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A Thankful Snow Scene

This week at DRS Designs, the challenge is thanks for thankful.  I went with thankful.  This week I am thankful I made it!  I had a horrible sinus infection/cold late last week and into this one and Sunday and Monday were awful.  Then, I had an event after work every night except Friday.  I even had a Christmas Party!  Can you believe it?   So I am thankful, I am on the back-end of this sinus thing and that this past week is coming to an end and maybe I can relax a bit. 

I should have posted this card Thursday! If you want to play in the challenge, you still have until Wednesday to play.

I started by stamping DRS Designs Winter Trees on the bottom of my top panel, then stamping the new Happy Thankful People Greeting, then I stamped the New Hot Air Balloon a few times to pop it up. 

Then I sponged on a bunch of Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Ink (I am almost typed Salty Dog - I went to a play on a river boat last night called Pirates of the Salty Dog - it was so fun).  Then I flicked some water all over and pressed it hard between some paper towels.  Then I sprinkled on some white frontage (from Stampendous) and heated from the underside.  Did the same thing with my balloon minus the water drops and sponged some Walnut Stain to give it a bit of a glow and to make sure it didn't blend in the sky.  I had a little left over "be blessed" sentiment piece from the DRS Grateful Heart Thanksgiving greeting so I made it into a balloon banner. 

I love how this came out and it as super fun to make. 

I am thankful this week is coming to an end, but I am really thankful for so much more.  Even in all the busyness and not feeling well, I was able to spend a lot of quality time with my family, friends, grandbabies, and God.  I was also able to witness several leaps of faith and was able to help a few people out in small ways. Hope you had a good week and that you have another this coming week!



  1. This is gorgeous,fab design and

  2. Maybe Tim Holtz should have named that distress ink Salty Dog instead - so fun! LOL!
    Glad you're feeling better and know how awful a sinus infection can be.
    Love this card Nancy. The Frantage looks wonderful as snow and I'll have to remember that and use it next time. A lovely, lovely card.

  3. A fabulous card Nancy, such a beautiful background and lovely sentiment.
    I'm sorry to hear that you have been poorly, I hope you are feeling better now.

  4. Fabulous sky!!! Glad to hear you had a special time despite not feeling well ((hugs))

  5. Sorry you're not feeling well, hopefully it will pass quickly! Your card is beautiful, love the gorgeous sky!

  6. This background and sentiment could not be any prettier! AWESOME card!

  7. This turned out so nice. I have some of the frantage and didn't know what to do with it. You have so inspired me!!!!

  8. Wow!! Your background is totally amazing here Nancy!! I love how you've put this scene together too!! ;) HUGS

  9. I love your beautiful card! The background colors you created
    are fantastic.
    Thank you for always encouraging me


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