But as long as you love me so,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
~ lyrics by Sammy Cahn
It's day five and still counting of a stomach bug. So far 2012 has been pretty icky and just plain frustrating. But, the good news is that I'm surely making advances toward my weight loss goals. I guess that's the Yin and the Yang of it.
Yesterday I bid the couch goodbye for a few hours in an effort to just get up and keep moving. And, let's face it, stamping isn't the most strenuous exercise, especially in the Crop Crib where I have everything pretty much within reach.
To make Frosty's scarf, I colored it with some red Copic markers, covered it with adhesive and then sprinkled a mix of red flocking and glitter. Frosty's hat is made out of Kraft paper shaded with some warm gray Copic markers. He's got a little German glass glitter on the rim of his hat and along the base of the snow. I shaded Frosty with some very soft Blue/Green Copic markers to give him a twilight glow, and his cheeks are blushed with pastels. For a snowman, he's very fuzzy, twinkly and cuddly.
The sketch is from My Favorite Things, and I took some inspiration from some of the amazing designers at My Favorite Things. Always in awe of Jody Morrow's beautiful sewing, I hand stitched around the border of the two circle panels (a great couch activity). Frances Byrne's sweet little button and heart embellishment on this card inspired my felt heart embellishment.
Here are the rest of the ingredients to my snowy valentine card.
This week I've learned nurses like me make lousy patients, but my family makes wonderful nurses. It's no fun being sick, but their pampering is lovely and so much better than what the doctor ordered. Snow much love to all of them!