Saturday, January 9, 2010

Riley's Having Snow Much Fun!

Thank goodness the snow has finally stopped and the sun was out all day! BUT the temps are still in the teens and that's just way too cold for this girl and just thinking about it makes me shiver...brrrrrrrr! I was going to post another TGF card today, but I decided to post my Sisterhood card from December, before I forget.

Our wonderful hostess Fay challenged us to create cards featuring a winter scene. When I was a kid, winter was all about snow, so I couldn't think of a better image than Riley building a friendly snowman. I was leafing through an SU 6x6 patterned paper pack and couldn't decide what color I liked best - Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke, or More Mustard - so I created 2 cards of each. I sure hope Fay didn't mind but as hostess, she can keep her favorite!

For embellishments, I just punched some snowflakes from white cardstock and added rhinestones to their centers for a little sparkle.

I just love this fun pom-pom trim I found by chance buried in a dollar bin at Michael's and thought it was the perfect ribbon for the card. A little bit of pom-pom fluff added to Riley's hat and some Sakura stardust accents on the snowman finish these 4-1/2" square cards.

My plan for today was to pack away Christmas, but I spent the better part of it snoozing on the recliner nursing a combo sinus/migraine headache (which, by the way, has *nothing* to do with the 3 pomegranate martinis I had last night despite what my sister thinks!). And as great as it was to finally see the sun, the glare off all the snow streaming through our floor-to-ceiling windows was just a bit painful. Oh well, I'll get the holiday trimmings packed away tomorrow. Unless The Girl and The Man come down with some rare Let's Pack Up The Holiday For Mom disease that causes them to take care of it for me in the middle of the night. I know, I stand a better chance of winning the lottery.

Thanks for visiting today, and I hope that wherever you are, you're snug and cozy and warm!

Image: Riley and Company
Ink: Memento
Cardstock & Patterned Paper: Stampin Up
Copics: B95,B97,C1,E25,E31,E35,G40,G85,Y26
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, snowflake embossing folder, Sakura stardust pen, dimensionals, flat-back rhinestones


karen said...

its riley!
Cute card Susan@

Catherine said...

Riley is just snow much fun! :D
He is totally chillin' with his snowman friend and all those lovely layers of blue! The pom trim is TDF! Supah cute! The Sisters will love him!

Lorie said...

Beautiful, Susan! I LOVE the layers, and it's good to see Riley out and about!

MiamiKel said...

I was lucky enough to receive one of your yellow ones in the swap and I must say, it was adorable here but IRL it's even better! Muah!