Friday, September 23, 2011

here comes suzy snowflake

hello and may we be amongst the first to wish a hearty, "happy autumn!" to everyone living in the northern hemisphere... and "happy spring!" to everyone else! :)

this week, the prospect of cooler weather led our lovely guest star, loyal ♥JINGLE BELLE♥ and mega-talented cardmaker marie bingaman to write in and ask if we'd consider building a prompt around, "...the song Suzy Snowflake? It's an oldie, sung by Rosemary Clooney. I do love snowflakes, more so on cards than on the road though!" of course we agree heartily with that thought, and furthermore, we were completely enchanted by this charming song! for the full experience, click the link above to hear ms. clooney's rendition via youtube; in the meantime here are the lyrics:

Here comes Suzy Snowflake
Dressed in a snow-white gown
Tap, tap, tappin' at your windowpane
To tell you she's in town.

Here comes Suzy Snowflake
Soon you will hear her say
Come out ev'ryone and play with me
I haven't long to stay.

If you want to make a snowman
I'll help you make it, one, two, three.
If you want to take a sleigh ride
Whee! The ride's on me.

Here comes Suzy Snowflake
Look at her tumblin' down
Bringing joy to ev'ry girl and boy
Suzy's come to town.

If you want to make a snowman
I'll help you make it, one, two, three
If you want to take a sleigh ride
Whee! The ride's on me.

Here comes Suzy Snowflake
Look at her tumblin' down
Bringing joy to ev'ry girl and boy
Suzy's come to town.

so this week we invite you to make a holiday card that captures any part of suzy snowflake which inspires you: snowflakes, wintery landscapes, snowmen, sledding, sleigh rides... go as wild or as tame as you'd like, just have fun with it!

here's what we did:


Marie says, "Even though the song is called "Suzy Snowflake", this is actually "Lenny" snowflake, lol. I knew right away that I wanted to use one of these glittery snowflake ornaments from the dollar store, and this adorable Lenny image from StampFairy just seemed to fit the bill! Nothing extra special technique-wise on this card, just some good ole' dry embossing, coloring, and Stickles!"


Lauren says, "i was pleasantly surprised to find a christmas song from the 1950's that i did not know, and it made me think of all the other rosemary clooney songs from that era i already love, especially from the film "white christmas" so i found myself inspired by the "vintage" aspect. i printed the sheet music on some off-white paper and further distressed it for as much authenticity as possible. a google search got me a wide choice for my focal point and i settled on this cool sled image that i cropped into a circle. my "snowfall" is part of a pack of glittery silver snowflakes by k&co interspersed with red heart shaped gems. i love this one, it really captures the feeling i had when i heard the song!"

Stef says, "I used an all-out snowflake theme for my card. My snowflake ornament image was stamped in Versamark on white glossy cardstock, clear embossed, and then sponged with blue & purple distress inks before adding spritzes of Sparkle Shimmer Spray for all-over sparkle. The sketch is this week's Sassy Lil' Sketches. I finished with a wrap of blue ribbon, SRM Sticker sentiment, and several silver snowflakes with pearls."


and now it's your turn to be inspired in any way, by any feature or aspect of suzy snowflake! link up your wintery masterpieces by 6pm (EST) next wednesday, september 28th. keyword for galleries or our flickr group is JB39. we can't wait to see what you will do!




11 comments:

June Houck said...

WOW! A Christmas song that I don't know? How can that be? Thanks, Marie, for educating me!

Super cute challenge :)

Electra said...

Oh, each of these samples is so pretty in its own way. What to do, what to do... Thanks ladies!

Benzi said...

Beautiful cards! Gosh, I don't think I've ever heard that song. But, I do love snowflakes...don't get to see too many in the South where I live. Last year we had lots of snowflakes for a change..one big snow!!! Yea

Carol said...

I hadn't heard of the song either. Great challenge and inspiration. Carol x

Rose said...

never heard this song, and i also like snowflakes on cards not the ground! lol

fantastic cards and so inspiring ladies :)

MarikaGabez said...

Beautiful cards!
And ....I hadn't heard of the song either.

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Thanks for putting the lyrics, I could remember the tune, but not the words.What a fun inspiration.

Lorraine said...

I have to admit to not knowing of this song, but I'm glad you shared it with us. What fun cards.

Electra said...

Happy Autumn to you too! Thanks for this COOL theme!

Lisa said...

love this song, love this challenge, love that I managed to find the time to play along this week! your three sample cards are all gorgeous and I got the vintage inspiration for mine from Lauren's! (I'm such a copy cat!)

Lisa said...

meant to add - what happened to the gallery! there's a huge number of cards this week - WOW!! and all gorgeous too!