Peace, Love, Joy & a Winner

I come across a lot of stamp sets that I love, but every once in a while I find one that jumps out at me and just about slaps me in the face, like this Winter Wreath set from Avery Elle.  Goodness, I just love everything about it.  Not only do I love all of the images, but the sentiments, THAT FONT!  Sigh!  Yup, I'm absolutely head over heels for this one.  So get used to seeing it, very used to seeing it for the next few months :)

This is another card that I made on WCMD.  It was inspired by Erin Lincoln's Joy Pinecone Basket on page 48 of the Holiday Cards & More issue of Paper Crafts Magazine.

Speaking of WCMD, I have a winner for the StampNation Design Team Blog Hop!

Drum Roll Please...

Lee was correct, my inspirational photo was from South Africa!

Congratulations Lee, you've won a 3 month subscription to StampNation!  Please contact Catherine and let her know you were a winner on my blog!  She will get you all set up on StampNation!

Be sure to hop on over to each of the Design Team blogs to see if you won there! 

Maureen Merritt  (You are here!)
Monica Weaver (Guest Designer)

*I'm linking my card up to Simon Says Stamps for the "Use a Clear or Rubber Stamp Challenge"

Stamps:  Winter Wreath (Avery Elle)
Ink:  Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso (SU!)
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake (SU!)
Accessories:  Woodgrain Embossing Folder (Tim Holtz), Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details (SU!)


Lee said...

So glad to win, thank you. Such a beautiful wreath card. Love the embossing in the background.

Heather North said...

CONGRATULATIONS Lee!!! Beautiful stamping Maureen. I'm impressed.

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the card - the wreath is gorgeous!

Kristie Goulet said...

Congratulations, Lee! Absolutely love your card, Mo! The wreath is gorgeous but my love is the little pine cones.

Deepti said...

Lovely card :)

Joni nina Andaya said...

Beautiful Maureen! Love how you put your laurels together :)

Kim S said...

I so agree with you on this set. In fact, I have a card scheduled later this week that doesn't even use the wreath - it just focuses on that sentiment! I love your two color wreath and the pops of red are a beautiful touch!