Sorry for the extended absence! While I usually love snow, I am a little cranky with the latest spring storm to hit Colorado. To make a long story (and even longer night) short, I ended up stuck in the Kansas City airport for a full night. I feel like I'm just starting to get caught up again!
Enough of my bickering though... Today's card is a remake/remodel of a card I made for class several months ago (before I started blogging). Lovely as a Tree was the first set I ever purchased from Stampin' Up & the fact that I still use it all the time is a testament to its versatility. The oak leaves are elegant embossed in silver for a simple sympathy card. I like the strength of the full oak tree as well as a symbol of comfort. The "original" version of this card was in Kraft/Black with no embossing & the opposite orientation. I think I like round two a bit better.