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Calaveras Valentine Card


Happy Valentine’s Day!

Here is the card I made for Offspring3 – with her favorite calaveras (sugar skulls).

Also, a few photos from our 2 day ice event (Monday 2/11/19 and Tuesday 2/12/19). These photos are from Tuesday.

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The first photo of the morning – before daylight.

Our neighbors have 2 pear trees between our houses. The front pear tree split and a large branch fell parallel to our house & driveway sometime in the early morning. But look at how both trees are pulling outward –  they were brushing both our roof and the neighbor’s roof. We are the house on the left – the top branches were touching the roof over my master bedroom, and were leaning over the family room on the first floor. (It was a very tense day here!)

Around 11:00am – look at how much ice is on these branches!! This is the second leaning pear tree canopy from my master bedroom window (back of house). Yes, I was leaning out the open window, and zooming to get the ice detail – the branches were not actually covering my window.

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Tempting Turquoise (retired), inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, rounded tag punch – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, Stampendous Detail clear.

6 thoughts on “Calaveras Valentine Card

  1. Wow, looks so cold, glad your house wasn’t hit by the trees and all is safe and well. Love your sugar skulls. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  2. very cool V-day card. that was some ice we had, nice pictures. hope that tree straightened up.

    • Thanks, Mike! The trees actually got sacrificed in the name of house safety today – the neighbors had them taken down. (Photo tomorrow) They have been an accident waiting to happen for the last 5 years. I hate to see beautiful trees taken down, but I also don’t like the threat to the houses – the trees were too big for the space they were in.