Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Wow, what a week. I took a day off from work on friday and went to California to be with my daughters and grandkids. It was one of my grand-daugther's birthday. (Number Two) We had a great time saturday at the birthday party, Bar-b-queing and swimming. And then, I spent the evening with my other daughter and son-in-law. We had a wonderful day together. We drove back home on Sunday. However, a five and one half hour trip home took us eight hours. We had just started home when there was a fatal accident on the freeway killing a CHP officer. (Hit and Run) It shut the freeway down for at least three hours. We finally found another way around the accident but it added another 2.5 hours on to our trip. We are so sorry for this needless loss of life. We were told later that the accident was caused by a drunk driver.
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It is always a joy to use Jodi's images. They are so cute.

This week Jodi is offering 7 digi's at a value of approx. $21.00 to the lucky winner of our challenge. I hope you will join us!

This darling image is: "SB Fireman". Isn't he just the cutest little guy?
You can find him here

The supplies for my card are as follows:

Copics: R29, YR23, C7, C3 and BG10
Paper: Stampin Up, Brazzel and DCWV- Summer Fun Pack
Stampin Up Ribbon and Satin ribbon.
Oval Nestie
Yellow Buttons, Rhinestones and Crystal Effects

Thanks for visiting my blog and I really appreciate your sweet comments.


  1. Oh Nancy that's so sad about the hit and run. Drink driving is a huge problem here in Ireland, that married with secondary roads and young boy racers just leads to unnecessary accidents almost everyday. On the bright side, your card is fabulous. I love his shiny red hat. Very clever. Glad you had a good time with your children. Looking forward to the day when I can visit my little man in his own home. :-D

  2. Hi Nancy I just love your card it is so so cute. The fireman's hat looks great with the Crystal Effects I use a product call Glass Coat does the same thing, might be the same product just a different name in NZ. So glad you had a lovely weekend with your family. Here you are talking about sunshine swimming and BBQ's and we are off for a few days next week skiing with the boys. Take care Kathie

  3. Good morning Nancy! Good to hear you had a lovely time. Loving your card as always. The crystal effect is wonderful - I don't know if I have seen that before. It sure makes the fire hat pop! Beautiful!!

    Deanne :)

  4. Hi Nancy, so sad to hear of the accident, my heart goes out to the family.
    I love your card, that bright glossy hat is just perfect! Glad you to hear you had a good time with your family. Grandkids always brings happiness and smiles.

  5. Nancy, what a sad story, but so glad you made it home safely.
    Your card is outstanding!!! Love the shininess the crystal effects gives! Such a sweet image, looks like I'm going shopping at Bugaboo!!


  6. Hi Nancy! Glad you had a good break with your family, so sad about the accident.
    Your card is adorable, the color combo is great and the fireman's hat is awesome.


  7. I'm glad you were able to spend some time with your family, despite the accident. Your card is adorable and I love the shiny hat!

    Peace & Luv,

  8. Oh Nancy, how sad for the accident on your way home. I'm a native Californian but I have to say people here are horrible drivers and it seems they think drinking and driving works! What a shame! I'm glad you were able to visit with your children and have a safe return! Maybe one day we can meet if you chance this way again or if I get out toward your way! I love this card but then I love all of your cards because you always had sweetness and all the special touches cards need. I love the paper and polka dot ribbon but wow - look at that shiny hat - great job making it stand out! Ooooh, I look forward to seeing your digital store - you know I'll be watching! :-) I really want you to know how much you've touched my heart while being on the team. Your kindness makes such a difference in my life - you're really a super wonderful woman and I admire you more than I can express in words! I have your email, so you'll hear from me and I'll always be stopping by here! :-)

  9. Hi Nancy! Your card is so sweet. I love that image, such a cute little guy! Your coloring is just fantastic, love the shiny hat! Glad you had a nice visit with family. Live can be so sad.

  10. The colors are awesome. The yellow ribbon really pops against the reds that you used. The image is really sweet and I love the glossy looke that you gave the hat. Your cards are always so cute. More on that accident, they were going to life flight him down to one of the bigger hospitals, but something must have happened because they only got him to St. Mary's. He was a friend to several guys I know who are also CHP. I'm so sad for their loss.

  11. Oh Nancy . I really love this cute image. The firefighter boy is just to cute for words. The the crystal effect on the hat. So sad about the hit and run accident. Im just so gald that you are okay. Thanks for all you do.

  12. Oh Nancy, that is so sad! And after such a wonderful day. Sometimes there just are no answers or words. On to your card....
    I couldn't wait for today so I could tell you just how cute I think this is! I love his shiney hat!!! Thank God you made it home safe. Have a wonderful 4th!

  13. Hi Nancy :-)

    Love this very cute card - that little boy and his fire engine image is just wonderful and it's beautifully coloured in!

    It's winter here right now - bbrrrrr freezing but fantastic - we don't get snow where I am so not that cold really.

    Hope you are enjoying your summer!

  14. Hello Nancy, I ohhhed and ahhhhed over this card when I first saw it. Sure reminds me of the boys when they were young playing with their fire engine with their fire hat on! You really made it come alive with the Crystal Effect on the hat! Your buttons and jewels are so cute! I love the way you put them together! Sure glad you made it home safely. Life is so precious!

  15. Such a sweet card Nancy! I love his shiny helmet!

    I am sorry to hear about the tragic accident that delayed you getting home. You're right - that is a senseless loss!! But I am glad that you had a great time with your family.


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