We had a couple of bad ice storms the last few years, and thankfully this year we have been spared the horrid stuff. Two years ago after a particularly bad ice storm the big elm outside the front of my house got hit pretty bad. My daughter's father wanted to cut it all the way down and I told him I didn't want it cut down because it helps shade my car in the summer and besides it's the tree my daughter use to climb almost daily when she was little. He was nice enough to trim it up and save the tree. It is starting to leaf out a little more and hopefully this year it will be back providing good shade.
Paperdoll Dress Up Cartridge
Basic Grey Figgy Pudding
Colorbox Chalk Ink
I got the tree from Paperdoll Dress up and sized it to fit most of the page. Since I wanted it off to the side a little I clipped off the branches even with the page and then used them along the bottom of the page. The saw came from Handyman and I used brads where the saw would be put together.
I used Songbird to make the title. I distressed the Coredinations cardstock before I cut it. I keep saying it is easier to distress before cutting and I will keep saying it so I can save others some time and mistakes, at least I hope! I have distress afterwards a few times but it is often easy to tear the cuts when trying to sand after the cardstock is cut.
I got quite a few comments at the swarm about the tree and for the life of me I couldn't remember which cartridge I got it from. I had to look it up on Design Studio so I could post where it came from. I think sometimes the carts all start to run together after getting so many...but you didn't hear that from me!