Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Snowman Center Step

Howdy Bloggers:

Here is something about me. I am a snowman freak! Yep - I am called the Snowman Troll. Reason for that name?  Snowmen were my choice of collections [I keep them up year around - although I have since stop collecting due to having too many Snowmen items already]  and I live under the bridge - the Mackinac Bridge.

Here in Michigan we have two sections of land that are connected by the Mackinac Bridge - {Pictures of the Bridge - Click HERE} one is called the Upper Peninsula and the other the Lower Peninsula[has a Mitten shape].  Those who live in the Upper Peninsula are called Yoopers - and those that live below the bridge are called Trolls by the Yoopers.

My husband, Rick Scott was living in the Upper Peninsula when we first met. When he moved to the UP. [yes, another name for Upper Peninsula - Rick was quoted as saying "Burn the Bridge." - Basically, he was meaning that this was his permanent residence and he was not moving back to the lower part of Michigan ever again.  Here is a lesson learn:  "Never say never... because one does not know what life has in store." OK - enough rambling.  Thank you for stopping by  - I am liking my snowman card here. 

Enjoy your day. ~ Gail ~

Center Step Card Recipe
White Card stock use for the Center Step Cut Card
Darcie Snowman Catching Snowflakes Embossing Folder
MFP - Wise Men Collection - Merry Christmas Sentiment
Gold Embossing Heat Powder for the Merry Christmas Sentiment
Snowflake Button
White and Gold Stitched scrap of ribbon for the tab on side of Step Card
Liquid Pearls for some of the snowflakes

 I am linking up to the following Challenges - come and join me!
Starts and Ends

Monthly/Bi Monthly Challenges

Nov 1 - Nov 30 Christmas Cards All Year Round Winter Wonderland - snow UE
Nov 1- Nov 30 CHNC Monthly Christmas Extra ATG ~ UE
Nov 5 - Nov 30 Ribbon Carousel - Holiday and Celebrations UE

Oct 15 - Nov 14 Sweet Stamps Center Step Card 1E 
Nov 30 Beccys Place Holiday - A month of Holiday Cards UE
Oct 31 - Nov 6 Cute Card Thursday Sparkles UE - Liquid Pearls - ribbon, Heat embossing gold embossing powder
Oct 27 - Nov 8 Challenges 4 Everybody UE
Nov 1  Nov 13 CAS Friday Heat or dry emboss UE
Nov 1 - Nov 7 CH #31 Sister Act Cards ONLY UE
Nov 2 - Nov 8 CHNC Weekly Christmas Challenge Bling It up UE
Nov 2 - Nov 8 A Gem of a Challenge Christmas is Coming UE

Nov 2 - Nov 8 2 Sisters Christmas with no red or green UE
Nov 3 - Nov 9 Christmas Card Weekly Challenge ATG or Pop It Up UE

Nov 4 - Nov 10 Craft Your Passion More than 1 Fold 3E #1  
Nov 5 - Nov 10 Bearly Mine - ATG 2E #2
Nov 5 - Nov 11 Love Rubberstamps Challenge ATG UE
Nov 5- Nov 11 Paper Take Weekly ATG 5E #2
Nov 5 - Nov 11 TTCRD ATG 2E #2
Nov 5 - Nov 11 Pinspirational Photo Inspired - using white color of dress & gold on tie 5E #2


  1. What a pretty Christmas card, Gail!

  2. Oh Gail, I too am a SNOWMAN FANATIC! I love, love this card! Great details! Thank you for joining us at {Pin}sperational Challenges this week!


  3. Wonderful style, the center step, for this. Not made that kind before. I just bought the same Snowman embossing folder at JoAnns a few mins ago.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  4. What a gorgeous card. I love the embossing. Thank you for teaching me a bit about Michigan. Thanks for sharing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

  5. Love the white - very attractive card - thanks for another entry for CHNC challenges and also CCAYR 'winter wonderland' - hope to see more soon. x

  6. Thanks also for sharing this for CCAYR 'winter wonderland' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team x

  7. Such a fun step card! Love the bling too. TYFS and joining in the fun at Christmas Card Challenges #49.

  8. oh gail…this is beautiful! love the white step with the rhinestones…shimmery and so pretty! thanks for joining us at sweetstamps.com for the combined challenge! good luck!

  9. Loved the card and the story, Snowman Troll, haha! This embossing folder is too cute and this might be my favorite card of yours :)

  10. This type of card is just perfect to showcase that snowman. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week.

  11. I love the pop of gold against the white! Just beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  12. Very elegant - I love white on white cards.

    Thanks for joining us at Pink Gem and good luck!

    Helen x

  13. Hi Gail. Love that embossing folder...had to talk myself out of buying it the other day because I'm trying to be good :) You are so funny "snowman troll" LOL! Love it. Thanks for joining us again this week at Through The Craftroom Door and good luck!
    DT Member

  14. A super centre stepper card (which is one of my favourite card shapes) made perfect with the snowman. I loved hearing about the Yoopers and Trolls. Do they ever fight over the bridge!. Thank you for joining Crafty Hazelnuts extra this month. Hugs Mrs A. (GDT)

  15. Beautiful Gail!! I love white cards - so pure and crisp. Thanks for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges this week. Good luck!

  16. Great card.Clever use of the embossing folder - it works so well on this card style.The touches of gold and sparkle are lovely.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  17. What a fantastic step card! The bright white with the bits of bling make it look super snowy and just right for that adorable snowman.
    Thanks so much for sharing this cutie with us at TTCRD and good luck.
    Through the Craft Room Door DT
    Queen Bee Paper Crafts

  18. Now that's one happy snowman! Great card Gail, I like the way you've taken the embossed image over the sides of the card. Well done!

  19. OMGosh this is so super cute!!! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  20. Love the white on white and the embossing! Thank you Gail for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

  21. Oh! my...along with the embossing folder I used on my card to play along in this challenge, my kids gifted me this embossing folder too. Love, love, love your card.

  22. It's amazing what can be done with white on white and this is a beautiful example. Thanks for sharing at BM this week.

    Sharon x

  23. Sweet card!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  24. Such a cute card.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at CCAYR for the "winter wonderland" challenge


It is always and honor & blessing to have you stop by - may your day be filled with Joy & Happiness - God Bless you today & Always - ~ Gail ~ So sorry, but Anonymous postings will be deleted.