Thursday, December 20, 2012

Welcome Winter Blog Hop

   Welcome to my take on Welcoming Winter! You should have found your way here from Janet's blog. If not, head over to the beginning at:, you'll definitely want to start there to get details on blog candy!!

     December 21st, the beginning of the beginning. The first day of Winter when the world sleeps for awhile to refresh itself for another cycle. This day means a lot to me. 7 years ago today my daughter was born. I have never been a big fan of the holidays, but now I have one I am truly happy to celebrate. This was the day a couple became a family in my world.

     So, I decided to make a card that honors both Winter and family. It will be my daughter's birthday card.

The polar bears were created by finding a png file on google images and converting it to svg in Inkscape. On the larger bear I used Stampin' Up pastels to darken the underbelly and back of the legs. The stamp is from Stampin' Up and I used Platinum Planet Brilliance ink to stamp it. The pearls and rhinestones are from my own store!

     Now, head on over to Candace's blog to check out her project!

In case you get lost, here is the full line up:

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  1. Love this little polar bear family! Your daughter is going to love this card ~ Sending birthday wishes to her!!

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    1. Frustrating that it won't let me leave a comment, but at least it lets me reply! i love the rhinestones and the polar bears. Great card. Thanks for sharing


  3. How sweet...they look like they're catching snowflakes.

    Be blessed, Beckie

  4. Super cute card! Happy Birthday to your daughter too

  5. They look like the are ready to go sliding on the ice. great card.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

  6. What a sweet card...and happy birthday to your daughter! What a great reason to celebrate winter!

    Happy Holidays!
    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  7. Great polar bears card!

  8. Happy Birthday to your daughter!!
    Cute Polar Bear Card!!