Thursday, April 28, 2011

Whoa weather!

Yesterday the south was hit by major thunderstorms, tornadoes, and flash flooding. While Alabama had some tornadoes and some unfortunate events occur we were also hit with some severe weather.  We knew last night that we had some damage to our storm doors and just hoped and prayed that there wouldn't be any major damage to our house or cars. This is what we woke up to this morning.

We were lucky compared to our neighbor. Here's what his house and yard looked like this morning.

We've already managed to clean up most of the yard and helped the one neighbor to clean up the tree that just barely missed his house. It's been a busy morning. This house we left the way it is because we figured the insurance people need to come and check out the damage to the house.

On a lighter note, I've been doing some work lately on cards and charms and other things. Here are the ATCs I made.

Supplies: Dies: Sizzix ATC die, TH alterations Bird cage and bird die, Paper: K&Company, flower: MFT: Pretty Posies die, I am Roses small rose, Embossing powder: Zing, Chestnut

Close up of flower.
I used the Sizzix ATC die to cut out the paper and backed it with medium weight chipboard. I then cut out the birdcage shape using the TH alterations mini mover and shaper. I saw the idea on a video of Tim at CHA. I cut the mini bird also from TH alterations. The flower is made from the MFT Pretty Posies die-namic and an I am Roses mini rose. I rolled the edges of each flower petal with a piercer and then poked a hole through all the layers to thread the wire on the smaller rose through to hold all the layers together. I then embossed the sentiment with Zing embossing powder. I made this for an ATC swap on YPP. I hope the ladies enjoy. I'll share my other creations in the next day or so.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Glad you and the DH were ok! We were lucky last night as well.

  2. Glad you didn't get to much damage. Feel bad for your neighbours though.
    Love your tag. I really like how that bird cage is cute out. Your flower is very pretty.