Ooohhhh...I am so tickled with a present I am giving my dear, dear fellow crafty- doll-loving-grandma friend (who'll know what she's getting for Christmas if she peeks at my blog too soon!) I'm sorry I didn't buy this set for myself but I will take joy in seeing my friend make hers and perhaps give it a go in 2011.
Took some doing but I found the houses at Hobby Lobby...
...plus lots of inspiration from Tim Holtz for possible techniques on this awesome snowman tag. My friend has a nice collection of paper mache Christmas houses which I was reminded of by looking at Tim's tag & recipe for snow: 1 part white UTEE, 2 parts clear UTEE, 1 part glass glitter, 1 scoop perfect pearls. Can't you see globs of this frosty goop slathered on this delicious house by Debbie Olson?
I just love the October Afternoon Mitten Weather papers she used! There are a few more ideas and a pattern at October Afternoon's blog. Check it out!