Why Limit Happy Hour…

Hi all!  Well, Hurricane Sandy roared through and was really nasty.  We lost power last Monday and didn’t regain it until late Sunday night.  We were very fortunate to not have a lot of rain with Sandy — we aren’t close enough to the ocean or any of the bays to have that issue.  However, we did have some really nasty winds.  The destruction of Sandy was just remarkable.  Hard to believe it was only Category 1/Tropical Storm status when it hit us.  I cringe at what anything stronger would be.

Due to Sandy, my kids have been out of school for a week plus some.  My husband has been home, working in spurts, when we turned our generator on.  We couldn’t run the generator consistently, as our gas supply was minimal and there was a gas shortage/mob scene at gas stations.  He’s attempting his first commute into NYC tomorrow and given that NJ Transit train lines have been damaged extensively, it looks to be a rough one.  The kids go back to school Wednesday for half days.  It is just pure craziness!

But, we were extremely fortunate.  So many others have been completely devastated by Sandy.  We were lucky enough to spend time with friends who had power and HEAT.

Anyway — after throwing a few loads of laundry in and vacuuming up the messes from the past week, I sat down to finish up a card I’d been trying to do something with during the daylight.  This was for a Hope You Can Cling To challenge — specificially the Chicken S-O-U-P challenge.

So this challenge was to use a chicken on your card and use elements that came from S-O-U-P.  I knew I had a chicken image amongst my catalog of Bugaboo Stamps images, but I wasn’t sure what I’d come up with.  When I found this French Hen image, I knew it would be perfect.  For my soup, I have Scallops, Orange, Underlining (this was the hardest for me) and Paris.  The sentiment is from MFT, as well as the sentiment die-namic.    This turned out really cute and quirky!

Challenge Submissions
HYCCT1223 — Chicken Soup
Color Me Creative Challenge — #55 anything with a twist of orange

Why Limit Happy Hour
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps – French Hen, MFT Twisted
Paper: Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Echo Park Sweet Day
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other Stuff: Nesties, pearls, Glossy Accents, MFT die-namics Sentiment Strips

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


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