Friday, January 6, 2017

Shoveling Beats Shivering!

     I didn't grow up in a part of this country where it snows in the winter so spending the better part of two years in Anchorage, Alaska, came as a real shock to my system!  Eight months of winter every year made me shiver clear into the summer months.  Usually, along about January hubby would tell me that if I shoveled the driveway, it would stop the shivering and make me warm.  lol

     I was reminded of that when I saw the theme for our latest challenge over at QKR Stampede this week, "Warm Thoughts."   I knew I could use this darling image (Digi 9207, "Shoveling") and it would be a perfect reflection of that memory.

     I colored the image with my favorite ProMarkers and added his shadow on the snow by heat embossing with a VersaMark pen and gray-blue EP.   The die cut was made with one of my new dies from Spellbinders and I can already tell you that the dies in that set are going to get lots and lots of use.  I LOVE them!

     Once it was cut, I added the image piece to glittered light blue CS and layered that onto dark blue glittered CS.  Unfortunately, the glitter really doesn't show up in the photo.  I did the sentiment and then I decided that the intricacy of the frame was something I wanted to showcase, so all I added were a few glittery snowflakes and tiny blue stars.  Now it's a CAS design that doesn't really look too simple.

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     Come play with us this week.  We'd love to see your interpretation of "Warm Thoughts."  Will you do something that focuses on a fireplace or maybe dream of warm, tropical beaches?   Enter it into our challenge and inspire all of us.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie    


  1. Conni9e, this is a wonderful card and I love the statement your hubby said while in Alaska. Fantastic idea for making his shadow. I would have never thought of that, but I will try to keep it in mind as it is a great idea. We are getting snow right now. Only will get about 1-3 inches today which is nothing for us but I will be shoveling the little back deck so our "babies" can go out and do their thing. So I will be warm for a while. LOL Wishng you a warm day.

  2. Oh Connie, I am with you there, I hate winter too. I grew up in the Far East and so love the hotter weather. A fabulous card and I love the die you have used to showcase the image.
    Linda xxx

  3. I absolutely LOVE this card, and the story behind the sentiment, which is perfect.

  4. Ha!! It's true for sure, but I think there are much better ways to get warm in the winter! : ) This card is super cute and I LOVE that elegant die. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  5. Darling stamp - and oh how true about shoveling. Your coloring is amazing and love the die. Thanks for joining us at The House that Stamps Built this week.

  6. OMG this is such a cute image! Beautiful card!! Thanks for joining our challenge this week with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.
    Marilyn DT

  7. wow great card! Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  8. Your card is simply adorable, Connie and I love your sentiment (and story). I can make out the sparkly bg behind the gorgeous die, it adds a lovely touch to your design. Thanks for playing along with our challenge this week at The House That Stamps Built.

  9. Oh my gosh, that little image is so stinkin' CUTE - he just makes me smile. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at the Mod Squad!!!
    Judy ~ Challenge Host

  10. This image is so cute. Perfect for the weather we all seem to be getting. Such a darling card. Great coloring. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Creations Challenges for our latest challenge. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara {Crafty Creations Challenges}

  11. Brrr....I'm just not liking the cold at all this year! Adorable card! Thanks for joining us at The House that Stamps Built!

  12. we got 12" of snow yesterday, but i don;t know how you guys do it in alaska... makes for a long season! super fun card!! Thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!

  13. Oh just love it so cute and the adding of the shadow is brilliant. Yes that is a lovely die.
    Thanks for joining us over at Penny's. Hope to see you again.
    Jean DT xx

  14. Lovely..thnks for playing at Craftycreationschallenge.

  15. This is so cute, thank you for sharing it with us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge
    Anne DT

  16. So cute and fun! Love that lil pup :-)
    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner.
    ♥ Lena, DT
    Lena’s Creations

  17. What an adorable dog! I could have used his help over the weekend! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

  18. Aw, how cute!! Love it :)

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge! Hope to see you back again soon!

  19. Just adorable, love your colouring.
    Thanks for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge. Cara DT x


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