Sunday, September 17, 2017

Housewarming Card

Wow....this has been a rough week.  Hurricane Irma hit our area hard and we lost most of our roof (just the shingles, thankfully). We were without power for 5 long, hot, humid days. My in-laws generously lent us their generator when their power never went out. Generators are really noisy and thirsty little cost about $40 per day in hard to find gasoline to keep it running. But I was so grateful because we were able to keep from losing the contents of our refrigerator/freezer. And then the generator stopped putting out power....nice. So we packed everything up and moved over to my dad's home which had the power restored already. We got our power back Friday night so this weekend was spent trying to clean-up and put everything back in order. Whew! I am exhausted and my weekend is already over....back to work in the morning.

Before the storm hit, I made this card for my husband's brother and family who just moved into a big beautiful new home in North Carolina. My friend Suzanne made me that adorable mailbox with her Cricut years ago and I recently found it in my stash. I knew it was perfect for this card. I used this card sketch from Stick It Down:

Well, that is about it for now. I may share in another post a card I made today....or I may just go sit on the couch and watch the football game. I need a little relaxation time.



  1. Oh my goodness! I'm sorry to hear you were hit by Irma - but glad to hear you are ok! Onto happier news - I LOVE your card! :) It's adorable! That mailbox is so cute! Thank you for joining us at Stick It Down this month!

    Jessica - DT

  2. I'm so sorry to hear that you have been affected by the hurricane. I am pleased you are safe though.

    This is such a cute card. I love it. Thank you so much for joining us at SID !

  3. This is the cutest little "congrats on your new home" that I've seen! I love the patterned paper clouds (great idea!) and that adorable personalized mailbox. What a great take on the sketch!

    Thanks for using our sketch as inspiration for your card!

    Evelyn, Stick it Down design team

  4. What a cute, cute card. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick it Down.

    Colleen--DT for SID

  5. What an adorable card. Love how you included the address. We had two close friends deal with Irma. One is still with out power. Glad you are ok! Thanks for playing along with us at Stick It Down.

  6. Thanks for joining us at Stick-it-down. All the best for Hurricaine season.Stay safe.

  7. Love your card and glad to hear your damage was relatively light. Thoughts to you and friends and family as your state cleans up from this terrible storm. Thanks for posting your card with up in our Stick It Down challenge this month.

  8. Sandi - this card is adorable! Love that little mailbox. I am so glad that you didn't have more damage than what you did. Thank so much for sharing with us at Stick It Down! -Lori DT

  9. First I hope you are recovering from Irma's effects!
    Lovely fun card.
    Thanks so much for playing along at Stick It Down, I hope you can join us again this month with our new sketch!

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