Saturday, January 21, 2012

Valentine, Christmas Stockings & SNOW

Today's card was created so I could use my NEW Spellbinder Heart Circle dies.  It actually started out as a get-well card but after making the bottom panel, I realized it would make a better Valentine card so covered over the center section of the circle with a "priscillastyles" digi image called "Love Birds" which I already had colored and ready to use.

Recipe:
Papers:  Red cs, Paper Pizazz designer paper, White cs
Accessories:  Spellbinder Heart Circle & Classic Circle dies, Martha Stewart heart border punch, Prismacolor markers, art glitter glue

Challenges:
Crafty Calendar Challenge - New News  (Circle Hearts die + bow on image)
Drunken Stampers Challenge #81 - Love
My Sheri Crafts - New Things
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday - Have a Heart
Just Us Girls Challenge - Color Challenge - Red, Pink and White
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days - Ribbons & Bows (in the digi image-hope that counts)
The Poodles Parlour - Valentine
Simply Create Too - Love is in the Air
The Stamp Man Challenge - RED
Wags 'n Whiskers - Valentine/Love
Lily Pad - Photo Inspiration
Craft Us Crazy - Full of Love
Crafty Creations Challenge - Valentine Theme
Scrapbook Sisters - My Sweet Valentine
Alota Rubber Stamps - Hearts
CMIT Featured Designer Challenge - Valentine's Day
Crafter's Companion - Love is in the Air

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My daughter and her family found an opening in their crazy busy schedules to make the drive over to our house today so the kids could get the goodies that were still in their Christmas Stockings here at Nana & Pappy's house.  We take all their gifts to them on Christmas morning but they don't get their stocking until they come to visit.  They always look forward to the fun goodies ... this year was no exception!


There are always WARM items as well as GOODIES in their stocking.  Jon was busy helping his dad plow the driveway before they came to visit and said he could have really used this 'hat' this morning when he was shoveling.  Morgan is always ready for more socks ..and PINK is always a good thing!

It was a very nice visit and when I heard they were coming, I quickly made a red raspberry/blackberry pie and put on a pot of coffee.  YUMMY!  

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Here is how we ALL spent our morning ...
 Yep,that's me outside playing in the snow!!  We got a good 4" of snow overnight and I got the chance to make sure my snow blower was in good working order before any additional snow storms blow through this winter.  I actually don't mind this job and Mark always buys me really good equipment.  My snowblower is self-propelled, large enough to get through a deep, heavy snow and even has a reverse!  All I have to do it guide it!!   SURE BEATS SHOVELING!!!


Well, it's nearly time to 'call it a day' and spend some quality time with Mark.  
It just might be time for another piece of that berry pie, Mmmmm!
Hope your having a wonderful, warm, safe weekend!
Hugs,
Darlene

16 comments:

  1. I really love this cleaness of this card. Those cute blue birds really stand out!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges!!

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  2. Hi Darlene! Your card with the new Spellbinder heart diecut is darling! The layering and stamping, coloring are super!! So glad that you join the fun with us at Lily Pad Cards!

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  3. What a precious card! I love that digi image! I also loved seeing your pictures!
    Thanks for sharing the card with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

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  4. Darling card- love the image and the great Nestie frame and MS heart punch! Looks like you are having fun in the snow- I am glad we finally got snow here!

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  5. Fabulous card, love the heart punchwork and the circular die. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man. Sue C x

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  6. Such a sweet card...reminds me of an old-fashioned valentine, so full of charm. Thanks for sharing the slice of life too, I don't live where it snows so it's always eye-opening to see what winter looks like in cold climes. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Lily Pad Cards.

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  7. Hi Dar...YES I LOVED your card...it is true. Hey, I'd buy you really good equipment if you'd do my driveway (ontario) too! ROFL! Lucky Mark. You look so cute out there. And your fam is gorgeous! Great pics of stocking time - as far as I was concerned, growing up stocking time was the BEST time...it went downhill from there. (then I converted!) It's not all that bad...I'm multifaith! lol Boy did I just make THAT look bad! lol Truly - good times. Luv Samara xox

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  8. Gorgeous Heart Circle nestie and really cute birds! Wow girl, 17 challenges! Is that a record or what?!

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  9. You're right...your card made a fantastic valentine! It looks great and I love that patterned paper, too! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

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  10. What a great valentine - somebody will be thrilled to get this! Thanks for playing with us at the Lily Pad!

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  11. ADORABLE! Great card! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls!

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  12. ADORABLE! Great card! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls!

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  13. That's a lovely new die you've got and you've used it to make a gorgeous card.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge.

    Jo x

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  14. What a sweet card you have made!
    Thank you for joining us at CRAFT US CRAZY
    Hugs
    Maria

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  15. i love your image inside that heart frame, so well put together

    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog
    Designing for:
    Crafty Purple Frog , Craft Us Crazy ,Bearly Mine Designs and DT Coordinator Kenny K

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  16. Brilliant card, thanks for joining us at Cardmad fairy this week...

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me some love!
Darlene