Monday, December 30, 2013


Winter Wonderland

I'm living in a winter wonderland--the ice storm last weekend left everything coated in almost an inch of ice. When the sun is out, it is absolutely spectacular! The downside of all of this: tens of thousands of power outages experienced here in Maine last week. We lost our power first for six hours on Sunday. It went off again Monday at 1 PM and didn't come back on until Thursday morning (the temperature in my apartment was in the 30s by then). My cat Olive and I moved into the main house with my parents on Tuesday morning for winter camping, hauling wood from the shed and water from the brook, and keeping a fire going in the tiny wood cookstove. I'm writing this on Sunday morning in anticipation of losing power again--so much ice already on the trees and power lines and we're expecting a Nor'easter tonight which is forecast to dump 7-11 inches of snow on us.
So what to do when the weather outside is frightful? Create some cards celebrating the beauty of all that ice and snow!  
Materials used on all of the cards
  • Memory Box white notecards
  • Hero Arts Shadow Ink Mid-Tone Cup O' Joe
  • Frosted Lace Stickles for the ice and snow
  • Memory Box stamp B1960/CS1960B  walking in a winter wonderland
Ice 5

Memory Box stamp E1326 Tree Frame (oriented so the branches are bending down from the weight of the ice)
Ice 6
Memory Box stamp E1419  Snowy Branches

Ice 7
Prismacolor pencil Dark Brown to color the tree
Memory Box stamps
  • F1890  Berry Tree
  • D1962/CS1962D  Deer Family
 These cards really glisten from the Stickles on the top of each branch!
Happy New Year!  Happy Crafting!

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