I woke this morning to SNOW!! The weatherman warned of it's arrival and I was ready for it. Yes I am one of those crazy people that feels they must get to the grocery store before a snowstorm. I stocked up on bread, milk, toilet paper and the ingrediants to make wedding soup yesterday while there was a break in the weather. I even stopped at Michaels to purchase extra scrapbook adhesive-you know just in case I would be snowed in until March. With the schools cancelled and more snow on the way, it was clear to me that I was indeed snowed in. What's a girl to do with a snowy day----send your 18 year old son outside to shovel the walk, make yourself a cup of coffee, put in your favorite movie (Ever After with Drew Barrymore) and CREATE. I am still in the Valentine mood so I decided to make a few cards.
(I apoligize for the quality of the last two photos. It is hard to get good lighting on a dark snowy day)
I used my favorite stamp set from Papertrey Ink called Everyday Buttons Bits. If you are looking for a fun stamp set this is the one for you. On the 15th of every month, they introduce several new sets. Each day up until the 15th they provide sneak peeks and I gasped with excitment to see sneak peek #2---another button bit set!!!!! I know just what I am going to spend my Christmas gift certificate on.
Since the clock reads 4:15 already and I have played the whole day away, I'd better be off to get dinner started. Wedding soup and corn bread muffins :) Hope you have a safe and warm weekend
I took these pictures last night as the snow began to fall. I hope you can see the tiny snowflakes. They were so very beautiful. Nature's beauty is simply amazing!!!
About Dandelion Wishes--Why a Dandelion you ask???
As I was contemplating starting my blog and opening my etsy shop, many thoughts swam in my head. What would I write about, what would I sell and what in the world would I call my blog and shop? Oh I had a list of names--which one should I choose? I finally decided on Dandelion Wishes. Why that name you ask? Why a dandelion--they are such a nuisance poking their little yellow heads right out into the beautiful green grass. Then there are those little white seed parachutes floating over my lawn just looking for a place to land and grow more little yellow heads in my beautiful grass. If I would have stopped at that thought I never would have choosen the dandelion to represent my blog. Who want's to be known as a nuisance?? Not me. As I stopped and really looked at the little yellow flower, I discovered that it is really quite beautiful. With it's many petals and it's happy yellow color I found it to be really very cheery. And then the thought struck me. There are many things that come into our lives that at first we consider a nuisance. But if we really stop to think about them, often they can become a thing of beauty--teaching lessons and helping us to grow and mature in our lives. I couldn't think of a better name for my blog and shop. It helps to remind me to stop and see the beauty in all situations, to ask myself what lesson I am to be learning, and how does this situation help me to grow into a better person. I wish that for all of you my friends as well. Thank you for visiting Dandelion Wishes. I hope you enjoy your stay.