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December 2, 2011

Blog Hop & Set of Aqua Markers!

Welcome to 
Joy's Life Stamps
Holiday Card
blog hop!

I'm so excited to be part of the fun holiday hop.   Lots of inspiration coming your way, if you're a "pin-er" @ Pinterest be prepared to start pinning!  lol

If you've arrived here from Jennie's blog, you're right on track.  If you need to start at the beginning, hop over to Joy's blog!

Merry Christmas!
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Stamps: Joy's Life Stamps (Wintery Puns) clear stamps
SU! (snowflake spot) rubber
Paper: SU! cs
Ink: SU! craft white
Other:  white embossing powder, 
vintage seam-binding.

I used Joy's Life NEWEST set, Wintery Puns, so many fun sentiments along with this lovely traditional one, check it out HERE!

I had seen a turquoise & kraft card by Kimber Mcgray (of Jillibean Soup) and knew I wanted to case this combo.  Isn't it lovely together, especially with the embossed white snowflakes?

Now how about a bit of blog candy?

A set of 5 Aqua Markers

Simply follow along and leave a comment below to let me know you were here!  I'll announce a winner next weekend.  

Your NEXT hop stop is Martha!

Here's the full hop order...


I shared today's creation with -

*Aud Sentiments Challenge - Any Winter Holiday Sentiments
*Paper Playtime -Say It With Sentiments 
Delightful Challenges - Let It Snow
Just For Fun - Winter
Paper Crafting Journey -  Anything Goes 
Shelly's Images - Snow 
Southern Girls - Ribbon
Cooking It Up With Katie -anything goes 
Divas by Design - anything goes
Paper Shelter Challenge - anything goes
Scrapbook Sisters - Christmas 
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
365 Cards -Winter Theme
Cards und More - Snowflakes 
Creative Craft Challenges - Free For All Week 
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - Christmas
Oldie But Goodie Challenge - Christmas No Red Or Green 
Sassy Cheryl's -Winter
Craft Your Passion - Tis the Season
Crafty Boots -  Anything Goes
Get Hippity with Ippity - Embossing
Hooked on Crafts - Winter Wonderland 
Karens Doodles - Non Traditional Christmas Colours
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet -  Christmas Card
Squigglefly -  Winter Wonderland
Stamps R Us -Emboss It 
The Crazy Challenge - Snowflakes
The Ribbon Reel - Anything Goes 
Victorine Originals - Ribbon 
Addicted to Stamps Christmas card
Fashionable Stamping Challenges -"I’m Dreaming Of A White Christmas" 
Gingerloft - Winter OR Christmas 
Scrappy Frogs - Use Kraft Card Stock 
Stamptacular Sunday -Anything Christmas
2 Sisters - Holiday
Craft Your Days Away  -  bows
Crazy 4 Challenges -snow
Hiding in my Craft Room -any holiday 


Dr Sonia S V said...

Such an elegant card Maria

Tracy said...

Maria This is such a simple and elegant card, just beautiful..
Hop Hop
Tracy xx

Josie0602 said...

I love the simplicity of your design. The white against the kraft is just so crisp and pretty and the pop of the teal color really adds to its visual appeal!
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

callyannc said...

Your card is just so pretty warm and fun! I love the blues! TFS callyAnn(new follower)
Come on over:)

cheryl said...

oh hun you are a master at simple yet effective,cards and this is just brilliant just love this to bits,hun hugs cherylxxxxxx

Karen said...

I love the color combo. Plain, simple and yet elegant. Beautiufl. TFS.

Karen C
emptynestboutique at yahoo dot com

Melissa said...

Very pretty!

mzcherub at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

What a stunning card...Love what you have done, I love white snowflakes on a card, they are just so pretty

Great to be on the blog hop with you


Kelly Massman said...

Your card is gorgeous! thanks for a chance to win!
And, have a GREAT day!

JaniceA said...

Love cards that I can recreate and this one is great. Thank you! janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

I love the color combo and the embossing you did is gorgeous! My embossing never ever turns out this good! Great card!

Cards and Crafts by Sheree said...

Beautiful beautiful card! I love Joy's stamps and have several sets. I love the simplicity and elegance of this card. Thank you for sharing!

Jingle said...

Your card is so VERY pretty!

papertrails leaver said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the pop of turquoise on the mat you added! Perfectly matched!

Ashley Nicole said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the colors and the simplicity of it.

Sherri said...

cute card

Jamie - oohLaLaPaperie said...

so pretty! i love it! i love the snowflakes and that it's just so clean and crisp and pretty. =)

oohlalapaperie at gmail dot com

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Maria.

Hugs Riet.xx

Pauline said...

What a fab card, love the stamped snowflakes on Kraft. Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

CyndiU said...

Great card. Just became a follower, looking forward to coming back and staying longer.
Hugs, CyndiU
cureta2 at yahoo dot com

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love your image and your papers. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

NancyD said...

Love your snowflake card. Thanks for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges. NancyD

Winnie said...

A lovely card love the colors, Thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week

Hugs Winnie DT

Zoechaos said...

Lovely pretty card. Have fun with your blog hop and thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

Unknown said...

Beautiful! I love the white on the craft and the blue pops are perfect. Don't put me in for the candy, I have lots of coloring mediums, let another lucky poster win. Hugs!

Dawn, RI said...

I just came here to visit your blog since you had visited mine. Your card is lovely. You amazed me by how many blogs you used your card in. I cant seem to keep up with the challenges.
Will be back to visit your blog as I just became your newest follower.
Dawn RI

Nanette said...

What a beautiful card..clean & simple! I like your choice of colors also.

nanettemt at yahoo dot com

Ria Zonnestraaltje said...

Oh your card is stunning love the snowflakes!! hugs Ria

Jan Ltc said...

Great card, i'm so pleased I saw it on MIM xx Jan

DGirlLV said...

Very pretty, love the snowflakes!

Tracy said...

Hi Maria,
wow it is gorgeous and oh my giddy aunt good luck with the challenges!
Wishing you a great weekend.
I always love the little flower on the arrow..always makes me smile!

Kari said...

Beautiful card!Love the colours!
Thank you for joining Karen`s Doodles this week and good luck!

Hugs,Kari :)

Von said...

A delightful simple card :) thank you for sharing with us at Just For Fun
Von x

joydee1963 said...

I am a new follower,Very cut card,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Darlene said...

FANTASTIC! Your use of kraft paper is amazing Maria ... thanks for inspiration!
Thanks so much for joining our "No Business Like SNOW Business" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!

Shelly's Images DT

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful card:)
Sherrie K

JanR said...

Great card. Thanks for playing with us at Squigglefly!

Patti B said...

Great inspiration. Love the color choice. The snow flakes are so real looking. Thanks for sharing.
I am a new follower and excited to visit you again for inspiration.


Anniebee said...

Awesome card, Maria! I have become a real fan of kraft cardstock and papers lately though I don't use it that much in my own designs. I want to get a package of it and try coloring on it with my Prismacolor pencils. I love the snowflakes.


jkreucher said...

I really love these two colors together and the shiney snowflakes!
Thanks for playing along with us in the Sassy Winter Challenge!

Unknown said...

I need to do some embossing, this looks awesome!!

miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

Danni said...

Very pretty card!! Snowflakes are just so delicate and beautiful!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Stunning card, I love this design.

Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenge.


Shar said...

I'm partial to snowflakes. :) This is very lovely!!


Debbie Bonczek said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the seam binding! Happy Holidays. -dbonczek@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful CAS card.Love the splash of aqua against the kraft.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Dawn said...

Maria, your card is beautiful! I don't know how you got such a clean emboss? What is your secret?

Penny said...

Thanks so much for cooking it up with our anything goes challenge this month, remember you can enter up to three times! Thanks for sharing with us all, happy holidays , Penny (DT Cooking it up with Katie)

Karenladd said...

Lovely card...simple but beautiful!

Jennie Garcia said...

Very beautiful!! I love that color combo and I am a heat embossing fan!! Gorgeous card!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

shaz earl said...

Fabulous card

Thanks for joining us at CYDA for our button or bow challenge

hope you will join us again soon, good luck xx

Catherine said...

This is such a beautiful card Maria ! I love the kraft colour with this beautiful turquoise blue, so elegant ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Donna said...

Stunning card Maria, I love the white on kraft especially with the turquoise border, such a beautiful card :) Donna ♥ x

Unknown said...

I love that this card is simple yet stunning!!! I appreciate white space and you did such a wonderful job on the layout.
I am your newest follower!!!!


Pop's Cards said...

Stunning sweetie, loving the fabby colours kraft is one of my faves hugs pops x

NanaConnie said...

What a wonderful card, Maria! Love the details. Really happy that you chose to play along at Cooking It Up with Katie this time. Remember, you can enter a total of 3 times while this challenge runs during December. Merry Christmas.
NanaConnie DT Chef

Sassy Cheryl said...

Simple, elegant and stunning!
Love it!!!!
Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week!

malia said...

Gorgeous! xo

Nancy said...

I am in love with the look of the embossed white snowflakes on the kraft bg! and the little pop of teal is gorgeous!!!!

Jaqi said...

Spectacular snowflake its made a fabulous card

mbchoj said...

what a beautiful card. TFS
mbchoj at aol dot com

Holly Young said...

I love this Maria! So simple and exquisite. Thanks for playing with us at Squigglelfy this week!

Susan said...

I love the colors Maria! It makes the card look so crisp and pretty! Torquoise is one of my favorite colors to use at Christmas, it's so pretty and unique. Great job!


Frances said...

Very cute card, love your design!!Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Shelter, hugs, Frances.

Karen Letchworth said...

Can't tell you how badly I need new markers. Thanks for the generous chance to win.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful holiday card!!!!

Lisa Minckler said...

Gorgeous combinations of color!! The elegant simplicity of it and the perfect chunky lettered sentiment along with the beautiful bow...makes for a WONDERFUL Christmas card. Nicely done. :D

Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
Lisa xx

Neet said...

Such pretty snowflakes and what a good different colour to use. Thanks for sharing with us at JFF - Hugs, Neet

Unknown said...

Fab project and thanks for the chance to win some aquamarkers - I'd love to try these! Maddy x

Dawn said...

beautiful snowflakes!
Thanks for playing in our Sassy Cheryl's challenge

janet said...

What a beautiful card! Very clean and simple for a bit of peace for a hectic holiday season. Just love it!
janlmil at yahoo dot com

Stempelkobold said...

What a beautiful card! Thank you for playing along with us this week at the crazy challenge, good luck! Dominique

An'Jenic G. said...

Wow Your a busy bee. Love your card. The colors are beautiful!

Glennis F said...

Beautiful card and thanks for the chance to win the markers - I would love to try these


elegante card, im new follower thanks for the chance to win the aqua marker your blog is very interesting...

moonsword said...

Such pretty cards...I love your color scheme!
Have a cheery day!

Audrey Pettit said...

Wowzers! Does that blue ever make this POP! Gorgeous card, Maria!

Mandy said...

Beautiful card,love the blue with he kraft card....Thanks for joining in with us at Hooked on craft...
Mandy x

Fliss said...

A lovely card Maria and I really love the white stamping on the kraft card.
Thanks so much for joining in with our FSC challenge and hope to see you again.
Hugs, Fliss x

Unknown said...

Maria, this is very elegant! Love it!

Christine said...

Oh how pretty!! I love those embossed snowflakes!!
Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Sara said...

What a beautiful design you created! Your card is lovely and elegant. Thank you for playin along with us at Getting Hippity with Ippity!

Freya said...

Love this!! Beautiful!! :)

alethea said...

This is beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at PCJ! Hugsxx

Purple Crazy said...

SO elegant, thanks for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges x

Luanne said...

Beautiful card! love the simple color and design.

myfootahead at gmail dot com

Marlies said...

A beautiful, elegant card! Thanks for joining us at ATSC, hugs, Marlies

DesignerDiva said...

Stunning ink work - simple and gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us at Oldie But A Goodie this time and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

Doris P. said...

Wow! Beautiful snowflakes! Thanks for joining us at CuM!
Hugs Doris

Doris P. said...

Wow! Beautiful snowflakes! Thanks for joining us at CuM!
Hugs Doris

patty said...

wonderful creation, thanks for enjoying us at Cards und More, hugs, Patty

patty said...

wonderful creation, thanks for enjoying us at Cards und More, hugs, Patty