September 2, 2009

A CARD FOR A FRIEND

Hi all!! Sorry for the disappearing act, but we went without electricity for a few days due to the fires here in CA....my neighbors house over on the mountain next to ours (about a mile away) burnt to the ground because their neighbor was careless with his power tools!! It is heartbreaking because there is NOTHING left!! And, it took out the power here so I have been without!!! I wanted to share a card that I made with no stamping *gasp* I know, it's crazy!!! I trimmed some of the beautiful papers, popped them up on dimensionals, added a rub-on and voila! all done!!! It is going in the mail tomorrow to a very dear friend whose son just deployed to Iraq - she is very sad, and almost like a sister to me, so I want to send her some love!! I have to work really late tonight to give a presentation to the night shift workers at the University so I hope to catch up on my blogging tomorrow and see what you all have been up to - I need my creative fix!!! Thanks for stopping by - I appreciate you!!!!

20 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Oh no Alex, I'm sorry to hear about your neighbours loss! That's a horrible tragedy.

Your card is great! Sometimes the no stamping cards are the best!

Yep, giving up my demoship :( I don't do many workshops anymore and have been mostly a hobby demo for sometime. Now I'll just order from others when I want stuff...lol
What about you?

scrapnnMO said...

oh Alex sorry to hear about your neighbors losing everything.

Love what you did with the JB papers. Beautiful card!
♥Dawn♥

Lauren said...

Oh Alex! I'm so sorry. I'm sure she will appreciate this beautiful card. :)

Rose Ann said...

I love how you've popped that paper for your wonderful dimension, Alex! Very pretty!!

So sorry about your neighbors!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

That is so sad about your neighbor...just tragic!!!

Wonderful, wonderful card!

Maureen said...

oh my..I've been so wrapped up in my own drama that I didn't really think about where you live...and that the fires in CA are so awful...to me you live in my computer Alex (lol) and are safe and sound...so I hope all is well with you and you remain so...hopefully I can get my head outta my butt and be more attentive...after all you're the only sistah I have had the pleasure of meeting (so far!! I might add!!) and I wanna keep you!!

by the way...love the card...even without {gasp} stamping!! LOL

Marilyn said...

Alex,I'm so sorry to hear about your neighbors loss, so glad it didn't affect you worse than a power loss.

Your card is beautiful love the cut out design of the paper! Soo pretty!

a portland granny said...

What a great card and a great idea! I love it. Glad you are safe, but sorry about power--that is most frustrating!!

LuLu said...

Oh gosh Alex, you're neighbours must be devestated . . I don't know what I'd do if that happened to us.

Love your card & how you have cleverly layered the papers.

Lou
x

kathleenh said...

Good thing the fire didn't spread to your new home! I feel so bad for your neighbors!

That's a beautiful card for your friend. I'm sure she will appreciate it.

Natalie said...

Alex I am so sorry to hear about your neighbours, I am glad you are ok. Your card is beautiful. x

Ila said...

Oh My...this is so Sad..I feel so sorry for your neighbours!! ...Your card is Beautiful!!...I love the way you cut out the designs and popped them up...Great idea!!...afraid I've been MIA as well...we're in the middle of holidays...so I am just popping in and out..lol...Hugs, Ila

Nikki Bond said...

Sorry to hear about the awful news....your card is gorgeous Alex! Love the dimension! {sMILES}

Dani said...

So sorry about your neighbors home. How terrible!

Your card is gorgeous, though!

chelemom said...

I am sorry to hear about your neighbors' loss.....I am sure your beautiful card will be appreciated. Stay safe!

Christina Fischer said...

Alex, I'm so sorry about your neighbor's house. I hope you stay safe!

This card is beautiful -- I forget how fun it can be to to a no stamping card! :)

Angie Tieman said...

Beautiful card, Alex! Love the dimension on the flowers! Very thoughtful of you for your friend!

Risa said...

Hi Alex,
So sorry to hear about your neighbors tragedy, how terrible.
Your card is beautiful and I know that it will be very appreciated.
hugs
Risa:)

Shannon McGann said...

So sorry about your neighbours' loss! That's so scary.

This card is gorgeous, though!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh no Alex!!! I'm so sorry to hear about the fires and the losses!! Sooo very sad that they are preventable!!! I know your friend will also appreciate a lovely card during an emotional time! HUGS to you my friend!!!