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Friday, November 25, 2016

Whimsical Wreaths Release and SALE!

Hello, precious friends! I hope all my friends from the U. S. had a blessed Thanksgiving! We have so much to be grateful for, and I continue to count each and every blessing that comes from our loving Father.

Well, today marks the start of Christmas shopping, and just wait until you see the beautiful new digital stamps...yes, there are four sets...and you will love each one! 

The Instant Gardeners are being joined by the Bloom Brigade, and what fun we've had with this release, Whimsical Wreaths. Check out the Power Poppy blog to see each of the new sets...they are amazing! And what a variety of beautiful cards and projects that will inspire you! AND there is a storewide "SALESGIVING," including a treasure hunt of sorts to search for the Mystery $1 Holiday Digi. Sound like fun to you? It does to me!

Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Whimsical Wreaths, Salesgiving Special, November 2016

Well, one look at the Felt Leaves and Fruits had me. Being a life-long crafter, I could easily remember crafting with my grandmother. She was my dad's mom and was Scottish, and each summer my sister and I would spend a week with my grandparents. During the day while grandpa worked, we would craft. What fun and great memories...and I am still crafting!

I resized this digital wreath in Microsoft word, die cut it, and then colored it (my favorite part of making a card). I decided to join in on this month's "Think Pink" Power and Spark Challenge hosted by Tosha Leyendekker. These puffy little tufts so wanted to be pink! Hehe! The little "berries" are teal. I used a stitched die and ended up having to fussy cut the green for a mat. I started with an idea to use some designer paper, but I was going through my scrap bin and found this beautiful lattice die. So I cut another one and layered them together and then popped it with a LOT of dimensional tape to lay over the green card stock. I added the ribbon and finally mounted the wreath on the card. It's definitely a box card. 

Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Wreath Felt Leaves and Fruit, Instant Garden Digital Image, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens, November 2016

When I used to sing in choir, I remember the song "Come Into His Presence" by Don Moen. I loved singing it, and you can listen to it here. It's based on Psalm 95:2 and reminds us to give God thanks and to praise Him...both in our words and in song. What a great way to start the Christmas season.

Let us come into His presence with thanksgiving;
let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
Psalm 95:2

Now it's time for my stamping friends to hop on over to Power Poppy. So get out that wish list and add them to your shopping cart, check out this new digital release, and search for the Mystery $1 Holiday Digi! What fun, eh? And don't forget to leave some "love" for my teammates. You will surely be inspired! 

As always, sweet friends, I so appreciate your visit and love reading your comments. I am always happy to answer questions. And one day soon I hope to watercolor a digital image again. (I am entering my card in this week's Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.)

Blessings, dear friends,



Stamps:  Wreath: Felt Leaves and Fruits (Power Poppy) 
Paper: Solar White 80# and 110# (Neenah), Pear Pizzazz (SU!)
Ink:  Printer
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Stitched Mats: Circle dies (Lil' Inker Designs), Interlocking die (Penny Black), Mini Perfect Layers tool, seam binding, Matt Finish Seal 'n Glue adhesive (Ranger), 3M dimensional tape, white tape
Techniques: Digital images using Microsoft Word, fussy cutting
Card Size:  A-2
Copic markers used: Leaves - G20, G21, BG93, YG93; Berries - BG10, BG72; Fruity Tufts - RV000, RV00, R02, RV21, R81; Branch - YG91; Shading - W2, W0, W00, 0

30 comments:

Traci M said...

Oh my....love your pink berries...I can almost feel their fuzziness, Cheryl!! I love the background lattice die in pure white, too with the background green...a certainly very special card for Christmas!! Making Christmas cards is my favorite and I feel like I have a Santas workshop going on in my stamp room this time of year! I am so glad you shared this beauty, the music, scripture,and wish you a very special Advent season, friend!!

Leslie Miller said...

Sooooo sweet with the pink and green! I LOVE it, Cheryl! Beautiful lattice background. Of course, I had to get the whole lot of these new digis. What a deal!

Donna Phelan said...

STUNNING! That wreath is beyond beautiful and I love your colors! That background die is gorgeous too! Simply Beautiful!

Cheryl said...

So pretty, as usual! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day yesterday!! God bless you. :)

Patti J said...

Beautifully done, as always, Cheryl! Thanks for a great post - love the words, love the inspiration. Your coloring always impresses me! Thanks for sharing!

Misti said...

Love that Scripture & your card... GASP! Love it!!!

Nancy said...

Wow, Cheryl! You've created another stunningly beautiful card! I really like everything about this one: the colors, the design, the stamp, and the wonderful Scripture verse! Oh, and I love that song too! :o)

Stacy Morgan said...

Fabulous Cheryl. I like the pink and green together. The die cut background is wonderful, oh so beautiful!

Pauline said...

Cheryl this is stunning! Beautifully colouring, your little tufts in pink look so real (I zoomed in on them :) ). Love the card with the lattice work behind your image- it makes your wreath pop! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. Hugs,

Stacy Sheldon said...

This is so gorgeous Cheryl, I love the colors and the fancy diecut background too its the perfect foil for that wreath :)

Robin Clendenning said...

Oh I LOVE your card Cheryl!! I love the berries and how you colored them so bright and beautiful! Love the leafy fill as well, just gorgeous and that die cut bg, wow! Beautiful my sweet friend!

Donna Ellis said...

Beautifully done, Cheryl! Your attention to detail is fabulous, and the highlights on each leaf and berry is simply breathtaking! hugs, de

Helen Gullett said...

What a beautiful and fabulous card, Cheryl. I admire your coloring work :)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Cheryl you know how to balance colour and layout perfectly, well done indeed! Pretty in pink!
Thanks for lifting our eyes to the Lord Jesus too in your post, how precious He is and how very much we have to thank Him.

Thanks for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Deloris said...

It's gorgeous! Love your card!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Cheryl it is absolutely Beautiful, I love the colors you have chosen and that background is so pretty with it, just perfect framing for it!! Love the memories of spending summers with your grandmother, I never knew my grandparents but my Mom was a very crafty woman, I get it all from her :) Love that Hymn also we sing it at our church also and it just lifts your spirits and makes you so thankful for God's unending Love!!

Barbara said...

That background die frames the beautifully colored wreath and makes a stunning Christmas card. Love your pink!

Anonymous said...

Anne Ryan. Oh so incredulously elegant, Cheryl. Perfection personified with this gorgeous holiday card. Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving. I thought of you today as I drove past Columbia, SC. Maybe one day. Hugs and Love, Anne

*Vicki* said...

So beautifully done my friend!! Your frames look amazing and show off this image wonderfully!! Hope you had a very lovely Holiday weekend!! SENDING HUGS

Heidi Stamps said...

This is very pretty! I do love the coloring and the colors you picked and the pretty lattice background! I am very tempted by this new digi set, I need to make up my mind soon!

Irish Cherokee said...

Beautifully done Cheryl. Nice coloring. Love die cuts as you know. Nice clean design.

Love, Hugs and Blessings
Jim

CHRISTINA HOR said...

Very stunning Cheryl! I got a glim of your card over at the power poppy shop before popping over to your blog. I love the color choices and how you've framed it! Hope your Thanksgiving was a very blessed one. Hugs.

Tracy said...

I was so close to purchasing those wreaths after I saw your card but I ended up getting a couple of other images today that I thought I would get more use out of. You did an amazing job with this stamp Cheryl. That pretty cover plate background makes it so elegant. A treasure my friend. Hugs!

Angela Bode said...

Cheryl, this is gorgeous! I love the font on the greeting and you know that I am all about pink! The flowers on the wreath simply pop!!! Gorgeous card in every way!

Lisa Lara said...

I love your card Cheryl. So happy I saw this just in time to buy some PP goodies with the sale. Hugs.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful Christmas card and its so elegant too.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Luv
Debby

Susan Lankford said...

I do love that lattice die, Cheryl... and as always your design and coloring are pristine!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

I love your little pink puffs. So pretty and cutting it with the stitched die is just so perfect. (I love, love stitched dies). And that background die just put it over the top. Of course, I just had to have the digi!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely! That wreath is so pretty with those teal 'berries'. The lattice background is gorgeous!

Marisa said...

That bg lattice is gorgeous!! Beautiful card in one of my favorite colour combos :)