Monday, July 16, 2012

Frosty and Cold (CFC61, JB12:15, RS20)

Those who can't keep up, combine challenges! Howdy folks, hope you are all having a fabulous week! Being as this summer isn't seeming to get any LESS insanely crazy than it is.... I thought I'd make one card for three challenges.

.....And if you don't believe me, let me just tell you that I rescheduled our summer vacation for the THIRD time yesterday, and the only way we could go at all was leaving town immediately after the boys race, and Ian and I flying back separately from hubby & the other two boys, so he can make it back for a very important meeting! But that could be a whole other blog post, so I'll just stick to the card, because (let's face it) I am pressed for time, lol! ;)

Anyhow, thought it would be a good thing to get smart about combining challenges! So, this is for this week's Retrosketches 20Jingle Belles Red OR Green challenge (boy have I missed that challenge! and I am waaaaaay behind on holiday cards for the year, so I need to get crackin'!), and a new challenge I haven't tried before; CAS-ual Fridays challenge "lets strip." I figured since so many friends and designers I love are on their DT; like Lynn & Christina; I should give it a go! :)

My "dust it off" for today are these snowman stamps, circa 2005, Stampin' Up! "Cold Play." I have held on to these stamps, they have seen a LOT of love through the years, and when I saw the 3 hexagonal shapes on the card, I thought it might be fun to build a triangular snowman! I used the washi tape to create my background DP, and to make my snowman's scarf. It's bummer none of the tape is from my recent Lawn Fawn order because LF is sponsoring CASual Fridays this week :(. I stuck to all greens and blues because of the JB challenge, and I was also trying to be as CAS as possible. The sentiment stamp is TCP, from the snow bunny set. I dressed up the snowman with his washi scarf, a snowflake button, and some glitter gems.

And that is all for me today:) Have a great one!

hugs, Noelle

supply list: stamps: SU! and TCP; washi tape: Target, K&Company; Martha Stewart Crafts; punches: EK Success; glitter gems: Crystal stickers; snowflake button: Dress It Up

DUST IT OFF: Some old stamps get fresh new life with some washi tape and a CAS color palette paired with lots of white. :)


Lynn said...

Well you are rocking the trio of challenges...this is so so cute. Great inspiration for me to get going more on holiday cards! Love that sweet snowman. So glad you could play with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

And I hear you on craziness...was just off on Thursday/Friday and feel like I still need to be off to catch up on sleep. Did you survive the sleepover? :)

Barbara said...

Great! Just great. I can hardly believe you were pressed for time when creating this - but I hope you do get to relax on your vacation!

Tracey McNeely said...

What a cute card Noelle, great job on all those challenges.

lauren bergold said...

woohoo! miss noelle is in the JB house! good to see ya, missus, and you are ♥ROCKIN♥ all three of these challenges, naturally!

loooooooooooooove that snowman, what a BRILLIANT use of the sketch and just amazing in terms of the washi, as well. plus the totally PERFECT colors for this week! plus, i love that this has a lot of great elements and yet is still QUITE CLEARLY C&S--someday you'll have to tell me HOW one pulls something like that off, eh??!?!

happy summer to you, hope life calms down soon... or if not, that it stays as FUN as it is BUSY!! ♥♥♥

SmilynStef said...

Love how you used that sketch for that fun little snowman ... so creative ... also thrilled you joined us at jingle belles.

Teresa Zuehls said...

What a fun card! You were so creative with the snowman! Love it. Have a relaxing vacation too. TFS

kasia c. said...

Noelle, that is one fabulous card!! That snowman is too cute. :)

I hope you enjoy your family holiday!!

Deb said...

Gorgeous strips!!! Fabulous card! So glad you could join us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

June Houck said...

Noelle, this may be the cutest and most unique snowman card EVER. I love the strips (especially the pop of black with white polka dots!) The sentiment is perfect and the glitter gems accent the aqua paper strips perfectly. *LOVE* I totally want to CASE this card!!!