Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Thank You Snow Much!

Hello my crafty friends, I hope this Wednesday finds you warm and toasty. It's a cold one here and white. We don't have much snow, maybe 3 to 4 inches, but more is due to come on Thursday and then again on Sunday. Of course we all know how the weathermen work and their forecast changes between each broadcast! So hopefully we won't get any more snow this week. I don't mind the snow as long as it melts quickly and is all but gone before the next snow storm. lol I don't like when it hangs around all winter like it did last winter. Picky aren't I?! Let's just bring on Spring!!! lol I sure hope it is an early one this year.

Well onto my projects. It's my turn to post over at Cardz TV GalleryMy first project is a thank you card. And since it is winter and it has been snowing here and in NY where this card will be going, I decided to make it a snowman thank you card. I used the Cardz TV stamp set called "SNOW DAYS" and you can find that stamp set here. I used My Creative Time dies to put together my cute little snowman, the snow hills are also a MCT die as is the deer. I used MCT stamps to stamp my pine boughs-not really liking the ink I used to stamp them with, but what's done is done. I also stamp little snowflakes using 3 Twenty Craft Stamps. Then I took some stickles and added some sparkle and shine. 






My second card is a CASE (copy and share everything). You can see the original here. I loved this card Emma at My Creative Time With Emma made, and had to copy it. lol Only I didn't use "non" tacky glue and my sequins are caught. Oh well,  I knew not to use Tombow but couldn't find my glue that I use for shaker cards. And I had just used it!! I know it had to be right in front of my face and I just couldn't see it for seeing it. Please tell me that this happens to you too. This will be my husband's Valentine's card so he won't care if all the sequins don't shake. I used the Cardz TV stamp set called "HEART TO HEART" and you can find it here. Using all My Creative Time dies, I cut out to stitched hearts and scored a fold along the left heart bump and glued the first heart to this. This gave me by heart shaped card that would open. Then I took the "love" heart die and cut it out of paper and out of foam. I glued the foam to the back of the red paper love. I stamped the base heart with a MCT scripted stamp and then with Cardz TV stamp set "HEART TO HEART" and glued my key down that was cut out with a MCT die. I sprinkle my sequins in and then glue down the top layer with the acetate. Next time I won't make that same mistake of using the wrong glue. lol 



Check back at Cardz TV Gallery the rest of the week to see what awesome projects that my design team sister's have for you! As always I so appreciate you taking the time to stop and visit me, your comments always makes my heart sing! Crafty hugs, Brenda

17 comments:

Sharon said...

These are fantastic Brenda!! The snow scene is great. Love that snowman. Great heart shaped shaker card. Bet Hubby is gonna love it!! :)

Veerle said...

Brenda that snowman with sunglassess looks brilliant. With those glasess he looks a bit wicked but in a most funny way, I love this card. Your second one is a real beauty. So pretty that heart.
Keep warm my friend, here all is cold and drizzly no more snow, for the time being. Let's hope it stays that way.
Big warm hug to you, Veerle xxx

Tina Campbell said...

It happens to me too :) I wanted to let you know that right on the get go! OMgosh that snowman is the bomb! so cute with the sunglasses on. The hubby is just going to love that card and with our men they'll just think it was suppose to be that way ;) It's been chilly this morning, we got about total of six inches of snow from both storms and I agree just wait and see what happens and totally agree, bring on Spring! so ready to see some greenery and some yellows, blues, red and so on. Hugs my friend have a fantastic day today

Marilyn said...

Awesome card!!

jimlynn said...

Brenda, both of these are just fabulous! Love the snowman card and scene you created. Looks like it's snowing for sure. Love his shades too!
Your shaker is just perfect as is! Shake or not, he's going to love this just because you made it - and it's beautiful!!!
Lynn

Stephanie said...

I love them both. The snowman makes me think of the Blues Brothers with those glasses. lol So cute! Love the deer and the snowflakes.
The heart is fabulous, too. Love the shaker. Hubby will to.
I did not know there was a special kind of glue for shakers.
About the weather...After days of really cold temps-yesterday it was 79. Go figure!

MaryH said...

A Snowy with Sunnies...how cute is that?! Love all the icy stickles on Snowy with his plaic scarf and black hat & button. Great snow hills, and that sweet little deer admiring him. The heart card is just so pretty and of course I adore the way you've done that sentiment. (Yeah, I like the stitching round the heart too! :-) as well as all the tiny sequins on that pretty paper. Hugs & TFS - MM

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Such an adorable card Brenda. I love everything about it! So glad the storm wasn't what they thought it would be Hugs Suzanne

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, both of your cards are awesome, Brenda!! The snowman is so cool with his fabulous shades!! (Cool, snow...get it??!! ;) I love the sparkle of the snow and flakes!! The deer is a perfect touch!! And your shaker card is gorgeous!! I didn't order the love heart dies from this release and now I'm kicking myself. It looks amazing!! And my sequins always seem to get stuck, no matter what adhesive I use!! Love both of these my friend!! I hope the weathermen are wrong and the snow passes you by. We have the possibility of some on Sunday but I'm thinking positive, springy thoughts ;) Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Great cards Brenda! Your comment about not being able to find the glue that you had just used, made me smile, because that happens to me . . . a LOT! ;) Hazel xx

Carol L said...

I nearly missed this post, but I'm glad I discovered it! the shaker card you made is sensational! I LOVE the heart with the word LOVE on the edges! WOW! It's gorgeous with those sequins inside. What an incredible way to express love!! The frosty scene with the snowman and ltitle deer is super cute too! I love that snowy sparkly background!!

Bonnie said...

Love this cool snowman with the shades and that's a wonderful Valentine for your DH! Love that "love" die!

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

These cards are fantastic !!! Brenda I adore each one of them !!! The snowman is super cute !!!
Hugs,
Mayra

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love that shaker Brenda! And a shaped card too! Very innivative! Hazel xx

Anita in France said...

What a fabulous snow scene, Brenda, with all that gorgeous shimmer ... and such a cute shaker valentine for your DH ... so sweet! Anita :)

Sheila H said...

Brenda, for some reason, I can only see your second card. The Valentine shaker is fabulous. The design is quite eye catching. The word love really pops! I lose items right in front of my face all the doggone time - so frustrating :)

cm said...

Misplacing things, only to find them right under your nose? Oh yes! That's the story of much of my crafting, mainly because my 'work zone' is a 3 X 2 foot piece of the kitchen corner (fridge on one side, sink on the other). I'm always shuffling things about, covering 'this' with 'that,' or moving something from 'here' to 'there', with the net result of losing things all. the. time. Sighhh...glad to know I'm not alone *grin* Your snowman thank you: pure delight! What a sweet wintry wonderland you've created! I have the Oh Deer set, but haven't had much play opportunity. You've given me incentive. As for your shaker (I ordered so much from that latest release...gahh! Bank account is quivering!), LOVE x LOVE it! I'm tempted to make one of my own...if I can find some acetate *grin*! Another smile-making post, my dear friend!
Hugs~c