*sob* I know, I know, it's Krystie's last week! How did it fly by so fast??? I had to tell myself to get a grip, and remember to visit her blog regularly so I don't miss out on any of her eye candy and some of the funny things she writes about--she cracks me!
So, do you have a nice cuppa in hand? Good. Sit back, relax, and oooh and aaaah with me now . . . *chinkle*
OOH LA LA!
This cute card couldn’t be more appropriate, considering Krystie’s current happy condition, no?! I love how she shaded the Maternity Dress to highlight and give additional emphasis to the “roundness” of the dress’s midsection! *chuckle*
YOU MAKE MY HEART MELT
This charming snowman was actually illustrated by Linda’s oldest daughter, to raise funds for Scleroderma research, which Linda’s Mum suffers from. To learn more about Scleroderma, visit the Scleroderma Foundation
Krystie has sweetly showcased Hailey’s Snowman here on a simple white tag, matted with black. His heart is highlighted with sparkly red glitter, and if you’ll look closely, you can see that he’s also outlined in a pale blue, which helps make him seem even whiter!
A soothing combination of Chiffon Pink and Cabana Blue tones makes for a crisp greeting, and the technique of cutting and popping up portions of an image, as she did here with Bottle with flower, is so effective!
The little blossom is accented with a Micro Dot Twinkle Sticker, and I love how she created a tiny dotted border to frame the image in, and compliment the black scallop layer.
O' CHRISTMAS TREE, O' CHRISTMAS TREE!
This last design features the Embellish Tree--one of my all-time favorite holiday images--I just love the delicate little swirls on this tree! Once again, she has created a gently sponged back-drop to frame the tree and give it a luminescent quality, and pretty Mini Dot Twinkle Stickers adorn the branches, serving as ornaments, and creating one of the simplest yet most spectacular holiday designs I’ve ever seen!
By golly, I don’t think you could find a more fabulous design to use for those 100 Season’s Greetings you plan to stamp for Christmas time, don’t you agree? . . . *wink*
I hope you have enjoyed Krystie’s fresh, clean design work as much as I have--she has totally inspired me over the last few weeks and I find myself anxious to apply more and more of her simply smashing ideas to my own creative works!
Please leave a comment for Krystie, to enter your name in the drawing--I know she’d love for you to win her selected A Muse goodness:
Cabana Blue Note Cards
And, I bet those wonderful folks at A Muse HQ will also tuck in some of our luscious ribbon, too! *wink*
BIG THANKS to Krystie for sharing her talent, and awesome card designs with us over the last month! Love ya', girl!