Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Joy to You Holiday 2011 Blog Hop!


Hi everyone!  Thanks for stopping by.  From the moment I saw THIS stamp... I knew it would quickly become one of my favorite holiday images.  I love its simplicity plus the many techniques that can be done with a solid type image.  The card I created today is clean and simple and has my favorite color palette... BROWNS!


Here's a peek at the details....


I pulled out some (really old) Basic Grey Holiday papers to use on this card,  figured I should stop hoarding it and finally put it to good use.  I stamped the image with Soft Sand ink on a Kerri Bradford digital cutting label (I love the versatility of digital cutting to change sizes and create layered pieces). 

Today is the day that all of our 2011 Holiday stamps and accessories can be purchased in our online store.  YAY!!!  You can check them out HERE!

Did you know that we're having a giveaway???  Some delicious goodies are waiting for a lucky winner.  Just leave a comment on any of the blogs, the more you comment the better your chances.  The winner will be announced Aug 5th.  Good Luck!
Before I go...I've got to send you on to your next stop... check out what Lisa Spangler came up with for this special day.

Enjoy!

Thank you for all your amazing comments.  We have chosen a winner for the giveaway which can be seen HERE.

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Joy said...

Oh this is such a Shari card, love everything, those colours and all the little accents you added makes your card shine.

Nancy said...

I love the unexpected colors for a Holiday card. Just stunning!

~amy~ said...

I ADORE the use of non-traditional colors....such a fabulous card!

Traveling Mama said...

This is beautiful! I love the muted, nontraditional colors!!

Angela said...

I am always looking out for "non traditional" ideas for christmas cards and these fit the bill. I look forward to trying this out. Beautiful work!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous! Such yummy colors, Shari!

craftjunkiesc said...

OOOOH, I love the non-traditional colors. The image is so subtle, yet so dramatic. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with all of us.

Cheri said...

This is the most beautiful card! I would display it year round. Thanks for sharing.

SannaS said...

beautiful card!! so chic and fabulous!! =)
hugs, SannaS

Karen said...

who would have thought that brown could make such a lovely and elegant card...
You make me realize I need to think outside of the box.

2eb0b530-70d9-11e0-8550-000f20980440 said...

This just might be this years Christmas card. So beautiful!

stamping sue said...

I really like that you used the pale sand color for your main image. just beautiful.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Kelly Rasmussen said...

gorgeous shari!

Mary Kay said...

That color pallette is stunning! I do so love non-traditional colors for holiday cards.

Sharon B said...

Very pretty....can't wait to get my hands on some of those new stamps!!

Kathy said...

Oh my! Shari, you always, always surprise me with your color choices...and I love it! So very non-traditional but just so beautiful. Brown is one of my fav colors too:) Love the new stamps!

Lisa Echerd said...

Beautiful neutral color card! TFS!

Sandi M said...

Beautiful! I love the unexpected color of brown for your Christmas card.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Wow - what wonderful details and layers.

Tyra B. said...

crossing my fingers

Jana said...

A new Shari Carroll creation always makes my day! Gorgeous

Heidi said...

Beautiful card.

Denise said...

That is so pretty, love all the layers and bling...perfection!

Anonymous said...

LOVE your card! Thanks for the chance to win!
Janet S.

cheiron said...

I would have never thought to stamp this in brown. Absolutely GORGEOUS! LOVE!

Amy said...

I love that you used a brown color for this card! Veery classy looking!!

Kristina said...

Love your cards, and you have fantastic vids on YouTube! Thanks for the chance to win some Hero Arts swag!

xoxo
Kristina
@PearlGateway

Kelly Booth said...

OH Shari....I just ADORE this card!! A Christmas card in neutral tones Shari Carrol Style = Perfection!!! Hugs....

Leslie Murphy said...

Great card!

Anonymous said...

I love the colors you used on this card! The pearls just set it off, too.

Janet L.
leachm8@aol.com

judy said...

I love the color palette and the CAS design!!

Anonymous said...

Love the colors, they make the card beautiful!

crystalbutler@hotmail.com

Cindy C. said...

Love this rich card! The colours, the stitches, the die cuts, and all the embellishments gives so much to look at!

Sandra said...

Great card, I really love the paper and the colors!

Anonymous said...

I love this non traditional card and the tree reminds of Charlie Browns tree but made beautiful with the pearl christmas balls.-Leesa Berry

Wendy ten Hove said...

Perfect, shari! Love the ribbon you used, with the dark brown edge, that looks so pretty!!! Great card and wonderful stamps!
Hugs, Wendy

Ujjwal said...

I love browns too :) and this is such a gorgeous card Shari. Each time I visit your blog, I always feel inspired.

Mary Dawn said...

i love the colors, shari! so warm and wonderful

Kelly said...

Such a stunning card. Love the use of the browns for this and all the layering is GORGEOUS!

Lee Anne said...

I love the surprise of the neutral tones for your card. That is just beautiful!

katie said...

Love those subtle colors. Great card.
katie

Joan V said...

Love that cling stamp. I am sure I can find many things to do with that image. Beautiful card. I never would have thought about those colors, but thanks for the inspiration. Love it!

cathy fong said...

ohhWow!!! this is one gorgeous card! i love the rich colours and dies :D

Renee M said...

Beautiful! I like using browns too :)

Dasa said...

Browns are also one of my favourite :) love the Earth colors :) nice card...and love the new stamps :)

Eli said...

Love it! I like those colors. :)

Sue McRae said...

Love all the layering on this card and the simple design of the tree stamp.

Lynda said...

Love the card and the non-traditional colors. Beautiful!

Tejal said...

Never thought I would love a brown palette but I do...this is just beautiful!! TFS!!

Natasha Kara said...

Beautiful card Shari. I love the brown! Who knew brown would make such and elegant Christmas card? :)

Louise said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love what you created
Louise

Jenny said...

Wow - your card is beautiful! Love the colors - very different for holidays and I love it so much!

MakingCardsIsFun! said...

Such a cute card!

sunmaid said...

Beautiful mix of colors.

Anne B. said...

Very elegant card!

Maureen Morton said...

Wow, Shari - I never knew that brown could be so rich and pretty for the holidays. This is a true treasure!

bethann d said...

cool fun and hip holiday card, love the unexpected color scheme

Message Keeper said...

Felt the warmest of the season through your card!

Vera Rhuhay said...

Gorgeous card,Shari! I Love the un-traditional christmas colors here!

Maureen Chandler said...

Who would have thought that browns would look so beautiful!! I am going to rethink my colors for Christmas cards!!! Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Really beautiful, Shari!

Yolanda said...

Fancy! I like your stitching and bling a lot.

Christine said...

i love how you used a non-traditional color for that card! so beautiful!

Claire said...

Beautiful beautiful card. I love the pearls. The perfect touch!

Deirdre said...

Shari, Love what you created with "brown"! So fun, love how you used your stash too - must dig out some old papers and use them up too!. TFS.

naneruth said...

Great card. Love the pattern paper you picked to go with the stamp.

Nana said...

Love the use of non-traditional colors for Crhistmas cards.

Nathalie

Мария Доричева Maria Doricheva said...

I love your stylish card, Sharri!

Paula said...

WOW - love the card! Beautiful -

Christy B. said...

Wonderful color choice! Such a fancy Christmas card...love it!!

creativearts said...

Love the muted colors you used! Very inspirational!

Anonymous said...

Really beautiful, Shari!!
Marie-José B, the Netherlands

Kimmers said...

What a great card! I love the brown...would have never chosen that but maybe now I will! TFS

Debbi said...

who knew you could make brown so Christmas-y festive?!

patscrap91 said...

Your card is very elegant. Love the non traditional colors for Christmas.

Pine Bird Knitter said...

The colors you put together are pretty....brown is one of my favorite colors.

MariClaudi said...

As always...so pretty!

Cindy said...

Every card you make is so gorgeous!

Kerry said...

What a lovely way to use that simple tree stamp. Cute!

Denise P. said...

wow! such a beautifully layered card full of details - all centered around a simple and lovely stamp - you did rock it!

Kelly Massman said...

too cute--no mistaking the christmas even with the non-traditional colors!

Donelda said...

this is a delicious card! You always inspire me. I would love to win these stamps so I am crossing my fingers!!

Kim P. said...

Beautiful card. Brown is my new favorite color!

T said...

Well done.

Bonnie said...

Classy card in classy colors!

anni said...

Love the colors in this one!! so pretty!

Beth Buss said...

Shari,
This could be my favorite stamp too. Gorgeous
card, and I love the browns you used. It made
me think outside the box for Christmas colors.

Char said...

Beautifully detailed card.

Donna said...

Another beautiful card!

CHERYL L. said...

VERY nice card!

Katie said...

Oooo - subtle color with a whimisical image and classy accents? Perfection!

Denise said...

Great card!

Anonymous said...

Great card. I never imagined using brown for Christmas cards. It looks great. I might give it a try.

Margaret K

Yvon (jioya) said...

great color combo.

Hugs Yvon.

Terri said...

Beautiful card.. I love the tree stamp!

Maria McClure said...

beautiful and elegant!

Martina said...

Love the browns, the stitching and the gems! Such a beautiful card!

Carey said...

I like the brown too - different for a holiday card!

Anonymous said...

Love the color choices!!!!

KellyC

Anonymous said...

The choice of colors are unexpected for Christmas but that is what make s the card work. I will have to try different color schemes for my holiday cards this year. I really like the soft brown highlighting the tree. It makes the tree look like it's covered in snow with snowflakes falling. Thanks for sharing!

Sharon L-S

Susan said...

I love that Shari admits hoarding like the rest of us HA! I am not a "brown" fan but I have to say this is a really beautiful card.

Mary Leeson said...

OMG Shari, what an awesome christmas card you made using BROWN! I love it and the idea of not always using red & green for this holiday is well taken. Bless ya for your ideas~

Anonymous said...

I love to see the cards you create! You make it look so easy. I'm the one that always difficults things up :-(

Annan said...

The color scheme is absolutely wonderful and the simplicity of the stamp really lets it shine.

RedGem said...

Wow... never thought of browns for a festive color, but it does work! Tks for sharing.

Trexxann said...

This is totally cute Shari! I love the DP you chose for this stamp. It rocks!

Nancy said...

I LOVE the neutral color palette you used Shari, it's my favorite too! I love seeing the cards you design, you always add creative details that make them so special; I just love how you layered all the elements and the one-word sentiment is brilliant!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love this card! Stunning.

rebecca
http://thehappycrafters.blogspot.com/

Annette Goodey said...

Love this card and colour scheme. I do believe I have some of the paper you have used. I also admit to being a hoarder!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Shari, this is gorgeous! Love the colors you used.

paperpapier said...

this is the first time I am seeing brown christmas card. gorgeous!

Driven to Ink said...

Gorgeous colour combination! I am loving my white embossing power lately, keep giving me reasons to use it! :)

Anonymous said...

Love! Love! this crad

SherylH said...

How pretty is this! I never would have thought to use brown on a holiday card, but this totally works.

Colleen said...

Love that little tree! What a fabulous card!

Jean said...

Beautiful color scheme.

JRhoades said...

I love how you pulled all those browns together! Great card!

Flo - Sweetideas said...

I like your card. Not the usual Christmas colors but great anyway.

Dana D. said...

Your card is stunning....love it

dragonflyspecialties72 said...

I love the non-traditional colors of this card! It's beautiful!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Stunning card!! Love the new stamps!

Cathy said...

This is beautiful. I am a very big fan of using non-traditional colors for Christmas cards.

Betty said...

wonderful card - so classy! thanks for a chance to win.

kaitlyn.shrubb said...

I love the simplicity of this card, your talent amazes me!

Irene Talaasen said...

Oh, Shari, this is such a beautiful card and in those non traditional colors it still radiates the season!! It is so you!!!

Leslie R said...

I love the colors! Can't wait to try those out.
lrodriguez 5 at cox . net

Iris said...

I never knew browns could look so amazing! Great card!

Anonymous said...

Such an amazing card Shari! I adore these colors.
Deb Lorence

April said...

Very pretty card! I would not have thought of these colors for Christmas, but I love them. You did a great job! Love the stamps too.

stampencamper said...

I do love what you have done with this image,
absolutely stunning card

Chris Space said...

Proof that Christmas isn't all green and red. The white tree brings back memories of Grandma's white Christmas tree!

DeeDee said...

I love your card! I would of never thought to make a Christmas or holiday card out of these colors! How awesome is that! Thanks for the inspiration!

cindy said...

A fun non-traditional card! Thanks

Colleen C. said...

Beautiful card. Love the non-traditional colors!

Beastybunny said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the colors you chose. Different but very effective. Great job!

Valerie Babcock said...

Love the color palette! Great job!

Pat said...

LOVE the colors on your card...Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

this is beautiful and your color scheme just right!

Karina Beck said...

Brown is my fav too!! Love your card and gorgeous stamp!

Anonymous said...

I'm not a brown girl and I think this card is stunning. Could you come to my house and design all my cards. Your talent is amazing.

Victoria said...

Great card! I love the brown!

VikkiCH said...

simply beautiful!

stlbarb said...

Your artwork never disappoints. It's just lovely!

Melissa said...

This card is just beautiful! I never would have thought to use brown for a Christmas card, but it's just gorgeous. Thanks for another amazing idea!

Kelli W said...

I love the neutral, non-traditional (green and red) of this card - as always, you do beautiful work!

Karen R. said...

Oh I love this, I am such a Brown girl! Just wonderful!

liberal sprinkles said...

I like the use of the unusual color. Great card.

Tricia said...

Your card is so elegant, Shari! Love the use of brown!

Barbara said...

I love how you take non-traditional colors and transform them into something perfect for the season. This card is beautiful! I always love seeing a new card on your blog! They tend to wake up my imagination!

Sarah said...

That's some seriously pretty paper. And I love the way you were able to change the look of that stamp by cutting it into a label shape.

Eveline said...

Beautiful card. I love the soft colors and the brown.
Eveline.

deirdre watt said...

i love this colour scheme. And you are right about using up those hoarded papers! The new christmas staps are just the inspiration needed!

Anonymous said...

I love that stamp Sheri...it is on my list...and the colors you used are so fantastic!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

basketluvr said...

Pearls and Sand for the holidays?! Very pretty....can't wait to start making my cards!

Cindy said...

I am crazy with Brown color, Lovely card!

Lidiya said...

Lovely card, Shari! This new stamp is really so beautiful in its simplicity! Thanks for sharing!

Cyndi S said...

Very pretty card. I love the non-traditional Christmas colors you used. Love it.
cstephenson at q dot com

Julia said...

Adorable card! And I love the font...TFS!

Diane Laube said...

Pretty card. Like your use of simply color. Always enjoy your tutorials.

Anonymous said...

I really love the tree stamp also! The colors you chose just coordinate so well and make for such a cute card! Thanks 4 the chance!
Christine S.

Marsha said...

There are so many intricate details which make the card - cool!

Cathy M. said...

I love the colors in this card!

gail said...

Beautiful card! I never would have thought of using brown for a Christmas card, but it is quite elegant. Thanks for sharing.

Jamie said...

Stunning card, I love it!

Anonymous said...

love love love this

Sam F said...

Love the browns on a Christmas card!

Robin Cooper said...

I would never have guessed you could make a festive looking card with BROWN! Love the stamp!

Anonymous said...

I, too, love the unexpected twist with the colors used. Beautiful stamps...beautiful cards!
rheartsong@msn.com

Anonymous said...

love the colors. ghindmarsh@shaw.ca

ntsisterz said...

Lovely colors! What's old is new again, too!

Gaby Seminario said...

soooo cute, love it!

Marty said...

Loving the brown and pink together- fresh and fun. Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win a great prize. Hero Arts rocks!

Priya Mohan said...

Beautiful card..loved the ribbon and the patterned paper!..nice color!

Jenn said...

Simply elegant! Thanks for sharing.

Shelly said...

Such a beautiful card! From the paper to the pearls to the colors, it all came together quiet 'merry' :)

Lucille said...

Beautiful card, Shari. Love the brown color palatte and that ribbon is lovely :)

Anonymous said...

what a wonderful card, color choice and great images!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! The colors and details are perfect! - Mary R.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card ... I wouldn't have thought of using browns for a Christmas card but it looks great. Guess I have to think more outside of the box. Thank you! LJ

marilyn said...

Beautiful card. LOVE that someone else has to give themselves "permission" to use some of their paper collections.

Unknown said...

I'm not a brown girl and I think this card is stunning. Could you come to my house and design all my cards. Your talent is amazing.

connie said...

This is so pretty! I LOVE the colors you used.

pegg said...

I love browns so I'm so inspired to use these shades for my holiday cards! Very excited about the new holiday stamps!

Cheryl N said...

a Christmas card in browns - great idea and beautiful!

Lin said...

I don't think I'd ever have thought of a Christmas card in browns, but it is beautiful - learn something new every day! Thanks, Shari!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

This is stunning! Love the subtle colors and the pop of white!! Thanks for sharing!

Gloria said...

Love this card-you always do a fantastic job. You always inspire me.

Happy Scrapper!! =) said...

i really loove the colours u used!! and wow.. its all just soo pretty!!=)

brenda said...

Such a beautiful card!!

Chunyuan said...

Beautiful card. Love non-traditional colored holiday card. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Love this card. I'm going non-traditional this year and using brown, gold and dark red for my Christmas cards. Thanks for sharing.

Dorothy C.

Margaret in AZ said...

So pretty; don't you just LOVE BG papers?!? I understand both the hoarding & wanting to use them AT THE SAME TIME!! :)

sharonvnj said...

I never would have thought of using brown for a Christmas card - but this is not only gorgeous, the card is very festive. Thanks Shari!!

Tanja Fussell said...

So many gorgeous details! It take a moment to SEE them all! Lovely!

Tracey A. in NH said...

Beautiful card!! I love the colors!!

carrie said...

Wow! So different, I really like these brown tones for a Christmas card.

small t said...

I love the colors on this card! Beautiful!

MarcyK924 said...

GORGEOUS card Shari! I love the colors you used - how fun! Thanks for sharing!

vanlikethecar said...

This card is just beyond gorgeous! I love the stitching and the little pearls on the tree!

Scrap2day said...

I really like the way you used non traditional colors.
The first thing I thought of when I saw this stamp is using 3 different shades of green starting at the top and going down. Softly blended of course!

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