Friday, July 1, 2011

Sugar Nellie Blog Hop!!

Happy July 1st, sweet friends!! I am so excited, I can hardly contain myself!! Today is the day we've all been waiting for...and I have to admit, I've been "not so patiently" waiting!!! New Sugar Nellie rubber stamps and digi images come out today!! Whooo hoooo!! And to celebrate, my friend Karen over at Sugar Nellie is hosting a fabulous Carnival of Color BLOG HOP!! And I'm beyond thrilled to be part of it...

Now...before I show you my card, I must warn you that I'm sort of celebrating Winter in July here in Richmond, VA, U.S.A!! (Kinda fun thinking about snow when it's 90+ degrees outside! LOL!) It's true...and for my very first Winter Holiday Card of 2011, I used this darling new Sugar Nellie image,  "Snowbuddies" which is available starting TODAY at Funky Kits! OK...ready? Here we go....

I had such fun coloring these little cuties...DPs are from Bo Bunny and I used the following Copic markers:

Skin: E21, 00, 000
Cheeks: R20
Umbrella: B97, 95, 93, 91, 41, 000
Scarf, socks, & mittens: BG10, 000, B41
Purples: RV99, 95, 93, 91, 10
Shoes: C7, 5, 3, 1
Snowman: C1, 00
Snowman's scarf & hat: R85, 83, 81, RV00
Snowman's nose: YR18, 15, 12, 09, 00
Snowman's cheeks: R01, 00

Here's a close dang cute, huh?!!

I used several fun effects for this sweet little image...

Inkssentials Glossy Accents (for shoes & snowman's buttons and nose)
Liquid Applique for the fur trim (I used a heat tool to make it puffy!)
Polar White Flower Soft (for the snow)

Here's an extreme close-up of these gorgeous flowers which, of course, came from from Wild Orchids Crafts...I spritzed them with some Sheer Shimmer me, in real life they look delish!!

This card is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"...and is cut into a Gatefold design. I haven't made one of these in a while...I'd forgotten how much fun they are! That gorgeous metal filagree corner is also from Wild Orchid Crafts! Oh...can you see the fun snowflakes? They're made with a Martha Stewart punch and decorated with Stardust Stickles and blue diamonds (er, just kidding...I mean "blue rhinestones"!)

And here's a peek at the inside...pretty simple...if you look closely, you may be able to notice that I embossed the sides with a "snow" embossing folder. The snowflake die is from Spellbinders, and the rhinestone snowflakes are from my stash. Oh...and the sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps. case you were wondering, there is a method to my madness (and this long post)! While you're reading this, I'm filling my shopping cart over at Funky Kits. No worries, tho...I promise to leave some of the fun new stamps for you!

And, last but not least...the "artsy view"...

Thanks so much for hanging in there for this long (but extremely entertaining)'ve been a real trooper!!'s time to hop on over to the very, very talented Jane's blog...which is your next stop in today's fun Sugar Nellie Blog Hop... that I've made my can pop on over to Funky Kits and fill up your own shopping cart!! Have fun shopping...I know I did!! hehehe! Thanks so much for stopping by... and be sure to come back tomorrow when I'll have another fun card using one of the new Sugar Nellie images!! Remember to put on your scarf and mittens! brrrrrr! Warm hugs...until next time...