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Sunday, January 8, 2012

:: Birthday Sundaes Challenge #38: Use something new! ::

Hello Blogland!
I hope and trust everyone had a lovely holiday season! 

I have been quite busy with preparing for the holidays and then for my trip to Alberta.  I was absolutely shocked at how warm the weather was during my stay in Red Deer and Calgary!  Infact the day I flew home, it was a whopping 13 degrees Celsuis in Calgary!  I spent one day in Banff -- the scenery was nothing less than amazing!  Utterly gorgeous!

Now that I'm back, I'm really looking forward to all of the exciting card challenges that are in my future, which leads me to this week's Birthday Sundaes challenge!

I wanted to challenge myself a little bit, by using not only one new product on my card but two!  During the holidays, I discovered that my local Homesense/Winners carried 2011 My Minds Eye paper collections!  Needless to say I stocked up on as many as I could! 

So for this card I used my new MME's 'Fine & Dandy' 6x6 patterned paper, and coloured this adorable little snow guy from our sponsor, Whimsie Doodles in copic markers.  To embellish the snowflake banner, I used my new 'Icicle' Stickles and embelished the snowflake banner with American craft "Carrot" buttons and turquoise twine from the Twinery.  The white twill ribbon is from a local fabric store, the turquoise gems are from my stash (MME Lush collection) and the great sentiment stamp is from Cat's Pajamas.

Use some of your new goodies on a creation for this week's Birthday Sundaes challenge
and submit your project!  Don't forget to tell us what you've used and be sure to included a birthday sentiment on your creation!  

Whimsie Doodles is offering a $10.00 online gift certificate to this week's Birthday Sundaes challenge winner!  Most importantly, here's a special offer for Birthday Sundaes fans - use the discount code Birthday10 at the Whimsie Doodles online store and receive 10% off your next order!
Code expires February 8, 2012.

Also don't forget -- Please do not submit your project to no more than 6 challenges
(including Birthday Sundaes)!

Looking forward to seeing what you create!


martina's kaartjes said...

what a lovely card ! love the colors ! great coloring
greetings, martina

Sue said...

Wow. I just love these colors!!! I have to find some of the MME Fine & Dandy papers. Beautiful job.

Amy said...

VERY cute snowman birthday card! Love the glitter and buttons you added to the snowflakes! :)Amy

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Happy to hear you had a nice trip! This card is absolutely beautiful! I love the colors and that little bit of glitter sets off those snowflakes!

Kimberly said...

Samantha, this is such a great card!! I love the colors!! :) Great job!!! :)Got to love a new find right? I love MME!

Maribel said...

Your trip sounds amazing! I would love to visit Canada one day. This snow man turned out adorable! Your coloring is amazing and I love the sparkle on the snowflakes!

Tracy said...

Your cards are always so adorable and high quality.
All the best to you and your family in the new year :)

Simone said...

Such a stunning card! You have a talent with markers!! So glad you had a wonderful break and Happy New Year! :)

Charlene said...

What an adorable card!! I LOVE snowmen!

Debbie said...

Awesome card!! I love the papers, the snowman, the sparkle, and your colouring is amazing!!!!

jo ( said...

Fabulous! I love how you added the buttons and twine to the snowflakes! :)

Kristie said...

Sounds like you had a lovely trip! I really like that card - the blue/orange combo looks great with the snowman!