Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday.
This week has been chaotic for me and I've had so little time to do anything! I know that you all have weeks like that! It was wonderful to wake up this morning, stretch out my legs, look out of the window, snuggle up with Merlin and know that I could lie there as long as I wanted and that someone didn't need me on a conference call at 6.30 am! It was wonderful.
I was happy to get into my stamping space and make a card today and Ann's challenge was great inspiration. It's the Paper Players theme challenge this week and Ann chose this:
I pulled out my favorite Snow Much Fun. Of course, I had to pull out my Silver Glimmer paper, too!
Here's my card:
I stamped the snowman on Whisper White card stock and then colored him with my Copic markers. I fussy cut around him and decided that he needed a little glimmery heart in his hand instead of the normal birds. I punched out a heart from Red glimmer paper - it was perfect with the glimmery snow.
All that was left for me to do was to assemble the card. I popped the snowman and the second layer of the snowbank on dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment onto a slither of Whisper White card stock and adhered it to the silver glimmer paper. A small red button from an old stash was adhered to the sentiment and then I used one of the Basic Rhinestones in the middle of the button to cover up the button holes.
We hope that you will pop along to the Paper Players and join our challenge this week. Also, we are still looking for guest designers for 2013. If you've ever wanted to be part of a design team, why not play along and let us know that you would like to be considered for a guest designer spot?
In the meantime, check out the fabulous cards that the design team have created for your snowman inspiration!
On a personal note:
This has really been such a busy week at work and getting the cards finished and packed and shipped off really took up the only bit of spare time I had this week, so it was impossible to get to my blog. So, I hope that you will forgive me for having been so quiet this week. Today, I am going to start getting all the cards that were submitted for the card drive loaded into my photo editing software and then loaded on to flicker. I really can't wait to share the cards with you. There really are some GORGEOUS cards for your inspiration. I hope to get those finished and start to share them with you later in the week.
Now, I am off to go try out the new Christmas present that Lou bought for me. I know it's not Christmas yet, but he said it was OK for me to use it now. What is it? A rowing machine! I've been dying to get one for ages - since I used on in the gym on the ship a year or so ago. I know I'm going to be stiff and sore, but it's a great form of exercise.
Before I go though, I wanted to share a quick snap of a visitor today!
I'm sorry, but I couldn't get a good photo of him/her. His movements were very quick and I couldn't get my camera focused fast enough! He really is gorgeous, though!
As always, thank you for stopping by my little area of the stamping blogosphere. I really do appreciate your visits and your comments. Warm hugs and prayers to those of you who need a little lift tonight.
Have a wonderful Sunday
Card recipe - all ingredients Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
- Card stock: Whisper White, Baja Breeze (textured), Night of Navy, Silver Glimmer, Red Glimmer
- Stamps: Snow Much Fun
- Inks: Copic Markers
- Accessories: Red button (old stash). Basic Rhinestone
- Tools: Big Shot. In the Meadow Dies (Papertrey Ink). Stampin' Dimesionals