Winter Wonderland

“Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?  In the lane, snow is glistening.  A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight, walking in a winter wonderland!”  If glistening snow sounds wonderful to you, I have the perfect sparkly Winter Wonderland card. It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

Winter Wonderland

It’s time for our monthly theme challenge, and Jaydee has a wonderful one for us:  Winter Wonderland! I couldn’t wait to pull out the last of my retired Sparkle Glimmer Paper and get started.  The winter wonderland I envision always involves a dusting of sparkling snow, shining like diamonds in both sunshine and moonlight. What about you? What do you think of when you hear the phrase “winter wonderland”?  I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

Winter Wonderland
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The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Let’s talk today about  making a design work for you and your stash!  Since a mix of retired and current products grace today’s card, there are probably some products you may not have.  However, there are definitely substitutions which can be made for some of the retired items. For example, I happened to use Shaded Spruce glimmer paper (from the retired Joyous Noel collection) for the evergreen tree.  But,  you can use green foil. In fact, I would have used green foil, but I already had the glimmer paper options in my “Box of Misfit Card Parts”.  For the Sparkle glimmer paper, used to create the gorgeous canopy of trees, there are many other companies who have lovely white, sparkly papers. Although the In the Woods dies retired a few years ago (they are one of my all-time favorites),  the Cabin dies collection has a couple of dies in it which could be possibilities.  In fact, I can’t wait to try them out!

Winter Wonderland

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Nueve’s Canine Corner

Mom was so happy with my first post last week that she bought me a toy. I love toys almost as much as I love treats! After she took my picture though, she said we needed to take the color off my toe nails.  She said they looked like “a tro shus”.  I don’t know what “a tro shus” is, but she wasn’t happy about it.  The brown is a Boxer thing.  We sometimes get brown on our nails. But, I don’t mind it when Mom gives me a pedi-pedi. Sometimes I sleep through it.  Mom always says, “Good boy, Nueve!” and then she gives me treats. I LOVE treats.

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland

Great Aunt Muffy got mail last week.  I think it’s called a “meddle”.  Here is a picture of it:

Winter Wonderland

When Mom heard about something called AKC’s Fit Dog Turkey Trot, she knew she wanted to do it with Great Aunt Muffy.  Everyday she would put Great Aunt Muffy’s lifter on.  Her lifter was like a giant collar that went around her belly.  They couldn’t walk very far ’cause Great Aunt Muffy couldn’t move her legs very good and Mom had to hold her up with the lifter.   They were ‘posed to walk 5K.  I’m not sure what a K is.  (I know what a B is though. They are bad and scary, and sting!  I’m not supposed to play with them when they are in the yard.)  Mom said a K was like 2/3 of a mile. That didn’t help me much, until she said that when we walk around the block, it a half of a mile. Great Aunt Muffy could only walk up to the house where the beagle lives, and then back. It would take them forever. But you know what? After walking everyday for a whole bunch of days, they did it! And Great Aunt Muffy kept on walking every day, even on the day she went to her new home at the Colorful Bridge.

That’s all from me! I have to go play with my new blue ball!

Winter Wonderland

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  1. Ann, this is a stunning winter scene. Beautiful layers and amazing texture. Love it. Hope you enjoy your weekend.

  2. Beautiful Ann – so much sparkle and shimmer (I so miss white sparkle glimmer!!) I am also enjoying reading Nueve’s musings – he is turning into a promising young blogger lol!

  3. Such a beautiful winter scene, Ann! I also love your reminder to get into that “Box of Misfit Card Parts” more often. So many hidden treasures in there and that glimmer paper is perfection on this card. Absolutely gorgeous!

  4. I love all the sparkle and layering on this card! The green glimmer paper is gorgeous and perfect for the pine tree. I love how you used so many different dies! Love reading all about your pups adventures! Have a great week!

  5. Ann, I love the tales of Nueve you started. SMILE! What a beautiful dog! WOW!
    Your card is stunning! I love the winter wonderland you created! The trees and snow are beautiful! Have a wonderful week, My Friend!

  6. This is so pretty, Ann! You nailed this challenge and made the most perfect wintery scene! I love the pics of Nueve too and congrats on your medal!

  7. Love your sparkly winter scene! It actually looks like that here in Mn today!

  8. The posts from your furry family members always make me smile! Oh, and BTW, the wintry scene on your card is beautiful!

  9. What a beautiful card and a cute little Nueve. Love the stories. Merry Christmas!

  10. Pretty card! Love your tail, I mean tale, Nueve. Happy holidays all!

  11. Love this card, beautiful like all the rest. Great story re: walk-a-thon around the block.

  12. Oooh, I love all the sparkle and shimmer! So beautiful! Definitely my image of a winter wonderland! TFS
    Love Nueve’s style!

  13. Ann, this is such a beautiful card and I’ll be able to CASE it because I have all the retired items you used! Nueve told us a beautiful story. Thank him for sharing that with this follower. Have a blessed day.

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