Thursday, November 03, 2011

Waltzingmouse Stamps November SOAP - Day 3

So are you enjoying the Waltzingmouse Stamps November Stamp of Approval Parade (SOAP)?  I don’t know about you, but I’m really getting into the holiday mood!  Let’s keep things going with day three.  And here's a little project that is not necessarily just for Christmas...

I know some of you may be looking for projects that aren't just for the holidays.  My project today has more of a winter theme and would make a nice gift for a winter birthday or another great teacher gift:

One of my goals this year is to use up some of the supplies I've hoarded over the years.  This little Stampin' Up! notebook has been a part of my craft stash for at least four or five years.  It could be used as a journal, mini album, etc. depending on the recipient.  I gave it a drastic makeover, starting with some fun background paper from SEI.  I added a snowbank that was first stamped with an image from Text It in gray ink and glittered along the edge. 

Then I went to work on my snowman!  This was one of those projects that I kept adding a little here, a little there until I had him just the way I wanted him.  He started as a simple digital shape (body and hat) that I cut out using my Silhouette.  I added his eyes with a black gel pen and then glittered him from head to toe with chunky glitter.  As that was drying, I added some white pigment ink to his hat and added some glitter.  I also added glitter to his nose and felt scarf.  The buttons were created by stamping the candy image from Candy Jar Christmas - Fillers and adding clear epoxy stickers on top before adhering to my snowman.  I used Tombow liquid adhesive glue to make sure I had good adhesion with all surfaces.

And, lastly, I added a few punched vellum snowflakes using a Martha Stewart punch.  I created my sentiment by stamping two sentiments together.  I masked off the first part of the "from the North Pole" stamp from Candy Jar Christmas and then stamped "Winter Wishes" from Candy Jar Christmas - Fillers above it: 

I feel like I cheated today, as there isn't a whole lot of stamping on this project.  But sometimes that's a good thing in the middle of the holiday rush! 

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to visit some of the other design team members today:

Anya Schrier
Becca Feeken
Clare Buswell
Claire Brennan (Owner)
Jennifer Holmes (you’re here!)
Julia Aston
Kate Whelan
Kelly Schirmer
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynn Mercurio
Mona Pendleton
Sandie Dunne
Tosha Leyendekker

Sadly, tomorrow’s the last day of SOAP.  Make sure to come back and join me for more holiday WMS inspiration!


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Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful winter book Jennifer! I just love how you use all the glitter on your projects!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Love this!! And love the stash depletion project! :) I've been working on that at my house, too!

snowbear said...

Great project! Love it!

Kelly S. said...

Adorable fabulosity! You see I have to make up new adjectives for your projects, because I am running out of them! I LOVE this! That snowman is so sweet, and I love the texty hills and SPARKLE!

anya said...

Cute, cute, cute! I just love all the texture on this! What a cute snowman :)

Carola said...

This is a very cute snowman and I like your "winter notebook" very much.

Kind regards

I'm Renee said...

What an adorable book!!
I love it...
and so versatile because it's not just for Christmas...

Marcia Walthers said...

That little snowman is so cute. You didn't cheat us at all. Great job.

Paulette Still said...

I am elated to be getting your blog projects into my mail box. I adore your style and I love this snowman. The candies for buttons are brilliant, love the glitter and scarf too. =D

Susan said...

What a wonderful little winter journal. Kudos for trying to use up some of your stash -- I definitely need to do that!

Debgem said...

I think this would make a lovely present for a child - something to record their Christmas memories. I love the sparkle, the sweet snowman - it's just super!


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