Friday, December 4, 2009

March of the Snowmen Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to our March of the Snowmen Blog Hop! There are 16 ladies (including me) participating in this hop and many of them are offering some form of blog candy to go along with this! You will just have to visit all to find out!! I will be offering a bit of candy myself (you will just have to wait and see what you get, however you will be pleasantly surprised!) and I will randomly pick someone from the comments left! Good luck.

I have collected a lot of snowman stamps over the years and here are some of my favorites!


Stamp is from Penny Black and colored with Copic Markers (B00, G07, R46, C1, YR68, E25). I added a bit of Crystal art glitter for the snow! The big snowflake is cut from Provo Craft - I cut three layers and stacked them on top of each other with foam tape. A red button and some scrappers floss ties them all together! The designer paper is from Kaisercraft. Nesties labels used to cut out the main stamped image and the red layer. I used a velvet green ribbon in the background to add some interest!

This stamp is from Great Impressions and is colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with OMS. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. The new snowflake embossing folder from Provo Craft was used on the base of this card. The snowflake stamp around the scallops is from Stamps by Judith and done with craft white ink. The tag is cut from Spellbinders nestabilities!
This stamp is from Plum Purdy by Renee' Mullins. It's colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with OMS. Crystal art glitter is used for the snow on his hat. Snowflake embossing folder is used on the white cardstock and the designer paper is from HOTP. Pure poppy and enchanted evening card stock is from PTI. The white dots are done with a sharpie paint pen.

This is probably my oldest snowman stamp! It's from Hampton Arts and is colored with prismacolor pencils and blended with OMS. The sentiment is from PTI and the designer paper are from K&Company. Deckled nesties were used to cut out the main image and the dark red layer.

This stamp is from Great Impressions and it's acutally a square of 3 snowman plus the sentiment. It's stamped in Memories black dye ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder. I used glaze gel pens to color his nose and accessories! Pure poppy card stock was scored twice on each end, then I cut the snowmen apart and popped them up using foam tape. The snowflakes are from Provo Craft and cut out with the CB. I added a bit of Vanilla Shimmer spray from Smooch to them, but it's hard to see in the photo.


Lastly, this stamp is from The Angel Company. He is colored with Copic Ciao Markers in G21 and G24. It's also outlined with C1 and then blinged up a bit with a touch of a stardust pen. The embossing folder is from Provo Craft, which goes so well with this stamp! I used a nestie label to cut this out, bent it a bit in the middle and then popped it up with foam tape. The sentiment is from The Angel Company, too.

Ok - I know that was a lot to read and see, but hopefully you enjoyed seeing all those different snowmen stamps! Byt he way, which one was your favorite? Here are the links for the 15 other ladies who are participating in this blog hop! I sure hope you get a lot of ideas and inspiration! Thanks for stopping by, and remember to leave a comment(s) so that you can be included in the blog candy drawing(s)!

Angella Crockett
Barb Foster
Deb Felts
Jen Carter
JenMarie Taylor
Jodi Heuser
Kelly Landers
Latisha Yoast
Laurie Willison
Linda Duke
Melisa Waldorf
Michelle Bartnett
Mona Pendleton
Pam Imholz
Stacy Rogers

Thanks for stopping by and a great weekend!

65 comments:

Stacy said...

Laurie your coloring is always amazing! Love each and every one of these cards!

Sue from Oregon said...

You have lots of fun snowman at your house. I think my fave is the Hampton Arts but then again I love them all!

Barb said...

DANG! You've been busy, Laurie ;) Fantastic work... coloring, layouts, and you've got an awesome snowman stamp collection!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wowza!!! I love every single one of them!!! Totally cute! I love your clean style....do you give lessons? :) God Bless!

Jennifer Carter said...

Cute! You made so many samples! I think the last green one is my favorite!

JenMarie said...

Lovin' all these snowmen!!!
The last one is my favorite!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

These are all beautiful!!! The snow falling on your blog page really adds a lot to the snowman feel while I was sitting here looking at these. Very fun!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I think they are all adorable- you have lots of fun images to play with! TFS

Deb said...

These are all fabulous! I love Plum Purdy! That and the last are my FAVS!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Now that is quite a collection of snowmen creations! I love them all! My favorite is card #2, 3 snowmen in a row! Now, that is a sight to see!

Kathy H said...

All of them are wonderful but my pick is the second one! Kathy Hering

Latisha said...

Wow 6 cards!!! You go girl!!
All of them are just terrific.

Sunshine said...

SNOWMAN HEAVEN!!I love them all! Thanks for the wonderful eye candy! Your cards are just terrific. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration! Hugz, Sunshine: ^D

beadz said...

Very cute! I think the Plum Purdy was my favorite.
hugs,
Gini

Rona said...

We have the same taste in snowMEN!! Absolutely amazing cards and wow I love that your blog is snowing!! It's freezing here but no snow - send some my way :)

Stampin' Pam said...

Ooooh I likey I likey! Fabulous creations - thanks for sharing so many ideas - seeing as how we just got our first snowfall today I'm ready to go make one of these in my yard!!!

Natalie said...

Are you kidding? How can anyone possible choose a favorite, they are all so doggone cute!! Love each one of them! Love the snowing blog!! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Stampin_melissa said...

OMGoodness, these are all so darling! If I had to chose, I think the last one is my favorite!

*Alison* said...

WOW.. these are all amazing.. how could you ever choose one?? Plum Perdy is amazing.. HUGS

LadybugSue said...

Snowmen crazy...
You certainly went there!

I love all of them and love snowmen too! Maybe I can join next year?

Jodie said...

Laurie, Your cards are amazing, wonderful job on the coloring!

Robin (Tqmnurse) said...

I love snowmen.....My favorite is the 3rd one from plum purdy.....He's just so fun!!!Gorgeous cards....Think I'll get my stamps out and play

Jen A said...

What a great collection of snowman stamps! Love the one that is sprawled out on the ground! Wonderful cards...all of them!

Julie said...

Wow...what a fabulous collection you have. Your cards are just superb!

dougnat said...

eeek! love them all!!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

What adorable cards!! each one different and so colorful! TFS!

Etha said...

What super cute snow men!! I think the hampton arts is my favorite :) you made some wonderful cards!!

StampinCarol said...

I love your cards! Great variety of snowmen and creativity!

Diana said...

I liked the last card best.
Akadi14@aol.com

Candy said...

They are the cutest! Can't just pick one! Thank goodness I don't have to! Great collection of snowmen stamps I can see why you couldn't pick one!
Candy

DebbieD said...

I just love snowmen! I have a few snowmen stamps and they have been idle for far too long, time to get them out and inked up. Thanks for the inspiration.

Mary said...

Gorgeous cards Laurie!

hugs
Mary

Betty Benton said...

Wonderful snowmen projects! And the fact that it's snowing on your blog -- that's just perfect!!

Angela K said...

Wow, you have been busy! I love them all, very cute!!

Nancy said...

Each one is cuter than the last. Your coloring is wonderful.

Thanks for sharing.

Espbfdl said...

love love love all your cards--said to myself as I was looking at them, "be sure to mention this card...wait...and that card...oh that is nice....love that..." So I love all of them! Great job:)

StampinCathy said...

OMGosh! I love all the snowmen! Pick one??? No way! You are one creative and inspiring crafter. Thanks so much for this amaZING eye candy along this hop and a chance at some sweeeeeeet candy.

Brenda said...

These are all a feast for the eys. Thanks for sharing so much creativeness in one spot.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Hi Laurie. No way could I pick a favorite, all of those images are adorable. You have a nice collection there girly!! Thanks so much for sharing all of them with us and for participating in this hop! I love all of your projects!!

jan said...

Your site is snowing! How adorable! I like the last green snowman, a fresh take from the usual blue!

naturecoastcrafter said...

I really enjoyed your blog this morning, truly. Love the holiday design--one of the best I've seen. Your cards are very inspiring and you gave me some great inspiration with a stamp I have--Let it snow! Thanks.

lisa808 said...

So many snowmen, so many beautiful cards!!! Thanks for sharing your lovely creations and for the chance to win some mystery blog candy!

Carol M said...

These cards are great. Thanks for the wonderful creations.

Linda said...

I loved all of your cards. They were all just too cute. Thanks for sharing your talent and caring with such a great giveaway.

Lee - grandmalee said...

WOW! How do you do it? So many awesome cards that I must CASE! You've done so many things that I need to do more of since I finally have the supplies. Your work & attention to detail is just wonderful. I'm so glad you shared so many examples with us today & helped reve up our engines! TFS!

The Lone Dollier said...

When I saw the first card I thought BIG HUG! CUTE!

Smiles~
Marilyn
DollsEtc.Blogspot.com

PS. I'm participating in a Christmas Blog Party today. Stop by and see. Also, I have some wonderful recipes up as I'm participating in a Christmas Cookie Recipe swap.

StampnInkLady said...

I just love your snowman collection and you did an amazing job on all of your cards! TFS!
Hugs Lori
stamper572000 at yahoo dot com

Bug's_mom said...

Nice work- love all the layers and esp. the different stamps.

Andrea said...

love these and the first one was my absolute fave!

CraftinGranny said...

Great cards and fantastic coloring. Thanks for sharing!
"Hugs" Granny

DB said...

I love all the cards, beautiful! Wow, I didn't know Renee had stamps! I used to paint and have a lot of her patterns and books. I haven't been to her website since I quit painting, but I'm going to have to check out those stamps!

loftylass said...

Wow Laurie - so many fabby snowmen but I think my favourite is the windswept one. tfs
HW

Lori said...

Very cute cards! Thanks for sharing!

Mary and Jillian said...

I LOVE all your snowmen! You are so creative -- thanks for sharing them!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

these are some of the cutest snowman images I've seen, and the cards you have made with them are gawjus! thanks so much for sharing.

EFY said...

Darling cards and beautiful coloring. I think my favorite is the snowman doing the splits! Blessings

Jane said...

They're all so cute, but I think my favorite would have to be either the 3 snowmen or the first one, the snowman with the big smile welcoming the snow.
Jane - Jacksonville

Jan Castle said...

Nicely done...snowmen are soooo cute!
Jan Castle castle77@comcast.net

GanyGooz12 said...

I love your assortment of snowmen;Each has it's own personality;thanks for sharing your talent and ideas!

Miriam said...

What a bunch of cute snowmen! I think I like the Great Impressions stamp the best, but everyone of them was as cute as can be. Your cards are all fantastic too. Thanks for sharing!

Lynne Phelps said...

I love all of your cards, but the green card is my favorite. It is such an unusual color scheme for a snowman card and I just love it!

helen said...

i thought i loved them all until i got to peace on earth, that is my fav! i love the movement that the image invokes and your colour choices on all cards impeccable!

Kelly Landers said...

Oh my goodness!! You do have a lot of snowman stamps! These cards were all amazing! It was so great to march along with you in the march of the snowmen! Have a great day!

maiahs_momma said...

great snowman cards :)!

Inky Hugs,
catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca

Natalie said...

Thanks Laurie!! I can't believe I won!!! What's funny is that snow is in our forecast and it rarely snows here!! Have a great week and I've emailed you my address!