Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Do You Like Snowmen?

We have a two-way fireplace in our home, and during the Christmas season I devote my whole mantle on one side to my snowman collection. As you can see from the following two cards, I love snowman stamps as well. I kept the same color combination for both cards today!


My first snowman card uses the cute little Lizzie Anne Simply Singles Snowmen stamp. I don't know about you, but these little cuties do 'melt my heart'!I wanted to make another card using Beate's sketch challenge layout, so that's what I did here. I scored the half circle with my Coluzzle, then tore by hand and ran it through my Big Shot with my Tiny Bubbles Cuttlebug folder. The image is stamped with Palette Noir, and colored with my Copic sketch markers. I also added some sparkle with the Clear Spica pen (hard to see in the photo).



My second card is called Group Hug, an adorable image that Julia Stainton designed for Stamping Bella. Isn't it so cute? I love that there are five snowmen, and we have five in our family. I used my Nestabilities for the image and "frame". The image is stamped with Palette Noir and colored with the Copic markers once again. The base was embossed using my D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder. The bling is Hero Arts Gemstones.

I hope you enjoyed my snowmen today. Thanks for visiting!!

Lizzie Anne Snowmen
Stamps: Snowmen, Christmas In The City (Lizzie Anne Designs)
Card Stock: Blue Bayou, Sky Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Palette Noir, Copic Sketch Markers, Clear Spica Glitter Pen
Accessories: Coluzzle Cutting System, Corner Rounder punch, Tiny Bubbles Cuttlebug folder & Big Shot, Blue Bayou double-stitched ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Group Hug
Stamps: Group Hug (Stamping Bella), Fancy Flexible Phrases (SU)
Card Stock: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Whisper White
Ink: Palette Noir, Copic Sketch Markers, Clear Spica Glitter pen
Accessories: Nestabilities Dies & Big Shot, D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder, Hero Arts Gemstones, Blue Bayou double-stitched ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals & Sponge

36 comments:

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

oh my those huging snowmen are soo cute! my mom has snowmen everything too! so fun!

Catherine said...

I love snowmen, don't have a mantle on my fireplace to show my love of snowmen but I have the whole house =)

I just ordered the snowmen [http://www.whippersnapperdesigns.com/product_info.php/products_id/1428] from Whipper Snapper, let me know if you don't have it yet. I'd stamp some of you ;)

Flossie's Follies said...

These cards are great, I love the first card, with the embossed hill and the second card that is such a great image. My nestabilities are in the mail, can't wait.

Deb said...

I love your snowmen too! I absolutely adore the group hug stamp, so sweet! Loving the bling!

Nancy Riley said...

Rose Ann, I love your snowman cards! The group hugs image is ADORABLE! Perfect colors for your cards too!

My Paper World said...

I love the cute snowmen too! and the pretty blue. Really beautiful cards, I love them both!

beate said...

Rose Ann, both cards look awesome!
Hugs and smiles

Angie said...

Rose Ann, your cards put a smile on my face!! I love both of them and I love snowmen too!!!

Marlou said...

2 beautiful cards , love them!! :)

Dottie K said...

I love snowmen too!!! These cards are so adorable. I really like the second stamp - very different! TFS :)

Wife2TJ said...

This is adorable!

kathleenh said...

Rose Ann, your snowmen cards are so cute! I especially like the group hug one.

fran said...

Really darling! That snowman hug is just too cute for words!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness! I knew we'd be good friends and for good reasons too! We both LOVE and collect Snowmen!!! I can't wait for the snow to come for ONE reason only, it means it's safe to put out my snowmen!
Your cards are fantastic! I have that snowman hug in my shopping basket at Stamping Bella...lol
Your colouring is out of this world...as always!

Alexandra said...

These are adorable Rose Ann! I love snowmen too and have quite the collection myself!! I love that circle of snowmen, that is darling - want it!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Laurie said...

Oh, this is SO DARN CUTE!!! Those snowmen are the best!!! And as usual, your coloring is fantastic! You are weakening my so called self-discipline...and I may have to get those Nestabilities!!

Meridith Anne said...

These are so cute! I love the colors too. I'm so in love with Blue Bayou. I love that Group Hug stamp!

Deborah said...

Rose Ann. Your snowman rock! I am so glad your snowman collection doesn't melt over your fireplace! He he! I adore these stamps! I want them both! I have a reindeer collection, it's fun to haul out the Xams stuff! Deb

Leslie Miller said...

Yes, I love snowmen and have quite a collection, too! Your first card looks like they're on a big pile of snowballs--too darn cute!! And the glitter looks wonderful on the second one. I have a new love of glitter. These cards are just adorable!

Joan B said...

These are adorable!! I've been trying to comment on your blog for 2 days, but every time I logged onto it, my computer froze. Ugh. Computers!!

Dawn Griffith said...

OH your snowman cards are precious girlie .. such awesome images. I especially love the group hug how cute is that .. Love them both Great job ..
Hugs
Dawn

chelemom said...

Both cards are adorable! I love that hugging snowman! And now I can actually start thinking fall...winter...90 degree heat has officially "left the building!"

Kelly said...

I do, too! Love snowmen! I put out my collection with the Christmas decor and don't put them away until February! I have a pretty good collection of snowmen stamps - but I think I am going to have to add that Group Hug image to mine! I LOVE it!

Great cards!

Angel Wilde said...

Your snowman cards are SO adorable. I love them both!!!

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

OOOH BOTH of those are sooooo cute!!!!!!!! LOVE THEM! I love how you colored the first snowmen! So cool! LOVE the hugging ones too! Love the colors, awesome Job Rose Ann! :D

Bethany Paull said...

I'm a huge snowman fan too. I love your cards. Do you like your Nestablities? I just ordered my first set and can't wait to try them.

Nancy said...

Snowmen are a big weakness for me.... ahhhh, gotta love them!

I also gotta "love you" for my Pay It Forward treats... they arrived in my mailbox today! Thank you SO much!!!!

Nancy Grant said...

The snowmen are so fun! I love your art! These cards are very creative and so well done. Thanks for inspiring!
:-)

Kelly Sampson AKA Emmiestamps said...

I love your snowmen they are sooooooooooo cute!!

sophia landry said...

Those snowment are adorable, I just love those images! You came up with such beautiful cards using them and the colors are nice and wintery too.

Crafty in Calgary said...

These are wonderful snowmen!

Heidi said...

These are adorable!!! I just got the LAD snowmen and I love how you cut them out! Too cute!!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Your group hug snowmen are adorable, I want some too! Thanks for the link...

Rochelle W said...

Both cards are super cute. I love snowmen!!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh these are both adorable!! Love them. Hope you enter the LA card contest!!

Heather P. said...

These are SO cute!!