Sunday, May 06, 2007

Set Sail

I've been working on father's day cards for the troops that they can send home to their dads. This is one done last week that I really like. The ship is from the retired Set Sail (Stampin' Up), and the greeting from Fancy Flexible Phrases (SU winter mini). I stamped the speckled stamp from Itty Bitty Backgrounds across a portion of the card to make it less plain. Card stock used was creamy caramel, chocolate chip and white; ink is basic black.

I actually stamped up a bunch of this image and others to make about 40 cards, I just need to sit down at my craft table long enough to piece them together. I planned on doing some this weekend, but am so close to finishing the cross-stitch I've been doing as a friend's Christmas present that I just want to get it done and out of the way so I can concentrate on other projects. Should have it finished before the end of this week. YAY! Have also meant to pull out a campfire pic to scan and post fitting the latest Photo Friday challenge (smoke), too.

In other news...noisy neighbors have actually let me sleep a few nights this past week (wonders never cease!), and beltline construction near where I live started last week. Yes, lucky me--I get to deal with road construction for a second year in a row! I can tell you now that it's going to be an extremely long summer if people don't slow down and pay attention.

There were at least four accidents this first week, one fatal and two that left parties injured. In fact, I missed seeing yesterday's happen by mere minutes. The police were just arriving on the scene as I got off the bus. By the time I walked from the corner to the end of our drive, paramedics were also rolling onto the scene. Really, folks--those few extra minutes it takes to drive safely through the construction zone aren't going to kill you, but NOT slowing down may. Not to mention that fines double in construction zones. Slow down, pay attention, and for Pete's sake--if you hear emergency vehicles coming up behind you, PULL OVER. Paramedics responding to the fatal accident earlier in the week had difficulty reaching the scene because people refused to move out of their way. Yes, it may be an inconvenience to pull off the side of the road, but the life you save may be someone you know.


Jana said...

Preach it, sister! ;-) I definitely agree.

Love the card, too. AND glad the neighbors have let you sleep.

Heather said...

Thank you! 8)