Sunday, January 30, 2011

Totally Stampalicious Cutie

This is my card for the Totally Stamplicious Monday Challenge.  This week we were asked to create a card that WAS NOT for any special occasion.  Well.....I immediately thought of the Cute Turtle set by Totally Stampalicious I had only played with once.....so here is one of the cute turtles in this set.  I used my Nesties to create the 'sun' and also to cut out and border my main image.  I used an EK Success (I think) border punch for the red/black layer.  The gingham ribbon is from Mark's Finest Papers.  Sometimes you just have to smile at one of your creations....well...that is how this card made me feel.....HAPPY.....hope it gave you a smile too!!!

Now be sure to visit the Totally Stampalicious Blog to see the creations of the rest of this incredibly talented team AND to get all the details on how you can play along with us!!!

On a personal note........I am going to share two pictures.....one of a fire hydrant in front of our house that we keep shoveled...it will give you just a little idea of just how much snow we have ....

and another one......however there is something in ths one you can't see....it is our 4 foot side fence which is 2 feet under the snow pile....(and these pictures were taken a few days after the storm, which means some had compacted and melted away already)
AND how awful it will be after the NEXT storm arrives on Tuesday and stays until Thursday............oh to be on a tropical island with the palm trees swaying in the breeze...........unfortunately, only in my dreams.

17 comments:

StampOwl said...

Such a bright and cheery card. Those pics are making me feel cold even though it is hot here brrrrrr! Hope you don't get too much more snow this winter

Cindy Haffner said...

SWEET SWEET. WOW that is some snow!!!

Carol L said...

Your card is adorable, and I love the nesties behind the image! More snow, rain & ice on the way to PA later on this evening, so I hear ya! The hubs just cleared off the deck on Saturday (it was a foot deep) so now it figures we'll get hammered again! Hang in there, spring's coming!

Mothermark said...

Oh my goodness! That is some wonderful handy work Joanne! Hey, I know you are the shoveler! Snort! This is crazy! We had a year like that about two maybe three years ago.....just snow, snow, snow! Saturday it was 66 degrees here! Nanner! Tommorrow it is supposed to be 5 below? Has does that happen? Definately not the norm.....

Can't wait to see pictures of the new addition to the family! Better be careful that Pepper and his new widdo buddy don't get lost in a snow bank...you could not cope missing them until Spring! Ha!

Mothermark said...

Oops! Got carried away with the snow and forgot to say sumthing about the card! What a precious little image.....your cards are also so cheerful and fun! This one is no exception. I love it....its so happy!

Benzi said...

OMG, Joanne...this is not good! Pretty, but not good. We had 69 degrees and sunny Saturday. Sunday was 67 and cloudy. We do have a promise of a return to winter on Wednesday, though. Nothing like yours, thankfully. Geez!

Your card is so cute and I love your sunshine made with the nesties. Jut adorable!

America said...

Love seeing all-that-never-ending-SNOW... BUT IT'S TOO MUCH!! We are totally buried in it here in NY too!! Our back yard is about 4 feet high with an ice rink on to top of to TOP it off. ayayay.. AND WERE EXPECTING THAT SAME STORM you are.... geeeezzz.... why dont ya Come craft here with me and we can shovel it all away together?? :)

Love this FUN card Joanne. Your bright happy colors made me smile. :)

Monique said...

Super cute card Joanne... Ugg your house looks like mine Too much snow!! Our weather is just crazy , when I woke up this morning it was -33c and on Thursday it is suppose to be +8c from one extreme to another!! Stay warm :)

Emily Keaton said...

Totally adorable card, Joanne!! I hear ya on the snow issue. We have run out of places to stack it!! And, yes, more on the way--with ice, too. Groan. I'm ready for some 70-degree weather and tropical breezes, too!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Now this is just super fun Joanne!! I love that sweet sunny bg you created for that adorable turtle!! Nothing like your wintery view that's for sure!! I can't even begin to imagine!! We did have some rain yesterday, and fog before that...so there's no California sun to be found around here either.

Julie Hoffman said...

Joanne this is beautiful, bright and cheery! Love the sunshine! Fabulous card! I'm so over the cold and snow too! We're getting ready for the next storm here in Michigan too - UGH.

Roxie said...

Love that card, he looks like he would enjoy a snowcone! The bright cheery colors look great with you die cut sun.

As for the snow...you ain't seen nothin yet! We are predicted at last I heard seventeen inches on top of what we have and what we'll get tonight...a good time to enjoy the warm and cozy house and cross the fingers that the power doesn't go out! And I would just bet that some of this snow will drift up to Connecticut, good thing, you're looking a bit low on the fluffy white stuff!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Totally cute love the vibrant colors. And holy smokers that sure is a LOT of snow... Stay warm girlie.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow all of your cards are beautiful! I just keep browsing and came across your snow photos, wow... I live in Arizona and just don't quite understand that other places look different (snow) than here. That's amazing, pack up some of your craft goodies and come join me!

Welcome to your new cute pup too!

Rae Anne said...

Hey Joanne! We featured this card and a link to this post on the Bugaboo Stamps blog: http://bugaboostamps.blogspot.com/2011/03/03022011-wednesdays-around-web-waw.html. MWAH!

mamichelle said...

First off, this card is gorgeous!! Second, I want your life! I love the beach, love Maine,love stamping! You must live in New England like me, with all this snow!

Billie A said...

I love your litte turtle guy and the colors and the way you put the card together is great. Really cool idea.
Your snow I dont like LOL I am so ready for the spring / summer weather although on the west coast we have not had it too bad.