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I love snowmen! This time of year I could just go nuts buying every snowman ornament and knick knack I see. Good thing I have a little self control or my house would be filled. Of course with digital stamps, you can have as many as you want and it doesn’t clutter up your house. This is one of the snowmen that I fell for this year, a sweet digital stamp by Whimsy & Stars Studio.

I tried to fancy this card up a bit more than my usual style. I have glitter, pearls, bling, ribbon, lace, die cuts, stitching, buttons, flocking, paper piecing - oh my! That is a lot of stuff on one card for me. I might have to keep this card for myself!

There are some fun things going on over at the Whimsy & Stars Studio. Stop by the blog and join in the Gratitude blog hop. To play along, just link up your project using a Whimsy & Stars Studio image (it does not have to be Gratitude themed) and add your favorite gratitude quote or something you are grateful for and would like to share for your chance to win one of three winners of a $9.00 gift certificate to the Whimsy & Stars Studio store. For all the details and to link up your project, check the Whimsy & Stars blog.

I’ll share this opportunity with you to share my favorite quote about gratitude.

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. ~ William Arthur Ward

I think this quote is perfect, especially at this time of year. Not only should we make a conscious effort to be aware of all the things we feel grateful for, but we should take the time to express that gratitude to others.

Don’t forget about the sale on Whimsy & Stars Studio digital images! You can find all the details on the sale on the Whimsy & Stars Studio blog.

If you like to stamp with rubber stamps, Whimsy & Stars Studio now has 5 rubber stamp sets, including this new, sweet Christmas stamp set.

WSS Rubber image

I think I have remembered to everything that I needed to share with you. I hope you have a great week!


  • Stamps: Snowman and Girl (digital stamp) by Whimsy & Stars Studio
  • Inks: Distress Inks Antique Linen
  • Papers: Neenah Crest solar white CS, Papertrey kraft CS, misc. blue & lavender CS, Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Big Shot, Memory Box Bianca Snowflake, Papertrey Edgers #1 collection, Copic markers
  • Embellishments: Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust clear glitter pen, Marvy Twinklette Gold glitter pen, Close To My Heart Stardust Glitz, Stampendous white fun flock, cotton crochet thread, misc. lace, ribbon, button, pearls & gemstones



Cheryl said…
oh this is just so super cute wonderful coloring on this too love cherylxxx
Chelsea said…
I love snowmen too. Hoping Mabelle comes up with some more snowmen for us. Love the rose color you chose.
nnalorac said…
Gorgeous Christmassy card, lovely image and design, love it. Thanks for joining us this month over on BTC&G. Carolxx
Jennifer Scull said…
well I was popping by anyhow to tell you just how GORGEOUS you card is, when I see that you have also joined the Jellypark Friends challenge. Cheryl, you constantly amaze me with the beautiful projects you create! so many pretty details! and I'm glad you entered our challenge, too. :)
Debra Miller said…
Love the colors you used and the pearl buttons are a great touch - love that!
Country Mouse said…
As always...beautiful card!!! :)
Cathy Lee said…
Adorable, Cheryl. I love all the sparkle and your image is so sweet. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.
Cathy Lee
Fleur said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl, I love the big snowflake ~ stunning
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx
Joey said…
Cheryl this is beautiful I love that green snowflake, thanks for glittering it up with us at inky impressions. Joey x
This is just gorgeous Cheryl! Love the rose and mint color combo, very pretty together. Fabulous "bling"!! ~jeni :)
Pop's Cards said…
Hi sweetie this is so pretty loving the colour, thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy this time hugs pops x
Cheryl, this is all kinds of gorgeous. I love your stitching, pearls and die cuts.
Thanks for playing at Ellephantastic Challenges this month.
WencheP said…
It's so pretty. Very cute image. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up and good luck.

Kathy and Lucky said…
This is really sweet, love the image and the snowman. The snowflake behind it is beautiful and love the bling.
Doreen said…
This is simply stunning.Thanks for sharing this with us at Craft Your Passion this
Céline said…
oh my ... so gorgeous card, love the beautiful combo and the cute image
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
céline dt member
Annette said…
LOVE how you colored her...this card is just so cute...great image...
Karin said…
Sweet and pretty! Love the pearls and the soft colors :) Congrats on having your card featured at Paper Issues too!
Ellephantastic said…
Very sweet wintery card. I love the colours. Thanks for playing along with Ellephantastic x
Anita said…
Beautiful card Cheryl and the image is adorable. I love the bling and the non-traditional colors you've used. I also LOVE snowmen. I use to decorate one of my spare bedrooms with snowmen year-round. But when my sweet little grandson came along, the snowmen melted away so I could make a room for him when he comes to spend the night :)
Gini said…
Truely beautiful card love your colour combination!
Thank you for joining in with us at Opus Gluei.
Pat Garvin said…
I love the colors. Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends.
Beautiful card Cheryl, I like the image, Thanks for joining in with us at Cadmadfairy digi days.
Kevin xx
Karen B. said…
Too cute Cheryl, and perfect for the coming months here in Wisconsin!
Brandi said…
Snowmen are the best! That's why they are so easy to love! Your card is beautiful! Love the quote you shared too. :)
Elizabeth Hart said…
Ah, your card is so so soft and pretty and I love the snowflake - so lovely. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)
Gina said…
I am with you, it is so hard to pass up a cute snowman in any form! I love your card, those softer colors give it a vintage feel.
Tammy said…
This image is sooo cute Cheryl and I love these colors! Fantastic details!!
Jenny said…
Very cute! Thanks for playing at Digital Tuesday Challenge.
Chris said…
Precious, Cheryl. The sparkle is wonderful and your image is done so well. Thanks for joining us at Hooked on Craft Challenges.

Jennipher said…
First of all I love this darling image. Secondly, the colors you have chosen are so soft and feminine yet they still work for Christmas. Awesome work.
Imke said…
Cheryl, this is too cute ! I like the non traditional christmas colos and all the little extras. Your stitching, the pearls, the punches.....Just beautiful !!
Really cute, love the none traditional colours!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx
Davi said…
Cheryl this is beautiful!! I love the sweet image and the soft colors you used. The embellies are really pretty also :)
Riet said…
So wonderful card Cheryl,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx
Heleen said…
Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday and I wish you luck on the challenge. Hope we see you soon again at stamptacular.

Why yes, you do have a lot of awesome things going on with this card!!! I LOVE that snowflake in the background!!!!! And those random pearls!!! gorgeous!!!!

Love that gratitude quote!!!!

Hope all is well........heading out of town on Saturday - so I'll be MIA some more!!!!

Maria :)
1CardCreator said…
This is such a sweet card! Love the snowflake too.
Pinkllilac said…
Such a beautiful card Cheryl and love the colours,, thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy
Hugs Linda
Linda said…
Beautiful colors and the sewing makes it look like it is really quilted. **Linda
Pam said…
Your card is just gorgeous, I love that pink colour, it is very unusual for a Christmas card but works so well, thanks for taking part in the challenge over on Mami Doodles, good luck x
Audrey Pettit said…
Holy Cow! How absolutely stunning! LOVE all the detail here, Cheryl!
Tip Top said…
Wonderful non Christmas colours! Thank you for joining in at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Jellypark Challenges
Tip Top said…
Me again! Wonderful colours and sparkle! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers
Mami Doodles said…
Love how rich and detailed your card is. Many thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.
Carrie's Corner said…
Beautiful card! I love the snowflake diecut and bits of sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.

Rosemary said…
My gosh, I don't know where to begin - there is SOOOOOO much to love on this card! I love the colors, the image (great coloring), the bling/shimmer, stitching, the elegant and beautiful diecut snowflake ---ah, see what I mean? Ah, I could totally see keeping this and displaying it on the mantelpiece.

Thank you so much for participating with us at Opus Gluei, this is wonderfully inspiring!
Anonymous said…
Lovely card, cute image and LOVE the big snowflake behind too!
Thanks for joining in with us at Totally Gorjuss for our Christmas Traditions challenge, hugs Samantha :0)
leia said…
Lovely card - that die cut snowflake is stunning! Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion Challenges. Laura x
Janeen said…
Die cuts are so beautiful, love the softness. Thanks for showing us your favorite technique in the challenge with Speedy the Cat. Good Luck.
Shelly Schmidt said…
Wow- I LOVE this card- the colors are wonderful! I love all of the bling you added too. I could spend some time on your blog- love your eye for color!
Kleine85 said…
Sweet card.

Thanks for joining us at ATSC.

Hugs, Tanja
mandy said…
just beautiful! thanks for joining us cheryl x
Sheryl said…
Hi Cheryl! This is so pretty with those gorgeous colors together! I absolutely love how you placed your lovely pearls! Stunning!
It's been a pleasure to visit your blog. Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our, "Anything Goes" month long prize challenge. Remember that if you enter a card with a Fresh Brewed Designs, image you will be entered into our big blog candy prize drawing this month!
Warm Hugs, Sheryl
Melissa said…
Lovely colours.
Thanks for joining in at Mad for Markers.
Khristen said…
Love LOVE the colors you pulled together for this card. The stitching is just right, and that green snowflake behind it all: perfect! Thanks for playing along at Dream Valley Challenges :)

Alicia said…
This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining in our Anything Goes Challenge. Make sure you vote for your project this Saturday (Oz time) at our challenge blog. Alicia xx
Super adorable Christmas card!! Thank you so much for playing along with this months Christmas Challenge over at ABC DT Challenge!!

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