Archive | December 2018

In The Woods

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep.  But I have promises to keep.  And miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.”

~Robert Frost

This is exactly what my backyard looked like this morning…snowing with a light dusting of snow on the trees.  This tree was made with the “In the Woods” Framelits Dies.  I saw a video on You Tube that suggested putting sequins under the “flaps” of the tree to keep them open.  I haven’t tested it out by mailing the card yet, but it sounds like a good tip!

I may need to take a break from the computer for awhile in order to prepare for Christmas, it’s getting overly busy here, so enjoy the Advent anticipation until we are together again!  Peace, Dawn xo

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Wishing You Well, Take Two : )

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”

When I posted earlier I realized I had gotten Brian Kings layering design wrong, so I had to go and fix it.  THIS is what the layers should look like!  xoxo

 

Wishing You Well

“When ‘i’ is replaced by ‘we’, even ‘illness’ becomes ‘wellness.'”

~Sushan R. Sharma

I’m a fan of Brian King’s layering style, and this card draws on one of his recent creations over on stampwithbrian.com.   I just went back and looked at his card because this one just didn’t look like I remembered in my head, and his green borders are thinner…that makes all the difference in the world.  Oh, so much to learn, but we’ll get there!  : )

This morning I needed a quick and easy card to send to a friend who was recently hospitalized, so I pulled out the “Wishing You Well” stamp set for the first time. (Brian’s card was a totally different stamp set).  The bow is just gorgeous with it’s light and dark shades!  There is a little flower stamp to add to the spray, but I just drew in some cherry cobbler “berries.”  The cherry cobbler background was given some texture with the “Subtle” embossing folder.  The base of the card is gray granite and the green is shaded spruce.  Have a beautiful day, we’re off to the post office!  xo Dawn

Invitations

“The more we praise and celebrate our life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”

~Oprah Winfrey

 

I am making multiples of this card for a Boy Scout function, so I made a template of the “flap” because it is such an odd shape.  The layout came from a hobby demonstrator I met at the pool at convention in Orlando…thank you Tracie Salo!  Her card was made with cherry cobbler cardstock and  had a larger, round snowflake that was just beautiful.  This pretty snowflake came from the Snowfall Thinlits Dies and the sentiment was cut from the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies.

Wishing you a week full of hope,   xo Dawn