Sunday, November 8, 2015

Thanks "Yeti 'gain" Card

Our best friends recently gave us an early Christmas gift. They gave it to us early because we needed it now that the weather has turned cold. It's a beautiful log rack that holds plenty of wood so we don't have to be running to the woodpile so often. I wanted to make a special card for them since they have been such good friends of ours over the years. God has really blessed us with the gift of Christian friendship.
This stamp set is called "Yeti" and includes all the images you see here: footprints, trees, mountains, and 3 other sentiments besides the one I chose to use with this card. It's a great set for only $3.50. You can check it out here Be sure to check out all the Project 100 Snowmen sets that are currently only $1! You can earn free stamps by participating in the I {heart} sketches challenges each week. Each player receives $1 store credit just for playing! I've been the lucky random winner a few times but am trying for a Top 3 Pick one of these weeks. I'd love to add that badge to my collection!
So, this card took me a bit of reworking. I had trouble with the sizing of the mountains the first time around. I had sized them up too small in relation to the trees, sun and clouds, so it was back to the Silhouette Design Studio software to have another go at it!

I tried a few different configurations of mountains and trees and did some paper piecing in my Silhouette program. In the end I liked how the paper pieced trees turned out but decided to color my Yeti by hand with my Copics and MEXPY markers.
Then came the placement of all the pieces with the sketch as my guide. The card had to be bigger than usual to fit everything the way I wanted it all. In the end, I used Kraft paper to make a 7x9 inch card using the hinge method of joining two pieces of cardstock to make the card base.
I fussy cut the group of trees and a few extra trees for the forest grouping. I adhered them to a cork background that I tore along the sides to give it a rustic look. I fussy cut the tops of the mountains and added a snowy hill in front of them popped up with foam squares. I used my Marvy Snow Pen for the tops of the mountains and added Recollections Detail Embossing Powder in Snow while the marker was wet. I heat embossed the tops. This was just an experiment, but I think it turned out like snow. I'm a lot less happy with the snow on the mountainsides that I made with a Zig glue pen and embossing powder. I did a little of that on the sky of my original orange card, and I had to cut out all my elements because the sky looked so bad! So now I have a nice orange mat behind my elements!

I was using green, orange and yellow for the Taylored Expressions "Share Joy" Challenge, so I chose some yellow patterned paper for my sentiment and cut it out with W Plus 9 Sunshine Layers die. I used that set for the sun and clouds, also. The mat for my Yeti is a Spellbinders Marvelous Squares die. For the sentiment, I used Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles and distressed it with some orange ink.

I added an epoxy "thanks" sticker to the center of my sun and die cut 2 trees and the word "grateful" with Taylored Expressions dies. I won a $15 gift certificate to their store and had fun shopping! They have some wonderful stuff! You can check out their store at:
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - W - #148 Anything goes with optional RAK
Come and Get It WUnlimited Lots of Sparkle
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st and 3rd Sunday) E3 #21 Anything Goes   (W2 of 2
Scrapbook Blessings Club Tutorial Challenge - M,  November - Anything Goes  (Optional Twist- Using Red, Green & White)
The Corrosive Challenges - 2W, 3E #237 Add a Sentiment (W1 of  2) 
Lacy Sunshine - 2W, 3E, SIO, digi available -  #Tic, Tac, Toe * (W1 of 2) I have everything listed except flowers and ribbon/lace!
Catch The Bug W,3E,SIO anything goes 
Crafting with Dragonflies 2W,1E, Cards only (W1)Let it snow 
Scrappers Delights  M, First Saturday of the M  Always Anything Goes 
Di's Digis Designs 3E,2W,SIO (W1)Tic Tac Toe - die cut, digi image, hand coloring
Simply Create Too - 2W - No.98 - (W1 of 2) - Give Thanks
Simply Papercraft - 2WE3 - No. 17 (W1 of 2) - Always Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge 2W,E5 #144 Bingo* + A Sentiment (W1 of 2)pattern paper, digi stamp, and favorite color (yellow)
Crafty Girls Creations 2W,3E Always Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers 2W #93 Kraft or Buttons or Both (W1 of 2)
DL ART Thursday Challenge 2W,2nd & 4th Thurs,3E # Fall Food/Thank You  (W2 of 2) Monthy Challenge: Always Anything Goes
DRS Designs W,1E,SIO #198 Pile It High
Moving along with the Times 2W,3E Leaves &/Or Trees (W2 of 2)
Sassy Studio Designs W,SIO #306 Anything Goes
Inspired By Stampin M,P15,3E #99 Photo,Sketch,Colour* (colors)
Crafting By Designs - W,F, 3E -  Anything Goes November Edition
Crafty Creations - 2W - #301 Colorful  (Week 2 of 2)
Artbymiran Challenge 2W , SIO, 3E, no digital projects - No.44 - (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic - M, 5E (First Friday of the month) - November - Something Glittery
Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - (W1 of 2) Always Anything Goes
Creative Fingers -  W , 3E, No totally digital projects - No.98 -   Always Anything Goes (W1 of 2)
Morgan's Art World - 2W, E3, SIO (must use digital stamp) - No.11 - (W1 of 2) - Thanks or Thankful
Creative Moments - 2W, 3E - #80 Always Anything Goes (Week 2 of 2)
CropStop Linky Party M, 2nd Wednesday of M, E5, SIR(see blog for details)  #9 AnythingGoes (Week 3 of 4)  
DoubleClick Skittles - 2W, E1, F -  #34 Furry Friends  (Week 2 of 2)
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #58 Always Anything Goes 
Mod Squad Challenge - W, F - Give Thanks
Paper Shelter Challenge - W,3E, SIO - #226  Layer on Layer
Scrapy Land Challenges -1st and #3rd Wed of Month, Must use a die sold by Scrapy Land -#29 Anything Goes PLUS Use Any Brand of Die Scrapy Land Sells
Simon Says Stamp - W, 5E - Thanks/Thanksgiving
The Crafty Addicts M, 1st Wednesday of M, E #4 - Anything Goes/ Use A Die Cut 
Wonderful Wednesdays -  W, SIO -  Always Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week - #208 Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise 2WE3, Must be Christmas/winter themed  #9 - Anything Goes with a Winter or Christmas Theme (Week 1)
Retarte 2W, E3 - #64 -  Anything Goes  
Not Just Cards - M, F - Always Anything Goes
Pink and Main: Gratitude
Sparkle N Sprinkle: ATG with loose glitter, embossing or flocking
Path of Positivity: Grateful
The Kraft Journal Challenge:


  1. WOW! Lots of thought and awesomeness went into this one. Great scene! Your friends are going to love it and feel just as blessed as you do to have such a friend! Thanks for joining the sketch Challenge at From the Heart Stamps this week!

  2. What a fab piece of work Carrie :-) I'm sure your friends will appreciate this so much :-) Thanks for joining in with our weekly I (heart) sketches challenge at From the Heart Stamps :-)

  3. Wonderful card! Great idea to use all the elements of the set! Thanks for entering I {heart} card sketches with a tWist - hope to see you again next time!

  4. Yay! I'm glad you got your goodies Carrie! Thanks for joining us again this week. Your card is so fun!!

  5. Great card, and funny, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  6. So cute and fun! Thanks so much for joining us for the Pink & Main November Challenge :)

    ~Stacey (Pink & Main DT member)

  7. Really neat card! Love that yeti stamp and all of the elements you used....

  8. Brilliant card .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  9. Delightful card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. xxx

  10. Adorable and fun card! I am sure your friends will love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #29!

  11. Cute card. A lot of work!!! Thank you for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Good Luck!!! Patricia. DT.

  12. Adorable card, l really like how your used your machine to make print and cuts, so cute, great scene.Thanks for playing along over at DL.ART!

    Hugs, Lori m
    DL.ART DT Member

  13. great card thank you for joining us at Scrappers Delight Jane x DT

  14. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing at MAWTT. Rebecca x

  15. Very cool. I love what you created. Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

    SSD DT

  16. Thanks so much for joining IBSIC! Gorgeous card! Hugs, Joanna

  17. Cute, cute card! Love your sentiment! Thanks for joining us for DTBST at Sassy Studio Designs!

  18. This is a wonderful creation and perfect for our 21st ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  19. Great idea for a thank you card. Made me smile. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Wynn DT

  20. Super fun project. I love the Yeti and the inside. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Fall Food Challenge

  21. Super cute & fun!!! Saw it over at Pink & Main Challenges.
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  22. Fun idea, Thanks for joining us at Stampartpapel Retarte#64
    Alexandra Dt

  23. Nice image and fun colors, great job! Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

  24. Great card, Carrie! Fun and Cute! Thanks for joining us in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope to see your pretty projects again.
    happiness and hugs,
    {Creative Smiles}

  25. Lovely card. Love the cork for texture. Thanks for joining Aud Sentments challenge. Elaine

  26. Very Creative- thanks for sharing with us at Crafting With Friends.

  27. Wonderful card with such a fun image and great texture. Thanks for sharing with us at the Lacy Sunshine challenge, hope to see you again. Barb

  28. Such an adorable scene you created. Love the sentiment you chose to use! It made me laugh. =)

    Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

  29. So love this, great designing and love how you've told how you've done it. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Addicts. Helen DT xx

  30. EEK! This is SO fun! I LOVE all the amazing patterns, images, and fun layout! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sweeties! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  31. Funny card, thanks for joining with us at Stampartpapel Retarte#64
    Yaiza DT

  32. Yeti again, you will receive lots of comments on your delightful project. So much FUN!

    So glad you could join in the Morgan's Art World challenge.

  33. Such fun! You created such a great scene, perfect sentiment! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!

  34. Thanks for sharing your cute card in our Anything Goes challenge at Bugaboo Stamps' Catch the Bug blog. We are really happy you joined us and wish you luck in the draw.
    Please join us again soon!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang

  35. So cute, you've created a fabulous little scene here. Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo this week.

  36. Lots of work, but it paid off. It's adorable. Stay warm and cozy and thanks for playing with us at Simplly Create Too, challenge no. 98, Give Thanks. Come again soon.
    Erica (Simply Create Too DT Member)

  37. Gorgeous card - thanks for joining us at A Snowflakes Promise and good luck!

    Helen x

  38. Nice card, and funny too. Thanks for playing our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

    Leanne DT LPCF

  39. Very fun! Love your little monster! Thanks for joining the Pink and Main monthly challenge!
    Pam M. DT Member

  40. What a fun card, and so very nice for your friends. We should all appreciate the people in our lives. Your card is perfect for our Gratitude challenge this month at the Path of Positivity blog--thanks for sharing!

  41. Beautiful card. Very cute! Thank you for joining us this month over at Craft for the Craic.

  42. super adorable what a fun layout. Thanks for sharing it with us at Simply Papercraft, hope to see you for our next challenge!
    Jennifer, DT

  43. Great cardGorgeous....Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digi designs challenge.
    Wendy xx

  44. This is a fabulous card, such a cute image.
    Thank you for joining us at Di's Digi Designs.

  45. Very creative! Thanks for joining our Tic Tac Toe challenge at Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog. Julie O, DT

  46. What a fun card. Love the humour in it. Thanks for joining us at Morgan's Artworld for our thanks/thankful challenges. Good luck.
    Lynn, MAW DT Leader

  47. What a great card, your friends are going to love it. Thank you for joining in with us for our Thanks/Thankful Challenge at Morgan's Artworld. Hugz Samantha (AngelicBadGirl) xx

  48. What a FUN card! It's so creative! I know your friends loved it! Thanks so much for joining us in the November Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge!