Saturday, December 19, 2009

Snowy Day

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Well, if you live in the Midatlantic area, you are probably tucked inside warm & cozy because there's a blizzard outside!  My little garden angel is a SNOW angel today!  A perfect day to stay inside and stamp!  So that's what I am doing!

 

 

I am making cards for my nieces & nephews in which to tuck a little "green gift", so I am still the Christmas mode!  I used the ColourQ11 color challenge today as well as (sort of) Mercy's sketch #52:

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So here we go:

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My Santa from Flourishes is stamped in Basic Gray on Very Vanilla and mounted on Bashful Blue cardstock.  Since I didn't have an oval Nestie large enough to fit the image, I just made a rectangle.  The DP peeking out is retired SU; I used a MS snowflake punch on the Basic Gray piece.  A fun thing I did was to punch a little snowflake image (it's also on the Santa panel....can you see it?) on a piece of white organdy ribbon.  Since the Basic Gray ink is a little bit waterproof, it stamps easily on the ribbon....cool!  Then I punched a couple snowflakes, tapped them onto my Versamark pad and coated them with Heat & Stick powder....heated them, then sprinkled on some silver MS glitter & heated again.  The bling looks blue, but it is actually silver too:

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I hope you are having a wonderful day wherever you are and whatever you're doing! 

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14 comments:

  1. This is AWESOME!! I love love LOVE that blingy snowflake on the organdy...how COOOOOL! ...and, of course, you know I just LOVE that Flourishes Santa!

    Know what else I love?...that sled you have outside with the ice skates. ADORABLE!

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  2. OH so many beautiful things to share today LeAnne! I love that card, and how you 'almost' followed the sketch. It's fabulous, and the snowflake with bling may slow down the openers a bit to admire. Happy crafting today, I'm getting ready to work inside tomorrow!

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  3. Very pretty card, I also love the sled!!

    You're right about it being the perfect day to stay inside and stamp :)

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  4. I LOVE this card! Your Santa and the snowflake are just too fab! Your sled & skates are adorable, too! Merry Christmas!

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  5. Dear LeAnne! Last weak I send a little christmas gift to you. Hope it will soon at USA! With love from Russia. Nika

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  6. That is just gorgeous! The snowflake is spectacular and all the little snowflakes everywhere really jazz things up. Love your snowman and sled too - you can please keep you snow to yourself though - thanks very much! ~chris

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  7. Great card LeAnne!! I just love that image... I need that!

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  8. oooo I love seeing Santa all dressed in silver and blues! Gorgeous sparkly snowflake too, and what great stamping on the organdy!

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  9. Beautiful card, LeAnne! That Santa looks fabulous! And love your snow pictures, too!

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  10. What a super card.
    I love your vintage skate and sled decor, they look like the skates I wore last week :)

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  11. So beautiful! I'm so impressed with your simple use of the big, wonderful image and how you framed it so prettily!

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  12. what a beauty, leanne! i love this sweet santa stamp...that is how i've always imagined him! ;)

    thanks for playing along with my sketch for last week...you did a wonderful job! :)

    {{{hugs}}}
    mercy

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  13. I know I sent you an email about your card, but I also wanted to stop here & tell you how gorgeous it is! MERRY CHRISTMAS! ~ Arielle

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  14. I love that Santa! This is beautiful and so sparkly! I love the sled too! Sadly, my hubby never got mine (or my skates!) out of the garage and I have no idea where they are. He's home all week, I think I will make it his job to find and display it for me!

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