Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Coldest Day

Wow, we have been blessed her in little Thunder Bay Ontario...NO SNOW!!! At least, not in my neighbourhood.  I'm afraid they were hit pretty hard both east and west of us, but the lake managed to push the system away from us and I couldn't be happier.

I'm also happy because I have been having a series of good days....yes, a whole series of them!  Not only have we managed to have no doctors appointments this week, the kids haven't been sick either so I've been at work all day every day!  This is huge for me and I get so much done...amazing how staying at work all day works!  LOL!  Then, I finally figured out a parenting strategy that helps calm my nerves and allows my 6 year old to calm her rage.  Wednesday we had our first tantrum free day in almost 18 months!  And yes, I've been keeping was bliss!

To add to this bliss, I have hired our babysitter to come to the house every Tuesday evening so that I can get some "me" time, since all else was failing.  This Tuesday evening in just under 3 hours I was able to buy clothes for both children, go to the cable office and change my television programming, buy a new smaller crock pot, wander around Michael's for a few minutes, spend some time at Chapters and then I parked the car at a nice park and read a book for 45 minutes!  Amazing what I can get done without little one's in tow.

And then...I spent Wednesday after the kids were in bed working in my every neglected craft room.  I came out with 3 cards...count 'em 1 - 2 - 3 cards!  And this first of those cards is right here.
I was so excited when I received my order from MFT (I haven't been crafting but I have still been buying...bad me!)and I could just see all the paper piecing possibilities with this new WTG Gets Cozy with Cocoa set.  I rummaged through my stash and came up with this great Bo Bunny paper from last year.  I managed to use the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch#45 for my layout too!
In keeping with my chilly theme, the challenge over at Delightful Challenges this week is Snowflakes, so I'm going to enter my card. 

Although there hasn't been any snow yet, there is definitely a nip in the air.  I finally retired my fall coat this morning and pulled on the inside of my winter jacket.  I do believe that heated seats are now my new favourite thing about my car! :)

Stamps:  My Favorite Things WTG Gets Cozy with CocoaPaper:  Bo Bunny, CTMH Baby Pink
Ink:  CTMH Holiday Red, Copic Markers
Accessories:  EK Success Snowflake Punch,
MFT Simply Scallops Die-namic, CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (for the tags), Bella dots in pink.


Bananastamper said...

Such a fun card! Love how you did the inside! So happy to see you in blog land again! It has been a busy week here - evidenced by the fact that we haven't talked....we must stop doing this - when we do get together, it takes us hours to catch up.... :)

NancyD said...

Love your colors and design. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges. NancyD

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous, but...ugh...paper piecing ...I'm sure thats a swear somewhere in the world.Lee-Ann :)

Jenn Joncas said...

Very cute card Dan!!! I love the paper piecing (: I'm glad you are having a good week and managing to fit some you time in!!! I know it always makes me feel better (:
I wish I was closer so I could help you out!!

Purple Crazy said...

Fab card, great colours thanks for sharing with us at Delightful challenges.