Thursday, November 24, 2011

First snow!

Happy Thanksgiving, American peeps!

Yesterday morning, we woke up to the first snow of the season - it's so beautiful, so magical!  (Until I bundled up my youngest and found myself sweating, trying to get her to keep her toes uncurled so they'd slide into her boots.)  Just kidding - we had a fun playtime outside:

This mama didn't want to get her camera wet, so the pics were snapped on our backyard deck before we ran around downstairs... btw, did you notice Thomas' scarf already all wet?  I couldn't resist - I shot him a little snowball! haha - he thought it was hilarious (lucky for me!)

Thomas turned at one point and said: "I wish we could always have snow - maybe we could put it in a box or something."  Hmmmm....

How about in a jar?  I stamped the main image from "friendship jar" onto a die-cut jar shape, and also stamped the snowman from the "holiday fillers" set.  I then created a mask for the snowman, and lightly sponged blue ink around him.  I just wanted a hint of blue haze... His hat was colored in with copics, but his scarf was paper-pieced.  I used some SU "dazzling details" to create the shiney blizzard-in-a-jar.  The large bow at the top was also paper-pieced, and from the "summer fillers" set.  The candy cane background on the larger white mat was created by stamping rows of the stripes from "candy cane christmas" - they didn't line up seamlessly, but I think it's still very festive and cute :)

Thanks for looking!  Come back tomorrow for the PTI blog hop!


  1. Hi there! Your cheery card made me smile :) Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Your kids are adorable all bundled up to go outside and play! And how sweet that your son wanted to save the snow in a box!
    We woke up this morning and the snow in our backyard was gone! Crazy! No ski pants today!
    I love your card, Elena! It's so pretty and all the little details are fabulous!

  3. Oh, I love this card. It is so snowy and festive. I completely forgot about this set, which was one of my very first sets last year, when I discovered PTI. And, how fun does that snow look. I like how you made your own candy cane paper background.

  4. so so cute!! have fun in the snow!! happy thanksgiving!

  5. oops!! you already had yours!!! have agreat day anyway:)

  6. Great card, Elena! Love the snowman in the jar. Fabulous!