Friday, July 3, 2009

This is where I wanna be....

...soaking up the sun on a hot dry beach instead of drowning in the rain here in New England. 
We had a wee water issue here yesterday. There was soooooo much ground water after a super heavy, never-ending rainfall that the water was running from the hydro transformer box through the conduit pipe into our hydro meter (on the outside of the house) and pouring out from the hydro meter, both into the yard and into our basement. Ugh...water + electricity = bad combination. To make a long story short, everything's been fixed, pipes have been sealed up, the basement (luckily this happened in the unfinished part) is drying up, and my neighbour and I got to spend the better part of the day with handsome firemen! I always look for the bright side in any situation and this time there were five bright sides.  :)

So for my Bellarific Friday card I just had to use a beachy stamp to mentally escape the rain. I chose Beach Hut and Ball from Stamping Bella. This week's sketch was provided by Lindabella. The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto ivory cardstock and coloured with copics. The umbrella is paper pieced. I reached for my Cosmo Cricket Early Bird patterned papers for this card because of the fab colours. 

The ivory card base is 5.25 inches square. I stitched together some riding hood red and baja breeze cardstock then added the patterned circle. The strip across the middle is chocolate chip and so saffron. The image is layered onto blue bayou. I realize I went a little stitch crazy but I was loving the look with the ivory thread. The ribbon is from my stash and the sentiment is also from Stamping Bella. 

I can't wait to see what everyone else came up with! Let's head over to Bloggabella and check it out. Don't forget to leave a comment while you're there for a chance to win $10 Bella Bucks!

Thanks for stopping by!
Oh, and if you have too much sun where you live, feel free to send it to New England!

Karen

10 comments:

Sandra said...

love it! Love the paper piecing and you did a great job with the patterns - this is great!
Thanks for sharing ... I wish I was there too!
Sandra

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card! Love the cute image, the colors, the paper... great job on the sketch! TFS!

Leslie said...

Wow that was some start to the day you had but what a lovely end....five handsome firemen....gotta love a man in uniform :) Lovely card too - perhaps send it to your five firemen!

Yvette said...

Karen, I would glady trade you our hot and sunny weather for your rain! :)

I LOVE your card! Especially that cute little umbrella, beach ball and chair! Great color combo too!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Amen, SISTAH! Sooooo sick of the rain! Sorry to hear about your water issue! This is one FABULOUS card, girl! At least we can still create, even if we're drowning, right?! lol

Patricia Garcia said...

Great card we have so much sun here in southern California, I'll send some your way!

Shannan Teubner said...

Oooohh Karen, I love this! Your stitching is fabulous, and the paper piecing...WOW! Love it!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Holy hannah! I hope everything is OK Saucy! Thank Goodness you guys are alright!!!!
This card is DELISH!! It makes ms have hope that the rain WILL stop sometime!! Firemen eh? LOL!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ugh, sorry about what all the rain did, but glad to hear it's all fixed. Your card is TOTALLY F-U-N!

Janet said...

your card rocks! that sucks about the rain:( glad it was all fixed and you had some hot stuff to look at in the mean time ;)
hugs