Showing posts with label snow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label snow. Show all posts

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Paisley and Posies

Today started out snowy and now the sun is shining and there's not a bit of snow left on the ground. When I woke up and looked out the window (while still snuggled up under the covers!), the snow was falling and all the trees were coated with the beautiful white snow.  It was so peaceful to lie there and watch the snowflakes fall.  When I got up, I took a few pictures.  Good thing because by 1:00 pm, it was all just a memory!!  It's pretty cold though (highs in the 40s).  For the past couple of weeks we have been having spring like weather and the flowers and trees are blooming.  Tomorrow's high is supposed to be 43 and rainy with warmer temps coming back by Friday.  Sonny is having surgery on Tuesday so I am glad the weather will be a little better for me to take him to the hospital.

I found a couple more cards that Ashley made when she was here at Thanksgiving.  She used the Paisley and Posies thinlits and stamps to make these cute birds sitting on the Swirly Scribbles thinlet.  I love it!

This next card also uses the Paisley theme.  The DSP is retired but you can still order the stamp set and thinlits to make these cards.

And a few hours later:

Friday, February 14, 2014

Humpty Dumpty Snowman

I told you yesterday about my problems with building a snowman.  Well, guess it wasn't my fault Frosty didn't want to stay standing up in my yard!  (see this post)  Well today I decided to make a card in honor of my snowman.

I used the stamp set Snow Day to make this snowman with all his parts and pieces scattered in th snow.  It was fun to make.

Do you have a stamp set in your collection that you will never get rid of?  Well, I have a few of those.  Garden Collage is one of my all time favorite sets and I have not used it in several years.  It is one of the first Stampin' Up sets that I bought when I became a demonstrator.  Today I pulled it out and created a card using one of the Saleabration stamps too- Banner Blast..  I used my Prismacolor colored pencils with Gamsol - a technique I have not done in a couple of years.  I actually had forgotten about my pencils and watercolors that I have in my bottom desk drawer.  Maybe tomorrow I will dust off the watercolor crayons!

We saw sunshine today!!  Sonny couldn't get his truck out of the driveway so he ended up walking down to where we have our boat stored in the neighborhood so he could brush the snow off the boat.

Our boat is under that snow!
When he got back, he decided to shovel off the driveway and was able to get my car out.  Maybe tomorrow we can go somewhere.  I have been ok and stayed busy being crafty and reading.  Sonny on the other hand is going stir crazy!!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Another Snowy Card making Day

Wow!  Can you say S*N*O*W??  We sure had it this morning.  It was slinging it down when I got up this morning - big, fat, wet flakes.  It snowed until about lunch time.  We guessed about an inch an hour.  I think we got about 7"!!  Sonny and I went out walking in the snow around 2.  The sun was trying to come out and the snow was melting fast from the trees.  It was actually a lot warmer than what we expected.  I took my scarf, gloves and jacket off and was just walking in my sweater (with my long johns on).  When we got back I made a snowman but he didn't last too long.  Guess we Southerners aren't good snowmen makers!

Lake in snow

My cute snowman

Wipe Out!!  He didn't stay standing for long

I tried to revive him!!

Sonny was pretty bundled up!
 I made a bunch of cards today.  I'm getting some made for club and for an All Occasion Class I am going to be offering soon.  Plus our family is on baby watch.  My nephew's wife is expecting her second any day now.  She has been in early labor for 2 weeks. If she doesn't go into labor before Tuesday I think her doctor is going to induce her.  I'll share her card in a few days after I mail it so I don't spoil the surprise in case she looks at my blog.

I played around with the Hexagon Hive framelit from the Occasions catalog.  It's a fun look.  I CASE'd a couple of cards from Pinterest.  This first card I cut the Hexagon hive from Daffodil Delight card stock and stamped randomly with one of the floral stamps in Secret Garden.  I made my own background to put behind the framelit.  I stamped two flowers from Petal Parade and popped them up.  The sentiment is from Perfect Pennants - one of my favorite stamps in the occasions catalog!

This is the background I stamped.  I used the watercolor "blob" from Happy Watercolor and the floral stamp from Secret Garden.  It looks kind of sloppy but when you put the Hexagon Hive in front of it, only a portion shows through.

The second card I made using the Hexagon Hive is this one:

I used Pink Pirouette for the Hexagon Hive this time.  The key to using this framelit is to use a piece of wax paper in the "sandwich."  If not, you will have a tough time getting the card stock off the framelit.  (ask me how I know!!)  On this one, I stamped a flower (Secret Garden) in white and again in Pink Pirouette onto the Hexagon hive piece.  I embossed several of the hexagons with the Dotted embossing folder and adhered them to the hexagons.   The sentiment and little floral stamped strip is from You're Lovely, a Saleabration stamp set.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Lovely As A Tree in the Snow!

I got up this morning looking for a yard full of snow BUT .... none!  All morning all that was on TV was weather reports about the big storm that we were supposed to get.  The governor gave a press conference this morning and had the National Guard, Dept. of Transportation, and I don't remember who else but it was crazy!!  Charlotte started getting the snow around 9 or 10:00.  I was still looking for it.  Finally around 1:00 pm it started and it snowed for hours.  Actually it is still coming down as I am writing this (10:30 pm) with sleet mixed in.  I'm going to try and talk Sonny in taking a walk with me tomorrow.  He wouldn't today - said it was too cold!!  It is really beautiful.  The last time I measured it was 4"  It is supposed to snow/sleet all night tapering off tomorrow afternoon.

Snow after about an hour

My footsteps down the driveway checking for mail at 4:30 - no delivery! 

Still coming down (4:30 pm)

4" at 4 pm after 3 hours of snow
So what is a gal to do when she is snowed in?  Make a few cards and that is just what I did.  I had fun playing with some of my stamps and dies from Saleabration and the Occasions catalog that I had not had time to play with yet.  I'll be sharing those with you in the next few days.

But first I pulled out "old faithful," Lovely As A Tree.  This is such a great stamp set.  It has been around since I started with SU 9 years ago and Shelli told us at convention last summer that it would probably never retire!  I have a real good friend that is going through some major health issues and is having to do chemo this week.  I made this card for her.

I taped off the middle area and sponged Soft Sky at the top, Old Olive in the middle and Always Artichoke at the bottom.  Next I stamped the trees in Old Olive and Always Artichoke.  Finally I stamped the trees in Memento Black.  The card is matted with Always Artichoke and finally matted onto River Rock card stock.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Great Weekend

What a great weekend!  Debbie, my downline, and myself drove to Kernersville Friday afternoon.  We stopped along the way at Enchanted Cottage, a huge stamp/scrapbook store in Lewisville.  I did pretty good .... only spending about $10!!  Friday night we had dinner at Macaroni Grill with a few of the gals who were taking my MDS class the next day.   We discovered a delicious wine that I hope to be able to find around here called Seven Sisters Moscato wine.  Delish!

We woke up this morning to a beautiful snow falling fast and furious.  It snowed all morning, not stopping until around 2 pm.  But luckily, none of it stuck.  The place where we held our class was a beautiful old house on several acres with a pond in front.  The room we were in upstairs had windows on all three sides so it was really nice to watch the snow falling.  I really enjoyed sharing my knowlede of MDS with the gals who were there.  It was most fulfilling to hear the ahh's and ohhh's going around the room when I showed them different things they could do with the program.  I really think everyone who was there left with the knowledge that they could open the program at home and play with it, trying different things, with not blowing up the program.  My favorite tool in the program is the "undo" and delete button and I use them regularly.

At the end of the day, Debbie and I started the ride back home. I was at ease since the snow had stopped and the roads were only wet and not icy. But the closer we got to home - driving mostly south - the more snow we saw. We both felt like we were in the Twilight Zone! Starting about in Statesville, with is about 30 miles from Mooresville, it was like a winter wonderland! The snow was in the trees and looked beautiful. After I dropped Debbie off at her house, I pulled over several times to take pictures. I even took pictures as I was driving from the front windshield. Enjoy the pictures!

Pagoda at our local library

Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow Days

We had a snow day today!  The snow started sometime during the night and when I woke up this morning, every where you looked was white and beautiful.  I remember how excited I was as a kid to have snow days and to go out and play in it all day .... making snowmen, having snowball fights, eating snow cream.  Good memories.  My kids were just the same although living in Texas, they didn't get the big snow storms like we had today.  But, what we did get, they made the best of.  We didn't have a sled but they would use cookie sheets for their sledding and pack the snow in a bucket to make their snowmen.   I don't know if kids have this kind of fun anymore.  It seems like they would rather stay indoors playing video games than exerting themselves running and playing outside these days.  Sonny and I took a walk around the neighborhood after lunch and didn't see one kid out playing or even a snowman to show that kids had been playing outside.

So I felt it only appropriate tonight to make this snowman card:

I found this paper tonight while cleaning and thought it would make a great background for my snow couple!

I started this weekend re-organizing my stamp room so today was great to have the snow day to finish it up.  I moved furniture around and everything!  I still have a little bit more to do but I made a good start on getting things in order.

These are my  Stampin' Up stamps organized A through R. 
I still have a couple of shelves (bottom ones) to organize.  Hopefully, I'll tackle that tomorrow.

These are the rest of my SU stamps organized S - W.  I got tired of bending down all the time to get to stamps on lower shelves!  On the top, I have my ribbon in empty plastic jars that used to hold nuts.

This is my cutting station. 
My desk still needs a little work but it looks a lot better than it did about noon today!!  It was covered with stuff.

These are my non-Stampin' Up stamps that are on a shelf in my closet.  I stamped all of them on copy paper by categories - floral, animals, snow, holidays, masculine, etc. and put them in plastic boxes.  The white basket toward the bottom are all my clear stamps stored in CD cases and categorized in a separate notebook.