It seems that pretty much everyone has been experiencing Spring weather lately. It was an unbelievably beautiful sunny weekend in the low 70's here, but wait.... it's January, or at least that's what the calendar says. Granted, we rarely get snow around these parts, but I absolutely love it and I wanna see snow. (That's easy for someone to say who doesn't have to deal with it for weeks/months on end, right?) So for all you normally snow-laden friends, I'm glad you're all getting a reprieve from the cold, at least for now. It sure does make it nice on the electric bill doesn't it, but I still wanna see snow!
So snow it is.....
This little snowman is a new stamp I got by Inkadinkadoo, the snowflake trim is a Martha Stewart punch (that I have been trying to buy since last year and Michael's finally got them back in.) The embossing folder is by Cuttlebug and the vellum strip with the text is a strip I cut from an old Christmas card. The tiny bit of coloring I did is with Copics.
This stamp is from an old Stampin Up set that is new to me (thank you Ebay.) The snowflake background was heat embossed with a glittery embossing powder and is stamped using some pretty Studio G ($1 bin) snowflake stamps I just got and some smaller snowflake stamps from Lawn Fawn. I used Spellbinders ovals to cut the acetate and the frame and the same Cuttlebug embossing folder as in the previous card to emboss the acetate. The "Let It Snow" stamp is another $1 bin find from last year and I used Copics.
Inkadinkadoo snowman again, Sizzix embossing folder, Martha Stewart snowflake punches, Stampendous for the little 'winter greetings' stamp, 'Stardust' Stickles (my favorite!) and Copics
MY new vow for the New Year...
I realized recently that I have been buying way too many craft items/supplies that I can't justify the price I paid for either because I'm only using them maybe once or twice or worse not at all! So I vowed for the New Year that if/when I buy something I've got to use it and I have to use it accordingly. I've devised a little formula for myself which tho' as dumb as it may be, it will make me feel a little less guilty hopefully. My formula is simple, if I pay $10 for a stamp, then I need to use it a bare minimum of 3 times because I figure I would spend (on the very low end) $3 for a store bought card: 3 x $3= $9 so that kind of justifies the price. Is this the dumbest thing you've heard lately or what? Anyway, just as in this post, you will probably start seeing a lot of duplicate cards of slightly differing variations in my posts and this is why. Is there anyone else out there as ridiculous as me that has to devise schemes to justify how much you spend on craft supplies? Please let me know if you're out there.....(and maybe share a few of your excuses, I mean ideas.)
I'm entering this in the following challenges (I told you I was gonna start trying to enter a few challenges, now didn't I?)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Something New
For Fun Challenge- also Something New
Jellypark Friends- Old Year/New Year
Have a wonderful day and remember...
Pay it Forward, even if it has to start with you!