Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Rustic Christmas



Yes, this card is a little darker than my usual fare. Honestly though if you took a peek in my home you would see a very different story from the pinks, blues and "frilly" things I prefer in card making. I guess that means I am a well rounded individual and my inner girly girl is trying to get out!!!!! So I wanted to share a little peek at some of the little touches in my home this season. And maybe you can see why I picked the dark colors I did....



The scale belonged to my Dad. He used it on our farm for various things. After my Dad passed away, my Mom remained on the farm for eleven more years. Finally after 42 years of living in the same place it came time to move Mom closer to me. We sorted, packed and pitched countless items. Many things went to auction. But for some reason I could not part with this. It seemed such a real reminder of who my Dad was... ever practical and attentive to detail. So I salted it away for another 4 years before finally pulling it out. And where did it land? It has a place of prominence on my bathroom counter with a lovely sprig of faux cedar and a distressed timepiece in the center. And you know what? I love it there... So now you can see why frilly things are so different for me. I like rust, prim, black and country...

Thanks for visiting and maybe I will share some other "snapshots" of life here...

Don't forget to stop by Saturday as we will have another Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge!

Blessings...

Ingredients

Paper - Bazzill, Prima - North Country Collection; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Blessed Christmas; Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa; Dies - Spellbinders Fleur De Lis, Standard Squares Large, Satin Ribbon

3 comments:

Tam said...

Love that stamp. Sometimes images look really nice just stamped without coloring.

Rosemary said...

love seeing the less girly (but no less gorgeous) side of your cardmaking, lori! the scale is such a neat remembrance of your father, too!

KarenC Inspired said...

I like your earth tones.