Sunday, December 23, 2012

Winter Wonderland

Love this time of year in Minnesota. We've had a few of those frosty mornings where the beautiful hoarfrost on the trees and every other surface, made me so happy I didn't mind scraping the windows on my car. Living in MN without a garage can be challenging, but I don't mind. My life is too full of blessings to get hung up on a little snow. Besides, snow allows you to create snowmen!

This week at One Stop Crafts we are having a Christmas Carol challenge. Prairie Fairy is our sponsor and provided the DT with some cute images to play with. I used Snow Friends to make an oversized card inspired by Winter Wonderland. I hope you can join us!

Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=
My Creation
Image Detail

Ins and Outs ~ Winter Wonderland
Stamps: Prairie Fairy – Snow Friends; Summertime Designs – Wonderland Verse 
Paper: Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses; Bazzil 
Ink: Laser Printer; Copics (BG0000. 45, 49, 72, 75, 79; C00, 3, 5; YR68; E35, 57; RV21, 23, 04, 02)
Accessories: The Paper Studio Rhinestone Stars

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Distressed Christmas

Christmas is getting closer, are you ready? I enjoy making Christmas cards all year long, as well as listening to Christmas music (even during the summer). There's just so many amazing crafty supplies to limit them to a month or two. If I were really crafty, I'd find a way to use my Christmas stash for non-Christmas cards. Hmm, I think I just thought of a new challenge! Speaking of challenges, we have a fun one for you over at One Stop Craft Challenge. This week are featuring 'distressed Christmas creations'. Our sponsor is Fred She Said; have you worked with her images before? They have some great options. I was thrilled to be able to play with one of her decoupage sets. The coloring work was already done, I just had to cut the pieces, layer them up and add some bling. Hope to see you over at the OSCC.

Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=
My Creation

Image Detail
 
Inspiration 

Ins and Outs ~Distressed Christmas
Stamps:Fred She Said (Christmas Flower); Stamping Up (Perfect Punches, Heard from the Heart, Delightful Decorations) 
Paper: Stamping Up (Very Vanilla, Real Red, Wild Wasabi) 
Ink: Stamping Up (Real Red, Wild Wasabi); Laser Printer; Memento Desert Sand 
Accessories: Stamping Up (Punches: 1¾” Scallop /Circle, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border; Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder; Top Note Die; Victoria Crochet Trim)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Snow Friend Fun

We had our first significant snow fall in Southern Minnesota this weekend. WAHOO! They tried to call it a blizzard, but since the temp stayed around 30F and there was minimal wind, I don't think blizzard qualified. My house got about 11 inches of snow which certainly meant it was time to break out the snowblower. Thankfully Mr. Gears was home for the weekend and took care of the chilly duty. I stayed in my pjs all weekend. :o)

This is my first  creation with a Saturated Canary image and I'm in love! I've been eying the super cute images in blogland for awhile and finally broke down and bought some. They are so sweet and many remind me of Precious Moments. They are our sponsor this week at One Stop Craft Challenge. We'd love to see you play along with our Christmas Friends theme.

Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=
My Creation
Image Detail
The color in the picture above is correct, not sure why my other pics got so off in tones.
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Inspiration

Ins and Outs ~Snow Friend Fun
Stamps: Snow Blower (Saturated Canary) 
Paper: SU Whisper White, TPS (Solids and Santa & Friends) 
Ink: Laser Printer, Copics (Hair: R000, 00, 11; Elephant: BG10, 11, 13, 72; Skin: E50, 21, R20; Clothes: R20, 32, 35, 37, 39, 46; Snow and Sky: C00, BG0000); Gelly Roll Clear Star Pen
Accessories: TPS Bling Snowflake

Monday, December 3, 2012

Old World Santa

It's officially December and while I'm typically shoveling snow, today I was wearing sandals. It seems I'm living in the Banana Belt of Minnesota. It's supposed to be nice all week, but back to chilly temps on the weekend. I'll take it. January and February are almost always freezing, so the longer it takes for winter to set in, the better.

Today I have a Christmas card to share with you. This week over at One Stop Craft Challenge Bugaboo is sponsoring us. The DT made some awesome creations with a Christmas Card for a Male theme. I'd love to see you join in the fun!

Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=
My Creation

Image Detail

Inspiration

Ins and Outs ~Old World Santa 
Stamps: Old World Santa (Bugaboo) 
Paper: Stamping Up (DSP, Whisper White); Basic Grey 
Ink: Laser Printer; Copics (Tree: YG93, 95, 97, G99. E44, 47; Santa E00, 40, 41, C00, 1; R34, 39, 59) 
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (SU); SU Crystal Button and Bling; Pop Up Dots; SU Apothecary Die and Piercing Template