#10- ‘Tis the Season for Snowmen

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All Stampin’ Up!: Snow Much Fun stamp set
Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler, and Whisper White cardstock; Frostwood Lodge DSP;
Cherry Cobbler Seam Tape; Modern Lable Punch; StazOn Jet black ink;
Cherry Cobber, Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist, Pumpkin Pie markers; Cherry Cobbler ink

I wanted to create a card with some watercoloring, but not TOO much in case I needed 500 of them. OK, perhaps I exaggerate, but you know what I mean. Quick and easy. That’s me. My little helpers are almost old enough that they could be taught to watercolor, I think. At least one of them is a very careful color-er, although he tends to saturate his paper. But I digress.

No tricks here…just stamp the image with StazOn ink so it doesn’t smear when you color it. I used an Aqua Painter, but you could use a paintbrush…Aqua Painters are just easier for me. I used the reverse of the plaid DSP for the label…it looks like birch bark, so those are not smears on the sentiment…it’s bark pattern! I think (although my opinion changes daily) this is my favorite card this year. So far.

Sorry I didn’t post this yesterday to wind up my 2 weeks of holiday cards. We took a mini trip down to Chicago…Legoland Discovery and the Children’s Museum at Navy Pier. And IKEA, of course. If you’re military and find yourself in Chicago, the Children’s Museum has free admission for up to 4 people. So we left the littlest hooligan at the coat check. No, not really. We paid her way. But $12 is way better than $60!

We stopped at the Milwaukee Zoo for trick-or-treating on the way home, which was a blast. I’ll post photos later this week. Enjoy your weekend!

2 thoughts on “#10- ‘Tis the Season for Snowmen

  1. Cute, cute, cute, Megan! Love the touch of watercolor. I like this alot.

    So, what treasures did you find at IKEA? I don’t go often, my checkbook would never recover! But it’s such a fun place!

  2. Not too much, Kathy! We got there at 10:15 and there was no space in kidcare for ours. THat’s a way to save money at IKEA…shop with my kids…no time for impulse buys, just get what you need and go!

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