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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

March of the Snowmen Blog Hop...AND Blog Candy!

(I have two posts for today, so if you are here for the Papertrey Ink blog hop,  you can find that post above.)

Welcome to the 2nd Annual March of the Snowmen Blog Hop!!


This is a fun blog hop all about snowmen!!  I have 2 cards to share with you AND some blog candy at the end of the post! Also, be sure to scroll down to see the links to all the other talented ladies who are participating in this blog hop!  There is LOTS of blog candy along the way, so be sure to check them all out!  You will also see a variety of stamping styles represented throughout this hop!

(This is a very picture-heavy post by the way so I will try to keep the writing to a minimum!)

My first card was so fun to make!


I have had these large pom poms in my stash for a YEAR and haven't used them yet.  They seemed perfect for a card with a snowman on it.  They almost look like snowballs!


I HAD to make a hill for the snowman to sit on!  I used my circle punch and punched 3 circles out.  Then used scor-tape to make the tops and bottoms sticky to hold the glitter.  Love the sparkly hills!


Here the card is partially open.  You can see that this is a window card!  So fun!


And here, obviously (lol), it is completely open.  The die cut (mat stack) frame image is mounted on top of another frame image that is the same shape to give it a little more dimension.

For my second card, I wanted to do something totally different and therefore it is quite busy!!


See, told you it was BUSY!!  (Please ignore the fact that the bottom sentiment strip is out of focus! I couldn't get it to focus for the life of me and finally just gave up!)


I used a digital snowman image on this card...my first ever I believe.  The snowman is colored with copics and I added rhinestones for his buttons.  I thought that the fabric I used for the yo-yo's were fun wintery colors, so that is what I based the card's color scheme on.


Not only did I outline the snowman with a light blue copic but I then went over that with a clear spica glitter pen.  That added so much sparkle.  You HAVE to have sparkle on snowmen right? :)  I also used the glitter pen on the holly and berries.


And, of course, the giveaway!  How would you like to win a yo-yo maker so that you can also make yo-yos for your cards or projects?  Up for grabs is the large yo-yo maker which makes yo-yo's the size of the largest one on this card.


To enter, just leave me a comment on this post.  You have until Wednesday, January 26th at 8 PM CST to enter! 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Be sure to check out all these other participants as well!

Angella Crockett
Barb Foster
Deb Felts
Holly Brown
Jen Carter You are here!
JenMarie Taylor
Joan Ervin
Julie Ranae
Kim Sears
Laurie Willison
Linda Lucas
Lynn Stevens
Pam Imholz
Patti Gilliam
Sue Pelletier
Stacy Rogers
Melisa Waldorf

Card Supplies
Celebrate Today

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (PTI) Cupcake Celebration, Tiny Treats Christmas, All Booked Up, My Cute Stamps Let it Snow
Paper:  PTI Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, PTI 2009 Bitty Dots Basic
Ink:  VersaMark, Palette Lamore Red, PTI True Black, Memento Black
Other:  Copics, Nesties Circle Lacey Die, Circle Punch, PTI Mat Stack 3 Die, Ribbon, Hallmark Large Pom Pom Trim, Etsy Small pom pom trim, glitter

Hugs & Kisses
Stamps:  Digital Image (digistampcharacters on Etsy) Mr. Snowman 002, PTI Simple Valentine
Ink: PTI True Black
Paper:  White, PTI Blueberry Sky, Raspberry Fizz, DCWV White & Green Glitter Paper
Other:  Michaels Ribbon, PTI Tag Sale Die #3, Fiskars Border Punch, PTI Sunshine Impression Plate, PTI Buttons, Hobby Lobby Fabric, Copics, Spica Clear Glitter Pen

65 comments:

Wendy said...

I love your snowmen cards. The sparkly hills are so cute that you made. The Yo-you is so fun too! Both cards are awesome. Thanks for the chance to win the Yo Yo Maker :-)

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

These cards are just adorable!!!Love your work!!!!

Yvonne Russell said...

Love your fun, bright and cheerful snowman card. I've never seen yo yo flowers on a card before. I love them!

They really add another dimension and are a wonderful finishing touch. Fabulous.

StampinCarol said...

Your cards are amazing! The yo yo's are so cool and the die cut window snowman's hills are wonderful! I love both cards!

Betty Benton said...

Both of your cards are so much fun -- makes me want to go out and play in the snow --- NOT! Thanks goodness, I don't even have snow outside!

zigzag said...

What clever ideas!

Darla said...

Your cards are fabulously fun and colorful, I LOVE them! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration and the chance at some goodies!

lisa808 said...

Love the first card! It looks like the snowman threw the snowballs (pom-poms) from behind the snowpile. The second card is bright and fun. Thanks for the blog candy chance.

Lindsay said...

These are so stinkin' cute Jen! I looove them both!

Seleise said...

cute, cute!

Mel said...

what adorable cards! Love the use of the yo-yos, the stripes really makes that card pop!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Both cards are so Adorable! Love the window card you made and the yo-yo's on the second one add to the bright and fun feel of that cute snowman!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Both cards are wonderful but I am so diggin the cheerful colors on #2! TFS!

AZviaTx said...

I recently came across a few packages of YoYos and bought them not knowing how they would look in crafting. What a great card you've created using them. Now, I won't be so reluctanct to try them out for myself. I have a feeling they could become addictive! Thanks so much for sharing this card and idea. Tina

Lori said...

Both of your cards are great! I saw that pom pom ribbon at the store and loved it, but couldn't figure out what to do with it. Great idea! Thanks.

Lynn Stevens said...

Love your cards and your yoyos, I'd love to win, Come sign up for mine too!
Lynn

Kim said...

Cute Cute Cute!

Love the window on your first card & the snow ball trim is perfect :)

Your second card is wonderful too! I luv the bright fabric yo-yo's...

MariLynn said...

Love the pom pom trim on your first card. I love how the pom poms coordinate with your polka dotted sparkly hills. The colors on your yo yos are great great!!

Nancy L. said...

love where your snowman is sitting on your first card :)
thanks for the chance to win!

kssdesigns said...

These are great cards Jen! I love how you made the snow drifts on the first card. Clever!

Monique said...

Love these Jen... I really love the second one full of texture... love the pretty colors of the yo yo flowers :)

Josephine Cox said...

Wow Jen, your cards are so fabu that I could not choose just one. Love the snowmen theme.

Angela K said...

Very cute cards!

Auntie Em said...

Gorgeous snowmen cards! The cutout is genius! Love how you stacked the hills.
The second card is beautiful with the yo-yos and the buttons. I love the colours!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Barb said...

Both of these are fab, Jen! Love the window card and the pom poms, and both snowmen are adorable :)

Gail said...

Love your cards but I think the second one is my favourite one.

Lillian Child said...

Hi, Jen! Just found you on this blog hop and may I say you have a fabulous crafting style. Both of these cards are absolutely darling! And those yoyo flowers are so sweet. I am now a follower of your blog - so nice to meet you.

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Shelly said...

cute cards! I've been seeing pom pom trim in the stores and keep wondering how I could use it, you've inspired me!

laurlynn said...

Wow, that yo-yo maker looks fun... never heard of it before. And the sparkles on both cards is perfect!

NancyS said...

You are SO CLEVER, Jen. Love both cards...love the first for the smart use of the window and the super-smart use of the glitter on the "snow" hills. Love the second for its vibrant colors and clever shading. TFS.

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Jen - both of these cards are fabulous! I love the window card and that second one is just darling! Halfway thru the explanation for the first card, I went back up to click on follow cuz I just knew I was going to love everything I saw on your blog and so far I have! Thanks for sharing your talent!

rdunham at q dot com

Susan said...

I LOVE your cards, and the 2nd one is not busy at all, I think it is super sute, and great details make it so! I would love to have a yo-yo maker. I didn't even know there was such a thing. Anyway, I can send you to some blogs that really do MAKE busy cards...too busy. Yours is just right!!
Susan

Amy said...

Oh Jen.....love both cards but that second one is FABULOUS!!! I mean your coloring is perfect...the shading is top notch!! And the addition of those yoyos?? Eek....love it!!!

Jo said...

your cards are gorgeous ... i loved the use of the yoyo's ... very cute!

Stacy said...

So so cute Jen! I really love the card with the yo-yos! You have the cutest fabric!

Diana said...

You make fabulous cards. I love them both. I love that the blue card opens up with that gorgeous window. What a great idea! The second card has such lovely flowers and an adorable snowman. TFS

Denise said...

Sweet snowman cards! I love your details, like the pom-pom trim and the yo-yos! Thanks for sharing!
DeniseB

Angella D. Crockett said...

Oh, how sweet!!! Both are so creative and cute! I love the cut-out design of the first and the fun colors and embellies on the second! Blessings, Angie

ashjoy said...

Brrrr! Love your snowmen, but honestly I'm ready for spring. The fabric of your yoyos is just sweet as well.

Ola said...

Both of your cards are adorable! I love the yo yos.... I've never seen these before, so I'm really crossing my fingers for this blog candy!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Glittered Paws said...

Cute - if I had to pick between the two I donb't think I could. Love the yo-yo's on the 2nd one and love the hills on the first one. I would just have to close my eyes and point.

Jnett's Place said...

The cards are wonderful. From the hills to the bright color of the yo-yos these have it all. Great job!

Joan Ervin said...

Both of your cards are adorable....the design of the first card is sooo awesome and what a darling snowman on the second!!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Great ideas - I am in love with the bright colored yoyos! Have never made one so I have my fingers crossed that I'm the lucky one for this!!

Vic said...

Love your cards! The pom pom snowballs are the perfect touch.

iamvictorias at gmail dot com

Lisa Petrella said...

Both of these cards are super cute, but that second one is ABSOLUTELY ROCK STAR!!!!! I LOVE all of the bright colors, the layers, the yo-yo's!!! Amazing work!

Natalie said...

That is such a clever window card, adorable!! Love the yo-yo colors beautifully done!! Very creative! Thanks for the inspiration!

Judy said...

Great cards! Love the yo-yo's and bold colors on the second one!

kristen said...

LOVE the snowmen cards. The window card is terrific especially the sparkle glitter hill....love the scortape glitter. Looks great!!

Thanks for the inspiration and a fun chance to win!

Dana said...

Eeek Gads! Those glitterly snow hills are the bomb Jen! And I love the mat stack window...looks so cool. DOn't even get me started on the incredible yo-yo flowers either! You have the best toys!

Laurie said...

Jen these are totally cute! I love the trim and the yo-yo's! So cute!!!

NancyD said...

Very creative cards. You have inspired me to try a card with image on the inside and a whole on the face - very cool!

Swedie said...

Cute snowman cards I especially like the one with the pom poms around it - like a bunch of snowballs.

WW said...

Love the yo-yo's.

bernietom47 said...

This is a great hop and I love your super cute snowman cards. Both are Brilliant!
Blessings Bernie

connie said...

I love both cards but the second is my favorite!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Lovely cards!

Kelly G said...

I love the snowman card!! How ironic!! I've just been debating buying the yo yo makers! I would love to win!!

CuddlyBunny said...

Wow! Two very fun and cool cards!

I love the first one with the window, and your pom-poms! Cute!

Those yo-yos are cool, too, aren't they? I don't think I've ever seen them before, but I'll be lookin' out for 'em now!

Diane Jaquay said...

These are both really sweet Jen! The pom poms on the top card look like little snowballs, and I love the colorful yo-yo's on the bottom card!

Creative Mish said...

I love your cards! Snowmen are my favorite!

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Love them both and I really like how you made the one with the window

Melisa Waldorf said...

So, so cute! So creative to use the pom poms as snow balls!! And very clever how you built your hills as well. Awesome window card! And I LOVE the layout on your second one and the bright cheerful colors. The yo-yo's were a great addition. Thank you so very much for playing along with me again this year Jen!

Emily Leiphart said...

These are so sweet, Jen! I really love the first one which is the best use of the Book It die that I've ever seen. I love the little sparkly hills!

Deb said...

Love the window with the sparkling hills and pom pom snowballs! Adorable bright yo-yo accents on the 2nd one too! Both of these are just as fun as can be!

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