Friday, November 2, 2012

Sending Christmas Joy and a BIG Thank you!

Happy Weekend! 

Before I show you my card, I have to take a moment to say some heartfelt thank you's. My sweet friend Virginia and the the other Hero Arts hostesses, (who I met at Scarpfest this past September) gave me a wonderful surprise birthday blog hop last week! I loved every blog post, every card and every birthday wish! They are such good people, wonderful friends and I love each one of them! So, thank you ladies - you truly made my birthday extra special! I also want to thank those of you who sent me cards, messages and special birthday wishes! Thank you, thank you, thank you! :)

Okay, I do have a card to share tonight. I couldn't help myself from picking up this adorable stamp from Hero Arts called, Sleeping Snowman. I bought the matching die too. I had lots of fun creating this card!

I used an acetate overlay, stamped with snowflakes. My snowman was colored with makers and I added white Enamel Accents for the dots on the paper pieced scarf. I dabbed his orange nose with some Glossy Accents and used green and red Stickles for the holly on his hat. 

Thanks for coming by. I hope you have a good weekend! Let's all keep the millions of people on the East Coast in our thoughts and prayers. There is still such an enormous amount of suffering and sadness.

29 comments:

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Hope you Had a great birthday! Love the cute snowman!

Karen B. said...

So great to hear that you had a good day. Your card is unbelievably cute!

Kathy Humphrey said...

Oh he is adorable! I almost caved in and bought that stamp set...now I wish I had!! Love the acetate overlay-something I haven't worked with yet:) Sorry I missed your birthday blog hop-sounds like it was wonderful! Happy Belated Birthday:)

Laura Jane said...

Oh! he is a sweetie!
Love the glitttery snow tops:0

Sue said...

Hello Barb
I am pleased you had a great Birthday.
Thank you for the hug!
I was surprised but delighted to see this cute card, like you it is rare for me to do cute; having a Gd has opened my eyes towards this genre since she was born, but I still do not make many. The snowman looks great and using the Acetate adds another dimension and makes it more special.
A lovely card.
Smiles:)
Sue

Arlene said...

What a wonderful card! I love the card! The overlay is super - just like watching the snow fall.

Dawn said...

Beautiful Barb. It is a rather cute snowman and the way you used the acetate with the snowflakes is very inspiring. So happy you enjoyed your birthday hop! I didn't get a chance to partake but was sending happy birthday thoughts your way.

Nancy said...

So glad you had a GREAT birthday, Barb! Your card is so cute. I love the falling snow. I guess you are an expert on this subject! Hugs, my friend!

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Barb, love this cute card, I also have ordered this set after seeing Kelly's stunning cards and after seeing this I can't wait for it to arrive.

Maureen Morton said...

Ahh, I love what you did with this guy! The acetate snowstorm is adorable. I decided on the other snowman set with all the matching dies, but.......you made this little guy such a star! Hope you weekend is sweet.

joy said...

Super cute snowman card, Barb! Love that acetate overlay! So glad you had a super fun birthday; sorry I wasn't able to participate. What a nice thing for Virginia and the other gals to do for you!!

Cat Craig said...

Cute card, love the snow overlay. Happy belated!

Virginia L. said...

This is absolutely darling!! Love your snowman and and all the glittery snow! The acetate overlay looks AWESOME! And I am so glad that you enjoyed the surprise birthday blog hop! Sending you happy hugs! xo

walchowDesign said...

Hope you had a great birthday, Barb! Love your cute snowman card and your stamping on the acetate is perfect!

MarcyK924 said...

It was SO much fun surprising YOU for a change, since you do so much for everyone else! Thanks for all your prayers for the victims of Sandy - my kids were caught in the thick of it! This card is about the sweetest thing I've ever seen and it made me smile! Such a clever use of acetate, Barb! Hope you're having a fun weekend, sweetie! XOXO

Kathy (krolski) said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed the surprise Birthday blog hop, Barb. :) I hope your b-day was wonderful. I just LOVE this card! Everything about it is super adorable!

pcm said...

great card! glad you had an awesome birthday!

paula said...

Barb I'm sorry I missed your birthday & the blog hop. I hope your day was as special as you are. That snow man card is so cute! I can see why you brought him. I wish it snowed here so I could justify getting him. Christmas in summer sucks sometimes ;o)

alexandra s.m. said...

Love your card and the acetate overlay is genious here !
Thank You Barb ;-)

Donna Bowman said...

Such a cute card Barb! I love the colors and those little snowflakes!! I hope you had a great birthday!!

Cathy A said...

So sweet, I love the acetate overlay, adds a great effect.

Michelle said...

Barb, first of all, belated happy birthday to you! Secondly, your snowman is just too cute! I love him. :-)

Elizabeth Allan said...

We've already received snowflakes so it will only be a matter of time before adorable snowmen such as yours start coming to life!

Trinh said...

A very belated birthday wish to you, Barb! You are a gem and I wish you all the best!

Your card is so cute; lovin' the acetate overlay!

Brenda said...

This has to be my favourite snowman ever, and I will get it one day! I totally love the acetate overlay Barb!

Greta said...

Totally adorable!

donna mikasa said...

Oh, so cute! Love that sleeping snowman--I may have to get him now! And some acetate, too!

Kelly Booth said...

So Cute...just Adore this card!!! xo

Tracey McNeely said...

Your card is just so so cute!