Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Sweet Sketch and an Award!

Hi Stamping Friends!

Today's double challenge card uses a sketch from Karen Giron's blog: The Sweetest Thing SSSC44 and a color challenge from the Colour Create blog CCC31.  The colors were Blue, White and Silver.  Here's the sketch:

I tweaked the sketch a little bit.  I eliminated the rectangle.  And I apologize ahead of time, but I did another snowflake card.  How could I resist with that color combo?!  Here's my card:

The card base is Bashful Blue layered with a scallop circle of Night of Navy.  The scallop was cut with the Scallop #2 die.  The Brushed Silver strip was embossed with the Petals-A-Plenty Impressions Embossing folder.  The sentiment is from Four the Holidays and is stamped in Night of Navy.  After I made this card, my ever faithful man in brown delivered my backordered Platinum Shimmer Paint.  So of course I had to mix a little bit up with some alcohol to make a mist.  Here my card after I made it shimmer:

Can you see all that sparkly goodness?  No?  Well here's a close-up: 

Now can you see it?  IRL it is very shimmery.  It took a couple test runs to figure out how to make a light mist and not a big blotchy mess.  I ended up taking my card and shimmer mist outside.  First I would spray the mist, then I would swoosh my card through the mist.  Kinda like the perfume girls do at the department stores.  I didn't aim it straight at the card, I just swung the card through the mist.  It made a nice sparkly coating.  Now I'll have to buy the Chamagne Mist and Frost White Shimmer Paint out of the Holiday Mini Catalog before it goes away on January 4th!

Now on to my award news.  The ever sweet Cindy over at her blog: Heart's Delight Cards, gave me my very first blog award!!

How cool is that?!

There's a fun little game attached with this award and here are the rules: 
I need to...
**Pass this award on to five people.
**Post on their blog to let them know I left this award.
**Answer this list of questions in ONE word. 
This is going to be the hardest part!  My philosophy is... why use just one word, when there are so many wonderful words to be spoken!!  I'm going to give it a try anyway.  Here goes:

1.  Where is your cell phone?  PURSE
2.  Your hair?  BLECH!
3.  Your mother?  FRUGAL
4.  Your father?  FRIENDLY
5.  Your favorite food?  DESSERT
6.  Your dream last night?  COLORS
7.  Your favorite drink?  WATER
8.  Your dream/goal?  CONTENTMENT 
9.  What room are you in?  OFFICE
10. Your hobby?   STAMPING
11. Your fear?  HEIGHTS
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years?  HOME
13. Where were you last night?   POOL
14. Something that you aren't?   PERFECT
15. Muffins?  SPICE
16. Wish list item?   MAID
17. Where did you grow up?   ARTESIA
18. Last thing you did?  DROVE
19. What are you wearing?  SWEATER
20. Your TV?  OLD
21. Your pets?  SIX
22. Friends?  PLENTY
23. Your life?  FABULOUS
24. Your mood?  TIRED
25. Missing someone?  GRANDMA
26. Vehicle?  ODYSSEY
27. Something you're not wearing?  NECKLACE
28. Your favorite store?   MARSHALL'S
29. Your favorite color?  GREEN
30. When was the last time you laughed?  TODAY
31. Last time you cried?  HHMMM?
32. Your best friend?  SCOTT
33. One place that I go to over and over?  POOL
34. Facebook?  NO!!!!
35. Favorite place to eat?  FIGARO'S

You've heard me talk about November being National Blog Posting Month.  Well there is a group of gals at my favorite Stampin' Up! online hangout, Stampin' Addicts, who have all taken up the challenge to blog everyday for the entire month of November.  And because they all have done such a tremendous job of encouraging me in this venture, I want to pass this award on to them.  So the five fabulous bloggers (in no particular order) that I'm going to give this award to are:

4.  Tracey at TRACEY STAMPS
5.  Adriana at ESCAPE 2 STAMP

I hope you guys have a chance to play along!!

CLICK HERE if you want to see a list of everyone who is playing in the NaBloPoMo Challenge.  And stay tuned to see if I can complete the challenge.  I'm over half-way there already!

Four The Holidays  #116921  $13.95

Petals-A-Plenty Impressions Folder  #116824  $7.95

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!


TrishG said...

Lots of fun elements. I love the center with the snowflake and circle and bling.

Cindy said...

IMHO< one can never see (or have) too many snowflake cards! Love it, Krystal. Wait 'til you see how much more shimmery the Champagne Mist and Frost White are!!!

Janiel/ janny said...

Very beautiful card....
Thank you for joining us at Colour Create.
hugs, Janiel