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:

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

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  2. 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

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  3. I am entering again! Thanks!

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

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

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

    stampcz@verizon.net

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  7. Oh yes- I am already a follower!

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

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  9. 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!

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

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  11. 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.

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

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  13. Great color combo for this new set!

    Thanks,
    Gina

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  14. 2nd comment follower

    Sweet card!

    Hugs,
    Gina

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

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

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

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  18. 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.

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  19. JudyI St. Louis MOJuly 12, 2010 at 10:42 AM

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

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  20. JudyI St. Louis MOJuly 12, 2010 at 10:43 AM

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

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

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

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  23. Thanks for another chance. I'm a subscriber.

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  24. 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

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

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  26. Oooh thanks for the chance to win some super candy.

    Hugs
    Penni
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  27. Second entry for being a follower.

    Hugs
    Penni
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  28. Once more for being a follower. Thanks Mel!

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

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

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

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  32. 2nd subscriber post...
    LOVE this set Melanie!

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  33. 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

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  35. 2nd comment as subscriber....
    sandyh

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

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

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  38. 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!

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

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  40. 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. :)

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

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

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

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

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  45. 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.

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

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

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

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  49. leaving my second message since I am a follower.

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

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  51. 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.

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  52. Lovely card. Thanks for the chance.

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

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

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

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

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  57. 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.

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

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

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

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  61. I am a subscriber for my second entry.

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

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  63. 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

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  64. 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

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

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  66. 2nd entry for being a follower. Thanks!

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

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  68. What a great set. Thanks for sharing.

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

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  70. MY second entry for signing up to follow your blog.

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

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

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

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

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  75. 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.

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

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

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

    Martha

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  79. Love the purple Christmas card!! Great inspiration!!

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

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  81. 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

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  82. 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

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

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

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  85. I'm also already a follower!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  86. This is a great stamp set.

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

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

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  89. 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.

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

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

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  92. 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!

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  93. 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!

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

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

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

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  97. 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!

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

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  99. 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.

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  100. I adore the big image!

    It's a great life!
    Terri E.

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  101. Subscriber.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  102. 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.

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

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  104. 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.

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

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

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  107. 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.

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  108. Putting my second chance in...thanks again!

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

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