Saturday, July 10, 2010

Christimas In July

I am totally exhausted today!!  Our family went to the Cultas Lake water slides yesterday - it's an annual summer tradition.  We spent six hours there in order to get our money's worth so we are one tired bunch today.  The best part is you have fun and get a workout because some of the slides start six or more floors up!!  Do that a few dozen times or so and you begin to feel it LOL!  It is always a fabulous day and with temps here in the 30C range (90F) I can think of no better place to cool off!  In all honesty, I think I'm the one who has the most fun there LOL!  I've always loved playing in water and am a big kid at heart so it's a match made in heaven :)

Today I've gone from 30C temperatures and a water park to a winter wonderland LOL!  I fell in love with this cute Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Snow Friends couple the moment I saw them!  You can't help but smile when you see them :)  Actually the whole set is fabulous and I can't wait to use some of the other images.

I used an OCC sketch from a few weeks back for my layout and was thrilled to be able to pair it with my new Seeing Spots embossing folder.  I have visited several of my regular haunts only to find it sold out, but this week was my lucky week - yeah!!  That means I now have a small dot and a large dot embossing folder to play with so I'm purring like a kitty!  In this case, since it's a Christmas themed card, the large dots reminded me of snowballs, so I decided to use it instead of snowflakes.

The snowmen are coloured with Twinkling H2O's since I don't own any Copics. I added glitter to make snow and also added glitter to her earmuff and his hat band and pompom.  As you can see, I  messed up on the hat colouring - ugh!  I accidentally coloured the band blue instead of leaving it white so I tried to hide it by putting glitter over top, but it didn't work as you can still see the blue underneath.  I'm blaming the cat LOL!  I added this adorable sentiment, some pink ribbon and two blue snowflakes as per the sketch design and called it a card.

Thanks for visiting today and I'll see you tomorrow with my sample card for the next Curtain Call Colour Challenge!

What's In It?
Stamps:  Snow Friends (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Paper:  Night of Navy, Bordering Blue, Grey
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Large Scalloped Border Punch, Marvy Snowflake Punch, 5/8" Pink Satin Ribbon, Circle and Scalloped Circle Nesties, Twinkling H2O's, Glue Pen, Glitter, Dimensionals


Kathy Jones said...

Awwww.....this is too cute Marisa!!! So, are you making snow cards trying to keep yourself cool in the heat?? :) Fab job with the sketch and LOVE your new Dot EF --- I really have to get that one too!!! :)

Maureen said...

Oh, they are too cute...and you know, looking at them makes me feel a bit cooler!! It's only 8:00 and I can already feel the heat!! Don't you love those embossed polka dots? I've used it lots already :) Like yours, my swiss dots has been used the's even coming apart a bit at the top!! LOL Stay cool today :)

Emily Keaton said...

Adorable, Marisa! A great card to cool off with after all the heat. Sounds like your waterpark trip was a huge success :)

ChristineCreations said...

You know, I think I'm the one that enjoys waterslides the best too! :)

So fun Marisa to see this cute winter scene, such a change from the warm weather we're all having hey?

Kristina said...

Those little guys are too cute! And some nice cool weather sounds great! I am not a fan of summer. I'll take the eternal spring. :)

How perfect is that polka dot background? LOVE! It totally looks like snow falling in the background.

It sounds like the water park trip was fun! We had a pool when I was a kid, and my sister and I would LIVE in the pool during the summers. How I miss it!

Laural-Lee said...

Love the dot ef!...will this be replacing your fave swiss dots? Fantastic colours and punches. I really like the paper piercing in the corner.

It has been years since I've been to cultus lake water slides. We plan to take the kids in a few years when they are older. For now we might just slip into Dinotown in Bridal Falls the next time we head to Burnaby.

Kathy Martin said...

Awwww...such a darling snow card! :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Marisa how fun that you all went to a waterpark....we have on here in town and I'm planning to take my girls on Monday :)!!! I'll be thinking of you when I go down the bis slide...LOL!!!

Your X-mas card is totally cute!!! What a sweet snowmen image and sentiment!!! Hugs ~S~

TannyP said...

That embossing folder rocks! Might be a great alternative to the swiss dots =) Lovely cool, winter card! That sentiment is perfection