Even though it's 90+ degrees outside and winter doesn't even seem possible here in Texas, I have been having fun with the Snow Swirled stamp set (don't forget, it's on sale until the end of this month). Being from northern Wisconsin, I'm partial to snowflakes of any kind. Believe it or not, I actually miss the snow... well, sort of... just not the cold that usually comes along with it!
Here's one of the sparkly cards I was making when I learn my valuable lesson about embossing powder and ceiling fans not working well together (refer to Sept. 1 post):
I believe this is my favorite card so far. The colors used were: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss and Sahara Sand. The center snowflake was stamped with Not Quite Navy craft ink and embossed with Iridescent Ice EP--I love that look! The strip of Not Quite Navy cardstock was crimped to add texture and then cut in half. I wrapped two pieces of the double sided Satin Ribbon around the two card stock strips and then attached them to each side of the card front. After attaching the center front layers to the left side of the card using dimensional adhesive, I tied a shorter piece of ribbon on to create the faux bow. Be sure to click on the photo to get a closer look at the sparkle!
Hurricane Update: Ike is on the way to Texas and he's huge! From the satellite pictures, he looks just as big as Texas. I wanted to let you know that the area I live (near San Antonio) is looking safer than it did yesterday, as the projected path keeps moving more north/east of here. We are expecting some rain and possibly some high winds... but nothing too serious. The rain will be good for the area, as we are in a drought--although, flooding would be bad. Many people from the Galveston/Houston areas have evacuated, as that is where Ike is expected to make landfall early Saturday morning. Please keep them (and the people who have stayed behind) in your prayers.