Hey Y'all its Fall! Are you laughing yet, no, well just keep reading. After my last post...remember, I made it home from work, created a card and called it a night..right??? Well just before I went to bed the lights kept flickering on and off until finally it stopped so I thought it was over and that most likely the flickering had something to do with the many accidents we had that morning. Anyway I decided to set my dishwasher to do its magic while I slept and then I could put up clean dishes in the morning,..but right in the middle of shutting the door so the cycle program would set the lights went off again...dangnabit! I decided to just push the door ever so gently closed but not click it and that way the cycle wouldn't engage and I could finish in the morning. Everything was ready so what the heck? With my plan in place off to bed I went.
Throughout the night I kept hearing the sound of rain or at least I thought it rain because we did have a 40% chance of getting rain, but I soon discovered that in reality the electricity had returned at some point while I slept and the program cycle for my dishwasher had kicked in and yep, there it was in my kitchen...the beginning of the Atlantic Ocean! There was water everywhere! I could hear the splish spash from my Yorkie's feet and I thought to myself, she's gonna need a bath. At first I thought to curse my bad luck but instead, I took a deep breath, called the devil a liar (wonder if he heard me), then notified my boss of the situation and got the OK to work from home. I shut down the dishwasher and put in the dreaded call to Sears because since the door wasn't shut I thought the darn thing had a programming problem or had sprung a leak. He arrived and explained to me that although I had not clicked the door when I pushed it ever so gently closed, I had still closed it enough to engage the program cycle switch so when my electricity returned the dishwasher did what I had programmed it to do. At least it wasn't broke right???, couldn't say the same about me. The service guy charged me and left me standing in a puddle of water, pissed off, and broke.
My day ended with me working from home and cleaning a puddle of water. It was okay though. I'd work for 4 hours and then do housework for 2 hours and then back to work for a couple of hours and then craft for a bit and then finally I finished my work and called it a day.
Now for what I have to share is a sneak peek at a card I created as a DT for Jackson's Digital Expressions challenge blog coming up on Tuesday, October 9th. It's a sketch challenge with the theme "Halloween" so make sure you mark your calendars and join in on the challenge.
I don't know about you, but for me this sketch appeared a bit spooky to me and it screams Halloween.
After creating the design I cut out my paper pieces and inked the edges using "Black Soot" distress inks. The rest of the card was created using the following elements:
Image: Bugaboo Digital Images (I cut out and used distressed inks to give it that orangey yellow look and then went over the edges with Black Soot). The fence is a Martha Stewart border punch and the lamp posts were stamped (6 times) and embossed using UTEE and then cut out and used as a chipboard piece. The sentiment is a 3D sticker from K&Company.
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Shelly's Images- Tic Tac Toe
No Matter Which Challenges - Halloween Creations
Lady Anne's Challenge - Sentiment challenge;Theme Halloween; Two Dies
Craft Your Passion - Hip To Be Square
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