First off, I want to apologize to Steph and Lauren for taking so long to get this posted to my blog, but I hope this is a good excuse...I had some LOOOOOONG overdue cleaning to do, and I wanted to get it finished before I sat down at the computer and got so VERY easily distracted by the cyber fun I knew I would find here. So, with my apology made, let's get onto my card.
Thie week the prompt over at Jingle Belles is based on an old Rosemary Clooney song called "Here Comes Suzy Snowflake", and the guest star this week is little ole ME! I do have to give credit where credit is due...I had never heard of this song until about 9 or 10 years ago when an older friend of mine started singing it around the holidays, and I asked her about it. It really is a charming little song, and I sure did love to hear my friend sing it. So thank you Dolly, for the inspiration!
As for my card, I knew I wanted to use one of the snowflake ornaments I got at the dollar store a few years ago. They are a lightweight plastic, AND covered in glitter, so they are perfect for embellishing a card. To help keep the glitter from flaking off too much, I sprayed it with hairspray the night before I made the card (go Aqua Net!!). I also knew that the light blue cardstock I have would look really nice with the snowflake, but I gave it some texture with the snowflake embosssing folder from CB. I LOVE that folder! I use that one more than all the others I have! Now if only I could find the other snowflake folder they had made... ANYWAY, I had cute little Lenny already printed out and waiting to be colored, so I colored him up with my Bics and a few Copics, then added some Stickles to the snow and snowballs (of course!). I added a couple of scorelines to separate the embossed top area from the smooth bottom, and stamped my sentiment in brown ink. It's a Studio G, of course, and clear so I could bend it. I love that about clear stamps!
Well, I guess that's all there is to say for me, but please make sure you jump over to the Jingle Belles blog and have a look at what everyone else makes this week. I know I can't wait to see what they come up with! :)
Wow, Marie, does that bring back memories. Now, I am way, way older than you, so when I read your post I had visions of watching TV around Christmas time and seeing this cartoon pop up in between programs and this song being sung. Haven't thought of that for years.ReplyDelete
Lovely card you created to go along with the theme... such a cute bear. Love the glittered snowballs!
Lenny is just soooo cute and I love all that sparkle. Good idea with the Aqua Net. Oh, the tips we find on blogs. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Really cute, Marie...ReplyDelete
Adorable card! What a cute bear :) I LOVE this theme, so glad you are the guest star this week! Awesome song, too ;)ReplyDelete
your card is very adorable! I love the colours and the glitter - nicely mixed!ReplyDelete
i know i said it before, but it bears repeating... (ok i SWEAR i didn't say "bear" as a lenny bear pun!!!!!) ...I LOVE THIS GORGEOUS CARD!!! i love lenny (awesome suitor for SUZY snowflake, eh?!) ... i love the embossed snowflakes... i love that glitzy ornament! what a fun and fabulous wintery treat!!! ♥♥♥ReplyDelete
ps: thank you again for being our ESPECIALLY lovely "lovely guest star" this week!!! :)
I love that sweet little bear and all of the snowflakes around him. The challenge this week was a lot of fun. Thank you.ReplyDelete
He is *snow* cute, Marie!ReplyDelete
This is adorable! I love the design and the snowflake.ReplyDelete