Friday, March 27, 2009

Blackouts, Fire Trucks and Sketch Challenges

In the last 24 hours my little town in Central New Jersey has been in near panic mode. We had a mini crisis last evening, around 10 pm, when all the power went out on our block. At the time I was cranking out some cards for a few weekly challenges and my hubby was studying for his boating test. While most people might have thrown in the towel and just went to bed, my hubby pulled out our emergency power source-- an old car battery and Jimmy rigged a light source in our bedroom. I secretly call him MacGyver, secretly because he doesn't know who that is.

This morning everything was back to normal, so I thought I would take my little guy out for a walk to enjoy some beautiful weather. I love walking with him, obviously it's a great way for him to use up some of his energy, but it also gives me a chance to slow down and really focus on him. We stopped to look at all kinds of things along the way and even had a bit of adventure at the Library. While we were there picking out some books the fire alarms went off and the building was evacuated. It seemed to be some kind of glitch related to the blackout, but even still every fire company in town responded. We got to stand by while three firetrucks pulled up, sirens wailing and lights flashing, and about ten firemen streamed into the PL to make sure things were A-OK. My little guy was in heaven--what more could a 2 year old boy hope for, except to get a chance to sit in the fire truck, which didn't happen.

A few cards to share with you today; The first one is for Laura's sketch on the 2S4U Blog-- I really had fun making this card. I got to combine products from two of my favorite companies, Papertrey Ink and Basicgrey.

The next is based on a sketch from the Card Patterns blog; I used Making Memories Sabrina Paper and matching paper flowers. I also got a chance to use my new Martha Stewart border punches, a recent splurge of mine.

I hope you enjoy,


Laura Davis said...

WOW Tina this card is just beautiful! Very sweet:) Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

Lou Sims said...

Stunning cards and love the colours you have used. The bottom card is breathtakingly stunning.

Anonymous said...

Both of your cards are fabulous. I love your use of colors and the details are wonderful. Nice job using the CP sketch and thanks for joining us this week!

~dawne said...

Your cards are beautiful. I really like the punched border using the Making looks so dimensional!!

jo said...

Both cards are gorgeous but I especially love the one for 2S4Y!

Congrats on being one of the fab 5+5!

Julie Campbell said...

You do such beautiful work! :) I love both of your cards! Thanks for playing along with the sketch!

Martha said...

Your cards are stunning!! Love everything about them :)

Tereza Crump said...

thanks for stopping by my blog. I love the way you coordinated the black and pink medallions. gorgeous work. :)