Sunday, January 10, 2010

What did I expect? It's January!!

Northern Alabama is experiencing the coldest January since 1940!! Sure glad I didn't miss it!! We have been experiencing snow, ice and single digit temperatures for the past week. School was canceled for two days, which means the daycare centers were also closed! I have been enjoying lots of free time. Our pot of home made vegetable soup has sustained us along with the leftover Christmas cookies!! Unfortunately, our house is a bit chilly! Our homes are not built to keep out cold such as this.

We heat with a system called a "heat pump". Normally, it is adequate; but, again, they are not designed to keep up with single digit temperatures. The good news is, tomorrow will be back to more normal forty degree temperatures. My golfing husband will be back out on the golf course and can abandon the jig saw puzzles that have kept him occupied.

I have been making cards to enter the challenge on the Hero Arts Blog where the theme for this month is friendship and Valentines. This has been a fun challenge for me!


Yellow Blossoms

The sunny yellow of this card just warmed me up!!

Birdie Valentine

And I had fun making this vaentine!

Two of the Three Girls

I know I will be using these sweet little girl stamps a lot!

All images are Hero Arts, from the new 2010 Catalog. Thanks for stopping by!

15 comments:

Dawn said...

Judy - As I am basking in temperatures in the twenties ( celcius - around 70 degrees F) I feel for you. The news programmes here are all showing USA and Europe in the throes of the coldest winters for some time - Hope it is not a sign for the coming winter for me!!!
Your cards are delightful. This cold time at least has given you some crafting time and you certainly have used it to your advantage!!! Love them all

Lin said...

Hi Judy, LOVE the look of your blog! Very cute. Yes, it's cold all over - global warming, you know..... :) I'm so glad you had some tme to play this week, as we are the recipients of all that gorgeousness! Love all 3 of these, couldn't pick a favorite. Sending hugs!

dustypenny said...

Lovely cards, Judy!

Karen from MI said...

YIPPEE, YOU'RE BACK to posting NEW BLOGS! YIPPEE! Judy, I LOVE to read what you're up to! Sorry that it's still FREEZING out your way. It's COLD here, too. I guess I expect it, but still, my little (or big) body never seems to get used to it. Today I put on all of my WARM accessories and walked over a mile. I HAD TO. RAINBOW HAT and ALL! It was FREEZING, but I WAS OUTDOORS and NOT at my computer. I LOVE YOUR CARDS!! BEAUTIFUL, DARLING and OH, SO YOU!! You are a GREAT CARD DESIGNER, too. HOPE YOU WIN. I made a tiny atc.......should I post it???????? SO measly compared to your SPLENDOR!!!!!!!! :) Love that we can share over the internet, Judy. STAY WARM and HAPPY. Those babies must be MISSING YOU!
I DO! Love, Karen xoxo

Karen from MI said...

OH, those little girls are ADORABLE! I think that is my FAVORITE card, just for the CUTENESS level..........my teeth are MELTING wih the sweetness. Love, Karen xo

Vanessa said...

These are fabulous!!! The yellow one warmed my heart, too! Love everything I see here!!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Alice Wertz said...

Those are so nice to see in a cold winter day, Judy! your cards make me smile and make me feel so warm!! =)

donna mikasa said...

Such bright, cheery cards! Love them all...especially those little girls! Great coloring of the hair, too! Joy stayed home last week Thursday because of the slick roads...."Alabamans don't know how to drive in snow...." Is that true? Keep warm!!

Susan McRae said...

Glad to see you taking advantage of your "cold" days by doing lots of stamping! Great cards Judy and I just love the happy feeling I get when I look at the yellow one!

DominoDebi said...

DANG, Judy - are you on a roll or what?! These cards are terrific!!! I find monochromatic cards really difficult, so I shy away from them, but you kicked butt and took names!

Kathy (krolski) said...

All 3 of these are just fantastic cards Judy! Love the birds (that's one of my fav stamp sets) and that sunshiney card is so pretty. Hope you stay warm! It's been in the 20s and teens in Indiana. Brrrr....

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Diana said...

WOW, this yellow one is so cool!

Jill said...

I LOVE these bright, fun, cheery cards! Each one makes me smile! Such a unique take on Valentines!!

judith said...

Hi Judy,
I have seen your cards often on the Hero Arts/Fliker site and love them. Today is the first time I think I've seen your blog and was so tickled at how you described the upset in your husbands normal routine of golf. Your post was so funny,but I can just picture what it's like . My daughters have had those kind of experiences!!
We"ve had very cold weather in Houston,but I kind of like it. i grew up in Illinois and these colder winters take me back in time.
Thanks for sharing all your cards.