Monday, December 13, 2010

Welcome to Day 13 of our Advent Calendar!

Hello Friends!  I bet you're all having a TON of fun with our Advent Celebration!  :)  Yayyy!

Well, hmmmm.  I kept pondering over customary things we did for Christmas in the U.S. .. and I couldn't remember any!  So I'll share with you a story I remember when I was a little girl.  :)

My first experience with snow was an unforgettable one!  When I was about 8 years old, I finally went up to the mountains with some relatives and my friend to have some fun in the snow.  My friend and I were SO excited and anxious!

But let me tell you ... we were dressed all WRONG!  I had jeans on, with NO gloves, plain 'ol sneakers that got wet, and a jacket that needed to be a LOT warmer!  lol!  My friend and I spent about 15 minutes in the snow, and "whhhoooosh" .. we were zooming back in the truck to get warm and refused to go back out ..  LOL!  So, my uncle shoveled snow into the back of his truck and we all headed back home to play in a "warmer" climate!  Whew!  That was a lot better!  hehe!  So since then .. I always dress properly when snow is involved.  hehe!

For my card that I'm showing today, I've used 2 stamps from The Snowbabies Collection!  For the front of my card, I used Peekaboo Snowbaby.  And for the inside, I used Snow Angel Snowbaby .. and I cut her out with a circle nestie.  Aren't they SO adorable?!!!  And these cuties look ECSTATIC to be frolicking in the snow!!!  Do you know why?  Because they're dressed PROPERLY!  LOL!


Okay, so on to yesterdays lucky winner!  It is:
Congratulations to you!
Please contact Summer with your shipping information at: 
summer(at)bellesnwhistlesstamps(dot)com
to receive your surprise package!

Thank you for visiting our Advent Calendar today, and don't forget to come back tomorrow for the opening of Day 14!  :)

Love and Warm Hugs,
Elise

50 comments:

  1. How sweet!! What a lovely card!! It brings the hope of spring into Christmas... Love it!!!

    Hugs

    Linda - Pysselbus

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  2. Good morning,
    what a wunderful card. Love the colors. :-)
    Really sweet story.
    And at least you learned a lesson for a lifetime. :o)
    XX Kathi

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  3. So beautiful card,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  4. Oh what a wonderfull story you share withe us.... *thanks
    and such a lovly card .... there is all perfect
    Hugs hellerlittle

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  5. Was für eine wunderschöne Karte Zauberhaft.

    LG Sebrina

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  6. Wonderful card. Love the unusual color combo and all the details. The stamp is adorable!

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  7. Fantastic Card with Fantastic Colours! Embellishing is wonderful! Love it!!! Papers are lovely too! Thank you so much for the chance! :o)

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  8. Elise, your card is sooooooooooooooo beautiful !!!
    Hugs,
    Mo

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  9. What an adorable snowman! Love all the little extras on your card!

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  10. I love your beautiful card, the inside is every bit as stunning as the outside.
    Jenni x

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  11. what a great story sweetie
    your card is stunning as always
    love the images
    hugs angelique

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  12. That's a beautiful card! Love that it is so colorful with all those flowers, not so common for a winter card!

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  13. Beautiful card and thanks for sharing your experience! :)

    hugs, Vanja

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  14. What gorgeous colors on your card - thanks for sharing your snow story too!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  15. Wow, die karte ist total schön, klasse coloriert und gestaltet
    lg gila

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  16. Beautiful card. I love snowmen. Or should I say I love snow....

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  17. what a beautiful card. love the colours you have used.
    x laura x

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  18. Beautiful card and I love the stamps.

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  19. Beautiful and funny card! We love to go skiing and sledging in the winter, also and live within walking distance to the hills..! :-)

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  20. Lovely card! Love how you used just a portion of the image on the inside of the card!

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  21. Wonderful, creative card. I love how you used just a partial image on the inside. I don't remember my first experience with snow. There was a huge blizzard near Baltimore when I was about seven...the snow was supposedly over my head, but I have no recollection of it at all. Perhaps it's one of those awful memories I want to block. LOL!

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  22. Totally adorable card, love how you used two images that compliment each other so well. Congrats to Mary Lou.
    Kim xXx

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  23. i love your card the inside looks as beautiful as the front and thanks for sharing your story of your first time in the snow as a child too xx

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  24. Love the snow story! And an amazing card.

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  25. So beautiful, inside and out!

    We were in the mountains just this past weekend, it was so pretty! Had lots of snow the night before, and day of coming home, which made the roads interesting! We've learned the hard way too, pack warm clothes!

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  26. what absolutely beautiful cards x

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  27. Love the colors in your card. She is adorable.

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  28. I love your card. The colours are really lush and so joyful. Really girlie and the image is so cute too. Thank you for the inspiration. Very much appreciated at this time of the year.

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  29. What a beautiful card. I love the colors.

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  30. This is so cute Elisa and I love the easel card. Beautifully colored and your LO is awesome. "Hugs" Carol

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  31. Wow, your card is gorgeous. I just love the snow angel baby. TFS.

    I'm not entering since I have already won.

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  32. Gorgeous card! Great colours and such a funny stamp!

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  33. I love your card. Really girlie and the image is so cute too. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  34. Beautiful card and what an adorable image! Love the pretty colors! ;)

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  35. Beautiful card! Love the colors you used. The image is so adorable!

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  36. what a lovely card you made! So colorful and with gorgeous details. Love the inside as well!
    Hugs, Karina

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  37. Such a beautiful card - such cute images.
    Love, Andrea xx

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  38. Oh My I was the lucky one~~Super duper!! Love the gingerkids!!! Elise this card is gorgeous!! Love both these sweet images and that snowflake on the front of your card is DYNAMITE!!!! Very clever and hope you are feeling well~~keeping you in my prayers!!!
    Thanks and blessings

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  39. Wow, what a great card! That's such a sweet image!

    - Ann

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  40. I am in a warm state where we rarely get snow so every year I yearn for those snowy days of my childhood. I then turn on the TV and see the photos of everyone suffering in a horrible snow and wind storm and I remember that wind and snow make for a less than delightful day. Thanks for reminding me of my snowy memories.

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  41. Oh my goodness, talk about GORGEOUS!!! WOW, WOW, WOW, this is STUNNING!

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  42. Wonderful card. Love the colourway. So pretty.
    Marion

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  43. Your story was so cute, Elise. You got a great uncle there to pack up snow in the truck so you could play in comfort. Love your gorgeous card and your adorable images!

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