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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Snow Days Blog Hop - Day 2 of 2

Welcome to the Snow Days Blog Hop!!  This is day two of two.  If you missed yesterday's post, please scroll down one post. :)

We're so happy you could join us for this super-fun hop showcasing cards, layouts and projects that feature everything about Snow Days!! You'll find an array of ideas throughout the hop -- We hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!!

If you'd like to join our Snow Days Fun, then you are in the right place. Keep alert for blog candy along the way as some hop stops will be offering some goodies...

For the hop today, I've created a cute winter card with a figure skating theme.  I have a friend who is a figure skater and every year I make her a card with a figure skate (which, by the way, are not that easy to find)! I have never been ice skating, but my friend says it's the most beautiful when you're out there on the ice and it starts to snow.  We have a gorgeous little rink downtown that is open to the public at night and it is like looking into an amazing snow-globe when it's dark out, snowing, the Christmas lights are everywhere and people are skating.  Such a gorgeous scene.  Anyways, about the card I made... LOL...  I used my Cricut (not sure which cartridge, but can look it up if anyone needs to know.)  For the background of the card I used some shiny blue paper from Recollections (Michaels), I used glossy snowflake paper from my stash, and the rest of the cardstock was from Recollections except for the mirrored silver for the blade.  I'm not sure where that came from, but I'm happy I had it on hand because I can't think of anything more perfect for the blade. :) I used my Spellbinders dies for the first time, however, I just did the cut, not the embossing because I hadn't figured it out at that time! LOL  I got it down now though. ;)  The cute Merry Christmas stamp is from Stampin' Up and I believe the snowflake stamp is too.  I used Staz-On ink for this because I stamped on the shiny blue paper and wanted to make sure it wouldn't smear.  I added a little hand-doodled flourish too.  The outside edges of the Spellbinders shapes were inked and then I added a cute little mitten charm with some silver floss.  There is a closeup below...  For the skate, I did a few layers on the Cricut and added some pop dots.  I then did some faux stitching with my Zig pen and outlined the cut parts with a metallic silver Creative Memories pen, which I think really made the skate look a lot more interesting.  I also added some flocking to the top of the skate to make it fuzzy.  It's hard to see here, but maybe you will see it better on the closeup below.  Last but not least, I added a silver/blue ribbon from Michael's.

 Here's a closeup of all the detail on the skate.  The top is fuzzy!
Isn't that the cutest little mitten charm?

Thank you again for checking out my project... Now hop on over to Mickie!

Here's a list of the entire hop, in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit anyone:

Lisa P - You are here!!!
Bonnie - You go here next!!!
Sherry -
Doris -
Theresa D:
Erin -
Amy -
Eva -
Ashley -
Lisa G -
Melissa -
Kristen -
Theresa -
Lynne -
Barbara B.
Amy Jo -
Mickie -
Janet Royer-

Thanks for stopping by!  So happy you joined our hop. :)


Doris P. said...

love the skate -a beautiful elegant style card :)

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Beautiful card! Love the mitten charm. :0)

Eva said...

oh my goodness what a lovely the mitten charm too!!
Eva :0)

JaniceA said...

Beautiful card love all the details you did.

Patricia Hurlburt said...

Great card. Love it! Thanks for sharing.
phurlburt at shortnscrappy dot com

Cathie w said...

very cute great project TFS!!!


craftaholic said...

Love the ice skate and Have been on a rink before, but inside. I would love to see it in real life outside and with it snowing would be so Beautiful!!TFS!! Love all the elements you used!!
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

Lisa R. said...

Gorgeous with a capital G! Great papers and embellishing. TFS joy4umetoo at

Judy said...

Your card is so pretty and the skating while snowing sounds just beautiful!
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Carla said...

Your card is cute. Thanks so much for sharing. or
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Nasir said...

The design and the colors are very good with all the details.
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Naomi Edwards said...

Wow, you are one talented lady, love this card and all the details... I love the color blue you used!

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