Cards, Videos, Earthquakes – Oh My!

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. :) 

Now how about a card? I made this one for my Guest Designer spot at Layers of Color. You can check out their post from yesterday here





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. 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you on Friday!


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  • Reply
    Lindsay Amrhein
    August 24, 2011 at 9:58 am

    LOVE this card Kayln! The color combo rocks! Your grandma and her neighbor’s story was hilarious! Glad you are safe and sound!

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    August 24, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Kalen, this is BEAUTIFUL!!!
    The design is amazing and the colour are perfect!

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    August 24, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Stunning card, Kalyn. Something about it reminds me of Besty V.’s cards (that’s a huge compliment!). I love how you used so many colors…that is tough!
    Your poor dad! Yikes! Your grandma’s neighbor’s comment made me LOL. My brother lives about 2 hours from the epicenter and I called him right afterward. He said, “We had an eartquake?” He thought it was his 13- and 6-year-old boys playing upstairs. Hee hee!

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    August 25, 2011 at 4:27 am

    Your card is amazing, it’s so well put together, it’s perfect! Glad all is well after the earthquake, I’ve only been in one in Turkey and thought a train was coming to our room… the locals said.. that’s nothing it was only 4.7!! Not my most favourite experience.

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    August 27, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    The story about your grandma and her friend totally cracked me up! Thanks for sharing it!

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