Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Stamping Around Challenge

Hello, good day to you, and welcome!! It's taken what seems like forever for me to get this post up today, but I think all my computer issues are fixed for a while, so we're good to go!! This card manages to completely illustrate exactly what I'm feeling!! JOY TO THE WORLD!!! What a statement!! I made this card for the Stamping Around Challenge, and my challenge for you is to use a snowman/snowperson on a card or project. Stamping Around is a new blog offering a two week challenge, and to lucky participants, not only will you find a fun challenge and lots of inspiration, but also a chance to win a prize if you play along. The prize for the current challenge is the stamp set you see pictured here called Love You This Much. Now you won't find this stamp set in the store until January 7th, when it will be officially released at Sweet -n Sassy Stamps. This is just a little sneak peek for you. Be sure to check the blogs of all the Sweet -n Sassy Stamps Design Team members, because you may get to see some sneak peeks of some of the other gorgeous stamp sets that will be released next month, too. Check the blog roll in my side bar for all the links.
I used a great sketch I found on the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Blog, and put some of my favorite Daisy D paper into the mix. The hearts on this little snowfella's jacket made me think of Valentine's Day, so I thought why not go with that. I added some heart brads, die cut felt ribbon, and the red and white gingham ribbon for a little bling. I colored this image with my SU inks and an aquapainter, using a more bristly brush and extra water for coloring the coat to give it a more textured look and feel. How can you not break out in a smile when you look at this guy?
Please be sure to stop by the Stamping Around Blog, and link your creation for the rest of us to see! I know there is some amazing talent out there, and I can't wait to see what you have in store for us!!

Thank you for stopping by today. Part of the joy in my world is having you join me! Wishing you a glorious day filled with happiness! Happy stamping!

Love ya,


Tammi said...

that is soooo cute! I love the snowman and all the red!

Barbara said...

This is a beautiful card! I love the snowman/valentine idea. After all, Valentine's Day is in winter, and the way things are going here in Missouri we will be making snowmen on Valentine's Day! Great colors and details. Perfect as always!

Happy New Year!

Sandy said...

What a cutie patootie! Really, the snowman is so adorable! Love the colors too!

Janice W. said...

WOW!!! Such a cute little fellow, colored so beautifully!! I have that very paper.(Wish they were still in business) His purple coat is fantastic with the striped red accessories! Such an awesome card!

Danni said...

Very adorable!!

Nancy said...

Oh Lorie,
What a gorgeous card. I love the papers you used and your coloring is always fantastic.

Theresa said...

Lorie, what a darling card! The snowman is just awesome.

Margreet said...

Lorie, your card is beautiful and indeed: I've a smile on my face seeing that cute snowman!
Happy New Year!
xxx Margreet

Leah said...

Super sweet Lorie! I love the colors, looks so homey and warm.

Catherine said...

Totally adorable, Lorie! Love the papers (esp. the lilac gingham), and the ribbons/trims are scrumptious with them! Diggin' how you did the sentiment, too!

I'll be working on my snowpeeps this weekend.

Happy New Year!

Mary Giles said...

Happy New Year Lorie! You are such an inspiration in your beautiful work and how you take care of those that you love. Thank you for your friendship dear heart.

Thia card is too cute.I love they snowman all done up for V-Day and it is so gorgeously colored.

cats whiskers said...

Fabulous card dear, love the colour combo, Happy 2010
Hugs Jacqui x

Mary Giles said...

Happy New Year Lorie! Thank you so much for your inspiration and your friendship. You are an amazing woman in not only your talent but also with how giving of yourself you are to those around you.

Your card is absolutely too cute. I love the snowman all ready for Valentine's day. Fabulously colored as always.

The Archiving Angel said...

Hi Lorie!
Happy New Year.
What an adorable card. I love the colors and the layers.
Just lovely.
All the best in 2010.
Take care,

~Paola~ said...

what a wonderful card! Love the dp used in the background and how U applied it also to the circle behind the cutest snowman ever!
Awesome the way U added the sentiment too! LOVE it! *tfs*:o)

Chrissy D said...

Happy New Year Lorie - FABULOUS coloring!!! You ROCK!

kadie said...

This is so so so so so so so so so SO CUTE!!!!!! Omgoodness! I LOVE IT!