Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Featured Stamper Snowflake

There's a new Featured Stamper at Splitcoast this week:  Julie (aka UKJem).  As soon as I saw that she was featured, I knew which of her cards I was going to CASE.  She's got over 2,000 views on that one - Wow!

As per the rules, at least two things must be changed on my version of her card.  Julie's includes a flower, but I decided to make mine into a winter card by using a couple of stacked snowflake punches.  I did not do any sponging, and used a different sentiment and embossing folder.  I used vanilla and crisp whites in my palette.

I'm also playing in the Clean and Simple Challenge 101 this week...."A Day in the Snow".  So now you know why I picked a snowflake as my accent, as well as a snowflake embossing folder (Sugar by Sizzix).  And speaking of embossing, I'll play at Mark's Finest Papers, too, where that is the challenge this week.

A few 'new to me' things in this card:
  • the flourish behind the snowflakes was already punched out and in a $1.00 Scrap Bag that I got from my Stampin' Up! demo a while back;
  • the brad is from SU's Filigree brads (how pretty!);
  • the smallest snowflake punch (right under the brad) is Martha's Alpine;
  • the "Warm Wishes" stamp is a CHEAP bargain I found today at Mike's:  30 cents!!  It came with a snowflake, too.

I went to the craft stores this morning and came home with a haul of bargains, and I just had to take a pic to show you!

With some of my Christmas money, I got two large pads of paper (Mariposa by DCWV, and Best of Damask by My Mind's Eye) for $10 each, two Martha Stewart tinsel glitters, a pack of glittery chipboard, that 30 cent snowflake/sentiment, a Tim Holtz Christmas stamp (60 cents, I think it was), rhinestones, Artisan Elements by Pink Paislee, Jolee's snowflake border stickers (60 cents), 3D bird stickers by K & Company, two packs of "U" 3D stickers (I'm already thinking of cute ways to use them), and a few loose sheets of 12 x 12 paper.  All for $48.00.  Not bad, eh?

And yesterday, a package of goodies arrived from Savannah O'Gwynn, from whom I recently won blog candy.  She sent some ippity and Unity stamps, which I have never owned before, along with designer paper and ribbon and a pack of Skittles.  Yes, Skittles.  She said I need to have something to eat while I craft!  Isn't she too funny?  Thank you, again, Sav!!

Thanks a bunch for joining me today.  I love when you visit!


Stamps:  Michael's sentiment
Paper:  Very Vanilla, white by PTI
Ink:  Basic Black
Punches:  SU snowflake, Alpine snowflake by Martha Stewart
Other:  Big Shot, Sugar embossing folder by Sizzix, Filigree brads by SU, dimensionals, Glue Dots, scroll die cut from $1.00 scrap bag, iridescent glitter


Ann Schach said...

Beautiful clean and classy card, Colleen! It looks like your shopping trip was so much fun!

Joanne Travis said...

Wow, look at all of those goodies!! I see many happy hours of stamping in your future :)
Hope you all don't get slammed again with another snowstorm, it looks like it is heading up the coast toward the Philly area. At least you will have lots of supplies to keep you busy if you do get a snow day or two :)

Marisa said...

Way to go on those good deals, girl :) Love a bargain! Lovely card too. Love the flourish swoop with the snowflake and the added sparkle.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful card - fun goodies!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Tracey said...

A real BEAUTY Colleen!! Sweet haul!! I see many thing i NEED LOL!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so pretty. Totally awesome on the new crafty stuff and especially your new winnings! Whhhooooot!

Emily Keaton said...

What a fun post, Colleen! I remember when UKJem posted that beauty of a card. You captured it so very well. A great tribute! I love ALL of your new goodies. You did a super job selecting beautiful items. I can't believe you got all of that for $48. Amazing! Those paper pads are just gorgeous. Why don't I ever see amazing things like that? Have fun with everything!! (Are you getting snow? Looks like we are going to get dumped on tomorrow. The worst will be between 6 a.m. and noon. School is already canceled for tomorrow. Snow day!!!)

redwasher1 said...

A fabulous card!!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! This is a beautiful BEAUTIFUL card! LOVE love love that you enjoyed your package;) And my surprise snack! THANKS for being so sweet:}

Andrea Ewen said...

Just beautiful Colleen! Wonderful winter whites and super sparkly!
Great haul you pulled in there too, I always love me a bargain!

Kristin said...

This is beautiful - and great bargin shopping! Thanks for your sweet comments on my PDC post!

Joanne (jojot) said...

very classy........thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

Stella said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my "Winter white" card for CCCB. I appreciate it so much!
Looking through your blog I can say you are very talented :). My oh my all those beauties!
And I love yoru bargains; you can never have too much supplies:)
Have a wonderful day!

Benzi said...

You've certainly been getting some bargains, Colleen! Maybe I need to get out and search for a few. It is fun, isn't it? Love your card and that flourish is awesome. Plenty of sparkle and just a great card.
Hope I get Skittles in my next package. LOL

Joanne Leddy said...

This is beautiful! I just love the white on white look ... And snowflakes are the perfect embellishment for this card. I especially like the sentiment - distressed and "glitterfied" just how I like it! (I can't believe I'm the third Joanne to comment - funny!)

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