Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Snow Day! yahoo! Card Crazy!

oh me...oh my... I am exclamation point Crazy:) I live in the Niagara Region and we have been socked  with snow and I am loving it. We haven't had hardly any snow this whole winter but Mother Nature decided to give it to us all in one day.  My co-workers and I were worse than kids on Monday because we were all hoping for a snow day and we got our wish. The picture below doesn't really show how snowy it is but this is to continue throughout the night.


I apologize for not visiting on a daily basis with everyone but my friend is going through a divorce and her soon to be ex moved his things out of their home on Saturday. I knew she needed a friend, some wine and Bob Hope. Also, my mom has been sick with bronchitis but she is feeling better now. I worry since she is 89 and has dementia plus she has lost 10 lbs and is not eating as much so ...that is just how it is.

Now on to better news, I made some cards and had a great time in my craft room.  I created a Christmas card and the 4 seasons with the same stamp.

Rubber stamp, dye pads, Die cut, sizzex machine, embossing powder, sticky tape, glitter, wink o Stella.

Happy Little Stampers-DieCuts: Make it Simple
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge2-AG
Crafty Creations-AG
Christmas Card Throwdown-Sketch Challenge
Alphabet Challenge-Zero Embellishments-does glitter count??
Addicted To Stamps-Holiday
Sparkles Christmas Challenge-Use Silver or Gold

This was quick but I had a fun time creating this card. I used  the tape that I normally use to stick paper together, to create the stripes in glitter. I stamped the image with different dye inks and placed different embossing powders  on the image and heated it up. I put some wink of Stella on the edge of the Die cut and adhered it to the card.

The Four Seasons

Winter

Spring
 Summer
Fall

Rubber stamp, black memento dye ink, sizzex machine, Die cut, prisma pencils, crystals, stickles, wink of Stella, distress inks, colour bursts, pop up dots.

Simon Says: Bit O' Green-My summer card
Stamplorations: CAS/Sky Blue-My Winter Card
Retro Rubber Challenge-AG-My Spring Card-rrcb58
Glitter N' Sparkle-Make It Green-Summer Card
Eclectic Ellapu-Spring is Here-My Spring card
Dream Valley-Lots of Layers-Any of these 4 would work

All of these were fun to create because I wanted to show the same scene but from each season and I hope I did each season justice. The rubber stamp is about a year and half old but one I have t used much so I wanted to have fun with that stamp. The winter stamp is the least coloured but I think it turned out quite well. The spring stamp was fun to put together because I thought of bright colours and I wanted the greens to look bright and New looking. Summer has the deep greens( if one was getting a lot of rain and the grass isn't burnt), using distress inks, with the coral colour one often sees in flowers and finally, autumn is ablaze with colour especially the background which I used, not only distress inks but also colour bursts. So much fun!

54 comments:

  1. Hi, Birgit!

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... in your neighborhood and on your blog. Lucky you for having a snow day! Every day I press my nose against the window pane and search the sky, wishing for a good deep snowfall like the one you are getting, but then I wake up and remember that I'm living in Central Florida. :)

    I'm sorry to learn that your friend is enduring the stress of a divorce, but happy to know that your mother is recovering from her bout with bronchitis.

    Of the cards you showed us today I like the first one, "Season's Greetings," and the last one, "Fall" best.

    Merry Christmas and happy new year to you, dear friend BB! :)

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    1. Hahahaaa...yes it's very Christmassy here with all the snow but by Friday, it's supposed to rain so there will be flooding. Glad you like my cards and I like my Fall card too.

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  2. I love that winter picture on the card. Outside, not so much. Glad you have a snow day. I don't think we have had any this year.

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    1. We got all our snow in one day! Rain by Friday they say....

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  3. Great cards indeed. Blah, that much snow you can keep. We want no more here haha Hopefully things get better for your friend and mom.

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    1. I think this will be the last snow...it was the first snow and the last really. My friend will be going through tougher times before it gets better

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  4. Look at all those sparkly and gorgeously colored scenes! I guess that snowfall really did your inspiration some good. As to the commenting, it sounds like you've got a lot going on, Sugar! No worries on that front!

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    1. Glad you visited my blog and that you like my cards.

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  5. Your Four Seasons are wonderful and could be reproduced in many ways.

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    1. Yes, they could be and it is endless really

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  6. Stay warm! I'm over snow, personally lol. I hope we can make it through Spring without another big snowstorm here. It won't happen, but I can dream.

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    1. We had a bit of snow in January but nothing really until Tuesday. We got everything in one day. It sounds like you live in the snow belt

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  7. I like the different seasons with just one card.
    I envy you all that snow! I miss snow...
    Be there for your friend and mother. Yes, sometimes wine is needed.

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    1. I enjoyed watching it come down and do miss it when we don't see it...like this year actually. I plan to be there for my friend and my dear mommy.

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  8. I love the seasons cards. Great. And I'm glad you're enjoying your snow day. Sorry about your friend. You're right, she probably needed someone that day. And I hope your mom gets better soon.

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    1. Thanks! My friend needs tlc and my mom is getting better from the bronchitis.

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  9. We had mild snow out of nowhere the other day. Now today is cold and windy.

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  10. Let's hear it for snow days!
    As always, the cards are just lovely.
    Sorry you've had so much to deal with. Hugs,

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    1. So glad you like my cards which were nice to make and escape from the crap. My main concern is my mom as my friend will survive this.

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  11. Yea for a snow day!!!! The 8 years we lived in Montana, there was never one (son was SOOO disappointed). They went to school regardless, rain, sunshine, blizzard, etc. But glad you guys had a day off! Always an unexpected blessing!

    Sorry to hear about your friend and your mom. Never apologize if you don't get around to blogs, stuff happens that is more prioritizing than blogs indeed!

    Very nice variations of the card for the seasons :)

    betty

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    1. Yes....some places would laugh at us for having a snow day but I don't care:) I had fun making these cards and glad you like them.

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  12. Oh dear,hope your Mum is better. Mine had a bad chest infection which lingered for a few weeks, but is ok now. Love the Christmas cad, but don't do that! I'm amazed enough that we're heading for 1st April.

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    1. My mom is slowly winding down I fear. I just miss her even when I sit beside her. She is getting better and glad your mom is better. Glad you like my Christmas card even though you don't want to hear anything bout Christmas:)

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  13. Hi Birgit...lovely pic of your snowfall we had a few flakes this year but that's all....loving your four seasons cards it's amazing that the same stamp can be made to show so much variety by using colour...sending a big hug for Mum and hoping she is feeling a bit better soon xxxx

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    1. We didn't have snow until yesterday! It looks so pretty right now. I could create more just with this stamp...amazing what one can do with one stamp. My mom is better but I fear she is slowly winding down. I see this with her losing weight and just the dementia taking more hold.

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  14. Love all the sparkle and different backgrounds. Thanks for joining Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

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  15. Love the four seasons cards. Love to celebrate the seasons!

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    1. Glad you like my 4 season cards...they were fun

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  16. The 4 seasons cards are so pretty. I can't decide which is my favorite, because they all look beautiful. Bravo!

    Sorry to hear about your mom. Glad you could be there for your friend. Awesome to get a snow day as an adult. Yeah!

    ~Jess

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    1. So nice to hear how much you like my cards. My mom is better now even though I fear she is winding down.

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  17. Yours is a beautiful rendition of Four Seasons. Worthy of Vivaldi!

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    1. Oh my goodness! Thank you so much...tht is. Beautiful compliment

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  18. I think winter and fall are the best ones.

    Hopefully all this activity means you're feeling better.

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  19. Love your cards, Birgit! The seasons are brilliant. Summer is brown in our area so I had to read your summer card twice. Hope your mom and friend are feeling better today. Big hugs.

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  20. Lovely cards. Stay warm and safe!

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  21. The only thing I miss about a snow day is being able to look outside to see it. Otherwise I'm not sure I need a snow day.

    I well understand divorce and the need for support having suffered through 2 of those darn events. I'll take a hundred snow days over a divorce.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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  22. Fun combo of muted colors and glitter, great job! Thanks for joining our March CAS challenge at HLS!

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  23. What a lovely creative way to spend a snow day. I'd forgotten all about using DST to make glitter stripes, and it's such a perfect way to do it, your stripes are so precise and even. I absolutely LOVE your four seasons set too. Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas
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  24. What a lovely cards, thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge for our ‘Z = Zero Embellishments’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x

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  25. This sweet bird scene is the perfect image for a 4-seasons card, Birgit! I love them all! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  26. Re Christmas card - that's a great way to make gittery stripes and I love your shimmery sentiment.
    Re Four seasons - wow, what a gorgeous set of cards. I'm very impressed with the colouring.
    Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Throwdown.

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  27. Gorgeous display of glitter, a gorgeous card. Thanks for playing along with us at Alphabet Challenges. We hope you can join us again during our next A - Z series. Caz. DT.

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  28. Glad you enjoyed your snow day. Not enough of the stuff for a snow day here. Your cards look pretty spectacular.

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  29. I think that the colouring of the various seasons, and the colours you've chosen to frame them, are phenomenal! Such precise colouring - it's so lovely! Thanks so much for joining us at Retro Rubber for our Anything Goes challenge.

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  30. Elle est si sobre et tellement poétique cette carte Birgit, j'aime l'effet scintillant, merci de jouer avec nous chez CCT, biz

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  31. Such beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at CCT, April x

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  32. Wow, what a great group of cards! Beautiful job coloring and designing all of them. Thanks for sharing with us at Retro Rubber!

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  33. Fab Christmas card, the snow outside makes the card all the more appropriate.
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM. :)

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  34. Your four seasons are beautiful! Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

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  35. Lovely card. Thanks so much for joining us over at the Crafty Creations Challenge Blog.
    Kristina DT

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  36. This is just the cutest card ever Kath and just perfect for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Gold or Silver on your card" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

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  37. Very nice use of silver and gold. Lovely card. That you for sharing your card with Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

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