Mornin’, y’all – it’s Monday again. The last Monday before Christmas. With any luck, I’ll be headed to the post office soon and then we can get to the next large to-do list: get ready for company arriving on Wednesday! Whew…good thing the holidays only come around once a year!
So – Finn is back in the news. And the headline reads: “Finn-Chewie Hits Puberty”! In other words, he’s a teenager.
I know this because he’s doing all the things teenagers do – testing the limits, deliberately provoking his parents, avoiding hugs, etc. I call him and he heads the other way – never out of sight, just not responding. We’ll be playing with the bumper and I throw it and he races to it…and right by it to go sniff something else. And then gives me “the paw” when I call him. Five minutes later – coming instantly when called, trotting right by the golf cart, just sweet as can be!
Like any parent of a teenager – I love him. But…sometimes he’s a little hard to like right now.
And then – like any teenager – right before a parent just breaks down and kills him dead….he does something adorable.
This, too, shall pass and I’m betting we make it out the other side more mature and with lots of character. Cuz…what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, yes??
My card for today is another Snow Place family portrait. But this time that devious penguin didn’t make it into the picture! Take a look-see:
My layout is a result of the My Favorite Things sketch this week.
And the color scheme is from the Just Us Girls Color Week challenge.
Finally, I played along with the theme challenge from TGIF Challenges:
I started with a Whisper White panel – and stamped the Let It Snow snowflakes all over it with Versamark Ink. I sprinkled it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it. Using a sponge wedge, I sponged the entire panel with Night of Navy and then came back with Rich Razzleberry across the top, then I SNAILd it to a Gold Foil mat.
I made the frames using a scalloped and a straight sided die from the Squares Layering Framelits. They fit together perfectly, so I was able to run them both thru at the same time – the straight edge die tucked inside the scallop edge die. So I did that four times with Gold Foil and 4 times with Rich Razzleberry. Then I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the frames together in a sort of catty-wampuss way. I also used the same scalloped die to cut 4 Whisper White squares.
Each of the Snow Place snow people are stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in Gold. The “dad” wears a Night of Navy hat, which I stamped on Whisper White and cut with the Snow Friends Framelits. Mom has on some Rich Razzleberry ear muffs. And the kids are wearing a Rich Razzleberry hair bow and a Night of Navy cap. I cheated a little bit and used my Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker to color their noses! Once they were all embossed and accessorized, I adhered their frames to the portraits with Liquid Glue
The sentiment, also from Snow Place, is stamped in Rich Razzleberry and Night of Navy. This is a photopolymer stamp set, so all I had to do was eyeball inking the top of the words with the Rich Razzleberry and then the bottom with Night of Navy. Easy peasy and I like the effect it gave it! I snipped banner ends and used a Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Write Marker to edge the top half and Night of Navy on the bottom, then adhered it to the frames with Liquid Glue. And that was it for the card front!
On the inside, I heat embossed more Snow Place snowflakes in Gold across the top of a Whisper White panel. Then I sponged the top with Rich Razzleberry and the bottom with Night of Navy.
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Gold heat embossed Snow Place snowflakes and some Night of Navy sponging across the front…
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!
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Hope your Monday goes well – and, actually, I hope you’ve got the week off in preparation for Christmas!
See y’all tomorrow!
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
Night of Navy Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2)
Gold Foil: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 1/2″ scalloped square with 1 1/8″ straight square cut out (x4 frames)
Rich Razzleberry Card Stock: 1 1/2″ scalloped square with 1 1/8″ straight square cut out(x4 frames)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 1 1/2″ scalloped squares (x4 portrait “canvases”); just over 3/8″ x 2 3/4″ (sentiment)
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