Thursday, December 31, 2009

Our Newest Addition to the Family!

I don't have a card today (maybe later), but I do have something more important to share. My nephew Michael and his wife Tanya (see their wedding photos here) had their first baby on Tuesday. Ava Noel is just the cutest little thing....well not so little! She weighed in at 8lbs. 9oz.! Here are my first pictures of her.

Are those the chubbiest cheeks or what? These were the only photos I got of her before she showed us she had some serious lungs! LOL!And this is my mom, the proud great-grandma! It almost looks like Ava is smiling here in Grandma's arms! So cute!

Thanks for letting me gush! If I don't happen to pop in later, I hope everyone has a safe New Year's Eve and a very Happy New 2010!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Artful INKables Think Ink Tuesday Challenge

Hi everyone! I hope you made it through the holidays in one piece! I spent yesterday napping and watching TV all day long! I think it finally caught up with me. I even napped at my in-laws house on Christmas Day! It really felt good!

Well, in all the hustle and bustle, I forgot to post this card for the Artful INKables Think Ink Tuesday challenge! So sorry! I was supposed to have it post on Christmas Eve, but forgot to do the post! I worked so hard to get the card done by then too! Oh well!

Now let me tell you about the Think Ink Challenge that DT member Michelle came up with. She wanted us to make a card that signifies what our New Year's Resolution will be. That was a tough one for me at first. I have many resolutions, but I thought of a stamping one that I really need to stick to. I recently reorganized my stamping area and found that I have TONS of decorative paper. So much that it will take me until the next decade to use up! So I decided that I really need to focus on using all that old dp. So, here is the card I did with one of the newest releases called Creature Comforts from AI and some old dp from SU called Cerise.Cute, huh? This image is just so sweet! I can imagine it on kids' Valentine's greetings. And I love red and brown together, so I used two pieces of the Cerise with the chocolate chip which was run through the hearts embossing folder. I put star dust stickles all over the images as well as the web. Love that stuff!

So why not display your New Year's Resolution in the form of a card? We'd love to see it! You can find all the details on the Artful INKables blog. Happy New Year everyone! Enjoy the last week of the decade!
Stamps: Creature Comforts (AI)
Paper: Very vanilla, vintage cream, chocolate chip, Cerise dp
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Copic markers: R27, 29, 32, 59; E27, 31, 33, 35, 77; B32, W-7
Accessories: Nesties, heart folder, star dust stickles, PTI ribbon, dimensionals

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Just Us Girls Template Challenge

The Just Us Girls team has a great template challenge for you today. DT member Dana Gustafson has secured templates from Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs from The Digichick Shop for us to use today, as well as great blog candy from them for you! Check out the details on the JUGS blog.

I used the Triangle Tube template for my project today. Dana also issued a bonus challenge to use blue.

I started with Blue Bayou cardstock and printed the template right on my printer. The dp is from Graphic 45. I cut the edges with a Martha Stewart border punch and added the pearls. I put the tassels on the ends sort of as a handle to open the box. You can just pull it to open it and find the goodies inside! The ribbon is satin and was a Walmart find!

The JUGs design team have done some fabulous things with these templates. You can see them all on the
JUGs blog, but please stop by their blogs and read about them.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! I've been absent for a while because I have been busily getting ready for this holiday! It's gets busier and busier every year for some reason! I hope you had a great day with family and friends! As John Lennon said:

And so this is Christmas, and what have you done? Another year over, and a new one just begun...

I have a quick scrap page of my nephews with Santa Claus today to share with you. I don't scrap much, but Paper Makeup Stamps' Makeup 4 the Weekend challenge is to make a holiday scrap page. I'll give this to my niece in an album that she can add to.
That's Ethan (5) on the left, Santa in the middle of course, and the little guy on the right is Kristoff (2). He's a little tough guy who's afraid of Santa! Look at that face! How cute is that? I used Snow Happy set from PMS for this page with PTI's fresh snow ink.

It's late and I'm so full and tired, so I need to lay down and relax! Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Just Us Girls Color Challenge

Happy Saturday everyone! The Just Us Girls team has a wonderful color challenge for you today conjured up by the lovely and talented Tracey. Raspberry, green, red, and kraft are they colors she chose.I received this beautiful image from Silke Ledlow. We swapped some stamped images recently, and I was so thrilled to receive this beautiful wreath from the Flourishes set called Christmas Wreath. I immediately sat down one afternoon to color it, not with this challenge in mind, but rather with this dp in mind. Then it was so close to Tracey's colors, I decided to use it for this challenge. You can't see the red, but there are red stickles on the very tiny berries in the wreath. It took me an hour to color this, and then I colored another! I used 23 copic markers in all that I did not write down! The sentiment is also one from Flourishes that Silke sent to me.

I made two of these easel cards and I'm giving them to my mom and in-laws. My MIL likes these easel cards because she says my cards are too heavy and fall too easily! So this easel card is perfect!

I do hope you stop by the JUGs blog to see the details of the challenge and see the beautiful cards the girls came up with once again. Below is a link to each of their blogs, so stop by and give them some love! And give an extra congrats to Kristin, Pam, Mona, and Tracey for being asked to be on Lauren Meader's new design team! There is some exciting stuff going on over there and these girls have been busy helping Lauren get it up and running! Congrats girls!
Thanks for stopping in and don't forget to stop by the JUGs blog and play this week! Happy Holidays!
Stamps: Christmas Wreath (Flourishes)
Paper: PTI white, kraft, rich razzleberry, Cottage Wall dp
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, rich razzleberry
Copic Markers: too many to list!
Accessories: Corner rounder, red and star dust stickles, dimensionals

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Candy Cane Beaver

I have another Christmas card to share with you today. I've had this image from an Artful INKables set called Holiday Treats and Tails colored for a while and decided it needed to be made into a card.I used SU's retired Ski Slope dp and the Mojo Monday sketch from this week. I'm busily finishing my Christmas cards (I know...last minute) and other handmade gifts. I also have to finish my shopping this weekend! So much to do, so little time! At least I'll have some time off over the holidays to recover! I hope you have a great weekend an finish all your holiday projects, too! Thanks for stopping in today!
Stamps: Holiday Treats and Tails (AI)
Paper: Neenah white, real red
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, real red
Copic Markers: didn't write them down!
Accessories: Nesties, SU ribbon, crystal effects, oval punch, dimensionals

Monday, December 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Kristin!

Today is Kristin Soboloski's birthday! She is the owner and designer of Artful INKables stamps. I found about this really late yesterday, so I did not have time to make a card, so I am posting a card I did earlier in the year.This was one of the first sets Kristin sent me as a DT member. It's called South of the Border. It has some really cute images in it. You can read more about this in my original post here.

If you have time, why not leave her some birthday wishes on the AI blog...I'm sure she'd love it!

Happy Birthday, Kristin!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Makeup for the Weekend Challenge - PMS Style!

Happy Sunday! I'm out cutting down my tree this morning and I'm going to put it up when I get home! It's officially Christmas when I have to haul everything out of my walk-in closet to get to the crawl space where my Christmas decorations are. Not my favorite day of the year, let me tell you!

This week's
Makeup for the Weekend Challenge over at the Paper Makeup Stamps blog is a sketch of my favorites! Here's the sketch.Very interesting sketch, don't you think? And now here's my interpretation of it.I made this for my aide at school who got a promotion to Teacher Assistant in our reading department. She is a great girl and deserves to be a teacher, but I guess even in the teaching profession jobs are scarce. You have to work your way up the ladder. The inspiration for this card was actually the ribbon. I picked it up at AC Moore with the intention of using it for this card. So I went with the red, vanilla, and brown. I don't know if you can tell, but the vanilla piece was run through a Quick Kutz folder that the owner of my LSS, Sharon, gave me. She's so sweet! The pattern is circles and diamond shapes. I've used it many times and really like this pattern.

I know many of you love sketches, so why don't you pop on over to the
PMS blog and play? You don't have to use PMS stamps, but if you have them (or maybe have some Christmas cash to purchase some), why not use them? They are really great red rubber stamps and come bare or mounted on EZ Mount and are very reasonably priced! There are a lot of great images in the inventory as well! And we are currently in week 10 of our Countdown to Christmas sale! Every week for 12 weeks, PMS has something on sale. This week it's 12% off your TOTAL order, so anything goes. The code to use at checkout is 1212gets12. (Yesterday was 12/12!)

If you play, link your direct post to the
PMS blog and use the code M4TW07 if you post to an online gallery! Have a great day and thanks for stopping in!
Stamps: Apple Additions set, Dream Big (PMS)
Paper: Very vanilla, PTI vintage cream, chocolate chip, Cerese and Au Chocolate (SU)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, riding hood red
Copic Markers: R27, 29, 39; E27; W-1, 5
Accessories: Nesties, ribbon, dew drops, large oval punch, crystal effects, quick kutz folder, dimensionals

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Just Us Girls Technique Challenge

Happy Saturday everyone! Are you stressing yet? Surprisingly I'm not...even though I have TONS to do! We are supposed to cut down our tree tomorrow and I'll put it up on Sunday, but the weather has been pretty wintery in the southern part of Western NY, so we may go on Sunday to get it.

But today, the Just Us Girls team has a fabulous challenge that I had never tried before. Kristin chose the chalkboard technique. You can find it here on the SCS Resources section. It's sooo easy to do (once you decide on a stamp to use, which is always my dilemma!). Here's my first try at it.The set I used is called Flourish Snowman from Darcie's. I picked it up at a stamp show over the summer. I inked this tree in a pigment white ink on black cardstock and then used SU chalks in Green Galore and Garden Green for the evergreens and Close to Cocoa for the trunk of the tree. The two greens gave it more dimension. I used SU's retired Holiday Treasures dp (love that dp!) and some sheer swiss dot black ribbon. There are two metal dots in the bottom corner. NO SPARKLE on this card! I tried, believe me! LOL! (I'm looking at this card as I type, and see that the green dp is much richer in color than in the picture. It looks very washed out here, but it's more olive in color. Hmmm....)

I hope you stop by the JUGs blog and see what the other girls have done and then play along! This is really a cool technique! Here is a list of the girls' personal blogs...they'd love to see some comments from you, too!

Thanks for stopping in today, and enjoy your weekend!
Stamps: Flourish Snowman (Darcie's)
Paper: Neenah white, black, Holiday Treasures dp
Ink: White pigment ink
Accessories: Nesties, SU chalks, ribbon, metal dots, dimensionals

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Artful INKables Think Ink Tuesday Challenge - CAS

This week's challenge at the Artful INKables blog was issued by the fabulous Emily and she has asked us to do a CAS card - Clean and Simple. Well, I have a real hard time with this type of card because all I want to keep doing is to ADD ONE MORE THING!!! LOL!! This is a CAS for me, so I hope it counts!
I started with this newer set from Artful INKables called Creature Comforts. These are two otters that are entwined to form the shape of a heart, so I cut and embossed them with one, colored them with copic markers, and sponged the edges with red ink. I just picked up this Martha Stewart heart border punch from Michael's last week and was so happy to have finally found it without having to pay an arm and a leg for it on Ebay! So I had to use it! I also embossed the white piece with the Swiss Dots folder. (Too much for a CAS? I told you I couldn't help myself!) There is a cute stamp that comes with this set that says "I love you like no otter", but it didn't fit on my card, so I'll stamp that on the inside. This "Happy Valentine's Day' stamp is part of the set, and it worked with my layout. I, of course, had to add the bling hearts and star dust stickles because sparkle is my addiction on cards! I think I need to join a help group.

I hope you are safe and warm today. It's been very windy and the weather treacherous here in Buffalo. I am writing this on Wednesday night to post on Thursday, and we are supposed to have some really bad weather tomorrow. I'm hoping I'm home on a snow day! Wish me luck!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping in! ***It was official at 5:45 this morning...we have a snow day!***
Stamps: Comfort Creatures
Paper: Neenah white, real red
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Copic Markers: R27, 29, 32; C-1, 3, 5, 7
Accessories: Heart nesties, swiss dot folder, MS heart border punch, heart crystals, star dust stickles, dimensionals

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Featured Stamper

Hi everyone! On Sunday, my good stamping friend Michele Ghent was honored as the Featured Stamper on SCS. Funny thing is she almost missed it because she was so busy with the holidays, that she swore herself off SCS until after the holidays. Something made her check in and she was delighted! She has an amazing talent. You can view her SCS gallery {here}. I've been the recipient of a few of her cards and they are just a joy to look at! This is the card I cased based on Michele's card here.I used Holly fairy from Paper Makeup Stamps to keep the feel of her holiday fairy, and I tried to keep to the layout as much as I could. I used a Martha Stewart snowflake punch on the edge of the card. The white dots are glitter dots.

That's it for today! I have a busy week ahead of me....cutting down my tree, decorating, shopping! Not enough time! I really need a vacation for the next two weeks! LOL!! Thanks for stopping in!
Stamps: Holly Fairy and sentiment (PMS)
Paper: PTI white, pink pirouette, Holiday Treasures dp
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Copic Markers: R11, 20, 32, 35, 37; YR23, 24; Y18, 26; YG17, 63; E00, 02
Accessories: Nesties, snowflake folder, MS snowflake border punch, glitter dots, star dust stickles, dimensionals

Monday, December 7, 2009

Paper Makeup Stamps Blog Hop and Release Day

Well, it's the 7th and that means it's time for another Paper Makeup Stamps blog hop of the new releases! Have you enjoyed the sailing theme this month? I know I have!

If you have come here from Dawn Barrett's spectacular blog, you are on the right track. (Did you love her creation?) If you haven't come from her blog, then please start at the PMS blog , get all the details, and then "sail on through" the hop and pick up your letters that will spell out a special phrase that will get you a discount on the new release!

I have Taylor to share with you today. She looks to me like a "sassy sailor" and I can just picture her saying this sentiment to one of her friends, can't you?I used Basic Grey's Boxer dp for this and SU's night of navy. This ribbon is one I've had forever and it's the first time using it! I finally found the perfect project for it!
My letter for you today is "N" and your next stop on the hop is the fabulous Dawn Wheeler. She always has something wonderful to share! We hope to see you tonight at the hop. It starts at 8:00 pm CST in the PMS forum. Hope to see you there!
Stamps: Taylor and sentiment (PMS)
Paper: PTI white, night of navy, Boxer dp (Basic Grey)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, sahara sand
Copic Markers: E00, 02,08, 18: R27, 29, 32: B37, 39;W-1
Accessories: Nesties, ribbon, star dust stickles, dimensionals

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Paper Makeup Stamps Sneak Peek Day 3 - Word Art

Today is the last day of sneak peeks for Paper Makeup Stamps new release. We have a sailing theme going on, and since my dad was a sailor in the Navy during WWII, I knew I wanted to incorporate him into this release. I chose a great wordart to pair up with my dad's navy picture.I remember when I was about 10, my parents got me a globe for Christmas, and my dad and I sat on the couch and he showed me where he traveled in the Navy. Right before the US dropped the bomb on Japan, his ship was given orders to travel from India to south of Australia (closer to Antarctica). They were heading for Japan and took this route to dodge the Japanese submarines. Thankfully, he never had to go there and went home shortly thereafter. I'll never forget that night on the couch, and I'm so thankful for that evening because I have a piece of information that I wouldn't have known otherwise. So I made this in honor of him and because I've always loved this picture of him. He was about 20 or 21 years of age here.

I scanned the picture and printed it out to the size I needed. Then I used River Rock because I saw some green hues in the picture. The wordart was stamped in memento tuxedo black ink and cut and embossed with a nestie. I then swirled some River Rock ink on the sentiment. The corner punch was great to keep my twine in place, and I added the silver beads on the side to mimic the frame the picture was in. (It's one of those cardboard frames that the picture is permanently mounted in.)

You should stop by the Paper Makeup Stamps blog to see what the other girls have done. There are some really great sentiments/wordart to see. Don't forget about our blog hop all day tomorrow and our release party in the PMS forum at 8:00 p.m. CST. There will be contests and games to be played and prizes to be given out. Hope to see you there! Enjoy your Sunday and thanks for letting me reminisce about my dad!

Stamps: Wordart (PMS)
Paper: PTI white, river rock, River Rock dp
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, river rock
Accessories: Nesties, twine, silver pearls, dimensionals

Paper Makeup Stamps Sneak Peek Day 2 - Fairies

Who doesn't love Paper Makeup Stamps' fairies? They are what turned me on to PMS and my desire to be on their design team. I think they are just the loveliest images! The new release has a sailing theme, and most of the new fairies fall into that theme as well. I have Eric to share with you today.I wanted a weathered look to the card, so I used this dp from SU called Autumn Meadows, and colored the image accordingly. I swirled some Soft Suede ink around the image and sentiment to give it some dimension. The twine was a last minute addition. After I took the picture and edited it, I just noticed a bare spot there, so I added the twine. The sentiment is from the set we sneaked yesterday called Sailing By.

There are four more new fairies being released this month (two of which are boys), so stop by the PMS blog to see them! I'm sure you will love them as much as we all do! I'll be back tomorrow with another PMS sneak peek, and then Monday is our blog hop and release party. A fun weekend here at PMS!

I have another post today, so please scoll down to see that one. It's for the Just Us Girls challenge and it's a sketch personal favorite! Thanks for stopping in today! Enjoy your weekend!
Stamps: Eric fairy and sentiment from Sailing By (PMS)
Paper: PTI vintage cream, soft suede, Autumn Meadows (SU)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, soft suede
Copic markers: E00, 02, 15, 47, 71; YR23, 24; BG09, 49, 75; Y000, 18; r20; W-1; C-1, 3, 5, 7
Accessories: Nesties, tag die, twine, Spica glitter pens (clear and gold), dimensionals

Just Us Girls Sketch Challenge

I LOVE sketch challenges! They are so helpful to me because I need something to get me on the right track. I just have such a hard time sitting down and deciding how to layout my card. Just having something in front of me, even though I may change it up a bit, is such a weight off my shoulders! Then my creative process begins! So here is the great sketch Pam came up with for our challenge this week.Isn't it great? All day, I was trying to figure out what to do with those circles, but it all came together. I decided to make another Christmas card to add to my stash of cards I need to send out (soon!).I'm really very happy with this card. This stamp is from an Inkadinkadoo clear stamp set called Ornate Christmas. I used this last year in black and thought it would look just as good in red. Pam's sketch was perfect for it. I ran the Riding Hood Red pieces through the textile folder. It sort of mimics the design in the stamp. The ribbon is also Riding Hood Red, and I finished it off with some prima poinsettia flowers, gold glitter dots, and the MS ferns. I just purchased a bunch of dies not to long ago, and this one was just the right one.

The Just Us Girls team has more delightful cards for you using this sketch (and I think we all did holiday cards!), so you really need to stop by the Just Us Girls blog to see them! And please stop by their personal blogs to leave some love!

If you decide to play, link your direct post to Mr. Linky on the JUGS blog. We'd love to see what you do with this sketch!

I have another post after this one...a sneak peek of a new fairy from Paper Makeup Stamps. Please take a look because it's a really cute one! Have a great weekend!
Stamps: Ornate Christmas (Inkadinkadoo)

Paper: PTI vintage cream, riding hood red
Ink: Riding hood red

Accessories: Nesties, riding hood red satin ribbon, prima flowers, glitter dots, textile folder, dimensionals

Friday, December 4, 2009

Paper Makeup Stamps Sneak Peek Day 1

Happy Friday everyone! Today is the first day of sneak peeks of the new releases from Paper Makeup Stamps. I'm really excited about this one, because I love the theme of this whole release. You'll see what I mean and I think you'll agree.

Today we are showing a new set called Sailing By. I love sailboats and everything about the water. I must get it from my dad...he was a sailor in the Navy during WWII. Anyway, here is my card.

Included in this set are two sailboats (this is the larger of the two), two anchors in differents sizes, a light house, and five sentiments. I just think this one is so clever...friend-ship! Cute, huh? I chose to paper piece this because it is a line image, which is perfect for paper piecing. I found a woodgrain dp in SU's Autumn Meadows pack for the boat. I liked the dotted paper for the sails. I used a Fiskars wave punch for the bottom. I had purchased this before I saw this set, and was thrilled to be able to actually use it! This sort of reminds me of a plaque with the woodgrain circle and the brass embellishments (these are from the jewelry department). I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch as my starting point, but added the square inside the circle.

So to see the entire set, stop by the PMS blog. The girls have some fabulous creations to share with you. We'll be having peeks through Sunday, and then Monday is our Blog Hop and Release Party in the evening. Hope to see you here again tomorrow...we'll be sneaking the new fairies and you won't want to miss them! Thanks for stopping in today!
Stamps: Sailing By (PMS)
Paper: Neenah white, chocolate chip, Autumn Meadows dp
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, baja breeze, creamy caramel
Copic Markers: E99; BG01, 05
Accessories: Nesties, Fiskars wave punch, tag die, ribbon, jewelry accents, star dust stickles, dimensionals

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Artful Inkables Tutorial

Hi everyone! I did a tutorial for Artful INKables today that is posted on the AI blog. I did it on coloring stamps with watercolor crayons. It is my first offical tutorial! I hope you stop by to see it and let me know what you think! My hubby took the pictures, so I hope they are ok! Here's the card I made for the tutorial.I used SU watercolor crayons in Regal Rose and Real Red for the flower part and Green Galore and Handsome Hunter for the leaves and stem. This stamp is perfect for this technique because you need a stamp with a solid image for the crayon to stick to. You need good watercolor paper for this to work, as well. You don't get the same effect if you use regular cardstock.

I cut and embossed the image with my new (to me) labels six dies. I like that the image and the dies have an antique feel to them. This fabulous layout is from yesterday's SCS sketch challenge. I just flipped it. It took me quite a while to come up with this design. I was trying so many different patterns and colors, and ended up with just the pink and brown. I used a cuttlebug corner die for the triangular pieces. I think it added to the antique feel.

I hope you stop by the AI blog to see how to do this technique and then let me know what you think! Thanks!
Stamps: Love Ya Lots (AI)
Paper: Watercolor paper, very vanilla, chocolate chip textured, Bella Rose dp (retired SU)
Accessories: Watercolor crayons, nesties, cuttlebug corner die, Kaiser pearls, dimensionals

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Another Copic Creations Entry - Snowpeople

Yesterday I posted a card I did for the current Copic Creations Challenge. Well, I actually made two last night, but decided to wait to post it for today. I just loved the color snowpeople! For this one, I actually cased myself! I love this image and the card I did for for one of our JUGs color challenges, so I decided to case it! I've never cased myself was actually fun to see both cards next to each other. So different, yet so similar. Here's the case.The snowman (or snowgirl) looks to me like she's carved from a piece of wood, so I used brown colors to shade the image. I went over it with my blender marker to soften the colors.

Here's the original card I cased.I like both versions so much! I'm so happy for these challenges, because I'm getting my Christmas cards done one by one!

Thanks for stopping in today!
Stamps: Serendipity Stamps
Paper: PTI white, soft suede, Christmas Cocoa
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Copic markers: R27, 29, 59; G09, 28, 29; E71, 77; R11; W-1, 5
Accessories: Nesties, PTI ribbon, star dust stickles, glitter dots, dimensionals

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Copic Creations-Snowpeople

My friend Cheryl Rowley is on the dt for the Copic Creations Challenge blog, and when I saw their challenge today I knew I had to play. The challenge is to color snowmen/snowpeople. I love snowmen...I have several. (And we got our first snowfall today just in time for December. But it's all gone already!) I just purchased two snowman stamps from my LSS, Buffalo Stamps & Stuff (they carry so many fabulous stamps) and had to play! I purchased this stamp for my avid golfer friends, Nancy and Brian. This will be sent to them this year.This image is called Golf Ball Snowman from DRS designs. I didn't do a lot of copic coloring on this one, but I did use a few. You can't really tell, but I shaded the golf balls with a YG0000 marker. I shaded around him with a soft brush first in Wild Wasabi, but it looked too washed out, so I took a chance and went over it with Real Red. It looks a little reddish-brown, but I think it's ok. I also colored his hat and scarf with green and red markers, again difficult to see in the picture. I colored his club with a silver Spica glitter pen, and added star dust stickles to him as well.

I used an older sketch from Jen del Muro, but left off the embellishment over the half circle. I ran that red piece through the cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder, but then attached it backwards so it looks more like a golf ball. We don't golf, so I don't know where these golf balls came from! I found them in a drawer...I knew they would come in handy someday, I guess!

I may do another one for this challenge because I need some Christmas cards and I love the snowmen! We have two weeks to get them done, so why not? Thanks for stopping in today!
Stamps: Golf Ball Snowman (DRS Designs); Holiday Wishes (PTI)
Paper: PTI white, real red, old olive, Holiday Vintage Prints dp (PTI)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, wild wasabi, real red
Copic Markers: R29; YG0000; W-1, 5
Accessories: Nesties, swiss dots cuttlebug folder, PTI grosgrain ribbon, oval punches, star dust stickles, dimensionals


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