Friday, January 8, 2010

What's a girl to do..............

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!!!

11 comments:

Country Dreaming said...

Snow days are great--we had our third one today. It's nice to kick back and relax and do whatever.

Have a good weekend.
Hope to see you soon.

Melinda

~Kim~ said...

I love snow days too!! We had ours just before Christmas, and mine was not nearly as productive and creative as yours--Your cards are really lovely!!!

Scrap for Joy said...

Your Valentines warmed my heart. I love the new ways you've used the Button Bits set and adapted them for cards that speak of love. You really need to submit them to PTI-they love to see creations from their customers. No really-I mean it! These are cute enough to be published!!! We better get out tomorrow or somebody is going to get hurt.....I have major cabin fever!!
xoxo

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

your valentines are adorable, and OH! Your snowflake photo is awesome! Good job on that, great shot for you!
XOXO
Joni

SweetBellaBug said...

As always Mimi, your cards are beautiful! You always know how to pair just the right papers together to make beautiful things! And I have to say I agree with Joyce - at least post them in PTI's gallery!!
And wow! Those pictures of the snowflakes are just beautiful!!
xoxoxox,
~Bethanie
PS - I know this doesn't "count", but thought I'd comment anyways! HAHAHAHA

Celestial Charms said...

So glad to have found your blog from Elizabeth of Creative Breathings sidebar. Such lovely cards you made, and thank you for linking to those precious stamps. I never saw anything like that before...leaving a blank space for your buttons. Adorable. Browsing though your posts, I see you have a lovely family and you are super creative. I'll definitely be back for more fun!
Maureen

starrynightimpressions said...

The cards are darling! and those snow pics are wonderful, looks like it really came down. How fun.
starrydeborah

Mimi Sue said...

LOVE those valentines. Very very adorable. Thanks for the link. I'll be making a few of these for sure. Mimi

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Seems like it is snowy everywhere this winter! It really is perfect weather for creating, and you have once again come up with some really adorable cards! I love the first set of checkered ones! They are so adorable. Mimi, thanks so much for the sweet comment on my snowy post. You are right, that little evergreen made me think of the Charlie Brown Xmas tree too. :-) I had fun that day out and about with Cody. He always loves and is ready for any adventure! Take care, and enjoy your sunday hours creating this weekend, and staying warm inside out of the snow. hugs, Debby

Creative Breathing said...

Inspiration Station! You have shared such amazing ideas with us. Be still my heart looking at your lovely cards. (Note to self, buy pink gingham paper and heart buttons) Your notebooks are too cute. Your snow photos the best - I Love snow! Truly I look forward to visiting your wonderful blog and all that you share. Elizabeth

Lisa Phillippi llelsik@aol.com said...

Oh those valentine cards using the button bits are fabulous! I have those stamps & so want to use your ideas! Thanks for the vintage images also....I wanna play hookie from work tomorrow so I can play!

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