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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

March of the Snowmen Blog Hop

I am excited to be invited to be part of the second
 "March of the Snowmen Blog Hop"


  Who doesn't love a snowman - I know I do and so do all the talented designers participating in this blog hop. These amazing ladies have a spectacular show for you with Snowmen galore!  Some of the Blogs have Blog Candy on them - so make sure you comment on each Blog! Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom of my post because I have some YUMBLY Candy to give away!

I have created a card using a gorgeous free image from Cora at Digital Two for Tuesday


I coloured the image with SU Chalks and a Blender Pen.  The background card stock has embossed with the Snowflakes Embossing Folder that had been inke prior to embossing - I love this effect.


I then ambossed some acetate with the same folder - and attached it over the image with brads.  The acetate has been recycled from a chocolates box - the family was only too happy to help by eating all of the chocolates!  LOL!


I love the frosted feel that this gives the image!!  The snowflake is from a Martha Stewart Punch - sadly not one I own! LOL!  I have added bling to the centre of each snowflake along with some Kindy Glitz.


Laura from Layers of Colour has kindly donated the Renaissance Hearts art stamp set as a Blog Candy - to win you just have to leave a comment here and I will announce a winner in 48 hours.



  You will have 24 hours to contact me otherwise I will choose another winner - it is as easy as that!!

The official starting time of the Blog Hop is 0800 CST and the order for the Blog Hop is:

Linda Lucus (you are here)

So if you arrived here from Laurie's Blog, you are in the right place, otherwise you may want to start at Angela's Blog and visit every Designer - there is Blog Candy to be won at many of the Blogs - you don't want to miss these opportunities!!  Form here you need to HOP  Lynn's Blog!

and there is more

You’re invited to a

Layers of Color – Join our Cake Decorating Party on February 23rd!

The excitement is building as MANY Designers are cooking up something DELICIOUS and inspiring - you are not going to want to miss this 'feat for the eyes' - keep your eyes peeled for some Sneak Peeks while you are waiting for the BIG EVENT

There will be YUMBLY stamped and stenciled cakes - no calorie counting here - they are SUGAR FREE and SWEET as SWEET can be!!  Lot’s of tasty ideas!

Thank you for joining in with us today - I hope you are enjoying all of the COOL inspiration! Thank you for the lovely comments you leave me - you aleways make me smile!
  God bless you!!
{{{hugs}}}

50 comments:

  1. Love your vintage card and the 3D snowflakes... a fun blog hop.

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  2. Stunning card Linda..Love thye accetate effect..Loz

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  3. Your card is "super" cute. I love the "crackled" look...and I LOVE your blog candy!

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  4. I love the look of the embossed acetate -- I never think about using that stuff!!

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  5. I can't believe I'm first to comment...love the way you layered the embossed acetate over the image...it is brilliant!

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  6. What a cool effect the embossed piece gives the image! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Beautiful card, Linda!!! Snowment just melt my heart!!!

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  8. That is one card full of vintage goodness! I just want to touch it!

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  9. Love the vintage look of your digi!! Sweet card!!The acetate is such a clever way to incorporate snowflakes!! Very cool!! Love it!

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  10. Love your card. The embossing effect is fabulous.. as a snow lover here in Michigan. It's great to see snowmen

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  11. Your layers are amazing. I love the snowflakes!

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  12. Linda, what a wonderful card. I love the repurposed acetate that you embossed. You comment about the chocolate was so similar to mine with the gold wrapper that I repurposed the other day. Have a blessed day my friend!!!

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  13. Love this! Those clear embossed snowflakes are beautiful over the top!


    So glad you posted a link for this image! I used the same one for one of my cards... I looked for over an hour trying to find the blog where I got this free image.. with no luck! Now I can go back and edit it! ;)

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  14. WOW that overlay really makes it look like ice crystals are falling! Wonderful idea! Glad I found your blog!

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  15. I really love your card. It is so sweet.

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  16. HI LOVELY LINDA,
    THIS IS MY FIRST TIME TO COME TO YOUR BLOG
    YOU ARE VERY TALENTED
    I WANT YOU TO KNOW ON MY BLOG WE HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR ALL THE FLOODING IN AUSTRALIA. I HOPE YOU WERE NOT AFFECTED BY IT IN ANY WAY....BUT I OFFER MY PRAYERS FOR YOUR COUNTRY.
    THE CHILDREN WORKING ON THE SNOWMEN ARE JUST PRICELESS
    HAVE A SUGAR SWEET DAY
    SIMPLY DEBBIE

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  17. Beautiful work, Linda! Love the embossed acetate over the top... recycling at its BEST!!!

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  18. Wow - what a beautiful card. I really love this image and your colours are perfect for this vintage look.

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  19. Love the embossed acetate! It is such a great idea....now have to find chocolate boxes with acetate covers...hehehe!!!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

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  20. Your recycled elements on this card are fabulous - so many wonderful and different elements - turned out gorgeous!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  21. awesome, awesome card! I love the the images Cora gets, and this one is fantastic! You did a great job with it.
    Susan

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  22. Beautiful card. Love all the details you've added. TFS

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  23. Cute image, and I also love the inked up embossing folder technique!

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  24. wonderfully creative card ... i adore the embossed acetate, brilliant idea!

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  25. Thanks for making my day! Fun to see your sweet picture in my corner of the world :o) I am always just in awe at the sheer volume of creativity that breaks forth out of you, what a gift!You can see your passion for the paper craft industry, and I appreciate that you are sharing all that you do with the rest of us all around the world!

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  26. I have really enjoyed all the talent on this blog hope, still hopping, thanks for sharing!

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  27. Oh Linda this is gaw-juss - love the effect that the layer of acetate gives!!
    How do you manage to use chalks and blender on a digi and it does not smudge??? Put the blender near my images and the smudges appear as if they can see me coming!!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  28. Hi Linda! What a super cute card! Such an adorable image and I love the embossed acetate! Blessings, Angie

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  29. Your card is stunning... I absolutely love the look of the embossed acetate!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com
    zloe.blogspot.com

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  30. Such a nostalgic and interesting image Linda and you really dressed it up brilliantly.
    Happy Australia Day to you from Julie in northern New South Wales where it most definitely is not snowflake weather!

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  31. Awesome card Linda! I love how you used the acetate, TFS!

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  32. Neat card, great effect. Job well done.

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  33. Wow Linda - this card is amazing! I love the idea of embossing acetate! I love that vintage image you have - thanks so much for telling me where to find it! I am a new follower - I just love your work!

    rdunham at q dot com

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  34. What an absolutely precious image, Linda, and I LOVE how you added the embossed acetate...sooo cool looking!!!!

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  35. Super super cute - and the embossed acetate - great idea - makes a fun accent!

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  36. Your coloring is great and the embossed acetate is a perfect touch.

    iamvictorias at gmail dot com

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  37. Great use of acetate! Love this!

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  38. You did come up with a really neat effect, and I also like the embellishments in the snowflakes.

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  39. Happy Australia Day! Praying for your country's recovery.
    Love your card, the embossed acetate is a perfect touch.
    Blessings Bernie

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  40. I was just over at Kim's blog and mentioned that her choice of "sentiment" (a bit of lyric from Winter Wonderland) is perfect with this same digi stamp ... and now I see yours with the embossed acetate overlay ...

    It's just great to see how one image can be presented in so many ways -- each one GORGEOUS!

    Your creation is awesome, thanks for sharing!

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  41. Aw, that's a cute card. I like your details.

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  42. Love your vintage look so pretty!!!! Thihs blog hop is soooo much fun!!!

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  43. Such a great card with so many fun textures and details!

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  44. MARVELOUS my friend!! I had no idea you could run acetate through the cuttlebug. You are brilliant chick! Thank you soooooo much for playing along Linda. I know how busy you are and that you did this because you love me ... right?? teehee. Don't answer that. Stay off this computer as much as possible and rest those eyes!

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  45. This is fabulous! I love the soft chalk colors and that textured acetate!

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    you're working with? I'm planning to start my own blog soon but I'm having a
    tough time selecting between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and
    Drupal. The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I'm looking
    for something unique. P.S Apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!


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