Monday, December 13, 2010

Paper Whites, a Christmas Tag and a "Yummy" Church!

Happy Monday!

I have lots to share today, but before I get started, I thought it would be fun for you to see a couple more photos of our big blizzard. Here is my hubby, in the middle of the storm, trying to clear the driveway with our snow blower.






And this is what it looked like, on my deck, the following morning. Beautiful but very cold here now! Temperatures are below zero!






Now onto a tag that I made, using the Happy Holiday Tags set I received from Linda, for winning a random draw on her blog! Thanks Linda!

I won't go on about how I made it because I need to show you the amazing graham cracker church that our cake decorator made at work.




Everything you see is edible! She used Fondant which is an icing-like substance used to decorate cakes. Here is her masterpiece!

Isn't is amazing?! She does a fabulous job, loves doing it and is the sweetest person ever!




Here is another view.





And a close-up of the fabulous roof! Yes, that is a bell inside the tower!






See it inside there?






Here is an even closer view.






And a close-up of the doors. She is going to save it so that next year she can add pews inside!




And here is Renee, posing with her amazing church.





So one more thing I thought you'd enjoy. My Paper Whites are blooming and are they ever pretty!



I took these photos at night with the flowers against the window so you could get a feeling of how white and beautiful they are! Love them!


Okay, that's it for me today! Hope you enjoyed! I'm off to go Christmas shopping! Have a fabulous start to the week, everyone! :)

23 comments:

Tiffany said...

Love that sweet little tag of yours, too cute! And WOW! The church is fabulous, wish I could make something like that! Enjoy your Christmas shopping and Barb, I will NEVER complain again about 60 degrees ever, after seeing your photos! ;)

Virginia L. said...

Oh..Barb! What a fun post! We had LOTS of snow over the weekend, but not as much as yours still! I love your super sweet tag! And ...can I move into that church house? It's UNREAL that it's edible!! I also love your Paper White--simply stunning! No wonder you are an expert on making flower cards (besides Lin!!)Have a super day, sweet friend! xoxo

Lin said...

You have really put me in the spirit with this great post today! Loved everything you shared - stay warm!!

Jacqueline said...

That cake!! Well that is just so American - love it!! And your snow...... Thats what I love about the Internet, just looking into another world and taking it all in!
Thanks for sharing Barb!

AnitaRex said...

Lovely card Barb! Love seeing the snow! :> I understand how you feel! And what a creation your coworker has made! It's amazing and a true showstopper! WOW! Thanks for sharing it!

Jennifer said...

Love your tag Barb - so sweet, so many pretty details! Enjoyed your pictures of the snow - so beautiful. And that church! I don't think I'd have the heart to see someone break that up! That is an amazing creation! Stay warm :)
JeniferAnn

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, Your tag is too cute--love that snowman. Thanks for sharing your photos of the snow. Love the church and it sure looks yummy. Your flowers are gorgeous. Hope that you are staying warm and that you are safe. I enjoyed looking at your photos and reading your post. Our weather here has turned cold and the temperature is currently 22* but it feels like 7*. There was actually a small dusting of snow when I got up this morning. Take care and God bless. Hugs to you.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

That's way too much snow for me. :) That graham crackers church is AMAZING! And your tag, fabulous as always. Hugs! :)

Sue McRae said...

Wow that church is amazing and so glad you made it through your blizzard Barb!

Brenda said...

Love your tag with the silver embossing behind! And thank you for sharing the photos of that amazing "church"! Wow! What a creation! Love the look of the snow today, so pristine and glorious really! Poor hubby!

Sue said...

What a cake!!! I imagine that Renee(cake decorator)is very very proud with her finished project and so she should be.
Being a past CD I know how much work this would take. She has done an amazing job.
The Paper Whites are beautiful, as is your Tag Barb, (lucky you for receiving a prize.)
Your weather woes/news has been news down here, we are receiving nightly reports on how severe it is in Minneapolis and surrounding areas.
We, on the other hand are experiencing high humidity which is energy sapping stuff, and it is not dropping much through the night.
Who needs a news channel when we can communicate our lives around the world, how great is this!!!!!!!!!!
Smiles:)

Nancy said...

Barb, your photos are amazing! Your poor hubby looks frozen, and that church! WOW! Be sure to congratulate Renee from me. Amazing! Stay warm!

Rosemary said...

adorable, adorable tag, barb! and wow... that church is just amazing! with all that snow, stay warm and safe!

Diana said...

WOW, heard you guys had BIG snow. Great blog post!

Dawn said...

WOW - that was a LOT of Snow!!!!!! Loved seeing it and glad you are all nice and toasty inside. Love the church. How incredible is that!!!! Very talented lady.

Simone said...

Oh wow!!! That cake is so amazing!!! Love your cute tag Barb - the colours are so beautiful! :)

alexandra s.m. said...

Incredible weather heh?
Thanks for sharing the pictures, the Church is amazing indeed!
Stay warm!!

Kathy (krolski) said...

That church is AMAZING! And your tag is so cute Barb. I just love it! The snow, well, I'm with you. I wonder why we don't move where it's not so cold and snowy. :)

Anne said...

Hi, Barb! That is a LOT of snow! Gracious! And what a spectacular church! So good of you to take so many photos of it and the artist to share with us! Gorgeous card! I love the silver embossing! :-)

Suzanne C said...

LOVE that church! It is gorgeous! Love your tag too! Beautiful! Love the blues on the tag. WOW you really got the snow. We saw very little it mixed between snow and rain.

Nancy said...

i'm so impressed with that beautiful church, Renee is very talented! it looks like the little church at Lake Tahoe where my nephew was married. I will stop complaining about our "cold" weather now (it's down to the 50s)...hope you are staying toasty warm. Can I just say your tag is phenomenal..the silver embossing and ribbon are perfect!
bless you sweet friend!

ivy said...

look at that bed of snow!!! brrrrr....

hat is an amazing church! do you know how many hours renee spent on that?

Heather Maria said...

Lots of wows from me as I'm reading and looking at the photos in your post, Barb! Wow, that's a lot of snow, wow to your adorable tag and wow to the amazing church that Renee created - fantastic details. I love the icicles, stained glass, bell, cross, stonework, wreaths, everything! I haven't heard of Paper Whites before but they are so pretty and it's lovely to have flowers blooming at this time of the year.