Sunday, February 7, 2010

Digging Out (and a Giveaway, too!)

Wow! What a storm!!! They say we got about 28 inches of snow. And there's possibly another storm coming on Tuesday.

We have had a wonderful time snug in our house. I've gotten some scrapping done, Ryan has been playing with the neighbors, the crock pot has been cooking away! All of the kids have had lots of time outside!

Here are some photos. It's hard to see how deep it really looks, but I think you'll get the idea.

These first two were taken during the storm.




Here's the front of our house.




And here is DH having a snowball fight with the kids outside. The snow plow came through and made these huge piles out in our circle. The kids are loving them. This particular one has to be over 6 feet high at it's peek.



So, how's the weather where you are??? LOL!

Wanted to share another Valentine with you. This one was in the newly released 'Stamp It' issue.



I love Papertrey's Heart Prints set. I think it's one of my top faves. I used Poppy Ink cardstock along with Poppy Ink and Hibiscus Burst ink. The grosgrain ribbon is also Poppy Ink.




I have an extra copy of Stamp It!. Leave a comment by Tuesday at midnight and I'll pick a winner to send it to. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

60 comments:

rae said...

holy snow girl!!!
LOVE your card, your gorgeous work is always so inspiring Anabelle ;)
have a GREAT day!
hugs~
rae

Berit said...

Wow - so much snow!
We have lot of snow here in Norway too, my house is like a castle of snow..

Hug

Laura said...

We live in a part of the country that normally gets a lot of snow, but this storm missed us (not that I'm complaining!) Sounds like you're all making the best of it, for sure. Thanks for the chance to win this issue -- it looks great.

Debbie said...

We're in the mid section of NC and got hit by the first storm last week -- 4" of snow and then 12 hours of sleet on top of that. We rarely get snow here, so the city shuts down! The storm came in Fri/Sat and the kids were out of school until the following Thursday because the roads remained icy due to no plowing of the roads! CRAZY! Your V-Day card is precious!! I love how you put the half scalloped circles and doilie ... great bling factor! Always an inspiration. TFS!!!

scrappyjan said...

holy cow for all of the snow!!! Pretty to look at but so glad I am not in it.. LOL...
Love your card VERY CUTE!!! Fun details!!! The whether here is nice and warm finally. It was up in the 60's yesterday but is raining today so won't be as warm.

would love to win your extra copy of the mag. Thanks for the chance to win..
Have a wonderful day and stay warm. Janiel

Carol's Ink Spot said...

yes, I'd say you have lots of snow! But it sounds like everyone is enjoying it. It has started to snow here but only 6+ inches are expected. Our big snow comes in the spring, March and April. LOVE your Valentine card! Keep warm!

Lindsay said...

Wegot about as much snow as you here in Rockville, MD! We are about to take the kids out to play - and I have been using my crockpot too! Have fun and thanks for the chance at the giveaway! :)

Rhonda Smithers said...

wow all that snow, I just could not imagine it. I live in a small mining town in Western Australia and we are having temps in the mid 40 degree or 100 in fahrenheit, what a complete contrast to your temps. By the way love checking out your blog

LeslieM said...

I love this card! i don't have that set from PTI. I have many others though. We must be close by b/c I got the same storm. Today's pictures will be much prettier with the sun out. Stay warm!

Abby said...

Hi there! Love your Valentine card...so sweet and pretty! I'm in the east coast and got about a foot of snow too! Thanks for the chance:)

Juliana said...

WOW! That is a lot of snow! I can't imagine getting that much snow!

Always enjoy your work! That card is no exception! Gorgeous!!!

Mandy Smith said...

I'm not complaining about snow anymore after looking at your photos. We've had plenty, but WOWSER, you poor thing!!!
I love your card, as always. You are so talented girl!!!

Daniela said...

Wow, look at all the snow! I can't believe it! Cold and cloudy here. Love that card!! I love those PTI stmps.

EileenMV said...

Wow - that's way to much snow!!! Would love to win the magazine!

barnscrapper said...

I live in South Carolina. We never get snow, but we have had alot of rain. I love you designs.

Dana said...

We had about 16 inches last week but 28"? Wow, that's a lot!! Your card is fantastic - as always :) Stay safe and warm!

Chrissy said...

Wowsers! That sure is a LOT of snow. Looks like the kids will be enjoying that for a few days!
What a beautiful V-day card! I love that PTI set as well! Thanks for sharing your work and extra mag copies with your readers!

Pegg S said...

28" inches!! Glad your kids are having fun in it. We didn't get snow in this storm which is very odd up here in Boston :) I can't wait to see your beautiful card in the issue!

Carmen said...

We've hardly had any snow. Very unusual for us here in cold B.C.! We're enjoying the mild weather...maybe you got ours too? :)

LindaH said...

I love your card...the way you put colors and items together and make them work...I just wish I could do that! The snow looks beautiful...this is coming from a Texas girl that never sees any!!

Becky said...

Great pictures!! Your cards are beautiful, as always! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the giveaway!

Lindsay said...

I just love your card and that is a lot of snow! We were lucky and only got about 12 inches ;0)

sandyh50 said...

Wow, what a lot of snow! I don't envy you having to shovel! Great card too and thanks for the lovely giveaway!

sandyh502001 at yahoo dot com

irene said...

Oooh What a lot of snow, unbelievable. Here in the Netherlands we rarely have snow. This winter was an exception but here where we live near the sea, the most we got was 2 inches and I already tought it was a lot and was glad when it was gone (i dont like driving when it's so slippery).

Love the card you made,love the red tones you used and really love Papertrey stamps. And thank you for the change to win a magazine.

Bye Irene

Glynis said...

Such a strange year!! I live in northern BC canada and usually have about 6 feet of snow by now, but am looking at a mere 8 inches on my front lawn while the eastern seaboard is being bombarded with snow!
Cute card, and what a great giveaway :O)

Anita said...

That is a lot of snow...lol. I love, love, love the card you made. It is soooo gorgeous. Thank you so much for the chance to win! :)

Karen said...

WOW! You are deep in that gorgeous, but cold white stuff!! Stay warm!!

Love your card! Pure Poppy is a favorite of mine and Heart Prints is in my top five PTI sets too....I like the little bit o' bling in the flower centers on the little heart! :>

Robinww said...

Love how you layered the card and all the texture in there.

pattyo said...

I'm loving the snow! Beautiful card!

kbhistory said...

I love snow - but then I'm from MN! We get our fair share! Isn't it fun to be inside being creative when it is snowing outside? Your work is amazing!!
Thanks!
Kristin B

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

whoa--that is a TON of snow! YIKES:) I hope you are staying warm--love your cards and projects that you share!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Wow, lots of snow! We missed it here in NY. I love your card, heart prints is one of my favorites.

Melisa Hunter said...

Wow! Look at that snow! I wish we had some here! It's been very dry and mild in the southern interior of British Columbia! Thanks for the chance to win that great magazine.

Jennifer Hansen said...

We were hit hard with snow in January and December...I feel your pain!

Becky P. said...

I am glad to hear you survived the storm. I miss the snow sometimes. Gorgeous work as usual. I really like the bling!

Shesjetlagd said...

Don't ya hate shovelling?! Ugh!
Beautiful card and I Love that PTI stamp set, too! :)
Thanks for the chance to with the magazine. :)

Cheryl Nelson said...

That was quite the storm!! whoa!! Your card is beyond lovely and inspiring as always!

krista said...

I love snow!!! We are expecting more in the next few days.

I am a big fan of PapertreyInk!!!

Your card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for a chance to win the magazine!
~krista

Laura Davis said...

Beautiful card Anabelle! I love your snow pics too :)
hugs
Laura

Jenny said...

Wow thats allot of snow!!

Great card! :)

Pattyjo said...

Beautiful Valentine and home too! You can put my name in the pot for the contest (why don't you have a give away for your house?) Haha.
Pattyjo

Kristen Swain said...

Hey Annabelle, was wondering how you were fairing in the snow. Can't believe we are supposed to get more on top! LOVE the card, just adorable!

Laura said...

Wow, I love this card. I have this PTI stamp set too, but none of the cards that I have made have this appeal! Looks like your family is making the best of a snowy situation. It's 11C and clear here instead of rain (for a change) Love your cards and blog!

Brenda said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for the chance.

St├ęphanie papin said...

it seems to be good, and your cards are also magnificent !

ellen s. said...

so are you ready for tonight?! i can't believe how philly and delaware have gotten hammered this year! we did get 8" but nothing compared to you guys...hope you have room for more ;)

your card is so festive! love it.

Eveline said...

That is a lot of snow! Here, it's just very cold.
Don't pick me for the magazine, my husband was in Tucson last week and bought it for me (he had a very detailed shopping list)
The card is lovely. Gorgeous colors together.
Eveline.

Kristin Hayne said...

I adore your card!!! Wonderful work as always!!! :)

Jingle said...

That card is fabulous!!!

Danielle said...

Wowsers, you DID get a lot of snow! I can't believe none of it made its way up here!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Wow, that is ALOT of snow!! Hope you aren't buried!

Gorgeous card, I love that trio of hearts!

(-: Heidi

Loriann said...

Holy Moly thats alot of snow. We are hoping for snow day tomorrow, but not 28 inches. I love heart prints too. beautiful card..

Chloe said...

I would love to experience snow like that you are having at your place Anabelle! I've only ever seen a light cover of snow on the ground.

Thanks for the chance to win that awesome mag- I've just started to really get into stamping so it'd be an interesting read.

Your card is beautiful!

Dana Gustafson said...

Amazing as always! I just love your elegant and romantic details. Thank you for the opportunity to win Stamp it!

Lisa Dorsey said...

That is quite a storm girl! We have had a few inches but nothing like that! Gorgeous card my dear. Hope you are staying warm!

Anonymous said...

Always LOVE your cards and scrapbooking. Thanks for the give away. Carol F

Brenda Hurd said...

cute cute cards! aNd yuck about the snow - i'm sure glad i'm over here in the west - for now anyways! ;)

Linda L said...

HOLY COW - 28 inches!!!! I can't even begin to fathom that...living as I do on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia where we never see snow and at the moment it's 30 degrees celsius/86 fahrenheit...pretty much the opposite to what you have at the moment. Love the Heart prints set too and that is a beautifully designed card with that set. Love to see what you've been up to Annabelle. Cheers! xL

Audrey Pettit said...

Ok, Girl........that is a ton of snow! Wowsie!
Love your gorgeous Valentine card! You do such beautiful things!

Jewls said...

Wow that sure is a lot of snow. I can't imagine what it's like as I've never seen snow. It was 37C here in Western Australia today.