Monday, December 31, 2012

Crafters In Faith December 2012 post

Happy New Year, one and all....It is hard to believe that it is an end of one year and the whole new beginning of another...and another chance to start fresh and make new choices. With that in mind our challenge is as follows:

For our December challenge, we wish to "SNOW" you our winter inspired Crafter of Faith cards!

COF sisters: Create a card/project using a snowy-winter theme and "ring in the new year with glitter and bling!" Your winter/snow card creation should reflect the beauty of the gift of the season - snow, winter, snowflakes, etc and include bling and glitter to ring in the joy of what will be!

Feel free to change the wording and use this as a guide - can't wait to see what you come up with! Our posting date will be December 31st - wow, the last day of this year but it will be filled with wonderous new blessings for the year ahead!



Like a new beginning fresh fallen snow cleans up the old and makes the earth look fresh again.....as you can see in my last post we had a similar challenge for the Calendar Girls December challenge...I thought about a 2 fer but chose to make a separate card (a little late)....

Here is my card:
I used white on white and a snowflake embossing folder and 2 round nestabilities. My image is an Inkadinkado image I purchased at a garage sale. I colored the image with copic markers and dusted the little guys body with some stickles...(I almost got the card done without glitter...wow)...I put rhinestones in the center of the snow flakes and the biggest ones are from a roll of bling I bought for my daughters wedding. The silver ribbon is also from the wedding and the snowflake holding the ribbon bow together came from Barb in the awesome kit she sent last month for the Duel...


Here is the inside of my card:


Inside I used a verse from ODB and some snowflake stickers I found in my stash...

I appreciate your stopping by....please go visit the other crafters in faith blogs...I am certain you will find some awesome creations...

Until next time....

Hugs,
and
Happy New Year!!!

Carol

Friday, December 28, 2012

December Calendar Girls "Winter Wonderland"

Hi all....I have been MIA for a while (not on purpose)...but I'm here for the awesome Calendar Girl challenge issued by our lovely, talented Kelly....and here it is:

Our December Theme (as selected by Kelly, thanks to a random selection process)

Hi girls!!

Blessings to you this DECEMBER! Since we post the 28th of the month, Santa will have returned to the North Pole by then and it will be a wee bit shy for the New Year Growing up in Europe where winters where filled with the beauty of snow and all the splendors of ice, I am filled with joy when I see all things snow. While some of you may long for sunshine and warmth, here in Miami I miss all of that during the holiday season so for this month so let's live vicariously in your creations of a

WINTER WONDERLAND!


Picture snow-filled winter trees, snow nestled on park benches, fountains and tree branches ... ponds frozen over, icicles in the pine forests ... there is snow-filled glory all around us in the winter I would love for you to use blue and silver on your cards and a snowflake(s) somewhere on your card via paper, design, brad, etc! Here is a lovely photo for your inspiration piece! I hope you have snow much fun creating! x0x0

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/attachments/blogging-groups-f290/263129d1354544279-wallpaper-landscape-winter-snow-trees-3-jpg

 Now isn't this beautiful...and this challenge is right up my alley....'cause I get to use glittah...lol...

Here is my card:


 I used SU night of navy for the base of my card (my blue), I stamped my image on white paper, colored it with copic markers and then embossed it with a glitter embossing powder. The white underneath the image is white glitter paper from Target. I then cut down some silver ribbon I used for DD's wedding decorations and attached it to my cardstock (my silver)...I then placed ribbon snowflakes (thank you my sweet friend Barb), on the left hand side of the card over the ribbon...(my snowflakes)...in the center of each snowflake I placed a iridescent half bead (thank you Sweet P)...I haven't done the inside yet but will wait for a special occasion to add a sentiment on the inside and decorate it up a bit...

I appreciate your stopping by...please check out the other awesome creations by the Calendar girls...I am sure you won't be disappointed....

Until next time...
Big hugs,
Carol


Saturday, December 15, 2012

DDD December Challenge 2012

Hi all....it is indeed a sad weekend with the school tragedy in Connecticut...my heart, thoughts and prayers go out to all the families whose lives have been forever changed by the events that happened on Friday 12-14-12...

The challenge for this month was hosted by the talented Barb for the Diva's and awesome Michelle  for the Darlings....The theme they chose was "Winter Travel"...fun indeed. Barb sent a kit that was full to the brim with paper, embellies and immies...wow...enough for at least 5+ cards...however I did only one...The image is  "Downhill Snowman" by Whipper Snapper....(love this company)...The dsp is from Little Yellow Bicycle and there was a HUGE assortment of embellies and ribbons...(THANK YOU Barb!!!). What a fun kit..
Here is my card:

   And here is the inside:


 As per normal I used glitter in the form of stickles to cover this cute little snowman and the snow and swirls that are part of the image. I kept with the blue and brown color scheme when coloring up my image with copics. The base of my card is "Umber" cardstock which I purchased at Archivers..I used as much as possible of the amazing kit but feel like I didn't use much of it as there was so much to work with...(again, thanks Barb).

As an additional challenge we were to tell about a story related to winter travel or outside fun..Two memories come to mind...The first time I EVER skied was when my now hubby and I were dating...He of course was an accomplished skier and I ...WAS NOT..I wore corduroy pants...(wrong) and when I would ski...I would think I was going too fast so I fell on purpose. After several attempts I could tell I was testing his patience so I decided to go into the lodge and have a hot toddy while he and his buddies went for much more challenging  skiing as far away from the bunny hill as possible...anyway, he had my ID with him...oops, I could not get into the bar let alone request a warm cocktail without the proper ID....so I pulled up my big girl panties and skiied the hills to find him...(was I crazy???? Yep), the snow had gotten between the cords in my pants and when it melted in the warm chalet I was freezing...I needed something warm to drink and I was on a mission to get that ID...needless to say, I found him and by the time I got back to the chalet I was frozen...and he and his buddies were about done...I didn't ski again until about 15 years later...this time I didn't wear the corduroy pants (lesson learned)....but boy did he laugh when I got to the bottom of the bunny hill...(I didn't make any advancement there). In my wonderful imagination I was swooping down the hill going back and forth just like I was supposed to...BUT to the observation of all around me...I was on a straight, fast, ski down that hill and had anyone crossed my path ....well, lets just say...they would have been calling 911 for both of us...No more skiing for me...I think I've had enough to last a lifetime...lol

Thank you all for stopping by.....please stop by all the other Darlings posts...I am sure you will not be disappointed with the awesome creations you will find...they are a talented group of friends.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol