Friday, September 25, 2009

December? October? November?

Somebody help me remember...All I know is that it's FRIDAY! woohoo!

The truth is, I was coloring in this Winter image and was planning on making 3 other everyday type of cards last night. I turned on Gran Torino and there went the evening. The next thing I knew, it was 10:45 and I only had this one card done which wasn't even the one I was planning on working on.
Here it is in all of its solo glory:

I'll have to tell you the cheapest therapy for any kind of grumpiness: Color up one of Dustin's digis. I promise you there's no way you can stay mad! They are just so cute, and I love their adorable faces.
I wanted to play more with my Polar white flower soft seen here:

There's something very pretty about the FS on snow images. It feels like real snow, and it has a pretty crystal-y shine to it. There's another technique that I am going to try over the weekend. I am CASE-ing a friend and will promise to name her if I get the card right. Otherwise she'll disown me. haha! I also used the snowflakes CB folder on the bottom for more texture as well as some die cut embellis.
A closer look at the die cuts on top:

I masked and sponged some pretty clouds, that is a MS snowflake flurrying down upon them. I don't own a Cricut so this punch comes in handy when I need winter embellishments. I also used a green Circut flourish that I got from a friend to balance out the card on the bottom. Dareu2Digi Stamp's current challenge is die cuts, so this ties in nicely without me even intentionally trying. ;)

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend with tons of happy plans! If you're planning on making some Fall or Halloween cards, then please visit my Inktegrity blog for a freebie and our first ever challenge. Have a beautiful Friday everyone, thank you so much for your visit. :D

*Love and Aloha*


Randi said...

This is so stinkin cute Joni!! I love how you used the FS for the snow! I have resisted the FS craze, but now that I've seen this, I think I must buy some! ;o)

I'm working on your CA challenge right now! I just bought some Hibiscus Burst CS from PTI and your challenge is perfect for it!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Ann said...

oh thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog Joni - it really made me smile yesterday - so kind.

Your latest card is just gorgeous - love that flowersoft snow - I've been adding a touch of glitter to mine and that looks lovely too.

Have a fantastic weekend.

Ann xxx

NinaB said...

So cute, esp with the added FlowerSoft.You reminded to take out my CB folder and die. So, how was Gran Torino? I've been curious. I like Clint Eastwood, but hate movies with a lot of cussing.

joni h said...

very cute! love the flowersoft, it really looks like snow!

ps-like the new pics of your ohana!

Ann said...

Good luck with the shhh you know what - I won't say it out loud cause you may want to keep it a surprise till you've finished it. Without the cricut cartridge I reckon you could use a nestie circle to cut the apperture and then draw a base to attach to the card front fairly easily cause it's not a really complicated shape. Can't wait to see what you come up.

Ann xxx

Melissa Craig said...

Awww - this is so adorable. I am really enjoying your use of Flower Soft. I may just have to break down and order some from Marti.

What a lovely Christmas card - anyone would be quite happy to display this one on their mantel.

Lelia said...

Joni, I love the FS for the snow! It looks fab! :O)


Michelle said...

Fab card Joni, sorry it took a grump to get it going, we all do it don't we? Been trying to get my hands on some white flowersoft for months, it's like gold dust! Thanks for playing along with us at DU2DS this week.
x Michelle

PaperCrafty said...

Fabulous card Joni!! Love all the fun details!! You are making me ready to skip ahead and get to Christmas!! :D

Larissa said...

Grea Card Joni! very lovely image and the white flowersoft looks awesome! Thanks for joining us at DU2DS this week.


Heather Schlatter said...


Now this is super cute even if it is not what you planned in the begining!!! I just got to spend time going through the last week and a half or so I have missed of your blog and if I was not so dany tired and in need of getting my but in bed (just had to make an post a DT card for Etsy Inspired Challenge) then I would leave comments on every post because you have been very creative lately!!! I will try to get back tomorrow to leave you some more love!!! We all need more of that right???


Sandra said...

I have to agree. Dustin's characters are really cute. I love the way you have used flowersoft for the snow. Thanks for joining us on Dare U 2 Digi Stamp :o)

Rosette said...

What a cutie patootie :)) I dared to participate in your club Anya challenge.. you can see it on my blog :) I also sent you an e mail to say hi a few days ago :)

Hugs xx

Becky in East Tennessee said...

Oh my gosh! He is perfect! You did PERFECT! Did I mention that I really think you did this card perfectly!?!? I love every aspect of it. Ohhh how I have missed your talent!

jen said...

we are all getting one of those, right? he he he! i just wanna run my fingers over the flocking! it looks so awesome!

Tracey said...

Fab Christmas card, love the snow :-)


Chris said...

A wonderful card Joni and I agree about the images, they're so cute! Gorgeous embellishments and the flower soft looks superb. Glad you could join us on DU2DS this time. Chris :)

Donna said...

Fantastic card, lovely papers and fab digi image you have used! Thanks for playing along with our diecuts challenge at DU2DS :) Donna x