Monday, March 9, 2015

The Ornaments of Life

I think I might JUST make the deadline for the current prompt over at Jingle Belles. This time around, there was an inspiration photo:

I was inspired by the bright, non-traditional colours, the shiny ornaments and the snow. Thanks LeeAnn for suggesting I try your Wink of Stella. You really cannot see it in the photo, but the ornaments have a nice twinkle to them. :)

The reason for the "swirly, blowing, snow" is that I apparently stamped the snowman's hat on a piece of scrap paper that dried slowly because after stamping, cutting out and gluing down, I realized I had smeared the ink onto the white space on the card! Urgh! I was determined not to waste my card, so thinking that I had nothing to loose, I "went to town" with the Stickles and created a bit of a snowsquall! In the end, I think I actually like it. I would never have thought to add the stickles in the air if it weren't for the smudging incident, lol! So, big Thanks to Judy who insisted I fuss with the card in the first place. (I was originally going to be lazy and only paper-piece the scarf!)

I must add, as this is MOST important, that at last count my Christmas card stash for the 2015 holiday season is at 21 - yes, my friends, you read correctly, twenty-one, and that doesn't include a couple of cards that are mostly finished but the insides need to be prettied up. I am THRILLED with this year's progress so far and this positive progress has a great deal to do with the fabulous and continuous inspiration supplied by the lovely hostesses over at Jingle Belles. Thanks Ladies!!!

Gotta run, my bed is calling. That time change (and a super busy weekend), has kicked my butt!
Nighty night!

Thanks for visiting,
Shanna :)

What I used:
snowman MFT "Trim the Branches Snowman"


  1. oh my gosh, this is so cool! (sorry, for once the pun is unintentional, lol!) i love the snow squall, especially, and even more now that i know the story. clever AND awesome is such a great combination! not to mention an awesome take on the colors and sparkle of the inspo pic! love it, missus! thanks for joining our JINGLE BELLES fun!!! <3

  2. Turned out great!!! At first I was like, hey I thought she was paper piercing the hat, but I see you had to improvise!!! Great job at saving the card!!!!

  3. This is super cute!!! Love the glitter!

  4. A big woot woot! for 21 cards ... and for the *happy accident* of the glittery snow swirls (darn that smeary ink) ... way to not only rescue your design but add fabulous movement in the sky. So very glad you joined us at Jingle Belles.

  5. This is pure perfection! Love the swirling snow and the glittery, glorious color combination.

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