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A Fancy Flower and a Snowflake

It is so wet in Central Alabama!  The rivers and creeks are overflowing and flooding houses and buildings, and a road near here even collapsed.  We are lucky that our house is up high, but the back part of our property is super wet and if we get much more rain our catfish pond will overflow and our fish will swim away.  There are three ponds in our neighborhood, and one year they all overflowed.  Some of the big bass from our neighbor's pond came ove,r and you never knew what you were going to catch out of our pond. 

Now that year end is over at work and Christmas has passed, I am hoping to get more time to visit my blog friends and create more.  It has been really tough keeping up in the last month. 

I have been drawn to CAS or crazy involved cards lately - no inbetween!

Here is a CAS card I made with the new Medium Filigree Snowflake and Warm Thoughts 1 Line Greeting.  This card was super easy and fast!  Just a bit of sponging with some torn paper towel and it was done.

And here is a crazy involved card made with my new favorite stamp, Ornate Corner Tile.  You could do so many things with this wonderful image.  This card is for the new DRS Designs Challenge that starts today.  The challenge is to pick any DRS Designs Challenge from 2015.  I picked #165 which is Flowers Abound. 

I stamped a whole page of white paper with the image and I sponged the image with TH Distress ink, making sure to do the darker purple at the bottom of each. I fussy cut them and layered them up.  All my papers were white to begin with - I sponged them all so they would match perfectly.  I see so many possibilities for this new image! 

Hope you have a great New Years and 2016 brings you multiple blessings.



  1. Both equally as beautiful and classy. Wishing you and your family a very happy, healthy New Year. Big Hugs

  2. Wow!! Both of these are truly amazing creations!! CAS is my fave, but I love the elegance of the second one as well!! Thanks for sharing! Wishing you a fabulous New Year for 2016!! HUGS

  3. Two super cards Nancy, I love your CAS design but your fussy and fancy card is gorgeous as well.
    Sorry I haven't been around for a while - hubby whisked me away for a surprise break!

  4. Wow, I love both of these! Great how one is simple & the other not!
    Dawn xx


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