Thursday, June 5, 2008
All Wired Up!
For today's SCS Ways To Use It Challenge, we were challenged to use wire on our cards. After being gone to Ireland for the last two weeks, I am trying to get some stamping mojo going. It's tough when you have been away from it! I looked all over my stamp room for any wire -- and finally remembered (doh) that I make jewelry...(jet lag issues and being blonde don't help). So I used some beads and jewelry wire on my card. It's kind of odd, but I am hoping by the weekend, I will have my mojo back!
The piercing is done with an Ornare template four times to make a square.
My post title, "All Wired Up" has a little bit to do with the wire on my card, and everything to do with Nebraska weather! My husband and I were up from about 11:30 last night until 1:30 this morning. We had an incredibly giant thunderstorm with 2 inches of rain, 55 mph winds, and tornado cells within 50 miles in every direction. I looked outside across the street and all my nieghbors must have been up too, as everyone's lights were on (some in the basements!) at midnight. I think everyone is a little jumpy - or wired - around here! It was a loud storm -- my beagle ended up under the bed again - but about 1:00 things started settling down - just in time to get up again at 2:15 to get my daughter to her high school to catch a bus to take her band to the airport! They are flying to Disneyland for 4 days -- she is going to be quite the traveler this summer!
Here is a picture of the storm that produced the tornado last Thursday - taken a couple miles east of my town:
It is a fantastic picture --- a storm chaser named Ryan McGinnis took it and it is circulating around town, of course! (Edited later: it is on the front page of our paper tonight!) It certainly shows the power and strength of wind and rain. After watching some home videos on youtube, I can honestly say that I am glad I was in Ireland then. It's freaky enough seeing and hearing it on the internet!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope the weather in your part of the country doesn't have you all wired up!
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, sentiment by Inkadinkadoo
Paper: Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, Two Scoops Basic Grey DP
Accessories: Ornare piercing template, scallop punches, circle cutter, paper piercer, brads, jewelry wire and beads