Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Life is Good Blog Hop

Theresa designs the most amazing sets for stamping fun scenes and masculine cards.  I love this train from the set.  I stamped it on a piece of blue paper from a pad of Basic Grey with VersaMark ink.  Then I used silver embossing powder.  I tried to keep it simple so this could be a card for male. 
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For my next card I used my favorite stamp in the whole set.  The log cabin.  It reminds me of Little House on the Prairie.  I've been watching all of the episodes.  I am currently watching season 2.  I used liquid applique sprinkled with glitter for the snow.  I used some more paper from the same Basic Grey stack.  I used some fun felt ribbon in the center.  And the nail heads on the top two corners are from Gina's store.  Again, I tried to keep it on the masculine side. 
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For even more inspiration tonight with the Life is Good stamp set, check out these links:


Theresa Momber {Illustrator}
Jessica Fick
Nina Brackett
Melanie Muenchinger
Lee Murphy
Erika Martin
Emily Giovanni
Colleen Schaan


Cheri Weston {CSS designer}
Melissa Shultz {CSS designer}
Peggy Wainman {CSS designer}


Geri Utterback {guest designer}
Brenda Turner {guest designer}
Linda Payne {guest designer}


The Life is Good discussion on the StampTV Idea Center is also a valuable resource for tips, samples, and tutorials. Theresa's tip sheet and the Card Kit is available in the discussion as well.

And, finally stop by GinaK's blog today to leave your comment on her blog for your chance to win today's featured stamp set or another stamp set valued at $23.95 of your choice!

22 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

Oooooh, Melissa, I love these! That paper is the perfect accompaniment. Gorgeous cards!!!

joy said...

What outstanding cards! The dp is perfect and the cabin and the tree reflections are amazing! Great Job!!

Cheri said...

Fantastic cards, Melissa! I love the colors and the detailing is gorgeous.

Tina Gilliland said...

Just beautiful Melissa. GREAT job!!

Lagene said...

Absolutely LOVE your cabin card! Such wonderful color combination & the composition is GREAT!

JessicaK said...

Awesome masculine card examples, wow. Love the combo of liquid applique and glitter for the snow. Somthing I'll have to try myself now. Thanks for sharing.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh wonderfully masculine yet stunning cards!!! The glitzy snow is fabulous!!

TexasGrammy said...

Love the way you've duplicated the layout to produce 2 very different yet wonderful cards!

~Bev

Natalie said...

Love the Basic Grey papers you've used with these! Love the border on the first one and the 3 dimensional of the cabin card. Beautifully done!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Wow, these are amazing! I love the embossed train and the snowy cabin scene.

Jessica said...

Melissa! I LOVE your cards - such gorgeous layers, shapes and textures on each of them! Thank you so much for hopping with us today!

Deb said...

TWO fabulous masculine cards! Both have such rich, wonderful details!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Both cards are amazing, Melissa! I love the colors, DP and fantastic details you added to both!

Melissa Cash said...

Awesome job on your cards Melissa, they are both beautiful!

tlgirl353 said...

Melissa- Great job, GF! The colors you chose are awesome!

Giovana said...

Awesome creations!!

redwasher1 said...

Fantastic!! Love both of your cards!!

Colleen said...

WOW... I love the train in silver embossing powder... and I have that new nesti.. I may have to CASE your cards! LOL

GREAT samples and I love the inspiration... thanks!

NinaB said...

Great use of the book die cuts, Melissa. I love all the added details, too.

Brenda said...

Fantastic cards. Wow the train looks so good embossed in silver.

Gloria Westerman said...

Your card is far more prettier than the others. It's more realistic and the colors are just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

Payne Holler Cards said...

love both of these!!!! now I want to emboss the train LOL and that cabin card...wowzers! you nailed it...those dp are perfect..love your layouts!!!!