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Friday, 26 July 2013

Yippee---it's FRIDAY!

Hiya folks!

Anyone else happy that it's Friday??

After the week I've had, I am soo relieved that it's Friday. Also very relieved that our electricity is restored. That's right . No electricity for 6 days. We had a terrible storm last Friday, and I mean terrible. I have witnessed severe storms before, but none to this caliber. No exaggeration here.
I was scared. Huge trees fell, completely uprooted, and fell onto cars and power lines. Our area was hit hardest, unfortunately. We couldn't leave our property for a couple of days, as the roads were blocked by fallen trees. No electricity, no internet (ack!), also means no cooking/baking, and probably the worst..no hot water...EGADS!!(we're 5 in the house, that includes 2 teenage boys--need I say more?!) But it could have been worst for us, which thankfully it wasn't. Not so for many of our neighbors.

Anyways, I am relieved that our electricity is restored so I could submit my card for Unity's Friends with Flair challenge. Yippeee!! :) (Pretty much the only challenge I am entering this week!)

Without the power this week, I had to be super inventive with activities for my 3 year old. One of them was that we stamp images and we color them. So, I pulled my large bucket of Unity stamps (I did not realize that I had THAT many!! It doesn't help that Unity has awesome sales!!) and looked through them for ones to stamp and color. It was quite fun. While she stamped and colored away, I decided to make a card for another one of my online friends.

I stamped this image a few times, and colored it in various mediums. Then decided on this one. (I also decided that I need to practice more with my watercolors, but that's a whole different story!) I kinda like this one.

This one is for a gal pal of mine whom I met through a scrapbook website...and Boy! is she talented, and quirky, and ...I just *heart* her so! Seriously! She's always there to give a quick word of encouragement. She's awesome! So, this one's for her, and I already popped it in the mail. I certainly hope I have the right address! lol That would stink if it went to someone else, no?

Anyways, have to finish this off. I have a TON of laundry to do, among other things! yuck! ;)

Be safe. Get crafty.


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19 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!! :)

Karen said...

Oh no..glad you are okay, and I would have been scared too! Have a fabulous weekend! Your card is totally beautiful. Love love love it!!

Ruby said...

Very pretty card. I am glad that you survived that storm.

Karen (karey2005) said...

Pretty card! Glad you survived the storm and the teenage boys with no hot water. OMG....I don't know what I'd have been more scared of!!

Marsha said...

Like your coloring.

Lucy said...

This is a pretty card, Laura. I love the coloring! This stamp is so fun!

Danie May said...

Wow that does sound scary, and I can't imagine that long without power. Your card is gorgeous, I am loving the pretty colors and the way you have highlighted your outlines with your watercolors. Beautifully done and I am sure your friend will love it!

Angeline Choo said...

no electricity for 6 days? woah!! Glad it's ok now.. lovely card you made!

Kris said...

So glad your mis-adventure is over! Lovely card.

Corrie said...

Beautiful card sorry about the power we had some nasty weather here to but we got lucky and the power stayed on

Rachel W K said...

oh my gosh being without power for so long is torturous! and it really is the hot water you end up missing more than anything else... hope your neighborhood is getting itself back to normal now. Gorgeous card, i just love that image so much!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

Gaylynn said...

Glad your power is back on. Your coloring is great with this cute stamp. :)

Julie Odil said...

Six days without power? That'd be horrible! I've camped without power for that long, but never been without from a storm. Only a day or so. Yuck! Can't imagine. Sorry about the tree damage, too. Your card is wonderful! I like the watercolor effect. Your online will LOVE it, I have no doubt. And, if the address is wrong, whoever gets it will be in for a TREAT!

Pryn said...

Gorgeous card! Your online friend is going to cherish it :) The watercolors you chose match your background paper perfectly!

I am glad that your power has been restored and you are on your way to a sense of normalcy again. Sending hugs and prayers to you and your neighbors!

Peg Hewitt said...

6 days without power!!?
wow, that's a serious test!
Love your inventiveness to stamp and colour through it, such a cute card.
Thanks for coming by my blog too, it's always nice to *see* new faces :-)

JPScraps said...

Sorry to hear about your storm troubles. I glad you're OK. The card is lovely!

jennifer mitten said...

what a sweet card....

Beejay said...

bright colors! love this PH stamp too!

Miwa said...

What a lovely card! I'm so sorry to hear about all the trouble caused by the storms - but glad to hear things are improving. That's a mighty long time to go without electricity or hot water!