12.04.2009

March of the Snowmen Blog Hop!


Hello to all of you Frosty fans!  I know you've got that song playing in your head now... "thumpity thump thump, thumpity thump thump, look at Frosty go..."  And it will be playing there all day... haaa haaa {suckers :)}

Well, today I'm participating in the 1st Annual March of the Snowmen Blog Hop  :)  A bunch of us wanted to share our love for those blustery winter icons of the season... papercraft style!  

You might also want to know that many of the participants are giving away Blog Candy!  I'm not telling you who or what, so you'll just have to visit everyone to find out ;)  I will tell you that I'll randomly select a name from all comments left on this post for a little mystery giveaway of my own!

Thanks to Melisa Waldorf for organizing this hop {mwah!}  There are a ton of talented ladies on this journey, so be sure to visit them and show them some love:


Angella Crockett
Barb Foster - this is me :)
Deb Felts
Jen Carter
JenMarie Taylor 
Jodi Heuser
Kelly Landers
Latisha Yoast
Laurie Unger
Laurie Willison
Linda Duke
Melisa Waldorf - our fearless leader :)
Michelle Bartnett
Mona Pendleton
Pam Imholz
Stacy Rogers

I had planned to have a plethora of chilly goodies to show you today, but alas... time once again slipped away from me.  BUT, I did manage to finish this guy... doesn't he look like he's playing in the falling snow?!


I needed a large snowman image and I just didn't have one in my rubber stamp arsenal ;)  So, what's a girl to do?
 
Draw one by hand.
 
Oh yeah, baby...
...that's what I'm talkin'-bout :)
 

I blocked out my card front on a piece of copy paper and sketched my snowman in pencil.  Then I traced him onto white cardstock with a micron pen, using my light table.  The micron pen worked nicely, as it didn't smear when I used the mineral oil blending with my Prismacolors.  I will say that I messed up the scarf, but I'll fix it next time I draw another one ;)


Anyhoo... after coloring him (or her?) up, I cut him out and popped him up on dimensionals.  I added a ripped cardstock snowdrift and a love-erly shimmery bow.  Then... I went Stickle-happy (gee, ya' think?)!  Yep, using Icicle Stickles, I attacked the snowdrift, the snowman (even his hands!), AND the Bo Bunny background paper :)  Everything is better with Stickles!


Image:  hand drawn by moi :)
Paper:  Toodle Loo (pink), UltraSmooth & Premium white cardstocks and Bo Bunny dp
Colorant:  Micron ink pen, Prismacolors w/ mineral oil blending
Other:  Icicle Stickles, misc. sheer ribbon, Pop Dots

Oh... you want more snowmen?  How about these oldies but goodies from waaaaaaaaaay back... gift tags using the ol' Sizzix & some retired stamps from The Angel Company!


AND if you want to see more you can go HERE!


Thanks for joining me for a bit o' frosty goodness!  Be sure to hop over to the other March of the Snowmen participants for even more wonderful snowman creations!!

What do you think?
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80 comments:

Stacy said...

Wow Barb your snowman is awesome! It should be a stamp :) Love the pink & glitter.

Angella D. Crockett said...

Oh my goodness!!!! You are quite the artist!!! I agree with Stacy....if you have this made into a stamp, I want it!!! What a fantastic card! So good to meet you during this wonderful and fun event! God Bless!!

Sue from Oregon said...

oh wow, you actually drew this...what talent!

Jennifer Carter said...

I love the pink and all the sparkles! Very cute!

JenMarie said...

Oh I just LOVE this! SWEETNESS!
AMAZING drawing!

Deb said...

Yep, I think he (or she) oughta be in rubber...or acrylic! LOL! Great job sketching AND card-making! I adore the pink and all that glitter!

Chris said...

Barb, my goodness are you ever multi talented! What a fabulous snowman - better than some stamps I've seen! Love it!!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Wow, Wow, I love those pink sparkly swirls! Beautiful!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Very nice - I love the pink swirls and accents! TFS

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Your snow girl is adorable! You did a great job sketching her! I'm lovin all the shimmery glittered swirls!

Latisha said...

You drew that!! Wow, so amazing, I love your card.

Kathy H said...

I think your an awesome artist!!!

Sunshine said...

Your hand drawn snowman is just awesome! Great work. Love your details. :^D

beadz said...

Love your pink snowgirl!
hugs,
Gini

Janice M said...

Wow!! You need to make your snowman into a stamp! I'd buy it! :)

Rona said...

Very talented - your snowman is super cute - I would buy that stamp!!! Love the swirls too - Great CARD!!

MeredithS said...

Reaally greaat job, Barb!

Natalie said...

Your snowman/lady (the pink kinda gives her away!) is awesome!! Very cute! Love all the extra stickles and sparkle! Still trying to figure out where you messed up on the scarf????? Super cute design!

Stampin' Pam said...

Beeeeuuuutiful Barb - just love that hand drawn snoman - aren't you the clever one - truly adorable!!!

Michelle said...

WOW I knew you were mega talented but didn't realize how deep those talents went - how cool that you drew that snowman yourself!! LOVE all the stickles too - bring on the bling baby!! Great card!

LadybugSue said...

OMG that card with the pink snowman or girlie is to die for,
I love it and you are quite an artist my friend drawing that way. I love all the glitz too. All the little tags are great too!

*Alison* said...

These are all amazing.. and BTW I love your hand drawn snowman.. so cute.. Thanks for the chance to win.. I am crossing my fingers AND toes.. HUGS
familybubbles@hotmail.com

Jodie said...

Barb,Fantastic job on the card and I LOVE these colors. Very Cute

Linda D said...

Bara, pink is my favorite color, and your card is amazing. Hand drawn.. WOW! you are very talented. I have enjoyed playing along in the blog hop with you and the other girls.

Jen A said...

Such fun! I love the purple-y pinks with the snowman...and the glitter is always fun!

Julie said...

Love your girly snowman....and all the sparkles.

dougnat said...

that snowman is FANTASTIC!!!!!!! love the pink too!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Wow! this is fabulous!! you did a great job and cute drawn snowwoman!

StampinCarol said...

Definitely awesome! And wonderfully sparkly!

Etha said...

Your snowman is awesome!! I also love the pink swirls in the background, yes it so does like like he is playing in the snow :)

Diana said...

It's all about the bling! Love the card.

Diana

Sarah said...

Very cute card, Barb!! Your snowman looks fabulous. You are so talented!!

Candy said...

Great Snowman! All that and an artist too! Who doesn't love glitter(especially for snow)!
Candy

Christine from FL said...

Cute snow girl! Love the pinks

Sara Paschal said...

Your hand drawn creation is BEAUTIFUL great job with your hop card!

Mary said...

Gorgeous card! Love the pink glittery swirls. Your tags are great! I need to focus on making some myself today.

hugs
Mary

Angela K said...

Barb, you ROCK!! Love your snowman!! TFS

Nancy said...

A pretty in pink snow-woman. How cute.

Yesterday, I was also on the hunt for a snowman stamp and came up with the same solution. I hope that mine looks as good as yours when I actually put pen to paper. I may have to copy yours.

Thanks for sharing.

Betty Benton said...

Love your card, the hand-drawn snowman and even the potato soup recipe!!

Farmgirl said...

Very pretty card.

StampinCathy said...

Wow your card is amazing and so inspiring. Wow your drawing is fabulous and you could turn this cute snowman into a stamp. Hint Hint Thanks for this inspiring eye candy along this hop and a chance at some sweeeet mystery candy too.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Ahhhh my crafty friend!!! Thank you sooooo much for playing along with this blog hop! I love your hand drawn snowman! You are so talented. I would have drove all over town searching for a snowman stamp before ever attempting to draw one, teehee. He looks like he is trying to make a snow angel! Totally adorable girly!!

Carol M said...

WOW! What a great snowman and you are an inspiration for fellow angels.

Espbfdl said...

oh my---this is so pretty! Love the glittery swirls;)

Brenda said...

How cute is this snowman. I love the pink colors in this. Looks so frosty.

jan said...

Fresh use of color for snowmen, I like that!

lisa808 said...

Barb, I love your snowman!!! The swirls and color are perfect for the card. Way to go girl!

Linda said...

Your cards are just too cute!!! I just love snowmen. Thanks for the sharing and caring.

Pattyjo said...

Your snowman is so soft and so pretty!
I like the way your shade your card!
Pattyjo

grandmalee said...

How adorable your snowperson is! You definately should use that drawing talent more often! I'm getting so inspired by this hop, but I'm supposed to be cleaning! What's a girl to do? Blog hop of course! o00o(^__^)o00o

The Lone Dollier said...

Great Snowman & HAND DRAWN!!!! WOW.

Okay, showing how ignorant I am. I didn't know you could use mineral oil to blend Prismacolors. But, now I do. LOL

Smiles~
Marilyn

StampnInkLady said...

Hand drawn!!!! Amazing! You did a fantastic job!! I love the 3d look too! Hugs Lori
stamper572000 at yahoo dot com

J said...

Your snowman card is wonderful!

Laurie Unger said...

You are so talented! love the pink and the glitter!

Bug's_mom said...

Is there any limit to your talents, Barb?! The snowman is beautifully drawn and I love the pink shimmery theme, too!

Sonya said...

Love shiny things! She's very glamorous!

Andrea said...

i heart this snowman and love the card colours!!

CraftinGranny said...

Great card Barb. Love the way you emphasized the snowman without a stamp. Stay creative!
"Hugs" Granny

kc_froglady said...

Fantastic :)

DB said...

WOW, your drew the snowman?! Great work, your card is beautiful!

Jessie said...

Beautiful card! Love your snowman/girl and the background. Wish I could draw like that! Love the colour you used too, so pretty :)

loftylass said...

Well I think you should get that snowy fella made into a stamp - he's gorgeous and seems to be having so much fun in the snow.tfs
HW

Lori said...

I adore snowman, so this blog hop is right up my alley. Thank you for sharing.

Anna said...

Goodness, you drew him?! Uber cool! Love the pink, and the bling!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

I love this guy in pink, can't believe you drew him. Great job on the snowman and the card. thanks for sharing.

debb said...

Love this cutie!

EFY said...

Darling! Love all the glitter. So pretty. Blessings!

Rach said...

so pretty. hugs rachxx

Giovana said...

Beautiful drawing! All your creations are awesome!

God bless
Giovana

Cathy said...

Oh my, I wouldn't have thought to draw a snowman, I would have went out and bought one. Your drawing is fantastic. And your snowman card is awesome. Love it...

Michelle's Inky Fingers said...

FABULOUS, simply fabulous Barb!!! Love your work! Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful day! ~Michelle

Jane said...

Love your snowman - looks like he's welcoming the snow with his upraised hands!
Jane - Jacksonville

Miriam said...

What a darling snowman! Who needs a stamp when you can draw like that? I loved the card! It is very well done.

Lynne Phelps said...

I love it that you drew your snowman - it's also good to know that OMS will not smear Micron pen ink! I also love the non-typical color scheme - pink and white is not the usual, but you really made it work!

helen said...

hand drawing! wowm that could be a stamp! love the stickles usage!

Kelly Landers said...

Barb your hand drawn snowman is the bomb and so are the colors you chose to use. Love the blustery swirls in the background too!! It was fun to march with you!!

maiahs_momma said...

Love this pink snowman card, the glitter you used on the card too :)!

Inky Hugs,
catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca

Laurie said...

You know I love it! ;) Do I hear someone say "start you own line of stamps? Yeah! I am pretty sure I can hear it!

Anonymous said...

i love the colors!! and what an awesome snowman..i want him!!!..tfs..loves ya

Rita said...

Awesome! Love the colors! Love the glitter! rita w