Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Whimsical Wednesdays Challenge--Anything Goes!

Hooray!  Let Whimsical Wednesdays begin again!!!!  To add your project to the challenge, go here.

These cutie little Snowman cards were actually made as thank you cards after Christmas.  I am blessed to work with a wonderful staff of teachers, custodians, cooks, bus drivers, and office managers who are so kind when it comes to gift giving.  This year, they went together to buy me an huge box of K-cups to go in the Keurig machine that they purchased for me last year.

The challenge over at Whimsical Designs, for the return of Whimsical Wednesdays is to create an "Anything Goes" project.  When I received the project lists at the end of December, I knew that my thank yous would be the perfect fit for this challenge.  I searched the web for a free Snowman Digi.  I have used digi's as a member of the Kich n Bleus design team many moons ago, but the industry has grown immensely since then. Since I'm crafting on a budget, I go for "free" every chance I get.  And let me just say, there are a BUNCH of freebies out there!  I can't remember where I found this little guy, though.  :(

Once I found him, I used Pages on my Mac to lay him out on one half of a 5x7 card, printed the cards, then trimmed them to fit the picture.  I hand colored each one using my Martha Stewart and Stampin' Up markers.  Then I used the super cute Snowflake Stamp and "It's a Wonderful Life" stamp from the Whimsical Designs "Snow Much Fun" set to add some more funness (yes, that's a word).  I stamped these in Colorbox ink.  I love that little snowflake.  He's so stinking cute!

Then I added a strip of a fun ribbon that came from the stash I inherited from my Mom.  Be sure to head over to Whimsical Designs to check out all of the fun design team projects.  Stop by Stephanie's store while you are there.  And then go make your own "Anything Goes" project to share and enter into the challenge!  I can't wait to see what everyone is going to make.  This challenge is open until January 30, but we will also post another challenge next Wednesday.

Till next time,



  1. I LOVE these. So pretty and I just love the sparkly ribbon you used! Very fun colors too. I am going to have to start looking around for freebies too;)

  2. Like the added ribbon. You commented on my blog asking how I find all the challenges I enter. I keep a notebook and I cut & paste the challenges from previous blog posts and delete what does not apply. Since I had made the card for Catch the Bug and then there were other challenges like Pile It On for a funny card and the anything goes unlimited ones where yours is one entry all apply. You're welcome to copy my challenge list & use. A couple I've not entered yet and not sure if I'll have a card for them but your snowman cards fit are: Crafty Creations Ch205 Snowflakes, Paper Take Wkly Baby It's Cold Outside & Crafty Sentiments Winter Fun.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. Oh those are so pretty.. I too love that sparkly ribbon and you did such a great job with the stamping..

  4. Wow, Jenn. Love all your thank you cards. That snowman is so cute. Great job... Tereese

  5. gosh you have been so busy - great idea and so cute.

  6. That snowman is just so cute! These are such great thank you cards!

  7. What a wonderful thing to do!!Adorable cards!!

  8. jen, your thank you cards are beautiful and you must be very loved at work. glad i get to work with you. :D

  9. Super cute :) Maybe it will inspire me to:
    1. start creating again
    2. start blogging again
    3. clean my craft room!

  10. What an awesome set of cards. I love the snowman. Just beautiful!


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