snow {family}

by Tina on August 31, 2009

in Stamping


All my wishful thinking from yesterday must have paid off because we woke up to a cool morning that we all agree is the perfect way to end August!  Let September begin!  Prior to our summers in Morocco I was never so aware of the weather.  Now I sit by and watch every single degree, hoping and praying for tolerable weather!

Well, you all probably care very little about our weather, so I’ll stick to the cards!  Aren’t these little snowmen so cute?  My Mom gave me this stamp and I have been having so much fun playing with it!  I liked the card so much that I decided to try it in a second color:


Which one do you prefer?  I am ALL about turquoise but I love the first bright and sunny one too… thankfully, it’s not so bright as to melt the happy little snow family!  I decided to try coloring with colored pencils on Kraft paper after seeing Kelly’s adorable card!  And it just so happens that Kristina’s Finally Friday Challenge is to use Kraft paper.  This is a really fun technique, so run out and try it and let me know what you think!


Also, have you all seen this new blog and their new website?  I am SO excited to see more from Torendi!  Did you know Torendi means trendy in Japanese?  LOVE the name!  Pop on over there and check it out!

I will be back later to announce all of last week’s winners!

Card details: First card: stamp: Hero Arts, Paper: SU!, Ribbon: Crate Paper  Made for SPCC Challenge and Moxie Fab World

Second Card: Stamp: Hero arts and PTI; Ribbon and Paper: SU!  Made for Moxie Fab World and KWerner Finally Friday Challenge

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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Susan August 31, 2009 at 9:53 am

Thanks for trying your adorable snow family in SPCC’s colors! They sure are cute, and the card is delightful!


Juanita August 31, 2009 at 10:55 am

I personally like the 2nd card for its softer colours, but the first one is bright and cheery, and I like it all the same! Tough choice.


Kristina Flynn August 31, 2009 at 10:58 am

Beautiful card, love the Kraft paper.


Jane August 31, 2009 at 11:46 am

GORGEOUS! love them both! I LOVE Christmas time…..there’s something so magical and spiritual in the air!


Rach August 31, 2009 at 12:39 pm

I love the first one the most! I like bright on Christmas cards but that is also probably because we are going into spring and then summer! Today was the last day of winter for us…not that I have winter this far north in Australia but from now on it is only going to get hotter…our usual is 40-45 degrees celcius (104-113 fahrenheit) we are at 30 at the moment so its nice! On another note I must get myself some kraft cardstock…


Puna August 31, 2009 at 1:41 pm

These are so cute Tina. It makes me want to make my Christmas cards now.


Winter August 31, 2009 at 1:49 pm

So cute! I saw Kelley’s card and wanted to try that too! I think the second one is my favorite, but I like the orange in the first one too! It has been hot here in Texas too, but the humidity is what gets us. It is usally about 80 to 90% humidity and 100*, but we woke up this morning to some lower humidity! 🙂 We can handle that!


Ida August 31, 2009 at 2:04 pm

First one! So pretty. You really make the most beautiful cards!


becky August 31, 2009 at 3:31 pm

Very cute cards. I am currently on the lookout for christmas card ideas. I might have to make some of these.


Emily T. August 31, 2009 at 4:13 pm

Would have never thought to use this color combo for Christmas…but I love it!

Emily-SP Diva


Jenn C. August 31, 2009 at 4:14 pm

Cute card! Thanks so much for adding Torendi to your blog!


Kelly Marie August 31, 2009 at 7:43 pm

Love your cards!! Of course, the really bright one is my fave, but they are both gorgeous! Those snow men are adorable! Thanks so much for the shout out! I am glad you had fun coloring too! It is so relaxing isn’t it? 🙂


Ann August 31, 2009 at 8:52 pm

SO cute! I love that sweet image in the bright colors best, and it’s a fab design, too!


Maile Belles August 31, 2009 at 11:24 pm

These are adorable!!! Love the color on the kraft and the fuzzy balls on the hats, too cute!


Bethany Lear September 1, 2009 at 12:46 am

Umm, both! Seriously. Great stamp…


Jo September 1, 2009 at 2:46 pm

For one mad moment I thought you were going to say you had snow in Morroco! Love both cards. How funny that I have just discovered Torendi and spotted a signpost to your blog from them1 It’s a small blogworld! Jo x


Cris Siqueira September 1, 2009 at 3:03 pm

such a lovely snow family!!


Samantha September 1, 2009 at 8:44 pm

SPCC Creator


Stephanie *SP Diva* September 2, 2009 at 2:47 am

Oh my goodness! Snowmen…my favorite! Love these cards! Great job!


Cath September 9, 2009 at 1:24 am

Thanks again for submitting, Tina!


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