Sunday, December 15, 2013

Let It Snow!

As some of you may know, I grew up in Northern Minnesota and they have LOTS of snow right now.  I now live in the deserts of Nevada, in Las Vegas (NO snow for us - almost ever).  So, when I saw this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp Blog, I immediately started thinking of home, and of....SNOW!  For those of who you have lots of snow, or even get lots of snow....you probably think I'm a bit loco to be missing it.  But I assure you that you WOULD miss it, too, if you ended up living somewhere that never gives you a "White Christmas".
This card was made using some of the patterned papers I purchased yesterday on our little road trip to St. George, Utah.  I stopped at a little store there called Dandylion Wishes, and they were having a big clearance sale.  I used Simple Stories December Documented (blue music paper) for the background, Lilybee Design Jingle - Egg Nog for the Snowflake Pattern, and Jillibean Soup Winter Tortellini and Spinach Soup for the journaling card/sentiment.  I also machine stitched everything together, added half of a large vintage cream doily, some of my hand-made scrunched seam binding, glittered buttons, and jute.

Here's the inside of my card:
I'm sharing my card in the following challenges:
 
Sketch Saturday - Challenge #289 - Use Any Sketch After #215 (I based my card on Sketch #224 from September of 2012).  I love this particular layout/sketch, and seem to use it a lot in different ways.  This time, I used a bow instead of a flower, and put my buttons in a different spot.  When you "mix it up" a bit, it doesn't appear that you're reusing the same sketch.  They have LOTS of fun and inspirational sketch ideas on their lovely blog!
 
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Wednesday Challenge - Let It Snow! - I used snowflake patterned paper by Lilybee Design - Jingle Collection - Egg Nog pattern
 
Speedy Fox and Friends - Mark's Finest Papers - Use Three Patterned Papers - My three papers are all listed above.  I also stamped the inside of my card (which I always do), using the three patterned papers (again) and a Merry Christmas stamp from Mark's Finest Papers stamp set, Poinsettia Blooms.
 
Thanks for stopping by, and have a blessed week!
Karen

16 comments:

  1. Karen thank you so much for the lovely comment on my blog you will never know how much your sweet words meant to me. I think your are an amazing designer all your creations are so beautiful like this card the colors the blending of all your details stunning. Have a wonderful week and if you like I could mail you a little of my snow... he he he...Karen

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  2. Super cute card and adorable snowflake DP.

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  3. This is such a beautiful card Karen! I love the paper, colors, and embellishments. Beautiful sentiment too!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  4. Beautiful card, Karen! I really like the colors. I have to tell you that I don't miss snow at all. it's pretty to look at in pictures, but I'm thankful I live in warm, sunny Florida. I'm a heat loving gal. lol

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  5. Karen this card is so pretty!! I love seeing the snow in the distant mountain range, not thrilled to drive in it so I'm thankful it's close enough without having to be inconvenienced too much (unless I need to go inland!) which rarely happens!

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  6. Oh! Wow! What a stunning card, I just love everything about this wonderful creation.
    Have a great day

    Patricia. xx

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  7. Karen--this is beautiful both inside and out!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

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  8. Karen, this is gorgeous! I love the colors the papers...the whole deal! Love your work always!

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  9. comme toujours, magnifique et si élégante avec cette touche de je ne sais quoi qui lui donne ce charme particulier, biz

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  10. Wonderful design Karen, love all the machine stitched areas.

    Hugs diane

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  11. Beautiful card Karen - love the soft blue in the paper.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  12. Very pretty card! Lovely layers! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  13. Love to look at beautiful cards that depict snow since this is all I want ( picture please)....Lis SF&F

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  14. Karen, your card is just gorgeous. I love your ribbon treatment, the doily and the the buttons. Thanks, for joining us in the Speedy Fox and Friends challenge.

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  15. Hey Karen - Gail her from SFF MFPaHC DT saying - thank you for linking up with us and I wish you the best on the draw with that lovely card creation - so pretty! Have a great week!

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  16. This is so lovely Karen! What a wonderful sentiment! :)
    Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday and hope you have a very merry Christmas! :)
    Lizy xx

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