Saturday, September 15, 2012

~ Nina B Designs September Blog Hop ~ Trim the Tree

HELLO!!
Finally, a post for you... =)

After a much needed summer break, the NinaB Designs team is back to showcase some of Nina's designs for our monthly hop. For this month's hop, Nina challenged us to create something with gift-giving in mind using some lovely dies. Here is my project:

*LOUSY PICTURE ALERT*










In case you were wondering what my project has to do with gift-giving, as specified earlier, this is my answer:
Nothing.

Nina, I promise you that all I saw was "let's highlight the new dies in this blog-hop" and then I went and made my project. But anyway this is not the first time I did not follow instructions, so I know from experience that you are very forgiving haha.

So everybody, let's PRETEND that this card has EVERYTHING to do with gift-giving!! Send it to someone special with a gift! Wrap up the gift and paste the card on the outside!! There. It now has much to do with gift-giving.







The Nina-designed goodies I used on this card are Penny Black "Lace Delight" (lace stamp and sentiment) and Spellbinders "Sweet Folk Art" dies (tree and mini-heart die-cuts).

The tree is quite an unconventional look, yes I know... but then, I like odd things and this looked oddly nice enough. Generally, I hate the "throw a pile of stuff in the air and glue it where it lands" look, but it kind of looks like that on this card (a bit)... well nevermind.

We, the WORLD-FAMOUS NINA B DESIGNS TEAM, are giving away 2 prize packages 
(I typed "2 price packages" and then realized it didn't work).

Prize Package #1 includes Spellbinders Ironworks Accents and Motifs:
Prize #2 includes The Craft's Meow's Vintage Rides and Retired Layers of Colors Dotted Dahlias and Dotted Peonies Stamp sets (the middle one looks like a must-have stamp set. That's a hint to Nina as I don't even have one myself):

 
Winners will be picked randomly from 2 of the designers' blogs:

Nina Brackett * Beate Johns * Beatriz Jennings 
* Clare Buswell * Heather Jensen * Jennie Harper 
* Julie Overby * Lea Lawson * Linda Lucas 
Viola Mahr <-- this is me obviously

Everybody is welcome to comment and eligible to win. Nina will announce the winners on  September 22 on her blog. Due to the number of prizes being given away on her blog, she asks that the winners email (via Contact tab) her with their info within 4 days (till September 26) in order to claim the  prize. This will help with organization and avoiding confusion. Thanks for understanding! Finally, please consider liking the following Facebook pages that are represented/affiliated on today's hop, so you don't miss the latest news and happenings:
Penny Black Inc.

I hope we'll inspire you all today! Happy hopping!


THANK YOU FOR VISITING, LADIES!! HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!

60 comments:

  1. What a lovely, elegant card!! So pretty!! And I love the colors!

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  2. Wow! That is simply gorgeous! So soft and elegant.
    Hugs and smiles

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  3. This would be a beautiful card to gift to a friend!

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  4. Ilove this Prima collection! I love your ideas!

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  5. it's a sweet card!!!! Lovely and sweet!!! Love your blog!!! I'm fan of all page a long time ago hehehe Kisses!!!!

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  6. I love your ideas! it`s a beautiful card!!!!

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  7. Very elegant!

    Sheri R

    sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

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  8. Wonderful card. Love the soft colors but especially how you embellised the X-mas tree. WTG.

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  9. Beautiful card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  10. Your card is so lovely. I love those romantic colors and the tree

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  11. Oh, Vio, this is perfect for gift giving as anybody would be blessed to receive it. I love the tiny pearl garland and little hearts on the tree and the bling on its side is just brilliant. Thank you for sharing this today!

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  12. The card is beautiful! Great idea using a Christmas tree for something other than Christmas.

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  13. This is so pretty Viola and a gift in and of itself!!! Love you added the pearls to the tree die cut.

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  14. Ahhhhh, this is just exquisite! So beautiful and frothy!!

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  15. Beautiful card, Miss Vio! And it can very well be used for gift giving--just add some money or a gift card inside.

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  16. WOW! That's one striking card! Excellent artwork, most excellent!!

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  17. This is stunning! I love how that tree stands out, great combination of elements!

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  18. ha i miss things too ..your human! But I must say Im so glad to see you very pretty card...the tree takes centre stage.

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  19. Lovely card! The soft colors and bit of bling make it look elegant! Love that tree die!
    DeniseB

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  20. This is a beautiful card! Very soft and 'shabby'! Love it!

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  21. If this is "throwing things in the air & letting them fall where may" then I wish I could do it as well as you!!! This is beautiful!!!!

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  22. Your blog made me laugh, it was fun to read. Your card is beautiful, you are very talanted!

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  23. Viola this is just gorgeous - love your colours and the way everything came together.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  24. So beautiful, love the great design and colors.

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  25. A delicate and beautiful card...sure doesn't bother me that you didn't follow the "rules"! Well done.

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  26. Beautiful vintage card. Love the paper and die, stamps and bling.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

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  27. Such a pretty card, with soft subtle colours and beautiful papers. Very shabby chic, very feminine! Lovely!

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  28. OMG, what a GORGEOUS card!!!! It's a gift in itself! Love the string of pearls...everything on this card is just absolutely perfect :)

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  29. Goodness, these colors are fabulous! What a beautiful holiday card!

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  30. I really enjoyed reading your post, Viola! Your humor comes through, and makes me giggle. :) I love your card, even if it has nothing to do with gift giving!

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  31. I do so love your card. You always manage to come up with new and creative ideas. Lina F.

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  32. Soft elegant Christmas card. love the soft colors, which not always seen over the bright red and green usually used for the Holidays. Just gorgeous....thanks for sharing.

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  33. What an Elegant card love the soft colors and the layering. love the Christmas Tree and the added Bling adds such an Amazing touch.
    Love the flower. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win this amazing giveaway.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  34. great idea to use the tree in non-traditional xmas format!

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  36. I think your soft and sweet little tree excuses your haste ;-)

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  37. Wow, I think your card is lovely. I love the soft colors. Beautiful!!!


    Margie F.

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  38. This card looks so elegant with the gray and white tree and the peaerl trim! Just beautiful!

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  39. Very elegant and non-traditional colored Christmas card--WOW!

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  40. You are too funny! I would use this beautiful card with a birthday gift for a friend. Sure love these new dies and stamps.

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  41. Such a gorgeous card, Vi! I think it's totally fitting for gift giving. Love the new dies & the holes for paper piercing. Love that tree! Your embellies are spot on! Love it all. Your cards are always so beautiful.....I'm happy to see you creating again.
    Happy Huggies ~
    Sharron♥

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  42. So pretty Viola. Love the pearl trim on the tree. :)

    Hugs~

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  43. Gorgeous! I definitely think that you will be forgiven by Nina. :)

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  44. Your card is stunning! I would consider this a wonderful gift if I was the recipient. Thank you for sharing.

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  45. Beautiful. Love the beads around the tree. TFS

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  46. So glad to have found your blog again - I lost ya there for awhile! I have enjoyed your work since Melissa Phillips had some of your work on her blog; love the pretty pillow she blessed you with. Also love Nina's stamps and the card you have posted today is lovely.
    Linda L in Tennessee

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  47. This card is sooo beautiful, love the pearls as garland around the tree, this could be a card with a Christmas gift, there; now it qualifies as "gift giving". I adore those Dalia stamps too as this is the first time I have ever seen them. I'm bummed they are retired, fingers crossed I can win them ;)

    Blessings,
    Adrienne

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  48. Your narrative about not following instructions just had me smiling out loud. But truly your card is a gift in and of itself. So very lovely!

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  49. It's great to see you again!!!
    this card is gorgeous!!

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  50. So pretty :)
    Best regards,
    Joanna

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  51. Stunningly beautiful!! Love all the papers and textures!!

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