And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Warm Thoughts

Hello, friends!  Sending warm thoughts and warm wishes to you on this fine Saturday morning!  What a busy work week it's been.   I did manage to find some stamping time...and that's a good thing because it's time for another wonderful sketch at The Sweet Stop!  Since it is the third week, the spin is snowmen...which means if you include a snowman on your card, you will be eligible to win a $15 credit to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store!

I think I'm definitely in a pink rut...not that pink is necessarily my favorite color.  I usually don't wear pink, but there are just so many pretty papers and color combinations out there that include pink, and with the LOVE month on the way...well, you'll just have to excuse all the pink!  LOL!  Any's another pink creation!

Creative Nugget:  This cute litte snowman is from the Holly Jolly Christmas clear stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and was the perfect size for this sketch.  He was colored with Copic Markers, fussy cut, and popped up on a Decorative Labels one die.  The various layers of the sketch were created by taping and stitching a combination of Echo Park patterned papers, Early Espresso, and Neenah Solar Crest card stocks.  Texture was added with the Canvas Impression Plate and a Sizzix Snowflake embossing folder.  The sentiment is from the Cozy Friends clear stamp set. Some organdy ribbon, a snowflake punch, and colored rhinestones finish the card.

There are so many adorable snowman images out there, so I can't wait to see your snowy creations!  Take time to check out the talented Sugar Babies for more snowman inspiration.

Sugar Babies

                                             Stephanie Serrano

Thanks so much for stopping by...hope to see you over at The Sweet Stop!  Have a wonderful weekend!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Holly Jolly Christmas, Cozy Friends (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Early Espresso (SU!), Spun Sugar, Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Paper: Early Espresso (SU!), Neenah Solar Crest (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Holly Jolly Christmas DP (Echo Park)
Accessories: Romantic Rectangle, Marvelous Squares, Decorative Label One Dies (Spellbinders), Canvas Impression Plate (PTI), Snowflake Embossing Folder (Sizzix), Sew Mini (Janome), Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart), Rhinestones (Recollections), Organdy Ribbon, Copic Markers G000, G00, G02, G03, YR65, YR68, RV10, RV13, RV17, RV19, R00, R20, R22, R29, BG0000, BG000, E43, E44, E47, E49


Faye said...

I have these papers, pretty aren't they. I love the colours you've pulled out too. And your snowman is cute. And you have pulled off this sketch perfectly! Lol. You know, if you want some snow, I could send you some in a box... We have flippin' loads of the stuff! Have a great weekend. X

Stephanie said...

Oh this is so beautiful... I love, love, love snowmen!

Debbie said...

What a fun snowman!! The die cuts are beautiful!! I like the snowflake embossing, too!!

Stacy Morgan said...

Adorable! What a sweet little guy and I adore this framing. I need this die.... :0)

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a lovely card Cathy. Such pretty layers and colors. That snowman is one of my favorites. Love it cut out! The snowflake embellishment is awesome.

Unknown said...

This is such a fabulous card, I love it! That snowman is just too cute and I love all your decorative squares!

Janice M said...

Adorable Cathy!! Love the pretty papers and your coloring. Sure hope your staying warm in this frigid weather!!

Audrey Hiltke said...

Tee hee hee - how adorable is this!!??!! Love that snowman!!!