Friday, January 18, 2013

Justrite and Snow....

Hey guys, I had hoped to have this card posted earlier than this but unfortunately I have
been a bit busy shoveling, watching our kind neighbor help us scrape our drive out and cleaning
my car off! We got around a foot of snow last night.
I never thought we would get any where near this much as our ground was so saturated from 
the previous three days of rain we had gotten and the all day rain leading up to the 
snow starting around mid afternoon yesterday...shows you why I am not a meteorologist doesn't it?
I have some pictures of the snow after my card if you want to see those.

Last year I purchased my first clear Justrite stamps and fell in love so when I saw this sketch challenge at the Justrite blog, I just had to play along.


I used two different sets to create this card..."Shabby Chic Labels 4" and "Bon Voyage"

I stamped on my design paper using the Eiffel Tower and Paris stamps, aren't they lovely on the Moulin Rouge papers from appropriate!

I used my Silhouette Cameo to create my banner shapes and inserted a free cut file from a
very talented lady whose blog is called Bird's Cards . She is not only super talented but also super generous with her lovely cut files. You can find the Swirl Border that I used by going here and while there I know you will want to look around. I used the swirl on both banners and then layered these over the dsp.
I colored my label with Spectrum Noir markers, added some lovely trim from a local
outlet and a button from my stash and we are done.

On the inside I used more of the stamps from these sets and added the swirled border that I cut
from my banners to decorate the inside.

I hope you will check out this challenge as it will be open until
Wednesday, January 23rd at 6:00 pm central time.
Did I mention they are giving away some great prizes.
I hope to be back with another entry as you can enter as many times as you want.

Now on to my snow pictures!

This is the play house Rick found a few years back, purchased and moved onto the back 
corner of our lot for our outside cats. It has shelves for the cats to sit and look out the 
windows and lots of warm cozy beds. 
The trees are on our neighbors side of the line and have thin branches that hold onto
their leaves and drop off in the spring so the snow latched on.
Will have to wait and see if they return to an upright position or there 
will be more work ahead as in trimming.

The next couple of pictures look across the street from our back door where we have around 11 acres
of land and an open field and barn. We are blessed to have all this green 
space inside town limits or I guess at the moment it is all 
white space!

Those in the path of this storm, I hope and pray you are all safe and sound.

Wishing you a wonderful afternoon.

Be sure and keep an eye out for my Sugar Creek Hollow post in the morning.

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Betty Benton said...

A beautiful card,Patti, and those snow pictures -- wow! That tree is surely hanging its branches toward the ground! Stay warm!

Holly Young said...

Oh what a gorgeous card, Patti!!!!! Just love the colors and the Paris theme!

and what the heck is all that white stuff???????????? It looks cold! LOL

A Consuming Passion said...

Beautiful card design Patti! Oh snow......they have it in the UK too I hear and we've been complaining about heat :)

Glenda Atkins said...

Oh Patti, the card is so beautiful and the pictures of the snow are breathtakingly beautiful.I quite dislike the stuff, but you have to admit it can look glorious!

Unknown said...

Beautiful card. I love all those snow pics.

Sheri said...

Beautiful card inside and out! So glad you decided to join us at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

Marge said...

GORGEOUS card, Patti; I especially LOVE that tulle and rose trim you've used!!!