Saturday, July 16, 2011

Back to the Blog!!

I've been MIA from my blog because of the terrible storm that we had last Monday. We didn't suffer any real damage to our property, but many people around us did. We did lose power for the whole day on Monday and didn't get our cable, internet and phone back until Thursday morning. The storm only lasted about 15 minutes, but it was so powerful and blew up very quickly. One minute it was sunny and then it was black. I took the picture below of a tree in our subdivision that was uprooted. The trunk snapped 24 inches below the surface! Luckily no one was hurt and there was no real damage to the house. I happen to be one of those people who love storms. I love the feeling of something bigger than I am that I have no control over. I don't have to try and fix it. I can't do anything to stop it. It helps to remind me that the weather and God who created it are so much bigger and more powerful than I am.
On to the cards! The first card is one that I made for last week's CAS-ual Friday challenge to make a shaped card. I wasn't able to submit it, though, because we didn't have internet. I got the idea from a Papercraft magazine. I used my Cricut Wildcard cartridge to cut the card. I just bought my Cricut recently and have been searching for ways to use it in my stamping projects. I also plan to use it for bulletin boards at school:)

My second card is for the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge 28. I stamped the You Rule ala Mode on white and colored her with Copics. I traced around her with an NO gray Copic to give her some dimension and make her stand out. Then I found this awesome ribbon in my stash with the alphabet on it! Perfect! Love it when that happens!! I used Circa 1934 dp and a Jenni Bowlin journaling spot. The ala Mode and the journaling spot are popped up. I'm starting to get the back to school bug! I'm thinking about new things that I want to do this year and how I want the room's design to be more functional for the kids:)

You're Too Kind Card
Stamp Sets: Fillable Frames 4 and 6: Papertrey Ink
DP: Porcelain: BasicGrey
Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento
Extras: pink trim (from my mom's stash!), flower: Bazzill Basics, button: Webster's Pages

You Rule ala Mode
Challenge: MFTWSC 28
Stamp Set: You Rule ala Mode: My Favorite Things
DP: Circa 1934: Cosmos Cricket
CS: White: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento, Rich Cocoa Memento
Extras: ribbon from stash, journaling spot: Jenni Bowlin, Copics

1 comment:

lynn said...

wow-i'm glad you are ok, anne! the tree pic is amazing! you got a cricut? you'll love it:) your cards are darling! have a great sunday!