Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Snow, Snow Everywhere and Off to the Teaparty!!!

We are in the midst of a winter snowstorm today....since we only see this once every few years, we silly Texans are all excited!!! This is a picture of my cactus garden at the back of our property.....sure doesn't look like a Texas landscape!!
I am just a little concerned about the big old trees in our yard...too much wet snow will cause the branches to break. That's not so good since they drape over our house!!!

The back patio looks kinda sad....we are planning out February family birthday party for Saturday. Hope the snow will be gone so we can use the space!!!

Now, down to business!! The snow is just beautiful and sooo got me in the mood to go to Colorado for da Mudder's tea party!! It seems Shaun White, the Olympic Snowboarder, has been practicing there and really upset Abner the Abdominable Snowman for disturbing his white space. We were to add a little color so everything wasn't so white. I added a few red *flags* and some flower silhouettes to add a little spice to his boring world!!
The Color Challenge on Splitcoast was all about the Olympics, too. Betty listed several events and we were to pick which event we wanted to enter. I entered the first one to add one color (red) and a neutral (black). My dessert was the silver pearls.

This is also for the DDC challenge hosted by Fran (Francie G.)'s a 1-2-3 challenge. I used:
1 ribbon
2 images
3 silver pearls.
You can find the DDC challenge in the challenge forum post # 67. Be sure to add DDC to the keywords section of your upload so we can find your card.
The image from Clear Dollar Stamp's Plumes and Blooms set were stamped twice with Versafine Onyx Black and embossed with clear ep. The outside edge was embossed with a square Nestability and the ribbon and silver pearls finish it off.

Thanks for visiting and now I'm off to stir my soup....nothing like a hearty bowl of soup and cornbread on a snowy day!!!


Julia Aston said...

Wow - look at your snow in TX Joan!!! hope you can still have your family b'day party!!!

Ok - so I see 6 pearls not 3 you little sneak!! LOL!!!

beautiful white card - love that red ribbon slashing it it half and the pretty silhouette stampings! great job on all these challenges GF!!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! You did get some snow girl!! We had to start school later yesterday, but it's sunny out today!! ;) Stay safe and warm! LOVE your elegant creation today with the white and black!! So stunning!! HUGS

Crystal said...

Joan wow look at the snow!!! LOVE the CAS card sweetie, WOW its stunning love the scoring and the colors!!!!! Wonderful!!!

Cassie said...

Yay for snow! I can say that because it's like 60 here, hehe. Your card is so elegant and gorgeous, Joan. . .so pretty! Enjoy you soup, cornbread, and snow ;D

Barbara said...

The snow looks beautiful, much like my back yard last week! You can keep it down there for awhile! The card is absolutely amazing!! I love the field of white with the bold images. Gorgeous!

I can smell than cornbread from here -- yuuummm!


Rose Ann said...

Love your snowy pictures, Joan! Almost looks like Michigan...but not quite. Ha!

Your card is soooo gorgeous, and I love everything about it!! WOW!!

JulieA said...

That is amazing snow! Looks crazy to see snow on your cactus garden...a bit ironic, don't you think? Anyway, I LOVE your card! It's so simply beautiful. Very effective! I would try to play along, but I don't have silver pearls. :( Oh well. Gorgeous as always!

Anne Harada said...

Look at ya'll with the great snowfall!! Such and odd winter we're having, huh?? But what fun!! Thanks for sharing the pictures!!

Tricia T said...

Oooo... that card is striking! I love it! Hope your snow is gone by now!!

Stacy Morgan said...

Totally CLASS ACT! Oh I love this from the clean and crisp feeling to all that white space!

Laurie Wilson said...

Stunning contrast on the black/white card, it is so pretty and makes such a big statement. LUCKY YOU! You got snow! Down here, I saw a few flurries and that was it. Stinky for me... I am a snow person who married an east Texan who doesn't like being colder than 60 degrees, LOL.