Tuesday, January 25, 2011

In the Meadow, We Can Build a Snowman…

… Or better said, we could build a snowman if it were 20+ degrees warmer. In the frozen tundra where the snow too darned c-o-l-d to stick together, you are more apt to see snowmen JumboSnowman_Jan 2011in the spring. And by then, if you build one, you hope he melts fast. LOL.

So far, I have yet to build a snowman that is as cute as the one on this card. As you can see, he was paper-pieced on a quarter sheet of Sky cardstock that was speckled with White Daisy pigment ink “snow.” I used Outdoor Denim and Ponderosa Pine cardstock for his hat and scarf. I sanded the paper first, which must have made it look more like fabric, because my card-critic husband was compelled to feel it. I’ve said before how much I like making cards that have that “touch me” quality.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Sky, Outdoor Denim, and Ponderosa Pine cardstock; Tuxedo Black (Memento) and CTMH White Daisy Pigment ink pads; Sunset and Grey Wool markers; Silver gel pen; Stampendous Jumbo Snowman and Impression Obsession Anytime Sentiments stamp sets; CTMH Speckled Background stamp (retired); White Daisy Bigger Brads; Sanding block.

A Slice of Life: I started this post more than three hours ago. I was interrupted to help Bjorn paint his Pinewood Derby card, which is bright green with black and white stripes. I reiterate for the umpteenth time that grandparenthood has turned me into the patient person I wish I had been 25 years ago. After the kids and their dad left, it was time for the State of the Union address.

Earlier in the day, Mom and I went out to lunch and did a little shopping. What a treat to be able to be able to go downtown on a weekday. And to think, I can do it every day should I so desire. I feel like a free woman again. LOL.

It’s back to work tomorrow night, which is OK with me. As for what that means for this blog will remain to be seen. I’m hoping not to repeat last week’s disappearing act. We’ll see …

I hope this finds you happy, healthy, and enjoying your week. Take care, my friends, and thanks for stopping by!


Lori said...

The nice thing about this snowman is that you got to build him in a nice warm house. And, he sure is cute.

Sylvia said...

What an adorable snowman! I have not made one snowman card this winter.

Glad you are enjoying your new job.

Jeanne said...

Your snowman is adorable Kathi. Love the textury "look" to the snow, too. Great job.

I don't remember if I commented about you going down the waterslide the other day...Way To Go, Kathi. I'll bet your boys thought you were so cool to do that. *Ü*

Glad to hear you were out and about during the week, too. Ahhhhh life sure sounds good for you. Hope to see you again soon.

Alanna said...

If that isn't one of THE cutest snowmen ever. Fabulous card.

I wonder why mothers don't have patience. I'm thinking it must be because our jobs are 24-7. I'm glad that patience has found you in grandmotherhood. There's hope for me yet. LOL