Ugh! Monday! LOL! Just kidding! It was a very weird day weather-wise yesterday. When I headed into Manhattan on the 8:11am train it was sort of looking like the sun was going to peek out. I went to see my friends Jon and Mary, they live over on the West Side so I took a picture of the Hudson River with all of the ice in it. When I left their house I decided to walk through Central Park. Well, that wasn’t a great idea, they really didn’t clear away any of the snow and ice from the path around the Reservoir, it was like an ice skating rink! I did stop and take a picture of it so you can see how frozen it is, but they had the fountain on today? By the time I got to my friend Ella’s apartment it had just started snowing. I was there for around two hours and the last picture is what it looked like after I left. Lot’s of snow again. 🙁
The Hudson, if you make the picture bigger you can see the ice!
The frozen Reservoir!
When I first got to Ella’s.
When I went to leave, that’s a lot of snow in two hours! I have said it enough but I’m well over Winter! 😛
Before I get to today’s post my friend Eva asked my friend Michael to be a guest designer on her Can You Case It blog and he made two really cute cards! Head on over to his blog here and the Can You Case It blog here to take a look! Thanks!
So moving along to today’s post which is for this week’s Paper Players challenge, but first thank you to Claire for choosing my card for her Cut Above! Here is this week’s theme challenge from Laurie…
Now after seeing the pictures from yesterday you can imagine how hard it was to channel Spring! LOL! I did manage to get some bright colors and flowers! The base of the card is Whisper White Card Stock and the background is a piece of Daffodil Delight that I embossed with the Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I used a piece of Window Sheet and some Garden Green with the Ovals Collection Framelits to create the frame for the piece of Flowerpot Designer Series Paper. The greeting is from the Hello There Host Stamp Set and is stamped in Staz-On White Opaque Ink. I used some Stampin’ Dimensionals to lift the frame. My flowers are from the Flower Shop, Petal Potpourri and Petite Petals Stamp Sets and are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. I used my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers to color in the centers and put a little Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brushtip on them. A few more Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere them to the card. I think that it’s nice and Spring like, bright colors and flowers! I hope that it makes you think of Spring and that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players theme challenge. Thanks so much for coming by to see my card and the pictures of the Winter here in Manhattan! Have an excellent Monday! 🙂
Stampin’ Up! products used:
Stamp Sets: Hello There (Host), Flower Shop, Petal Potpourri and Petite Petals Clear Mount
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Specialty Ink: Staz-On Opaque White
Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers: Daffodil Delight
Card Stock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight and Garden Green
Designer Series Paper: Flower Pot
Specialty: Window Sheet
Framelits: Ovals Collection
Punches: Pansy, Petite Petals and Flower Medallion
Embossing Folder: Spring Flowers
Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
NON-Stampin’ Up!: Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brushtip
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