Monday, December 10, 2012

Always Always Believe

Hey Ho, look at me.  I made a card with no foam tape, no buttons and no ribbon.  It is incredibly flat and easy to mail!  This has to be a first with me.  What I liked about it, is that it is still layered enough to be interesting and has lots of dimension.

The precious digi is from my incredibly talented friend Kimberly Hecker of Oak Pond Creations.  She named this guy, "Say What Snowman".  You can get him here.  While you are over there pop in and see all the other wonderful drawings Kim has done.

I printed the snowman once on white paper and once on the green checked paper. I then fussy cut the snowman out of the white and the trees out of the plaid.  I colored the snowman with Copics and had the card almost finished when my darling little snowman developed a nose bleed.  Tragedy struck.  I grabbed the  tissues and tried to clean up the mess but was a fatal bleed and the poor guy didn't make it through my surgery.  Well I printed him again, colored him up and this is his twin brother Harvey.  Harvey wanted to remember his departed brother so I cut the hat off and plopped it jauntily on Harvey's head.

The sentiment is a clear dollar stamp from Michaels or AC Moore, the snowflakes are a punch from Recollections, Green Plaid Paper is from Authentique and the Red DP is from the Dear Santa collection from My Minds Eye.  Finished up with some Stickles and wahlah it is complete.  Fast and Easy (minus the surgery time) but I still think he is kinda cute.  How about you?

Entering this in:

Make It Monday - Anything Goes
PaperPlay Challenges - Christmas is Coming
Deep Ocean Challenges - So This Is Christmas
Charismacardz Challenges - Christmas
Kaboodledoodles Challenge-Use-Color-Red


  1. Fantastic card and colors Linda. Visited from MIM..Loz

  2. How cute!! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week!

  3. I think this card looks great! Love the DP you've used for the trees and the snowman you've placed in front of them. A clever, clean and colorful design!

  4. Lovely realization. Funny snowman and original choice of colours. Bravo !

    Thanks for joining us at Charima Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  5. Your lovely snowman looks delightful in the forefront of your pretty trees! A lovely card! Hugs, Lesley

  6. Oh Linda, I love this cheeky snowman! Great the checkered trees!

  7. Harvey looks wonderful! Love the gingham trees, great card!

  8. Such a gorgeous the trees and colours fabulous card.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  9. Hiya Linda, saw you over on mim, this is such a lovely card, I always believe too lol. Joey x

  10. What a wonderful card! and lol with not using foam tape.

    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Use the Color Red” Challenge!

    Kath - Admin
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

  11. Love this card and a sentiment I may have to use it this year, so many loved ones passed on, (Last Christmas and the New Year and since) my sister in law has told me, if she gets any Xmas cards that say 'Happy' she will bin them! So....I've taken off the sentiment on her card !!! and now there's a splodge of dried glue in its place..I can't imagine 'always believe' will offend her, great image too. love it!


  12. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles.

  13. What a cute card. I saw it on Make it Monday.

  14. Fab card - super cute Snowman and great LO.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  15. Saw your card over at MIM and wanted to pop in and say hi. Your card turned out great. Love that snowman image.

    Lisa D.

  16. Great use of red!
    Thanks for sharing at Kaboodle Doodles!

  17. Oh Linda! This card is so stinkin' adorable. Say What Snowman is just fabulous and what a great message for him to give to everyone! Excellent design and coloring and what a great idea for those trees.
    Hugs <3-Kim

  18. This is such a pretty and fun card Linda.I spotted it on the MIM blog and popped over to say hello.


  19. Saw your card over at MIM and wanted to say I love your card with that supercute snowman
    Hugs Julie x

  20. I saw your card on MIM and wanted to stop by to say I think it's darling!

  21. thank you so much Linda for your wonderful message on my brought a huge lump to my throat and tears to my eyes...your such a sweetie...oh and I love your 'flat' snowman he is gorgeous
    Mina xxx
    In case I dont get another chance I want to wish you and those you love a wonderful Christmas and a joyous and prosperous New Year x

  22. Hey Sweetie,

    Your snowman is so cute!!! Love the way you did the trees, and the paper backgrouns is just lovely.


  23. Very cute! I love the snowflakes and the adorable little snowman.


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