Saturday, October 9, 2021

Birthday Cabin


I have a fall card to share today, a birthday card for a friend.

Sitting Pretty is one of my top 10 Greetery sets, and here's why:

This is the view from our family cabin in Shaver Lake. So many of our friends have 
enjoyed this sweet scene with me, among them, the recipient of this card. I hope she 
enjoys the card as much as I did making it.

I love creating scenes like this, with details and layers. The mountains hold a special 
place in my heart. We in California have watched sadly as drought, and forest
mismanagement have led to more and more fires. Our cabin and the neighborhood 
were spared, while others were not. The fire crews assigned to Shaver 
surrounded our village, and diverted the fire around the town and neighboring
homes and cabins. Never have I been so thankful to so many valiant and
devoted men and women! They even texted many of us with pictures of
our property to let us know we were OK.

If you get a chance, there's a fabulous documented video done by Jeff Aielo from 
Facebook's Talk of the Hill, who works for PBS, called:

Jeff and his wife gave us daily reports of the fire's growth and devastation. 
They continue to be the voice for those of us who demand action and better
 management of the forests.

The Greetery

Sitting Pretty, Sitting Pretty Accessories Dies
Rustic Wreath Twigs Die
Botanicuts Wheat
Reflections Stamp Set
Curio Autumn Findings
Fall Foliage
Written in Ribbons Stamp Set



  1. Such a beautiful post. How lovely to see the cabin's porch in there. Makes me want to go for a stay!

  2. I wish I could put myself into that card. I would love spending time on that porch! So beautiful! Happy your property is safe.

  3. What a pretty scene, the paper one and the real one! Beautifully done, Nancy!

  4. Marisela Delgado said: Wow, Nancy! Absolutely stunning card! So beautiful! How many bears have you seen out at your cabin? I love bears. ☺☺☺ Marisela

    1. Plenty of deer, never a bear, Marisela. But they're out there. Can't leave trash out! Thank you!

  5. This is absolutely stunning Nancy! What gorgeous colors!! So wonderful that you have the perfect inspiration right from your cabin porch. Delightful!

  6. Beautiful story, thank you for sharing. Agreed on better management of forest . So happy your cabin was saved . Stunning card and beautiful Greetery set.

  7. Amazing beauty in your card scene and your lovely porch, Nancy. Happy to hear your family cabin and the neighborhood were spared from the devastating fires.

  8. Your card is beautiful and has inspired me! I'm happy to hear that your cabin was spared the fire. My nephew just lost his entire home due to the Caldor Fire in Grizzly Flats, CA. It's been a devastating experience for him.


So happy you came for a visit. I love reading your comments!