Whoo hoo! We've got snow today - lots of it! I got an early morning call with a recording from the school district announcing school was delayed two hours. I grabbed my daughter and we went down the hill to shop with the Lions Club for holiday food baskets for needy families in our community at 7 a.m. When we got back, my hubby (still waiting for his co-worker, who had to drive his wife to work) said we'd lost power for a few minutes. Then we received another call saying all schools in our area were closed for the day! My kids are happy!!! And my hubby stayed home too. Here's a peek from our front yard:
I'm so happy we are getting snow before Christmas! It may not be here by Tuesday, but it's nice to have some white stuff now.
So on to stamping (finally!) - I CASE'd the card at the top of this post from Mercedes Weber for my last Christmas 10-card class of the year. I love the Winter Memories stamp set in the Holiday Catalog. It's not going to carry over, so if you want a gorgeous sled and ice skate stamp set, order it by January 2. You can do that and get any Clearance Rack item or digital download too. My Online Store is always open at http://therubberroom.stampinup.net.
This skating card reminds me of a cool, old case my BFF Kim and I came across yesterday while thrift shopping. It contained an old pair of roller skates with wooden wheels and a case for $79.99. I mean they were neat, and probably from the 1950s (before my time)... but for that much? It makes me crazy when things are donated to stores that jack up the price that much. We're looking for deals and would like to support stores that support local charities. But when you can find these kinds of roller skates online for $35, you know the store price is ridiculous.
So no roller skates for me. I'm sticking to making my Christmas gifts or buying local. Since we're all home today, I think I'll bake some Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread today. If you want a fabulous recipe, try this one (with photo!). And enjoy your day!