Saturday, March 8, 2008

A Box and a Blizzard

Hi there! I hope your weekend is off to a great start! We're snowed in -- I seriously think I might just stay in my pajamas all day! We got hit with the second part of the "blizzard" that came through the Ohio Valley last night -- photos are below! But first I want to share this Birthday File Box I made last night (nowhere to go, lots of time for papercrafting!). I saw this post on the blog of Sharon Johnson (aka notimetostamp) a few weeks ago. If you haven't been to Sharon's blog, you MUST go! She is so incredibly talented, and she's the queen of 3-D projects! When I saw her index card box, I knew I wanted to make one to keep track of birthdays. I figured I could just keep it on my table so those birthday cards can get made and addressed right away! The box was very easy to make, and my new Scor-Pal made it a breeze! :)

I have tabs for every month, punched from Regal Rose cardstock with a Round Tab Punch. I used Straight Up Alphabet (retired) and a Stamp-a-ma-jig to label the tabs. I stamped the letters in Chocolate Chip ink, and I also applied the ink Direct to Paper (DTP) on the tabs and Cosmo Cricket Hey Sugar paper. I added an extra tab for the addresses of RAK's I've received or sent, in case I want to re-RAK someone! :)

For each month, I have 4x6" index cards. Each card has the date in the corner and the address of the birthday person. There's also plenty of room below the address to note sizes, favorite stores or restaurants, or any other important information. I'm really hoping this makes my card-sending much easier -- the older I get, the harder it is to remember everything! :)

Okay, now for the "blizzard" photos... this is what it looked like this morning when I woke up. The first photo is the view from my front porch.


These next two photos are of my backyard deck. Look how high the snow is! This is pretty unusual for my home in northern Kentucky. We always get snow in winter, but it's rare that we get a foot or more in one snowfall. I know many of you get this kind of snow all the time, so you're probably laughing at me!! I guess it wouldn't be such a big deal if it wasn't MARCH!!! Last week it was near 70 degrees, and my tulips and daffodils were emerging!

That's all for now! My husband is planning to make a big pot of soup and get a fire going in our fireplace -- it's going to be a good day for stamping! :) Thanks for visiting today -- have a great day and a fantastic weekend! :)

15 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Love your index box Christina! I was hoping to get something made too. I adore Sharon and her blog!
Wow girl, that is a LOT of snow. At least in one shot anyway. I have tons of snow here but it's been accummulating since late October....haha!
Hope it melts fast but not TOO fast, you don't need flooding!
Enjoy your snowed in weekend!

Anonymous said...

I live in Western KY but we didn't get this much!!! Don't you just love it!!! I have a pot of chili on and still in jammies ready to stamp all day. I check your blog everyday and just love all your cards.

Alexandra said...

This index box really rocks, Christina - love this!!!! I need to go check out her blog, sounds like she has some fun things! Wow - you guys have gotten hit hard - it's 70 and sunny here - LOL! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

carole (TruCarMa) said...

LOVE that index box, Christina, and WOW! Is that a lot of snow! We keep getting snow forecasted, but it keeps missing us -- guess you're getting it all! Sure makes for some cozy stamping, doesn't it? : )

Allison said...

I love that box for keeping track of birthdays! I always have a hard time keeping track of everyone's (usually I just write them on the calendar but I don't always pay much attention to it). The box is beautiful.

Valerie said...

LOVE the box! May have to put one of these on my stamping to do list - now who will actually address the envies and stamp them? That's is where I get way laid!

And, you don't want to know the temp here today, looks nothing like snow...:)

Tracy said...

Love that card file box. I need to get the circle tab punch- putting it on my list so I don't forget! Hope you can get shoveled out soon. We, too, got the same storm. We have at least a foot and another foot on the way by tomorrow. Stay warm!

Cathy I. said...

Love your box - great idea!!! Have fun with your snow - we got all rain...lots and lots of rain!
Keep up the great work!

Carolyn King said...

That birthday box is INGENIOUS! Love this idea and the one about putting fav stores, etc on the card. Love that!

Those pictures make me cold...and make me a bit homesick. Still glad i dont have to shovel! Stay warm!

Anonymous said...

Love the box!!! I think I just might have to try and case that one!!!---- Your not alone with the snow---- We recieved 16-20 inches -- We are in Canal Winchester--- Just southeast of Cols. I hope we can get out --- the plows still haven't come thru yet!!! right now we are a level 3 though go I guess we're not supposed to get out!!

Have a great day!!!
Sherri Alspach

Nancy said...

Hi Christina! I love the box, great colors and idea. I am soo jealous of your snow :( We love snow. I am in sunny hot Miami FL and hate it! We have been here for 4-5 months and don't like the heat. Came here from Germany and miss the snow, we useed to get as much as your photos and it was great, LOVE snow days. My in-laws are in Ohio so they got a lot too

Susan (rainy) said...

LOVE this idea for a birthday file. Makes it so easy to add more.. you never run out of lines or space like in a notebook or calendar. This is beautiful.

chelemom said...

This is such a great idea!!!

Alli Miles said...

Look at that SNOW!!! ACK!!! And here I was complaining about my weather in my last post to you *lol* Your file is PERFECT. I have been meaning to do something like this with verses and I think you have just inspired me to do so *smiles*

shel9999 said...

LOVE the birthday box, Christina...all shabby! (I don't love all that snow though. Wow, that's a lot!)