Friday, December 9, 2011

Last Blog Post of 2011!!!

TGIF! What a week I have had busy bee I am these days. My family and I are getting ready to head home to Nova Scotia next week to spend Christmas with our family and friends J I still have quite a few projects to wrap up before we leave so I am going to say this may be my last post until after we return to Ottawa in the New Year.

My Occasions Mini and Sale a Bration preorder arrived this afternoon and I could hardly wait to get down to my craft room to get started with the fabulous new products! Boy was I happy when I realized I would be able to use one of them on this week’s card!!!

As I mentioned time is a precious commodity these days and so I took a few of my favourite challenges and mashed them all into one this week! I took the sketch from Freshly Made, the Colour Combo & Theme from Friday Mashup and the Dazzle aspect from Pals Paper Arts and this is what I came up with!

My Challenges:
  1. Make a project featuring "Snowmen".
  2. Or Make a project using the colors "Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze & Basic Grey".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Snowman project with the colors Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze & Basic Grey".
“Fred Astaire knew that it was fun to get dressed up for a special occasion.  And occasionally we like to dress up our paper craft projects as well.  Whether you choose to add a little or add a lot, show us the sparkle, shine, or decoration that makes your project just a little bit fancier.  We fancy what you create!!"

My Card:
 Tiny Tips:
Glitter – I know most of us love to use this delightful embellishment but it can sometimes be quite a pain when it gets all over the rest of the elements on your card that you do not want to “sparkle”. Usually I fully assemble my card and then add glitter but with this particular card that little trick would not work as I would be sure to get glitter on the ribbon as I was shaking off the access glitter. I was then concerned about glittering the snowman and then having to flip it over to add adhesive and possibly smudging my glitter and taking away the puffy look – SO I added my adhesive to the back of my card stock before applying to glitter and simply help the card stock up to apply my two way glue, glitter and then placed it on my card. Worked like a charm!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. oooh that ribbon! It is on my order..Ijust have to get over the huge dollar and amount and submit it! Thanks for the fun inspiration with that great snowman!

  2. Just adorable! Love the glittery guy and that ribbon is beautiful!

  3. Gorgeous, love all the glitter and that ribbon is devine!

    Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

  4. Love that glittery snowman and the ribbon is fab! Great job combining the 2 challenge blogs!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  5. Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! I love this! That ribbon is on my wish list! Great job with the glitter on the snowman; you are braver than I am! I am impressed with the combination of challenges. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

  6. This is so cute. Love how you did the ribbon

  7. Gorgeous!!! I love that sparkle on your snowman... Great use of the Sketch and the color combo! Have fun on your Holiday trip.. I bet it's beautiful there this time of year. Thanks for joining us this week at the Friday Mashup.

  8. Wowza! Way to show off that fabby ribbon! And I love all the sparkle and glitter! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  9. Thank you all for the feedback love to get it!!!

  10. Wow ... this is just beautiful ...looooove the ruffled ribbon, oh, and the sparkle ....
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  11. Love the Fred Astaire image and the ruffled ribbon! Last blog post?! There's still so much time... to play with new stuff! Thanks for playing with us at the Friday Mashup.

  12. A sparkly snowman!!! I love him! And that ribbon (I just got Baja Breeze...amazing!). Such a great card. Glad you joined us this week at Freshly Made Sketches. Safe travels..."see" you in the new year!

    Jen Timko

  13. What a fantastic glittery snowman! Love the colors you used and that ribbon is just fabulous! Thanks for playing along with Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  14. Adorable! Love that new ribbon and the way you used it. Wishing you a safe trip and a wonderful holiday with your family. Thanks for playing with Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  15. So sweet! I LOVE that new pleated ribbon! :) Thanks for playing along at Pals Paper Arts!

  16. Heidi I leave for Nova Scotia to visit family and friends for Christmas and do not have a craft room there! Otherwise believe me I would be crafting :) I will be back in the New Year!!!

  17. What a fun take on the challenges! I love the chubby snowman in those colors! Thanks for joining The Friday Mashup this week!