Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sunday Stamping With Danielle Lounds: Snowy & Owl

I'm so excited to start off 2013 by introducing Danielle Lounds as our Inky Guest Designer for January:

Danielle lives in an "itty bitty village" in Michigan called Grass Lake. It's not far from a couple of larger towns, so she can get her fix of big city life and shopping whenever she wants.

It's handy that many stores are nearby because, as Danielle confides, "My crafty-partner-in-crime is my mother and, whoa, is she an enabler when it comes to shopping for the craft supplies. Don’t ask her to help you pick between two items ‘cause she’ll tell you to buy both. Of course, I would never do that myself."

Yep, that last sentence ended with a wink. ;-)

But even these shopping fiends (um, I mean friends) didn't spend their Black Friday at the mall. Instead, Danielle and her mom made bunches of these delightful snowman ornaments:

"I have a soft spot for snowmen," says Danielle. "And [when it comes to Inky stamps], pairing them with the woodland critters makes for some of the cutest snowmen that I’ve seen."

She's referring to 11137MC Snowy's Woodland Pals Clear Set (drawn by artist Tammy DeYoung):

Danielle used the Snowy & Owl image (0490H in wood mount) and Sm. Happy Winter saying (0481D in wood mount) to create this adorable card:

One of the many things I love about Danielle's projects is how beautifully they're embellished. I think she uses just the right amount of finishing touches, such as the snowy ground made from Glossy Accents and Rock Candy Distress Glitter, along with the small, white pearls of falling snow:

The rounded corners, stitched layers, and rhinestones really add pizzazz:

And the polka-dotted flag topped with a button and jute are a perfect complement:

When you put it all together, you end up with a card that is super cute! Let's see it again:

Yep, this one's a keeper. Thanks so much to Danielle for sharing this awesome project. I can't wait to show you more in the weeks to come!

Paper: Brown and Green Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!), Marshmallow (Bazzill Card Shoppe), Choice Snow White (Taylored Expressions), Aspen Frost Designer (Basic Grey)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Gold Copic Spica Pen
Accessories: Small Pearls, Rhinestones and Button (Stampin’ Up!), Glossy Accents and Rock Candy Distress Glitter (Ranger), Oval Nestabilities and Nested Pennants (Spellbinders), Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), Natural Jute (May Arts), Heavy Duty White Thread and Sewing Machine, Foam Tape

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Would you like the chance to win your own 11137MC Snowy's Woodland Pals Clear Set? Please leave a comment at the end of this post helping me welcome Danielle as this month's Inky Guest Designer, and you'll be entered in a BLOG CANDY giveaway.

On Wednesday, January 9th, I'll randomly choose the winner for the same clear set that Danielle used above and post that person's please check back later this week to see if you've won!


Anita said...

Congratulations on being chosen at the IA Guest Designer Danielle! Love your card. Beautiful colors and I especially love the little pearls for the falling snow.

Tammy C. said...

Love your card, Danielle! I agree with Jackie on the perfect amount of embellishments too. I just LOVE this set, especially the cute little owl.

Sue D said...

Welcome Danielle--love all the great details on your snowman card. I like your cute snowman ornaments too.

Patricia R. said...

Love Danielle's card and her use of tiny pearls for snow. It's the little details that make her card special. I love snowmen too : )

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card, Danielle! Just my type of style - enough bling but not over the top. Great coloring, too. Congrats on being chosen as guest designer for Inky. Looking forward to seeing more of your weekly designs. Robin Barwacz

Allie Gower said...

Welcome Danielle.
Love your story, your snowmen, and your card!

Theresa said...

Danielle you made such a cute card using such a cute stamp set!! Really cute!! Can't wait to see what else you have/are created/ing!!! LOL!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

What a WONDERFUL addition to the Inky Antics guest designer family!! I ♥ Danielle!! :) And such a CUTE card, too!!

Anonymous said...

Linda Rad said.... Welcome Danielle! REALLY adorable card. Love ALL the details you used to make this card so wonderful! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Diana N. said...

Thanks for a chance to win this cute stamp set!

Terrific card Danielle! Love all the little details!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Danielle! Love the card, everything about it! Hugs!

Karen adams

Carrie Roth said...

Lovely, can't wait to see more of your designs. Great details. Carrie Roth

dragonswing said...

Such a cute card!! Looking forward to seeing more designs.

Shari M said...

love it, and the colours are super. Will watch for more from you. TFS

Renee M said...

What a cute stamp set, and your cards are adorable--you have great details and I love the green you used. The owl has the cutest expression :)

Elena said...

Very cute card! Danielle is a very talented crafted! Love the sweet stamp she chose!

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