Warm & Cozy Christmas

The snow hasn't fallen here in Nebraska yet, but I hear we are going to get our share this winter.  I just {heart} this stamp from the Warm & Cozy Christmas set from Gina K Designs.  My boys love going out side to play in the snow.  They can't wait for a big snow storm.  

I didn't have a lot of time to color, so I made this card monochromatic.  I wanted to use this set so badly that I thought of a way to ink up my stamp and play.  Don't think you always have to color your outline stamps in to use them.  

I stamped this cutie with white pigment ink on textured outdoor denim cardstock and built the card around him.  The swirled background paper is from a Serendipity paper pack promotion that CTMH offered this year.  I thought it went well with the snow theme.  

The sentiment reads, "Wishing you a warm and cozy Christmas season!"  I added white rub-ons next to the sentiment and the tiny sparkles from the CTMH sparkles pack.  The little snowflakes are rub-ons from the Nature's Ambiance set too.  I am so glad CTMH sells rub-ons now.  I like how they come in white, chocolate and black in the same pack for only $9.95.  I think that is a great deal.  

The card itself is from the outdoor denim cardstock and the light blue paper is the reverse side of the textured cardstock.  I love how I can just use the other side of the paper to coordinate my colors.  Can you believe I broke out my eyelets?  I have so many of them and don't use them enough.  I finished the card with some white organdy ribbon with a touch of silver in it.  You can't see it from the picture, but the ribbon is really pretty.  I got it from Michaels.

I had questions about whether I like my Wii Fit.  YES, I DO!  I get to workout and play at the same time.  I used it for 1 1/2 hours the first day.  The first 1/2 I completed the strength exercises and some aerobics.  Then I played the balance games with my boys for about an hour.  My legs hurt so bad the next two days, I couldn't sit down without just falling in the chair.  I have kept up the strength exercises and aerobics almost every day.  If you are thinking about getting one, I give it THUMBS UP!

Happy Stamping!

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Connie said...

Very Cool! Love the monochromatic. The stamp set is so cute.

Sankari W. said...

wow that is fantastic! what a great idea and an absolutely creative card!!!

Sankari W. said...

After reading your post - I totally want a Wi-Fit ! What a great idea!! Can't wait to have a Fairfield run in together soon! I also created an Inspiration Award that I left on my Blog for you - its been great to meet you through this DT!

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Best wishes,

wendyp said...

LOVE it!!!

I've been thinking about getting the Wii Fit because it just sounds so much more fun than trudging along on the treadmill for an hour. Might have to look into it for christmas.

Barb W said...

Very nice card, Kim! I love that you didn't color this little guy in and the outdoor denim is the perfect cardstock choice here and the dp is great!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jeanne said...

This is a great card! I love the monochromatic look and all the details.

I'm glad to know the wii fit is working for you. We don't have a wii system or I'd be hankering for one for Christmas.