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Monday, December 15, 2014

No snow in Minneapolis!

We Minnesotans are used to having lots of snow at Christmas. We expect to have snow in December, which is why we our family plans a sledding party every Christmas Eve afternoon. But this year, we may well have to change those plans because we currently have NO SNOW! It has been above 50 degrees (Fahrenheit) here the last three days, and the little snow we did have is now gone. In fact, it was misty and rainy over the weekend, which has further melted any snow in the shaded areas.

We're expecting a little snow tonight, but the weather forecasters on TV say that it will be less than an inch where I live - definitely not enough for a sledding party! We'll need a good 3-5 inches in order for our sledding party to be back on the schedule. With that in mind, I thought I'd share the following card:

I used my Marianne Design Creatables die called Pine Trees Horizon. I cut my label shape with a QuicKutz die, then laid my Pine Trees die-cut on top of it and cut it to fit.

"Dreaming of a white Christmas" is a Penny Black stamp that has been heat-embossed. If you look carefully at the gray and white DSP behind my label, you'll see that I've added some Liquid Pearls to the centers of the snowflakes for a little extra dimension.

I also used a glitter pen to add a little sparkle to my pine trees. Not sure this was a good idea, but once it was done...well, there was no going back.

For the inside of the card, I used another Penny Black sentiment stamp and also added some snowflakes, which were heat-embossed with some sparkly silver embossing powder to mimic the silver sparkle on the trees. I think I was a little "snowflake happy" when I added these. Just two or three would have been plenty. Funny, how hindsight is 20/20.
Thank you so much for stopping by today, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--even if your Christmas plans are also changed for lack of snow!


designbydonna said...

Hope you get your snow. But you can just keep it up there.

Mona Pendleton said...

So very pretty Cheryl! Love the winter wonderland scene that you created! No snow sounds good to me :) I grew up in Buffalo so I am over the snow and bitter cold temps :) Lovin' the Phoenix heat and sunny blue skies. Happy Holidays!

Patti J said...

Well, I love your card, Cheryl! What a cool way to use your dies! So sorry you don't have snow yet, so happy WE don't have snow! We've already had three snow days! Sheesh! Not again.....last winter we had 21 total snow days, and four early outs due to weather. I was dreading this winter! Anyhoooo.....LOvE this! Hugs...