said...

thank you Melanie - you do pass a lot on! Merry Christmas!
Sandra

Anonymous said...

Mel, making memories enriching lives for times of joy or sorrow gives every one of your wonderfully shared cards a special task. Thank you.
Keep Looking UP! Joyous celebration.
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