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Monday, November 9, 2009
Happy Monday all!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!! This weekend was catch up for me. I completed all my homeschooling reports for the quarter. What a job! So glad that is no longer looming over my head. I also did such much needed catching up on housecleaning.....stamping is just so much more fun. I like order and cleanliness so I just had to dig in!!

We also found out why our basement has been flooding. Woohoo!! It can be easily corrected!!! No more flooding in my craft or laundry areas. Scott and I just could not figure out why after 11 years it was flooding. Yes we had access rain this year beyond belief but we sit up on a small nole and none of the neighbors had any issues. To make a long story short.....we discovered a root of a mulberry tree had grown 25 feet into our footing drain plugging up the entire pipe. All the water from the footing drain backed up the pipe, sat around our house and caused so much pressure that it came into the basement. Needless to say, we now have removed part of the footing drain, have a huge trench, and the mulberry tree will be cut down!! Glad it is a pretty inexpensive fix and there will be no more fuss over flooding!!

Yesterday I had hoped to stamp but came down with a migraine on Saturday night. Oh well...
I am feeling a tad bit better this morning. The card I am going to share with you is one I made last week using the WT242 Purple Pretties Challenge and SC252. I used the Luke 2:11 and Blessed Christmas from Our Daily Bread Designs which was released on November 1. The poinsettia is embossed in gold on Very vanilla paper and then painted with pearl glimmermist. The ribbon treatment is created with the lattice Spellbinders. The dp is one of my faves from BG-Wisteria.

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs- Luke 2:11, Blessed Christmas
Paper: Purple Glitter Paper from K&Co., BG Wisteria Paper, Vanilla
Accessories: ZVA Creative pearls, gold embossing powder, American Crafts Gold Ribbon, Lattice Border Spellbinders, Hero Arts Pearls

Over The Top
Woo hoo! Another award!! Last week I received this sweet award from Cheryl at CherCroppin. Thanks Cheryl!! You are so sweet and I so appreciate you thinking of me. If you have not visited Cheryl's blog your really should. Her designs and talent is incredible. She inpires me with her awesome creations each and every visit.

The rules

Pass this award onto 5 people, post on their blog to let them know they won, and then answer the following questions in ONE word:

1. Where is your cell phone? believe it or not I don't have one!!!
2. Your hair? long, straight and blonde
3. Your mother? Tina
4. Your father? Arie
5. Your favorite food? Chocolate
6. Your dream last night? what I would create this morning
7. Your favorite drink? tea
8. Your dream/goal? To get back into teaching when the kids are older
9. What room are you in? den
10. Your hobby? stamping and altered crafts
11. Your fear? losing loved ones
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? rich! no just able to keep up with bills
13. Where were you last night? my father in laws
14. Something that you aren't? rich
15. Muffins? Chocolate Chip
16. Wish list item? Copics
17. Where did you grow up? New Jersey
18. Last thing you did? Blog hop
19. What are you wearing? sweats
20. Your TV? off
21. Your Pets? only tropical fish in a 100 gallon tank
22. Friends? caring
23. Your life? Blessed
24. Your mood? excited to begin a new day, motivated
25. Missing Someone? my mother in law who passed away
26. vehicle? Impala
27. Something you're not wearing? Shoes
28. Your favorite store? Michael's
29. Your favorite color? sage or baja breeze
30. When was the last time you laughed? yesterday
31. Last time you cried? don't remember
32. Your best friend? Scott my hubby
33. One place that I go to over and over? Walmart and Hannaford for groceries
34. Facebook? heck no!! On the computer too much already!
35. Favorite place to eat? Red Lobster although we have not been there in 2 years!!

Now to pass this award on to five others who I visit daily and who inspire me with each and every post. This is so hard since there are so many who inspire me in so many different ways and some of the choices I would like to have picked have already received this award from Cheryl or others. Here they are in no particular order:

Kathy-Inspired to Stamp

Crystal- Crystal's Crafty Creations
Grace- Th-ink-ing of You
Sandee- Simply Southern Sandee
Kristine- Ink Something

I wish I could pass this award on to so many others since you all inspire me!! This post could go on for miles!! I know I posted six here but I happen to know that some of these gals are away or unable to see this post so I posted 6.

I just came back to edit this post since I just was blog hopping and visited my friend Kathy's (Inspired to stamp) blog. She left me a similar award to the one I just passed on to her with the exact same questions, so in order to not be redundant, I am posting a picture of the award and passing it on to 5 more bloggers. Thanks so much for the award Kathy!! Too funny that we would think of each other. You always put a smile on my face with your kindness and your exceptional creations and talent!! If you have not visited Kathy or Cheryl's blog you really should!!

I've also been honoured this week by my dear friend Kathy who bestowed this award on me!!!! Thanks for thinking of me Kathy - YOU ROCK!!!! :)

These are the rules to play along:

Pass this award on to 5 people, post on their blog to let them know they won, and then answer the questions above in ONE word. O.k. so I broke the rules a little bit and answered some of the questions in more than one word and I can't count either LOL!...send out the blog award police.

I pass this award on to (please note these are in no particular order:
Vicki-Stamped Smiles
Stef- Glitterbabe Greetings
Danni-Danni's Dream Crafts
Ann- Create with me- Ann
Dawn- Stamping Thyme

Angie- Body Mind Spirit and Stamps

Have a great day!! Thanks so much for all your uplifting comments and your inspiring posts!!


KathyJ (Wattle) said...

ROFL!!!! OMGosh Chris that is TOO funny that we posted the almost IDENTICAL award to each other!!!! LOL!!!!

WOOHOOOOOOOOOOO about the drainage!!!! Thank goodness you found the problem and it is easily fixed!!!! YAY!!!! NO more flooding!!!! :)


Patti J said...

Hooray for finding your flooding issue!!! And a HUGE hooray that it is fixable!!! Your card is stunning! Needs to be in a frame on a wall!!! Gorgeous girl! Great job. Thanks for sharing...

Risa said...

Hello Chris,
Your card is stunning and the color combo is fabulous! Glad to hear that you discovered what was causing your basement to flood. Take care and I hope you feel better.

chercroppin said...

What a gorgeous card Chris! It's so elegant and your ribbon too!

And am glad you're enjoying your award, you deserve cool reading more about you too!

Annette said...

Another stunning card, just love the colours and all the special detail. So glad you have solved your water problem, without too much expense or damage. Two awards so deserved!!! Hope you are feeling much better soon! Take CareX:)

Cheryl said...

OMG your card is stunning,I love the ribbon,pearls and poinsettia!!! Congrats on your awards,so well deserved!! It's good to hear you stopped the flooding.
Hugs xx

Gina said...

Your card is beautiful, I love all the pearls and the poinsettia. Glad your flooding issue can be easily fixed.

Tracy said...

Your card is beautiful and ornate, it looks so special.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Danielle said...

Love your card Chris - it's so beautiful and super elegant! Love that gorgeous tag and the colours are so rich & lush! So pleased to hear you found the 'root' of your flooding problem (excuse the pun, lol)!!! Have a great day!
hugs, Danielle

Kerri said...

This is so beautiful, Chris! I just love that poinsettia image, and the pearl flourish is gorgeous! Congratulations on your awards!

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous, Chris!!! Beautiful colors and pearl accenting!!! Lovely card!!!

stampinfrog said...

Chris your card is so elegant and beautiful! Love the BG papers!
So glad you have figured out the flooding problem. Hope your migraine is better!

Anonymous said...

Hun, you are such the sweetheart!! What a joy to find that you've thought of me for this award!! BIG HUGS!! THANKYOU!!

Anonymous said...

...and of course your creation is just AAAA-MAZING!! Love those pearls, the perfect bow and layout!! So special!! TFS! HUGS

Holly said...

Congratulations on your awards. They are well deserved! I love today's card. The colors are just gorgeous!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i definitely think more about using my die cuts when i'm here. this card is .... i'm speechless! it is THAT gorgeous! those colors are fabulous and i really mean it.... i think about my die cuts. i never use them but now.....

i'm sooooo glad you found your flooding problem and that it isn't an expensive one! now THAT is a blessing!

and i thank you so much for the award. you defintely deserve all your awards. you're one super, super lady and i'm glad you're my friend.


LINDA said...

OMGosh this is so gorgeous!!!Simply stunning!!!
Congrats on your award..
Hugs, Linda

RosesMarijke said...

What a very beautiful card!!

Spyder said...

Love that card at the top, it's sooo pretty! and I also have an Award on my blog for you too! Youhave a choice(Sorry If I've already told you!) Scroll down and you will it here

Cathy said...

Your card is beautiful!! I love it! Hugs, Cathy

Shawne said...

It was fun to learn even more about you Chris! Your card is very pretty as always!

Sol said...

Wow! I agree.. This one should be framed. Great Colours.. Love the glitter, the pearls... everything! :)

Connie M. said...

This is just so beautiful, Chris!! Love the gold and brown colors, and those know how I feel about those!!

dolcreations said...

So glad to hear Chris that your drainage problem will be fixed!
Your card is just stunning! You take a simple design and make it so beautiful and inspirational!

Danni said...

Glad you found the reason for the flooding and it can be fixed!!
Hope your migraine is gone!!
Gorgeous card!!
Congrats on so many awards! and thank you for thinking of me. I don't display awards on my blog anymore but I really appreciate the thought! Hugs!

Crystal said...

Oh, beautiful , Chris ! Your creations are so inspiring ... just a real treat to come visit your blog ! Hope you're feeling better . And oh, what a relief to hear your flooding problem can be fixed . Yay! { hugs !}

Lisa Foster said...

Beautiful card! So happy you found the "root" of your problem...hehe...we had the same thing happen to us! No fun! Now we remain dry as bone no matter how much it rains!

Grace said...

Oh Chris... what a beautiful creation this is! The purple and gold are so rich and yummy!!! Love the layout and that SB is one of my favorites!!! Big thank you for the sweet and thoughtful award too! You are so inspiring to me each and every day! I will pass it on as soon as my company leaves and I have a minute to think!!! Thank you so much! I'm sooo thrilled that you discovered the cause of the water seepage in your basement! What a blessing that it's not all that hard to fix!!! That must be a huge relief!!! Hope the headache passes quickly! Hugs!!!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

How gorgeous!!! Oh my goodness, this card is phenomenal! I love the colors, the poinsettias and every single detail! WOWSA!!!

Amy Sheffer said...

So glad you found the flooding problem!! That's HUGE! Hope you're feeling better, too. Gorgeous card! Love your paper and color choices!

jeannen2 said...

You made me laugh with your responses! For hair, I would have said "too long!" Don't I sound like Mom?!

theneon said...

My goodness, my goodness -- you've been a busy soul -- Congratulations on your awards, sorry about the flood - but I absolutely adore your card!

itsabrt said...

Your card is stunning I love your style! I am glad after 11 years you got things sorted out! LOL! Beth

Sue from Oregon said...

Lovely lovely card! So glad you you found the water problem!

Dani said...

Love, love, love this card! So elegant and perfect!

Congrats on your awards! You deserve them!! :)

Chris said...

Gosh Chris, this is so beautiful. The colors are amazing! Glad you guys figured out the problem...wet basements are the worst! Hope you feel better by now. :)

Kelley said...

You don't have a cell phone? WOW!! You used more than one word, you know..LOL!! Very pretty card!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Your card is simply gorgeous Chris!! LOVE the colors, the sketch, and the elegance!! Glad you figured out the plumbing problem. That had to be so frustrating!!

Kristine said...

Gorgeous card Chris!! And thank you so much for thinking of me with the award :)

Sandee said...

Oh Chris! Thank you so much for the award! I will get it posted as soon as I have a moment!!!! You are always so sweet and I appreciate you thinking of me!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Thanks so much for the award, Chris!! You are the sweetest!! This card is totally fabulous, by the way!!! God Bless!!


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