Friday, June 1, 2012

Challenge at Simply Create Too

Well good afternoon stampers. I had hoped not to have to share this with you...but alas, I may as well. I and my family have been living out of a local area hotel. Last Wednesday, my SIL rapidly strode through the house at 7AM advising us to get out of the house NOW! After taking one look at his face, I grabbed the dog & cat and my robe...I was lounging around deciding just what time I would be in my craftroom and also how I would be fixing the chicken in the frig for dinner. Within five minutes, fire trucks from two towns and EMS trucks were in front of the house (Neighbors on their way to work stopped to see too). Well, the short of it is we had a total electrical fire in the control panel box and it will have to be easy matter in a custom-built house for which there is no electrical schematic available when there should be. But that's another matter. Sooo, if all the plans work out, we are hoping to be back in our home by next Friday. Please say a quickie prayer for just that. And, it goes without saying that we are so very thankful to God that no one was hurt and damage is minimal and that there is such a thing as home insurance.

Nuff said...on to my card...which I  made in the wee AM hours when the house was cool by natural sunlight, I might add.
So, I don't have my stuff to give you every detail, but here's the basics. The card is 5 1/4 x 5 1/4, stamped in Memento tuxedo black. It may appear that it is one BG stamp, but actually it is Just-Rite border stamps that are then die cut with a Nestibilitie Bordabilities die and adhered to the card in four rows. I added a 1 3/8 ribbon and a double bow, which I somehow managed to tie with my bowmaker...but please don't ask me how I did it, since I can barely make a single bow with that thinga-ma-jig.

So readers, I hope you are having an excellent weekend in your very own homes or if you are in a hotel, it is by choice and you are in the midst of a fab vacation.



Joan B said...

the card (and bow) are gorgeous. but a fire!!???? I am SO glad you are ok and hugs, big time

Sandra H said...

Oh this is just outstanding so beautiful:)x

Deb Neerman said...

OMG, I'm so sorry to read this, Erica, but thank God no one was injured! Hopefully, you'll all be home together again very soon.

LOVE the card ... so elegant ... and I love this color palette ... just gorgeous!