Sunday, January 5, 2014

a winter snowman...

 My Christmas thank you notes couldn't be more appropriate. We are under a winter advisory for another 9 hours and the snow is still coming down pretty good. They have already closed the schools in our area. When all is said and done, we should have 10- 12 inches. Reminds me of back home up in the Upper Peninsula. Well maybe not quite that bad.

It's the DH's birthday today and with anticipating the bad weather we went to the show and dinner yesterday. I made him a chocolate cake this morning and cooked a nice pork loin in the pressure cooker with potatoes and carrots while we watched the snow fall. I have no idea how I am going to get to work tomorrow. Unfortunately when you work in health care, you are needed 24/7. I'm sure not many (if any) of the outpatients will show, but there are always emergencies and inpatients. I think I had better dig out a pair of snowshoes.

These cards were actually made with a pre-made card base. I get them in packages in the dollar section at Michael's. I like them because they are blank on the back and then I can add my own "handmade by" stamp. They are very handy when you have to make several cards in a hurry. I used the Spellbinders "Mr and Mrs. Snowman" die that is in three pieces (four if you count Mrs.). The hat and scarf are separate. For the face I punched out a circle and colored the center orange and around that I colored black. When I placed it behind the snowman's face, the colors were in the perfect spot for his face. If you aren't familiar with this die, his nose, mouth and eyes are punched out. You can enlarge the card by clicking on it for more detail. The black and white polka dot is washi tape and then I used Stampin'Up's Word Window punch for the sentiment and a Marvy Snowflake punch for the two snowflakes.

Looks like it will be time to take down the decorations this week and put them away until next year. I'm not sure when the outside ones will get taken down. We are expecting temperatures into the negative numbers this week. Maybe we could try to get away with keeping them up as 4th of July decorations. I'm sure the subdivision association would just love that. Wish me luck getting to work tomorrow.
~Have fun and enjoy!

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