Monday, August 29, 2011

We made it!

We made it through hurricane Irene and although Saturday night was very stressful, we're fine. The tornado warnings went on long into the night, so I never went to bed or tried to sleep. We have minimal damage and no flooding, so we consider ourselves extremely fortunate! I'm hoping for a better week ahead. An earthquake, a hurricane, and tornadoes touching down in one week is extremely difficult to imagine, but it happened, and I'm glad it's behind us now! I think mother nature might be a little ticked!
On to my cards. First up is my entry for the Sweet Stop SSS123 sketch challenge found here. I used this cute Cocoa mouse image and colored it with Copics, and fussy cut it out. Oops! I accidentally snipped off the curly end of his tiny tail..........ouch!! I used some BG dp from the Jovial pack, and some red and green scraps from my stash. The sentiment is a sticker, and I added some yellow stickles to the star, and some liquid applique to the fur on his stocking.
This is my take on the OWH Stars and Stamps sketch challenge #83 found here. I used this adorable Sarah Kay image, and colored her with Copics in shades of purple and green. I added some PTI green leaf and plum pudding card stock for the mats, and some matching green leaf polka dot ribbon. The embossed panel was done with the SU! square lattice ef. I left the sentiment off because this can be used for many different occasions.
I haven't spent a lot of time on the computer lately so I have a lot of catching up to do. I hope your Monday is a great one for you, and thanks so much for stopping by :)

Carol

23 comments:

Benzi said...

Carol, so glad you're all o.k. and minimal damage. I know how scary that was just from living through so many tornadoes. I've had several of those sleepless nights myself.

Both your cards are super. Love the use of liquid applique on your stocking. Just an adorable card.

Your next card is yummy...loving how you used that pretty ribbon.

Jetstudio Designs said...

Glad you made it thru the storm. I love your cards. I think the little girl is my favorite--love the colors.

Julie said...

Great cards, Carol! I love the purple and greens on your sketch card. Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge! Glad you and yours are all okay!

Velta said...

Hi Carol!!! I am so glad that you guys weathered the storm...I know that you are not used to that kind of weather and you are blessed to have gotten through it with so little damage! Your 1st card, you would never know you cut off that little guys tail...too cute...the
2nd card is gorgeous...I would love to have that SU EF...it just makes the card "POP!" Take care my friend and hopefully you won't have any more bad weather!!

Wendy said...

Both cards are so adorable! Love your coloring on both!
Happy to hear you made it thru the storm! It was pretty scary when I seen the tornado warning go up but all was well here in Wrightsville. We lost power for most of Sunday but all in all we were lucky!
Happy Monday, Carol! :)

jimlynn said...

Both are great - cute and then pretty! Of course I love the little Cocoa and the second card is just simply lovely!
Glad y'all are ok after the hurricane. I was thinking of you.
Lynn

Monika/Buzsy said...

I am so glad you and your family are OK. Hope you won't have to worry about the weather for a while! Such pretty cards Carol, as always. Love the sweet image and the pretty colors. Cute Cocoa is colored perfectly... the applique looks great. Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop!

Brenda said...

Hi Carol, I love these two cards! And I scrolled down on your blog & I think I love every card you make!! Something about your style speaks to me. :) So glad to hear you made it through Irene okay! Thanks for sharing your wonderful gifts!

Makiko Jones said...

I'm glad you are all safe Carol! What a one week for you! Hope you can get some rest.

Both cards are so sweet and pretty!

Marlene said...

Well, you're still pretty stinkin' creative even through all that pesky Mother Nature has thrown your way!

Glad to hear you're a-okay. We fared okay, too. Nothing but an inconvenience....power was out for ten hours. So many more with bigger issues, so I can't really complain. :)

Shelby Goolsby said...

I am so glad you are safe and I hope the weather improves. I love your Christmas card the black is such a a great touch and Cocoa looks so cute. Thank you so much for joining us at The Sweet Stop.

Shannon White said...

OMGosh! Miss Carol, I am soo Glad you guys made it through Irene okay.. I know that must have been scary. I kept you all in my prayers! 8-) Both of your cards are so Darned Adorable! I love your Sweet Cocoa in his Christmas stocking! So cute! Nice touch with the liquid applique. And your Sweet little young lady and her kitten are too Sweet! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Saw these beauties as I was swishing by and finally have time to sit and comment. You know I love Cocoa, and I will be wishing I had been making Christmas cards long about Thanksgiving. As for the Sara Kay image, she is just too sweet, and colored beautifully as always. Jim got the bits of limbs and debris picked up last night, all that is left to do is trim my butterfly bush, as it just shreaded its limbs. So glad we both didn't have major damage. I do agree though, It will take the rest of the week to catch up on sleep and release the tension from the tornado warnings! I feel exhausted!

Cathymac said...

Carol...both cards are wonderful! I love to see what you do with Cocoa and this one is as cute as can be! Glad you came through all the horrific weather challenges safe and sound! Thanks for joining us at The Sweet Stop this week!

Linda said...

Both are super cards! Really like the girl card; the colors and polka dots!

Janice M said...

It sure was an interesting weather week wasn't it??!! Love your cards Carol! Love the way you used that Cocoa image for this weeks sketch! Thanks for playing along with us!

Paige said...

Carol, you've been through a lot lately. So relieved you came out okay with mother nature. Your cards are terrific - a great way to relax and think of pleasant thoughts.

Susan (rainy) said...

So glad that you got through last week's incredible events with minimal damage. We had such a beautiful weekend here on the West coast. Have to say that I was feeling quite guilty, but prayers were certainly being said for all of you there.
Your cards are wonderful, Carol. Love that fun Christmas creation. And the girl and her kitty is such a sweet image.

Elise said...

THANK goodness, Carol! all of my "East Coasters" have been such a part of my worry/send prayer list! I'm so glad you shared! MEANWHILE, glad to see the impending storm didn't hurt your AMAZING talent - these cards are outstanding! Love you, sweet friend! xoxoxo!

Joanne (jojot) said...

Mother Nature is not being kind to the East Coast......glad you managed to survive all three disasters......

your cards are so sweet.....and of course I caught sight of my fav emb. fldr.....fabulous

Sue from Oregon said...

My you must be sleeping now to catch up on your lack of sleep! Ugghh. Glad you came through it all okay. Your cards are darling, even without the curly tail!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow, she's a beauty! I love your sketch card Carol!

JD said...

Both cards are great! I must look for that Sara Kay image...It's so darned cute! We also spent a very sleepless night worring about the tornados...so scary!