Sunday, December 9, 2012

Lots of Snow and Another Card For PDCC

Hey there!

I was very relieved this morning when the Sunday manager from my work called and told me I did not have to drive into work today! He said they had plenty of help and he knows how far I have to drive. I quickly told him how happy I was and thanked him over and over again! 

As of 5:00pm Sunday evening, we've received between 8 and 10 inches of snow and it's still coming down. Here's a couple of photos I just took - looking out at my deck and back yard.




 It sure is pretty! Thankfully, by the time I have to leave for work Monday morning, our amazing plowing system here in Minnesota will have all the streets cleared and sanded, so it'll be much easier to drive then! :)

Okay, enough about the weather. I do have a card to share. It's another one for the Play Date Cafe challenge #160.  


I love these colors and just HAD TO play with them again!

 It's a very simple card using a pretty Penny Black tree called, A Splash of Winter. I embossed it in white, added dark and light blue pearls, a couple of snow banks and a Hero Arts Sentiment.

Hope you are all safe, warm and cozy like I am tonight! Thanks for your visit! :)

45 comments:

stamplover2011 said...

Happy SNOW day, Barb! Lots of it to play with out there. Glad you didn't have to drive to work in it. Beautiful card! Love the blue ornaments! Hugs! :) Jennifer

Sue said...

Hello Barb
It has been a long time since I have celebrated Christmas in the snow, seeing your pics, brings back childhood memories of walking to school and having great fun, but also feeling very cold!
Your interpretation of the inspiration photo is wonderful, it is a muted palette; using warm and cool tones, and this mix always makes for great looking cards.
Smiles:)
Sue

Nancy K said...

What a beautiful snowy scene; thankfully you didn't have to be out driving in it today! So glad you put the time to good use making that gorgeous card.
hugs and blessings

Sue McRae said...

Love your happy little Penny Black tree tucked behind the snowy mounds.

Glad you didn't have to venture out into the snowy day Barb. We're just waiting for your snow system to hit us here. The bad news is that we'll be getting snow and then the dreaded freezing rain. It's going to be a slippery one tomorrow!

Donna Bowman said...

Another gorgeous card Barb!! I LOVE the white tree with the blue ornaments - very vintage! Thanks so much for playing with us again at The Play Date Cafe.

maryse n. said...

I love the simplicity of your card. It's so peaceful. Love the white and blue.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

This is a very elegant card design. Blessings!

Martha said...

OH, Barb, it's good to know you didn't have to drive to work this morning. You've captured such a lovely snowy sky...that could be the inspiration for a card.

AND...as you know, anything on kraft always gets my attention. Your card is simply gorgeous. I love the blue and white with the kraft. Beautifully done!

We were in the 80s today, but expecting a cold front tonight, and then it will warm up again towards the end of the week. Stay warm, and drive safely!

Hugs!

Karen B. said...

Wow you got a lot more than me! Stay safe. Your card is stunning.

Lynn said...

stay safe with all the snow...it has been pouring down rain for 3 days here! Yuck.

Your card is stunning...I love the gorgeous blue gems against the white Barb.

Judy1223 said...

How fun to have a snow day! Glad you are safe and warm at home. Your card is a jaw-dropper, Barb...STUNNING! The white tree and snow against the kraft is amazing, and the blue splashes are PERFECTION!

Laura B. said...

Gorgeous card! Love the white on Kraft with the blue gems!

Lin said...

Your snow is so pretty (she says, who doesn't have any :)) And LOOOOVE this card - I predict a winner here!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Glad we don't have the snow! Love your card with the kraft and white!

paula said...

Wow Barb your yard looks so pretty. Not having had any experience with snow (sad I know) it looks wonderful, but sounds like it's hard work to live with. Your card is stunningly beautiful. I love everything about it.

Greta said...

Oh I absolutely love this card, Barb! The snowbanks are a fabulous touch! Boy is your mojo back! Thought of you when I heard there was snow in Minneapolis--so glad you got to stay home!

Dawn said...

One gorgeous card Barb. Glad your boss gave you the day off. The snow looks very pretty but it can be deadly. Take care.

walchowDesign said...

Goodness! The snow looks absolutely beautiful on your yard, Barb! On top of that your card is SUPER and it gives so much of white christmas feeling too!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Love the snowy contrast of the tree on the kraft paper and those blue pearls are a gorgeous accent!

Deirdre said...

Wow Barb - lots of snow. Stay warm and safe. Love what you created.

joy said...

So glad you didn't have to drive in to work, Barb! And, thanks for keeping the snow up north. :*)

This is the most beautiful card - I love that embossed white tree with the blue gems against the kraft background! Just gorgeous.

Jeanette M. said...

Barb, your card is so beautiful! Love the blue pearls!

Tracey said...

GORGEOUS card Barb!!1 LOve the white on kraft...stunning!

Virginia L. said...

You sure get a LOT of snow than we do!! Thanks for sharing your photo! AND this card,....is BEAUTIFUL!! Love this CAS beauty! You are rocking this challenge, no doubt :)

Cat Craig said...

Gorgeous card, Barb. Love the blue and white. Stay warm, dry and safe.

Jackie said...

The snow is so pretty, but please do keep it up there. I love your snowy card, too. I almost bought that stamp yesterday at Archiver's and now I wish I had!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Looks just like here! But I worry it will melt away before Christmas...
Your card is WONDERFUL - LOVE the white agains kraft - beautiful design too!

Have a great week, hugs, Karin

Barb Ghig said...

Your photos are so pretty, I thought they were postcards! I'm so glad you had some time off, how fun is that?

LOVE your card...as always, it's STUNNING!!!

Rachel W K said...

i just looove this card, barb! the snowy tree looks perfect with the blue bling. Hope you don't get too much snow this month! Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Mary said...

Beautiful card,I would love to have a white Chrismas,Down south we don't get that,I think it may have snow two or three times,your photoes are beautiful,Happy Hoildays...

Maureen Morton said...

Brrrrr.....you can have all my share of snow, dear pal. Such a treat to be able to stay home and look out the window at it. Love, love, Love this elegant card with these great colors - so peaceful and full of charm. I loved your first one, but I love this one even more!

Brenda said...

Hi Barb! That snow looks so beautiful, there is just something special about all that white! And your card is equally breathtaking! Love your glittery snow hills and that embossed tree with the blue bling is so precious! Thanks for your beautiful notes on my blog, you really are the sweetest!

Heather Maria said...

Oh wow that's a lot of snow, Barb! We've only had frost so far so please send us a little (only a little!) snow for Christmas! Glad to hear you didn't have to venture out in those conditions! Your card is fabulous! I love the shimmery rolling hills and your embossed tree with the sprinkling of gems looks wonderful! Keep warm:)

Kathy (krolski) said...

WOW, that's a lot of snow!! Be careful! Your card is gorgeous! I love the tree decorated with the blue pearls and gems. So pretty!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

LOL - that snow was so beautiful but such nasty driving in it! And I couldn't believe how bad some of the roads still are today. So glad you didn't have to work, Barb! I was supposed to go to another chorus's show that day but stayed home. So thankful our show was on Saturday!! Hope you're staying nice and warm!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Oops - forgot to say how much I love your bling covered tree. So beautiful, Barb!!

~ Barb said...

I love snow days! This card is so stunning and simple and gorgeous...I could go on and on. I love the gems too.
{Hugs} Barb

alexandra s.m. said...

Thank You for sharing these magnificent pictures!
I'm glad to hear you could stay home safe and sound!!
Your card is purely magical, you have done wonders with that PB tree!

mypapercraftworld said...

Stunning! Love the tree, embossing, snowbanks and pearls ... and love your photo's for inspiration! Anita in France :)

Kelly Griglione said...

What a beautiful, stunning tree! Great use of the colors, love just having the touch of blue!

sheila said...

You have created such a simple yet stunning snow scene p
Barb. I love the little bits of color in blue.

fun stamping said...

Oh my, so much snow - can you send some to NJ? Beautiful card, Barb!

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous snowy scene! Gorgeous use of the colors.

Jacqueline said...

Such a beautiful card Barb!! Just gorgeous!!!
Sending hugs for the holiday season - and blessings for the New Year!!

Bethany S. said...

gorgeous card Barb! I LOVE it! The gems add such a beautiful touch!