Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Snowflake Wishes

Before you say anything about me not posting anything 'creative' for four days, let me head you off at the pass - I know!
The sad truth of the matter is that I have not only been feeling kind of punky the past few days, but I've been so stinkin' busy! What's really bad is that I have at least 7 different projects already pre-loaded onto posts just waiting for me to add my witty commentary to them.
That is why you visit, right? :)
I mean, I guess I could just put the photos up and stick to "Just the facts, ma'am.", but that doesn't seem very fun to me.

Well, you'll be glad to know that I woke up today, feeling much better and ready to get to work again! We did have to take the car over to the repair shop this morning because they are finally ready to get to work FIXING it for me! But, I really can't complain about that either because we have a sweet ride of a rental car, thanks to our awesome insurance! It's a Ford Explorer Limited Edition. Oh yeah! I'm gonna hate to turn it in! Especially when our skating travel begins in earnest and those first few snowflakes hit the ground. It sure would be nice to be able to travel in that baby. Hmmm.....maybe I can afford a car payment next year - guess we'll just have to see!

In the meantime, here's a card for you:

This was my swap card for my awesome friend Diana Gibbs' swap group. I chose to use the Warmest of Wishes Hostess Stamp set from the Holiday Mini and I thought this card was a fun way to show off that big greeting.

I used Bashful Blue, Early Espresso and Whisper White.
The Serene Snowflakes Stamp set has been one of my favorites for a while and I thought it would complement the greeting very well. I stamped the background snowflakes with Versamark and embossed it with Pewter Embossing Powder.

Here's a closer look at the focal point:

I stamped a different snowflake on a piece of First Edition Designer Paper, crumpled and tore it and sponged it with a bit of Crumb Cake ink. It's mounted with Stampin' Dimensionals on the background.
The greeting was stamped with Early Espresso Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. I tore it out, then sponged the edges with Crumb Cake Ink. The little snowflakes are stamped randomly across it in Bashful Blue Ink.

The ribbon and bow are Early Espresso Quilted Satin Ribbon from the Mini Catalog - love that ribbon!!!
I wrapped a Rhinestone Circle Ice Brad around the middle of the bow and attached it with Mini Glue Dots.

So, does it make you want some snow? Nah, not me either, but it sure looks pretty!

Here's a few of the things I used to create this card:

#115438 - Serene Snowflakes Stamp Set $20.95 wood-mount
#124114 - Pewter Embossing Powder $4.75
#100005 - Heat Tool $29.95

Don't forget - you can shop for all these supplies and more in my Online Stampin' Store! (hey, that rhymes and I wasn't even trying!)

Have a great Wednesday - see you back here tomorrow!

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1 comment:

  1. Your card is very pretty, it's crisp and clean with all the white and the snowflakes, the crumb cake is a great additional color and the blue. Some times a picture is worth a 1,000 words when women are searching for an idea, but the wit is always fun. Glad you are feeling better.


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