Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Stamping in the Midst of a Blizzard

So on Saturday we had a blizzard, I would prefer sunshine and warm temperatures.  I posted pictures of the snow on Saturday on my blog. There was no mail delivery  and the roads are not plowed at 6:11 PM on Saturday.  My guess is the township will plow our road sometime tomorrow. We are a small development and not  high priority roads to plow.

I never stepped a foot outside.  However,  my grandchildren has a great time trying to play in the snow.  But at ages 2, 4, and 7 only the 7 year can really maneuver very well in the very deep snow.  Because of the high winds, we can't make a good estimate of how much snow has fallen.  The National Weather service says between 2 and 3 feet and snow is to continue falling until the wee hours of the morning. So what did I do all day?  Well, I watch some of the weather news, watched my grandchildren play in the snow -- although the middlest could barely move in it!  See the dark blob above the snow drift -- that my 4 year old grandson --and of course his Dad is outside with the kids. It wasn't long before he was knocking on the door to tell us he made it!

In between watching them have fun, I stamped and colored, and stamped and colored. Over this weekend I have created about 6 cards.  I say "about" because as I write this on Saturday night the weekend isn't done and with all of the snow we have received no one is going anywhere tomorrow either.  So I will be stamping again.  Some things I have stamped I will not be showing you until February after the new Technique Junkie Stamps are released. I have some trips planned in February so I wanted to get ahead with my stamping and get things ready to post so I am not  behind.   There are some really neat stamps being released!  So stay tuned.

So this is one card I created on Saturday.  I wanted to challenge myself to incorporate some of the Art Impressions foliage and tree stamps with a stamp of a house from Heather's Stamping Haven in Nepean, Ontario near Ottawa.  Sadly she has now retired and her store is closed. So when I visit relatives there I cannot visit her store. 

The house was there with the sidewalk  steps and bushes and the one tree behind house.  But I added the second tree, all of the grass, and the flowers in the bushes.  But I think it looks like they were part of the scene gto begin with.When I bought the foliage stamps from Art Impressions -- this was the kind of things I was hoping to do.  

On Friday I will show you another card I created these snowy days. Then on Feb 1 -- the next Technique Junkie Stamp Release blog hop! 

Stay warm --- and get inky!  


Hetty said...

Well, Judy, I hope it stops snowing soon! Stay safe and warm. Your card is beautiful and looks like Summer.

Integrity Designs said...

It looks warm and sunny in your card! amazing to think it's nicer here in Canada that down 'south'...(in Western Canada anyway...some of the other places..not so nice..) Hope you don't have to go out in the snow! - Elaine