Hi there! Did any of you feel the earthquake yesterday? I live on the East Coast and I've never experienced one before, so it was definitely an unusual day. I was actually starting to get prettttty sleepy at my desk at work when I felt an odd vibration ("hmm maybe my cubicle neighbor is tapping her leg annoyingly" my sleepy self thought). Then it got faster and quake-ier and all of the filing cabinets started rattling. Then we knew something was up. A bunch of us left our cubicles and tried to figure out what was going on – wind, a train, an accident in our warehouse…we didn't know. Earthquake was definitely not first on the list, but sure enough the earth shook us yesterday afternoon. I'm so glad that it wasn't anything destructive or too scary – it was just enough to be a little freaky. It really made me realize how unusual and scary even the idea of an earthquake can be. I mean, with all of the inconsistent, unexpected events that happen in our lives, we pretty much rely on the ground to stay put. So learning today that even the earth can move beneath our feet was a pretty humbling lesson. Sorry to go off on a huge tangent there. But, please indulge me for a minute more (or skip below to the crafty business). A few funny earthquake stories: My poor Dad had to get a root canal yesterday. I briefly thought to myself, "I hope he was out of the dentist when the quake happened." Nope. He was in the dentist's chair getting drilled when the earthquake hit. I'd say of all the safe places you could be during an earthquake, a dentist's chair would be one of the worst. I asked my 87-year-old Grandma if she felt it and she said, "You know, I had no idea what it was. I thought there was a freakin' animal underneath my couch!" Oh Grandma. She then turned on the news, found out it was an earthquake and called her other 80-year-old neighbor to see if she felt it. Her neighbor said, "Thank you for telling me! I took a new medication today and thought I was having a seizure!" Like I said, we are not used to having earthquakes here. I'm just glad everyone is all right. :)
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper
Clear stamps: Layers of Color
Buttons: Papertrey Ink
Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
In other news, I had a card featured on the CARDS Magazine video channel for a card I have in the August issue! Take a look at their video here. I was and still am so excited about it. Although I think my little Bon Voyage card is going to be quite the diva when she arrives back home. She's probably going to want her own dressing room now that she's used to the star treatment. Sheesh. 🙂
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