Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Reindeer Blessing



Welcome to The Craft's Meow's October Release Blog Hop showcasing our holiday sets! You should have arrived from Jessica Fick's blog, or you can start at the beginning over at The Craft's Meow!

I've had these wooden reindeer in my stash for a while, they were a gift from my sister who saw them and knew she had to get them for me. Great sister, eh? Sometimes my husband wonders about the amount of stuff I accumulate, but I keep telling him that I will use my favorite things some day. Well, today's one of those days!

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One thing that I absolutely love about The Craft's Meow stamps are their versatility and ability to be combined, even when designed by two different designers! Today my card features two of the background pattern elements from Holiday Foundations, and the sentiment is from Nina's set, Christmas Angel. I love how by just combining two background stamps in these colors gives a nordic holiday sweater vibe!


After stamping the series of polka dots and snowflakes and a saffron and light blue and the sentiment in brown, I inked the edges, mounted it onto a blue panel and then onto a saffron base. The card was then tied with some crinkle ribbon from May Arts and finished with the wooden veneer reindeer.

So glad that you stopped by today to help celebrate this month's release! You can be eligible to win all six new sets from The Craft's Meow by visiting and making a unique comment on each design team member's blog. The deadline to comment is 9:00pm PDT, Saturday, October 27th. I forgot to mention in yesterday's post that the absolutely amazing set designed by Aimes, O Christmas Tree, is this month's free gift with a $50 purchase!

Your next stop on the hop is Lin Brandyberry!

55 comments:

  1. Oh I love this!!! Your new set is spectacular!

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  2. Your card is so breathtaking. When I saw the thumbnail in my blog, I found myself ooohing and aaahing. I love the background paper and the cheerful colors.
    You do have a great sister! She sounds like she is so supportive of your crafting needs. My husband also wonders about my stash of crafting goodies. I just reorganized my craft space last weekend and his comments were all about how much "stuff" I have. I also reassured him that it would all be used.

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  3. Forgot to tell you how much I love your sets! They are wonderful.

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  4. LOVE that wood reindeer Karen! The colors on this card are so fabulous, what a beauty!

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  5. Beautiful, love that reindeer and that pretty bow!

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  6. What a gorgeous background you've created for your special reindeer! Pretty Karen!

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  7. What a great way to showcase that wooden deer and you are so right. One day we will use our favorite things.

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  8. Unique comment huh, chuckle chuckle... Love the reindeer and thinking this set might move up my "must have" list.

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  9. Karen, this is just stunning! WOW! Your set is officially my favorite in this release! YAY!

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  10. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing

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  11. Foundations is a great set. I love BG stamps and the versatility you get with them. Great way to show off your Dasher too.

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  12. Beautiful. I love that reindeer. and the blue bow makes it so stunning. Wow!!!

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  13. Gorgeous card Karen! You have totally stolen the show for me this release. Those foundations totally rock!

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  14. Love how you made the background and the reindeer is perfect! Wonderful colors too! Your new set is fab! I can relate to having lots of "treasures" too!

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  15. Stiking card and the bow is perfect!

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  16. wonderful card...great use of "stash" that was just waiting for the perfect background...and you found it.

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  17. LOVE the background you created using TWO patterns! The deer just POPS!

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  18. oh i love the color combo and how you stamped the background and the added ribbon...PERFECT.

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  19. this card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I love the colors, love the reindeer, love the sentiment stamp you chose! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  20. You did such a fantastic job illustrating the distressed Christmas set! I love that wooden reindeer! Such a great embellishment!

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  21. the reindeer is a wonderful addition to your beautiful card!

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  22. What an awesome card! Soooo beautiful!!!

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  23. so beautiful :)

    tell hubby what i tell mine "one can never have enough scrap goodies" lol

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  24. Your card is beautiful!! Love that wooden reindeer!! :)

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  25. I particularly love that bow you have tied next to the reindeer!

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  26. This is so cool~I love that reindeer, Karen!

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  27. That reindeer was made for that background you created! Love it!

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  28. Great background for your reindeer!

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  29. Love your stamped background!! As for the reindeer...perfect!

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  30. Love the background stamping. Such nice colours. TFS.

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  31. Karen, this is FABULOUS!! Oh, wow, I just adore everything about this. This card was the perfect use for that beautiful wooden reindeer. Makes this absolutely stunning!! It's been a joy designing along with you and the rest of the TCM team this week!!

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  32. I cannot wait to see your gorgeous stamps in action at my house! Love your reindeer...it was worth the wait!

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  33. Gorgeous! Your new set is phenomenal!!! Love it!

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  34. Ooh I love your new set! The background is wonderful and just perfect for that reindeer. I have had similar convos with my DH; he just shakes his head.

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  35. Oh, Karen, this is amazing! I love the pale blue with the brown and that reindeer is a perfect touch! Great job!

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  36. I'm trying to 'use' instead of 'hoard'... but it's so so hard. I'm so glad you did use this reindeer as this card is incredible Karen!

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  37. Such a pretty card, Karen! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  38. so beautiful! I love your idea of alternating two background stamps w/complimentary but different colors. great way to use a terrific looking stamp set! I want it!!! ;-)

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  39. I would have saved that reminder too! It's gorgeous! I think you pulled him out for the perfect occasion!

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  40. Great background! These are some beautiful new sets!

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  41. I really like these soft colours for a holiday card and that reindeer is so majestic!

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  42. So pretty how you used the border stamps...great card.

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  43. Gorgeous! The colors and everything - just perfect.

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  44. Great background you created.

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  45. Love the background! Would of never mixed polkadots and snowflakes myself, but they look great!

    And that reindeer! Wow! Your sister rocks!

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  46. absolutely love the colors you used for this and beautiful stamped background! gorgeous card, Karen!

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  47. gorgeous background you created for the reindeer! love this!

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  48. Wow! Gorgeous card! The backgroung that you created is awesome just perfect for the lovely reindeer. TFS

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  49. Love your set!!! Awesome... this card is beautiful!!! hugs...xoxo

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  50. Your new set is so awesome! I over how you combined the sets- and I sooooo get the stash!
    :)

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