Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Our Electrical Power Has Returned.....Yippee!!!

We are rather spoiled in my little town.  We have a municipal power company and we really never lose power for any length of time.  That changed with Hurricane Irene.....Power was just restored at 10:45 tonight after being out since early yesterday afternoon.......and what a delight it is to return to normal routines, especially when rumor had it that we would be out of power for over a week as we had a catastrophic failure of all transformers (whatever that means....sounds terrible to me!!!)

Anyhooooo.....I have a few to share with you today.....now that I also can use my computer and have internet access.......
This is the card I did for Tuesday's Tea Party Challenge on SCS.  Its destination is to a fellow Tea Partier who is recovering from surgery.  I used a set from Mark's Finest Papers to create the card.

This next project is for the Totally Stampalicious Monday Challenge.  Thsi week we were to make bookmarks.  Be sure to check out the Totally Stampalicious Blog to see the other fabulous bookmarks.

This last one was created for the lifeguard at the nearby town hall pool.  I swim there three mornings a week yearround.  She has a young family and is leaving us to stay at home with her children.  Many of the swimmers during this session are retirees, so I just had to use my swimsuit ladies.

I apologize that I forgot to take the picture of the inside before writing in it, but I wanted to show you the other beauty.  They just make me smile!!!  Jen will be missed, as she had been the guard since I started going after retiring 5 years ago.  However, I am excited for her to be able to spend this time with her family.

Well......I am going to really enjoy my day tomorrow.  Will be able to get gas in the car, get a newspaper, drink hot or cold coffee, use lots of light when I read, AND I will be able to see in the stamp cave to stamp.  What a wonderful world!!!!!

14 comments:

StampOwl said...

glad you are safe Joanne, fabulous collection of cards

Benzi said...

Joanne, glad to hear from you and know you made it through Irene without too much trouble. No power is nothing to be sneezed at, though. Glad yours is back.

Your ladybug, hippie, and lifeguard cards are all super duper. All fun and created in your usual wonderful style.

Sue T said...

I am soo lovin your cards and that cute Bookmark~ Glad to see you survived Hurricane Irene~hugs~

Carol L said...

I'm so glad your power has been restored! Life surely is different without it, that's for sure! I'm glad things are OK with you after Irene, cuz some folks in New England have lost everything :(
Your cards are all great, and I enjoyed every one of them!

Mothermark said...

You should move your stamp room upstairs for the one time in 42,000 that the power goes out! Snort! Not really...just glad that was all that happened....besides the tree!

These are all wonderful! I am amazed at how productive you are. Each one is awesome in its own rite! Julie is gonna be loving the awesome ladybug one! Whoot!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are all AWESOME Joanne! LOVE that buggy card! SO glad you have power again! I was shocked that we didn't lose it at all!!

Roxie said...

I was just watching the news and saw that a large part of the east coast is without power and figured I could check your blog and know if all is well, glad you've got it back and hope all is well in the house.

Roxie said...

Oh Yeah, super cute card and bookmark!

Joan Ervin said...

I am sooo glad you got your power back on, Joanne, and you are safe!! My heart goes out to all the people who have been touched by Irene!! Your cards and the fun little bookmark are all FABULOUS!!!

Julie Hoffman said...

These are fabulous Joanne! I'm so glad your power is back on! Good thing it wasn't out for a week - a day is bad enough! Great minds think alike with Hippie Dottie! She is fabulous and so much fun to play with! Your swimsuit card is awesome! Love the image and the color combo of blue and black! Perfect! I'm sure she loved it!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are adorable, Joanne! Great colors and and layouts and such fun images.

Lori said...

Awesome projects, as usual, Joanne! So very happy that you guys have your power back and you are back into routine....take care!!!

Joycelyn Turner said...

Love these fantastic creations....the 'retired swimmer' is definitely a fave though...what a nice way to thank your lifeguard...I'm sure she'll love it!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Holy smokes you sure have been busy without power. kidding... Glad its back. These are great, that bookmark made me gigle.