Monday, December 29, 2014

Decorating Snowman

     I’ve been intending to try the marble background technique for quite some time. I was in Michael’s about two months ago and saw a bag of marbles on the clearance rack. My son was with me and I told him that this was just what I was looking for. I purchased the marbles, but 4 days ago when I was ready to use them they were nowhere to be found. My son swears he put them on my craft table as we unpacked after shopping. My daughter, home for the holidays, and I turned my craft room and a few other places in my home upside down looking for the marbles. During the search my sister from Indianapolis called. “Whatcha doin’?” So I put the phone on speaker and began telling her my woes of not being able to find my bag of marbles. After several suggestions of where to look, she said, “You know what I do when this happens? I pray about it.”  . . . and so she began . . . “Sharon has lost her marbles” . . . “Help Sharon find her marbles” and numerous other such phrases. My daughter started to lose it. Soon she was on the floor rolling with laughter. I turned the phone on mute so my sister wouldn’t hear. Then I too got tickled and started giggling. When my sister finished the prayer, I once again clicked the mute button. My daughter and I were breathless as we completed the conversation with my sister. Did we tell my sister that we were in hysterics while she prayed – absolutely! In conclusion, my husband and I found a bag of marbles at the Dollar Store that afternoon.  

     For this card I started with the marble technique on a 4 ¼ x 5 ½ piece of white card stock. I then trimmed them down into 5 equal strips and mounted them on 5 strips of card stock. The ink colors I used were Color Box Cyan and Stampin Up’s Always Artichoke. 

     The artisan frame is Nesting Frame 3 from Quick Kutz. I used the Gina K stamp set “Winter Cheer” exclusively (on the inside, too). I distress all of the white cardstock with Always Artichoke. For embellishments, I added a snowflake grommet, a coral twine bow, and Wink of Stella in select places. 

     BTW: I still have not found “my marbles” and am leaving a blank spot to fill in the date and place where I find them. 

     I found my marbles on January 7, 2015 (when)   in a box of nautical embellishments  (where) !!!!!

Inside of Card


Creative Moments - Not Christmas Colors(RedOrange/Asparagus) - #86 -*
Scrapbook Blessings - Happy Holidays - #85 -*
Melon Headz - Christmas - #31 -*
QKR Stampede - Snowmen - #15 - Top Five - Woo Hoo!
Badge Earned - Jan. 2, 2015
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Winter Fun - #35 -*
Stamp TV - Marble Technique Background - *
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes - #304 - *


  1. Loosing your marbles can be very frustrating. Your card has such a classic looing layout. Loving the strips and image. We really appreciate that you are posting art with us in this two week challenge, at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings to you and yours, Carole

  2. Lovely card great story about the marbles. Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments.
    Rose DT member x

  3. Wonderful card, very nicely done. Thanks for joining us this week for our Snowman or Santa Challenge at QKR Stampede.
    Karal DT

  4. Love your card and your story, Sharon! Too funny. Thanks so much for playing along at QKR Stampede and good luck.

  5. This is a fantastic card, and a wonderful story! I, too, fear I have lost my marbles! If you find mine, let me know, OK? Thanks for joining our Snowman/Santa challenge this week at QKR Stampede. Julie, DT

  6. Beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our MELONHEADZ challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  7. Oh, fun background! I lost my marbles the day I had kids...don't suspect I'll ever find them again either ;) Thanks for playing along at Melonheadz Friends, see you Jan 5th for a new challenge :)