Yay!!!! We have electricity again.... and phone, and internet! The electricity came on, heated the house, then went off again, but is now on again and holding steady. It feels so good to be warm again - I felt like a reptile. lol. First a Tornado, then an Earthquake, then Hurricane Irene, now Snowtober. Enough already!
I would like to add that we are very, very thankful for the reinforcements that came from other states and Canada. They, as well as the local companies, have been working round the clock to get Western Massachusetts and Connecticut back to "normal".
Coffee! We have 6 Dunkin Donut coffee stores in the city but only 1 was functioning the day after the storm. They must have had a generator. The line went out the door, across the parking lot, and down the street! I couldn't get a picture of the line down the street. I can only imagine how long they waited for their coffee.
McDonalds. We have 2 McDonalds and multiple other fast food restaurants but only 1 was operating the morning after the snow storm. Cars were lined up forever! Same for the one gas station that was operating.
The irony of it all is that I had just made this card and was in the process of posting it to my gallery over at Stampin' Addicts website (for their Stamp Jam), when we were plunged into darkness due to the wet, heavy snow. Next Stamp Jam, I think I will make a Summer type card - maybe a beach theme. Ha ha.
I embossed the background with White Craft ink and White Embossing Powder to make those "snowflakes" more prominent. They do look wet and heavy don't they? The snowman and snowball were stamped on watercolor paper, then cut out. Tip: I hand drew the music notes with my Basic Black Stampin Write Journaler.
Of course I had to add some glittery Dazzling Details to make the snow sparkle!
Stamps: Snow Much Fun, Distressed Dots background
Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Black Stazon, SU Markers
Accessories: White EP, Dazzling Details (Holiday Mini), dimensionals, sponge, Basic Black Stampin Write Journaler, Big Shot, Northern Frost Strip, White Brad