Oct 01 2012

Winter Memories

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!  My husband and I celebrated our 33rd Wedding Anniversary.  Yes…I was just a baby when we got married!  lol! 


This week Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Edition 2012 has moved on to the winter sets in the Holiday Mini, so I've moved on this week, too!  I found a sketch over on Freshly Made Sketches that I really liked and used Stampin' Up!'s Winter Memories stamp set to follow it!  It also fit with Technostamper's Monday Lunchtime Sketch TSSC240 and The Paper Players Tic Tac Toe PP115 of Christmas/Bling/Ribbon.  Wow…three challenges!  That rarely happens for me!




Here's my card.  Although I love all the images in this Winter Memories set, the hanging ice skates especially appeal to me!  I used the Woodgrain Embossing Folder on the Crumb Cake circle behind them in hopes that it looked like they were hanging on a door or in the barn…just waiting for someone to grab them and ice skate!



Here are the details!

  1. The base card is 4 1/4 x 11 Cherry Cobbler cardstock, folded in half.
  2. I layered on 4 1/8 x 5 3/8" Panel of Very Vanilla that I de-bossed with the snowflake embossing folder (I wanted the snowflake on the right side)
  3. I added  2 x 4 1/8" strip of Festival of Prints Designer Paper Pack (LOVE those small sizes for cards!)
  4. I stamped the ice skates image with Early Espresso and carefully watercolored with Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Lucky Limeade and Always Artichoke.
  5. I added some bling with a Cherry Cobbler Brad for the "berries"
  6. I punched a 2 1/2" Circle from Crumb Cake and embossed with the Woodgrain folder, then applied Early Espresso ink with a sponge dauber.
  7. It is layered on a Window Frame Framelit of Cherry Cobbler, then popped up on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  8. I stamped Warm Winter Wishes in Cherry Cobbler on the bottom of the Very Vanilla layer.
  9. Before placing on the base card, I wrapped Lucky Limeade Ruffled RIbbon around and tied a knot.

I'm debating whether or not this will be my Christmas card this year.  I usually do snowmen or snowflakes, but this has a nice winter theme to it, too!  I don't know, though…cutting out 125 of those ice skates may be a pain!  lol!  Hope you like it!


12 People have left comments on this post

Oct 1, 2012 - 02:10:17

Great card Connie, I love that you hung the holly with a red berry!  And the woodgrain embossing folder is wonderfully used too.  Hope you have a great Anniversary and many more to come.  Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week!

Oct 1, 2012 - 03:10:24
Allisa said:

Love the woodgrain look behind your skates! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Oct 1, 2012 - 07:10:02

I love this card.  The skates are so perfect against the wood grain papers.  

Oct 1, 2012 - 08:10:36
Carol Carriveau said:

Great card….your combination of textures is wonderful…TFS!

Oct 2, 2012 - 07:10:18
Dawn Easton said:

What a warm holiday card! Love the woodgrain and how you've hung your skates with a mini brad!!! Wonderful card! Thanks for playing along with us at the Paper Players!

Oct 3, 2012 - 09:10:26
Ree Donnelly said:

Wow! Do I love this card!!! I really just love everything about it… all the elements. Gorgeous.

Oct 3, 2012 - 09:10:52

Connie, this is fabulous!  It's absolutely perfect–the texture, the coloring the layout–I love it all.  So glad you joined us at The Paper Players this week!

Oct 4, 2012 - 03:10:19
LeAnne said:

I just love this!  This is my fav image from that set and sadly I haven't used it enough.  I love the woodgrain background and that little "lattice" piece matches perfectly  Thanks for playing with us at the Paper Players this week!

Oct 4, 2012 - 07:10:03
Sundee said:

I really like the simplicity of it and the warm but wintery feel the wood grain gives it.  well done and TFS!

Oct 5, 2012 - 01:10:20
Amy White said:

Fabulous Christmas card Connie! Love the woodgrain circle behind the image, and the snowflake embossing in thr background is the perfect touch. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

Oct 6, 2012 - 12:10:51

Just gorgeous, Connie! Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players! 🙂  

Nov 5, 2012 - 11:11:34

Love this layout and the wood background for the skates. Really nice card!