snow day

I grew up in New England and each year we usually had one big snow storm – big enough to close the schools for the day.  My brothers and sisters and I would wake up, look out the window and then listen to the radio with Mom and Dad to see if we would have a “snow day”.    As kids we loved it…and my Dad was a school teacher and although he never said it, I’m sure he was happy to have a day off from work as well.  My Mom on the other hand probably hated snow days!

So when I saw this weeks clean and simple challenge on Splitcoast was “a day in the snow” I immediately thought of those days long past of not having to go to school and getting to play in the snow. 

In keeping with the challenge I kept the design and color scheme simple.  I’ve been doing so much coloring with copics that it was very refreshing to simply emboss – and I love the look of white embossing.  Here’s my card:

The cardstock is Kraft/Crumb Cake, with the darker brown behind the embossed image Bazzill textured.  I stamped the sentiment (from JustRite Times New Roman Font) with Palette Burnt Umber ink.  The small spray of snowflakes is one of those $1 clear stamps from Michaels.  The tree image (from Stamp Zia) was stamped in versamark and embossed with white embossing powder.  The twine and brown button were added because I felt it went with the “natural” look of the card.

So, how is your new year going?  I hope well!  I taught a copic class on Saturday at my LSS and it was a wonderful success and I have another class scheduled next month.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you will join us over at SCS for the clean and simple challenge this week!