A House of Cards

Friday, April 4, 2008

Today was a pretty quiet day...

until the tornado sirens started going off. That is one thing I don't like about living in the South. I know that tornadoes can happen pretty much anywhere, but it seems like they happen a lot in this region. The county decided to send the kids home early from school because of the weather, but not early enough. They ride the bus home, so as I was waiting... the weather started getting worse and worse. It was thundering and lightning, the wind was whipping... and then it started to hail. That had me scared! I called the school to see if they held them at the school, but they hadn't. YIKES! After what seemed like forever, they finally made it home safely and we headed down to the basement for a bit. I think I am going to start picking them up at school on bad weather days from now on. I can DEFINITELY get them home quicker than the bus, and I would feel much better if they were with me rather than someone else.


Well, I don't have a ton of new stuff to share, but I do have a card that I made using one of Janelle Richmond's sketches from over at Sketch This and Sketch This: Cards. She is combining her sites, and she is putting together a new team. I wish I had thought to post this earlier. (Ooops! Bad me!) Hope you all got a chance to try out. She does some really awsome sketches, and it is so fun to play along. Be sure to go by weekly and check them out!


For this, I used some Magistical Memories chipboard (Birds of a Feather), some Heidi Swapp paper, some Fancy Pants paper and ribbon, a Creative Cafe tag, Cuttlebug embossing folder, some American Crafts letter stickers, and a few flowers and buttons from Making Memories.

Speaking of Magistical Memories and Janelle Richmond, you can find Janelle's sketches posted over at the Magistical Memories message board too. She posts a new sketch on the 1st and 16th of the month, and if you play along, you have a chance to win some Magistical Memories chipboard. How fun is that! Be sure to stop over and say hi. We would love to see you there.

Well, that is it for me tonight. We have soccer in the morning, so I need to get up early. Hope you all have a great weekend! :)

8 comments:

Jewls said...

Love that little birdie Roree & the way you did the ribbon.
Hope the tornado didn't cause too much havoc.

Rae said...

I LOVE this one Roree ~ that ribbon is gorgeous, and the Mag.Mem. bird is adorable nestled in those flowers!!
{We're trying to "get used to" the huge amount of severe weather in the South too... it's crazy! Glad that your girls made it home safely.}

Kira said...

This is so fab! I love what you did with the ribbon, not just using it smooth! The accent of the blue paper is really nice as well!

And thanks for your sweet comment!

Crayola58 said...

Roree, this is such a pretty card. I love the pink and turquoise, the polka dots on the paper, the ribbon placement is fantastic,...and I love the tag. Glad your girls made it home safe n' sound. What a worry.

jennifer mcguire said...

adorable bird... cool folded ribbon... wonderful colors. :)

Helen & Co. said...

A gorgeous card!! I hope you don't mind, but I have added a link to your blog from mine - I think your work is lovely!
Helen

Melissa said...

Glad you're all safe and sound Roree--what a scare for you.
Your card is darling as usual---love the colors, your stitching, adn that birdie!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Melissa

Nina said...

OOoh, I love the colours and the patterned paper. The little birdy is super cute!

Have to get me some of those felt flowers too....