Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Fairy Nice

Stamps: Pink Cat Studio
Paper: My Minds Eye: Bloom and Grow; Papertrey White; Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Memento Black; Bashful Blue; Copics
Other: Nesties; Flower ric rac; White brads; Clear Dew Drops; Sweat Pea Flower Soft; Star Dust Stickles; SU scalloped circle punch
Card measures 5.5 sq


Hello! Thanks for coming by today! Happy Hump Day! Jeepers, is this week flying by or what?! I am doing some early spring cleaning at my house this week. fun.
Last Thursday I was awoken at 6:30 am to our carbon monoxide detectors on all three floors of the house screeching. I called the police and they told me to get the kids and leave the house. So we did. All in our PJ's. (DH leaves for work before 5am). When the fire dept. came they detected high levels of carbon monoxide in the house. Highest in the basement near the furnace. The fire fighters went all through house. I have to admit that my housekeeping skills are not what they use to be. :( And the fact that I had been sick made it all the worse. So I was mortified that the Pepperell Fire Dept. had been through my whole house! So this is the reason for the early spring cleaning! LOL! Nothing like the fire dept going through your house to get ya cleaning!

But going back to the Carbon Monoxide: Please get these alarms for your house if you don't have them. We could not see, hear or smell anything. We usually wake up at 7am. I probably would have gotten Declan and Orla off to school as usual. Maeve and I were not feeling well anyhow...so we would not have noticed if we were feeling the effects of the CO. At 11:30 Maeve usually takes a nap. And I would have taken a nap too. We probably would have never woken up. We did not have these alarms in our home until 2 years ago when it became law in our state. It was one of those things that we knew we should get and kept saying we would...but, you know how it goes. BTW-The cause was something in our furnace had gotten clogged.

So that's my PSA for this week. :)

How cute is this Lily as a Fairy from PCS? I could hardly wait to get my hands on it! I have also been itching to get my hands on the paper Bloom and Grow paper from My Mind's Eye...So fun! The spots on the mushrooms were made with the Colorless Copic Blender. After I colored the 'shrooms I went back and dotted them. I think it gives it some texture.

Have a Sprightly Wednesday!

35 comments:

Kleeblatt said...

Oh, this is a very nice card.
I kike the stamps from Pink Cat Studio.

Best wishes
Monika from Germany

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love your card!

I am so glad you all are okay! CMP is a "silent killer"!! How very scary for you all, but I am so glad you had the alarms and didn't ignore them.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love your card!

I am so glad you all are okay! CMP is a "silent killer"!! How very scary for you all, but I am so glad you had the alarms and didn't ignore them.

Olde Country Creations said...

Oh my goodness Kerry! I am so glad that you have the detectors. Very, very scary! So happy all is well! >:0)


Your card is beautiful. It is so bright and cheery! Love it!

Tonya

Stressed Stamper said...

Glad you are all ok, and yet you still have time to make a fantastic card!!!!
Take Care

Sarah

Kathy W said...

so glad you are all safe, so scary and good reminder- just on news down the cape a family was saved who did not have detectors!

super cute card!

Stef H: (Illinois, US) said...

OMGoodness! Now that's scary! But sure glad things turned out good! We've had a CM detector since day 1 - 9 years ago. Like the smoke detectors..... they are very important!

I love all the goings on in this card. Those papers, those colors, those flowers, that fairy! Really, really super!

Kristen said...

wicked cute. you just coouldn't wait to use some more flower soft! great job, and i love your texture!

mudmaven said...

Thank goodness you had those detectors! Everyone should have them! We do and we made sure all our kids do too. Glad you are all okay. Great card today! ~chris

Kelly said...

Goodness! Glad you have the detector and everyone is ok!

Love your card - those little fairies are really sweet!

Cindy Haffner said...

Adorable, so so cute.

Christina said...

So glad everyone is ok. Blessings in disguise. The card is wonderfully pretty!

Basement Stamper said...

I need to go out and get the monitors. I've put it off too but really need to do it with 3 kiddos as well.

Love the fairy and the colors you chose! Hoping some of those colors are on the order I should be getting this week ;-)

Monique said...

This card is also very beautifull Kerry. I love that paper :)).

Hugs Monique

Melissa said...

Kerry, your card is so lovely!! You did a fantastic job colouring the stamp and I love the layout and pretty papers you chose. Wonderful work!!
That is a scary story about the CM. I'm so happy to hear that everyone is okay.
Big hugs,
Melissa

mamichelle said...

Oh, I've been hearing this a lot lately on the CM! So scary!!

Love this card! It's fantabulous! Love the color combo, the amazing coloring and that cute stamp.

Lorie said...

Oh, your card is adorable! Your story about CO reminds me that we really should get a new one. Thanks for the reminder!

Sharon Caudle said...

Another exceptional card, Kerry! That paper is sooooo delicious!! And your coloring is ALWAYS fantastic!

so happy everything turned out ok! Thank goodness for those detectors! Hugs!

Jekka said...

What a blessing that you had the detectors and everyone is OK. Fairys are one of my favorite things so your card brought a HUGE smile to my face. Thanks for sharing.

Sue from Oregon said...

Love how you used all the DP to set off the image!

Lisa Somerville said...

Love that Minds Eye paper - too cute!

Shelley said...

Wow, love this card! You did a great job on the coloring, it's outstanding!
Thanks for the inspiration,
S.

Shelly Koskinen said...

This card is so fun! I love the colors!

Cathy said...

This is such a great card. The papers are perfect and Lily is adorable!! Your coloring is great!! Love it!!

Kristine B. said...

Such a FUN card!! LOVE those bright colors in your dp, and the image is really sweet too, especially with those fun dew drops on her anntenais (sp?) LOL. CUTE CUTE!!

Christine said...

Your card is just so adorable. I just got my stamps and can't wait to ink that one up. I just love them all!! I am so happy that you and your children are safe. What a scary thing to have happened. I hope your day improved after that!!

Tracey said...

Oh Kerry, that is so scary! I am glad you are all okay! Thank goodness for your detectors.

Love your card! Lily is just too adorable!! xx

Christi said...

OG this is to cute!!!

Sally said...

I am so happy that you had your CO detector. Believe it or not we have one and we have electric heat. LOL. We have propane fireplace.
Your card is beautiful. I love the bold vibrant colors.

Pia said...

CO detectors are worth every cent! We have had them since we moved in and convinced everyone else to get them too. My cousin's husband is a fire fighter and told us that many lives are saved by these little devices.

On another note, I love your card, it is so bright and springy!

Have a great day

Elena said...

Your card is soooo CUTE! Oh, Kerry, I love it so much! Your coloring it so beautiful! And papers are so pretty!

stamprgrl said...

OMG kerry,
how scary! So what was wrong? I am guessing they found out since you are back in the house.

-- dalis

Gail S. said...

Glad you and your family is safe! You are just like me.....thinking about the dirty house that the firefighters are going thru! I would have felt the same way. Oh well, we can always clean when the kids are gone, right? Great card....as always!!

Jessica G. said...

Scary morning, but thank goodness for CO detectors -- we have them all over our house, too!

Beautiful fairy card! I especially like how you sponged blue around the image; it really makes this little cutie pop.

Ila said...

OMGosh!! Thank God...you and your family are all okay!!..What a scare!...We have a CO detector too...think I will check it later...
Your card is Totally Amazing and the image is Super Cute!! I love your coloring and Gorgeous papers!!...Hugs, Ila

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