Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday Mashup! Baby, It's Cold Outside!!

(I have that classic tune in my head now. I can hear Ben Folds and Sarah Bareilles of "The Sing Off" right now...very cool!)
Hello and Happy Friday! It's my week to host, and I have a chilly Friday Mashup challenge with some chilly colors for you! Here in the midwest, it is getting colder and darker these days. I leave work at 5 pm, and I swear it feels like it is 10 pm! I have lived in Illinois my entire life...I should be used to it, but that doesn't mean I like it! LOL!! But despite the cold and dark, we can still have fun, and for many in our area that means playing in the snow. I am a wimp, so I don't play in the snow...but I sure enjoy watching people have fun with snow ball fights and making Snowmen! My husband is a big kid, and he loves the snow! So, here is your challenge:
1) Create a project featuring Snowmen
2) Create a project featuring blushing bride, baja breeze and basic gray
3) Or Mash it Up! and create a product featuring Snowmen and the colors blushing bride, baja breeze and basic gray.
For our stamping friends Down Under (waving to Kasey!), I know it is warm for you now. You can play with this chilly theme or make me jealous with the colors in a more summery look!
For my card, I featured the adorable Stampin Up set "Snow Much Fun" which is in this year's IBC. I didn't have any other snowman stamps...not usually my thing...but shucks these guys are ADORABLE! Perfect for those winter birthdays and thinking of you cards! I stamped the image with basic gray ink on whisper white, then used my basic gray, blushing bride, baja breeze and pumpin pie markers to color it in. I used the scallop squares Sizzix die and the Big Shot to cut it out, then sponged the edges with blushing bride. The sentiment is from the same set, punched out with the scallop oval punch and sponged with baja breeze. Both of these layers are popped up with dimensionals. The other fun part is under the snowman. I used my Tasteful Trim die to cut out these waves...liked snow drifts...from the silver glimmer paper (found in the Holiday Mini) and in baja breeze. The baja breeze strip is embossed with the new Snowburst impressions folder. My final 2 details are basic pearls colored with the baja breeze marker and some blushing bride stitched-poly ribbon.
I have a second card, which I made 3 weeks ago with my Stamping Club, just never posted it. I knew I was going to use snowmen for this challenge so I held off. The card base is cherry cobbler, and I added a big strip of glimmer paper adorned with this luscious cherry cobbler quilted ribbon found in the Holiday Mini. I REALLY hope this stuff shows up in future catalogs! I stamped the other adorable snowman and colored him with cherry cobbler, marina mist, basic gray, pumpkin pie and blushing bride markers. The image is mounted on some marina mist dsp from the Subtles Pattern stack. I used my ovals sizzix die for the larger oval, and colored the glimmer paper with my marina mist marker. (Learned that fun trick at a SU Demo meeting!) The sentiment is from On Your Birthday....a must have stamp set!!
So, whether you are in a warm or chilly climate, you get to play in the snow this week! Check out the rest of the Design Team creations for some inspiration on the Friday Mashup blog. Be sure to use keyword FM36 when uploading to your online gallery.
Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. LOL waving back at ya Kim. But I don't own a snowman stamp! I really liked the colour combo though so I went with that. You really don't want our heat at all, yesterday was unbearable.

    I love both your cards, that glimmer paper is devine.
    Kasey ~ in a very hot Oz!

  2. I love the challenge this week Kim! I just adore snowmen anytime of the year :)

    Both of your cards are just very different but both are just wonderful.

    I never realized you lived in IL. When I was in the Navy I was stationed at Great Lakes/Waukegan for a bit and I loved it there! I always wish that we had been able to get stationed there again but it never happened.

    You sound like my hubby when talking about the darkness. Right now we have just over 5 hrs of daylight...sunrise is at 10am and sunset is about 3:40pm! I love it though!

  3. Those snowman are so adorable Kim. They are sitting at the top of my "Most Wanted" list.

    Wasn't sure on the colour combo, but you pull it all together beautifully.

    I too live in Oz, but only been living here 7 years and came from the UK so I find a hot Christmas very strange. I love being able to go to the beach on Christmas day, but do miss not having the Christmas lights on from 3.30pm, as it's too bright here.

    Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  4. Love both your cards! Great idea using the Tasteful Trim die! Thanks for the inspiration. I grew up in Maine and love the snow. I just hate the bitter cold weather. I now live in NJ and we get both the snow and the bitter cold. It does get dark way too early.

  5. oh these are beautiful! i especially love the second one with the tall snowman as out has such a fun and primitive look ;) nicely done!

  6. Both cards are beautiful Kim, I love that wave of glitter. I don't mind the dark early evenings but I hate the dark mornings.

  7. Both of these are too stinkin' cute I love that sparkle you added.. You know my glitter paper is still in the pack looking at Great challenge and Color combo.

  8. love both cards...snowmen are so sweet...the mix of textures on both cards are wonderful...eye candy deluxe