Friday, February 12, 2010

Cruisin' On a Snowy Afternoon! A KitCat Challenge

FINALLY – It’s my January KitCat Challenge Card! I *never dreamed* I would be this late in posting, especially since I was the hostess! Those reasons later; on to the card!

I was *really* tired of winter, so it was a no-brainer to feature Bella cruising in her Vette! I threw in some summery papers and fun Bella-like embellies for the rest of the kits, and only asked that the Kittens choose a card fold that they either hadn’t yet tried or that was their favorite.

I chose to make an Easel Fold card and I love this fold!! I know I’ll use it for a picture frame card, a calendar card, all sorts of fun cards!

And just wait until you see the GORGEOUS creations by Michelle, Catherine, Lorie, Kelly, and Jeanette!

Okay, there are 2 reasons I’m late in posting:

REASON #1. Little did I know that Mother Nature was about to slam us with one of the worst storms the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic states had ever seen: Snowmageddon 2010!
Here’s our patio area around 6 PM Friday:

And 12 hours later around 6 AM Saturday, with 20 *more* inches of snow than they had predicted for us.

Not only did we get close to 40 inches of snow between the 5th and the 10th, we also lost power for almost 36 hours. Not fun, especially since we have well water. So laundry and dishes and general housecleaning piled up for almost 2 days. Fortunately, The Man has a 4WD & The Girl has an AWD, we have 2 gas fireplaces, and snow is nature’s freezer, so we could make runs for coffee and food, we were warm, and we didn’t lose any food except the containers of leftovers that no one was going to eat anyway.
Here’s our fridge, from left to right: Meats, Deli, Dairy! LOL!!!

REASON #2. I strongly disliked my original card, so because of one of my personality traits, I totally redid my card. (I know; I probably need an intervention.) But I’m so glad that I did, because I really like this one!

Be sure to hop along at the Love Me Do Bella Blog Hop tomorrow, February 13, starting at 10 AM Eastern at the StampingBella Blog! I'm so excited to be playing along as one of the Blog Hop Stops! My first one!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you'll visit again soon!


Catherine said...

O-M-GOODNESS! Susan, I am seriously drooling over this, jaw hanging open and all! This is beyond, beyond GORGEOUS!!!!!
Holy Cardmaking, BatGirl! Love the layout, Bella is totally stylin' the way you colored, cropped and accessorized her! And all those yummy embellies! This is such a feast for the eyes! You may be anal, but you are rocking some super serious mojo!!! YGG! This is just amazing! WOW!

Lorie said...

Hi Susan!
I don't think Catherine left ANYTHING unsaid!! WOWZERS!!! This is one fabulous card! It's a stunner, and so is that snow!!! AMAZING on all counts!!!

Love ya,

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Susan, your card is wonderful!!! I love all the details. This really is outstanding!!!

And I loved the pictures and tales of your snowstorm, too!


Imke said...

Susan, this is such a beautiful card. The DP and the layout is super cute .

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! Ditto Catherine too! You card is absolutely amazing and well well worth the wait.

And the snow - oh my! Love the 'fridge :)

Hugs and love

Judy McMullen said...


Thanks for sharing your pix and snow stories. I'm still trying to figure out 4WD and AWD????

Anonymous said...

Oh Susan, love, love , love your say awesome is putting it mildly....way to go....great job....

MiamiKel said...

There she is ..... Miss America .... tee hee! It's the long awaited Kit-Cat that was soo worth waiting for, Bella needs her own crown!! GAHHHH! Gorgeous! And I'm also dropping jaw at all your snow - soooo not fair!! How 'bout my sun for your snow? LOVE LOVE the outdoor fridge - ROFL!! I 'membah those days! This was a supah fun kit this month, Hostess Sus - hugs!! Muah!