Monday, February 2, 2015

Snowed In!

Snowed in we are…or were until just before noon today. We just had the 2nd or 3rd most snow fall at one time in February since about 1964 I think, and only missed being the worst by less than an inch. It started snowing sometime overnight Saturday and didn’t stop until after 11:00 this morning – so about 30 hours of snow! My sister and I were supposed to go London today for her doctor’s appointment but that sure didn’t happen. Pretty much the entire city was shut down today, even some of the stores. This picture was in the local on-line newspaper this morning – I didn’t take it, but it does show how much snow we have.



We had to hire a fellow with a very big snow blower to clear the driveway out. It was far too deep for Joe do to. He actually had it shovelled out Sunday afternoon but it didn’t stay cleared for long. Unfortunately I had 5 sympathy cards that I really wanted to be in the mail today so I spent a couple hours after lunch making them and then wondered if I was going to make it to the mailbox…. which is only about 5 or 6 blocks from our house. As I was considering whether I should go or not, Joe looked out and said that the city’s sidewalk snow plow just went down King St. Hurrah! I would just follow it. Hmmm…not so fast - he quit after one block and he was just barely leaving a foot path as it was. There was so much snow that as he plowed it, it just fell back behind him. There were no sidewalks to be seen from then on. I’ve never encountered that before but the sidewalks had about 2 feet of snow over them. So, I had to walk on the road the rest of the way…but I stepped into people’s driveways if I saw a car coming. I trudged on down to the mail box and I was very happy to get back home! We are now under a cold weather alert and more snow is expected later this week. Hurry up spring!!! Enough already!!!

Today’s card reminds me of spring so I chose to share it.

This is a Stamping Bella stamp…. not sure if it’s still available or not, but it could be. I coloured it with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol. The fancy oval is a Spellbinder die and I sponged yellow chalk around her. The sentiment was die cut from a Cuttlebug die. I used some left over paper from the blue rectangle, folded it and glued it in half to make it thicker before cutting it out. Glossy accents was added to the giant lollipop to make it look like shiny candy. The blue rectangle paper is from Paper Wishes and the other is from my stash. 

I've entered this card into these card challenges: http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.com and http://craftingwhenwecanchallenges.blogspot.com




That’s all for a cold, snowy Monday.

Cheers

Violet


4 comments:

jinxxxygirl said...

Your snowed in and i'm socked in. LOL! How funny we chose similar post titles. Wow i cannot imagine dealing with that much snow. I haven't really had to deal with snow since i was a kid.

What a cute card Violet. Love that color blue. I've been packing alot of craft supplies...uugghh i don't want to pack i want to sit down and play. :) Hugs! deb

Nancy said...

That is a lot of white stuff! Love your card and that great die sentiment. Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Seize the Birthday and hope you stay warm!

Nancy said...

Adorable card and image. I like the sentiment. Thanks for playing at Crafting When We Can.

OttawaMom said...

Beautifully coloured image and a very pretty card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday!

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