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Cozy Scottie Christmas - SOS514

 Hello Friends, It has been a while since I posted.  We have been trying to do some remodeling and two of our Grandsons were heavy into wrestling tournaments which required traveling so we could support them.  Things have settled down a bit allowing me a little more free time.  I have been making lots of cards, I have just been posting them on instead of on my blog. I miss all my blog friends though! I was inspired today by the Shopping Our Stash challenge SOS514 - Winter Wonderland (winter landscape or white on white).  I have a city landscape and some white on white too.   I started by stamping the Rubbernecker Window and Bench image.  I watercolored it with Daniel Smith watercolors and added in a bunch of Snowtex.  I split the image up and popped it on an embossed white background.  When searching for a sentiment, I ran across my Scottie punch and thought it would add some whimsey.  Both the sentiment and the Scottie punch are from SU!   Hope you have all bee
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