Simple Little Snowflakes

I guess in reality snowflakes are not very simple.  They are these complicated little pieces of beauty that I like to see come and go… FAST!  I'm just praying this side of the East Coast doesn't see snow like they did last year. Tonight was a simple night for me.  I made it that way.  I had quite a few complicated issues that needed to be tended to and I pushed them all to the side so I could make a complicated card.  Ahhhh… it's the simple things! Right?  Of course one card ended up taking a few right turns but the other one I'm sharing is simple as can be!

If you are a Big Shot fan you will dig this.  In the Mini catalog there is a beautiful Decorative Strip for the Big Shot called Northern Frost (#120901).  BEAUTIFUL snowflakes that are so delicate. The Decorative Strips are great for card makers and scrapbookers.  Check this out:

Indpendent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Woodbridge, VA

 

 

Indpendent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Woodbridge, VA

 

See how delicate they are?  I placed the Antique Brads into the center of each of them and then sprayed it with Shimmer Mist (that's a little Frost Shimmer Paint and Alcohol mixed together).  Love this antique look/feel that comes from this card. 

Then the night took a few turns and the sewing machine came to life.  Here is what happened then:

Indpendent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Woodbridge, VA

 

 

Indpendent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Woodbridge, VA

 

 

I layered those delicate snowflakes onto each other and they just made me melt.  I sprayed the entire Vanilla cardstock piece with Shimmer Mist which the camera does NOT like to photo.  It really makes it look over done and from my eyeball view it's not.  Pffft!  Then I added the ribbon with the sewing machine and I fell in love with this vintage winter card.  <sigh> Overall, very glad I have the Northern Frost Decorative Strip because I see many more cards in my future. 

I didn't get a chance to write or create much this weekend as my little family kept me busy.  We had a great weekend.  I am completely drawn to the fall colors here in Virginia.  It's so stunning!  I wanted to get a few pics of the kids with the leaves in the distance and here are the little ham bones in action. 

Indpendent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Woodbridge, VA

 

 

Indpendent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Woodbridge, VA

 

 

Indpendent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Woodbridge, VA

 

The first picture of them running holding hands makes me smile.  The best part was they were not "coached" to hold hands.  They just did it!  This brings a big smile to my face.  Now the biggest boy of all didn't get his picture taken because he was a little sad faced.  Russ has a new hobby playing with RC planes.  It was kinda the reason for going to the big field.  I of course had a different agenda!  He was so excited to fly one of his planes.  We watched it go up…. and immediately right DOWN…in pieces!  That's when his face turned pretty sad.  Luckily these are not the expensive planes and made just for new RC guys like himself.  Needless to say we picked up the pieces and came home.  I think Russ is going to practice a little more on the simulator.  *smile*

Well thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope your week is simply amazing! 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Kimberly……I love EVERYTHING you do, these cards are BEAUTIFUL….you amaze me!  (yes it's Donna, your stalker(one of them…LOL)!)   Thanks for all the recent post…..love them ALL!

  2. Love Love Love the cards. I will definitely be making them. That 1st one especially just love love it. Thanks for sharing the pics of the kids too. They are so super cute.

  3. Wow I saw the first card and thought I really loved it until I scrolled down and was WOWED by the second card. So now I have to say I like the first card, but only because I LOVE the second card so much.
    Poor Russ. So sorry his plane broke.

  4. Both cards are beautiful and so are your children…not to mention the beautiful colors of Nature…thank you for sharing all of them!

  5. I love the cards! I guess i NEED to order the snowflake die now… 🙂  And i totally feel for your husbands plane. My husband is also into RC planes and helicopters and sometimes the crashes can be pretty upsetting…. (i know my hubby was pretty bummed after his first crash) not to say once they get into bigger planes it becomes a much more expensive hobby!!!  The simulator is a great way to practice!!  or buddy boxing (you hook up 2 controllers and a more experienced flyer helps the new person learn their controls)  Have a great day!!

  6. Great ideas using the snowflake die!  I love the vanilla and crumb cake colors!  Your photos of your kids are absolutely darling!  And your fall photos are just beautiful!  Keep up your stamping! It looks fabulous..glad you got back in the groove after your move!!! 😀

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