Thursday, February 3, 2011

CARDS 2-3-11

Our electric came back on after 24 hours off - ice on the lines. It went out at 7:30 pm (right before our favorite show NCIS was to come on) on Tuesday. Come on, 7:30 is too early to go to bed, but what to do?? My husband did go to bed (he gets up at 5:00 am)...but I headed to my craft room. I decided I could make cards by candlelight. Not as easy as I really do need light to match colors!

Anyway, here is the card I made -- I got 4 of them done. I'm actually surprised the picture came out.

We did spend the cold night at home but we didn't sleep well because we're used to having the fan on during the night. So the quiet was deafening. Our neighbors across the street had electricity and the ones through the woods behind us had it...go figure. It was cold Wednesday morning when I got up to go to work. No lights, no heater in the bathroom, no hair dryer. The no hair dryer was the hair does not look good with no hair dryer to fluff it up.

Wednesday at 5:00 pm we still had no electricity so we decided to check into a hotel and eat. After checking in, my husband opened the soap to wash his face and used one hand towel and then headed to Longhorn. We needed to run by home to pick up something we'd forgotten and saw the electric trucks (from Virginia, thanks guys). Lo and behold, we had electricity. YEA.

Went back to the hotel to check out and they charged us 1/2 because Brad had used the soap and hand towel - the guy said the maid still had to clean. WHATEVER. We were glad to be in our own bed and warm.

This next card is for the Stars & Stamp blog challenge: "Our challenge this week is “On The Farm” We challenge you to make cards for our heroes to send home to their loved ones using a “farm” theme." Well, after spending the day working on horse farm insurance, I knew just what I wanted to do :)

You can't see it but the letters are crimped. I love my crimper but forget to use it!

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  1. Looks like you and I went down to the horse farm for these OWH cards :) I've always been fond of horses and at one time we owned 2 of them, but those days are long gone! I admire your determination to stamp by candlelight, and you did a good job with it too! I'm glad your power came back on, but that was one VERY expensive bar of soap your hubby used huh? Sheesh!

  2. Wow....for carmaking in the did an awesome job!!!
    I know what you mean about sleeping when it's too quite,LOL!!! I've used a fan for 'white noise' forever!!!
    and omGOSH!!!! That horsey is so adorable....I just love him ;)

  3. Charlie horse is adorable! I'd forgotten about him :) You are a dedicated card maker by candle light! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Operation Write Home!

  4. Those little horses are too cute. I like the way you used the leather on the folded edge.

  5. Very cute card! I just adore the little horses!!