Saturday, August 19, 2017


Serene.  Peaceful. Christmas.  Sounds lovely!

Speaking of lovely - I've always loved this birdcage lady stamp.  It was one of the first stamps I bought.  I used her to create a birthday card awhile back and this color scheme just seemed to work perfectly for her.  I changed the sentiment to Hello and had a perfect everyday card.

The stone and white combination does make a lovely serene card.

I've had this Christmas village scene hanging around for several years.  A guy here locally has a great selection of old postcards and I picked this up a long time ago.  I finally figured out what to do with it!

Framed it up with snowflakes.  Added some stone colored snowflakes here and there.
Hard to see, but there is lots of soft, pretty glitter and I added "snow" to a couple of roofs and embossed snowflakes in the sky.

Yes, you may have already figured out, this is what I call an outside in card.  The image would normally be on the outside, but it's actually inside. 

I've got this Christmas Village ready for you to download below. 
Download Christmas Village HERE.

Dropbox seems to work differently for different people.  Either right click and save when image appears or click the download button in the top right corner.  If neither method works, email me and I'll send the files to you.

Serene.  Peaceful. And I've got my first Christmas card done!  

So glad you stopped by!


  1. These shabby cards are so sweet and pretty, love both, and especially like the second one, with the village framed by snowflakes: such a dreaming scene you have created with this beautiful image!! Love all the sparkling added and that gorgous bow with the big snowflake!

  2. These are stunning Lori! I absolutely love the Christmas card and all of the snowflakes!
    Hugs, Tammy

  3. These cards are so beautiful! Perfect use for the snowy village scene. I have learned so much from you. One big thank you is Papertrey Ink. Love them! Also to be able to buy digital paper. And I love my Artisan printer you recommended.
    I have a question for you about inks. I have all of the Distress Inks, Lawn Fawn's and a odd ball assortment of others. I've been looking at the inks from Papertrey too. What is your favorite ink to use?
    Thank you!

  4. Oh wow--can't stop looking at the Christmas card, Lori--just stunning! May have to finally figure out how to download an image you offer! I thought maybe you had a snowflake wreath, but I see you actually made it with individual flakes--perfect! The white & stone color combo is just amazing! Beautiful hello card, too! Enjoy the weekend!

  5. What beautiful cards! Love these colors, exp for Christmas.

  6. Oh Lori....your cards are stunning! Love the soft neutral colours, the Christmas scenes look so peaceful. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Beautiful serene cards! I especially like how you framed your winter scene with snowflakes! So, so lovely!

  8. Oh, my! Such lovely monochromatic cards, Lori! Beautiful images and love those snowflake dies!

  9. Love the Winter village scene Lori - what a fabulous image.
    Toni xx

  10. wow, wow, WOW!!! both cards are absolutely gorgeous!! love the way you surrounded the winter village scene with all those beautiful snowflakes!!

  11. Oh my heavens! Both cards are stunning! I LOVE the white on white and the village scene is so serene & elegant... LOVE them!!!! Have a great day!


  12. Oh my I just love your village scene and how you have framed it with the wreath of lovely snowflakes and the pretty embossing of the snow coming down, just beautiful!!
    Doesn't it feel good to use the stamps that we have had for a while and they are still perfect for cards today! So love how you have framed that one too and added the pretty butterfly!

  13. Both cards are just gorgeous - love the scene card and thanks so much for the image!!!!
    Sandy xx

  14. So...yeah... the word gorgeous comes to! omg these are just jawdropping!... Love this monochromatic and vintagey look! awesome!

  15. Omword, these are SUCH stunning cards, Lori! I absolutely adore the monochromatic look to these, and so love all that neutral stone and white! Serene and elegant are the perfect words for these! LOVE all the extra details you added to your postcard scene, too! Brilliant!

  16. Oh my these are lovely. I especially like the Christmas village scene. It really does give a serene feel and the soft stone and white add to it even more. hugs!

  17. Absolutely Beautiful and very serene, thank you


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