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Snowball Boy

I’m dreaming of a White Christmas…..   Okay, not really.  It is way too early to start thinking about snow, but I am thinking about Christmas cards.  I know if I don’t get started now, I’ll never have enough done by December.     

I had this cute image from Whimsy and Stars Studio in my files and realized I never used him.   So to set things right, I had to make a Christmas card using him.    


2012-10-16 WSS snowball boy WM


I ended up doing some paper piecing because I was having issues with coloring.  Although I am using the same printer, ink cartridge, paper and markers that I always use, suddenly I am having issues with the ink from the image smearing.   I even tried heat setting the image and am still having issues.  Has this ever happened to anyone else?  How did you fix it?  Its driving me nuts!

I’m going to keep this short today.    Have a great week!  Thank you for stopping by!



**Edited to add -   Don’t forget to check out the Featured Stamper Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.   I’m the featured stamper! 



  • Stamps:  Snowball Boy (digital stamp) from Whimsy & Stars Studio, Signature Christmas from Papertrey Ink
  • Ink:  Close To My Heart Outdoor Denim
  • Papers:  Papertrey white CS, Neenah crest CS, Paper Studio black CS, Echo Park Winter Park paper pad, Stampin’ Up Vellum
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Martha Stewart edge punch, Big Shot, Papertrey journaling tab die, Die-namics Let it Snowflake die, Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  Twinery charcoal twine, misc. button, Stickles crystal, Fun Flock, misc pom-pom




Caroline said…
Fantastic card I love the image and the design and colours used are fab. Caroline xxx
Imke said…
Cheryl, this is super cute ! Sweet little guy and your paper piecing is fabulous!
Annette said…
you are so amazing with these images...I love this little one and how you paper pieced the perfect...I love it
Sara I. said…
Love, love, love his paper pieced outfit!! Such an adorable card, too!! xx
Scrappycath said…
Such a sweet image. Saw this on MIM
chrissy xx said…
JUst Gorgeous! What a cutie this image is and I LOve your paper piecing. Thank you soooo much for joining us this week at CSAYL.
So pretty! Totally love the layers and the DP that you have used.

Don’t forget to had GDT after your name if you want to be a Guest designer in an upcoming challenge! Thanks for joining us as Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky
1CardCreator said…
Cute card Cheryl, love the colors you chose and the papers are all gorgeous together.
Trish Hughes said…
so very cute, love the stamp you used great for winter!!! thanks for joining simply create!!!
Sorry you're having printer issues! I know that's a huge deal when using the digi images!!!

He's cute none the less!!!!

I'm HOPING to play with the SCS CASE challenge but I don't know when I'm going to be crafting this week! UGH!!!!
Desire Fourie said…
Just gorgeous. Loving your creative style. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}
Riet said…
What a beautiful card Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx
Lisa said…
This is gorgeous!! I love the colors and beautiful design!! The image is absolutely adorable!! What an awesome card :)

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Hazel said…
Love the paper piecing for your image and your colours choice - fab card - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 94 - hope to see you again soon. x
Donna Mosley said…
Aww! this is gorgeous Cheryl. Love the very sweet image and fab design.

Donna x
Sandie said…
A stunning card,love the blues and your image is gorgeous.

Thank you for playing in our challenge at Craftymess

Carla S. said…
This is so cute, Cheryl! Love the blues and the cute image! You did a great job with the paper-piecing! I was having lots of problems with my markers, but swtiching papers helped me. Doesn't sound like this is your issue, though. Hope you get it sorted.
Heather Lynn said…
Beautiful card, Cheryl! Love the image, the layers, and the stitching. The paper piecing is adorable. I hope you get your ink problem figured out..I am sure it's super frusterating!

Tammy Ortiz said…
What a Wonderful Entry. You have a lot of talent. Thank you for stopping by and Please come back next week.
Tammy Ortiz
Founder of
Tammy Scrapin Corner
Sewe said…
Pretty card /Sewe
Sandy said…
Cute card, fab image and a lovely layout too. Thanks for linking up with MIM this week.
Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Hugs, Sandy :)
Susan Martin said…
So cute! Love your coloring! Love the colors, the papers! That border is too cute! Fantastic! Thanks for playing along with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again next week!!

- Susan, DT @ Tammy's Scrapin Corner
What a lovely card. So stunning design. I like the softness of colors and that image is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
KraftyKoolKat said…
This is adorable sweetie. Yes you had better starting making your gorgeous Christmas cards soon.

Natascha said…
Lovely card! Thank you so much for joining our Anything goes Challenge over at Bearly Mine Challenge. Good luck!

Hugs, Natascha
Jingle said…
This is such a cute card.
whoistracy said…
This is so cute! I love the pop of black along the left edge.
Sue - bearhouse said…
This is gorgeous. I love the sweet image with the fabulous paper-pieced outfit and beautiful colour scheme

Franz♥ said…
Hi hun! Your tag is too cute! Thanks for sharing it with us at Deep Ocean for our Anything goes challenge :)

Hugs, Franz.
pinky said…
He is just adorable Cheryl, love the little image and his cute little outfit.
Beate said…
Adorable image and great card.
Hugs and smiles
Marie Gamber said…
I adore your card. It is just gorgeous. sorry to hear about your printer problems. have you checked your printer settings? I had a similar problem in the past and I read a suggestion to set for cardstock and set for draft - you will get less ink. I tried that and it helped.
Thank you so much for joining us at MarekrPop Challenge! We are glad you joined us!
Marie XX
Jules said…
So beautiful and I love the paper piecing. This is something I've never tried and have no idea how to do it but it looks amazing. Thank you for joining us at The Emerald Faeries. Good Luck xoxoxo
HappyCrafter said…
Ah, what a sweety! Great job with the colouring.
Jac said…
Love the paper piecing, thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faeries Challenge this fortnight.
Fabiola said…
hello, you card is to cute and sweet, thanks to play with us at CSAYL, hope to see you next week.
Audrey Pettit said…
Beautiful card, Cheryl! Love the layering and all the icy blues! I really love the paper piecing, too! wish I had some great tips on the smearing ink. Hope you get that fixed soon!
Eret said…
Absolutely stunning card. Love the colors of it and your papr piecing is awesome.Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at The Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog.
Hugs, Eret
suzARTe said…
Thanks so much for sharing this lovely project at Anything goes, Just keep on creating.
Sorry it has taken so long to leave a comment. Just to let you know that the challenges are up and running again so hope you will continue to play along.

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