Sunday, January 6, 2013

RR44 - Winter Wonderland

Hi!  IHope you're doing good and ready to get playing some challenges in the new year!  And if you love pretty ribbons, flowers and trims the Ribbon Reel Challenge is just the place for you!  There is always a gorgeous photo to get you inspired as well as samples from the design team and this week is no exception.   This one was hand picked by Debbie Marcinkiewicz from Simple Treasures!   You should use the photo for inspiration and include a snowman, snowflake as well as some ribbon,  twine and trims.

That snowman is adorable!  I wanted to use a snowman that had a carrot nose like the one in the photo.  It didn't take too long to find since I am in a winter mood lately - still not much snow here in the Midwest so we aren't sick of it yet!  I die cut just the face of the snowman and layered it on a fancy die cut snowflake.  The sentiment is stamped on pattern paper and then layered on a slightly larger die cut that has been embossed and then inked up with distress ink.   I tied on a little button twine and a bitty button.
  I layered the satin cut snowflakes on top of  burgundy satin so they would stand out more.
Check out what the rest of the design team came up with for this challenge - it's sure to be nothing short of amazing!  Just click on their names below to hop to their blog!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Supplies Used:   Finished Size:  5" x 7"
Ribbons and Trims:  The Ribbon Reel 
Stamps:  Serendipity Snowman and Fence, The Joy You Give
Dies: Spellbinder Standard Circles, Labels 23, Cheery Lynn Laced Pine Snowflake
Pattern Paper:  My Minds Eye All is Bright Collection
Card Stock:  Stampin Up! Cherry Cobbler   Papertrey Ink  Fine Linen, Vintage Cream
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug Snowdots
Ink  Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Button Papertrey Ink
Border Punch EK Success Zig Zag Stitch


Pauline said...

Simply beautiful Jeanne, nothing like getting ahead with those christmas cards!!

Keilly said...

Beautiful card Jeanne, love the fancy cut snowflake x

Tracey McNeely said...

Jeanne what a wonderful wintery card. The dimension is fabulous.

NanaConnie said...

Great card and fab sentiment, Jeanne. Love the color combo and that snowflake behind hte snowman is fantastic!

Cathy Weber said...

I usually think of snowmen as cute Jeanne...but your snowman is actually elegant! The addition of the beautiful quote and the black/white of the snowman really gives an grown up feel to an image I usually just think of as sweet and adorable. Very pretty card.

Kim Heggins said...

This card is just so sweet and adorable...That snowflake trim is to die for too. Just fabulous!

Sharron said...

All the zig zag patterns are such fun and I adore your little snowflake framed snowman! Love the satin snowflake trim and the wonderful sentiment!

Marybeth said...

Ok a very new favorite of mine! I just love the colors, snowflakes and the sentiment!

Helen said...

boy oh boy - Jeanne, you've done it again! I absolutely love this cute little snowman guy. The frame you used for that sentiment is perfect and love how you kept the image black and white. So simple, elegant and oh so classy (as always!)

~Tammy~ said...

LIke I always do when I visit your blog....I gasped at the beauty of another fantastic project! You totally rocked my socks off! This is just perfect Jeanne!

Christina said...

Still not much snow?! You must have been spared when the blizzard hit the day after Christmas. My parents got 12 inches, which is very unusual for them in southern IN. I'm sure you'll get plenty eventually, just like us here in MA. :)
I adore that sweet snowman's face and how you highlighted it by framing him with the snowflake. And that chevron paper! Gorgeous.