Ooh look! Spring has arrived in Michigan! This was last Friday…. sunny, blue sky, 12C, 54F. Beautiful huh?
See those diminishing piles of snow? Want to see what they looked like two days ago on Monday morning??
At least I got to the snow blower first this time and himself had to shovel the paths!! Twas hard work though, had to really grit my teeth and push hard! (Hence the funny expression on my face!!)
So what do you think is back on my desk this week?? That’s right, more snowflakes!! The way I see it Winter is just like a bit of psychology, so go with the flow and don’t let it get you down!!
But I did clear it all up later and started stamping out loads of HM and Penny Black images to be sent over to England for my pal Sandra. Of course, now I have loads of stamps to clean! Better than shoveling snow though! Oh, and I finished a card too.
For more Wednesday desks, and weather reports too if you’re lucky!, head on over to Julia’s pad where we all congregate. And get me! less than 300 words this week! Oh, and I’ll get to you all as soon as I can, himself has a birthday today, so it’ll be presents, cards and a nice meal when I get home. Apparently no blog hopping is allowed this Wednesday evening!! And one final OH!! I’ve got a Pay It Forward running here that requires a couple more peeps to sign up, will it be you???
Stamping 4 Pleasure said:
Aha . . . there you are . . . I see you . . . and I spy a sneaky peak of images!!!! LOL!
Hugs, Sandra x
Hi ya hun
fab piccies, all that snow!! wish spring would arrive here! wet n grotty,lovely creative desk, fab images, gorgeous card,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x(18)
Wow what a lot of snow!! I feel fed up with the miserable, dark, wet, rainy weather we are having over here, but its no where near as bad as that snow you have!! I hope you manage to stay warm and safe.
Lovely creative desk with lots of gorgeous stamped images and that card is gorgeous 🙂
Have a great WOYWW Brenda,
Ali Watson said:
I love the snow! Great piccis and loving your desk. I love making cards with snowflakes 😀 thanks for sharing your wonderful piccis.
I certainly don’t envy you with all that snow – the only kind I like is on Christmas cards. Well done for all the stamping (and I don’t envy you the task of the stamp cleaning either). Happy birthday wishes to himself. x
Mrs A. said:
Heck thats nothing. Normal bedtime is around 4am. Okay in the winter but it does tend to be light in the summer and with the birdies twittering. Can’t sleep for more than 3-4hours on the trot so why lie in bed thinking about it.
Love your snow pics. Amazing that all that snow can just go in such a short time. It’s damp and wet here today but I did manage to glimse Mr Squirrel arrive for his monkey nuts this morning.
Happy crafting. Hugs Mrs A. #76
Anna Matthews said:
One thing about apartment living, we don’t shovel. And our Super is super…he does a great job! I think we’ve got the “Just Go With It” vibe going here now. Long Islanders whine about any snow, but now we don’t even blink unless its at least six inches. Your cards look great, I’ll have to come back again for a proper look around. And this seems to be my question of the day…Who makes your craft mat?
Sue c said:
Oh my and I whine about 6 inches of snow.Love your desk snow flakes.
ohhh no not more snow! horrible stuff! hehehe
Lovely stamping going on (well, I assume it’s lovely stamping, but I know little about such things….)
Live without all my stash, Brenda? Are you kidding me honey?!!!!
Lorraine A said:
fabulous photo’s Brenda ,, I am surprised the snow melted away so quickly !! We don’t get snow here ( Malta) but I am from northern England so do know how awful it can be ,,, nice to look at through a window ,, or on cards !!! 🙂
i was having a peep to see what HM stamps you were stamping ,,, I enlarged for a closer view 🙂 very cute 🙂 I do have the ones I can see there so no need to send me any hunny :-)))) ha ha
thanks for popping by my desk too 🙂
Lols x x x
All that snow, rather you than me, so glad I don’t live at home as my dad has had loads of snow this winter. I’ve added my name to your pay it forward and have also left a little something on my blog for you. hope your OH has a fab birthday. Hugs Pam x
its a great idea sharing stamped images, so much cheaper than trying to buy every stamp in the shop! My friend and i do that when i go to visit her. it is generally after a craft fair and we swap images of the new stamps we have bought. ofcourse there is always the chance of putting an order in for images that we have all used up too, lol!
thanks for popping by earlier
Everyone seems to have had so much snow this winter!! It has turned quite mild hee today (London area) but was wet…. so, little steps I quess, towards spring.
Hope you enjoy “himself”‘s birthday.
Love your snow scene Brenda, been mild here but rather dull, roll on Spring. Loving the desk of lovely images, everything looks so tidy! Have a lovely evening with hubby. Carolxx
Thankfully our snow has all gone and Spring is on its way with snowdrops crocus and birdsong!
If you haven’t been yet please pop over to our blog shop, leave us a comment and be in with the chance to win a crafter’s apron.
ohooo I’m just about to order that mouse, (well, will be as soon as I can find it! the first card I made for a competition won me £25 using him, he’s sooo cute, (I didn’t have the stamp then but did have a RAK) So much snow so quickly! Over here birds are thinking it’s all gone now, and have started building nests. Have a great woyww
Carola Bartz said:
Oh yeah, you’ve got real winter. Not like here in California… although we are supposed to get snow by the end of the week. This happened only once, during our first winter here. It probably won’t happen though… My definition of chilly? Well, for that particular day I was talking about: sunny, but a cold wind coming down from Alaska. So the breezy moments were chilly (for me chilly is warmer than downright cold), while it was beautifully pleasant without the wind – at least wrapped up in my blanket. However, I still have to laugh when people here say how cold it is, and it really isn’t. I don’t think I’ll ever forget our German winters! Shiver!!!
Here in Tennessee we are experiencing warmer temps also. Already a week of them and our grass looks like it needs to be mowed! I know there is more cold coming and we are just waiting and watching for it to happen. Probably more snow too. Love your space, Thanks for sharing it!
Even owning a snow blowing machine is an education to me but the UK makes such a fuss about snow, maybe we should have them here – enjoy your snowflakes of the warmer crafting variety …Shirl #106
Hi Brenda. I do like the snow flakes, both on the ground and on the desk, but I can imagine how good it is when the thaw comes. Big difference in a few days! If you feel inclined to return, I’ve made some changes to make the photo clickable and added another. Thanks for coming by.
Shaz in Oz.x said:
Hi there Brenda wow! that is some snow, great exercise, eh??..
And Brenda,was wodnering what is the name of the stamp with the mouse holding onto the snowflake please???
.. as love it and have seen it before noticed someone commneted they were going to order it too.
I might have to look for me one..sometime so would like to put it on the list. Think it is a Penny Black??? ooh, and some house mouse there too are so cute!!thanks for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x
Thank you for posting the pictures of the snow melting away! We have avoided the snow most of the winter and got a big dump of it today … now I have hope that it will go away in a couple of days!
Thanks for coming to visit my blog! I do have a couple HouseMouse and Penny Black stamps, they just might not be showing in the picture as they are generally larger stamps and probably in the middle to back rows.
Your space is looking fabulous! And I know you love the HouseMouse stamps!!
ooo your desk looks nice and tidy but busy! Great pics of the snow, we just have grey grey days and rain rain rain here!!
OMG to the snow but look at th eneighbourhood it is goreous. Love that you have dug xmas images out as the weather is inspiring you x
Susan Moloney said:
WOW! I love looking at everyone’s snow photos. I guess it’s okay seeing as I have never had to shovel the stuff!
Susan xxox #16
Mandy Ni Bhraonain said:
hello hunny, delighted to be back, hope you are taking a well deserved rest from your snow shovelling!!! the difference a few days makes to snow!! love the images you are stamping out!! hugs mandyxx
MaggieC (SilverCrafter) said:
I think perhaps we all ought to invest in a snow blowing machine if winters in the future are going to be like this year. Those snowflakes are very pretty, as you say go with the flow.
I can’t get over how quickly that snow melted. And it seems strange to think of the new skills you learn when living abroad, like using that snow blower. In Australia, it was learning how to manipulate the automatic pool cleaner (when visiting my mum, rather than living there, sadly).
I hope OH had a lovely birthday, hopefully with sun rather than snow.
Sue H said:
All that snow looks great Brenda, but then I would say that because I don’t have to be the one to clear it all away. It really is a promise of things to cam when the bulbs start peeking through and there are new Green shoots on the plants but I can’t help finding it hard to believe that that amount of snow just disappeared in a couple of days.
You desk is looking as busy as ever and how lovely that you are sharing your stamped images with your friend.
Thanks for visiting my blog. Ah the American Midwest when it can snow one day and gone and clear the next and vice versa. You have a very nice nook for crafting and you make lovely cards too.
Every time I see you and some other crafters making Xmas cards I feel I should follow your example ….but I dont lol.
That is a lot of snow …a snow blower thingy would have come in useful this year here …luckily the council lorries grit and salt the main roads the minute there is a snow warning …and sometimes the pavements but this year they were caught unawares.
Lisa M said:
Oh just when you thought Spring had arrived too. My daughter would love all this snow, she still has her sledge out in the hope that we’ll get some more here in the Uk and although we got a bit last weekend it was very wet and slushy. Your snow blower looks great fun.
Your craft snowflakes look great too and you’ve certainly been stamp happy. I’m sure your friend will be delighted with all these.
Thanks for visiting me.
I love the photos of where you live, before and after the snow. You asked about embossing the little pearls. I stuck them on the end of a piece of card stock, so my fingers were far away from the heat gun, then dabbed them in Versamark, the dabbed them in the powder, then heated them. I gave them 3 coats. I’ve done the same with brads, but held them with a pair of pliers.
Susan Allan said:
I am not doing WOYWW at the moment, but just popped by to see your blog. I love all your pics and have missed them.
Where you live looks totally amazing.
I am a firm believer in the fact that men love flowers too. I have met some who don’t want tools and shirts on cards..they know they are men…my dad loved flowers.
I have not looked at your men’s cards yet, so I hope you won’t be upset if you have done shirts and tools and that if you have you will forgive me.
Smiles from the UK
Voodoo Vixen said:
Oh I am sooo jealous! You have a snow blower! I just have a shovel… and its snowed every day this week and I have shovelled every day this week! Glad spring has arrived somewhere… cos it looks like it may be another month or two getting to these here parts! LOL
Karen P said:
I make a fuss about even the smallest amount of snow LOL I hate the stuff!!
I see you are PB addict too. Have you started your Christmas cards already? I have made a small start on mine to save time later in the year.
Thank you for your kind comments about my layouts.
Ah – gotcha about the speed of the snow melt. I was a bit worried that you’d move from the snow blower to pumping flood water out of your basement at that rate of melt! Enjoy those first signs of spring.
Shaz in Oz.x said:
Thanks very much for the offer Brenda!! :).. have looked on eBay and have found it there and cos our dollar is so good (am I ever grateful it wont break the bank so going to get it from there0 however if it falls through and dont get it will let you know.. they cost 3 times as much here in Oz., so it is from US.
thanks heaps and hope the snow is obliging you. I have just posted your blog on my blog as a tip post cos I loved the sound of Kerry’s Embossing method.. would like to give her blog he credit but could not work out how to find hers.. do you know,
Shaz in Oz.x see post here has another freebie on it too:
Harmony Sweetpea said:
Great snow photos and a bit of a winter theme going on at your desk too. Thanks for visiting 🙂
Enjoyed seeing your snow themed Wednesday and happy bday to your fella!
Glad the snow has gone from Michigan but will it last? Am hoping we don’t get any more here in England. Love how you carried the snow theme onto your desk. Hope himself had a nice birthday. Belated birthday wishes.
sandra de marchi said:
such beautiful pics from your window and desk. HOpe you had a lovely birthday celebration.
Gorgeous pics with and without the snow and you look well in control of that power tool!! Hope OH had a good birthday.
Thanks for stopping by….Take care and have a great weekend Andrea.xx (47)
Strangely when we had snow on the ground before christmas I had snowflakes all over my desk, currently it’s wet and dull here and there is nothing productive about – sure that says something about me
You just can’t stop making Christmassy cards can you?!!!
We randomly had 3 inches of snow last Saturday, which is obviously weird for the UK.
Hello there. Fab pictures of the snow. I had better not mention that we have had a lovely crop of beautiful Snowdrops here in South Wales this last few weeks, and today I notice our Tete a Tete (xcuse spelling!) have started flowering!!
FYI – the stamps in the tin are by Cavallini (try Amazon as I bought another set of them from Amazon UK) and YES that is a microlite in my picture. That was a *0th birthday present from my husband! I LOVED it and ended up having a few lessons too in both flexi wing and fixed wing!
Thanks for visiting. (Tim signed my journal and had a good look at it and it met with his approval!! It was a FAB day!)
Sam aka Hettie # 135
How quickly the snow has gone – hope it stays that way – Great images for your friend ~ thanks for sharing ~ Nicky no.4 ~ running late this week lol
OMG! So much snow. We had a snow blower when we lived in KCMO and in Colorado but none here in OK. We could have used it a couple weeks ago tho! Thanks for sharing. Sorry I am so late getting by this week but life happens. Vickie #148
Ayup our Brenda
Great pics… I want one of those snow blower things… looks great!
Carry on the good work with the Christmas cards.
Paula x x x