Thursday, September 26, 2013

Avery Elle Blog Hop: Let it Snow, All is Calm


I was beyond thrilled to win the monthly Avery Elle challenge with this card using my new favorite sentiment set!  The great part of winning a challenge is that you get to be the guest designer for the next month.  Today, I am part of the new release blog hop and I have a gorgeous winter set to show you!

Be sure to read all the way to the end of this post because there is a giveaway from this blog hop!  (If you didn't come from Chunyuan Wu's blog - you should definitely start from the beginning at Avery Elle!)


The set that I get to show you today is called Let It Snow.

Let it Snow

The set has the sweetest little sprinkle of snowflakes.  Here's a close-up so you can see the dainty detail.  (The bird is pretty darn cute too - and he even comes with a teeny version so you could line up a whole family of birds!)

All is Calm close


Next on the hop is  Nina Yang.

And here's the official words that tell you how you can win!

To celebrate our October/November Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner.  To enter to win just comment on this post.  There is no purchase necessary and you must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  This giveaway is void where prohibited.  You can also do options 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, September 29th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, September 30th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.

To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances:

  1. Comment on any of the design team's posts and/or on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow us on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Follow us on Facebook (we are www.facebook.com/AveryElle ) and share us with your friends - make sure they tell us you sent them.
  4. Follow us on Pinterest
  5. Become a blog follower through Feedly or Blog Lovin' (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already follow us)
  6. Join our Flickr group (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already belong)

Here's everybody on the hop.  Have fun!!


I'll be back on Wednesdays throughout October showing you more from this set and also another exciting set called Winter Wreath.

71 comments:

Annette Allen said...

so totally cute.. i love it.. congrats on GD...

maria f. said...

Beautiful Kim. Love the single red element (that little guy is so cute).

Houses Built of Cards said...

SOOOO beautiful! LOVE the soft colors, and the pop of red from that little adorable bird!!!

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Nina Yang said...

Love the color scheme and pop of red! Very cute card, Kim!

Avery Elle said...

Kim-
This is such an amazingly cute card. LOVE it! We are so lucky to have you with us this month!

Laura Means said...

Absolutely adorable card! LOVE it!
Thanks for sharing :)

Michelle said...

Oh.... love this stamp set, love this card!!

Darlene S. said...

I absolutely love everything about your card and this stamp set! The bird (love him in red), the snowflakes and the trees. Just puts a big old smile on my face. Thank you.

Samantha Mann said...

swoon! i LOOOOOOOVE your card! wow!! that pop of red with the bird (and twine) is to die for when paired with the greys and whites of the snow/sequins! wow! i'm in big huge puffy heart LOVE with this card!! and congratulations on being the guest designer this month!

Jayne said...

Love your style. The bird here is the star. Love it.

cghundley said...

Lovely card and
the snow stamp
is really neat.
Carla from Utah

Debbie said...

I fell in love with this set the moment I saw it and your card is perfectly wonderful. Reminds me of Atlanta where my daughter lives. They have the cutest red cardinals that flit around :-)

Kathy said...

This is a gorgeous card. I just love the pop of color the bird gives.

donna mikasa said...

So exciting to have you guesting with us this month! You're showcasing one of my fave sets! Fantastic card, Kim!

Lisa said...

Congrats on your GD gig Kim! Love this little feathery fella, so cute and what a great tree!

Cindy Lovell said...

WOW!! Beautiful card! I love everything...colors,the sentiment...perfect!

Tracey McNeely said...

Kim this is so fantastic, I love the scene you created! Beautiful.

Dana D. said...

Your card is adorable. The red sure makes it pop. Love this stamp set.

Kathy Humphrey said...

I should have hopped all the way through! I saw a few cards, fell in love with the stamps and dies and promptly (and I DO mean promptly) went to their store and made an order!!! Waaa! Wish I would have waited til I saw this card so I could have added this set to my order.
This card is beyond adorable!!!

Bonnie said...

What a lovely snowy scene! And that red bird gives the card extra zing!

Annheidel said...

Love it! The red bird really pops against the background.

Alice Wertz said...

love the pop of red on the little bird. beautiful card!

Lindsey said...

Love this! This is all I need to see to know that I want to add this set to my collection.

Maureen said...

Absolutely LOVE this set and your card!!

cm said...

Kim, you are the best GD EVER - and your card here is ample evidence!! Gorgeous! You've showcased this set beautifully, so much so that I feel a 'shopping trip' coming on!
c

Sue D said...

Very cute--love the bird, the twine and the sequins.

Denise Bryant said...

Let It Snow is an adorable set... gotta have it!!! That sweet bird is so adorable!

Geri said...

Too sweet!!

Torrie said...

Great card!

Kara said...

adorable Kim!!

Amy Kolling said...

I love that the red just pops off this card and you tied it together with the baker's twine!

Shirley N said...

Beautiful card, love that pop of red!

MichelleZ said...

Super-Cute! That little red bird is sure to bring a smile. :)

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow Kim such a pretty card...love the use of grey.

craftymom205 said...

Love this card. Great stamp set.

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Carmen M. said...

I think that this is my favorite card from this release. I LOVE IT!

Jen said...

Beautiful Kim! The red cardinal is FANTASTIC against the neutrals!

pcm said...

LOVE!

Lesley said...

Way to go, Kim!!! You are on a roll! Love the muted colours and the pop of red...awesome card!

Carol Doggett said...

Super cute card...I love it!!!

Sharron said...

I'm loving everything in this release but I think this is my favorite! Love your card and that adorable bird!

Cathy Thibodeaux said...

Love it!

Shona Chambers said...

Your card is so beautiful!! I love the soft grey colours and the red bird just pops out! Very simple, clean and gorgeous!!

Marjolein said...

Aaah, sweet and gorgeous!
Perfect and I soooo much love the translucent sequins!
The perfect touch, just like the twine.
Bye,

Marjolein

ps. I see I've got a lot of catching up to do! :-)

mypapercraftworld said...

Congratulations of the GD spot, Kim ... looking forward to seeing more! This card is delightful ... love the calm greys and the splashes of red with the sweet bird and twine! Anita :)

Lorraine Marasigan said...

Love that pop of color from the bird.

Miriam Prantner said...

So pretty! I love the gray on gray and the pops of red!

Atypicalcupcake said...

love how you made the bird stand out so much in the card!

Cindy H. said...

OMGoodness, I LOVE this card! Love how everything is gray and very wintery and then this adorable Cardinal pops right out at you - the sentiment is so perfect with it.

{VICKI} said...

really pretty

marylouh said...

So pretty. You can feel the cold and hope the red bird gets in where it is warm and sheltered.

Cornelia W said...

So cute, that bird - really makes the card!

Deepti said...

Omg this is such a beauty :)

Crafty Math Chick said...

I have a 'thing' for birch trees - LOVE them, especially one wintery cards. Yours is beautiful!

Cristine said...

This card is gorgeous! I love how it's so subtle with the pops of red. Just gorgeous!

Elena said...

I love the calm winter scene with the pop of red. We always look for the cardinals in the snow :)

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Gorgeous card - I love how the bird just pops off the card!

Iris said...

Cute. Love the cardinal.
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D- said...

Your card is wonderful. I LOVE this set and what you created with it. TFS.
Crafty hugs,
D~
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Leigh Penner said...

Gorgeous card, Kim! I love those trees!

loulou said...

Gorgeous CAS design. I love the birch branches in this Avery Elle set.

Donna Cala said...

Beautiful! I am really drawn to the tree image. You showcased it so well in the soft tones.

Moosisk said...

What a stunning CAS card! I just love that little red bird. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

cardsbymo.com said...

Awww...I love this stamp set! And I love your card too!

Marianne said...

Oh wow! Love the tranquil greys with the pops of red! Congrats on you GD.

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Beautiful card! Love it!

Kristen said...

Oh, I love this! Great work!!

Veronica Z said...

I absolutely love this card! The cardinal just makes me happy!

Heather said...

A fabulous card - I love the muted background with the splash of red sweet image and twine!!

Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

hugs
Heather xx

kasia c. said...

Kim this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

Jenny said...

Love the subtle trees and bright birdie.... This is a gorgeous set :0)