Sunday, December 4, 2011

And I Wonder...

As promised here is the end product of the Franciscan Team tree on the university campus where I work. For those of you new to my blog here are the links to the previous Franciscan Team tree...fruits and berries and bread 'cookies'. The bird topper was made by a coworker with a Cricut...I think I'm jealous! She is going to give me a Cricut lesson so I can decide whether or not to put one on my someday wish list.

I'm hoping our team wins the Christmas tree competition - but - even if we don't win...the fauna will appreciate the nibbles when we move the edibles from the artificial tree to a real tree outdoors. And I will admit the 'team' is me. I tried to do a bonafide' team' tree one year...but I can't be creative by committee. It was just easier to do it myself.

Next I will share a picture of the 'door decs' I made for 'my kids' at college. And I wonder why I don't get many cards made and look at dismay at the state of chaos in my house....

Ever have one of those cards that - as you make it - you think - oh this is so much fun and it is soooo coming together. Ever make one of those cards that have to be given to someone special? Or does every card you make give you that HOOOPPTT feeling? This one looses something in the digital is very yummy in person.

And the theme is perfect since it has been snowing, and snowing, and snowing...

Let it Snow
~Base card - Cryogen White
~Layer of DCWV Solid Glitter White (I really like this - wonder where the heck I bought it - I may need some more!)
~Rhinestone satin ribbon (one of those purchases that I made that is SO hard to cut into because I like it so much!)
~White paper doily
~Chipboard tag painted white with acrylic paint
~Iridescent Christmas tree tinsel (for tag tie)
~Free digital image from Meljen's colored with Copics, dotted with Stickles Diamond - two of the 'rhinestones' ended up on the edges of the ribbon so I popped them off and added them to the image
~Cuttlebug die cut flower sparkled-up with Stickles Diamond with a center rhinestone
Challenges and Inspiration
The Shabby Tea Room - Winter Picnic photo inspiration
Our Craft Lounge - tag
Lady Bug Crafts - white on white
Designed 2 Delight - snow
One Stop Craft - snow
Totally Paper Crafts - snow

I'm off to do a bit of cleaning...the chaos is calling!
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Wow Nancy,I am love love loving your gorgeous card here lady! the painted tag looks like porcelain in the photo and the rhinestones look so perfect! I love the idea of the edible treat,tree,I might give this a go next year with our preschoolers,I'm sure they'd love to to cut the bread shapes to add! Hope Mr Postie get's his skates on, I posted the remainder of your parcel on Thursday! Have a great week,Julie.x

  2. Such a beautiful and snowy card! Thank you very much for joining us at OSCC this week! Good luck!

  3. Lovin' that wonderful tree! So pretty and will be so tasty for the animal and bird friends.
    LOVE this beautiful card! So very pretty and I love the way you did the rhinestones!

  4. Oh Wow what a wonderful tree! love your card nice and clean image just so beautiful:) Sandra H

  5. Gorgeous snowy card! Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week and giid luck!
    Oh, and the Christmas tree is beautiful!
    Hugs, Ani

  6. Gorgeous card Nancy! I love the doily behind the tag and those crystals are sparklicious! Thanks for joining in the fun at LCI this week. the tree too!!

  7. Wow its just stunning Nancy. Thanks for joining us at LCI this week.

  8. A smashing card, thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts and good luck
    Anne x

  9. I love your pretty card it's really beautiful, thank you for playing along with us at OSCC. Janet

  10. wonderful tag, thanks for playing along at Our Craft Lounge.


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