Wednesday, December 5, 2007

just riding along

got a new stamp! she's a cute chick on a bike! my kinda biker babe!

she's from 'great impressions', i stamped her in stazon black and colored her with my sakura gel pens. used scallop punches to punch her out and mount.

simple card, really. papers are from a small DCWV stack, used cuttlebug swirl embossing folder on top layer. added some pretty lavender organza for even more prettiness.

well, it took me almost 2 hours to get to work today (i live about 25 miles away and it usually takes about 25-30 minutes). i keep hearing these horror stories from customers, employees, and friends about how this flood has damaged not only their property, but their lives. to see some pictures of what we're going through, click here. that is a photo of the freeway (the medians were pushed out of place by the water), the heart of our small community. also, the main way to get from portland OR. to seattle, WA. with the freeway closed for 20 miles, almost everyone in the northwest is being affected by this disaster.

we're ok, meaning our family is safe and our home is un-touched. we do, however, have no wal*mart (AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!) for at least 6-9 months and have had to find alternate means of commute, resulting in HUGE time consumption.

it's very unfortunate that this happened so close to the holidays. it's difficult to want to help the ones who need it now, because it's more than just the kids, homeless, and less fortunate families, it's a whole community. please pray for my little area of the world, desperation already seems to be setting in for some.

have a great week, i hope you are all safe and dry!


ScrapMomOf2 said...

I'm so glad that your family and home are both fine . . . honestly, after that, everything else will work out. These natural disasters seems to be coming more frequently all the time. It's horrifying watching these things on the news. Hurricanes, wild fires, tornadoes, floods, . . . it's all surreal. Take care and stay safe!

Gorgeous card! I love that stamp! The Cuttlebug embossing looks great, and so do the scallops!

All Pink girl said...

Gorogeous card ,love the colours with the stamp ,
Glad to hear you and your family are safe take care Dawnx

Marilyn said...

Wow - I hadn't seen any pictures of the flooding until I clicked on the link you provided - we had a flood in our community this summer, and the power of water is unbelievable. So glad you and your family are safe - hope that your community will be able to rebuild quickly - it is amazing how fast ours has - even though there are still several bridges washed out and homes forever destroyed.

kathleenh said...

Sweet card.

I'm glad to hear you and your family are fine. I hope things get better soon.