Would you believe the snow that fell over a week ago is still on our lawn? It's been that cold that it hasn't melted! I don't remember snow ever lasting this long! I'm getting an extra treat - seeing snow without having to clean it up! I'm sorry for those of you who are getting blasted with unassembled snowmen! I wouldn't want snow all the time.
Oh, and do you remember all the rain we had - with all the flooding? Well, all that water elevated the water level in Lake Mead two feet! Lake Mead is huge! It has a surface area of 247 miles and is 110 miles in length. For it to go up two feet is amazing. That's a lot of water (most of which came from our Virgin River).
It looked like snow here today. I got up at 4:30 A.M. and worked on a project. Then, I made avocado cornmeal muffins which were yummy! After lunch, I pulled out the slow cooker and got a huge pot of ham and bean soup going. My house smells soooo good!
I have two cards to share with you today. The first card is for DH's birthday later this month. I'm submitting it to Just Magnolia Week 89 challenge - My Favourite Things.I made the card a couple of days before the challenge was posted. I hope it counts. I used three Tilda stamps, a Magnolia background stamp, Distress Inks, two different texture pastes for the snow and snowballs, Icicle Stickles on the falling snowflakes and snow, and cotton for the hat pom poms and boot tops. The inside is also done with matching paper, ribbon, and stamp. It showcases one of my favorite things - snow! Living in the desert southwest, we don't get much snow like other areas. It's such a treat when we do! Click on thumbnail to see larger image. Here it is:
I am so loving using Distress Inks! They are just a pleasure to use!
The next card is a thinking of you card for a friend. For this card, I used Copic markers, black PP with silver foil swirls, silver metallic cardstock, Cuttlebug embossing folder, silver glittered cardstock for the punched snowflakes, texture paste for the snow on the ground, Stickles, Nesties, rhinestones, ribbon, and white cardstock. Here it is:
So, two cards using two different techniques. I hope those who get them love them. I sure hate parting with them! Do you find that the more you work on the cards with these adorable stamps, the harder it is to give them away? It sure is for me!
Thank you so much for stopping by. I know you have a busy, busy life. Your visits mean the world to me.
Have a good one!