Monday, January 15, 2018

Paper Sweeties January 2018-Blast from the past favorites!

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Hi, there!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties Blast from the past favorites day 2!  We don't have a new release this month, but we are highlighting winter favorites!  Today I am highlighting Madison ice skating having some outdoor winter fun!  Also, please scroll down to see my second post for Dies R Us.

And, here is my card today highlighting the sets (Madison, Let It Snow, and Somewhere over the Rainbow)...

For my card, I started with an aqua card base.  I colored the images with copics.  The ice skating pond was made using Sweet Cuts-Oval Scallop Frames.  I made a background using distress oxide broken china ink.  I covered the background with acrylic and applied stickles.  Red twine to finish the card.

And, speaking of ice skating, I had fun skating with my son and his friends a couple weeks ago.  I only fell twice...ouch!  I was very sore the next day.  I haven't ice skated in years, which has probably been about ten to fifteen years ago.  But, son is an excellent skater and gave me a few tips and picked me up when I fell.  My husband watched from the side since he has only skated about twice in his life.  He didn't want to give it a try that day.  Anyways, it was fun!  Now maybe I should try skiing once!  Here are just a couple pics of son and me...

Thanks so much for dropping by today!

Take care and stay warm!



  1. Sweet card! I love the rink/pond you made with the die cut, very clever! I hope you've recovered from skating. Hugs!

  2. What an adorable card, Maria! Love that sweet house. Good for you to give skating a try again, just be careful!

  3. Such a sweet card Maria and what great photos of you and your son! How fun! Hope you're feeling better!

  4. Oh, so sweet! Your card is adorable with Madison and that fun house with the hearts for smoke. Love the pictures of you and your son. Happy New Year!

  5. Awww, I love that you went ice skating with your son! How sweet! And what a sweet card, too! That scene is making me smile from ear to ear.... And seriously, what a brilliant ice skating pond!

  6. Maria your colouring is fabulous! I am so glad to hear that you gave skating a try again with your son. Very special! My daughter took my ice skates with her back to school this term.

  7. Maria, my talented friend, you always create the loveliest scenes. Your snowy scene is as sweet as the sentiment! The stamps are gorgeous, as is your design. So beautifully done! And I love the pictures you shared! Sweet memories to treasure.. thank you for posting them. Have a sparkly day ahead, my friend!

    Hugs and blessings,

  8. (I'm laughing...) I'm not too proud to use one of those plastic walker thingys when I skate! Super sweet pic of the two of you. Your card is adorable and I love that you incorporated the skating theme with your cute story. Thanks for this with us at Cupcake Inspirations! Wendy DT

  9. I only tried ice skating once & that was a disaster even though I was pretty young! Fun pictures, Maria! Your card is darling--love the red hat & coat!

  10. Super cute winter card. Thank you for sharing with us over at Cupcake Inspiration Challenges!

  11. You are braver than I am! FUN photos and a great way to spend time with your son! LOVE your card and the pond you created! The hearts coming out the chimney are DARLING!