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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Snow Many Snowmen {PP124}

Hello friends! Can you believe it's December already? Wow, where did this year go? Wherever it went, it sure went fast didn't it?!  Well, anyway....it's Sunday and that means time for another week at The Paper Players.  Our dear friend Ann is the hostess for a just-in-time holiday appropriate theme challenge:

Not having stamped much this week, I needed a little help with the mojo.  I went looking around my favorite blogs and found some fabulous holiday colors at colourQ as well as a great layout from Rita at Freshly Made Sketches.



Armed with my inspiration and the only snowman stamp set I have, Snow Much Fun, here's what I made:
It seems this might also be the favorite snowman stamp set of the design team!  You'll see quite a few of us used it. :-)  But really, who can resist this jolly guy even if you have lots of snowman?!  I stamped him in Jet Black Stazon onto a  Whisper White oval cut with a retired oval die.  I used a blender pen and the challenge colors to fill in his hat, scarf and boots.  I also substituted Pool Party and Gumball Green for the two colors I didn't have. 
I drew a faint trace of Pool Party with the blender pen around his body and face.  It's quite faint but it helps give him slight definition and an icy snowy look.  I also drew in some snowy hills with a Pool Party marker and added some Dazzling Diamonds to the snow...and to the trim of his hat!
To the inside, I added some scraps as well as this whimsical sentiment from More Merry Messages and the little birdie also from Snow Much Fun. 
I just know you'll have snow much fun with this challenge too!  LOL.  Check out the rest of the design team for some fun inspiration and then join us over at The Paper Players...we'd love to see your creations!  Just be sure to join in before Friday, December 7th at Noon (PT).  Have a great week, friends!

The Paper Players Design Team

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Supplies 
Stamps: Snow Much Fun, More Merry Messages; Distressed Dots
Ink: Pool Party, Gumball Green, Real Red, Regal Rose, Jet Black Stazon
Paper: Pool Party, Gumball Green, Whisper White CS; Be of Good Cheer DSP; Summer Smooches DSP; DSP Patterns Pack Brights
Xtras: Ovals die [ret.]; Oval Nestabilities; 1 1/4" square punch; Blender Pens; Dazzling Diamonds

20 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Adorable Nance! Love that snowman too! Almost used him ;) I love snowmen and have a TON of them so I had a hard time choosing....lol

Those strips of paper are fantastic! Love the layout too!

Rita said...

Nance, this is so cute! I love the fun colors you used and how you flipped the sketch. Thanks so much for coming over and playing along with my sketch. :)

Linda Callahan said...

he is a sweetheart of a snowman for sure! This is adorable! And once again I love that inside~!

Jen said...

I love this snowman! And I love the strips of pretty paper behind him! This is so colorful and fun!

Kara said...

Hre's so cute!! Love the inside too! Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at the ColourQ!

Marisa said...

Love how you used the banners and that image is so cute. Well done times two on the challenges too :)

H2 :) said...

So sweet, Nance! Love how you have woven the banners behind the cute image panel, the fresh palette & all those fabulous polkadots! :)

LeAnne said...

I just LOVE this card with the bright CQC colors! HOW FUN!!! And how come I never remember that I have that polka dot BG stamp? I need to use that more! Just adorable!

Sylvia said...

Love your card, Nance, what a beautiful way to use the colors! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the colourQ.

Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh! Your card is adorable...and the inside is just as cute! I love this pudgy little snowman!

Jaydee said...

Nance, this is adorable! I love the three strips of DSP behind one of my favorite snowmen. I also love that you gave him red buttons. I always default to black, but the red really pops. Fabulous card, as always
Hugs
Jaydee

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Nance how cute is that snowman guy? love your sparkling hills too.
the inside is too cute with the birdie on the snowball (still don't have that set but love it) and the flags inside are sweet!
Hugs

Jen Timko said...

He is one of my favorites, too! Adorable. Love the scallops under the image! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Carol Maynard said...

Realllllly cute card! I love the frosty little touches here and there! Great job coloring too!

Nancy said...

Adorable snowman, nice touch with the blender pen, makes him look real and the large polka dot background is perfect. The inside stampin' is as usual the finishing touch!
Luv,
Mom

TrishG said...

Great job with the sketch. I love the colorful patterned papers and cute snowman.
Love how you decorated the inside of the card.

Anne Marie Hile said...

I'm not sure where this year went either, but if you find it please tell it to slow down for me. Ha! Looks like you and I were both channeling our pink-tastic chubby snowmen this week. LOVE the banners behind the image! Hope you are off to a happy start to your week, my friend! Sending a big hug your way! :)

Amy White said...

Hee hee! I see we were on the same wavelength this week Nance - same stamp set and colour combo lol! Love the banner strips peeking out beside the snowman, and the dotted background is so fun!

Lisa said...

I just love this card to PIECES!!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so cute, I love your snowman card!