I have an “unexpected” day off work today due to the weather (I used quotes because we knew the storm was coming and that there was a high probability of having at least a half-day off today):

Winter storm warning in effect.

Day: Snow at times heavy mixed with freezing rain. Snowfall amount 10 to 15 cm. Blowing snow. Wind north 60 km/h gusting to 80 except gusting to 100 along parts of the coast. High zero.
Night: Snow mixed with freezing rain. Snowfall amount 5 to 10 cm. Blowing snow. Wind north 60 km/h gusting to 80 except gusting to 100 along parts of the coast this evening. Wind becoming northwest 70 gusting to 100 near midnight. Temperature steady near minus 1. 
If you didn’t bother to read the text above, let me summarize – we’re looking at 25 cm of snow and the sound of the wind blowing on our vinyl siding is driving me crazy!  It was soooooo noisy all last night with the wind lashing the side of the house.

Point being – I’m home today!  

I was sorting through (bad)pictures of my completed cards and noticed that I haven’t shared a Valentine’s Day card that I made using another cute High Hopes stamp.  Here’s the card:


You can also see a small stack of altered heart shaped tins (plastics?) I made too.  These were an insane bargain at Dollarama.  I only bought 2 packages as the quality looked questionable in the store (there are 4 in a pack) and there was one “dud” (the plastic has white spots in it that looked like creases in the plastic) and I wasn’t sure how well patterned paper would stick to the plastic lids.  My K&Co double-sided paper worked really well on these.  I’ll have to keep an eye out for Easter tins as they’d make great gift holders for my work peeps. (oh, they could have Easter Peeps inside – except I usually avoid giving anything that isn’t individually wrapped.  Must think about this…Peeps for my peeps is almost too good to pass up!)

Back to the card…

I watercoloured the HH image and added some glitter accents on the balloons (which you can actually see in the picture above!) and dry embossed the background cs with a cuttlebug folder.  I did DTP (direct to paper) inking on the embossing to accent the heart shapes and only used a small piece of yummy Basic Grey paper.  The sentiment was computer-generated and punched out with a circle punch.  This was a card for a man so I did use my nesties but avoided the scalloped edge dies.

That really was the last of the 2009 Valentine’s.   I fully intend to take advantage of a couple of hours of play time this afternoon (now that laundry is done and I know we’re closed for the afternoon too) and I hope to come up with something blog-worthy.  I might even finish a project I started on Saturday…

Happy Snow Day, St. John’s!