Friday, November 13, 2009

Pine Boughs & Holly + Giveaway

Two of my most favorite things to not only smell, but to decorate with for the holidays are pine boughs and holly. I was so excited to find beautiful images of these things in the Alpine Frost collection. The stamp set has the sweetest pine bough…filled with detail…the rubons are intricate and beautiful as well and I couldn’t wait to do a bit of stamping with the rich colors associated with this set along with adding in the pine tree rubon somewhere as my focal point.



The colors in this collection remind me of a country Christmas complete with jumbo pine cones and delicate snowflakes…imagine getting cozy in a cabin for the holidays and peeking out a frosty window…that’s just the feeling this collection gives.





It’s been so much fun visiting with you this week. Hope your holidays are merry and bright!
Melis


Thanks for an inspiring week, Melissa! We love how well all of your posts showcased the beautiful & classy style of your projects.

Which post was your favorite this week? Leave a comment answering this question and you will be entered into a giveaway to win some of the products Melissa used throughout the week (as shown below - 20 papers, epoxy stickers, frames & tags, ribbon, and rub-ons from the Alpine Frost and Christmas Mint collections)! Just leave your comment by Sunday November 15th at midnight and we will announce the winner Monday. Be sure to check back next week to see if you are the winner because if we don't hear from the winner by November 23rd we will pick a new winner!


93 comments:

Christina said...

I loved the tree card on November 11! Trust me, it was hard to pick just one post from the week, but that card stood out to me because it looked like a simple little cookie on the card :) Beautiful work all week long!

Kristyn G said...

I liked "good things come in small packages"

Laura said...

I really like traditional colors and images for Christmas, so both lines are appealing. I especially fell in love with the pine tree on the first card in today's post. :)

allie said...

the cards inspired by the cookies were definitely my fave! melissa made so many amazing projects, it's hard to choose just one as a favorite!

Christine said...

My favorite post was the Deck the Halls but all of the post this week were ebautiful!!! Mellissa is so talented!!!

Blessings,
Christine

Scrapamum said...

My favorite post was the Good Things Come in Small Packages. I loved the little boxes and such!!!

connie said...

I loved all the post but my favorite was Good Things come in small packages.

Donna VW said...

I loved it all, but Deck the Halls was my favorite favorite!!!

LRW said...

They were all great, especially liked good things come in small packages!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!!

The Mize of Texas said...

I loved the cookie post! Very pretty!

Stephanie said...

The posts all week have been fabulous! It is hard to pick just one, but I think it was the first one, All Dressed Up! Just perfect for the quick dress up of door handles throughout the house for the holidays!

Thanks for sharing your inspiration Melissa.

Chris said...

Loved the cones from Monday! They'd be so great to put little gifts (like small jewelry boxes) in the tree, or for gift cards. And I love that they're just the simplest to put together.

And today's card, with that stamp, very pretty!

shanna Fugate said...

I liked the cone treat cups-great idea for classroom favors.

cindy H said...

I loved the card and package that Small packages. What a great way to create a gift. All the ideas were wonderful.

Premadasa Family said...

I liked "good things come in small packages". i love the card tht wAs made in this post, simple but beautiful!!

Mary said...

I love it all but especially All Dressed Up. I love these little pockets to hang all over the house.
Mary

Christy said...

I loved this one! The alpine frost collection is amazing and this card was gorgeous! But most of all I loved her description of the kind of Christmas that it reminds her of... I live in the desert so I dream of having that kind of Christmas!

rose said...

I, too, believe "good things come in small packages" :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Darien said...

"good things come in small packages" It was my fav!!!!! Because I'm very short so that's what I tell every body!! lol. Thanks for the giveaway!!!!

Shawninaz said...

Good things come in small packages. However every post was filled with her special brand of creativity!

Lealoo said...

I love the Fresh from the Oven piece. What a great idea to use cookies as design inspiration!

Hiroko said...

I especially loved the cones shown in "All Dressed Up". Beautiful photos too! I'm not much into papercrafting home decor but the photos definitely made me want to make something similar for Christmas.

NanaBeth said...

How did I miss that stamp. I've got to get it. I loved Thursday's entry. I am smitten with the Santa!

Anonymous said...

Who can chose just one?? I do love the Christmas cones...gonna go make some with circles I cut out for something else and there they sit...just waiting!! thanks for the ideas! everything is *gojus*!
Esther

Karrie said...

I loved all of them, but to pick one I really like mondays post, love the tussys, so pretty!!

Jes said...

I had a hard time picking a favorite, but I think I would have to say that the paper cones filled with treats stayed with me the most. This would be a great little gift for someone, and the presentation is darling. Thanks for all the inspiration and ideas.
Jes

Amber said...

I actually loved her first post about herself...all her projects are so pretty, but it was fun to hear about her quirks too...I can relate to not texting!! =)

michken said...

Oh my gosh, the whole week was such a treat!! If I have to pick a favorite--it would be the paper cones on Monday (all dressed up)!
Thank you Melissa for an inspiring week!

Jessi said...

I love the deck the halls post!

Diana N. said...

I just fell in love with the cards found on Monday, Wednesday and Friday's posts. Beautiful work this week.

Brenda Lubrant said...

I loved your Old fashion Santa wall hanging. I love old fashion Santas, also, and made all of my grandchildren Christmas cards this year with the old santa theme. You are a fantastic paper crafter. Thanks for all of your talented work that you share each day on your blog and other blogs.

ahuerta said...

Monday and Tuesday's posts were my favorite. They had the aesthetic that was most pleasing, in my opinion. In fact, I was just explaining the pizzelle idea to my mom, who loves to make them! Great inspiration!

Tabitha K said...

I liked the card that was inspired by cookies the best! Gave me a whole new way to look through my cooking magazines :)

Skinner Family said...

I loved how every post helped with a holiday idea. But "good things come in small packages" was a great post!

Carla said...

Asking me to choose a favorite project of Mellisa's is like asking me which son I like best! But, for the chance to win some gorgeous SEI goodies, I'll play! I liked Deck the Halls best!

Sophia said...

I am loving the Pin Bows & Holly one, they are beautiful projects and love the colours...

Noey said...

My favorite post was "Fresh from the Oven." Beautiful paper!

Janine Rachau said...

Melissa shared wonderful inspiration with her hosting. Fresh from the oven was my favorite. Those cards are so beautiful and elegant.

Stephanie Baxter said...

My favourite was the 'Deck the Halls' post...I LOVED that project!

Barbi D. said...

I will pick "Fresh from the oven" however all were great posts but I am going to give this one a try. Thanks for the chance to win!

GEL-Oh said...

The Alpine Frost card is the best card I've ever seen, not just what was on the blog, but ever.

beth said...

My favorite was the pine tree card. Thanks for having a give-away!

Abby said...

I love all week's posts but especially Monday's with the creations inspired by the cones.....stunning!

Abby:)

Traci said...

Not easy to choose, they were all so wonderful but I think the "Deck the Halls" post was my favorite! Melissa's posts were absolutely stunning all week long. Such a wonderful way to get in the holiday spirit of creating! Thank you so much for sharing.

Laura Stewart said...

gorgeous card !! and Good Things Come in Small Packages was great

Penny said...

Melissa's work is so inspiring that it is hard to pick a favourite but the cones were totally fabulous - simple but with the wow factor!

Penny

Gracie said...

I loved the post on the paper cones! I could make a million of those pretty little things! Thanks for the chance at the lovely giveaway!

Melissa Sauls said...

Well, it's hard to choose just one of her projects because they were all just simply fabulous! Ok, if I have too...my favorite was the paper embellished cones. So vintage and sweet!

kaw1963 said...

I loved the "fresh from the oven" post. The cards were wonderful.

cemmca said...

I enjoyed all the postings by this guest but if I had to choose one, it would be the Fresh From the Oven post.

Ash n Tim said...

All of your ideas are darling, but I especially liked the "cookie" inspiration cards...The sparkle and the colors speak "Christmas" to me!!!
Thanks for sharing!

interactthis said...

Liked them all but If I have to choose then Deck the Halls is my favorite - thanks for the chance!

Cynde said...

I love the post from Monday woth the beautiful cones to hang on door knobs or on the tree. They are so beautifully done. I love all the Melissa did this week, but truly love the papers, lace and embellies she used on the beautiful cone shape decorations!

The Brisbines said...

"All Dressed Up" was my fave! :) Very inspirational!

Ruth said...

I think Fridays was the greatest. It does make you want some hot chocolate ;)

The Williams Family said...

I loved the "Fresh from the oven" I just started to make cards and I was really excited to see some really cute ones I can for christmas.

jonim52 said...

I loved "good things come in small packages." Love the paper and look of the small items.

Erica said...

That's a tough one because I love all of the photos you provide of the products in use. I guess I like the cards in "Fresh from the oven" and the goodies in "Good things come in small pacakges". I just love the colors and style of the Xmas line.

Angelartistok said...

This post was my favorite. I love the purple and green combination on this card along with the more dimensional layout it has.

Patty M said...

It's been a great week but if I have to choose I think deck the halls. It reflects the season so well.

Ash said...

My favorite post this week was All Dressed Up. I love the paper cone idea and overall, it was enjoyable to see the inspiration behind each project Melissa posted.

Indigo Wings said...

Melissa is an amazing crafter! Thanks so much for inspiring us with her wonderful projects all week. I especially love the paper cones and the card and gift box set.

rae said...

Soooo hard to choose just one, Melissa's work is always so gorgeous and inspiring! I do like the colors and whimsy of the Pine Boughs & Holly card. Such amazing inspiration all week, thank you Melissa!!

Diane said...

This has to be the hardest question I have ever been asked....as I LOVE anything Melissa Phillips does....she is the best of the best of the best!!!! I love her vintage style and would (if I have to) pick all dressed up.....and who wouldn't love products named Christmas Mint...yum! I am thrilled to have S.E.I. products to purchase in my area....I have several on my desk right now...though I haven't seen Christmas Mint or Alpine Frost here yet!

Romy said...

I especially loved the tree card on 11 November. Totally awesome! And what a fun candy this is.

fran h said...

Wow so hard to choose just one of the posts from Melissa. Her work is amazing & so beautiful. I loved the cone ideas filled with goodies. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas and inspiration this past week. I truly enjoyed it.

Fran Heupel

SuZeQ said...

GOOD THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES. Yep, that's my final answer. Why, you ask? Because I've been saying that my whole life - after all, I am under five-feet tall. Seriously, I do love that beautiful piece of art. Very very difficult to choose though because, in my eyes, EVERYthing Melissa creates is spectacular and perfect! Thank you for this, Melissa, and thank you for this great giveaway, SEI.

HCJC said...

Oh it's not fair we can only choose one! I loved todays "Pine Boughs & Holly' because of that beautiful rich deep maroon/burgundy colour. All Melissas creations are so beautiful & inspiring. HCJC.

Kay said...

What a fun week of fun stuff! The pine boughs & holly card is my fav, but the entire Alpine Frost collection is drop dead gorgeous. Thanks for hosting and for inviting an inspiring guest blogger!

Bonnie said...

What delightful creations!

Karen said...

It has been amazing to see your gorgeous artwork this week. Thanks so much for sharing a piece of you with all of us.

anngan said...

I just loved all of Melissa's posts, but if I have to pick a fav, I guess it would be this one - I just love the layout of this card - so gorgeous and unique! Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration and creativity!!!

Corrine Ann said...

Sorry, but I can't pick just one as they are all great. My two favorites are Pine Boughs & Holly and Deck the Halls...I like vintage and am working on one of these images right now myself for a friend. Great inspiration all week long! Thanks!

Jessica Canham said...

I loved Melissa's paper cones! All her work is gorgeous and she is so inspiring.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

The Alpine Frost collection is so incredibly beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lea L. said...

It's a toss up between All Dressed Up, and Fresh From the Oven. All the projects are gorgeous...which you can always expect from the lovely Melis! But those two posts really caught my eye!! What a wonderful week of blogging for SEI....I really love these two Christmas lines!

~Lea

jennyap said...

I love all Melissa's work, but loved the cards inspired by the cookies best of all!

jackiestamps4fun said...

Today's card is my favorite, but the paper cones were a very close second! Everything Melissa makes is breathtaking!

Monika said...

The three projects in the "Good things come in small packages" post were all sweet. The heart box would be perfect to stash date night coupons for my husband!

A Ph.D. student just trying to make my way.... said...

Monday was my favorite day. What a great way to begin the week with the creative cone idea! The idea inspired me to do lots of holiday crafts!

Shirley said...

I enjoyed the card examples from Wednesday. Great inspiration.

AnnaVallance said...

i really loved the deck the halls post - bottle brush trees are one of my fave christmas decorations. but really i loved all the posts.

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Deck the Halls was my fav but they were all fabulous!!!

Luci said...

Oh wow! I am torn between the Pine Boughs and Holly card and the Fresh from the Oven cards. I love both collections so much, it's impossible to choose!

Rachel said...

I loved the posts all week, especially the good things come in small packages! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration, and for the chance to win those fantastic goodies!!
~Rachel in Sacramento

Heidi G said...

I love Melissa's work. She does absolutely beautiful things with paper, lace, glitter and her creative imagination. My favorite post of this week was All Dressed Up, but it sure was hard to decide. Thanks for offering the giveaways.

heidi @ dicarlo 1 dot com

harmonta said...

I loved the cards from Wednesday, November 11th. The design is wonderful and can be easily used with lots of different patterns and colors. Thanks.

Phoenix said...

I've loved all the posts, but if I had to chose a favourite, it would be the bingo card wall hanging featuring Christmas Mint. Loved the tree, the sparkle, and the vintage Santa.

Carole said...

My favorite post this week was All Dressed Up....actually I loved so many but I had to pick one to be in the contest !!!

Scrappy Lucy said...

Everything Melissa makes is so gorgeous! I love looking at her stuff and getting ideas and inspiration! My favorite thing? #1, the pine bough, #2, the green trimmed tag. Love these christmas lines!

Anonymous said...

I love the card with the tree. Although honestly, I love everything that Melissa creates.. Everything is so gorgeous!

Jackie T.

Anonymous said...

I'm too late for the drawing, but just wanted to say how amazingly creative Melissa is...I love her work! TFS:):) Tinla

Tiaras said...

I really thought the 'good things come in small packages' was so adorable(my daughters did as well)!

But I'm really digging this card!!

 

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