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Sunday, November 4, 2012

adventure with a go-to

I wanted to get a card made for Merry Monday.  I love Leslies' sketches, this one is no exception:
As soon as I chose a piece of Snow Festival designer series paper for the vertical rectangle, I thought of that cute little snowball-rolling bird in the Snow Much Fun set for the star element.  That cute little bird seems to pop into my mind a lot, it made me think this stamp set may be a go-to set for me.
stamp set - Snow Much Fun; ink - Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy; Stampin' Write markers - Basic Black, Baja Breeze, More Mustard, Not Quite Navy; card stock - Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White; designer series paper - Snow Festival; Big Shot with Perfect Polka Dots textured embossing folder; Stampin' Dimensionals, stampin' sponge

The Perfect Polka Dots textured embossing folder is another go-to; it always comes to mind for snow and it also works for baby cards, kids' cards, masculine and feminine designs.  I love all my textured embossing folders but if I had to choose one, it might be this one.  Speaking of texture, I don't know if you can see the snowflakes on the sentiment strip, but they're from an old texture plate I originally bought for polymer clay.  I embossed that piece of card stock years ago, when I first got my Big Shot (unquestionably a go-to tool), and saved the scrap.  I knew it would be perfect for something someday!
I've not done as well with the Christmas-cards-all-year project as I did last year.  I've been wondering why - there are lots of possible "reasons" (ok, yes, excuses is really the right word) - I have more favorite challenges this year (last year I only knew about one), I didn't like the cards I made early this year and felt a little discouraged, the newness of creating for challenges and blogging have worn off...the only reason that really "sticks" for me is that I'm just lazy, but I don't want to admit to that one.


Sherry Eckblad said...

What a wonderful Christmas card. I love that snowman image. Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday.

Lesley said...

I have ups and downs with card making and blogging too! Sometimes it is good to take a break and get excited again. You have created a sweet little card, that snowman set is always a favourite of mine. So happy you joined us Kathe.

Bonnie said...

This is one of my go to sets, Kathe! The embossing and paper are perfect with the snowman and bird on the snowball! Fun card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

Allisa said...

Such cute images! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!