It has been a week since an ice storm came through here and took out our electricity. After three days it was restored - but only intermittently - until yesterday. We are celebrating that we have had heat and running water for 36 continuous hours and counting; but also anxiously watching the weather forecast for the end of the week. I took a lot of pictures since it is so hard to describe. We are so grateful to the many crews that have been working through the Christmas holiday to get us back online.
We couldn't stand outside without hearing the crashing of trees all around us.
There were five days of icy rain that built up an inch of ice.
Still driving with one eye out for branches hovering above the road.
I fully intended to post this Christmas card before the holiday, but was tending a generator instead. The idea for this card came to me in July, and as usual, I didn't start making until the week before the Cardologist's Christmas party.
The challenging part was that children were looking in a window, but from the inside of the card they would have no faces. So I used a belly band (after tossing around the idea of cutting out faces of the cardologists and pasting them on). I stamped the children with brown ink on grey paper and colored with pencils. The tree was stamped in green and colored with markers. It is more sparkly than it shows in the picture because it was done with the drier sheet technique. Of course I am now finding glitter everywhere!
Stamps: Children by TooMuch Fun, Tree from a retired set by Stampin' Up
Die: Small Madison Window by Poppystamps
Embossing folder: Tim Holtz /Sizzix
I wish all of you a happy, healthy New Year.