Saturday, December 25, 2010

SNOW!!! Happy and Sad Day

                         Pictures taken on TVA Reservation

How about this???? A white Christmas in Alabama! I have never seen this much snow on Christmas day. If we have any snow (which we usually don't) on Christmas, it is usually just flurries. O.K., I know this isn't much for a lot of you but more came. LOL
This is the first time in my life I haven't been able to go out of town to visit with family on Christmas day so it
is really hard. The meteorologists were predicting a little snow but I didn't think it would be enough to keep us home. We decided to try our 2 1/2 hr. trip to my sister's house but the farther we went, the worse it was and we heard another band of snow is expected later today. Plus, we are expecting the roads to be bad tonight. I sure hope my sons and their families get here safely . One is coming from Georgia and the other two hours away in Huntsville but it is worse  there than here.

No Christmas feast for me today. I do have the dishes I prepared to take with me but that isn't like the real
Christmas day meal. Well, things could be much worse so I will try not to be too disappointed.

Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!!!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

I've Been Tagged!

My blogger friend, Marisa/Rosemary Reflections has tagged me with some fun about 'Four Things'.

Here is what I came up with:

Four shows you watch:
2. Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel
3. Law & Order: SVU
4. Pawn Stars

Four things you are passionate about: 
1. Family
2. Singing in choir
3. Church
4. Telling the truth

Four words/phrases you say a lot:
1. Good grief
2. Bless your heart! (yes, some of these are southern talk)
3. For Heaven's Sake!
4. Just a minute, just a minute! Especially when I'm on the computer blogging, uploading, or        commenting and someone asks me to do something.

Four things you learned from the past:
1. Never give up on anyone
2. You're never too old to learn
3. How you live your life influences your children and everyone around you
4. Love conquers all

Four places you would like to go:
1. Alaska
2. New Zealand
3. Japan
4. New York City during Christmas holidays

Four things you did yesterday:
1. Slept until 9:00 a.m. (because I woke up in the night for about 2 hrs.)
2. Cleaned up the kitchen after dinner guests the night before (yes, I left it overnight) LOL
3. Went to Lowe's
4. Talked on the phone to my out of town sis

Four things you are looking forward to:
1. Hot summer
2. Seeing my children and other family during Christmas
3. Working in my yard again when Spring arrives
4. Starting choir rehearsals again in late January

Four things you love about winter:
1. Getting it over with (Did you guess I don't care for winter?)
2. Snow,  if we are fortunate enough to get any
3. Warm fireplace
4. Wearing boots and pretty scarves

Four people I've tagged to play along:  (It's o.k. if you have no time as I know everyone is busy, but it is fun.)
Carol-Our Little Inspirations
Julie-Julie Makes Cards
Lynne-Ruby-Dooby-Doo's Stampin Spot
Joanne- .The Inky Ocean Gazer
Please have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I Heart You...Forever

Oh, I'm hearing we may have snow on Christmas day here in my area of of North Alabama. Please don't let that happen as I need to get out of town and back the same day. When it snows here, we don't have all the equipment the Northern states have to clean our roads because we just don't need it very often.
I can't imagine not having Christmas with my, what would I eat? They would be having a  delicious Christmas meal and I would have to eat a peanut butter sandwich. Yuck!  After that yummy meal, I guess I could make cards all day.

This week at the Stampin B's Design Team blog challenge, Lois challenged us to use ribbon anyway except for a bow or knot. I went with a scrunchy ribbon. I love the ribbon and really didn't want to scrunch it but I will use it later and you can see how pretty it is.

I don't think I could give this to my hubby with the sweet ribbon on it.
I suppose I could make another one and give them to my boys to give their wives, although that wouldn't be the same as if they selected them. You know how they stand for hours in the card store searching for just the perfect card. ~Grin
I really shouldn't say that because my hubby does look for just the right card...I can tell.  They are always very sweet and meaningful

I stamped, embossed, and cut out my hearts and placed them point down inside the Punch All Over the Page. Scrunched my ribbon, added a sentiment and I think it is really easy to see the rest.

Sure hope everyone has a Merry and Blessed Christmas!!

I'm entering my card into five other challenges, all easy peasy. All of them are 'Anything Goes'.
Allsorts #83-Anything Goes
Aly's Sunday Sketch ASC32-Anything Goes
Sugar Sweet Paper Treats-Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly-Anything Goes

Stamps: Hearts and Stars "1" by Autumn Leaves, Stampabilities-'I Heart You' sentiment
Paper: Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler and Pretty in Pink, black cardstock from Hobby Lobby
Ink: StazOn jet black
Accessories: Punch All Over the Page by Martha Stewart-Rose Window, VersaMark Dazzle-Frost, red glitter embossing powder, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, ribbon from Hobby Lobby