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Monday, December 14, 2009

Snowball Fight! and....what to do with your leftover Pumpkin.........

I love the snow- not the cold.......I love the snowmen that survive the weather after the snowstorms- I have so many fun memories building snowmen with my kids and with my siblings growing up.  I decided to make my little snowman in the Snow Shepherd Family stamp set from FCD to have a sibling to have a snowball fight with.  I stamped the image on acetate, then turned it over and stamped the image again on the reverse side of the acetate.  Viola- partner in crime created!  I colored directly on the acetate with Faux Copics (my Bic markers). I added a dot of glue and Polar White Flower Soft (also from FCD) for the snowballs.  The DP is from the target Dollar Spot, and I made the design using the Technique Junkies Herringbone Technique from the latest TJ newsletter.  I added the snowflake punched with a martha Stewart punch and a piece of acetate. I dabbed on versamark and embossed the snowflake with Irridescent Ice EP.  I put stickles on the snowmen hat . I finished off the card by sewing a Zig-Zag around the edges.



My husband is fascinated by squirrels. He has taken the pumpkin form Halloween, hollowed it out and placed it on our back deck just outside of the kitchen windows.  He puts dried corn kernels from his families farm in the center of the pumpkin- so the squirrels crawl in to get the corn.  It keeps him amused and i cannot complain.  Look how...well fed this squirrel is.........
Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

13 comments:

FireCracker082 said...

love the snow playmates..and how cute is that squirrel?

Cassie_lu said...

that is one big squirrel and the card is cute too

Kellie said...

Very cute snowmen. I am working on snowmen right now. Love how you stamped on the acetate.

Gina said...

Your snowball fight is just too cute! Great idea for the left over pumpkin too.

lcamacho said...

the snowmen are sooo cute.Love what you did with the snow.And the squirrel is toooo cute.

Kathy said...

Love the snowball fight idea, makes for an adorable card! The background is awesome, too.

Karli said...

maybe the squirrel needs some diet corn! He's a healthy lookin' boy (or girl)!

Carrie said...

super cute snowman card, love the pic of the squirrel too :)

Juliet A said...

The squirrel in the pumpkin is too cute!

You know I like that card, and I bet it isn't really orange, either.

Melisa Waldorf said...

AHHHHHHAHAHAHAHAH!!!! That is soooo sweet! Adorable photo. I love it!

Cool idea on the card. I had never tried stamping it on acetate to reverse it! Brilliant!

Cheryl said...

Cute card!

I am a bird & squirrel feeder too! Although the squirrels have been eating my feeders :)

I am looking forward to the kick off of SBS29

Cheryl

Ursula said...

aww, what a sweet story about the squirrels! :o)
Love the snowboys together! Your reverse came out perfectly!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

What a great idea! Love this! Merry Christmas!