Ice Cream for Frigid Days — FMS473

It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week it is my privilege to be the hostess. I have a sketch with some layers this week, so use your creativity with this one.

I made my card for this sketch last week, and thought some ice cream would be fun for a birthday card I needed to send. With the frigid temperatures we’ve been experiencing here in Texas, maybe that wasn’t a good idea. We are now on day three of rolling blackouts with no end in sight until possibly the weekend. At our house we have been fortunate to have intermittent power. We seem to be in a cycle of about 30 minutes with power on and then about an hour with no power. And it has been very cold (at least by Texas standards), Yesterday morning it was -2 degrees F. We’ve gotten snow twice now, and temperatures aren’t supposed to get above freezing until Saturday. The temperature in our house has been in the low to mid 50s since Monday morning. We are blessed to have a gas fireplace, so we do have some heat from that. We moved some of our furniture directly in front of the fireplace and you can find us huddled under blankets in our layered clothing there. My husband has taken the prize for most layers – six! I feel like I’m living in the days of Little House on the Prairie and have renewed respect for settlers in the days before electricity! Despite the discomfort and inconvenience, we are blessed! We haven’t had any frozen pipes yet (houses here are not built for these conditions) and when our power does come on for short bursts, we run to the microwave and stove to heat up some food. Of course, everything is shut down here because we have snow on the ground (again, we are not used to these conditions and know our limitations about driving in it). 🙂 So at least we don’t have to venture outside into the pretty winter wonderland.

I used some of the Ice Cream Corner dsp and the coordinating punch to create this card. The sentiment is from the coordinating Sweet Ice Cream stamp set.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch! I am looking forward to browsing the gallery and seeing what you make this week! Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration!

Enjoy your Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by!

9 thoughts on “Ice Cream for Frigid Days — FMS473

  1. I hope things get better (warmer) there soon! We’re in a similar situation, but we had only 4 hours without power yesterday. Hopefully they won’t have to shut us down today. I really love the ice cream suite! Lovely card!!

  2. Well those cold temps must have inspired your delightful card! I am so glad you do have a source of heat at your house – I just can’t believe the disaster that has happened in Texas! So scary how quickly things can change! Hope things start to improve soon! Oh – fun sketch this week!

  3. This is such a sweet card! I love ice cream! Winter or summer!!! I am hoping that it is warming up there and the power has been restored! Such a crazy time! Thanks for a great sketch this week!

  4. Nothing is worse than being cold in my book! I’m glad that you at least had the gas fireplace to keep warm! Your ice cream card is so fun, but I wonder if you wish you had made a card with some hot soup instead!!

  5. Great sketch this week Amy and I love your colourful ice-cream card, although I’m thinking a cosy fire and warm bowl of soup may be more appropriate in the circumstances! Hope you are over the worst of the weather now.

  6. Your ice-cream card was tempting fate, ha ha! Seriously I hope you survived the snowy temps okay. We are like you in that we are not set up for snow so driving is hazardous and I’m really nervous driving in the snow. Thanks for the fun (and a little bit challenging) sketch!

  7. A fabulous card, Amy! This berry color ice-cream looks terribly yummy and tempting… even in the most frigid temperatures. By the way, spring is almost there here, in Paris and I feel like treating myself with a delicious ice-cream.

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