Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Welcome to The March of the Snowmen Blog Hop!


It's so great to have you visit The Open Window today!

I am an official stop on the....


....and I am very happy to share my little
creation with you
and
give you the opportunity to win some
fabby blog candy along the way!

Did you get here from Joan's blog?
Hope so!  If not, why not pop back to the very
to start fresh...it's the best way to
not miss a thing!


I really enjoyed making this card because I find once
the holidays are over, I rarely use my snowmen stamps.
The winter season is looooong
and snowmen deserve a little shout out once in awhile!

I used Ippity stamps from 'Kissmas & Mistletoe'.
I am proud to say that this wonderful Ippity set is available
to order on my Ippity page here.
I inked up my little guy using Tim Holtz Distress Inks
variegating between two colors.
I did a tight zig-zag stitch on the machine, but quite
a bit of it is covered with the rest of the elements.
I recently purchased 100 yards
of plain white seam binding to do a little
custom-dying, so I had plenty of white to lend here.

I offered this card on display for the
Stamp With Fun Challenge too!


Now....want to win 
a little blog candy from me?


All you need to do is leave a comment here on my
blog and you just might win!
Of course, I would love for you to become a 
follower here at The Open Window too.
You'll have until 11:59pm EST
Friday, Jan 28th to leave a comment to win.
The random draw will be held during the weekend
and the winner announced on Monday, Jan 31st.


Once you leave here, make sure you hop over
and if I were you, I'd make sure you stop by
each blog because there's a whole bunch
of blog candy up for grabs.

Here's a list of all the participants in
The March of the Snowmen Blog Hop:

(you are here!)

Have fun!

Today's Project Recipe:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Designer Paper: DCWV 'The Four Seasons' Stack
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks in 'Faded Denim' & 'Vintage Photo'
Stamps:  Ippity 'Kissmas & Mistletoe'
Embellishments: Recollections pearls & flowers
Prima Crochet Flowers
Seam Binding in Winter White
Tools:  Fiskar's Corner Rounder

73 comments:

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Omg I love This Julie!!!!The flower is a beautiful touch wow!!!!

Michele Gross said...

Julie this is gorgeous! I love your snowman project and your colors are divine!!

zigzag said...

I love how you "distressed" your snowman. Great job!

Betty Benton said...

Love the blues, browns, and white and the pearls on your snowman are a wonderful touch!!

Ann said...

Oh, this is just gorgeous, Julie! I love the blues & the sweet pearls!

lisa808 said...

Oh my, gorgeous card.

Lisa said...

wonderful job, I love it!

Jen Carter said...

What a fun card!!

Mel said...

Love the way you did the gradient blend of blue and brown on that snowman...it totally makes the card!

AZviaTx said...

I love the elegance of this card. So many wonderful elements to feast the eyes. Really, really nice. Thanks for the offering. Tina

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I have been using this color combo quite a bit lately and I must say, using the TH snowman was brilliant!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Very elegant card - love it!Have a great day.
XO Marie

Libby Hickson said...

Such a GORGEOUS snowman card, Julie!! Love everything about it!

Lynn Stevens said...

Hey Julie!!! Great to see you here. Love your snowman!!! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway, come sign up for mine too!
Hugs Lynn

Lori said...

So pretty. The crochet flower is beautiful

Monique said...

Beautiful Julie.. Love the crochet / material combo looks fantastic with the seam binding and the snowman is cute cute cute!!!

MariLynn said...

Julie, I love how the distressed inks look on your snowman. I like how you accented the swirls on your snowman with the pearls. Gorgeous!!!!

Kim said...

Gorgeous snowman card... I agree snowmen should get a little more exposure!

StampinCathy said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! This is just one awesome card. Love the snowman and layout. The colors are fabulous and that flower just completes this card. That for the inspiration you give me with your creative self.

kssdesigns said...

Beautiful color combo on this one.

Josephine Cox said...

I love the card it is awesome.

Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous card Julie, I love blues and browns together and your two tone snowman is gorgeous and the embellishments stunning. Tracy Evans x

Barb said...

Beautiful work, Julie! Love the colors, and the great detailing :)

Auntie Em said...

Your navy and brown snowman with the pearls is so creative! Love your card design and all your embellies.
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Gail said...

So Cute - love this theme.

Jaclyn Miller said...

Adorable - love that you used two colors on that cutie snowman.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Super cute card Julie! Love the beautiful snowman!

Shelly said...

beautiful! love all the textiles and I adore the pearls on the snowman!

Lillian Child said...

Julie, your card design is just precious - LOVE that snowman!

laurlynn said...

Love how the snowman turned out!

Lululiz said...

Love the colours and all the different elements you have chosen for this card, it is gorgeous!

Heather said...

Love that flower! and your colors are beautiful!!

Becky Dunham said...

These card is just beautiful! I love the pattern on the snowman - that is so unusual! I did become a follower as after looking at your blog, I knew I wanted to see what you would bring us next! Love your style! thanks for sharing your talent!

rdunham at q dot com

Susan said...

LOVE your card! new follower here.
Nice candy also :)
Susan

Cecelia said...

Love, Love this!! I absolutley love your flower! Beautiful!

Hugs x
Cecelia B

Diana said...

Gorgeous colours in your card. Love those browns. TFS

Bumblebee said...

Wow, that is beautiful. The way youve inked the snowman is amazing.

Stacy said...

Beautiful card! I love all the different textures & colors, TFS!

Denise said...

Gorgeous card! I love your colors and all the details you added! I love that sentiment stamp too!
Thanks for a chance at your giveaway!
DeniseB

Jo said...

gorgeous and i loved the colour palette you chose to work with ... very creative!

Fiona said...

Hi Julie this is a real wow of a card :) I love those colours together, and love the pearls you added to the snowman :)

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

I love this card! It is great!

Ola said...

Stunning card... I LOVE your snowman, especially with those added pearls!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Angella D. Crockett said...

What an awesome card!!! I love the colors....your snowman is so cool and gorgeous at the same time!!! Blessings, Angie

Glittered Paws said...

Beautiful card - love all the textures you used.

Jnett's Place said...

Lovely card, such detail. The flower is great too.

Joan Ervin said...

What a gorgeous snowman and I just love the layered flower...you used such beautiful colors and papers, too!!!!

Lindsey said...

This is a wonderful card! I love how you inked the snowman. So much to look at!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This card is STUNNING! I love it!

Stampin' Pam said...

Julie this is just gorgeous! LOVE the colors on your snowman, the pearls, the swirls and all of your amazing little touches.

Vic said...

Great card!

iamvictorias at gmail dot com

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a great turnout!! LOVE this card--love that ribbon and the colors--blue, brown, and cream! SUPER cute! Great job, Julie!!

Natalie said...

Love your distress ink technique!! Very nice colors - your card is adorable, love the design and embellies!!

Alina said...

The card is beautiful! It's breathtaking! I love it!

Amy said...

I love the blue flowered embellishment and your layout Julie! I also love that gorgeous blue color you used!

Kikka said...

I think the "brown"-snowman with pearls is beautiful!

NancyD said...

Gotta love your snowman card especially the layered flower!

Noreen said...

The snowman with the trail of pearls is so unusual! I also liked the way you frayed the ends of the tape. It gives it kind of a wintery look.

WW said...

I love the use of dimension in your art.

bernietom47 said...

Wow who wouldn't love getting this card in the mail. LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about it.
Blessings Bernie

Laurie said...

Super cute! I love the little trail of pearls! Just adorable!

connie said...

beautiful card! love the colors.

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Love you creative take on the snowman!

Buttons 'n Scraps said...

I love this snowman card!!! Thank you for the chance to win!!!

CuddlyBunny said...

Your swirly, inky snowman is so cool! And the color scheme you chose ... wonderful!

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Love your card and the colors are perfect!!!! Off to the next blog!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Julie, this is fabulous! What a great color scheme, and the vintage vibe is terrific.

Poetic GaRdeN said...

Love the color pallet, adorable
~Blessed Be fRoM my 'hobbit house' to yours
poeticgarden.com

Melisa Waldorf said...

I love the way you inked your snowman Julie!! Awesome card. Thank you so much for playing along with us this year and I hope you had fun! Have a blessed week!

Katrina said...

so so pretty Julie!!!! LOVE snowmen!!!!

Ruby said...

This is beautiful Julie, I love the colours you've used, so so pretty! That snowman is fabby too!

Allison said...

Oh my...love this color combo and the mix of inks on your snowman. Super!

Deb said...

So beautiful! I love all the rich colors, gorgeous textures, and sparkly bling!