Thursday, January 13, 2011

My close encounter with a flying block of ice

My drive to work on Tuesday after a night of snow and sleet was a little scary.  The roads were very icy, so I was going much slower than normal.  I moved over when I saw a van was coming down the on ramp to I-40.  As they accelerated, big chunks of ice started flying off the top of the van.  Even though I was at least 30 yards back, a very large piece hit my windshield hard enough to cause it to crack from end to end like a big spiderweb. It was pretty scary, but mostly it just made me angry.  So next time I am tempted to drive without clearing off my car completely, I will remember this incident.  I am so thankful that the ice did not pierce through the windshield because the point of impact was right above my head.

From the outside it is hard to see all of the cracks

From the driver's seat

On a more positive note, I had a great time last weekend at the Snippin' Snaps crop in Hillsborough.  I worked a little bit on scrapbooking, but mostly worked on Valentine's Day cards. I am trying to finish my scrapbook of our Alaskan cruise in 2007 before I start on our Meditarrean Cruise we took in 2010.

This layout from Ketchikan, AK was posted on the National Scrapbook Examiner site.  This was my latest submission for the Creative Team for  For more information and for a list of supplies, go to the article on

I can't wait for the weather to get warmer!


Friday, January 7, 2011

Busy times and wedding and winter cards

I can't believe it has been so long since my last post.  The holidays were very busy and I started out way behind on evreything.  The two craft shows I did took so much of my time that I did not start on Christmas shopping and decorating until very late. It was great to have all of the kids home for Christmas and we had a very nice and quiet holiday.

I am happy to be working on cards that are not for Christmas and on scrapbooking again.  I plan to spend time at a crop this weekend working on Valentine's Day cards and on completing the scrapbook from our Alaska trip in 2007.

Here are a couple of the cards that have been posted lately on on the National Scrapbook Examiner site.  These were my weekly submissions as part of the Creative Team for Follow the links for a list of supplies used and for more details.

Wedding Card using Sizzix Wedding Cake Embossing Folder

Lily Snowflake Fairy Card

They are calling for more snow this weekend and next week.  I did not move back to NC for this weather!