Sunday, July 7, 2013

Celebrating Red, white and blue

Well it's been a little hectic around my house....if you have following my appliance woes there is more to tell. As it happens I called the store and they told me that they wouldn't give me a time for when they would come since now it was just for the set up and haul away that instead the guys would call me 15 minutes before they came.  So about 4pm I hear the truck show up with no call, and the guys tell me that they make the calls the night before when they are at the store which was about 4:30 when I went to the store to set things up at 5:00 so that is why I didn't receive a time.  It gets more interesting when they hook it up and plug it in, it doesn't turn on so we go downstairs and the circuit breaker is on.  So now, it is Wednesday at 4:30pm before the holiday and I have no electricity going to my dryer so I call my Mother.  My wonderful Dad, who has electrical experience volunteers to drive 110 miles on the Fourth to help me out.  When he comes we realize that the electricity was not turned on to the dryer so at least I have the 220-amp outlet and he is able to work his magic and re-route things so that it was able to work.  Then he offered to trim some bushes and trees since my husband isn't able to do that for me.  I greatly appreciate it since we have a wooded lot and I can't reach many of the limbs.  Then he noticed that a large (20 foot branch) had broken off a dead tree and fallen into the roof of our shed!  Now, I have to wait until Monday when I can call some "tree" guys to see about getting some trees cut and removed that are about 50 feet tall.  The problem is going to be getting the equipment into the back yard to do this.  I don't know what I would do without my parents - they are WONDERFUL!!!  My Mother listens to me and my Dad helps me with the house.
For my card I used an image from Doodle Pantry and I put red stars that I had from a die cut on the inside. For the ribbon, I used some patriotic ribbon from Michaels and put it on top of some white ribbon from Offray.  The sentiment is from TLC. At TLC there is a blog hop that will be on July 21st and I have the badge on the side of my blog - more info to follow.

Patterned Paper:  Doodle Pantry
Cardstock;  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Doodle Pantry - USA star
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Celebrating Red white and blue
Spellbinder:  Star Circle
Ribbon:  Michael's & Offray

Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch 205
Doodle Pantry - Ch. 36
Gingerloft Challenge - Red, white and blue
Eureka - Ch. 46 Stars & Stripes
Crafty Sentiments Design - Red, white and blue
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 154 Stars & Stripes
PTT - Ch. 127 Patriotic themed projects
Paper Pretties - PWC265 Red, white and blue
Inky Impressions - Ch. 115 Red, white and blue
QKR Stampede - Ch. 46 Rock the Red, white and blue


Sandy said...

Great Patriotic card! Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuedays. Hope to see you next week! Sandy =0)

Laura Love said...

This is such an awesome patriotic card! Love the pretty star image! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week! We hope you will play along with us again soon!

Jessi Fogan said...

GOOD GRIEF you need a vacation!! I've only just tuned in to your story now - and oh my. I am so glad that your parents are able to come & give you a hand, because seriously, what a mess!!!
Now, how I got here...from TMS! I love your fun patriotic card, and how cool is that ribbon? I'm so glad that in the midst of your mess, you found time to come play with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches :) HUGS!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Lisa. Sorry to hear about your dryer and trees. So glad your Dad and Mom are there for you! KB

Tanya said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week!

Debbie said...

Oh my! I'm sorry for all your household issues this week!!
Great card!! I love dies and that star circle is awesome!!
Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches and DPDC36!!!

Mian said...

What a fantastic card and great design!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at QKR Stampede.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Hugs Mian
QKR Stampede Design Team Member

Caz said...

This is lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty sentiments, and good luck.

Caz xx

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Several people have done such a wonderful job with the star and this sketch...and yours is one of them. I must keep this filed away for future inspiration. Thank you for sharing and joining us in the July Challenge at Doodle Pantry.

karalschuknecht said...

This is a great red, white, and blue card and I love your take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us this week for "Rock the Red White & Blue.
Karal QKR Stmpede
My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

Penny said...

Wonderful take on that sketch! Love the papers, die cuts, and ribbon! :^)
And you need to write a book about your appliance nightmares! My word!
Hugs, Penny

Unknown said...

Great card, love the sketch you followed. Thank you for joining us at Gingerloft on our Red,white and blue challenge, hugs Tania (DT)xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Just read your post and oh my, you had quite a go there, glad your Dad was able to help out. Your card is beautiful and very patriotic. Thanks for joining us at the DPDC$36!

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us for DPDC36!

L.Wilson said...

Do I need to mention that i L-O-V-E stars!?!?! I love this card and all the stars you pulled into the design. Thanks for playing with us at Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 36!