Friday, November 25, 2011

November 2011 Blog Hop

The-Challenge
November Blog Hop Inspiration

I love traditional Christmas colors and decorating with natural greenery.  This image could evoke so many Christmas memories for me both as a child and as an adult.  In fact, I made this card today instead of putting the garland over the front door, but tomorrow, it will go up!  It's TRADITION to do the front porch decorating and put up our tree over the weekend following Thanksgiving.  

Here's my take on the inspiration photo:

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I focused on the overall color scheme with attention to the gingham checked pillow in the foreground.  Obviously, I included the garland descending the stairs accented with red ribbons. This photo truly inspires my sense of home, family and bringing together those we love in this joyous season.  So the sentiment and little house tag seemed to be the finishing touches the card needed.

I really enjoy sharing this part of my life with all of you and want to officially extend hopes for the "warmth and joy of the holidays" to you and yours.

Thanks for stopping by,
Suzanne

Products:
(Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted)
Card Stock:  White, Pine Feather, Ripe Avocado
Stamps:  Love lives Here, Stylish Sentiments: Holiday, Background Basics: Gingham
Inks:  Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other:  Branch punch and red seam binding, both from Martha Stewart

37 comments:

  1. Very nice! I love everything about it!

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  2. Beautiful!! I love your red bow with the house! Lovely design with the white space and rounded corners.

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  3. This card is simply lovely. I can see the inspiration photo all through it.

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  4. That came out beautiful I love how you used the punch. I would have never thought when I started punching mine that it would have turned out like it did. I bought it as a Halloween punch a couple years ago and I think this might have been the first time I used it..
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  5. pretty card! perfect interpretation of the photo:)

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  6. Ohh! So sweet! I love everything! Wonderful mix of elements and they all work so well together!

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  7. Suzanne I LOVE how you used the branch punch and that FAB bow! GORGEOUS tiny house and FAB paper! LOVE this card!

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  8. I love the little house tag. It matches the sentiment perfectly!

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  9. love, LOVE, love your card! That gingham, bordered by the ribbon with the die cut pine boughs! Topped with the little house from Love Lives here...the perfect touch!

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  10. Great card! Love all the different elements especially the little house.

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  11. Beautiful card!! love your layout and your cute house tag! the garland is perfect too! so gorgeous!

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  12. Fantastic card for the PTI Hop Suzanne! I really like your stamped greenery and house tag!

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  13. ooooh! this is so beautiful, with perfect details picked out to highlight! A wonderful take on the sketch!! (makes me miss my house die- that apparently jumped into the recycling bin! boo!)
    happy holidays!!!

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  14. Such a sweet card, love the sentiment. In all ways perfect....

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  15. Beautiful card! Love the gingham with the pine sprigs and that gorgeous ribbon, especially paired with the delightful Love Lives Here house and that fabulous Stylish Sentiments phrase. Such a perfect card - I love it! ;-)

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  16. A perfect take on the inspiration photo! I love it!

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  17. Your card is awesome. It reflects the inspirational photo perfectly.

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  18. This card is just wonderful is every way. I love that little house, the gingham, the garland, and the sentiment. Just perfect.

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  19. Really lovely card, I love the sentiment, the colours and your branches.

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  20. This is so sweet. I love the darling little house hanging from the bow. :)
    Hugs~

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  21. Ok , Suzanne, this is so perfect for the blog hop. You have really captured the picture. Beautiful card.

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  22. Such a wonderful card! Love the sweet little die cut house! Happy Holidays!

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  23. Beautiful card Suzanne! We decorated yesterday (I sneaked away to craft here and there) ...it IS a great time to get the festivities in order! Take care ~ ;)

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  24. What a beautiful card! I love the way used the pine branches to make a border. The sentiment with the love lives here house is perfect!

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  25. So cute! The pine boughs and red ribbon really look like the inspiration photo! Great job!

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  26. I'm a sucker for gingham, especially red! Lovely card!

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  27. Just love your card, the little house and the gingham, so sweet.

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  28. I love your beautiful card...I love how you used the gingham on the left side and balanced it witht he garland center and the beautiful sentiment! This is stunning!

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  29. Love your card and post! I am sitting here looking at my bannister thinking I should decorate it like this inspiration picture this year!!!

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  30. Absolutely darling! The gingham, the boughs, the sweet little house!

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  31. GORGEOUS!! That LLH stamp has been my very favourite this Christmas - I can't stop using it myself!! And I love your combination of gingham and the pine branches - drat, I NEED that MS branch punch now! ;o)

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  32. Gorgeous! Love the punched garland - such lovely texture!

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