Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Preparing for a visit from IKE....

Today has just become a day of preparing for a visit from Hurricane Ike. I have had a few emailing me and asking about us and this hurricane. Well as of todays predicitions it is looking like it is coming right at us. I so hope that something will change its path, but we need to get ready just in case it is correct. I am not on the coast, I actually live close to San Antonio which is just over 100 miles from the coast. But our local weather man is saying we can get 70-100mph wind here. And being that Hubby will not let me bring all 26 donkeys into the house, we want to make sure things are safe as they can be outside and tie down their sheet metal buildings. I cannot even imagine people that go through this time after time during one season! Texas just doesn't get hit often at all. Oh and one other thing.... my internet is satelite. So I may loose my connection for awhile. Heck I loose it if a large cloud goes over my house so I am sure I will loose it with Ike. Hopefully not for long and I pray we do not loose power. Ok...enough about that right now how about a card?



Today I did a card for House Mouse challenge. This image is one that I was sent with my prize from winning the first challenge drawing. I love these Gruffies, I don't have but a couple of them and my have to track this one down. I love the huge balloon! I colored him with my Copics and Spica Glitter pens. I so wish you could see that in the photograph because it looks so cool in person. The balloon, his hat and the toys all have a sparkle to them. I doodled around the edge with my new Copic Multi-liners, love the very fine point in Copic colors! Now part of the challenge this week was to do things on a budget. I think it was under $2.00. Well the image was a "gift". The three matted pieces of cardstock are all from my scraps. The paper is also from a scrap it is from 7 gypsies. The great ticket card is also from 7 gypsies and cost only 25 cents. The card base is another one of the prefolded cards I purchased this weekend. And two small pieces of ribbon. I think I am way under the $2.00. I inked the edges of everything.
Ok off to get started... I am going off to the store and get some things before it becomes a mad house and then home to start getting things ready here.
HUGS and-

21 comments:

Karin said...

Hi Michelle,
this sounds all very scary. I hope you, your hubby and al those sweet donkeys will be save during this storm. Keep my fingers crossed for you all.
Overhere the weather is great and the girls are playing outside a lot.

I really like the card you've created. Great DP and the sentiment is great.

Take care,
xoxo karin

Rach said...

ohh Michelle Hurricane Ike sounds awful. Will be thinking about you and your sweet donkeys...hope that you miss the worse of it...
Your card is gorgeous, i like the huge blue balloon. Stay safe.hugs Rachxx

Allison said...

Terrificly cute...love the ticket you incorporated!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your card is just so cute and your colouring of this image beautiful. I will be thinking of you and your donkey family today and will pray that you all stay safe. Big Hugs my friend, Nikki x

Shary said...

Stay safe Michelle. Hope the donkeys don't get too spooked.
Gorgeous card , he looks really fluffy and cuddly.

christina d said...

I love your card! The Gruffie is so cute! Our weather guy is saying we're gonna get the edges of Ike, I sure hope not. Be safe and take care of all the babies. You'll be in my thoughts.

Janneke said...

Wow ! Great card ;)

Thanks for joining in with HM&F

Janet said...

I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers if Ike passes through your area. Maybe your DH will let you keep the littlest donkeys in the house (like sweet Rosie). I can't imagine being stuck outside with my baby in a shed! I would be like you and want to have them ALL in the house with me. I hope that Ike weakens by the time he reaches your area. By the way, cute card, too! I love Gruffies.

Flossie's Follies said...

Your family and animals will be in my thoughts and prayers, living in South Florida I have been through a couple myself and they are by no means fun.

ink'n'rubba said...

we have it breezy here tonight, but your weather sounds real scary! I will be thinking about you and the furry friends.

Love your cute party bear card, that is one big baloon! hugs
annie x

Dawn said...

Oh deat hope your family and your wonderful donkeys are all okay - must be so scarey.
Your card is wonderful - brilliant stamp

Suzanne said...

Thinking about you are your furry family, hope Ike misses you and you are all OK. Your card is gorgeous and well worth the money!! Be safe. Sue :o)

Sassy Crafts said...

Great card Michelle. Love the colours and colouring. Thanks for joining in with HM&F. x

Joan said...

Beautiful card - Your colouring job is absolutely fantastic. And I do love those little Gruffies. Joan

Patti Smith said...

Well I have been thinking of you...batten down the hatches and be safe...i sure hope it weakens. love the card...love that big balloon..

Lori Barnett said...

Prayers that your family and friends are safe. Thanks for sharing your awesome card :) LOVE IT!!!

Heidi said...

Hey Michelle, it feels like forever since I have visited. Love the card, I have a couple of the gruffies myself and I need to pull them out and use them. I have the one with the cake- coordinates well with this one! Take care and be safe!
Heidi

Lim said...

Hi Michelle,

I'm thinking about you and I hope IKE go away really soon. Let us know how's everything is doing over there.

The card is fabulous!!! Love it!!
Hugs,
LIM

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very cute card! Keep safe!

Tara said...

Lovin' your Gruffies card, so cute! xx

Diana said...

Hope your doing okay ,,I know I have aunts out there and there without power now and the heat dont help,,,on the news it said people will be without power for up to three weeks YIKES! hope that is not you
Take care