Today's post title does not have anything to do with this first photo, but bear with me. There's a stamping photo to come.
As you may know, I live in south central Pennsylvania (York County), and we were blessed with a White Christmas this year. Since then, we've had several other snowy days, but it didn't pile up and cause huge problems. Instead, it was the pretty-as-a-picture kind of snow. Yesterday I couldn't help but grab my camera, go out onto my porch, and snap a few shots of a snow-covered pine tree that grows beside my driveway.
When it comes to snow, "the more the merrier" definitely does not apply, unless you own a ski resort or love winter sports. But a little Christmas snow was wonderful. By the way, the pine tree was once a live Christmas tree in our house (many years ago), one of four which we planted outside in the yard after Christmas had passed. Three survived and are all now taller than the house.
Now onto stamping. A few days before Christmas, my husband asked me to make 15-20 Christmas cards for the people he works with. He did give me 2 days notice (just when I thought I was DONE with Christmas cards and ready to put ours into the mai). I whipped up 22, all variations on this little tree you'll see in the pictures below. I used a few sheets from the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack from the Holiday Catalog. That little pack of paper has supplied me with beautiful backgrounds for many of my holiday projects, and I still have lots of it left! Amazing.
In just a little over a week, I'll be heading south to Stampin' Up!'s Leadership Conference in Orlando, FL. I've been busy stamping lots of cards to "swap" with other demonstrators there, so that I'll have loads of ideas to share with my local customers and with you, my online readers. I'll share the designs I've created in the next couple of days.
Wishing you a Happy New Year. May 2013 find you and your loved ones healthy, happy, and prosperous.