Monday, November 30, 2009

Snow Day

Living in the desert, we don't see snow that often. Sam and I miss it but I have to admit, I don't miss shoveling the walks or driving in it. I do really miss playing in it though.
We've lived here for about 4 years and in that time we've had snow maybe 3 or 4 times. Only a few of those times was it on the ground long enough to play in.
So you can imagine how excited my kids are that today there is snow in the forecast....around mid-day...so there is a possiblity of a snow day!! I truly hope it snows at least a bit or they will be so disappointed.
With that on my mind I thought that MFT's new Pure Innocence Snow Day would be the perfect image for my card today. 
As I was looking through my "saved" challenges looking for a sketch, I realized this card also qualifies for this week's Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential-SSHP09, use an image with a hat. I also used an older MFT SCS sketch, MFTSC77.



 


supplies:
What I did:
I stamped my image onto my cardstock with memento ink and colored her with copics. I used my nesties to cut out the image and then sponged the edges before removing the die. I picked out my papers, which was a challenge for this color of purple/violet. I embossed both the white cardstock base and the light violet piece with my cuttlebug embossing folders and then sponged ink over them both lightly. 
I used punches to punch out the squares of designer paper and snowflake. I finished the card by adding some glitter for the snow, a few embellishments and touches with my copic glitter pens. I decided I wanted to finish the inside of the card too. I used the negative space of the snowflake punch to sponge some snowflakes and then stamped the sentiment. Hard to photograph as it's very light.

37 comments:

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Danni this card is just ADORABLE!!! Love what you did with the sketch, love the embossing, adorable image and it is so beautifully coloured!!! Hope you get the snow you were wishing for!! We don't get snow here either! :)

cats whiskers said...

Oh this is just fabulous dear.
Sorry for the flying visit playing catch up again
Hugs Jacqui x

melissac said...

Great card! The colors are beautiful together! I hope your sons received the snow they were waiting for!! HUGS!

Karen Wilson said...

Good morning, Danni!! Awww, I hope your kid's get to see some snow today. I'm not a winter person, but I do love the first snowfall and seeing the looks on the kid's faces, when it happens overnight, and they wake to a blanket of white. I love it when it's snowing those big flakes, but yet it's not to cold to be outside.

Your card is so cute. Love the little snowballs and the way you did the inside as well. Very pretty.

Have a great day!

Karen Wilson said...

Love your background btw! I was going to choose this one as well, before I found the one I have now!

Cindy Haffner said...

Your coloring is perfect Danni, love you used that MFT sketch.

Manetta Kanefsky said...

very cute Danni

Peggy said...

Absolutely Adorable card!! Love the colors!
Hope you get the snow!

Lisa Foster said...

Oh I LOVE this! How sweet! Fantastic colors too! I hope you get your snow! :)
Hugs,
Lisa

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i love watching the first snowfall of the season. there's just something so pure about it. fortunately, being retired means i do NOT have to venture out - and the complex shovels our walk - yay!

your card is absolutely stunning. i love the light purple shading around the image. really makes it pop.

hugs,

Angela S. said...

She is so Cute Danni!! Love the purplely colors you used!!
Hugs,
Angela

the whimsical butterfly said...

Haha well good luck-I hope the kids get their wish (ha you know how I feel about snow LOL!!!) No, I can imagine esp down there that is a rarity, at best! Adorable card-you did an awesome job w/ the sketch, danni!

Peggie said...

Love the colors and the layout. Great job.

Teresa said...

Really cute card. I love your color choices.

Kris said...

It is the perfect image! very cute! love the color! hugs, Kris

Barb said...

Adorable, Danni! I love the bits of glitter and the sponged snowflakes on the inside :)

Kimberly S said...

Wonderful card Danni, and so totally cute! Love the colors too. :)

stampinfrog said...

Such an adorable card Danni! I hope your kids get the snow to play in!
Hugs,Connie

Jean Addis said...

Cute, cute, cute. Your card is perfect for the sketch. I just have to have some of those precious MFT girls now, and it's your fault, LOL.

dolcreations said...

Danni I love this image so so much! I wish I had this one in my collection it just so darling! I will have to sit and admire yours! Beautifully done Danni! I hope you get snow today! I love to see the kids play in it!
Have a great day,
Christine
P.S. Love the new blog background! You must have been a little inspired by your weather forecast!
LOL

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh my goodness!! Danni, this is just ADORABLE hun!! I love the purple colors and she looks so warm and toasty!! ;) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Saturday Spotlight this week hun!!

Blankiefinder said...

Very cute card, Danni! I hope you and your kids get some snow! (And I hope mine get some sun :D ) I'm ready for summer as of Jan 4! LOL 2 weeks of 'Winter' is enough for me!

Lisa T said...

Very cute!

Sparkle said...

Such a cute card. Hopefully you get enough snow for a snow day! :)

Jackie Thomas said...

Lovely card Danni, Gosh I hope it snowed for the boys. xo Jackie

Berenice said...

Super cute! Great take on the sketch :)

Dragonlady said...

Fab colours Danni, love this card.

hugs Ali x

Justine said...

Snow!!! Not a huge fan but I really like it when it is violet ;o) Keep us posted on your forcast and snap some photos of your kiddos playing in it

ChristineCreations said...

Oh this is adorable Danni! I love these stamps, and I'm waiting for them to come to my mailbox! She's just so cute and girly looking!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute card Danni. Love the colors and the cute image... the dry embossing looks great in the background. TFS!

Shelly said...

Beautiful Danni!!! I love the colors and embellishments you used.

texasjodylynn said...

Awwww, that is SO adorable! I love your coloring on this card! CUTE!

Tina said...

So precious, love all that purple.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a sweet image Danni!! Love your colors and design! Perfect take on the SSHP!

Jessica G. said...

This adorable image is beautifully colored, Danni, and what a fun color combo! Thanks for playing in this week's Saturday Spotlight challenge!!

Dawn B. said...

I grew up in the Midwest and moved to the south.. I miss the snow too. This image is so cute.. I just love her.. Your colors are super. Great job.

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Danni way too cute - good to see you over at Spotlight!!

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