Monday, January 6, 2014

Hot Cocoa and Warm Coats

I told you I would be posting this cute digi again. This was the first card but second successful attempt at using paper piecing with this Sami Stamp. (We won't talk about the mishaps that ended up in the oops pile.) Here is the previous posting with this same Sami Stamp digital image. What a fun photo challenge over at {Pin}spirational. Very timely for those of us in the upper Midwest with chilly weather and even chillier winds! Brrrrrrr! Nothing like a piping hot cup of cocoa to warm from within! I love how this card turned out - and I don't say that about many of my cards. I sent this to my sissy Judy in Atlanta. Wonder if she remembers frigid cold Midwestern temps.... Of course to talk to her it IS frigidly cold in Atlanta. Or as she noted "it may be 43 degrees (did I mention that would be ABOVE zero not minus 43 degrees) but it feels as cold as Iowa because we don't have coats." 

SERIOUSLY?! You have been in the south way too long my sweet sissy! Way too long!

Lots of paper piecing on this one. Lots of cutting. Lots of fun to make! You may see this image pop up again. She is so fun! Winter Cocoa from Sami Stamps. I received this image for free as a design team member at {PIN}spirational. But because I like it so much I clicked over there and bought some images. She has the cutest little owl wearing a striped scarf. Check out her site on Etsy - you won't be sorry! This is another of her images that I posted previously. 

~Base card coral card stock
~Layer of glittered snowy design card stock
~Sentiment printed with laser printer - die cut and dotted with pearls colored with Sharpie
~Image by Sami Stamps - paper pieced with design paper, face/hair colored with Copics; fur and cocoa whipped cream puffed up with Marvy Liquid Applique, die cut with Spellbinder/Cuttlebug
{PIN}spirational - photo inspiration
The Squirrel and The Fox - anything goes
All Sorts - free and easy
Challenges and Candles - warm
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes + pearls
Eureka Stamps - blue and bling
Kaboodle Doodles - let it snow
Stamp and Create - winter wonderland
Sami Stamps - anything goes

Warm thoughts, hot cocoa, winter coats, and mittens,

Thank you for clicking by,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Nancy, this is awesome! Your paper piecing is spot on!!! Very pretty image too. Love the card!
    One of these days y'all will warm up I'm sure. Hang in there!

  2. Totally stunning Nancy, hope you're managing to stay cozy and warm wrapped around a warm mug what with the cold spell you've been having. Fingers are firmly crossed hoping it doesn't come our way. Warmest wishes, Julue xxx

  3. Such a sweet card. Love your coloring of the image!

  4. Great image and a lovely card. Thanks for joining our challenge at Allsorts this week, xxx

  5. The sentiment you chose works perfect with this image. I love your card! Everything you did with the image is so great! I love your coloring, I love your paper piecing, I love the glitter, I love those little balls around her wrists. Great card!

  6. Great paper-piecing and I love the glitter. Marina

  7. This is a lovely cosy image. Think I know where your sister is coming from. Here in Cyprus it's 20 and we feel that it's bitterly cold cos it's so much hotter in the Summer here.It's all relative really but I'd die if it was minus lol. Get out the hot chocolate I say.Hugs Wynn xx

  8. Nancy, terrific paper piecing! Your card looks great! Here in Manitoba, Canada it's been so cold we have almost lived off a diet of cocoa and marshmallows! LOL Love this image!

  9. What a lovely card! Thanks for entering the Eureka! Stamps Challenge this week.

  10. What a cute card! Thanks for joining us on the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog!

  11. I love this card too! WOW - amazing paper piecing!!!!

  12. A lovely card and image, thank you for joining our 4th Challenge, good luck. We hope to see you again soon.

    Hugs Erin (DT & Co Owner) x

  13. Beautiful card you have made :-))
    Thank you for joining us at "Izazovi i SlatkiĊĦi", I hope to see you again and good luck :-))
    I wish you Happy New 2014 and very creative .-)
    Hugs, Andreja

  14. Your card won Sami Stamps Challenge #009!


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