Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Kickin' Off Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to the
Kickin' Off Christmas Blog Hop!

You should be arriving from Maria's Blog:

This Blog Hop is being sponsored by:

Samantha Peyton of SP & Company and Amy Chomas of Chomas Creations!

Get ready for lots of fun, great Design Team Projects, Pre-Black Friday Sales, and Giveaways!
You do not want to miss out!

My name is Stephanie and I design for Scrapmaster's Paradise and the SP & Company Stamps!
Samantha is a dear friend of mine and we get together once in awhile to have some girlie scrap time.
  I was so excited when she told me that she was going to start designing stamps!  Well, I just love stamps and Samantha thought long and hard about this decision and let me tell you---These stamps are WONDERFUL!
The stamps are made of high quality photopolymer and the designs are fantastic!  They stamp so well and they are so easy to use and to clean!  Love them!!!  She has twelve Stamps Sets right now and four of those are Christmas/Winter sets! Go check them out:

Here is one of my Christmas cards I will be sending out this year:

Size:  4" x 4"
Products used:
Stamps:  SP & Company : Ornamental Trees, Cutest Gingerbread Man Set(Sentiment)
Cardstock:  American Crafts
Pattern Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Embossing Ink:  Big & Bossy-Clear, Stampin' Up Craft-Chocolate Chip
Embossing Powder:  Ranger-Queen's Gold, Ranger-Clear
Chalk Ink:  VersaMagic-Jumbo Java
Ribbon:  Michael's

I just love the Ornamental Trees set, because I can think of so many uses for it besides Christmas!
Check it out here:
Ornamental Trees
How about a Giveaway!
I am offering an SP & Company Stamp Set that Samantha was so kind to donate for our Blog Hop!
The set I am giving away is:
SP & Company Flourishee Stamp Set!

Here's a quick and simple Holiday Card I did using the
Flourishee Stamp Set and the Ultimate Sentiments Stamp Set!

Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
Products Used:
Stamps:  SP & Company Fourishee Stamp Set, Ultimate Sentiments I Set(Sentiment)
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up
Ink:  SU Classic Melon Mambo
Ribbon:  SU
I love this stamp set, because it has so many potential uses for cards, layouts, etc!
This stamp set is a high quality photopolymer stamp set. This set comes on a 4X6 inch acetate sheet. The images in this set were designed to be used repeatedly to create flourish backgrounds or to be used as the main image of a greeting card. This stamp set could be used for scrapbooking layouts too.

All you have to to have a chance to win is to:
1.  Follow my Blog
2:  Leave a comment on this thread--Let me know what color theme your Christmas tree is this year!
(Mine is going to be Royal Blue, Silver and White!)
The blog hop runs through Wednesday, November 24, 2010!
Please leave a comment before midnight on Wednesday!
Don't forget the Pre-Black Friday sales at:
 SP & Company
Amy Chomas Creations

Thanks for Hopping with me!
Don't forget to hop on over to Penny's Blog:

Have fun Hopping and have a very Merry Christmas!!


  1. Gorgeous card.

    My christmas tree is going to be green, red and gold this year


  2. I always do our tree with multi colors--red, green, blue & yellow--found that I love the brightness of it. Love your card and thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am now a follower.


  3. I really love those Christmas trees!
    I am on the hop to see all the creations and to meet everyone.
    Nice to meet you.
    Linda (SP&Company DT)

  4. What a beautiful card, Stephanie! LOVE the stamps! xxD

  5. Love the cards. The stamp set is awesome as well. My tree will be burgandy and sage green AGAIN....I'm getting kind of tired of my decoration. Maybe after Christmas this year I will get new ones. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Your cards are lovely. I really like the stamp sets. Thanks for sharing.
    tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

  7. I now follow your blog. As for the color theme for my Tree.(?) I use to decorate my tree, oh' how can I put it- Well my Husband use to say it, looks like something out of a magazine. Then I had children! Now they decorate, with multi color lights and construction paper chains and popcorn garland... need I say more. but I would not change it for the world!! I love it! Thank you for sharing you wonderful card!! I love it.

  8. my tree is all about my kids... that is the theme only stuff they have made!!!

    thanks for sharing... very cute!!!


  9. Mine will be more red this year. I love christmas.

  10. No specific color for my tree. Multi color. TFS

    bettylarryn at yahoo dot com

  11. What a beautiful and elegant card! I love it!!

  12. Hi Great card- My tree is going to be all about snowmen(snow people) Reds and green with white lights.thanks millierose651@aol.com

  13. Beautiful card, love the gold tree, thank you for sharing. jman4@comcast.net

  14. I love the cards! Our tree is a mix of bright colors. No theme per say. Just full of ornaments that we have collected along the way. My son has an all Thomas the tank engine tree though. :)

  15. i love you cards, I have to say the 1st with the ornamental trees is my favorite!

  16. I love the brown and cream color scheme you used! Our tree doesn't have a color theme, it's filled with ornaments I've collected over the past 39 years. I'm now a follower of your blog!

  17. I'm following with the name susies1955.
    I'm BRAND new to scrapbooking and brand new to blog hops. :)
    I have no color scheme.........I just put everything on my tree from the past 37 years that I have. :)

  18. Your cards are darling. Just became a follower - traditional red and green with collection of ornaments from years past. TFS.
    Mama LoveBug @ LoveBug Creations
    pam_lash at yahoo dot com

  19. my tree is gold,rich brick red, and glass ornaments. then I have my girlie tree in the office anything pink goes on that from birds-shoes-crowns.That's my favorite tree.

  20. This year I think I am going to do my tree in all multi colored decorations. I have never done it that way before. Love your card, it's great.

  21. Your card is just stunning...love it!

  22. I am now a follower. I always do a multi color anything goes kind of Christmas! I love all of the bright reds, greens, blues, and yellows with a lot of silver, gold, and black to make the colors pop!

  23. Thanks for the chance to win. My tree is going to be red and silver with all white lights.

  24. My tree will most likely be multi colored as I don't plan it---we cut one down out of the forest on the mountain---put it up in the house and decorate. :) Thanks so very much for the op to win a prize!!! Be so blessed!

  25. Loved the stamps and the cards! One tree will be green, red and gold and the other small tree will be a Oakland Raiders tree (hubby's tree)

  26. Love the detail but also love the clean, simple layout of the card. Adorable!

  27. No kidding! That Christmas tree stamp is GORGEOUS!!! I love what you did with it. Beautiful card.
    My Christmas tree is also dark blue, silver and white. I also try to incorporate an old-fashioned theme to my Christmas decorating. It's a lot of fun!

  28. Hi Stephanie! What a classy looking card! I really, really like that one! Thanks for sharing and giving me some inspiration! My Christmas tree color theme is Burgundy and Gold. Simple. I am now following you blog.


  29. Very pretty card! I love the non-traditional colors you used!

    I do not have a color theme for me tree...I have a Hallmark/Disney theme for my tree! :)


  30. Love the cards! My tree doesn't have a specific theme or color. I have multi color lights and lots of different ornaments I've collected or been given over the years :)


  31. Very pretty card!
    No color scheme here - just 19 years of ornament collections, mostly Hallmark!
    avrawill@wideopenwest dot com

  32. My tree is a blend of our history-- lots of ornaments from our travels-- cute childhood projects--but always in bright Christmas red and green.

    TFS your projects!

  33. Like them trees, and the embossing, nicely done, thanks for sharing and this blog hop is so fun!!


  34. I love that card with the trees, very elegant!


  35. Thanks for the great project!
    Our tree is always gold, mom loves it. :)


  36. Great card! My tree is decorated in RED and GOLD. I also love Large ribbon wrapped around the whole tree, this year I want to get the ribbon that lights up!

  37. Not sure what our Christmas tree is going to be this year. We don't put our up until the week of Christmas.


  38. What a beautiful Christmas card!
    Our tree this year will be full of handmade and special ornaments collected through the years - very eclectic.
    jcaonhat at whidbey dot com

  39. I love the trees on your card, they look so elegant! As far as a color theme for my tree this year, I guess you would call it mish mosh. I have 4 kids who like to help decorate and create their own ornaments, so I never know what it will turn out to be!

  40. I love christmas trees..we have been doing all the colors of the rainbow trees with homemade ornaments that the kids made over the years and the grandkids are now making.
    thanks for a chance to win

  41. My Christmas tree with be red, golds, greens, blues. Very colorful!


  42. I love the Xmas trees...beautiful!!

  43. My Christmas colors are the same as every year...A 7 1/2 foot greet tree with lots of white lights, and lots of ornaments gathered thru the years....

  44. Your card is just beautiful and I really love the colors you used. Christmas is my favorite time of year. Our christmas tree is traditionally multi-colored. We hang ornaments from when I was a kids, one the kids have made and friends...so I guess it is a rainbow of color. No one color stands out more than another. Sometimes I would love to go with just certain colors...those tree's are so beautiful too...LOL. It is a joy to be back on your blog. Have a super day!!

  45. Love the Noel Card. I love that vintage, grungy type look. Theme for the tree, gosh, haven't gotten that far yet..still thinking about Thanksgiving and Black Friday LOL. Thanks for sharing your talent

  46. Our Christmas tree is green! Au Naturale!!! We have two in our front yard!;) I like your Christmas tree stamps - really elegant!

  47. I love both the damask looking stamps and the trees! Thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com
    Oh and I am following now.

  48. I don't have a particular color scheme for my tree. We have a theme though of nutcrackers.

  49. Great card, love the stamps & colour, I can never deceide on a few colours so we use them all!!!!

  50. the best part of christmas is trimming trees.

    every year my tree is a different color scheme,so after 38 years I have lots of decorations.


  51. I love your tree card! It is so pretty!!
    My colors for my tree are the same every year....red and gold. I love the sparkly ornaments that shine in the white lights!

    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

  52. Those cards are bautiful! Thanks for the inpiration! My tree at home is your traditional colored green real tree with every color imaginable we put character ornaments, homemade ornaments, pictures and childhood ornaments with bright colored lights and white lights and a big blinking gold star on top! No tinsle though because of my kitty!
    Contact Info: arebori0204@gmail.com...just incase I get the privalage to win your candy give-a-way!Happy Holiday's!

  53. Terrific card! I love those trees!. My trees are always a mix of everything the kids want to put on them!
    smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

  54. Hi Stephanie~

    Beautiful Christmas card, I love the trees!
    Once again my tree is Burgundy and Gold with white lights, BEAUTIFUL and elegant.
    I am a new follower of your blog.
    TFS and a chance to win
    Bonnie C

  55. Nice color combinations on your card.

  56. What a beautiful technique you have shared on your card and project. Love the color of the trees. Very elegant looking. Great Work!
    Thanks so much for Sharing...
    Sweet Creations...

  57. Yes you have inspired me. Our tree will be burgundy and gold, with home made ornaments.
    Your card is real pretty. I have become a follower

  58. I don't have a color theme for our main tree, but the smaller tree in our dining room is green and red with red and white gingham bows.
    Yor cards are sp pretty, and your tree sounds like it will be gorgeous..great colors.

  59. Your card is absolutely gorgeous - I love those trees! My tree is crystal angels, gold beads and clear and white ball ornaments and gold ribbon. I collect angels. I tried to become a follower, but the link is broke??

  60. OK, that's it. I have to get all of the stamps shown on these blog hops. I have so many ideas now. LOL! Thanks for sharing.

  61. Oh Darn! I forgot to post the color's of my Christmas tree. Oops! Dark Green, Dark Red and Gold. :)

  62. What a BEAUTIFUL Card, Stephanie..LOVE it! My Christmas Tree will be decorated in the color of LOVE....all the treasured ornaments from years past will decorate out tree that will be lit up with all the white twinkling lights I can fit on it :)

    Thinks Blog Hop is FUN...THANKS!

  63. Beautiful and elegant! My Christmas tree is decorated with a lot of ornaments from Germany which is where I was born.

  64. I love the colors of this beautiful card. I put clear lights on tree and it is very vintage looking.
    Cherylann (prinkles)

  65. Cute card! I haven't decided on my tree color theme yet. I'm thinking red, tan and gold.

  66. Great to be Hopping with you! Love with you did with the stamps!

  67. I am now a follower of your blog. Your card is very pretty using those non-traditional Christmas colors! I decorate my tree in burgundy and gold with a little bit of silver. I kind of go with the Victorian look.


  68. This year there will not be a tree at my house. No, I'm not being a hum bug and yes I celebrate Christmas. However, last year I found out the hard way that having a christmas tree decorated with ornaments, etc. is difficult to keep in a house with six (6) cats and a huge dog (german sheppard). I love all my pets but I must confess last year after seeing the distruction they created I almost rounded them up into the van and drove them to the animal shelter (LOL). If I were to have a tree this year my colors would be purple & gold (Laker's colors)! I would also have it decked out with a few of my hand made creations.

    Thanks for the chance to win. I really enjoyed visiting your blog and I will return.


  69. Don't have the tree up yet, but sure it will be burgandy and golds

  70. What beautiful trees! My tree is I guess, gonna be multi-colored as it is all homemade ornaments! Christmas is so retail oriented now that it's been fun going back to basics!

  71. I love the card, my tree is in the traditional red and green colors, my ornaments are birds, animals and the tree is nature themed.

  72. Your card is gorgeous! For the past 4 years our tree has been done in blue, silver & white! I'm thinking I would like to try black, silver & white!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    okj83 at live dot com

  73. Love your card. My tree is inprimary colors. It's a mix of cute and special ornaments I have collected over the years.

  74. Lovely card! Thanks for sharing your talents. I haven't quite decided the colors that will be on my tree this year. I do know that for the most part it will be decorated with homemade items.

  75. Beautiful card, I love those colors! ~Diane

  76. Great card! I don't really have a color scheme for my tree. We just decorate with tons of ornaments!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

  77. very cute card. My tree this year is all cartoon ornaments since I just set out the kids tree since we are trying to move, the 2 year old, and a pregnancy. Didn't want to pull out to much stuff.

    clemmensen2007 at att dot net

  78. BEAUTIFUL work! Thank you for sharing your creativity. I love the old fashion Christmas tree. I put many homemade Christmas ornaments on my tree.


  79. Love your cards! My tree is going to be blue, white, and silver this year with lots of snowflakes. Thanks for the chance to win!

  80. Classy card!! Great job!!! Our tree will most likely be multi colored! Be blessed!

  81. I love your card and I love Sami's stamps! I am a follower, and we are going with a blue, silver, and white theme on the tree.

  82. Very nice card. My tree this year will be gold, red wine, and clear glass. Thanks for the chance to win.

  83. oh my! LOVE LOVE LOVE those trees! My Christmas tree this year is multi colored. Tons of homemade ornaments with several Hallmark ones thrown in. I have 2 paper ones that I made using CTMH papers. One is green and red. Another is green, pink and blue.

  84. My colors are traditional, green and red
    Thanks for sharing

  85. My tree will be multi color as usual
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  86. I just love how you've embossed the trees! Awesome!

  87. LOve those tree stamps! And what a great card!

  88. Had fun looking through your entries! My tree is always mostly red.

  89. Happy Thanksgiving and 2nd day blog hop!


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