Thursday, July 5, 2012

Snowmen in July??!!

Hi Dreamers!
Boy, it sure is cold outside.....NOT.  Boiling hot here in good old Michigan. So, I thought I would make some chilly cards to take my mind off the heat.  I used two snowman stamps from Third Coast Rubber stamps.  My buddy, Leigh, has started a new Challenge blog for Third Coast Rubber.  Why not go over and check it out?  And, say hi to Leigh...she is so sweet...and talented.  It is all about Christmas in July...all over blog land.  I suppose some are thinking about their Christmas cards already.  It sure doesn't hurt to get a few done early.



The images are colored with Copic Markers.  I layered with Coral and Ruby Red  from Stampin' Up and green CS from American Crafts.  The Decorative Paper is from Basic Grey.  I added a fun polka dot ribbon and some brads.




On the second snowman, I repeated the reds and greens (this green is from SU).  .  I used the larger polka dot Basic Grey DP again and punched a decorative edge.  I used a coral ribbon and brad for accents.  The hat brim is colored with glitter glue (Stickles).




Poor little sad snowman...isn't he cute??!!  



Challenges for Snowman Cupcake cards:
Third Coast Rubber: Christmas
Basic  Grey Challenges: favorite color combo--red and green for Christmas of course.
Holly Jolly Christmas: Acrostic using the work Christmas=I used S-Snowman, C-cupcake, H-hats, R-red and ribbon,etc...
52 Christmas Card Throwdown : anything goes + Christmas
Do You Stack Up: Red
Paper Take weekly: anything goes with glitter

Oh, I guess that is all for me today.  I will be back tomorrow with a Steampunk Tag.  Have a great evening!  Love ya.
Karen

14 comments:

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Fabulous as always Karen! Thanks for the shout out, you're making me blush ;0) Thanks for playing in Third Coast Creative Challenges launch contest!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Poor melted snowman...I feel just like him! It's boiling here in NJ too. Just so darned tired of this intense, baking heat, with no rain in sight. :( How's your garden, Karen?

Mynnette said...

These are too cute!!! LOVE these fabulous snowmen cupcakes! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh my gosh those are just too darling! This is the first time I have seen a snowman cupcake! I can't wait to show this to my cupcake loving daughter! Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT!

Ruth M said...

Karen these are fabby cards, I adore those cupcake snowmen! I have to say I could eat the smiley one but I think I'd have to pass on the sad faced snowman, I couldn't add to his troubles by biting his head off!
The polka dots add a dash of seasonal joy!
Thanks for sharing your cards with us at 52 CCT! Ruth x

WencheP said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Denise and Louise said...

Two gorgeous cards.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Anesha said...

Great card, such fun images.Thanks for joining the Third Coast Challenge.

Sandra H said...

Hi Karen, Both cards are stunning and no surprise to snow in July we have had it here before now:)x

Stempelientje said...

Great card as usual Karen,nice bright colours.
Thanks for playing in the 1st Third Coast Creative Challenge!

bonniebluedenim said...

Sweet cup cakes!

Judy McKay said...

Too cute. Love that ribbon. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas challenges this week.

Meighan Wheller said...

Great cards Karen. Love the images and wonderful colours. We are very happy that you joined us at Holly Jolly Christmas challenges this week. Kind regards Meighan

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Super cute Karen!! Such a great idea to get a start on those holiday cards!!

Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith