December 1, 2010

It's Time for a Special Release over at Belles 'n Whistles

 WoW Wow WOW!!! - We have a lot of excitement happening today over on The Belles 'n Whistles Blog.   Did you know that Belles 'n Whistles is having a very special release today?  It's just ONE stamp... and believe me this little sweetie deserves to have the spotlight all to herself!  I'm a little partial to this little Snowbaby, because Elisabeth Bell designed her from my own idea!  So she's definitely my girl!!!

Would you like to see what inspired me to ask for an image like this???

My mother once had an antique sled, that she used to have my 2 oldest sisters in, when I was just a child, my mother had this sled refinished, and then she used to have it set up on display in our house.  Over the years I'd forgotten about that sleigh, and then one day thought about how adorable an image would be on a classic sled like that... I started to describe it to Elisabeth, I had no picture of this old sled, simply because I couldn't remember what ever happened to it. 
On Thanksgiving, I was talking to my oldest sister, and do you know what she told me?  She said "I have it, do you want me to take a picture?"  YES YES YES....
So here we go...  Here is the inspiration behind "Merry Sledding's" design.


You are probably wondering HOW this adorable image came to live with the rest of the Belles 'n Whistles Snowbabies...  Well, SHE's TRUE snowbaby material, and Summer fell in love and adopted her immediately!

This is what I created with this sweet new stamp.

Is she SWEEEEEET or what????  oh if you only knew how I've been dying to show her, and waiting for her very special release has been a killer. 

She is available for purchase at Belles 'n Whistles Online Shop Today!!! 

She is the perfect addition to the Belles 'n Whistles Snow Baby collection, wouldn't you agree?

Alright, even though we are "blog hopping" there is no particular order for you to visit, but the list of blogs that have "Merry Sledding" inspiration for you is here.

You'll want to be sure to leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win YOUR VERY OWN "Merry Sledding" Stamp.    Someone from EACH Blog will win her!  Isn't that generous of Summer to do?

What are you waiting for?  Lets get hopping...


Lilian 
 
Iris

Kathrin 

Jodi 

And, Look who else joined us, Some of Elisabeth's very own Digi Bells:

Janiel

Vicki 

Linda   

Kiki 


Best of luck and Happy Hopping!
Ohhhhh, don't forget, hop on back to the Belles 'n Whistles Blog and check out Day #1 of our 2nd annual Advent.  =)  Lots of Fun, Inspiration and Prizes to be had.

AND......  A Holiday Ornament Contest!!!  Details are posted on the 1st day of Advent blog post. 

41 comments:

Meretekj said...

She is so cute, and your card is amazing.

Ulli said...

Hi Lynda, what a great combo you chose for that little girl. You made her even more adorable. And I know those Swedish horses next to you sled - they lokk kinda familiar ;-) Thanks for sharing and happy 1st December.

Grenouille Greetings said...

A beautiful sled and such fond childhood memories - how fab that you sister found the sled. It's a real cutie of an image and I real cutie of a card! Lovely! Warmest wishes, Lesley

angelwhispers said...

What a great story and such memories!!! Love the image and she looks fabulous on your design the colours and papers are perfect!!! Thanks for the chance to win the adorable stamp Chanelle xx

Aussie Loz said...

Oh wow - I love the colours ♥

Bibi said...

Your card is absolutely amazing!! And when I saw the little sweetie at the Belles`n Whistles blog I fell in love with her at once! Thank you so much for the winning chance! Hugs, bibi.

Penni said...

Gorgeous Card - love this colours and this image is sooo sweet.

Hugs
Penni
X

Jenni said...

How gorgeous is that card - I love the image and the card is just fabulous!
Jenni x

Julye said...

Fab card and sleigh too what a great ornament and story too. Thanks for the chance to win such a sweet image.

Carissa said...

Gorgeous card with a wonderful image. Love the story behind it all. Hugs, Carissa

foxyenglishcrafter said...

Happy 1st december. What an adorable stamp, she is so cute. Your card is outstanding and your memories are fab. Thanks for sharing

Happy crafting

julie x

Angela said...

I love the bright cheerful christmas colors you used on this sweet card! Awesome coloring on this lovely image!

ps. I LOVE your blog background! So festive! hugs, Angela

Valérie said...

your card is wonderful !!!!!!!!

Laetitia said...

I love the way you coloured the image with bright colours which for sure remind us all of our cildhood. Thank you for the inspiration and the chance to win.

x laura x said...

wow what a sweety. beautiful card.
x laura x

*Vicki* said...

Elisabeth sure did a wonderful job taking your sled to a whole new level!! This image is gorgeous and your creation is cute as a button hun!! I so love those papers!!! TOO CUTE!! :) HUGS

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh, this is gorgeous. TFS.

Trine Anette said...

Stunning card..

Dragonlady said...

Hi Lynda

Gorgeous card, love the DP and colours.

Hugs Ali x

SemSee said...

WHat a gorgeous card, Lynda! Elisabeth did a wonderful job of bringing your gorgeous sled to life. So wonderful to hear the story behind the image! TFS! Hugs, Sem x

jan farnworth said...

what a cutie love her.

Bobbi said...

What an adorable image and your card is so cute.

Renkata said...

OMG you have created such a jolly card with this cute image.

angelique (anlou) said...

oh my
she's so adorable
i just love your card with her
how fun is this hop? really fun
hugs angelique

Lori said...

I love your card. The colors just really make her look like she is about to slide right off of the card.. Great

Gina L said...

that is so cool that Elisabeth Bell designed her after your family's antique sled (which is pretty wicked, by the way). I love what you did with the image!

dmbennett said...

Beautiful card. Love this new stamp.

Kathi said...

Hi, oh I love this old slet and the stamped image is so pretty. Love what you did with it :-)
XX Kathi

CraftinGranny said...

Absolutely gorgeous creation. Love the story behind the image and sled. Wonderful memories of Christmases past for youl "Hugs" Carol

sharman said...

What a awesome job you did on this image.... I love love love this image............... The card is amazing....

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

She is soooooooo pretty!!

beadz said...

Lynda, I'm so glad you and Summer got our little Merry to come and live with the other Belles! What a great card!
hugs,
Gini

Vicki said...

This is such a cute stamp and a perfect addition to the snow babies line. I have some fond memories of sledding myself. Thanks!

Janelle said...

How wonderful that you got to add a personal memory to a stamp. It is almost like it custom made for you. I hope you are using that stamp on all your holiday cards and gift tags. I know I would be if Elizabeth created a stamp with a treasured memory.

Good Kardma by Jules said...

How adorable! Love the coloring on your card, too. Thanks for the chance to win this cutie!

Kim Y. said...

Simply adorable, Lynda!!

Donna said...

Wow, how cool is that! What a great story about your childhood sled that was the inspiration for this stamp. She is soooo cute! TFS
Donna G

Brook said...

Great card and I love your inspiration!

Adeline Ng said...

Hi Lynda, you and your sister are such lucky girls, that is one classic sled. And the stamp is such a cutie, I would love to get one! And your card is awesome too! Thanks for the inspiration :-)

Pysselbus said...

This is your idea??? WOW!!! And she really is the cutest! Wow! And your coloring is fantastic!! Is it Copics? Wonderful!!

Hugs
Linda

Karina said...

What a cute stamp, and your card is gorgeous!
Happy 2nd Advent!
Karina