Official Snow Taster

The fire is slowly dying, and, my dear, we're still good-bying,
But as long as you love me so, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
            ~ Sammy Cahn, 1945



We have a lot of crazy traditions in the McClain house. One of them is saving snow. Yep, we get snow so seldom in Central Texas that we get pretty excited about it. We always save a sample of the last snowfall in our freezer in a small Tupperware container marked with the date. Unfortunately, our last snow sample didn't survive our move this past summer, so . . . we're anxiously waiting for the next snowfall to restock our snow supply.


I found these great Impression Obsession "Shake It Pouches" at my favorite local stamp store, Stamp Solado. It works like the Stampin' Up! Sweet Treat Cups, but is bigger and a little flatter. I have just a little hint if you use either product. The adhesive on the cups/pouches is not strong enough to keep the glitter in the pouch. So, just add a little crystal lacquer or other clear-drying liquid adhesive to the back of the pouch to give it a stronger bond.

This week's Sweet Sunday Sketch, SSSC94 was a perfect fit.


If you're looking for some great challenges, the Just Us Girls challenge, JUGS61, is encouraging us to add 3D embellishments and One Stop Craft Challenge #108 asks us to use our Christmas Cuties.

Here's the rest of the recipe along with the Copic Markers.

  • Fibers: Stampin' Up! Striped Grossgrain
  • Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Disgress Ink (Fired Brick), Versamark, Stampin' Up! Basic Black Craft Ink, Copic  markers (see below).
  • Paper – Neenah, Stampin' Up! Naturals Vanilla and Riding Hood Red, Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather paper pack.
  • Stamp: Eat Cake Graphics Official Snow Taster cling stamp set.
  • Tools: .Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Dotted Swiss)
  • Embellishment: Impression Obsession Shake It Pouch, Snow Sparkle Glitter, crystal lacquer
  • Misc.:  Ranger Distress Powder (Fired Brick); Stampin' Up! Stampin' Pastels (Prettin in Pink), Super Fine Black Embossing Powder



Stay warm, everyone. And – Let it Snow!

Sweet Comments

  1. This is soooooo CUTE!!!!!  Makes me smile so big my cheeks hurt :)

  2. This is so fun! I have a "snow taster" in my house…unfortunately she does not stop at the snowflakes and is picking it up out of snowbanks, off her boots, etc…so gross! And you need to come to Calgary…I have literally tons of snow for you to store in your freezer!

  3. I have some snow I could send you.  We woke up to it this morning, here in Indiana.

  4. Absolutely wonderful, the image and your design are just perfect for our challenge at OSCC this week thank you for joining us.
    Hugs xx

  5. Awwh, so cute!  Love your colors, impeccable stitching and your cute main image!
    Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!!

  6. This is adorable! Great coloring and colors! I found it on 2peas and I have to say your blog is wonderful!

  7. This is so cute! I love the paper piecing and love this cute image.

  8. Hi Linda.. it's been a long time since I visited.. so I apologize. Lots going on in my part of the world. I hope that you are enjoying your new digs.
    Your card is absolutely darling… you are soo creative and offer so much inspiration. I need to come by more often.
    Be well.. and have a fantastic Christmas! Hugs across the miles, Peggy x


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