Friday, December 2, 2011

Stocking Stuffer Release at SCACD!!

Good morning crafty friends!! 'Tis the season to spread some holiday cheer at SCACD with a Stocking Stuffer release! 

This final release of 2011 features a sampler by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD!!! Now despite the "Stocking Stuffer" name, these aren’t holiday stamp, but they would make a fantastic gift for all the crafty people on your list!! So Susana has named this release the Odds and Ends Sampler. (For you Peeker fans, more are coming next year!!!) There are two collections in this release: the first Collection is the Odds Sampler and the second is the Ends Sampler. Each collection consists of four stamps. You will be able to buy either Set of 4 or both sets together and get a sweet discount!!!

To celebrate the release, and to get your creative juices flowing, we're having a fun blog hop today featuring the new Odds and Ends Sampler. If you've been following along, you should have arrived here after visiting with the lovely Alex. Wasn't her project gorgeous?!

My card today features "Fancy" from the "Ends Sampler" set...isn't she cute? I paired her up with some papers from My Mind's Eye. The flourish was created with the Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork Die. The little roses are from Prima and were treated to a little ink and Stardust Stickles. While Susana doesn't have these exact roses in stock, she currently has a fantastic deal on some Flower Grab Bags...these bags contain a total of 37 flowers for only $9.99 (USD)! The flowers are an assortment by Prima and Kaisercraft...what a steal!! I also tucked in a few pearl sprays. The frame around the image was created with a border punch. Just punch a strip of cardstock, cut out some notches and adhere the border to your image panel with a strong double sided tape. (I used Scor-Tape) The notches should allow you to manipulate the cardstock around gentle curves like this oval.

"Fancy" was stamped on Neenah cardstock with Memento Ink and coloured with Copics.

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20, BV31, BV23  Hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59, W9  Pants: B32, B34, B37, B39, C7, R85 (which was too bright, so I toned it down with some BV31 and C3)  Shirt: YG00, YG91, YG95, G99, BV23, BV29, W7 Shoes: E50, E25, E59, W9

The Odds and Ends Samplers are available for purchase exclusively at SCACD.

If you haven't started your Christmas shopping yet, it's definitely time to start! SCACD is the perfect place to do some shopping for all those crafty friends on your lists...or your could always leave a little wish list of SCACD goodies for your hubby to make shopping easy for him this year. ;) In addition to all the gorgeous SCACD exclusive stamps, Susana also carries several other stamp companies, an amazing selection of 6x6 paper pads by many of your favourite companies, stamping essentials like acrylic blocks and ink pads, embellishments, Viva Decor products, embossing folders, jewelry findings, paints, canvases, Copics, Spellbinders, Memory Box dies, chipboard...shall I go on? lol

It's my pleasure to send you off to visit with the next designer on the hop, the very talented and very sweet Suzanne! I know she has something fabulous to share with you. :)

Thanks for joining us today!!



Stamps: SCACD's "Fancy"
Paper: Bazzill, Neenah, MME
Ink: Memento, Copics, Distress Inks (Bundled Sage and Walnut Stain)
Embellishments: Prima flowers, pearl sprays, Stickles
Tools: Spellbinders Ovals, Martha Steward border punch, Scor-Tape, Memory Box Die


Lana said...

Beautiful card and I love your blog you make wonderful creations so I'm now a follower xoxox

Shannin said...

Melanie your card is beautiful. I love the layout and all the fab details you have added. Hope you are having a wonderful day.


Alex said...

She is lovely Melanie. I really like the way you only used half of the oval elements in framing her. The pant cuffs... AMAZING! Gorgeous as always :)

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Melanie! I love this image and you've colored her so wonderfully! The diecuts and punched frame are terrific, as are the flowers and pearl sprays!

Lorraine said...

This is beautiful, Melanie, and your coloring is gorgeous!

Renkata said...

Stunning card.

Mary J said...

Gorgeous rich crd, I love it!

Danni said...

Gorgeous card!Love the colors you used and the perfect embellishments and of course, your gorgeous coloring!!

Colleen Holmes said...

Beautifully done! I love the colors you used and I will be lifting the idea of half of the oval die cut...looks super nice! Awesome layout!

Mary Lou said...

Hi Melanie~~taking time to visit friends I haven't in awhile:) Oh I do love this new release and Fancy is soooo beautiful!!!! You add life to everything hun:) Hope God fills your holidays with Love, Joy and Blessings

Kim said...

WOW I am speechless this is absolutely STUNNING Melanie! WOW! Gorgeous hun!!!!
Big Hugs~ Kim

Donalda said...

Oh this is just gorgeous dear. So love your layout hon just beautiful. Hugs