Thursday, April 28, 2011

Heart Warming

Oh boy. Sure looks like this is going to be one of those days I'd like to forget ever happened. I was woken up at 5:18 this morning by the sound of the sump pump. That doesn't usually bother me, especially not during the last week anyway. Because of all the rain we've had for the last week or so, the ground is so saturated and the pump has been running alot and doing a fine job. But this morning it was going on every 6 seconds - not a good thing. It looked like the water was winning the war at the pump! At least it woke me up so things could be taken care of. My hubby hooked up the hose to flush the water out through the window instead of the drain pipe. As of this point in time it looks like things are under control. Except the water is still being pumped out of the window, so the basement is freezing. So it's looking up right now. And all I can say is, "Thank you God for waking me up when you did!" Oh, and did I mention today's my birthday?? It's the big 60. Does that mean I'm officially old now? Happy birthday to me....

Ok, on to the good stuff. Last night I was playing around with some cardstock that was already cut. My hostess club ladies wanted to make the card on the SU! website that was advertising the sneak peak products that are available in April. I always cut an extra set or two because we often have 'visitors' join our club night. I didn't want to make the same card over again, so instead I started playing with the components that were already cut and came up with a different card. Here it is....

Stamps: Filled With Love (retired)
Cardstock: River Rock, Marina Mist, and Cherry Cobbler along with Paisley Petals (sneak peak) Designer Series Paper
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot with Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Decorative Label Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, and Dimensionals

Here's a close up of the detail items. I was really surprised after listing all the punches. It never seems like very many when you're using them all. But when you start listing them, whew! There were alot!

Oh yes, I forgot to mention the little black rhinestone (or whatever it's called) that I used. It's back from the Holiday Mini Catalog and I used them for halloween. There were a few left and I liked it better than anything else I had for this card.

Actually this card was supposed to fit the sketch from the Stamping 411 Operators for last weekend. But a funny thing happened. When the card was finished, it really didn't look like the sketch anymore at all! Don't you hate when that happens??

Gotta run. The grandbaby is awake and wants out of his crib. Have a splendid day. And try to stay warm and dry!

1 comment:

Debbie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! 60 is the new 40, so no, you are not OLD!! You are a beautiful, talented and loving grandmother! Okay, sump pump problems are no way to wake up on ANY day, especially not your birthday, but it could have been much, much worse! Hope the day gets much better, and you get lots of birthday hugs and wishes!