Monday, January 30, 2012

Things are Blooming at SN...

Hello everybody!

It seems that this time of month I always get the urge to visit one of my most favorite places... Sweet November Land. Perhaps you will join me on this little journey to see what magical new places and characters we can find?

I don't know about you, but I've been feeling like this winter is never going to end. The cold, snow, ice and grey days are beginning to wear me down. Hopefully we can leave that all behind as we step through the veil and into some Sweet November Land sunshine.
Hmmm... so far it's looking like we may be out of luck as things seem just as cold and snowy here too. But since things here have a way of transforming right before your very eyes, it is worth searching a bit further. So over the hills we go, down through the misty vale until we reach the edge of a dark, dense wood. I don't think we've ever come this way yet... do we dare travel onward? Absolutely! So into the thick trees we go and almost as soon as we do the atmosphere begins to change. The air here is warmer and sweeter and the snow disappears from beneath our feet, so we keep on walking. Finally as we near the edge of this strange wood, rays of sunshine filter in to warm our faces. Who could be behind this sudden change?
The answer to that question just so happens to be resting sweetly on a mushroom only a stones throw from where we stand. It's a small sprite that I've never seen before. She says that she goes by the name of Bloom and she has a very special gift that comes with a very special job. For wherever Bloom goes springtime follows. So she, along with her three siblings, travels all over the world doing her part to help with the changing of the seasons. What a life that must be to always enjoy the mild temps and gentle breezes, the soft sunshine and fresh smell of growing things. Little Bloom just shrugs and says that it is all she has ever known so she has nothing to compare it to.
Still after all this winter, I think she has it pretty good! ;)

Bloom also has some springtime candy to share with one of her lucky new friends... take a look...

The Bloom candy kit includes; one Sweet November Bloom rubber stamp, ten 6x6 sheets of My Mind's Eye Happier paper, small Studio G acrylic stamp, Prima flowers, Kaiser Craft pearls, ribbon, twine, buttons, butterfly punch outs, four envelopes, four card blanks and my card.

All you have to do for a chance to win the candy is leave a comment on this post. If you link to the candy on your own blog that is great and much appreciated but not a requirement... I want everyone to be able to play along. And when I say everyone, I mean everyone. I will ship the candy anywhere in the world so everyone is encouraged to play! :)

The candies will stay open through Friday, February 3rd and I will announce the winners on Saturday, February 4th. And just so you know... all of the new February stamps will be available for purchase on Friday at the ATS store.


Alrighty, now be sure to visit the Sweet November Gals' blogs! Sammi, Nancy, and Marion all have their creativity in full bloom today! :)
Once again... instead of using random generator I will be printing out names and tossing them in a hat SO if you leave comments for the SN gals on their blogs, you will get an extra name in the hat for each one that you do... this will up your chances of winning the candy... fun, fun, fun! :)


That's a wrap on day one of our February SN previews... I hope you have had fun meeting this new Sweet November cutie and come back tomorrow to see who else will be popping out of the woods!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- My Mind's Eye (6x6 Happier)
stamps- Sweet November (Bloom and Mushroom set), CC Designs (Woodland Label)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown
CC Designs Butterfly cutter
Zva pearls
The Twinery twine
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
American Crafts knock outs border punch
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- YR14, YR18, E07
eyes- YG01, YG25, YG67
clothes- YG25, YG67, G29, YG01, BG01, BG07, BG18, RV0000, RV00, RV10, RV52, E40, E41, 0, YR15, YR16, YR18

93 comments:

Janine said...

oo amy love the colourcombo
great work

Karen said...
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Karen said...

She's such a cutie! Adorable.

Nancy Thomas said...

So-o-o pretty - (lol that we both perched that little cutie on the mushroom). Really sweet spring colors and I like the logo with it too.

Piali said...

Soooooooo cute!!

Evy said...

Here in Belgium snow is falling... But your stamp & colors make me forgot the cold outside! Inside it feels like spring ;-) Love it!

Evy

Moni said...

Stunning card and so beautiful image. great colouring. Hugs,moni

Mette said...

Haha Amy - that is just the cutest little flower and wonderful colours. These need to grow in my garden :).

Hugs, Mette

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Cute creation. LOve this.

Sudha
sudha-kalra.blogspot.com

Maria Therese said...

Oh wow this is the cutest thing since the SN fairy's ♥

Krista said...

Gorgeous card! I must have that adorable little sprite! Love her!

Creations by Shirl said...

Great colour combo and she is indeed a cutie..... Congrats to that lucky person who get's her....

Jennifer said...

SUPER CUTE!! Bloom is so adorable and goes so perfectly with the spring theme layout. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!!

Annie Rose said...

Oh my goodness, little Bloom is the sweetest!

I would love for her to travel my way. So, so cute. :)

Robin said...

Your card and the Bloom and Mushroom set are just darling!!!
Robin

AnniM said...

So lovely!

sweet said...

That's such a sweet story and a sweet card! I love all the spring colors... It's such happy colors!

Heidi Brawley said...

AWE very cute creation with this cute new stamp! Hope you get warm weather soon. Have an Awesome week!
Hugs, Heidi

erin said...

Shes a cutie! Perfect for spring cards! Cant wait to see the rest of the release Amy =)

Rosa-kreattiva said...

wow!!! che meraviglia questa card e che meravigliosi premi buona serata rosa.kreattiva

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

OMG, this Sweet November image is a super cutie with her "flower" hat. Awesome candy too. Thanks for a chance and hope you have a crafty week.

Betsy said...

Awww ... she's such a cutie pie! Love that little Daisy Envelope, too! This card makes me thing SPRING!!!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a precious image. Your card is gorgeous.

Scrapalajen aka Jen said...

She's very sweet Amy! It's perfect for Spring cards!

Kelly Schelske said...

So fresh and cheery Amy, what a sweet card and fabulous giveaway too!

Kelly Booth said...

Amy...she is just ADORABLE....Been a While since I have had ime to blog Surf...Love coming to your little place of the Blog World!! Hope it warms up for you....Hugs! Kelly

Marzenciuk said...

Och, Candy again! Beautiful card :)

Shazza said...

so pretty, tis freezing here, snow aorund the corner methinks x

Janneke said...

Ow what a cutie Amy ;o)
Love how you colored her and I just how she sits on the mushroom.

Janneke XO

Janneke said...

Ow what a cutie Amy ;o)
Love how you colored her and I just how she sits on the mushroom.

Janneke XO

scrapncathy said...

What a cute colorful cheerful card and I love the new stamp. Looking forward to see what else you have in store!

RiNNE said...

Such a cute and lovely card, Amy! I really like the color combo and papers and elements you used! I also love your writing and your depiction of Sweet November Land would make the perfect book! I say you put together your images/cards and make a story book!!! Wouldn't that be a neat idea?

Missy Owen said...

What a cute card! I love your work! Thanks for sharing your talents!

Lau W said...

So cute and adorable flower :-)) Oh love this image, your card is superb !
xxx

grace said...

I LOVE this card! The colors scream spring and Bloom is the cutest thing ever!!

Tonje said...

So cute! I love the stories that go with your stamps.

Sandra said...

Soooo pretty !!!!

Sammi said...

oooh.. your card is adorable! Just look at Bloom perched atop that shroom watching the flutterby.. LOVE it!!! the paper is so soft and pretty too! I see you've used new Copics on her too (jealous a bit here haha)! Can't wait to see your next card!
xxx

Lorraine said...

OH MY GOSH aMY THIS IS SO SWEET I JUST LOVE THE COLOURS AND YOUR COLOURING IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL THANKS SO VERY MUCH FOR THE CHANCE OF WINNING YOUR LUSH CANDY TOO XX

Rachael said...

A softly sweet image and card. Beautiful.

Blankina said...

What a sweet stamp and card. I have never seen this stamps before, should check it out.
Ciao from Italy from Blankina

Mary said...

Que bella, I love it! Beautiful colors.

alethea said...

Amy i especially love to come here at release time to hear all about the wonderful Sweet November adventures!! Bloom is just gorgeous and your colouring is stunning!! Love this bright yummy fat free candy too!! :) Thanks for a chance to win!! Hugsxx

Tracy said...

Cute card- always excited to see new SN releases. Bloom is adorable.
Thanks for chance to win.

gobeagirl said...

Oh Amy. Bloom is just so sweet with her little petal hat. I think she would put a smile on my face no matter what season she would bring. lol.. Your card is just as cute as Bloom is. I hope that your week is off to a good start. Hugs, Lisa

Lisa G. said...

Lovely card! I love the coloring you do!

Loz ♥ said...

she is ADORABLE and I just love your card xx

ifaa said...

I love your blog and your Creations.
This card is Beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

Karla said...

Hello Amy she's so beautifuel

Cami said...

Such a pretty card and she's adorable, but I think more so because of how you colored her and I love her green eyes!

Aluap said...

Oh, lovely card!! Pretty colors!! Bloom is adorable :)

Hlora said...

wow! fantastic card! Love the set os goodies too)

riliska said...

What a super cute card! LOVE your sweet image and your colouring!

riliska said...

Тhis is just exquisite...fantastic colouring and the image you made is just beautiful..

Lola Azul said...

OMG!!. It's a lovely card. I love the way you've colored it. So beautiful ...!!

Shirley N said...

Bloom is so precious with her sweet innocent beautiful eyes! Love your card and coloring Amy, such a pretty and happy layout!

Marion E. said...

Amy, she is adorable and so fantastic colored again! I was so stupid to see her bloom for a beechnut peel... (shame on me) but gladly it turned out ok! Call me blonde in this.

Love your card!!! Looking forward to see the one of today!

Hugs

elena said...

Your cards is adorable!!! Thanks for the chance to win.:)

Jacilynn said...

now this is cuteness!

Handmade Tear Bears said...

She is adorable!! I am really loving the Sweet November Stamps!! I am just getting into stamping so I am gonna have to try these!!
TY for the chance to win!!

susannearsenault3@gmail.com

Mimi said...

OMGosh!! She is adorable!! My DD will definitely fall in love with this set... she loves mushrooms! have a great day Amy! ;D

KalySto said...

Ohh, such a lovely bud(g)!Hugs!

biggirlbri said...

She is to adorable. Cute card as always. Thanks for the chance to win!
Tiffany

Annette Bowes said...

Bloom is adorable, gorgeous card and love your layout. Beautiful story off to read part two, take careX:)

scraphappy4067 said...

Bloom is just sooooo cute!!...and I love your card!!

Gloria Lee said...

Great colors. Love those eyes.

Amanda R said...

She is adorable! Always enjoy the commentary along with the cards!

Madu said...

очень красиво! Вы вдохновляете своим мастерством!

SandieD said...

Oh my! I squeeled with delight when I saw this cutie.

Dawn said...

SUPER CUTE!!!!!

naoompje said...

Very beautiful card thank you. These papers are so lovely and the stamp is so cute.

Deb said...

Love those colors.... that make me feel like in the spring !

Jovan said...

Beautiful card...I love the colors and details!

SSCHRH76 said...

Yet another FABULOUS piece of art!

Debora said...

Your SNS are so cute! I've actually never seen them until I stumbled upon your blog.I don't know how I didn't know but I just realized you're the designer! Blogging, and Copics are pretty new to me though.
I love this little sweetie!
The colors you choose are always so great.
Your images really put a smile on my face!

fredalexmom said...

So lovely! Tres jolie!

Cindy Leslie said...

She is the sweetest thing I have seen in a long time.

lachsekatze said...

This card is so cute. At the moment I don't make cute cards - I just don't fell like making them, but I really enjoy looking at them. But I thhink there will be a time soon when Oleander and her friends climb out of the drawer.

I love to visit your blog and I have to say that I really find it amazing how many sheets of paper you use. I find your crafting amazing. When I try to use designer paper I often end with a mess.

Bloom is such a cute fairy and I love how she is watching the butterfly's flight.

Tanya said...

great card! love the colors and of course the image is adorable!!

Sue D said...

Very cute and the butterfly is placed perfectly.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Tina said...

Adorable stamp and lovely card.

Serina said...

cute! nice card!

Crystal_235 said...

Very cute blog candy.
Thanks for the chance to win!

donna mikasa said...

Oh my, Bloom is just adorable, perched on her little mushroom! Sweet November Land just got a little sweeter.

BishopsMommie said...

How adorable is she!!! loving the colors you used...I love bloom..lol

SannaS said...

soooooo sweet!!! beautiful card!! =)
hugs, SannaS

Hanneke said...

Oh she is the cutest! She is my favourite and I love the color combo. Thanks for the chance to win these fabulous candies! Hugs, Hanneke

Gin Oak said...

A very sweet image. Love how you've coloured the petals :-)

Nikki said...

What a sweet Card and thanks for the chance

gila said...

oh wie niedlich und süß
lg gila

Jenn said...

I love the colours of this card! Very sweet and adorable! TFS!
hugs, Jenn

Leanne said...

awww, she is ADORABLE like the rest of her siblings. Sweet face and pretty coloring. Love the color on the mushroom. Another place in SNL that I don't mind visiting over and over.
Love the new line Amy!
;)

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