I can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving. And two days later, Mike & I will be celebrating our 28th anniversary!! I remember years ago (before kids, so it was over 20 years) Mike & I went to Williamsburg, VA over Thanksgiving weekend to celebrate our anniversary. Usually we just walk down the streets of Colonial Williamsburg, hit the bakery and get some gingerbread and cider, and maybe a shop or two. But that year, we got tickets that were good until the end of the year. We thought it would be fun to come back over Christmas and see it all decorated for the holiday.
Well – everything was decorated in the Colonial style, and it was lovely. The doors all had wreaths with fresh greenery and fruit. Ok – the fruit? Not so fresh. It was so warm that year (around 70 degrees) that all the fruit was rotting. It was sad, but funny at the same time. Still, the Christmas spirit was still pretty evident.
The weather here this year has been a little chilly at night, but really lovely during the daytime. So I needed a "cold card" to put me in the mood for the holidays.
My friend Liz sent me a bunch of ideas for Christmas projects. I loved one in particular, designed by Candy Rattray. I changed a few things about it, but the basic idea was hers. It makes me want some hot cocoa. What about you?
The original was red on red, but I wanted a little more contrast – and a happy, warm wall around the window! And she stamped and heat embossed the frost on the window; I used an embossing folder, Versamark and powder. You can't really see the frosty glass as well in the photo as you can in real life, but it's really chilly!
Here are the supplies –
Stamp Sets: A Flower for all Seasons, A Cardinal Christmas
Ink: Jet Black StazOn; Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze classic; Versamark
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White card stock
Other: Irridescent Ice embossing powder, Northern Flurry embossing folder, Top Note die, Big Shot, Platinum shimmer paint, blender pen, 1-3/4" square punch, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, embossing buddy, heat tool, stampin' dimensionals
I've been trying to blog every day, since this is National Blog Month (or something like that), but I missed yesterday. I had stamp club in the morning (always fun) and then I went shopping with Mom. What a great time I had! My mom has always been one of my favorite people to hang out with. I was looking for some t-shirts for a project I want to try. I found the shirts and will try the project later today. If it works, you'll see it. If not – oh, well. You'll just have to wonder.
Have a great Sunday!