Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Snowball fight!

     I have a Mabelle card for you today.  This fun image called Snowball Boy can be found in the Whimsy and Stars Studio etsy store.
     I started with a base card of white and then cut a mat of Bazzill which I embossed with a snowflake embossing folder.  To dress the mat up a bit I broke out some white embossing powder for some frosty fun.  The image was colored with Copics, doubled matted and layered on top of another triple matted panel.  If you're wondering why I chose the olive green color for his sweater that color is in the cute little snowman DP.  It just got covered up.  ☺  The snowflake is a Maya Road chipboard piece I covered with Gesso and then glitter.  I think I managed to convey the feeling of cold on this card don't you.  LOL
     Be on the look out tomorrow for some special news from Whimsy and Stars Studio.
     I mentioned I'd try to take some photos of the goodies I picked up on vacation.  It took three pictures to get it all in.  LOL  Sorry for the bad lighting.  The packaging was reflecting everything.

     I was shopping with vacay and Christmas mini albums in mind so a lot of it is for those projects.
     Here are a few photos from the trip.  Unfortunately I didn't bring my zoom lens camera so I didn't get very good pics of the big bear we saw, plus he was a lazy bear and just wanted to lay under the tree in the grass.  The first pic is the view from our cabin and the other two are some residents of Cade's Cove.  Those turkeys felt pretty darned safe strutting around there considering it was Thanksgiving day.  LOL

          I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sisterhood of Crafters--embossing
Simon Says Stamp--anything goes
Bearly Mine--blues and silver
Creative Card Crew--anything goes
elke Kaart een Feestje--non-traditional Christmas colors
Going Grey with Scrap-creations--Merry Christmas
Ladybug Crafts Ink--snowflakes
Oldie But a Goodie--let it snow (ribbon is from last Christmas)
Party Time Tuesday--anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown--lots of layers
Eureka Stamps--let the holiday fun begin
Lexi's Creations--Christmas
Love to Create--non-traditional Christmas colors
Make It Monday--anything goes
Tammy's Scrapin Corner--let it snow
The Paper Girls--Christmas
Totally Stampalicious--let it snow
Addicted to Stamps--Christmas Time
Corrosive--anything goes
PanPastelUK--frosty and bright
The Crafty Pad--add some glitter
The Hybrid Chick--winter photo inspiration
Challenge Up Your Life--first snow
Sketch Saturday--sketch
Fussy and Fancy--feeling blue

     Hope you have a wonderful day!


  • Paper:  My Mind's Eye, Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Whimsy and Stars Studio "Snowball Boy"
  • Ink:  Copics
  • Tools:  EK Success Corner rounder, MFT Mini Tabs, Cuttlebug embossing folder, heat gun
  • Miscellaneous:  Stampendous White embossing powder, Recollections brads, Celebrate It ribbon, Maya Road chipboard snowflake, Hang Tag String, button and glitter from my stash


  1. Pretty card! The ribbon is yummy!
    Love your goodies! I've been wanting the pinecone die. Can't wait to see what you make!

  2. This is gorgeous Tracy. Such a cute image, I love the frosty effect on the embossing and gorgeous ribbon.
    Looks like you will be having lots of fun with your new goodies.
    Fabulous photos too!

    hugs Sue

  3. Oh, this is such a beautiful winter card, Tracy! :-) I love the olive sweater, I think it pops up great! :-) Love the snow around the card as well :-)

    Can't wait to see what you'll make with the new goodies :-)


  4. Lovely card and just perfect for our challenge this week at The Crafty Pad, thanks for playing along. :)

    Debbie The Crafty Pad Designs

  5. Fabolous card ,great pictures and lovely stuff lol!!
    XXX Heidy

  6. What a sweet card, I love the sparkle.

  7. This is gorgeous I love the layout and the image is adorable. Have fun with all those new goodies and the photo's are fab. Caroline xxx

  8. stunning card Tracy! love the edging too. and gorgeous pics of your holiday - and your shopping!
    Kim x

  9. I always love stopping by here. You coloring is just beautiful!

  10. This is one gorgeous card! Love your image, and embellishments are gorgeous! Thank you for joining us this week over at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
    Ruza, LTC DT

  11. This is lovely, The colors are amazing.
    so wonderful.

    Please come back next week.
    Best of Luck on The Challenge!

    To Be Eligible for prizes,you must be a follower. If you are a follower Thank you so very much. If you have forgotten just come to the main page and click to follow.

    Tammy Ortiz
    Founder of
    Tammy Scrapin Corner

  12. Beautiful card Tracey. I love the colors and design. Coloring is wonderful. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps. joann sassy raggedy

  13. Tracy, beautiful card, and gorgeous coloring. Love your card and the photos. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge Blog.

  14. Very cute card and super coloring! Thanks for joining us at Love To Create Challenge. NancyD

  15. Hello. Your card is Fantastic..Popped in from MIM. Faye

  16. I love this frosty card of yours! Wonderful layers and the sparkle you've given his outfit!
    It looks like you've found some wonderful shopping finds to!

  17. Gorgeous card Tracy, love the cute image, fabulous sparkle and colouring and beautiful bow..
    love your goodies and lovely pictures too..

    Thanks for joining in with us at Fussy and Fancy…

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  18. Your card is gorgeous. I love that shade of blue.

    You did find some lovely goodies on your trip and your photos of your trip ase so lovely.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


  19. Your winter card is real fun, Tracy! The image is colored beautifully and I like the white embossed borders and the MME DP.
    Hugs, Anja

    PS: thanks for sharing some of your vacation photos and I'm looking forward to see your Christmas mini albums, that you will be creating with all that gorgeous stuff from your shopping tour ;o)

  20. Wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing them! I love your beautiful frosty card! You do an amazing job with these "snowy" cards! One would think you have lots of experience with that kind of climate! lol I'm still trying to send some snow your way! :o)

  21. Thanks for sharing your photos, Tracy. I was dying to see what you bought. I love the Distress Inks most of all... I have all the colors but for a couple... so versatile! Can't wait to see what you make with it all. LOVE the view from your cabin... this is making me "homesick" for TN. So glad you had a great time!

  22. Awesome card :) love the white embossing around the edge and the ribbon is gorgeous, fab image too,
    Thanks for joining us at LTC
    Hugs Klair xx

  23. Beautifully crafted. Great design and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tammys Scrapin Corner. Good luck. Hugs Desíre {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  24. Gosh, your photos are amazing Tracy... And so are your new goodies, have fun playing with them! Your card is supersweet, such pretty colouring as always!! Hugs, Ira

  25. Beautiful card,cute image and love the embossed background papers and bow thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner
    Carol DT x

  26. Sweet card! The colours are beautiful. Love the white embossing around the embossed cardstock. It gives a lovely snowy effect.

  27. Super cute card! LOVE all your vacation pics, and it looks like you made quite the haul! TFS!

  28. The card is as gorgeous as always and I love the glitter on his outfit - too cute! Looks like the shopping trip was worth it - great goodies. Finally, love the snaps - looks a wonderfully, natural, peaceful place :)

  29. Wow stunning design really perfect for our challenge this week.

    Good Luck

    Kerry DT Leader PanPastel UK

  30. Beautiful card Hick!!! What a fantastic layout and you know, despite all the obvious things that would catch one's attention, the embossing on the edge of your card tickled me pink!!! :) Love that snowy feel you've given it there. LOOOVE your vacation pictures too. Just seeing the surroundings made me feel so relaxed. :)
    Hugs to you my friend,
    Thank you also for joining us at MIM.

  31. You do the best coloring, I tell you what!!! LOVE this, Tracy! So detailed, so beautiful, so very wintery icy!!
    And thanks for sharing all the photos. It's great to see some of your holiday adventures. What a beautiful spot you were in!

  32. Oh so beautiful!! The image is adorable ... and I love seeing your photos ... TFS

  33. Fab entry, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  34. Lovely!! Love your card!!
    Thanks for joining us at EKEF!
    groetjes Tinie

  35. wowzers this is so scrummy - and fabby lucky!! Thanks so much for getting sketchy with us at Sketch Saturday x

  36. Erg mooie kaart en leuk dat je meedoet met EKEF.

    Groetjes Aletta

  37. wow! Really stunning make, love the embossing and the bow is gorgeous. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  38. Fab card! The layers, the textures, the color scheme and everything is perfect! Wow. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Girls.

  39. Beautiful card!
    And thanks for sharing the pictures:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  40. Your card is perfect for the Card Caravan theme at The Hybrid Chick! Thanks so much for sharing with us! With all those goodies that you snagged, you should come back on Dec 9 for our next theme. I think you'll like joining in again!

  41. Such a wonderful card. Very nice image and your colouring is stunning. Wonderful goodies you bought. And thanks for sharing these lovely pictures from your trip.
    Thanks for joining us at Tammyscrappincorner this week.

  42. Gorgeous!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Eureka Stamps!! Please Come back and play with us again soon!

    Many Blessings,

  43. You definitely conveyed the feeling of cold with this card! Just love the frosty edges, all the layers and that gorgeous ribbon! Thank you so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!
    <3 Emily L.-DT

  44. Stunning card I love the image gorgeous papers and detail.

    Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.

    Hugs Julie x

  45. Hi! Me again! Thank you so much for having played with us last week at Love to Create for our Non-Traditional Holiday Challenge!! We really appreciate your support!! See you again soon!

    Many Blessings,

  46. What a gorgeous card, lovely DPs and design! Thank You for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our Christmas Challenge hugs Susan x

  47. Gorgeous card! Love that image and your coloring is fabulous!!

    Lovely pictures too!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  48. Hi Tracy - what a lovely card! Super cute image and beautifully coloured too. Thanks for "Adding some Glitter" to your card and sharing at The Crafty Pad last week.
    Helen x (DT)
    PS: Sorry I'm late in commenting - I got ambushed by life!

  49. Superb card for our Christmastime challenge at Addicted to stamps thanks for playing along.
    Teresa x

  50. Pretty sweet creation. I love this.


  51. A gorgeous Christmas card in so beautiful colours Tracy!
    Thanks for playing along at Addicted to Stamps Christmas challenge this time!
    Hugs Kjersti:)


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