I guess in reality snowflakes are not very simple. They are these complicated little pieces of beauty that I like to see come and go… FAST! I'm just praying this side of the East Coast doesn't see snow like they did last year. Tonight was a simple night for me. I made it that way. I had quite a few complicated issues that needed to be tended to and I pushed them all to the side so I could make a complicated card. Ahhhh… it's the simple things! Right? Of course one card ended up taking a few right turns but the other one I'm sharing is simple as can be!
If you are a Big Shot fan you will dig this. In the Mini catalog there is a beautiful Decorative Strip for the Big Shot called Northern Frost (#120901). BEAUTIFUL snowflakes that are so delicate. The Decorative Strips are great for card makers and scrapbookers. Check this out:
See how delicate they are? I placed the Antique Brads into the center of each of them and then sprayed it with Shimmer Mist (that's a little Frost Shimmer Paint and Alcohol mixed together). Love this antique look/feel that comes from this card.
Then the night took a few turns and the sewing machine came to life. Here is what happened then:
I layered those delicate snowflakes onto each other and they just made me melt. I sprayed the entire Vanilla cardstock piece with Shimmer Mist which the camera does NOT like to photo. It really makes it look over done and from my eyeball view it's not. Pffft! Then I added the ribbon with the sewing machine and I fell in love with this vintage winter card. <sigh> Overall, very glad I have the Northern Frost Decorative Strip because I see many more cards in my future.
I didn't get a chance to write or create much this weekend as my little family kept me busy. We had a great weekend. I am completely drawn to the fall colors here in Virginia. It's so stunning! I wanted to get a few pics of the kids with the leaves in the distance and here are the little ham bones in action.
The first picture of them running holding hands makes me smile. The best part was they were not "coached" to hold hands. They just did it! This brings a big smile to my face. Now the biggest boy of all didn't get his picture taken because he was a little sad faced. Russ has a new hobby playing with RC planes. It was kinda the reason for going to the big field. I of course had a different agenda! He was so excited to fly one of his planes. We watched it go up…. and immediately right DOWN…in pieces! That's when his face turned pretty sad. Luckily these are not the expensive planes and made just for new RC guys like himself. Needless to say we picked up the pieces and came home. I think Russ is going to practice a little more on the simulator. *smile*
Well thanks so much for stopping by! I hope your week is simply amazing!