V is for Vertical
Long time no blog! Ugh the past few weeks in my life have been crazy. First we traveled to Chicago for our first visit ever and fell in love. Yes, it does have some issues but we were in the downtown area and never once did we feel uncomfortable or in danger. I've shared photos on my Instagram page (which you can access using my social media icons) and I plan to share some on my FB page as well soon. We took a boat tour and a double decker bus tour and it was interesting to see the city from both vantage points. I also spent an extra week in Nashville, upon my return to Tennessee, visiting my (now 6 week old) grandson and helping out my college girl who's in stress overload these days. Her thesis deadline is the end of the month and she's pulling a lot of all-nighters. She was happy to have her mom around to cook, clean, keep the laundry going, take care of her dog and yes I drove her back and forth to the university each day. She was way too tired to be driving herself and it gave her some extra time in the morning. Hint: she's not a morning person. ;)
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Now on to the reason for my post, I'm sharing my DT card for the latest challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge. Our hostess, Lorraine A, is asking everyone to create a vertical card. My mojo has taken a hit lately so I turned to You Tube for inspiration and found this adorable card by Vicky Papaioannou. I used the idea for the moon and background as you'll see if you click the link and while I didn't have the same set of Lawn Fawn stamps that she used I did use Lawn Fawn stamps for my woodland animals and sentiment. I used various dies for the trees and a white Sakura glaze pen adds a snowy effect. The snow drifts are also dies and I used foam tape to add dimension between the layers.
That's all for me today, pop over to the main challenge blog to see more inspiration by my design team mates or link up your vertical card. I'll be back on Friday to share my incoming / outgoing pocket letters for September.
Oh, in case you were here before and saw a different card....well I didn't like it very much so I made a new one. Much better, glad that's done lol. ;)
Have a great day, wherever you are.