Tuesday, November 23, 2010

thanks snow much...

Hello!

Well, we were hit by snow flurry yesterday which led to my 3 hour, yes 3 hour long trip home....ugh....it was totally one of those white knuckled drives...so glad that I made it home, safe & sound.

Okie Dokie...today is the Skipping Stones Design Sketch Challenge!


Have you been enjoying Shannan's sketches as much as I have been?!!!

Check out this week's:


I'm giving you a sneaky peek of a new upcoming Skipping Stones Design set...


The yellow pom trim is from the Christopher Pines Etsy shop...they were our sponsor last week...more on them in a smidge.

Dontcha just love those snowflakes?  Here's an upclose shot:


The snowflakes have been embossed with American Crafts Grapefruit Zing!  All the patterned paper is from Torendi!  It is the Sassafras Count me in Wee Bundle...see the bloom?  It's a Sassafras Stitched Blossom. I stitched up all the panels and distressed it with Memento Rich Cocoa.

I decided to sling out a tag....the sweet bird and sentiment is from the Skipping Stones Design Sassy Snow set.


The snowflakes are Stampin' up, the buttons from PTI, pearls are Kaiser and of course the patterned paper is Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather for my 'ole November Project-a-Day!

The color inspiration is from Cupcake's Creations Color Challenge:


I came across the color challenge via Mona's guest designer, Pauline who recently linked up to Flashback Friday 5.0!  Such a fun color challenge...thanks Mona and Pauline!

Blog Candy Winner!!!

Well, last Tuesday's post had some blog candy...the Skipping Stones Design Team had been treated to some goodies by the Christopher Pines Etsy Shop!


So I used random.org and the winner is:

laterg8r said...
i smell carrots LOL :D
November 16, 2010 5:51 PM

Woot Woot!!!!

Carrie....pop me an email with your snail mail and I'll pass it along to the Christopher Pines Etsy Shop!

Make sure you pop over to the Skipping Stones Designs blog for some fabulous sales...You won't want to miss out on them!!!!!!

51 comments:

  1. Oh I really love the tag! Those snowflakes are the perfect embellishment! :)

    P/s: Sorry about the long drive...that must have been soooo tiring!

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  2. We will have snow at the end of this week..and I know it can be a long drive than!
    Love the tag and your card is so great!

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  3. Gorgeous! Just LOVE those snowflakes!

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  4. THese are both fabulous but I LUV that snowflakes tag! So darn sweet!!! Gosh, 3 hour drive?! you poor thing. stay safe.

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  5. i love those bright colors Amy and the tag is so adorable!!

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  6. I'm so glad you are safe and sound...

    Love your card and my fave is that cutest tag ...can be the copycat...LOl..

    Have a good one sista...xoxo

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  7. That is one bright and cheery holiday card, those snowflakes rock! The tag is suh-weet!

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  8. Gorgeous card.. you really know how to work the patterns n colours!!!!

    Love your snow tag.. so pretty.. love pearls and buttons on the flakes.. :)

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  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE that card Amy!! The snowflakes are AWESOME!!! And be safe out there! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  10. Oh I love the card Amy and the tag is too cute.
    3 hours in the car with snow ~ I probably would have had to stop for a few potty breaks. Here in Minnesota during a winter blizzard it took me two hours to get home when my normal commute was 25 minutes.

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  11. Love those pink snowflakes and you've reminded me how beautiful stamps look over patterned paper! Glad you made it home alright.

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  12. I am loving everything!! Being from Canada, I can understand the snow and commuting to and from work. We got almost 25 cm last week in 24 hours. Good thing for snow tires!!

    Take care,
    Deanne :)

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  13. Great projects again, Amy. I esp love the tag and that challenge is so enticing as I love that color combo.

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  14. Oh my these are so fabulous yet again!

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  15. I love your card, Amy! The colors are perfect. I'm loving those snowflakes too.

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  16. LOVE that cute tag and fun sentiment!! We had some snow yesterday too! It's much nicer when you don't have to drive in it!! (=

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  17. I am so sorry about that drive! Ugh!!!
    But I just LOVE the card!!! and that tag!!! Cuteness!!!
    Happy Holidays friend!!!
    xo

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  18. These are "snow" wonderful, but that drive home sure wasn't...so glad you made it home safe!!

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  19. These are wonderful! I really love your tag!

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  20. Pretty card!!!
    Love,love,love the tag...beautiful!

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  21. Amy, glad you arrived home safely. And your tag is gorgeous! Love it!

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  22. oooo..... Love the card and the tag!!! wonderful! you do know where to buy the loveliest stamps! :P
    I'm still thinking about the coffee cup card that you made yesterday... the stamp set is so cute... gosh... noooooOOooo..>!!!! :P

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  23. Super cute stuff!! LOVE that tag and the colors!

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  24. Bright and cheerful - perfect to offset all that snow that you have outside. Of course your "snow" tag is super cute too!

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  25. Oh dear Amy! Love the bright fun colors of your card and that tag is darling! The little bird is adorable and I love the snowflake embellishments! Thank you so much for playing along with the CR84FN challenge :)

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  26. So glad you got home OK, girlie! We have snow predicted in the next few days....I'm hoping it'll hold off until the weekend LOL!
    Love your super cute, pink snowflakes (I need to get me some of that Zing EP) and your tag is adorable!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  27. sweet card and tag you made for those challenges. so glad to hear that you made it home safe even though it was a long drive home. I am okay...my uncle of 96 yrs passed away and in a week we had the funeral as well. a bit overwhelming, but at least he's at peace. thanks for your concern! have a great Tuesday!

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  28. What darling projects! I love the bright colors for your card. I decided not to go to work today, so I hope you're staying safe and cozy!

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  29. Love that super fun card with all the bright colors! Your tag is sweet...I need more!

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  30. Cute little polka dot birdie!!!

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  31. love your card and tag girl :)

    got off early today due to rain but so glad it was not due to snow like you are having :)

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  32. AWESOME CARD AND TAG AMY...YOUR WORK ALWAYS IS SOOO ORIGINAL AND FUN.

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  33. Love, love your tag, Amy and that SSD card is so cute and creative...love the poms! Happy Thanks-giving...stay safe driving in that snow.

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  34. Love, love, love your tag and polka dot bird! ;)

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  35. sooo glad you made it home safe... i was totally thinking of you yesterday when the news and some of my friends reported that it took 8+ hrs to get home... i know you commute a ways. phew though! stay nice and warm and cozy this thanksgiving!

    i LOVE those snowflakes with the pink and orange and pom pms... seriously awesome!

    and that tag is adorable :D i guess the snow is good for something, if not for crafting, right? :D

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  36. Ugh! Snow already? Not mentally prepared for that yet...glad you made it home safe.

    Speaking of snow, that tag is the CUTEST!!!

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  37. Amy you always use the most awesome color combo on your cards! Love the snowflakes...and that tag is THE BEST!

    We got our snow today in Utah...Blizzard Warning...I left work early...so glad I did!

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  38. Eek glad you got home after such an awful drive! We're supposed to get dumped on, but we'll see! ;)

    Awesome card and tag! I've been thinking about using that little birdie and I love what you did with him! Fabby colors, too!

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  39. YEOWZA and WOWZA to your lovely snowy card and tag! loving the colors and the paper choices and...well...♥EVERYTHING♥!!!

    (NOT lovin' that you've already had scary snow...glad you are OK!!!) ♥♥♥

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  40. Great card Amy!! You used super colors this week!!! I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  41. The card is lovely but LOVE the tag!! The colors are awesome too! I've never done a Mona challenge before. Should try!!!

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  42. I am in LOVE with that tag!!!

    Glad you got home safe Amy. I used to commute by car and would get stuck in terrible snow all the time. I hate driving in the stuff. Be careful out there!

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  43. look at those fun colors in the 1st card! and i do love that tag of yours!

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  44. Love the colors on the first card and fun details on your tag!

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  45. very pretty bold coloring on your card and that tag is just too cute! fabulous projects, Amy! so happy that you are home safe and sound. i know i am late for this one, but still... very thankful for you! =)

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  46. Snowflakes are beautiful! Maybe not su much when they hit the ground and freeze to make a mess to drive on but ...yours are the exception! ;-) I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  47. woo hooo - fortunately that's me :D

    love your card and that trim :D

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  48. LOVE that CUTE tag for Mona's challenge! The snowflakes and buttons and pearls are FAB and that sentiment - it is snow ADORABLE!

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Cheers,
~amy~