Wednesday, February 24, 2010

If you can't beat 'em...join 'em!!!

So lately I've been pouting, sulking, whining and complaining about everything 'winter' and trying to force spring to make myself feel better...I came across this new MFT Pure Innocence stamp I got at Christmas and haven't inked up yet. I loved this when I saw it (pre winter) and just had to use it.

One of my New Year's resolutions was to use up the stamps I haven't broken out of the package or inked up yet, BEFORE buying new ones....ya, like that lasted long...anyone have the same problem? Well, since we were hit with the flurry of snowflakes that would seem normal to Hagrid (you know, the giant from Harry Potter?) I thought, why get upset over something I can't control? If you can't beat 'em, I say join 'em!!! And this was the product!!!
I stamped this sweet image on Bella's Bestest Paper using tuxedo black Memento Ink, and coloured her in with my copic markers. I'm going to start posting a picture of the markers I use, so the next time I want to achieve the same look I know which markers to grab instead of guessing...I always forget!
I cut her out using my rectangle nesties and matted her on the blue dp from My Minds Eye. The pretty pink snowflake dp is from WeRMemory Keepers, and I fell in love when I saw it!!! I added some glitter to the snow and created the snowflake embellishment by punching out a snowflake using my Creative Memories punch and colouring it with my copic markers to make it match. Perfect for the current challenge over at Copic Creations, (Coloring your Embellishments). I added a rhinestone brad, which I also coloured, to the centre. I used some organza ribbon with my boweasy for the ribbon at the bottom. Oh ya, I did some stitching too!

Anyway, I'm gonna go make some hot chocolate for me and the kids!

Have a great night, thanks for stoppin by!


  1. Heya Krista!! Love this adorable! The colours are gorgeous. I need to learn a lesson from you and take a picture of the markers I use!!

  2. Love the card and I have to agree I'm a bit sick of winter. If my youngest could get her own snowpants on by herself that might help. lol
    Hope to see you again sometime :)

  3. This is BEAUTIFUL!! I love the colour palette you used :)

  4. This is so bright and cheerful! Congratulations, your card is being featured on the MFT Blog today as one of Our Favorite Finds!