Friday, August 26, 2011

Blog Hop: The Sounding Joy!

Welcome to Stampin' Addicts Holiday Mini Blog Hop!! There are 19 fabulous stops along this hop! We will be up through Sunday so take your time and see all the new fantastic products Stampin' Up! will be releasing on September 1!

You may have just come from Cindy's Blog: Heart's Delight Cards where she featured Pines & Poinsettias. I just LOVE all her projects. My favorite it the second card with the pretty snowflake on it! If you are starting here, have no worries! The blogs are all linked together so you can get around them all! You can click HERE to see a list of all the blogs or if you get lost along the way.

I worked with the stamp set called The Sounding Joy. It's a beautiful script set based on the Christmas carol Joy to the World. My first project is kind of out of the box. I used the word Joy from the set to make a baby card! Babies really are a joy and it seemed appropriate to make this card. You can turned this into a boy or neutral or even a wedding or retirement card with a few changes!

Stamps: The Sounding Joy, Bear Hugs
Ink: Black Stazon, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Accessories: Brights DSP, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Aquapainter

This next card is the first thing that I thought to do with this set! I really like the way this one turned out. Come back next week and I'll tell you how I created the background! Don't you just love the new embossing folder, Snow Burst?

Stamps: The Sounding Joy
Ink: VersaMark, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Snow Burst embossing folder, Ticket corner punch, Extra large
 oval punch, Decorative Label punch, Cherry Cobbler Seam binding ribbon,
dimensionals, Regal brads, Gold embossing powder

I was playing with this set again last night and came up with this beauty! I knew that I wanted to use Pool Party and made this! It uses the new Pewter embossing powder.

Stamps: The Sounding Joy
Ink: Pool Party, Basic Black, VersaMark
Cardstock: Basic Black, Pool Party, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Accessories: White organza ribbon, Pewter embossing powder, sponges, Rhinestones

My last project is an ornament. Want to know more, come back next week! It's not hard and lots of fun!

Stamps: The Sounding Joy, Artistic Etchings
Ink: Eggplant Envy, VersaMark, Basic Black
Cardstock: Eggplant Envy, Basic Gray
Accessories: Neutral DSP, Pewter Embossing powder, Dazzling Diamonds,
Crystal Effects, pearls, Basic Gray taffeta ribbon, Eyelet border punch

Hope you enjoyed my creations! Now you are off to see what Carmen can do with the new Stocking die on her blog Stamping Addiction!

Happy Stampin'!


Adriana Benitez said...

So clever to use "JOY" on the baby card. The ornament is so pretty, too! TFS

Tanya Boser said...

You really showed some great versatility here! Way to go girl!

Carmen said...

Shelley you did a wonderful job. I just adore the black and pool party card!! It just pops but the ornament ... you knocked it outta the park with that one!

Trina Caraway said...

SHELLEY!!!!! I kept thinking your hop post wasn't up yet because I kept seeing that baby card at the top. So clever and beautiful. The ornament is great, too.

Paula said...

So beautiful! I love how you used the set for the baby card too. Fabulous job on all of them!

Mickey Roberts said...

Great projects, Shelley. Love the way you incorporated the Pewter embossing powder.

Amy said...

Beautiful! Loved how you used the Joy for something in addition to Christmas.

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Shelley, I'm so glad you are a part of this hop! Your projects are beautiful! Love the baby card, the last card, and the ornament. And that background--oh my!

Jackie Watson said...

Lovely cards and projects. Thanks for sharing.

WebDeb said...

This is my favorite Christmas set from the mini, and I'm so happy you shared some beautiful ideas for it!

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

Great job g/f!! Love how you used the joy on the baby card, and that ornament is perfect with the crown! Love the pool party with black, and the other card is gorgeous too. I am bow jealous! lol

Debbi said...

Very clever Shelley! Great baby card and I <3 the simple and stunning embossed background. Definitely need to try that!

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Beautiful Projects Shelley! I love that you showed a baby card! I'll be back to learn how to CASE that awesome ornament!

Angie (fingers inky girl) said...

Excellent projects, I loved how you used the set for the baby card!

Yapha said...

Absolutely fabulous projects! I love how you used Joy for a baby card, too! I am so glad that you joined the Hop!!

Lisa Young said...

Lovely projects. Way to think out of the box for the baby card!

Betty said...

So pretty!! What a fun idea for the baby card! Looking forward to how you did the background on the second card- that is really stunning!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Shelly you did an AWESOME job!! I love your projects!! I love your ornament very cool idea!!!

Jen Timko said...

Your ornament is beautiful and I love how you used the set for a baby card!

Anonymous said...

Shelley you did a wonderful job. I just adore the baby card. I would never have thought of that idea. Kim

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful projects! The script in this set is so beautiful. Love the ornament best!!

Sue said...

Beautiful projects! Thanks for reminding us that "Joy" is not just for Christmas, too!