The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Craft's Meow October Release Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, friends, and welcome to The Craft's Meow October New Release Blog Hop!!


I've been honored to have the opportunity to guest design this month along with the fabulously talented TCM design team. These ladies rock! After previewing the new release Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, we've finally come to the release day for all six brand-new TCM stamp sets:

Christmas Angel
Hearth and Home
Winter Fibi & Lilly
Christmas Cheer
Holiday Foundations
O Christmas Tree -- free gift with a $50 purchase

Be sure to check out images of the full sets over on the TCM blog today!

OK, let's get down to business. If you are hopping along, you should have arrived here from the blog of Jennifer Cuthbertson. (If not, you can start the blog hop from the beginning over on the TCM blog.) And if you get lost along the way, the TCM blog has the complete blog hop listing.

Want to win all 6 new sets from TCM? To be eligible, you will need to visit and comment on each blog on the hop. The deadline to comment is 9:00pm PDT, Saturday, October 27, 2012. One lucky commenter will be chosen at random to win the entire October release!!

Now, here's my card for today's blog hop. I used images and a sentiment from the new stamp set, Christmas Cheer.


The patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye. Of course, I just had to add lots of stitching, and it was so fun to top my trees with little star-shaped rhinestones. The blue patterned paper I used for the middle panel has a subtle snowflake pattern, so I decided to play that up with tiny rhinestone centers on a smattering of flakes.

Thanks so much for dropping by today. And a HUGE THANK YOU to Lisa Hjulberg for the chance to be this month's guest designer for The Craft's Meow. I've had a blast!!!

Now, leave a comment before you go for a chance at that fantastic prize, and then head off to the blog of Jessica Fick next. :D

Have fun!
Emily

41 comments:

~amy~ said...

Awesome Emily! Love the bling, stitching & twine!

Pam said...

Love that label image! And the papers are perfect, with the lovely stitching you do!!

Lindsay said...

Sooo fun and festive Emily! LOVE those classic colors!

Lisa said...

What a delight Emily!! Love those sweet polka dot trees and your fab stitching!

Benzi said...

Love your trees and the fab paper you've used. Such a fun, cheerful holiday card.

Jingle said...

Emily, this is so cute! Love!

Maria said...

super cute

Marisa said...

You are back in blog land now :) Loving the diagonal stripes and the trees are adorable. Great job with the card :)

Vickie Z said...

Wonderful Xmas card! Love the trees, sentiment, and bling!

Mommy25 said...

Beautiful card! I love the stitching and all of the color!

maria f. said...

Love the PP and stitching. Fun colors. Enjoyed your DT stint.

Amy Jones #8546 said...

Beautiful card. I love the stitching. it really pops out and brings so much detail to your card. Great job.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love how you used the rhinestones for snow! This looks wonderful!

Gloria said...

Great card! Love the stripes!

Sue McRae said...

So many great elements on this card from the striped paper to the stitching and the twine, very festive!

Caroline said...

Nice use of light blue and snowflakes--really gives a feeling of icey cold weather. Great job!

Kelly said...

beautiful! Love the colors and the layout of the card!

Annette said...

super cute card...i love how you used the twine and your stitching is amazing..

Nicole Doiron said...

Such a wonderful card! Love the stitching and the baker's twine! TFS

Amy Kolling said...

Emily, Congrats on the Guestie spot for TCM! I like your choice of papers and that red stitching really stands out!

Rosemary said...

wonderful holiday card!

Brenda said...

This is a delightfully festive card. I love how you added the gems on that beautiful background and the stitching is such a fun element.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fantastic card. Love your colors and the stitching. TFS

Lagene said...

Beautiful card! Love the bling!

Indy said...

What a fun card with the zigzag stitching and diagonal stripes!

frommycraftroom said...

Love your card. Great stitching. TFS.

Barb said...

beautiful classic xmas card Emily...love the layout and that fab stitching! perfect :)

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a fun card! I love those trees and that striped paper! Super job and it has been a thrill designing with you this month!

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

wow Love all that stitching. Fab card.

onecraftymama said...

One of those fabulous deceptively simple cards, Emily! Love the stars on the trees, and that awesome label combo for the sentiment :)

Penny L. said...

wow, love the bling on those subtle snowflakes. great stitching----I've never attempted that but am in awe of those who add it to cards...it's such a wonderful addition!

Emily said...

Love those bright diagonal stripes! Such a fun card.

Mary-Anne V said...

sweet card...love the striped paper and the twine detail.

Romaine said...

Love the sentiment and frame!

Sue D said...

Great papers and colors on your card. I like the twine too.

Larissa Heskett said...

I LOVE your FUN card!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Kim said...

Super cute! Love all the fabulous details...

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is so sweet. I've noticed that this style tree is very popular this year and I can't wait to get my hands on one and try my idea. Your card is just superb.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Stacey Schafer said...

so lovely!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Lovely card! The stitching and the rhinestones are my fav.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Ca-yoot dotted trees! Bet this was one of your faves to work with. I like the stripey paper to go along with it. It reminds me of gum wrappers from a gum I chewed when I was a kid. Do you think I can remember the name of it though? Nah!