Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Hoping Spring is Here!

I am certainly hoping that spring is here! 
I am not a person that likes cold, but I surely like cute little snowmen. So here is probably my last one for this season.

When I was 8 years old, it snowed 86 inches (yes EIGHTY-SIX) in my hometown over the course of a week. This was two weeks before Christmas. We were out for a MONTH!

As a kid, it was the coolest thing ever to have two weeks of snow days and then Christmas vacation. We made snow tunnels in our front yard that were 5 feet tall - you could stand up in them. The snow was heavy, so the tunnels didn't fall. We climbed on our roofs and jumped into our yards. We made snowmen until we were tired of snowmen and made forts and had awesome snowball fights.

As a parent, it was not so cool. (I know this only from what our parents said, and having been through a few lesser (much ha!) storms). Neighbors had to help each other shovel their roofs for fear of collapse (and it happened to some). Our living room ceiling cracked. Cars had to be found before they could be shoveled out - and then where could you go? Roads were not plowed for days. Some families ran out of food. But neighbors came to the rescue. Thank goodness we always had power!

It was a great experience that is fun to talk about with friends that were also there. The ULTIMATE OF SNOW DAYS. And they were happy days :)
A great childhood memory!

Stamps: Unity Stamps
Paper: Merry Little Christmas (MME), Christmas & Winter Glitter Matstack (DCWV), PTI White, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog Gray, Copic markers C3, BG72, R35, R37, R39
Accessories: rhinestones (Studio G), border punch (EK Success), Glitter Domes (Mark Richards), Large Circle dies (Spellbinders), snowflake sticker (K & Co.), Starfire Glitter and Moonrise Glitter Tinsel (Sparkle N Sprinkle)


4 comments:

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love all your layering and the color combination. Although your story of snow days sounds fun - I'm looking forward to almost 70 degrees today in NJ!

Carolyn King said...

Wow...that is a ton of snow. Bet it was fun as a kid though! This snowman card is adorable. LOVIN the colors. Happy to say goodbye to winter tho!

Ellen said...

Oh Wow! I love your snow card! It is so hard to remember it is snowy in some parts of the country. Our weather has been very warm!
hugs,
Ellen

Ellen said...

We had 2 days of school closures last week due to heavy snow fall.~Looking forward to spring too! Your card is just adorable Judy!