I decided to try something different for my crafty snow day last weekend. While thumbing through the Sale-a-bration brochure, I noticed the card on the top of page 10. I decided to use the sketch for that card to create mine.
I used colors from the Cherry on Top designer series paper stack. The printed piece is from the DSP stack; the card stock strips are Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry. The card base – like the card in the brochure – is Tip Top Taupe.
Instead of a circle, I stamped the sun from the Occasions Catalog Project Life Memories in the Making set. Then I punched it with the 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle punch. The sentiment – also from Memories in the Making – is stamped in Early Espresso.
I thought I’d use the What’s Up punched arrow in place of the punched flower. Cute, right? And then I realized that punch retired. The good news is, it’s on the Clearance Rack! So you can still order it and save some money. It’s a win/win!
This is a simple, simple card – and really quick to pull together. You can use it for s many occasions – like birthdays, or “get better” cards or thank you cards. The Perfect Pairings Sale-a-bration set is also a great one to use on this card. And remember – with every $50 you spend during Sale-a-bration (SAB), you can select a free SAB product!
I chose the “Sunny Days Ahead” sentiment and sun image because it was so gloomy here over the weekend. The blizzard hit around noon on Friday, and the snow didn’t stop until sometime Saturday night. We got about 36″ here. Some of my smug northern friends will say, “Oh, we have 36″ all winter.” Yes, but I’ll bet you don’t get it all at once. Even places that are used to snow are crippled when they got a lot all at once – like Boston and New York last year. And even if you do get 36″ all at one time, you live in the North. It’s supposed to be cold and snowy in the winter up there. There’s a reason we live in the South.
I’d like to say, however, that VDOT has done an amazing job of getting the roads cleared. They’re still working on side roads and neighborhoods, but the main roads are great. Neighbors have been helping each other, too. When the plow went past my son’s house, it piled a 6′ x 12′ snow berm at the end of his long driveway, closing off all means of escape. It was daunting, because you can shovel for hours and still only have a little peep hole through the snow wall. One of his neighbors with a tractor opened everyone’s driveway. How cool is that? Another friend lives in a neighborhood where all the adults went out with their shovels and made sure everyone on the street could get out by Sunday night. And that’s another reason I love it here.
Mike used to have a backhoe, but it was stolen several years ago. *sad* While we had it, we would open driveways in our neighborhood – especially for older neighbors. Our next-door neighbor helped open our drive this year with his snow blower. People do remember the nice things you do for them.
School is still closed for at least another day, and I’m canceling some of my activities, because some roads are still a little sketchy (and people here are not good drivers even on dry roads!). But for a small southern town, I think we’ve handled this blizzard very well. I’m looking for very sunny days ahead!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Hope your days are sunny as well!