Some Assembly Required

In the meadow we can build a snowman,
Then pretend that he is Parson Brown
He'll say: Are you married? We'll say: No man,
But you can do the job When you're in town.
    ~ Winter Wonderland lyrics by Richard B. Smith, 1934

The phrase "Some Assembly Required" usually incites one of those instinctive fears all of us is born with and, I think, the company motto of Ikea. But, with snowmen, the assembly is half the fun.

It's Day Four of the My Favorite Things Teasers, and the designers and I are showing off the newest "Who's That Girl" stamp set.

I always want to answer the question "Who's That Girl" with "Marlo Thomas!" but that dates me. Sorry, I digress. I adored that show.

By now you probably know all about the new release festivities, but it's worth repeating because it's so fun and I don't want you to miss any of it. The My Favorite Things (MFT) release is on Tuesday, December 11th at 10:00 pm EST.  You can visit the My Favorite Things Blog for a full listing of designers with samples to share each day and all the details on how you can take my place next month as a guest designer, join the party on Tuesday night at the Splitcoast Stampers forum, and get your hands on all these new toys.

There's nothing more romantic than a sparkly evening snowfall. Marlo would agree.

How cute is that new Snowflake Doily with this snowflake paper?! You have NOT seen the last of this doily – I absolutely love it. I have about a dozen ideas for it – so stay tuned. (Yes, that's a teaser about a Teaser.)

MFT Snowflake Doily Die-naic


Here's the inside of my card using one of the sweet sentiments from this set.


We don't have our Christmas tree up yet for lots of crazy reasons, but mostly because I've been gimping around and just had knee surgery on Thursday. The surgery went really well, and my men treated me like a princess. Of course, I didn't let my crafting suffer, but, well, Christmas decorations are a bit behind.

This ornament clearly needed a Christmas tree. So, I was on a quest.

I snuck my little ornament and camera into one of the stores selling pre-lit Christmas trees, and honeys, that store was crowded last Saturday. Posing as crazy paparazzi with my butt stuck out in the shopping isles is just one of the many sacrifices I make for my craft. 

This adorable sentiment from the same set makes this possibly one of my favorite projects Evah! "The Heart of a Snowman Always Melts."

My Favorite Things Who's That Girl Ornament

How stinkin' cute is that?! And easy! At one of the big-box craft stores I stumbled onto a photo ornament just hanging there at the end of the isle. You know, one of those ornaments that let you slide in your favorite photo? It's three inches big – perfect for the "Who's That Girl" stamps.

My melted snowman (a.k.a. a Texas snowman) is made of

  • rock salt;
  • a couple of twigs for arms;
  • black, 5-millimeter sized pom poms for coal;
  • some tiny buttons; and
  • a doll-house size carrot for a nose.

My Favorite Things Who's That Girl Snowman globe


I like this project so much, and, you know, I made such a sacrifice (of my dignity) to photograph it, here's another shot of it.

MFT Who's That Girl Snowman Ornament

Here are the rest of the products from My Favorite Things for both the card and the ornament.

Thank you for all your very sweet comments about my Teaser projects. I've had a blast making them, and even more fun reading your comments. There's still more to come . . . see you tomorrow.

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Sweet Comments

  1. OMGosh, Linda! This is just breath taking! I love every little detail. Hope you have a wonderful holiday seaon.
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  2. Love your project, and your story was very funny. Hope your knee mends quickly.

  3. wow, love your fabulous projects, these are amazing.
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  4. Both brilliant! I love how you used the dies Linda!
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  5. Very cute Linda!!!!! I love that you sacrificed a bit of your dignity for your craft :) I might have done the same thing had I thought of it…

  6. Your ornaments are beautiful! Love love them!

  7. Love your projects, so festive. Good luck with your knee! Hope you are up and about soon!
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  8. Hope ur knee gets better soon, rest when u can, ur projects are great love the ornaments especially the rock salt awesome card

  9. HeeHee!!! This is one of the cutest things I’ve EVERRR seen! I’d love to have seen you in the store! Too funny!

  10. wowzers…love your ornaments to cute, thanks for sacrificing your dignity to share with us! :) …also love the layout and papers on your fab card !

  11. LINDA! Your teaser posts are amazing! I’ve not been able to hop much yet, but I just scrolled down and saw them. THUD! Great job!!!!!!!

  12. Lovely card and what a sweet ornament, Linda! Awesome projects!
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  13. LOVE that ornament and your card is stunning with all that paper piecing!
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  14. Wow, I love your projects. The card is adorable, but the ornament is fantastic. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Really? That’s the inside of your card- it’s wonderful! I’m going to have to take lessons on inside decorating, ’cause that is just too beautiful!!
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  16. What fabulous projects. Love the melted snowman idea. Your story is hilarious…I can see it now. :) I hope you knee gets better pretty quick so you can get your decorations up. BTW…you are rocking the new release so far. :)

  17. I just may have to hunt down some of these ornaments. Sooo cute and funny of you to try your ornaments on the trees in the store. What better way to try before you buy…lol. Holiday Smooches…
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  18. Great projects! I love the ornament. Your card is just gorgeous!

  19. Oh my goodness!!!! Wow! First…I chuckled over your “who’s that girl” Marlo Thomas….because EVERY TIME I READ, “who’s that girl” I have the theme song of the show in my head!!!!! As a matter of fact…it’s there now!!!

    Your card is outstanding and the inside….Oh my it’s remarkable.

    Aren’t you creative, taking your ornament and camera to a store!!!! Wooho! I love it!

    Lastly, OH MY! Your melted snowman with that sentiment is just about the best ornament EVAH!!!!! TFS!

  20. Rosemary D says:

    fabulous card… love the snowflake doily and your ornament is gorgeous!!

  21. OMGosh…..I thought nothing could get any cuter than your card, but then I scrolled down….WOW!! That is THE cutest melted snowman ornament I have EVER seen!!! You made some AMAZING projects with the new sets!!!

  22. WOW! I LOVE the card and the CUTE Ornament!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  23. OMgosh!!! Love your card and those ornaments are fantastic!!! Such clever ideas!!!
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  24. this is so adorable!! LOVE it!
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