Peaceful Snow…

Yesterday was spent in studio and it was the most incredible experience…all by myself…

Generally on Sundays when I do not post, the day is spent creating posts for the coming week.  During the week I sketch ideas as they come to me and recreate my thoughts Sunday.  Yesterday the projects were exciting to create and I’m in love with what I’ll show you this week.  Not because I made them, but they turned out even better than I had imagined!  Magic…

Here’s what my planner looks like…


The last one there is the post for today.  It doesn’t look like much sketched.

In Tennessee we do not get snow that often…but when we do, I love to get out for a walk early and enjoy the peaceful quiet created by a snowfall…


and here’s a peek inside…


And even though its not shown, the envelope was stamped with the tree several times without reinking and the flap was embossed with the Gently Falling Embossing Folder.

You might notice in the sketch there is no ribbon or bow…honestly, I smudged some of that dang black ink and it WILL NOT sand off.  So the silver 5/8″ ribbon was added and that “oopsie” turned into a golden design opportunity.  It happens…

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you to create your own soft, quiet snow scene…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Dapper Denim Cardstock, plus Silver Foil and watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Dapper Denim, Basic Black, White Craft Ink and VersaMark
  • Stamps:  Thoughtful Branches, Greetings of the Season (sentiment, retired)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  White Embossing Powder, Silver Embossing Powder, 5/8″ Silver Satin Ribbon, Linen Thread, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and Gently Falling Embossing Folder


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″
  • The Silver Foil layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with Multipurpose Glue
  • The Whisper White top layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment in VersaMark, sprinkle with Silver EP and heat.  Run through Big Shot with Gently Falling EF.  Attach a piece of Silver 5/8″ ribbon around bottom and attach to back with SNAIL.  Make double loops, tie in center with Linen Thread.  Tie to card front with Linen Thread and use Glue Dots.
  • The vertical Silver Foil layer is 1-3/4″ x 4-1/8″.  Attach to card front with adhesive strips or dimensionals.
  • The watercolor paper layer is 1-5/8″ x 4″.  Punch a 1-1/4″ circle from post it note and place where tree top will cover most of the moon.  Sponge with Dapper Denim.  I purposely tried to keep the color lighter around the moon edges for a “glow” effect.  Remove mask and stamp tree in Basic Black.  Don’t do like I did and touch it before it dries!  Stamp a second tree in Craft White Ink a little left of the first tree and snow with same ink.  I sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds glitter then heated.  Hard to show that in the photo.  The base at tree is Dapper Denim.  Mount this layer to the vertical Silver Foil layer with Multipurpose Glue.
  • Inside there is a layer of Dapper Denim 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ with a Whisper White layer 3″ x 4″.  The tree is stamped in lower right corner in Basic Black.
  • Don’t forget your envelope!

This is going to be a great week…be sure to stop by each day.

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Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


no naked apples.

Hope you are inky and HaPpY! today…





  1. Beautiful card. Love how you did masking and the Dapper Denim is the perfect color for the background. I always enjoy seeing your creations.

  2. Very Pretty! Love Dark Blue, Silver and White! I too also figure out how to fix boo boo’s. I told my nieces that there are no such things as mistakes…only opportunities to make things better! You did that! I have to say…I like the ribbon, mistake or not!

    • Hey Cheryl…because my readers only see my best work, it’s a myth I never mess up a project. Plenty of times they end up in the trash bin or if I’m lucky, can be saved. Thanks so much for stopping by today…B!

  3. This is a very beautiful card, Billie. I love your story behind it. Your masking and coloring the background in Dapper Denim is perfect. I love that little tree with leaves. Yes, snow is at its prettiest before any tracks are in it. I would just like to imagine it this winter and not have it be a reality, but I doubt that will happen. It’s that time of year when we think of apples with caramel and chocolate, isn’t it? A perfect combination. I’m looking forward to all your posts this week of inspiration that just pops into your creative head. Have a great week.

    • Thank you HJ…I’m so glad you like this card. Snow in this neck of the woods rarely lasts very long, but just the mention of snow by the weather channel creates havoc and hysteria!…B!