Monday, March 13, 2017

Bizzard Again!

We are indeed having a blizzard. I just knew that the mild winter was just a bad joke and Mother Nature was going to have the last laugh. It started snowing sometime in the early morning and it’s still coming down pretty hard. It is dry snow which is easier to shovel but it also blows around more so it creates white-outs on the highways…..and that’s very bad. And according to the weather network it won’t stop snowing completely until  Wednesday night and then sunny on Thursday!....but it starts again on Friday! This is March break too and I'm sure the snow is ruining a lot of people's plans.

There was no post on Friday because I got up at 4:45 to catch the 6:18 train to Aldershot where I met my sister and we then took the GO train into Toronto to see the Canada Blooms exhibit. It was a great day and I so enjoyed having a sister day out…but it was a long day as the returning train didn’t get into 9:00 that night. Tired! This sister, Pearl, is a gardener several notches above the average gardener. Her garden is like a miniature Royal Botanical Garden….and she belongs to the RBG and knows all the Latin botanical names of plants as well as the common names. She has over 1,000 perennials started in her house that are for her garden….unless she shares a few with close friends and her sister!!! Here we are at the front of the exhibit.  
Pearl is nine years older than I am but you would never know she is 78 years old.

Today’s card turned out better than I thought it would. It was another experiment.


The flowers were another free download from the Internet and coloured with pencils and blended with gamsol. This time I cut around them leaving a very small border. I dug through the stash and found some purple cardstock and ran the top piece through an embossing folder. I have a stack of those round alphabets and matching strips that I picked up at the thrift store for next to nothing and have not used them. I decided today was the day to see if they were worth buying. The two purple pieces were taped together and then the peel-off strip was adhered over the seam.

The round alphabets just didn’t look right just stuck on so I punched out purple-pinkish cardstock that matched the flowers and then glued them on to them. Some didn’t stick well so I ended up adding glue to keep them down. The flowers and the alphabets were all glued on with dimensional glue dots. One of my daughters loves purple so if one of my friends don’t claim this one, it will go to her.

That’s all for a very snowy Monday, March 13, 2017.



1 comment:

jinxxxygirl said...

So much to comment on Violet!!! First i have to tell you ..We had SNOW!!! Okay not a blizzard.. and by midmorning the next day it was gone... all melted... But for a short while... It turned everything into a Winter Wonderland!! You KNOW how excited i At first it was sleet and pellets and i took a walk in that.. thinking that was all i was gonna get so i get back in the house and not but a few minutes later i look back outside and its actually snowing .. big beautiful flakes... So i grab hubby and we go for a walk in the SNOW! :) Ours was a heavy, wet snow..

Flower Show!! How awesome!!! I LOVE flower shows and how great you got to go with your sister... Sounds like a wonderful day! I hear we have a Botanical Garden here in Fayetteville,AR about 50 miles down the road i'd like to check out and theres one in Little Rock, AR or was it Hot Springs, AR ... i don't remember... but i'd love to go too...Working at the Garden Center all those years i do know a little bit about plants and their names etc... I know more common names than botanical names though... It must have been fun to see the gardens with someone so knowledgeable..

I love how you take different pieces of paper and make them work in your cards.. You do such an awesome job... Beautiful card Violet..Stay warm and safe.... I'll be painting in the craftroom today!!! Hugs! deb

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