Saturday, November 13, 2010

Winter Has Arrived. . . . .

. . . .and in full force! It's snowing like MAD!

Three days ago it was 68 degrees, here in Minnesota, and right now it is snowing so hard you can barely see driving. I thought it was quite appropriate to change my blog header. We are suppose to get 6 to 10 inches of snow by Sunday morning. Here are a couple of photos I took, looking out my back door, onto my deck.

That tree you see is the same Autumn Blaze Maple that looked so gorgeous, not too long ago, with all the beautiful reddish-orange leaves on it. I sure am glad I don't work today! Hate driving when it's like this!

I guess there's no choice but to get used to it. This is what it's going to be like for the next 4 to 5 months. It is kind of pretty, isn't it? And it's also good for getting into the Christmas spirit! Need to get those Christmas cards finished up!

Hope everyone has a fabulous day! :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

More Penny Black!

I'm having such fun! And it's good practice for my coloring too!

I just love all the delightful images in this adorable set of stamps! I'll be entering this into the Penny Black at Allsorts monthly challenge for November and also the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by! I am back to work tonight after having the last 9 days off. It's been a wonderful vacation, full of lots of crafty time and lovely weather. Have a great week everyone! :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Trying New Things

Hi everyone!

I must admit, I tend to get in a rut sometimes and avoid trying new things. When this happens, I try to remember what my mom always told me. That to change is to grow and to change often is to grow perfect. Change is usually a difficult thing for most people but not for my mom. She loved things changing and said that it helped to make life more fun and interesting. There's that positive attitude of hers, coming through as it did throughout her life. I'm sorry, I did not mean to go on and on about my mom. I guess there are days I just miss her so!

Anyway, back to the reason for my post title. I decided, after seeing adorable cards by Lin, Kath and others, to buy my first Penny Black stamp set. It is the cutest set called, Jolly Friends. I usually hesitate when buying stamps like this because I do not have much confidence in my coloring ability. But this set was just too cute to pass up! I am also trying something else new, and entering both of my cards into the Penny Black Saturday Challenge and the challenge over at Penny Black at Allsorts. Here are the two cards I've made so far with this delightful set.

I loved coloring and playing with these images and know I'm not anywhere close to putting this set away! Just love it!

Thanks for your visit! I do appreciate it. . .so much! :)