Monday, September 15, 2008

No Electricity!

Hi, everyone! I'm working tonight from Chris's office, because we have been without electricity at home since about 3:00 yesterday (Sunday) afternoon. We had terrible winds (gusts around 75 mph) all day -- compliments of Ike! Duke Energy said that 900,000 (about 90%) of their customers were without power, the most ever. It's down to about 600,000 at this point, and we're among them! It's a mess around our area -- lots of trees down, minor damage to some homes. Our rear gutter is in a mangled heap in our backyard! Luckily, though, no one was hurt, and I know that many others in our country have dealt with much worse. It certainly makes me count my blessings!

Anyway, I'm here at Chris's office, getting laundry done and catching up on computer stuff, so I thought I'd sneak in a quick post. I made this card early yesterday before the storm hit. It's for the Featured Stamper Challenge at SCS. This week's FS is lazylizard. I CASEd her card shown HERE. I changed the colors and images, and I added some layers, ribbon, and a Cuttlebug background.

The images are from First Fruits by Papertrey Ink. It is a gorgeous set, full of autumn and Thanksgiving images and sentiments. I created the "patterned paper" on the corners by stamping repeatedly with one of the images in the set. On the corners and the image panel I did a lot of rock-and-rolling. I really like how it turned out!

That's all I have for now! I don't know when I'll get more stamping in or when I'll get back on the computer, so I hope you'll check back with me! Thanks so much for stopping by -- I hope to be posting again soon! :)

Stamps: First Fruits (Papertrey Ink) Ink: Kiwi Kiss, More Mustard, Really Rust (SU!) Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, More Mustard, Really Rust, Whisper White (SU!) Other: Kiwi Kiss striped grosgrain, Earth Elements brads, horizontal slot punch, stamping sponge (SU!); Cuttlebug, Leafy Branches embossing folder (Provo Craft); dimensional foam

10 comments:

Tammy Hershberger said...

Hope you get back home and back to "normal" soon! We lost power at 5:00 yesterday (shortly after I finished my Featured Stamper card, too!) but luckily had everything back on by 9:00. Your card is beautiful! Love the fall colors!

Susie said...

I really don't like being without power for very long. I have withdrawal! Your card is WONDERFUL! I love that wheat image. Beautiful layout. Hey - I used your stew recipe yesterday and we sure have enjoyed it. Thank you for that.

Dawn Easton said...

Oh goodness, still no power eh? Hope it gets fixed soon but I'm happy to hear you all are doing well otherwise.

Your CASE is lovely!!! Wonderful PTI stuff!

Allison said...

This is a gorgeous card! I love the colours and background!
Glad to hear that you are doing ok, hopefully power will be back soon.

Renée/prchvs said...

Wow, Christina, that's a gorgeous card. Love the image, love the layout, love the colours!

I hope your power gets restored quickly. I can't imagine having to live through storms like that ... we get winter ones, but not like that! Thanks goodness you and your family are alright. So many DO have to deal with so much worse, so we have reason to be thankful every day!

Donna said...

wow, had no idea you were in Ike's path - sorry about the electricity! glad you have somewhere to hang out though and damage was not worse. what a pretty Fall card

Ifat Art said...

I'm so sorry about all the mess your dealing with there...
I hope it will be better soon and that Ike will finish his tantrum.. he he.

That's a great card, though. I love the color on it.

Jeanette - said...

Christina - your card is gorgeous! I'm sorry about your power though, I hope it comes on soon!

heather said...

oh pretty card.. hope you get your power bak

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear everyone is OK--- Here is OHIO-- we definately felt IKE as well--- We lost power for about 12 hours but are one of the very fortunate ones --- They are saying alot of people won't get power back until Sunday!!! We did have a lot of damage to our roof and lost 2 trees but our family is safe and soun-- I can't imagine what Texas was like!!!
Thanks for taking the time to still share your card even with the power out!!!
sherri Alspach
sherrialspach@sbcglobal.net