Tuesday, February 18, 2014

S-N-O-W blocks for The Cutting Cafe, and a blog candy WINNER!

Hello, and happy Tuesday, everyone. Did you have a long weekend? No government holiday for me yesterday, so it's a typical 5-day work week for me this week.
It has been a very cold, snowy winter here in NW Wisconsin.  Last year, we had 9 days where we dipped below zero.  This year? We're at 45.  And snow?  We can hardly see out our front window, the drifts are so high. So, when the task this week at The Cutting Cafe was to use the Fun With Blocks cutting file, I knew I wanted it to have a winter theme.  So, I went with it.
Side 1 of the blocks...

OK, let's turn each block 45 degrees...

and, another 45 degrees...

then, once more:

Each block measures about 2.5 inches, so these blocks make a great home decor piece.  They are displayed on a 1/2 wall between our kitchen and living room and they look so CUTE!
Here's a close up of the deer and the raccoon.  They are retired stamps from Close To My Heart, colored with Copic markers. The papers are from Carta Bella, 'Winter Fun'.

If you commented on my blog during the art journal blog hop over the weekend, you many be wondering who won the blog candy.  I used Random.org to choose the winner for me.  There were 34 comments when I wrote this post.  Comment # 16, Lisa, was chosen.  Congratulations, Lisa!  Please email me at julieodil at charter dot net and I'll get your goodies mailed out to you!
Don't forget to visit the Cutting Cafe blog on Thursday to see more incredible inspiration and talent from the design team.  Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win 3 sets of your choice. 
I'd like to enter these blocks in the following challenges:
Eclectic Ellapu -- Anything but a Card
D.L.Art Thankful Thursday -- February Linky Party
JustBCreativeCrazy -- February Linky Party
Hobby Cutz Challenges -- Color Challenge (Blue and Brown are main colors on the blocks)
Scribble and Scrap -- Anything Goes
That Craft Place -- Make or Alter a Box (blocks are two boxes, put together)


  1. Cute way to change up your décor as the weather dictates. I have some of these small blocks - but I'm going to wait for summer before I embellish them. I'm not a fan of winter cold. thanks for the idea. I'll be thinking about you when I get them ready for next summer. :-)

  2. Oh Julie, this is such a super project and so unique and useful for the winter days and I love all the characters on the blocks.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes February Linky Party. Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  3. Cute blocks, great
    idea to use them
    this way.
    Carla from Utah

  4. hey lady these blocks are so cool, i love all the different ways you used each side...

  5. Congratulations to Lisa! And….could these be ANY cuter? NO… I'm glad you're taking all that snow in stride, Julie. I don't know how you do it, seriously. Warm hugs my creative friend!

  6. LOL...as much as I'm so sick of the snow already, I can't stop thinking how adorable these winter blocks are. I love the versatility of each side you've created. Nicely done!! :)

  7. love this! We supposedly have snow coming tonite. It has been a very mild winter for us so far.

  8. such a great project!!! love how you can rotate the blocks to change the message, and the stamps are so cute!!!!! thank you for joining us this week in our Always anything goes challenge at Scribble and Scrap !
    Mirella DK
    DT Scribble and Scrap Challenge (Cute and Crafty Cards by Mirella)

  9. SO lovely! I think it's a terrific idea! It's finally warming up here but I hear you on the cold! LOTS LOTS and LOTS of days here like that!

  10. :-) Love them (even though I'm counting the days until spring!)

  11. Wow what a fab idea so original and beautifully done, love your blocks. Thanks for sharing with us at Hobbycutz, Susan x

  12. Fabulous project..Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place..Hugz Gayle xx

  13. Such a fabulous project and I love the images!
    Thank you for joining us at Scribble & Scrap and Good Luck! x

  14. Oh wow they look so fantastic and the reindeer is so cute, thank you so much for joining us at That Craft Place Challenge Blog :-) Kezzy xxx