Hello, I hope this post finds you well. I am back up and running with all the essentials of a household; Electricity, TV, and Internet, and it feels so good. I appreciate all the prayers and well wishes the past two weeks as we dealt with Hurricane Ian here on the Gulf coast of Florida. I am just now seeing more of the footage from the hurricane’s path and my heart goes out to those poor people down south of us. To say that we were lucky is a huge understatement. Between the worry, the prep, the storm, and then the cleanup it feels as if the last two weeks have been a month long.
To put it in perspective, in Manatee County they had 143,000 households without power and when we finally received power (7 days later) there were only 1,500 households left. FPL has a great website where you can watch the numbers tick down. We knew we were going to be nearly last, as we were for Irma back in 2017, and that is okay. For Irma, we were without power for a week and then two more days because our AC broke when the surge of it being reconnected was too much for the unit to handle. Thankfully with Ian, the weather had cooled and it wasn’t as hot during the day and the nights were tolerable. Thankfully, we had no damage to our home and just tons of clean-up here and at my father’s house. We aren’t quite done as the house and windows need to be pressure washed to get the sand and debris off, but that can wait.
Now onto my card…Over at Just Us Girls, Sue is our fabulous hostess. She has chosen CAS for us this time around. I luckily have a card for this challenge in my arsenal that I had not shared before. I know that this card was inspired by a card over on Pinterest but I can’t seem to find it when I need it. Sorry about that.
Last week I never had the opportunity to welcome our Guest-Lynne over at JUGS! Sorry about that, Lynne…I am so happy that you are joining us this month.
Card Details: The flower and leaves are from Stampin-Up. The outline of the flamingo is a die from Catherine Pooler. I used a piece of DSP behind him. I left the sentiment off intentionally, as I wasn’t sure what I wanted to use it for.
Take care and hope you will consider playing along with us at Just Us Girls. Nanc’
October 8, 2022 at 8:06 am
I will call this a fancy flamingo as I love the paper. I am not sure if he is paper pieced or a die cut but he is fabulous! All that was needed was the flower and a few ferns. Great card in pink!
October 8, 2022 at 8:43 am
At first glance, I thought you had done an Iris Folded Flamingo, Nancy! That fun patterned paper made me look twice! Such a fun card!
I’m so glad to know you are safe – and back in action!
October 8, 2022 at 9:05 am
I love your retro paper behind the flamingo, Nancy. Your card is beautifully tropical.
October 8, 2022 at 9:43 am
Nancy… FABULOUS flamingo… such an amazing way to integrate DSP with a solid die…love it!
October 8, 2022 at 11:24 am
COOL tropical card! How clever to die cut the flamingo on the front and put pp behind it!!!SO pretty too! Glad you are back on the grid!
October 8, 2022 at 7:59 pm
I love your card! It’s brilliant!
October 8, 2022 at 8:48 pm
Thanks so much! 🥰
October 9, 2022 at 2:46 am
So sorry to hear about your terrible ordeal it seems the weather has gone mad all around the world. Such an amazing card your flamingo is fabulous and I love the patterned paper and the Pink background really makes it pop.
October 9, 2022 at 8:50 pm
I think you picked the perfect paper for your flirty flamingo! What a fabulous cards, Nancy! Thanks be to God that you made it through Ina. I’m sure your card making brings some normalcy to everything that’s beeen happening. Sending a big hug your way!
October 11, 2022 at 4:12 am
First of all, I am so glad to hear that you are OK!!!
I love your adorable flamingo in that fun patterned paper. Love the tropical flower and foliage, too.
Hoping you never have to go through another hurricane like that!
October 11, 2022 at 11:34 am
Good news that you’re back in operation, Nancy – both with your household and crafting. Such a scary ordeal.
Your fashionista flamingo is awe-mazing – and all the more so with the addition of tropical images! Gorgeous!
October 12, 2022 at 4:08 pm
Fun use of his background body! Worked perfectly )
October 12, 2022 at 6:47 pm
Love your fun colourful flamingo nancy. Such a bright and tropical layout. So glad things are getting back to normal for you. Hugs
October 14, 2022 at 6:22 pm
I love this card! The design is so cool! Glad you guys are ok. It was an incredible hurricane and watching it was painful.