We also, saw two Cirque Du Soleil shows, O and Zumanity. Both were absolutely fabulous and definitely worth seeing! Zumanity, was a little, shall I say, risque (it is rated R as many of the female performers are topless) but it was very funny too. It was very much like a Vaudeville show... I enjoyed it a lot! And instead of getting a t-shirt that says Las Vegas on it for a souvenir. I got a fabulous leather purse that has the Zumanity Cirque Du Soleil logo embossed on it. I am so in love with my new purse...it is gorgeous!!!
We have been back for a few weeks now but I came down with a shore throat (viral) when we got back. So, I was just feeling a wee bit punky and not very creative or up to sitting in front of the computer. That is why I haven't posted in a few weeks or visited any of your blogs or left a comment...my apologies. But I was so thankful for all the lovely comments that were left for me while I was away. I had the comments forwarded to my blackberry...it was nice to get to read them on our drive to the airport and waiting for our flight,smile!
So, I am a little behind on all of the challenge blogs that I like to participate in. I really wanted to make a card with Friday Sketchers # 18 by Jacqueline...it is a fabulous sketch...i just love it! I have to tell you, I am not a huge fan of our Canadian winters as I'm petrified of driving in the snow...I am a big chicken, giggle! But I have been so inspired by all the beautiful Christmas and winter themed cards that I have seen on various blogs that I wanted to make a wintery card too. I especially wanted to use this new stamp that I picked up at a LSS. It is by a local Canadian Stamp CO. called Rosewood Canada I hope to make a trip to their store as they have some great stamps...I really like the Canadiana stamps. That is where you can find the Snowed In stamp on their website and I also bought Winter Night too. I loved the name of this stamp so much that I used it for the sentiment on my card.
I made the card base 6x6 out of some blue Bazzill Basics cardstock and used some left over BG Figgy Pudding, 6X6 pp and 12X12 pp, from last years Christmas cards. I stamped "Snowed In" and this cute little Tilda stamp (I think she is called waiting Tilda) on Georgia Pacific paper with Archival Brilliance Black Graphite ink and coloured them in with my Copics. I used white acrylic paint to add a few highlights to Tilda and some crystal Stickles on both images. I cut both images with my circle Nestibilities and embossed the edges too. I also cut some snowflake pp with my Nestibilites to mat the image of Tilda and pop-dotted the image. I cut a few QK snowflakes and added a glitter brad to centre of the large snowflake and a few red rhinestones from the dollar store to the small QK snowflakes. I also added some crystal Stickles to the snowflake die cuts too.
The sentiment is printed with the 2 peas font Falling Leaves (one of my all time favourite fonts). Well, I am pretty happy with this card and It was nice to make a wintery card but I don't look forward to the real deal anytime soon. I would love to just keep the white stuff on my cards and not on the roads,lol!
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