Friday, December 4, 2009

First Annual "March of the Snowmen" Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  I'm so excited to introduce to you the first annual "March of the Snowmen" Blog Hop!  I love snowmen images and so do all the other designers participating in this blog hop.  This talented group of ladies has planned some sensational snow flurried projects for you.  So before I list my own mini march of snowmen projects let me introduce you to our designers!  Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom of my post before you start hopping though, because I'm giving away TWO blog candy packages!!  And check out each designers blogs carefully for MORE blog candy announcements!

Melisa Waldorf - You are here now

Snowman Project #1 was designed using a vintage FREE digi download from a challenge blog : Digital for Tuesday Challenge Blog.  They post a FREE vintage digi image each tuesday for you to design with.  The blog is sponsored by Clearly Vintage.  The owner sales vintage stamp sets that are wonderful.  So I wanted to take a minute to share this wonderful find with all my vintage lovin' friends.  I also designed this project for another challenge blog : Sunday Postcard Art.  When I can I have been playing along with challenge blogs for inchies, ATC's, collage, mixed media recently.


A postcard is 4" x 6".  I started with a piece of cardboard, tore away some of the surface to reveal the "ripples".  I layered on Weathered Wood Crackle Paint, then Sky Making Memories Acrylic Paint and lastly Picket Fence Crackle Paint.  I colored my image with Prismacolor pencils and OMS.  I add Shimmerz.  My "snow" is liquid applique.  I love that stuff!  I add a little white fun flock around the brim of the girls hat and Stampendous Prisma glitter to feather and ball on tip of girls hat.  All the other embellishments are things I picked up in the Christmas section of a local arts and crafts store. 


Snowman Project #2 was created using a wonderful vintage cut out by Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage line of products.  I'm gonna be giving this one away at a Cookie Swap tomorrow night that is held annually by some of my Scrapbooking buddies here in town.

Snowman Project #3 was created using "Gifts of Love" by FireCracker Designs by Pamela.  You can check this set out HERE.  I love Martha Stewarts Snowflake border punch!  Perfect for you winter cards.


Snowman Project #4 features "Snowman Nativity" by The Angel Company.  I created my own watercolor background for this one, then stamped and embossed the snowflakes creating my own DP.  This is a Score-pal card, Cami card.  You can find the directions on the Scor-pal site.  If you are interested in ordering this set online from a TAC demo, let me know.  I can hook you up!  I'm hoping one of the designers in the hop show cases "Merriest Wishes".  It is one of the cutest snowman sets I have EVER seen!


The window creates a great card!

Here is another project using "Snowman Nativity" for Project #5.  I loved these little guys soooo much, I couldn't help creating a home decor project so I could sit them out on a table and enjoy them.  I used old wood stamp blocks as my base.





Blog Candy Packages for 2 Lucky Winners!

 

To qualify for blog candy all you have to do is leave me a comment with your email address included.  You have until 8pm EST Sunday December 6th.  At that time I will draw 2 names to win the above blog candy.  I will post the winners by 9pm EST.  Good Luck ladies!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you enjoy the hop and are inspired to create your own snowmen projects to bring some winter cheer to your home or to someone else's mailbox this year!

83 comments:

Stacy said...

Love those vintage images! That's one style I've never worked with... but you've inspired me to try! Great coloring on your stamped cards :)Oh and I love the crackle paint too.

Sue from Oregon said...

All your snowman creations are so fun!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Thanks so much for inviting me along for this wonderful, inspiring hop!! What an honor to be included with all of these talented ladies!! You have totally outdone yourself....each of your snowman creations are fantastic!!! Thanks again! God Bless!!

Barb said...

Everything looks great, Melisa! Love love LOVE your postcard art snowman... all of the detail and crackle paint... me likey :) You been busy!

Jennifer Carter said...

Great samples, and there is such a variety of styles represented! You are very talented!

JenMarie said...

WOW girlie! FABulous goodies here!

Chelsea said...

I love your nativity scenes!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fun blog hop- and cute projects! I love the vintage tag so much- and also collect the images from Digital for Tuesday. Thanks for all of the great fun- we had snow today, but it quickly melted......TFS

Sunshine said...

Holy Smokes! I just love snowmen so this is sooooo up my alley! Your cards and projects are just awesome! Thanks for leaving me an invite. I will pass it along to my DT and they will pass it along to their friends and so on and so on! Good luck with your hop! Hugz, Sunshine: ^D

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Oh, Melisa, this is so much fun! Thanks for inviting me and organizing this awesome hop! I am crazy over your crackle technique! It looks fabulous behind your vintage snowman image!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

ALL of your snow "people" creations are so unique & special! Love the vintagey style ones as well as the Snowman Nativity set! Now how cute is that? I'll have to give that crackled look a try! Thanks for the inspiration & for dreaming up this Snowman Blog Hop & asking your friends & their friends to join in on the fun!!!

Latisha said...

Look at all of those projects. You rock chica!!! So inspiring.
hugs
Latisha

Vicki C said...

Totally CUTE stuff!!!

Sandra said...

thanks for the fun! I enjoy my visits here.
Sandra
slbt17 at yahoo dot com

Stampin' Pam said...

Fabby fabby Melisa! Love all your projects but your ATC card is my fave - it's a real WOW!! THe nativity snow people are cute as well. GREAT idea for the march!

beadz said...

Love your postcard project! and thanks for sharing the Clearly Vintage info - just took a long detour over there!
hugs,
Gini
beadz@bellsouth.net

Deb said...

Wow Melisa! You've been busy busy! LOVE all of these wonderful projects! So many cool techniques and wonderful combinations of media! Love your work! Thanks so much for being inspired and organizing this wonderful hop for us! {{hugs}}

Natalie said...

Look at all these adorable creations! Melisa this is such a wonderful idea for a blog hop. So fun!! I love your nativity set. It's too cute!!!
Thanks for your time and effort putting this together!
nat95525@yahoo.com

warm blessings....

Michelle said...

You do have a lot of snowmen!! Awesome projects. I collect snowmen and adore everyone of them so this is so neat to see all the fabulous creations! You are all mega talented! Makes me want to go create some using my snowmen stamps!! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy. My email is made4ubymichelle@gmail.com

*Alison* said...

WOW.. these are STUNNING.. thanks for the chance to win.. I will be crossing my fingers AND toes.. :) I LOVE LOVE LOVE that nativity snowman set.. ADORABLE.. HUGS
familybubbles@hotmail.com

LadybugSue said...

I just love the snowman March!
I would love to be a part of it maybe next year? I love everyone one of your projects and the best is the Nativity snowmen, I got that set last year so glad I did. It is so cute. Ya'll did so good with the march and I love lookibg at everyones cards.Sooo many talented ladies out there. Thanks for sharing!

Jodie said...

Melisa your projects are wonderful, but I expected nothing less!LOL

Basement gal said...

How cute, I love the images you've used. I'm drooling at the thought of all that candy! thanks

Jen A said...

Oh such lovely ideas! I had no clue there was a snowman nativity...how stinkin' cute!

Jeanette said...

OMG you are one busy lady. I'm so glad that I stopped by the hop. I found some new places to visit. I know I'll be back.

I linked you hop on my blog.

Jeanette

Julie said...

Wonderful stuff!! That snowman with the angel wings is just adorable!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

WOW! WOW! WOW!! these are awesome!!! and I just LOVE the baby Jesus snowpeople too. How cute! LOL TFS!

Etha said...

Such amazing snowman stuff! I am really intrigued by the crackle paint background of your first item, that is just so cool!

StampinCarol said...

Your blog tour is wonderful! So much creativity and imagination! And your projects.... WOW! That postcard is fascinating with the cardboard and crackle paints! But I also like the rest of your projects! Just great!

Diana said...

Love how you reused old stamp blocks.
Akadi14@aol.com

Candy said...

What a great collection! I have never seen the snowmen nativaty! Great!
Candy

DebbieD said...

I absolutely love the Vintage snowman! It is perfect.

Mary said...
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Mary said...

Beautiful snowmen creations! I love the snowman nativity!

hugs
Mary
maryrdemmons76@hotmail.com

Betty Benton said...

Terrific idea for a hop Melissa! It has really been fun! Love your projects, particularly the snowmen nativity!!

Betty Benton said...

Oops! Misspelled your name -- so sorry, MELISA!!

Espbfdl said...

oh my--that crackling on the first snowman was the cutest idea! I love the nativity:) SOOOO CUTE!

Angela K said...

Wonderful creations TFS, I love all the different styles you are able to do!

Brenda said...

Love that vintage - I really have to visit Firecracker. All of these are just beautiful!

Nancy said...

Thanks so much for organizing this march, Melisa. I've really been enjoying the different approaches to snowman and being inspired.

Love to see your first postcard in person -- think it would be even more incredible.

jan said...

I want to win your 2nd cookie exchange project! Very cute! And first time to your site, I really enjoyed your Halloween cards! What a scream!

Giovana said...

WOW Mwlissa, all your projects are awesome!! You really have cute snowmen images :)

Love them all.
Thanks for the chance to win.

God bless
Giovana

StampinCathy said...

Your projects are amaZING and so inspiring. i just love snowmen and all the eye candy along this hop was awesome. Thanks so much for a chance at this sweet giveaway and letting me hop along.

lisa808 said...

You have so many awesome snowman images (and projects posted)!

Thanks for the fun hop and for the chance to win blog candy!

lisawhs808 at aol dot com

Jenny Gropp said...

Outstanding little snowmen!!! WOW!! I especially love the little angel snowman -- too sweet!
Happy Holidays!
jennygropp@comcast.net

Linda said...

All of your snowmen projects are just adorable. Thanks for sharing your talent and giving such a great giveaway.

leenda said...

What a fun hop! Your artwork is very creative, very inspirational & very enabling....!!

Lesley said...

Melisa your projects totally rock!!! They are beautiful!

The Lone Dollier said...

I LOVE Snowman #2 - awesome!

Smiles~
Marilyn
mcgoo4@gmail.com

DollsEtc.Blogspot.com

hilda said...

What a fun blog hop...I'm really enjoying it and getting truly inspired. BTW your postcard is amazing.

StampnInkLady said...

Oooooh! I just love all of your projects! They are fantastic and since it has gotten very cold here, they really fit the bill! LOL! Hugs Lori

stamper572000 at yahoo dot com

Laurie Unger said...

What wonderful projects you created! Thanks so much for putting this together and asking me to play along! It's been great to see all the very talented ladies creations!

kc_froglady said...

What a fun bunch of projects! I really like #5 an I bet it makes a stunning display also! Off to the next stop - this is a great hop!

Andrea said...

you've been busy, these are all great!

CraftinGranny said...

Those vintage images are to die for, just love them. Outstanding job on your projects. This is a great hop and I hope you'll continue to do this annually.
"Hugs" Granny

McStamper said...

Your projects are beautiful. Thanks for sharing them.

DB said...

Your cards are all beautiful! I love the nativity snowmen, they are so adorable!
byerly120@windstream.net

Shirley said...

Oh My Gosh, Melisa. (I don't know where to begin. I love all of your snowmen. You have been so creative and they are each so unique!! Just beautiful!

Natalie said...

Hey Melisa! Thanks for your comment on my blog and I put a "blurb" about the "Snow blog hop"! Hope you get lots and lots of looks!! Just love those snow shepherds looking up! Just "melts" my heart!! So absolutely adorable, great coloring! Blessings!!

loftylass said...

Oh Melissa your projects are gorgeous - I especially like the nativity snowmen.... haven't seen them before. tfs
HW

Lori said...

What a great blog hop!

Mary and Jillian said...

I loved your snowmen! So much creativity! Love the blog hop!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

OMG! these are just spectacular! I love each and every one of them, especially the last three. thanks so much for sharing this beautiful artwork with us.

carolyn s
ceashark at aol dot com

Sue - 'TILLYMINT' said...

Hi Melisa,
I'm so glad you dropped past my blog I should have hated to miss this hop!
I love each of your samples - I love the vintage images from Digital Two for Tuesday especially when it comes to Christmas images - The older ones bring back great memories. Thanks so much I'm off to check out some of the the other designing diva's blogs!

redwasher1 said...

I love your snowpeople! Great job!!

gnu@frontiernet.net

EFY said...

What a fun blog hop. Thanks for putting it together. The nativity snowmen are just adorable. Lots of possibilities there. Blessings.

Sonya said...

I love the nativity scene! Very cute..

Miriam said...

I love snowmen (although I'm not crazy about snow)! Your March of the Snowmen Blog Hop was terrific! I loved each and every project--so much inspiration! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us! Also thanks for the chance to win Blog Candy! Have a blessed Christmas!

mwhite@fmwildblue.com

Jane said...

Your snowmen are all wonderful! Really enjoying this blog hop - March of the Snowmen!
Jane - Jacksonville
jspalmer@bellsouth.net

Jan Castle said...

I will do a snowman/snowlady card for sure this year...thanks for the inspiration! Love the snowman angel and the lady snowman!!!
Jan Castle castle77@comcast.net

GanyGooz12 said...

These are all so fantastic;I'm just a beginner but hope I'll be at least half(maybe a quarter)as good.Thanks for sharing your talent!

Lynne Phelps said...

Love all the vintage elements - charming! What a great concept for a blog hop, and the snowman nativity is my favorite! Is the snowman angel part of the same set? Should I be lucky enough to win the blog candy, just click on my name to go to my blog. Email link is at top of right sidebar! ;-)

Lee- grandmalee said...

What wonderful projects! I'm with you on the snowmen nativity...it's too cute! You have definately put the spark in me to go a step further on my cards. What awesome blog candy! I hope I've been good enough this year to get some of this in my stocking!
grandma_lee_t(at)yahoo(dot)com

helen said...

you have such a varied style, i love that you are not defined by one type of image or technique! you venture outside your box and explore, thank you for the inspiration! i love the crackle paint.

Kelly Landers said...

Melisa, I love all your snowman projects! You have been busy!! I can't thank you enough for inviting me to play along with you in this march and it was fun and inspiring to participate in! I appreciate all the eye candy you have here!

Selma said...

This is a wonderful hop. I really love all your projects. Every December my house is filled with tons of snowpeople. Don't they just always make you smile! I can't pick a favorite of your projects because they are all wonderful.

maiahs_momma said...

great hop :)! Love your projects :)!

Inky Hugs,
catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca

Jenny said...

I have the snow hop bookmarked for later in the day! I love snowmen! Today we are cleaning up from a Grandchild invasion and then heading off to see the Transsiberian Orchestra! Your projects are, as always, inspiring and amazing.

Julie Ranae said...

So glad I came by for the Blog Hop!

These designs are just adorable and how can you NOT love a snowman?!

julieranae@hotmail.com

Laurie said...

Your projects are fantastic as always! Thanks for hosting! Let's do it again soon!

Scrappin Cheryl said...

What great projects! They are all lovely!

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Amy said...

super cute snowmen

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