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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A storm and a thank you

Wow - what a storm we had early this morning!  I awoke at 4:30 to horrible winds, thunder and lightening, driving rain and loss of power in the neighborhood.  Got ready for work by the light from a flashlight - still no power when it was time to leave.  Hmmm - electric garage door - I could open it manually but it was hard to lift and wouldn't click in the open position, just slid shut again!  Luckily the rain and lightening had ended so I set off walking to the bus stop 2 1/2 miles away.  About 5 blocks from home, a couple who also takes the bus stopped and offered me a ride - how sweet!  I didn't even know their names, they just recognized me.  So Kelly and Mike got me to the bus on time when I figured I'd have to take a later bus due to the long walk.  Then they offered to be sure I got home at the end of the day too!!  To thank them, I made this card tonight:

Thank you purple flower

I used a fun Hero Arts/Basic Grey (Indie Bloom) set called Enjoy that I bought at the Mall of America Archiver's last week.  I met Hero Arts Flickr group friends Barb and Daria for dinner (Tucci Benucch - yummy!!) and a bit of shopping.  Here's my photo of our shopping spree.  In the background you can see a bit of a display for a Cards by Hero Arts class - I took it and enjoyed it very much! 

Barb and Daria are showing some new Tim Holtz seasonal Distress Inks; my stamp set is behind my back - I forgot to show it off, oh well... Had to use my 43% off coupon, don't ya know.  We had a great time and it was wonderful to see them both again!  Two years since I last saw Daria - hope it's not that long til the next time.  Luckily, I get to see Barb more often.

I made the card below on Sunday after all the Father's Day festivities.  I used the same stamp set as above but in a totally different way.  I used one of the sketches from this month's Hero Arts contest.  Really had fun coloring the flowers with Copics - I'm not very good at it but still enjoy it!

Day is a Gift sketch

Hope you're having a crafty week!  Thanks for stopping!!


Barb said...

It was great seeing you and Daria, Linda! So glad you're enjoying that new stamp set - love how perfect it is for the HA sketch, and your card for those nice neighbors of yours is beautiful!

Our lights only flickered this morning, but the storm woke all of us up too! Hope we don't get more tonight - hugs! :)

Anita Rex said...

Wow oh wow Linda lots of people would just call in sick! Good for you for still getting to work! And so happy that someone saw you to pick you up! Love your cards with your new set, doesn't new stamps make you happy? So fun to see you all meet up! :> Hope to see you in the fall!

jintyoo7 said...

Yikes, what a start to your day - three cheers for your neighbours :) They will love this beautiful card, in fact both card with the Indie bloom are beautiful. Hope tomorrow starts better.

Dawn said...

how exciting to catch up with your friends. I love both your cards. That stamp is really lovely and looks awesome in the sketch card. Quite a unique way of using it.

Maureen Morton said...

Sorry that you had to weather such a storm, but your story has such a sweet ring with getting help from your new friends! And, they must be tickled with this beautiful card - those colors just pop off the paper. Glad you girls had fun shopping - that store looks amazing (wish we had one). My visit here really brightened my soul today!

Robin K. said...

I'm with Anita as most people would have just called in!! How sweet of you to thank your neighbors with such a pretty card! Love the other one using this set - I think your copic coloring is great!

Greta said...

Beautiful cards, Linda! Such sweet neighbors--renews your faith in mankind!

Brenda said...

It's so nice to know that there still are kind and genuine people in the world hey! I love both your cards Linda!