Look at the background on this card! Isn’t it gorgeous. It was made using a new die out of the brand new Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog called Stitched Lace. It is hard to see from this photo but there are stitch marks all around the cutouts. I tried to get a closer look with my camera but it still didn’t show it very well. Here is a close up photo that shows it a little better.
In any case, this die is beautiful and easy to cut out. I ran it though my die cutting machine twice and the little pieces just popped out using the new Take Your Pick Die Brush.
The colors I used for this card are Basic Gray, a new InColor called Terracotta Tile, Granny Apple Green and Whisper White. The flower and leaves are from the die set called Magnolia Memory. I showed you a card using the stamp set, Good Morning Magnolia and dies last Wednesday. They are both so beautiful.
Rob and I moved to the cottage last week. The weather here has been cold and rainy for weeks. As a result of this Lake Ontario is overflowing and is causing flooding in some areas. This happened in 2017 but this year is is even worse. New York State is supplying sand bags to anyone who needs them and for the first time, Rob had to go get some. The water is above our wall.
In spite of this, we still consider ourselves lucky. Some houses are totally surrounded by water. The issue is all the Great Lakes have had a lot of snow and rain. They all empty into Lake Ontario which then empties out the St. Lawrence River. The problem is Canada is also having flooding issues due to high rains and have closed the dams so the water can not flow out of the Lake. For every inch of water released into the River, Montreal’s water line raises 11 inches. They are also experiencing flooding so they can’t take anymore water. It is a mess and no one really knows how to fix it. The high water has affected shipping, businesses, tourism and recreation. All our neighbor’s docks are underwater. It is crazy and I hope it goes down soon!