Friday, August 26, 2011
LaBlanche Stamp and a Hurricane Update
My second card using a new LaBlanche stamp. I am more pleased with my backgound and coloring on this card. Still have a ways to go but I think a little progress was made. This card is emobssed also but I used a darker ink in combination with the versarmark and it shows up better. The coloring around the edge of the background was done with Old Paper Distress ink but the center blue area was done using a regular dye ink pad. Their card stock makes a big difference and it is so easy to apply the inks.
Last minute hurricane preps going on. Went over to check on my dad this morning and he won't leave home and come stay with me but he will be spending the night with his friends at the fire department. So relieved that he will not be alone. He grew up on the sound and has experienced his share of hurricanes over the years. He was telling me today when Hurricane Hazel made a direct here in 1954 the storm surge came up under their house and it was moving the floor boards. I can also remember as a child hearing how one year the hurricane and the storm surge took the porch off their house but it washed up enough lumber from the barrier islands that they were able to build it back. His house is all boarded up and he has even done a little hurricane prep for the birds.
He has bungee cords on the top of their feeder to keep it from blowing off.
If you are also in the path of this storm, get prepared and stay safe!
Thanks for visiting!!