Friday, December 21, 2007

Strawberry snow

I haven't exactly kept it a secret so you already know that lately I've been really stuck creatively. It happens to all of us and it certainly has happened to me before. It's frustrating, but I know that it will pass and I will come up with fun new projects soon. Maybe when I finally have time to mount and play with the new sets from the upcoming Spring/Summer catalog that just arrived this week!

But in the meantime, out of desperation, I reached for the only source out there that has never failed to inspire me, and it didn't disappoint tonight either. I was hesitant to reach for the Coldwater Creek catalog, because typically it inspires me to try all sorts of crazy color combinations which are great, but a little too cerebral for tonight. I should have had more faith! It didn't take me long to come across these awesome sweaters. Aren't they great? I just love them!

And, as you can see, the pink sweater certainly inspired me to create this super simple card. It's just the Snowflakes wheel embossed with white embossing powder on pretty in pink card stock attached to a regal rose base with the sentiment also embossed in white. It couldn't have taken more than five minutes to make this card, even counting the time it took to find the embossing powder and heat up the heat tool!

I love this card. It's soft and feminine and quick and easy and it reminds me of both the sweater and of the song "Strawberry Snow" by Brenda Lee, whose Christmas album is one of my all time favorites. In fact, I think "The Angel and the Little Blue Bell" is my favorite Christmas song that no one ever heard of. Yes, I like it even more than Dominick the Donkey and I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas. If you ever see Brenda Lee's album anywhere, give it a listen. I think you'd like The Angel and the Little Blue Bell and Strawberry Snow too!


dd2njoy said...

Oh Diane this is gorgeous!!! I love how you get your inspiration!

RuthieB said...

Ooooh, I just love Pink for Christmas! But now, I'm going to have to go to Coldwater Creek (and not for inspiration either LOL!)


Melody (lacyquilter) said...

When I saw your inspiration, I totally expected you to use your supersize snowflake. Great card. I needed to go make my own version. Here it is:
Thanks for the inspiration.