Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Winter Scene

Last week I could hardly contain my excitement over Christmas.  I just can't help myself.  Christmas always brings back fond, warm and cozy, happy memories. 

I have been keeping journals the last few months.  Mostly I have been rewriting verses with the hope that they would sink in.  Sometimes I add my own thoughts or little prayers to my almost daily verse writing.  And sometimes I feel inspired to add pictures of some sort. 

I needed to start a new notebook and since I will be running into the month of January I didn't want it to be all Christmas looking and decided to go into snowflakes and such.  Because I live in the desert, it is very difficult to find snow.  So, I went online and found some beautiful winter pictures.  I don't like the cold of winter but I do love the snow.  I found some really great winter scenes at this website.

I took the above picture and added Stickles.  Both Crystal and Icicle Stickles and some Liquid White Pearls.  I used my newest little toys (Big Shot by Stampin' Up) and (Tim Holtz Alterations Townscape) the other day and cut out a row of houses on colorful paper.  I covered the houses in Crystal Stickles and added the Liquid White Pearls to the roof tops and house fronts to give it dimension and make it look like snow.  I then added the Townscape cut out to give the picture a pop of color.

I hope you enjoy this wintry image!

Thursday, December 22, 2011


First, let me make a disclaimer that once again I didn't get my Christmas cards out.  So for my family and friends it will once again be a New Years Card most probably.

Second, I also didn't get Hanukkah Cards done this year so to my Jewish Family and Friends, Happy Hanukkah.  Hanukkah 2011 started the evening of Tuesday, December 20 and ends Tuesday, December 28.

Thirdly, I did make three Christmas Cards; they were for the teachers at my children's school.  They came out so warm and cheery that I thought I would share them with you.