Monday, July 27, 2009

Christmas Stampin All Year Long Challenge #27

Good morning Friends! Well it's Monday again and that means a new challenge at Christmas Stampin All Year Long Challenge. This week Sankari of Sankari's Sunshine Corner is hosting the challenge and she has a simple challenge for us! I love simple . .don't you?

This week's challenge is to create a card with a snowman. That's it. How easy is that? I decided to use a stamp that I have never inked up from all the years I've had it. I have a lot of snowman stamps for some reason. . .I mean how many snowman do one person need? I'm glad I dug it out of my piles of stamps and used it. It's a cutie.

What are your plans today? Well, my daughter is starting summer school today and I have to drive her to school daily, which is a 40 minute drive one way. I'm teaching her to drive so she can drive herself to school. Sadly until she can get her license, I have to drive her to school this fall as well. I am not looking forward to the drive.

My daughter decided she didn't want to dorm but the University is a 40 minute drive away. It really bothered me initially that I would have to drive her to school. I thought my chauffeuring days were over. Well, not so. . .at least for one semester. My goal is to get her to pass her drivers license so I don't have to drive her next year.

What am I going to do after I drop her off? Well, for the summer session. . .her class is only 1 1/2 hours so I'll just hang out at the school. I'll bring my netbook and blurf or something. Maybe I'll walk around and take photos or cruise around town and hang out a coffee shop.

The fall semester will be a bit tricky. I tried to apply for the arts program at the same university but due to the budget cuts, they weren't accepting any new arts students until next fall. Bummers.

I'm thinking of taking community college art courses to get me started at least until UC starts accepting new art students. . .there's a community college near by to the university. The alternative is to drive back home then drive back to pick her up which I am absolutely not thrilled about. Our city bus system only makes selected trips to the university. . .very early in the morning and in the evening. No in betweens. My daughter will be able to catch the bus home a few days a week but she won't be able to catch the bus to the university. Her schedule just don't fit the bus schedule in the mornings.

It's a bit of a dilemma. . .mainly for me. I was planning to return to work but it's not going to work out. I was planning to return to college. . .but that isn't working out either. I guess the best bet is my daughter getting her drivers license and I'll take community college courses in the mean time.

Anyway. . enough of my yapping. There's not much to discuss about this card. I colored parts of the image with my Copic Markers and the rest is about layering and embellishing.

Stop by Christmas Stampin All Year Long challenge and check out the beautiful samples that the DT created. Hope you'll play along this week!

Hope y'all have a great day!

Stamps: I don't know. . they were unmounted with no labelsPaper: SU designer paper, Real Red, Bliss Blue

Ink: Copic Markers, Bliss Blue
Accessories: SU Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, Jolee's by You, Stickles Glitter, Organdy ribbon

20 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card, Maria!! tfs!!

Danni said...

Super cute!!

MacKenzie said...

Super cute! I'm having snowman envy - I only have ONE snowman stamp!

doris said...

Wow... Wow... Wow... "Super cute"!!

Ganz liebe Grüße
Doris

Becky said...

Love this snow man, gorgeous card. That is a great portion of your day, 40 miles to and fro and the wait in between. How about online classes :)

Busym1 said...

Cute card! Super cute! hugs, michelle

Ida P. Krause said...

What a fun snowman card. I'm so glad you decided to use this image as it's really cute and so is your card.

Erin said...

Gorgeous card, these snowmen are too cute! Making me feel all christmassy! lol.
Erin x

PaperCrafty said...

Adorable card Maria!! I have a few snowman stamps too! :D

Linnie said...

omw this is stupendous just beautiful
linniex

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

great card! I hear ya on the driving! My son CAN drive, but I work at the school, so to save money we ALL go together. However he is out for sports, so that is why I am gone 12+ hours a day!

Take lots of stamped images and coloring tools. Ü

kadie said...

This is gorgeous, Maria! I don't know how you do it with the Christmas All Year long cards...great idea after great idea and never anything that looks the same. You're amazing!!

de said...

Love this! You are so smart starting this club! Maybe next year I'll join in...

Shelly said...

Darling card, Maria. That's an exceptionally cute snowman stamp.

I hope you work things out with driving your dd and finding something for you to do. My dd can't drive due to seizures, so I understand what you're looking at with driving her every day.

inlovestamping said...

OMG I just love your card this week!! It is so adorable!!

Diane said...

I love snowmen!!! Your card is gorgeous as always Maria!!!!

Cami said...

Another beautiful Christmas card, Maria! Your coloring is just awesome and has so much depth. I love looking at all your wonderful cards and am never disappointed every time I visit here. Have a great week. Cami

Tina said...

I love the DP you used on this card and the image is super cute too.

Elena said...

These snowman are so cute! Love the dimension you created!

Risa said...

What a beautiful beautiful card! The snowmen are so cute and your layout is fab!
hugs
Risa:)

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