Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sparkling Wintry Sensations Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle "Sparkling Wintry Sensations” blog hop! If you hopped here by way of  Marie, then you're in the right spot. If you'd like to start from the beginning and become eligible for SIX great prizes, then click here.


During the blog hop, from today through Sunday July 17, the Sparkle Team presents all of the SNS Winter Holiday stamps on a super special - 20% off! (exception is Spellbinders Combos).


Since those hot and humid days are settling in for a lot of us, I think these two cards will help to cool you down. And what better way than to stamp up some snowman cards.


This snowman is in  set 340 Dancing Snowman. He is so cute and he's dancing and tipping his hat to you. Can't you picture him on one of your Christmas card designs.

I have him sitting offset on top of a blue snowflake that was made with a punch. Next, I added brushable glue to that snowflake and covered it with Sparkling Snow Glitter G1003

I embossed the card front with a snowflake embossing folder and lightly covered those embossed images with Memento Ink - Summer Sky 99620.
I found some swirly silver ribbon and pleated it to finish this card.







My next card, is another snowman also from Set 340 and this stamp is known as Top Hat - Snowman. He is framed using a frame from a Cuttlebug Emboss Plus folder. The Dotty Flakes are a great addition to this snowy card too and are also in this set.. I used Poolside EP (EP393)  and Silver Lightning EP (EP262) on this card and used that swirly silver ribbon to tie it all together.









I hope my cards have helped to cool you down.

Don't forget, I might be one of “The Five” with a secondary prize, so take a minute to leave a comment to become eligible for the Grand Prize and one of the 5 secondary prizes, then hop on over to Patti's blog for more "cool" ideas.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

53 comments:

Karin said...

Darling cards! I love that pleated ribbon and all of the glitter of course!

Donna Ellis said...

Brrrr, Cold! I can feel the chill from the cascading ice in your pleated ribbon and sparkled die cuts! Very sweet custom designer paper with the snowflakes, and a darling framed snowman! Beautiful cards, Barbara!

Auntie Em said...

I love snowmen and snowflakes. Your shimmery cards really show them off so sweetly! I like the embossed backgrounds and that glittery snowflake seems a perfect spot for your frosty little character. Great ribbon choice!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Judy Rozema said...

The ribbon and sparkle on your cards is so neat! Love these cool snowmen, Barbara!

creativearts said...

Love your snowmen, Barbara! The ribbon and glitters really tie everything together!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Snowmen in baby blue say winter to me! These 2 cards are just adorable Barbara.

Susan said...

You make me wish we had snow down here. Those snowmen are too cute. I love the colors and finishing touches.

Linda said...

Great cards Barbara! They are cooling me right down. I really like the colors you used.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are so cute, Barbara! Love the frosty colors and wonderful pleated ribbon. Really super!

Anonymous said...

You can just feel the chill in the air with those cool light colors. Beautiful cards, Barbara. Brenda

Kim said...

I love the snowman and the ribbon on the side really dresses the card up. Great work!

Anonymous said...

I love both your cards, but the ribbon and snowman is gorgeous.
Nancy

Anonymous said...

How very cute Barbara. Love all the different elements you used on each card, especially the pleated ribbon I guess I'm going to have to put that set on my wish list. Great job. Shona

Julie Z said...

Those snowmen and all that glitter are making me feel the chill! Clicked on each card & they look even more sparkly & pretty up close! Great cards Barbara!

Karen Howard said...

The pleated ribbon was a nice touch to the first card. Nice work.

Peg Klitch said...

Oh, your Top Hat Snowman card is so cute Barbara. I really liked it. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us. Peg K.

donna/Dan Levine said...

I like the effect of the sparling snow glitter. Now I have an idea as to how to use it on my cards. Thank you for sharing.

Dawn said...

Beautiful ribbon. I love the way you used Nestabililties to frame the snowmen.

Helen said...

Yes, the snowmen did cool me down, but got a couple ideas of what to use with my snowflake folder-a light touch of blue....and adding cut out snowflakes with the snowmen...neat cards.

chipielolo said...

I love your first card, Barbara! You gave me a wonderful idea in the way you brushed lightly the embossed background to make it stand out. It is as delicate as lace. Does the snowman actually cast a shadow or did you color a shadow in? Simply stunning! Thank you for sharing!

Ink n' knit up said...

so pretty! And the snowman is darling. Very clever-wonderful work

Pat said...

Great cards! Love snowmen; your combination of colors and images is inspiring.

Dianne Potter said...

What fun and whimsical cards. Both snowmen would warm any heart. Great job! Thanks so much

Lois said...

Loved how the snowmen look like their looking right at you. Thanks

Char said...

I love the sparkly snowmen. Both different but, both just wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I really like your treatment of the embossed snowflakes. It's a great background. "Happy Winter" is a cheery look. I like it very much.
Jan Hobbs

Verna Angerhofer said...

Snowmen are always good subject matter for holiday greetings. I certainly love what you created with these cute snowmen images. They are darling.

MrsETaylor said...

You always come up with such unique ideas Barbara. I'm loving the layered snowflake die under the snowman. Beautiful

Joan Petty said...

Certainly very Christmasy card designs, love the pleated ribbon....great idea.
Thanks for sharing

April said...

Your cards are great! I love the bow and ribbon. These snowmen are so cute!

Vidette said...

Your cards are such fun. The snowmen are adorable.

Anita Braddock said...

Very CCCCCoooolllll cards lol love all your cards they are so Beautiful. thanks for all the Ideas. love all the colors. thanks for sharing. and thanks for the chance to win. keep up the great job.
abbraddock@msn.com

Dee in N.H. said...

Great Santa cards! I really love how you did that ribbon! Very cool!

Sharon Hannifin said...

What unique way you used the ribbon wave. Snowmen are my favorite and your ideas just make me smile! Thanks for sharing.

Kelly said...

Love the snowmen on both cards and the little touch of color on the background snowflakes of the first! Wonderful work!

Lynne Platt said...

You have inspired me to pull out my snowmen, glitter, and ribbon and make cards! I know it is 11 pm but the night is still young. Thank you.

NWFlamingo said...

So cool they're HOT!

nancynelson1667@optonline.net said...

Nice cards, like the pleated ribbon

Anonymous said...

You did a terrific job designing the two snowman cards. I like the backgrounds and the ribbon on your first card very much. Linda Beyer

slbela59 said...

I love snowmen and glitter and your cards are gorgeous! thanks for sharing.

cosie said...

I,m amazed at all the talent and these snowmen are just so cute and glittery...Will be in my to do file.. Thanks for the inspiration.

Nana Connie said...

Adorable snowmen images! Love both the cards with the pale blue for a winter feel. Wonderful!

Bridget said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love snowmen.

Carol N said...

Wonderful cards. Love the pleated ribbon and the snowflakes behind the snowman on the first card.

jeannette stecik said...

I love the lace snowflake behind the snowman. It adds a whimsical touch.

Joni said...

The snowman and glitter go together beautifully.

Anonymous said...

what a great variety of snowmen they have come up with,in 100++ heat it still didnt cool me off LOL

Sandy rustydoc1@yahoo.com

Cheryl said...

Wonderful cards! I love the snowman!


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Kathy Vogel said...

Where did you find that lovely silver swirly ribbon? I especially like your first card with the snowman tipping his hat & the summer sky ink on the embossed snowflake background.

Beth said...

You used some lovely blues on your cards! And the ribbons really add a beautiful accent! These are CUTE snowmen and make for great wintry cards!

Candy Meyers said...

Such cute cards. I love them both. Can't wait to start playing with some of these stamps.
Thanks for sharing.
Candy Meyers

Mary Strauser said...

I see their is some stamps I have to order.
Love all the cards and thanks for sharing.

E. Marie said...

Great cards. The snowment are so cute and I love the ribbon pleating.