This is my place to share with family and friends. You might find handmade cards, digital scrapbook pages, photos or a little chatter because those are the things I love. My blog is a work in progress, so be patient with me. Most of the time I think I will be talking to myself, but hey, I'm used to that!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Oh no, not again.....

Oh boy, I am sweating out tonight's weather report. I drove to my sister's Delaware home to visit for a couple of days and now they are calling for snow again. Someone mentioned ice and possibly 5-7 inches of snow. Now that doesn't sound that bad considering that we had more than 36-40 inches of snow with the last storm in Maryland, but not being able to easily drive home makes me nervous. So say a little prayer that this one is not going to amount to much.
I have a little card share that uses some of the free items you can earn during Sale-A-Bration. The photo is a little washed out, but this card is a cutie. (in my humble opinion) Thanks for visiting!

Supplies all from Stampin' Up!:
From the Sale-A-Bration catalog; Good Neighbors SAB stamp set. Welcome Neighbors Designer Series Paper Pad. Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock. Basic Black ink. Stampin Dimensionals, Pinking Hearts Border and Word Window punches. "A Note for You" stamp from a retired set, Sweet Little Sentiments.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Dreaming of Spring.....

I played with the pretty papers in the Sweet Pea stack last night. I was trying for a cute "Spring" card for a make and take for my workshop next Saturday. I like the card, but it took too much time to put together. I guess this one will go into my samples basket. I think I'll make at least one other to send.

All Stampin' Up! supplies on this one:
Stamps: Hello Again. Card stock Whisper White, So Saffron, Pretty In Pink, Old Olive, and Bashful Blue. DSP from the Sweet Pea Stack. Ink: Old Olive and Chocolate Chip. Ribbon 1/4 in grosgrain Pretty In Pink. Buttons from SU Fresh Favorites II. String to tie on buttons. SU Round Tab Punch.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Everything old is new again....

It really is when you have a huge paper and card stock stash! I have been digging this weekend. While hubby is out digging in the snow, I've been digging in my old supplies again. I found this beautiful Club Scrap card stock that was embossed with black. When I got this card stock in a monthly scrap kit, I had no idea what to do with it, so there in the paper storage it has sat, sad and neglected. I decided to see what I could do with it. This brightly colored card is way out of the box for me, but I like it. I used the long rectangle Nestibilities to cut the window on the front of the card. I rediscovered a pretty butterfly die with matching embossing folders and I embellished the butterfly with a black Spica glitter pen. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by. Leave me a comment and add your blog address and I will come visit you. Have a great weekend :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

It's a blizzard.....AGAIN!

Well this certainly is unusual for us! And, it is getting dumped on top of what we already have so it is really a big mess. I promise to post something crafty next but I just have to share these photos of the snow. These were taken from the big sliding door in my craft room. There is about 40 inches of snow on the patio. I think the deck support will give you some perspective. What I couldn't capture is the gusting wind and the huge swirling flakes that have been falling not stop all day. The second photo is the best I could do.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

It's a blizzard!

It really is. For the second time this winter we have more than two feet of snow. So far we have been lucky. The electricity hasn't gone off and I have my Internet connection. We won't be trying to drive anywhere, that is for sure. How can something that is so pretty be such a pain in the patootie?

Don shoveling the deck so it doesn't collapse because of the weight of the snow. The snow is up to his mid-thigh. This is not normal for Maryland's winters. Well, I guess it is a good reason to stay inside and work on some projects, maybe watch a movie or two. If it's cold and wintry in your part of the world, stay safe and warm.