Wednesday, February 10, 2010

So, it's snowing. Yet again. :P

The artsy craftsy pictures were going to be on the bottom of this post, but blogger won't let me move them, so here they stay. I made this heart banner after being inspired by a project on Teresa McFayden's Paper Romance e-zine.
The necklaces below are little surprises for some special people. The card the necklaces are mounted upon is simply cardboard that's been masked and Glimmer Misted to within an inch of its life. Up close, they are dripping in shimmer. To make the "Beautiful One" word strip, I cut patterned paper down to the width of Dymo label tape and ran it through the Dymo. Then I swiped a fairly dry Old Paper Distress ink pad across the letters to help them show more clearly. I hope they like them!
It would've been a disservice to any of the few readers of this blog to read me waxing eloquent upon the evils of snow. Yet here I am, to wax eloquent upon the evils of snow while it is (no surprise) snowing out with blizzard (sometimes hurricane forces) winds.

School has been out and will be out for the remainder of the week. Fortunately, I live in a little town that is managed with a velvet-covered iron fist, so our roads are usually fine. Unfortunately, the hubby hadn't been further than the local grocery store (honestly, one we could walk to if we needed), so he thought the rest of the state had to be fine (he also works from home). This sheltered view led to him expressing disbelief when I told him that the rest of the state is, indeed, not fine. That major roads aren't quite clear and many neighborhood roads are nearly impassable. Traffic lights are flashing which leads to replays of Drivers Ed in our heads as we battle the 'polite driver' vs the 'I'm first and I don't give a rip about the rules driver' and me, the 'did all you people forget basic drivers ed?!? driver'.

Enough of my whining (but, seriously folks, why do they not issue frequent customer cards for liquor stores?), life goes on, right?

A couple of weeks ago, I won a fabulous prize on Heidi Swapp's blog, Still Me. A necklace made by Lisa Leonard Designs. This is the necklace I won: lluminate and I was able to choose what I wanted stamped onto the necklace. I chose "Walk in the light" in reference to a few things. 1 John 1:7, Matthew 5:16 and jumping off of this performance by artist, Tobymac (turn off my music player at the bottom of the blog to watch if you'd like):

Apparently the mail carrier went through the snow because it showed up at my home yesterday and it is beautiful. A big thanks to both Heidi Swapp and Lisa Leonard for such a generous gift! I will wear it often as a reminder to not only talk the talk, but to walk the walk.

Here are a few pics of our lovely snow from last weekend without the addition of the snow we're getting today...

1) Our garage
2) The view down our street
3) My car is under there somewhere!
4) Ash & Jack galloping down the street


jennifer said...

I can't IMAGINE dealing with that much snow. I've never seen snow like that!! It looks nice but dealing with it for a week? I bet it gets not so pretty after a while.

LOVE your crafty items! They are amazing!!

Heidi said...

I saw on Heidi's blog where you won and I was so excited for you! I love what you chose for the necklace--a perfect sentiment and reminder of what's important. In my church there's a children's song that the first line is "Teach me to walk in the light of His love" that is one of my favorites. :)

Rosemary said...

I am thinking that the last time I saw your lovely home was when it was warm and you were gifting me produce. This is incredible. So cold, so snowy, soooo let it be spring! I'm not a snow hater and I'm only six miles north but I am growing weary of feeling like I live in Buffalo.

So good to see Jack enjoying himself and exercising the young'un!

Also, how about all your crafty goodness!?! Love love love the banner - were you using Jedi mind tricks to get us to choose these colors for the challenge? LOL

The necklaces are purty and I really like the presentation. I believe highly in Glimmer Misting until the paper begins to curl. These look far too nice, more Glimmer Mist stat!

We need to get together sometime during the Ice Age thaw.

Marlene said...

Pretty necklaces!

We are getting dumped on here, too....YUCK. I've had enough winter now.