Tuesday, January 4, 2011

It's Freezin'!

I'm not talkin' about outside...actually it's not that cold out right now.  I'm talkin' about the project for my class tonight.

I'm talkin' about a super fun project.  I'm so excited and thrilled with it that I could squeal.  Well, I may have squealed a bit when it was finished...but nobody heard me, so you can't prove it!!!

Isn't it fabulous?!?!?  I love, love, love how it turned out.  Looking at it makes me shiver a bit!  I started with a Crumb Cake base and stamped it with the Serene Snowflakes set with Marina Mist, Bashful Blue and Whisper White ink.  The letters were cut with the Simple Alphabet Dies from Whisper White cardstock.  All the blocks with the letters are Marina Mist, stamped with snowflakes and matted with Whisper White cardstock.  Here are some of my favorite elements of the project!

The sparlky icicles!  I *heart* the icicles!!!

The icicles are made from Crystal Effects.  You put a piece of waxed paper on your work surface.  The draw a line of Crystal Effects (use quite a bit) and pull parts of it down like icicles.  Then you glitter it with Dazzling Diamonds so it sparkles and shines!  Once they're dry, you can easily peel them off the waxed paper and glue them wherever you want.  I peeled them off, cut them to size and glued them on with a thin line of Multi Purpose Adhesive.

Check out the mittens!

The mittens are a Wide Oval, Small Oval and Word Window.  I sponged around the edges of the mittens to help them stand out a bit.  The Word Window makes the cuff.  It was punched out of Whisper White and I crimped it...just for fun!  I love how they are attached with the Clear Tinsel Trim and hung off the "e"!

I love the embossed snowflakes.

The snowflakes are embossed with the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder on a piece of Vellum cardstock.  I gently sponged over the snowflakes with Marina Mist ink and then added some bling in the middles courtsey of some Rhinestones!!!  Notice the "brrrr" at the bottom?  That's stamped with the Just Perfect Alphabet and Marina Mist ink.  Love it!!!

I glittered my own DSP too!

I took a square of Bashful Blue striped DSP (you can find it in the Subtles Patterns Pack) and sponged around the edges with Marina Mist ink.  Then I took my 2-Way Glue Pen, glued some of the stripes and glittered them.  It's a fantastic effect!

And finally, check out this snowman...or snowgirl?

I saw this kind of snowman in an issue of PaperCrafts Magazine a while back.  Since then, it has popped up all over the web in lots of different projects!  I started with a 3 inch circle (one of the new dies!!), punched a 2 1/2 " and 1 3/4" circle to finish it off.  They are roughed up around the edges and were shimmered with a mixture of Frost White Shimmer Paint, water and rubbing alcohol.  Actually I used the same shimmer for the letters too.  In real life they look like freshly fallen snow!

The arms are Chocolate Chip snowflake punches, the eyes and mouth are the black rhinestones from the Holiday Mini and the carrot nose is hand cut from a scrap of Pumpkin Pie cardstock.  The bow is a piece of narrow Grosgrain Marina Mist Ribbon.

Here's the whole project in it's frame.

I *heart* the way this project turned out.  So what do you think?  Do you love it as much as I do?

ETA:  I entered my project in the Create with Connie and Mary challenge CCMC131.  The challenge was to do a project that celebrated snow.  Now, I'm not one to "celebrate" snow, but I do think it's pretty when HUGE snowflakes are falling...it always looks so peaceful, especially at night.  I also LOVE the way snow sparkles...hence all the sparkle and shimmer in my project!  Maybe I'll be in their top three picks! 

Have an inspired day!


  1. I can see why you squealed when you finished! This is just so way super adorable! I love it! Everything about it says "winter"! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. Super cute project. All those steps were totally worth it! Thanks for playing with us at Create with Connie & Mary!

  3. Oh my gosh! This is so absolutely DARLING I want to re-create it! (Unless you want to send me yours? lol!) Thanks for playing along with us on Create with Connie and Mary this week!

  4. Oh my...just WONDERFUL!!! Thanks for playing along this week on the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.

  5. ABsolutely adorable! My favorite creation for this week's challenge! Love the details the shimmer and the adorable snow-woman. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.

  6. It is so cute...you did a super job with this card!

  7. You make freezin' FABULOUS. Thanks for including all the details and close up pictures. The icicles are super cool!

  8. This is so adorable! As soon as I saw it I knew I HAD to make it. I couldn't do anything else until it was done! My poor kids were STARVING! I loved all the close up pictures of each part of the project!! Thanks!
    Jessica B


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