Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Beautiful Flower During a Snowstorm

Hi There!

I've been playing with a new stamp from Hero Arts called, Painted Flower. It's such a pretty stamp! I inked it up with their Cornflower, Mid-Tone Shadow Ink and a green marker for the stems and leaves. Love how it stamps to look like you've colored it with shading - so easy!


It's a fitting card for the way I'm feeling tonight - wishing for spring to come! We had quite the snowstorm last night, leaving us with close to a foot of wet, heavy snow. Hope the branches of my pine tree in the back yard don't snap in two!


My hubby used the snow blower to clear the driveway before heading to work this morning, but it continued to snow most of the day. The boys and I knew we'd have to do it again and headed outside later on. Well, the big city snow plow had come by to clear the street, and this is what it left for us at the bottom of our driveway!


 Look at those HUGE boulders! I know they are only doing their job, but come on!! And our snow blower will not get through that thick heavy stuff either, so we had to shovel all that by hand! ARG!!!!

After about an hour or so, with very sore muscles, here's what it looked like - whew!

 
Now you know one of the many reasons why I'm longing for spring! Hope it gets here soon!

Thanks for stopping by today - hope it's sunny and warm where you are! :)

27 comments:

Isha Gupta said...

Gorgeous card Barb!!! Love how you used this flower. Look at that snow. I am glad I have to look at it in your photos. We are so glad to have nice weather this week. Hope spring is here soon :)

Dawn Turley said...

Just seen the card over on Flickr. It is awesome. Wow that was a lot of snow. I am so pleased I live in a place that does NOT get snow in the winter!!! That looks like a lot of hard work to clear your drive.

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful stamping with your new stamp, Barb!

I am sorry to hear that you still need to go thru all the hassle with the snow - blowing you some spring weather from here!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

No wonder you are longing for spring!!!
Your card is absolutely WONDERFUL!!!

joy said...

This flower stamp is so beautiful and your card is even more so! I'm thankful we don't have that much snow, however we have a bit this morning and more coming today.

Two weeks from today is the first day of spring! Yippee!

Lynn said...

We got about 6 inches last night...on my way to work in about 30 minutes...fun stuff! I don't envy all the shoveling...

Your card is so soft and beautiful Barb. Love the floral stamp and the gorgeous script.

CinnamonSally said...

Fabulous card Barb, love the soft blue of the flower.
Gosh look at that snow, no wonder you are fed up, we have only had one heavy snowfall this year that lasted for about a week. At last I think spring is arriving here.

Nancy said...

What a lovely card, Barb! I love the design and softness to the flower! Stay warm. The snow is headed east too!

judkajudi said...

Oh, Barb, that brings back such memories! It never failed, we would just get the driveway clear and the plow would go by!! My husband would go to all our neighbors' homes and clear the end of the driveway for them ... we had the biggest snow blower!! (Which I bought when the teenaged sons left home!) I love this card and I need that flower stamp!

Laura B. said...

Such a pretty flower image! Can't believe all that snow!

Virginia L. said...

LOVE your stamped flower, Barb! The colors and composition are fabulous! YOUR yard and driveway look EXACTLY like mine! Sure hope Spring shows up soon! HUGS!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love the card! That stamp is on my wishlist. We only had 4 inches and that was enough for me. Take care.

Jacqueline said...

Gosh, all that snow!! And we have flooding here in our part of the South of France - luckily not where we are situated but 45 mins from where we live.
Your card is so gorgeous Barb and so nice that the stamp shades itself!!
Hope that Spring comes quickly to your parts this year around!

Cat Craig said...

Lovely card, Barb, it s so warm and spring like. Snowing here in MD, today. As long as i don't have to drive in, i love it!

MarcyK924 said...

Don't you think the plow guy got a thrill doing that?!

Check out THIS video!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKCmpNTIF80

LOVE LOVE that gorgeous card! What you did with that stamp was worth all the time it took to clean it! :)

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE this Barb....a Gorgeous Card!!!!
Looks a little cold there..... I'm glad we are having such nice weather here!! xoxoxo

gRiSeL™ said...

Your creations are timeless, beautiful and super elegant!! LOVE this stamped flower in those colors and the vintage feel you added by stamping the script and inking the edges to make it look aged. GORGEOUS work as always!! (:

Barb Ghig said...

"Beautiful Flower" is right...and your card is GORGEOUS, Barb! I love that you chose cornflower blue...it's so pretty, and your design is just perfect!

Now, about that snow storm...Oh my, I feel so badly for you that you're still dealing with so much snow! Your photo of the tree is so pretty...looks like a winter wonderland, but the driveway (before you shoveled) is more like a winter nightmare! Thank heaven you had the boys to help you :-)

Hang in there...spring is almost here, and I know 'You' will be one happy girl!!!

Maureen Morton said...

This card is so stunning, Barb. Love the vintage look. Looks like a great stamp! As for the snow, you can keep it - ha! Wishing you a sooner than later Spring, my friend!

Helen F. said...

GORGEOUS card, Barb!
You may have to make enough of these to cover your windows until the snow melts :)
Sending warm wishes your way

Lisa said...

OH Barb! I know exactly how you feel when you walk out the door and see what the snow plow left you at the end of the drive!! I remember those days!
Lovely card- I don't think I have seen that stamp before!
Stay warm!!

alexandra s.m. said...

I love your card Barb and I think we are all ready for Spring ;-)
Thank You~

Sally said...

I love this spring beauty, Barb - and such a lovely color of blue, too! That stamp is definitely on my wish list! As for the snow, looks like you received what came through here last week - we had about 12". Fortunately, our snow plow guy was a little kinder, but we still had to shovel the end of the driveway again - no snow blower here!

Trinh said...

Beautiful card, Barb! That flower is gorgeous. And wow, that's a lot of snow. Pretty to look at but not to deal with. Hope it's warming up for you!

Greta said...

Have to admit, I wouldn't want to shovel or drive in it, but wow--what a gorgeous site! Your card is so beautiful--love that new stamp!

Brenda said...

Oh Barb, all that snow to clear out! Gosh! I don't think I would have been too happy about that! But I am thrilled with your card, gosh that flower is stunning!

Cathy A said...

Oh my so much snow! Stay warn, at least you can create in the warm.