Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Blizzard of '13 has passed!

Wow!  What a storm.  We woke up to about 2 feet of snow this morning.  It started snowing yesterday at 10am and just now stopped.  A little over 24 hours of snow, we don't see that very often.  Thank goodness.  The dad across the street has already built an igloo for his kids, a kid's dream come true.  Here are a few pics of what it looks like here right now.

Imaginary North Pole.

 The table out on the deck looks like a giant white cake!
This is my beautiful garden.  Just a different type of beauty.

Time to bring out the heavy equipment and clear the driveway.  Definitely not a time to shovel snow!

Then the doorbell rang and look who was here!

We were blessed not to lose power this time.  My heart goes out to the hundreds of thousands here in New England that not only lost power but actually had to evacuate due to high tides.  Hopefully life will get back to normal soon.

On a lighter note I thought you might like to see a different side of the "Tomato Vine" colors.  If you use the Kaleidacolor ink pad you get a look that is more like the colors of a tomato, whereas if you use the colors that make up the pad separately you can get a completely different look.  I used a Brushstix tool to pick up the color and transfer it to the image.  Any little spots that weren't exactly what I wanted were enhanced with the matching Memento Markers.  I used the pads and the pens to distress the edges also.  Here is a quick card that shows you what I mean.
Here is a list of the products I used for this card.

Inks:  Memento Morocco, Rich Cocoa, Peanut Brittle, Bamboo Leaves, Love Letter
Black StazOn ink
Memento Markers:  Bamboo Leaves, Dandelion yellow
Tsukineko Essential Glue Pad
Gold Glitter
Clear embossing powder
Fude Ball pen, black
Pop dots
Glossy card stock

Honeycomb stencil by The Crafters Workshop
Stamps by Stampotique, Zettiology, Rubber Stampede
ImagineCrafts Brushstix
Heat gun

I hope you'll try some of these inks, the colors are so intense, I love them.  Have a great day, I'm sure it'll be wonderful here, the sun is coming out.  We have a beautiful winter wonderland outside.  Take care, thanks for taking the time to stop by.  If you have time please leave a comment, I love to hear what you think!  Talk to you soon.


  1. Us too, Renee.. we are blessed to have power. Can't believe all the snow. How long will it take to thaw out for Spring? Foreva. Love your card. So many ways you make them beautiful.

    1. Thanks Judy! Glad to hear you're OK.

  2. Glad you are safe! We all need a cool Dad like that ;D
    I too love the intense colors-I'm still cleaning in hopes to play!

    YOU are is pretty when the storm is over-I love your white cake! I hope all are crazy!

    I love the photos-so glad you shared! :D

  3. Oh my giddy aunt - we are worlds apart - I cannot imagine all of that snow when we are having to use the air conditioner - amazing! I love how you have used the Kaleidacolor Ink Renee - it is so effective! {{{hugs}}}

  4. What a house, what a snow, what a fun time spent crafting! Love the card.

  5. That's a ton of snow! We have half that and feel like we got hammered. Kept our power, though, so no complaints. Your card is fab - love that gal!

  6. Love the card Renee, Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog .. the books are keeping me busy and with full time work can be a little bit of a struggle but love it.Really like this card gonna be trying a few new things myself soon and use things ive seen on blogs :o) Wow thats a snow fall .. your house looks beautiful . take care catch up soon

  7. Beautiful snow! I love those days, as long as they don't turn into weeks! LOL!
    Great card, very cool too!