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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Final Edition of My GoDiva Swap

WOW!  New Jersey weather has always been unpredictable, but this last week we had an unprecedented snowstorm on October 29.  We only had about 6 inches of that really heavy-wet-type snow, but not far from here they had a foot or more.  The biggest problem with the snow was that many of our trees have yet to loose their leaves!  Seeing the ground covered with snow and the trees above the snow with still-green leaves was quite the site!

So, the result of the heavy snow and all the leaves still on their branches was way to much weight for the trees to bare, so limbs...and trees!....came crashing down everywhere!  Meaning, that many wires came down with the branches.  So, we, along with so, so many of our neighbors, had no power for a few days!  Some neighborhoods looked like war zones.  Having no electric or heat....and of course, no internet!,  for a few days sure makes you appreciate some of the little things in life!  You haven't lived until you've cooked had to cook a meatloaf on your gas grill!  LOL  But, slowly, things are returning to normal around here....but all those broken trees will be around to remind us of this last storm for a very long time! 

Now that my power is back, I can freely use my computer (was conserving the battery on my laptop for emergencies!), and post my final Go Diva Swap from last month.  I must have been in a red and green mood, because if you notice, that is what my last post, this post, and even the next one (coming soon!) all were made of!  This card is a fairly simple, basic layout, all dressed up.....

The Whisper White background layer was impressed with that wonderful, new Snowburst Embossing Folder and layered onto Wild's a definite must add to your collection item!  Across the center is a layer of Wild Wasabi that was cut with the fabulous Lace Ribbon Border Punch....but what really sets it all off is that scrumptious Cherry Cobbler Quilted Ribbon that lays across the border!....doesn't that ribbon just make this card looks so amazing?!!   The focal centerpiece layers are on Dimensionals and check out that little Basic Rhinestone in place of the dot over the "i" in King.  I am really happy with this card, even if it isn't clever and innovative!  Instead, maybe it's a bit classy and traditional?

Stamps:  The Sounding Joy
Inks:  Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi
CS:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi
Big Shot:  Snowburst EF
Misc:  Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Cherry Cobbler Quilted Ribbon, Stamp-a-ma-jig (It's a MUST for proper placement of these 2 stamps!!)

Thanks so much for stopping by today and visiting!


Rose said...

Very pretty, love the clean look of the white with the touches of color, the ribbon over the punched piece is a nice touch. Very sad about the trees, I absolutely LOVE trees, I live in the desert where the tree is a Joshua tree, yeah right, cactus as far at the eye can see, they are protected in California, you can't cut them down. Glad you are cooking with heat again!

Kathy W said...

very pretty, I need to buy that punch!


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