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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Joyful Christmas

I hope those of my American friends are enjoying the long Labor day holiday weekend. For me, this is the last weekend before the start of school for my daughters so there are lots of last minute preparations to finish in anticipation of school commencing. This is the first year that all of my girls are in school- my youngest is starting kindergarten and my oldest is going to be starting high school. Yikes- I have a freshman in high school???!!! How on earth did that happen lol? I hope that with school starting that it will allow me extra craft time but it already seems that the calendar is filling quickly.

I am very excited as I received an email on Thursday accepting one of my cards for publication in Papercrafts magazine Stamp It cards Spring issue. I have not had time to submit anything in the last 8 months so I am very happy about this news. Anyway, I do have a card to share with you today. I made this about a week or so ago when I visiting my friend Korin (owner of Sweet N Sassy stamps) down in PA. I hope you like it.

I stamped this super cute snowman onto Neenah white and colored with copics. I also stamped just the scarf onto patterned paper and pieced it onto my colored image. It is available both in clear stamps (Welcome Jesus) and as a digital image (Smiley Snowman). I sponged pink ink around the colored image, added rhinestones for buttons, white stickles for snow, and pearls in the corners.

clear stamps- Sweet N Sassy stamps Welcome Jesus set
paper- Neenah white, CTMH Jingle dp
accessories- pearls, pink rhinestones, white cotton lace, circle nesties, frosted lace stickles, copic markers, grosgrain ribbon

I am submitting this card for the following wonderful challenges:

Simon Says stamps- Pearls and Lace
Charisma Cardz- song inspired (Frosty the Snowman)
Paper Sundaes- Christmas in August

Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to visit on Monday if participated in my sketch challenge on the previous post to see if you are the winner of the stamp set. Have a blessed day!


Diane Jaquay said...

The snowman is ADORABLE! I love the papers and the pretty lace and ribbon, and the layout of your card!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so adorable, Janette! Love the fun colors and the lacey trimmings.

Danderella said...

Gorgeous card! Those papers are perfect for Christmas, and your snowman is shaded perfectly! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes last week for our Christmas Challenge.

fi's cards and crafts said...

cool card...thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


Nana said...

Wonderful, adorable card. The image is totally cute.
Thank you for joining us at "Paper Sundaes" this week!
hugs Nana

Christine said...

I agree!! That snowman is adorable. Love how you colored and created your card with him. Great use of the lace too. Thanks so much for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Jan Hunnicutt said...

What a great card! I really like the snowman and your colors and layout are beautiful!

Faye said...

This is a gorgeous card. Love your song choice. Thanks for playing at Charisma. x

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hehe adorable snowman! I like the bright colors that you used as well!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


Cheryl said...

Adorable! I love this snowman image.