Daily Archives: December 29, 2015

SSS Monday Challenge

This week’s Monday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp has a theme of Winter Wonderland.  Well, after a slow start to winter here in Calgary, Alberta, we are now in the middle of a Winter Wonderland.  I like well behaved winter wonderlands………….that is where the snow just falls in the yards and in the mountains and in the forests and NOT on the roads and especially NOT on my driveway.  But winter wonderlands are like unruly teenagers………….they rarely do what you request and yet you still love them.

I wanted to make something with my Snow Gear stamp set that I got recently for an amazing sale price from Simon Says Stamp.  Specifically, I wanted to make something with the toque and goggles.  But wait………..first I need to know something………………..I have heard that only Canadians use the term “toque”………………..so my question is……………….what does everybody else call  those ridiculous knitted hats with even more ridiculous looking pom poms stuck on top, if you don’t call them toques?    The second question for me was, “How do I use a toque and goggles all by themselves?”  Even in Canada, toques are usually grounded by a head, no walking dead toques here.  So I decided to find something to put the toque and goggles on.  And don’t you know, I found something that they fit. Then I decided to add the snowboard even though the crossed skis would be more representative of my skill level on the ski hill.  I made texture paste snow flakes and added Distress Glitter.  I then spilled half the bottle of Distress Glitter on my velvet leggings I was wearing.  You don’t have to do this part, but if you do………….you are all glitzed up for New Year’s Eve.

Here is the finished card:


Supplies: Simon Says Stamp Snow Gear stamp set, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Slopes and Hills die, Simon Says Stamp Winter die, Recollections and Neenah cardstock, Copic Markers, Pico Irresistible Embellisher in Clear, Liquid Applique, Ranger Texture Paste, Distress Glitter, Simon Says Stammp card base and Scor tape.