Monday, February 2, 2015

Snow Day-Whoot! Whoot!


Yup..I got a snow day!!! I love it since it is Monday and I am just like a kid clicking my heels:) It actually is quite bad and am glad that I am not travelling today. My hubby looks like a snowman pushing his snowblower and, since we are on a corner lot, we have a lot of sidewalk! He is also such a nice guy (although Mr ADHD man grumbles) that he does many other neighbours' sidewalks (is that right with the apostrophe???). He deserves something special so I shall make a nice lunch....cue the awessss or the wretching:)

A perfect time to create cards! I made a couple yesterday and they are not Christmas!


Background patterned (Holy paper Batman she used patterned paper!) paper in coral, Dark cherry paper and white cardstock. Cuddlebug, embossing sandwich-butterfly, Dark red and lighter red dye ink, grey perfect powders, The "ILove You" stamp, my favourite punch-flower set platinum embossing powder, red flower crystals.

Colour Q-Colours-Strawberry Slush, Cherry Cobler, Calypso Coral, Going Gray, & Neutral(white)
Dream Valley- Valentine's Day
FairyTale Stampers- Favourite Punch
Glitter and Sparkle-Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland-Lots of Layers

So this is for my man...who else? The Postman? The Milkman? The Pusherman? I may live in suburbia but I am not a valium ridden soccer mom or any mom except for furry babies. So I tried something different and went by the colours  from Colour Q. I stamped up the embossing folder, ran it through the machine and then used a lighter red over the top embossed parts. There are 3 layers not counting the I love you sign at top which has push up dots for added dimension. You know,it's like the bra that many women use to highlight their bodacious ta-ta's. I did use the versa dye pad to hold the gray powder in place and for the added touch I used my favourite punch which is the flower punch. I don't think it's too girly and, it is meant for mushy times.


Bright pink, shimmer white and basic white cardstock, Lavender and Hot Pink dye ink, Cuddlebug and sizzex machine, Embossing sandwich-hearts and flowers, dye cut centre, hedgehog stamp, pastel chalk, stickles and sticker.

Animal Friends- Hedgehog
Craft Your Passion- Always Anything Goes
Crafty Creations- Something Old/Something New
Simon Says- Anything Goes

I have had Mr. Hedgehog whom I shall call Otto, for quite a long time but the design cut out I recently bought and is only 2 months old! I can use that design on any paper and with my handy dandy sizzex machine it cuts out this design likity split! I used the cuddlebug and the hearts and flowers embossing folder that I dyed up with lavender colour. I took the hot pink dye pad and just grazed it over the top and the embossed parts came out in pink. I thought I would try a 3rd colour and realized it came out in that wondrous colour called Cat ca-ca so I stopped and did my best to hide the ..um...ick. This is for a sweet girl who turns 8 today ( not the ick part)!

I think we have at least a foot or more of snow and it is still going strong. My hubby has been outside for a good 3 hours and true to his patient and diplomatic nature, told the snowplow man he is an idiot and to stop making a mess of everyone's driveways. What we think, he says! Have a great Day and week!

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  1. WOWZA - gorgeous cards Birgit! I love the textures and colors on both, just beautiful!

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  2. Love your cards. Over a foot of snow here. They just plowed the street but my driveway is buried at the end. I clean up near the house, but have someone who is supposed to clear the lower half. He says it may be a few hours before they get to it. Snow days not so exciting when you are retired. lol

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    1. Yes quite the dumping of snow eh? The city snowplow and my hubby are not friends. Calling for more snow this eve

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  3. Send your husband over. I don't have a snow plow man to chide, but I have a few others to take on.

    I love your cards. Each one is so pretty in its own way.

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    1. Thank you! My hubby is not afraid to speak his mind and at times I wish I had a muzzle:)

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  4. You know... you'd think living in North Dakota would provide a couple of those snow days, too, but so far I've just been jealous of everyone else. It is bitter cold though! -30 outside! I really like how you've been playing around with the dry embossing and making your own backgrounds. I don't think cat ca-ca came into play at all!

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    1. I would say that is a bit nippy! Glad you love my cards and techniques I tried

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  5. So cute with the cards! What a great thing to be able to do today for your snow day :) What a good "champ" your hubby is for cleaning sidewalks and I think I will agree with him about the snow plow guys, they have a way of messing up things when they come through with their big machinery; we lived on a corner house in Montana and had lots of sidewalk to clear too. Stay safe and warm if you can!

    betty

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    1. Thank you about the cards and the plow messed up the street twice!. Nice and warm though

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  6. Both of your cards are gorgeous! I love the little guy on the lower card.

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  7. hi Birgit! snow day for sure...woot, woot...congrats...I would luv to have a snow day! your cards are precious, sweet designs and coloring! I am thrilled you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    add a little glimmer to your life....sparkle & shine! *~*

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    1. Thank you! Glad you like my cards:)

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  8. That was nice of your hubby and of you:)
    Both cards are nice, but I LOVE the bday card with the hedgehog!

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    1. My hubby did all the work as I can't and am not allowed to do a thing cos of my joints so he gets all the kudos. Glad you like my cards and Mr. Otto Hedgehog

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  9. The hedgehog is adorable, and the first card is gorgeous. To top it off, your apostrophe is perfectly positioned. All in all, you had a very productive snow day. Smiles.

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    1. Glad I did that apostrophe aok. Otto looks good I think

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  10. Both fabulous cards Brigit. I wish we got snow here..Loz

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    1. Well I loved the storm to tell you the truth. Glad you like my cards

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  11. What a ​lovely​ card​ with so many great details​! Thanks for sharing ​your talent​ with us at Craft your passion

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  12. I wondered if you drew the adorable hedgehog..then I read it was a stamp and that made me feel a bit better because you have so much talent I couldn't take it if you could draw too! I have zero artistic ability so I'm totally jealous of yours :) hahaha Stay warm!

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    1. It is instant gratification! I can draw a little but I have to look at a picture or it turns out horribly:)

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  13. The hedgehog is cute.
    Wish we had snow.

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    1. Thank you and we can give you some of our snow but Nova Scotia has tons more

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  14. Love the background on your card, it looks really fab. Thank you for joining our 'something old, something new' challenge at Crafty Creations Challenges and good luck in the draw!
    Hugs,
    Anna xxx

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    1. Glad you like the background-tried something new

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  15. Ganz toll! Danke für die Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.
    LG Dreja

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  16. If you hadn't mentioned the cat ca-ca color, I would not have noticed anything about that third color. I think it's a nice contrast to the pink. I just love your comments about your work. Hilarious!

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    1. Thank you and I am not one for that 3rd colour and how it mixed with the other 2. Glad you found it funny to read:)

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  17. Beautiful cards. I always love coming to your blog. As far as the snow goes, oddly we only got three inches between yesterday and today. Seems weird that here in Minnesota we have less snow than in other states, but I'm surely not complaining. :-)

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    1. Thank you! Big storm yesterday-love it!

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  18. Hubby definitely deserves a special lunch after being outside all that time. Lovely cards! Wish I was more crafty.

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    1. He got a nice massage too-he earned it

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  19. Ahh, snow! Hate it. We had a tiny bit which then froze so the sidewalks are lethal. Hope your husband has defrosted by now.....

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    1. hahahaaaa! When people don't sand or salt their walks they should be fined. I love the snow and I don't ski or skate

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  20. Great cards. And a great use of a snow day. I hope it clears up soon.

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    1. More snow coming! Glad you like my cards

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  21. That's a gorgeous black and white of the snow.

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    1. Thanks and it is actually in colour! It was just so snowy and dull outside

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  22. At last.... we have snow AND cards! :) I have to say I am not a fan of snow expect for Christmas. But I'm glad it tickles you and has inspired you to get creative. Both cards are beautiful cards, ca-ca included.
    hugs, Asha
    ps.Rosie send a kiss! :)

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    1. I have actually made a few so far and feel good about it:) I enjoy the snow and it feels cozy. Thanks about the cards even the ca-ca colour.

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  23. What beautiful cards! The hedgehog is adorable! Sounds like your hubby has everything under control outdoors, while you're busy crafting and cooking indoors. Stay warm and cozy!

    Julie

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    1. Thank you and I love Otto:) My hubby does and today it is a nice -15 C

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  24. Two fabulous cards, such pretty pinks on the first one and adorable image on the second one,
    Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.
    Pauline
    x
    I have candy on my blog if you would like to take a look - http://craftingwithcotnob.blogspot.co.uk/

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  25. Ohh das ist ein goldiger Igel und toll umgesetzt
    Hab lieben Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei Animal Friends
    Liebe Grüße
    Vanessa

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  26. Both your cards are fabulous! I love the technique you used on the first one, what an awesome look! I'm right there with you when it comes to this lovely white stuff! My hubby is out cleaning while I'm in my craft room keeping the world turning. ;0)
    Stay warm dear Birgit!

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    1. Thank you:) Yes he was outside and I was nice and cozy.

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  27. Fun cards! Beautiful as always. I'm so envious you got a snow day. We never get snow days where I work. Though the library is usually pretty empty on those snowy days so it's a good time to catch up on emails, reading book reviews, etc.. My husband usually stops by and clears accumulated snow off my car or drives me on the nastiest days. We don't have a parking lot and sometimes I have to park a few blocks away.

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    1. Oh that is sucky to have to park a few blocks away. It must be nice to work in a library..well mostly:) Very nice that your hubby does that for you. So does mine:) More snow today!

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  28. Beautiful !!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

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    1. Thank you-I do want to do the nest challenge:)

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  29. Two stunners. You have really brought the embossing out with both of them with your addition of colour.

    What is a pusherman??

    Anyhow, thanks for sharing with us

    Lin
    Dream Valley

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  30. a wonderful card you made for the Challenge Animal Friends - Thanks for joining us
    Hugs Anja

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  31. What a wonderful card and a sweet Hedgehog.
    Thanks for joinning us at the Animal Friends and a hope to see you again.
    Hugs
    Kuni

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