Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Wednesday Wisdom- You Live and You Learn

Not a whole lot of wisdom to share this week. I'm still wrapping my mind around something that happened to my family this past Saturday night... here's the story. I bought my husband a grill for Father's Day. He waited over a year for this grill (that's another story), loved it and was so excited to finally have it. He spent about 3 hours putting it together in the middle of our living room. He was practically giddy when we carried it out to the patio about 11:30 pm that night. The last thing he said to me before bed was, "I do hope you know we are having hamburgers and hot dogs for dinner tomorrow night." The next day I was up early around 5:30 am and thought I'd go check out our new grill... so I walk out on the patio and it was gone. GONE. I walked back into the kitchen, walked back out (thinking I was half asleep)... GONE. Within 6 hours of taking the thing out of the box... GONE. How did that happen? Of all the dumb luck, we happen to put our brand new grill out on the night that there is a rash of outdoor patio thefts in our area. I guess we'll be getting a fence... and then another new grill. 

So here's a card using Laura's Sketch 29 from 2 Sketches 4 You and a little Cosmo Cricket cuteness.

I got excited when I saw that Dawn posted another Color Challenge. Whoot! Whoot! So here is my take this week's challenge.

Hope you all are having a good week! Thanks for stopping by:)
Windy

Products: top patterned paper (Cosmo Cricket) cream lace (Webster's Pages), pink lace (Making Memories), orange dot (The Paper Studio), chipboard (American Crafts). bottom green dot ribbon (American Crafts), grey (May Arts), pink dot (The Paper Studio), red (Offray), black bling (Hero Arts), sentiment sticker (Paper Crafts freebie from mailing).

23 comments:

cheryln said...

such cute cards!

Anita said...

I just happened to find your blog and have to say I am so sorry about your grill theft! I can't beleive it! So upseting! I hope that you can replace it soon! :>

Loz said...

That is so terrible about your husbands grill!! :(
There's always someone who ruins everyone else's fun isn't there?

I love your cards, the colours for Dawn's challenge were very challenging for me - you've done a great example!

Maureen P said...

Love the diagonal lines on this...very unique! So sorry to hear about your grill...it's so hard to understand people who steal without a conscience..what goes around comes around, though.

clouds shadler said...

wow! what beautiful cards you've made! love the CC paper you used and the cute lace ribbon!

Clouds :D

Laura :) said...

I'm so sorry about your husband's grill :( That is so sad!!

I love your cards! I especially love what you did with challenge colors. So pretty!

Juhi said...

Wow, adorable cards, esp the one with diagonal ribbons, I am sure I have never seen any card like this before, brilliant!!

I'm so sorry about your new grill :( , it's really sad....

Laura Davis said...

Oh no that is terrible that your grill was stolen!!! What is wrong with people? Well, I hope you are able to get a new one! Your work is lovely:) Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura & Kazan

Randee E said...

Great cards!! Love the one for the Raspberry Suite Challenge - what a fun layout you created - different and cool :0)

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Love both of your cards! Great use of ribbon. So sorry about your grill. I have been wanting to buy my hubby one for 2 years now. Ours is 13 years old. He is so cheap that he insists it's fine. It CAUGHT OF FIRE a few weeks ago. He is a fireman so he just slowly put out the grease fire while continuing to BBQ the burgers....still insists it's fine. No new grill here either. I hope your hubby gets a new one and you should have STEAKS to celebrate!

Sharnee Torrents said...

This is beautiful, i love the different ribbon and the cool brads! WOW such a super card!! Well done!
Smiles SHarnee :0)

Ann said...

Wow! I love what you did with both challenges! Fabulous cards!

travelingmama said...

These are totally and completely adorable! Love them both!

Anabelle said...

That stinks about the grill!!!
Beautfiul cards!!

Janelle said...

Great cards :) -- but I'm so sad about your grill. :(

Winter said...

Cute card! I love the designs of them both! Sorry about the grill, people have stolen stuff in the middle of the day at our house, worth alot of money, the cops seem to do nothing, I guess that's way they keep doing it! We just have to look at it as, maybe they needed it more! :) (It's still wrong though!)

Jessica said...

Very pretty card. Colors are well distributed. Well done ;)

Destiny Martin said...

Oh! That is just so sad about the grill!! Poor Brian--I can imagine his face when he heard the news. :( Funny--we just got Will a grill for Father's Day too. All I have to say is if someone makes it through the mosquitos in the backyard to nab our grill, more power to them. ;) Love your cards. You gonna do a "condolence" card for Brian's loss??

sarahmartina said...

These cards are tons of fun, girl! Love them! Hey... you were randomly picked over at 2S4Y for the Sakura of America prize!

Ange Kelly said...

Just fabulous!

Karen said...

I came by looking for your card for Dawn's color challenge and instead of one card, I'm treated to two great cards!! Love that line of black bling leading your eye to the sentiment on your color challenge card! :>

Christina said...

You did a great job with the challenge! It was a challenging color combo, but you made it look easy!

Dana said...

OMG! Your card looks beyond fantastic. If this isn't a top pick, I don'tn know what is...!