Thursday, January 10, 2013

White Winter Wonderland

It's really been cold lately - even here, in the desert. While I much prefer the warmer months, I really do love snow. So, when I make these winter wonderland cards, it makes me reminisce about growing up in Northern Minnesota where, right now, the snow is falling, and everything is white and frosty. A true "White Winter Wonderland". This card makes me think of being in the midst of what many of you are experiencing this time of year. Please don't take it for granted, my friends. It truly is beautiful. Cold.....but beautiful!
 
I started with some older My Mind's Eye patterned papers in shades of blue. I brushed the edges with white/cream paint to distress it, and I machine stitched the edges.  I painted and glittered two Basic Grey chipboard snowflakes, added a Prima flower and printed leave, some seam binding for the bow, a Jenni Bowlin center (glittered) for the center of the bow, some Papertrey Ink cream jute, and a lovely little sentiment using an adorable sentiment stamp from Paper Sweeties. It's pretty simple, but it came together nicely.
These are the challenges I'm entering with this White Winter Wonderland card:
 
City Crafter Challenge Blog - Challenge #141 - Book Paper - My Prima leave is printed with "book paper" words. It's really cute!


My Craft Spot - Frosty Winter Days

 
The Shabby Tea Room Challenge Blog - Challenge #148 - Elegance - Use color theme (blues/creams), ribbon, and a flower. What a super cute combination.
 
Paper Sweeties Challenge Blog - Challenge #3 Based on an adorable sketch. I used a sweet little sentiment stamp from Paper Sweeties. Stop by to see all the darling stamps in the Paper Sweeties Shoppe.
 
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - Cold & Frosty - That's where my heart is this time of year even if I can't be there in person. What a fun challenge.
 
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge Blog - Challenge #63 - New Toys and Use Ribbon, of course. You've just GOT to LOVE Really Reasonable Ribbon!


Ribbon Reel Challenge - Winter Wonderland - Use a Snowman or Snowflakes Plus Ribbon, Twine/Trim - I used two Basic Grey chipboard snowflakes that I painted and glittered, and I also used white seam binding and jute.

 
Ribbon Carousel Challenge Blog - Challenge #76 - Winter Spirit - I can't resist beautiful ribbon. Can you?
 

Thanks for visiting today. I don't know how many of you are experiencing these crazy problems with Blogger, but I know that I sure will be happy when the situation resolves itself. I never realized just how much I rely on Blogger to allow me to add pictures to my blog posts until the feature (Browse Drop-Box) disappeared. PLEASE, oh PLEASE Blogger - get fixed soon!

 
Wishing you a warm and wonderful day,

 
Karen

 
P.S. Please stop by and play along with us at Word Art Wednesday where it's always an Anything Goes theme, and everyone is welcome!

38 comments:

  1. This is such a gorgous card, Karen! I love the blues & whites! Makes me wish it were snowing here! Have a blessed day! ~H

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  2. Love this card, Karen! I'm a fan of the cold weather and snow. Unfortunately around here, our winters are becoming milder so we don't see that much of the white stuff. I do love it, though, when we do. I, too, am experiencing problems with uploading my photos onto the blog. I had to go through a roundabout way using Picasa Web Album (didn't know what it was but found all my blog photos in it). I'm not very tech savvy, so I don't know where to begin. A few people told me to change my browser which I did. We'll see what happens.

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  3. I love the cool colors and all the texture in your card. I also love the tag you made for WAW this week. Blessings!

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  4. This is so pretty, Karen. I love the blue and your snowflake.

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  5. So cute Karen!!!! I love the cute little leaf and colors! Thanks for playing along this week at CCCB :-)

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  6. Karen, this is just wonderful! I love the cool delight of this one! The layered snowflake flower is so pretty and I love the stitched papers! Have a wonderful day and stay warm and enjoy the winter!

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  7. I love the vintage look, your card is so pretty Karen

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  8. This is a gorgeous card Karen , pretty colors ,

    Have a nice day ... Epie

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  9. What a pretty card this is ... I love the shabby vintage look you created ... beautiful! Many thanks for playing at CCCB!

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  10. Karen, love the gorgeous textures on this one.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  11. So, so pretty, Miss Karen! I love that pretty snowflake and the sentiment banner from Paper Sweeties is just perfect! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room and at Paper Sweeties too :)

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  12. This is gorgeous! Love the way you tie your bows, very professional!

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  13. oh wouah! elle est superbe et tout en douceur, biz

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  14. Wow I love that gorgeous snowflake with the bitty sentiment tag! So pretty.. sigh...

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  15. Gorgeous card, Karen. We haven't had any snow yet but there's a possibility of some next week brrrrrr!

    Margaret xx

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  16. Love the soft tones in your card, Karen and the large snowflake makes a great focal point. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' this month. Tracey x

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  17. So soft and pretty......love all the gorgeous shabby layers! Thanks for sharing this with us in The Shabby Tea Room

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  18. what a lovely and tender card! i love how you arranged the papers and the shapes!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  19. A pretty wintery card! Love the glittery snowflake and ribbon treatment...great job!

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  20. Wow!! What a gorgeous creation!! I love the elegant design and soft colors!! HUGs :)

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  21. so glad you stopped by my blog because now i get to return the favor and check out your gorgeous card!!! so beautiful! - vivian

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  22. Very sweet card - that snowflake and flowers are gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight!

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  23. Stunning card! The papers are gorgeous and I love the pretty doily and cuts:) BEAUTIFUL!
    Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at My Craft Spot!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com
    DT Member

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  24. Beautiful card! You do such lovely work Karen - I could sit at your feet and learn you know! Have a blessed day - enjoy your week!

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  25. This is such a pretty card. I just love the stitching. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!

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  26. This is fun and fabulous, thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

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  27. This is beautiful! Gorgeous soft colours, simply fab! Thanks for joining in with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' challenge & hope to see you again x

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  28. Such a gorgeous card - love the shades of blue and our snowflake is fab!

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  29. So beautiful Karen!!! LOVE those colors! Thanks so much for joining us this week at My Craft Spot!!!

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  30. Such a beautiful snowflake card. Love your bow with the pretty button. Its cold here in So. Ca too! I will enjoy it as it wont last long.

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  31. Stunning card! All the layers and materials look amazing! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

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  32. Beautiful card Karen! So many pretty details to make it a special work of art. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Sweeties Sketch Challenge and also The Ribbon Reel!

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  33. Wonderful card, Karen! Lovely layers and beautiful snowflake! Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Rell!

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  34. Ever so pretty, Karen! I'm loving that layered snowflake and your playful polka dots!

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  35. I love that the snowflake is the main focus. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin. X

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