Friday, November 20, 2009

A Purple Christmas - Quietfire Design Blog Hop!


Welcome to our very first Quietfire Design Blog Hop. We've seen some really lovely artwork this week so far! They really put the pressure on me!!!



I've been wanting to use the 12 Days of Christmas, so this was finally my chance.




Here is my project
Just a little post script! This is really an accordion book - I just arranged it like a star to photograph it - but it sure would make a great Star book!
What a treasure you could turn it into!

Supplies used:
12 Days of Christmas Rubber Stamps
Flourishes
Merry Christmas Snowflake
Textured Holiday Words
Bazzill Purple Monochroms
Pale Lavender text weight paper
Brilliance Dew Drop Pearlescent Lavender
VersaMagic Dew Drop Purple Hydrangea
Spellbinders Wizard
Spellbinders Classic Squares
Spellbinders Fancy Tag
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots

Make sure you leave a comment for this blog entry! You might win a grab bag of Quietfire Design Rubber stamps valued between $25 and $30.



And keep track of the rubber stamps use in all the projects because you have a chance to win a grand prize at the end of the Blog Hop! Good luck!

Winners must contact suzanne@quietfiredesign.com to claim their prize!!!

Here is the list of participating artists

Monday, Nov 16th - Yogi Grunwald

Tuesday, Nov 17th - Kristy Christopherson

Wednesday, Nov 18th - Kim Prince

Thursday, Nov 19th - Deborah March

Friday, Nov 20th - Suzanne Cannon

Saturday, Nov 21st - Wanda Hentges

Sunday, Nov 22nd - Becca Feeken

Monday, Nov 23rd - Monica Black

Happy Blog Hopping!!
I'll send out daily reminders!

97 comments:

  1. O-o-o-h!! I love the Star Book! Perfect!

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  2. Hello, Suzanne

    Your work is absolutely beautiful and is so inspirational.

    Thank you for the opportunity of winning some QF rubber stamps via the blog hop. What a great idea! :D

    Regards

    Sharon Neill

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  3. Love your stamps. they are gorgeous! I am always following what Deborah does and her elegant style matches so beautifully with your lovely stamps. Lovely 12 days of christmas star.

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  4. I was so pleased to see such a beautiful 12 Days of Christmas stamp set! I really love it and it's at the top of my wish list. Your project is wonderful! What a great way to showcase these stamps in such an elegant and interesting way. This will make a wonderful handmade gift.

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  5. Love the Star Book! Love your stamps too!

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  6. Love the 12days of christmas star book . Would make a beautiful gift.

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  7. What a great idea to make a little book with your 12 days of Christmas stamps. I love your calligraphy designs. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  8. Very classy project - love the subtle tone-on-tone flourishes and the two stamp sets. Lovely project. ;D
    Moe

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  9. What a beautiful star book. Purple is my fav colour. Your work is as usual outstanding and I love the stamps. That's for the chance to win.
    Have a great weekend.

    Val B.

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  10. Love your starbook Suzanne. They are a particular favourite of mine and yours is beautiful.

    paperbrda

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  11. I absolutely 'love' this project! I also love working with purple over the holidays, it always looks so 'elegant.' I've never made anything like this, but now I want to ... All your art is lovely Suzanne, I still go back to your blog on a regular basis to admire all your work. Thanks for this opportunity to win some of your awesome stamps too. Hugs, Sandi

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  12. Beautiful book! Lovely use of all the stamps.

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  13. Hi Suzanne,

    What a beautiful star! And I love the color combination.

    Greetings,
    Izabela, Iceland

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  14. What a clever idea! Love the star book, stamps and colors!--Kathy O

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  15. Very nice project. Love the stamps and the color, purple, is my favorite. Thanks for sharing. Maxine

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  16. Gorgeous 12 days of Xmas book, Suzanne! What fun this blog hop is!

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  17. I love the way you used the twelve days of christmas and the colours.

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  18. Hi Suzanne...
    Thank you for holding a blog hop - fabulous fun! What a nice idea to use the 12 days of Christmas for a star book... it's gorgeous!
    Sincerely,
    Val W.

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  19. Suzanne -

    I love your book. What a nice piece of art to gift someone with. This is something that can be brought out every year for the holidays, a family heirloom. It really is beautiful.

    Elaine Allen

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  20. Wow, your book is just beautifully done! Love the colours too!

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  21. Hey boss lady...this is FABULOUS!!! Your gorgeous flourish stamps go so WELL with any/all of your calligraphy stamps...siiigh...aren't we so LUCKY to have your talent in our lives!?

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  22. Hi Suzanne. What a beautiful star book you have created. I think purple is an excellent choice for Christmas. Thank you for the inspiration and for the blog hop. Lots of wonderful ideas!

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  23. Lovely star book Suzanne. I like the colour and that is a great stamp set.

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  24. What a beautiful star book. Your stamps are so wel suited for this project and the color is lovely.
    Margriet

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  25. Suzanne,
    A beautiful project! Purple is my favorite color and you made it look even more beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

    Jenny L.

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  26. Wonderful idea for the star book -- would you consider posting the technique on your website with dimensions of cardstock used? I have been enjoying your blog hop and all the great projects by everyone.

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  27. Nadia (nadkos@yahoo.ca)November 20, 2009 at 9:44 AM

    Love the Star book with the stamps Suzanne! Great idea.

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  28. Wow! It keeps getting better and better. Me thinks I am going to have to order a stamp or two or three. Beautiful!
    Thanks,
    Jane

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  29. Hello Suzanne
    I love the effect of putting everything into the accordian book.
    Such a wonderful gift for someone special.

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  30. Love the purple, I've been playing with that too. Yes, it would be a stunning Star Book.

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  31. What an original idea. I love that you were able to use all 12 stamps! The stamps are really pretty. Thanks for sharing.
    Bonnie

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  32. Your work is always stunning, and you did not disappoint with this accordian/star book! The blog hop was a great idea!

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  33. The anonymous comment just before this comment has left out my name, I hope I can add it this time. Kaye

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  34. Beautiful star book. Love the colors with your gorgeous 12 days of Christmas stamps. You hooked me--I know I have lots of flourish stamps but yours are unique...it is now on my wishlist as well as the holiday words. Thanks for sharing! Jan

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  35. Great Start Book and I really like the twelve days of christmas set, hmmmm something else for my wish list.

    Have a Great Day
    Colynn

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  36. What a gorgeous project. I love the colors you used. It looks like you have risen to the occasion.
    Phyllis J.

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  37. what a wonderful way to use the 12 days series. I was wondering how to work them in to a project. You definitely solved that for me. Sheesh.

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  38. I love the star book. So pretty

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  39. Beautiful book. Love your stamps.

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  40. Beautiful Accordian book,lovely choice of colors,very inspiring!

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  41. Beautiful star book! I especially love the colors. Have yet to make one myself, but you guys make it look easy, perhaps I will try one soon. Thanks for sharing this!

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  42. What a lovely, elegant yet funky project! I'm enjoying the blog hop & am feeling inspired!

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  43. Beautiful card and love the fact that you did not use traditional Christmas colours. I know how time intensive making a card like this can be and whomever receives it will be very lucky.

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  44. Suzanne just love this idea so good. I have been wanting to do a 12 days of Christmas and just couldn't work out how to do it. love this idea. and your work is fantastic.
    Trish.

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  45. HI
    I LOVE IT!!!!!
    I especially love you how you used the purple in the star book ( my fave color!)

    I would love to try this project, but i'm a little scared.. haha

    Very creative!

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  46. Nice way to use the 12 days of Christmas - very inspirational

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  47. Hi Suzanne,
    Wow - love your accordian fold booklet with the 12 days of Christmas. Your artwork is fabulous as usual. btw - miss attending your classes.

    Debbie Carrubba
    Bothell

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  48. I wish I had bought the 12 days stamps now that I see what a beautiful thing you did with them. Very nice....and never

    LindaT.

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  49. This book is fantastic! What a great idea.

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  50. Oh this star book looks like so much fun. Thanks another project for my never ending list.
    Katie

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  51. Quite a project for the blog hop.

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  52. Enjoyed the book (despite my dislike for the 12 days of Christmas :-) )
    I really enjoyed your colour choices.

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  53. Beautiful, Suzanne. Thanks so much for this Blog Hop. Never heard of it before but it is certainly fun!

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  54. What a beautiful book. I will have to give this a try. Thanks for this blog hop, gets my mind going at 60 kmh. Thanks

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  55. Wow love the colors u used! Really love the calligraphy stamps! TFS

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  56. love the 12 days book. thanks for the inspriation

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  57. I love the purple and lavender combination. The 12 days of Christmas stamps look so elegant.

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  58. Bet whoever receives your accordian 12 days book will be thrilled! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Mary-Jane

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  59. This is the first time I have been to your blog. I was browsing through--what beautiful watercolors. I very much like the project you created today also but oh those watercolors!

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  60. I enjoyed browsing through your blog. Love your stamps! Thanks for the opportunity to win some rubber.

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  61. I really love those 12 Days of Christmas stamps, and what a lovely accordion book.

    And it makes a lovely star, too!

    xoxo

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  62. Beautiful accordion album and so perfect for those stamps. I sure hope I get a chance to use the stamps soon.
    Janice, Sidney, BC Canada

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  63. Hi Suzanne,
    I love your blog hop contest. And I also love your star book idea - what a great design to use when you can't decide which of your favourite stamps to choose for a project. This way I can use them all! :)
    Dawn

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  64. Suzanne, I love the way you arranged your accordian book like a star book. It is gorgeous and the words are just beautiful. I love your snowflake stamp. Thanks for the chance to win some stamps. ")

    sharon bruner

    inkybru at sbcglobal dot net

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  65. Hi Suzanne. I have always liked the "star book" format and to use it to highlight the twelve days of Christmas is brilliant!
    Gail O.

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  66. accordian/star books are perfect for those special recipients at the holidays! Purple is such a regal color.

    JMCarter

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  67. Awesome booklet Suzanne! We are accustomed to nothing but the best from you. Keep on creatin' so we can keep on learnin'.
    Marg

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  68. What a great way to use the 12 days of Christmas! Thanks for sharing, Pat

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  69. Love the idea of your project...12 days of Christmas. All I can say is WOW!
    Jan Castle

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  70. Hi Suzanne,

    I love your book. The colors are great, the flourishes in the background are beautiful and, of course, the lettering is wonderful. Everything about it is so elegant. This would definitely make a nice gift.

    Linda Epstein

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  71. Beautiful! Like most everyone else, I've always been partial to anything to do with the Twelve Days of Christmas. Your accordian card is wonderful.

    I haven't checked my e-mail for a few days so this is my first day on your blog hop. Now I need to go check out the ones I missed.

    Congratulations on your First Blog Hop.

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  72. Wow! Really really fine. I love the colour. The calligraphy is really fine. Wonderful inspiration. Thanks - Nimmy

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  73. Hi Susanne! As always your work is gorgeous and inspiring! Thank you.

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  74. What a great idea for a star book. Beautifully crafted too. I'VE MADE a few of these too and they're a little complicated but the results are lovely. Great job.

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  75. Oh, I love the purple. I have a friend that adores all things purple and this gives me inspiration. Thank you!!!

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  76. Sure looks like a star card to me. Love the color choice - purple is one of my favorites.

    Karen Krumbach

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  77. I love to work with accordion books, and this is a great holiday project. Beautiful blending of purples too. Thanks, Suzanne
    Anna

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  78. I love the accordion book Suzanne. It's gorgeous. The purple is quite festive even though purple is not what I think of when I first think of Christmas.

    Karen G (BC)

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  79. Oh Suzanne, what a beautiful project. Thanks so much for sharing it, and for this great blog hop.
    Mary-Frances

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  80. Very wonderful project! Thanks for inspiring!

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  81. Another project packed full of inspiration. Thanks for doing this blog hop, I am having fun!!!

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  82. I love the accordion book! That is so much fun! You are right, you could make a beautiful star book with that!

    Delores Azary

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  83. This blog hop is a great idea Suzanne! Beautiful little book!

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  84. This is a lovely star book, Suzanne. Great idea to make it the 12 Days of Christmas. Cheers!

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  85. What an awesome project. Beautiful stamps and flourishes.

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  86. I Love Star books and your is Lovely!

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  87. Your calligraphy is just beautiful. What a great little book! Love the flourishes and the swiss dots. Thanks for sharing.

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  88. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work. It has been an inspiring week!

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  89. Hi Suzanne,
    Lovely star book and wonderful Christmas idea.

    Sara

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  90. My favorite color-purple! Such a wonderful project.

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  91. Beautifully done and quite inspiring!!!

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  92. Wonderful ideas, I am so glad that I have found blogs! You are inspiring!

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