Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas 2010 cards

Here are my efforts for this Christmas. As you card maker's know, it sometimes takes awhile to come up with an idea and then dig out what you are looking for. Next year I have made a New Years pledge to start this project earlier so I am not rushing at the last minute trying to get them done. It is fun to make them and each one is made with love and care.

This was a CASE from on of Carol Sutters scenes.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Botanic Gardens Winter Wonderland Express

Take a magical adventure to a winter wonderland of twinkling lights and holiday beauty at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Miniature trains winds over bridges, under trestles, past waterfalls, and through more than 80 mini-replicas of Chicago's favorite landmarks. This unique blend of artistic wizardry, fanciful design, magnificent horticulture, and of course, the whizzing, whistling miniature trains. Paul Busse, designer of the Model Railroad Garden, created this amazing exhibition exclusively for the Garden's holiday celebration. What a fantasic display of Chicago history, buildings and attractions. It only runs from Thanksgiving to New Years and well worth the time to go see this. Train enthusiasts will love it! There is a train in every display and several running overhead on thissel branch bridges. Its amazing to see!