Monday, August 29, 2011

Update and a new card!

Thank you for those who posted well wishes for Hurricane Irene.  We weathered the storm pretty well. LOTS of branches down and one BIG limb took out 1/2 my NEW dog kennel.  So, we'll have to cut up that limb and reattach the fencing.  We lost power at about 6am on Sunday morning and are still without it now (5pm Sunday night).  Our friend came and hooked up a generator about 3:30pm, so our fridge and internet are working while it's running.  Estimates for power are up to a week away - so we'll see how we fare with that.

So, since I have internet, I figured I'd set up a post for Monday morning and make some blog visits!

Last week I colored up more Inky Antics images.  This gal speaks the truth!

At least it's the truth when I attempt to cook!  I made a second card using same image/paper and that sentiment reads "If at first you don't succeed, order take out" - which is another motto I could live by (and I do!)  Most times, we just go straight for the takeout!

The day I finished making these cards, my husband decided he wanted to try cooking bronzini (a whole Italian fish).  He had me prepare it for the grill, and I knew at that point I wasn't eating it!  Then he cooked it and took a bite and pushed it to the side as well.  I told him about the "order takeout" card and we had a good laugh!

I colored this gal up with distress inks again on watercolor paper. I COOL tip I saw on the Inky Antics blog was to add 'eye' color to the image's eyes.  If you click on the picture, you'll see I gave her blue eyes!  I'm so happy I saw this tip!

Off to see what everyone else has been up to on their blogs!  Hope you have a great Monday!

Thanks for your visit!


Audrey Pettit said...

So sorry to hear about the dog kennel and that you've lost power, Maria! Thank goodness for that generator. I sure hope you don't have to go a week without electricity.
And you've so made me smile with your fun post today. The story of that fish gave me a chuckle. Your card is just adorable. Love the colors and papers and how you tied the ribbon through the side of the oval. Fabulous image and sentiment, too. And as always, fantastic coloring. :)

Kathy and Lucky said...

Oh my goodness, I sure hope the power comes up sooner than later...:( It is so hard since the companies in MA/VT who might help out need to help themselves, well prayers things go faster than planned at least for now you have the generator. Your card is way fun, love the image and the sentiment and your coloring with the inks and love the eye color never think of that.

Tamika said...

I love the ideas you come up with for your cards, they are so creative. I am sorry you are without power but thankful everyone is okay. Take Care, Tamika

Cindy said...

Awesome, Maria!! What a cute image!!
I love that sentiment, and the other one as well. I've never seenthis image before!! Fabulous!

jimlynn said...

So glad all is ok Maria and you didn't have a lot of damage. Hopefully you'll get power back soon too. Generators always are nice to have in cases like this.
Love the cute, cute card and really like how you did the eyes! Perfect.

Gina said...

I hope your power is restored soon and I'm happy to know you weathered the storm. Super cute card! I need to to send some of the people in my family. Every get together someone burns the rolls and when the smoke detector goes off, dinner is ready!

Monica said...

Hi Maria,

Relieved that all is well and hope that the power situation gets better sooner rather than later...

This card has such a funny image and the colouring is so well done. Love the sentiment!

xxx Monica

Cheryl said...

Cute card! I love this image and sentiment! Some days this certainly is true at my house. :) I love the DP you used.

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