Tuesday, October 11, 2011

You're a Cool Friend


I have eventually found a little bit of time to finally play along with the current Lawnscaping Challenge which is all about layers and dimension.

I recently won the "Making Frosty Friends" from Simon Says Stamp (thank you) and I desperately wanted to try out piecing a snow person!  So, here he is, cool dude! (It can be a girl if you want, I'm not really sure what it is actually...)

Paper: cardstock (PTI); Neenah; designer paper (My Mind's Eye: Blush)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Marker; Snow Cap Paint Dabber (Ranger); Colorbox - white
Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Making Frosty Friends)
Other: gems (Mark Richards); dimensional tape

A CAS design with a fair amount of piecing and fussy cutting but it was fun.  I wanted to create a snow effect without stamping a whole background of snowflakes so I just used my paint dabber and swiped it across the notecard.  I did stamp 3 little snow flakes for interest and added a small little gem to each centre.

On the snowman I pieced and popped up his hat, gloves and scarf.  What fun!

For those of you who may not know, Giovana is having a Card Drive for Kids with Spina Bifida this month, you can see all the details HERE.  I am sure we all have some cards that we could send in to add some smiles to these gorgeous children's lives!

And lastly, for those that are following my running adventures....I had a "great" run with my running partner this last Saturday in Austin!  Hills!!!  Plenty!  We ran the first 14 miles of the Austin Marathon route that we will be running in February.  Why the first part of the race....well, because the first 17 miles are pure uphill!  And we have no hills in Houston, none...flat as a pancake!  We were faced with our first incline at mile 1 and it went on for 3 solid miles.  Once we got our breath back we said, ok, not too bad.  Then we had a glorious 3 or 4 miles, and then the fun ended, basically it was uphill until mile 13!  Wow!  I can laugh now, but I was not laughing then!  However, it was awesome!  Just everything about it, being in a different place, with loads of people out and exercising in large groups, they all looked so fit and healthy!  Wow, how motivating to be part of that!

Ok, I know, I am getting really excited, but that is how I am about running and excersise!  So, even if you are not a runner, I encourage you simply to MOVE every day, it doesn't matter what you do, just MOVE!  It's exhilirating!

Have an awesome day!

15 comments:

sheila said...

very cute pieced snowman Brenda. I also like how your snow fils the sky. And your right.....just get out and MOVE everyday!=such a boost for a down mood!

Rosemary said...

your snow-person card is super cute, brenda! it was fun to read the rest of your post about your recent run. you should try running in my area of the country... you would be constantly running up a hill!!

melania deasy said...

Hiii Brenda, first of all thank u for your sweet comments on my blog....it means a lot to me :) This card is so cute.....adorable snowman, perfect paper piecing, and that snow is brilliant. I love it. Thank u for playing at Lawnscaping :)

Judy1223 said...

Brenda, your sweet snowman is wonderful! Love the soft white swirling on the kraft. And way to go with the race...I admire you so much!

Dawn said...

A super cute little snowperson... He/she is adorable. Love you snow... very cleverly done. Sounds like such a great run Brenda. Once you've done it a few more times it will be a piece of cake on race day...

Barb said...

Brenda, it is so neat to hear how excited you get about running. I admire you so much for doing what you do! And your card is such fun! The paper piecing is wonderful and I love your snowy, swirly background! :)

alexandra s.m. said...

Really adorable Brenda!
Love your card and the way you did the snow ;-)

TFS~

Kelley Eubanks said...

I need the encouragement! :) I need to exercise. I played sports up until my 1st year in college and was made to run for those sports .. you know... at practices, etc. I am not sure that I will ever 'love' to run but I need to!! You go girl! I would have passed out at 1/2 mile uphill!

Your card is adorable!!

Lisa said...

Glad to see you break this one out :) He's really cute and I love the effect of the blustery snow in the bg along with a couple of random stamps- it's perfect!
Keep up with the hill work girl- I know you'll be glad you did on race day!

Maureen Morton said...

Thanks for the moving inspiration. I make it a real priority to hit the YMCA every day. My joints don't like to run - ha! This little pierced guy is adorable! Cute as a button. Great idea for snow.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Brenda your snowy background is very "cool". Neat idea to use a dabber! We are going to have to call you "flash feet" with all the awesome running you do!

Tiffany said...

Oh, how sweet is this adorable snowman! Love the white snow on the kraft!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Brenda, this is so cute and beautiful! I really love how you did the sky. Now you are making me want that Lawn Fawn set, too!!

AnitaRex said...

So love this snowman card! I really liked you did the snowflakes in the background with the pain dabbler such a different look! I love reading about your runs! I enjoy running too but don't do it as much as I should. I am more of a yoga/pilates girl! :>

Lynnette said...

This is such an adorable card. The paper-piecing is a great addition. Way to go on your run. Amazing