Monday, January 16, 2017

Snowball Fight

     At least once every winter there should be a good, old fashion snowball fight!  I remember my dad telling stories about growing up as the middle child of 13, having mostly brothers who were older and mostly sisters who were younger.  His older brothers somehow managed to make him the leader of the team of younger kids every time while they, themselves, banded together, built up huge piles of ammunition, and absolutely wholloped the younger kids every time.  There was always a lilt of humor in his voice when he told those stories and I knew they held great memories for him.

     I have a feeling in today's world, where children are so protected and there are so many rules to follow for every kind of activity, where children don't have to strive for top honors because they are rewarded with trophies just for participating, and where there are never any real winners (heaven forbid we should injure their little psyches by demanding effort for achievement and recognition) that a modern day snowball fight would be more like this:


     The image is from Bugaboo Stamps.  I colored it with ProMarkers and added Stickles to both the snowman and the snowflakes for a little sparkle.  Once that was completely dry, I cut the image with a square die from QuicKutz.  The image originally had a completely different saying on it, but I changed it for the purposes of this card.  That sentiment square was also cut with a die from QuicKutz and I added the banner above the image about the time for the snowball fight.

     The papers are from DCWV.   I'm still using up the last of my "Winter Magic" stack which I've had for more than 4 years!!   That purchase was obviously a great investment.  I did a very CAS design, partly to make it masculine looking (in honor of my dad who would have loved it) and partly to make it easy to mail.  I'll probably use it as a birthday card.

     Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps
Brown Sugar
Cutie Pie
Cut It Up
Di's Digi Designs
Fussy and Fancy
Jo's Scrap Shack
Outlawz Festive Friday
Polkadoodles
Quick Quotes

     I trust your week is starting out well and that whatever challenges life hands you this week, you will meet them with courage and grace, and may you win your snowball fight!  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

20 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Great card and very appropriate for today's world. I used to love our snowball fights and then some hot chocolate afterward. Good Ole' days. Wishing you a great day Connie.

Linda Simpson said...

Oh this is brilliant and so very apt for today! They have taken all the fun out of all the old games we used to play.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Anne Temple said...

This is too cute. What a great story about your dad too.

*Vicki* said...

Such a fun wintry design!! Yes, I agree about the snowball fights...always loved them as a kid and making forts!! :)

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Connie this is a stunning card I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Teresa Arsenault said...

Hahaha! My sentiments exactly. I said to the kids I teach one time, "It's kind of like - Everyone is special, so no one is special." They rolled their eyes and nodded. We are not doing them any favours by not expecting or rewarding effort and talent. And they are pretty sick of it.

Anyway, your card is great and love the tongue-in-cheek humour.

hugs,
Teresa

Marlies said...

A beautiful card in lovely blue colours, a fun image a a great sentiment! Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

craftygalslife Tammi Lynn said...

Beautiful. Thank you for joining us over at Jo’s Scrap Shack “Anything Goes” Challenge.
Tammi, DT

Jo Rice said...

Fabulous card and I do like the idea of a snowball fight....I'm definitely up for that...just need some snow....
Thanks for joining us over at the Fussy and Fancy Challenge blog...Jo. X

Daffodil Cards said...

I love your snowball invitation, I would have been there had I known! Great card Connie.

Your snowball fight story is SO VERY TRUE, I was brought up with 4 brothers, I was always trying to get to the top of a tree before the youngest! Can you imagine that chapping now?
Faith
x

craftygalslife Tammi Lynn said...

Beautiful. Thank you for joining us over at Jo’s Scrap Shack “Anything Goes” Challenge.
Tammi, DT

Wendy said...

Fabulous card...Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge:)
Wendy x

Julie said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie this month.

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

I remember those snowball fights, too. We had a brook running through the middle of our yard which served as the dividing line between the two teams. We'd always come in winded with beet red hands, and get hot chocolate made with real milk on the stove.

I think your card is hilarious! and a sign of the times, too!

Thanks for joining us for our It's Snow Fun! challenge at Cut it Up.

Evelyn
http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

Larelyn said...

Oh my goodness, what a fun card!!! Thanks for joining our Cut it Up challenge.

Jirawadee Susanthitapong said...

Your card is so cute. Thank you for joining Addicted to Stamps challenge.
Sai

Super Stick Chick said...

This looks like "snow" much fun!!! Love the snowman. Thanks for joining us at Quick Quotes.

Connie Mercer said...

Cute card!! Thanks for joining us at Quick Quotes!

LeeAnn McKinney said...

well we don't get snow here in FL but I love seeing it on cards :) Thanks for playing at Quick Quotes. DT LeeAnn

Shona Hamill said...

Fab card! Thank you for sharing with us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Shona xx