Thursday, February 11, 2010

Snow and a card...

I apologize in advance for having so many pictures in this post. I have been snowed in ALL week! We got 22" on Saturday and another 20" yesterday. It's like a winter wonderland here. I work in Delaware, and schools have been closed ALL WEEK - so I have been off.  I wanted to share some pics from PA to show these horrific snowstorms.

My kitchen window - as you can see, there was a foot of snow on the ledge

The front of our house after the second snow storm (the snow is up to the porch!):

Close up of the snow up to the porch:

The snowdrifts in the backyard during the second storm - the snow is almost up to the top of the grill  and the chairs:

Rocky and Daphne checking things out:

Daphne (we had to make a path in order for her to use the bathroom - the snow was much taller than her!):

Rocky stands on a snow drift and is almost over our fence:

Daphne shaking the snow off (please excuse the clothes on the laundry room floor!):

My husband's car - he didn't clear it after the first storm, so this is from both storms:

Needless to say, I've been bored out of my mind (the cable has been out too!), so I got some crafting done.  

I participated in a card kit swap with the Magnolia-licious yahoo group.  You sent two patterned papers, a Tilda stamped image, ribbons, and other embellishments.  I made this card with the AMAZING kit I received from Barbara Gates.  She really went above and beyond by sending extra papers, flowers, buttons, and other embellishments.  I didn't even use everything that she sent on this card!  I can't give my recipe for this card, as everything was from the card kit.

I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday:

I made this card for my friend's birthday.  She loves bright colors, her favorite is orange.



Thanks for stopping by!  


Nancy said...

Oh Lauren, this is just wonderful and just what we need in this world of white outside. Your photos are amazing! I am not that far from you but don't think we are quite that bad. Is all of that as it fell, or is some of it from drifts? Amazing. How are the dogs faring?

Candy said...

WOW what a bright and cheerful card - perfect for a Happy Birthday. You were sure lucky to receive all you did in the swap!
Tilda is lovely. You did good :o)
Hugs, Candy

Lisa said...

OMG I would love to watch your dogs romp in that snow lol. My Chihuahua and Dachshund think they are far too superior to venture out in the snow lol.
LOVE LOVE LOVE your card! It was a super kit and you made it shine with your layout!

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Lauren, wow, look at all that snow. It's hard to believe really, as here in Central Texas we rarely get even a flake! But, hey! Thanks to Mother Nature you've had some extra crafting time. This card is very sweet. Those pretty bright papers should really brighten your friends day. You did a great job on the challenge sketch too. Take care and keep warm....hugs...Barb

Lori said...

Hi Lauren ~ WOW... you've got soooo much snow! I live in California - it's chilly, but no rain (or snow) here today. I'm so glad that you have your crafts and your adorable doggies to keep you company :D

Your friend Theresa is going to love this bright and cheery card! You are so sweet to create it for her. Tilda is always so darling... and how fun to receive the card kit. I'm participating in the card kit swap for March. I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with!

Love and hugs ~ Lori

Angelwood said...

My goodness! We did not get that much snow. Wow! How sweet are your dogs - love them!

Beautiful card you've made on your "snow days." Love the bright beautiful colors. And the inside of your card is just as lovely as the outside. Wonderful job! hugs, Angela

Peggie said...

What a cheerful card. I'm sure your friend will love it. You can join the group - We survived the blizzards of 2010.

Nancy said...

that is one beautiful card. I love the colors too...your pictures look like our pictures of the snow. We are so burried in it isn't even funny. Love your little doggies too...stay warm...

Nancy T.

Sharon Caudle said...

What a bright and fun birthday card! I love it! Fabulous snow pics! Stay safe and warm! hugs!

eiyiyi said...

And again, WOW. What a happy, bright, cheerful card. You did a gorgeous job on it. I think you need to make a card with Rocky standing on the snowdrift. there has to be a great line in there somewhere .... OK, now's my chance to escape .... or .... I know I buried a bone out here somewhere!. Love the pics, love the card, hope you stay warm and dry. hugs, eileen

RubyM:) said...

HEY! LMBO!! Your husband's car is hilarious! Wow what is he going to do??? Do you guys own a snow blower? YOu guys got the most snow i heard. Be careful i nearly killed myself the other day driving out here in the slippery snow.I just had told Angela too lol!

Your card is just so cute. The bright colors are just so wonderful and just lights up. The dp is precious ,LOVE IT ALL! Take care,RubyM:)

Lesley said...

Oh my goodness, all that snow... We are in a heat wave here in Australia, so this looks very nice and inviting... I dont envy the clean up though...

Your card is beautiful and cheery. At least the weather has given you the opportunity to create..

Cheers Lesley

Mom said...

Lauren. What a cheerful card. I ,too, have a kit from Barbara GAtes and I hope to get to it this weekend. Last year was our record setting snow year here in Oregon but nothing this year. I sort of miss it. Kay W.

Kerry said...

Absolutely beautiful, bright, colorful, just what was needed against the blizzard of white! I love all of the colors so bright and energetic. Thanks for sharing - it's a gorgeous card! I love it. Kerry Peasland (the other Kerry)

Nancy said...

What a bright and cheerful card! It must be aweful to have that much snow! Looks like the dogs are having some fun. lol Stay warm!

Christine Riley said...

What a beautiful card! I love those papers. We too are snowed in and have been all week. Today is my first day out of the house and I'm so grateful :) I was going stir crazy.

Hugs, Christine :)

ChrisaBella said...

Very nice. You did a good job.

Robin said...

Wow...that is a lot of snow...too bad your couldn't send it to the Olymipic venues! Love your is very fun and bright!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

What a fun card! so colorful and cheery!

Patricia Garcia said...

Hello Lauren fun card you have here, love the pretty cheery colors, wow you have been snowed in, our weather here in California has been beautiful this week, sending some sunshine your way!!