Monday, January 16, 2012

Lovely Trees

Hi There

Hope this finds you all well and keeping warm. Burr it really is cold here today and we expect some of the white stuff soon.

My card today is for Aaron, my son Matt’s best buddy. Currently in the Navy stationed in San Diego Aaron hasn’t been home for some time. Matt will put his motorcycle in the back of his truck and drive the 1160 miles to visit him as often as he can. The boys had a wonderful week riding their bikes in late Nov. Matt headed home only to have his truck break down, 200 miles from home, in the middle of no where, on top of a mountain, in the middle of Oregon, in the middle of the night. Yikes! He had no way home, Mom to the rescue. One day to go get him and another to take him back to retrieve his truck. Just one of the many things that kept me from blogging this winter.

I rarely make 5” X 7” cards but this lovely Hero Arts Classic Evergreen stamp needed the space. I scored the borders of my card, I love how scoring dresses up a simple card. Using post-it notes to keep my borders clean and my homemade stamp-a-ma-jig I stamped my focal trees then stamped off and stamped the trees in the background. I am pleased with the result, a (new to me) technique.

Thank you to those who have left me such sweet comments. Sorry I haven’t been able to reciprocate to many of you. I will as soon as Blogger decides to play nice again.

Have an Amazing Day!


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  1. Such a beautiful card as are all your cards. I love the simplicity of the design and gorgeous stamp. The brown card base is just perfect.

    Thank you so much for your comment on my blog.

    1. Commenting still playing up here too :( I love this card Bernie and the trees are terrific! And guess what, I now think my Humming Birds stamp came from a local charity shop too! Di x

  2. Hello Bernie . . . long time no visit, sorry. I'm here now, and, WOW what a FANTASTIC card. I just love this. xxx

  3. Hello Bernie, Beautiful clean and simple card - love what you've done with the tree stamp and the scored the borders too. Thanks for your kind comment this morning. If you are still have trouble leaving comments perhaps you could try Google Chrome as your browser - it's what I'm using for the moment until Explorer/Blogger sorts out the issue. Elizabeth x

  4. Hi Bernie. Thanks for your visit. One for leaving me a nice comment, and two for making me pop over to your blog to recipricate! This card is gorgeous as is the one below. I think I might have to look for this stamp as it is sooo nice. Darn it - more money again! This blogging lark is expensive!!

  5. Wow this is just stunning Bernie ... what an elegant card, love the clean style... and that was a though journey!!! .. so lucky he has you :) xx

  6. Bernie, Aaron will love this thoughtful and handmade elegant card!

  7. How wonderful to see you back making your beautiful cards and sharing them with us again Bernie. This is just gorgeous, I was thinking just yesterday I need to get my scoring board out again.


  8. Such a beautiful elegant card! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. Blogger is being a bit of a nuisance at the moment isn't it? All the best, Sally

  9. So beautiful and elegant is your card, :) Sandra H

  10. wow Bernie your card is so beautifully cas and very elegant...he will love it
    Mina xxx

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  12. Oops a do-over

    Mom to the rescue! Oh, moms will do anything for their children. :-)

    Love your beautiful card. The trees are so pretty stamped off and I do love scoring....I'm with you on that.


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