Monday, November 24, 2008
Ha - I wish! I know a lot of y'all are experiencing snow but that's a rare occasion in Central Texas. Although usually at least once a year we get ice on the roads & bridges and it's usually not a good thing in many ways! Lately the weather has been so mild we were shopping at the grocery store yesterday morning & I saw several people with shorts on.
I experienced snow in the truest sense of the word one time in my life - it was Christmas 1981; my dad died April that year and our mom thought it would be a good idea to take us away from the house so we had a distraction from missing him so much. We went to Lake Tahoe & stayed in a cabin with our cousins for about a week. We did have a lot of fun; it was cold - we rode down the hill on inner tubes, made snowmen & played games. My mom was so smart to do that for us and I was always grateful because we don't have any sad memories of our first Christmas without our dad.
It feels somewhat strange to stamp with snowflakes since I don't live in an area where we get snow, but I suppose there are people I can either send them to or others can (in the process of getting cards together to sell) so I have to make sure I cover everything. I love to heat emboss and I thought Rupa's delicate snowflakes in her set The Magic of Christmas would look just lovely. I used silver embossing powder on both cards on Night of Navy cardstock and used silver elastic cord as a simple embellishment.
Next up is some holiday home decor. I picked up a glass votive at the dollar store along with a glass base and the blue poinsettia pick is from Hobby Lobby that rests next to the votive unattached. I took a long piece of vellum cardstock, stamped the snowflakes using white embossing powder and brayered my blue frost spectrum pad over the snowflakes.
Here is a picture of the votive lit & with the lights off so you can see the flame better through the vellum. I know Thanksgiving is just a few days away but I so look forward to Christmas decorations so much!!